Complexity in Health Improvement

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

We know that many factors influence health and health inequalities and the work of this Unit covers social, economic, environmental and cultural determinants of health. This programme is designed to look across this and the multiple interdependent factors at play.

We want to provide leadership on the development of new research methods to evaluate programmes that aim to improve health and reduce inequalities in health, and we want to identify how and why programme effectiveness may vary. This is important since decision makers and those designing services need to understand where to target effort and investment.

It’s imperative that we can identify what works, for whom, under what circumstances and why; this is the focus of our work in this programme. We will prioritise evaluations of interventions that tackle obesity and alcohol use; use new technology; or target health behaviour among those with serious mental illness. There also needs to be a better understanding of whether specific interventions and programmes can be transferred to different settings, target groups, or the problem to be addressed, without losing their effectiveness. To do this we will need to identify what elements make it possible for a programme to be modified in order to work or indeed which elements means transferability may not be effective. We will further develop and apply methods to understand and simulate how multiple interdependent factors come together in complex adaptive systems that generate heath inequalities and are resistant to change. This will include a focus on social networks and on drinking behaviour.

Staff training, developing advanced courses, and leading collaborative networks of fellow researchers will be delivered in order to improve our professional capacity to develop and evaluate complex public health programmes and understand complex systems.

Technical Summary

Aims and objectives

We aim to lead international efforts in the application of novel methods to: (1) identify the most effective means to improve population health and reduce inequalities; and (2) understand how effectiveness might vary across contexts.

We have four objectives:
1. To improve processes and methods to rigorously develop and evaluate theoretically-based complex public health interventions, to routinely incorporate evaluability assessment into the development stages of major new policy programmes, and ensure that evaluations identify what works, for whom, under what circumstances and why.
2. To formulate general principles about the transferability of interventions, by identifying: which aspects of setting, target group or problem have insignificant impact on effectiveness, which can be addressed through intervention adaptation without loss of effectiveness, and which prevent interventions being effective when transferred.
3. To develop and apply network analysis methods and complex systems science to better understand and model the interdependent relationship between multiple determinants of health and behavior and the generation of health inequalities. This will include a focus on social influences on behavior and on alcohol use.
4. To build capacity in the development and evaluation of complex public health interventions and in complex systems science methods, through: staff and student training, developing advanced courses, and leading collaborative networks to develop and share the high quality implementation of these methods.

Research plan and methodology

There will be three complementary themes.

The first will seek to improve methods to support the design and conduct of evaluations of complex interventions, particularly through pragmatic or realist randomised trial designs. In these evaluations, form can vary, external validity is maximised, and there is a focus on understanding and explaining heterogeneity. In particular, interventions are theorised and evaluated in terms of their dependence on context, implementation and differential effectiveness across individuals and populations. This theme will prioritise interventions tackling obesity and alcohol use; using new technology; or targeting health behavior among those with serious mental illness.

Our second theme will further investigate issues of transferability across context, with a particular focus on the transferability of parenting interventions to and from resource-poor settings, notably Africa. These first two themes will largely be concerned with interventions that have multiple components and in developing theoretical and empirical evidence of both their effectiveness and their dependence on external factors.

The third theme will focus on complex systems theory and related systems science methods, to develop approaches that comprehensively account for complexity and facilitate a broader conception of the multiple, modifiable influences on population health and health inequalities. This theme will also include a focus on the co-evolution of social networks and health.

Organisations

Publications

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Bevan Jones R (2018) Psychoeducational interventions in adolescent depression: A systematic review. in Patient education and counseling

 
Title TRIUMPH Youth Advisory Group Video (Mariam Kadhim) 
Description TRIUMPH recruited diverse a group of sixteen young people from across the UK to form the Youth Advisory Group. They met for the first time in June 2019 for a three-day residential meeting in Glasgow - the video presents their experiences. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact The video was played at four regional agenda-setting workshops in front of audiences which included policy-makers, health practitioners, and young people. As a result, they had a deeper understanding of youth involvement and how the group plays a key role in the development of the network and ensures that young people are meaningfully involved in events, activities and research. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPe2BtcK_wo
 
Description Advertising restrictions (Stephanie Chalmers)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description CMO UK Physical Activity Guideline Update_AM (Anne Martin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Commission LPHRIAE Short Life Working Group Meeting (Laurence Moore)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This has contributed to the re-design/reform of the public health system in Scotland.
URL https://publichealthreform.scot/media/1530/paper-8-lphriae-revised-final-report.pdf
 
Description Consultation response to Scottish Conservative Healthy Lifestyle Strategy: Setting out a long term alternative strategy for Health, Wellbeing and Sport (Stephanie Chalmers)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description European Congress on Obesity 2019: Member of Programme Planning and Local Organising Committee (Anne Martin)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Further advertising restrictions for products high in fat, salt and sugar (Stephanie Chalmers)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Healthier Future - Diet and Obesity consultation_AM (Anne Martin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description INDEX Guidance Impact Conference (Laurence Moore)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Many delegates from NHS Research Design Services, potential long-term impacts for health improvement.
 
Description Industry Response to Marketing Restrictions Steering Group Member (Lauren White)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited research methods seminar at Scottish government (Mark McCann)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Involvement at Scottish Government Think-Tank event: Scotland's Futures Forum on obesity prevention by 2020 (Lynsay Matthews)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Involvement with this think-tank event will influence future policy for obesity prevention by the year 2020.
 
Description Member of the Cross Party Group on Improving Scotlands Health (Sharon Simpson)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Member, Cross-Whitehall Trials Advice Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Organising and delivering a seminar (Anne Martin)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The 2-day course in systematic review methodology increased the knowledge and skill of researchers and practitioners on how to plan, conduct and interpret a systematic review.
 
Description Public Health Reform in Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact I was invited to provide a think-piece by the Co-Director of the Publoc Health Reform Oversight Committee, on how research, policy and practice could be better integrated in the revised Scottish public health system. I was also asked to join a Short Life Working Group on leadership in public health research innovation and evidence, and have been an active member of that group, which has developed key papers and led a number of consultation events.
URL https://www.scotphn.net/projects/public-health-reform/commissions-lphriae/
 
Description Response to Personal and Social Education Consultation by Scottish Parliament
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to Scottish Government Consultation A Healthier Future ââ'¬â€œ Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight (Stephanie Chalmers)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Scot gov commissioned systematic literature review (Anne Martin)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description UK Government Consultation (Alison Devlin. Danny Wight)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description WHO Consultation Adolescent Health Research Priorities
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Improvements in survival, morbidity or quality of life. Effective solutions to societal problems.
 
Description A Dose Reduction Immunobridging Study of two HPV vaccines in Tanzanian girls
Amount £3,048,733 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N006135/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 02/2021
 
Description A multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a school-based peer-led drug prevention intervention (The FRANK friends study)
Amount £1,465,055 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/17/97/02 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 06/2022
 
Description A multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of an environmental nutrition and physical activity intervention in nurseries (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self Assessment for Child Care - NAP SACC
Amount £197,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR127551 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 06/2022
 
Description Adaptation of evidence-informed complex population health interventions for implementation and/or re-evaluation in new contexts: New guidance
Amount £320,261 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R013357/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2020
 
Description Alcohol Research UK Small grants
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alcohol Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description An N of 1 study of the psychosocial determinants of `stopping, `switching and `seeking treatment behaviour following MUP implementation (Mark MacCann)
Amount £8,000 (GBP)
Organisation Alcohol Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description An exploratory study to test STASH a peer-led intervention to prevent and reduce STI transmission and improve sexual health in secondary schools
Amount £451,262 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/14/182/14 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description Arthritis Research UK Clinical Studies
Amount £202,752 (GBP)
Funding ID 21395 
Organisation Versus Arthritis 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Chief Scientist Office (Sharon Simpson)
Amount £34,091 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description Children Create: Amplifying the voices of children in the translation of physical activity related scientific evidence (Anne Martin)
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 07/2020
 
Description Co-funded Phd studentship with Glasgow City Council: Evaluating the potential health, learning, social and emotional wellbeing benefits of outdoor early learning and childcare nurseries for children, families, and early years practitioners (Anne Martin)
Amount £47,240 (GBP)
Organisation Glasgow City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description Cochrane Review Support Programme: Lifestyle intervention for improvement of school achievement in overweight and obese children and adolescents (Anne Martin)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_UU_12017/14 
Organisation The Cochrane Collaboration 
Department UK Cochrane Centre
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 01/2018
 
Description Developing complex systems methods capacity in NHS Health Scotland.EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (Mark McCann)
Amount £15,186 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Department Impact Acceleration Account Lancaster
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Developing core outcome measures for lifestyle weight management programmes by expert consensus
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Funding ID CGA/17/08 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description Does Mellow Babies improve the psychosocial health of mothers and their children? The Mellow Babies Trial
Amount £1,210,208 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/15/126/05 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 11/2022
 
Description EPSRC-IAA: Developing complex systems methods capacity in NHS Health Scotland (Mark McCann)
Amount £9,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description ERASMUS-MUNDUS Nova Domus
Amount € 3,159 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2015 
End 10/2015
 
Description ESRC SDAI WWCW_Loneliness and Wellbeing Among Adolescents and Young Adults (Emily Long)
Amount £301,886 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T008679/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description ESRC-IAA: Developing complex systems methods capacity in NHS Health Scotland (Mark McCann)
Amount £8,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation Grants Programme
Amount £45,860 (GBP)
Organisation Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 07/2018
 
Description Exploratory trials of complex public health interventions: development of guidance for researchers and funders
Amount £244,501 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N015843/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 04/2018
 
Description Exploring the Teachable Moment for Alcohol Reduction in Breast Clinics: Formative Work to Inform Intervention Design, Development, Process Evaluation
Amount £151,503 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/P016960/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 11/2018
 
Description Further development and feasibility trial of an online psychoeducational intervention for adolescent depression
Amount £617,465 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR-FS-PD-2018 
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description Glasgow Application for a Mental Health Data Pathfinder award
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_17217 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2020
 
Description Groundwork and preparation for a research study to adapt, develop and test the implementation effectiveness of 'A Stop Smoking In Schools Trial' (ASSIST) in LMIC settings (Helen Sweeting)
Amount £65,248 (GBP)
Funding ID SFC-GCRF 2018/19 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account 2014 - University of Glasgow
Amount £1,263,912 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M500471/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 03/2019
 
Description MRC PHIND
Amount £187,451 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 07/2018
 
Description MRC Skills Development Fellowship Programme (Laurence Moore)
Amount £284,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description NHS Health Scotland Tender - Process evaluation of the implementation of Universal Free School Meals (UFSM) for P1 to P3
Amount £27,000 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Health Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2016
 
Description Osteoarthritis Preoperative Package of care of Orthotics, Rehabilitation, Topical and oral agent Usage and Nutrition to Improve outcomes aT a Year (OPPORTUNITY)
Amount £202,752 (GBP)
Funding ID 21395 
Organisation Versus Arthritis 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Outcome evaluation of community-based parenting programme in Uganda (Daniel Wright)
Amount £6,832 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country South Africa
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description Physical Activity Monitors in an Exercise Referral Setting
Amount £245,994 (GBP)
Organisation Health and Care Research Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description Process evaluation of the implementation of Universal Free School Meals (FSM) for P1 to P3
Amount £27,000 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Health Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2016
 
Description Process evaluation of the implementation of universal free school meals (Stephanie Chambers)
Amount £26,999 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Health Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2016
 
Description Providing evidence for prevention of child maltreatment through skillful parenting (Daniel Wight)
Amount £7,341 (GBP)
Funding ID 70500/1 
Organisation Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Netherlands
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Providing strategic direction to optimize parenting interventions to prevent violence in Uganda (Dr Godfrey Siu (Professor Daniel Wight is Co-I))
Amount £11,000 (GBP)
Funding ID OCAY-18-670 
Organisation Oak Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Global
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description SFC-GCRF 2018/19: Ugandan parenting programme to reduce gender based violence: writing up pre-post evaluation and preparation for a large scale experimental evaluation (Daniel Wight)
Amount £56,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Safety Planning Intervention with Follow-up Telephone Contact (SAFE TEL) to Reduce Suicidal Behaviour: A Developmeny and Exploratory Trail
Amount £299,993 (GBP)
Funding ID MQ16PI100009 
Organisation MQ Transforming Mental Health 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2019
 
Description Scottish Government Health Department
Amount £27,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 14/182/14 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 12/2018
 
Description Social marketing to increase HIV testing for gay and bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Greater Glasgow & Clyde: Proposal development work
Amount £31,958 (GBP)
Funding ID CGA/17/27 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Southampton Biomedical Research Centre Seed Grant Scheme
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Southampton NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Nutrition 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Strengthening data linkage to reduce health inequalities in low and middle income countries: building on the Brazilian 100 million cohort (Alastair Layland)
Amount £1,999,754 (GBP)
Funding ID GHR Group:16/137/99 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2020
 
Description Supporting the National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (SNAP-AMR) in Tanzania
Amount £3,089,371 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S004815/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description Systematic review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood
Amount £42,923 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Transdisciplinary Research for the Improvement of Youth Mental Public Health (TRIUMPH) Network
Amount £1,025,164 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S004351/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 11/2022
 
Description UKPRP Network Grant (Laurence Moore)
Amount £402,311 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S037594/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 05/2023
 
Description Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions (Laurence Moore)
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions (Laurence Moore)
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Health (DH) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Using Game Theory to assess the effects of social norms and social networks on adolescent smoking in schools: a proof of concept study
Amount £741,002 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R011176/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description Variation and Determinants of Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Use: Potential Implications for Policy and Practice
Amount £352,626 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/14/153/01 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description w6LCgMKYSGVscG1lZG9pdCHDosKAwpkgYSB3ZWIgYW5kIHRleHQgYmFzZWQgaW50ZXJ2ZW50aW9u IHRvIGZhY2lsaXRhdGUgc29jaWFsIHN1cHBvcnQgdG8gYWNoaWV2ZSBhbmQgbWFpbnRhaW4gaGVh bHRoIHJlbGF0ZWQgYmVoYXZpb3VyIGNoYW5nZQ==
Amount £430,883 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/12/180/20 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Title Course in Developing and Evaluating Social and Public Health Interventions (Daniel Wight) 
Description A small team from Glasgow University, Danny Wight, Cindy Gray, Andy Baxter and Jo Halliday, delivered a nine day workshop in Moshi, Tanzania, to strengthen East African capacity to develop and evaluate complex interventions. The workshop presented, reviewed and adapted the GU Master's module 'Improving Health and Society' and trained the ten experienced researchers from Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya to further deliver it in their own contexts. The module trains researchers and intervention developers in the Six Steps for Quality Intervention Development (6SQuID) model, an evidence-based approach to the process of developing programmes to improve health and society, and the key principles of evaluation. Participants of the workshop are planning to build this into courses for postgraduate students, research staff, and government and NGO researchers and programmers to promote better development, evaluation and scale-up of effective projects and policies. Additionally, this first trial of the workshop will result in reproducible materials to run similar training sessions for other academics to further develop courses in new international contexts. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact All 10 participants plan to deliver the course to their own colleagues, students or researchers and programmers in NGOs and government organisations. 
URL https://jech.bmj.com/content/70/5/520
 
Title Basic framework for generating simulated agent populations with realistic socio-demographic characteristics (Umberto Gostoli) 
Description This model is an enhancement of a previous social care modelling framework which includes additional characteristics in the simulated agents, primarily socio-economic status and a realistic income and wealth distribution for agent households, which makes the simulation more capable of modelling socio-economic policy interventions. The codebase has been enhanced to allow the user to easily generate and compare multiple policy scenarios, and to produce graphs of the relative effectiveness of policies. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This model enables us to investigate and evaluate the impact of different policy scenarios on simulated populations. No previous modelling efforts have been able to compare these kinds of socio-economic policies in this way. We expect this model to be influential in future projects utilising ABMs to evaluate complex policy interventions. 
URL https://github.com/UmbertoGostoli/Population-Health-and-Care-Model/releases/tag/v0.5
 
Title CareSim - Agent-Based Simulation of Formal and Informal Child and Social Care (Umberto Gostoli) 
Description CareSim is a demographic and socio-economic model developed with the purpose to simulate the process through which informal child and social care are allocated, The main assumption is that these processes tale place in kinship networks, which are networks connecting the receiving households with the households of people with which the receving household's members have a kin relationship. In these networks, the transmission of both informal and formal care takes place, as for some household may be more convenient to allocate income to child and social care provision rather than members' time. As the informal and formal child and social care provided by households is affected by the child and social care policies, the model includes parameters which represent the policy levers related to these policies. This feature, allows the researcher not only to better forecast the future evolution of child and social care needs, but also to simulate the effects of alternative policies. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CareSim is a model allowing policy makers to forecast the evolution of child and social care needs and the way the society will respond to these needs, under the current policy scenario. Moreover, it will allow polciy makers to simulate the effects of alternative social policies designed with the goal to tackle future challenges related to child and social care, as projected by the model. Therefore, the model gives policy makers the opportunity to make policy decisions informed by the demographic and social knowledge underlying the model's structure. 
URL https://github.com/UmbertoGostoli/CareSim----Informal-and-Formal-Child-and-Social-Care/releases/tag/...
 
Title Developing core outcome measures for lifestyle weight management programmes (Sharon Simpson) 
Description This dataset includes data from a Delphi exercise that included clinicians, academics and the public's views on the key outcomes to collect for lifestyle weight management programmes. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet 
 
Title Emulating Agent-Based Models with Machine Learning (Eric Silverman) 
Description This work demonstrates how various machine-learning algorithms can be used to replicate the behaviour of complex agent-based models. These surrogate models run much more quickly than the original simulation, allowing the researcher to perform complex analyses that would normally require thousands of lengthy simulation runs in a much shorter period of time. The GitHub repository contains preliminary tests on this topic which will be expanded over time to provide accessible tools to enable other researchers to use this technique. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This work forms the basis for a paper which is to be submitted in early February 2020. This foundational effort will inform further work to take place as part of our PHASE research network and as part of our QQR-funded work on sensitivity analysis techniques for agent-based modelling. 
URL https://github.com/thorsilver/Emulating-ABMs-with-ML
 
Title Free School Meals 
Description Data from official Scottish Government sources were used to investigate the hypotheses outlined above. School meals data was obtained from the Scottish Government's Healthy Living Survey (HLS), an annual census of all publicly-funded Scottish schools, collected in a single week in February 2014. The data analysed was collected for 342 schools (with an additional 20 being lost to missing data) and 36,086 pupils. Data on school buildings was obtained via the 2014 School Estates Core Facts Survey in which local authorities collect information on the size, condition, suitability and capacity of all publicly-funded schools. The survey allows for the ongoing monitoring of school refurbishment. The two datasets were linked using school and local authority names as identifiers. An additional explanatory variable was the price paid for a meal. This data was derived by accessing pricing information via local authority or school websites. Official Scottish Government data (Scottish Government, 2014) provided information on the percentage of the population within each local authority falling into one of six categories: Large Urban, Other Urban, accessible Small Towns, Remote Small Towns, Accessible Rural, Remote Rural. We combined 'neighbouring' pairs to reduce this to three categories: Urban, Small Town and Rural. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None yet 
 
Title Guidance for feasibility studies of complex public health interventions (the GUEST study) (Sharon Simpson) 
Description As part of the guidance development we collected Delphi data from a variety of stakeholders as well as data from expert interviews and an expert workshop. This information was used to develop the new MRC guidance on feasibility studies. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet 
 
Title HELP trial dataset 
Description This dataset includes data from pregnant women and women in the postpartum period. Data were collected at baseline and at 36 weeks gestation and at 6 weeks, 6 months and 12 months postpartum. Body Mass Index at 12 months postpartum was the primary outcome. Secondary outcomes include pregnancy weight gain, quality of life, mental health, waist-hip ratio, child weight centile, admission to neonatal unit, diet, physical activity levels, pregnancy and birth complications, social support, self-regulation and self-efficacy. Data on cost effectiveness and process evaluation data were also collected. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet 
 
Title HelpMeDoIt! trial dataset (Sharon Simpson) 
Description These data were collected as part of the HelpMeDoIt! study and include baseline and 12 month outcome data on participants in this trial and includes outcomes on BMI, physical activity, diet, waist/hip circumference, health-related quality of life, social support, self-efficacy, motivation and mental health. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet 
 
Title Neural networks for cellular automata classification (Eric Silverman) 
Description This is a first effort at training a neural network, specifically a convolutional neural network, to recognise complex behaviour in cellular automata (CAs). CAs are simple systems that nonetheless display highly complex behaviours, and this network learns to classify CAs by their level of complexity. This early-stage theoretical work is intended as a first step toward an automated system for recognising and categorising emergent/complex behaviour in computer simulation outputs, which will assist in the analysis and understanding of complex models. This initial effort is available as a GitHub repository and is written using Mathematica code. Results were published as an extended abstract for the ALIFE 2019 conference, and will appear in the conference proceedings from MIT Press after the conference. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact During the development of this initial study, I consulted with two prominent researchers in complexity -- Stephen Wolfram and Hector Zenil, both of whom expressed interest in being involved in future iterations of this work. 
URL https://github.com/thorsilver/Neural-Networks-for-CA-Classification
 
Title Osteoarthritis peroperative package of care to improve outcomes at 12 months (Sharon Simpson) 
Description We have collected qualitative data on feasibility and acceptability of the intervention and trials methods. We have also collected data on a variety of outcomes at baseline and 12 month follow-up including weight, activity, pain, self efficacy and quality of life. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet 
 
Title Qualitative data parents' and stakeholders' views of online advertising of HFSS products (Lauren Elsie White) 
Description 8 focus group transcripts and 11 individual interview transcripts 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact PhD thesis 
 
Title SAFETEL trial dataset (Sharon Simpson) 
Description This dataset includes data from the SAFETEL trial participants and includes data on baseline characteristics of participants as well as self-harm readmission to hospital at follow-up. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact none as yet 
 
Title STASH Exploratory Trial Database (Ross Forsyth) 
Description Data was collected in S4 pupils in six schools across West Lothian and South West Edinburgh. There were three data sets, intervention group baseline (n=680), intervention group follow up (n=603) and control group (n=696). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This database allowed the STASH project to demonstrate that the trial met the progression criteria set by the Trial Steering Committee. This prompted the TSC to indicate that that it would be worth exploring the potential of the intervention in a full RCT. 
 
Title STASH exploratory trial - outcome evaluation database (Ross Forsyth) 
Description Data was collected in s4 pupils, in six schools across West Lothian and south west Edinburgh. There are three datasets - control group, intervention group (baseline) and intervention group (follow up). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This has allowed us to partly assess the STASH intervention against the study progression criteria. 
 
Title Shirt Sponsorship by Gambling Companies in the English and Scottish Premier Leagues: global reach and public health concerns 
Description While the nature of gambling practices is contested, a strong evidence base demonstrates that gambling can become a serious disorder and have a range of detrimental effects for individuals, communities and societies. Over the last decade, football in the UK has become visibly entwined with gambling marketing. To explore this apparent trend, we tracked shirt sponsors in both the English and Scottish Premier Leagues since 1992 and found a pronounced increase in the presence of sponsorship by gambling companies. This increase occurred at the same time the Gambling Act 2005, which liberalised rules, was introduced. We argue that current levels of gambling sponsorship in UK football, and the global visibility it provides to gambling brands, is a public health concern that needs to be debated and addressed. We recommend that legislators re-visit the relationship between football in the UK and the sponsorship it receives from the gambling industry. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact not known 
 
Title Social Care ABM for Sensitivity Analysis (Eric Silverman) 
Description This is a new version of an agent-based model of social care provision in the UK. This version has been modified to generate large numbers of simulation outputs at varied parameter settings generated by the LPtau method. These outputs are combined into a single file which can then be used as input to uncertainty quantification methods such as Gaussian Process Emulation or neural network regression, which can then produce a 'model of the model' that can be analysed in-depth. This analysis can proceed much more quickly than running the full simulation for the same number of steps, allowing for more robust uncertainty quantification. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This model has been the centrepiece of a research project currently in preparation, which is the first known attempt to train neural networks to replicate the outputs of an agent-based simulation. Preliminary results indicate that neural networks can replicate the complex, non-linear behaviour of agent-based models far better than previously-used methods, which is likely to have a substantial influence on the uncertainty quantification literature and the applied ABM community. 
URL http://github.com/thorsilver/Social-Care-ABM-for-UQ/releases
 
Title eCig microsim (Stefano Picascia) 
Description Spatial microsimulation R code (and associated datasets) to generate the population of the UK, preliminary for the implementation of a microsimulation model forecasting the adoption of electronic cigarettes in the UK. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact In its current state the model can provide insights on the possibile small-area geographical distribution of every variable in the Understanding Society survey. When completed it will serve to forecast the adoption of electronic cigarettes in the UK in the next 20 years 
URL https://github.com/harrykipper/eCig
 
Description ASSIST Global (Sharon Simpson) 
Organisation De La Salle University
Country Philippines 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading a multi-country bid to GCRF for funding to feasiblity test the ASSIST intervention in 4 countries. Received a small grant to do some preparation work for this bid which involved 4 country partners visiting Glasgow to report on their scoping work.
Collaborator Contribution Completing scoping work for the bid. Co-applicants on the outline and full bid, contributing to grant writing.
Impact A blog about the initial work. A outline and full application to GCRF fund. The application is multipdiscipinary involving, education researchers, psychologists, statisticians, medics, public health researchers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ASSIST Global (Sharon Simpson) 
Organisation Gadjah Mada University
Country Indonesia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading a multi-country bid to GCRF for funding to feasiblity test the ASSIST intervention in 4 countries. Received a small grant to do some preparation work for this bid which involved 4 country partners visiting Glasgow to report on their scoping work.
Collaborator Contribution Completing scoping work for the bid. Co-applicants on the outline and full bid, contributing to grant writing.
Impact A blog about the initial work. A outline and full application to GCRF fund. The application is multipdiscipinary involving, education researchers, psychologists, statisticians, medics, public health researchers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ASSIST Global (Sharon Simpson) 
Organisation Nicolae Titulescu University
Country Romania 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading a multi-country bid to GCRF for funding to feasiblity test the ASSIST intervention in 4 countries. Received a small grant to do some preparation work for this bid which involved 4 country partners visiting Glasgow to report on their scoping work.
Collaborator Contribution Completing scoping work for the bid. Co-applicants on the outline and full bid, contributing to grant writing.
Impact A blog about the initial work. A outline and full application to GCRF fund. The application is multipdiscipinary involving, education researchers, psychologists, statisticians, medics, public health researchers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ASSIST Global (Sharon Simpson) 
Organisation Peking University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading a multi-country bid to GCRF for funding to feasiblity test the ASSIST intervention in 4 countries. Received a small grant to do some preparation work for this bid which involved 4 country partners visiting Glasgow to report on their scoping work.
Collaborator Contribution Completing scoping work for the bid. Co-applicants on the outline and full bid, contributing to grant writing.
Impact A blog about the initial work. A outline and full application to GCRF fund. The application is multipdiscipinary involving, education researchers, psychologists, statisticians, medics, public health researchers.
Start Year 2019
 
Description An RCT of a supported digital rehabilitation intervention in patients with stable angina. 
Organisation Deakin University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading this trial including intervention refinement and process evaluation elements.
Collaborator Contribution Co-applicants contributing to various work packages.
Impact Funding application being prepared for NIHR HTA
Start Year 2020
 
Description An RCT of a supported digital rehabilitation intervention in patients with stable angina. 
Organisation Edinburgh Napier University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading this trial including intervention refinement and process evaluation elements.
Collaborator Contribution Co-applicants contributing to various work packages.
Impact Funding application being prepared for NIHR HTA
Start Year 2020
 
Description An RCT of a supported digital rehabilitation intervention in patients with stable angina. 
Organisation Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are leading this trial including intervention refinement and process evaluation elements.
Collaborator Contribution Co-applicants contributing to various work packages.
Impact Funding application being prepared for NIHR HTA
Start Year 2020
 
Description An RCT of a supported digital rehabilitation intervention in patients with stable angina. 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading this trial including intervention refinement and process evaluation elements.
Collaborator Contribution Co-applicants contributing to various work packages.
Impact Funding application being prepared for NIHR HTA
Start Year 2020
 
Description An RCT of a supported digital rehabilitation intervention in patients with stable angina. 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading this trial including intervention refinement and process evaluation elements.
Collaborator Contribution Co-applicants contributing to various work packages.
Impact Funding application being prepared for NIHR HTA
Start Year 2020
 
Description Behavioural weight management: components of effectiveness 
Organisation Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution We have been working with lead site to put together a funding application to NIHR HTA.
Collaborator Contribution They have led the submission of the appliication.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Behavioural weight management: components of effectiveness 
Organisation Teesside University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have been working with lead site to put together a funding application to NIHR HTA.
Collaborator Contribution They have led the submission of the appliication.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Behavioural weight management: components of effectiveness 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have been working with lead site to put together a funding application to NIHR HTA.
Collaborator Contribution They have led the submission of the appliication.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Belfast/Glasgow Social Network Analysis Collaboration 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise, paper co-authors
Collaborator Contribution Data custodians, paper co-authors
Impact New collaboration; no outputs as yet. This collaboration involves the drugs and alcohol research network, the institute of child care research v in the department of sociology, social policy v and social work, and the unit. The first of a series of journal v articles is currently in preparation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Cochrane Review on child healthy weight interventions and cognitive outcomes_AM (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Anne Martin led the design, conduct and write up of the Cochrane review update. Anne contributed to searching the literature, study screening and selection, and data extraction and analysis. Anne drafted the manuscript and revised the review upon co-authors', peer-reviewers' and editorial comments.
Collaborator Contribution DHS (PAHRC) and JS (ISPEHS) drafted the review protocol. YL (SCPHRP) screened the titles and abstracts of potentially eligible studies and reports. YL, JNB (Uni Edinburgh), DHS and JS assessed the full report of potentially relevant studies for eligibility, in consensus, with JJR (Uni Strathlcyde) when necessary. JS and DHS obtained full-text translations of non-English language reports. YL and DHS extracted the data. DHS and JNB contributed to the data analysis. JNB provided expert input on the cognitive outcomes and classifications. DHS assessed the risk of bias of included studies. All collaborators reviewed and edited the manuscript.
Impact http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/exportCitation/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009728.pub3
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration initiated by Prof D Wight with IFDAS Scotland for transferability of complex interventions, Case Study 2 (Alison Devlin. Danny Wight). 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have worked to build good relationships with the Independence From Drugs and Alcohol (IFDAS) team in Scotland. We are conducting an independent evaluation on the transferability of the San Patrignano Drug Recovery community from Italy to IFDAS in Scotland. Also worked to build good relationships with international colleagues within the San Patrignano community and other international colleagues e.g., 'Hope Springs' in Perth, Australia and 'Basta' in Sweden.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners have helped as gatekeepers to research participants and have been working in a supportive partnership, even though we are objective researchers. This partnership has led to other contacts and networks and ideas for future research.
Impact "Outputs or outcomes: Two research presentations (ownership by MRC/ CSO SPHSU).\ Two academic research articles in preparation (ownership by MRC/ CSO SPHSU).\ Ideas for future research (either by MRC/ CSO SPHSU or in partnership): - if appropriate:\ Media analysis of Drugs and Alcohol addiction issues in popular press and social media channels;\ \ School engagement event on Health and Wellbeing related to Drugs and addiction preventive education/ awareness raising, especially with age appropriate films and materials available about San Patrignano.\ \ Training (CPD training for Drugs service/ practitioners in partnership with IFDAS and/ or Recovery Ayr. \ "
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with 4 EU countries (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of Eastern Finland
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading the work and I invited researchers for Finland, Norway, Portugal and Belgium to join the systematic review team. I met the researchers at the Healthy and Active Children conference in Verona (September 2019) and all of the researcher have expertise in active/outdoor play.
Collaborator Contribution We are at the beginning of the collaboration and the partners have agreed to contribute to selecting articles for the systematic review, translation of articles in Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and French as well as contributing to other steps in the process including drafting the manuscript for publication.
Impact Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Behavioural Sciences, Landscaping, Education
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with 4 EU countries (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of Liege
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading the work and I invited researchers for Finland, Norway, Portugal and Belgium to join the systematic review team. I met the researchers at the Healthy and Active Children conference in Verona (September 2019) and all of the researcher have expertise in active/outdoor play.
Collaborator Contribution We are at the beginning of the collaboration and the partners have agreed to contribute to selecting articles for the systematic review, translation of articles in Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and French as well as contributing to other steps in the process including drafting the manuscript for publication.
Impact Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Behavioural Sciences, Landscaping, Education
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with 4 EU countries (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of Lisbon
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading the work and I invited researchers for Finland, Norway, Portugal and Belgium to join the systematic review team. I met the researchers at the Healthy and Active Children conference in Verona (September 2019) and all of the researcher have expertise in active/outdoor play.
Collaborator Contribution We are at the beginning of the collaboration and the partners have agreed to contribute to selecting articles for the systematic review, translation of articles in Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and French as well as contributing to other steps in the process including drafting the manuscript for publication.
Impact Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Behavioural Sciences, Landscaping, Education
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with 4 EU countries (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of South-Eastern Norway
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading the work and I invited researchers for Finland, Norway, Portugal and Belgium to join the systematic review team. I met the researchers at the Healthy and Active Children conference in Verona (September 2019) and all of the researcher have expertise in active/outdoor play.
Collaborator Contribution We are at the beginning of the collaboration and the partners have agreed to contribute to selecting articles for the systematic review, translation of articles in Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and French as well as contributing to other steps in the process including drafting the manuscript for publication.
Impact Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Behavioural Sciences, Landscaping, Education
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with Slimming World 
Organisation Slimming World
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We negotiated with Slimming World to pay for half the cost of delivering the intervention to study participants. We have also been awarded funding from Slimming World to for a PhD, this will allow us to complete a longer term follow-up of participants in the study, as well as complete additional qualitative work and exploration of maintenance of weight as well as issues around the impact on the other family members particularly the child.
Collaborator Contribution Slimming World have helped deliver the intervention to study participants as well as recruiting staff to deliver it. They also assisted with training intervention midwives and a member of Slimming World is a collaborator on the Trial Management Group and has had intellectual input into the study.
Impact At present we have not published anything from the study which is still ongoing. The collaboration is muti-disciplinary involving dietetics, psychology, statistics, health economics and medicine.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Cutting Edge:social contagion: An Analysis of Virtual Social Networks in Non-Suicidal Self Injury(Robert Young) 
Organisation University of Ulm
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed to design and analysis of social network component of study
Collaborator Contribution Prof Paul Plener, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Ulm University, Martin Fischer, freelance Journalist. David Goldwich, freelance IT engineer. Software design, data collection, qualitative interviews and psychiatric support.
Impact 98, 000 euros grant by volkswagenstiftung. One paper accepted - subject to revision. Psychological medicine. Two further papers in draft. Partnership with Swansea Computer science department . Data Journalism, Newspaper article planned. Workshop/training on Gephi (social network software) given at unit.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Designing an Intervention for Wellbeing of Young Unemployed using the '6SQuID' model.(Professor Daniel Wight) 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contribution to workshops using the '6SQuID' model to design intervention. (Professor Daniel Wight).
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative partners who co-authored the '6SQuID' model. These partners were involved in the development of '6SQuID' model.
Impact None at the moment
Start Year 2015
 
Description Developing Computer Visualisation to detect dynamic groups in online networks (Robert Young) 
Organisation Swansea University
Department Swansea University Medical School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Liaising with German team, providing guidance to match statistical analysis with network visualisations.
Collaborator Contribution Computer Science MSc student (Jamie, Glinn) developing visualisation tools to detect and illustrate dynamic group formation and sequences online behaviours.
Impact MSc Student project -set of visualisation tool for dynamic networks. Two visualisation tools of dynamic network and temporal behaviour patterns in beta stage. Talk on network visualisation methods given at UoG Computer Science Dept.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Developing collaboration with Nvidia (Eric Silverman) 
Organisation NVIDIA
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Multiple meetings with Chris Emerson, Craig Rhodes, Jonny Hancox and Marjut Dieringer of Nvidia. Chris, Craig and Jonny work in Nvidia's health science team, and have developed multiple large collaborations with universities in areas like medical imaging. Marjut is part of their Deep Learning Institute which provides training on deep learning/AI. In our meetings we have discussed collaboration on the UKPRP-funded PHASE project, which focuses on agent-based modelling, and on applying deep learning methods to problems in population health. I have been introducing them to the PHASE project and developing specific areas for collaborative work on simulation approaches for population health.
Collaborator Contribution Nvidia intend to take part in our PHASE project and as a confirmation of the strategic importance of our relationship they have offered to provide deep learning training to the Unit. In upcoming meetings we will discuss their participation in PHASE events and they will provide feedback about the types of events that would be most useful to them.
Impact No outputs yet, however there will be opportunities to develop proof-of-concept projects via PHASE seed funds which can produce collaborative outputs.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Evaluating Alcohol MUP in Ireland 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise, topic expertise, writing data requests and funding applications
Collaborator Contribution Liaising with data custodians, writing data requests and fudning applications, analysing data
Impact £10k Enabling research award from NI Public Health Agency Research and development directorate
Start Year 2015
 
Description Healthy Stadia (Stephanie Chalmers) 
Organisation European Healthy Stadia Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Expertise and intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and intellectual input
Impact "The collaboration with Healthy Stadia focuses on the commercial determinants of health in sports settings. The collaboration has led so far to a:\ Research publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14660970.2018.1425682\ University of Glasgow, College of Social Sciences PhD studentship.\ \ It is a multidisciplinary partnership drawing from public health, sociology and policy."
Start Year 2016
 
Description Ketogenic diet for bipolar disorder. 
Organisation NHS Lothian
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a NIHE EME bid which is about to be submitted. Specifically inputting on trial design, process evaluation and intervention design.
Collaborator Contribution Leading the bid toe EME.
Impact Funding application about to be submitted to EME.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Ketogenic diet for bipolar disorder. 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborating on a NIHE EME bid which is about to be submitted. Specifically inputting on trial design, process evaluation and intervention design.
Collaborator Contribution Leading the bid toe EME.
Impact Funding application about to be submitted to EME.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Participation in the Development of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Guidance on - the role of context in- complex interventions (Professor Daniel Wight). 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research and Development of guidance on Transferability of Complex Interventions across cultures to elucidate the key role of context.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration across 3 Case studies.
Impact Guidance published in 2018. Craig, P. et al. (2018) Taking account of context in population health intervention research: guidance for producers, users and funders of research. Project Report. NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Personalised Exercise-Rehabilitation for people with multiple long term conditions (multimorbidity) The PERFORM trial 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have collaborated on putting together this application for a NIHR Programme Grant. We are leading on the process evaluation and feasibility trial work packages.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Leicester are leading the grant, other partners are leading different workpackages.
Impact Funding application is about to be submitted.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Personalised Exercise-Rehabilitation for people with multiple long term conditions (multimorbidity) The PERFORM trial 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have collaborated on putting together this application for a NIHR Programme Grant. We are leading on the process evaluation and feasibility trial work packages.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Leicester are leading the grant, other partners are leading different workpackages.
Impact Funding application is about to be submitted.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Personalised Exercise-Rehabilitation for people with multiple long term conditions (multimorbidity) The PERFORM trial 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Leicester Clinical Trials Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have collaborated on putting together this application for a NIHR Programme Grant. We are leading on the process evaluation and feasibility trial work packages.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Leicester are leading the grant, other partners are leading different workpackages.
Impact Funding application is about to be submitted.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Personalised Exercise-Rehabilitation for people with multiple long term conditions (multimorbidity) The PERFORM trial 
Organisation University of Leicester
Department Leicester Medical School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have collaborated on putting together this application for a NIHR Programme Grant. We are leading on the process evaluation and feasibility trial work packages.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Leicester are leading the grant, other partners are leading different workpackages.
Impact Funding application is about to be submitted.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Personalised Exercise-Rehabilitation for people with multiple long term conditions (multimorbidity) The PERFORM trial 
Organisation University of Salford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have collaborated on putting together this application for a NIHR Programme Grant. We are leading on the process evaluation and feasibility trial work packages.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Leicester are leading the grant, other partners are leading different workpackages.
Impact Funding application is about to be submitted.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Personalised Exercise-Rehabilitation for people with multiple long term conditions (multimorbidity) The PERFORM trial 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have collaborated on putting together this application for a NIHR Programme Grant. We are leading on the process evaluation and feasibility trial work packages.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Leicester are leading the grant, other partners are leading different workpackages.
Impact Funding application is about to be submitted.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Physical activity of young children 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We collaborated on submitting two funding applications one to Wellcoma and the other to CSO.
Collaborator Contribution They led the funding application bids.
Impact None as yet.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Presentation at International Journal of Children's Rights UNCRC 30th Anniversary Conference (Christina McMellon) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Partnership to present at the IJCR conference (about children's participation rights and referencing TRIUMPH as an example) and write a paper for the journal based upon our presentation.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Presentation completed on 20th June 20190 output underway.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Public Health Evidence Network 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Laurence Moore is chair of the PHEN steering group. The aim of PHEN is to support the increased use of knowledge and evidence in policy and practice in Scotland through a collaboration that: • Synthesises diverse sources of knowledge and evidence to produce high quality reviews and advice • Increases the reach and impact of member's evidence and the joint reviews Initially through collaborative projects but with a trajectory towards being the 'go to' hub for public health evidence in Scotland. Our scope: Interventions and policies to improve the health and wellbeing of the public and reduce health inequalities
Collaborator Contribution We have worked with partners on specific reviews and knowledge into action activities and the time of the staff from the other partners is a direct in-kind contribution to these outputs.
Impact A number of draft reports, none published yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Public Health Evidence Network 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Laurence Moore is chair of the PHEN steering group. The aim of PHEN is to support the increased use of knowledge and evidence in policy and practice in Scotland through a collaboration that: • Synthesises diverse sources of knowledge and evidence to produce high quality reviews and advice • Increases the reach and impact of member's evidence and the joint reviews Initially through collaborative projects but with a trajectory towards being the 'go to' hub for public health evidence in Scotland. Our scope: Interventions and policies to improve the health and wellbeing of the public and reduce health inequalities
Collaborator Contribution We have worked with partners on specific reviews and knowledge into action activities and the time of the staff from the other partners is a direct in-kind contribution to these outputs.
Impact A number of draft reports, none published yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Public Health Evidence Network 
Organisation NHS Scotland
Department Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Laurence Moore is chair of the PHEN steering group. The aim of PHEN is to support the increased use of knowledge and evidence in policy and practice in Scotland through a collaboration that: • Synthesises diverse sources of knowledge and evidence to produce high quality reviews and advice • Increases the reach and impact of member's evidence and the joint reviews Initially through collaborative projects but with a trajectory towards being the 'go to' hub for public health evidence in Scotland. Our scope: Interventions and policies to improve the health and wellbeing of the public and reduce health inequalities
Collaborator Contribution We have worked with partners on specific reviews and knowledge into action activities and the time of the staff from the other partners is a direct in-kind contribution to these outputs.
Impact A number of draft reports, none published yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Public Health Evidence Network 
Organisation Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Laurence Moore is chair of the PHEN steering group. The aim of PHEN is to support the increased use of knowledge and evidence in policy and practice in Scotland through a collaboration that: • Synthesises diverse sources of knowledge and evidence to produce high quality reviews and advice • Increases the reach and impact of member's evidence and the joint reviews Initially through collaborative projects but with a trajectory towards being the 'go to' hub for public health evidence in Scotland. Our scope: Interventions and policies to improve the health and wellbeing of the public and reduce health inequalities
Collaborator Contribution We have worked with partners on specific reviews and knowledge into action activities and the time of the staff from the other partners is a direct in-kind contribution to these outputs.
Impact A number of draft reports, none published yet.
Start Year 2016
 
Description SDF & SPHSU Collaboration 
Organisation Scottish Drugs Forum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We have provided expertise on network analysis, statistical methods, substance use research and systems science.
Collaborator Contribution The Scottish Drugs forum have provided the support of their peer research team for data collection, advice on study documentation, and information about current drug use trends. The SDF also sit on project advisory boards for research studies and PhD student projects in the Unit (IFDAS River Garden evaluation).
Impact Alcohol Research UK small grant funding for an N of 1 study around MUP
Start Year 2016
 
Description SPHSU / NHS Health Scotland Complex Systems & Alcohol collaboration 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Following a meeting between SPHSU, SCHRP and Health Scotland, a number of strands of collaborative work around complex systems methods research, and alcohol research are underway. Mark McCann presented at the Health Scotland Inequalities Forum, the observatory and the evaluations team about complexity science in relation to health; and an overview of methods and possibilities for future collaboration. An MRC DTP student in the unit is collaborating on a exceptional training award to analyse data held by Health Scotland in relation to causal inference methods.
Collaborator Contribution Health Scotland provided data on Alcohol sales and deaths, which were used for preliminary analyses presented at the seminar. We are currently drafting an application for a co-funded PhD CASE studentship looking at using Agent Based Models to understand health policy debates among public and decision maker communities. The application for matched funding is currently under consideration.
Impact A series of meetings, seminar presentation, and a funding award from the MRC for an exceptional training scholarship.
Start Year 2016
 
Description STASH Collaboration - Fast Forward and WLDAS (Ross Forsyth) 
Organisation Fast Forward
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration was developed as part of the STASH project. The STASH team, WLDAS and Fast Forward worked closely to co-produce and delivery the STASH intervention to seven schools in Lothian, Scotland. The research team at University of Glasgow (in collaboration with UCL, Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde) led on developing and evaluating the intervention.
Collaborator Contribution WLDAS and Fast Forward helped to shape the intervention and led on delivery. Following a plan agreed jointly with University of Glasgow, they are continuing to support the students who were trained as peer supporters in the original intervention.
Impact Published paper: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-018-0354-9
Start Year 2016
 
Description STASH Collaboration - Fast Forward and WLDAS (Ross Forsyth) 
Organisation West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution This collaboration was developed as part of the STASH project. The STASH team, WLDAS and Fast Forward worked closely to co-produce and delivery the STASH intervention to seven schools in Lothian, Scotland. The research team at University of Glasgow (in collaboration with UCL, Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde) led on developing and evaluating the intervention.
Collaborator Contribution WLDAS and Fast Forward helped to shape the intervention and led on delivery. Following a plan agreed jointly with University of Glasgow, they are continuing to support the students who were trained as peer supporters in the original intervention.
Impact Published paper: https://doi.org/10.1186/s40814-018-0354-9
Start Year 2016
 
Description Social Care Modelling Collaboration with Scottish Government (Eric Silverman) 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Umberto Gostoli and myself, following my seminar at St Andrews House for the Health and Social Care Analysis, were contacted by members of Scottish Government with an interest in producing policy advice relating to social care provision. Subsequently over the course of two in-person meetings we have a agreed a plan of action to begin producing an updated version of our social care simulation model to examine the possible outcomes of proposed changes to social care policy in Scotland. Our contribution will be additional modifications to our simulation model, further parameterising the simulation using empirical data, and producing and analysing results from the simulations.
Collaborator Contribution Our partners in Scottish Government will provide empirical data for use in our simulation, where possible, and will arrange meetings between our team and relevant user groups, practitioners and policy-makers. They may be able to provide material support for the research when the additional work required is outside the scope of our normal modelling work.
Impact Near-term outputs expected include a modified version of the simulation, which will be shared publicly via GitHub, and papers documenting the results of these first modifications.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Tentative/ Early stage partnership with The Robertson Trust to develop process and outcome evaluation of IFDAS/ River Garden roll out in Scotland (Alison Devlin) 
Organisation Robertson Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We held a scoping meeting yesterday (25/09/18) to discuss possible partnership working in the future. TRT are interested in interventions that have social impact. We are interested in building the original Case Study on transferability into an evaluation of implementation and measuring social impact.
Collaborator Contribution Indicated a strong interest and outlined budget. £20M funding pot.
Impact This partnership is in its inception stage and my immediate task is to present our Case study 2 research findings at the Robertson Trust. They are now aware of our research interests and expertise. They have recently made capital investment into River Garden site development and are keen to build stronger involvement, with us.
Start Year 2018
 
Description The influence of parent and peer social relations on Self-harm among Chinese University students: a pilot study.(Robert Young) 
Organisation Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed to advising on Post graduate Psychologist student project on social network analysis and self-harm among Chinese university.
Collaborator Contribution Provide Post-graduate researcher(s) recourse and material for study.
Impact Student project and UK student Visit.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Ugandan Parenting Policy (Daniel Wight) 
Organisation Government of Uganda
Department Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development
Country Uganda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We were actively involved in developing, drafting and subsequently revising the proposal.
Collaborator Contribution They led the proposal and liaised with the funder.
Impact none yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description Ugandan Parenting Policy (Daniel Wight) 
Organisation Makerere University
Department Child Health and Development Centre
Country Uganda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We were actively involved in developing, drafting and subsequently revising the proposal.
Collaborator Contribution They led the proposal and liaised with the funder.
Impact none yet
Start Year 2018
 
Description i-WIP collaboration (Sharon Simpson) 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Queen Mary Innovation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution SS is currently part of a network called the International Weight Management in Pregnancy (i-WIP) collaborative group. This is an international group with colleagues from 16 countries including the USA, Brazil, Australia, Spain, Croatia and Norway. I have shared my expertise and experience on this topic and we have shared (or will share) data from trials/studies on interventions for maternal obesity to enable IPD meta analyses yet to be completed.
Collaborator Contribution The partners have shared their experience and expertise on this topic. We have also shared (or will share) data from trials/studies on interventions for maternal obesity to enable IPD meta analyses yet to be completed.
Impact We have submitted a funding application entitled - Diet and physical activity in pregnancy to prevent gestational diabetes: Individual Participant Data (IPD) meta-analysis on the differential effects of interventions. This was submitted to National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme for funding in 2019.
Start Year 2018
 
Title HelpMeDoIt Intervention (SS) 
Description This is a website and app based on well established behaviour change techniques which is designed to mobilse individuals social network to help them achieve weight loss, increased physical activity or improved diet and help them maintain behaviour changes. The feasibility trial is now complete and NIHR PHR funded that work. 
Type Therapeutic Intervention - Psychological/Behavioural
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2015
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Clinical Trial? Yes
Impact N/A 
URL http://www.isrctn.com/ISRCTN85615983
 
Title Intervention for improving young people's mental health (specifically for depression and anxiety) 
Description This intervention is currently being refined for testing in a multi site feasibility trial. This work is funded by NIHR. 
Type Therapeutic Intervention - Psychological/Behavioural
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2020
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact None as yet 
 
Title SAFETEL intervention for suicide prevention 
Description This is a suicide prevention intervention. It was funded by MQ research and the feasibility trial has now been completed. 
Type Therapeutic Intervention - Psychological/Behavioural
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2019
Development Status Actively seeking support
Clinical Trial? Yes
Impact None as yet 
 
Title STASH Intervention (Sexually Transmitted infections And Sexual Health) 
Description STASH is a school-based and peer-led sexual health intervention in which influential students (nominated by their peers) are trained to deliver positive sexual health messages to their year group via face-to-face conversation and social media. The intervention is an adaption of an effective school-based smoking prevention intervention called ASSIST. The feasibility and acceptability of STASH has been examined via an exploratory trial of 6 schools, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (completed in 2019). The costs of delivering the intervention were met by the Scottish Government and Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation. STASH was found to be acceptable and feasible with the weight of evidence supportive of continuation to a larger scale evaluation. The next step is to apply for funding to undertake this trial. 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2019
Development Status Actively seeking support
Impact The study will contribute to better scientific understanding of: methods for feasibility trials of complex interventions; developing programme theories; potential and challenges of peer-directed social media use in sexual health; social networks and adolescent sexual knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, methods for co-producing interventions for stakeholders. Papers relating to these aspects of the trial are all in progress. 
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/mrccsosocialandpublichealthscience...
 
Title STASH website - Curated set of shareable sexual health resources for young people 
Description The STASH website is a curated set of sexual health resources aimed at young people aged 14 plus. The resources include memes, infographics, quizzes, links to other information sites. The resources are highly visual, sometimes funny, and designed to engage young people. Young people can explore the site themselves or it can be used by trained peer supporters to share resources with friends via a social media platform. The website was developed, refined and tested as part of the STASH feasibility trial [NIHR 14/182/14] 
Type Preventative Intervention - Behavioural risk modification
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2019
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Impact The website is currently going through an upgrade ahead of a full-scale evaluation of the STASH intervention 
URL http://www.stashtrial.org.uk/
 
Title The OPPORTUNITY trial intervention 
Description This intervention is designed to help people with arthritis to lose weight, take the medication and wear insoles to improve the outcomes of surgical interventions for arthritis. We are close to completing the feasibility trial which was funded by Versus Arthritis. 
Type Therapeutic Intervention - Psychological/Behavioural
Current Stage Of Development Early clinical assessment
Year Development Stage Completed 2020
Development Status Under active development/distribution
Clinical Trial? Yes
Impact None as yet 
 
Title HelpMeDoIt website and app 
Description We have developed a website and App which is designed to help people to engage individuals in their social network to help them to set goals and lose weight. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact None as yet the app and website are being assessed in the feasibility trial 
 
Description Talk given at the UK Society of Behavioural Medicine conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentations were given at this conference to a mixed audience of researchers and professional public health practitioners. The purpose was to share the methods and initial results of the HelpMeDoIt study with researchers as well as practitioners. The presentations sparked discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Sparks' Public and Schools' Engagement Day at Glasgow Science Centre - 'Meet the Expert' for school children visiting Science Centre (STEM focus) 031017 (Alison Devlin. Danny Wight). 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact "Alison Devlin (along with Anna Pearce) participated in the ââ'¬ËœSparksââ'¬â"¢ day at the Glasgow Science Centre on Tuesday 3rd October, 2017. Delivered/ worked with ââ'¬ËœBest Start in Lifeââ'¬â"¢ to engage P6-7 children about the wider social issues related to health. Had also to tie in with a STEM careers sub-theme and raise awareness about Public Health as a career choice.\
See the following link and attached signage projected on the day. Prof J Pell visited briefly with Asha Costigan.\
https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/learn/education-experiences/sparks;\
Held discussions with around ~ 60 pupils and their teachers from primary schools from west and central Scotland, Ayrshire, Glasgow and South Lanarkshire. Details of schools recorded. Evaluation sheets collected from pupils. The pupils reported thinking more deeply about social and health issues. Contact at Glasgow Science Centre: Laura McNamara very keen to build our partnership working together on such events in future. Keen to keep in touch with the Unit and to build partnership working.\
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A briefing summarising research findings was sent to the primary gatekeeper who facilitated research access. This will be distributed to an Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) sub group and used in policy settings to support the work they are doing (martin Anderson). 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact When I presented my findings at an ADP sub group meeting (South Ayrshire Council) attendees requested a short summary of key findings, to be written in a non-technical style for a policy audience. They felt this would be useful to communicate evidence about the practices and mechanisms of their recovery communities that I looked at in my research. I have written a briefing and sent it to the primary research gatekeeper, who will in turn distribute it to the entire sub group and use it in policy communications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A new approach to public health improvement research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to Scottish Governemnt Chief Medical Officer's Directorate CPD session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Agent-Based Modelling Workshop for Policy-Makers (Eric Silverman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Eight policy-makers and researchers from Scottish Government and universities in the region attended a workshop run at the Unit by Dr Eric Silverman. This workshop was a five-hour event educating attendees on the basics of agent-based modelling. Topics included theoretical background, applied examples of agent-based modelling in action, and updates on current Unit projects in this area. Key points were demonstrated using software written for the workshop by Eric Silverman.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Scotland Documentary on sex and young people (Ross Forsyth) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fall Films interviewed STASH Peer Supporters as part of a documentary on the positive and negative aspects of social media and how they impact on relationships between young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Basic Income Steering Group (Eric Silverman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation and discussion on agent-based modelling techniques with a joint working group including representatives of four local authorities ââ'¬â€œ Fife, North Ayrshire, Glasgow and Edinburgh ââ'¬â€œ and NHS Health Scotland. The working group is developing plans to institute local pilots of basic minimum income in Scotland. The presentation and discussion covered agent-based modelling as a methodology and its possible specific application to investigating the impact of basic minimum income on health and social care demand. The attendees have since asked us for further information on the approach and have expressed an interest in developing agent-based simulations as part of their policy development process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Bayesian Agent-Based Population Studies workshop (Eric Silverman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A small group of 10 researchers from the UK, Germany and Poland gathered in Southampton for this workshop organised by the Centre for Population Change and run by Professor Jakub Bijak. Professor Bijak and his colleagues shared some outcomes of their project on Bayesian agent-based modelling for demography, and the group used these presentations as jumping-off points for discussing ways to increase the uptake of agent-based modelling across various disciplines, and to increase policy-makers' confidence in the method. Professor Bijak is producing a written summary of the event and the main discussion points raised, and we have agreed to develop an online forum for ABM practitioners to share advice and code, and to investigate the possibility of a journal focussed on methodological questions in ABM research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Bipolar Scotland Annual workshop (Natalie Chalmers) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Patients, carers and professionals attended a Bipolar Scotland Annual event. I gave a short informal talk about my research and to raise awareness of the study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Bipolar Scotland support groups (Natalie Chalmers) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact attended 8 Bipolar Scotland Support group evenings where between 4 and 15 people attended. Questions and discussion about weight and lifestyle occurred as a result of a introduction of my PhD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Bipolar Support Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked lost of questions and discussion afterwards about challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

I was invited to talk at other Bipolar Support Groups in Glasgow and beyond
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Closing keynote talk at the LEGO Ideas Conference on Unlocking the Power of Parenting, Billund, Denmark (Jamie Lachman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Closing keynote speech at the LEGO Ideas Conference on Unlocking the Power of Parenting, "The ABCs of Positive Parenting at Scale," April 2019: Billund, Denmark.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://youtu.be/Z1tAPrp5bbs
 
Description Closing the disability employment gap: Independent Living Show Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation as part of two day two-day conference programme, led by thought-leaders and practioners, to offer Scottish healthcare professionals the chance to network with fellow professionals, update on the issues and challenges they face in their day-to-day lives and gain valuable CPD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.independentlivingscotland.org/node/1583
 
Description Conference presentation at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum in Cape Town, South Africa on 24 October, 2019 (Jamie Lachman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation at the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum in Cape Town, South Africa on 24 October, 2019

Title: Parenting for Preventing Risk of Child Maltreatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs): Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Authors: Jamie M. Lachman, Frances Gardner, Wendy Knerr, G.J. Melendez-Torres, Julie Riddell, Amalee R. McCoy, Zuyi Fang, Daniel Wight

Abstract: Introduction: In recent years, parenting interventions for reducing child maltreatment in low-and-middle-income countries have risen sharply up the global policy agenda. If policy is linked to evidence, we would expect to see a corresponding rise in rigorous evaluations of parenting programs in these countries, and hence, need for critical synthesis of this new evidence.

Objective: We aimed to update our well-cited 2013 systematic review (Prevention Science; k=12 RCTs) on this topic, and to reexamine the evidence base in low-resource countries, including main effects and country-level moderators.

Methods: Results were synthesized from randomized and high-quality quasi-experimental evaluations of parenting programs for families with children aged 2-17. Searches included global and regional electronic databases unrestricted by language, as well as unpublished grey literature, trial registries, and communication with experts. We used well-powered robust variance estimation meta-analysis to examine intervention effects on multiple indices of primary outcomes of child maltreatment and harsh parenting, and secondary outcomes of positive parenting, and child behavior.

Results: Searches identified 69 randomized trials of parenting programs. Data extraction and meta-analysis is underway and will be completed by May 2019.

Conclusion: Our finding of a more than 5-fold increase in number of RCTs reflect a surge of interest in obtaining rigorous evidence to inform policy on parenting and maltreatment prevention in LMICs. We discuss findings in relation to study quality/risk of bias; the extent to which predictors of effect heterogeneity at country level can be found; and lessons that can be learned for policy makers and prevention researchers.

Registered protocol: PROSPERO 2018: CRD42018088697
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Conference presentation at the World Alliance for Social Psychiatry in Bucharest, Romania on 27 October 2019 (Jamie Lachman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation at the World Alliance for Social Psychiatry in Bucharest, Romania on 27 October 2019

Title: Parenting for Preventing Risk of Child Maltreatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs): Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Authors: Jamie M. Lachman, Frances Gardner, Wendy Knerr, G.J. Melendez-Torres, Julie Riddell, Amalee R. McCoy, Zuyi Fang, Daniel Wight

Abstract: Introduction: In recent years, parenting interventions for reducing child maltreatment in low-and-middle-income countries have risen sharply up the global policy agenda. If policy is linked to evidence, we would expect to see a corresponding rise in rigorous evaluations of parenting programs in these countries, and hence, need for critical synthesis of this new evidence.

Objective: We aimed to update our well-cited 2013 systematic review (Prevention Science; k=12 RCTs) on this topic, and to reexamine the evidence base in low-resource countries, including main effects and country-level moderators.

Methods: Results were synthesized from randomized and high-quality quasi-experimental evaluations of parenting programs for families with children aged 2-17. Searches included global and regional electronic databases unrestricted by language, as well as unpublished grey literature, trial registries, and communication with experts. We used well-powered robust variance estimation meta-analysis to examine intervention effects on multiple indices of primary outcomes of child maltreatment and harsh parenting, and secondary outcomes of positive parenting, and child behavior.

Results: Searches identified 69 randomized trials of parenting programs. Data extraction and meta-analysis is underway and will be completed by May 2019.

Conclusion: Our finding of a more than 5-fold increase in number of RCTs reflect a surge of interest in obtaining rigorous evidence to inform policy on parenting and maltreatment prevention in LMICs. We discuss findings in relation to study quality/risk of bias; the extent to which predictors of effect heterogeneity at country level can be found; and lessons that can be learned for policy makers and prevention researchers.

Registered protocol: PROSPERO 2018: CRD42018088697
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Consultative meeting with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners on developing a National Policy on Parenting in Uganda as part of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum in Cape Town, South Africa on 25 October 2019 (Jamie Lachman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consultative meeting with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners on developing a National Policy on Parenting in Uganda as part of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative Forum in Cape Town, South Africa on 25 October 2019

Presented a talk on Parenting and Violence Prevention at Scale Across the Globe as part of a dialogue entitled, "Developing a National Parenting Agenda: Consensus Building on Evidence, Policy Making, Advocacy and Scale-up"

Partners included Siu Godfrey (Child Health & Development Centre, Makerere University) and Lucy Otto (Ministry of Gender, Labour & Social Development, Uganda)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Delivered a 4 day course at the University of Bergen entitled "Design, management, conduct and reporting of empirical research studies" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The aim was to deliver a course on the "Design, management, conduct and reporting of empirical research studies" to postgraduate students at the University of Bergen to increase their knowledge and understanding of the above and give them some useful tools relevant to their PhD as well as to prepare them for their future research careers. Seven students attended. There were a lot of discussions and questions and students have taken some of the tools and knowledge and applied this in their PhDs. The course received excellent feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Delivered a 4 day course at the University of Bergen entitled "Interdisciplinary perspectives on modifiable social influences on behaviour" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The aim was to deliver a course on the "Interdisciplinary perspectives on modifiable social influences on behaviour" to postgraduate students at the University of Bergen to increase their knowledge and understanding of the above, to get them to think about the importance of social influences on behaviour and to help equip them for their future research careers. Seven students attended. There were a lot of discussions and questions and students have taken some of the tools and knowledge and applied this in their PhDs. The course received excellent feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Delivered a talk and expert panel discussion on developing and evaluating complex interventions and the update to the MRC guidance (Sharon Simpson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Delivered a talk and expert panel discussion on developing and evaluating complex interventions and the update to the MRC guidance. The audience incldued a mix of academic and policy makers and practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Digital and Online Technologies Presentation, Westminster Social Policy Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation at the Westminster Social Policy Framework. This provided an overview of issues and opportunities related to social media and sexting and discussed the STASH intervention as an approach to addressing the issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science (FoSS) Sat 12th November 2016, Public Engagement Activity on "How to Build a Child". Held at "The Barras" in Glasgow. "The Barras" is a market of socio-cultural significance in the East end of Glasgow 
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 Related to social determinants of Health: Economy. Environment, Family; siblings, parents grandparents, etc. Dr. Alison Devlin participated due to her interest in these issues in particular in relation to aspects of Parenting that can help towards thinking about general public's engagement with Parenting interventions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_499644_en.html;
 
Description Engagement activity for school health week (Lynsay Matthews) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Engagement activity with 20 primary 7 school children during their annual health week. The activity engaged children with the complex concepts of health throughout the lifecourse. Pupils were knowledgeable on some of the issues, and gained knowledge on other less well known issues such as the role of politics in an individuals health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description European Researchers Night Explorathon at the Glasgow Science Centre 
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 Did a public engagement activity for adults which got participants to reflect on the social influences on their behaviours. We also told both adults and children about the study.
The adults drew out a sociogram which is a graphical representation of your social network, which can capture things like whether people are helpful, age, gender etc. This task helped them think about how individuals in their network might influence their decision making about lifestyle issues
Children did a task which involved them designing an app to get their friends more active.
The engagement activity sparked discussion and increased awareness of how apps and your social circle can influence your lifestyle.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exhibitor stand - Children in Scotland Annual Conference (Mariam Kadhim) 
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 The TRIUMPH Network exhibitor stand was positioned among other organisations from across the children's sector. Attendees of the conference were adults and young people from public, private and third sector organisations. The purpose of the stand was to inform the audience about the purpose of the network and tell them about opportunities for involvement. In order to drive engagement, we also conducted a public engagement activity where people were asked to write down their mental health messages on a speech bubble whiteboard which we then captured with a Polaroid camera. From this, the network gained approximately 10 new members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Exploring Interactive Digital Interventions Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on the development of the STASH intervention was delivered to around 50 sexual health practitioners at a day conference focusing on the use of digital technology in sexual health interventions. This allowed us to raise awareness of the research within a key group of practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Festival of Social Science (Susan Browne) 
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 Festival of Social Science 2017 Ikea event. Best Start in Life activity. Intended to promote discussion and awareness of early years research taking place at SPHSU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Fire Presentation (Umberto Gostoli) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact About 20 people attended a fire presentation at the 2018 Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (5-7 September 2018).
The presentation was well-received and a question has been asked by the audience about the methodology (only one question was allowed).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Glasgow Science Center - European Congress on Obesity (Anne Martin) 
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 Brief description of the activity / resource: 5 table-top activities set up along the main corridor of Glasgow Science Centre, with banner stands representing SPHSU, University of Glasgow, Glasgow Convention Bureau and the European Congress on Obesity.

We had UofG pedometers for visitors to wear which counted the number of steps taken during their Science Centre visit, along with postcards and infographics with physical activity guidelines and benefits. We also had our Best Start in Life activity where people have to rank the social determinants of health (individual, family, school, community, environment, and society) and Health and the City where children can put in place different public health interventions to make a city healthier and safer. We also had Snackingtons where people have to find the salad hidden in the unhealthy town and the burger hidden in the healthy town. The Human Nutrition team brought a video about obesity, the Nutriapp (an app where people can put together a plate of food and instantly see its nutritional values), and encouraged people to share their views about how to tackle the obesity problem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The HelpMeDoIt study team contributed to the 'Engage Science' event at the Glasgow Science Centre on 5th February 2016.
The aim of the event was to engage school children in careers in science.
We shared information on the HelpMeDoIt study and discussed with school children (n=30) how technology can be used to improve health via the use of smartphone apps. We asked the children to come up with ideas for their own 'healthy apps'. They shared creative ideas for key app features which the study team took on board for future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Growing Grandchildren - stakeholder workshop 
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 Workshop on stakeholders' experiences of working with grandparents to promote child health. Purpose was to engage with practitioners with the aim of developing an intervention in this area. Participants provided a number of ideas for future funding proposals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hacking for Health (Eric Silverman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact From 5-7 October 2018 the Complexity in Health Improvement Programme hosted a Hackathon -- a weekend-long event in which a group of young 'hackers' with diverse computing and design skills came together to develop ideas relating to complexity in health. We began the event with some introductory talks on the programme and on complexity for the attending hackers, then showed them an introductory video we had produced to inspire their weekend of hacking. Outcomes included prototype computer simulations of complex health issues and of visualisations of individual interactions in a complex agent-based social system. These outputs are now in the possession of the SPHSU, including all computer code and art assets, and can be used to inspire future work on communicating complexity to stakeholders in health policy and practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/news/hawkeye2018onwards/october2018/headlin...
 
Description Hacking for Health - Hackathon (Anne Martin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Eighteen staff members were involved in running the weekend event ranging from senior research staff to PhD students and Support staff members:
Senior members of staff: Sharon Simpson, Laurence Moore
Research Fellows: Mark McCann, Eric Silverman, Lynsay Matthews
Research Assistant/Associate: Anne Martin, Chiara Broccatelli, Stefano Picascia, Alison Devlin
PhD Students: Karl Ferguson, Natalie Chalmers, Sofie Bysted
Support Staff: Patricia Fisher, Olga Utkina-Macaskill, Enni Pulkkinen, Kirsten Linday, Carol Nicol, Crawford Neilson

Aim and Objectives: The primary aim of the event was to develop a prototype of a mobile app, computer game or interactive website to help us communicating the complexity of population health to the public and policy makers. The secondary aim was to help young adults to think about and understand the complexity of health and factors that influence population health.

Brief description of the activity / resource: The activity chosen was a hackathon, which is a very popular event to hold in technology communities, in which teams of software developers, graphic designers and artists get together to develop digital technology around a given theme in an intensive, short burst of activity. A hackathon is an innovative way of developing new and interactive communication and education tools. This hackathon took place over the weekend, from Friday to Sunday afternoon and finished with presentations of the developed prototypes and nomination of the winning team by a selected jury (which included Complexity programme researchers and external panel members).
To our knowledge, this was the first hackathon on a topic that is was not just limited to a particular population health issue and rather provided room to encompass the complexity of population health in its entity.

Setting and reach: The hackathon took place at SPHSU and attracted 16 computer scientists, graphic designers and artists. Participants were undergraduate students enrolled in Year 1 to Year 3 of studies at the University of Glasgow, Caledonian University and Glasgow School of Art. The event was also attended by a policy maker from NHS Health Scotland and a senior research fellow in public health from another UK University.

Reaction/wider impact: All participants were enthusiastic about the topic and they reflected on the social determinants of health and how this is a very different focus to their own understandings of medicine, health and wellbeing during the team discussions. This was also reflected in the end products and the ways in which they had engaged with the brief. Participants expressed their enjoyment of taking part in the event throughout the weekend.
Photos of the event were taken and shared on twitter using the Unit's twitter handle (@thesphsu). Video footage of the event including interviews with Unit researchers, participants and the NHS Health Scotland policy maker was generated and will be used to produce a summary video of the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Health and Wellbeing Census Implementation Group meeting, 3rd May 2019, Atlantic Quay, Scottish Government (Judith Brown) 
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 This meeting was organised by Scottish Government for all local authority health and wellbeing and data leads in Scotland ahead of the Scottish Government's new Health and Wellbeing Census, covering all children from late primary through to secondary schools, starting in the 2019/20 academic year. The Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network team (SHINE) were invited to present information on the network, HBSC and how SHINE is using health and wellbeing data to produce the SHINE HWB data reports. There is an opportunity for developing a model for SHINE to provide support to local authorities around data usage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/2019-national-improvement-framework-improvement-plan-summary-docum...
 
Description Holyrood Magazine Childhood Obesity Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to speak on food marketing to children to an audience of mainly school senior managers organised through Holyrood Magazine. I took part in an expert panel discussion after this talk with the audience. An article was written up after this event broadening the reach of its audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.holyrood.com/articles/feature/energy-energy-out-tackling-childhood-obesity
 
Description Inaugural SHINE National Network Conference 22nd May 2019 (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Around 80 teachers along with representatives from local authorities, Education Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and Scottish Government attended the inaugural SHINE conference in Edinburgh on Wednesday 22nd May 2019. The theme was 'Mental health and wellbeing: using evidence to inform effective school practice'. Sessions focused on evidence, current research and innovative practice within both the education and public health sectors in response to supporting mental health in schools. Delegates heard some fantastic examples from the Welsh Schools Health Research Network of how health and wellbeing data had informed school policy and practice, and improved pupils' experiences. The palpable energy in the room underlined the appetite for collaboration in Scotland and the support for the development of the Scottish Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://shine.sphsu.gla.ac.uk/engagement/events/
 
Description Independence fro Drugs and Alcohol Scotland (IFDAS) Annual General Meeting , Thursday 18th February 2016, Italian Consulate, 32 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Attended and took notes at the Annual Business Meeting of Independence form Drugs and Alcohol Scotland (IFDAS).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Independent review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction, and obesity. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lia attended Professor Dame Carol Black's roundtable discussion in London (19th November), representing herself and Kate, on how best to support those suffering from long-term yet treatable conditions (including obesity) back into work or to remain in work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview for national news (Anne Martin) 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Press release put out in The Times based on Cochrane review on healthy-weight intervention and improvements in cognitive and school outcomes. Twitter announcement of publication with preceded the press release. In total the publications received 41 tweets and retweets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited Seminar (Health and Social Care Analysis/ISD, Scottish Government) (Eric Silverman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 12 civil servants and analysts from ISD and the Health and Social Care Analysis team in Scottish Government invited me to give a seminar on agent-based modelling for the study of social care. The seminar took place at St Andrews House in Edinburgh and lasted 90 minutes. Participants were very enthusiastic about the possibilities presented by ABM approaches, and are keen to establish collaborative links with the Unit and with our UKPRP-funded PHASE project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited participant to Holyrood magazine's childhood obesity event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was invited to speak on food marketing to children to an audience of mainly school senior managers organised through Holyrood Magazine. I took part in an expert panel discussion after this talk with the audience. An article was written up after this event broadening the reach of its audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.holyrood.com/articles/feature/energy-energy-out-tackling-childhood-obesity
 
Description Invited presentation at the EduTech 2019, a FutureScot policy and technology conference, 15th May 2019 at Strathclyde University Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Jo Inchley was invited to present the new Health Behaviour in School-aged Children data on electronic media use at the EduTech 2019 conference (Title of presentation - 'The i generation: supporting health and wellbeing in a digital world'). EduTech 2019 is the continuation in a portfolio series of events aimed at primary and secondary school leaders, head teachers, teachers, local authority education leads, and academia involved in developing theory and practice for the learning and education sector. The presentation was also an opportunity to promote the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE) and the proposed social media mini-module.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://futurescot.com/edutech-2019/
 
Description Invited seminar for Royal Statistical Society, Glasgow Local Group (Eric Silverman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 30 April 2019 I was invited to present a seminar for the Royal Statistical Society's Glasgow group on agent-based modelling in population health. There were approximately 25 attendees, including academics, students and professional statisticians. This is the abstract for the talk:

Public health research faces major challenges that cannot be addressed effectively with straightforward interventions, such as combatting the spread of obesity. As a result the field of complex systems science, and related methods like agent-based models (ABM), have become increasingly popular as a means to understand these difficult issues. However, building an ABM is markedly different from building a mathematical model, and frequently the two approaches are best used to answer entirely different kinds of research questions. In this talk I will outline the theory and practice of ABM, and discuss how computational and statistical approaches can work together to help us understand and address complex public health challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://sites.google.com/site/rssglasgow/events
 
Description Invited speakers at the Excellence in Paediatrics 11th Annual Conference, Copenhagen 5-7 December 2019 (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Excellence in Paediatrics conference is a global arena for clinical practitioners, attracting distinguished speakers from leading academic centres worldwide. They present cutting-edge research and its specific use for paediatric practice. The benefit for the paediatrician is attractive first-hand access to front line research, and also a professional translation into clinical practice. The goal of EIP is to provide new useful knowledge for paediatricians to use immediately in the clinic when back on Monday morning, and thus accelerate patient access to new best practices. Jo Inchley gave an invited presentation on 'Social Media and Adolescent Health' plus additional presentation on 'Sleep Timing and Duration: Associations with School Experience'. Daniel Smith gave an invited presentation on 'Adolescent Sleep and Mental Health'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://eip-pediatrics-conference.ineip.org/
 
Description Keynote speech at International Conference on the Family: Parenting, Child Wellbeing, and Development, organized by the Doha International Family Institute, "Maintaining Quality Implementation and Effectiveness of Parenting Programmes at Scale," October 2018: Doha, Qatar. (Jamie Lachman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote speech at International Conference on the Family: Parenting, Child Wellbeing, and Development, organized by the Doha International Family Institute, "Maintaining Quality Implementation and Effectiveness of Parenting Programmes at Scale," October 2018: Doha, Qatar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote speech at the 6th Annual UBS Philanthropy Day in Lugano, Switzerland (Jamie Lachman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Keynote speech at the 6th Annual UBS Philanthropy Day: "Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck: Optimizing ECD Interventions at Scale," October 2018: Lugano, Switzerland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote talk at 1st Annual Swiss Early Childhood Research Meeting on 18 November 2019 (Jamie Lachman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk at 1st Annual Swiss Early Childhood Research Meeting for researchers and practitioners:

Title: It's Time to Grow Up! Taking Early Childhood Interventions to Scale: Challenges and Opportunities

Abstract: The Sustainable Development Goals have identified early childhood development as a priority focus area targeting multiple SDGs that include education, health, poverty, and gender. This is of paramount importance in the field of early childhood development where over one billion children in the Global South are still not meeting their developmental potential. In order to meet these targets by 2030, it will require the rapid dissemination of evidence-based interventions that can be implemented effectively at scale. However, despite substantial evidence on the effectiveness of early childhood interventions across multiple domains, many interventions fail when implemented at scale.
The field of early childhood development requires a radical rethinking of how we develop and test interventions so that they can reach large numbers of beneficiaries and maintain their effectiveness at scale. This keynote lecture will discuss the need for innovative multidisciplinary research approaches aimed at optimising early childhood interventions for scale in the Global South. It argues for a synthesis of approaches from the fields of engineering, prevention and implementation science, health and development economics, public health and biotechnology. It will illustrate ways that academics, policymakers, and practitioners can work closely together to answer some of the most challenging questions regarding the scale up of early childhood interventions. Thus, it aims to shed light on how we can best serve those on the frontline of early childhood development while advancing our scientific knowledge regarding what works, for whom, and how in order to improve the wellbeing of children and their families.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.earlychildhoodresearch.ch/clubdesk/www?p=1000011
 
Description Lecture - University of Ottawa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact I presented to Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Health Sciences students on a visit to the University of Ottawa on the role of grandparents in promoting healthy behaviours in their grandchildren. Students were unfamiliar with the Scottish context, and of the impact of grandparents and reported that their knowledge had increased as a result of the lecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lecture on Research Methods (Juliana Pugmire) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I lecture 20-30 medics on research methods in preparation for research proposals they will have to write, citing examples from the complex interventions we conduct in the unit. We had discussion groups around assessing quality research, the complexity of behaviour change interventions, and research methods available for masters-level research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description MQ Mental Health Data Science meeting, 9th September 2019, Edinburgh (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MQ's 2019 Mental Health Data Science Meeting brought together researchers and innovators to explore how data science can transform how we understand, treat and prevent mental illness. Six of the MRC funded Mental Health Data Pathfinder projects presented project findings at the meeting including Professor Daniel Smith (University of Glasgow Pathfinder: focus on the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE) - building new capacity for mental health research in young people). The SHINE team also exhibited at the event raising further awareness of the Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/articles/data-science-meeting-2019-agenda
 
Description Making the Wellbeing Curriculum Visible event, Bearsden Academy, 25th April 2019 (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 'Making the Wellbeing Curriculum Visible' is an annual event designed to support P7 transitions for parents/carers and pupils. This year the event also partnered with the Bearsden Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival (https://www.bearsdenfestival.org/) with the aim of showing the wider community how mental health and wellbeing is being addressed in schools. Danny Smith was invited to give the main presentation of the event (Title of presentation - Sleep and mental health in young people). The SHINE team also exhibited and had the opportunity to promote the network and research being undertaken to parents, pupils and the wider community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.bearsdenacademy.e-dunbarton.sch.uk/learning/transitions/
 
Description Mearns Castle High School, East Renfrewshire, S1 Health and Wellbeing Day, 26th September 2019 (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 175 S1 pupils from Mearns Castle High School, East Renfrewshire took part a Health and Wellbeing Day on the 26th September 2019. Pupils rotated around a carousel of workshops engaging in a range of activities based upon different areas of health and wellbeing. The SHINE team delivered an interactive session on sleep. The purpose of the workshop was to promote the importance of sleep and take the opportunity to promote the Sleep and Wellbeing feasibility study (SHINE's first affiliated study). This small feasibility study aims to assess whether it is possible to use wrist-worn actigraphs in school-aged children to obtain objective rest/activity data and sleep duration data during a two-week period.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://createsend.com/t/d-E664F453C0615EE22540EF23F30FEDED
 
Description Media coverage: Parenting and teenage drinking 
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 Radio interview and newspaper coverage relating to how parenting behaviours influence adolescent drinking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Member of the DWP and Dept of Health Expert Advisory Group for Work and Health Westminster 
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 Attendance at meetings, Presentation to Damian Green Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Penny Mordaunt Minister for Disabled People
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/work-health-and-disability-improving-lives/work-health-a...
 
Description Mental Health in Schools Conference, 14th November 2019, with SHINE leading session two (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE) led session two (Data and trends in young people's mental health and wellbeing) of Policy Hub Scotland's Mental Health in Schools Conference, on Thursday 14th November 2019 at the EICC in Edinburgh. Dr Jo Inchley began the session with a presentation on key recent findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children 2018 survey, providing both the Scottish and international context. The audience of mostly teachers, third sector mental health workers and stakeholders from the Local Authorities were very interested to hear about health and wellbeing (HWB) trends in body image, bullying, the important of a trusted adult and multiple health complaints in young people.

Dawn Haughton, SHINE Network Manager, outlined the development of the network, which now includes 106 schools across Scotland. Dawn also described how the network aims to support schools in addressing their HWB needs, with a focus on mental health, by using a data-driven, systems-level approach to health improvement. Dawn further described the on-going SHINE case studies research in five local authorities which is evaluating schools' experiences of being members of SHINE and the uptake and impact of the HWB data reports which were issued to schools in April 2019.

The SHINE team was delighted to introduce representatives from two SHINE schools to give the delegates a first hand report of how the SHINE data was being used in their schools. Andy Dingwall, the Depute Head Teacher from Blairgowrie High School in Perthshire explained how the evidence from the data had been used to target priorities in mental health and wellbeing interventions and PSE delivery, as well as informing decisions regarding the school improvement plan. Fiona Donnelly, the Headteacher at Sandwood Primary School in Glasgow talked about how the overview of current research, provided at the start of each topic area in the report, had supported her understanding of the links between the various factors impacting on children's wellbeing and facilitated the planning for future interventions. Both teachers spoke about the importance of sharing the report within the school community and were very positive about the impact of the SHINE reports.

The conference was a highly successful event with many schools now stating their intention to join the SHINE Network after hearing from the team and the two SHINE schools and being able to collect more information, SHINE briefing papers at the exhibition stand. The imminent launch of the SHINE Pupil mental health and wellbeing survey was of particular interest to schools, in addition to the SHINE webinar on 'Sleep and Mental Health' which will be delivered by Professor Daniel Smith for member schools only on Wednesday 20th November.

The conference also featured a session on Public Petitions Committee's inquiry into mental health support for young people in Scotland with five MSPs attending the conference. The afternoon Ideas Hub session featured a number of short 'pitches' by presenters showcasing approaches, resources or lesson plans around children and young people's mental health that have been delivered in schools across Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://policyhubscotland.co.uk/events/2019-mental-health-in-schools-conference/
 
Description Mental Health in Schools Conference, 14th November 2019, with SHINE leading session two (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE) led session two (Data and trends in young people's mental health and wellbeing) of Policy Hub Scotland's Mental Health in Schools Conference, on Thursday 14th November 2019 at the EICC in Edinburgh. Dr Jo Inchley began the session with a presentation on key recent findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children 2018 survey, providing both the Scottish and international context. The audience of mostly teachers, third sector mental health workers and stakeholders from the Local Authorities were very interested to hear about health and wellbeing (HWB) trends in body image, bullying, the important of a trusted adult and multiple health complaints in young people.

Dawn Haughton, SHINE Network Manager, outlined the development of the network, which now includes 106 schools across Scotland. Dawn also described how the network aims to support schools in addressing their HWB needs, with a focus on mental health, by using a data-driven, systems-level approach to health improvement. Dawn further described the on-going SHINE case studies research in five local authorities which is evaluating schools' experiences of being members of SHINE and the uptake and impact of the HWB data reports which were issued to schools in April 2019.

The SHINE team was delighted to introduce representatives from two SHINE schools to give the delegates a first hand report of how the SHINE data was being used in their schools. Andy Dingwall, the Depute Head Teacher from Blairgowrie High School in Perthshire explained how the evidence from the data had been used to target priorities in mental health and wellbeing interventions and PSE delivery, as well as informing decisions regarding the school improvement plan. Fiona Donnelly, the Headteacher at Sandwood Primary School in Glasgow talked about how the overview of current research, provided at the start of each topic area in the report, had supported her understanding of the links between the various factors impacting on children's wellbeing and facilitated the planning for future interventions. Both teachers spoke about the importance of sharing the report within the school community and were very positive about the impact of the SHINE reports.

The conference was a highly successful event with many schools now stating their intention to join the SHINE Network after hearing from the team and the two SHINE schools and being able to collect more information, SHINE briefing papers at the exhibition stand. The imminent launch of the SHINE Pupil mental health and wellbeing survey was of particular interest to schools, in addition to the SHINE webinar on 'Sleep and Mental Health' which will be delivered by Professor Daniel Smith for member schools only on Wednesday 20th November.

The conference also featured a session on Public Petitions Committee's inquiry into mental health support for young people in Scotland with five MSPs attending the conference. The afternoon Ideas Hub session featured a number of short 'pitches' by presenters showcasing approaches, resources or lesson plans around children and young people's mental health that have been delivered in schools across Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Milestone Event - Celebrating 20 Years of MRC funded PhDs (Lauren Elsie White) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This event was part of the Milestone Series. It aimed to celebrate the funding of MRC PhD students over the past 20 years, and also to advertise upcoming studentships. Thirty-five people were in attendance, and those interested in undertaking a PhD at the Unit were engaged and enthusiastic about applying.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Modelling Migration Workshop at the British Academy (Eric Silverman) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Approximately 40 participants attended a workshop on modelling migration with agent-based models. The audience included representatives from the Office for National Statistics, Eurostat, and UNHCR. Dr Silverman participated as a discussant, presenting on sensitivity analysis techniques and causality in complex systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.southampton.ac.uk/baps/news/events/2018/11/2018-11-20-workshop-london.page?
 
Description Multiple interviews for national and international news (Stephanie Chalmers) 
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 Press release put out on paper investigating grandparents influence on their grandchildren's risk factors for cancer. Received coverage in over 40 news publications, 15 radio interviews carried out, 3 blogs written in response, 95 tweets from 86 users, with an upper bound of 173,482 followers. Coverage of research was international in reach including the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Spain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NIHR Blog for the HelpMeDoIt study 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of the blog was to reflect on the use of smartphone apps and also to make people aware of the study. Some people have contacted us who were interested in taking part in the study and finding out more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nihr.ac.uk/blogs/using-smartphone-apps-for-weight-loss-thoughts-from-the-helpmedoit-study...
 
Description NRS Mental Health Network ASM - 'Tomorrow's World: The Next Ten Years of Mental Health Research' (Natalie Chalmers) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PhD poster presentation to health professionals, academics and postgraduate students. Questions were raised and discussed particularly around the possibility of intervention development furthering the research I have already completed. Also awarded Poster prize.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Networking event for the Scotland Network of the Association for the Study of Obesity (Anne Martin) 
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 I organised a full-day event together with researchers from the Human Nutrition Department at MVLS. The event took place 30 November 2018 and was the first of annual meetings of the Scotland Network for the Association for the Study of Obesity. This was a joint meeting with the Bariatric Education, Support, Training Scotland Group. The objectives of this meeting were:
1. Meet new people from different disciplines of obesity research
2. Share experiences of working in the prevention or management of obesity
3. Discuss the current landscape of obesity prevention and/or management in Scotland/Health board/Local Authority
4. Identify future directions and/or action points

The objective were achieved through a mix of presentations (n=4) and facilitated round table discussions in smaller groups of up to 10 delegates. This network meeting was attended by health improvement officers, nurses, dietitians, clinical psychologists, public health nutritionists, physicians from across 11 NHS health boards in Scotland, and academics from the University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde and the University of the West of Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Night at the Museum Public research showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mark McCann hosted vistors to the 'Sexy Science' stall at the museum open night. The stall invited members of the public to explore myths and facts surrounding sexual health, find out more about sexual health research, and volunteer ideas around their understanding of sexual wellbeing for possible questions in future waves of the NATSAL survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Panel discussion on Mental Health and the Creative Industries at 'Open Mind Fest', a youth-curated strand of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival in Renfrewshire (Suslie Smillie) 
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 Panel discussion on Mental Health and the Creative Industries at 'Open Mind Fest', a youth-curated strand of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival in Renfrewshire. I was approached to take part in this due to my past experience working in the music industry and while the main focus of the discussion and questions was centred specifically on the creative industries I was able to share information with attendees about the types of research relevant to this that SPHSU do (including Safetel Study that I'm currently working on). I also distributed some flyers for the TRIUMPH network and spoke to some of the staff from third sector organisations and youth attendees who showed interest in joining the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.mhfestival.com/events/renfrewshire/497-open-mind-fest-youth-festival
 
Description Participated in a Workshop held by the UK Evaluation Society , Scottish Network on Case Study Evaluation on 15th September 2016, at The Cube, Edinburgh. 
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 Related to Case Study evaluation across cultural settings and so related to Case Study 1 of the Transferability of complex interventionds within the complexity in Health improvememnt programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.evaluation.org.uk/
 
Description Participated in the Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) one day interdisciplinary symposium 'How do different disciplines talk about alcohol and how can we work better together?' on 22nd April 2016 in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. In partnership with the BSA Alcohol Study Group. 
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 Related to transferability of complex interventions in Complexity in Health Improvement Programme. Case Study 2.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.shaap.org.uk/
 
Description Participated in the Independence from Drugs and Alcohol Scotland (IFDAS) Annual Business Meeting held at the Italian Consulate (Edinburgh), 18th February 2016. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact This was a "by Invitation only" event to Professor Daniel Wight PI/ Leader (& Dr. Alison Devlin/ Researcher) in the Transferability of Complex Interventions within the Complexity in Health Improvement Programme. Stakeholder event related to Case Study 2 on transferability of complex interventions within Complexity in Health Improvement programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ifdas.net/board-of-directors/
 
Description Participation in discussion panel on Schools and self-harm at Irish Self-harm conference, Dublin.(Robert Young) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited participant in interactive panel debate, discussion and Q&A session on how schools can help pupils who self-harm. Participants were teachers, school nurses, head teachers and general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/self-harm-conference-tickets;
 
Description Pint of Science Festival - Presentation on Complexity in Health Improvement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mark McCann gave a presentation about Complexity in Health Improvement at the 'Society' section of the international Pint of Science Festival at the Griffin Bar in Glasgow. The event was sold out, with 40 tickets sold.

Some audience members were surprised to learn about the linear association between alcohol and cancer, rather than alcohol and health being an issue for dependent drinkers only. There were a broad range of questions about the role of simulation models in developing new policies for health, the role of industry - in particular supermarkets - in ultra low price alcohol, ideas around the 'Nanny state' relating to public health policy, and how complex modelling frameworks can be applied to health topics other than alcohol, specifically obesity, and change in retirement age and its influence on the balance of informal and formal care.

The organisers were very pleased with the event, and have agreed to present to SPHSU staff to make plans for next year's festival. Mark McCann was also invited to present to another public science meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/dear-green-place
 
Description Podcast (for The Mental Elf) (Lisa McDaid) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Podcast for the Mental Elf on the aims and plans of the TRIUMPH Network, particularly focused on why and how it will engage young people. Podcast posted on the Mental Elf twitter account, which has >64k followers (also reposted on the TRIUMPH website). Continuing increase in the number of new members to the TRIUMPH network in the week since it was posted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Poster at Drugs Research Network Scotland annual conference (Martin Andreson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Displayed a poster at the DRNS conference, which sparked questions and conversations with a number of attendees, as well as requested for future contact to discuss further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at R users group (Martin Anderson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a presentation to a meet-up group for users of the programming software 'R', about methodological procedures for working with social network data. There was a following Q&A and several students approached me afterwards to discuss these methods and indicate enthusiasm for using them. One student from a different department invited me to give a similar presentation to her department.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on PhD methods and current findings, sparking questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at the College of Social Sciences PGR Conference (Martin Anderson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presenting on PhD methods to a conference of other PhD students based in the College of Social Sciences. Interesting questions and discussion afterwards about methods, ethics etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the Digital Health and Wellbeing conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The presentations were given at this digital health conference to a mixed audience of researchers, public health practitioners and industry. The purpose was to share the methods and initial results of the HelpMeDoIt study with researchers, industry as well as practitioners. The presentations sparked discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at the Faculty of Public Health annual conference (Martin Anderson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of my masters research in a parallel session on the theme of 'community' at the Faculty of Public Health conference. Received many interesting questions and engagement afterwards, as well as a request to be involved in an alcohol research network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at the Society for the Study of Addiction PhD Symposium (Martin Anderson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presenting on PhD methods to PhD students at the UK's main addiction conference. Lots of questions and discussion afterwards and several people approached me individually to ask more about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation of findings to Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) Sub Group (Martin Anderson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 20 professional practitioners and service managers attended the Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Sub Group of the South Ayrshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP). I gave a 15 minute presentation of research findings from research conducted with Recovery Ayr, a recovery organisation represented in the meeting. This was a chance to feed back findings to the organisation who facilitated the research and a wider audience of senior professionals in the addictions field. It was also an opportunity to provide information about my PhD project, for which this research was a methodological pilot. The research was well-received and the audience agreed that the findings are consistent with their own findings from internal consultations, so they were glad to have a more formal academic evidence base to support this. They have requested a 2-4 page overview of findings written for a policy audience, that they can use as evidence for their practice in policy settings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation on PhD methods at the SPHSU student conference (Martin Anderson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on PhD methods with questions and discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to Glasgow Mental Health Research Facility (Martin Anderson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Following my R users group presentation, I was invited to present to the Glasgow Mental Health Research Facility, who are involved in the EMPOWER project, researching how to improve mental well-being for people with psychosis. I presented to a small team of about 10 people, including two professors and a number of PhD students. They were mainly interested in how my methodology could be used to evaluate peer interventions for people with psychosis. They asked several questions afterwards and requested my slides, indicating a willingness to incorporate similar methodologies into their own work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation: working together to reduced drug related deaths for International Overdose Awareness Day (joseph tay wee teck) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a conference organised by the Scottish Drug Forum entitled "Working together to reduce drug related deaths".
Presenting also were: Dr Marilou Gagnon, University of Victoria, ACC Steve Johnson, police Scotland, Laura Kerr, Lead officer, Alcohol & Drugs, Tayside and chaired by Daniel Kleinberg, Scottish Government. I was speaking from the GP perspective in contributing to the reduction of DRDs. 30/08/18
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sdf.org.uk/keynote-speaker-and-early-bird-rate-announced-for-upcoming-sdf-conference-on-d...
 
Description Press coverage about parental monitoring and adolescent drinking 
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 Press release and subsequent radio and press interviews about a paper published in addiction regarding parenting and adolescent drinking. The story was covered by the Belfast Telegraph, Courier Advertiser, Coventry Telegraph, Metro, Herald, Daily Record, Scotsman, The Scottish Sun, Yahoo News, and Radio Clyde.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Press release, interviews for national news, research featured in 73 news outlets (Stephanie Chalmers) 
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 based on research on football shirt sponsorship and gambling. Picked up by 73 news outlets; 70 tweets from 42 users, with an upper bound of 111,968 followers, 1 blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Engagement: Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Engagement event at Glasgow Science Centre to engage school children with careers in science. We discussed the HelpMeDoIt study with them and asked them to come up with creative ideas on how to make health apps fun for children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public Engagement: Glasgow Science Centre - SS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Engagement event at Glasgow Science Centre to engage school children with careers in science. We discussed the HelpMeDoIt study with them and asked them to come up with creative ideas on how to make health apps fun for children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public engagement: Bipolar Scotland Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Event describing my research to tackle lifestyle issues in people with serious mental health issues. Group discussion on the challenges of weight change in this group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public engagement: Bipolar Scotland Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Event describing my research to tackle lifestyle issues in people with serious mental health issues. Group discussion on the challenges of weight change in this group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public engagement: Bipolar Scotland Group - SS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Event describing my research to tackle lifestyle issues in people with serious mental health issues. Group discussion on the challenges of weight change in this group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description STASH Expert panel 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The expert panel met to reflect on the pilot of the STASH intervention and to provide insight into what changes should be made prior to the exploratory phase of the trial. The session focused on increasing the reach and relevance of the intervention through three parallel workshop activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description STASH expert panel 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The expert panel met to discuss the development of the STASH intervention. The session adopted a workshop approach with experts being asked to comment on the various aspects of the intervention, including the topics, content and recruitment strategy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description STASH study Knowledge Exchange Event at the Lighthouse, Glasgow (Kirstin Mitchell) 
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 The STASH research team and delivery partners presented the STASH study results to an audience including NHS sexual health practitioners, Education Scotland, funders, Scottish Government and academics working on similar studies. The presentations were followed by small group discussions on some of the key questions for the future delivery of STASH, with a feedback session at the end.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description STASH study participation in Scottish Peer Education Network Annual Conference (Kirstin Mitchell) 
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 This annual conference brings together practitioners who work with young people to design and deliver peer education activities. Kirstin Mitchell (STASH study Co-PI) gave the opening plenary talk and described the experiences of the peer supporters on the project. A group of STASH peer supporters from one of the study schools ran one of the 'break-out' sessions and led participants through some of the activities they had undertaken at the STASH training day. The session was designed and facilitated by them, supported by their contact teacher. It was noticeable that the STASH peer supporters were confident and comfortable running the session, and displayed a level of comfort talking about the topic of sex that surpassed some of the adult professional participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.fastforward.org.uk/spen/
 
Description School Visit (South Lanarkshire) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Stephanie Chambers visited four classrooms in a local school to tell them about the research with children and young people that is being undertaken as part of her fellowship. This included telling them about the different ways that Stephanie has collected information from children on food and health. She took part in a Q&A activity after each of the four talks with the children. Feedback from teachers was that the children were engaged (concluded from the extensive questions asked) and had gained insight into an area they knew little about.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description School visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Stephanie Chambers visited four classrooms in a local school to tell them about the research with children and young people that is being undertaken as part of her fellowship. This included telling them about the different ways that Stephanie has collected information from children on food and health. She took part in a Q&A activity after each of the four talks with the children. Feedback from teachers was that the children were engaged (concluded from the extensive questions asked) and had gained insight into an area they knew little about.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Scottish Drug Policy Launch Event 
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 Mark McCann was invited to the announcement event for a new Scottish Drugs and Alcohol Policy "Drug Policy through a health lens". The Health Minister MSP announced the intention to renew the policy, and small working groups fed back ideas for the new policy direction. Dr McCann outlined the importance of considering both systems of formal support, and the interaction of policy with social systems in which drug users are situated. These considerations would relate to both research, restructuring, and evaluating new structures and services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Scottish Drugs Forum Board of Trustees 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Mark McCann was invited to sit of the board of trustees for the Scottish Drugs Forum to give input on academic research in the drugs field. He attends quarterly meetings and the AGM to advise and vote on strategic direction for SDF.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Scottish Drugs and Alcohol Cross Party Parliamentary Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion of the evaluation of Scotland's alcohol strategy, the Minimum Unit Pricing legislation European court case, and the recent Global Alcohol Policy conference. The discussion afterwards focussed on what efforts members of the group could do to influence the TTIP legislation and the risks such agreements pose to public health.

After the event, I was invited to the Scottish Drugs Forum to discuss research relating to Novel Psychoactive Substances
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/msps/41360.aspx
 
Description Scottish Guidance Association Annual Conference, 28th September 2019 (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact SHINE exhibited at the Scottish Guidance Association (SGA) Annual Conference on the 28th September 2019. The SGA has over 500 members nationally in Scotland. At this conference, there were about 60 delegates, all guidance teachers in Scottish schools. There were two keynote speakers and five different workshops offered all focusing on different aspects of wellbeing in schools. This offered the opportunity for SHINE to discuss developments of the Network with existing member schools and meet new schools to recruit to the Network. Twenty new teachers signed up to the newsletter to hear more about the development of SHINE and took a members pack away with them to show to their schools. The event provided useful knowledge exchange for the SHINE network manager who was able to attend the keynote speeches and the workshops to keep up to date with the Scottish Government PSE review, Sleep Scotland and new teacher training opportunities in cognitive behavioural therapy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://scottishguidance.org.uk
 
Description Scottish Learning Festival, Health and Wellbeing Live, 26th September 2019 (Judtih Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact SHINE was invited by Education Scotland to present at the Scottish Learning Festival in the Health and Wellbeing Live Expo - The Curriculum session. The session was fully booked with 180 delegates attending from all over Scotland, representing schools, Local Authorities and wider educational stakeholders.
In preparation for the SHINE demonstration, the SHINE Network Manager visited Dunblane High School to work with twenty S6 pupils from the S6 Mental Health Elective group and undertaking the Mental Health and Wellbeing Award at SCQF levels 4 and 5 (https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/83453.html). The researcher used the 'Best Start in Life' activity to initiate a discussion about which social and environmental factors most affect a young person's wellbeing as they develop. The S6 pupils were shown a pupil-friendly version of the SHINE health and wellbeing data report mental health section for their school, which was collected in the 2017-2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey. The pupils were asked to use the reflective questions to support their understanding of the data and discuss the findings. They were asked to identify 2- 3 strengths and 2-3 areas of challenge. With this information they can now begin to consider how to celebrate the strengths and plan a solution-focused approach to the challenges which will involve the wider school community.

Two of the pupils from the S6 MH elective group and the member of staff responsible then accompanied two SHINE researchers to the Scottish Learning Festival on the 26th September where they ran the 'Best Start in Life' activity for the visiting delegates and answered questions about their understanding and experience of using the mental health data. They were able to confidently discuss their next steps with interested members of the wider educational community and explain how the partnership with SHINE will support improvements in mental health in their school community. Delegates were pleased to be able to speak to pupils, a member of staff and researchers to understand how the Network supports schools to use evidence cased health and wellbeing data to improve wellbeing.

This activity has been written up and will be included on the Education Scotland National Improvement Hub practice exemplars which will make it widely accessible to all schools; so driving up membership of the SHINE Network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.scottishlearningfestival.com/health--wellbeing-live.html
 
Description Seminar at PAHRC/OPENSpace/CRESH - Edinburgh (Stefano Picascia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Almagor and Dr. Picascia introduced the generative approach and Agent Based modelling as a tool to explore complexity and its potential applications in the fields of interest of the audience. They presented work ongoing in the unit and their own, related to physical activity and green space usage. The audience was extremely engaged and sparked requests for further seminars and updates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/event/let's-put-people-place-using-agent-based-models-investigate-impact-n...
 
Description Short life working group on image and performance enhancing drugs (Scottish Drug Forum) (Joseph Tay Wee Teck) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This is a group meeting quarterly to put forward a report on behalf of the Scottish Drug Forum with regards to the problem of IPED use in Scotland. Involved included the leads for the three anabolic steroid clinics in Scotland (In Glasgow, Edinburgh and the highlands). The report will be submitted to inform the Scottish drug policy reboot currently out for consultation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Speaker at "Systems methods for Local Policy Evaluation" event. 
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 This event introduced health policy makers and evaluators in the London area to systems science methods and how they could be applied in local policy work. Mark McCann talked about network analysis, agent based models, and systems graph building methods. The wider group discussed how and where they could be applied. An output from the workshop was to write up some guidance and documentation for local policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stakeholder engagement regarding positive parenting consortium in Uganda (Daniel Wight) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Child Health and Development Centre (CHDC), Makerere University together with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) organized a stakeholders' workshop, on 30th June 2019 at Piato restaurant, to discuss the development of a Consortium for the Parenting Agenda in Uganda. The Consortium is aimed at bringing together all NGO/CBOs working in the area of parenting to have a common working platform. The workshop was graced by the Acting Commissioner Family Affairs in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Local Government Mr. Innocent Byaruhanga. There was a big representation of organizations working to strengthen parenting activities in Uganda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Stakeholder workshop 
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 Workshop on stakeholders' experiences of working with grandparents to promote child health.
Purpose was to engage with practitioners with the aim of developing an intervention in this area. Participants provided a number of ideas for future funding proposals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description TRIUMPH Twitter channel (Mariam Kadhim) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The TRIUMPH Twitter channel is intended to act as a platform to share information and news about the network's activities, connect with our partners, connect with existing members, generate new ones, keep up to date with happenings in the youth mental public health sector, raise awareness for the network, promote our blogs, workshops, conferences, and other events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/TRIUMPHnetwork
 
Description TRIUMPH YouTube channel (Mariam Kadhim) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The TRIUMPH YouTube channel was created to give the network the ability to host and share audio-visual media outputs, such as the video about the Youth Advisory Group (which was played in front of audiences at the Network residential and the Agenda-Setting Workshops) and the video of Research Associate, Christina McMellon, speaking about youth involvement (which was added to the triumph website).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLBeGVtkRKNf8pJyAwfpfwg
 
Description TRIUMPH presentation at ESRC Cross-Disciplinary Mental Health Networks launch event (Lisa McDaid) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation to introduce the TRIUMPH Network, which was live streamed on twitter. More than 300 people directly interacted with event content, generating >1000 tweets and over 12 million twitter impressions. Approx 10 new network members were recruited on the day and there has been a steady stream of new members in the week since.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description TRIUMPH stall at the Mental Health Foundation Scotland parliamentary event at the Scottish Parliament (Lisa McDaid) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact TRIUMPH stall at the Mental Health Foundation Scotland parliamentary event at the Scottish Parliament to mark their 70th anniversary. The stall introduced those in attendance to the TRIUMPH Network. 15 new members signed up to the Network on the night.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk and poster given at the International Congress of Behavioural Medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentations were given at this behavioural medicine conference to a mixed audience of researchers, third sector organisations and professional public health practitioners. The purpose was to share the methods and initial results of the HelpMeDoIt study with researchers as well as practitioners. The presentations sparked discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Talk and poster given at the Sunbelt Social Network Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentations were given at this social network conference to a mixed audience of researchers and professional public health practitioners. The purpose was to share the methods and initial results of the HelpMeDoIt study with social network researchers as well as practitioners. The presentations sparked discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The 2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Scotland national report launch, 30th January 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Jo Inchley, International Coordinator of the HBSC study and Principal Investigator for the Scottish HBSC team launched the 2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study in Scotland national report. The full event in in Edinburgh sparked questions and discussion as well as considerable media coverage. Key findings from the report included that the majority (85%) of young people reported high levels of life satisfaction in 2018, while almost one in five adolescents rated their health as excellent. However, the report also revealed the lowest levels of adolescent confidence seen in 24 years, with only 51% of adolescents in Scotland reporting that they often or always feeling confident in themselves. Other findings from the report included mental health and wellbeing, sleep, social media and online communication, home and school life. There were two further presentations on translating evidence into action: using the HBSC data to support and health and wellbeing in schools through the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE); using HBSC data to support national and international work on child and adolescent health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The 2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study in Scotland national report launch, 30th January 2020 at the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Jo Inchley, International Coordinator of the HBSC study and Principal Investigator for the Scottish HBSC team launched the 2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study in Scotland national report. The full event in in Edinburgh sparked questions and discussion as well as considerable media coverage. Key findings from the report included that the majority (85%) of young people reported high levels of life satisfaction in 2018, while almost one in five adolescents rated their health as excellent. However, the report also revealed the lowest levels of adolescent confidence seen in 24 years, with only 51% of adolescents in Scotland reporting that they often or always feeling confident in themselves. Other findings from the report included mental health and wellbeing, sleep, social media and online communication, home and school life. There were two further presentations on translating evidence into action: using the HBSC data to support and health and wellbeing in schools through the Schools Health and Wellbeing Improvement Research Network (SHINE); using HBSC data to support national and international work on child and adolescent health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.hbsc.org/news/index.aspx?ni
 
Description UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Conference 2015 (2 x posters) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our study team presented two conference posters: (i) our HelpMeDoIt study protocol; and (ii) findings from our stage 1 intervention development.
The majority of the audience were academic researchers working in behavioural medicine, in addition to some professional practitioners and under/postgraduate students.
We presented both posters and engaged in numerous discussions with conference attendees. Discussions focused on the potential of using smartphones apps for lifestyle behavoiur change. Several researchers took our contact details with a view to exploring similar opportunities in their own institutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit to Craigmount High School on the 10th May 2019 to participate in the Health and Wellbeing Festival and gather opinion on the SHINE pupil friendly report (Judith Brown) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact SHINE team members ran workshops at the Craigmount High School Health and Wellbeing Festival with small groups of pupils from S1 to S3. Using the "Best Start in Life" activity, the researchers supported the pupil discussion around the social and environmental factors which impact on young people as they are growing up. In addition, sections of the South East Collaborative Health and Wellbeing data in a Pupil friendly format of the report were shared with pupils and compared with the adult format. Pupils expressed a keen interest in the data and were able to identify uses of the data to improve health and wellbeing in the school community. The Pupil-friendly format was preferred to the adult format supporting further development of this resource.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://craigmounthighschool.co.uk/head-teacher-update-friday-10-may-2019/
 
Description Visit to NHS GG&C Forensic mental health and learning disability research workshop (Natalie Chalmers) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Short presentation was delivered to health professionals highlighting the importance of considering lifestyle interventions for people diagnosed with mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2016
 
Description Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact In October 2015 I was invited to give a webinar presentation by the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Canada) and the Childhood Obesity Foundation. The webinar series is available to listeners internationally, with Canadian advocacy groups and policy makers the main audience for its output.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://childhoodobesityfoundation.ca/videos/
 
Description Webinar for Health Evidence (Anne Martin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I presented the finding of my first-authored Cochrane Review entitled "Physical activity, diet and other behavioural intervention for improving cognition and school achievement in children with obesity or overweight" in a webinar hosted by Health Evidence (https://www.healthevidence.org/webinars.aspx). Health Evidence is based in Canada and so the audience was primarily Public Health Practitioners (e.g. nurses) and researchers from Canada. More than 80 people signed up for the webinar and over 40 attended the event. the recording and lecture slides will be available on the youtube channel of Health Evidence. Polling questions at the end of the event indicated that participants found the webinar useful for their practice and they would want to recommend the research to their colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://youtu.be/lzKV2Hg1J44
 
Description Working Health Service Scotland Review-Stakeholder Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented my work from the evaluation of the Working Health Services Scotland programme to a Scottish Government Stakeholder event held in Glasgow on the 9th of December. The event was organised by Scottish Government to consider key issues which had emerged from the consultation phase and to provide an opportunity for discussion in advance of the development of the options appraisal for the future of the WHSS programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop: 6SQuID HIV testing 
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 Working with practitioners and researchers to develop intervention for family HIV testing, South Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2015/11/15/jech-2015-205952.full?sid=bf9e8c7c-613b-4536-9b54-782ee...
 
Description Workshop: 6SQuID HIV testing 
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 Working with practitioners and researchers to develop intervention for family HIV testing, South Africa
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2015/11/15/jech-2015-205952.full?sid=bf9e8c7c-613b-4536-9b54-782ee...
 
Description Workshop: 6SQuID young unemployed 
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 Working with practitioners and researchers to develop intervention for young unemployed people's mental wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://jech.bmj.com/content/early/2015/11/15/jech-2015-205952.full?sid=bf9e8c7c-613b-4536-9b54-782ee...
 
Description Written response to House of Commons Select Committee for Work and Health 
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 Submission to House of Commons Select Committee Work and Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmworpen/56/56.pdf
 
Description Young People Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Young People Advisory Group was held with a group of young people attending a third sector organisation. We met with a group of volunteers to discuss their views on being a peer supporter in a school setting. The young people were asked questions about their thoughts on the acceptability of the concept and what topics they think would be useful within such an intervention.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Young People Panels Stage 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We held youth panels with fourth year (14-16 years) students in two schools in Scotland. The session focused on their experiences of school based sex education, the issues they would like to see addressed by our project, and appopriate language and terminology. We presented some of our initial ideas for the project for input and discussion about relevance and acceptability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Young People Panels Stage 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact We returned to the same two schools participating at stage one to present drafts of the intervention content. Participants viewed the materials and gave their views on relevance, appeal and acceptability. They gave suggestions as to how we might improve the intervention content and approaches.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Youth Church group visit (Anne Martin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact My talk was part of an evening event around healthy eating and physical activity for a youth church group. There were about 40 young people and round 10 adults. My talk focused on energy balance and strategies to incorporate physical activity into the daily routine of young people. My talk was interactive and the level of engagement of the young people indicated their interest in the topic. Young people reported that they enjoyed the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019