My research interest is in the field of physical activity and mental ill health. My main field of research is the development and evaluation of approaches to physical activity for aiding mental health recovery. My methodological interest lies in realist methodologies and systems thinking. I utilise mixed methods in my research project.
Health And Wellbeing
Peckham, E. & Gilbody, S., Copeland, R., Machaczek, K., Horspool, M., Tew, G., Stubbs, B., Traviss-Turner, G., Hill, A., Weich, S., Parrott, S., Cooper, C., Walters, S., Quirk, H., Wildbore, E., Beeken, R. Title: Supporting Physical Activity through Co-production in people with Severe mental illness (SPACES). 2021-2027 Funder: NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research; Role: Co-applicant; Grant value: £2,418,231.00.
Copeland, R., et al., RICOVR. A vision for a ‘COVID-19 rehabilitation’ research & innovation unit at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). 2020-2022 Role: Lead of Physical activity and mental ill health workstream. Transforming lives through innovations that help people move.
Machaczek, K. & Firth, J., Goyder, E., Quirk, H., Copeland, R., Carney, R., de-la Haye, S. Title: Examining and implementing “whole systems’ approaches to physical activity for aiding mental health recovery. 2020-2021 Funder: UKRI Closing the Gap Network Collaboration Fund; Role: Joint Principal Investigator with Dr Joe Firth.
Machaczek, K., Allmark, P., Goyder, E., Weich, S., Shea, M. Title: The application and evaluation of an innovative Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) care pathway for the integration of physical activity into depression management. 2017-2019 Funder: Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust (SHSC), NIHR Research Capability Fund to support the development of an NIHR project hosted by SHSC. Role: Principal Investigator; Grant value: £20,000.
Machaczek, K., Allmark, P., Rickett, T. Title: Supporting regular physical activity amongst individuals suffering from mild to moderate depression. 2016-2017 Funder: RDSYH NIHR PPI Award; Role: Principal Investigator; Grant Value: £400.00.
Piercy, H.; Machaczek, K., Yap, S. Title: Developing a decision aid to support informed family planning decisions for parents of children with a rare genetic condition (DECIGEN). 2014-2016. Funder: NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and the Humber (CLAHRC YH); Role: Replacing a co-applicant; Grant Value: £49,950.
Machaczek, K. & Childs, C. Title: Developing a strategic platform to facilitate and focus collaborative working on translational research and knowledge exchange projects with four major Health and Social Care Organisations. 2013-2015. Funder: Higher Education Innovation Funding [HEIF]; Role: Joint Principal Investigator; Grant Value: £165,000.
Gordon, G., Machaczek, K., Pollard, N., Allmark, P. Title: An ethnographic study of a Walking for Health group 2015-2016 Funder: The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support; Role: Collaborator.
Machaczek, K., Kilner, K., Allmark, P., Gee, M. Title: Developing Research Capacity at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). 2014-2015, Funder: Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust; Role: Principal Investigator; Grant Value: £20,000.
Allmark, P. & Machaczek, K. Title: Improved Financial Capability (FC) enhance health at an individual and population level? 2014, Funder: The Wellcome Trust; Role: Co-applicant; Grant Value: £5,000.
Machaczek, K. & Whitfield, M. Title: Developing an in-house health economics capacity at B. Braun Medical Ltd. 2013-2014, Funder: B. Braun Medical Ltd.; Role: Joint Principal Investigator; Grant Value: £27,000.
Green, G.; Tod, A., Machaczek, K., Allmark, P., Gilbertson, J. Title: Social Capital, Resilience and Health in the City of Hull 2012-2013 Funder: Hull City Council; Role: Co-applicant; Grant Value: £40,000.
Heller, B.; Machaczek, K. Title: Second Life for the Third Age. 2012. Funder: NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC); Role: Co-applicant; Grant Value: £16,000.
Machaczek, K., Carr, A., Whitfield, M. Title: Improving long-term persistence of effects of interventions aimed at encouraging the routine practice of physical activity amongst individuals in the pre-clinical stage of anxiety
Payne K., de Normanville C., Stansfield K., Barnett N., Machaczek K., Qutishat D., Okasheh R., Ion V., Wicks H., Smewing Ch., (2010) Prevention and Lifestyle Behaviour Change A Competence Framework. http://www.makingeverycontactcount.co.uk/docs/Prevention and Lifestyle Behaviour Change A Competence Framework.pdf
- Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and affiliated organisations
- University of Sheffield, U.K.
- University of York, U.K.
- University of Manchester, U.K.
- Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
- Maastricht University, the Netherlands
- Kaunas University, Lithuania
- The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, U.K
- Sheffield City Council
- Doncaster Council NHS Organisations
- Sheffield Health and Social Care - NHS Foundation Trust
- NHS Yorkshire & the Humber
- Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDASH)
- South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service Others
- Sheffield International Venues
- England Athletics
- Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA
- Rotherham United FC Community Sport Trust
- The World Health Organisation Healthy Cities Network, in particular the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
- B. Braun Medical Ltd. Voluntary Organisations
- Sheffield MIND
- Survivors of Depression in Transition (SODIT), Sheffield
- SOAR, Sheffield
- Flourish, Sheffield Government Agencies
- NIHR CLAHRC YH
- NIHR White Rose
- NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research (PGfAR) Research Councils
- The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
- UKRI Closing the Gap Network Collaboration Fund
Machaczek, K., Allmark, P., Pollard, N., Goyder, E., Shea, M., Horspool, M., ... Weich, S. (2021). Integrating physical activity into the treatment of depression in adults: a qualitative enquiry. Health and Social Care in the Community. http://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13283
Quirk, H., Hock, E., Harrop, D., Crank, H., Peckham, E., Travis-Turner, G., ... Copeland, R. (2020). Understanding the experience of initiating community-based group physical activity by people with serious mental illness: a systematic review using a meta-ethnographic approach. European Psychiatry, 63 (1). http://doi.org/10.1192/j.eurpsy.2020.93
Machaczek, K., Allmark, P., Goyder, E., Grant, G., Ricketts, T., Pollard, N., ... Green, G. (2018). A scoping study of interventions to increase the uptake of physical activity (PA) amongst individuals with mild-to-moderate depression (MMD). BMC Public Health, 18, 392. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5270-7
Grant, G., Pollard, N., Allmark, P., Machaczek, K., & Ramcharan, P. (2017). The social relations of a health walk group: an ethnographic study. Qualitative Health Research, 27 (11), 1701-1712. http://doi.org/10.1177/1049732317703633
Gee, M., Piercy, H., & Machaczek, K. (2017). Family planning decisions for parents of children with a rare genetic condition: a scoping review. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 14, 1-6. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.srhc.2017.08.001
Piercy, H., Machaczek, K., Ali, P., & Yap, S. (2017). Parental experiences of raising a child with medium chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase deficiency. Global Qualitative Nursing research, 4, 1-8. http://doi.org/10.1177/2333393617707080
Grant, G., Machaczek, K., Pollard, N., & Allmark, P. (2017). Walking, sustainability and health: findings from a study of a Walking for Health group. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25 (3), 1218-1226. http://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12424
Cooper, D.M., Whitfield, M., Newton, D., Chiarella, J., & Machaczek, K. (2016). Introduction of a non-ported peripheral intravenous catheter with multi-use blood control septum offers improvements in the overall efficiency of the procedure and is clinically well accepted. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 15 (3), 177-193. https://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticle.php?artid=78336
Whitfield, M., Machaczek, K., & Green, G. (2013). Developing a model to estimate the potential impact of municipal investment on city health. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 90 (1 Supp), 62-73. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-012-9763-x
Mcseveny, K., Heller, B., Light, A., & Machaczek, K. (2013). ‘You could, couldn’t you?’: a preliminary investigation of older people’s interaction with a bespoke virtual environment using a gesture interface. Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, 5 (3), 235-249. http://doi.org/10.1386/jgvw.5.3.235_1
Machaczek, K., Whitfield, M., Kilner, K., & Allmark, P. (2013). Doctors' and nurses' perceptions of barriers to conducting handover in hospitals in the Czech Republic. American Journal of Nursing Research, 1 (1), 1-9. http://doi.org/10.12691/ajnr-1-1-1
Machaczek, K., Gee, M., Allmark, P., Weich, S., Goyder, E., & Shea, M. (2018). An innovative approach to integrating physical activity (PA) into the management of mild-to-moderate depression (MMD) (Abstract only). Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15 (S1), S54. http://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0535
Machaczek, K., Whitfield, M., & Ismail, M. (2010). Patient relationship. In Windak, A., Tomasik, T., & Domagala, A. (Eds.) Guidebook for teachers of family medicine on health promotion and disease prevention. (pp. 56-59). Krakow: Zdrowie i Zarządzanie: http://www.gapproject.klrwp.pl/products_g.html
Machaczek, K., Carr, A., & Whitfield, M. (2010). A randomised controlled trial of the use of motivational enhancement techniques to improve engagement in and adherence to programmed physical activity in people with mental health problems and high CVD risk. In Suomi, R., & Ilveskoski, I. (Eds.) Navigating the fragmented innovation landscape. Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS): http://tucs.fi:8080/publications/insight.php?id=bSuIl10a
Whitfield, M., & Machaczek, K. (2010). Scoping the economic case for the 'Health Behaviour Change' Competence Framework. Yorkshire and the Humber NHS. http://www.yorksandhumber.nhs.uk/document.php?o=7728
Payne, K., De Normanville, C., Stansfield, K., Barnett, N., Machaczek, K., Qutishat, D., ... Smewing, C. (2010). Prevention and lifestyle behaviour change : a competence framework. NHS Yorkshire and The Humber. http://www.makingeverycontactcount.co.uk/docs/Prevention%20and%20Lifestyle%20Behaviour%20Change%20A%20Competence%20Framework.pdf
Machaczek, K., & Green, G. (2011). Developing an evidence-based approach to city level public health investment in European cities. Presented at: The 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science (APCESS 2011), Shanghai University of Sport, Shanghai, China, 2011
Whitfield, M., & Machaczek, K. (2010). Developing an evidence-based approach to city level public health investment in Europe. Presented at: 18th UKPHA Annual Public Health Forum, Bournemouth, UK, 2010
Smith, T., & Machaczek, K. (2007). What is the evidence for the impact of Leadership development and enhanced performance of healthcare organisations? Presented at: Leadership and Management Development Symposium, European Health Management Association Conference, Lyon, France