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Methods of identifying and recruiting older people at risk of social isolation and loneliness: A mixed methods review (2019)
Journal Article
Ige, J., Gibbons, L., Bray, I., & Gray, S. (2019). Methods of identifying and recruiting older people at risk of social isolation and loneliness: A mixed methods review. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-019-0825-6

Background Loneliness and social isolation are major determinants of mental wellbeing, especially among older adults. The effectiveness of interventions to address loneliness and social isolation among older adults has been questioned due to the lac... Read More about Methods of identifying and recruiting older people at risk of social isolation and loneliness: A mixed methods review.

Barriers and facilitators of physical activity among adults and older adults from Black and Minority Ethnic groups in the UK: A systematic review of qualitative studies (2019)
Journal Article
Ige-Elegbede, J., Pilkington, P., Gray, S., & Powell, J. (2019). Barriers and facilitators of physical activity among adults and older adults from Black and Minority Ethnic groups in the UK: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Preventive Medicine Reports, 15, 100952. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100952

Older adults from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups experience a relatively higher burden of physical inactivity compared with their counterparts from non-BME groups. Despite the increasing number of qualitative studies investigating the barrier... Read More about Barriers and facilitators of physical activity among adults and older adults from Black and Minority Ethnic groups in the UK: A systematic review of qualitative studies.

Association between ultrasound assessment of glenohumeral subluxation and shoulder pain, muscle strength, active range of movement and upper limb function in people with stroke (2019)
Journal Article
Kumar, P., Bradley, M., Gray, S., & Swinkels, A. (in press). Association between ultrasound assessment of glenohumeral subluxation and shoulder pain, muscle strength, active range of movement and upper limb function in people with stroke. European Journal of Physiotherapy, https://doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2018.1549273

Background: Glenohumeral subluxation (GHS) is a commonly reported post-stroke complication which has a negative effect on rehabilitation. Objective: To explore the association between GHS and other clinical outcomes in people with post-stroke hemip... Read More about Association between ultrasound assessment of glenohumeral subluxation and shoulder pain, muscle strength, active range of movement and upper limb function in people with stroke.

Building capacity to use and undertake applied health research: establishing a training programme for the health workforce in the West of England (2019)
Journal Article
Sabey, A., Bray, I., & Gray, S. (2019). Building capacity to use and undertake applied health research: establishing a training programme for the health workforce in the West of England. Public Health, 167, 62-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.11.001

Abstract: Objectives Increasing research capacity is important for health services as part of improving the conduct of high quality research which addresses the needs of patients and the public. It is a core function of the 13 Collaborations for Le... Read More about Building capacity to use and undertake applied health research: establishing a training programme for the health workforce in the West of England.

Barriers and facilitators of physical activity among Black and Minority Ethnic adults and older adults in the United Kingdom: A meta-ethnographic study (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ige, J., Pilkington, P., Gray, S., & Powell, J. (2018, October). Barriers and facilitators of physical activity among Black and Minority Ethnic adults and older adults in the United Kingdom: A meta-ethnographic study. Presented at 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress

Introduction: Older adults from socially disadvantaged groups and BME groups experience a relatively higher burden of physical inactivity. BME communities in the UK experience a considerably higher burden of disease than non-BME counterparts. Despite... Read More about Barriers and facilitators of physical activity among Black and Minority Ethnic adults and older adults in the United Kingdom: A meta-ethnographic study.

The effects of changes to the built environment on the mental health and well-being of adults: Systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Moore, T. H., Kesten, J. M., López-López, J. A., Ijaz, S., McAleenan, A., Richards, A., …Audrey, S. (2018). The effects of changes to the built environment on the mental health and well-being of adults: Systematic review. Health and Place, 53, 237-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.07.012

© 2018 The Authors There is increasing interest in the influence of place on health, and the need to distinguish between environmental and individual level factors. For environmental-level factors, current evidence tends to show associations through... Read More about The effects of changes to the built environment on the mental health and well-being of adults: Systematic review.

Developing the public health workforce: Training and recognizing specialists in public health from backgrounds other than medicine: Experience in the UK (2018)
Journal Article
Gray, S., & Evans, D. (2018). Developing the public health workforce: Training and recognizing specialists in public health from backgrounds other than medicine: Experience in the UK. Public Health Reviews, 39(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s40985-018-0091-x

© 2018 The Author(s). Background: There is increasing recognition that improving health and tackling inequalities requires a strong public health workforce capable of delivering key public health functions across systems. The World Health Organizatio... Read More about Developing the public health workforce: Training and recognizing specialists in public health from backgrounds other than medicine: Experience in the UK.

A community-based physical activity intervention to prevent mobility-related disability for retired older people (REtirement in ACTion (REACT)): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (2018)
Journal Article
Stathi, A., Withall, J., Greaves, C. J., Thompson, J. L., Taylor, G., Medina-Lara, A., …Fox, K. R. (2018). A community-based physical activity intervention to prevent mobility-related disability for retired older people (REtirement in ACTion (REACT)): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2603-x

© 2018 The Author(s). Background: The REtirement in ACTion (REACT) study is a multi-centre, pragmatic, two-arm, parallel-group randomised controlled trial (RCT) with an internal pilot phase. It aims to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of... Read More about A community-based physical activity intervention to prevent mobility-related disability for retired older people (REtirement in ACTion (REACT)): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.

Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage: A retrospective cohort study (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Altinoluk-Davis, F., Gray, S., Bray, I., & Powell, J. (2018, March). Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage: A retrospective cohort study. Presented at South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2018

Aim: This study aims to determine the extent to which increased coverage of at least one dose and two doses of MMR differs between areas in which school nurses deliver catch-up MMR doses to adolescents in school settings, compared to signposting to g... Read More about Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage: A retrospective cohort study.

Food for life: Evaluation of the impact of the Hospital Food Programme in England using a case study approach (2017)
Journal Article
Gray, S., Orme, J., Pitt, H., & Jones, M. (2017). Food for life: Evaluation of the impact of the Hospital Food Programme in England using a case study approach. JRSM Open, 8(10), 205427041771270. https://doi.org/10.1177/2054270417712703

Objectives To evaluate the impact and challenges of implementing a Food for Life approach within three pilot NHS sites in 2014/2015 in England. Food for Life is an initiative led by the Soil Association, a non-governmental organisation in the UK tha... Read More about Food for life: Evaluation of the impact of the Hospital Food Programme in England using a case study approach.

Interventions aimed at the prevention of childhood injuries in the indigenous populations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand in the last 20 years: A systematic review (2017)
Journal Article
Margeson, A., & Gray, S. (2017). Interventions aimed at the prevention of childhood injuries in the indigenous populations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand in the last 20 years: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(6), 589. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14060589

© 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Globally, Indigenous children are found to be at a significantly higher risk of injury compared to non-Indigenous children. It has been suggested that mainstream injury prevention strategies a... Read More about Interventions aimed at the prevention of childhood injuries in the indigenous populations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand in the last 20 years: A systematic review.

Inter-sectoral Transfer of the Food for Life Settings Framework in England (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, M., Gray, S., Jones, M., Means, R., Orme, J., Pitt, H., & Salmon, D. (2018). Inter-sectoral Transfer of the Food for Life Settings Framework in England. Health Promotion International, 33(5), 781-790. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dax017

© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Organisational settings such as schools, workplaces and hospitals are well recognised as key environments for health promotion. Whilst there is extensive literature on spec... Read More about Inter-sectoral Transfer of the Food for Life Settings Framework in England.

Recent developments in public health education accreditation (2016)
Journal Article
Goodman, J., Gray, S., Chambaud, L., Sprenger, M., de Viggiani, N., Kalediene, R., & de Boer, J. (2016). Recent developments in public health education accreditation

Summary: In 2011, ASPHER established the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA). This represented the culmination of nearly a quarter of a century of activities dating back to 1988 in developing and assuring quality in public heal... Read More about Recent developments in public health education accreditation.

Participant and Public Involvement in Refining a Peer-Volunteering Active Aging Intervention: Project ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged) (2016)
Journal Article
Stathi, A., Fox, K. R., Thompson, J. L., Withall, J., Thompson, J., Fox, K., …Parkhurst, G. (2018). Participant and Public Involvement in Refining a Peer-Volunteering Active Aging Intervention: Project ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged). Gerontologist, 58(2), 362-375. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw148

© The Author(s) 2016. Background Evidence for the health benefits of a physically active lifestyle among older adults is strong, yet only a small proportion of older people meet physical activity recommendations. A synthesis of evidence identified "b... Read More about Participant and Public Involvement in Refining a Peer-Volunteering Active Aging Intervention: Project ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged).

Women in senior post-graduate medicine career roles in the UK: a qualitative study (2016)
Journal Article
Curtis, A., Eley, L., Gray, S., & Irish, B. (2017). Women in senior post-graduate medicine career roles in the UK: a qualitative study. JRSM Open, 8(1), 205427041666930. https://doi.org/10.1177/2054270416669305

Objectives: This qualitative study sought to elicit the views, experiences, career journeys and aspirations of women in senior post-graduate medical education roles to identify steps needed to help support career progression. Design: In-dept... Read More about Women in senior post-graduate medicine career roles in the UK: a qualitative study.

Developing an e-induction passport for doctors in training in the South West of England (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Gaskell, N., Malin, A., & Gray, S. (2016, August). Developing an e-induction passport for doctors in training in the South West of England. Paper presented at Association of Medical Education in Europe

Background Doctors in training rotate round different organisations, sometimes for short periods of times. Face to face induction and requirements for statutory and mandatory training can be very time-consuming, Streamlining these processes has pote... Read More about Developing an e-induction passport for doctors in training in the South West of England.

Crossing disciplines: do architecture and planning course leaders see value in a Public Health Practitioner in Residence programme? (2016)
Journal Article
Grant, M., Gray, S., Burgess, S., Bennett-Britton, B., Daly, G., Marno, P., …Grant, M. (2016). Crossing disciplines: do architecture and planning course leaders see value in a Public Health Practitioner in Residence programme?. Public Health, 139, 216-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.05.003

Highlights • We study a public health residency in a university architecture and planning department. • We assess the benefits of the residency from the perspective of the teaching staff. • The residency was successful at introducing public heal... Read More about Crossing disciplines: do architecture and planning course leaders see value in a Public Health Practitioner in Residence programme?.

Improving hospital food: Evaluating the impact of the Soil Association Food for Life programme (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Gray, S., Means, R., Orme, J., Pitt, H., Jones, M., & Salmon, D. (2016, June). Improving hospital food: Evaluating the impact of the Soil Association Food for Life programme. Poster presented at Food: The Forgotten Medicine

To evaluate the progress of FFL within the hospital setting A case study approach with three pathfinder organisations working with the SA (Barts Health, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. S... Read More about Improving hospital food: Evaluating the impact of the Soil Association Food for Life programme.