Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester
22-28 Princess Road West
Leicester, LE1 6TP
Tel: 00 44 116 252 5400
My research interests include:
Experiences of medical screening, preventive medicine and participation in research trials
Experiences of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Qualitative research methods
I joined the SAPPHIRE Group in September 2008, having worked previously in the General Practice & Primary Care Research Unit, University of Cambridge, and Public Health Sciences Section, University of Edinburgh.
Previous projects include: Psychological impact of screening for type 2 diabetes (Wellcome Trust); Patients' experiences of screening for type 2 diabetes (Royal College of General Practitioners); and Lay attitudes towards cardiovascular risk in the context of screening, prevention and trial participation (Scottish Executive).
- NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programmes, The PRomotion Of Physical activity through structured Education with differing Levels of ongoing Support for those with prediabetes (PROPELS): randomised controlled trial in a diverse multi-ethnic community. (Co-Investigator. Principal Investigator: K Khunti). Nov 2011 – May 2018.
- Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness, Symposium: The Sociology of Medical Screening - Critical Perspectives, New Directions. (Co-Investigator. Principal Investigator: N Armstrong) Oct 2012.
- NIHR CLARHC Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, Exploring the feasibility, acceptability and efficiency of screening and management for depressive symptoms and diabetes distress for the prevention of poor glycaemic control in people with Type 2 diabetes: The 3D Study. (Co-Investigator. Principal Investigator: K Khunti) Sept 2011 – April 2014.
- NIHR CLARHC Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland & NIHR CLARHC for South Yorkshire, To test an integrated approach for promoting effective self-management in people with established type 2 diabetes mellitus - a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Ongoing DESMOND education programme. (Co-Investigator. Principal Investigators: M Davies M & S Heller) Dec 2010 - Nov 2013.
- NIHR CLARHC Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland & Birmingham and Black Country CLARHC, A randomised controlled trial of the DESMOND Foundation Programme for people with established type 2 diabetes in a multi-ethnic population in Leicester and South Birmingham (Co-Investigator. Principal Investigators: M Davies K Khunti, S Gough) April 2010-Oct 2013.
- NIHR CLARHC Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, The evaluation of two pharmacy based stepwise methods of screening for type 2 diabetes (PRISM). Co-Investigator. Principal Investigator: K Khunti. Oct 2008–Sept 2013.
- NIHR CLARHC Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, The ATTEND study: Assessment of response rates and yields for two tools for early detection of non-diabetic hyperglycaemia and diabetes. Co-Investigator. Principal Investigator: K Khunti. Oct 2008-Sept 2013.
- DESMOND SMBG RCT ('Does self-monitoring of blood glucose as opposed to urinalysis provide additional benefit to newly diagnosed individuals with type 2 diabetes receiving structured education?') (Principal Investigator: S Heller)
- MY-WAIST Study ('Self-assessment of waist circumference for screening for type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular risk') (Principal Investigator: K Khunti)
- British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Committee Co-Convenor 2012-14 (Committee Member 2008-2014)
- Editor (with Natalie Armstrong) of 18th Monograph of the Sociology of Health and Illness: The Sociology of Screening:
- Semester 3 Lead - Patient Centred Clinical Practice (MBChB), Department of Medical and Social Care Education
- Contribution to ‘Heath and Disease in Society’ and ‘Health Psychology & Human Diversity’, MBChB, Department of Medical and Social Care Education.
- Contribution to MSc in Diabetes, Leicester Diabetes Centre
Supervision of the following PhD students:
- Lead supervisor to Sue Cradock (with Professor Richard Baker and Professor Melanie Davies (Leicester) and Dr Wendy Hardeman (Cambridge)). PhD project working title: Assessing the validity of the DESMOND Quality Development observation instruments in relation to the delivery of the DESMOND Newly Diagnosed programme.
- Co-supervisor to Jessica Wright (with Professor Mary Dixon-Woods). PhD project working title: An ethnographic study of organisational, social and professional facilitators and barriers to harmonising cancer tissue banks for research
- Co-supervisor to Andy Willis (with Professor Kamlesh Khunti and Professor Melanie Davies). PhD project working title: Evaluation of two stepwise methods of screening for type 2 diabetes in pharmacies.
- Co-supervisor to Elizabeth Sutton (with Professor Graham Martin)
- Dallosso HM, Eborall HC, Daly H, Martin-Stacey L, Speight J, Realf K, Carey ME, Campbell MJ, Dixon S, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Heller S. Does self monitoring of blood glucose as opposed to urinalysis provide additional benefit in patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes receiving structured education? The DESMOND SMBG randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Family Practice 2012, 13:18.
- Patel N, Eborall H, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Stone MA. Disclosure of type 1 diabetes status: a qualitative study in a mixed South Asian population in central England. Diversity in Health and Care 2011;8:217–23.
- Eborall HC, Stone MA, Aujla N, Taub N, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Testing times: influences on the uptake of diabetes screening: a qualitative study. BJGP 2012; 62(596).
- Eborall HC, Will CM. Prevention is better than cure, but...’: Preventive medication as a risk to ordinariness? Health, Risk and Society 2011; 7-8:653-668.
- Armstrong N, Eborall H. The sociology of medical screening: past, present and future. Sociology of Health and Illness 2012; 34(2): 161-176.
- Eborall HC, Stewart MCW, Cunningham-Burley S, Price JF, Fowkes FGR. Accrual and drop out in a primary prevention randomised controlled trial: qualitative study. Trials 2011; 12:7.
- Jackson CJ, Dixon-Woods M, Eborall H, Kenyon S, Tooz-Hobson P, Tincello D. Women’s views and experiences of a patient preference trial in surgery: a qualitative study of the CARPET1 trial. Clinical Trials, 2010; 7:696-704.
- Paddison CAM, Eborall HC, French DP, Kinmonth A-L, Prevost AT, Griffin SJ & Sutton S. Predictors of anxiety and depression among people attending diabetes screening: A prospective cohort study embedded in the ADDITION (Cambridge) Randomised Control Trial. B J Health Psych 2010.
- Paddison CAM, Eborall HC, Sutton S, French DP, Vasconcelos J, Prevost AT, Kinmonth A-L, Griffin SJ. Are people with negative diabetes screening tests falsely reassured? Parallel group cohort study embedded in the ADDITION (Cambridge) randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2009;339:b4535.
- French D, Eborall H, Griffin S, Kinmonth AL, Prevost AT, Sutton S. Health questionnaires are not reactive: evidence from a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2009: 62 74-80.
- Eborall H, Davies R, Kinmonth AL, Griffin S, Lawton J. Patients’ experiences of screening for type 2 diabetes: prospective qualitative study embedded in the ADDITION (Cambridge) randomised controlled trial. BMJ,2007;335:490-3.
- Eborall H, Griffin S, Prevost AT, Kinmonth AL, French DP, Sutton S. Psychological impact of screening for type 2 diabetes: controlled trial and comparative study embedded in the ADDITION (Cambridge) randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 2007;335:486-9.