Maggie Hendry

Research Officer

Research Overview

Maggie Hendry is a full-time Research Officer.  She is currently managing a qualitative research project called “Talking about HPV-related cancer”.  This builds on previous work on developing evidence-based “core messages” to address the informational needs of women in relation to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and testing for the prevention of cervical cancer.  The current study extends this work to cover additional HPV-related cancers (oropharyngeal, vulval, vaginal, anal), and to further develop the core messages into “scripts” to facilitate discussions between clinicians and patients.

Her research interests include:

  • Systematic review methods for synthesising qualitative evidence and for integrating quantitative and qualitative evidence
  • Methods for conducting systematic reviews of complex interventions
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Women’s health

She is a member of the Bangor Evidence Synthesis Hub (BESH), a cross University initiative facilitated jointly by the Centre for Health-Related Research, the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation, and the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research with the aim of bringing together people with an interest in developing and using evidence synthesis methods in different inter-disciplinary contexts.


Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC)

  • Bangor Evidence Synthesis Hub (BESH)



BA (Hons) in Health and Community Studies


Selected Publications

Rabeea’h W. Aslam, Maggie Hendry, Andrew Booth, Ben Carter, Joanna M. Charles, Noel Craine, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Jane Noyes, Lupetu Ives Ntambwe, Diana Pasterfield, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Nefyn Williams and Rhiannon Whitaker. Intervention Now to Eliminate Repeat Unintended Pregnancy in Teenagers (INTERUPT): a systematic review of intervention effectiveness and cost effectiveness, and qualitative and realist synthesis of implementation factors and user engagement. BMC Medicine (2017) 15:155 DOI 10.1186/s12916-017-0904-

Hendry M, Pasterfield D, Gollins S, et al Talking about human papillomavirus and cancer: development of consultation guides through lay and professional stakeholder coproduction using qualitative, quantitative and secondary data BMJ Open 2017;7:e015413. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015413

Noyes, J., Hendry, M., Booth, A., Chandler, J., Lewin, S., Glenton, C. & Garside, R. Current use was established and Cochrane guidance on selection of social theories for systematic reviews of complex interventions was developed. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology July 2016. 75, p. 78-92

Simon Lewin, Maggie Hendry, Jackie Chandler, Andrew D. Oxman, Susan Michie, Sasha Shepperd, Barnaby C. Reeves, Peter Tugwell, Karin Hannes, Eva A. Rehfuess, Vivien Welch, Joanne E. Mckenzie, Belinda Burford, Jennifer Petkovic, Laurie M. Anderson, Janet Harris and Jane Noyes. Assessing the complexity of interventions within systematic reviews: development, content and use of a new tool (iCAT_SR). BMC Medical Research Methodology 201717:76 DOI: 10.1186/s12874-017-0349-x

Noyes J, Hendry M, Booth A, Chandler J, Lewin S, Glenton C, Garside R. Current use and Cochrane guidance on selection of social theories for systematic reviews of complex interventions.  J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 6. pii: S0895-4356(16)00005-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.12.009.

Noyes J, Hendry M, Lewin S, Glenton C, Chandler J, Rashidian A.  Qualitative "trial-sibling" studies and "unrelated" qualitative studies contributed to complex intervention reviews.  J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 14. pii: S0895-4356(16)00040-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.01.009.

Neal RD, Tharmanathan P, France B, Din NU, Cotton S, Fallon-Ferguson J, Hamilton W, Hendry A, Hendry M, Lewis R, Macleod U, Mitchell ED, Pickett M, Rai T, Shaw K, Stuart N, Tørring ML, Wilkinson C, Williams B, Williams N, Emery J. Is increased time to diagnosis and treatment in symptomatic cancer associated with poorer outcomes? Systematic review. British Journal of Cancer (2015); 1-16; doi: 10.1038/bjc.2015.48

Whitaker R, Hendry M, Booth A, Carter B, Charles J, Craine N, Edwards RT, Lyons M, Noyes J, Pasterfield D, Rycroft-Malone J, Williams N. Intervention Now To Eliminate Repeat Unintended Pregnancy in Teenagers (INTERUPT): a systematic review of intervention effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, qualitative and realist synthesis of implementation factors and user engagement. BMJ Open 014;4:e004733. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013- 004733

Maggie Hendry, Ruth Lewis, Alison Clements, Sarah Damery, Clare Wilkinson on behalf of the HPV core messages team.  “HPV? Never heard of it!”: A systematic review of girls’ and parents’ information needs, views and preferences about human papillomavirus vaccination.  Vaccine 31 (2013) 5152– 5167

Hendry M, Pasterfield D, Lewis R, Clements A, Damery S, Neal RD, Adke R, Weller D, Campbel C, Patnick J, Sasieni P, Hurt C, Wilson S, Wilkinson C.  Are women ready for the new cervical screening protocol in England? A systematic review and qualitative synthesis of views about human papillomavirus testing. British Journal of Cancer 2012; 107, 243-254 DOI:10.1038/bjc.2012.256

Hendry M, Pasterfield D, Ruth Lewis, Carter B, Hodgson D, Wilkinson C. Why do we want the right to die?  A systematic review of the international literature on the views of patients, carers and the public on assisted dying.  Palliative Medicine 2012, DOI: 10.1177/0269216312463623

Lewis R, Williams N, Matar HE, Din N, Fitzsimmons D, Phillips C, Jones M, Sutton A, Burton K, Nafees S, Hendry M, Rickard I, Chakraverty R, Wilkinson C. The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of management strategies for sciatica: systematic review and economic model. Health Technology Assessment 2011; Vol. 15: No. 39 DOI: 10.3310/hta15390

Lewis R, Neal RD, Williams NH, France B, Wilkinson C, Hendry M, Russell D, Russell I, Hughes DA, Stuart NSA, Weller D. Nurse-led versus conventional consultant-led follow-up for cancer patients: quantitative systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2009; 65:271-283.

Lewis R, Neal RD, Hendry M, France B, Williams NH, Russell D, Hughes DA, Russell I, Stuart NSA, Weller D, Wilkinson C. Patients' and healthcare professionals' views of cancer care follow-up: A systematic review. British Journal of General Practice 2009; 59:533-540

Lewis R, Neal RD, Williams NH, France B, Hendry M, Russell D, Hughes DA, Russell I, Stuart NSA Weller D, Wilkinson C. Follow-up of cancer in primary care versus secondary care: systematic review. British Journal of General Practice 2009; 59:525-532.