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portrait of Dr Sadie Lawes-Wickwar

Dr Sadie Lawes-Wickwar

Visiting Lecturer in Health Psychology

School of Health Sciences, Division of Health Services Research and Management

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Postal Address

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

About

Overview

Sadie is a Health Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Since completing her BSc Psychology at the University of Portsmouth in 2007, Sadie has worked in a number of academic and applied roles. After working as Research Officer and then Alcohol Interventions Practitioner at Portsmouth City Council, Sadie undertook her MSc in Health Psychology at King’s College London and University College London. Sadie then worked as a Research Assistant at City in the Centre for Health Services Research in 2010, where she has since undertaken her PhD and postdoctoral research. Sadie later worked as Public Health Analyst at Islington and Camden Councils where she evaluated local public health services and health behaviour campaigns and advised service commissioners and local healthcare teams in the design of mixed methods evaluations.

In 2014 Sadie completed her PhD, which won The Seymour Fisher Outstanding Body Image Dissertation Award. Sadie also received a City School of Health Sciences (SHS) Research Progress Award for the timely completion of her thesis and contribution to the school during her PhD. For her postdoctoral research Sadie coordinated and implemented a randomised controlled trial of a new patient-initiated treatment service for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm compared to standard care at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Sadie now works a research consultant advising and supporting organisations in understanding the experiences of patients and the public of their health and healthcare services.

Sadie also has a background in lecturing and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Sadie has taught on a range of health science programmes in SHS since 2013 and has held a position as Visiting Lecturer in Health Psychology in SHS since 2016.

Qualifications

  1. Introductory Certificate in Academic Practice, City, University of London, United Kingdom, Jan 2013 – Apr 2014
  2. PhD Health Psychology, City, University of London, United Kingdom, Oct 2011 – Dec 2014
  3. MSc Health Psychology, King's College London, United Kingdom, Oct 2009 – Oct 2010
  4. BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, Oct 2004 – Jul 2007

Postgraduate training

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, City, University of London, London, United Kingdom, Apr 2015 – Apr 2016
  2. Qualification in Health Psychology, British Psychological Society, London, United Kingdom, May 2013 – Jun 2016

Employment

  1. Public Health Analyst, Islington Council, Nov 2017 – Nov 2018
  2. Visiting Lecturer, City, University of London, Oct 2016 – present
  3. Research Fellow, City, University of London, Apr 2015 – Nov 2017
  4. PhD Candidate, City, University London, Sep 2011 – Apr 2015
  5. Research Assistant, City University London, London, Jan – May 2011

Fellowships

  1. Fellow, Higher Education Academy, Jan 2015 – present

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
  2. Practitioner Health Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  3. Member, Division of Health Psychology (BPS)

Awards

  1. Body Image: An International Journal of Research (2015) The Seymour Fisher Outstanding Body Image Dissertation Annual Award
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  2. School of Health Sciences (2014) Research Progress Award
  3. City, University of London (2011) Doctoral Scholarship

Research

Research Overview

Sadie's research for over ten years has involved the evaluation of health services and public health interventions, the psychosocial impact of chronic conditions, appearance-altering conditions, and patients' perceptions and expectations of their health and treatment.

Since her PhD, Sadie coordinated and implemented an RCT of a patient-led treatment service for adults with blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm as Research Fellow. Later Sadie worked as Public Health Analyst leading mixed methods evaluations of public health services and interventions and advising commissioners and healthcare staff in the design of mixed methods service evaluations. Sadie now works as a freelance research consultant.

Research Interests

- Psychosocial adjustment in long-term conditions
- Appearance-altering conditions and reconstructive surgery
- Patient-centered care
- Illness and treatment beliefs
- Patient-reported outcome measurement
- Mixed methods service evaluations

Publications

Journal articles (13)

  1. Murta, F.R., Waxman, J., Skilton, A., Wickwar, S., Bonstein, K., Cable, R. … Ezra, D.G. (2019). The first UK national blepharospasm patient and public involvement day; identifying priorities. Orbit (London). doi:10.1080/01676830.2019.1657469.
  2. Lawes-Wickwar, S., McBain, H. and Mulligan, K. (2018). Application and Effectiveness of Telehealth to Support Severe Mental Illness Management: Systematic Review. JMIR Mental Health, 5(4). doi:10.2196/mental.8816.
  3. Wickwar, S., McBain, H., Edmunds, M.R., Ezra, D.G., Rose, G.E. and Newman, S.P. (2018). Patients’ expectations for the functional and psychosocial outcomes of orbital decompression surgery for thyroid eye disease: a qualitative study. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 23(4), pp. 475–484. doi:10.1080/13548506.2017.1356930.
  4. Wickwar, S., McBain, H., Newman, S.P., Hirani, S.P., Hurt, C., Dunlop, N. … Ezra, D.G. (2016). Erratum to "Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a patient-initiated botulinum toxin treatment model for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm compared to standard care: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial" [Trials. 17, (2016), 129]. Trials, 17(1). doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1502-2.
  5. Jenkinson, E. and Wickwar, S. (2016). Patient expectations of surgery outcomes for appearance-altering eye conditions. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 5(4).
  6. Wickwar, S., McBain, H., Newman, S.P., Hirani, S.P., Hurt, C., Dunlop, N. … Ezra, D.G. (2016). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a patient-initiated botulinum toxin treatment model for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm compared to standard care: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1). doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1263-y.
  7. Wickwar, S., McBain, H., Ezra, D.G., Hirani, S., Rose, G.E. and Newman, S.P. (2015). The psychosocial and clinical outcomes following orbital decompression surgery for thyroid eye disease and predictors of change in quality of life. Ophthalmology, 122(12), pp. 2568–2576. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.08.030.
  8. Wickwar, S., Mcbain, H.B., Ezra, D.G., Hirani, S.P., Rose, G.E. and Newman, S.P. (2015). Which factors are associated with quality of life in patients with Graves' orbitopathy presenting for orbital decompression surgery? Eye (Basingstoke), 29(7), pp. 951–957. doi:10.1038/eye.2015.76.
  9. Wickwar, S. (2015). What is the psychological impact of thyroid eye disease and does orbital decompression surgery improve outcomes? TEDct Newsletter (Associated with The British Thyroid Foundation), (Spring 2015), pp. 10–15.
  10. Wickwar, S., McBain, H.B., Ezra, D.G., Hirani, S.P., Rose, G.E. and Newman, S.P. (2014). What are the psychosocial outcomes of treatment for thyroid eye disease? A systematic review. Thyroid, 24(9), pp. 1407–1418. doi:10.1089/thy.2014.0037.
  11. Wickwar, S., Buerkle, K., McBain, H., Ciciriello, S., Osborne, R.H., Wedderburn, L.R. … Newman, S.P. (2013). Adaptation of the methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis knowledge questionnaire (MiRAK) for use with parents of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A qualitative study. Pediatric Rheumatology, 11(1). doi:10.1186/1546-0096-11-27.
  12. Wickwar, S., McBain, H., Hirani, S., Hurt, C., Dunlop, N., Solly, D. … Ezra, D. Illness and treatment perceptions in adults with periocular facial dystonias. .
  13. Lawes-Wickwar, S., McBain, H., Hirani, S., Hurt, C., Dunlop, N., Solly, D. … Ezra, D. What are the associations between demographic, clinical and psychosocial factors with quality of life in adults with blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm? .

Education

Teaching

Undergraduate:
HS1001 - BSc Mental Health Nursing - Engaging in Practice (PPD) (2015-2017)

Postgraduate:
HRM001 - MRes Clinical Research & MSc Health Services Research & Management - Introduction to Research Methods
HRM002 - MRes Clinical Research & MSc Health Services Research & Management - Advanced Research Methods
HYM006 - MSc Health Psychology - Understanding & Managing Long Term Conditions (Module Lead 2016-17)
DPsych (Health) - Placement Coordinator & Lecture on Health Psychology Consultancy
MSc Health Psychology - Visiting Lecturer

Teaching Assistant at Birkbeck, University of London, for BSc Psychology Research Methods II module 2012 - 2015.

Research supervision

Regina Tavengwa - MSc Advanced Nursing Practice 2017
Clare Kasza - MSc Health Policy 2017
Emily Robson - Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology (completed 2018)

Other Activities

Editorial activity

  1. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, Associate Editor.

Events/conferences (14)

  1. Health Inequalities Research Network Conference 2018. (Conference) London, UK (2018).
    Paper: How are Health and Wellbeing Referral Hubs in the London Boroughs of Islington and Camden Delivered and What are the Experiences of Staff and Local Residents?
    Author: Lawes-Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: Argyropulos, E.; Sandford, I.; Choi, M.; Davies, B.; Taylor-Pauli, Z.; Hogarth, S.; Heer-Matiana, B.
  2. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference. (Conference) Newcastle, UK (2018). Session/Day Chair and Organising Committee.
    Paper: The impact of facial dystonia on quality of life and factors determining quality of life
    Author: Lawes-Wickwar, S
    Co-authors: McBain, H; Hirani, S. P.; Hurt, C.; Dunlop, N.; Solly, D.; Crampton, B.; Newman, S. P; Ezra, D.G.
  3. UK Society for Behavioual Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. (Conference) Liverpool (2017).
    Paper: The illness and treatment beliefs of adults with blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm receiving botulinum toxin treatment
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Hirani, S.; Hurt, C.; Dunlop, N.; Newman, S.; Ezra, D.
  4. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting. (Conference) Liverpool (2017).
    Paper: What is the impact of blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm on quality of life and which factors determine quality of life?
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Hirani, S.; Hurt, C.; Dunlop, N.; Newman, S.; Ezra, D.
  5. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference. (Conference) Cardiff (2017).
    Paper: The use and effectiveness of technology to support the management of severe mental illness: A systematic review
    Author: Wickwar, S
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Mulligan, K.
  6. European Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) Annual Meeting. (Conference) Athens (2016).
    Paper: What are the psychosocial & clinical outcomes of orbital decompression for thyroid eye disease and which factors predict change in quality of life?
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Hirani, S.; Rose, G.; Newman, S.; Ezra, D.
    Description: Poster presented at the 35th meeting of the European Society for Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  7. Appearance Matters 7. (Conference) London (2016).
    Paper: The impact of orbital decompression surgery for thyroid eye disease on quality of life
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Hirani, S., Ezra, D.; Rose, G.; Newman, S.
    Description: Paper presented at Appearance Matters 7, Royal College of Surgeons, London
  8. BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference. (Conference) London (2015).
    Paper: Impact of orbital decompression surgery on quality of life in thyroid eye disease
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Hirani, S.; Rose, G.; Ezra, D.; Newman, S.
    Description: Paper presented at BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2015
  9. Oculoplastic Allied Health Professional Study Day. (Conference) (2015).
    Paper: A patient-initiated botulinum toxin treatment model for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm
    Author: Wickwar, S.
  10. School of Health Sciences Annual Doctoral Research Conference. (Conference) City University London (2014).
    Paper: What is the impact of treatment on psychosocial outcomes for thyroid eye disease (TED)? A systematic review
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Hirani, S.; Ezra, D.; Rose, G.; Newman, S.
    Description: Paper presented at Annual Doctoral Research Conference, School of Health Sciences, City University London
  11. European Society for Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) Annual Meeting. (Conference) Budapest, Hungary (2014).
    Paper: Patients' expectations of orbital decompression surgery for thyroid eye disease: Are they being met?
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Hirani, S.; Ezra, D.; Rose, G.; Newman, S.
    Description: Paper presented European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) conference.
  12. Appearance Matters 6. (Conference) Bristol, UK (2014).
    Paper: What factors predict quality of life in patients with thyroid eye disease seeking orbital decompression surgery?
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain. H.; Hirani, S.; Ezra, D.; Rose, G.; Newman, S.
    Description: Paper presented at Appearance Matters 6, Centre for Appearance Research.
  13. British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) Annual Meeting. (Conference) Liverpool, UK (2014).
    Paper: Appearance concern and social avoidance in patients with thyroid eye disease
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Hirani, S.; Ezra, D.; Rose, G.; Newman, S.
    Description: Paper presented at the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) conference.
  14. British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) Annual Meeting. (Conference) Bristol, UK (2013).
    Paper: Predictors of Quality of Life (QoL) in patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) seeking orbital decompression surgery
    Author: Wickwar, S.
    Co-authors: McBain, H.; Hirani, S.; Ezra, D.; Rose, G.; Newman, S.
    Description: Poster presented at the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) conference.

Other

  1. - Peer Reviewer for PeerJ, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) and British Journal of General Practice.
    - Associate Editor, PRS Global Open