Dean of Applied Sciences
Robertson, P. (2017). Career Guidance, Health and Well-being. Not applicable
This is a brief article for practitioners in the Career Development Institute's magazine: Career Matters. It explores the links between work, health and well-being, and cons...
Pegington, M., Adams, J. E., Bundred, N. J., Campbell, A., Howell, A., Howell, S. J., …Harvey, M. (2017). Recruitment to the “breast - activity and healthy eating after diagnosis” (B-AHEAD) randomized controlled trial. Integrative Cancer Therapies. 1-7doi:10.1177/1534735416687850. ISSN 1534-7354
Excess weight at breast cancer diagnosis and weight gain during treatment are linked to increased breast cancer specific and all-cause mortality. The Breast—Activity and Healt...
Idris, D. R., Forrest, S. & Brown, S. (in press). Integrative review of literature on masculinity, health service utilization and health outcomes. Brunei Darussalem Journal of Health
Purpose and aim of review: To explore and analyze the academic literature on how being an Asian male of specific ethnic group intersects with other psychosocial param...
04 September 2017
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Hubbard, G., O’Carroll, R., Munro, J., Mutrie, N., Haw, S., Mason, H., & Treweek, S. (2016). The feasibility and acceptability of trial procedures for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a structured physical activity intervention for people diagnosed with colorectal cancer: findings from a pilot trial of cardiac rehabilitation versus usual care (no rehabilitation) with an embedded qualitative study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 2(1), doi:10.1186/s40814-016-0090-y. ISSN 2055-5784
Background: Pilot and feasibility work is conducted to evaluate the operational feasibility and acceptability of the intervention itself and the feasibility and acceptability ...
Campbell, T. (2016). An exploratory study of the relationship between psychosocial hazard and ambulatory physiological response in higher education employees. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 9(3), 360-374. doi:10.1108/IJWHM-11-2015-0068. ISSN 1753-8351
Purpose: as exposure to psychosocial hazard at work represents a substantial risk factor for employee health in many modern occupations, being able to accurately assess how em...
Aston, E. V. (2015). Are risk factors for drug use and offending similar during the teenage years?. International Journal of Drug Policy. 26, 396-403. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.11.002. ISSN 0955-3959
This paper explores whether at different stages of the developmental cycle of adolescence, drug use and offending are associated with a similar set of risk factors...
Best, D., & Aston, E. V. (2014). Long-term recovery from addiction: criminal justice involvement and positive criminology?. In N. Ronel, & D. Segev (Eds.), Positive Criminology: the good can overcome the bad, 177-193. Routledge
The positive criminology perspective looks at positive life influences that distance individuals from offending, and enable the growth of personal and social strengths. Within...
Brown, S., Castelli, M., Hunter, D. J., Erskine, J., Vedsted, P., Foot, C. & Rubin, G. (2014). How might healthcare systems influence speed of cancer diagnosis: a narrative review. Social Science and Medicine. 116, 56-63. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.06.030. ISSN 0277-9536
Striking differences exist in outcomes for cancer between developed countries with comparable healthcare systems. We compare the healthcare systems of 3 countries (Denmark, No...
Robertson, P. (2014). Health inequality and careers. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 42(3), 338-351. doi:10.1080/03069885.2014.900660. ISSN 0306-9885
Structural explanations of career choice and development are well established. Socioeconomic inequality represents a powerful factor shaping career trajectories and economic o...
Robertson, P. (2013). Career guidance and public mental health. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. 13(2), 151-164. doi:10.1007/s10775-013-9246-y. ISSN 0251-2513
Career guidance may have the potential to promote public health by contributing positively to both the prevention of mental health conditions and to population level well-bein...
Duncan, E. A. S. & Murray, J. (2011). The barriers and facilitators to routine outcome measurement by allied health professionals in practice: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research. 12, 96. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-96. ISSN 1472-6963
Background: Allied Health Professionals today are required, more than ever before, to demonstrate their impact.
However, despite at least 20 years of expectation, many service...
Best, D., Walker, D., Aston, E. V., Pegram, C. & O'Donnell, G. (2009). Assessing the impact of a high-intensity partnership between the police and drug treatment service in addressing the offending of problematic drug users. Policing and Society. 20, 358-369. doi:10.1080/10439463.2010.493609. ISSN 1043-9463
While there is a considerable evidence base showing links between drug use and offending and clear evidence of the impact of treatment engagement on drug-related offending, th...
Campbell, A. M., Whyte, F., & Mutrie, N. (2005). Training of clinical recruiters to improve recruitment to an exercise intervention during breast cancer treatment. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 9(3-4), (211 - 213). doi:10.1016/j.cein.2006.08.010. ISSN 1361-9004
Summary This report describes a recruitment strategy, including the employment and training of dedicated clinical recruiters, to improve recruitment to lifestyle interventions...
Campbell, T., Westbury, T., Davison, R. & Florida-James, G. (2017, October). Anticipation and the cortisol awakening response within a dynamic psychosocial work environment. Poster presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research - 57th Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria
The cortisol awakening response (CAR) is a distinct element of the diurnal pattern of cortisol release, believed to be partly driven by the anticipation of the demands of the ...