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 research interests range from basic science to applied and clinical topics in chiropractic. Educational research is also actively pursued.

Peer-reviewed Research »

2019

Hunnisett A., and Cunliffe C. (2019)  A comparison of the academic outcome of chiropractic students on full-time and full-time equivalent chiropractic education routes.  Journal of Chiropractic Education (in press).

Collocca C., Pinnock M., Hegazy M., Cunliffe C., Hinrichs R. (2019) Measurement and analysis of biomechanical outcomes of chiropractic adjustment performance in chiropractic education and practice.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (in press).

Collocca C and Cunliffe C (2019) Measurement and analysis of biomechanical outcomes of chiropractic adjustment performance in chiropractic education and practice.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (in press).

Southam S., Hunnisett A., Cunliffe C. (2019).  Are patient expectations and clinical outcomes related?: A narrative review.  Proceedings ECU/WFC Conference, Berlin, March 2019, p133 (Published online https://www.epic2019.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/62/2019/03/Book_of_Proceedings_15th_WFC_Biennial_Congress-78th_ECU_Convention_March_20-23_2019.pdf).

Lefevre C., Hunnisett A., Swait G., Cunliffe C (2019).  Clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction in chiropractic:  A small scale comparison of patients with preferences for a higher or lower dose frequency.  Proceedings ECU/WFC Conference, Berlin, March 2019, p134 (Published online https://www.epic2019.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/62/2019/03/Book_of_Proceedings_15th_WFC_Biennial_Congress-78th_ECU_Convention_March_20-23_2019.pdf).

Cunningham J., Hunnisett A., Cunliffe C. (2019).  Does upper cervical adjustment affect balance and equilibrium.  Proceedings ECU/WFC Conference, Berlin, March 2019, p147 (Published online https://www.epic2019.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/62/2019/03/Book_of_Proceedings_15th_WFC_Biennial_Congress-78th_ECU_Convention_March_20-23_2019.pdf).

LeMare L., Hunnisett A., Cunliffe C. (2019).  Does chiropractic cervical manipulation affect visual acuity?  Proceedings ECU/WFC Conference, Berlin, March 2019, p148. (Published online https://www.epic2019.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/62/2019/03/Book_of_Proceedings_15th_WFC_Biennial_Congress-78th_ECU_Convention_March_20-23_2019.pdf).

Odell J., Clark C., Hunnisett A., Ahmed O., Branney J. (2019).  Manual therapy for chronic migraine: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial study protocol.  Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. (Chiropractic & Manual Therapies (2019) 27:11).

 

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 Association 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.

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.