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Dr Sarah Morgan-Trimmer

Dr Sarah Morgan-Trimmer

Senior Research Fellow & Associate Director of Postgraduate Research

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 +44 (0) 1392 726035

 College House 2.25

 

College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I am a social scientist at the Institute of Health Research where I conduct process evaluations, realist evaluations, qualitative research and mixed methods studies of complex interventions. I have designed and conducted studies in public health, health services research, and socioeconomic interventions. I also support methods development at the Institute of Health Research through lectures, seminar groups, workshops, advice clinics and PhD supervision.

Career

I was previously a Research Associate at the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), University of Cardiff. Prior to academia, I worked as a researcher on child well-being programmes, employment services and substance abuse services in low-income areas. I have also worked for several voluntary organisations, including an education charity in the South Bronx (New York). My PhD (University of Bath) examined community participation in urban regeneration, working with both the Governance Research Group at Bath and the European CINEFOGO Network group on governance in Trento (Italy) and Prague.

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Research

Research interests

Research interests: health inequalities, complex interventions, community development approaches to public health, citizen-state interactions in public services

Methodological interests: process evaluation, realist evaluation, qualitative methods and mixed methods. I apply these methods - using critical realist and social science perspectives - to understand relationships between behaviours, organisations, social contexts and health outcomes. 

Research projects

Development and testing of an intervention to improve Recovery after an Episode of Delirium (RecoverED)

The SPOtting Cancer among Comorbidities (SPOCC) programme. Supporting clinical decision making in patients with symptoms of cancer and pre-existing conditions. (NIHR PGfAR) (Co-lead for two work packages)

The clinical and cost effectiveness of intra-operative Laser Speckle Imaging of tissue blood flow to avoid post-operative complications following breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer: A feasibility study. (RfPB) (Role: qualitative lead)

The APPLE Tree programme: Active Prevention in People at risk of dementia through Lifestyle, bEhaviour change and Technology to build REsiliEnce (ESRC-NIHR) (Process evaluation lead) 

ESMI-II: The Effectivenes and cost effectiveness of community perinatal Mental health servIces (NIHR HS&DR) (Qualitative lead)

HemiSPAIRE: The effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthoplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on post-operative function compared to a standard lateral approach: A randomised controlled trial (NIHR RfPB) (Qualitative lead)

Dementia - Person Aligned Care Team (D-PACT) (NIHR PGfAR) (Qualitative and realist evaluation methods advisor)

At-Risk Registers Integrated into Primary Care to Stop Asthma Crises in the UK (ARRISA) (NIHR HTA) (Qualitative and process evaluation advisor)

Research grants

  • 2021 NIHR Programme Grant
    Development and testing of an intervention to improve Recovery after an Episode of Delirium (RecoverED) (Qualitative and process evaluation lead) (£2,527,719)
  • 2020 NIHR Programme Grant
    The SPOtting Cancer among Comorbidities (SPOCC) programme. Supporting clinical decision making in patients with symptoms of cancer and pre-existing conditions (Work package lead) (£1,754,535)
  • 2020 NIHR Research for Patient Benefit
    The clinical and cost effectiveness of intra-operative Laser Speckle Imaging of tissue blood flow to avoid post-operative complications following breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer: A feasibility study (Qualitative lead) (£249,976)
  • 2020 SWDTP
    Centre for Qualitative Research (Bath): Development and Delivery of Bespoke Qualitative Training (£7000)
  • 2019 National Institute for Health Research, Research for Patient Benefit
    The HemiSPAIRE study: The effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthoplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on post-operative function compared to a standard lateral approach; A randomised controlled trial (Qualitative lead) (£349,636)
  • 2019 ESRC-NIHR
    The APPLE Tree programme: Active Prevention in People at risk of dementia through Lifestyle, bEhaviour change and Technology to build Resilience (Process evaluation lead) (£4,855,510)
  • 2019 NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research
    ESMI-II: The Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of community perinatal mental health services (Qualitative lead) (£1,189,980)
  • 2019 Alzheimers Society
    Improving night-time care and reducing hypnotic drug use in people with dementia living in care homes (NightCAP): A randomised factorial trial (£399,999)
  • 2015 MRC/NIHR Efficacy and Mechanisms Evaluation (EME) programme
    Mechanisms of Action in Group Interventions (MAGI) study (£158,360)
  • 2015 Researcher-Led Initiative, University of Exeter
    Developing Expertise in Process Evaluation Seminar Series (£1,000)
  • 2013 NIHR Public Health Research
    'Helpmedoit!' a web and text based intervention to facilitate social support to achieve and maintain health related behaviour change (£430,883)
  • 2012 Children and Young People's Research Network
    Health Improvement for Looked After Children (£3,000)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Ball S, McAndrew A, Aylward A, Cockcroft E, Gordon E, Kerridge A, Morgan-Trimmer S, Powell R, Price A, Rhodes S, et al (In Press). Detailed statistical analysis plan for a randomised controlled trial of the effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on post-operative function compared to a standard. lateral approach: HemiSPAIRE. Trials Abstract.
Clare L, Kudlicka A, Oyebode JR, Jones RW, Bayer A, Leroi I, Kopelman M, James IA, Culverwell A, Pool J, et al (In Press). Goal-oriented cognitive Rehabilitation in Early-stage Alzheimer’s and related dementias: a multi-centre single-blind randomised controlled Trial (GREAT). Health Technology Assessment
Chestnutt IG, Hutchings S, Playle R, Morgan-Trimmer SA, Fitzsimmons D, Aawar N, Angel L, Derrick S, Drew C, Hoddell C, et al (In Press). Seal or Varnish? a randomised controlled trial to determine the relative cost and effectiveness of pit and fissure sealant and fluoride varnish in preventing dental decay. Health Technology Assessment
Alzehr A, Hulme C, Spencer A, Morgan-Trimmer S (In Press). The Economic Impact of Cancer Diagnosis to Individuals and Their Families: a Systematic Review. Supportive Care in Cancer Abstract.
Poltawski L, Van Beurden S, Morgan-Trimmer S, Greaves C (In Press). The dynamics of decision-making in weight loss and maintenance: a qualitative enquiry. BMC Public Health
Griffiths S, Weston L, Morgan-Trimmer S, Wheat H, Gude A, Manger L, Oh TM, Clarkson P, Quinn C, Sheaff R, et al (2022). Engaging Stakeholders in Realist Programme Theory Building: Insights from the Prospective Phase of a Primary Care Dementia Support Study. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21
Wyman DL, Butler L, Cooper C, Bright P, Morgan-Trimmer S, Barber J (2022). Process evaluation of the New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study (NIDUS) Family stream randomised controlled trial: protocol. BMJ Open, 12(6). Abstract.  Author URL.
Poppe M, Duffy L, Marchant NL, Barber JA, Hunter R, Bass N, Minihane AM, Walters K, Higgs P, Rapaport P, et al (2022). The APPLE Tree programme: Active Prevention in People at risk of dementia through Lifestyle, bEhaviour change and Technology to build REsiliEnce—randomised controlled trial. Trials, 23(1). Abstract.
Luscombe N, Morgan-Trimmer S, Savage S, Allan L (2021). Digital technologies to support people living with dementia in the care home setting to engage in meaningful occupations: protocol for a scoping review. Syst Rev, 10(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Price A, Ball S, Rhodes S, Wickins R, Gordon E, Aylward A, Cockcroft E, Morgan-Trimmer S, Powell R, Timperley J, et al (2021). Effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique in hip hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on postoperative function compared to a standard lateral approach (HemiSPAIRE): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11(6), e045652-e045652. Abstract.
Morgan-Trimmer S, Kudlicka A, Warmoth K, Leroi I, Oyebode JR, Pool J, Woods R, Clare L (2021). Implementation processes in a cognitive rehabilitation intervention for people with dementia: a complexity-informed qualitative analysis. BMJ Open, 11(10), e051255-e051255. Abstract.
Cooper C, Mansour H, Carter C, Rapaport P, Morgan-Trimmer S, Marchant NL, Poppe M, Higgs P, Brierley J, Solomon N, et al (2021). Social connectedness and dementia prevention: Pilot of the APPLE-Tree video-call intervention during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dementia (London), 20(8), 2779-2801. Abstract.  Author URL.
Poppe M, Mansour H, Rapaport P, Palomo M, Burton A, Morgan-Trimmer S, Carter C, Roche M, Higgs P, Walker Z, et al (2020). "Falling through the cracks"; Stakeholders' views around the concept and diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and their understanding of dementia prevention. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 35(11), 1349-1357. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cooper C, Aguirre E, Barber JA, Bass N, Brodaty H, Burton A, Higgs P, Hunter R, Huntley J, Lang I, et al (2020). APPLE-Tree (Active Prevention in People at risk of dementia: Lifestyle, bEhaviour change and Technology to REducE cognitive and functional decline) programme: Protocol. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 35(8), 811-819. Abstract.  Author URL.
Simpson SA, Matthews L, Pugmire J, McConnachie A, McIntosh E, Coulman E, Hughes K, Kelson M, Morgan-Trimmer S, Murphy S, et al (2020). An app-, web- and social support-based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity: the 'HelpMeDoIt!' feasibility randomised controlled trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Simpson SA, Matthews L, Pugmire J, McConnachie A, McIntosh E, Coulman E, Hughes K, Kelson M, Morgan-Trimmer S, Murphy S, et al (2020). An app-, web- and social support-based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity: the HelpMeDoIt! feasibility RCT. Public Health Research, 8(3), 1-270. Abstract.
Mansour H, Whitty E, Aguirre E, Palomo M, Charlesworth G, Ramjee S, Poppe M, Brodaty H, Kales HC, Morgan‐Trimmer S, et al (2020). Effectiveness of lifestyle and psychosocial interventions in reducing cognitive decline in older people: Systematic review. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 16(S7).
Whitty E, Mansour H, Aguirre E, Palomo M, Charlesworth G, Ramjee S, Poppe M, Brodaty H, Kales HC, Morgan-Trimmer S, et al (2020). Efficacy of lifestyle and psychosocial interventions in reducing cognitive decline in older people: Systematic review. Ageing Res Rev, 62 Abstract.  Author URL.
O’Rourke G, Parker D, Anderson R, Morgan-Trimmer S, Allan L (2020). Interventions to support recovery following an episode of delirium: a realist synthesis. Aging & Mental Health, 25(10), 1769-1785.
Warmoth K, Morgan-Trimmer S, Kudlicka A, Toms G, James IA, Woods B (2020). Reflections on a personalized cognitive rehabilitation intervention: Experiences of people living with dementia and their carers participating in the GREAT trial. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 32(2), 268-286.
Poppe M, Mansour H, Rapaport P, Palomo M, Burton A, Morgan‐Trimmer S, Carter C, Roche M, Higgs P, Walker Z, et al (2020). Stakeholders’ views around the concept and diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and their understanding of dementia prevention: a qualitative study. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 16(S7).
Bleiker J, Knapp K, Morgan-Trimmer S, Hopkins S (2020). What Medical Imaging Professionals Talk About When They Talk About Compassion. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 51(4), S44-S52.
Borek AJ, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Abraham SCS (2019). Developing and applying a framework to understand mechanisms of action in group-based, behaviour change interventions: the MAGI mixed-methods study. Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, 6(3), 1-162. Abstract.
Borek AJ, Abraham SCS, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Smith JR (2019). Identifying change processes in group-based health behaviour-change interventions: development of the mechanisms of action in group-based interventions (MAGI) framework. Health Psychology Review Abstract.
Bleiker J, Morgan-Trimmer S, Knapp K, Hopkins S (2019). Navigating the maze: Qualitative research methodologies and their philosophical foundations. Radiography, 25, S4-S8. Abstract.
Morgan-Trimmer S, Chadwick BL, Hutchings S, Scoble C, Lisles C, Drew CJ, Murphy S, Pickles T, Hood K, Chestnutt IG, et al (2019). The acceptability of fluoride varnish and fissure sealant treatments in children aged 6-9 delivered in a school setting. Community Dent Health, 36(1), 33-38. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bleiker J, Knapp KM, Morgan-Trimmer S, Hopkins SJ (2018). “It's what's behind the mask”: Psychological diversity in compassionate patient care. Radiography, 24, S28-S32. Abstract.
Segrott J, Murphy S, Rothwell H, Scourfield J, Foxcroft D, Gillespie D, Holliday J, Hood K, Hurlow C, Morgan-Trimmer S, et al (2017). An application of Extended Normalisation Process Theory in a randomised controlled trial of a complex social intervention: Process evaluation of the Strengthening Families Programme (10–14) in Wales, UK. SSM - Population Health, 3, 255-265.
Chestnutt IG, Playle R, Hutchings S, Morgan-Trimmer S, Fitzsimmons D, Aawar N, Angel L, Derrick S, Drew C, Hoddell C, et al (2017). Fissure Seal or Fluoride Varnish? a Randomized Trial of Relative Effectiveness. J Dent Res, 96(7), 754-761. Abstract.  Author URL.
Chestnutt IG, Hutchings S, Playle R, Morgan-Trimmer S, Fitzsimmons D, Aawar N, Angel L, Derrick S, Drew C, Hoddell C, et al (2017). Seal or Varnish? a randomised controlled trial to determine the relative cost and effectiveness of pit and fissure sealant and fluoride varnish in preventing dental decay. Health Technol Assess, 21(21), 1-256. Abstract.  Author URL.
Matthews L, Pugmire J, Moore L, Kelson M, McConnachie A, McIntosh E, Morgan-Trimmer S, Murphy S, Hughes K, Coulman E, et al (2017). Study protocol for the 'HelpMeDoIt!' randomised controlled feasibility trial: an app, web and social support-based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity. BMJ Open, 7(10). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan-Trimmer S, Wood F (2016). Ethnographic methods for process evaluations of complex health behaviour interventions. Trials, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan-Trimmer S, Channon S, Gregory JW, Townson J, Lowes L (2016). Family preferences for home or hospital care at diagnosis for children with diabetes in the DECIDE study. Diabet Med, 33(1), 119-124. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan-Trimmer S (2015). Improving Process Evaluations of Health Behavior Interventions: Learning from the Social Sciences. Eval Health Prof, 38(3), 295-314. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan-Trimmer S (2015). People-centred Public Health. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 37(5), 799-800. Author URL.
Segrott J, Rothwell H, Murphy S, Morgan-Trimmer S, Scourfield J, Holliday J, Thomas C, Gillespie D, Roberts Z, Foxcroft D, et al (2014). Fidelity of implementation of the Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 UK in Wales UK: a mixed-method process evaluation within a randomised controlled trialLaurence Moore. European Journal of Public Health, 24(suppl_2).
Morgan-Trimmer S (2014). Policy is political; our ideas about knowledge translation must be too. J Epidemiol Community Health, 68(11), 1010-1011. Author URL.
Morgan-Trimmer S (2013). 'It's who you know': community empowerment through network brokers. Community Development Journal, 49(3), 458-472.
Chestnutt IG, Chadwick BL, Hutchings S, Playle R, Pickles T, Lisles C, Kirkby N, Morgan MZ, Hunter L, Hodell C, et al (2012). Protocol for "Seal or Varnish?" (SoV) trial: a randomised controlled trial to measure the relative cost and effectiveness of pit and fissure sealants and fluoride varnish in preventing dental decay. BMC Oral Health, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.

Chapters

Denford S, Abraham C, Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S (2019). Health behaviour change interventions. In  (Ed) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine: Third Edition, 270-273.
Morgan-Trimmer S (2019). Participatory governing at the margins of the state. In  (Ed) Governance Analysis, 173-190.
Tsekleves E, Cooper R, Denford S, Abraham C, Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S (2017). Behaviours. In  (Ed) Design for Health, 58-71.
Denford S, Abraham C, Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S (2017). Behaviours: Behaviour-change interventions for public health. In  (Ed) Design for Health, 58-71.  Abstract.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Morgan-Trimmer S, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2016). Intervention design and evaluation: behaviour change imperatives. In Spotswood F (Ed) Beyond behaviour change Key issues, interdisciplinary approaches and future directions, Bristol: Policy Press, 49-70.  Abstract.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2016). Intervention design and evaluation: behaviour change imperatives. In  (Ed) Beyond Behaviour Change, 49-70.
Morgan-Trimmer S (2012). Participation outcomes in governance networks: the role of network ties. In Enjolras B, Bozzini B (Eds.) Governing Ambiguities New Forms of Local Governance and Civil Society, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company. Abstract.

Conferences

Smith JR, Noble MJ, Winder R, Poltawski L, Ashford PA, Musgrave S, Stirling S, Morgan-Trimmer S, Caress AL, Wilson AM, et al (2019). INITIAL PROCESS EVALUATION FINDINGS FROM THE AT-RISK REGISTERS INTEGRATED INTO PRIMARY CARE TO STOP ASTHMA CRISES IN THE UK (ARRISA-UK) TRIAL: PRACTICE CHARACTERISTICS, ENGAGEMENT AND EARLY EXPERIENCES OF THE INTERVENTION.  Author URL.
Borek AJ, Smith JR, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Tarrant M, McCabe R (2017). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP-BASED INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: a FRAMEWORK OF CHANGE PROCESSES IN GROUP-BASED HEALTH INTERVENTIONS.  Author URL.
Morgan-Trimmer S, Gregory J, Townson J, Channon S, Chestnutt I, Chadwick B, Murphy S, Hutchings S (2017). Understanding intervention acceptability: changing participant views over time and the importance of context. Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2017. 5th - 8th Sep 2017. Abstract.
Smith JR, Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Keable J, Tarrant M, McCabe R, et al (2016). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: INITIAL FINDINGS AND a CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK.  Author URL.
Simpson SA, Matthews L, Pugmire J, Moore L, Kelson M, McIntosh E, McConnachie A, John E, Morgan-Trimmers S, Murphy S, et al (2016). MOBILISING SOCIAL SUPPORT: INSIGHTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF a WEB AND APP BASED INTERVENTION FOR WEIGHT LOSS.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Ball S, McAndrew A, Aylward A, Cockcroft E, Gordon E, Kerridge A, Morgan-Trimmer S, Powell R, Price A, Rhodes S, et al (In Press). Detailed statistical analysis plan for a randomised controlled trial of the effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on post-operative function compared to a standard. lateral approach: HemiSPAIRE. Trials Abstract.
Clare L, Kudlicka A, Oyebode JR, Jones RW, Bayer A, Leroi I, Kopelman M, James IA, Culverwell A, Pool J, et al (In Press). Goal-oriented cognitive Rehabilitation in Early-stage Alzheimer’s and related dementias: a multi-centre single-blind randomised controlled Trial (GREAT). Health Technology Assessment
Chestnutt IG, Hutchings S, Playle R, Morgan-Trimmer SA, Fitzsimmons D, Aawar N, Angel L, Derrick S, Drew C, Hoddell C, et al (In Press). Seal or Varnish? a randomised controlled trial to determine the relative cost and effectiveness of pit and fissure sealant and fluoride varnish in preventing dental decay. Health Technology Assessment
Alzehr A, Hulme C, Spencer A, Morgan-Trimmer S (In Press). The Economic Impact of Cancer Diagnosis to Individuals and Their Families: a Systematic Review. Supportive Care in Cancer Abstract.
Poltawski L, Van Beurden S, Morgan-Trimmer S, Greaves C (In Press). The dynamics of decision-making in weight loss and maintenance: a qualitative enquiry. BMC Public Health

2022

Ball S, McAndrew A, Aylward A, Cockcroft E, Gordon E, Kerridge A, Morgan-Trimmer S, Powell R, Rhodes S, Timperley AJ, et al (2022). Detailed statistical analysis plan for a randomised controlled trial of the effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique (SPAIRE) in hip hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on post-operative function compared to a standard lateral approach: HemiSPAIRE.
Griffiths S, Weston L, Morgan-Trimmer S, Wheat H, Gude A, Manger L, Oh TM, Clarkson P, Quinn C, Sheaff R, et al (2022). Engaging Stakeholders in Realist Programme Theory Building: Insights from the Prospective Phase of a Primary Care Dementia Support Study. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21
Wyman DL, Butler L, Cooper C, Bright P, Morgan-Trimmer S, Barber J (2022). Process evaluation of the New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study (NIDUS) Family stream randomised controlled trial: protocol. BMJ Open, 12(6). Abstract.  Author URL.
Poppe M, Duffy L, Marchant N, Barber J, Hunter R, Bass N, Minihane A, Walters K, Higgs P, Rapaport P, et al (2022). The APPLE Tree programme: Active Prevention in People at risk of dementia through Lifestyle, bEhaviour change and Technology to build REsiliEnce: Randomised Controlled Trial.
Poppe M, Duffy L, Marchant NL, Barber JA, Hunter R, Bass N, Minihane AM, Walters K, Higgs P, Rapaport P, et al (2022). The APPLE Tree programme: Active Prevention in People at risk of dementia through Lifestyle, bEhaviour change and Technology to build REsiliEnce—randomised controlled trial. Trials, 23(1). Abstract.

2021

Luscombe N, Morgan-Trimmer S, Savage S, Allan L (2021). Digital technologies to support people living with dementia in the care home setting to engage in meaningful occupations: protocol for a scoping review. Syst Rev, 10(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Price A, Ball S, Rhodes S, Wickins R, Gordon E, Aylward A, Cockcroft E, Morgan-Trimmer S, Powell R, Timperley J, et al (2021). Effects of a modified muscle sparing posterior technique in hip hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures on postoperative function compared to a standard lateral approach (HemiSPAIRE): protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11(6), e045652-e045652. Abstract.
Morgan-Trimmer S, Kudlicka A, Warmoth K, Leroi I, Oyebode JR, Pool J, Woods R, Clare L (2021). Implementation processes in a cognitive rehabilitation intervention for people with dementia: a complexity-informed qualitative analysis. BMJ Open, 11(10), e051255-e051255. Abstract.
Cooper C, Mansour H, Carter C, Rapaport P, Morgan-Trimmer S, Marchant NL, Poppe M, Higgs P, Brierley J, Solomon N, et al (2021). Social connectedness and dementia prevention: Pilot of the APPLE-Tree video-call intervention during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dementia (London), 20(8), 2779-2801. Abstract.  Author URL.

2020

Poppe M, Mansour H, Rapaport P, Palomo M, Burton A, Morgan-Trimmer S, Carter C, Roche M, Higgs P, Walker Z, et al (2020). "Falling through the cracks"; Stakeholders' views around the concept and diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and their understanding of dementia prevention. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 35(11), 1349-1357. Abstract.  Author URL.
Cooper C, Aguirre E, Barber JA, Bass N, Brodaty H, Burton A, Higgs P, Hunter R, Huntley J, Lang I, et al (2020). APPLE-Tree (Active Prevention in People at risk of dementia: Lifestyle, bEhaviour change and Technology to REducE cognitive and functional decline) programme: Protocol. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 35(8), 811-819. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bleiker J (2020). An Inquiry into Compassion in Diagnostic Radiography.  Abstract.
Simpson SA, Matthews L, Pugmire J, McConnachie A, McIntosh E, Coulman E, Hughes K, Kelson M, Morgan-Trimmer S, Murphy S, et al (2020). An app-, web- and social support-based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity: the 'HelpMeDoIt!' feasibility randomised controlled trial. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.
Simpson SA, Matthews L, Pugmire J, McConnachie A, McIntosh E, Coulman E, Hughes K, Kelson M, Morgan-Trimmer S, Murphy S, et al (2020). An app-, web- and social support-based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity: the HelpMeDoIt! feasibility RCT. Public Health Research, 8(3), 1-270. Abstract.
Mansour H, Whitty E, Aguirre E, Palomo M, Charlesworth G, Ramjee S, Poppe M, Brodaty H, Kales HC, Morgan‐Trimmer S, et al (2020). Effectiveness of lifestyle and psychosocial interventions in reducing cognitive decline in older people: Systematic review. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 16(S7).
Whitty E, Mansour H, Aguirre E, Palomo M, Charlesworth G, Ramjee S, Poppe M, Brodaty H, Kales HC, Morgan-Trimmer S, et al (2020). Efficacy of lifestyle and psychosocial interventions in reducing cognitive decline in older people: Systematic review. Ageing Res Rev, 62 Abstract.  Author URL.
O’Rourke G, Parker D, Anderson R, Morgan-Trimmer S, Allan L (2020). Interventions to support recovery following an episode of delirium: a realist synthesis. Aging & Mental Health, 25(10), 1769-1785.
Warmoth K, Morgan-Trimmer S, Kudlicka A, Toms G, James IA, Woods B (2020). Reflections on a personalized cognitive rehabilitation intervention: Experiences of people living with dementia and their carers participating in the GREAT trial. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 32(2), 268-286.
Poppe M, Mansour H, Rapaport P, Palomo M, Burton A, Morgan‐Trimmer S, Carter C, Roche M, Higgs P, Walker Z, et al (2020). Stakeholders’ views around the concept and diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment and their understanding of dementia prevention: a qualitative study. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 16(S7).
Bleiker J, Knapp K, Morgan-Trimmer S, Hopkins S (2020). What Medical Imaging Professionals Talk About When They Talk About Compassion. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 51(4), S44-S52.

2019

Borek AJ, Smith JR, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Abraham SCS (2019). Developing and applying a framework to understand mechanisms of action in group-based, behaviour change interventions: the MAGI mixed-methods study. Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, 6(3), 1-162. Abstract.
Denford S, Abraham C, Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S (2019). Health behaviour change interventions. In  (Ed) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine: Third Edition, 270-273.
Smith JR, Noble MJ, Winder R, Poltawski L, Ashford PA, Musgrave S, Stirling S, Morgan-Trimmer S, Caress AL, Wilson AM, et al (2019). INITIAL PROCESS EVALUATION FINDINGS FROM THE AT-RISK REGISTERS INTEGRATED INTO PRIMARY CARE TO STOP ASTHMA CRISES IN THE UK (ARRISA-UK) TRIAL: PRACTICE CHARACTERISTICS, ENGAGEMENT AND EARLY EXPERIENCES OF THE INTERVENTION.  Author URL.
Borek AJ, Abraham SCS, Greaves CJ, Gillison F, Tarrant M, Morgan-Trimmer SA, McCabe R, Smith JR (2019). Identifying change processes in group-based health behaviour-change interventions: development of the mechanisms of action in group-based interventions (MAGI) framework. Health Psychology Review Abstract.
Bleiker J, Morgan-Trimmer S, Knapp K, Hopkins S (2019). Navigating the maze: Qualitative research methodologies and their philosophical foundations. Radiography, 25, S4-S8. Abstract.
Morgan-Trimmer S (2019). Participatory governing at the margins of the state. In  (Ed) Governance Analysis, 173-190.
Morgan-Trimmer S, Chadwick BL, Hutchings S, Scoble C, Lisles C, Drew CJ, Murphy S, Pickles T, Hood K, Chestnutt IG, et al (2019). The acceptability of fluoride varnish and fissure sealant treatments in children aged 6-9 delivered in a school setting. Community Dent Health, 36(1), 33-38. Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Bleiker J, Knapp KM, Morgan-Trimmer S, Hopkins SJ (2018). “It's what's behind the mask”: Psychological diversity in compassionate patient care. Radiography, 24, S28-S32. Abstract.

2017

Segrott J, Murphy S, Rothwell H, Scourfield J, Foxcroft D, Gillespie D, Holliday J, Hood K, Hurlow C, Morgan-Trimmer S, et al (2017). An application of Extended Normalisation Process Theory in a randomised controlled trial of a complex social intervention: Process evaluation of the Strengthening Families Programme (10–14) in Wales, UK. SSM - Population Health, 3, 255-265.
Tsekleves E, Cooper R, Denford S, Abraham C, Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S (2017). Behaviours. In  (Ed) Design for Health, 58-71.
Denford S, Abraham C, Van Beurden S, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S (2017). Behaviours: Behaviour-change interventions for public health. In  (Ed) Design for Health, 58-71.  Abstract.
Chestnutt IG, Playle R, Hutchings S, Morgan-Trimmer S, Fitzsimmons D, Aawar N, Angel L, Derrick S, Drew C, Hoddell C, et al (2017). Fissure Seal or Fluoride Varnish? a Randomized Trial of Relative Effectiveness. J Dent Res, 96(7), 754-761. Abstract.  Author URL.
Borek AJ, Smith JR, Abraham C, Greaves CJ, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Tarrant M, McCabe R (2017). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP-BASED INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: a FRAMEWORK OF CHANGE PROCESSES IN GROUP-BASED HEALTH INTERVENTIONS.  Author URL.
Chestnutt IG, Hutchings S, Playle R, Morgan-Trimmer S, Fitzsimmons D, Aawar N, Angel L, Derrick S, Drew C, Hoddell C, et al (2017). Seal or Varnish? a randomised controlled trial to determine the relative cost and effectiveness of pit and fissure sealant and fluoride varnish in preventing dental decay. Health Technol Assess, 21(21), 1-256. Abstract.  Author URL.
Matthews L, Pugmire J, Moore L, Kelson M, McConnachie A, McIntosh E, Morgan-Trimmer S, Murphy S, Hughes K, Coulman E, et al (2017). Study protocol for the 'HelpMeDoIt!' randomised controlled feasibility trial: an app, web and social support-based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity. BMJ Open, 7(10). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan-Trimmer S, Gregory J, Townson J, Channon S, Chestnutt I, Chadwick B, Murphy S, Hutchings S (2017). Understanding intervention acceptability: changing participant views over time and the importance of context. Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2017. 5th - 8th Sep 2017. Abstract.

2016

Morgan-Trimmer S, Wood F (2016). Ethnographic methods for process evaluations of complex health behaviour interventions. Trials, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan-Trimmer S, Channon S, Gregory JW, Townson J, Lowes L (2016). Family preferences for home or hospital care at diagnosis for children with diabetes in the DECIDE study. Diabet Med, 33(1), 119-124. Abstract.  Author URL.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith J, Morgan-Trimmer S, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2016). Intervention design and evaluation: behaviour change imperatives. In Spotswood F (Ed) Beyond behaviour change Key issues, interdisciplinary approaches and future directions, Bristol: Policy Press, 49-70.  Abstract.
Denford S, Abraham C, Smith JR, Morgan-Trimmer S, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2016). Intervention design and evaluation: behaviour change imperatives. In  (Ed) Beyond Behaviour Change, 49-70.
Smith JR, Borek A, Abraham C, Greaves C, Morgan-Trimmer S, Gillison F, Jones M, Keable J, Tarrant M, McCabe R, et al (2016). MECHANISMS OF ACTION IN GROUP INTERVENTIONS (MAGI) STUDY: INITIAL FINDINGS AND a CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK.  Author URL.
Simpson SA, Matthews L, Pugmire J, Moore L, Kelson M, McIntosh E, McConnachie A, John E, Morgan-Trimmers S, Murphy S, et al (2016). MOBILISING SOCIAL SUPPORT: INSIGHTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF a WEB AND APP BASED INTERVENTION FOR WEIGHT LOSS.  Author URL.

2015

Morgan-Trimmer SA, Spooner S, Audrey S (2015). Health, health behaviours and health promoting services for care leavers: perspectives of young people and LAC nurses, CASCADE Paper 03.  Abstract.
Morgan-Trimmer SA, Spooner S, Audrey S (2015). Health, health behaviours health promoting services for care leavers: Perspectives of young people and LAC nurses, Research Briefing 04.
Morgan-Trimmer S (2015). Improving Process Evaluations of Health Behavior Interventions: Learning from the Social Sciences. Eval Health Prof, 38(3), 295-314. Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan-Trimmer S (2015). People-centred Public Health. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 37(5), 799-800. Author URL.

2014

Segrott J, Rothwell H, Murphy S, Morgan-Trimmer S, Scourfield J, Holliday J, Thomas C, Gillespie D, Roberts Z, Foxcroft D, et al (2014). Fidelity of implementation of the Strengthening Families Programme 10-14 UK in Wales UK: a mixed-method process evaluation within a randomised controlled trialLaurence Moore. European Journal of Public Health, 24(suppl_2).
Morgan-Trimmer S (2014). Policy is political; our ideas about knowledge translation must be too. J Epidemiol Community Health, 68(11), 1010-1011. Author URL.

2013

Morgan-Trimmer S (2013). 'It's who you know': community empowerment through network brokers. Community Development Journal, 49(3), 458-472.

2012

Morgan-Trimmer S (2012). Participation outcomes in governance networks: the role of network ties. In Enjolras B, Bozzini B (Eds.) Governing Ambiguities New Forms of Local Governance and Civil Society, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company. Abstract.
Chestnutt IG, Chadwick BL, Hutchings S, Playle R, Pickles T, Lisles C, Kirkby N, Morgan MZ, Hunter L, Hodell C, et al (2012). Protocol for "Seal or Varnish?" (SoV) trial: a randomised controlled trial to measure the relative cost and effectiveness of pit and fissure sealants and fluoride varnish in preventing dental decay. BMC Oral Health, 12 Abstract.  Author URL.

2007

Morgan-Trimmer SA (2007). An Experiment in Visual Ethnography.

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External Engagement and Impact

Advice to Government, Parliament, devolved and English regional administrations, other national, international, regional or local agencies; advice to non-government organisations and to private practice

Long-term Impact of Digital Technology on Our Social and Economic Wellbeing. Written evidence submitted by the ‘ESMI’ research team from the Universities of Exeter, Liverpool, King’s College London, and Oxford, December 2020. House of Lords Inquiry. O’Mahen H., Howard L., Sharp H., Wong G., Morgan-Trimmer S., Maitland J., Atmore K., Fisher L., Davey A.

 

Women’s experiences of Perinatal Mental Health care during COVID-19. Written evidence submitted by the ‘ESMI’ research team from the Universities of Exeter, Liverpool, King’s College London, and Oxford. NHSE Policy Brief December 2020. O’Mahen H., Howard L., Sharp H., Wong G., Morgan-Trimmer S., Maitland J., Atmore K., Fisher L., Davey A.


Committee/panel activities

Steering group member MoodHwb: mood and wellbeing in young people (University of Cardiff)

Steering group member Development of an intervention (VOLITION): To support older patients with multiple health problems in joint decision-making about their healthcare with a GP (University of Exeter)

Steering group member Self-Consent for the HPV Vaccine Study (University of Bristol) 

Steering group member Trial of Acute Femoral Fracture Fixation (TrAFFix) (University of Oxford) 


Editorial responsibilities

Associate Editor, Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2018-2022


Conferences and invited presentations

Panel member for ‘Future Directions in Qualitative Research and Collaboration’, at the Qualitative Research Symposium, University of Bath, Bath, 2016

Introduction to Process Evaluations of Complex Interventions, ‘Think Tank’ Seminar, Mood Disorders Centre, School of Psychology, University of Exeter,2016

Health Improvement for Looked After Children, invited presentation at 'New Belongings' Care Leavers Week 2014, Cardiff University/Voices from Care, Cardiff, 2014


Workshops/Conferences organised

Co-organiser of international workshop ‘Thinking Critically about Governance: Explorations of Power in Practice’, University of Bath, April 2009

Teaching

Current teaching

  • HPDM055 Qualitative Research and Process Evaluation, MSc Applied Health Services Research (Process Evaluation)
  • HPDM092 Fundamentals of Research Design, MSc Health Research Methods (Process Evaluation, Mixed Methods)
  • HPDM119 Analytics and Evidence Based Public Health, MPH Masters of Public Health (Process Evaluation, Mixed Methods)
  • SWDTP Qualitative Training Workshops, University of Bath Centre for Qualitative Research (Planning and Designing Qualitative Research)

Past teaching

  • HPDM055 Qualitative Research and Process Evaluation, MSc Applied Health Services Research (Ethnography, Qualitative Research for RCTs)
  • HPDM052 Core Concepts in Applied Health Services Research, MSc Health Research Methods (Mixed Methods)
  • HPDM058 Implementation Science, MSc Healthcare Leadership and Management (Using theory in implementation research)
  • PSYD050 Advanced Skills in Clinical Research and Critical Appraisal, Doctorate in Clinical Research (Implementation Science, Process Evaluation)
  • CSC2007 Introduction to Health Research, BSc Medical Sciences  (Introduction to Qualitative Analysis)
  • Process evaluation workshops for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers: Introduction to Process Evaluation; Developing Theory and Logic Models for Process Evaluations; and Integrating Data in Mixed Methods Process Evaluations
  • Qualitative research methods, MSc Social Science Research Methods (University of Cardiff)
  • Community development and social policy approaches to public health, Masters in Public Health (University of Cardiff)

Supervision / Group

Research Fellows

  • Mary Carter
  • Maria Valasaki

Postgraduate researchers

  • Sheemah Alenezi
  • Aymen Alzehr
  • Nicholas Luscombe
  • Danielle Wyman

Alumni

  • Jill Bleiker

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