Dr Ffion Curtis

Research Fellow

School/Department: Health Sciences, Department of

Telephone: +44 (0)7855802005



I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Ethnic Health Research. I have expertise in the design and conduct of systematic reviews of both qualitative and quantitative evidence. My work has predominantly focused on the role of lifestyle in the prevention and management of chronic conditions. I have experience of working collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders to include NHS charity and community partners in the design conduct and dissemination of research.


2022: NIHR PRP: Green Social Prescribing: What works for whom in what contexts for Black Asian and minority ethnic groups: £70000

2021: NIHR ARC Health and social care research priority setting among ethnic minority populations: a mixed-method study: £ 109117

2021 NIHR ARC Researching Emergency Ambulance calls to Care Homes (REACH): £133606.71

2020 NIHR CRN/Lincolnshire Community Health Service Trust Digital Health Getting Active Staying Active: £3000

2020 NIHR CRN Diabetes and marginalised communities on the East Coast: £ 35940

2019 NIHR CRN CBT for insomnia in children with ASD: £9997

2018 Guillain-Barré and associated Inflammatory Neuropathies’(GAIN) Charity Experiences of illness and care: £35745



Curtis F, Laparidou D, Udayangani Jayawickrama WI, et al EP13 Perceptions and experiences of residents and relatives of emergencies in care homes: systematic review and meta- s y n thesis Emergency Medicine Journal 2021;38:A6. 

Whitley, G., Hemingway, P., Law, G., Jones, A. W., Curtis, F., Siriwardena, N. A. (2020). The predictors, barriers and facilitators to effective management of acute pain in children by emergency medical services:  A systematic mixed studies review, Journal of Child Health Care, 0(0), 1-23

Markham-Jones, H., Curtis, F., Law, G., Bridle, C., Boyle, D., Tanweer, A. (2020). Evaluating Follow-up and Complexity in Cancer Clinical Trials (EFACCT): An e-Delphi study of research professionals' perspectives,  BMJ Open, 10(2), doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034269.

Cooke, S., Jones, A. W., Bridle, C., Smith, M. F., Pennington, K., Curtis, F. (2020). Effects of exercise, cognitive, and dual-task interventions on cognition in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis, PLOS ONE, 15(5), doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0232958.

Klaus, K., Butler, K., Curtis, F., Bridle, C., Pennington, K. (2019). The effect of ANKK1 Taq1A and DRD2 C957T polymorphisms on executive function: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 2019; 100, 224-236. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.01.021.

Jenkins, A. R., Gowler, H., Curtis, F., Holden, N. S., Bridle, C., Jones, A. W. Efficacy of supervised maintenance exercise following pulmonary rehabilitation on health care use: a systematic review and meta-analysis, (2018). International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 10(13), 257-273. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S150650. 

Robinson, H., Williams, V., Curtis, F., Bridle, C., Jones, A. W. (2018). Facilitators and barriers to physical activity following pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD: a systematic review of qualitative studies, NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 28(19). Doi: 10.1038/s41533-018-0085-7.

Young, H. M. L., March, D. S., Graham-Brown, M. P. M., Jones, A. W., Curtis, F., Grantham, C. S., et al. (2018). Effects of intradialytic cycling exercise on exercise capacity, quality of life, physical function and cardiovascular measures in adult haemodialysis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 33(8), 1436-1445. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfy045.

Jones, A. W., March, D. S., Curtis, F., Bridle, C. (2016). Bovine colostrum supplementation and upper respiratory symptoms during exercise training: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials, BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 8(21), doi: 10.1186/s13102-016-0047-8.

Curtis, F., Oliver, E. J., Jones, A. W., Rice, S., Thatcher, R. (2013). Iechyd a newidiadau ffordd o fyw sy’n gysylltiedig ag oedran mewn ardaloedd gwledig: y pwyslais ar bryderon cyfredol yng Nghymru (Health and lifestyle changes associated with ageing in rural communities: the emphasis on current concerns in Wales). Gwerddon, 16, 28-39. ISSN 1741-4261.



Ethnic minority health Multimorbidity Self-management Diabetes Sleep Emergency Medicine Care homes Mixed methods


Systematic Review Workshops/Consultancy

Press and media

Ethnic minority health


2019 ILM 3: The City and Guilds of London Institute

2014 PhD: Aberystwyth University

2014 FHEA Higher Education Academy

2010 BSc (Hons): Aberystwyth University 

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