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Research interests

Faye Foster's research interests lie within the field of Autism, Health, Mental Health, and Health Care Provision. She is a qualitative researcher but also has experience in mixed methods.

Funded Resarch Projects:

  • PI for FDCRGP grant (COVID. Ref: 280720FD1906). The Immediate and Long-term Mental Health Effects of Providing Front-Line Hospital Medical Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic in Kazakhstan. Jul 2020 - Dec 2022. Amount Awarded: $92, 237 USD (2020).
  • PI (8/18/20 → 12/31/20) for Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan grant (Reference: АР05135184) Advancing the State-of the-Art Research and Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Kazakhstan. Amount awarded: $105,882.00 USD (Apr 2018 - Dec 2020)


  • C0-PI: Faculty Development Competitive Research Grant Program 2021-2023 (ref: 021220FD2651). Prerequisites for end-of-life care provision in the presence of the legally guaranteed right to palliative care in Kazakhstan.


Faye specialises in teaching psychology, behavioural and social sciences relating to medicine and public health. Courses she teaches and course lead's include:

  • Doctor of Medicine Programme. Longitudinal taught courses: Behavioural Medicine, Ethics and Professionalism. Block courses: basic (year 1) and advanced (year 2) Medical Interviewing and Introduction to Psychiatry.
  • Masters of Sports Medicine: Longitudinal taught courses include courses include: Psychology of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Introduction to Research Project
  • Undergraduate Nursing. Longitudinal taught course: Health Psychology
  • Master of Public Health. Longitudinal taught course: Qualitative Research Methods.



  • Terzic, M.; Aimagambetova, G.; Ukybassova, T.; Bapayeva, G.; Kaiyrlykyzy, A.; Foster, F.; Linkov, F. Factors Influencing on Pain in Patients Undergoing Pipelle Endometrial Biopsy for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Why a Personalized Approach Should Be Applied? Pers. Med. 2022, 12, 431. 


  • Kaiyrlykyzy, A., Linkov, F., Foster, F., Bapayeva, G., Ukybassova, T., Aimagambetova, G., Kenbayeva, K., Ibrayimov, B., Lyasova, A., & Terzic, M. (2021). Pipelle endometrial biopsy for abnormal uterine bleeding: do patient's pain and anxiety really impact on sampling success rate?. BMC women's health21(1), 393.


  • An, Sofia & Kanderzhanova, Akbota & Akhmetova, Assel & Foster, Faye & Chan, Chee Kai. (2020). “Chasing hope”: Parents’ perspectives on complementary and alternative interventions for children with autism in Kazakhstan. Autism; 24, Oct;24(7):1817-1828


  • Beech R., Cook E., Foster F., Teece L., Piggott R., Ralphs A. (2016) Promoting best practice in COPD management. British journal of primary care nursing. Volume 1, Number 6.


  • Foster F., Piggott R., Riley L., Beech R. (2016) Working with primary care clinicians and patients to introduce strategies for increasing referrals for pulmonary rehabilitation. Primary Health Care Research & Development, volume 17, issue 03, pp. 226-237.


  • Foster F., Piggott R., Riley L., Beech R (2016) Patients with COPD tell their stories about living with the long-term condition: an innovative and powerful way to impact primary health care professional’s attitude and behaviour? Education for Primary Care, Jul;27(4):314-9


  • Snooks H., Russell D., Brown C., Nair A., Moore C., Lewis A, Thomas G., al-Sulaiti M., Thomas M, Griffith-Noble F. (2014) Report: How to stop drug users dying from an overdose. A systematic review of interventions to prevent and treat opiate poisonings. Commissioner: Welsh Assembly Government. (Welsh National Monitoring Group into Drug Related Deaths).


  • Beech R., Foster F., Piggott R. (2013). The role of targeted training and “patient power” in promoting integrated evidence based care for COPD. International Journal of Integrated Care;13 (5).


  • Snooks H., Russell D., Brown C., Nair A., Moore C., Lewis A, Thomas G., al-SulaitiM., Thomas M, Griffith-Noble F. (2011) How can we prevent overdoses and what works? A systematic review of interventions for non-fatal poisonings. Emergency Medicine Journal 2011;28


  • Noble, J. Lee, V. & Griffith-Noble, F. (2007). Therapeutic ultrasound: The effects upon cutaneous blood flow in humans. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 33(2), 279-285.

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, PhD, University of Nottingham

Award Date: Dec 1 2010


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