Coral Hanson

coral hanson

Dr Coral Hanson

Research Fellow

Biography

With over 20 years of experience working in a public sector physical activity environment, Coral has worked as both a deliverer and manager of physical activity interventions for those with long-term conditions since 1995. She completed a part-time PhD at Durham University in 2017. This was a large-scale, pragmatic, mixed methods evaluation of a community based physical activity programme.

In January 2017, Coral joined Edinburgh Napier University as a researcher for a three year project examining barriers and facilitators to male participation in a community-based physical activity referral scheme (PARS). Her current research includes the development and implementation of a taxonomy for the reporting and evaluation of PARS, and the development and evaluation of digital solutions to support participants in a PARS. She is also involved in two atrial fibrillation studies: a feasibility randomized controlled trial aimed at increasing medication adherence among adults with atrial fibrillation using mobile health technology, and a realist evaluation of atrial fibrillation screening.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of the Public Health Scotland National Physical Activity Referral Scheme Development Group

 

Conference Activity

  • Lead conference organiser: Cardiovascular Health Conference ‘A focus on physical activity interventions,' Edinburgh Napier University (November 2019)

 

Editorial Activity

  • Guest editor for a special edition of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions Travel Award
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities Early Career Award
  • Mentee at the Emerging Leaders Mentor/Mentee Dinner, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Travel Award

 

Invited Speaker

  • 'Referral and retention in cardiac rehabilitation services,' Irish Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Conference, Johnstown, Ireland
  • 'Exercise Referral Schemes – Access, Adherence And Multi-morbidity.' British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Conference, Nottingham, UK
  • 'What happens after cardiac rehabilitation? Exercise referral schemes.' European Society of Cardiology EuroHeartCare 2018 Congress, Dublin, Ireland
  • 'Exercise referral: Lessons from the UK.' Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand 65th Annual Scientific Meeting Clinical and Preventative Cardiology Symposium, Perth, Australia
  • An evaluation of the efficacy of the exercise on referral scheme in Northumberland, UK: impact on physical activity and predictors of engagement; Northern Symposium for Sports Medicine 2012, Newcastle, UK

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • International Society for Physical Activity and Health member
  • British Cardiovascular Society member
  • British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation member

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Public Health Scotland Physical Activity Referral Learning Exchange Presentation: 'The Physical Activity Referral Scheme Taxonomy - Getting Criteria Right,' Edinburgh, UK
  • NHS Scotland Exercise Referral Learning Exchange Presentation: 'A Taxonomy for Exercise Referral,' Edinburgh, UK

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • PhD examination Northumbria University
  • PhD examination University of Sydney

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer Health Promotion International
  • Reviewer BMJOpen
  • Reviewer Journal of Physical Activity and Health
  • Reviewer npj Digital Medicine
  • Reviewer Scientific Reports
  • Reviewer Health Education Journal

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Researcher, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia

 

Date


31 results

Understanding leisure centre-based physical activity after physical activity referral: evidence from scheme participants and completers in Northumberland UK

Journal Article
Bell, J., Neubeck, L., Jin, K., Kelly, P., & Hanson, C. (2021)
Understanding leisure centre-based physical activity after physical activity referral: evidence from scheme participants and completers in Northumberland UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18062957
Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are a popular physical activity (PA) intervention in the UK. Little is known about the type, intensity and duration of PA undertaken ...

The Contribution of Leisure Center Usage to Physical Activity in the United Kingdom: Evidence From a Large Population-Based Cohort

Journal Article
Hanson, C., Kelly, P., Neubeck, L., Bell, J., Gibb, H., & Jin, K. (2021)
The Contribution of Leisure Center Usage to Physical Activity in the United Kingdom: Evidence From a Large Population-Based Cohort. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 18(4), 382-390. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0422
Background: Physical activity (PA) levels vary across specific population groups, contributing to health inequalities. Little is known about how local authority leisure centre...

Risk Factors for Leg Ulceration in People Who Inject Drugs: A Cross-Sectional Study

Journal Article
Coull, A. F., Kyle, R. G., Hanson, C. L., & Watterson, A. (in press)
Risk Factors for Leg Ulceration in People Who Inject Drugs: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15716
Aims and Objectives The aim of this study was to assess, for the first time in a hard-to-reach population, the risk factors for leg ulceration among PWID, with the objective o...

Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK

Journal Article
Hanson, C. L., Neubeck, L., Kyle, R. G., Brown, N., Gallagher, R., Clark, R. A., …Dawkes, S. (2021)
Gender differences in uptake, adherence and experiences: a longitudinal, mixed methods study of a physical activity referral scheme in Scotland, UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041700
Physical activity referral schemes (PARS) are implemented internationally to increase physical activity (PA) but evidence of effectiveness for population subgroups is equivoca...

A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme

Journal Article
Hanson L., C., & Dawkes, S. (2020)
A mixed method, embedded approach to exploring participation in an exercise referral scheme. Sage Research Methods Cases, https://doi.org/10.4135/9781529741001
The case aims to highlight the potential of using a mixed methods embedded design to understand the effects of an intervention and provide greater understanding of how partici...

Atrial fibrillation self-management: a mobile telephone app scoping review and content analysis

Journal Article
Pearsons, A., Hanson, C. L., Gallagher, R., O'Carroll, R. E., Khonsari, S., Hanley, J., …Neubeck, L. (in press)
Atrial fibrillation self-management: a mobile telephone app scoping review and content analysis. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjcn/zvaa014
Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects over 1.4 million people in the UK, resulting in a five-fold increased stroke risk and a three to four times greater risk of severe, disabling ...

A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS)

Journal Article
Hanson, C., Oliver, E., Dodd-Reynolds, C., Pearsons, A., & Kelly, P. (2020)
A modified Delphi study to gain consensus for a taxonomy to report and classify physical activity referral schemes (PARS). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-020-01050-2
Background: Physical Activity Referral Schemes (PARS), including exercise referral schemes, are a popular approach to health improvement, but understanding of effectiveness is...

Global atrial fibrillation awareness week and the new European Society of Cardiology guidelines

Journal Article
Pearsons, A., Hanson, C. L., & Neubeck, L. (2020)
Global atrial fibrillation awareness week and the new European Society of Cardiology guidelines. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 15(11), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2020.0140
Abstract not available.

Green Health Partnerships in Scotland; Pathways for Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Referral

Journal Article
McHale, S., Pearsons, A., Neubeck, L., & Hanson, C. L. (2020)
Green Health Partnerships in Scotland; Pathways for Social Prescribing and Physical Activity Referral. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186832
Increased exposure to green space has many health benefits. Scottish Green Health Partnerships (GHPs) have established green health referral pathways to enable community-based...

The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient

Journal Article
Dodd-Reynolds, C. J., Vallis, D., Kasim, A., Akhter, N., & Hanson, C. (2020)
The Northumberland Exercise Referral Scheme as a universal community weight management programme: a mixed methods exploration of outcomes, expectations and experiences across a social gradient. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155297
Exercise referral schemes (ERS) are internationally recognised, yet little attention has been paid to discrete referral groups, nor the influence of wider social determinants ...

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