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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

Research Associate, University College London

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Research Output 2010 2018

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

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

The eSexual Health Clinic system for management, prevention, and control of sexually transmitted infections: exploratory studies in people testing for Chlamydia trachomatis

Estcourt, C. S., Gibbs, J., Sutcliffe, L. J., Gkatzidou, V., Tickle, L., Hone, K., Aicken, C., Lowndes, C. M., Harding-Esch, E. M., Eaton, S., Oakeshott, P., Szczepura, A., Ashcroft, R. E., Copas, A., Nettleship, A., Sadiq, S. T. & Sonnenberg, P. 18 Mar 2017 2, 4, p. e182-e190

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Chlamydia
Chlamydia trachomatis
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Health
Public Health

Using the eSexual Health Clinic to access chlamydia treatment and care via the internet: a qualitative interview study

Aicken, C., Sutcliffe, L., Gibbs, J., Tickle, L., Hone, K., Harding-Esch, E., Mercer, C., Sonnenberg, P., Sadiq, S. T., Estcourt, C. & Shahmanesh, M. 7 Oct 2017 94, p. 241-247

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Chlamydia
Internet
Interviews
Health
Telemedicine

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