Department for Health

Dr Nikki Coghill

Lecturer in Evidence Based Practice, with particular expertise in Primary Care, and the role of physical activity in health.

Nikki Coghill

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)BSc, MSc, PhD. PgCert Teaching, PgDip Health Promotion, PgDip Audiology

1 West 5.116
Email: n.coghill@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6623

Research funding

Profile

Nikki has a background in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Public Health. She joined the Department for Health in 2011 teaching on the Professional Doctorate in Health, whilst maintaining her research post with the University of Bristol. In January 2016, Nikki transferred all of her academic interests to the University of Bath. She deputises for the Director of Studies on the Professional Doctorate in Health programme as well as teaching on this programme, predominantly in relation to evidence based practice. This has been informed by her 12-year career working in Public Health and her previous posts at the University of Bristol in the Academic Unit of Primary Care, the University of West England and University of Wales. Nikki has extensive experience in working with Primary Care. She has over 25 years’ experience of teaching in higher education institutions.

Her research interest’s lie in evidence based practice and the utility and translation of this into the real world. Some of Nikki’s work has involved working closely with Commissioners of Primary Care Services, Public Health Departments, Public Health England, and Primary Care. Her work has included designing, implementing and conducting key pieces or research aimed at addressing inequalities in health and cardiovascular disease, as well as being invited to present key messages on alcohol at the House of Commons. Nikki also has an interest in the role of physical activity in preventing, reducing and treating poor health, as well as the maintenance of health and wellbeing, with a specific focus on cardiovascular and metabolic health.

Research interests

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Primary Care
  • Public Health
  • Inequalities in Health
  • Physical Activity and Health

Current projects

  • A quantitative quasi-experimental approach to the evaluation of a telephone outreach service to enhance uptake of NHS Health Checks
  • Multi method evaluation of a community outreach programme to increase uptake of NHS Health Checks
  • Development of a clinical decision rule for referral of patients presenting to primary care with chest pain
  • Fatigue and physical activity levels in patients with diagnosed hypothyroidism

Publications

Book Sections

Allamani, A., Voller, F., Pepe, P., Baccini, M., Massini, G., Maurelli, G., Buscema, M., Peter, A., E, Ö., Karlsson, E., Linderman, M., Eisebach-Strangl, E., Elkes, Z., Guilemont, J., Kreft-Jais, C., Cogordan, C., Gual, T., Matrai, S., R, K., Derickz, M., Nordlund, S., Skjælaaen, Ø., Olsson, B., Roumeliotis, F., Plant, M., Coghill, N., Swiatkiewicz, G., Gmel, G. and Kuendig, H., 2013. Balance of power in alcohol policy:Balance across different groups and as a whole between societal changes and alcohol policies. In: Anderson, P., Braddick, F., Reynolds, J. and Gual, A., eds. Alcohol policy in Europe. , pp. 32-42.

Coghill, N. M., Plant, M. and Miller, P., 2010. Alcohol consumption:alcohol related mortality and morbidity 1984-2008. In: Proceedings of the 36th Kettil Bruun Society Meeting, 2010. .

Articles

Riley, R., Coghill, N., Montgomery, A., Feder, G. and Horwood, J., 2016. Experiences of patients and healthcare professionals of NHS cardiovascular health checks:a qualitative study. Journal of Public Health, 38 (3), pp. 1-9.

Riley, R., Coghill, N., Montgomery, A., Feder, G. S. and Horwood, J., 2015. The provision of NHS health checks in a community setting:an ethnographic account. BMC Health Services Research, 15, p. 546.

Orme, J. and Coghill, N., 2014. Wasted potential:the role of Higher Education Institutions in supporting safe, sensible and social drinking among students. Health Education Journal, 73 (2), pp. 192-200.

Grieve, R., Barnett, S., Coghill, N. and Cramp, F., 2013. Myofascial trigger point therapy for triceps surae dysfunction:a case series. Manual Therapy, 18 (6), pp. 519-525.

Grieve, R., Barnett, S., Coghill, N. and Cramp, F., 2013. The prevalence of latent myofascial trigger points and diagnostic criteria of the triceps surae and upper trapezius:a cross sectional study. Physiotherapy, 99 (4), pp. 278-284.

Smith, L. K., Cramp, F., Palmer, S., Coghill, N. and Spencer, R. F., 2013. Empirical support for radiographic review:a follow-up study of total hip arthroplasty. Hip International, 23 (1), pp. 80-86.

Allamani, A., Voller, F., De Carli, A., V, C., Pantzer, K., Anderson, P., Gual, T., Matrai, S., Elekes Eisebach-Stangl, E., Schmied, G., R, K., Nordlund, S., Skjælaaen, Ø., Olsson, B., Örnberg, J., E, Ö., Karlsson, T., M, P., M, M., Coghill, N., Świątkiewicz, G., Wieczorek, L., Annaheim, B. and Gmel, G., 2011. Contextual determinants of alcohol consumption changes and preventive alcohol policies. A 12-country European study. Substance Use & Misuse, 46 (10), 1288 - 1303.

Smith, L. K., Cramp, F., Palmer, S., Coghill, N. and Spencer, R. F., 2010. Development of morphometry to quantify radiological osteolysis following total hip replacement. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 468 (11), 3077 - 3083.

Coghill, N., 2009. ‘Well its got to be better than burger and chips'. Sport & Exercise Scientist, 21.

Coghill, N. and Cooper, A. R., 2009. Motivators and de-motivators for adherence to a program of sustained walking. Preventive Medicine, 49 (1), 24 - 27.

Coghill, N. and Cooper, A. R., 2008. The effect of a home-based walking program on risk factors for coronary heart disease in hypercholeserolaemic men:a randomized controlled trial. Preventive Medicine, 46 (6), 545 - 551.

Coghill, N. and Cooper, A., 2004. The role of physical activity in prevention of coronary heart disease in high-risk cases. Association of Primary Care Trusts and Primary Care Groups

Coghill, N. M. and Cooper, A. R., 2003. The role of physical activity in prevention of coronary heart disease in high risk cases. Coronary Care in the UK

Reports/Papers

Coghill, N., Garside, L. and Chappell, A., 2016. A Quantitative Quasi-experimental Approach to the Evaluation of a Telephone Outreach Service. University of Bath.

Coghill, N., 2015. NHS Health Checks Training for Health Care Professionals A brief report on the findings. University of Bristol.

Coghill, N. and Orme, J., 2012. Exploring a sustainable legacy of participation in sport/physical activity in the South West: an action research approach. Project report produced for RELAYS. University of the West of England, Bristol.

Coghill, N. M. and Orme, J., 2009. The Promotion of Sensible Drinking Amongst Students in Higher Eduction Institutions in the South West Region:a snapshoot of current practice. University of the West of England, Bristol.

Coghill, N., Miller, P. and Plant, M., 2009. Future proof:Can we afford the cost of drinking too much? Mortality, morbidity and drink-driving in the UK. Alcohol Concern.

Coghill, N. and Orme, J., 2008. Healthy Universities in the South West:an exploratory study of ‘Healthy Universities’ related work within higher education institutions (HEIs) in the south west region: A snapshot view. Higher Education Research and Development Association.

Conference or Workshop Items

Choy, H. K., Chu, O. H. K., Lim, K. B., Tang, W. P.Y. and Coghill, N., 2017. A Step Toward Workplace Obesity Prevention: Evaluation of Weight Management Program for Hospital-based Health Care Providers No Image. In: 6th Annual Global Healthcare Conference, 2017-07-24 - 2017-07-25.

Feher, R., Wadley, A. and Coghill, N., 2016. A comparison of a pedometer-based walking program versus physiotherapy for patients suffering from nociceptive or neuropathic chronic, recurrent low back pain in Johannesburg. In: ASSA 2016 PAIN SA CONGRESS, 2016-05-13 - 2016-05-15, Kwa-zulu-natal South Africa.

Coghill, N., Garside, L. and Chappell, A., 2016. Improving the uptake of NHS Health Checks in more deprived communities using 'outreach telephone calls' made by specialist health advocates from the same communities: A quantitative service evaluation'. In: Public Health England NHS Health Check National Conference 2016: Getting Serious About Prevention, 2016-03-01, London.

Coghill, N., Garside, L. and Chappell, A., 2016. Improving the uptake of NHS Health Checks in more deprived communities using ‘outreach’ telephone calls made by specialist health advocates from the same communities: A quantitative service evaluation. In: NHS Health Check National Conference 2016: Getting serious about prevention. London, 2016-03-01 - 2016-03-01, Oval Cricket Ground.

Coghill, N. and Garside, L., 2015. The problem with data. In: Public Health Data, Information and Intelligence – AGW PHN CPD Event, 2015-11-11 - 2015-11-11, South Gloucestershire.

Coghill, N., Garside, L. and Chappell, A., 2015. A Quantitative Service Evaluation of a Telephone Outreach Initiative to Enhance the Uptake of NHS Health Checks. In: WEAHSN, LCRN, CLAHRC conference 2015, 2015-10-15 - 2015-10-15, Cheltenham Race Course.

Coghill, N. and Chappell, A., 2015. A quantitative quasi-experimental approach to the evaluation of a telephone outreach service to enhance uptake of NHS Health Checks:a service evaluation. In: NHS Health Check 2015 – Improvement through collaboration, 2015-02-26 - 2015-02-26, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England LS10 1LT.

Coghill, N., Riley, R., Horwood, J., Feder, G. and Montgomery, A. A., 2015. An Ethnographic Account of the Benefits and Challenges of Providing NHS Health Checks at Community Outreach Events. In: NHS Health Checks - Improvement through Collaboration, 2015-02-25 - 2015-02-25, The Royal Armouries, Leeds.

Riley, R., Coghill, N., Montgomery, A., Feder, G. and Horwood, J., 2014. An Ethnographic Account of the Benefits and Challenges of Providing NHS Health Checks at Community Outreach Events. In: Society for Academic Primary Care: Meeting Global Challenges, 2014-07-09 - 2014-07-11, University of Edinburgh.

Grieve, R., Cramp, F., Barnett, S. and Coghill, N. M., 2011. The triceps surae and specific diagnostic criteria in a healthy university population:a cross-sectional study. In: World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 2011, 2011-06-20 - 2011-06-23.

Coghill, N., Miller, P. and Plant, M., 2010. Alcohol Measures for Public Health Research Alliance (AMPHORA). In: 69th Alcohol Problems Research Symposium, Kendal, 2010-01-01.

Coghill, N., Miller, P. and Plant, M., 2008. Drinking context and alcohol-related negative and positive consequences by gender:a study of adults on the Isle of Man: a quantitative analysis. In: 64th Alcohol Problems Research Symposium, 2008, 2008-04-01.

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