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Psychological Impacts of COVID–19 on Healthcare Trainees and Perceptions towards a Digital Wellbeing Support Package (2021)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Mahmood, I., Dushi, G., Yildirim, M., & Gay, E. (2021). Psychological Impacts of COVID–19 on Healthcare Trainees and Perceptions towards a Digital Wellbeing Support Package. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), Article 10647. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010647

We explore the impact of COVID-19 on the psychological wellbeing of healthcare trainees, and the perceived value of a digital support package to mitigate the psychological impacts of the pandemic (PoWerS Study). This mixed–methods study includes (i)... Read More about Psychological Impacts of COVID–19 on Healthcare Trainees and Perceptions towards a Digital Wellbeing Support Package.

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation on students and staff in higher education: A qualitative study (2021)
Journal Article
Knight, H., Carlisle, S., O’connor, M., Briggs, L., Fothergill, L., Al-Oraibi, A., …Blake, H. (2021). Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation on students and staff in higher education: A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(20), Article 10675. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182010675

This qualitative study explored the impact of COVID-19 self-isolation and social restriction measures on university students, through the perspectives of both students and the staff supporting them. The study comprised 11 focus groups (students) and... Read More about Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation on students and staff in higher education: A qualitative study.

Characterising the outcomes, impacts and implementation challenges of advanced clinical practice roles in the UK: A scoping review (2021)
Journal Article
Evans, C., Poku, B. A., Pearce, R., Eldridge, J., Hendrick, P., Knaggs, R., …Collier, R. (2021). Characterising the outcomes, impacts and implementation challenges of advanced clinical practice roles in the UK: A scoping review. BMJ Open, 11(8), Article e048171. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048171

Objectives In response to demographic and health system pressures, the development of non-medical advanced clinical practice (ACP) roles is a key component of National Health Service workforce transformation policy in the UK. This review was undertak... Read More about Characterising the outcomes, impacts and implementation challenges of advanced clinical practice roles in the UK: A scoping review.

Understanding the cost of mental health at work: an integrative framework (2021)
Book Chapter
Hassard, J., Teoh, K., Thomson, L., & Blake, H. (2021). Understanding the cost of mental health at work: an integrative framework. In T. Wall, C. Cooper, & P. Brough (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Organisational Wellbeing. SAGE Publications

Internationally, there is growing recognition of the social and economic impact of work-related stress and mental ill-health; and, in turn, of the relative importance of promoting mental wellbeing and preventing the onset of mental disorders at work... Read More about Understanding the cost of mental health at work: an integrative framework.

Accessing Voluntary HIV Testing in the Construction Industry: A Qualitative Analysis of Employee Interviews from the Test@Work Study (2021)
Journal Article
Somerset, S., Evans, C., & Blake, H. (2021). Accessing Voluntary HIV Testing in the Construction Industry: A Qualitative Analysis of Employee Interviews from the Test@Work Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8), Article 4184. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084184

HIV, globally, remains a significant public health issue and community HIV testing can help to identify those with HIV at an early stage of disease. The workplace offers a prime location for provision of opt-in HIV testing as part of wider health pro... Read More about Accessing Voluntary HIV Testing in the Construction Industry: A Qualitative Analysis of Employee Interviews from the Test@Work Study.

Students’ views towards sars-cov-2 mass asymptomatic testing, social distancing and self-isolation in a university setting during the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study (2021)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Knight, H., Jia, R., Corner, J., Morling, J. R., Denning, C., …Vedhara, K. (2021). Students’ views towards sars-cov-2 mass asymptomatic testing, social distancing and self-isolation in a university setting during the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(8), Article 4182. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084182

We aimed to explore university students’ perceptions and experiences of SARS-CoV-2 mass asymptomatic testing, social distancing and self-isolation, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This qualitative study comprised of four rapid online focus groups condu... Read More about Students’ views towards sars-cov-2 mass asymptomatic testing, social distancing and self-isolation in a university setting during the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study.

Covid-well study: Qualitative evaluation of supported wellbeing centres and psychological first aid for healthcare workers during the covid-19 pandemic (2021)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Gupta, A., Javed, M., Wood, B., Knowles, S., Coyne, E., & Cooper, J. (2021). Covid-well study: Qualitative evaluation of supported wellbeing centres and psychological first aid for healthcare workers during the covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073626

Supported wellbeing centres were set up in UK hospital trusts as an early intervention aimed at mitigating the psychological impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers. These provided high quality rest spaces with peer-to-peer psychological support pro... Read More about Covid-well study: Qualitative evaluation of supported wellbeing centres and psychological first aid for healthcare workers during the covid-19 pandemic.

Perceptions and Experiences of the University of Nottingham Pilot SARS-CoV-2 Asymptomatic Testing Service: A Mixed-Methods Study (2020)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Corner, J., Cirelli, C., Hassard, J., Briggs, L., Daly, J. M., …Ball, J. (2021). Perceptions and Experiences of the University of Nottingham Pilot SARS-CoV-2 Asymptomatic Testing Service: A Mixed-Methods Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(1), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010188

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. We aimed to explore student and staff perceptions and experiences of a pilot SARS-CoV-2 asymptomatic testing service (P-ATS) in a UK university campus setting. This was a mixed-method study co... Read More about Perceptions and Experiences of the University of Nottingham Pilot SARS-CoV-2 Asymptomatic Testing Service: A Mixed-Methods Study.

Doctors’ working conditions, wellbeing and hospital quality of care: A multilevel analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Teoh, K., HASSARD, J., & Cox, T. (2021). Doctors’ working conditions, wellbeing and hospital quality of care: A multilevel analysis. Safety Science, 135, Article 105115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.105115

Introduction Doctors’ wellbeing is postulated to mediate the relationship between their working conditions and patient care although few studies have tested this. Even fewer have incorporated a multilevel perspective that considers the antecedents of... Read More about Doctors’ working conditions, wellbeing and hospital quality of care: A multilevel analysis.

COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Yildirim, M., Wood, B., Knowles, S., Mancini, H., Coyne, E., & Cooper, J. (2020). COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(24), 1-22. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249401

Supported Wellbeing Centres have been set up in UK hospital trusts in an effort to mitigate the psychological impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, although the extent to which these are utilised and the barriers and facilitators to access are no... Read More about COVID-Well: Evaluation of the Implementation of Supported Wellbeing Centres for Hospital Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Test@work texts: Mobile phone messaging to increase awareness of HIV and HIV testing in UK construction employees during the COVID-19 pandemic (2020)
Journal Article
Middleton, M., Somerset, S., Evans, C., & Blake, H. (2020). Test@work texts: Mobile phone messaging to increase awareness of HIV and HIV testing in UK construction employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(21), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17217819

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Background: HIV poses a threat to global health. With effective treatment options available, education and testing strategies are essential in preventing transmission. Text messaging is an eff... Read More about Test@work texts: Mobile phone messaging to increase awareness of HIV and HIV testing in UK construction employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHIRL Study: Workplace Health Interprofessional Learning in the Construction Industry (2020)
Journal Article
Blake, H., Somerset, S., Whittingham, K., Middleton, M., Yildirim, M., & Evans, C. (2020). WHIRL Study: Workplace Health Interprofessional Learning in the Construction Industry. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17186815

© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Interprofessional learning (IPL) is essential to prepare healthcare trainees as the future public health workforce. WHIRL (Workplace Health InteRprofessional Learning) was an innovative IPL in... Read More about WHIRL Study: Workplace Health Interprofessional Learning in the Construction Industry.

Using Internet of Things to Reduce Office Workers’ Sedentary Behavior: Intervention Development Applying the Behavior Change Wheel and Human-Centered Design Approach (2020)
Journal Article
Huang, Y., Benford, S., Price, D., Patel, R., Li, B., Ivanov, A., & Blake, H. (2020). Using Internet of Things to Reduce Office Workers’ Sedentary Behavior: Intervention Development Applying the Behavior Change Wheel and Human-Centered Design Approach. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 8(7), https://doi.org/10.2196/17914

Background: Sedentary behavior (SB) is associated with various adverse health outcomes. The prevalence of prolonged sitting at work among office workers makes a case for SB interventions to target this setting and population. Everyday mundane objects... Read More about Using Internet of Things to Reduce Office Workers’ Sedentary Behavior: Intervention Development Applying the Behavior Change Wheel and Human-Centered Design Approach.

UK Postal Delivery Workers’ Occupational Sun Safety: Using Behavior Change Theories to Identify Intervention Pathways (2019)
Journal Article
Houdmont, J., Randall, R., Cheyne, A., Davis, S., Evans, H., & Faichney, J. (2019). UK Postal Delivery Workers’ Occupational Sun Safety: Using Behavior Change Theories to Identify Intervention Pathways. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(19), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16193712

Postal delivery workers have substantial sun exposure. In the United Kingdom (UK) a high proportion of workers possesses a sun sensitive skin type. This population is at elevated risk for skin cancer, yet uptake of sun safety practices is low. Studie... Read More about UK Postal Delivery Workers’ Occupational Sun Safety: Using Behavior Change Theories to Identify Intervention Pathways.