Congratulations to Dr Nicola Brough PhD, winner of two researcher awards in 2018.
The awards, from the Research Council for Complementary Medicine and the Federation of Holistic Therapists, were in recognition of Nicola’s work in developing and validating the Warwick Holistic Health Questionnaire (WHHQ).
WHHQ is a patient-reported outcome measure for assessing changes in health and wellbeing in users of craniosacral therapy, developed by Nicola as part of her PhD while at the University of Warwick.
Nicola received a prize of £2,000 from the RCCM to continue her validation work for the questionnaire. The judges felt that WHHQ was likely to have significant impact over time for complementary and alternative medicines in enabling the design of more robust studies of effectiveness and in building an evidence base on patient-reported outcomes.
CSTA-sponsored Research provides more information on Nicola’s work into CST outcomes.