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Quantifying tobacco and alcohol imagery in Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video original programming accessed from the UK: a content analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Barker, A. B., Smith, J., Hunter, A., Britton, J., & Murray, R. L. (2019). Quantifying tobacco and alcohol imagery in Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video original programming accessed from the UK: a content analysis. BMJ Open, 9, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025807

Objectives: Exposure to tobacco and alcohol content in audio-visual media is a risk factor for smoking and alcohol us in young people. Previous UK research has quantified tobacco and alcohol content in films and broadcast television but not that of v... Read More

The experience of identity change in people who reported having a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: a qualitative enquiry (2019)
Journal Article
Barker, A. B., Smale, K., Hunt, N., Lincoln, N. B., & das Nair, R. (in press). The experience of identity change in people who reported having a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: a qualitative enquiry. International Journal of Ms Care,

Background: A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to changes to a person’s sense of self. The aim of this study was to investigate the subjective experience of identity change and subsequent adjustment to MS. Methods: Semi-structured in... Read More

A content analysis of alcohol content in UK television (2018)
Journal Article
Barker, A. B., Whittamore, K., Britton, J., Murray, R. L., & Cranwell, J. (2018). A content analysis of alcohol content in UK television. Journal of Public Health, doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdy142

Background: Exposure to audio-visual alcohol content in media is associated with subsequent alcohol use in young people, but the extent of exposure contained in UK free-to-air prime-time television has not been explored since 2010. We report an analy... Read More

Alcohol audio-visual content in Formula 1 television broadcasting (2018)
Journal Article
Barker, A. B., Britton, J., Grant-Braham, B., & Murray, R. L. (2018). Alcohol audio-visual content in Formula 1 television broadcasting. BMC Public Health, 18, (1-6). doi:10.1186/s12889-018-6068-3. ISSN 1471-2458

Background - Exposure to audio-visual alcohol content in media is associated with subsequent alcohol use among young people. In 2016 Heineken launched its global Formula One (F1) partnership and had a significant brand presence at a number of 2017 F1... Read More

A content analysis of tobacco content in UK television (2018)
Journal Article
Barker, A., Whittamore, K. H., Britton, J., & Cranwell, J. (2018). A content analysis of tobacco content in UK television. Tobacco Control, doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054427. ISSN 0964-4563

Aims: Exposure to audio-visual tobacco content in media is a risk factor for smoking in young people. Whilst tobacco content in films has been extensively documented, content in mainstream television has received relatively little attention. We repor... Read More

Population exposure to smoking and tobacco branding in the UK reality show ‘Love Island’ (2018)
Journal Article
Barker, A. B., Opazo-Breton, M., Cranwell, J., Britton, J., & Murray, R. L. (2018). Population exposure to smoking and tobacco branding in the UK reality show ‘Love Island’. Tobacco Control, 27(6), 709-711. doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-054125

Background: Reality television shows are popular with children and young adults; inclusion of tobacco imagery in these programmes is likely to cause smoking in these groups. Series 3 of the UK reality show Love Island, broadcast in 2017, attracted wi... Read More

Social identity in people with Multiple Sclerosis: an examination of family identity and mood (2017)
Journal Article
Barker, A. B., Lincoln, N., Hunt, N., & das Nair, R. (2018). Social identity in people with Multiple Sclerosis: an examination of family identity and mood. International Journal of Ms Care, 20(2), 85-91. doi:10.7224/1537-2073.2016-074

Background: Mood disorders are highly prevalent in people with MS. MS causes changes to a person’s sense of self. The Social Identity Model of Identity Change posits that group membership can have a positive effect on mood during identity change. The... Read More

The effectiveness of alternative listening devices to conventional hearing aids for adults with hearing loss: a systematic review protocol (2016)
Journal Article
systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 6, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011683. ISSN 2044-6055

Introduction Hearing loss is a major public health concern, affecting over 11 million people in the UK. While hearing aids are the most common clinical intervention for hearing loss, the majority of people that would benefit from using hearing aids d... Read More

Social identity in people with multiple sclerosis: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research (2014)
Journal Article
Barker, A., das Nair, R., Lincoln, N., & Hunt, N. (2014). Social identity in people with multiple sclerosis: a meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Social Care and Neurodisability, 5(4), doi:10.1108/SCN-05-2014-0009. ISSN 2042-0919

Purpose – Many aspects of the self are lost as a consequence of having multiple sclerosis (MS). A person's identity can be altered by negative self-concepts, which are associated with poor psychological wellbeing and can lead individuals to reconstr... Read More