Carol held a Funded PhD Studentship in Health Psychology in collaboration with the @iTREND_Research project @DerbyUni
The title of her research programme was
Patient and Staff Experiences of Renal Dialysis Treatment
In collaboration with the iTREND project, this PhD explored and evaluated hospital patient and staff experiences of renal dialysis treatment, including approximately 50 dialysis patients over three years, during the development of the iTrend Intelligent Technologies for Renal Dialysis Project
Supervisory Team: Derby University Vice Chancellor Professor Kath Mitchell @DerbyUniVC and Professor James Elander from the Department of Psychology formed the PhD supervision team with iTREND Director Professor Paul Stewart to augment activity on the iTREND research programme.
iTREND is a project funded by MStart (Medical and Sporting Technologies Research Trust), and is a collaborative venture between the Universities of Derby and Nottingham in the UK.
The prime objective of this project will be to develop computational and technology hardware combined with best-practice solutions applied to the dialysis procedure to make significant improvements to patient outcomes and quality of life.
Professor Mitchell led the supervisory team of a PhD researcher who will augment the clinical patient study team, investigating patient perception of care, medical and technology intervention in the treatment of end-phase kidney failure.