Debbie Hukins
Research Fellow

Profile

Biography

Debbie started working at York Trials Unit in April 2018. She is currently completing a PhD Medical Sciences at the Hull York Medical School. Debbie has previously worked for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as a Trial Coordinator in York and also in Oxford for the NIHR’s Dementia and Neurological Diseases Network. 

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Health Sciences 1st Class

Departmental roles

  • Trial Coordinator

Research

Overview

Debbie’s current research interests are in dementia, medication management and older people. Her PhD is looking at managing medications and potentially inappropriate prescribing for people with dementia.

Projects

Research group(s)

Publications

Full publications list

  • Chapman S, Horne R, Chater A, Hukins D, Smithson WH (2014) Patients’ perspectives on antiepileptic medication: relationships between beliefs about medicines and adherence among patients with epilepsy in UK primary care. Epilepsy and Behaviour; 31: 312-320
  • Smithson WH, Hukins D, Buelow JM, Allgar V, Dickson J (2013) Adherence to medications and self-management of epilepsy: a community-based study. Epilepsy and Behaviour; 26 (1): 109-113
  • Smithson WH, Hukins D, Colwell B, Mathers N (2012) Developing a method to identify medicines non-adherence in a community sample of adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behaviour; 24 (1): 49-53
  • Smithson WH, Hukins D (2008) Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of epilepsy care in general practice – a case note review. Primary Healthcare Research and Development; 9(4): 291-298.
  • Smithson WH, Hukins D, Jones L (2006) How general practice can improve care of people with neurological conditions: a qualitative study. Primary Healthcare Research and Development; 7(3): 201-210.

Contact details

Debbie Hukins
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1083)

@healthsciyork