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Visit Katherine Curtis Tyler

MG22, Myddelton Street Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Katherine is a Senior Lecturer in Child Health, Division of Health Services Research and Management.

She started her research career in the R&D department of the children's charity Barnardos. In 2001 she moved to the Child Health Research and Policy Unit at City, University of London to work on a range of primary and secondary studies on the implementation of long-term care and public health provision for children, young people and their families. In 2008 she spent a year as a lecturer on the Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights MA at Institute of Education (University of London) and then returned to City, University of London, to take up her current lectureship.

Her principal interest is the role of users’ expertise in developing effective provision, in particular how children’s perspectives, and those of their families, are viewed and used in these contexts.She has substantial experience of qualitative and mixed methods designs, and qualitative synthesis.

She is the senior tutor for the research degree programme in the Centre for Child and Maternal Health Research, and leads the MRes Clinical Research programme in the School. She sits on the School ethics committee, and manages proportionate ethics review for the Centre for Child and Maternal Health Research.

Qualifications

  1. PhD Health services research, City, University of London, United Kingdom
  2. MSc (Distinction) Applied Research Methods, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
  3. PGCE, University of West of England at Bristol, UK
  4. BA (Hons) (2i) English, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Employment

  1. Programme Director, MRes Clinical Research, School of Health Sciences, Aug 2017 – present
  2. Senior Tutor for Research, Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, Jul 2016 – present
  3. Lead, Proportionate Ethics Review, Centre for Child and Maternal Health Research, Sep 2015 – present
  4. Research Ethics Committee, School of Health Sciences, Jul 2015 – present

Research Students

Jacqueline Miller

Attendance: Mar 2018 – present

Thesis title: Co-designing interventions to improve the paediatric ophthalmic research experience

Role: 1st Supervisor

Charlotte Jeavons

Attendance: Jul 2017 – present

Thesis title: Stakeholder views and experiences of an opt in model of consent for primary school-based community dental health programmes

Role: 2nd Supervisor

Further information: Dental caries among primary school age children in the UK is widespread, and disproportionately affects children from poorer families. To address this, dental screening, and programmes to fluoride varnish children’s teeth are delivered via schools. However, policy-makers now require parents provide explicit consent for children to take part (Department of Health, 2006); in a large number of cases this does not happen and children are excluded. This study uses mixed methods to explore parents’ and providers’ views of and perspectives on this model of consent, with the aim of informing the development of services that better meet the needs of children and their families.

Afnan Aljaffary

Attendance: Jan 2016 – present

Thesis title: Public attitudes to the health system in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Role: 1st Supervisor

Further information: In the context of fast socio-economic change and anecdotal evidence of dissatisfaction with the health system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), this project explores views and attitudes toward the health system of KSA. A systematic review established what is known to date, and a follow-up qualitative focus group study explored patient and public perspectives in more depth. The data from these components will inform the construction of a survey instrument to measure public attitudes; and synthesis of focus group data and survey validation findings will provide up-to-date evidence on public views and attitudes towards the health system in KSA.

Roa Altaweli

Attendance: Jul 2011 – Nov 2015

Thesis title: Interventions during the second stage of labour - their use in Jeddah, KSA

Role: 2nd Supervisor

Further information: Drawing on methods from ethnography, the study aimed to explore the use of interventions during the second stage of labour among healthcare professionals in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and factors that may be influencing this.

Sarah Bekaert

Attendance: Sep 2010 – present

Thesis title: Exploring the influences in teenage pregnancy choices: Inspired by the national targets to reduce teenage pregnancy

Role: 2nd Supervisor

Further information: Hackney sexual health services developed an assertive outreach model to work with young women (under 18 years) who had had a pregnancy and to establish them on contraception. An audit of service users highlighted a small but significant group who, within 2 years of an abortion, went on to become mothers. This study explores these young women's views and experiences of parenthood and contraception, and their perceptions of what influences these.

Publications

Chapter

  1. Curtis, K. (2002). Success in the face of adversity: a partnership project to support minority ethnic pupils excluded from school. In Sachdev, D. and van Meeuwen, A. (Eds.), Are we listening yet? Working with minority ethnic communities - some models of practice London, UK: Barnardo's. ISBN 978-0-902046-78-8.

Conference papers and proceedings (11)

  1. Duran, C. and Curtis-Tyler, K. (2016). Exploring children's healthcare experiences of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) - a small scale study for service improvement.
  2. Tyler, K. (2008). The ethics of social research with children: an introduction. MA Children’s Rights 6 December, Free University, Berlin, Germany.
  3. Curtis-Tyler, K. (2008). Levers and barriers to patient-centred care with children with long-term illness in multi-cultural settings: type 1 diabetes as a case study. Tower Hamlets Community Research Network 5 February, London, UK.
  4. Tyler, K. (2007). Stakeholder views: building the evidence base using methods from systematic review. Campbell Colloquium 16 May.
  5. Curtis, K. (2005). Consulting with children and teenagers in UK: examples of approaches to meeting young people, hearing their views and publicising the findings. Children, health and well-being: a cultural perspective (module on Masters in Medical Anthropology) 25 November, Amsterdam, Holland.
  6. Curtis, K. (2005). Children’s management of their chronic illness: diabetes as a case study. BSA Medical Sociology conference 17 September.
  7. Jayakody, A., Sinha, S., Curtis, K., Roberts, H., Booy, R., Taylor, S. … Viner, R. (2005). Predictors of oral sex in a multi-ethnic sample of early UK adolescents.
  8. Sinha, S., Jayakody, A., Curtis, K., Viner, R. and Roberts, H. (2005). How much does ethnicity influence adolescent sexual behavior?
  9. Curtis, K. (2003). ‘I’ve been living in this body for 14 years, listen to me!’ A consultation with children and teenagers about their health services. 11th Annual Public Health Forum 18 March.
  10. Curtis, K. (2002). ‘I’ve been living in this body for 14 years, listen to me!’: Developing techniques to explore young people’s experiences of receiving health services. BSA Medical Sociology Group annual conference 27 September, York, UK.
  11. Curtis, K. (2002). ‘Let’s get alarmed!’ The qualitative component of a randomised controlled trial on increasing the prevalence of functioning smoke alarms in disadvantaged inner city housing. 6th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control 14 May, Montreal, Canada.

Journal articles (19)

  1. Altaweli, R., McCourt, C., Scamell, M. and Curtis Tyler, K. (2018). Ethnographic study of the use of interventions during the second stage of labor in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Birth. doi:10.1111/birt.12395.
  2. Wolpert, M., Curtis-Tyler, K. and Edbrooke-Childs, J. (2016). A Qualitative Exploration of Patient and Clinician Views on Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Child Mental Health and Diabetes Services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 43(3), pp. 309–315. doi:10.1007/s10488-014-0586-9.
  3. Arai, L., Panca, M., Morris, S., Curtis-Tyler, K., Lucas, P.J. and Roberts, H.M. (2015). Time, monetary and other costs of participation in family-based child weight management interventions:Qualitative and systematic review evidence. PLoS ONE, 10(4). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123782.
  4. Curtis-Tyler, K., Arai, L., Stephenson, T. and Roberts, H. (2015). What makes for a 'good' or 'bad' paediatric diabetes service from the viewpoint of children, young people, carers and clinicians? A synthesis of qualitative findings. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100(9), pp. 826–833. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-307517.
  5. Lucas, P.J., Curtis-Tyler, K., Arai, L., Stapley, S., Fagg, J. and Roberts, H. (2014). What works in practice: User and provider perspectives on the acceptability, affordability, implementation, and impact of a family-based intervention for child overweight and obesity delivered at scale. BMC Public Health, 14(1). doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-614.
  6. Curtis-Tyler, K. (2012). Facilitating children's contributions in clinic? Findings from an in-depth qualitative study with children with Type 1 diabetes. DIABETIC MEDICINE, 29(10), pp. 1303–1310. doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2012.03714.x.
  7. Curtis-Tyler, K. (2011). Levers and barriers to patient-centred care with children: findings from a synthesis of studies of the experiences of children living with type 1 diabetes or asthma. CHILD CARE HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, 37(4), pp. 540–550. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01180.x.
  8. Jayakody, A., Sinha, S., Tyler, K., Khadr, S.N., Clark, C., Klineberg, E. … Stansfeld, S. (2011). Early Sexual Risk Among Black and Minority Ethnicity Teenagers: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 48(5), pp. 499–506. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.08.010.
  9. Sinh, S., Jayakody, A., Curtis, K., Roberts, H. and Viner, R. (2007). "People make assumptions about our community": Sexual health amongst teenagers from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in East London. Ethnicity and Health, 12(5), pp. 423–441.
  10. Sinha, S., Curtis, K., Jayakody, A., Viner, R. and Roberts, H. (2006). Family and Peer Networks in Intimate and Sexual Relationships Amongst Teenagers in a Multicultural Area of East London. Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal, 11(1).

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  11. Alderson, P., Sutcliffe, K. and Curtis, K. (2006). Children as partners with adults in their medical care. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 91(4), pp. 300–303.
  12. Alderson, P., Sutcliffe, K. and Curtis, K. (2006). Children's competence to consent to medical treatment. Hastings Center Report, 2006(Nov-Dec), pp. 25–34.
  13. Curtis, K. and Roberts, H. (2005). Incomprehensible consent forms: Child friendly consent forms lead the way. BMJ: British Medical Journal, 330. doi:10.1136/bmj.330.7505.1450-a.
  14. Curtis, K., Roberts, H., Copperman, J. and Downie, A. (2004). ‘How come I don’t get asked no questions?’ Researching ‘hard to reach’ children and teenagers. Child and Family Social Work, 9(2), pp. 167–175. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2206.2004.00304.x.
  15. Curtis, K., Liabo, K., Rowland, D., DiGiuseppi, C. and Roberts, I. (2004). Consulted but not heard: A qualitative study of young people's views of their local health service. Health Expectations, 7(2), pp. 149–159. doi:10.1111/j.1369-7625.2004.00265.x.
  16. Roberts, H., Curtis, K., Liabo, K., Rowland, D., DiGiuseppi, C. and Roberts, I. (2004). Putting public health evidence into practice: increasing the prevalence of working smoke alarms in disadvantaged inner city housing. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 58. doi:10.1136/jech.2003.007948.
  17. Newman, T., Curtis, K. and Stephens, J. (2003). Do community-based arts programmes result in social gains? A review of empirical evidence. Community Development Journal, 38(4), pp. 310–322.
  18. Rowland, D., DiGiuseppi, C., Roberts, I., Curtis, K., Roberts, H., Ginnelly, L. … Wade, A. (2002). Prevalence of working smoke alarms in local authority inner city housing: randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 325(7371), pp. 998–1001. doi:10.1136/bmj.325.7371.998.
  19. Curtis, K. and Newman, T. (2001). Do community-based support services benefit bereaved children? A review of empirical evidence. Child: Care, Health and Development, 27(6), pp. 487–495.

Reports (11)

  1. Tyler, K. (2009). What do we know about the knowledge, attitudes, values and beliefs of parents and their children on early childhood immunisation? How this can inform the early childhood vaccination programme in Tower Hamlets..
  2. Tyler, K. (2009). A review of programmes to reduce alcohol misuse amongst young people. IOE.
  3. Curtis-Tyler, K.P., Roberts, H. and Bedford, H. (2009). What do we know about the knowledge, attitudes, values and beliefs of parents and their children on early childhood immunisation? How can this inform the early childhood vaccination programme in Tower Hamlets?.
  4. Tyler, K. (2008). Findings from knowledge exchange activity arising from a study of the contribution of school-aged children's views to their care..
  5. Curtis, K., Sinha, S., Jayakody, A., Viner, R. and Roberts, H. (2005). Contraception and unsafe sex in East London teenagers: Protective and risk factors for use of contraception among black and minority ethnic young people in East London. London, UK.
  6. Jayakody, A., Sinha, S., Curtis, K., Roberts, H. and Viner, R. (2005). Culture, identity, religion and sexual behaviour among Black and Minority Ethnic teenagers in East London. London, UK.
  7. Sinha, S., Curtis, K., Jayakody, A., Viner, R. and Roberts, H. (2005). Smoking, drinking, drug use, mental health and sexual behaviour in young people in East London. London, UK.
  8. Sinha, S., Curtis, K., Jayakody, A., Viner, R. and Roberts, H. (2005). Starting sex in East London: protective and risk factors for starting to have sex amongst Black and Minority Ethnicity young people in East London. London, UK.
  9. Curtis, K. and Roberts, H. (2004). Children and health: making the link. London, UK.
  10. Liabo, K., Curtis, K., Jenkins, N., Roberts, H., Jaguz, S. and McNeish, D. (2002). Healthy futures: A consultation with children and young people in Camden and Islington about their health services. London, UK.
  11. Liabo, K., Bolton, A., Copperman, J., Curtis, K., Downie, A., Palmer, T. … Roberts, H. (2000). The sexual exploitation of children and young people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. London, UK.

Education

Programme Director - MRes Clinical Research

https://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/clinical-research-mres

Module leadership

Application of research in clinical settings (MRes Clinical Research) CRM002

Other teaching, supervision and assessment

Dissertation module (MRes Clinical Research) CRM003
Dissertation module (MSc) APM002
Professional and Contextual issues in Health Psychology (MSc Health Psychology) HYM007
Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (MRes Clinical Research) HRM001
Clinical research placement (MRes Clinical Research) CRM001
Long-term care (BSc Children's Nursing) HS2043
Social Science and Health (BSc Children's Nursing) HS1012

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (7)

  1. Research relations: what did I plan for and how did it work out? Reflections from researching young children’s experiences of living with type 1 diabetes in East London - Seminar for MA Sociology of Childhood and Children's Rights. Institute of Education, UCL London (2014).
  2. Reflections on using Framework to analyse qualitative data. Anna Freud Centre, London (2013).
  3. Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Post-graduate teaching programme. (2013).
    Description: Stakeholders' views of patient-reported outcome measures in CAMHS and paediatric diabetes
  4. Policy Research Unit in the Health of Children, Young People and Families (CPRU), University College, London. (2013).
    Description: What are the pathways for using patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) clinically to improve care? Literature review and qualitative study - Outline for Research for Patient Benefit 22 May call
  5. National Diabetes Audit PROMs Group. (2012).
    Description: Stakeholder views of patient data collection in CAMHS and paediatric diabetes, and their implications for routine use of PROMs in clinics
  6. Policy Research Unit in the Health of Children, Young People and Families (CPRU), University College, London. (2012).
    Description: Stakeholder views of patient data collection in CAMHS and paediatric diabetes, and their implications for routine use of PROMs in clinics
  7. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (Children and Young People) Stakeholder Event. (2012).
    Description: Using standardized instruments to individualise care: stakeholder views of patient data collection in CAMHs and paediatric diabetes, and their implications for routine use of PROMs in clinics