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A224, College Building

Postal Address

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

About

Overview

Dr Lorna Rixon is a health psychology specialist working in Health Services Research who re-joined Professor Stanton Newman and is research group in October 2009. She worked in the area of self-management for chronic illness, and as a smoking cessation advisor and later took on a post at Guy's Hospital looking at return to work and recovery from cancer. She completed her PhD at King's College London and gained chartered status in Health Psychology at University College London.

Lorna's background is in health psychology. She completed her training in Health Psychology at University College London, and was awarded her PhD from King's College London. Her doctoral thesis examined the role of illness perceptions and mood in recovery from cancer. She currently works on the Whole Systems Demonstrator programme as a Research Fellow with Professor Stanton Newman and his team at City University London to investigate the role of assistive technologies for chronic disease management.

Qualifications

BSc, MSc, CPyschol., PhD

Professional Bodies

- Division of Health Psychology
- British Psychological Society

Research

Research Overview

Lorna's current research activities include working on the Whole System Demonstrator (WSD) Project evaluating telehealth and telecare for patients with long term conditions and social care needs. Supporting Professor Newman with a European implementation project in collaboration with Philips Healthcare on Advancing Care Coordination and Telehealth (ACT) across Europe.

Her research interests following on from her PhD work include exploring cognition, emotion and quality of life in patients recovering from cancer and cognitive functioning during chemotherapy. The development and evaluation of cognitive and behavioural interventions in healthcare.

Research Areas

- Quality of life, psychological wellbeing and cognitive functioning in chronic illness
- The role of illness perceptions in explaining individual differences in chronic disease management and recovery from illness
- The dynamic relationship between cognition and emotion in recovery from illness
- Psychological and behavioural interventions to improve recovery from illness, and management of long-term conditions (including self-management, telehealth and patient support programmes)

Research Centres

- Health Services Research

Grants

Pump priming grant for a systematic review and pilot study exploring cognitive functioning in cancer patients. 

Principal Collaborators

- Professor Stanton Newman

Research Students

Marie Rose-Dwek

Attendance: 2014 – 2017, part-time

Thesis title: Cancer, Cognition and Quality of Life

Role: 2nd Supervisor

Publications

Conference papers and proceedings (9)

  1. Piggin, L., Dwek, M.-.R., Propper, D., Machesney, M., Rixon, L., Newman, S. … Hurt, C. (2017). Perceived cognitive impairment and quality of life during adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer: a preliminary report from a longitudinal study.
  2. Piggin, L., Dwek, M.-.R., Machesney, M., Propper, D., Rixon, L., Newman, S. … Hurt, C. (2016). Chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment in adults with colorectal cancer: preliminary data exploring perceived impairment in relation to fatigue, anxiety, and low mood.
  3. Hurt, C.S., Rixon, L., Chaudhuri, K.R., Moss-Morris, R., Samuel, M. and Brown, R.G. (2016). Identification of barriers preventing disclosure of non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's patients to healthcare providers.
  4. Griva, K., Deane, J., Rixon, L., Shahab, L. and Newman, S.P. (2015). THE DIFFERENTIAL COURSE OF NEUROCOGNITIVE FUNCTIONING IN DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION - A SIX YEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDY. 52nd Congress of the European-Renal-Association-European-Dialysis-and-Transplant-Assocation 28-31 May, London, ENGLAND.
  5. Beynon, M., Hirani, S., Cartwright, M., Rixon, L., Doll, H., Henderson, C. … Newman, S. (2012). The impact on carers of individuals with social care needs: the Whole Systems Demonstrator study.
  6. Cartwright, M., Hirani, S., Rixon, L., Beynon, M., Doll, H. and Newman, S. (2012). The effect of Telehealth on disease-specific quality of life in patients with heart failure: the Whole Systems Demonstrator Telehealth Questionnaire Study.
  7. Rixon, L., Hirani, S.P., Cartwright, M., Beynon, M., Doll, H. and Newman, S.P. (2012). A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial of telehealth on disease specific quality of life in patients' with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their health-related quality of life and psychological distress over 1 year in the Whole System Demonstrator programme.
  8. Hirani, S., Rixon, L., Cartwright, M., Beynon, M., Doll, H. and Newman, S. (2012). Exploring the impact of a Tele-health intervention on specific quality of life domains and psychological well-being in diabetic patients within the Whole Systems Demonstrator Questionnaire Study.
  9. Rixon, L., Cooper, A.F., Grunfeld, B.A., Hankins, M. and Weinman, J. (2009). Cancer survivors and significant others illness perceptions: Is the patients' perception of the dyad important?

Journal articles (33)

  1. Dwek, M.R., Rixon, L., Hurt, C., Simon, A. and Newman, S. (2017). Is there a relationship between objectively measured cognitive changes in patients with solid tumours undergoing chemotherapy treatment and their health-related quality of life outcomes? A systematic review. Psycho-Oncology, 26(10), p. -1432. doi:10.1002/pon.4331.
  2. Rixon, L., Hirani, S.P., Cartwright, M., Beynon, M., Doll, H., Steventon, A. … Newman, S.P. (2017). A RCT of telehealth for COPD patient's quality of life: the whole system demonstrator evaluation. Clinical Respiratory Journal, 11(4), pp. 459–469. doi:10.1111/crj.12359.
  3. Tyagi, M., Fteropoulli, T., Hurt, C.S., Hirani, S.P., Rixon, L., Davies, A. … Newman, S.P. (2017). Cognitive dysfunction in adult CHD with different structural complexity. Cardiology in the Young, 27(5), pp. 851–859. doi:10.1017/S1047951116001396.
  4. Hirani, S.P., Rixon, L., Beynon, M., Cartwright, M., Cleanthous, S., Selva, A. … Newman, S.P. (2017). Quantifying beliefs regarding telehealth: Development of the Whole Systems Demonstrator Service User Technology Acceptability Questionnaire. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 23(4), pp. 460–469. doi:10.1177/1357633X16649531.
  5. Hurt, C.S., Rixon, L., Chaudhuri, K.R., Moss-Morris, R., Samuel, M. and Brown, R.G. (2016). Identifying barriers to help-seeking for non-motor symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease. Journal of health psychology p. 1359105316683239. doi:10.1177/1359105316683239.
  6. Rixon, L., Baron, J., McGale, N., Lorencatto, F., Francis, J. and Davies, A. (2016). Methods used to address fidelity of receipt in health intervention research: a citation analysis and systematic review. BMC health services research, 16(1), p. 663.
  7. dwek, M., Rixon, L., Simon, A., Hurt, C. and Newman, S. (2016). Examining Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Changes in Colorectal Cancer Patients: A Feasibility Trial. Cancer Open Access, 1(1), pp. 5–8.
  8. Eriksson, L.E., Fritzell, K., Rixon, L., Björk, J. and Wettergren, L. (2016). The role of illness perceptions in adherence to surveillance in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Psycho-Oncology pp. 699–706. doi:10.1002/pon.3997.
  9. Dwek, M.-.R., Rixon, L., Simon, A. and Newman, S. (2015). Examining the Effects of Adjuvant Chemotherapy Treatment on Cognition in Colorectal Cancer Patients: A Feasibility Trial. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 24, pp. 329–329.
  10. Dwek, M.R., Rixon, L., Simon, A., Hurt, C. and Newman, S. (2015). Examining the effects of adjuvant chemotherapy on cognition and the impact of any cognitive impairment on quality of life in colorectal cancer patients: Study protocol. BMC Psychology, 3(1). doi:10.1186/S40359-015-0100-5.
  11. Henderson, C., Knapp, M., Fernandez, J.-.L., Beecham, J., Hirani, S.P., Beynon, M. … Newman, S.P. (2014). Cost-effectiveness of telecare for people with social care needs: the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. AGE AND AGEING, 43(6), pp. 794–800. doi:10.1093/ageing/afu067.
  12. Hirani, S.P., Beynon, M., Cartwright, M., Rixon, L., Doll, H., Henderson, C. … Newman, S.P. (2014). The effect of telecare on the quality of life and psychological well-being of elderly recipients of social care over a 12-month period: the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. Age Ageing, 43(3), pp. 334–341. doi:10.1093/ageing/aft185.
  13. Rixon, L., Hirani, S.P., Cartwright, M., Beynon, M., Selva, A., Sanders, C. … Newman, S.P. (2013). What influences withdrawal because of rejection of telehealth - the whole systems demonstrator evaluation. Journal of Assistive Technologies, 7(4), pp. 219–227. doi:10.1108/JAT-06-2013-0017.
  14. Davies, A., Rixon, L. and Newman, S. (2013). Systematic review of the effects of telecare provided for a person with social care needs on outcomes for their informal carers. Health Soc Care Community, 21(6), pp. 582–597. doi:10.1111/hsc.12035.
  15. Steventon, A., Bardsley, M., Billings, J., Dixon, J., Doll, H., Beynon, M. … Newman, S. (2013). Effect of telecare on use of health and social care services: findings from the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. Age Ageing, 42(4), pp. 501–508. doi:10.1093/ageing/aft008.
  16. Beynon, M., Hirani, S.P., Cartwright, M., Rixon, L. and Newman, S.P. (2013). Does carer quality of life benefit from care-recipients receiving telecare? A case-control prospective study. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 28, pp. 12–12.
  17. Henderson, C., Knapp, M., Fernández, J.-.L., Beecham, J., Hirani, S.P., Cartwright, M. … Whole System Demonstrator evaluation team, (2013). Cost effectiveness of telehealth for patients with long term conditions (Whole Systems Demonstrator telehealth questionnaire study): nested economic evaluation in a pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 346.
  18. Cooper, A.F., Hankins, M., Rixon, L., Eaton, E. and Grunfeld, E.A. (2013). Distinct work-related, clinical and psychological factors predict return to work following treatment in four different cancer types. Psycho-Oncology, 22(3), pp. 659–667. doi:10.1002/pon.3049.
  19. Cartwright, M., Hirani, S.P., Rixon, L., Beynon, M., Doll, H., Bower, P. … Whole Systems Demonstrator Evaluation Team, (2013). Effect of telehealth on quality of life and psychological outcomes over 12 months (Whole Systems Demonstrator telehealth questionnaire study): nested study of patient reported outcomes in a pragmatic, cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 346.
  20. Grunfeld, E.A., Drudge-Coates, L., Rixon, L., Eaton, E. and Cooper, A.F. (2013). "The only way I know how to live is to work": a qualitative study of work following treatment for prostate cancer. Health Psychol, 32(1), pp. 75–82. doi:10.1037/a0030387.
  21. Steventon, A., Bardsley, M., Billings, J., Dixon, J., Doll, H., Hirani, S. … Whole System Demonstrator Evaluation Team, (2012). Effect of telehealth on use of secondary care and mortality: findings from the Whole System Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. BMJ, 344.
  22. Henderson, C., Knapp, M., Fernandez, J.-.L., Beecham, J., Hirani, S., Beynon, M. … Doll, H. (2012). Cost-effectiveness of telehealth in people with social care needs: the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTEGRATED CARE, 12.
  23. Steventon, A., Bardsley, M., Billings, J., Dixon, J., Doll, H., Hirani, S. … Whole, S.D.E.T. (2012). Effect of telehealth on use of secondary care and mortality: findings from the Whole System Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 344.
  24. Turner-Cobb, J.M., Rixon, L. and Jessop, D.S. (2011). Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity and upper respiratory tract infection in young children transitioning to primary school. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 214(1), pp. 309–317. doi:10.1007/s00213-010-1965-x.
  25. Walburn, J., Vedhara, K., Hankins, M., Rixon, L. and Weinman, J. (2009). Psychological stress and wound healing in humans: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Psychosom Res, 67(3), pp. 253–271. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2009.04.002.
  26. Grunfeld, E.A., Rixon, L., Eaton, E. and Cooper, A.F. (2008). The organisational perspective on the return to work of employees following treatment for cancer. J Occup Rehabil, 18(4), pp. 381–388. doi:10.1007/s10926-008-9152-1.
  27. Turner-Cobb, J.M., Rixon, L. and Jessop, D.S. (2008). A prospective study of diurnal cortisol responses to the social experience of school transition in four-year-old children: anticipation, exposure, and adaptation. Dev Psychobiol, 50(4), pp. 377–389. doi:10.1002/dev.20298.
  28. Brown, C.T., Yap, T., Cromwell, D.A., Rixon, L., Steed, L., Mulligan, K. … Emberton, M. (2007). Self management for men with lower urinary tract symptoms: randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 334(7583), p. 25. doi:10.1136/bmj.39010.551319.AE.
  29. Andrews, G.J., Brodie, D.A., Andrews, J.P., Hillan, E., Gail Thomas, B., Wong, J. … Rixon, L. (2006). Professional roles and communications in clinical placements: a qualitative study of nursing students' perceptions and some models for practice. Int J Nurs Stud, 43(7), pp. 861–874. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2005.11.008.
  30. Newman, S., Brown, C., Yap, T., Cromwell, D., Rixon, L., Steed, L. … Emberton, M. (2006). Evaluation of a self-management intervention for men with lower urinary tract symptoms. PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 21, pp. 111–111.
  31. Brodie, D.A., Andrews, G.J., Andrews, J.P., Thomas, B.G., Wong, J. and Rixon, L. (2005). Working in London hospitals: perceptions of place in nursing students' employment considerations. Soc Sci Med, 61(9), pp. 1867–1881. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.03.042.
  32. Brodie, D.A.D.A., Andrews, G.J.G.J., Andrews, J.P.J.P., Thomas, G.B.G.B., Wong, J. and Rixon, L. (2004). Perceptions of nursing: confirmation, change and the student experience. Int J Nurs Stud, 41(7), pp. 721–733. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2004.02.009.
  33. Rixon, L., hirani, S., Cartwright, M. and Newman, S. The effect of telehealth on quality of life and psychological outcomes over a 12-month period in a diabetic cohort within the Whole Systems Demonstrator cluster randomised trial. JMIR Diabetes.

Posters (2)

  1. Rixon, L., Eaton, E., Martin, P. and Cooper, A.F. Predicting return to work in cancer survivors. Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, 2008.
  2. Martin, P., Rixon, L., Eaton, E., Cooper, A.F. and Grunfield, E.A. Barriers and facilitators in the return to work of cancer survivors. Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, 2008.

Education

Collaborators

Professor Stanton Newman

Other Activities

Keynote lecture/speech

  1. Facilitating return to work after cancer. Karolinska Institutet (2015).