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Dr Yu (Maggie) Fu

Dr Yu (Maggie) Fu is a Senior Research Associate in the Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, and also a joint fellow for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) and Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) North East North Cumbria.

She also serves as a link to the NHS Benenfical Changes Network (BCN) to evaluate responses to the COVID pandemic.


Maggie has clinical and academic backgrounds in medicine, public health and applied health research. She is an experienced mixed methods researcher and interested in: 1) development and evaluation of health interventions and services; 2) management of long term conditions in primary and palliative care. Maggie has led several projects related to respiratory, obstetrics and gynaecology, incontinence and musculoskeletal conditions.

Maggie has worked with a range of methodologies including mixed methods evaluations (e.g. explanatory, exploratory and triangulation designs), quantitative research (e.g. experimental, quasi-experimental, and observational designs), qualitative research (e.g. framework analysis, grounded theory) and systematic reviews (e.g. meta-analysis, evidence synthesis). She has also been awarded the NIHR RDS Public Involvement Fund to work with stakeholders using a co-production model.

Areas of interest

Maggie is interested in and can help you with:

  • Mixed methods research;
  • Process and outcome evaluation;
  • Development and evaluation of health interventions;
  • Health services/care pathways evaluation;
  • Systematic review, meta-analysis and evidence synthesis
  • Implementation framework/strategy;
  • Patient and public involvement and engagement


  • Fu, Y., Chapman, EJ., Boland, AC., Bennett, MI. 2022. Evidence-based management approaches for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a practice review. Palliative Medicine (DOI: 10.1177/02692163221079697)
  • Fu, Y., Mason, A., Boland, A., Linklater, G., Dimitrova, V., Donate-Martinez, A., Bennett, MI. 2021. Palliative care needs and integration of palliative care support in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): a qualitative study. CHEST 159 (6)  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2020.12.055
  • Allsop, M., Ziegler, L., Fu, Y., Rudd, S., Bennett, MI. 2020. Is oxygen an effective treatment option to alleviate the symptoms of breathlessness for patients dying with COVID-19 and what are the potential harms? The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford.
  • Fu, Y., Nelson, E.A., McGowan, L. 2020. An evidence-based self-management package for urinary incontinence in older women: a mixed methods feasibility study. BMC Urol 20, 43. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12894-020-00603-8
  • Fu, Y., Nelson, E.A., McGowan, L. 2019. Multifaceted self-management interventions for older women with urinary incontinence: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. BMJ Open. 9:e028626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028626