Parkes, T., Atherton, I., Evans, J., Gloyn, S., McGhee, S., Stoddart, B., …Choudury, H. (2011). An evaluation to assess the implementation of NHS delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions: Final Report.
Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) have been identified as an effective strategy for treating people whose alcohol consumption is posing a risk to their health. As part of its...
McIntosh, P., Gray Brunton, C. & Kennedy, C. (2011). More than just a jag? The delivery of childhood vaccinations as an interpersonal over a technical skill.
Background: This paper reports findings from a qualitative study which explored the role of the health professional in the delivery of childhood vaccinations, particularly pre...
Atherton, I., Evans, J. & Hubbard, G. (2009). Health and well-being of people living with and beyond cancer in Scotland: An investigation using a nationally representative dataset.
National Institute for Health Research
The impact of parental drug misuse on children and families is a major public health problem . Parental drug misuse is closely associated with poor parenting, poor child development and increased r...
Economic and Social Research Council
The Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC) - Scotland aims to make research and make available de-identified administrative data to the research community.
The ADRC will have a core service that w...
11 January 2017
11 January 2017
Our view of addiction shapes the help we offer.
While Finnish addiction therapists tend to see drinking to excess as intentional, French specialists tend to emphasise t...
Postgraduate Research Student and Associate Lecturer
Parkes, T., MacAskill, S., Brooks, O., Jepson, R., Atherton, I., Doi, L., …Eadie, D. (2009). Prison health needs assessment for alcohol problems.
Kennedy, C., Gray Brunton, C. & Hogg, R. (2009). (Mis)Communication and context for childhood vaccinations: a role for critical health psychology?
Background: The promotion of childhood vaccinations is complex in the literature. Vaccination is important to ensure protection from infectious diseases but in developed count...
Gray Brunton, C. (2009). Resisting’ Ritalin: parental talk about treatment medication in childhood ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)/resistance au Ritalin: entretiens avec les parents sur le traitement medicinal pour traiter le TDAH (Trouble déficitaire de l’attention et/ou hyperactivité) infantile.
‘Resisting’ Ritalin: Parental Talk about Treatment Medication in Childhood ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
Background: Childhood ADHD is a contested ...
Atherton, I., Doi, L., Jepson, R. & Parkes, T. (2008). Prison health needs assessment for alcohol problems: policy context, epidemiology and rapid review. (draft version for comments by project commissioners and advisory group)
Dibben, C., Atherton, I., Cox, M., Watson, V., Ryan, M. & Sutton, M. (2007). Investigating the impact of changing weights that underpin the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004.
Dibben, C., Atherton, I., Baldacchino, A. & Doherty, J. (2006). Scoping a homelessness and substance misuse dataset.
Grant, A. & Hoyle, L. (2017). Print media representations of United Kingdom Accident and Emergency treatment targets: winter 2014-15. Journal of Clinical Nursing.. doi:10.1111/jocn.13772. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and Objectives: to undertake an analysis of UK national daily newspaper coverage of accident and emergency treatment targets, in order to understand if the media could be...
Kyle, R. G., Atherton, I. M., Kesby, M., Sothern, M. & Andrews, G. (2016). Transfusing our lifeblood: Reframing research impact through inter-disciplinary collaboration between health geography and nurse education. Social science & medicine.. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.002. ISSN 0277-9536
Geographers have long grappled with how their research can positively impact individuals, communities and society.
Demonstrating research impact is an increasingly important a...
Atherton, I. M., Lasater, K., Richards, E. A., Mathews, L. R., Simpson, V. & Kyle, R. G. (2016). Population health and nurse education – time to step-up. Nurse Education Today. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2016.08.002. ISSN 0260-6917
•Contemporary trends in population health threaten the sustainability of current approaches to care delivery.
•Health care professionals inevitably confront social ...
Kyle, R. G. & Atherton, I. M. (2016). Biogeography as critical nursing pedagogy: Breathing life into nurse education. Nurse education in practice.. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2016.07.006. ISSN 1873-5223)
Insights from the social sciences, including geography, sociology, and anthropology, have long been incorporated into pre-registration nursing programmes. However, scholars ha...
Beattie, M., Shepherd, A., Lauder, W., Atherton, I., Cowie, J. & Murphy, D. J. (2016). Development and preliminary psychometric properties of the Care Experience Feedback Improvement Tool (CEFIT). BMJ Open. 6, 1-13. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010101. ISSN 2044-6055
Objective To develop a structurally valid and reliable, yet brief measure of patient experience of hospital quality of care, the Care Experience Feedback Improvement Tool (CEF...
Kyle, R. G., Neall, R. A. & Atherton, I. (2015). Prevalence of overweight and obesity among nurses in Scotland: A cross-sectional study using the Scottish Health Survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 53, 126-133. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.10.015. ISSN 0020-7489
Increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity represents a global pandemic. As the largest occupational group in international healthcare systems nurses are at t...
Recent years have witnessed a rapid evolution in the treatment available for hepatitis C in Scotland. Unprecedented pharmacologi...