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Liverpool John Moores University

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Dr Christian Blickem

Dr Christian Blickem

Teaching and Research Fellow in Public Health

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Christian Blickem is a Teaching and Research Fellow in Public Health who contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

Christian’s research interests have focussed on health inequalities and broadening the scope of self-management support to meet the clinical and social needs for people with long-term health problems who are socially disadvantaged. One of the key aims of Christian’s work has been to explore ways of utilising local networks to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live in challenging circumstances.

Christian was recently the Chief Investigator of the BRIGHT trial which evaluated a self-care intervention to improve social networks of support. This intervention (PLANS) significantly improved blood pressure control and health-related quality of life in people with chronic kidney disease.

Christian has expertise in self-management of chronic conditions, healthcare interventions and qualitative research methods. Christian has authored a number of articles published in international journals.

Research Grants

  • How effective, accessible and acceptable are self-management interventions for men with long-term conditions? Amount of award: £151,968.80 Awarding body: NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme Date of award: December 2012 Role: Co-investigator.
  • A randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of the BRIGHT (Bringing Information & Guided Help Together) intervention for the management stage 3 chronic kidney disease in primary care. Amount of award: £118,5000.00 Awarding body: NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research Date of award: 01/01/2012 Role: Principal investigator.
  • Feasibility and acceptability of a patient-led assessment tool linking primary care to health-relevant community resources. Amount of award: £130,371 Awarding body: NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research Date of award: 01/03/2012 Role: Principal investigator
  • Voluntary Organisations Community Groups And Local Networks of Support (VOCALS): A qualitative study of community networks of health. Amount of award: £234,545 Awarding body: NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research Date of award: 01/05/2012 Role: Co-investigator.