Biography

Rebecca completed a BSc in Mathematics at the University of Leeds in 2012, followed by an MSc in Medical Statistics at the University of Leicester, which was part of an NIHR Research Methods fellowship she held at Keele. After the completion of her fellowship in 2015, Rebecca began her PhD at Keele on a part time basis, investigating the impact of measurement error in prediction models. The remainder of Rebecca's time is spent providing statistical support for projects within the Research Institute, with a particular focus on the use of large data from electronic health records.

Selected Publications

  • Prior JA, Paskins Z, Whittle R, Abdul-Sultan A, Chew-Graham CA, Muller S, Bajpai R, Shepherd TA, Sumathipala A, Mallen CD. 2021. Rheumatic Conditions as Risk Factors for Self-Harm: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 130-137, vol. 73(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Muller S, Whittle R, Hider SL, Belcher J, Helliwell T, Morton C, Hughes E, Lawton SA, Mallen CD. 2020. Longitudinal clusters of pain and stiffness in polymyalgia rheumatica: 2-year results from the PMR Cohort Study. Rheumatology (Oxford), 1906-1915, vol. 59(8). link> doi> full text>
  • Holden MA, Whittle R, Waterfield J, Chesterton L, Cottrell E, Quicke JG, Mallen CD. 2019. A mixed methods exploration of physiotherapist's approaches to analgesic use among patients with hip osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy, 328-337, vol. 105(3). link> doi>
  • Thomas MJ, Whittle R, Menz HB, Rathod-Mistry T, Marshall M, Roddy E. 2019. Plantar heel pain in middle-aged and older adults: population prevalence, associations with health status and lifestyle factors, and frequency of healthcare use. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 337, vol. 20(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Sultan AA, Muller S, Whittle R, Roddy E, Mallen C, Clarson L. 2019. Venous thromboembolism in patients with gout and the impact of hospital admission, disease duration and urate-lowering therapy. CMAJ, E597-E603, vol. 191(22). link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Prior JA, Paskins Z, Whittle R, Abdul-Sultan A, Chew-Graham CA, Muller S, Bajpai R, Shepherd TA, Sumathipala A, Mallen CD. 2021. Rheumatic Conditions as Risk Factors for Self-Harm: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 130-137, vol. 73(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Muller S, Whittle R, Hider SL, Belcher J, Helliwell T, Morton C, Hughes E, Lawton SA, Mallen CD. 2020. Longitudinal clusters of pain and stiffness in polymyalgia rheumatica: 2-year results from the PMR Cohort Study. Rheumatology (Oxford), 1906-1915, vol. 59(8). link> doi> full text>
  • Holden MA, Whittle R, Waterfield J, Chesterton L, Cottrell E, Quicke JG, Mallen CD. 2019. A mixed methods exploration of physiotherapist's approaches to analgesic use among patients with hip osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy, 328-337, vol. 105(3). link> doi>
  • Thomas MJ, Whittle R, Menz HB, Rathod-Mistry T, Marshall M, Roddy E. 2019. Plantar heel pain in middle-aged and older adults: population prevalence, associations with health status and lifestyle factors, and frequency of healthcare use. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 337, vol. 20(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Sultan AA, Muller S, Whittle R, Roddy E, Mallen C, Clarson L. 2019. Venous thromboembolism in patients with gout and the impact of hospital admission, disease duration and urate-lowering therapy. CMAJ, E597-E603, vol. 191(22). link> doi>
  • Mackie FL, Whittle R, Morris RK, Hyett J, Riley RD, Kilby MD. 2019. First-trimester ultrasound measurements and maternal serum biomarkers as prognostic factors in monochorionic twins: a cohort study. Diagn Progn Res, 9, vol. 3. link> doi> full text>
  • Holden MA, Waterfield J, Whittle R, Bennell K, Quicke JG, Chesterton L, Mallen CD. 2019. How do UK physiotherapists address weight loss among individuals with hip osteoarthritis? A mixed-methods study. Musculoskeletal Care, 133-144, vol. 17(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Roughley M, Sultan AA, Clarson L, Muller S, Whittle R, Belcher J, Mallen CD, Roddy E. 2018. Risk of chronic kidney disease in patients with gout and the impact of urate lowering therapy: a population-based cohort study. Arthritis Res Ther, 243, vol. 20(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Whittle R, Peat G, Belcher J, Collins GS, Riley RD. 2018. Measurement error and timing of predictor values for multivariable risk prediction models are poorly reported. J Clin Epidemiol, 38-49, vol. 102. link> doi> full text>
  • Sultan AA, Whittle R, Muller S, Roddy E, Mallen CD, Bucknall M, Helliwell T, Hider S, Paskins Z. 2018. Risk of fragility fracture among patients with gout and the effect of urate-lowering therapy. CMAJ, E581-E587, vol. 190(19). link> doi> full text>
  • Paskins Z, Whittle R, Abdul Sultan A, Muller S, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Helliwell T, Packham J, Hider S, Roddy E, Mallen C. 2018. Risk of fragility fracture among patients with late-onset psoriasis: a UK population-based study. Osteoporos Int, 1659-1664, vol. 29(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Holden MA, Bennell KL, Whittle R, Chesterton L, Foster NE, Halliday NA, Spiers LN, Mason EM, Quicke JG, Mallen CD. 2018. How Do Physical Therapists in the United Kingdom Manage Patients With Hip Osteoarthritis? Results of a Cross-Sectional Survey. Phys Ther, 461-470, vol. 98(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Paskins Z, Whittle R, Sultan AA, Muller S, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Helliwell T, Hider S, Roddy E, Mallen C. 2018. Risk of fracture among patients with polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis: a population-based study. BMC Med, 4, vol. 16(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Downes TJ, Chesterton L, Whittle R, Roddy E, Menz HB, Marshall M, Thomas MJ. 2018. Symptomatic Course of Foot Osteoarthritis Phenotypes: An 18-Month Prospective Analysis of Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 1107-1112, vol. 70(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Abdul Sultan A, Mallen C, Hayward R, Muller S, Whittle R, Hotston M, Roddy E. 2017. Gout and subsequent erectile dysfunction: a population-based cohort study from England. Arthritis Res Ther, 123, vol. 19(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Holden MA, Whittle R, Healey EL, Hill S, Mullis R, Roddy E, Sowden G, Tooth S, Foster NE. 2017. Content and evaluation of the Benefits of Effective Exercise for Older Adults with Knee Pain trial physiotherapist training programme. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 866-873, vol. 98(5). doi> link> full text>
  • Whittle R, Royle K-L, Jordan KP, Riley RD, Mallen CD, Peat G. 2017. Prognosis research ideally should measure time-varying predictors at their intended moment of use. Diagn Progn Res, 1, vol. 1. link> doi> full text>
  • Estacio EV, Whittle R, Protheroe J. 2019. The digital divide: Examining socio-demographic factors associated with health literacy, access and use of internet to seek health information. J Health Psychol, 1668-1675, vol. 24(12). link> doi> full text>
  • Masson W, Muller S, Whittle R, Prior J, Helliwell T, Mallen C, Hider SL. 2017. Possible giant cell arteritis symptoms are common in newly diagnosed patients with Polymyalgia Rheumatica: results from an incident primary care PMR cohort. BMC Rheumatol, 7, vol. 1. link> doi> full text>
  • Holden MA, Whittle R, Healey EL, Hill S, Mullis R, Roddy E, Sowden G, Tooth S, Foster NE. 2017. Content and Evaluation of the Benefits of Effective Exercise for Older Adults With Knee Pain Trial Physiotherapist Training Program. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 866-873, vol. 98(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Whittle R, Mansell G, Jellema P, van der Windt D. Applying causal mediation methods to clinical trial data: What can we learn about why our interventions (don't) work?. European journal of pain (London, England). doi> full text>
  • Whittle R, Jordan KP, Thomas E, Peat G. 2016. Average symptom trajectories following incident radiographic knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. RMD Open, e000281, vol. 2(2). link> doi> full text>
  • Wood LR, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Stynes S, D'Cruz D, Mullis R, Whittle RL, Peat G, Foster NE. 2016. Impairment-targeted exercises for older adults with knee pain: a proof-of-principle study (TargET-Knee-Pain). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 17(47). doi> full text>
  • 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> full text>
  • 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, 112-119, vol. 20(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Hider SL, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Whittle R, Clarkson K, Mangat N, Stack R, Raza K, Mallen CD. 2016. What does a primary care annual review for RA include? A national GP survey. Clin Rheumatol, 2137-2138, vol. 35(8). link> doi> full text>
  • Case R, Thomas E, Clarke E, Peat G. 2015. Prodromal symptoms in knee osteoarthritis: a nested case-control study using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, 1083-1089, vol. 23(7). link> doi>
  • Riley RD, Snell KIE, Martin GP, Whittle R, Archer L, Sperrin M, Collins GS. 2020. Penalization and shrinkage methods produced unreliable clinical prediction models especially when sample size was small. J Clin Epidemiol, 88-96, vol. 132. link> doi> full text>

Other

  • Holden MA, Waterfield J, Whittle R, Bennell K, Chesterton L, Quicke JG, Mallen CD. 2018. A MIXED METHODS EXPLORATION OF HOW UK PHYSICAL THERAPISTS ADDRESS WEIGHT LOSS AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE (p. S324, vol. 26). link> doi>
  • O'Brien AV, Liddle J, Muller S, Lawton S, Whittle R, Mason E, Mallen CD. World Congress of Physiotherapy 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa. Current physiotherapy practice and assessment in Polymyalgia Rheumatica: a UK cross-sectional survey..
  • Case R, Thomas E, Clarke E, Peat G. 2015. Prodromal symptoms in knee osteoarthritis: a nested case-control study using data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage (pp. 1083-1089, vol. 23). link> doi> full text>
  • Wood LRJ, Blagojevic-Bucknall M, Stynes S, D'Cruz D, Mullis R, Whittle R, Peat G, Foster NE. 2016. Impairment-targeted exercises for older adults with knee pain: a proof-of-principle study (TargET-Knee-Pain). BMC Musculoskelet Disord (p. 47, vol. 17). link> doi> full text>