School of Health Sciences and Social Work
Dr Chris Markham
- Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
- Role Title: Interim Head of School / Associate Head Research and Knowledge Services
- Address: James Watson Building, 2 King Richard 1st Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2FR
- Telephone: 02392 842893
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Department: SHSSW
- Faculty: Faculty of Science
I am a qualified Speech and Language therapist and have practiced throughout the Health and Education sectors. I carried out my PhD in Health Psychology, designing and validating an outcome measure and therapy planning tool for children and young people with communication needs. I have experience teaching and leading teams in Higher Education across a variety of areas in Health and Social Care.
I am currently the Interim Head of School and in this role, provide leadership and management with the aim of maintaining and developing a high quality educational experience for all our students. This includes research informed teaching and I continue to carry out and publish work across our curricular areas. I am also the Lead for the Dept of Health funded Research Design Service South Central, a service providing researchers in Health and Social Care with support in developing competitive grant applications.
I contribute to teaching across the School's course, particularly evidence based practice, human development and children’s communication needs. I coordinate the final year dissertation unit and supervise a number of doctoral studies in speech and language therapy, health service research and collaboration in Higher Education.
My primary research interest is in children and young people’s communication needs and I am currently continuing to work on further validation, of a Quality of Life measure, for this group. I am also collaborating on studies evaluating interventions for children with speech and language needs. I am also working on feasibility studies in Speech and Language Therapy with older people and physiotherapy for people with multiple sclerosis. I have an interest in research methodologies and their combined application to health and social care needs and experiences.
I have been fortunate to have led or collaborated on numerous successfully funded projects cumulating in over £1.5 million of research funding. Funders have included the Department of Health, National Institute for Health Research and numerous research charities.
Markham, C (2012, May) Quality of Life and Language Delay. Paper presented at the UK Down Syndrome Research forum [Conference]. Sara Duffen Centre, Portsmouth.
Markham, C (2011, June) Predicting Quality of Life for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs. Paper presented at Lost for Words [Conference], City University, London, UK.
Markham, C. (2010, March) Paper presented at Portsmouth PCT Speech and Language Therapy “Celebrating Success” [Conference], Children with SaLD and their views of their QoL. St Mary’s Hospital Education Centre, Portsmouth.
Gal, D., Dewey, A, Markham, C., Stores, R. & Dean, T. (2008, December) Evaluation of an evidence based practice short course for NHS staff. Poster presented at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine [Conference], Oxford, U.K.
Markham, C. (2007, December) The development and validation of a QoL Measure for children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies [conference], The San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, California, USA.
Markham, C, Gibbard, D. & Dean, T. (2006, September) Challenges in developing a quality of life measure for communication impaired children. Poster presented at Making Connections 2 [Conference], City University, London, U.K.
I am a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church.
I undertake the role of internal and external doctoral examination.
I am also a member of an NHS Research Ethics Committee and Chair of the Science Faculty Ethics Committee.
Postgraduate Research Supervised
I am currently supervising the following doctoral studies:
A feasibility study of a manualised communication intervention for carers of people with dementia.
Transforming student learning through simulation.
An evaluation of a care pathway for people with aphasia.
A feasibility study of pilates or standard physiotherapy for people with multiple sclerosis.
Achievement and Recognition
NIHR Personal fellowship 1995