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Kirstie Haywood

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WMS - Health Sciences
024 761 50616
Research Interests

Professor Kirstie Haywood (DPhil, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, PGCert LaTHE, MCSP, SRP) is a Professor of Health Outcomes, Warwick Medical School. Kirstie has established an international reputation for her research in applied health outcomes research, specially, patient-reported outcomes (PRO), measurement science and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) research in clinical trials and clinical practice settings. Throughout her research she has sought to work closely with patients and the public as research partners. Her research has included: quantitative (specifically, of outcome measurement instruments) and qualitative systematic reviews; survey research; core outcome set development (including approaches towards consensus development); randomised controlled trials and feasibility studies (including intervention development and evaluation); qualitative methodologies; and mixed methods - including the development and evaluation (psychometric and qualitative evaluation) of outcome measurement instruments. Current research studies include: 1) NIHR RfPB (Tier 2): CARESSf ? Cardiac Arrest Recovery Enablement and Supported Self-management feasibility study (Chief Investigator). £255k for 30-months until April 2025. 2) Warwick International Collaboration Award ? Developing PPIE in Resuscitation Research (Chief Investigator). Supporting international collaborative with Prof Katie Dainty, University of Toronto, Canada. 12-months until August 2024. 3) NIHR RfPB (Tier 1): Exploring the experience of children who have provided cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the impact of CPR training. PI: Dr Claire Hawkes (KCL); Co-applicant. £150k for 24-months until October 2025. 4) Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK): SURVIVORS ? developing a patient reported outcome measure for survivors of cardiac arrest (Chief Investigator). £20k for 36-months (to support doctoral programme) until October 2025 5) Warwick Collaborative Research Partnership Scholarship (WCRPS): Developing a survivor-reported outcome measure following cardiac arrest. Supporting full-time doctoral student. Collaboration with University Hospitals Birmingham (Prof Gavin Perkins). £70k for 42-months. 6) NIHR RfPB (Tier 1): WASTEd ? Measuring fatigue in Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA): refinement, application, and evaluation of a new electronic patient-reported outcome measure (the Warwick Axial Spondyloarthritis Fatigue and Energy questionnaire (e-WASTEd)) in rheumatology clinical practice. (Chief Investigator). £150k for 24-months until July 2024. 7) AO Foundation: COSTA2: Finalising a Core Outcome Set for fractures of the distal Tibia and Ankle. £140k for 16-months until August 2025. 8) British Society of Rheumatology (BSR) Fellowship ? The FASTER Study: PI: Jame Prior (Keele University); Co-applicant. £56k for 18-months until December 2024 9) University of Warwick ? Enhancing Research Culture Grant (Research England): Enhancing WMS's Research Culture ? implementing a community co-produced roadmap (Co-Chief Investigator (Researcher/Research Enabler Collaboration)). £43k for 12-months until July 2024 10) University of Warwick ? Enhancing Research Culture Grant (Research England): The Beacon Academy ? creating clinical academic excellence through celebrating and supporting widening participation. (Co-Chief Investigator (Student-Staff Collaboration)). £25k for 12-months until July 2024. 11) Warwick Collaborative Fellowship ? supporting full-time doctoral student (on the FASTER study). Collaboration with Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Prof Jon Packham). £86k for 42-months. 12) NIHR Health Technology Assessment. Opioid reduction in chronic pain. I-WOTCH (2016). £1.6k for 39-months. (Health Outcomes)


People, Environment and Culture: Kirstie was recently appointed as the first deputy Pro-Dean Education for WMS (December 2023). She has chaired WMS Athena SWAN activities since 2019, leading the successful Silver submission in 2019 (Athena SWAN and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at WMS ( and the Silver renewal application for 2025. She was awarded the University's 'Excellence in Gender Equality' (individual award) in 2022 5 questions with Kirstie Haywood, Individual Award for Excellence in Gender Equality 2022 winner ( She is a member of the University's Athena SWAN self-assessment team, chairing the 'Advancing and Supporting Careers' sub-group; the university was recently awarded a Silver renewal (January 2024). She is the WMS representative to the Science, Engineering and Medicine (SEM) faculty EDI forum. She has led a community-focused programme of work at WMS, informing the co-production of a 'research culture roadmap' and action plan (Research Culture (, encouraging and supporting staff and staff-student collaborative initiatives in this space (for example, the WMS Beacon Internships Beacon Internships ? The Beacon Academy), the appointment of WMS's first 'Research Culture' office, and the establishment of a research culture community of practice. She is a senior academic advisor to the University's Research Culture forum. Education: Kirstie has supervised more than 20 doctoral or M-level students, two MBChB 'Beacon' interns, and 18 MBChB students (Student Self-Selected Component (SSC2)). Since 2020 I have acted as deputy to WMS's MBChB Phase 2 lead, leading both the Advanced Cases (AC1) Block (2019-2023) and SSC2 Block (2022-2023). Between 2019-2020 I was theme co-lead for 'Sociological and Population Perspectives on Health' (Soc lead), delivered across all year groups on the MBChB. She has been a member of the WMS Education Committee since 2021. Biography: Professor Kirstie Haywood (DPhil, BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy, PGCert LaTHE, MCSP, SRP) is a Professor of Health Outcomes, WMS Deputy Pro-Dean People, and MBChB Phase 2 Deputy, Warwick Medical School. Current activities include: Cardiac Arrest Recovery and Survivorship: Kirstie is an ambassador and content expert to the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK): an invited member of both the Post-Cardiac Arrest Advisory Group (contributing to presentations to the UK Government #MyRighttoCardiacArrestRecovery RCUK raise awareness of the urgent need for a rehabilitation plan for survivors of cardiac arrest at Westminster event | Resuscitation Council UK) and Survivor's Steering Group (contributing to the development of a Quality Standard for the post-arrest care of cardiac arrest survivors and their families Policy Briefing - Survivorship - February 2023.pdf ( She was a member of the writing group which produced the American Heart Association's first scientific statement on sudden cardiac arrest survivorship Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivorship: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association | Circulation (, which informed the AHA post-resuscitation care guidelines Part 3: Adult Basic and Advanced Life Support: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care | Circulation ( She was also a member of the European Resuscitation Council post-resuscitation care guidelines writing group (2016; 2020/2021) ERC Guidelines ( She is chair and co-founder of the Cardiac Arrest Recovery and Survivorship (CARS) working group, an international group of cardiac arrest survivors, their key supporters, healthcare professionals, and researchers, contributing to the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation activities. Health Outcomes Research (selected activities) Consensus-based Standards for the Selection of health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN): - PRISMA-COSMIN: She has recently participated in an international Delphi study, consensus meeting, and writing group, supporting the development of an extension of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) 2020 guidelines for reviews of outcome measurement instruments (OMIs): the PRISMA-COSMIN (Consensus-based Standards for the Selection of health Measurement Instruments). Guideline for Systematic Reviews of Outcome Measurement Instruments ? COSMIN - She has contributed to numerous COSMIN initiatives as a Delphi participant (including, for example, guidance on content validity COSMIN methodology for evaluating the content validity of patient-reported outcome measures: a Delphi study - PMC ( and reviewer/ writing group member (for example, a recent review of review quality). SPIRIT-PRO Extension: A member of the SPIRIT-PRO taskforce and writing group (ISOQOL), she contributed to the development of international guidelines for the inclusion of patient-reported outcome measures in clinical trial protocols. SPIRIT-PRO Extension explanation and elaboration: guidelines for inclusion of patient-reported outcomes in protocols of clinical trials | BMJ Open Core Outcome Measures and Effectiveness Trials (COMET): She participated in a Delphi study and consensus meeting to establish reporting guidance for Core Outcome Set development (Co-STAR) COMET Initiative | Resources ( International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL): She was a member of ISOQOL's board of directors (2019-2022). She co-founded and chaired ISOQOL's Patient Engagment Special Interest Group (2014-2316) and has co-chaired the Clinical Practice SIG (2011-2014). Editorial activities: She is an associate editor and board member for several journals, including: Resuscitation (2014 - ), The Patient: Patient-Centred Outcomes Research (2013 - ), and Quality of Life Research (2018). She is a member of the international advisory committee for the Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes (2017-). Alongside Prof Katie Dainty and Mr Matthew Church (a cardiac arrest survivor), she has recently acted as Guest Editor for the Resuscitation Journal's Special Edition 'The Science of Cardiac Arrest Survivorship (January 2024 - ) Current Issue Table of Contents: Resuscitation (

Title Funder Award start Award end
NIHR RfPB stage 2: Optimising recovery following cardiac arrest: the Cardiac Arrest Recovery Enablement and Self-management Support (CARESS) Study National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Nov 2023 02 May 2026
Towards a core outcome set for fractures of the distal tibia and ankle (COSTA) AO Foundation 01 Oct 2023 31 Mar 2025
Measuring fatigue in Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA): refinement, application and evaluation of a new electronic patient-reported outcome measure (the Warwick Axial Spondyloarthritis Fatigue and Energy questionnaire (e-WASTEd)) in rheumatology clinical practice. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Aug 2022 31 Jul 2024
WCPRS Studentship - Improving the assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) for survivors of cardiac arrest C Southern University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 02 Mar 2020 01 Sep 2023
Developing a quality of life instrument for Cardiac Arrest survivors: understanding what matters to patients - related to WCPRS PhD Studentship (66086) Resuscitation Council (UK) 01 Sep 2020 31 Aug 2022
Public Involvement Fund (linked to 72495) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Oct 2021 31 May 2022
Towards a Core Outcome Set for Tibia and Ankle Fractures (COS-TAF) AO Foundation 01 Oct 2019 31 Mar 2022
Public Involvement Fund National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 04 Oct 2021 10 Nov 2021
Fatigue and Ankylosing Spondylitis: improving patient reported outcomes National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society 01 Oct 2015 30 Apr 2021
Improving the wellbeing of people with Opioid treated chronic pain: I-WOTCH National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Sep 2016 30 Nov 2020
PGfAR Full application: Chronic Headache Educations and Self-management Study (CHESS): Resubmission National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 05 Jan 2015 31 Oct 2020
Development of Individual Supported Employment work-placements to Improve the health-related Quality of Life of people with chronic pain who are unemployed (ISEIQoL)- ARUK Arthritis Research UK 02 Jan 2017 30 Apr 2019
Ankylosing spondylitis (PhD) Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust 01 Jan 2015 31 Dec 2017
Strategic alliance agreement - Royal College of Nursing Royal College of Nursing 01 Aug 2012 31 Jul 2017
REVISED SUBMISSION - NIHR HTA Feasability study 11/31 - Facet Joints National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Jul 2013 30 Jun 2015
Recommendations for exercise adherence measures: findings from a systematic review and consenus workshop. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy 01 Sep 2013 31 Aug 2014