Reader in Population and Public Health
Mahoney, C. (2012). Development and implementation of naso-gastric feeding competency. Edinburgh, NHS Lothian
Kennedy, C., Gray Brunton, C., Black, P., Campbell, K. & Nicol, J. (2011). Crossing boundaries: the role of the advanced nurse practitioner in an integrated specialist palliative care service in NHS Tayside
Following international trends, increasing adoption of Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) have occurred in the United Kingdom (UK) in the face of economic drives towards cost...
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...
Chief Scientists Office
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
Crombie, I. K., Irvine, L., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F. F., Petrie, D., Jones, C., …Achison, M. (2018). Texting to Reduce Alcohol Misuse (TRAM): main findings from a randomized controlled trial of a text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among disadvantaged men. Addiction, doi:10.1111/add.14229. ISSN 0965-2140
To test the effectiveness of a theoretically-based text message intervention to reduce binge drinking among socially disadvantaged men.
A multi-centre parallel gro...
Hubbard, G., Kyle, R. G., Neal, R. D., Marmara, V., Wang, Z., & Dombrowski, S. U. (2018). Promoting sunscreen use and skin self-examination to improve early detection and prevent skin cancer: quasi-experimental trial of an adolescent psycho-educational intervention. BMC Public Health, 18(1), doi:10.1186/s12889-018-5570-y
Background: Skin cancer rates are increasing. Interventions to increase adolescent sunscreen use and skin self-examination (SSE) are required.
Methods: Quasi-experimental desi...
Ireland, A. V., Finnegan-John, J., Hubbard, G., Scanlon, K., & Kyle, R. G. (2018). Walking groups for women with breast cancer: mobilising therapeutic assemblages of walk, talk and place. Social Science and Medicine, doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.03.016. ISSN 0277-9536
Walking is widely accepted as a safe and effective method of promoting rehabilitation and a return to physical activity after a cancer diagnosis. Little research has consider...
Yates, P., & Allardyce, S. (in press). Working with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour
‘At a time when a better-informed picture about the realities of child sexual abuse is urgently needed, this book provides a vital part of this complex jigsaw’ from the Forewo...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...