Dr Ruth Bacigalupo BA (Hons), MSc, PhD
Section of Public Health
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
University of Sheffield
30 Regent Street
Office: Room 2037, 2nd Floor, Regent Court
Tel: (+44) (0) 114 222 0754
Fax: (+44) (0) 114 272 4095
email : R.Bacigalupo@sheffield.ac.uk
I joined the University of Sheffield in 1993 as a Research Associate in health informatics. My PhD on the information management of community development health visitors was awarded in 2000. I was a Research Fellow in Primary Care between 2002-10 working between the University, NHS and social care sectors.
I am currently a Research Fellow in the ScHARR Section of Public Health, working within the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Obesity Theme as Sustainability Lead. I am particularly interested in how technological interventions can help in weight reduction and maintenance.
- Obesity, diet and nutrition
- Telehealth, telecare and health informatics
- Public health and inequalities
- Research activity in health and social care
Current research activity involves Mobile Obesity Technologies Research (MOToR) on the CLAHRC obesity theme working closely with the Telehealth and Care Technologies (TACT) for long term conditions theme and Clinical Trials Unit at ScHARR.
Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Industrial Knowledge Exchange Fund (August 2010). Dr Ruth Bacigalupo (lead), Dr Cindy Cooper. Mobile Obesity Technologies Research (MOToR) project. £2950.
HEFCE. Principal investigator Dr Ruth Bacigalupo. Women´s Academic Returners Programme (April 2010). £10,000.
Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South Yorkshire (CLARHC-SY). Principal investigators: Dr Paul Bissell, Dr Ruth Bacigalupo, Dr Christine Smith, Dr Tracey Young, Dr Angela Tod, Dr Cindy Cooper. Obesity Reduction in South Yorkshire. (2009-2013). £720,000
HEFCE. Principal investigator Dr Ruth Bacigalupo. Women´s Academic Returners Programme (January 2008). £16,000.
Barnsley Research Alliance. Principal investigators: Professor Mark Hawley, Dr Ruth Bacigalupo. To develop primary care research agenda. (October 2003 – March 2007). £307,000
Department of Health. Collaborator - East Midlands and South Yorkshire Local Research Network – application to join the primary care network for England (May 2006). £250,000.
Barnsley Research Alliance. Principal investigators: Ruth Coppard, Dr Ruth Bacigalupo, Dr Christine Smith, Adele Smith. Omega 3 pilot study (2005-6). £7000.
Barnsley Research Alliance. Principal investigators: Vanessa Wright, Dr Ruth Bacigalupo, Dr Christine Smith. Weight Management pilot study (2005-6). £11,124
Barnsley Primary Care Trust. Principal investigators: Dr Anne Lacey (lead), Dr Ruth Bacigalupo, Professor Mark Hawley, Dr Jean Peters, Dr Liddy Goyder. Fit for the Future Public Health Research Programme Tender (2004-6). £78,500
Barnsley Research Alliance / Trent Focus. Principal investigators: Dr Ruth Bacigalupo, Jo Cooke, Linsay Halliday and Hayley Norwood. Barnsley and Sheffield Social Care Baseline Survey (2004-5). £565.
Department of Health and Social Care. Principal investigator: Dr Ruth Bacigalupo. Research governance development in Barnsley (2003-7). £146,000
- Mobile Obesity Technologies Research (MOToR)knowledge exchange project
- CLAHRC-SY Obesity Theme
Bacigalupo R, Cudd P, Littlewood C, Bissell P, Hawley M S, Buckley Woods H. (2013)
Interventions employing mobile technology for overweight and obesity: an early systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Obesity Reviews. In Press.
Cooke, J., Bacigalupo, R., Halladay, L., and Norwood, H. (September 2008). "Research use and support needs, and research activity in social care: a cross- sectional survey in two councils with social services responsibilities in the UK". Health and Social Care in the Community. 16(5). 538-547.
Bacigalupo, R., Smith, L., Smith, C., Wright, V., Young, T. and Tod, A. (2008). Comparison of two community-based weight loss programmes in an NHS and a commercial setting: pilot study. Conference Proceedings and Report, Tackling Child and Adolescent Obesity in Sheffield: Evidence, Policy and Practice. Organised by Sheffield Health and Social Research Consortium and NHS Sheffield, UK, 25th November.
Tyerman, P. F., Tyerman, G. V., and Bacigalupo, R. (Jan/Feb 2007). "A pilot study on computer-based opportunistic screening for coronary heart disease: universal assessment and education in primary care". The British Journal of Cardiology. 14 (1), p51-55.
Bacigalupo, R., Cooke, J. and Hawley, M. (January 2006). "Research activity, interest and skills in a health and social care setting: a snapshot of a primary care trust in Northern England – implications for collaboration and capacity." Primary Health Care Research and Development. 7 (1). 78-86.
Bacigalupo, R., Fox, N., and Levy, P. (2005). "Information Management in Health Visitors´ Public Health and Community Development Activities". Health Informatics Journal 11(2), 83-94, London: Sage Publications.