Dr Becki Law

Research Officer

Contact info

Email: r.law@bangor.ac.uk

Telephone: 01248 383513

Location: Cambrian 2, Wrexham Campus, Bangor University

Contact Info

Email: r.law@bangor.ac.uk

Telephone: 01248 383513

Location: Cambrian 2, Wrexham Campus, Bangor University

Research

Rebecca-Jane Law (Becki) is currently co-leading ‘Function First’, a realist evidence synthesis funded by the National Institute for Health Research (https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hsdr/174522/#/). The synthesis includes embedded co-production and co-design and is designed to investigate the role of primary care in reducing the decline in physical function and physical activity in people with long-term conditions, and explore ‘what works, for whom and in what circumstances?’.

Prior to this, Becki worked as part of the Wales Interventions and Cancer Knowledge about Early Diagnosis (WICKED) programme team, a project with five different workpackages culminating in the development of an intervention to facilitate earlier cancer diagnosis in primary care. Becki has also been involved with work for Public Health Wales, including research relating to the primary care cluster structure in Wales and the orthopaedic Lifestyle Management Programme for osteoarthritis. She has also worked on the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnerhip (ICBP) which aimed to determine the root causes of delays in cancer diagnosis and treatment across 6 countries worldwide.

Before coming to the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, Becki completed her PhD entitled ‘The effects of exercise on joint health in rheumatoid arthritis’ at the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences at Bangor University. This work included both qualitative exploration of patient perceptions of exercise and physiological markers of joint health in response to acute and continued exercise. During this time and as part of her previous post at the University of Central Lancashire, Becki’s roles have also included teaching and supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Becki’s research in the area of clinical exercise physiology has also included the effects of exercise in chronic kidney disease.

Becki is currently co-supervising a PhD student funded by Tenovus Cancer Care whose PhD title is: ‘A psychosocial approach to illness cognition, self-regulatory emotional coping responses and lay referral coping responses; an exploratory mixed methods design within early diagnostic cancer research.’ She is also part of the Welsh Crucible 2018 cohort: http://www.welshcrucible.org.uk/becki-law/

Teaching and Supervision

Becki is currently co-supervising a PhD student funded by Tenovus Cancer Care whose PhD title is: ‘A psychosocial approach to illness cognition, self-regulatory emotional coping responses and lay referral coping responses; an exploratory mixed methods design within early diagnostic cancer research.’

She is also involved in supervision of Masters students and has previously supervised undergraduate projects.

Grant Awards and Projects

Rebecca-Jane Law (Becki) is currently co-leading ‘Function First’, a realist evidence synthesis funded by the National Institute for Health Research (https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/programmes/hsdr/174522/#/). The synthesis includes embedded co-production and co-design and is designed to investigate the role of primary care in reducing the decline in physical function and physical activity in people with long-term conditions, and explore ‘what works, for whom and in what circumstances?’. Grant awarded: £245,057.18

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