Research

The College has a vibrant research programme with a strong record of publications relevant to chiropractic and patient health. A high proportion of student projects result in presentation or publication.

Staff Research Interests

Staff have a wide range of research interests from basic science to applied and clinical topics in chiropractic. Educational research is also actively pursued (see list of College publications).

Peer-reviewed Research

2018

HUNNISETT A., Sharp S., Walton C.,CUNLIFFE C. (2018).  Business studies education in the chiropractic curriculum: So we do enough?  WFC Education Conference 2018, London UK in Journal of Chiropractic Education. (in press).

HUNNISETT A., CUNLIFFE C. (2018).  Flipped classroom for academic subjects in chiropractic education:  An initial pilot exercise.  WFC Education Conference 2018, London UK in Journal of Chiropractic Education. (in press).

2017

Farrow F, HUNNISETT A, Dinos. S, CUNLIFFE C.  Mindfullness within chiropractic.  Proceedings of the Associaton of Chiropractic Colleges Education Conference and Research Agenda Conference 2017, Washington DC, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 31(1); 34.

Muir S, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Career choice motivations, demographics and future career aspirations of UK chiropractic students.  Proceedings of the Associaton of Chiropractic Colleges Education Conference and Research Agenda Conference 2017, Washington DC, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 31(1); 42.

McGuiness A, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  The use of rehabilitation exercises as an adjunct for patients with chronic neck pain.  Proceedings of the Associaton of Chiropractic Colleges Education Conference and Research Agenda Conference 2017, Washington DC, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 31(1); 68.

Townshend J, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Do McTimoney chiropractic graduates perceive that they are adequately prepared to start and run a small business?  Proceedings of the Associaton of Chiropractic Colleges Education Conference and Research Agenda Conference 2017, Washington DC, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 31(1); 78.

2016

Crone B, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  A comparison of practical skills of students between full-time and part-time course delivery in undergraduate chiropractic education.  WFC Education Conference 2016, Montreal, Canada in Journal of Chiropractic Education 30(2): e-168.

HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Comparison of academic outcome of chiropractic students on full-time and part-time chiropractic degree courses.  WFC Education Conference 2016, Montreal, Canada in Journal of Chiropractic Education 30(2): e-168.

Bates P, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  A survey of perceived stress experienced by students attending full-time and full-time equivalent chiropractic degree programs.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2016, Florida, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 30(1): 52.

PENDLETON L, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. Perceptions of the value of formative assessment tasks as students progress through their undergraduate chiropractic education.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2016, Florida, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 30(1): 63-4.

RICKS C, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Abbreviated progressive relaxation therapy as a potentially valuable augmentation to chiropractic for treatment of musculoskeletal pain: A pilot study.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2016, Florida, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 30(1): 64.

Rule J, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Integration of chiropractic within the UK National Health Service: A survey of medical and chiropractic professionals.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2016, Florida, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 30(1): 65.

Gillespie A, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  The effects of chiropractic intervention on the range of motion of the jaw in symptomatic patients with temporomandibular dysfunction: A pilot study.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2016, Florida, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 30(1): 73.

O’Donaghue A, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Quantifying potential wider health/wellbeing benefits of chiropractic intervention for specific disorders: A pilot study. Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2016, Florida, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 30(1): 75.

2015

Bridport C, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Perceptions and efficacy of chiropractic education to assess and manage psychological disorders: A student survey.  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  In: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 119.

Champion A, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. Is there a relationship between spinal adjustment and muscular strength in athletes? Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  In: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 120.

Downey B, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Chiropractor’s attitudes towards the role that chiropractic has to play in the treatment of non-musculoskeletal conditions:  A cross-sectional survey of the profession. Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  In: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 124.

Everill A, Odell J, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Does increasing dose rate of spinal manipulation reduce recovery time from acute low back pain?  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  In: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 126.

Filby C, Swait G, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  An investigation into the efficacy of fear avoidance beliefs as a predictor of treatment outcomes in chiropractic patients.  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  IIn: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 126.

Kam A, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. The effects of cervical spinal manipulation on cardiac autonomic control:  A preliminary investigation using heart rate variability measurements.  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  In: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 132.

Piper D, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Presenting complaints to chiropractors: Has there been any change in the last 10 years?  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  In: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 142-3.

Roe E, Swait G, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Self-funding chiropractic research:  A survey of UK based chiropractor attitudes.  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  In: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 144-5.

Taylor J-P, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Neurophysiological response to spinal adjustment:  An investigation using changes in electrodermal activity.  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  In: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 148.

Wood C, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Continuing Professional Development: A cross-sectional survey of the opinions of chiropractors in the UK.  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference 2015, Athens, Greece.  In: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine (2015) 14(2): 151.

Glithro S, Newell D, Burrows L, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  Public Health Engagement: Detection of suspicious skin lesions, screening and referral behaviour of UK based chiropractors.  Chiropractic & Manual Therapies.  23(5).

Nahal G, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2015). General practitioner referral for musculoskeletal therapies: Why physiotherapy and not chiropractic?  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2015, Las Vegas NV, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 29(1): 82.

Wood C, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2015).  Continuing professional development: A survey of opinions of chiropractors in the UK.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2015, Las Vegas NV, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 29(1): 88.

Filby C, Swait G, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2015).  An investigation into the efficacy of fear-avoidance beliefs as a predictor of treatment outcomes in McTimoney chiropractic patients.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2015, Las Vegas NV, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 29(1): 95.

Kam A, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2015).  A preliminary investigation into the effects of cervical spinal manipulation on cardiac autonomic control by measuring heart rate variability. Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2015, Las Vegas NV, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 29(1): 98.

2014

East C, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2014).  Musculoskeletal disorders in combat fighter aircrew:  A pilot study.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2014, Florida, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 28(1): 60.

Holmes P, SWAIT G, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2014).  Head repositioning accuracy:  Is there a difference in outcome measures when using active head displacement compared with passive head displacement?  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2014, Florida, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 28(1): 91.

Young M, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2014).  Attachment in chiropractic practice:  A pilot study.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2014, Florida, USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education 28(1): 102-103.

2013

Hester H., CUNLIFFE C., HUNNISETT A.  (2013).  Stress in chiropractic education: a student survey of a five year course.Journal of Chiropractic Education.  27(2): 147-151.

Yalden P., CUNLIFFE C., HUNNISETT A.  (2013).  Chiropractic education: An investigation of the demographic and motivation of studentsstudying for a chiropractic degree.Journal of Chiropractic Education.  27(2): 128-134.

Kuhlmann L, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  (2013).  Perspectives on complementary therapies and sports injuries: A retrospective survey of UK Triathletes.Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2013, Washington USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education.27(1): 72.

Dodd M, Odell J, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2013).  School bags and musculoskeletal health in secondary school children: A cross-sectional cohort study.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2013, Washington USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education.27(1): 66.

Glithro S, Newell D, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  (2013).  Identification of suspicious skin lesions in chiropractic practice: A cross-sectional survey. Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2013, Washington USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education.27(1): 90.

Taggart S, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2013).  Patient perceptions of access and benefits of chiropractic: A qualitative study.  Proceedings of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference 2013, Washington USA in Journal of Chiropractic Education. 27(1): 100.

Hubbard T,  HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  (2013).  The incidence of hypochondria in healthcare education:  A survey of chiropractic students.  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Durban, S. Africa 2013. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 12(2): 99.

Dodd M, Odell J, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2013).  Do school bags influence musculoskeletal health in secondary school children: A cross-sectional cohort study.Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Durban, S. Africa 2013. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 12(2): 114.

Glithro S, Newell D, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C.  (2013).  Identification of suspicious skin lesions in chiropractic practice: A cross-sectional survey. Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Durban, S. Africa 2013. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 12(2): 116-117.

Hutton K, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2013).  Chiropractic and allergic rhinitis:  Is it of value?  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Durban, S. Africa 2013. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 12(2): 121-122.

Nowinski J,  Swait G, HUNNISETT A, CUNLIFFE C. (2013).Chiropractic in the elderly population.  Proceedings of the World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Durban, S. Africa 2013. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 12(2): 131.

Earlier research available upon request.

Books and Book Chapters

2016

HUNNISETT A (Editor). (2016).  Research methods & reporting: Reporting research.  BMJ Publications & BPP Publications.

HUNNISETT A (Editor). (2016).  Research methods & reporting: General topics and statistics – Volume 1.  BMJ Publications & BPP Publications.

HUNNISETT A (Editor). (2016).  Research methods & reporting: General topics and statistics – Volume 2.  BMJ Publications & BPP Publications.