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City, University of London
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About

Overview

Sadie is a Health Psychologist with special interests in the evaluation of healthcare services, patient-centered care, and quality of life in adults with long-term conditions.

Since completing her BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Portsmouth in 2007, Sadie has worked in a number of academic and applied practitioner roles evaluating, designing, and delivering healthcare interventions. After working as an Alcohol Interventions Practitioner for Portsmouth City Council, Sadie undertook her MSc in Health Psychology at King’s College London and University College London. Sadie then began working 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.

In 2014 Sadie was awarded her PhD titled "The psychosocial and clinical outcomes of orbital decompression surgery in thyroid eye disease". For her PhD Sadie received a School of Health Sciences Research Progress Award and won The Seymour Fisher Outstanding Body Image Dissertation Award. Sadie's postdoctoral research investigated a new patient-initiated treatment service for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Sadie completed her Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2) via the BPS route alongside her PhD and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Health Psychologist.

Sadie also has a background in Lecturing, having worked for 3 years as a Teaching Assistant at Birkbeck, University of London, and now as Visiting Lecturer for the DPsych and MSc Health Psychology programmes in the School of Health Sciences. Sadie also has a position as a Public Health Analyst at Islington and Camden Councils where she evaluates local healthcare services and health behavior change interventions.

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 – present
  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 special interests are in the psychosocial impact of chronic conditions, patient-centered care and evaluating healthcare services.

Since her PhD, Sadie has been leading a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a patient-led treatment service for adults with blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Sadie is also a Public Health Analyst, where she evaluates local healthcare services designed to reduce health inequalities in the London boroughs of Islington and Camden. Sadie also advises public health practitioners, commissioners, and voluntary sector organisations in the use of evaluation methods, health behavior theory, and evidence-based practice.

Research Interests

- Psychosocial adjustment in long-term conditions
- Appearance-altering conditions
- Patient-centered care
- Illness and treatment beliefs
- Patient-reported outcome measure design and validation

Research Groups

- Centre for Health Services Research
- Impact of Disease and Treatment Group
- Telehealth and Telecare Group
- Ophthalmic Assessments and Patient Outcomes following Ophthalmic Interventions Group

Principal Collaborators

- Dr Hayley McBain, Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, City University London
- Professor Stanton Newman, Professor of Health Psychology & Dean, School of Health Sciences, City University London
- Dr Shashi Hirani, Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, City University London
- Mr Daniel Ezra, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital
- Professor Geoff Rose, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Research Students

Further information: Sadie supervises the following MSc and DPsych research students:

Regina Tavengwa, MSc Advanced Nursing Practice. Project: Healthcare professionals' views about implementing a risk stratification tool aimed at reducing complications on the day of cataract surgery

Claire Kasza, MSc Health Policy. Project: The future of patient participation groups in general practice: A critical analysis

Emily Robson, DPsych (Health). Project: The long-term benefit of alternative therapies as part of an integrated cancer care service

Publications

Journal articles (12)

  1. 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.
  2. Wickwar, S., McBain, H. and Mulligan, K. (2017). The use and effectiveness of technology to support the management of severe mental illness: A systematic review (Preprint). JMIR Mental Health. doi:10.2196/mental.8816.
  3. 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.
  4. Jenkinson, E. and Wickwar, S. (2016). Patient expectations of surgery outcomes for appearance-altering eye conditions. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 5(4).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Wickwar, S., McBain, H., Hirani, S., Hurt, C., Dunlop, N., Solly, D. … Ezra, D. Illness and treatment perceptions in adults with periocular facial dystonias. .
  12. Wickwar, S. 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)

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

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

Other Activities

Editorial activity

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

Events/conferences (12)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Oculoplastic Allied Health Professional Study Day. (Conference) (2015).
    Paper: A patient-initiated botulinum toxin treatment model for blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm
    Author: Wickwar, S.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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