Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
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...
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...
Coull, A., & Sharp, A. (2018). Understanding leg ulceration associated with Intravenous drug use. Nursing Times, 114(6), (31-34). ISSN 0954-7762
Clinicians are reporting a rise in numbers of people with leg ulceration and a history of injecting drug use. These tend to be younger people with little co-morbidity. The ulc...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
Zubala, A., MacGillivray, S., Frost, H., Kroll, T., Skelton, D. A., Gavine, A., …Morris, J. (2017). Promotion of physical activity interventions for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review of reviews. PLoS ONE, 12(7), (e0180902). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0180902. ISSN 1932-6203
Objectives While there is strong evidence that regular participation in physical activity (PA) brings numerous health benefits to older adults, and interventions to effectivel...
Naughton, P., McCarthy, M. & McCarthy, S. (2017). Reducing consumption of confectionery foods: a post-hoc segmentation analysis using a social cognition approach. Appetite. 117(1), 168-178. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.06.027. ISSN 0195-6663
Considering confectionary consumption behaviour this cross-sectional study used social cognition variables to identify distinct segments in terms of their motivation and effor...
Hillen, P. (2017). Exploring religiosity and spirituality in the construction of recovery identities. Thresholds: Counselling with Spirit, Spring, (23-26)
No abstract available.
Crombie, I. K., Cunningham, K. B., Irvine, L., Williams, B., Sniehotta, F. F., Norrie, J., …Slane, P. W. (2017). Modifying Alcohol Consumption to Reduce Obesity (MACRO): development and feasibility trial of a complex community-based intervention for men. Health Technology Assessment, 21(19), (1-150). doi:10.3310/hta21190. ISSN 1366-5278
Obese men who consume alcohol are at a greatly increased risk of liver disease; those who drink > 14 units of alcohol per week have a 19-fold increased risk of dyin...
Goodbrand, J. A., Hughes, L. D., Cochrane, L., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2017). Association between bisphosphonate therapy and outcomes from rehabilitation in older people. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 70, 195-200. doi:10.1016/j.archger.2017.01.017. ISSN 0167-4943
Background Bisphosphonate therapy may have actions beyond bone, including effects on cardiovascular, immune and muscle function. We tested whether bisphosphonate treatment is...
Darwent, K. L., McInnes, R. J. & Swanson, V. (2016). The Infant Feeding Genogram: a tool for exploring family infant feeding history and identifying support needs. BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 16(1)doi:10.1186/s12884-016-1107-5. ISSN 1471-2393
Background: Family culture and beliefs are passed through the generations within families and influence what constitutes appropriate infant care. This includes infant feeding ...