Lecturer in Learning Disabilities
Reader / Head of Population and Public Health
Whiteley, D. (2011, April). Why aren't we treating the treatable? An audit of all HIV/HCV co-infected individuals attending an HIV clinic. Poster presented at 17th Annual Conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA)
Hogg, R., Gray Brunton, C., & Kennedy, C. (2010, April). Occupational boundary work, community nurses and changes to generalist working: A qualitative case study and the implications for patient care. Poster presented at Scottish School of Primary Care Conference
Background: Changes within community nursing in the United Kingdom have been recently debated. A sociological understanding about ‘boundary work’ in professional disciplines i...
Kennedy, C., Gray Brunton, C., McIntosh, P., & Hogg, R. (2010, April). Exploring stakeholder experiences for the MMR and HPV vaccines: A qualitative study in progress. Paper presented at Scottish School of Primary Care Conference
Background: Childhood immunisation is an important public health issue which protects against infectious diseases. Uptake of vaccines is complex in the literature with various...
Chief Scientists Office
Approximately 37,000 people are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Scotland, with over 85% of infections in people who inject, or have injected drugs (PWID). Treatment for HCV is simple, to...
Digital Health Institute
The aim of this study is to explore the perceptions and experiences of the implementation, management and use electronic prescribing systems in the hospital setting with a focus on Critical Care Units...
European Society of Cardiology
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 ...
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...
Kennedy, C., Gray Brunton, C., McIntosh, P., Hogg, R., & Christie, J. A. (2009, June). Beyond the ‘Conveyor Belt’ experience: parents and professional views of childhood immunisation services in Edinburgh. Poster presented at NHS Lothian Best Practice Day/Improving the Quality of the Patient Experience
Aims: This initial six month study was instigated by Patricia McIntosh and funded by Edinburgh Napier University. The work involved collaboration between NHS Lothian and Edinb...
Carnegie, E. (2009, March). Developing the community environmental health role of the nurse in partnership with local communities. Paper presented at The 2009 RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Cardiff City Hall, Cardiff
Aims: To describe two models that emerged from one qualitative study: the community environmental health model and the community engagement model.
Background: To participate i...
Kennedy, C., McIntosh, P., Hogg, R., Christie, J. A., & Gray Brunton, C. (2008, October). A profiling exercise of childhood immunisation practices in Edinburgh. Poster presented at NHS Lothian Research Day
Background: Childhood immunisation is a complex area in the research literature with a range of influences affecting uptake. Uptake is important to ensure herd immunity from i...
Carnegie, E. (2005, September). An exploration of community health from an environmental justice perspective. Paper presented at Health Protection Agency Annual Conference 2005, University of Warwick
Public health interventions need to be based on theoretical approaches that seek to elucidate environmental components within health inequalities. Protection of the environmen...
Atherton, I. (2002, September). The use of multi-methods to investigate the geography of informal support networks in Scotland. Paper presented at 31st Annual Conference of British Society of Gerontology, Birmingham
Maine, A., Brown, M. J., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (in press). Pilot feasibility study of the Walking Away from Diabetes programme for adults with intellectual disabilities in two further education colleges: Process evaluation findings. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12593
Background: People with intellectual disabilities (ID) remain at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) due to lifestyle associated risk factors. Educational programs ...
Watson, V., Dibben, C., Cox, M., Atherton, I., Sutton, M., & Ryan, M. (2019). Testing the expert based weights used in the UK’s Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) against three preference-based methods. Social Indicators Research, 144(3), 1055-1074. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-018-02054-z
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), used widely in England, is an important tool for social need and inequality identification. It summarises deprivation across seven dim...
Schneider, A., Bak, M., Mahoney, C., Hoyle, L., Ba, K., Atherton, I. M., & Kyle, R. G. (2019). Health-related behaviors of nurses and other healthcare professionals: a cross-sectional study using the Scottish Health Survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(6), 1239-1251. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13926
Aims: To estimate the prevalence and co-occurrence of health-related behaviours among nurses in Scotland relative to other healthcare workers and those in non-healthcare occup...
Al Maskari, T., Melville, C., Al Farsi, Y., Wahid, R., & Willis, D. (in press). Qualitative exploration of the barriers to, and facilitators of, screening children for autism spectrum disorder in Oman. Early Child Development and Care, 1-16. doi:10.1080/03004430.2018.1550084
Few studies explored the challenges associated with screening of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Arab and Middle Eastern countries. This study aims to explore the facilitato...
Brown, M. J., Maine, A., Brown, M. .., Dickson, A., & Truesdale, M. (in press). An evaluation of mainstream type 2 diabetes educational programmes in relation to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, doi:10.1111/jar.12544
Risk reduction and self‐management programs for type 2 diabetes (T2D) are commonplace. However, little is known about their appropriateness for people with intellec...
Hoyle, L., Smith, E., Mahoney, C., & Kyle, R. (2018). Media Depictions of “Unacceptable” Workplace Violence towards Nurses. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, doi:10.1177/1527154418802488
Violence and aggression towards nurses are global concerns. Despite repeated research on causal factors and widespread “zero tolerance” campaigns, rates of violence and aggres...
Willis, D., Samalin, E., & Satgé, D. (2018). Colorectal Cancer in People with Intellectual Disabilities. Oncology, 95(6), 323-336. https://doi.org/10.1159/000492077
People with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) are now living longer; thus, the incidence of cancer within this population is increasing. Available data indicate an excess of d...
Lay summary: The sun can be harmful. If children/adolescents get sunburnt five or more times, they are twice as likely to get skin cancer as an adult. The sun can be beneficial. It is a source of vita...
Technology has been heralded as a potential enabler of communication between individuals and those in their informal or
professional care network. Enabling people to effectively talk about their needs...
In the EU OA is primarily managed in primary care, yet delivery of quality OA care is highly variable within and between countries. International guidelines for OA recommend core treatments, such as ...
Economic and Social Research Council
Integration of health and social care services is happening across the United Kingdom. Integrating services is important as it puts more focus on supporting the lives – not just the health – of indivi...
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...
We have developed an intervention that aims to help pregnant women to stop smoking by sending text messages with embedded behaviour change techniques (BCTs), as part of an engaging story with pictures...
Burdett Trust for Nursing
This nurse-led project will be an interdisciplinary collaboration between leading researchers working in Edinburgh Napier University, in the University of Sydney, and Flinders University, Adelaide Aus...
To adapt our existing brief school-based psycho-educational cancer awareness intervention to focus exclusively on increasing early detection of melanoma among young people (14-15 years) and test ...
Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT) is a psychosocial intervention for the treatment of alcohol and drug problems; recommended by NICE for discordant couples where one person has an addiction and the ot...
To deliver ABI training to the following Nursing cohorts: Mental Health; Midwifery: Adult: Learning Disabilities: Child (Students will be 2nd/3rd year students prior to practice placements).
Evidence-informed recruitment and retention strategies are required to ensure the nursing workforce has sufficient capacity and capability to deliver care to Scotland’s population. Current ...
Recent years have witnessed a rapid evolution in the treatment available for hepatitis C in Scotland. Unprecedented pharmacologi...
Explored the opinions of staff, patients and relatives concerning the ‘acceptability’ and ‘effectiveness’ of...
18.00 hours Lecture theatre 1D5 at Sighthill Campus
11 January 2017