Ryc is a PhD student in Health Psychology and joined in October 2014. She is studying the interprofessional relationships and the practice of collaborative working between midwives and health visitors in maternal and child health services.
Ryc completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology in Australia, then moved to the UK to do her MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology. During this time she was an affiliate researcher at the Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research On Sleep (MICROS), where she contributed to a review of randomised controlled trials of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia.
BPsych (Bachelor of Psychology); MSc Clinical and Health Psychology; PhD Health Services Research
Ryc's current research aims to understand the processes underlying collaborative practice between midwives and health visitors in the context of maternal and child health service provision. She aims to identify means through which communication and integration between these professions could be strengthened.
- Maternal and Child Health
- Behavioural Sleep Medicine
- Health Inequalities
- Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research
- Professor Ros Bryar (City University London)
- Dr Ellinor Olander (City University London)
- Dr Simon Kyle (University of Oxford)
- Ballesio, A., Aquino, M.R.J., Feige, B., Johann, A., Kyle, S.D., Spiegelhalder, K., Lombardo, C., Ruecker, G., Riemann, D. and Baglioni, C. (2016). Network meta-analysis on the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapies for insomnia on daytime depression and fatigue. .
- Aquino, M.R.J., Smith, D. and Edge, D. (2013). Midwives' experiences of providing maternity care for women from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds: An exploratory study. .
- Aquino, M.R.J.V., Olander, E.K., Needle, J.J. and Bryar, R.M. (2016). Midwives’ and health visitors’ collaborative relationships: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 62, pp. 193–206. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.08.002.
- Newham, J.J., Roberts, H., Aquino, M.R.J. and Olander, E.K. (2016). Supporting early family life: the importance of public health programmes. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 34(3), pp. 221–223. doi:10.1080/02646838.2016.1182812.
- Ballesio, A., Aquino, M.R.J.V., Feige, B., Johann, A.F., Kyle, S.D., Spiegelhalder, K., Lombardo, C., Rücker, G., Riemann, D. and Baglioni, C. (2016). The effectiveness of behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapies for insomnia on depressive and fatigue symptoms: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews . doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2017.01.006.
- Kyle, S.D., Aquino, M.R.J., Miller, C.B., Henry, A.L., Crawford, M.R., Espie, C.A. and Spielman, A.J. (2015). Towards standardisation and improved understanding of sleep restriction therapy for insomnia disorder: A systematic examination of CBT-I trial content. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 23, pp. 83–88. doi:10.1016/j.smrv.2015.02.003.
- Aquino, M.R.J.V., Edge, D. and Smith, D.M. (2015). Pregnancy as an ideal time for intervention to address the complex needs of black and minority ethnic women: Views of British midwives. Midwifery, 31(3), pp. 373–379. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2014.11.006.
- Editor, Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) Quarterly.
- Editor, PsyPAG Quarterly
Graduate Member, British Psychological Society
Member, Division of Health Psychology, British Psychological Society
Student member, North American Primary Research Care Group (NAPCRG)
Trainee, UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
Affiliate member, International Society of Behavioural Medicine