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Christina Pearce

Dr Christina Pearce PhD

Teaching Fellow, CARE


Christina joined CARE as a part-time teaching fellow in March 2023. She is leading on the development of specialist training for healthcare professionals working in kidney disease.

Christina previous post at City, University of London's Health Services and Research Management department as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow implementing and evaluating a polypharmacy adherence intervention in older adults. Christina's interest in adherence was developed in 2015 during her PhD at UCL's School of Pharmacy, Centre for Behavioural Medicine in partnership with the Royal Brompton Hospital. The PhD completed in 2020 explored determinants and patterns of non-adherence in paediatric patients with severe asthma.

Christina began her career at The University of Manchester with a BSc and MSc in Psychology and Clinical and Health Psychology respectively and in various research roles including a research-assistant role in an NIHR funded programme of work focusing on psoriasis and its comorbidities (including psoriatic arthritis, obesity, anxiety and depression). Christina has presented at international conferences in the fields of Dermatology, Rheumatology, Respirology and Behavioural Medicine and has taught in a variety of disciplines including Health Psychology, Pharmacy and Medicine.

Research interests

Chronic Kidney Disease, Adherence, Asthma, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Healthcare professional communication

Latest Publications

  1. Approaches to the identification and management of depression in people living with chronic kidney disease: a scoping review of 860 papers

    Pearce, C. J., Hall, N., Hudson, J. L., Farrington, K., Ryan Tucker, M. J., Wellsted, D., Jones, J., Sharma, S., Norton, S., Ormandy, P., Palmer, N., Quinnell, A., Fitzgerald, L., Griffiths, S. & Chilcot, J., 16 Jan 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Renal Care.
  2. A non-randomised pilot study of the Solutions for Medication Adherence Problems (S-MAP) intervention in community pharmacies to support older adults adhere to multiple medications

    Patton, D. E., Pearce, C. J., Cartwright, M., Smith, F., Cadogan, C. A., Ryan, C., Clark, E., Francis, J. J. & Hughes, C. M., Dec 2021, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 7, 1, 18.
  3. Novel electronic adherence monitoring devices in children with asthma: A mixed-methods study

    Makhecha, S., Chan, A., Pearce, C., Jamalzadeh, A. & Fleming, L. J., 2020, In: BMJ Open Respiratory Research. 7, 1
  4. Adherence to medication in children and adolescents with asthma: methods for monitoring and intervention

    Pearce, C. J. & Fleming, L., 1 Oct 2018, In: Expert Review Of Clinical Immunology. p. 1-9
  5. The impact of financial incentives on the implementation of asthma or diabetes self-management: A systematic review

    Jackson, T., Shields, M. D., Heaney, L. G., Kendall, M., Pearce, C. J., Hui, C. Y. & Pinnock, H., Nov 2017, In: PLoS ONE. 12, 11, e0187478.
  6. Motivational interviewing-based training enhances clinicians? skills and knowledge in psoriasis: findings from the Pso Well? study

    Chisholm, A., Nelson, P. A., Pearce, C. J., Littlewood, A. J., Kane, K., Henry, A. L., Thorneloe, R., Hamilton, M. P., Lavallee, J., Lunt, M., Griffiths, C. E. M., Cordingley, L. & Bundy, C., 2017, In: British Journal of Dermatology. 176, 3, p. 677-686
  7. 'I should have taken that further' - missed opportunities during cardiovascular risk assessment in patients with psoriasis in UK primary care settings: a mixed-methods study

    IMPACT Team (Identification and Management of Psoriasis-Associated Co-morbidiTy), Nelson, P. A., Kane, K., Chisholm, A., Pearce, C. J., Keyworth, C., Rutter, M. K., Chew-Graham, C. A., Griffiths, C. E. M. & Cordingley, L., Oct 2016, In: Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy. 19, 5, p. 1121-1137
  8. The role of personal models in clinical management: Exploring health care providers' beliefs about psoriasis

    IMPACT team, Feb 2016, In: British Journal of Health Psychology. 21, 1, p. 114-34
  9. Distress, misperceptions, poor coping and suicidal ideation in psoriatic arthritis: A qualitative study

    Chisholm, A., Pearce, C. J., Chinoy, H., Warren, R. B. & Bundy, C., 2016, In: Rheumatology (United Kingdom). 55, 6, p. 1047-1052
  10. In someone's clinic but not in mine - Clinicians' views of supporting lifestyle behaviour change in patients with psoriasis: A qualitative interview study

    Nelson, P. A., Keyworth, C., Chisholm, A., Pearce, C. J., Griffiths, C. E. M., Cordingley, L. & Bundy, C., 2014, In: British Journal of Dermatology. 171, 5, p. 1116-1122