School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Dr Ann Dewey

  • Role Title: Associate Head (Research)
  • Address: James Watson West 2 King Richard 1st Road Portsmouth PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 023 92 844426
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  • Department: SHSSW
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I completed a full-time PhD having successfully obtained funding in the first round of the UK Department of Health “New Researcher Award for Nurses and Professions Allied to Medicine”. Using a mixed methods research approach I completed a systematic review for the Pain, Palliative and Supportive Care Group of the Cochrane Collaboration on the use of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA to treat weight loss in advanced cancer patients, a randomised controlled trial using an EPA nutritional supplement and a qualitative study looking at nurses management of weight loss in advanced cancer patients. Previous research interests and publications include: four systematic reviews for the Airways Group of Cochrane and qualitative research projects working with vulnerable groups including: advanced cancer patients severely disabled multiple sclerosis patients, and mental health patients.

In my role as senior lecturer I am responsible for the Nursing Pathway of the Professional Doctorate course as well teaching and supporting other postgraduate and PhD students.

Teaching Responsibilities


Professional Doctorate Nursing Pathway Leader
Unit Co-ordinator: Professional Doctorate (1) Professional Review & Development, (2) Proposal Unit

Unit Co-ordinator: Introduction to Evidence Based Practice

Other: Postgraduate Research Degrees Admissions Tutor, SHSSW Course Liaison Tutor for MRes Science, Chair of SHSSW Research Degrees Committee, Member of Science Faculty Research Degrees Committee, Contributor to Graduate School workshops


Older Persons research theme: Lead Co-ordinator

Current Projects: Asthma in older persons, Dementia in Bangladesh older community, Temperature Controlled Laminar Airflow (TLA) Device (Protexo®)in adults with poorly- controlled, severe allergic asthma: the LASER Trial (qualitative evaluation)
Expertise: systematic reviews, qualitative research


Research profile

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