Dr Patricia Masterson Algar
Phone: 01248 383129
Location: School of Health Sciences, Fron Heulog, Bangor
- PhD: Advancing process evaluation research within the field of neurological rehabilitation
Bangor University School of Healthcare Sciences, 2016
- Pg. Dip Occupational Therapy
Bangor University School of Healthcare Sciences, 2010
- MSc: MRes in Applied Marine Sciences
Plymouth University, 2004
- BSc: Marine Sciences
Universidad de Cadiz, 2002
Addysgu ac Arolygiaeth
Current PhD students:
Trys Burke - ‘People power’: Modelling feasibility and mapping implementation strategies for Peer Support in Adventure Outdoor Activities as a driver to promote community wellbeing’. School of Health Sciences, Bangor University (KESS funding)
Badriah Mohammed T Alotaibi – Physical activity interventions to reduce incidence of obesity amongst adults: A Systematic Review of the Literature. In progress
Khalid Abdulaziz H Alghamdi – Identifying barriers and enablers of interventions aimed at promoting the uptake of self-examination techniques for early identification of breast cancer amongst young women: A systematic review. In progress
Muath Hamoud M Alahmadi - The effectiveness of school-based dental programmes to prevent dental caries and increase oral awareness in schoolchildren: A systematic review. Sept 2019
Jennifer Jones - Burnout in Nursing: Is it a Threat to Patient Safety? A Systematic Review of the Literature. Sept 2019
Charlotte Makanga - Influences on the decision making process of senior medical doctors when prescribing antibiotics for acute lower respiratory tract infections: An Interpretative Phenomenological analysis. Sept 2019
Norah Alshayban – A systematic review of physical activity participation among adults with intellectual disability: Interventions, barriers and facilitators. Sept 2018
Gamze Nalbant – Effectiveness of Advance Nurse Practitioners on the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Sept 2018
Patricia is a health researcher interested in improving the lives of those affected by a neurological condition. Her research explores the impact that these conditions can have not only on the lives of those affected by them but also on the family as a whole. In 2017 Patricia and her colleagues completed a research project where they designed and evaluated a lay peer support intervention for stroke rehabilitation. Leading from that work Patricia was successful in attracting Welsh Government RCBC Wales post-doctoral fellowship funding. In her fellowship Patricia applied innovative approaches to map the experiences and identify the sources of support of young adults living in families affected by a neurological condition. Patricia has recently joined the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) where she will continue to develop research focussed on designing and evaluating interventions tailored to support young carers of people living with dementia. She is currently a co-investigator on a randomised controlled trial and feasibility study of the effects of an e-health intervention ‘iSupport’ for reducing distress of dementia carers, especially in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Patricia leads the workpackage focussed on adapting iSupport to meet the needs of young dementia carers.
Patricia completed a BSc and a Research Master’s degree in Marine Sciences before making a career change and training as an Occupational Therapist in 2009. Her interest in the evaluation and implementation of complex rehabilitation interventions led her to a PhD during which she carried out the process evaluation of the OTCH trial (Occupational Therapy intervention for residents with stroke in UK Care Homes) that investigated the impact of a targeted course of occupational therapy on people living in nursing and residential homes after suffering from a stroke. Patricia was also part of the team based at Bangor University that lead 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.
Cyfleoedd Project Ôl-radd
’Rydwyf yn fodlon goruchwylio cwrs PhD
- CyhoeddwydOTCH trial process evaluation: factors mediating the delivery of the OTCH intervention according to the protocol
Masterson Algar, P., Rycroft-Malone, J., Burton, C., Sackley, C. & Walker, M., 2012. 1 t.
Allbwn ymchwil: Cyfraniad at gynhadledd › Crynodeb › adolygiad gan gymheiriaid
- Universal challenges of being a dementia carer: experiences from Brazil and UK
Across the world those who care for a loved one with dementia share similar challenges. In this seminar, Patricia will explore these challenges and explain the work they have done with carers in Santos (Sao Paolo, Brazil) and in Rhyl (Wales, UK). Carers were invited to share their thoughts in group discussions and also using simple art materials to draw (doodle). During the seminar, the audience will also be able to watch a short film where Brazilian and British carers themselves share their thoughts on what it is like to care for someone with dementia on opposite sides of the world.
13 Hyd 2021
Cysylltau:Gweithgaredd: Sgwrs wadd (Siaradwr)
- Universal challenges of being a dementia carer: experiences from Brazil and UK
Across the world those who care for a loved one with dementia share similar challenges. In this seminar, we will explore these challenges and explain the work they have done with carers in Santos (Sao Paolo, Brazil) and in Rhyl (Wales, UK). Carers were invited to share their thoughts in group discussions and also using simple art materials to draw (doodle). During the seminar, the audience will also be able to watch a short film where Brazilian and British carers themselves share their thoughts on what it is like to care for someone with dementia on opposite sides of the world.
28 Medi 2021Gweithgaredd: Sgwrs wadd (Siaradwr)
- Using art-based methods and ‘doing’ to explore human experiences
School of Health Sciences Research Summer School 2021
5 Gorff 2021Gweithgaredd: Sgwrs wadd (Siaradwr)
- Working together under the OneHealth approach
Interdisciplinary workshops - Global Challenges Research Fund
Working together under the OneHealth approach
The overall aim of these workshops was for them to act as a path to establish collaborative interdisciplinary research working groups under the WHO One Health approach. More specifically these workshops aimed to:
- Be an opportunity to share knowledge/expertise between the UK and Brazilian researchers already working in this interdisciplinary area (environment-art-health).
- Identify research links to the OneHealth agenda, closely linked to addressing key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) (SDG3, Good Health and Well-being; SDG10, Reduced Inequality; SDG11, Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG14 Life underwater)
- Develop a pathway for future collaborations under the OneHealth/Agenda 2030 global agendas.
1 Mai 2021 – 15 Meh 2021Gweithgaredd: Cymryd rhan mewn gweithdy, seminar, cwrs (Siaradwr)
- Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) A time of change; A time to change?
The overall theme of the conference is Past, Present and Future in relation to the global pandemic and the effect that it has had on the lives and livelihoods of older people. The event will cover topics such as environments of ageing, housing, transport, cognition and dementia, employment and creative arts.
24 Maw 2021Gweithgaredd: Cymryd rhan mewn cynhadledd (Siaradwr)
- Exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the care and quality of life of people with dementia and their carers: A scoping review of published Research.
Exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the care and quality of life of people with dementia and their carers: A scoping review of published Research.
24 Maw 2021Gweithgaredd: Sgwrs wadd (Siaradwr)
- Exploring the experiences of young adults living in families affected by a neurological illness
5 Medi 2019Gweithgaredd: Cyflwyniad llafar (Siaradwr)
- What is it like to grow up with a parent who has a multiple sclerosis?
More than 12 million people in the UK are affected by a neurological illness such as MS. Strong evidence suggests that these conditions generate a variety of socio-economical stresses that can have a damaging impact on the way the person and their family live their lives.
The overall aim of this study was to investigate the impact that having a parent with a neurological illness such as MS can have on young adults’ experiences of growing up. This study also explored support networks of these young adults and investigated the accessibility of current peer support initiatives.
The study design followed a case-study approach. Within the MS case study the researcher: 1. Carried out semi-structured interviews with young adults living in families affected by MS (n=15); 2. Organized 1-day workshop in which all participants were given the opportunity to provide feedback and critique initial themes identified during the analysis of interview data. During the workshop, young adults were also asked to identify and represent their support networks using a variety of materials such as Lego or Play Dough in order to engage in meaningful discussion.
Four themes were identified across all case studies: 1. The illness has shaped my family, and me; 2. They (people outside my family) do not understand; 3. Thrown into the deep end (learning as I go along); 4. I need to talk about this. Support networks were identified as being highly reliant on the ‘closed knit family’. Young adults overwhelmingly stated that due to lack of understanding of their peers and teachers and fear of being stigmatized they rarely shared their challenges or asked for help.
More needs to be done to support young people growing up in a family affected by MS. Schools in particular need to address this need and provide opportunities to share knowledge and generate meaningful conversations around these neurological conditions and their impact on everyday life
4 Gorff 2019Gweithgaredd: Cyflwyniad llafar (Siaradwr)
- Development of a peer led coaching intervention
Meh 2016Gweithgaredd: Cyflwyniad llafar (Siaradwr)
- Federal University of the State of Sao Paolo
Invited to give a talk to the Occupational Therapy research department. Title of the talk: "OTCH Process Evaluation"
Chwef 2015Gweithgaredd: Ymweld â sefydliad academaidd allanol (Ymchwilydd Gwadd)
- The role of process evaluations in complex rehabilitation research
Medi 2013Gweithgaredd: Cyflwyniad llafar (Siaradwr)
- OTCH trial process evaluation: factors mediating the delivery of the OTCH intervention according to the protocol
Chwef 2012Gweithgaredd: Cyflwyniad llafar (Siaradwr)
Adolesents andyoung adults as caregivers for a parent with a neurological condition
01/09/2017 – 01/08/2019 (Wedi gorffen)