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Apart but not Alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown (2020)
Journal Article
Jones, M., Beardmore, A., Biddle, M., Gibson, A., Ismail, S. U., McClean, S., & White, J. (2020). Apart but not Alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown. Emerald Open Research, 2, https://doi.org/10.35241/emeraldopenres.13731.1

Background: Evidence from a range of major public health incidents shows that neighbour-based action can have a critical role in emergency response, assistance and recovery. However, there is little research to date on neighbour-based action during t... Read More about Apart but not Alone? A cross-sectional study of neighbour support in a major UK urban area during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Holt, N. J., Christopher, G., & McClean, S. (2019, July). Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study. Paper presented at Ageing Better Conference

Colouring has been advocated as a wellbeing activity for older adults (e.g., Alzheimer’s Society, 2018) and colouring books and activity packs specific to this population abound (e.g., Active Minds, 2018). Despite this, no research has examined the e... Read More about Can colouring improve the mood and concentration of older adults? Developing a research study.

Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer (2019)
Journal Article
Gentili, C., McClean, S., Hackshaw-McGeagh, L., Bahl, A., Persad, R., & Harcourt, D. (2019). Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 28(8), 1647-1653. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.5134

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Background: Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is an established treatment for prostate cancer (PCa), but its side-effects can affect body appearance and functioning. However, research into the impact of ADT on body i... Read More about Body image issues and attitudes towards exercise amongst men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) following diagnosis of prostate cancer.

Systematic review of community business related approaches to health and social care (2019)
Report
McClean, S., Ismail, S., Powell, J., Jones, M., Kimberlee, R., Bird, E., & Shaw, P. Systematic review of community business related approaches to health and social care

This report provides insight into the impact of community business-related approaches to health and social care on users’ outcomes, in particular exploring how effective they are in delivering outcomes for users. Community businesses are rooted with... Read More about Systematic review of community business related approaches to health and social care.

Exploring altered body perception and comfort after stroke: An interpretive phenomenological analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Stott, H., Cramp, M., McClean, S., & Turton, A. (2018). Exploring altered body perception and comfort after stroke: An interpretive phenomenological analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 32(10), 1406-1417. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215518784346

Background: After stroke, changes to body perception are common. However, little is known about what these disturbed perceptions feel like to the stroke survivor. This study took a phenomenological approach to explore experiences of altered body per... Read More about Exploring altered body perception and comfort after stroke: An interpretive phenomenological analysis.

‘You feel it in your body’: Narratives of eEmbodied well-being and control among women who use complementary and alternative medicine during pregnancy (2018)
Journal Article
McClean, S., & Mitchell, M. (2018). ‘You feel it in your body’: Narratives of eEmbodied well-being and control among women who use complementary and alternative medicine during pregnancy. Societies, 8(2), 30. https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8020030

In Western societies, women’s use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) during pregnancy and labor is increasingly ubiquitous, yet there have been few in-depth explorations of the lived experience of women who use CAM and little critical an... Read More about ‘You feel it in your body’: Narratives of eEmbodied well-being and control among women who use complementary and alternative medicine during pregnancy.

Governing healthy migrant families: Migrants’ and health workers’ views and perceptions of child health and wellbeing services in the UK (2018)
Journal Article
McClean, S. (2018). Governing healthy migrant families: Migrants’ and health workers’ views and perceptions of child health and wellbeing services in the UK. European Journal of Public Health, 28(S1), 76. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky047.168

Background: Migrating between countries involves adjustment and movement between healthcare systems, in addition to a changing relationship between the migrant individual/family) and the state. The objective of this paper is to explore how migrant pa... Read More about Governing healthy migrant families: Migrants’ and health workers’ views and perceptions of child health and wellbeing services in the UK.

De colonising knowledge: Biomedical beliefs and indigenous medical practice (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Moore, R., & McClean, S. (2018, March). De colonising knowledge: Biomedical beliefs and indigenous medical practice. Paper presented at Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine(s): History vs. Modernity International Conference

Medical traditions and practices go back to antiquity and are defined by the cultures in which they emerge. We may regard these practices (health care systems) as profoundly personal and ethnocentric, tied to such things as religion and belief system... Read More about De colonising knowledge: Biomedical beliefs and indigenous medical practice.

The Buddhist coping experience of breast cancer survivors:​ A phenomenological approach (2017)
Presentation / Conference
A phenomenological approach. Presented at 4th World Congress on Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Summit

Aim: This study aimed to explore the spiritual impact of the Buddhist beliefs as a lived experience on breast cancer survivorship in Hong Kong culture. Method: A phenomenological research design guided sampling, data collection and analysis. A purpos... Read More about The Buddhist coping experience of breast cancer survivors:​ A phenomenological approach.

Is team sport the key to getting everybody active, every day? A systematic review of physical activity interventions aimed at increasing girls' participation in team sport (2017)
Journal Article
Allison, R., Bird, E., & McClean, S. (2017). Is team sport the key to getting everybody active, every day? A systematic review of physical activity interventions aimed at increasing girls' participation in team sport. AIMS Public Health, 4(2), 202-221. https://doi.org/10.3934/publichealth+2017.2.202

Background: It is estimated that 21% of boys and 16% of girls in England meet recommended physical activity guidelines. Team sport has the potential to increase physical activity levels; however, studies show that gender-based factors can influence g... Read More about Is team sport the key to getting everybody active, every day? A systematic review of physical activity interventions aimed at increasing girls' participation in team sport.

Is team sport the key to getting everybody active, every day? A systematic review of physical activity interventions aimed at increasing girls' participation in team sport (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Allison, R., Bird, E., & McClean, S. (2017, March). Is team sport the key to getting everybody active, every day? A systematic review of physical activity interventions aimed at increasing girls' participation in team sport. Poster presented at South West Public Health Scientific Conference

Background It is estimated that 21% of boys and 16% of girls in England meet recommended physical activity guidelines. Team sport has the potential to increase physical activity level; however, studies show that gender-based factors can influence gi... Read More about Is team sport the key to getting everybody active, every day? A systematic review of physical activity interventions aimed at increasing girls' participation in team sport.

EU accession migrant health in the UK (2016)
Presentation / Conference
McClean, S. (2016, October). EU accession migrant health in the UK. Presented at PHR/ASPHER Salzburg Workshop on Migrant and Minority Health

Migration is becoming one of the defining issues of the 21st Century, and it is argued that it has a wide-ranging impact on the demand for existing health services as well as their appropriate usage. Health of migrants and their families is recognis... Read More about EU accession migrant health in the UK.

Maintaining pre-school children's health and wellbeing in the UK: A qualitative study of the views of migrant parents (2016)
Journal Article
McClean, S., Condon, L. J., & McClean, S. (2017). Maintaining pre-school children's health and wellbeing in the UK: A qualitative study of the views of migrant parents. Journal of Public Health, 39(3), 455-463. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw083

© The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. Background There is evidence that key health behaviours of people who migrate deteriorate over time, which has a consequent impact upon the health of depen... Read More about Maintaining pre-school children's health and wellbeing in the UK: A qualitative study of the views of migrant parents.

Migrant parents: Political, socio-economic and cultural influences on breastfeeding and weaning in the UK (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Condon, L., & McClean, S. (2016, August). Migrant parents: Political, socio-economic and cultural influences on breastfeeding and weaning in the UK. Paper presented at Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives

Infant feeding behaviours impact upon maternal and child health not only in the short term but throughout the lifespan. Large scale cohort studies show that that mothers migrating to the United Kingdom (UK) are more likely to practise healthy behavio... Read More about Migrant parents: Political, socio-economic and cultural influences on breastfeeding and weaning in the UK.

Keeping pre-school children healthy: A qualitative study of the experiences of parents who have migrated to the UK (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Condon, L., & McClean, S. (2016, April). Keeping pre-school children healthy: A qualitative study of the experiences of parents who have migrated to the UK. Paper presented at Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Annual Conference 2016

Aim of abstract- This abstract presents the findings of a study exploring the views of migrant parents on maintaining the health of pre-school children in the United Kingdom (UK). Background There is evidence that the health behaviours of immig... Read More about Keeping pre-school children healthy: A qualitative study of the experiences of parents who have migrated to the UK.

What is the perceived impact of Alexander Technique lessons on health status, costs and pain management in the real life setting of an English hospital? The results of a mixed methods evaluation of an Alexander Technique service for those with chronic bac (2015)
Journal Article
McClean, S., Brilleman, S., & Wye, L. (2015). What is the perceived impact of Alexander Technique lessons on health status, costs and pain management in the real life setting of an English hospital? The results of a mixed methods evaluation of an Alexander Technique service for those with chronic back pain. BMC Health Services Research, 15(293), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-0966-1

Background: Randomised controlled trial evidence indicates that Alexander Technique is clinically and cost effective for chronic back pain. The aim of this mixed methods evaluation was to explore the role and perceived impact of Alexander Technique l... Read More about What is the perceived impact of Alexander Technique lessons on health status, costs and pain management in the real life setting of an English hospital? The results of a mixed methods evaluation of an Alexander Technique service for those with chronic bac.

Folk healing, authenticity and fraud (2014)
Book Chapter
McClean, S., & Moore, R. (2014). Folk healing, authenticity and fraud. In A. van Eck Duymaer van Twist (Ed.), Minority Religions and Fraud: In Good FaithAshgate

Folk-inspired healing such as folk healing, spiritual healing and crystal healing are part of a broad healing system that can be defined in an anthropological sense as minority religion since it exhibits many of the same features. Folk healers may th... Read More about Folk healing, authenticity and fraud.

Thinking about the lifecourse: A psychosocial introduction (2014)
Book
Frost, E., & McClean, S. (2014). Thinking about the lifecourse: A psychosocial introduction. Palgrave Macmillan

How we change over time - who we love, what work we do, how we die - is shaped both by internal, and external influences. This book explores the important subject of human growth and development by combining the social context of how people live with... Read More about Thinking about the lifecourse: A psychosocial introduction.

Pregnancy, risk perception and use of complementary and alternative medicine (2013)
Journal Article
Mitchell, M., & McClean, S. (2014). Pregnancy, risk perception and use of complementary and alternative medicine. Health, Risk and Society, 16(1), 101-116. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698575.2013.867014

Pregnancy and childbirth are events of major significance in women's lives. In western countries women are increasingly using complementary and alternative medicine during this time. However, there is little research exploring the factors that are in... Read More about Pregnancy, risk perception and use of complementary and alternative medicine.

Money, commodification and complementary health care: Theorising personalised medicine within depersonalised systems of exchange (2013)
Journal Article
McClean, S., & Moore, R. (2013). Money, commodification and complementary health care: Theorising personalised medicine within depersonalised systems of exchange. Social Theory and Health, 11(2), 194-214. https://doi.org/10.1057/sth.2012.16

Across the United Kingdom and other Western nations, complementary health care has become big business, with pressure to commercialise and technologise its goods and services. Economic liberalisation and the democratisation of health care have encour... Read More about Money, commodification and complementary health care: Theorising personalised medicine within depersonalised systems of exchange.


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