Dr Katherine Curtis Tyler
Katherine is a Senior Lecturer in Child Health. Her particular research interest is users’ expertise in developing effective intervention for child health, and long-term healthcare.
Katherine 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 exploring the implementation of long-term care and preventative health provision for children 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).
In 2009 she returned to City, University of London, where she now combines teaching with research in child public health and health services development. She reviews for leading medical and sociology journals, and is an invited grant reviewer for NIHR (National Institute of Health Research).
- PhD Health services research, City, University of London, United Kingdom
- MSc (Distinction) Applied Research Methods, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
- PGCE, University of West of England at Bristol, UK
- BA (Hons) (2i) English, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
- Programme director (maternity cover) MRes Clinical Research, School of Health Sciences, Aug 2017 – present
- Senior Personal Tutor for Research, Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research, Jul 2016 – present
- Lead, Proportionate Ethics Review, Centre for Child and Maternal Health Research, Sep 2015 – present
- Research Ethics Committee, School of Health Sciences, Jul 2015 – present
users’ expertise; child health inequalities; long-term care; qualitative methodologies; evidence synthesis
What makes for a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ paediatric chronic illness health care service from the viewpoint of children, young people, carers, clinicians and support staff in England. A rapid narrative review (funded by DH via Policy Research Unit in Health of Children, Young People and Families)
Qualitative component of population-level evaluation of a family-based community intervention for childhood overweight and obesity (NIHR)
Clinicians’ and patients’ views about use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) and paediatric diabetes services in the UK (Funded by DH via Children’s Policy Research Unit)
INVITED GRANT PEER REVIEWER
NIHR (National Institute of Health Research)
JOURNAL PEER REVIEWER
- British Medical Journal
- Sociology of Health and Illness
- Child: care, health and development
- BMC pregnancy and childbirth
- Diabetes, research and clinical practice
Attendance: Jul 2017 – present
Thesis title: Stakeholder views and experiences of community dental public health programmes in primary schools
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 community-based dental provision for young children in order to inform the development of provision that better meets the needs of children and their families.
Attendance: Jan 2016 – present
Thesis title: Public attitudes to the health system in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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.
Attendance: Jul 2011 – Nov 2015
Thesis title: Interventions during the second stage of labour - their use in Jeddah, KSA
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.
Attendance: Sep 2010 – present
Thesis title: Exploring the influences in teenage pregnancy choices: Inspired by the national targets to reduce teenage pregnancy
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 aims to explore these young women's choices about parenthood and contraception and their perceptions of what influences these.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tyler, K. (2008). The ethics of social research with children: an introduction. MA Children’s Rights 6 December, Free University, Berlin, Germany.
- 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.
- Tyler, K. (2007). Stakeholder views: building the evidence base using methods from systematic review. Campbell Colloquium 16 May.
- 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.
- Curtis, K. (2005). Children’s management of their chronic illness: diabetes as a case study. BSA Medical Sociology conference 17 September.
- 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.
- Sinha, S., Jayakody, A., Curtis, K., Viner, R. and Roberts, H. (2005). How much does ethnicity influence adolescent sexual behavior?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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..
- Tyler, K. (2009). A review of programmes to reduce alcohol misuse amongst young people. IOE.
- 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?.
- Tyler, K. (2008). Findings from knowledge exchange activity arising from a study of the contribution of school-aged children's views to their care..
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Curtis, K. and Roberts, H. (2004). Children and health: making the link. London, UK.
- 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.
- 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.
PROGRAMME DIRECTOR (maternity cover)
MRes Clinical Research https://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/clinical-research-mres
Application of research in clinical settings (MRes Clinical Research) CRM002
Social science and health (BSc Children’s Nursing) HS1012
OTHER TEACHING / SUPERVISION INCLUDES
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
- 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).
- Reflections on using Framework to analyse qualitative data. Anna Freud Centre, London (2013).
- Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Post-graduate teaching programme. (2013).
Description: Stakeholders' views of patient-reported outcome measures in CAMHS and paediatric diabetes
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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