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2022 Publications

Study design of ‘Move More’: Development and feasibility of a social-prescribing intervention to increase physical activity among inactive Danes Lene Gissel Rasmussen, Rasmus Oestergaard Nielsen, Per Kallestrup, Jemma Hawkins, Knud Ryom Scandinavian Journal of Public Health


Lessons learnt: Undertaking rapid reviews on public health and social measures during a global pandemic Eva A. Rehfuess, Jacob B. Burns, Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Shari Krishnaratne, Hannah Littlecott, Joerg J. Meerpohl, Ani Movsisyan Research Synthesis Methods


Assessing the profile of support for potential tobacco control policies targeting availability in Great Britain: a cross-sectional population survey Loren Kock, Lion Shahab1, Graham Moore, Niamh K Shortt, Jamie Pearce, Jamie Brown BMJ


WALES 2021 Active Healthy Kids (AHK) Report Card: The Fourth Pandemic of Childhood Inactivity
Amie B. Richards, Kelly A. Mackintosh, Nils Swindell, Malcolm Ward, Emily Marchant, Michaela James, Lowri C. Edwards, Richard Tyler, Dylan Blain, Nalda Wainwright, Sarah Nicholls, Marianne Mannello, Kelly Morgan, Tim Evans, Gareth Stratton IJERPH


Economic wellbeing and associated mediating pathways to improved antiretroviral therapy adherence among adolescents living with HIV: A prospective cohort study in South Africa Steinert, J.I., Shenderovich, Y., Smith, M., Zhou, S., Toska, E., Cluver, L. JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.


Cohort profile: The UK COVID-19 Public Experiences (COPE) prospective longitudinal mixed-methods study of health and well-being during the SARSCoV2 coronavirus pandemic Rhiannon Phillips, Khadijeh Taiyari, Anna Torrens-Burton, Rebecca Cannings-John, Denitza Williams, Sarah Peddle, Susan Campbell, Kathryn Hughes, David Gillespie, Paul Sellars, Bethan Pell, Pauline Ashfield-Watt, Ashley Akbari, Catherine Heidi Seage, Nick Perham, Natalie Joseph-Williams, Emily Harrop, James Blaxland, Fiona Wood, Wouter Poortinga, Karin Wahl-Jorgensen, Delyth H James, Diane Crone, Emma Thomas-Jones, Britt Hallingberg. PloS one  


Moving on trial: protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial of models of housing and support to reduce risks of COVID-19 infection and homelessness Elizabeth Randell, Bethan Pell, Gwenllian Moody, Calie Dyer, Kim Smallman, Kerenza Hood, James White, Tim Aubry, Dennis Culhane, Susannah Hume, Faye Greaves, Guillermo Rodriguez-Guzman, Ligia Teixeira, Victoria Mousteri, Nick Spyropoulos, Rebecca Cannings-John & Peter Mackie. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 8


Views and experience of breastfeeding in public: A qualitative systematic review Aimee Grant, Bethan Pell, Lauren Copeland, Amy Brown, Rebecca Ellis, Delyth Morris, Denitza Williams, Rhiannon Phillips. Maternal & Child Nutrition


Youth mental health and wellbeing in Wales: Comparing findings from the 2019 and 2021 School Health Research Network Student Health and Wellbeing survey Page, N., Porter, A., Angel, L., Ogada, E., Young, H., Murphy, S. Report; SHRN website 


Preparedness for roll-out of national school reforms from the perspectives of school staff: Findings from the School Health Research Network 2020 School Environment Questionnaire Long, S., Page, N, SHRN team. SHRN Website.  


WALES 2021 Active Healthy Kids (AHK) Report Card: The Fourth Pandemic of Childhood Inactivity Amie B Richards, Kelly A Mackintosh, Nils Swindell, Malcolm Ward, Emily Marchant, Michaela James, Lowri C Edwards, Richard Tyler, Dylan Blain, Nalda Wainwright, Sarah Nicholls, Marianne Mannello, Kelly Morgan, Tim Evans, Gareth Stratton International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health


Predictors and consequences of HIV status disclosure to adolescents living with HIV in Eastern Cape, South Africa: a prospective cohort study. Olanrewaju Edun, Yulia Shenderovich, Siyanai Zhou, Elona Toska, Lucy Okell, Jeffrey W Eaton, Lucie Cluver Journal of the International AIDS Society


Exploring wellbeing support for young people in the pandemic Mannay, D., Boffey, M., Cummings, A., Cunningham, E., Davies, B, Stabler, L., Vaughan, R., Wooders, C. and Evans, R. Exchange: Family Community  


The Positive Choices trial: update to study protocol for a phase-III RCT trial of a whole-school social-marketing intervention to promote sexual health and reduce health inequalities. Ruth Ponsford, Rebecca Meiksin, Elizabeth Allen, G. J. Melendez-Torres, Steve Morris, Catherine Mercer, Rona Campbell, Honor Young, Maria Lohan, Karin Coyle, Chris Bonell Trials  


Romantic love and involvement in bullying and cyberbullying in 15-year-old adolescents from eight European countries and regions Alina Cosma, András Költő, Honor Young, Einar Thorsteinsson, Emmanuelle Godeau, Elizabeth Saewyc, Saoirse Nic Gabhainn Journal of LGBT Youth 19(2


Protocol for expansion of an existing national monthly survey of smoking behaviour and alcohol use in England to Scotland and Wales: The Smoking and Alcohol Toolkit Study Loren Kock, Lion Shahab, Graham Moore, Emma Beard, Linda Bauld, Garth Reid, Leonie Brose, Marie Horton, Ashley Gould, Jamie Brown Wellcome Open Research


An exploration of Trends and experiences of delivery of breastfeeding support in England and Wales, since 2015 Dr Rachel Brown, Dr Anthea Tennant-Eyles The Breastfeeding Network


Health behaviour change among UK adults during the pandemic: findings from the COVID-19 cancer attitudes and behaviours study Philip Anyanwu, Yvonne Moriarty, Grace McCutchan, Detelina Grozeva, Mark Goddard, Victoria Whitelock, Rebecca Cannings-John, Harriet Quinn-Scoggins, Jacqueline Hughes, Ardiana Gjini, Julie Hepburn, Kirstie Osborne, Michael Robling, Julia Townson, Jo Waller, Katriina L. Whitaker, Jamie Brown, Kate Brain & Graham Moore BMC Public Health


Sources and Types of Social Supports and Their Association with Mental Health Symptoms and Life Satisfaction among Young Adults with a History of Out-of-Home Care Rhiannon Evans, Colleen C. Katz, Anthony Fulginiti, Heather Taussig Children


Associations between illicit drug use in early adulthood and mortality: Findings from a National Birth Cohort James White Preventive Medicine


Cohort Profile: The Green and Blue Spaces (GBS) and mental health in Wales e-cohort Daniel A Thompson, Rebecca S Geary, Francis M Rowney, Richard Fry, Alan Watkins, Benedict W Wheeler, Amy Mizen, Ashley Akbari, Ronan A Lyons, Gareth Stratton, James White, Sarah E Rodgers International Journal of Epidemiology


Effects of gender-transformative relationships and sexuality education to reduce adolescent pregnancy (the JACK trial): a cluster-randomised trial Maria Lohan; Aoibheann Brennan-Wilson; Rachael Hunter; Andrea Gabrio; Lisa McDaid Honor Young; Rebecca French; Áine Aventin; Mike Clarke; Clíona McDowell; Danielle Loga; Sorcha Toas; Liam O’Hare; Chris Bonell; Katie Gillespie; Aisling Goug; Susan Lagdon; Emily Warren; Kelly Buckley; Ruth Lewis; Linda Adara; Theresa McShane; Julia Bailey; James White The Lancet


Defining research priorities for youth public mental health: reflections on a co-production approach to transdisciplinary working. Taylor, A., McMellon, C., French, T., Maclachlan, A., Evans, R., Murphy, S., et al.  Health Research Policy and Systems


Review of statutory school and community-based counselling services: Optimisation of services for children and young people aged 11 to 18 years and extension to younger primary school aged children Hewitt, G., Copeland, L., Page, N., Willis, S., Murphy, S., Edwards, A., Jones, S., Renold, R., Evans., R. Welsh Government Social Research


Whole School Approach to Mental and Emotional Wellbeing: evaluability assessment: Development of a theory of change and evaluability assessment for the whole school approach to mental health and emotional wellbeing. Brown, R., Van Godwin, J., Edwards, A., Burdon, M., Moore, G.


Enacting whole-school relationships and sexuality education in England: context matters. Bragg, S., Ponsford, R., Meiksin, R., Lohan, M., Melendez-Torres, G.J., Hadley, A., Young, H., Barter, C.A., Taylor, B., Bonell, C. British Education Research Journal


Tobacco use, smoking identities and pathways into and out of smoking among young adults: a meta-ethnography. Poole, R., Carver, H., Anagnostou, D., Edwards, A., Moore, G., Smith, P., Wood, F., Brain, K. Tobacco use, smoking identities and pathways into and out of smoking among young adults: a meta-ethnography. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy volume 17, Article number: 24 


Wellbeing in Secondary Education (WISE) Study to Improve the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Teachers: A Complex System Approach to Understanding Intervention Acceptability. Evans, R., Bell, S., Brockman, R., Campbell, R., Copeland, L., Fisher, H., Ford, T., Harding, S., Powell, J., Turner, N., Kidger, J. Prevention Science


Prevalence of Menthol and Menthol Capsule Cigarette Use Among 11-16 Year Olds in Wales Prior to a Ban on Characterizing Flavours in Cigarettes: Findings From the 2019 Student Health and Wellbeing Survey. Moodie, C., Page, N., Moore, G. Nicotine & Tobacco Research


Effectiveness of the Strengthening Families Programme in the UK at preventing substance misuse in 10–14 year-olds: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Segrott. J., Gillespie, D., Lau, M., Holliday, J., Murphy, S., Foxcroft, D., Hood, K., Scourfield, J et al. BMJ Open 


“COVID-19 really impacted our work”: Changes in services for families and staff experiences in Cape Town, South Africa. Shenderovich, Y; Sacolo-Gwebu, H; Fang, Z; Lachman, J; Cluver, L; Ward, C. Ideas


Evaluating the effectiveness of e-cigarettes compared with usual care for smoking cessation when offered to smokers at homeless centres: Protocol for a multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial in Great Britain. Cox, S., Bauld, L., Brown, R., Carlise, M., Ford, A., Hajek, P., et al. Addiction


Mental health and life satisfaction among 10–11-year-olds in Wales, before and one year after onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moore, G., Anthony, R., Angel, L., Hawkins, J., Morgan, K., Copeland, L., Murphy, S., Van Godwin, J., Shenderovich, Y. BMC Public Health 22


Measures implemented in the school setting to contain the COVID‐19 pandemic. Krishnaratne, S., Littlecott, H., Sell, K., Burns, J., et al. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


Collecting genetic samples and linked mental health data from adolescents in schools: protocol coproduction and a mixed-methods pilot of feasibility and acceptability. Warne, N., Rook, S., Bevan Jones, R., Brown, R., Murphy, S., Moore, G., et al. BMJ Open, Vol 12, Issue 2


Defining research priorities for youth public mental health: reflections on a co-production approach to transdisciplinary working Taylor, A., McMellon, C., French, T., Maclachlan, A., Evans, R., Murphy, S., et al Preprint from Research Square


Exploring the association between school-based peer networks and smoking according to socioeconomic status and tobacco control context: a systematic review. Littlecott, H., Moore, G., McCann, M., Melendez-Torres, G.J., Mercken, L., Reed, H., Mann, M., Dobbie, F., Hawkins, J. BMC Public Health volume 22


CHoosing Active Role Models to INspire Girls (CHARMING): protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of a school-based, community-linked programme to increase physical activity levels in 9–10-year-old girls. Pell, B., Hawkins, J., Cannings-John, R., Charlies, J.M., Hallingberg, B., Moore, G., Roberts, J., van Sluijs, E., Morgan, K. Pilot and Feasibility Studies volume 8, Article number: 2