Dr Ryc Aquino

Dr Ryc Aquino, Research Fellow in Prevention, Early Intervention and Behaviour Change.

Ryc Aquino, PhD CPsychol FHEA joined the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria as a Research Fellow in Prevention, Early Intervention and Behaviour Change in April 2020.


Her background is in health psychology and community-based care, with a focus on healthcare professional communication and collaborative behaviours. Her PhD, from City, University of London, explored the interface between midwives and health visitors when providing maternity care, through a narrative systematic review and a series of qualitative studies.

Prior to joining the NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria, Ryc was at the Primary Care Unit,
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, leading a mixed methods process evaluation of a primary care-based model of care for stroke survivors, being tested through a cluster randomised controlled trial across the East of England and East Midlands. She remains affiliated with the department as a Visiting Researcher.

Areas of interest

Ryc is interested in, and can help you with:

  • Systematic reviews
  • Development and evaluation of complex interventions
  • Inter-professional collaboration in healthcare (specialist knowledge in maternity and stroke)
  • Research in primary care
  • Qualitative research methods


Aquino, M. R. J. V., Mullis, R., Kreit, E., Johnson, V., Grant, J., Lim, L., Sutton, S., Mant, J. (accepted). Protocol for a multidimensional process evaluation of the Improving Primary Care After Stroke (IPCAS) randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open.

Aquino, M. R. J. V., Olander, E. K., & Bryar, R. M. (2018). A focus group study of women’s views and experiences of maternity care as delivered collaboratively by midwives and health visitors in England. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 18(505).

Aquino, M. R. J. V., Olander, E. K., Needle, J. J., & Bryar, R. M. (2016). Midwives’ and health visitors’ collaborative relationships: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative studies. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 62, 193-206. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.08.002 0020-7489

Get in touch

Twitter: @rycaquino
Email: [email protected]