Dr Bernadette Bartlam

Title: Senior Lecturer in Applied Health Research
Phone: +44 (0) 1782 734829
Email: b.bartlam@keele.ac.uk
Location: DJW 1.76
Role: As above
Contacting me: Via email
Bernadette Bartlam

Bernadette is a nurse by professional background and came to Keele in 1997 as an NHS New Blood Research Fellow to undertake her PhD in Social Policy. This was a mixed methods study into the role of counselling in reproductive medicine. In 2000, Bernadette joined the School of Social Relations as a Research Fellow. She moved to the School of Medicine as a Lecturer in Gerontology in 2005, before joining the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences in 2012.

Bernadette's main areas of interest are around health inequalities, multi-morbitidy - particularly in relation to chronic pain and mental health - environments and ageing across the life-course. I have experience of inter-disciplinary large scale projects. 

Bernadette's expertise is in qualitative and mixed-methods research informed by sociological and psychological theories. With colleagues, she has worked to stengthen the involvement and engagement of patients and the public in research. Bernadette also enjoys working with research students and currently supervise four doctoral students. 

Bernadette is a member of the Mental Health and the Stratified Care for Musculoskeletal Patients Research Programmes in the RI and sits on the Executive Committee of the British Society of Gerontology and served on the Editorial Board of Ageing and Society. 

Selected Publications

  • Kingstone T, Burroughs H, Bartlam B, Ray M, Proctor J, Shepherd T, Bullock P, Chew-Graham CA. 2017. Developing a community-based psycho-social intervention with older people and third sector workers for anxiety and depression: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, vol. 18(1), 77. link> doi> link>
  • Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Lewis M, Ogollah R, Dunn KM, van der Windt D, Beardmore R, Artus M, Bartlam B, Hill JC, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Mallen C, Saunders B, Hay EM. 2017. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of stratified care for patients with sciatica: the SCOPiC randomised controlled trial protocol (ISRCTN75449581). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 18(1), 172. link> doi>
  • Mallen CD, Nicholl BI, Lewis M, Bartlam B, Green D, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Belcher J, Clarkson K, Lingard Z, Pope C, Chew-Graham CA, Croft P, Hay EM, Peat G. 2017. The effects of implementing a point-of-care electronic template to prompt routine anxiety and depression screening in patients consulting for osteoarthritis (the Primary Care Osteoarthritis Trial): A cluster randomised trial in primary care. PLoS Med, vol. 14(4), e1002273. link> doi>
  • Protheroe J, Rowlands G, Bartlam B, Levin-Zamir D. 2017. Health Literacy, Diabetes Prevention, and Self-Management. J Diabetes Res, vol. 2017, 1298315. link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Ogollah R, Bartlam B, Barlas P, Holden MA, Ismail KM, Jowett S, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Foster NE, EASE Back study team. 2016. Evaluating acupuncture and standard care for pregnant women with back pain: the EASE Back pilot randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN49955124). Pilot Feasibility Stud, vol. 2, 72. link> doi>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Sim J, Bartlam B, Bernard M, Biggs, S. 2004. New Lifestyles in Old Age: Health, Identity and Well-Being in Berryhill Retirement Village. Bristol: Policy Press.

Journal Articles

  • Kingstone T, Burroughs H, Bartlam B, Ray M, Proctor J, Shepherd T, Bullock P, Chew-Graham CA. 2017. Developing a community-based psycho-social intervention with older people and third sector workers for anxiety and depression: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, vol. 18(1), 77. link> doi> link>
  • Foster NE, Konstantinou K, Lewis M, Ogollah R, Dunn KM, van der Windt D, Beardmore R, Artus M, Bartlam B, Hill JC, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Mallen C, Saunders B, Hay EM. 2017. The clinical and cost-effectiveness of stratified care for patients with sciatica: the SCOPiC randomised controlled trial protocol (ISRCTN75449581). BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 18(1), 172. link> doi>
  • Mallen CD, Nicholl BI, Lewis M, Bartlam B, Green D, Jowett S, Kigozi J, Belcher J, Clarkson K, Lingard Z, Pope C, Chew-Graham CA, Croft P, Hay EM, Peat G. 2017. The effects of implementing a point-of-care electronic template to prompt routine anxiety and depression screening in patients consulting for osteoarthritis (the Primary Care Osteoarthritis Trial): A cluster randomised trial in primary care. PLoS Med, vol. 14(4), e1002273. link> doi>
  • Protheroe J, Rowlands G, Bartlam B, Levin-Zamir D. 2017. Health Literacy, Diabetes Prevention, and Self-Management. J Diabetes Res, vol. 2017, 1298315. link> doi>
  • Bishop A, Ogollah R, Bartlam B, Barlas P, Holden MA, Ismail KM, Jowett S, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Foster NE, EASE Back study team. 2016. Evaluating acupuncture and standard care for pregnant women with back pain: the EASE Back pilot randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN49955124). Pilot Feasibility Stud, vol. 2, 72. link> doi>
  • Bartlam B, Rathod T, Rowlands G, Protheroe J. 2016. Lay Health Trainers Supporting Self-Management amongst Those with Low Heath Literacy and Diabetes: Lessons from a Mixed Methods Pilot, Feasibility Study. J Diabetes Res, vol. 2016, 4723636. link> doi>
  • Campbell P, Hill JC, Protheroe J, Afolabi EK, Lewis M, Beardmore R, Hay EM, Mallen CD, Bartlam B, Saunders B, van der Windt DA, Jowett S, Foster NE, Dunn KM. 2016. Keele Aches and Pains Study protocol: validity, acceptability, and feasibility of the Keele STarT MSK tool for subgrouping musculoskeletal patients in primary care. J Pain Res, vol. 9, 807-818. link> doi>
  • Protheroe J, Rathod T, Bartlam B, Rowlands G, Richardson G, Reeves D. 2016. The Feasibility of Health Trainer Improved Patient Self-Management in Patients with Low Health Literacy and Poorly Controlled Diabetes: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial. J Diabetes Res, vol. 2016, 6903245. link> doi>
  • Saunders B, Bartlam B, Foster NE, Hill JC, Cooper V, Protheroe J. 2016. General Practitioners' and patients' perceptions towards stratified care: a theory informed investigation. BMC Fam Pract, vol. 17(1), 125. link> doi>
  • Bartlam B, Waterfield J, Bishop A, Holden M, Barlas P, Ismail K, Kettle C, Foster N. 2016. The Role of Qualitative Research in Clinical Trial Development: The EASE Back Study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research. doi>
  • Foster NE, Bishop A, Bartlam B, Ogollah R, Barlas P, Holden M, Ismail K, Jowett S, Kettle C, Kigozi J, Lewis M, Lloyd A, Waterfield J, Young J. 2016. Evaluating Acupuncture and Standard carE for pregnant women with Back pain (EASE Back): a feasibility study and pilot randomised trial. Health Technol Assess, vol. 20(33), 1-236. link> doi>
  • Protheroe J, Whittle R, Bartlam B, Estacio E, Clark L, Kurth J. 2017. Health literacy, associated lifestyle and demographic factors in adult population of an English city: a cross-sectional survey. Health Expectations. doi>
  • Protheroe J, Whittle R, Bartlam B, Estacio EV, Clark L, Kurth J. 2017. Health literacy, associated lifestyle and demographic factors in adult population of an English city: a cross-sectional survey. Health Expect, vol. 20(1), 112-119. link> doi>
  • Waterfield J, Bartlam B, Bishop A, Holden MA, Barlas P, Foster NE. 2015. Physical Therapists' Views and Experiences of Pregnancy-Related Low Back Pain and the Role of Acupuncture: Qualitative Exploration. Phys Ther, vol. 95(9), 1234-1243. link> doi>
  • Liddle J, Scharf T, Bartlam B, Bernard M, Sim J. 2014. Exploring the age-friendliness of purpose-built retirement communities: evidence from England. Ageing and Society, vol. 34(9), 1610-1629. doi>
  • Sim J, Machin L, Bartlam B. 2014. Identifying vulnerability in grief: psychometric properties of the Adult Attitude to Grief Scale. Quality of Life Research, vol. 23(4), 1211-1220. doi>
  • Rosenfeld D, Bartlam B, Smith RD. 2012. Out of the closet and into the trenches: gay male Baby Boomers, aging, and HIV/AIDS. Gerontologist, vol. 52(2), 255-264. link> doi>
  • Bartlam B, Crome P, Lally F, Beswick AD, Cherubini A, Clarfield AM, Farré A, Hertogh C, Lesauskaite V, Mills G, Edbrooke D, Muller M, Oristrell J, Prada GI, Ruggiero C, Sinclair-Cohen J, Szczerbinska K, Topinkova E, Zalewski Z. 2012. The Views of Older People and Carers on Participation in Clinical Trials: the PREDICT Study. Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol. 2(3), 327-336. link> doi> link>
  • Sim J, Liddle J, Bernard M, Scharf T, Bartlam B. 2012. Home from home? A mixed-methods study of relocation within a purpose-built retirement community. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, vol. 26(4), 372-394. doi>
  • Sim J, Bartlam B, Bernard M. 2011. The CASP-19 as a measure of quality of life in old age: evaluation of its use in a retirement community. Quality of Life Research, vol. 20(7), 997-1004. doi>
  • Bernard M, Liddle J, Bartlam B, Scharf T, Sim J. 2012. Then and now: evolving community in the context of a retirement village. AGEING & SOCIETY, vol. 32, 103-129. link> doi>
  • Bernard M, Bartlam B, Sim J, Biggs S. 2007. Housing and care for older people: life in an English purpose-built retirement village. AGEING & SOCIETY, vol. 27, 555-578. link> doi>
  • Bartlam B. 2001. Danger in the field: Risk and ethics in social research. SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, vol. 49(2), 275-277. link>
  • Bartlam B and McLeod J. 2000. Infertility counselling: the ISSUE experience of setting up a telephone counselling service. Patient Educ Couns, vol. 41(3), 313-321. link> doi>
  • Rice S, Lee S, Bartlam B. 1999. Telephone counselling in the infertility setting. HUMAN REPRODUCTION, vol. 14, 252. link>
  • Bartlam B and Woolfe R. 1998. Working with survivors of child sexual abuse within the context of infertility. The European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling & Health, vol. 1(2), 183-193. link> doi>
  • Bartlam B and Birch S. 1998. A right to parenthood. J Child Health Care, vol. 2(1), 36-40. link> doi>
  • Bartlam B. FORTHCOMING: Identifying vulnerability in grief: psychometric properties of the Adult Attitude to Grief scale. Assessment.

Chapters

  • Bartlam B and Machin L. 2016. Living Well with Loss in Later Life. In Mental Health and Older People. Springer Link. doi> link>
  • Bartlam B, Bernard M, Liddle J, Scharf T, Sim J. 2013. Creating home-like places in a purpose-built retirement village in the United Kingdom. In Environmental Gerontology: Making Meaningful Places in Old Age. Rowles GD and Bernard M (Eds.). New York: Springer. link>
  • Scharf T and Bartlam B. 2008. Ageing and social exclusion in rural communities. In Rural Ageing: A Good Place to Grown Old?. Keating N (Ed.). Bristol: Policy Press. doi>

Other

  • Protheroe J, Saunders BM, Hill J, Bartlam B, Dunn KM, Foster N. 2016. A CONSENSUS GROUP APPROACH TO AGREEING MATCHED TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN OF PATIENTS STRATIFIED ACCORDING TO PROGNOSTIC RISK. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 55, pp. 80-81). link>
  • Foster N, Konstantinou K, Beardmore RE, Dunn K, Lewis M, Bartlam B, Artus M, Hay E. 2015. Stratified care for patients with sciatica and suspected sciatica in primary care: the scopic trial protocol (scopic-sciatica outcomes in primary care). Trials. BioMed Central. doi>
  • Scharf T, Liddle J, Bartlam B, Bernard M, Sim J. 2013. Assessing the Age-Friendliness of Purpose-Built Retirement Communities. IRISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (vol. 182, p. S211). link>
  • Smith N, Bartlam B, Ray M, Sim J. 2013. Fit as a Fiddle: Final Evaluation Report. link>
  • Bartlam B, Sim J, Ray M, Smith N. 2012. Fit as a fiddle: The impact of AgeUK's wellbeing programme on the health and wellbeing of participant's-Preliminary findings. JOURNAL OF AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (vol. 20, p. S41). link>
  • Liddle J, Bartlam B, Bernard M, Scharf T, Sim J. 2011. EVERYDAY LIFE IN A UK PURPOSE-BUILT RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. GERONTOLOGIST (vol. 51, p. 3). link>
  • Sim J, Bartlam B, Bernard M, Liddle J, Scharf TS. 2010. Pourquoi les aȋnés emménagent-ils dans une communauté de retraite?. Les Cahiers de l'Année Gérontologique (vol. 2, pp. 293-294). Springer.
  • Scharf T, Sim J, Bartlam B, Bernard M, Liddle J. 2010. Relocation within an English retirement community: remaking place during a time of change. Gerontologist (vol. 50, p. 230).
  • BARTLAM B and Scharf T. 2006. Rural disadvantage: quality of life and disadvantage amongst older people – a pilot study.
  • Bernard M, Bartlam B, Biggs S, Sim J. 2003. New Lifestyles in Old Age: Health, identity and well-being in Berryhill Retirement Village - Final report.
  • Bernard M, Bartlam B, Biggs S, Sim J. 2003. New Lifestyles in Old Age: Health, identity and well-being in Berryhill Retirement Village - Technical Report.
  • Biggs S, Bernard M, Bartlam B, Sim J. 2002. Active ageing: Myth or reality. Age Identity and Age Disparity within a Retirement Community: A New Measure.
  • Bernard M, Biggs S, Kingston P, Bartlam B. 2001. Retirement communities: A third way for the third age?. Quality in Later Life: Rights, Rhetoric and Reality.
  • Bartlam B, Scharf T, Hislop J, Bernard M, Dunning A, Sim J. Developing measures of older people's poverty in the UK. link>

Bernadette is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She currently teaches on the 'Research Methods in Health' and the 'Fraility: Healthcare Ethics and Law' modules of the Masters in Medical Science, and on the Clinical Trials Short Course. 

Bernadette is a Personal Development Tutor to a number of students in the School of Medicine. 

Bernadette is a member of:

  • The British Society of Gerontology; 
  • The Society for Academic Primary Care; 
  • Health Literacy UK Steering Group 

Bernadette is a lead for Arthritis Research UK/RI Musculoskeletal Matters Bulletin.