Dr Afsane Riazi

Research interests

My research encompasses a wide range of populations across various life stages, such as children and adolescents, adults with long-term conditions and residents in care homes. I use both qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate the impact of individual's physical health on well-being and quality of life (QoL), with the aim of utilising psychological interventions to improve such outcomes.

My research falls under two main strands:

i) The development and evaluation of scientifically rigorous Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS)

Use of both classical test theory and Rasch analysis to produce rigorous measures that can be used in the evaluation of treatment and care.

ii) Development and evaluation of psychological/complex interventions within health care

Development and evaluation of interventions for people with visual impairment, stroke, family members of people in low awareness states, and vocational rehabilitation for people with multiple sclerosis.

My work has been funded by the Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, amongst others.

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