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Systems leadership in practice: Thematic insights from three public health case studies (2020)
Journal Article
Bigland, C., Evans, D., Bolden, R., & Rae, M. (2020). Systems leadership in practice: Thematic insights from three public health case studies. BMC Public Health, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09641-1

Background: ‘Systems leadership’ has emerged as a key concept in global public health alongside such related concepts as ‘systems thinking’ and ‘whole systems approaches.’ It is an approach that is well suited to issues that require collective actio... Read More about Systems leadership in practice: Thematic insights from three public health case studies.

Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Biddle, M., & Jones, M. (2020, September). Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown. Presented at Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research e-Conference 2020 - ‘Times like these’: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from COVID-19

Our presentation covers the following themes: (a) Characteristics of neighbour support during the UK COVID-19 lockdown, including a comparison with more formal voluntary and statutory sector support; (b) relationship between area-based deprivation an... Read More about Apart but not Alone: Neighbour support and the COVID-19 lockdown.

‘Differences between the earth and the sky’: Migrant parents’ experiences of child health services for pre-school children in the UK (2020)
Journal Article
Condon, L., McClean, S., & McRae, L. (2020). ‘Differences between the earth and the sky’: Migrant parents’ experiences of child health services for pre-school children in the UK. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 21(e29), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1463423620000213

AIM: To explore parents' experiences of using child health services for their pre-school children post-migration. BACKGROUND: Migrating between countries necessitates movement and adjustment between systems of healthcare. Children of migrants are kno... Read More about ‘Differences between the earth and the sky’: Migrant parents’ experiences of child health services for pre-school children in the UK.

Attitudes and approaches to patient and public involvement across Europe: A systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Biddle, M., Gibson, A., & Evans, D. (in press). Attitudes and approaches to patient and public involvement across Europe: A systematic review. Health and Social Care in the Community, https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13111

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is making great strides in promoting patient and public involvement (PPI) in health research across Europe, supporting patient organisations to be involved in the projects that it funds. Despite this, the lit... Read More about Attitudes and approaches to patient and public involvement across Europe: A systematic review.

Coronavirus disease 2019 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution (2020)
Journal Article
Bray, I., Gibson, A., & White, J. (2020). Coronavirus disease 2019 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution. Public Health, 185, 261-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.06.056

Background: There is emerging evidence about characteristics that may increase the risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality, but they are highly correlated. Methods: An ecological analysis was used to estimate associations between these... Read More about Coronavirus disease 2019 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution.

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.

Promoting physical activity in community settings: A critical exploration of intervention development, evaluation and implementation (2020)
Thesis
Bird, E. Promoting physical activity in community settings: A critical exploration of intervention development, evaluation and implementation. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/3394874

Evidence demonstrating the important and wide-ranging benefits of regular physical activity is well documented, however, one in four of the world’s population is insufficiently active. Efforts to develop and implement effective interventions that fac... Read More about Promoting physical activity in community settings: A critical exploration of intervention development, evaluation and implementation.

How can approaches aimed at preventing Female Genital Mutilation be improved and developed using participatory methods with second-generation young people in the UK? (2020)
Thesis
Ali, S. How can approaches aimed at preventing Female Genital Mutilation be improved and developed using participatory methods with second-generation young people in the UK?. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository....ribe.com/output/3221462

Background: There is considerable interest in Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at global level, and within the United Nations Development Programme Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), goal 5.3 aims to eliminate all harmful practices, including reduc... Read More about How can approaches aimed at preventing Female Genital Mutilation be improved and developed using participatory methods with second-generation young people in the UK?.

Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage (2020)
Journal Article
Altinoluk-Davis, F., Gray, S., & Bray, I. (2020). Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage. Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 416-422. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa004

BACKGROUND: This study assesses whether increased coverage of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination differs between areas where school nurses deliver catch-up MMR doses to adolescents in school settings, compared to signposting to general... Read More about Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage.

What price public health? Funding the local public health system in England post-2013 (2020)
Journal Article
Evans, D. (in press). What price public health? Funding the local public health system in England post-2013. Critical Public Health, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2020.1713302

In April 2013 the local public health function in England was returned from the National Health Service (NHS) to local government, reversing the transfer to the NHS made in 1974 with the abolition of the medical officer of health. Although many in th... Read More about What price public health? Funding the local public health system in England post-2013.

The community-based prevention of diabetes (ComPoD) study: A randomised, waiting list controlled trial of a voluntary sector-led diabetes prevention programme (2019)
Journal Article
Smith, J. R., Greaves, C. J., Thompson, J. L., Taylor, R. S., Jones, M., Armstrong, R., …Abraham, C. (2019). The community-based prevention of diabetes (ComPoD) study: A randomised, waiting list controlled trial of a voluntary sector-led diabetes prevention programme. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-019-0877-3

© 2019 The Author(s). Objective: This two-site randomised trial compared the effectiveness of a voluntary sector-led, community-based diabetes prevention programme to a waiting-list control group at 6 months, and included an observational follow-up o... Read More about The community-based prevention of diabetes (ComPoD) study: A randomised, waiting list controlled trial of a voluntary sector-led diabetes prevention programme.

Important times for breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences (2019)
Journal Article
Fraser, M., Dowling, S., Oxford, L., Ellis, N., & Jones, M. (2020). Important times for breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 58(2), 71-82. https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2019.1676811

Breastfeeding rates in the UK remain persistently low, with a rapid fall off during the first 6–8 weeks. The work of healthcare and public health practitioners impacts on mothers’ experiences of infant feeding. Support, promotion and protection of br... Read More about Important times for breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences.

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.

Action 3:30R: Process evaluation of a cluster randomised feasibility study of a revised teaching assistant-led extracurricular physical activity intervention for 8 to 10 year olds (2019)
Journal Article
Tibbitts, B., Porter, A., Sebire, S., Bird, E., Sanderson, E., Metcalfe, C., …Jago, R. (2019). Action 3:30R: Process evaluation of a cluster randomised feasibility study of a revised teaching assistant-led extracurricular physical activity intervention for 8 to 10 year olds. BMC Public Health, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7347-3

Background: Numerous interventions to increase children's physical activity levels are published, yet, few studies report indicators of external validity. Process evaluations are critical for assessing intervention implementation, sustainability and... Read More about Action 3:30R: Process evaluation of a cluster randomised feasibility study of a revised teaching assistant-led extracurricular physical activity intervention for 8 to 10 year olds.

Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours (2019)
Journal Article
Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Smith, A., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2019). Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours. Social Science and Medicine, 238, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112458

Rationale Body dissatisfaction is prevalent among teenagers, and may influence the uptake of risky health behaviours. Objective The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on smoking, cannabis use, drug use, self-harm, gambling, and... Read More about Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours.

Contextualising the pervasive impact of macroeconomic austerity on prison health in England: A qualitative study among international policymakers (2019)
Journal Article
Ismail, N. (2019). Contextualising the pervasive impact of macroeconomic austerity on prison health in England: A qualitative study among international policymakers. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7396-7

Background: Prisons offer the state the opportunity to gain access to a population that is at particularly high risk of ill-health. Despite the supportive legal and policy structures surrounding prison rehabilitation, the oppressive nature of the aus... Read More about Contextualising the pervasive impact of macroeconomic austerity on prison health in England: A qualitative study among international policymakers.

Cost-effectiveness of advanced life support and prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England: a decision analysis model (2019)
Journal Article
von Vopelius-Feldt, J., Powell, J., & Benger, J. R. (2019). Cost-effectiveness of advanced life support and prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England: a decision analysis model. BMJ Open, 9(7), e028574. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028574

Objectives: This research aimed to answer the following questions: What are the costs of prehospital advanced life support (ALS) and prehospital critical care for outof-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)? What is the cost effectiveness of prehospital ALS... Read More about Cost-effectiveness of advanced life support and prehospital critical care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in England: a decision analysis model.

Mitigation of Risk (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Stone, K. (2019, July). Mitigation of Risk. Paper presented at International Academy of Law and Mental Health

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) make the final decision as to whether a person should be detained in hospital in England & Wales (UK) under civil mental health legislation. There has been little research to date as to the nature of the... Read More about Mitigation of Risk.

Experiences of Relatives Acting as the ‘Nearest Relative’ Under the Mental Health Act (England & Wales, UK) (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Stone, K. (2019, July). Experiences of Relatives Acting as the ‘Nearest Relative’ Under the Mental Health Act (England & Wales, UK). Paper presented at International Academy of Law and Mental Health

Relatives play a key role when a person is detained under the mental health legislation in England and Wales. Despite this importance, their experiences of undertaking this role has been relatively ignored by research. The Nearest Relative function... Read More about Experiences of Relatives Acting as the ‘Nearest Relative’ Under the Mental Health Act (England & Wales, UK).