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Public involvement and public engagement: An example of convergent evolution? Findings from a conceptual qualitative review of patient and public involvement, and public engagement, in health and scientific research (2024)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., Gibson, A., Biddle, M., & Hobbs, L. (2024). Public involvement and public engagement: An example of convergent evolution? Findings from a conceptual qualitative review of patient and public involvement, and public engagement, in health and scientific research. PEC Innovation, 4, Article 100281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pecinn.2024.100281

Objective Patient and public involvement (PPI) in health research is now well-established, whilst science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research has shifted from a focus on science communication alone to public engagement (PE) with... Read More about Public involvement and public engagement: An example of convergent evolution? Findings from a conceptual qualitative review of patient and public involvement, and public engagement, in health and scientific research.

Integrating health in local plans: An impact evaluation (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Bird, E., Le Gouais, A., Hanss, K., Callway, R., Chang, M., & Kidger, J. (2023, November). Integrating health in local plans: An impact evaluation. Paper presented at Prevention Research 2023, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Local Plan is a statutory policy document through which local planning authorities in England seek to shape urban regeneration and other land use management. Research suggests that for planning policy to have a meaningful impact on promoting heal... Read More about Integrating health in local plans: An impact evaluation.

Social connectedness in a locked-down world: A phenomenological study of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic (2023)
Journal Article
Beardmore, A., Beynon, P., Crabbe, C., Fullforth, J., Groome, J., & Jones, M. (2023). Social connectedness in a locked-down world: A phenomenological study of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Ageing and Longevity, 3(4), 465-482. https://doi.org/10.3390/jal3040020

Background: Whilst qualitative research has previously been conducted on older people’s personal resilience and wellbeing during COVID-19, there are fewer empirical studies on the impact it had on social connectedness for this age group. In this pape... Read More about Social connectedness in a locked-down world: A phenomenological study of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund (2023)
Report
Biddle, M., Dodd, E., Beardmore, A., & Jones, M. (2023). Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund. University of the West of England: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

This is a report on the evaluation of the Connecting Communities Small Grants Fund, one of five pilot projects developed by Age UK Bristol (AUKB) for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG ICS) Ageing Well... Read More about Connecting communities programme evaluation: Small grants fund.

What are the factors of parental incarceration that may increase risk of poor emotional and mental health in children of prisoners? (2023)
Journal Article
Matthew, T., de Viggiani, N., & Emma, P. (2023). What are the factors of parental incarceration that may increase risk of poor emotional and mental health in children of prisoners?. International Journal of Prisoner Health, 19(4), 724-742. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-05-2022-0031

Purpose: Globally millions of children have a parent who is imprisoned. Research suggests that this has an adverse impact on the child and imprisonment of a parent is considered to be an adverse childhood experience (ACE). Parental incarceration will... Read More about What are the factors of parental incarceration that may increase risk of poor emotional and mental health in children of prisoners?.

Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic (2023)
Report
Biddle, M., Dodd, E., & Jones, M. (2023). Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic. University of the West of England: Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System

This is a report on the evaluation of the Connecting Communities Integrated Leg Care Clinic (ILCC), one of five pilot projects developed by Age UK Bristol (AUKB) for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Integrated Care System (BNSSG... Read More about Connecting communities programme evaluation: Integrated leg care clinic.

Developing a framework to guide the evaluation of training in research skills for health and care professionals (2023)
Journal Article
Sabey, A., Biddle, M., & Bray, I. (2023). Developing a framework to guide the evaluation of training in research skills for health and care professionals. Education for Health, 36(2), 83-87. https://doi.org/10.4103/efh.efh_289_22

Background: Delivering research skills training to health professionals through short, applied sessions outside a formal higher education program, can help fill gaps in training and build research capacity in clinical settings. This has been the ende... Read More about Developing a framework to guide the evaluation of training in research skills for health and care professionals.

Food for life get togethers: Programme evaluation summary and synthesis final report (2023)
Report
Jones, M., Sarah, H., Ismail, S., & Beardmore, A. (2023). Food for life get togethers: Programme evaluation summary and synthesis final report. Bristol UWE: National Lottery Community Fund

This report provides a summary and synthesis of UWE’s evaluation of the Food for Life Get Togethers programme (2019–23). The phrase ‘Get Togethers’ highlights the connections that people from all ages and backgrounds can make through growing, cooking... Read More about Food for life get togethers: Programme evaluation summary and synthesis final report.

Local food partnerships in Wales (2023)
Report
Jones, M., & Hills, S. (2023). Local food partnerships in Wales. Bristol: National Lottery Community Fund and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

In 2022 the government in Wales became the first of the four UK nations to fund the development of multi-sectoral food partnerships in all local authority areas. This report presents an analysis of the background, plans and early progress taking plac... Read More about Local food partnerships in Wales.

Developing community leadership for action on affordable, healthy, and sustainable food issues (2023)
Presentation / Conference
Beardmore, A., Jones, M., Hills, S., & Ismail, S. (2023, May). Developing community leadership for action on affordable, healthy, and sustainable food issues. Presented at Our Food, Our Environment, University of Portsmouth

In the context of the current cost of living crisis, many activists are working within their communities to promote access to affordable, healthy, and sustainable food. Yet there are very few opportunities share experiences, ideas and resources betwe... Read More about Developing community leadership for action on affordable, healthy, and sustainable food issues.

The ADAPT Study: Adapting the dementia care pathway for south Asian families in the UK (2023)
Journal Article
Cheston, R., & Dodd, E. (2023). The ADAPT Study: Adapting the dementia care pathway for south Asian families in the UK. Journal of Dementia Care, 30(5), 4-15

The ADAPT study got started because there were so few culturally appropriate dementia resources for South Asian families. Sahdia Parveen and colleagues describe the toolkit created by the study to help families navigate the system.

Plant and share: An evaluation of food for life get togethers' small grants (2023)
Report
Jones, M., Beardmore, A., Hills, S., & Ismail, S. (2023). Plant and share: An evaluation of food for life get togethers' small grants. National Lottery Community Fund

This is a follow-up survey of the 2022 round of Plant and Share grant holders. It builds upon the UWE’s survey of the Cook and Share grant programme. It provides additional evidence on the small grants component of FFLGT with respect to growing. It a... Read More about Plant and share: An evaluation of food for life get togethers' small grants.

My Food Community: Summary evaluation findings from the first delivery of the programme in 2021–22 (2022)
Report
Beardmore, A., Jones, M., Hills, S., & Ismail, S. (2022). My Food Community: Summary evaluation findings from the first delivery of the programme in 2021–22. Bristol: National Lottery Community Fund

The Soil Association’s My Food Community is a community leadership programme intended to create ‘a network for good food champions to learn, connect and take action’. My Food Community forms part of Food for Life Get Togethers, a UK-wide National Lot... Read More about My Food Community: Summary evaluation findings from the first delivery of the programme in 2021–22.

My Food community: Full evaluation report on the first delivery of a community food leadership programme (2022)
Report
Beardmore, A., Jones, M., Hills, S., & Ismail, S. (2022). My Food community: Full evaluation report on the first delivery of a community food leadership programme. Online: National Lottery Community Fund

In the context of the current cost of living crisis, many activists are working within their communities to promote access to affordable, healthy, and sustainable food. Yet there are very few opportunities share experiences, ideas and resources betw... Read More about My Food community: Full evaluation report on the first delivery of a community food leadership programme.

Exploring the role of exposure to green and blue spaces in preventing anxiety and depression among young people aged 14–24 years living in urban settings: A systematic review and conceptual framework (2022)
Journal Article
Bray, I., Reece, R., Sinnett, D., Martin, F., & Hayward, R. (2022). Exploring the role of exposure to green and blue spaces in preventing anxiety and depression among young people aged 14–24 years living in urban settings: A systematic review and conceptual framework. Environmental Research, 214(4), 114081. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2022.114081

Despite the growing problem of anxiety and depression amongst young people aged 14–24 years living in urban settings, reviews about the role of exposure to green and blue spaces or nature in preventing anxiety and depression tend to focus on children... Read More about Exploring the role of exposure to green and blue spaces in preventing anxiety and depression among young people aged 14–24 years living in urban settings: A systematic review and conceptual framework.

Exposure to green, blue and historic environments and mental well-being: A comparison between virtual reality head-mounted display and flat screen exposure (2022)
Journal Article
Reece, R., Bornioli, A., Bray, I., Newbutt, N., Satenstein, D., & Alford, C. (2022). Exposure to green, blue and historic environments and mental well-being: A comparison between virtual reality head-mounted display and flat screen exposure. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(15), e9457. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159457

Improving the mental health of urban residents is a global public health priority. This study builds on existing work that demonstrates the ability of virtual exposure to restorative environments to improve population mental health. It compares the r... Read More about Exposure to green, blue and historic environments and mental well-being: A comparison between virtual reality head-mounted display and flat screen exposure.

Microgrants as a pathway for community development: A case study exploring impacts, implementation and context (2022)
Journal Article
Chivers, C., Crabbe, C., Fullforth, J., Groome, J., Hoadley, J., Jensen, A., …Jones, M. (2023). Microgrants as a pathway for community development: A case study exploring impacts, implementation and context. Community Development, 54(3), 411-428. https://doi.org/10.1080/15575330.2022.2091626

Microgrant schemes are used in many contexts relevant to community development, but there are few detailed accounts of their operation and effects. This study explored a four-year microgrant scheme in Bristol, UK. The research analyzed 141 awards and... Read More about Microgrants as a pathway for community development: A case study exploring impacts, implementation and context.