Associate Professor of Immunology & Infection / Director of Research, School of Applied Sciences
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), 1-36. 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...
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...
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...
Reader/ Principal Research Fellow
Yates, P. (2016). Sibling sexual abuse: Why don't we talk about it?. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(15-16), (2482-2494). doi:10.1111/jocn.13531. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives
To explore two hypotheses for explaining why there is little written about sibling sexual abuse and to raise awareness of the subject in order better to pr...
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 ...
Dombrowski, S. U., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Pollock, A., McLellan, J., MacGillivray, S., …Williams, B. (2016). Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: a protocol for an overview of reviews. Systematic Reviews. 5(173), 1-6. doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0355-9. ISSN 2046-4053
Background Failure to successfully implement and sustain change over the long term continues to be a major problem in health and social care. Translating evidence into routin...
Frost, R., Levati, S., McClurg, D., Brady, M. & Williams, B. (2017). What Adherence Measures Should Be Used in Trials of Home-Based Rehabilitation Interventions? A Systematic Review of the Validity, Reliability, and Acceptability of Measures. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 98(6), 1241-1256.e45. ISSN 0003-9993
To systematically review methods for measuring adherence used in home-based rehabilitation trials and to evaluate their validity, reliability, and acceptability.
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...
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...
Roberts, N. J., Kidd, L., Dougall, N., Patel, I. S., McNarry, S. & Nixon, C. (2016). Measuring patient activation: The utility of the Patient Activation Measure within a UK context—Results from four exemplar studies and potential future applications. Patient Education and Counseling. 99(10), 1739-1746. doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.05.006. ISSN 0738-3991
Patient activation can be measured using the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) developed by Hibbard et al., however, little is known about the uses of the PAM in rese...
Sholl, S., Ajjawi, R., Allbutt, H., Butler, J., Jindal-Snape, D., Morrison, J. & Rees, C. (2016). Balancing student/trainee learning with the delivery of patient care in the healthcare workplace: a protocol for realist synthesis. BMJ Open. 6(4), e011145. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011145. ISSN 2044-6055
A national survey was recently conducted to explore medical education research priorities in Scotland. The identified themes and underlying priority areas can be...
Basu, U., Goodbrand, J., McMurdo, M. E., Donnan, P. T., McGilchrist, M., Frost, H., …Witham, M. D. (2016). Association between allopurinol use and hip fracture in older patients. BONE. 84, 189-193. doi:10.1016/j.bone.2016.01.003. ISSN 8756-3282
Background Allopurinol reduces oxidative stress and interacts with purinergic signalling systems important in bone metabolism and muscle function. We assessed whether allopur...
Dombrowski, S. U., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Pollock, A., McLellan, J., MacGillivray, S., …Williams, B. (2015). Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: A protocol for an overview of reviews. Systematic Reviews. 5doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0355-9. ISSN 2046-4053
Failure to successfully implement and sustain change over the long term continues to be a major problem in health and social care. Translating evidence into routine...
Morris, J., Toma, M., Kelly, C., Joice, S., Kroll, T., Mead, G. & Williams, B. (2015). Social context, art making processes and creative output: A qualitative study exploring how psychosocial benefits of art participation during stroke rehabilitation occur. Disability and Rehabilitation. 38(7), 661-672. doi:10.3109/09638288.2015.1055383. ISSN 0963-8288
To explore stroke survivors' and artists' beliefs about participatory visual arts programme participation during in-patient rehabilitation to identify benefits and po...
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...