Evolution of Women's Health Research Approaches

  • Gayathri Kaushalya Delanerolle

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Womens health (WH) research has existed for centuries and evolved significantly with the changing needs of a global population. In the UK, approximately 51% of the population comprises of women. Thus, continuous improvement of existing clinical procedures including diagnosis and treatment management is required to meet the plethora of complex clinical needs that is consistently increasing. To effectively meet these demands, novel and innovative solutions are required in shorter time frames at a fraction of the cost.
This thesis is a contextualization using a priori framework, of peer-reviewed, published, and ongoing work to report the significant intellectual contributions made by Gayathri Delanerolle that has enhanced the knowledge and practice landscape of WH. The thesis aims to report disease sequalae outcomes with an emphasis on ethnic minority women, the use of translational methods that enable advancement in the field and further the evolutionary trajectory of WH. The evidence-base within this thesis include the following key points;
1.Improved research method use: The use of broad data searches, data extraction and data synthesis approaches, their reporting using standardised protocols and conducting effective statistical analysis.
2.Comprehensive health outcome reporting: Standardising the use of pre- clinical variables when conducting an evidence synthesis with a combination of qualitative and quantitative data.
3.Clinical paradigm focus: Use translational methods to report the impact and outcomes of disease sequalae.
All research reported within this thesis consists of the necessary ethical and governance approvals.
Date of Award25 Sept 2023
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorSasee Pallikadavath (Supervisor)

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