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Nikki Coghill


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Research interests

Nikki has a background in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Public Health. She joined the Department for Health in 2011 teaching on the Professional Doctorate in Health, whilst maintaining her research post with the University of Bristol. In January 2016, Nikki transferred all of her academic interests to the University of Bath. She deputises for the Director of Studies on the Professional Doctorate in Health programme as well as teaching on this programme, predominantly in relation to evidence based practice. This has been informed by her 12-year career working in Public Health and her previous posts at the University of Bristol in the Academic Unit of Primary Care, the University of West England and University of Wales. Nikki has extensive experience in working with Primary Care. She has over 25 years’ experience of teaching in higher education institutions.

Her research interest’s lie in evidence based practice and the utility and translation of this into the real world. Some of Nikki’s work has involved working closely with Commissioners of Primary Care Services, Public Health Departments, Public Health England, and Primary Care. Her work has included designing, implementing and conducting key pieces or research aimed at addressing inequalities in health and cardiovascular disease, as well as being invited to present key messages on alcohol at the House of Commons. Nikki also has an interest in the role of physical activity in preventing, reducing and treating poor health, as well as the maintenance of health and wellbeing, with a specific focus on cardiovascular and metabolic health.

Research interests

  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Primary Care
  • Public Health
  • Inequalities in Health
  • Physical Activity and Health

Current projects

  • A quantitative quasi-experimental approach to the evaluation of a telephone outreach service to enhance uptake of NHS Health Checks
  • Multi method evaluation of a community outreach programme to increase uptake of NHS Health Checks
  • Development of a clinical decision rule for referral of patients presenting to primary care with chest pain
  • Fatigue and physical activity levels in patients with diagnosed hypothyroidism

Research funding

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Projects 2011 2019

Inter-sectorial community-based network to manage mental disorders associated with internal forced migration – Colombia.

PIÑEROS ORTIZ, S., Coghill, N., Galbreath, D., Halligan, S., ESLAVA, J., GARZÓN ORJUELA, N. & JIMENEZ, V.


Project: Research councilInternational Collaboration

Health inequities in older people: A plan for action

Coghill, N., Francombe-Webb, J., Patsios, D., Wyatt, K. & Paranjothy, S.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output 2003 2018

A systematic review of resilience for chronic pain patients in the workplace

Wainwright, E., Wainwright, D., Coghill, N., Perry, R. & Walsh, J., 23 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

NHS health checks: a cross- sectional observational study on equity of uptake and outcomes

Coghill, N., Garside, L., Montgomery, A. A., Feder, G. & Horwood, J., 3 Apr 2018, In : BMC Health Services Research. 18, 1, 11 p., 238.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Observational Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Confidence Intervals
Social Class
Low Back Pain

A Step Toward Workplace Obesity Prevention: Evaluation of Weight Management Program for Hospital-based Health Care Providers

Choy, H. K., Chu, HK. O., Keung, WY., Lim, K. B., Tang, PY. W. & Coghill, N., 1 Dec 2017, In : GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care. 5, 1, 8 p., 1255.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Health Personnel
Weights and Measures

A Step Toward Workplace Obesity Prevention: Evaluation of Weight Management Program for Hospital-based Health Care Providers

Choy, H. K., Chu, O. H. K., Lim, K. B., Tang, W. P. Y. & Coghill, N., 25 Jul 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Health Personnel
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