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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

PhD, University College London

Master, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Bachelor, University College London

External positions

Honorary Research Associate, University College London

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Research Output 2010 2019

Open Access
File
Reproductive Health
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
England
Cross-Sectional Studies
Heterosexuality

Pathways to, and use of, sexual healthcare among Black Caribbean sexual health clinic attendees in England: evidence from cross-sectional bio-behavioural surveys

Aicken, C., Wayal, S., Blomquist, P., Fabiane, S., Gerressu, M., Hughes, G. & Mercer, C., 18 Sep 2019, In : BMC Health Services Research. 19, 1, 668.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
Reproductive Health
England
Delivery of Health Care
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Ethnic Groups

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/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference 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, In : Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Chlamydia
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Privacy
Health
Medicine

Activities 2018 2018

  • 2 Publication Peer-review
  • 1 Editorial work

BMC Public Health (Journal)

Catherine Aicken (Member of editorial board)
9 May 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Psychology and Sexuality (Journal)

Catherine Aicken (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Sexually Transmitted Infections (Journal)

Catherine Aicken (Reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review