Dr Richard Francis
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 01912086322
- Address: Institute of Neuroscience and
Newcastle University Institute for Ageing
3-4 Claremont Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne
I am currently involved in stroke rehabilitation research. I am involved with the following studies:
I am a Research Associate and am involved with managing, analysing and presenting data.
I am currently involved in stroke rehabilitation research. I have previously been involved in the fields of Pain, Respiratory Illness, Gastrointestinal Illness, Traumatic Intracerebral Haemorrhage, Intracranial Pressure Monitoring and also Back Surgery. My research has involved performing research and diagnostic studies on healthy human volunteers and clinical patients and managing multi-centre trials. My research has involved office and laboratory work. I have experience in conducting quantitative research studies and also systematic reviews, though I am interested in all branches of research, including qualitative research and laboratory studies.
In 2003-2004 I began a PGCE in secondary science. This involved 2 placements in high schools that allowed me to plan, conduct and assess approximately 120 hours of independent teaching. During my PhD, from 2004-2007, I also worked as a part time lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, teaching approximately 150 hours. In this role I was also involved with module design and assessment. While writing up my PhD in 2007-2008 I worked as a Head of Year in a high school and sixth form. This was a pastoral role with some teaching. While working as a RA at the University of Manchester I was involved in approximately 15 hours of demonstrating. While working as a RA for Newcastle University from 2010 to today, I have been involved in approximately 60 hours of teaching, predominantly involving tutoring and mentoring of colleagues and visiting students, but also involving teaching, marking, undergraduate supervision, practical demonstrating and seminar leading. I have a teaching commitment of approximately 15 hours each semester.
· Taught undergraduate dental, medicine, physiology and biomedical students
· Taught undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology
· Taught undergraduate Cell Biology
· Taught undergraduate and postgraduate Research Methods
· Taught undergraduate Statistics
· Mentored undergraduate and postgraduate students.
· Voluntarily marked undergraduate examinations.
· Undergone PGCE training (incomplete due to offer of Ph.D.)
· Worked as a Head of Year (pastoral role) within secondary education.
· Taught using large lectures, workshop/discussion groups and practical sessions.
· Designed a website that aims to educate site visitors on physiology. This site is informal and allows the visitor to understand physiological principles, without getting too bogged down in complicated terms. This site is aimed at pre-university students and also interested lay people (http://simplephysiology.weebly.com/).
- Rowan E, Francis R, Gregson B, Mitchell P, Mendelow AD. STITCH(Trauma): a two year progress update. In: International Brain Injury Association's Ninth World Congress on Brain Injury. 2012, Edinburgh, UK: Informa Healthcare.
- Francis RP, Johnson MI. The Characteristics of Acupuncture-Like Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Acupuncture-like TENS): A Literature Review. Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research 2011, 36(3-4), 231-258.
- Francis R, Gregson B, Mendelow AD. Attitudes to Intracranial Pressure Monitoring of Traumatic Intracerebral Haemorrhage in 2013. In: 15th International Conference on Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring. 2013, Singapore.
- Francis R, Rowan E, Gregson B, Mitchell P, Mendelow AD. Characteristics of Stitch (trauma) Patients Who Require Delayed Surgery Following Randomisation to Initial Conservative Treatment. In: World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. 2013, Seoul, South Korea.
- Francis R, Rowan N, Gregson B, Mendelow AD. Do European and Asian Patients Randomised to the STITCH (Trauma) Trial differ in their type of injury?. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Spring meeting of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons. 2012, Aberdeen: Informa Healthcare.
- Francis RP. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) for labour pain. The Practising Midwife 2012, 15(5), 20-23.
- Francis RP, Marchant PR, Johnson MI. Comparison of post-treatment effects of conventional and acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS): A randomised placebo-controlled study using cold-induced pain and healthy human participants. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2011, 27(8), 578-585.
- Francis RP, Marchant PR, Johnson MI. Conventional versus acupuncture-like transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on cold-induced pain in healthy human participants: effects during stimulation. Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging 2011, 31(5), 363-370.
- Mendelow D, Francis R. Surgical management of spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage. 2011. Available at: http://www.elearningdigital.com/will/Surgical_Management_of_Spontaneous_Intracerebral_Haemorrhage/index.html.
- Francis R, Rowan EN, Gregson BA, Mendelow AD. Traumatic ICH – To operate or not?. World Neurosurgery News 2011, 76(6), 484-485.
- Francis R, Gregson BA, Mendelow AD. Attitudes to intracranial pressure monitoring of traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2014, 28(5), 663-665.
- Gregson BA, Mendelow DA, Rowan EN, Francis R, Mitchell P. The Effect of Crossovers in the First Randomised Controlled Trial of Surgery for Traumatic Intracerebral Haemorrhage [STITCH(TRAUMA)]. In: 11th Symposium of the International Neurotrauma Society. 2014, Budapest, Hungary: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers.
- Flynn D, Francis R, Robalino S, Lally J, Snooks H, Rodgers H, McClelland G, Ford GA, Price C. A review of enhanced paramedic roles during and after hospital handover of stroke, myocardial infarction and trauma patients. BMC Emergency Medicine 2017, 17, 5.
- Flynn D, Francis R, Halvorsud K, Gonzalo-Almorox E, Craig D, Robalino S, McMeekin P, Cora A, Balami J, Ford GA, White PM. Intra-arterial Mechanical Thrombectomy Stent Retrievers and Modern Devices in the Treatment of Acute Ischaemic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis with Trial Sequential Analysis. European Stroke Journal 2017, 2(4), 308-318.
- Francis R, Gregson BA, Mendelow AD. Attitudes in 2013 to Monitoring Intracranial Pressure for Traumatic Intracerebral Haemorrhage. In: Beng-Ti Ang, ed. Intracranial Pressure and Brain Monitoring XV. Switzerland: Springer, 2016, pp.17-19.
- Brkic L, Shaw L, vanWijck F, Francis R, Price C, Forster A, Langhorne P, Watkins C, Rodgers H. Repetitive arm functional tasks after stroke (RAFTAS): a pilot randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016, 2, 50.
- Francis R, Gregson BA, Mendelow AD, Rowan E, STITCH Trauma Investigators. Characteristics of traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage: An assessment of screening logs from the STITCH(Trauma) Trial. British Journal of Neurosurgery 2015, 29(5), 655-660.
- Mendelow AD, Gregson BA, Rowan EN, Francis R, McColl E, McNamee P, Chambers IR, Unterberg A, Boyers D, Mitchell PM, STITCH Trauma Investigators. Early Surgery versus Initial Conservative Treatment in Patients with Traumatic Intracerebral Hemorrhage (STITCH[Trauma]): The First Randomized Trial. Journal of Neurotrauma 2015, 32(17), 1312-1323.
- Gregson BA, Rowan EN, Francis R, McNamee P, Boyers D, Mitchell P, McColl E, Chambers IR, Unterberg A, Mendelow AD, STITCH TRAUMA Investigators. Surgical Trial In Traumatic intraCerebral Haemorrhage (STITCH): a randomised controlled trial of Early Surgery compared with Initial Conservative Treatment. Health Technology Assessment 2015, 19(70).