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A process evaluation of 'We Can Quit': a community-based smoking cessation intervention targeting women from areas of socio-disadvantage in Ireland

Journal Article
Darker, C. D., Burke, E., Castello, S., O'Sullivan, K., O'Connell, N., Vance, J., …Hayes, C. B. (in press)
A process evaluation of 'We Can Quit': a community-based smoking cessation intervention targeting women from areas of socio-disadvantage in Ireland. BMC Public Health, 22(1), Article 1528. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13957-5
Background: Smoking poses a serious risk of early preventable death and disease especially for women living with socio-economic disadvantage (SED). A smoking cessation program...

An investigation of cancer survival inequalities associated with individual-level socio-economic status, area-level deprivation, and contextual effects, in a cancer patient cohort in England and Wales

Journal Article
Ingleby, F. C., Woods, L. M., Atherton, I. M., Baker, M., Elliss-Brookes, L., & Belot, A. (2022)
An investigation of cancer survival inequalities associated with individual-level socio-economic status, area-level deprivation, and contextual effects, in a cancer patient cohort in England and Wales. BMC Public Health, 22, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-12525-1
Background People living in more deprived areas of high-income countries have lower cancer survival than those in less deprived areas. However, associations between individual...

Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland

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Henderson, D. A., Atherton, I., McCowan, C., Mercer, S. W., & Bailey, N. (2021)
Linkage of national health and social care data: a cross-sectional study of multimorbidity and social care use in people aged over 65 years in Scotland. Age and ageing, 50(1), 176-182. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa134
Background: Little is known about the relationship between multimorbidity and social care use (also known as long-term care). The aim of this study was to assess the relations...

Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study

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Hammersley, V., Parker, R., Paterson, M., Hanley, J., Pinnock, H., Padfield, P., …McKinstry, B. (2020)
Telemonitoring at scale for hypertension in primary care: An implementation study. PLoS Medicine, 17(6), e1003124. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003124
Background While evidence from randomised controlled trials shows that telemonitoring for hypertension is associated with improved blood pressure (BP) control, healthcare syst...

Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study

Journal Article
Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O'Connor, R. C., Williams, B., …Nolan, L. (2020)
Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338
Introduction Suicide is a tragic outcome with devastating consequences. In 2018, Scotland experienced a 15% increase in suicide from 680 to 784 deaths. This was marked among y...

We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland—study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

Journal Article
Hayes, C., Ciblis, A., Darker, C., Dougall, N., Vance, J., O’Connell, N., …Bauld, L. (2019)
We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): a community-based intervention on smoking cessation for women living in disadvantaged areas of Ireland—study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-019-0511-9
Background Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. The ‘We Can Quit2’ (WCQ2) s...

Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study

Journal Article
Brown, S., Paterson, C., Dougall, N., Cameron, S., & Wheelhouse, N. (2019)
Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7313-0
Background Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the genital...

Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol [version 3]

Journal Article
Burke, E., Dobbie, F., Dougall, N., Adebolu Oluwaseun, M., Mockler, D., Vance, J., …Hayes, C. (2019)
Smoking cessation programmes for women living in disadvantaged communities, “We Can Quit 2”: A systematic review protocol [version 3]. HRB Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.12688/hrbopenres.12901.3
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ireland with almost 6,000 smokers dying each year from smoking-related diseases. Amongst younger Irish women, smoking ...

A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes

Journal Article
Chipulu, M., Ojiako, G., Marshall, A., Williams, T., Bititci, U., Mota, C., …Stamati, T. (2019)
A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes. Production Planning and Control, 30(13), 1072-1090. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1567859
Driven by an interest in developing a deeper understanding of stakeholder interests, this study undertakes a dimensional analysis of how different stakeholders assess project ...

Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study.

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Duncan, E., Best, C., Dougall, N., Skar, S., Evans, J., Corfield, A., …Wojcik, W. (2019)
Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 27(34), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13049-019-0611-9
Background: People experiencing a mental health crisis receive variable and poorer quality care than those experiencing a physical health crisis. Little is known about the epi...
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Data Driven Analysis of PEMFT Benefits

2022 - 2022
PEMFT Ltd is a company founded in June 2020 to develop the business potential of a pulsed electromagnetic therapy device created by founder, Donald McGregor. Field-testing of the device has generated ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research 2022

2022 - 2026
During the pilot phase of ADR UK the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (SCADR) has, together with partners in the Scottish Government, delivered a series of policy-relevant projects bas...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £619,414

PhD studentship: DATA SCIENCE AND ADHERENCE TO MEDICATIONS

2020 - 2025
Adherence to medications is increasingly important for population health, as chronic conditions become more prevalent. With the development of IT infrastructures that record medication prescribing and...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £30,000

Individual and contextual deprivation: Association with cancer outcomes and implications for cancer policy

2019 - 2021
This project will use data from the Longitudinal Study for England and Wales to investigate inequalities in survival after a cancer diagnosis. It will compare and contrast estimates for survival obtai...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £5,540

The role of CHildhood Adversities and their subsequent effect on mental ill-health and Suicidal behaviour (CHASe)

2018 - 2020
Deaths by suicide among young people are common, increasing year by year in 15-19 year olds, have devastating consequences for everyone involved, and are a signficant UK public health problem. People ...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £80,064

Cardiovascular disparities among young adults in Scotland: Linking the Scottish Longitudinal Study from 1991 to 2011

2018 - 2019
In this study, we aim to examine: 1. Trends in the prevalence of hospital admissions for CHD in young adults and compare them with older adults between 1991 to 2011; 2. Trend in the annual rates of ...
Funder: European Society of Cardiology

Exploring the use of activity tracking and mobile phone based feedback integrated with health care records to increase activity levels and reduce sedentary behaviour in people with type 2 diabetes

2018 - 2023
The benefits of exercise and reduced sedentary behavior on health and wellbeing are important for the whole population, but for those with type 2 diabetes they have particular benefits in enhancing bl...
Funder: NHS Lothian | Value: £11,072

Using record linkage analysis to inform the development of an improved care pathway(s) for psychiatric and self-harm emergencies currently transferred by ambulance to Emergency Departments

2016 - 2016
Psychiatric emergencies, and episodes of self-harm, accounted for over 30,000 Scottish ambulance call-outs in 2011. The overwhelming majority of these people were taken directly to Emergency Departmen...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office

Scale-up BP: Implementing evidence-based hypertension research at scale

2015 - 2017
To determine the feasibility of carrying out a phase 4 study on the clinical and health economic impact of implementing telemonitoring of BP as routine practice for the majority of patients with raise...
Funder: Chief Scientists Office | Value: £2,291

Nursing education: what can perspectives from the social sciences contribute

2015 - 2016
Nursing students care for people from very different backgrounds to their own both in placements during undergraduate training and throughout their careers. Caring for patients requires empathy: seein...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £4,743

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