Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
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...
Frost, H. (1998). Exercise for patients with low back pain. Spine, 23(4), (508). ISSN 0362-2436
No abstract available.
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...
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
Living with a chronic illness can impact on many aspects of people’s lives such as mental, social and financial wellbeing. GP practices were encouraged to look for depression in people with long term ...
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...
Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Crombie, I. K., Irvine, L., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F. F., Petrie, D. J., Jones, C., …Achison, M. (2018). Text message intervention to reduce frequency of binge drinking among disadvantaged men: the TRAM RCT. Public Health Research, 6(6), (1-156). doi:10.3310/phr06060. ISSN 2050-4381
Socially disadvantaged men are more likely to binge drink frequently and to experience high levels of alcohol-related harm.
To test the effectiveness and...
Garavan, T., Wang, J., Matthews-Smith, G., Nagarathnam, B., & Lai, Y. (2018). Advancing national human resource development research: suggestions for multilevel investigations. Human Resource Development International, 21(4), (1-31). doi:10.1080/13678868.2018.1429171. ISSN 1367-8868
National human resource development (NHRD) is now an important area of investigation within human resource development with significant growth in publications over 49 years. S...
Lone, N. I., Lee, R., Salisbury, L., Donaghy, E., Ramsay, P., Rattray, J., & Walsh, T. S. (2018). Predicting risk of unplanned hospital readmission in survivors of critical illness: a population-level cohort study. Thorax, doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2017-210822. ISSN 0040-6376
Intensive care unit survivors experience high levels of morbidity after hospital discharge and are at high risk of unplanned hospital readmission. Identifying those...
Kendall, H., Kaptan, G., Stewart, G., Grainger, M., Kuznesof, S., Naughton, P., …Frewer, L. J. (2018). Drivers of existing and emerging food safety risks: Expert opinion regarding multiple impacts. Food Control, doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.02.018. ISSN 0956-7135
Considerable research effort is invested in the development of evidence to help policy makers and industry deal with the challenges associated with existing and emerging food ...
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...
Shenkin, S. D., Fox, C., Godfrey, M., Siddiqi, N., Goodacre, S., Young, J., …MacLullich, A. M. (2017). Protocol for validation of the 4AT, a rapid screening tool for delirium: a multicentre prospective diagnostic test accuracy study. BMJ Open, 8(2), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015572. ISSN 2044-6055
Delirium is a severe neuropsychiatric syndrome of rapid onset, commonly precipitated by acute illness. It is common in older people in the emergency department (...
Monahan, M., Jowett, S., Lovibond, K., Gill, P., Godwin, M., Greenfield, S., …McManus, R. J. (2017). Predicting Out-of-Office Blood Pressure in the Clinic for the Diagnosis of Hypertension in Primary Care: An Economic Evaluation. Hypertension, doi:10.1161/hypertensionaha.117.10244. ISSN 0194-911X
Clinical guidelines in the United States and United Kingdom recommend that individuals with suspected hypertension should have ambulatory blood pressure (BP) monitoring to con...
Irvine, L., Crombie, I. K., Cunningham, K. B., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F. F., Norrie, J., …Allan, S. (2017). Modifying Alcohol Consumption to Reduce Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study of a Complex Community-based Intervention for Men. Alcohol and alcoholism : international journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism, 52(6), (677-684). doi:10.1093/alcalc/agx067. ISSN 0735-0414
Being obese and drinking more than 14 units of alcohol per week places men at very high risk of developing liver disease. This study assessed the feasibility of a t...
Morris, J. H., Kelly, C., Joice, S., Kroll, T., Mead, G., Donnan, P., …Williams, B. (2017). Art participation for psychosocial wellbeing during stroke rehabilitation: a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Disability and Rehabilitation, (1-10). doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1370499. ISSN 0963-8288
Purpose: To examine the feasibility of undertaking a pragmatic single-blind randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a visual arts participation programme to evaluate effects on s...
Ryde, G. C., Gorely, T., Jepson, R., Gray, C., Shepherd, A., Mackison, D., …Evans, J. M. M. (2017). How active are women who play bingo: a cross-sectional study from the Well!Bingo project. BMC Women's Health, 17(1), doi:10.1186/s12905-017-0405-z
The benefits of physical activity are well established, yet large numbers of people are not sufficiently active to gain health benefits. Certain population groups a...
Irvine, L., Melson, A. J., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F. F., McKenzie, A., Jones, C., & Crombie, I. K. (2017). Real Time Monitoring of Engagement with a Text Message Intervention to Reduce Binge Drinking Among Men Living in Socially Disadvantaged Areas of Scotland. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 24(5), (713-721). doi:10.1007/s12529-017-9666-z. ISSN 1070-5503
This study identified the extent and nature of engagement with a theoretically based behaviour change text message intervention intended to reduce binge drinking. The ...
Wylie, G., Menz, H. B., McFarlane, S., Ogston, S., Sullivan, F., Williams, B., …Morris, J. (2017). Podiatry intervention versus usual care to prevent falls in care homes: pilot randomised controlled trial (the PIRFECT study). BMC Geriatrics, 17(1), doi:10.1186/s12877-017-0541-1
Common foot problems are independent risk factors for falls in older people. There is evidence that podiatry can prevent falls in community-dwelling populations. Th...
Irish Health Research Board
Smoking rates remain high in Ireland despite considerable progress being made to reduce them in recent years. Ireland ranks second highest for smoking-related causes of death in the EU. Lung cancer, w...
Our website evaluated extremely positively among patients, family members and clinicians in NHS Lothian and our model is unquestionably of utility Scotland-wide.The underpinning research and iterative...
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...