Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Rashmi Bhardwaj-Gosling

Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow (NIHR)

Background

Introduction

Rashmi is an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow based at the Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust. Her current work field focuses on reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) for patients with short-term urinary catheters through developing interventions and their implementation in clinical practice. Her previous work areas involved Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Anaesthetics &Critical Care.

Clinical and research interests include; setting up, streamlining and evaluation of clinical services; development, implementation and evaluation of behaviour change interventions; Implementation Science; and testing the safety and efficacy of medical devices.

Research methods include; randomised clinical trials (RCTs), Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Trials, mixed-methods research (qualitative and quantitative), audit and feedback interventions, and service evaluation.

Research

Current project:

REDUCE: Reducing the duration of urinary catheters- a mixed methods study exploring patient and clinician behavioural determinants to early catheter removal.

Funded by: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Host Institution: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NuTH)

Period: June 2013- current

Chief Investigator (CI): Rashmi Bhardwaj-Gosling

Principal Investigator (PI): Chris Harding (NuTH)


Selected previous projects:

Patients’ perspectives on timing of urinary catheter removal after surgery: a qualitative study in surgical setting

Funded by: UK Medical Research Council (MRC)

Host Institution: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Period: Sept 2008- Aug 2011

CI: Rashmi Bhardwaj-Gosling

PI: Professor Rob Pickard


The Catheter Trial: Types of urethral catheter for reducing symptomatic urinary tract infections in hospitalised adults requiring short-term catheterisation: multicentre randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation of antimicrobial- and antiseptic-impregnated urethral catheters

Funded by: NIHR - Health Technology Assessment Programme

Host Institution: The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Period: Sept 2008- April 2011

Trial Manager: Rashmi Bhardwaj-Gosling (North East England Centres)

CI: Professor Samuel McClinton (Aberdeen University)

PI: Professor Rob Pickard (Newcastle University)


Teaching

Clinical Lecturer

Programme: MBBS (Stage 2 & 4)

Newcastle University, UK

September 2013- current


Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Programme: Masters in Clinical Research

Newcastle University, UK

April 2012- March 2013

Publications