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Mrs Lindsay Apps

Job: Lecturer in Psychology

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7510

E: lindsay.apps@dmu.ac.uk

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Personal profile

Lindsay Apps is a Practitioner Health Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has worked in the NHS as a health psychologist and applied researcher.

Her research interests follows the experience of chronic illness and self-management programmes, with particular attention to respiratory disease, as well as the development of complex interventions for those living with chronic conditions.  She has a wider interest in patient education and supporting exercise and physical activity in chronic illness.

Research group affiliations

Psychology

Publications and outputs 

  • C Blakemore, VL Johnson-Warrington, JEA Williams, LD Apps, HML Young, CLA Bourne, SJ Singh (2017). Development of a training program to support health care professionals to deliver the SPACE for COPD self-management program. International Journal of COPD (12), 1669–1681.

  • E Chaplin, S Hewitt, L Apps, J Bankart, R Pulikottill-Jacob, S Boyce, M Morgan, J Williams, S Singh (2017). Interactive web-based pulmonary rehabilitation programme: a randomised controlled feasibility trial. BMJ Open, 7:e013682.

  • S Majd, LD Apps, N Hudson, S Hewitt, E Eglinton, A Murphy, P Bradding, S Singh, R Green, R Evans (2016). Protocol for a feasibility study to inform the development of a multicentre randomised controlled trial of asthma-tailored pulmonary rehabilitation versus usual care for individuals with severe asthma. BMJ Open;6                                                                     
  • E Chaplin, S Hewitt, LD Apps, K Edwards, C Brough, A Glab, J Bankart, R Jacobs, S Boyce, Williams, S Singh (2015).  The evaluation of a web-based Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme: protocol for the WEB SPACE for COPD feasibility study. BMJ Open, 5.
     
  • HML Young, LD Apps, SL Harrison, VL Johnson-Warrington, N Hudson & SJ Singh (2015).  Important, misunderstood and challenging: A qualitative study of nurses and allied health professionals perceptions of implementing self-management for patients with COPD.  International Journal of COPD, 10, 1043-1052.
     
  • LD Apps, S Harrison, JEA Williams, N Hudson, M Steiner, M Morgan, SJ Singh (2014).  How do informal self-care strategies evolve among patients with COPD managed in primary care? A qualitative study. International Journal of COPD, 9, 257-263.
     
  • SL Harrison, N Robertson, L Apps, M Steiner, M Morgan, SJ Singh (2014).  “We are not worthy” – understanding why patients decline pulmonary rehabilitation following an acute exacerbation of COPD.  Disability & Rehabilitation.
     
  • K Mitchell, V Johnson-Warrington, LD Apps, J Bankart, L Sewell, JE Williams, K Rees, K Jolly, M Steiner, M Morgan, SJ Singh (2014).  A Self-management programme for COPD – randomised controlled trial.  European Respiratory Journal, Dec;44(6):1538-47.
     
  • LD Apps, KE Mitchell, S Harrison ,L Sewell, JEA Williams, H Young ,M Steiner, M Morgan, SJ Singh (2013).  The development and pilot testing of a Self-management Program of Activity, Coping and Education for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (SPACE for COPD).  International Journal of COPD:8 317–327.
     
  • S Harrison, L Apps, SJ Singh, M Steiner, M Morgan, N Robertson (2013).  “Consumed by breathing” – A critical interpretive meta-synthesis of the qualitative literature.  Chronic Illness, 10 (1), 31-49.

Qualifications

  • Qualification in Health Psychology (Stage 2)
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

Membership of external committees

Co-opted expert witness, Asthma management NICE guideline committee. 

Membership of professional associations and societies

Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (from June 2012)

Member of the Division of Health Psychology and qualitative methods section.

Professional licences and certificates

HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist (from June 2012).

Conference attendance

  • Apps LD, Hewitt S, Green R, Bradding P, Murphy AC, Martin N, Singh S, Hudson N, Evans RA (Dec 2015). “… No cleaning, no stairs, no sex…everything just stops”: Understanding living with severe asthma to inform effective self-management (poster presentation). British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting, London, UK.
     
  • LD Apps, S Hewitt, RH Green, P Bradding, A Murphy, N Martin, SJ Singh, N Hudson, RA Evans (Sep 2015). Exercise perspectives & rehabilitation: challenges in severe asthma. European Respiratory Society Annual Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
     
  • L Apps, S Harrison, K Mitchell, M Steiner, M Morgan, S Singh (Dec 2013). Maintenance of SPACE FOR COPD (A Self-management Programme of Activity, Coping & Education): a Six Month Qualitative Study (poster presentation). British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting, London, UK.
     
  • LD Apps, S Harrison, JEA Williams, S Singh (Sep 2012). A self-management programme of activity coping and education (SPACE) for COPD: Patients perspective (poster presentation). European Respiratory Society Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria.

  • LD Apps, K Wagg, S Harrison, H Young, M Steiner, MDL Morgan, S Singh (April 2012). A Self-management Programme of Activity, Coping and Education for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (SPACE for COPD): Development and initial findings (oral presentation). International Primary Care Respiratory Group Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.
     
  • Apps LD, Harrison S, Williams JEA, Bonas S, Singh S (April 2012). How do patients with COPD appraise the experience of their condition?  Age versus disease. International Primary Care Respiratory Group Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland.
     
  • L.D. Apps, O. RevittL. Sewell, J. Williams & S.J.Singh (Dec 2008) An independent self-management programme for COPD:  Does it work? A pilot study (poster presentation). British Thoracic Society Winter Meeting, London, UK.
     
  • L.D. Apps, J. Barlow & S.J.Singh (May 2008).  Beliefs and expectations of pulmonary rehabilitation: A qualitative study (poster presentation). American Thoracic Society Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.
     
  •  L.D. Apps, J. Barlow & S.J.Singh (May 2008).What are participants attitudes to exercise after pulmonary rehabilitation? A qualitative study (poster presentation). American Thoracic Society Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada. 

Externally funded research grants information

  • Co-applicant:  A feasibility study to inform the development of a multicentre randomised controlled trial of an asthma-tailored pulmonary rehabilitation programme versus usual care for individuals with severe asthma.  Awarded by NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme, 2013.
     
  • Co-applicant:  A feasibility study to inform the design of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate an interactive internet (web) based Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  Awarded by NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme, 2012.

Professional esteem indicators

Lindsay Apps has reviewed for funding organisation National Institute of Health Research.

She has reviewed articles for numerous Journals including Patient Education & Counselling, Disability & Rehabilitation, BMJ Open, International Journal of COPD, Chronic Respiratory Disease and Thorax. 

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