Marilyn Bradbury

Marilyn Bradbury
University of Birmingham · School of Sport and Exercise

MRes Health Research

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Introduction
My area of interest is reducing sedentary behaviour and promoting physical activity in children with physical disabilities, and digital health. I am a HEE/NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. My research involves co-designing a digital intervention to reduce the time young people with disabilities spend being sedentary.
Additional affiliations
June 2019 - May 2022
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Position
  • PhD Student
June 2016 - June 2016
Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Position
  • Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist
Description
  • Lecture given for MSc physiotherapy students at the University of Birmingham as part of their paediatric module. Lecture title "Introduction to Developmental Neurological Disorders"
September 2014 - June 2017
University of Birmingham
Position
  • MRes Health Research

Publications

Publications (8)
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Children with physical disabilities are less physically active than children with typical development. How children’s experiences of using walkers relates to their physical activity has not been studied previously. This study aimed to explore perspectives of walker use and their potential to increase physical activity. Four focus groups were conduc...
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Introduction Non-ambulant children and young people with physical disabilities are at high risk of experiencing negative health outcomes associated with sedentary time. A previous scoping review summarising evidence relating to sedentary behaviours of children with physical disabilities identified the need for validated methods of measuring physica...
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Living aids are products, devices or items of equipment that are used by people with disabilities to assist them to perform everyday functional activities. This article explores a range of living aids for children with physical, sensory and learning disabilities through the lens of the F-words for childhood development. Seating and wheelchairs, sta...
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Background and Purpose Inclusion of qualitative methods in research carried out by paediatric physiotherapists is essential to explore children’s beliefs, needs and opinions. To produce meaningful studies of a high standard, researchers must pursue a good knowledge and understanding of how to apply qualitative methods. Following a recognised appro...
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Background and Purpose: High quality research and translation of its findings into clinical practice is strongly encouraged and promoted in medical and allied health professions. Qualitative research continues to be underrepresented in physiotherapy literature, including the speciality of paediatric physiotherapy. Qualitative methods seem to be dis...
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Computer-enhanced therapy can complement conventional intervention. Seven children and families took part in a trial day to test acceptance and applicability of MIRA rehabilitation software for children with neuromotor disorders. MIRA software has had limited use e.g. elderly rehabilitation, stroke patients, but requires clinical validation. A pare...
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Objective: To review the literature comparing use of anterior and posterior walkers (PW’s) by children with cerebral palsy (CP) to determine which walker type is preferable. Methods: Electronic databases were searched using pre-defined terms by two independent reviewers. Reference lists of included studies were hand searched. Studies published betw...

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Project
Cross over study using three dimensional gait analysis to investigate the effects of changing handle height on forward lean of the trunk, hip and knee angles, force through the walker handles and kinematic outcomes.