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Dr. Siew Lee

Research Interests

My background is in nursing, midwifery and population health and my research interest include:

  • Palliative/end-of-life care, metastatic spinal cord compression
  • Long-term conditions
  • eHealth research
  • Interdisciplinary team working
  • Maternal and child health
  • Experience in quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods research

Research involvement:

  • Palliative/end of life management of people with metastatic spinal cord compression
  • Telemonitoring of COPD
  • Impact of exercises on type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Clinical trial metastatic breast cancer
  • Urology conditions

Working on a range of systematic and integrative reviews

  • Positioning and bracing for pain relief in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults. Cochrane Systematic Review - an update
  • mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low and middle income countries: systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Therapeutic exercises for affecting post-treatment swallowing in people treated for advanced-stage head and neck cancers. Cochrane Systematic Review
  • Interdisciplinary team working in primary care using normalisation process theory: an integrative review

Teaching Interests

  • My current remit is to build capacity and capability in students and staff in research and Cochrane Systematic Reviews
  • I run workshops, drop-in sessions and do teaching sessions for students undergraduate, postgraduate and staff to help them develop their reviews

  • Teach research methodology on taught Masters and structured PhD programmes
  • Supervise PhD students
  • Supervise Masters in Global Health (Distance Learning) students, University of Edinburgh
  • Academic supervisor to undergraduate nursing students, Edinburgh Napier University

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

Mental health service users' experiences of mental health care: an integrative literature review
D Newman, P O'Reilly, SH Lee, C Kennedy
(2015) Mental health service users' experiences of mental health care: an integrative literature review
In Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing; pp. 171-182
DOI: 10.1111/jpm.12202

2012

Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults
Siew Hwa Lee, Robin Grant, Catriona Kennedy, Lynn Kilbride
(2012) Patient positioning (mobilisation) and bracing for pain relief and spinal stability in metastatic spinal cord compression in adults
In Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online);
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007609.pub2.

2010

Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care
Kilbride L, Cox M, Kennedy CM, Lee SH, Grant R
(2010) Metastatic spinal cord compression: a review of practice and care
In Journal of clinical nursing; pp. 1767-1783
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03236.x

Conference Publications

2014

The Primary Care Respiratory Society UK
HJ Pinnock, M MacNab, S Lee, L McCloughan, J Hanley, A Lindsay, B McKinstry
(2014) The Primary Care Respiratory Society UK
pp. A92- Thorax
DOI: doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-206260.183

Other Publications

2015

Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in Primary Care using Normalisation Process Theory: protocol for integrative review
Pauline O'Reilly, Siew Hwa Lee, Madeleine O'Sullivan, Walter Cullen, Catriona Kennedy, Anne MacFarlane
(2015) Assessing the facilitators and barriers of interdisciplinary team working in Primary Care using Normalisation Process Theory: protocol for integrative review
In PROSPERO; Centre for Reviews and Dissemination : PROSPERO

2014

The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low– and middle–income countries: Protocol for a systematic review and meta–analysis
Ulugbek B. Nurmatov, Siew H. Lee, Bright I. Nwaru, Mome Mukherjee, Liz Grant, Claudia Pagliari
(2014) The effectiveness of mHealth interventions for maternal, newborn and child health in low– and middle–income countries: Protocol for a systematic review and meta–analysis
In Journal of Global Health; Edinburgh :
DOI: doi: 10.7189/jogh.04.010407