Dr Nikki Cotterill

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About me

I qualified as a registered nurse in 1999 having trained at UWE and consolidated my training with posts in acute medicine and short stay surgery. Since 2003 I have worked in the field of Continence research involved in the development, conduct, analysis and dissemination of projects exploring conservative, pharmaceutical and surgical treatment strategies and their outcomes, with a strong emphasis on the patient experience.

I am currently conducting qualitative studies to explore continence care provision in the community (CONNECT) and hospital (ECHO) settings. The CONNECT study is funded by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and ECHO is funded by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. These studies will provide valuable insights into how we can effectively drive improvements in continence care.

I am also a current Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholar providing the opportunity for personal development to lead continence care research into the future.

Follow me on Twitter for all things related to continence care: @NikkiC07

Area of expertise

Three main areas of research activity:

1. Improving the care of invididuals with incontinence to improve symptom and quality of life outcomes.

2. Embedded qualitative studies to explore the patients' perspective within randomised controlled trials to address continence difficulties.

3. Development of patient reported outcome measures for lower pelvic dysfunction.

I have experience with both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and have conducted research in primary and secondary care among multidisciplinary teams.

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