Helen Frost

helen frost

Dr Helen Frost

Lecturer

Biography

Helen began her career as a physiotherapist and has worked in the UK and Australia combining clinical practice with research. She worked clinically for 14 years in the NHS and was awarded the MSc in Sports Medicine dissertation prize from the University of Nottingham for her work on back pain. Helen has been involved in a wide range of clinical and public health research for over 25 years.

Prior to completing a PhD in Medicine at the University of Warwick in 2007, she was the Director of Physiotherapy Research at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford. In this role she led a number of randomised controlled trials of physiotherapy and surgical interventions as a Primary Investigator. During her career Helen has secured over £1.3 million in competitive research funding from the MRC, CSO, CSP, ARUK and SISCC and won several prizes for her work on arthritis and chronic low back pain.

Whilst working at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy unit in Edinburgh she became increasingly aware of the need to bridge the gap between evidence and policy/ practice, particularly for hard to reach disadvantaged groups.

Helen joined the Implementation Science group at NMAHP Research Unit, University of Stirling in 2014 and went on to teach in the Faculty of Health and Sport Science. Helen moved to Edinburgh Napier University in 2017 to join the School of Health and Social Care.

Helen has experience of trial design, implementation science, evidence synthesis and data linkage. Her research includes promoting and integrating evidence into practice, particularly interventions that support long-term self management for people with musculoskeletal disorders and promotion of physical activity.

Themes

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71 results

Loneliness and social isolation causal association with health-related lifestyle risk in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Journal Article
Malcolm, M., Frost, H., & Cowie, J. (2019)
Loneliness and social isolation causal association with health-related lifestyle risk in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Systematic Reviews, 8(1), 48-56. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-0968-x
Background The health impacts of loneliness and social isolation among older adults are widely acknowledged. Despite this, there is no consensus on the possible causal nature ...

Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Journal Article
Wylie, G., Torrens, C., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Gordon, A. L., Menz, H. B., …Morris, J. (2019)
Podiatry interventions to prevent falls in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and ageing, 48(3), 327–336. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afy189
Background foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. Podiatrists diagnose and treat a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and lower l...

Serum Sodium Level Variability As A Prognosticator In Older Adults

Journal Article
Barma, M. A., Soiza, R. L., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M. M., Frost, H., & Witham, M. D. (2018)
Serum Sodium Level Variability As A Prognosticator In Older Adults. Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, 78(7-8), 632-638. https://doi.org/10.1080/00365513.2018.1543893
Our aim was to explore biological variation of serum sodium levels as a method of quantifying health risk in older adults. We investigated whether dynamic changes in serum sod...

Pragmatic surgical studies: are they the New Gold Standard

Journal Article
Simpson, A., Frost, H., & Norrie, J. (2018)
Pragmatic surgical studies: are they the New Gold Standard. Bone and Joint Journal, 100-B(11), 1407-1408. https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.100B11.BJJ-2018-0947
No abstract available.

Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews

Journal Article
Frost, H., Campbell, P., Maxwell, M., O’Carroll, R. E., Dombrowski, S. U., Williams, B., …Pollock, A. (2018)
Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews. PLOS ONE, 13(10), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204890
Background The challenge of addressing unhealthy lifestyle choice is of global concern. Motivational Interviewing has been widely implemented to help people change their behav...

Promotion of physical activity interventions for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review of reviews

Journal Article
Zubala, A., MacGillivray, S., Frost, H., Kroll, T., Skelton, D. A., Gavine, A., …Morris, J. (2017)
Promotion of physical activity interventions for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review of reviews. PLOS ONE, 12(7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180902
Objectives While there is strong evidence that regular participation in physical activity (PA) brings numerous health benefits to older adults, and interventions to effectivel...

Association between bisphosphonate therapy and outcomes from rehabilitation in older people

Journal Article
Goodbrand, J. A., Hughes, L. D., Cochrane, L., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2017)
Association between bisphosphonate therapy and outcomes from rehabilitation in older people. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 70, 195-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2017.01.017
Background Bisphosphonate therapy may have actions beyond bone, including effects on cardiovascular, immune and muscle function. We tested whether bisphosphonate treatment is...

Effectiveness of motivational interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: an overview of reviews

Journal Article
Frost, H., Campbell, P., Maxwell, M., O’Carroll, R., Dombrowski, S., Cheyne, H., …Pollock, A. (2016)
Effectiveness of motivational interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: an overview of reviews. Physiotherapy, 102(Supplement 1), e59-e60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2016.10.382
No abstract available

Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: a protocol for an overview of reviews

Journal Article
Dombrowski, S. U., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Pollock, A., McLellan, J., MacGillivray, S., …Williams, B. (2016)
Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: a protocol for an overview of reviews. Systematic Reviews, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-016-0355-9
Background Failure to successfully implement and sustain change over the long term continues to be a major problem in health and social care. Translating evidence into routine...

Slower Decline in C-Reactive Protein after an Inflammatory Insult Is Associated with Longer Survival in Older Hospitalised Patients

Journal Article
Barma, M., Goodbrand, J. A., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M. M., Frost, H., McMurdo, M. E. T., & Witham, M. D. (2016)
Slower Decline in C-Reactive Protein after an Inflammatory Insult Is Associated with Longer Survival in Older Hospitalised Patients. PLOS ONE, 11(7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0159412
Background Enhancing biological resilience may offer a novel way to prevent and ameliorate disease in older patients. We investigated whether changes in C-reactive protein (C...