Staff Profile: Dr Patricia Masterson-Algar
- Dr Patricia Masterson-Algar
- Rehabilitation researcher - RCBC Research fellow
- 01248 383129
- School of Healthcare Sciences, Fron Heulog, Bangor
2016 - PhD - Bangor University (Wales, UK). Title: Advancing process evaluation research within the field of neurological rehabilitation
2011 - Pg. Dip Occupational Therapy (Bangor University)
2004 - MRes. Applied Marine Sciences – Plymouth University (UK).
2002 - BSc (Hons) Marine Sciences. University of Cadiz, SPAIN
Membership of professional bodies
- Member of The Society for Research in Rehabilitation (SRR) – Since March 2012
- Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Occupational Therapy (Registration number OT74683)
- Member of the Bangor University Research Development & Concordat Group – Since January 2017
Patricia is interested in understanding complex rehabilitation interventions and their implementation. Part of her research work focuses in creating useful frameworks that can explain which factors need to be considered when attempting to trial new rehabilitation programmes aiming to improve the quality of health services and their outcomes. She is particularly interested in how process evaluations can be an important tool to describe complex interventions and can identify the factors directly affecting their success (or lack of success) during the trial period and also at the time of wider implementation.
Patricia’s has been involved in a number of research studies looking at the implementation of complex rehabilitation interventions. As part of her PhD she carried out the process evaluation of the OTCH trial (Occupational Therapy intervention for residents with stroke in UK Care Homes) which investigated the impact of a targeted course of occupational therapy on people living in nursing and residential homes after suffering from a stroke. Patricia is now part of the team based at Bangor University that is leading the process evaluation of the PD COMM trial which is a phase III multi centre randomised controlled trial that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of two approaches to speech and language therapy (SLT) compared to no SLT intervention for people with Parkinson’s disease.
Patricia and her colleagues have recently completed a research project looking at the impact of a lay peer support intervention for stroke rehabilitation. Leading from that work Patricia has recently been successful in attracting Welsh Government RCBC Wales fellowship funding. This new project, based in North Wales, will investigate peer support programmes for young adults as caregivers to a parent with a neurological condition.
- June 2013 – Masterson-Algar P. Research grant from the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Neurological Practice (COT SSNP) - £14.974. Title: Process evaluations in neurological rehabilitation: a systematic review to develop best practice guidance.
- Sackley CM, Brady MC, Smith C, Rick C, Clarke CE, Patel S, Ives N, Jowett S, Hughes M, Woolley R, Au P, Masterson-Algar P, Burton CR. A Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial to Compare the Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Versus Standard NHS Speech and Language Therapy Versus Control in Parkinson’s Disease (PD COMM). Abstract submitted to the 14th Congress of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, Glasgow; May 2017.
- Masterson-Algar P, Burton C, Brady MC, Nicoll A, Clarke CE, Rick C, Hughes M, Au P, Sackley CM. 2017. Protocol for the process evaluation of the PD COMM trial: assessing the effectiveness of two types of SLT for people with Parkinson’s disease. Trials, manuscript submitted for publication
- Masterson-Algar P, Burton CR and Rycroft-Malone J. 2016. A mixed-evidence synthesis review of process evaluations in neurological rehabilitation: recommendations for future research. BMJ Open, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013002
- Masterson-Algar P, Burton C, Rycroft-Malone J, Sackley CM, Walker MF. 2014. Towards a programme theory for fidelity in the evaluation of complex interventions. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice ISSN 1365-2753
- Masterson-Algar P, Burton CR, Rycroft-Malone J, Sackley CM and Walker M. 2012. Theory driven framework to inform the process evaluation of the OTCH trial: UK Stroke Forum 2012 Abstract. International Journal of Stroke.
- Masterson P, Burton CR, Rycroft-Malone J, Sackley CM and Walker M. 2012. OTCH trial process evaluation: factors mediating the delivery of the OTCH intervention according to the protocol. Proceedings of SRR conference 2013. Clinical Rehabilitation.
- Pocklington J, Jenkins SR, Bellgrove A, Keough M, Masterson-Algar P and Hawkins SJ. 2017. Disturbance alters ecosystem engineering by a canopy-forming alga. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, doi:10.1017/S0025315416002009
- Genner MJ, Sims DW, Southward AJ, Budd GC, Masterson P, McHugh M, Rendle P, Southall EJ, Wearmouth VJ and Hawkins SJ. 2010. Body-size dependent responses of a marine fish assemblage to climate change and fishing over a century-long scale. Global Change Biology, 16, 517-527.
- Masterson P, Arenas F, Thompson RC and Jenkins SR. 2008. Interaction of top down and bottom up factors in the rocky intertidal: effects on early successional macroalgal community composition, abundance and productivity. Journal of Experimental Biology and Ecology 363, 12-20.
- Hawkins SJ, Hiscock K, Masterson P, Moore P, Leaper R, Mieszkowska N, Burrows MT and Southward AJ. 2007. Monitoring: long-term studies. In: Encyclopaedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (eds. Mark W. Denny and Steve Gaines). Berkeley: University of California Press.
Conferences and talks:
- Poster presentation: “A Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial to Compare the Clinical and Cost Effectiveness of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Versus Standard NHS Speech and Language Therapy Versus Control in Parkinson’s Disease (PD COMM)”. 14th Congress of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, Glasgow, May 2017.
- Invited speaker: “Development of a peer led coaching intervention”. Stroke Association Wales Advisory Committee and the North Wales Reference Group meeting. St Asaph, June 2016
- Oral presentation: “Peer stroke project: training coaches and delivering the intervention“. Expert Panel workshop on co-designing of a peer coaching intervention relevant to a service and setting.Arts Centre, Nottingham University, July 2015
- Poster presentation: “Process evaluations alongside neurological rehabilitation research: a systematic review”. The COT Annual Conference, Brighton, June 2015
- Invited speaker: “OTCH Process Evaluation”, UNIFESP (Federal University of the State of Sao Paolo), Sao Paolo (Brazil), February 2015.
- Poster presentation: “Process evaluation in neurological rehabilitation research: a systematic review”. The Society for Research in Rehabilitation summer meeting, Glasgow, June 2014
- Oral presentation: “The role of process evaluations in complex rehabilitation research”. Implement@Bangor seminar series, Bangor University, September 2013
- Oral presentation: “OTCH trial process evaluation: factors mediating the delivery of the OTCH intervention according to the protocol”. The Society for Research in Rehabilitation (SRR) winter meeting, Bath, February 2012.
- Poster presentation: “Theory driven framework to inform the process evaluation of the OTCH trial” UK Stroke Forum, Harrogate, December 2012.