Dr Lucia Rehackova
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 0191 208 8703
- PhD in Health Psychology, Newcastle University, UK (2011 - 2017)
- MSc. in Health Psychology, Leiden University, Netherlands (2009-2011)
- Bc. in Psychology, Comenius University, Slovakia (2006-2009)
Current role and responsibilities as a Research Associate
- Conducting a process evaluation of a novel diabetes remission intervention delivered in Primary Care practices across Tyneside and Scotland (DiRECT study).
- Interviewing patients and healthcare professionals about their experience with the intervention, its implementation, and behaviour change over time
- Creating good rapport with patients and staff at the practices
- Complying with Good Clinical Practice at all times
- Designing questionnaires and EMA (ecological momentary assessment) syrveys
- Collecting and analysing qualitative and quantitative data
- Disseminating findings through conferences and publications
- Providing consultancy and leading on the development of an intervention to support midwives` implementation of NICE maternal obesity and weight management guidelines.
- Using a transparent and replicable approach to intervention development
- Developing new collaborations
- Disseminating results via conferences and a publications
I am primarily interested in development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions for weight management, and I am also interested in sustainability research.
My research is mostly applied and includes working with patients, healthcare professionals and the general public, employing a range of methods and methodologies (interviews, focus groups, surveys, systematic reviews, ecological momentary assessment studies).
I am currently conducting a mixed-methods process evaluation of a DIabetes REmission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) funded by Diabetes UK. This work includes longitudinal patient interviews, questionnaires, and ecological momentary assessments; and healthcare professional interviews and questionnaires, in order to determine acceptability of very low energy diets for diabetes remission in the context of primary care practices across Scotland and Tyneside.
I have obtained the Certificate in Advanced Studies in Academic Practice Descriptor 1 level (CASAP) in 2014 and have taught on the following modules:
"Medicine in community" for Stage 1& 2 medical students
"Personal and professional development" (unit Communication skils and unit Critical appraisal) for Stage 1& 2 medical students
"Obesity case study" seminar
- Rehackova L, Arnott B, Araujo-Soares V, Adamson AJ, Taylor R, Sniehotta FF. Efficacy and acceptability of very low energy diets in overweight and obese people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review with meta-analyses. Diabetic Medicine 2016, 33(5), 580-591.
- Leslie WS, Ford I, Sattar N, Hollingsworth KG, Adamson A, Sniehotta FF, McCombie L, Brosnahan N, Ross H, Mathers JC, Peters C, Thom G, Barnes A, Kean S, McIlvenna Y, Rodrigues A, Rehackova L, Zhyzhneuskaya S, Taylor R, Lean MEJ. The Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT): protocol for a cluster randomised trial. BMC Family Practice 2016, 17, 20.
- Rehackova LR, Araujo-Soares V, Adamson AA, Steven S, Taylor R, Sniehotta FF. A qualitative process evaluation of a diabetes remission programme using very low energy diets. In: "Celebrating the Past, Looking Toward the Future": 50th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society. 2015, Queensland, Australia: Australian Psychological Society Limited.
- Arnott B, Rehackova L, Errington L, Sniehotta FF, Roberts J, Araujo-Soares V. Efficacy of behavioural interventions for transport behaviour change: systematic review, meta-analysis and intervention coding. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014, 11, 133.
- Arnott B, Rehackova L, Errington L, Sniehotta F, Roberts J, Araujo-Soares V. Efficacy of Behavioural Interventions for Transport Behaviour Change: A Systematic Review with Narrative Moderator Analyses. In: “Well-being, Quality of Life and Caregiving” : 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society. 2013, Bordeaux, France: Routledge.
- Rehackova L, Araújo-Soares V, Adamson AJ, Steven S, Taylor R, Sniehotta FF. Acceptability of a very-low-energy diet in Type 2 diabetes: patient experiences and behaviour regulation. Diabetic Medicine 2017, Epub ahead of print.