PhD, CPsychol, FHEA
Ryc joined the Primary Care Unit in 2017, shortly after submitting her PhD in Health Psychology at City, University of London. Her thesis explored the interprofessional collaborative relationships between midwives and health visitors in UK maternity services. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Western Sydney University (Australia), and her MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Manchester. She has research experience in systematic reviews and qualitative methods. Ryc is working with the Cardiovascular Group on research projects for the Stroke Programme.
Ryc’s current research interests focus on health services improvement in primary care settings, specifically, long-term stroke aftercare and maternity care. In addition, she is interested in the implementation of evidence-based practices in healthcare organisations, and the development and testing of behaviour change interventions for improving health outcomes.
Aquino, M. R. J. V., Olander, E. K., & Bryar, R. M. (2018). A focus group study of women’s views and experiences of maternity care as delivered collaboratively by midwives and health visitors in England. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(1), 505. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-2127-0
Ballesio, A., Aquino, M. R. J. V., Feige, B., Johann, A., Kyle, S. D., Spiegelhalder, K., Lombardo, C., Rücker, G., Riemann, D., & Baglioni, C. (2017). The effectiveness of behavioural and cognitive behavioural therapies for insomnia on depressive and fatigue symptoms: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews. http://10.1016/j.smrv.2017.01.006
Aquino, M. R. J. V., Olander, E. K., Needle, J. J., & Bryar, R. M. (2016). Midwives’ and health visitors’ collaborative relationships: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 62, 193-206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.08.002 0020-7489
Kyle, S. D., Aquino, M. R. J. V., Miller, C. B., Henry, A. L., Crawford, M. R., Espie, C. A., & Spielman, A. J. (2015). Towards standardisation and improved understanding of sleep restriction therapy for insomnia disorder: A systematic examination of CBT-I trial content. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 23(0), 83-88. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.smrv.2015.02.003