Dr MARIA PRIOR
Maria Prior joined the Unit in November 2008 as a Research Fellow on the MRC-funded Glaucoma Platform screening Study. Maria had previous careers in nursing and teaching (Further Education). She completed a BSc in Mathematical Sciences in 2002, which was followed with a MSc in Health Services Research in 2005 and a PhD in Public Health in 2009. Maria's research interests involve the methodological development of intervention and outcome components for randomised controlled trials.
Complex intervention development methodology
Instrument development methodologies
Developing intervention components as part of the TRiaDS programme (Translating Research into Practice: Guidance-based Implementation of Dental Evidence)
Selective Decontamination of the Digestive tract in critically ill patients treated in Intensive Care Unit (SuDDICU; funded by the NIHR HTA)
Validation of a prototype instrument for measuring the contribution of institutions and individuals to community stocks of capital
Developing the intervention and outcomes components of a proposed RCT of screening for open angle glaucoma. (funded by MRC)
- PhD in Public Health, University of Aberdeen
- MSc. (with distinction) Health Services Research, University of Aberdeen
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Portsmouth University
- BSc Hons (First Class) Mathematical Sciences, the Open University
- Registered General Nurse, Guy's Hospital, London
Contributions to Journals
- Prior, ME., Burr, JM., Ramsay, CR., Jenkinson, D., Campbell, S., Francis, JJ. & for the Glaucoma screening Platform Study group (2012). 'Evidence base for an intervention to maximise uptake of glaucoma testing: a theory-based cross-sectional survey'. BMJ Open, vol 2, no. 2, e000710.
[Online] DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000710
[Online] AURA: Prior_2012.pdf
- Farmer, J., Prior, ME. & Taylor, J. (2012). 'A theory of how rural health services contribute to community sustainability'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 75, no. 10, pp. 1903-1911.
[Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.06.035
- Che Hamzah, J., Burr, JM., Ramsay, CR., Azuara-Blanco, A. & Prior, M. (2011). 'Choosing appropriate patient-reported outcomes instrument for glaucoma research: a systematic review of vision instruments'. Quality of Life Research, vol 20, no. 7, pp. 1141-1158.
[Online] DOI: 10.1007/s11136-010-9831-1
[Online] AURA: Che%20Hamzah%202011.pdf
- Prior, ME., Che Hamzah, J., Francis, JJ., Ramsay, CR., Castillo, MM., Campbell, SE., Azuara-Blanco, A. & Burr, JM. (2011). 'Pre-validation methods for developing a patient reported outcome instrument'. BMC Medical Research Methodology, vol 11, no. 1, pp. 112.
[Online] DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-112
[Online] AURA: Prior_2011.pdf
- Prior, ME., Farmer, J., Godden, DJ. & Taylor, J. (2010). 'More than health: The added value of health services in remote Scotland and Australia'. Health & Place, vol 16, no. 6, pp. 1136-1144.
[Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.07.005
[Online] AURA: More_Than_Health_manuscript.doc
- Entwistle, VA., Prior, ME., Skea, ZC. & Francis, JJ. (2008). 'Involvement in treatment decision-making: its meaning to people with diabetes and implications for conceptualisation'. Social Science & Medicine, vol 66, no. 2, pp. 362-375.
[Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.09.001
Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings
- Prior, ME. (2011). 'How important are health professionals to sustainable rural communities?'. in J Martin & T Budge (eds), The sustainability of Australia's country towns: renewal, renaissance, resilience. Victorian Universities Regional Research Network Press, Ballarat, pp. 307-326.
Books and Reports
- Prior, ME. (2009). 'Added-value roles and remote communities: An exploration of the contribution of health services to remote communities and of a method for measuring the contribution of institutions and individuals to community stocks of capital'. University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.