Sexual Health and Families Programme

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

Sexual health is a major public health priority, primarily because of rising sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unwanted pregnancies. In developed countries certain groups suffer much worse sexual health, especially men who have sex with men, particular ethnic minorities and socially excluded young people.
We are trying to find out what social and behavioural factors are associated with sexual risk behaviours, such as not using condoms, and are exploring new ways to reduce sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies.
In the UK, men who have sex with men and some sub-Saharan African communities are at particular risk of HIV and our research focuses on HIV prevention within these groups. As with many health outcomes, those from deprived areas are often those most at risk of poor sexual health and we are trying to find out why this is the case and what could be done to reduce these inequalities. Sexual health can be a sensitive topic and our research relies on people’s willingness to participate so we are also exploring what types of sexual behaviour research people are willing to take part in, and how to make better use of existing data, such as those collected by sexual health clinics.

Technical Summary

In the last two decades sexual health has been a major public health priority across the world, primarily because of rising sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unwanted pregnancies. There are continuing inequalities in sexual health, with marginalised groups (i.e., men who have sex with men, particular ethnic minorities and socially excluded young people) being disproportionately affected.
The aim of the programme is to further the prevention of sexual ill health by understanding the determinants of sexual risk and conducting formative (i.e. preliminary or developmental) research to inform future intervention development. These are essential steps in the development of future sexual ill health prevention interventions and evaluations and to the delivery of these in ‘real world’ situations. The objectives are to:
• understand the social and behavioural determinants of sexual risk and ill health;
• investigate alternative research methodologies and the role of new technologies in sexual ill health prevention; and
• develop and evaluate innovate strategies to improve sexual health at the individual, community and structural levels.
The programme has three themes:
1. HIV prevention with vulnerable populations in the UK (gay and bisexual men and sub-Saharan African communities): 30 years into the HIV epidemic, there remains no cure or vaccine and 34 million people worldwide are estimated to be infected. This theme builds on the Unit’s past research, specifically the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Survey, while investigating new areas of concern. There have been exciting, but challenging, developments in HIV prevention (e.g., the use of antiretroviral drugs for the prevention of sexual transmission of HIV). The acceptability of these interventions to populations at risk is relatively unknown and is a key area we are investigating.
2. Inequalities in sexual health: As with many health outcomes, sexual health is patterned by socioeconomic inequalities, with those from deprived areas often being those most at risk of negative outcomes, such as sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies. This theme aims to explore the broad, negative sexual health related experiences of those in the most deprived areas, including the role of masculinities within these, and to use this information to inform the development of future sexual health interventions to reduce inequalities.
3. Alternative research methodologies in sexual ill health prevention: Sexual health can be a sensitive topic and our research relies on people’s willingness to participate, and the continual growth of digital media for social interaction and intervention opportunities also suggest the time is right to consider alternatives to our existing surveys. This theme aims to investigate the acceptability of different research methods and examines how to make better use of existing data, such as those collected by sexual health clinics.

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Publications

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Bolding G (2006) Heterosexual men and women who seek sex through the Internet. in International journal of STD & AIDS

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Buston K (2007) Young women under 16 years with experience of sexual intercourse: who becomes pregnant? in Journal of epidemiology and community health

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Davis M (2006) Sex and the Internet: gay men, risk reduction and serostatus. in Culture, health & sexuality

 
Description DW NHS Scotland advisory committee on Sex and Relationships Education in Scotland - member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Policy makers gained better understanding of limitations of reviews of reviews and the importance of sampling in research. Study led to greater appreciation of need to push for more comprehensive implementation of sex and relationship policy.
 
Description DW WHO review of effectiveness HIV prevention
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Policy makers and programmers involved in HIV prevention for young people in developing countries have much better guidance on which programmes to support.
 
Description DW review sexual health research needs Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Reviewed recent sexual health research in Scotland in order to enable policy makers to prioritise allocation of limited resources for further sexual health research. Conducted for National Sexual Health and HIV Advisory Committee in collaboration with NHS Health Scotland.
 
Description Expert Advisory Group on AIDS
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description HIV Action Plan in Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Action Plan has been issued to all relevant government, health and local authorities as revised guidance on HIV prevention, treatment and care in Scotland
 
Description Health Protection Network Guidance on HIV prevention in MSM (LM)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description NHS Health Scotland Commentary on NICE public health intervention guidance on one-to-one interventions to reduce STIs, including HIV, and to reduce the rate of under 18 conceptions
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Commentary issued to health practitioners in Scotland as guidance.
 
Description Report of the NSHAC MSM HIV Prevention Subgroup
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Guideline Title SIGN Guideline 109: Management of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection
Description SIGN Guideline 109: Management of genital Chlamydia infection
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
Impact New guidelines on management of Chlamydia issues to health professionals in Scotland
URL http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/109/
 
Description Scot Gov National Sexual Health & BBV Ministerial Advisory Committee (LM)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Scot Gov National Sexual Health & HIV Advisory Committee HIV Action 9 Project Group (LM)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Action 9 Project Group prepared recommendations on HIV prevention for MSM in Scotland, which were taken forward to be developed as Health Protection Network Guidelines.
 
Description Scot Gov Sexual Health & BBV Framework National Monitoring & Assurance Group (LM)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Scottish Executive, National Sexual Health Advisory Committee Action 13 Survey Subgroup
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Scottish Government National Sexual Health & HIV Advisory Committee HIV Action 7 Subgroup
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact Subgroup produced HIV Action Plan for Scotland Action 7 subgroup prepared recommendations for behavioural surveillance in Scotland (to be actioned by new Sexual Health & BBV Framework National Monitoring & Assurance Group )
 
Description Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Guideline 42: Management of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection Update Development Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Analysis Growing Up in Scotland survey
Amount £94,000 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CSO Doctoral Fellowship in Health Services and Health of the Public Research
Amount £101,467 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CSO Project Grant (RCT of ZTR)
Amount £38,712 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CSO Project Grant (ZTR development of instruments)
Amount £22,414 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CSO small grant (young men & Chlamydia testing)
Amount £47,614 (GBP)
Funding ID CZG/2/515 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description DFID Research Programme Consortium
Amount £2,500,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description ESRC Project Grant (Teenage Men and Unintended Pregnancy: An Educational Resource)
Amount £84,251 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/J000566/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description ESRC Research Seminars Competition
Amount £18,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Exploratory research on parenting in East Africa
Amount £26,904 (GBP)
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO) 
Sector Public
Country Global
Start  
 
Description External Evaluation of Healthy Respect
Amount £676,378 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Health Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC PHSRN call for methodological workshops/MRC Public Health Sciences Research Network
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
 
Description MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network (PHSRN)
Amount £139,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network (PHSRN)
Amount £12,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2006 
 
Description MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network (PHSRN)
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2007 
 
Description MRC Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy Pilot of SEED Programme
Amount £20,004 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Medical Research Council and Department of Health
Amount £360,859 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde - commissioned (MYPC)
Amount £82,463 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2010 
End 02/2012
 
Description NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde - commissioned (review)
Amount £8,247 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2011 
End 03/2012
 
Description NHS Project grant (MYPC evaluation)
Amount £82,463 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy: Application for seed funding./MRC Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
 
Description Scottish Government - commissioned (ToP)
Amount £47,197 (GBP)
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2013
 
Title Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey 
Description The Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey was designed with Paul Flowers (Caledonian University) and Graham Hart (SPHSU and now University College London) to examine changes in gay men's sexual behaviour over time, and to further understand the HIV epidemic in Scotland. The survey has been conducted every three years since 1996. Since 2005, we have also collected oral fluid samples to be tested anonymously for HIV to improve the estimate of HIV prevalence and undiagnosed infection in this population. The data set now includes 7 waves of data, collected every 3 years between 1996 and 2014. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2008 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Papers - PMID:21071563, PMID:22101849, PMID: 22902673, PMID 19276103, PMID 17417102, PMID 16639347, PMID 18520350, PMID 21071563, PMID 20595141, PMID 21325443, PMID 21194448, DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0064038 Revised public health advice on frequency of HIV testing for gay men promoted by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lothian (and by the local voluntary organisations - Gay Men's Health and THT Scotland). 
URL http://gaymensurvey.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/
 
Title SHARE data 
Description SHARE dataset: four waves of data collected as part of a randomised control trial of a sex education programme in 25 secondary schools in Scotland, 1996-2003 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2006 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Research on young people using SHARE data set has clarified the likely limits of schools' influence on young people's sexual risk taking, whether through formal programmes or the broader school ethos. Reinforced evidence that teenage pregnancy is more attributable to social inequalities than lack of sexual health knowledge or skills. Scottish National Sexual Health Strategy recommends that SHARE should constitute part of the sex education curriculum throughout Scottish secondary schools. 
 
Title Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey 
Description Repeat cross-sectional surveys in gay bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh have been conducted every three years since 1996. Since 2005, the survey has included the collection of anonymous oral fluid samples to be tested for HIV antibodies. These surveys are the largest undertaken with gay men in Scotland and provide data on sexual risk and health-seeking behaviours. The last was undertaken in 2014. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Published papers PMID:21071563, PMID:22934820, 
URL http://gaymensurvey.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/
 
Description Contessa 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into study design and grant proposal preparation. Lead on qualitative component of project
Collaborator Contribution Project delivery
Impact Grant funding from MRC Sexual Health and HIV Research call (£360,859) Wellings K, Brima N, Sadler K, Copas A, McDaid L, Mercer C, McManus S, Stephenson J, Glasier A. Stopping and switching contraceptive methods: findings from Contessa, a prospective longitudinal study of women of reproductive age in England. Contraception 2014;[epub ahead of print]
Start Year 2006
 
Description Contessa 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into study design and grant proposal preparation. Lead on qualitative component of project
Collaborator Contribution Project delivery
Impact Grant funding from MRC Sexual Health and HIV Research call (£360,859) Wellings K, Brima N, Sadler K, Copas A, McDaid L, Mercer C, McManus S, Stephenson J, Glasier A. Stopping and switching contraceptive methods: findings from Contessa, a prospective longitudinal study of women of reproductive age in England. Contraception 2014;[epub ahead of print]
Start Year 2006
 
Description Contessa 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into study design and grant proposal preparation. Lead on qualitative component of project
Collaborator Contribution Project delivery
Impact Grant funding from MRC Sexual Health and HIV Research call (£360,859) Wellings K, Brima N, Sadler K, Copas A, McDaid L, Mercer C, McManus S, Stephenson J, Glasier A. Stopping and switching contraceptive methods: findings from Contessa, a prospective longitudinal study of women of reproductive age in England. Contraception 2014;[epub ahead of print]
Start Year 2006
 
Description DfID RPC Reproductive Health and HIV 
Organisation Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Recruited researcher to work in Mwanza, Tanzania, on three tasks: developing institutional social science capacity at NIMR; formative evaluation of community-based parenting programme; social science support for other RPC research projects in Mwanza.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated on various research projects; provided useful networks for further collaborationsStrengthened understanding between institutions and provided opportunities to develop new research initiatives in Mwanza.Provided greater understanding of HIV epidemic in South Africa and the potential for structural interventionsBetter understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa.Greater understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa and issues of parent-adolescent relationships.
Impact Briefing papers for policy makers. Occasional paper on research methods. PubMed ID 19941178. Other publications in preparation. Further collaboration with Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and Kenyan Institute for Medical Research.
 
Description DfID RPC Reproductive Health and HIV 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Recruited researcher to work in Mwanza, Tanzania, on three tasks: developing institutional social science capacity at NIMR; formative evaluation of community-based parenting programme; social science support for other RPC research projects in Mwanza.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated on various research projects; provided useful networks for further collaborationsStrengthened understanding between institutions and provided opportunities to develop new research initiatives in Mwanza.Provided greater understanding of HIV epidemic in South Africa and the potential for structural interventionsBetter understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa.Greater understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa and issues of parent-adolescent relationships.
Impact Briefing papers for policy makers. Occasional paper on research methods. PubMed ID 19941178. Other publications in preparation. Further collaboration with Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and Kenyan Institute for Medical Research.
 
Description DfID RPC Reproductive Health and HIV 
Organisation National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania
Country Tanzania, United Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Recruited researcher to work in Mwanza, Tanzania, on three tasks: developing institutional social science capacity at NIMR; formative evaluation of community-based parenting programme; social science support for other RPC research projects in Mwanza.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated on various research projects; provided useful networks for further collaborationsStrengthened understanding between institutions and provided opportunities to develop new research initiatives in Mwanza.Provided greater understanding of HIV epidemic in South Africa and the potential for structural interventionsBetter understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa.Greater understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa and issues of parent-adolescent relationships.
Impact Briefing papers for policy makers. Occasional paper on research methods. PubMed ID 19941178. Other publications in preparation. Further collaboration with Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and Kenyan Institute for Medical Research.
 
Description DfID RPC Reproductive Health and HIV 
Organisation Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC)
Country Ghana 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Recruited researcher to work in Mwanza, Tanzania, on three tasks: developing institutional social science capacity at NIMR; formative evaluation of community-based parenting programme; social science support for other RPC research projects in Mwanza.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated on various research projects; provided useful networks for further collaborationsStrengthened understanding between institutions and provided opportunities to develop new research initiatives in Mwanza.Provided greater understanding of HIV epidemic in South Africa and the potential for structural interventionsBetter understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa.Greater understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa and issues of parent-adolescent relationships.
Impact Briefing papers for policy makers. Occasional paper on research methods. PubMed ID 19941178. Other publications in preparation. Further collaboration with Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and Kenyan Institute for Medical Research.
 
Description DfID RPC Reproductive Health and HIV 
Organisation University of the Witwatersrand
Department Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit (RHRU) Witwatersrand
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Recruited researcher to work in Mwanza, Tanzania, on three tasks: developing institutional social science capacity at NIMR; formative evaluation of community-based parenting programme; social science support for other RPC research projects in Mwanza.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated on various research projects; provided useful networks for further collaborationsStrengthened understanding between institutions and provided opportunities to develop new research initiatives in Mwanza.Provided greater understanding of HIV epidemic in South Africa and the potential for structural interventionsBetter understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa.Greater understanding of the HIV epidemic in West Africa and issues of parent-adolescent relationships.
Impact Briefing papers for policy makers. Occasional paper on research methods. PubMed ID 19941178. Other publications in preparation. Further collaboration with Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and Kenyan Institute for Medical Research.
 
Description ESRC seminar series on Sociology of Childhood 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Centre for Research in Families and Relationships (CRFR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed to research proposal and planning of seminars, led organisation of 2nd seminar.
Collaborator Contribution Helped develop theoretical approaches to interpreting data on child-parent relationships.
Impact 1st seminar held April 2010. 2nd to be held Nov. 2010.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Gay men in Scotland research - LMcD 
Organisation Glasgow Caledonian University
Department Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of data for joint analyses, intellectual input into research, design of new research project and data collection
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data for joint analyses
Impact Published paper - PMID 23042901 Published paper - PMID 22934820 Published paper - PMID 19525262 Grant - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde project grant (MYPC evaluation) Published paper - PMID 21071563 Published paper - PMID 19276103 Published papers -DOI 10.1080/09540121.2013.824543; DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-737; PMID 22934820; PMID 23042901 PMID:23947757 Grant - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde/NHs Lothian (SMMASH2) Published papers - doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-05; Grant - Health Protection Scotland (GMBS 2017) Papers: doi:10.1111/hiv.12420; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151385; doi:10.1111/hiv.12373
Start Year 2007
 
Description Gay men in Scotland research - LMcD 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of data for joint analyses, intellectual input into research, design of new research project and data collection
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data for joint analyses
Impact Published paper - PMID 23042901 Published paper - PMID 22934820 Published paper - PMID 19525262 Grant - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde project grant (MYPC evaluation) Published paper - PMID 21071563 Published paper - PMID 19276103 Published papers -DOI 10.1080/09540121.2013.824543; DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-737; PMID 22934820; PMID 23042901 PMID:23947757 Grant - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde/NHs Lothian (SMMASH2) Published papers - doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-05; Grant - Health Protection Scotland (GMBS 2017) Papers: doi:10.1111/hiv.12420; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0151385; doi:10.1111/hiv.12373
Start Year 2007
 
Description Healthy Respect evaluation 
Organisation Edinburgh Napier University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Jointly designed evaluation; conducted school surveys; analysed and wrote up data from school surveys; jointly authored Final Report.
Collaborator Contribution Allowed us to collect valuable new dataGreater understanding of the extent to which parents participate in their children's school sexual health programmes.
Impact Final Report to NHS Health Scotland
Start Year 2006
 
Description Healthy Respect evaluation 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Department Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Jointly designed evaluation; conducted school surveys; analysed and wrote up data from school surveys; jointly authored Final Report.
Collaborator Contribution Allowed us to collect valuable new dataGreater understanding of the extent to which parents participate in their children's school sexual health programmes.
Impact Final Report to NHS Health Scotland
Start Year 2006
 
Description Joint supervision PhD: family communication on sex 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Centre for Research in Families and Relationships (CRFR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Joint supervision of PhD student to completion of thesis.
Collaborator Contribution Better understanding of communication on sexual issues within families.
Impact PhD thesis.
 
Description Parenting East Africa: exploratory research 
Organisation Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supervised literature review; organised joint meetings; commented on reports; authored reports.
Collaborator Contribution Advised on developing parenting intervention and collaborated on literature review.Greater understanding of parent-adolescent relationships amongst the Luo.
Impact Occasional paper on research methods for investigating parent-child relationships. Article drafted on parenting practices in Mwanza.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Parenting East Africa: exploratory research 
Organisation Kenyan Institute for Medical Research (KEMRI)
Country Kenya 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Supervised literature review; organised joint meetings; commented on reports; authored reports.
Collaborator Contribution Advised on developing parenting intervention and collaborated on literature review.Greater understanding of parent-adolescent relationships amongst the Luo.
Impact Occasional paper on research methods for investigating parent-child relationships. Article drafted on parenting practices in Mwanza.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Process evaluation in complex public health interventions 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Design of seminar, choice of speakers, assistance facilitating, discussion about potential of guidance on process evaluation.
Collaborator Contribution Improved understanding of process evaluation
Impact Seminar, and plans to write document providing guidance on process evaluation. Multi-disciplinary: public health, sociology, health psychology.
Start Year 2010
 
Description RIPPLE collaboration 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 50% contribution to data set merging. Took lead in analysis and writing of 2 published papers
Collaborator Contribution Merging two databases from similar RCTs of school sex education programmes, leading to joint publications.As aboveAs above
Impact PubMed ID 19101459 PubMed ID 19067936
 
Description RIPPLE collaboration 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution 50% contribution to data set merging. Took lead in analysis and writing of 2 published papers
Collaborator Contribution Merging two databases from similar RCTs of school sex education programmes, leading to joint publications.As aboveAs above
Impact PubMed ID 19101459 PubMed ID 19067936
 
Description RIPPLE collaboration 
Organisation University College London
Department Social Science Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 50% contribution to data set merging. Took lead in analysis and writing of 2 published papers
Collaborator Contribution Merging two databases from similar RCTs of school sex education programmes, leading to joint publications.As aboveAs above
Impact PubMed ID 19101459 PubMed ID 19067936
 
Description Systematic review of interventions with parents 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Designed search strategy and tables for data extraction. Drafted article.
Collaborator Contribution Allowed us to review literature on parenting interventions to improve sexual health of young people
Impact Journal article drafted
 
Description Teenage Men and Unintended Pregnancy: An Educational Resource 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Department School of Nursing and Midwifery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Marion Henderson is a co-applicant on an ESRC funded project to develop an educational resource re: teenage men and unintended pregnancy.
Collaborator Contribution This is ongoing, but we will be producing reports and peer-reviewed papers.
Impact ESRC funding
Start Year 2010
 
Description Termination of Pregnancy (LM) 
Organisation NHS Ayrshire and Arran
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), lead
Collaborator Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), intellectual input, access to clinical facilities for participant recruitment
Impact Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy) doi: 10.1363/46e1214; DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.937463; doi:10.1177/0959353517692606 Grant - Scottish Government - Repeat termination of pregnancy
Start Year 2012
 
Description Termination of Pregnancy (LM) 
Organisation NHS Grampian
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), lead
Collaborator Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), intellectual input, access to clinical facilities for participant recruitment
Impact Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy) doi: 10.1363/46e1214; DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.937463; doi:10.1177/0959353517692606 Grant - Scottish Government - Repeat termination of pregnancy
Start Year 2012
 
Description Termination of Pregnancy (LM) 
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), lead
Collaborator Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), intellectual input, access to clinical facilities for participant recruitment
Impact Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy) doi: 10.1363/46e1214; DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.937463; doi:10.1177/0959353517692606 Grant - Scottish Government - Repeat termination of pregnancy
Start Year 2012
 
Description Termination of Pregnancy (LM) 
Organisation NHS Highland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), lead
Collaborator Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), intellectual input, access to clinical facilities for participant recruitment
Impact Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy) doi: 10.1363/46e1214; DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.937463; doi:10.1177/0959353517692606 Grant - Scottish Government - Repeat termination of pregnancy
Start Year 2012
 
Description Termination of Pregnancy (LM) 
Organisation NHS Lothian
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), lead
Collaborator Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), intellectual input, access to clinical facilities for participant recruitment
Impact Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy) doi: 10.1363/46e1214; DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.937463; doi:10.1177/0959353517692606 Grant - Scottish Government - Repeat termination of pregnancy
Start Year 2012
 
Description Termination of Pregnancy (LM) 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Centre for Sexual Health Research (CSHR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), lead
Collaborator Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), intellectual input, access to clinical facilities for participant recruitment
Impact Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy) doi: 10.1363/46e1214; DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.937463; doi:10.1177/0959353517692606 Grant - Scottish Government - Repeat termination of pregnancy
Start Year 2012
 
Description Termination of Pregnancy (LM) 
Organisation West of Scotland Sexual Health Managed Clinical Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), lead
Collaborator Contribution Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy), intellectual input, access to clinical facilities for participant recruitment
Impact Grant (Scottish Government - Late Termination of Pregnancy) doi: 10.1363/46e1214; DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2014.937463; doi:10.1177/0959353517692606 Grant - Scottish Government - Repeat termination of pregnancy
Start Year 2012
 
Description UCL collaboration on gay men - LMc 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input and analysis of data for joint papers on gay men and HIV
Collaborator Contribution Provision of data for joint analyses
Impact 2 papers - PMID 16639347, PMID 18520350 doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052389
Start Year 2006
 
Description Workshop: community-based interventions 
Organisation MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS
Country Uganda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Organised workshop and wrote up proceedings.
Collaborator Contribution Increased understanding of different sectors' perspectives on community-based interventions
Impact International workshop.
 
Description Young men and Chlamydia testing 
Organisation Glasgow Caledonian University
Department Institute for Applied Health Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of a successful funding proposal and ongoing project management
Collaborator Contribution Strategic development, project delivery
Impact Grant - CSO small grant (young heterosexual men for Chlamydia trachomatis). PMID:24972919, PMID:24300158
Start Year 2010
 
Description AIDS mortality in African migrants living in Portugal: Press Coverage 2009 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event: Online press coverage of published paper (PMID 19525262) 2009 LM
Event Type: Media
Date: 07.2009
Institution: n/a
Media: MDLinx.com
Location: n/a
Title: AIDS mortality in African migrants living in Portugal: Evidence of large social inequalities
Presenters: McDaid, Lisa (née Williamson)
Summary: Online press coverage of published paper - PMID 19525262. Featured on MDLinx.com site http://www.mdlinx.com/internalmdlinx/news-article.cfm/2785688.

Raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.mdlinx.com/internalmdlinx/news-article.cfm/2785688
 
Description Aidsmap news report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online news report of Undiagnosed HIV infection in UK gay men conference presentation at AIDS 2006 on www.aidsmap.com

None known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Aidsmap news report: 'Safer sex' for young gay men - NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Online news report of presentation given at GAYCON.
(Boydell N et al. HIV risk management in the context of relationships: An exploratory qualitative study with young gay and bisexual men in Scotland. GAYCON 2014, 5th National Conference for Scotland on Gay and Bisexual Men's Health and Wellbeing.)
One of the editors of AIDSMAP, Roger Pebody, wrote an article based on the presentation given at GAYCON. The article was picked up by a range of online news sources, as well as being quoted in an article in the Guardian newspaper.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/19/hiv-increasing-young-gay-men-hollyoaks-ste-hay
http://www.kaleidoscot.com/young-gay-scots-see-monogamy-protection-hiv-1913
https://www.poz.com/article/safer-sex-definition-26365-1206
http://www.thebody.com/content/75318/young-gay-men-describe-trust-as-an-hiv-prevention-.html

Picked up by number of other online blogs/websites on topic of HIV and sexual health of MSM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.aidsmap.com/HIV-testing-and-ongoing-relationships-are-part-of-safer-sex-for-young-gay-men...
 
Description BHIVA-BASHH Spring Conference 2014 - HIV risk management in the context of relationships - NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation title: HIV risk management in the context of relationships: an exploratory qualitative study with young gay and bisexual men in Scotland
Authors: Boydell, N, Buston, K, McDaid, L.
Date: April 2014
Location: Liverpool, UK
BHIVA-BASSH was a joint conference aimed at clinicians and health practitioners working in the field of sexual health and HIV medicine. Attendees included HIV clinicians, medical practitioners, nurses, Health Advisers, scientists in the field of medicine, healthcare workers, third sector organisations and representatives of patient groups/people living with HIV.

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Beyond the Rights & Wrongs of Abortion: Access as a Question of Reproductive Justice 2013 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Conference name: Beyond the Rights & Wrongs of Abortion: Access as a Question of Reproductive Justice
Date: March 2013
Location: University of Birmingham, UK
Title: The WELTOP study: preliminary findings
Authors: McDaid, L
Purcell, C
Workshop - 20 attendees

Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) Scotland Spring Conference 2014 IY 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Event type - Presentation to Health Practitioners
Date: 09 05 2014
Institution - British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)
Media - n/a
Location - Dunblane, Scotland
Title - Inequalities, HIV literacy and ARVs for prevention: Understanding the acceptability of PrEP and TasP amongst communities most affected by HIV in Scotland
Presenters - Young, I.
Summary: Presentation to sexual health practitioners on research findings at annual spring conference; conference delivered CPD points.


Fruitful discussions with practitioners about existing practices in HIV consultations; potential collaboration on next steps in research to identify and develop tools for use in consultations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CA/ND conference paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Francis S, Allen C, Vallely A, Kasindi S, Desmond N, Chiduo B, Lees S, Ross D, Hayes R. Microbicides Development Programme intra-vaginal practices in a microbicide feasibility study in Mwanza Tanzania, baseline associations with bacterial vaginosis, sexually transmitted infections and HIV. International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Seattle, 2007

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description DW paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Wight D. Process evaluation.' Evaluating public health interventions: alternatives to RCTs. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London 2006

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description DW paper Holyrood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Wight D. Is sex education working? Sexual Health: What progress two years after respect and responsibility? Holyrood Conference. Edinburgh, 2007.

Policy makers made aware of limited potential of school based sex education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description DW paper Inverness 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Wight D. School based sex education: rigorously evaluating the potential of teacher-delivered (SHARE) and peer-delivered (RIPPLE) programmes. British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, Scottish Branch Scientific Meeting. Inverness, 2007

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description DW paper RCOG 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Wight D, Stephenson J. Evidence of effectiveness: school-based sex education. Evaluating teacher-delivered (SHARE) and peer-delivered (RIPPLE) programmes. Teenage Pregnancy and Reproductive Health Care 52nd RCOG Study Group, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. London, 2006

Chapter in book on teenage pregnancy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description DW paper Sexual Health Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Wight D, Henderson M, Parkes A, Nixon C. The secondary school survey and initial findings on use of services. Healthy Respect and Sexual Health Network: Informing, debating and networking. Edinburgh, 2007

Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description DW paper UVRI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Wight D. Preventing HIV/AIDS in young people: a method for making policy recommendations from imperfect evidence. Uganda Virus Research Institute / MRC. Entebbe, Uganda, 2007

Improved understanding of how to assess inadequate evidence of effectiveness
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description DW papers (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Three talks presented to staff at NIMR, Mwanza, Tanzania on: Barriers to developing social science research capacity in East Africa; Key research questions in process evaluation; The method of participant observation. National Institute for Medical Research. Mwanza, Tanzania, 2007

Improved understanding of issues affecting social science capacity strengthening and research methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description DW video presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Wight D. Sex education and its potential [Video presentation]. Helpline Talk Show: Sex Education: Whose responsibility? . Manama, Bahrain, 2006.

Public debate on sex education in Bahrain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Edinburgh International Science Festival: MRC 'Mini Scientists' Event 2014 NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Edinburgh International Science Festival 2014 NB
Event type: Public
Date: 04.2014
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Title: 'Mini-Scientists' : MRC Public engagement activity at the Edinburgh International Science Festival
Presenters: Boydell, Nicola. Researchers from other MRC funded units around Scotland.
Summary: Mini Scientists is the Medical Research Council's contribution to the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The event involves building a child-sized lab in the festival's principal venue to give MRC researchers an opportunity to share their expertise directly with the public by guiding children through science activities. Children are aged between 7 and 11 years old. Worked with children on arange of activities including Health and the City; an interactive game developed by researchers at the MRC/CSO SPHSU. Aims to enthuse the next generation of young scientists.


Raised awareness of the MRC. Built capacity of early career researcher to engage in science communication. Feedback from participants that the activity was enjoyable and informative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Forum for Bloodborne Viruses presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Williamson L. HIV Prevalence and Undiagnosed Infection in the 2005 MRC Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey. Scottish Forum for Bloodborne Viruses. Glasgow, 2006

None known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description GAYCON 2012 Organising Committee 2012 IY 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: Gaycon 2012 IY
Event type: Organizing committee
Date: 10.2011 to 10.2012
Institution: 4th National Conference for Scotland on Gay and Bi-Sexual Men's Sexual Health and Wellbeing
Location - Glasgow, Scotland
Title - Gaycon organising committee
Presenters - Young, I,
Summary: Participants of organizing committee for health and community national conference; working collaboratively with NHS and community organisation staff to coordinate scientific programme, fundraising, media coverage, etc. Feedback to non-research stakeholders involved in or affected by research; raise profile of SPHSU and; consolidate working relationships with key research partners
Number of attendees: 200


Raised awareness of Unit work. Shared information with practitioners, policy makers and academics; feedback to non-research stakeholders involved in or affected by research; Consolidate working relationships with key research partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012
 
Description GAYCON 2014 - HIV risk management in the context of relationships - NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Date: 24.10.14
Location: Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
URL: http://www.gaycon.org.uk/programme.html
Title: HIV risk management in the context of relationships: An exploratory qualitative study with young gay and bisexual men in Scotland
Authors: Boydell, Nicola; Buston, Katie; McDaid, Lisa.
Nicola Boydell presented findings from her doctoral research to practitioners working in the field of gay men's sexual health, as well as other audiences.

Findings from presentation written up in aidsmap, a national online news service on HIV-related news and research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.gaycon.org.uk/presentations/5.1%20HIV%20risk%20management%20in%20the%20context%20of%20rel...
 
Description GAYCON 2014 Interactive Session: 'Personal Communities', 'Peership' and Practice 2014 NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: Gaycon 2014 NB
Event type: Professional Practitioners
Date: 10.2014
Institution: 5th National Conference for Scotland on Gay and Bi-Sexual Men's Sexual Health and Wellbeing
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Title:'Personal Communities', 'Peership' and Practice - Exploring the sexual health of young gay and bisexual men in Scotland
Presenters: Boydell, Nicola and Bingham, David (Terrance Higgins Trust)
Summary: Interactive session exploring avenues for improving the sexual health of young gay and bisexual men in Scotland with health promotion practitioners.
Number of attendees: 25


Raised awareness of Unit work. Built capacity of early careers researcher to engage with practitioners. Shared knowledge with professional practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GAYCON 2014 Interactive Session: Sexual Health and HIV Literacy 2014 IY/SM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: GAYCON 2014 IY/SM
Event type: Professional practitioners
Date: 10.2014
Institution:5th National Conference for Scotland on Gay and Bi-Sexual Men's Sexual Health and Wellbeing
Location - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Title: Do gay and bisexual men need to be sexual health and HIV literate to have good sexual health?
Presenters: Young, Ingrid and Martin, Susan.
Summary: Interactive session exploring existing HIV and sexual health literacy research and tools with sexual health promotion practitioners. Engaged with practitioners to identify key barriers and facilitators in sexual health promotion for gay and bisexual men, and explored potential tools and techniques to support this work in the context of increasing biomedical HIV prevention.
Number of attendees: 25


Raised awareness of Unit work. Built capacity of early careers researchers to engage practitioners. Shared knowledge with practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description GAYCON 2014 Organising Committee 2014 IY/JR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: GAYCON 2014 Organising Committee 2014 IY/JR
Event type: Organizing committee
Date: 06.2013 to 10.2014
Institution: 5th National Conference for Scotland on Gay and Bi-Sexual Men's Sexual Health and Wellbeing
Location - Edinburgh, Scotland
Title - Gaycon organising committee
Presenters - Young, Ingrid, and Riddell, Julie.
Summary: Participants of organizing committee for health and community national conference; working collaboratively with NHS and community organisation staff to coordinate scientific programme, fundraising, media coverage, etc. Feedback to non-research stakeholders involved in or affected by research; raise profile of SPHSU and; consolidate working relationships with key research partners.
Number of attendees: 200


Raised awareness of Unit work. Shared information with practitioners, policy makers and academics; feedback to non-research stakeholders involved in or affected by research; Consolidate working relationships with key research partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
URL http://www.gaycon.org.uk/
 
Description Gay Men's Health (Edinburgh) presentation - LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on findings from 2005 Gay men's sexual health survey

Findings informed local gay men's sexual health and HIV prevention campaigns
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey feedback leaflets 2011 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Event: 2008 survey results feedback leaflet distributed to 1500 men during the 2011 survey
Event type: Public
Date: 06.2011
Institution: n/a
Media: n/a
Location: Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland
Title: 2008 survey results feedback leaflet
Presenters: McDaid, Lisa
Summary: Findings from the 2008 Gay Men's Health Survey distributed in the form of a leaflet to 1500 men during the 2011 Gay Men's Health Survey.

Raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2011
 
Description Gaycon 2012 Gay Men's Sexual Health and Wellbeing - 4th National Conference for Scotland 2012 NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference name: Gaycon 2012, Gay Men's Sexual Health and Wellbeing - 4th National Conference for Scotland
Date: 25-26 October 2012
Location: Glasgow
Title: What does the term 'gay community' mean to you?"- Understandings among gay men in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire
Authors: Boydell-Wright, N., Buston, K., McDaid, LM.
Nicola Boydell presented on findings of her pilot study to practitioners working in the field of sexual health with men who have sex with men (MSM). After the presentation attendees spoke to Nicola about her research, with some young men agreeing to participate in her doctoral research.


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description HIV prevalence among gay men in Scotland: press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release on paper PMID 17417102

Article in the Sunday Herald and Sunday Times; media briefing at Science Media Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Health and the City: Science Sunday at the University of Glasgow 2014 NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Glasgow Science Festival: Science Sunday at the University of Glasgow 2014 NB
Event type: Public
Date: 06.2014
Institution: University of Glasgow
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Title: "Health and the City": Science Sunday at the University of Glasgow
URL: http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/
Presenters: Boydell, Nicola; Nimegeer, Amy.
Summary: Contributed to delivering an event at the Glasgow Science Festival. The event involved engaging the public, particularly children, through the Health and the City game developed by researchers based at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. This enabled researchers to have the opportunity to share their expertise directly with the public by guiding children through a science activity. Aims to enthuse the next generation of young scientists.


Raised awareness of the MRC. Built capacity of early career researcher to engage in science communication. Feedback from participants that the activity was enjoyable and informative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/
 
Description Health in the media MRC Centenary Event LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: MRC Centenary Event: Health in the Media 2013 LM
Event Type: Public
Date: 06.2013
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Title: Health in the Media
Presenters: McDaid, Lisa
Hilton, Shona
Lennox, Jemma
Summary: On the Thursday evening of the MRC Centenary week, a discussion and pub quiz about health and sexual health in the media was held at a Glasgow pub called the Curler's Rest. Approx 25 people attended the event.


Raised awareness of Unit work
Raised awareness of the MRC
Built capacity of researchers to engage public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KB piece on STI testing MRC Annual report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Piece about STI testing research in MRC annual report which will be disseminated widely to staff members, media and policy makers.

None to my knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description KBreport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Buston, K. (2008) Behind and beyond the prison bars: young offenders talk about sex and relationships. Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Occasional Paper 18. Report sent to potentially interested parties including policymakers, parliamentarians, prison officers and health professionals.

Contacts made following receipt of report. Asked to speak to Sexual Health Parliamentary Committee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description KBreportonwebsite 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Buston, K. Behind and beyond the prison bars: young offenders talk about sex and relationships. Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Occasional Paper 18. http://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/files/File/library/occasional/OP018.pdf

Web-links sent to a number of contacts, including those requesting link. Assumed that others have also accessed report in this way.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description LGBT Communities in the Twenty-First Century Conference NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference: LGBT Communities in the Twenty-First Century Conference
Location: Sheffield, UK
Date: 9th November 2012
Title: "What does the term 'gay community' mean to you?"- Understandings among gay men in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.
Authors: Boydell Wright, N., Buston, K., McDaid, LM.
Nicola attended and presented a poster at this one day conference in Sheffield. The focus of the event was on engaging with professional practitioners, community-based organizations, patient groups, equalities officers, academics and other audiences to debate the implications for policy and practice in LGBT equalities of the findings of a study examining connections to,and meanings of, LGBT communities.

Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description LM Gaycon conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at Gaycon 2010, Gay Men's Sexual Health and Wellbeing - 3rd National Conference for Scotland (dissemination of research to non-academic audience)

none known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description MH paper HR interim results 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Henderson M, Wight D, Parkes A, Nixon C. School survey Healthy Respect phase Two: Interim evaluation results. Edinburgh, 2007

Invited to present other findings at NHS Lothian.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description MH/DW newsletter and website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Newsletter to SHARE participants and school teachers, with link to SHARE study website.

Teachers and pupils contacting MH to ask about further information on aspects of the newsletter that interested them (this was a service we offered and MH is the contact person on the SHARE website).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description MH/DW press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact SHARE study results press release.

17 articles in international, UK and Scottish news media (in print and online), live interviews on BBC TV News (both lunchtime and evening programmes) and Newsnight (both UK and Scottish programmes). Requests for copies of peer reviewed paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description MHconference paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Henderson M, Wight D, Parkes A, Nixon C. Learning from school centred sexual health interventions. Bi-ennial Swedish/Finnish/Scottish Workshop on Health Inequalities. Uppsala, Sweden, 2008

Requests for peer reviewed publications and networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description MHpaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Henderson M. Does School affect adolescent pupils' health behaviours? Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research (CIHR) and Wellcome Trust Seminar Series. Welcome Trust Clinical Research Facility at the Western General Hospital (WGH), Edinburgh, 2006.

I received emails from Health Professionals interested in knowing more details about the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description MHpaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Henderson M. The Impact of quality of relationships on contraceptive use and unplanned teenage pregnancies. Clinical meetings in human sexuality. Sheffield, 2007

Requests for copies of relevant peer reviewed publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description MHpaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Henderson M, West P. 'School effects' on adolescents' health behaviours: overlap in findings across five independent Scottish studies. Health Promoting School Research Group. Health Scotland, Edinburgh, 2007

Requests to send copies of relevant peer reviewed publications, when published.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description MHpaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Henderson M, Wight D, Nixon C, Parkes A. Engaging with young people in secondary schools. NHS Health Scotland in partnership with Scottish Government and Healthy Respect: Creating a Healthy Respect for Sexual Health. Conference Centre, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, 2008

Some Edinburgh City schools asked for a copy of the presentation to show benefits of participating in research to HMI (schools' inspectors). I was asked to repeat the presentation in Mussleburgh for Midlothian schools and I did so around a month later. Around 50 schools were reached, ~20 secondaries and ~30 primaries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description MRC Centenary Events: Public Health Interactive Games at Glasgow Science Centre 2014 LM/SM/MS/JR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at Glasgow Science Centre
Event Type: Public
Date: 06.2014
Institution: Glasgow Science Centre
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Title:
Presenters: McDaid, Lisa; Martin, Susan; Smith, Matthew; Riddell, Julie. Staff from other MRC/CSO SPHSU programmes
Summary: A series of activities at Glasgow Science Centre to showcase some of Social and Public Health Sciences Unit's research as part of the MRC Centenary. We ran a series of activities at GSC as part of their 'Meet the Expert' programme of events visitors over the centenary weekend. Activities included (but not limited to):
• Health and the City; Game developed for children to help them investigate the changes and improvements that can be made to a neighbourhood to make it riskier, safer or a healthier environment to live in. (UUPHR programme - including SM)
• Alcohol and food portions Activity for adults comparing portion sizes of alcoholic beverages to standard measure sizes and matching food stuffs to common items that represent recommended portion sizes. (All programmes)
• Calories in alcohol Activity for adults match up alcoholic beverages to snacks according to their calorie content. (All programmes)
• Posters Posters outlining the research we do at the SPHSU. (All programmes)



Raised awareness of the MRC. Raise awareness of Unit work. Built capacity of researchers, particularly career researchers, to engage in science communication. Feedback from participants that the activity was enjoyable and informative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.centenary.mrc.ac.uk/open_days/mrccso-social-and-public-health-sciences-unit-at-glasgow-sc...
 
Description MRC Clincal Trials Unit 2013 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Conference name: MRC Clincal Trials Unit
Date: January 2013
Location: London, UK
Title: Sexual Health
Authors: McDaid, L
50 attendees

Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Making an Impact 2012 NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference name: Making an Impact
Date: 8 November 2012
Location: Glasgow
Title: "What does the term 'gay community' mean to you?"- A pilot study exploring understandings among gay men in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire
Authors: Boydell-Wright, N., Buston, K., McDaid, LM.
After the presentation, Nicola was approached by practitioners working with young LGBT people to discuss the possibility of the organisation supporting recruitment for Nicola's doctoral research. The organisation LGBT youth Scotland subsequently became involved in supporting the research.

Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Media coverage of Feminism & Psychology paper on late abortion (CP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Our Feminism & Psychology paper got some coverage in today's Herald.
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15213129.Calls_to_end___39_shroud_of_secrecy__39__around_late_abortions/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ND conference paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Shagi C, Vallely A, Kasindi S, Chiduo B, Desmond N, Soteli S, Kavit N, Vallely L, Lees S, Hayes R, Ross D. A model for community representation and participation in HIV prevention trials among women who engage in transactional sex in Africa, Microbicides Development Programme. International AIDS Society. Sydney, 2007

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description ND paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Desmond N. Power of the social: Perceptions of risk in north-western Tanzania. National Institute for Medical Research. Mwanza, 2007

NA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lothian Men who have Sex with Men HIV Prevention Needs Assessment Review Day 2012 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event name: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lothian Men who have Sex with Men HIV Prevention Needs Assessment Review Day
Date: August 2012
Location: Edinburgh
Title: Gay and bisexual men's sexual health: MRC data review
Authors: McDaid LM


Raised awareness of Unit work
Shared knowledge with practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde HIV Prevention Review 2011 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde HIV Prevention Review Day 2011 LM
Event Type: Policy
Date: 08.2011
Location: Glasgow, UK
Presenters: McDaid, Lisa
Summary: Contributed to a review of the HIV prevention needs of gay and bisexual men in Glasgow and the subsequent revisions to HIV prevention services.

Title: Trends in gay men's HIV risk behaviour.
Authors: McDaid L, Knussen C, Flowers P.

Raised awareness of Unit work. Contributed to a review of the HIV prevention needs of gay and bisexual men in Glasgow and the subsequent revisions to HIV prevention services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description National ToP Working Group, Scotland 2013 CP/LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Event: Presentation to Scottish National Termination of Pregnancy Working Group 2013 CP
Event Type: Policy
Date: 10.2013
Institution: Scottish National Termination of Pregnancy Working Group
Location: Larbert, Scotland
Title: Women's experiences of later termination of pregnancy in Scotland: Findings from an exploratory study
Presenters: Purcell C, Cameron S, Brown A, Caird L, Flett G, Laird G, Melville C, McDaid LM.
Summary: The purpose of the presentation and was to feed back to the study advisory group. Findings from the study were presented to the advisory group at their biannual network meeting, which were then discussed amongst the group to inform decision making. There were approx. 10-15 attendees.

Raised awareness of unit work. Shared information and knowledge with practitioners and policy-makers. Policy-makers used the research to inform decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2013
 
Description Phace Scotland presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 2005 MRC Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey results presentation for Phace Scotland (now THT Scotland)

Local gay men's sexual health campaigns informed by findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Pride Edinburgh 2013 IY/CP/SM/JR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: SPHSU Sexual Health Team stall at Pride, Pride Edinburgh.
Event Type: Public
Date: 06.2013
Location:Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Title: SPHSU Sexual Health Team stall at Pride, Pride Edinburgh.
Presenters: Young, Ingrid; Purcell, Carrie; Martin, Susan; and Riddell, Julie.
Summary: The Sexual Health team had a stall at the Pride Edinburgh event. There were 4 members of staff from the team working at the event and they saw approximately 150 members of the public while manning the stall. Research findings from the Gay Men's Surveys were disseminated and members of the public were invited to take part in a sexual health quiz.


Raised awareness of Unit work and the MRC. Built capacity of early careers researchers to engage public. Shared information with the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Pride Glasgow 2013 IY/MS/NB/JR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: SPHSU Sexual Health Team stall at Pride, Pride Glasgow.
Event Type: Public
Date: 08.2013
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Title: SPHSU Sexual Health Team stall at Pride, Pride Glasgow.
Presenters: Young, Ingrid; Smith, Matthew; Boydell, Nicola; and Riddell, Julie.
Summary: The Sexual Health team had a stall at the Pride Glasgow event. There were 4 members of staff from the team working at the event and they saw over 200 members of the public while manning the stall. Research findings from the Gay Men's Surveys were disseminated and members of the public were invited to take part in a sexual health quiz. Recruitment for ongoing studies with gay and bisexual men was undertaken as part of the event.

Raised awareness of Unit work and the MRC. Built capacity of early careers researchers to engage public. Shared information with the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (NHS Lothian) Expert Seminar 2013 IY 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (NHS Lothian) Expert Seminar, January 2013
Event type: Professional Practitioners
Date: 01.2013
Institution: Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, NHS Lothian
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Title - Presentation to HIV, Sexual Health and Infectious Disease Practitioners
Presenters - Young, Ingrid.
Summary: Gaycon 2012 Feedback: Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey, HIV & STI testing, and ARVs for HIV Prevention Feedback to HIV, Sexual Health and Infectious Disease clinicians and nurses from 2012 Gaycon research presentations.
Number of attendees: 45


Raised awareness of Unit work. Built capacity of early careers researcher to engage practitioners and clinicians/ Shared information with practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (NHS Lothian) Expert Seminar, January 2013 IY 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Event type: Presentation to HIV, Sexual Health and Infectious Disease Practitioners
Date: 18 01 2013
Institution - Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, NHS Lothian
Media - N/a
Location - Edinburgh, Scotland
Title - Gaycon 2012 Feedback: Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey, HIV & STI testing, and ARVs for HIV Prevention
Presenters - Young, I.
Summary: Feedback to HIV, Sexual Health and Infectious Disease clinicians and nurses from 2012 Gaycon research presentations.


Fruitful discussions about impact of PrEP in clinical practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Report drawing on WEMA paper (CP) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article covering multiple abortion topic, following our paper on the topic https://today.mims.com/stop-stigmatising-against-women-who-seek-multiple-abortions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sandyford Presentation 2010 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: MRC Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey Results Presentation for staff at Sandyford Initiative LM
Event Type: Professional Practitioners
Date: 2010
Institution: Sandyford Initiative
Media: n/a
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Title: MRC Gay Men's Sexual Health Survey Results Presentation
Presenters: McDaid, Lisa

Raised awareness of Unit work
Shared information with practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2010
 
Description Scottish Government National Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virues Ministerial Advisory Committee 2013 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Conference name: Scottish Government National Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virues Ministerial Advisory Committee
Date: June 2013
Location: Glasgow, UK
Title: UK newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood borne viruses in 2010
Authors: McDaid, L
Martin, S
Hilton, S
20 attendees

Raised awareness of unit work
Shared knowledge with policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Scottish Government National Sexual Health and Blood Borne Viruses Ministerial Advisory Committee, 2014 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation title: Women's experiences of later termination of pregnancy in Scotland: an exploratory study
Authors: McDaid, LM, Purcell, C, Cameron, S, Brown, A, Caird, L, Flett, G, Laird, G, Melville, G.
Date: January 2014
Location: Edinburgh, UK

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Scottish HIV & AIDS Group presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact HIV prevalence & undiagnosed infection in UK gay men presentation at Scottish HIV & AIDS Group

None known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Scottish HIV Action Group (SHIVAG) Annual Meeting 2014, IY 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Event type - Presentation to Health Practitioners
Date: - 02 09 2014
Institution - Scottish HIV Action Group (SHIVAG)
Media - n/a
Location - Dunfermline, Scotland
Title - 'Test and Treat': Exploring the acceptability of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) in Scotland
Presenters - Young, I.
Summary: Presentation to Sexual Health practitioners on research findings at annual meeting


Fruitful discussions with practitioners about existing practices; potential collaboration on next steps in research to identify and develop tools for use in consultations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Scottish Sexual Health Lead Clinicians Group, 2014, LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation Title: Women's experiences of later termination of pregnancy in Scotland: an exploratory study
Authors: McDaid, LM, Purcell, C, Cameron, S, Brown, A, Caird, L, Flett, G, Laird, G, Melville, C.
Date: March 2014
Location: Glasgow, UK

n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sweetwaters HSRC (South Africa) Research Exchange Meeting, 2014, Young, I. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event type: Presentation to researchers and postgraduate students
Date: - 23 September 2014
Institution - Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
Media - n/a
Location -Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Title - Exploring the acceptability of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) amongst communities affected by HIV in the UK
Presenters - Young, I.
Summary: Interactive Session Presentation to research and postgraduate students at HSRC who are engaged in delivering HIV community testing and treatment trials; Part of a British Council Research Links Travel Award to explore international collaborations and support social science researcher capacity in South Africa.


Presentation and discussion explored potential areas for international comparison and potential next steps for intervention development, including the identification of potential grant opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Systematic review of barriers to modern contraceptive use: Press Coverage 2009 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event: Interview on published paper 2009 - PMID 19228420 LM
Event Type: Media
Date: 02.2009
Institution: n/a
Media: Reuters
Location: n/a
Title: Birth control knowledge lacking in developing world
Presenters: McDaid, Lisa (née Williamson)
Summary: Interview with Lisa McDaid (née Williamson). Press coverage on Reuters - Birth control knowledge lacking in developing world http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE51Q51020090227

Raised awareness of Unit work
Built capacity of researchers to engage public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE51Q51020090227
 
Description Undiagnosed HIV infection in UK gay men press release. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Undiagnosed HIV infection in UK gay men paper press release.

Online news report, interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC News 24
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Vancouver HIV Literacy Workshop/Health Literacy Planning Workshop 2014 IY/SM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: Health Literacy Planning Workshop: BC Gay Men's Health Summit 2014 IY/SM
Event Type: Workshop and Conference
Date: 11.2014
Institution: BC Centre for Disease Control, Canadian Institute of Health Research
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Title: Health Literacy Planning Workshop
Presenters: Young, Ingrid and Martin, Susan
Summary: This is a two-day workshop to bring together national and international researchers, community leaders and experts to identify key knowledge gaps and research questions regarding sexual health literacy in the context of HIV and STI prevention among MSM and their providers and to develop a national and international program of research leading to one or more grant applications for assessing and responding to the sexual health literacy needs of MSM and their providers. Participants will hone in on concrete grant ideas and funding opportunities, concluding with formation of research teams and identifying next steps towards developing research grant applications.
URL - http://www.cbrc.net/summit
Authors - Young, Ingrid; Martin, Susan; McDaid, Lisa; and Riddell, Julie.

Raised awareness of the MRC. Raise awareness of Unit work. Feedback used in further development of activity. Further collaboration with international researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Wellbeing in Sexual Health and HIV (WISHH) National Stakeholder Event 2013 LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference name: Wellbeing in Sexual Health and HIV (WISHH) National Stakeholder Event
Date: Sept 2013
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Title: UK newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood borne viruses in 2010
Authors: McDaid, L
Martin, S
Hilton, S
120 attendees

Raised awareness of unit work
Shared knowledge with practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies Scientific Seminar 2014 IY 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event type: Presentation to Clinical Trial Research and support staff
Date: - 17 September 2014
Institution - Wellcome Trust Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies
Media - n/a
Location - Mtubatuba, South Africa
Title - Exploring the acceptability of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) amongst communities affected by HIV in the UK
Presenters - Young, I.
Summary: Presentation to research and support staff at Africa Centre who are delivering a TasP clinical trial; Part of a British Council Research Links Travel Award to explore international collaborations and support social science researcher capacity in South Africa.
Impact: Presentation and discussion explored potential areas for international comparison and potential next steps for intervention development.



My presentation to this research centre stimulated discussion and further exploration of linkage to care and other HIV Treatment as Prevention issues in an international context. Helped to facilitate potential collaborative activities with researchers based in South Africa and our programme of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Project: Feeltrack 2014/2015 LM/NB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Project: Feeltrack 2014/2015 LM/NB
Event Type: Weekly workshops with young people (Public)
Date: 10.2014 to 03.2015
Location: Glasgow and London, UK
Presenters: McDaid, Lisa; Boydell, Nicola; and Lorimer, Karen (Glasgow Caledonian University).
Summary: This work constitutes a public engagement project sponsored by the Wellcome Trust as part of their yearlong "Sexology Season". Commencing from autumn 2014, and being led by the Wellcome Trust, this season of work involves a variety of projects, which will link to "The Institute of Sexology Exhibition" being held in London at the Wellcome Trust. One of these embedded projects is a young people's participatory research and song writing project. Groups of young people (aged 16-25) years work with researchers at various UK 'hubs' to explore their own questions around sex and sexual health and respond to this creatively through song writing. The specific focus of the Glasgow Hub to focus on minority sexualities (LGBT). The researchers work with the young people to develop research skills and carry out a small-scale research project.
The project culminated in a performance at the Roundhouse in London in Feb 2015, where the young people who had participated in the project were able to perform the songs they had written, and also hear the songs from other 'hubs'. The audience was comprised of staff from the Wellcome Trust, family and friends, third sector organisations and the media The performance was also advertised on social media, and streamed live to reach a wider audience. The young people from the Glasgow hub were able to attend the Wellcome Trust 'Sexology' exhibition and two of the songs they wrote were chosen for inclusion on a 'listening post' within the exhibition space. Members of the public were able to listen to the songs that the young people had written and recorded and these will be archived by the Wellcome Trust.
URL: http://www.tramway.org/events/Pages/FEEL-TRACK-Research-Sex-Make-Music.aspx
URL: http://www.wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/institute-sexology
http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/blog/2015/02/in-video-sounds-of-sexology-from-wellcome-trust/

Raised awareness of Unit work. Built capacity of early careers researcher to engage with public, specifically young people. Shared knowledge with public. Offered opportunity to develop future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL http://www.wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/institute-sexology
 
Description Workshop on community-based interventions 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Workshop bringing together representatives of three different sectors - policy makers, programmers and researchers - to discuss different perspectives on community-based sexual health interventions.

Better understanding of differing perspectives between sectors. Brief proceedings of workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006