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Research interests

I'm a mixed methods researcher with a background in Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Promotion. My research interests include sexual health, e-health at the interface with patients and the public (i.e. for the delivery of healthcare and health promotion), broader concepts of health and wellbeing, health inequalities, infant feeding, childhood obesity, understanding the patient experience of healthcare, and the development and evaluation of complex interventions.

I'm experienced in the co-ordination of multi-institutional and smaller scale research projects; survey development for health services research and for a major national probability survey; mapping health service activity; qualitative research methods applied to intervention development and to understanding health behaviours; systematic reviews and scoping literature reviews; and the use of mixed methods in complex intervention development and evaluation.

Current projects include:

An investigation of the use of simulated training to enhance clinical leadership skills within the residential care sector (funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing)

Experiences of living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and receiving services in Sussex

Cochrane systematic review of interactive digital interventions for sexual health promotion and HIV prevention (at UCL)

Education/Academic qualification

Master, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

PhD, University College London

Bachelor, University College London

External positions

Honorary Research Associate, University College London

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Research Output 2010 2019

  • 22 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

The caring values of student nurses, and their development during educational programmes

Wright, C., Aicken, C., Laurenson, M. & Galvin, K. 12 Nov 2019 (Accepted/In press) 4th Qualitative Health Research Network Symposium: Crafting the Future of Qualitative Health Research in a Changing World.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Open Access
educational program
nurse
Values
student
education

Mixed-methods evaluation of a novel online STI results service

Gibbs, J., Aicken, C. R. H., Sutcliffe, L. J., Gkatzidou, V., Tickle, L. J., Hone, K., Sadiq, S. T., Sonnenberg, P. & Estcourt, C. S. 11 Jan 2018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Chlamydia
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Privacy
Health
Medicine

Understanding the burden of bacterial sexually transmitted infections and Trichomonas vaginalis among black Caribbeans in the United Kingdom: Findings from a systematic review

Wayal, S., Aicken, C., Griffiths, C., Blomquist, P., Hughes, G. & Mercer, C. H. 7 Dec 2018 13, 12, e0208315

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Trichomonas vaginalis
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Ethnic Groups
Meta-Analysis
Research Personnel

Finding sexual partners online: Prevalence and associations with sexual behaviour, STI diagnoses and other sexual health outcomes in the British population

Cabecinha, M., Mercer, C. H., Gravningen, K., Aicken, C., Jones, K. G., Tanton, C., Wellings, K., Sonnenberg, P. & Field, N. 10 Apr 2017 93, 8, p. 572-582 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Sexual Partners
Reproductive Health
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexual Behavior
Population

Activities 2018 2018

  • 2 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Editorial work

BMC Public Health (Journal)

Aicken, C. (Member of editorial board)
9 May 2018 → …

Activity: Editorial work

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Journal)

Aicken, C. (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication Peer-review

Psychology and Sexuality (Journal)

Aicken, C. (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication Peer-review