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Journal Articles and Protocols


Healey J, Davey V, Liddle J, O’Rourke G, Hanratty B & Beresford B (2024) UK homecare providers’ views about, and experiences of, digitalisation: A national survey. Digit Health. May 22;10:20552076241255477.

Rand, S., Towers, A.-M., Allan, S., Webster, L., Palmer, S., Carroll, R., Gordon, A., Akdur, G., & Goodman, C. (2024). Exploratory factor analysis and Rasch analysis to assess the structural validity of the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit Proxy version (ASCOT-Proxy) completed by care home staff. Quality of Life Research.

Irvine, L., Burton, J. K., Ali, M., Booth, J., Desborough, J., Logan, P., Moniz-Cook, E., Surr, C., Wright, D. and Goodman, C. (2024) Data Resource Profile: the Virtual International Care Homes Trials Archive (VICHTA), International Journal of Population Data Science, 8(6).

Micklewright K, Killett A, Akdur G, Biswas P, Blades P, Irvine L, Jones L, Meyer J, Ravenscroft N, Woodhead H & Goodman C (2024). Activity provider-facilitated patient and public involvement with care home residents. Research Involvement and Engagement, 10(7).


Kelly, M.,  Allison, E. and Micklewright, K. (2023). Health and social care research from the frontline: perspectives from care home staff. Nursing and Residential Care. Vol.25, No.11.

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Hanratty, B, Wolters, AT, Towers, A-M, Spilsbury, K, Meyer, J, Killett, A, Jones, L, Gordon, A, Burton, JK, Akdur, G, Irvine, L, Warmoth, K, Liddle, J and Goodman, C. (2023). Data Collection in Care Homes for Older Adults: A National Survey in England. Journal of Long Term Care, (2023), pp. 288–296.

Kelly, S., Cowan, A., Akdur, G., Irvine, L., Peryer, G., Welsh, S., Rand, S., Lang, I. A., Towers, A.-M., Spilsbury, K., Killett, A., Gordon, A. L., Hanratty, B., Jones, L., Meyer, J., Goodman, C., & Burton, J. K. (2023) Outcome measures from international older adult care home intervention research: a scoping review, Age and Ageing, Volume 52, Issue 5.

Towers, A-M., Gordon, A., Wolters, A., Allen, S., Rand, S., webster, L., Brine, R., Crellin, E., De Corte, K., Irvine, L., Akdur, G., Burton, J., Hanratty, B., Killett, A., Meyer, J., Jones, L. & Goodman, C. (2023) Piloting of a minimum data set for older people living in care homes in England: protocol for a longitudinal, mixed-methods study, BMJ Open, Volume 13, Issue 2.

Spilsbury, K., Peryer, G., Devi, R., Haunch, K., Jordao, M., Thompson, C., Goodman, C., (2023) On your marks, get set, pause: what care home teams should consider before partnering with a trial research group, Nursing and Residential Care, Volume 25, Issue 1.


Burton JK, Wolters AT, Towers AM, Jones L, Meyer J, Gordon AL, Irvine L, Hanratty B, Spilsbury K, Peryer G, Rand S, Killett A, Akdur G, Allan S, Biswas P, Goodman C. (2022) Developing a minimum data set for older adult care homes in the UK: exploring the concept and defining early core principles, The Lancet Healthy Longevity, Volume 3, Issue 3.

Peryer G, Kelly S, Blake J, Burton JK, Irvine L, Cowan A, Akdur G, Killett A, Brand SL, Musa MK, Meyer J, Gordon AL, Goodman C. (2022) Contextual factors influencing complex intervention research processes in care homes: a systematic review and framework synthesis, Age and Ageing, Volume 51, Issue 3.

Musa, M.K., Akdur, G., Brand, S., Killett, A., Spilsbury, K., Peryer, G., Burton, J. K., Gordon, A. L., Hanratty, B., Towers, A-M., Irvine, L., Kelly, S., Jones, L., Meyer, J. & Goodman, C. (2022) The uptake and use of a minimum data set (MDS) for older people living and dying in care homes: a realist review. BMC Geriatr 22, 33.


Irvine L, Burton JK, Ali M, Quinn TJ, Goodman C. (2021) Protocol for the development of a repository of individual participant data from randomised controlled trials conducted in adult care homes (the Virtual International Care Homes Trials Archive (VICHTA)). Trials 22, 157.


Musa, M., Akdur, G., Hanratty, B., Kelly, S., Gordon, A., Peryer, G., Spilsbury, K., Killett, A., Burton, J., Meyer, J., Fortescue, S., Towers, A-M., Irvine, L. & Goodman, C. (2020) The uptake and use of a minimum data set (MDS) for older people living and dying in care homes in England – a realist review protocol. 14 Nov 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10, 11, 7 p., e040397.

Burton, J. K., Goodman, C., Guthrie, B., Gordon, A. L., Hanratty, B. and Quinn, T. J. (2020) Closing the UK care home data gap – methodological challenges and solutions: Closing the UK care home data gap. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(4).

Hanratty, B., Burton, J. K., Goodman, C., Gordon, A. L., & Spilsbury, K. (2020) Covid-19 and lack of linked datasets for care homes. BMJ, 369.

Work Package 3 PROSPERO registration: “The uptake and use of the minimum data set (MDS) for older people living and dying in care homes in care home settings: a realist review” – 9 March 2020

Work Package 1 PROSPERO registration: “A systematic review of process and contextual factors that influence research implementation in care homes and identification of key measures and outcomes in care home research” – 10 January 2020

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