Katarzyna is a Public Health specialist. She gained her BSc and MSc in public health from Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland and PhD in Health Services Research from Sheffield Hallam University.
Katarzyna’s research interests are in Mental and Public Health. Her main field of research is the evaluation of purposive interventions to maximise (i) invitation and (ii) maintenance of physical activity amongst individuals with mental health problems.
She is also interested in research into the mechanisms by which environments (physical and social) affect individuals' health.
Katarzyna has considerable expertise in realist methodology.
Health And Wellbeing
NIHR. Research Capability Funding, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. The application and evaluation of an innovative Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) care pathway for the integration of physical activity into depression management. Machaczek, K.; Goyder, E.; Weich, S.; Allmark, P.; Shea, Mark.; Principal Investigator. 2017-2018. £20,000
NIHR. RDSYH Public Involvement Funding Award. Principal Investigator. 2016. £400
NIHR CLAHRC. Developing a decision aid to support informed family planning decisions for parents of children with a rare genetic condition (DECIGEN). Co-applicant, replacing a co-applicant who had left the project due to sickness (PI: Dr Hilary Piercy). 2014-2016 £201,698
Higher Education Innovation Funding [HEIF]. 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. Joint PI with Prof Childs. 2014- 2015. £165,000
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDasH). Developing Research Capacity at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH). Principal Investigator. 2014-2015. £20,000
The Wellcome Trust. How might improving Financial Capability (FC) enhance health at an individual and population level?. Collaborator (PI: Dr Peter Allmark). 2014. £5,000 B. Braun Medical Ltd. Developing an in-house health economics capacity at B. Braun Medical Ltd. Joint PI with Prof Malcolm Whitfield. 2013-2014. £27,000
Hull City Council. Social Capital, Resilience and Health in the City of Hull. Co-applicant (PI: Professor Geoff Green). 2012. £40,000
NIHR CLAHRC. Second Life for the Third Age. Co-applicant (PI: Dr Ben Heller). 2012. £16,000
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. Improving the long-term persistence of effects of interventions aimed at encouraging the routine practice of physical activity among individuals in the pre-clinical stage of anxiety and depression. Principal Investigator. 2011-2012. £50,000
Engineering for Life. Engaging coping strategies for enhanced use of assistive technology. Co-applicant (PI: Dr A. Yoxall). 2011. £2,500
Engineering for Life. Second lives for the third age. [Evaluating the feasibility of relating physical interface (Second Lives for the Third Age, SLTA) to emotional wellbeing and mental health.] Co-applicant (PI: Dr B. Heller). 2010-2011. £5,000
The European Commission. Lifelong Learning Programme. Identify gaps in nurses' professional competencies for conducting patient handover and to address their competency gaps through providing nurses with an innovative VET programme and guidebook on how to conduct handover safely and effectively. Travel Grant. Principal Investigator. 2011. £860
NHS Yorkshire & the Humber. Every Contact Counts: Economic Evaluation. Co-applicant (PI: Professor Malcolm Whitfield). 2010. £24,000
The European Commission. Lifelong Learning Programme. Developing an Evidence-Based Approach to City Level Public Health Planning & Investment in Europe. Co-applicant (PI: Professor Malcolm Whitfield). 2008-2010. £355,000
The European Commission. Lifelong Learning Programme. Bridging the Gap of General Practitioners Competence on European Market. Collaborator (PI: Dr A. Windak). 2008-2010. £355,000
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
Ecorys (Leonardo UK National Agency, ECOTEC Research and Consulting)
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. 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
I currently supervise two postgraduate students.
I am interested in supervising research students in topic areas such as health promotion, physical activity behaviour amongst different patient groups, and the impact of mindfulness on a range of mental and physical conditions.