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Natalie Edelman

Natalie-Edelman

Natalie Edelman

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow
E: N.Edelman@brighton.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)1273 641025
Location: Watson Building, Falmer Brighton BN1 9PH

Research areas: Sexual and reproductive health, primary care, epidemiology, complex intervention development and patient and public involvement in research.

Biography

Natalie Edelman is a mixed methods researcher. Her interests include the interface between sexual and mental health, community delivery of sexual health interventions, problematic drug use, public involvement in research, researching disenfranchised populations and evaluation of complex interventions. She is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and was a research adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service South East from 2006 to 2013, where she was Public Involvement Lead and later Continuing Professional Development Lead. She joined the University of Brighton as a senior research fellow in 2006 and has since been an applicant on seven successful grants awards, on a range of topics. She is also the Lead for the School of Health Sciences’ Special Interest Group in Quantitative Methods and Statistics, the Lead for the NIHR Fellows Network- South East, and the Public Involvement Expert Lead for the Health Protection Research Unit hosted by University College London.

Natalie is currently funded on a prestigious NIHR personal fellowship award. This award represents a collaboration between CHR, the Division of Primary Care and Public Health at Brighton & Sussex Medical School, the School of Psychology at University of Sussex and the Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research at University College London. Natalie's work will focus on developing a psychosocial index of women's sexual health risk for use in community settings.

Research

Natalie's particular areas of interest are sexual and reproductive health, primary care, epidemiology, complex intervention development and patient and public involvement in research.

Teaching

Natalie is a senior research fellow in the School of Health Sciences. She teaches research ethics concerning ‘hard-to-reach’ and ‘vulnerable’ populations. She also teaches a range of research methods. Natalie actively encourages a classroom environment where students can question and debate issues and scenarios. Her aim is to provide some building blocks which students can then apply – building confidence and critical thinking in an engaging way.

Selected publications

Edelman, Natalie and Barron, Duncan (2015) Evaluation of public involvement in research: time for a major re-think? Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 21 (3). pp. 209-211. ISSN 1355-8196

Edelman, Natalie, de-Visser, Richard, Mercer, C.H., McCabe, Lucy and Cassell, Jackie A. (2015) Targeting sexual health services in primary care: A systematic review of the psychosocial correlates of adverse sexual health outcomes reported in probability surveys of women of reproductive age Preventive Medicine, 81. pp. 345-356. ISSN 0091-7435

Edelman, Natalie, Prah, Philip, Cassell, Jackie A., de-Visser, Richard and Mercer, C.H. (2015) Associations between substance use and sexual risk behaviour among women aged 16-44 years: evidence from Britain’s third national survey of sexual attitudes and lifestyles (NATSAL-3) In: British assocation of sexual health and HIV Spring conference, Glasgow Scotland/ Royal Concert Halls, 1-3 June 2015.

Edelman, Natalie, de-Visser, Richard, Mercer, C.H. and Cassell, Jackie A. (2015) A systematic review of associations between substance use and sexual risk behaviour, stis and unplanned pregnancy in women In: British association of sexual health and HIV Spring conference, Glasgow Scotland, Royal Concert Halls, 1-3 June 2015.

Bidd, H., Dulai, R., Edelman, Natalie, Giles, J. and Patel, C. (2014) The effect of intra-operative passive movement therapy on non-surgical site pain after breast reconstructive surgery: a preliminary study Anaesthesia, 69 (8). pp. 872-877. ISSN 0003-2409

Edelman, Natalie, Patel, H., Glasper, A., Chapman, L. and Bogen-Johnston, Leanne (2014) Developing a model of sexual healthcare provision for substance-misusing women In: Proceedings of the 13th congress of the European society for contraception and reproductive healthcare, Portugal/ Lisbon Congress Centre, 28-31 May 2014.

Edelman, Natalie, Patel, H., Glasper, A. and Bogen-Johnston, Leanne (2014) Sexual health risks and health-seeking behaviours among substance-misusing women Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (12). pp. 2861-2870. ISSN 0309-2402

Edelman, Natalie, Patel, H., Glasper, A. and Bogen-Johnston, Leanne (2013) Understanding barriers to sexual health service access among substance-misusing women on the South East coast of England Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care. ISSN 1471-1893

Bryant, Elizabeth, Pountney, Teresa, Williams, Heather and Edelman, Natalie (2013) Can a six-week exercise intervention improve gross motor function for non-ambulant children with cerebral palsy? A pilot randomized controlled trial Clinical Rehabilitation, 27 (2). pp. 150-159. ISSN 0269-2155

Fenlon, S., Collyer, J., Giles, J., Bidd, H., Lees, M., Nicholson, J., Dulai, R., Hankins, M. and Edelman, Natalie (2012) Oral vs intravenous paracetamol for lower third molar extractions under general anaesthesia: is oral administration inferior? British Journal of Anaesthesia, 110 (3). pp. 432-437. ISSN 0007-0912

Edelman, Natalie, Patel, H., Chamberlain, E., Bogen-Johnston, Leanne and Glasper, A. (2011) Barriers to accessing sexual healthcare amongst substance-misusing women In: Proceedings from the 20th World Congress of Sexual Health, 12-16 June 2011, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 12-16 June, 2011.

Edelman, Natalie (2007) 'Treatment appropriateness’: conceptualising the practice of medical pluralism In: Developing Research Strategies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine conference, Northampton, UK, 30 March 2007.

Edelman, Natalie, Imrie, J., Fisher, M., Phillips, A., Watson, R. and Dean, G. (2006) Making sense of syphilis: beliefs, behaviours and disclosure among gay men recently diagnosed with infectious syphilis and the implications for prevention Sexual Health, 3 (3). pp. 155-161. ISSN 1448-5028

D'Sa, A., Wilkinson, J, Edelman, Natalie and Richenberg, J. (2006) Reducing waiting lists: the development of referral guidelines for testicular ultrasound through a prospective audit In: UK Radiological Congress, Birmingham, UK 17th May 2006.

Mahto, M., Ponnusamy, K., Schuhwerk, M., Richens, J., Edelman, Natalie, Wilkins, E., Churchill, D., Miller, R.F. and Behrens, R.H. (2006) Knowledge, attitudes and health outcomes in HIV-infected travellers to the USA HIV Medicine, 7 (4). pp. 201-204. ISSN 1464-2662

Imrie, J., Edelman, Natalie, Mercer, C.H., Copas, A.J., Phillips, A., Dean, G., Watson, R. and Fisher, M. (2006) Refocusing health promotion for syphilis prevention: results of a case-control study of men who have sex with men on England's south coast Sexually Transmitted Infections, 82. pp. 80-83. ISSN 1368-4973

Edelman, Natalie, Fisher, M., Imrie, J., Watson, R., Mercer, C.H., Parry, J.V., Phillips, A., Iversen, A., Perry, N. and Dean, G.(2005) Community-based syphilis screening: feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness in case finding Sexually Transmitted Infections, 81 (3). pp. 213-316. ISSN 1368-4973

Edelman, Natalie, Imrie, J., Watson, R., Philips, A., Dean, G. and Fisher, M. (2005) 'It really is just HIV that matters': HIV as a backdrop to rising syphilis rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the UK In: AIDS IMPACT 2005 - Biopsychosocial Aspects of HIV Infection, 7th International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 4-7th April 2005.

Edelman, Natalie, Imrie, J., Fisher, M., Dean, G., Watson, R., Philips, A. and Copas, A.J. (2004) Syphilis and drug use among men who have sex with men (MSM) In: IUSTI Conference on Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Myconos, Greece, 7-9 October 2004.

Imrie, J., Edelman, Natalie, Philips, A., Mercer, C.H., Copas, A.J., Watson, R., Perry, N., Dean, G. and Fisher, M. (2004)Demographic, sexual partnerships and behaviour, and attitudes associated with recent syphilis diagnosis among men who have sex with men (MSM) on England’s south coast In: BASHH/ASTDA Spring Meeting, Bath, UK, 19-21 May 2004.

Edelman, Natalie, Imrie, J., Philips, A., Watson, R., Fisher, M. and Dean, G. (2004) ’Dirty sex and dirty diseases’: stigma, disclosure and prevention of syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM) In: BASHH/ASTDA Spring Meeting, Bath, UK, 19-21 May 2004.

Edelman, Natalie, Imrie, J., Philips, A., Watson, R., Fisher, M. and Dean, G. (2004) Suck it and see: acceptability and effectiveness of community-based syphilis screening among men who have sex with men (MSM) using different methods In: BASHH/ASTDA Spring Meeting, Bath, UK, 19-21 May 2004.

Imrie, J., Philips, A., Dodge, L., Edelman, Natalie, Fisher, M. and Dean, G. (2004) Only a Little Prick and Suck it and See: lessons from a programme of community-based syphilis screening among men who have sex with men (MSM) using different methods In: VII National CHAPS Conference, Liverpool, UK, 2-3 March 2004.

Edelman, Natalie (2004) Stigma and syphilis: qualitative findings from the Brighton syphilis outbreak project In: VII National CHAPS Conference, Liverpool, UK, 19-21 May 2004.

Ponnusamy, K., Edelman, Natalie and Perry, N. (2003) A study of knowledge, attitudes and health outcomes in HIV positive patients following travel to the United States of America In: 9th European AIDS conference, Warsaw, 25-29 October 2003.

Edelman, Natalie, Philips, A., Imrie, J., Watson, R., Dean, G. and Fisher, M. (2003) Community-based syphilis screening - acceptable and feasible but ineffective in case-finding In: MSSVD / IUSTI Europe Spring Meeting, Leeds, UK, 12-14 June 2003.

Edelman, Natalie (2003) Only a Little Prick campaign, Brighton In: V1 National CHAPS Conference, Leicester, UK, 26-27 March 2003.

Edelman, Natalie, Imrie, J., Watson, R., Philips, A., Perry, N., Iverson, A, Dean, G. and Fisher, M. (2003) Brighton syphilis outbreak project: An example of joined-up action in local STI outbreak management In: MSSVD / IUSTI Europe spring meeting, Leeds.

Cooper, V., Horne, R., Gellaitry, G., Edelman, Natalie and Fisher, M. (2002) Perceptions of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) among HIV positive men who have been recommended treatment In: Proceedings of the XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 7-12 July, 2002.

Horne, R., Cooper, V., Gellaitry, G., Edelman, Natalie and Fisher, M. (2002) Predicting acceptance of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART): the role of patients' perceptions of illness and treatment In: Proceedings of the XIV International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 7-12 July, 2002.

Cooper, V., Horne, R., Gellaitry, G., Edelman, Natalie and Fisher, M. (2002) Perceptions of highly active antiretroviral therapy among HIV positive individuals who have accepted a treatment offer In: 7th international congress of behavioural medicine, Helsinki.

Cooper, V., Horne, R., Gellaitry, G., Edelman, Natalie and Fisher, M. (2002) Perceptions of HAART among HIV positive individuals who have been recommended treatment In: 14th international AIDS conference, Barcelona.

Cooper, V., Horne, R., Gellaitry, G., Edelman, Natalie and Fisher, M. (2002) Predicting non-adherence to HAART: the role of patients’ doubts about personal need and concerns about potential adverse effects In: 14th international AIDS conference, Barcelona.

Cooper, V., Buick, D., Horne, R., Edelman, Natalie, Gallaitry, G., Leake, H. and Fisher, M. (2002) Perceptions of HAART among gay men who declined a treatment offer: preliminary results from an interview-based study AIDS Care, 14 (3). pp. 319-328. ISSN 0954-0121

Cooper, V., Horne, R., Gellaitry, G., Edelman, Natalie and Fisher, M. (2002) Perceptions of HAART among HIV positive individuals who have been recommended treatment In: Annual conference of the British HIV association, York.

Cooper, V., Buick, D., Horne, R., Edelman, Natalie, Gellaitry, G., Leake, H. and Fisher, M. (2001) Perceptions of HAART among those who have declined a treatment offer: Preliminary results from an interview-based study In: International conference of AIDS Impact: biopsychological aspects of HIV infection, Brighton, 2001.