Dr

Marie Thomas

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Personal Statement

The majority of my career has been research based – working in Psychology departments at Cardiff and Bristol and in the School of Medicine at Swansea University. I went onto teach and lead research at the University of South Wales.

I have 45 peer-reviewed publications and my main interest is in fatigue and cognition. I currently work part time on a project looking at fatigue in RNLI crew members at Cardiff University and am currently writing up fatigue research and applying for grant funding.

Academic Qualifications

  • BSc(Hons) University of Wales
  • PG Cert HE University of Wales
  • PhD University of Wales

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Professional Memberships

  • The British Psychological Society (BPS)

Research and academic outputs

The development of a non-formal training programme for extra-institutional pre-school child care: the LiMErIC project
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Thomas, M (2014) 'The development of a non-formal training programme for extra-institutional pre-school child care: the LiMErIC project.' In: The Future of Education: conference proceedings. 4th ed. Libreriauniversitaria.it, Padova, pp. 358-361. ISBN 9788862924993


Ipsilateral cortical motor desynchronisation is reduced in benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes
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Brindley, L.M, Koelewijn, L, Kirby, A, Williams, N, Thomas, M, te Water-Naudé, J, Gibbon, F, Muthukumaraswamy, S, Singh, K.D and Hamandi, K (2016) 'Ipsilateral cortical motor desynchronisation is reduced in benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes.' Clinical Neurophysiology, 127 (2). pp. 1147-1156. ISSN 1388-2457


Resting-state oscillatory dynamics in sensorimotor cortex in benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes and typical brain development
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Koelewijn, L, Hamandi, K, Brindley, L.M, Brookes, M.J, Routley, B.C, Muthukumaraswamy, S, Williams, N, Thomas, M, Kirby, A, te Water Naudé, J, Gibbon, F and Singh, K.D (2015) 'Resting-state oscillatory dynamics in sensorimotor cortex in benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes and typical brain development.' Human Brain Mapping, 36 (10). pp. 3935-3949. ISSN 1097-0193


Measuring fatigue and related symptoms in adults with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
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Thomas, M, Christopher, G, Williams, N and Heirene, R (2015) 'Measuring fatigue and related symptoms in adults with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD).' Journal of Comorbidity, 5 (2). pp. 102-103. ISSN 2235-042X


Chronic fatigue syndrome and increased susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections and illnesses
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Smith, A.P and Thomas, M (2015) 'Chronic fatigue syndrome and increased susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections and illnesses.' Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behaviour, 3 (3). pp. 156-163. ISSN 2164-1846


The lived experiences of female adults seeking a diagnosis of Developmental Coordination Disorder
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Williams, N, Thomas, M and Kirby, A (2015) 'The lived experiences of female adults seeking a diagnosis of Developmental Coordination Disorder.' The Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal, 13. pp. 21-31.


Supporting students with specific learning difficulties in higher education: a preliminary comparative study of executive function skills
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Thomas, M, Williams, N and Kirby, A (2015) 'Supporting students with specific learning difficulties in higher education: a preliminary comparative study of executive function skills.' The Journal of Inclusive Practice in Further and Higher Education, 6 (1). pp. 36-47. ISSN 2398-5976


Working with DCD: Supporting adults with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in the workplace
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Thomas, M, Williams, N and Kirby, A (2013) 'Working with DCD: Supporting adults with developmental coordination disorder (DCD) in the workplace.' Occupational Health at Work, 10 (1). pp. 33-35. ISSN 1744-2265


Involving service users in trials: developing a standard operating procedure
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Evans, B.A, Bedson, E, Bell, P, Hutchings, H, Lowes, L, Rea, D, Seagrove, A, Siebert, S, Smith, G, Snooks, H, Thomas, M, Thorne, K and Russell, I (2013) 'Involving service users in trials: developing a standard operating procedure.' Trials, 14 (219). ISSN 1745-6215


Does poor handwriting conceal literacy potential in primary school children?
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McCarney, D, Peters, L, Jackson, S, Thomas, M and Kirby, J (2013) 'Does poor handwriting conceal literacy potential in primary school children?' International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 60 (2). pp. 105-118. ISSN 1034-912X


Self-reported mood, general health, wellbeing and employment status in adults with suspected DCD
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Kirby, A, Williams, N, Thomas, M and Hill, E.L (2013) 'Self-reported mood, general health, wellbeing and employment status in adults with suspected DCD.' Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34 (4). pp. 1357-1364. ISSN 0891-4222


The whole child with developmental disorders
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Kirby, A and Thomas, M (2011) 'The whole child with developmental disorders.' British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 72 (3). pp. 120-125. ISSN 1750-8460


Posters: 015 How can we prevent overdoses and what works? A systematic review of interventions for non fatal poisonings
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Snooks, H, Russell, D, Brown, C, Nair, A, Moore, C, Lewis, A, Thomas, G, al-Sulaiti, M, Thomas, M and Griffith-Noble, C (2011) 'Posters: 015 How can we prevent overdoses and what works? A systematic review of interventions for non fatal poisonings.' Emergency Medical Journal, 28 (3). e1. ISSN 1472-0213


Measuring the impact and costs of a universal group based parenting programme: protocol and implantation of a trial
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Simkiss, D.E, Snooks, H.A, Stallard, N, Davies, S, Thomas, M, Anthony, B, Winstanley, S, Wilson, L and Stewart-Brown, S (2010) 'Measuring the impact and costs of a universal group based parenting programme: protocol and implantation of a trial.' BMC Public Health, 10. pp. 364-375. ISSN 1471-2458


Healthy Minds at Work, part 4 - Multi-convergent therapy: a possible intervention to aid return to work
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Smith, A, Thomas, M and Sadlier, M (2009) 'Healthy Minds at Work, part 4 - Multi-convergent therapy: a possible intervention to aid return to work.' Occupational Health at Work, 6 (3). pp. 30-32. ISSN 1744-2265


What are the highest priorities for research in emergency prehospital care?
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Snooks, H, Evans, A, Wells, B, Perconi, J, Thomas, M, Woollard, M, Guly, H, Jenkinson, E, Turner, J and Huntley-Sharpe, C (2009) 'What are the highest priorities for research in emergency prehospital care?' Emergency Medical Journal, 26 (8). pp. 549-550. ISSN 1472-0213


Social problem solving and chronic fatigue syndrome: preliminary findings
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Christopher, G and Thomas, M (2009) 'Social problem solving and chronic fatigue syndrome: preliminary findings.' Stress and Health, 25 (2). pp. 161-169. ISSN 1532-2998


An investigation into the cognitive deficits associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Thomas, M and Smith, A (2009) 'An investigation into the cognitive deficits associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.' The Open Neurology Journal, 3. pp. 13-23. ISSN 1874-205X


A multiconvergent approach to the rehabilitation of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a comparative study
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Thomas, M, Sadlier, M.J and Smith, A.P (2008) 'A multiconvergent approach to the rehabilitation of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a comparative study.' Physiotheraphy, 94 (1). pp. 35-42. ISSN 0031-9406


An evaluation of counselling and rehabilitation courses for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Thomas, M and Smith, A (2007) 'An evaluation of counselling and rehabilitation courses for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.' Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 7 (3). pp. 164-171. ISSN 1473-3145


Current research priorities in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: disease mechanisms, a diagnostic test and specific treatments
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Kerr, J.R, Christian, P, Hodgetts, A, Langford, P.R, Devanur, L.D, Petty, R, Burke, B, Sinclair, L.I, Richards, S.C.M, Montgomery, J, McDermott, C.R, Harrison, T.J, Kellam, P, Nutt, D.J, Holgate, S.T and Thomas, M (2007) 'Current research priorities in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis: disease mechanisms, a diagnostic test and specific treatments.' Journal of Clinical Pathology, 60 (2). pp. 113-116. ISSN 1472-4146


An investigation of the long-term benefits of antidepressant medication in the recovery of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
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Thomas, M and Smith, A.P (2006) 'An investigation of the long-term benefits of antidepressant medication in the recovery of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.' Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 21 (8). pp. 503-509. ISSN 1099-1077


S.16.03 Chronic fatigue syndrome
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Kerr, J.R, Petty, R, Burke, B, Fear, D, Montgomery, J, Richards, S.C.M, Thomas, M, Smith, A.P, Harrison, T.J, Kellam, P and Holgate, A.T (2006) 'S.16.03 Chronic fatigue syndrome.' European Neuropsychopharmacology, 16 (sup.4). S187-S188. ISSN 0924-977X


The effect of Multi Convergent Therapy on the psychopathology, mood and performance of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients: a preliminary study
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Thomas, M, Sadlier, M and Smith, A (2006) 'The effect of Multi Convergent Therapy on the psychopathology, mood and performance of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients: a preliminary study.' Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 6 (2). pp. 91-99. ISSN 1473-3145


Primary healthcare provision and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a survey of patients' and General Practitioners' beliefs
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Thomas, M and Smith, A.P (2005) 'Primary healthcare provision and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a survey of patients' and General Practitioners' beliefs.' BMC Family Practice, 6 (49). ISSN 1471-2296


After-effects of the common cold on mood and performance
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Thomas, M and Whitney, H (2000) 'After-effects of the common cold on mood and performance.' Ergonomics, 43 (9). pp. 1342-1349. ISSN 0014-0139


Effects of upper respiratory tract illnesses on mood and performance over the working day
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Smith, A, Thomas, M and Whitney, H (2000) 'Effects of upper respiratory tract illnesses on mood and performance over the working day.' Ergonomics, 43 (6). pp. 752-763. ISSN 0014-0139


Chronic fatigue syndrome and susceptibility to upper respiratory tract illnesses
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Smith, A.P, Thomas, M, Borysiewicz, L and Llewelyn, M (1999) 'Chronic fatigue syndrome and susceptibility to upper respiratory tract illnesses.' British Journal of Health Psychology, 4 (4). pp. 327-335. ISSN 2044-8287


Acute fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome
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Smith, A.P, Borysiewicz, L, Pollock, J, Thomas, M, Perry, K and Llewlyn, M (1999) 'Acute fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome.' Psychological Medicine, 29 (2). pp. 283-290. ISSN 0033-2917


Effects of the common cold on mood and performance
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Smith, A, Thomas, M, Kent, J and Nicholson, K (1998) 'Effects of the common cold on mood and performance.' Psychoneuroendocrinology, 23 (7). pp. 733-739. ISSN 0306-4530


Caffeine and the common cold
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Smith, A.P, Thomas, M, Perry, K and Whitney, H (1997) 'Caffeine and the common cold.' Journal of Psychopharmacology, 11 (4). pp. 319-324. ISSN 0269-8811


Effects of caffeine and noise on mood, performance and cardiovascular functioning
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Smith, A.P, Whitney, H, Thomas, M, Perry, K and Brockman, P (1997) 'Effects of caffeine and noise on mood, performance and cardiovascular functioning.' Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 12 (1). pp. 27-33. ISSN 1099-1077


The relationship between subjective ratings of sleep and mental functioning in healthy subjects and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
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Smith, A, Pollock, J, Thomas, M, Llewelyn, M and Borysiewicz, L (1996) 'The relationship between subjective ratings of sleep and mental functioning in healthy subjects and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.' Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 11 (3). pp. 161-167. ISSN 1099-1077


Effects of regular alcohol intake and stress on mental performance, mood and cardiovascular function
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Smith, A, Whitney, H, Thomas, M, Perry, K and Brockman, P (1995) 'Effects of regular alcohol intake and stress on mental performance, mood and cardiovascular function.' Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 10 (5). pp. 423-431. ISSN 1099-1077


A comparison of the acute effects of a low dose of alcohol on mood and performance of healthy volunteers and subjects with upper respiratory tract illnesses
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Smith, A.P, Whitney, H, Thomas, M, Brockman, P and Perry, K (1995) 'A comparison of the acute effects of a low dose of alcohol on mood and performance of healthy volunteers and subjects with upper respiratory tract illnesses.' Journal of Psychopharmacology, 9 (3). pp. 267-272. ISSN 0271-0749


Upper respiratory tract illnesses and accidents
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Smith, A.P, Harvey, I, Richmond, P, Peters, T.J, Thomas, M and Brockman, P (1994) 'Upper respiratory tract illnesses and accidents.' Occupational Medicine, 44 (3). pp. 141-144. ISSN 0962-7480


Effect of influenza B virus on human performance
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Smith, A.P, Thomas, M, Brockman, P, Kent, J and Nicholson, K.G (1993) 'Effect of influenza B virus on human performance.' British Medical Journal, 306. pp. 760-761. ISSN 0959-8138


An investigation of the effects of coffee on alertness and performance during the day and night
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Smith, A.P, Brockman, P, Flynn, R, Maben, A and Thomas, M (1993) 'An investigation of the effects of coffee on alertness and performance during the day and night.' Neuropsychobiology, 27 (4). pp. 217-233. ISSN 0302-282X


Effect of monocyte production of tumour necrosis factor in jaundice
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Thomas, M, Puntis, M, Jiang, W, Mathews, M and Hughes, L (1991) 'Effect of monocyte production of tumour necrosis factor in jaundice.' British Journal of Surgery, 78 (6). p. 759. ISSN 1365-2168


Essential fatty acid metabolism is abnormal in obstructive jaundice
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Scriven, M.W, Thomas, M, Manku, M.S, Steward, J.C.M, Horribin, D.F and Puntis, MC.A (1990) 'Essential fatty acid metabolism is abnormal in obstructive jaundice.' Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery, Sup211. ISSN 1868-6974


Investigating the association between rolandic epilepsy and Developmental Coordination Disorder
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Williams, N, Thomas, M and Kirby, A (2015) Investigating the association between rolandic epilepsy and Developmental Coordination Disorder. In: International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 2015, 12 - 14 March 2015, Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


The influence of emotion-processing on symptom severity in chronic fatigue syndrome
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Thomas, M and Christopher, G (2015) The influence of emotion-processing on symptom severity in chronic fatigue syndrome. In: The Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS) 2015, 12 - 14 March 2015, Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


The impact of social problem solving on reported symptomatology in chronic fatigue syndrome
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Thomas, M and Christopher, G (2015) The impact of social problem solving on reported symptomatology in chronic fatigue syndrome. In: The Inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), 12 - 14 March 2015, Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Motor circuit tractography predicts motor performance in children with rolandic epilepsy
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Brindley, L.M, Thomas, M, Gibbon, F.M, Kirby, A, Peters, L, te Water Naudé, J, Williams, N, Singh, K.D, Jones, D.K and Hamandi, K (2012) Motor circuit tractography predicts motor performance in children with rolandic epilepsy. In: ILAE 10th European Congress on Epileptology, 30 September - 3 October 2012, ICC, London, UK.


Motor cortex oscillations, motor pathways and motor control in rolandic epilepsy
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Brindley, L.M, Thomas, M, Perry, G, Muthukumaraswamy, S, Gibbon, F.M, Kirby, A, Peters, L, te Water Naudé, J, Williams, N, Jones, D.K, Singh, K.D and Hamandi, k (2012) Motor cortex oscillations, motor pathways and motor control in rolandic epilepsy. In: 18th International Conference on Biomagnetism, 26 - 30 August 2012, Maison de la Chimie, Paris, France.


The relationship between gender and handwriting performance
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McCarney, D, Peters, L, Jackson, S, Thomas, M and Kirby, A (2012) The relationship between gender and handwriting performance. In: Handwriting in the UK Conference, 23 June 2012, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland.


What at the reported executive functioning skills deficits in students with DCD compared to other students in university?
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Kirby, A, Thomas, M and Williams, N (2012) What at the reported executive functioning skills deficits in students with DCD compared to other students in university? In: Developmental Coordination Disorder UK Conference: Knowledge Exchange: Research - Practice, 22 June 2012, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland.


What are the reported Executive Functioning skills deficits in students with Specific Learning Difficulties compared to other students in higher education?
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Thomas, M, Kirby, A and Edwards, L (2011) What are the reported Executive Functioning skills deficits in students with Specific Learning Difficulties compared to other students in higher education? In: SRHE Annual Research Conference: Positive Futures for Higher Education; Connections, Communities and Criticality, 7 - 9 December 2011, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales.


Motor cortex oscillations and motor control in rolandic epilepsy
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Brindley, L, Thomas, M, Muthukumaraswarmy, S, Gibbon, F, Kirby, A, Perry, G, Peters, L, te Water Naudé, J, Williams, N, Singh, K and Hamandi, K (2011) Motor cortex oscillations and motor control in rolandic epilepsy. In: International League Against Epilepsy UK Chapter: Annual Scientific Meeting, 9 - 11 November 2011, York Racecourse, York, UK.


Measuring recovery in chronic fatigue syndrome patients and assessing the impact of associated risk factors on positive outcome
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Thomas, M, Smith, A and Christopher, G (2011) Measuring recovery in chronic fatigue syndrome patients and assessing the impact of associated risk factors on positive outcome. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 4 - 6 May 2011, Marriott Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland.


Reducing avoidable overdose deaths: patterns, presentations and opportunities in the prehospital setting
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Thomas, M, Evans, B.A, Snooks, H, Thomas, G, Russell, D, Brown, C, Nair, A, Moore, C, Pitt, K, Whitfield, R, Lewis, A and Oretti, R (2010) Reducing avoidable overdose deaths: patterns, presentations and opportunities in the prehospital setting. In: Health Services Research in Europe Working Conference: When Research and Policy Meet, 8 - 9 April 2010, World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands.


Involving people in an emergency and un-scheduled care research network: the challenges and successes to date
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Thomas, M, Snooks, H, Evans, A, Gaze, S and Thomson, C (2008) Involving people in an emergency and un-scheduled care research network: the challenges and successes to date. In: INVOLVE 6th National Conference: Public Involvement in Research - Getting it Right and Making a Difference, 11 - 12 November 2008, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK.


What are the highest priorities for research in prehospital care: the results of a review and consultation exercise
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Thomas, M, Evans, A, Snooks, H, Well, B, Turner, J and Wollard, M (2008) What are the highest priorities for research in prehospital care: the results of a review and consultation exercise. In: Health Services Research Network and National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation (NIHR SDO) Programme Joint Annual Conference, 5 - 6 June 2008, Manchester University, Manchester, UK.


Using mixed methods to evaluate a complex public health family intervention in a community based setting: study design
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Thomas, M, Stewart-Brown, S, Snooks, H and Simkiss, D (2008) Using mixed methods to evaluate a complex public health family intervention in a community based setting: study design. In: AWARD Conference, 2008, Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea, Wales.


A multi convergent therapy for the rehabilitation of patients with CFS: short-term and long-term outcomes
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Thomas, M, Smith, A.P and Sadlier, M (2008) A multi convergent therapy for the rehabilitation of patients with CFS: short-term and long-term outcomes. In: Chronic Illness Management Conference, 2008, Healthcare Conference Centre, Harrogate, UK.


An investigation into the efficacy of a multi convergent therapy to facilitate return to work in patients with CFS: a preliminary study
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Thomas, M, Smith, A.P and Sadlier, M (2007) An investigation into the efficacy of a multi convergent therapy to facilitate return to work in patients with CFS: a preliminary study. In: QUIC/AWARD Conference, 5 December 2007, Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea, Wales.


Healthcare evaluation and assessment of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Thomas, M, Smith, A.P and Sadlier, M (2002) Healthcare evaluation and assessment of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In: Fatigue Annual Meeting, 17 - 18 May 2002, National ME Centre for Fatigue Syndromes, London, UK.


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