Carnegie, E., Whittaker, A., Gray-Brunton, C., Kennedy, C., Hogg, R., Pow, J., …Hanif, N. (2016, April). The human papillomavirus and HPV vaccine: accounts from young people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in Scotland aged 16-26 years. Paper presented at RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2016
Background: School nurses play important roles in delivering human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme in United Kingdom. International research indicates lower HPV vac...
Moncrieff, G., MacVicar, S., Norris, G., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (in press). Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review. Women and Birth,
Background: In several countries, midwifery students undertake continuity of care experiences as part of their pre-registration education. This is thought to enable the develo...
Morrison-Beedy, D., Martin, C. H., Pow, J., & Elliott, L. (2019). Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(6), 619-629. https://doi.org/10.1097/jnc.0000000000000095
Sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy challenge the health of Scottish teens. We conducted focus groups with teens (ages 16-19 years) recruited from an...
Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition. Hyperandrogenaemia characterises PCOS, and is considered an ‘in utero environmental programmer’ of PCOS in female offspring. Male o...
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Rutherford Fellows, will work in project areas related to food safety (Pathogen detection, AMR etc) and food spoilage.
Rutherford Fund, are funded by BEIS and the scheme is being managed by Universit...
SRF summer studentship
Professor of Immunology & Infection / Head of Research, School of Applied Sciences
Professor in Maternal Health
Dean of Applied Sciences
Omani-Samani, R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Martin, C. R., Maroufizadeh, S., Ghaheri, A., & Navid, B. (in press). The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1651265
Objective: Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI) is a short selfreport instrument designed to measure satisfaction of the childbearing women’s experiences of lab...
Brown, S., Paterson, C., Dougall, N., Cameron, S., & Wheelhouse, N. (in press). Understanding the attitudes and acceptability of extra-genital Chlamydia testing in young women: evaluation of a feasibility study. BMC Public Health, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7313-0
Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the genital...
Brown, S., & McQueen, F. (in press). Engaging young working class men in the delivery of sex and relationships education. Sex Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2019.1636780
Despite a substantial body of research on young people’s wishes about the content and delivery of sex and relationships education (SRE), studies still indicate dissatisfaction...
Idris, D. R., Forrest, S., & Brown, S. (2019). Health help-seeking by men in Brunei Darussalam: masculinities and ‘doing’ male identities across the life course. Sociology of health and illness, 41(6), 1071-1087. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12885
Using data collected through semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with 37 adult men living in Brunei Darussalam, this paper explores how masculinities and ex...
Wattegedera, S. R., Doull, L. E., Goncheva, M. I., Wheelhouse, N., Watson, D. M., Pearce, J., …Entrican, G. (2019). Immunological homeostasis at the ovine placenta may reflect the degree of maternal foetal interaction. Frontiers in Immunology, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.03025
Successful mammalian pregnancies are a result of complex physiological, endocrinological and immunological processes that combine to create an environment where the mother is ...
Flach, E. J., Dagleish, M. P., Feltrer, Y., Gill, I. S., Marschang, R. E., Masters, N., …Wheelhouse, N. M. (2018). Ferlavirus-related deaths in a collection of viperid snakes. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 49(4), 983-995. https://doi.org/10.1638/2017-0223.1
Between June and October 2013 26 snakes of six viperid species kept in two adjoining rooms died (n = 16) or were euthanized on medical (1) or welfare grounds (9). Two were fro...
McInnes, R. J., Martin, C. J. H., & MacArthur, J. (2018). Midwifery continuity of carer: Developing a realist evaluation framework to evaluate the implementation of strategic change in Scotland. Midwifery, 66, 103-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.07.007
Midwifery continuity of carer (MCC) models result in better clinical outcomes for women and offer midwives a superior way of working when compared to other models of maternity...
Patterson, J., Hollins Martin, C., & Karatzias, T. (2019). PTSD post-childbirth: a systematic review of women’s and midwives’ subjective experiences of care provider interaction. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 37(1), 56-83. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2018.1504285
Objective: To review primary research from within the literature regarding PTSD Post-Childbirth (PTSD-PC), that focussed on Quality of Provider Interaction (QPI) from either t...
Wauters, J., Wilson, K. S., Bouts, T., Valentine, I., Vanderschueren, K., Ververs, C., …Vanhaecke, L. (2018). Urinary specific gravity as an alternative for the normalisation of endocrine metabolite concentrations in giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) reproductive monitoring. PLOS ONE, 13(7), e0201420. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0201420
Reproductive monitoring for captive breeding in giant pandas is based on behavioural observation and non-invasive hormone analysis. In urine, interpretation of results require...
Serhatlıoğlu, S. G., Karahan, N., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2018). Construct and content validity of the Turkish Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (T-BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36(3), 235-245. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2018.1443322
Background: The Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) is a valid and reliable scale designed to assess women’s experiences of labour and childbirth.
Objective: To assess...
Ahmad, S. F., Brown, J. K., Campbell, L. L., Koscielniak, M., Oliver, C., Wheelhouse, N., …Horne, A. W. (2018). Pelvic Chlamydial Infection Predisposes to Ectopic Pregnancy by Upregulating Integrin β1 to Promote Embryo-tubal Attachment. EBioMedicine, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ebiom.2018.02.020
Tubal ectopic pregnancies are a leading cause of global maternal morbidity and mortality. Previous infection with Chlamydia trachomatis is a major risk factor for tubal embryo...
Jefford, E., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2018). Development and validation of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36(1), 42-58. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2017.1396302
Objective and background: The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) has recently been endorsed by international expert consensus for global use as the birth satisfa...
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the world, and is associated with miscarriage, pre-term birth and infertility. However, the understanding of the mechanisms t...
Scottish Funding Council
Development of a UV-C hand-sanitiser unit
Medical Research Council
Risks of developing many adult illnesses are set down as we develop in the womb, hence the environment we experience during fetal life needs to be ‘just right’. Understanding how the fetal environmen...
University of Glasgow
Supporting Evidence Based Interventions
Does the gut microbiome play a role in polycystic ovary syndrome?
Undergraduate vacation scholarship application to study the legacy of prenatal programming of polycystic ovary syndrome on postnatal throid function
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is common: more than one in 1 in 15 young women has this condition. There are many associated health problems including abnormal periods, miscarriages, infertility, ex...