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Anouska Carter BSc, MSc and PhD, Principal researcher and lead of PAWPH research group

Principal Researcher and Lead Physical Activity, Wellbeing and Public Health Research Group


Summary

 Anouska is a Principal Researcher in the PAWPH research group (previously CSES), and a co-locator at the AWRC. Anouska has worked within the research centre for over 15 years; becoming group lead for the PAWPH research group in September 2019. Anouska's is an exercise physiologist, with interests in exercise for the treatment and management of neurological conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis and lifestyle interventions in the workplace to improve health outcomes. The team in PAWPH are dedicated to conducting impactful research and consultancy that support people to lead healthy, happy and active lives.

 

About

Dr Anouska Carter leads the Physical Activity, Wellbeing and Public Health Research Group (PAWPH). Anouska has worked within the research centre for over 15 years; completing her PhD part-time in early 2016 and become a principal researcher in 2016. Anouska's PhD was based on the ExIMS research project, funded by the MS Society and was the first robust research project to include behaviour change and health economics in the area of exercise and MS. Anouska has developed a research and consultancy profile across two main areas; • Exercise for chronic conditions - Neurology (Multiple Sclerosis) • Workplace wellbeing - lifestyle changes for prevention of and management of ill health Anouska has been PI and Co-I on many high profile projects at SHU over the years, including the NHS Workforce wellbeing programme, funded by the AHSN and the Exercise in MS (ExIMS) research project funded by the MS Society. In addition Anouska set-up and runs the SHUWellness staff wellbeing service at SHU. Recently Anouska has been involved in securing funding and acting as Co-I and PI on projects including; • Sheffield City Council - Evaluation of Start Well programme • Innovate UK - SME Wellbeing proof of concept project • Sport England - Q project • MS Society - Use of Exoskeleton for increasing exercise participation in people with MS • GM Moving - Realist evaluation • Various SIP wellbeing/heathy lifestyle and evaluation projects In addition Anouska is has submitted an impact case study for MS (based on ExIMS research).

 

 

Research

Research into the effects of exercise upon health related quality of life and immune function in persons diagnosed with mild to moderate multiple sclerosis (MS)
Delivery and operational management of the SHU Wellness sessions (a corporate wellness service offered to employees at the University)
Work for the Sports Council of Northern Ireland, evaluating the physiological impact of their community sport programme

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, MS Society

 

 

Publications

Holden, D.W., Gold, J., Hawkes, C.H., Giovannoni, G., Saxton, J.M., Carter, A., & Sharrack, B. (2018). Epstein Barr virus shedding in multiple sclerosis: similar frequencies of EBV in saliva across separate patient cohorts. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 25, 197-199. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2018.07.041

Crank, H., Carter, A., Humphreys, L., Snowdon, N., Daley, A., Woodroofe, N., ... Saxton, J.M. (2017). A qualitative investigation of exercise perceptions and experiences in people with multiple sclerosis before, during and after participation in a personally-tailored exercise program. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98 (12), 2520-2525. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2017.05.022

Flint, S., Scaife, R., Kesterton, S., Humphreys, L., Copeland, R., Crank, H., ... Carter, A. (2016). Sheffield Hallam Staff Wellness Service: four year follow-up of the impact on health indicators. Perspectives in Public Health, 136 (5), 295-301. http://doi.org/10.1177/1757913916630009

Bourke, L., Smith, D., Steed, L., Hooper, R., Carter, A., Catto, J., ... Rosario, D.J. (2015). Exercise for men with prostate cancer : a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Urology, 69 (4), 693-703. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.eururo.2015.10.047

Carter, A., Humphreys, L., Snowdon, N., Sharrack, B., Daley, A., Petty, J., ... Saxton, J. (2015). Participant recruitment into a randomised controlled trial of exercise therapy for people with multiple sclerosis. Trials, 16 (1). http://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0996-3

Carter, A., Daley, A., Humphreys, L., Snowdon, N., Woodroofe, N., Petty, J., ... Saxton, J. (2014). Pragmatic intervention for increasing self-directed exercise behaviour and improving important health outcomes in people with multiple sclerosis : a randomised controlled trial. Multiple Sclerosis, 20 (8), 1112-1122. http://doi.org/10.1177/1352458513519354

Tosh, J., Dixon, S., Carter, A., Daley, A., Petty, J., Roalfe, A., ... Saxton, J.M. (2014). Cost effectiveness of a pragmatic exercise intervention (EXIMS) for people with multiple sclerosis : economic evaluation of a randomised controlled trial. Multiple Sclerosis, 20 (8), 1123-1130. http://doi.org/10.1177/1352458513515958

Carter, A.M., Daley, A.J., Kesterton, S.W., Woodroofe, N., Saxton, J.M., & Sharrack, B. (2013). Pragmatic exercise intervention in people with mild to moderate multiple sclerosis: A randomised controlled feasibility study. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 35 (2), 40-47. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2013.04.003

Saxton, J., Carter, A., Daley, A.J., Snowdon, N., Woodroofe, N., Petty, J., ... Sharrack, B. (2013). Pragmatic exercise intervention for people with multiple sclerosis (ExIMS Trial) : study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 34 (2), 205-211. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2012.10.011

Book chapters

Carter, A., Humphreys, L., & Sharrack, B. (2017). Exercise in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. In Watson, R.R., & Killgore, W.D.S. (Eds.) Nutrition and lifestyle in neurological autoimmune diseases. Multiple sclerosis. (pp. 179-187). London: Academic Press: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805298-3.00018-9

Internet Publications

Copeland, R.J., Flint, S., Nevill, A., Wheat, J., Breckon, K., Maynard, I., ... Stevens, H. (n.d.). A tribute to Professor Edward Winter. http://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/ndctk

Postgraduate supervision

Liam Humphreys, Amie Woodward 

 

 

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