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Analysis of individual-level data from 2018–2020 Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo (2022)
Journal Article
Vossler, H., Akilimali, P., Pan, Y., KhudaBukhsh, W. R., Kenah, E., & Rempała, G. A. (2022). Analysis of individual-level data from 2018–2020 Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Scientific Reports, 12, Article 5534. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-09564-4

The 2018–2020 Ebola virus disease epidemic in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) resulted in 3481 cases (probable and confirmed) and 2299 deaths. In this paper, we use a novel statistical method to analyze the individual-level incidence and hospi... Read More about Analysis of individual-level data from 2018–2020 Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020–December 2021 (2022)
Working Paper
The COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium, Smallman-Raynor, M., & Cliff, A. D. Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020–December 2021

This paper uses a robust method of spatial epidemiological analysis to assess the spatial growth rate of multiple lineages of SARS-CoV-2 in the local authority areas of England, September 2020-December 2021. Using the genomic surveillance records of... Read More about Spatial Growth Rate of Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Lineages in England, September 2020–December 2021.

Maternal prenatal anxiety and depression and trajectories of cardiometabolic risk factors across childhood and adolescence: a prospective cohort study (2021)
Journal Article
Matvienko-Sikar, K., O' Neill, K., Fraser, A., Hayes, C., Howe, L., Huizink, A. C., …O'Keefe, L. M. (2022). Maternal prenatal anxiety and depression and trajectories of cardiometabolic risk factors across childhood and adolescence: a prospective cohort study. BMJ Open, 11(12), Article e051681. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051681

Objectives: Quantifying long-term offspring cardiometabolic health risks associated with maternal prenatal anxiety and depression can guide cardiometabolic risk prevention. This study examines associations between maternal prenatal anxiety and depres... Read More about Maternal prenatal anxiety and depression and trajectories of cardiometabolic risk factors across childhood and adolescence: a prospective cohort study.

Development and Validation of Quality of Life Measurement Tools Used in Older Peoples’ Care Homes: a scoping review protocol (2021)
Working Paper
Usman, A., Lewis, S., Clarkson, P., & Gordon, A. Development and Validation of Quality of Life Measurement Tools Used in Older Peoples’ Care Homes: a scoping review protocol

Introduction There is a high prevalence of frailty and cognitive impairment within care home population. These wide-ranging experiences and needs impact on residents’ quality of life. Therefore, measuring Quality of Life (QOL) in residents as part... Read More about Development and Validation of Quality of Life Measurement Tools Used in Older Peoples’ Care Homes: a scoping review protocol.

Feasibility RCT of neuromuscular electrical stimulation; an Intervention to Maintain and improve neuroMuscular function during periods of Immobility (IMMI): Protocol (2021)
Working Paper
Gladman, J., Aloraibi, S., Greenhaff, P., Piasecki, M., Phillips, B., Atherton, P., …Gordon, A. (0000). Feasibility RCT of neuromuscular electrical stimulation; an Intervention to Maintain and improve neuroMuscular function during periods of Immobility (IMMI): Protocol

East Midlands Research into Ageing Network (EMRAN) is a research collaboration across the East Midlands to facilitate collaborative applied clinical research into ageing and the care of older people. EMRAN was set up by NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands and... Read More about Feasibility RCT of neuromuscular electrical stimulation; an Intervention to Maintain and improve neuroMuscular function during periods of Immobility (IMMI): Protocol.

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.

Test@work: evaluation of workplace HIV testing for construction workers using the RE-AIM framework (2021)
Journal Article
Jones, W., Somerset, S., Evans, C., Whittingham, K., Middleton, M., & Blake, H. (2021). Test@work: evaluation of workplace HIV testing for construction workers using the RE-AIM framework. BMC Public Health, 21, Article 1737. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11739-z

Background: Community testing for HIV can reach previously untested populations but is rarely offered in workplaces. Targeting the construction sector could reach workers from high risk populations. Methods: The RE-AIM framework was used to evaluate... Read More about Test@work: evaluation of workplace HIV testing for construction workers using the RE-AIM framework.

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.

Development of a school-based intervention to increase physical activity levels among Chinese children: a systematic iterative process based on Behaviour Change Wheel and Theoretical Domains Framework (2021)
Journal Article
Chattopadhyay, K., Blake, H., & Wang, H. (2021). Development of a school-based intervention to increase physical activity levels among Chinese children: a systematic iterative process based on Behaviour Change Wheel and Theoretical Domains Framework. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, Article 610245. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.610245

Regular physical activity has a range of benefits for children’s health, academic achievement, and behavioral development, yet they face barriers to participation. The aim of the study was to systematically develop an intervention for improving Chine... Read More about Development of a school-based intervention to increase physical activity levels among Chinese children: a systematic iterative process based on Behaviour Change Wheel and Theoretical Domains 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.

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), Article 7819. 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.

Quality improvement in long-term care settings: a scoping review of effective strategies used in care homes (2020)
Journal Article
Chadborn, N. H., Devi, R., Hinsliff-Smith, K., Banerjee, J., & Gordon, A. L. (2021). Quality improvement in long-term care settings: a scoping review of effective strategies used in care homes. European Geriatric Medicine, 12, 17-26. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-020-00389-w

Purpose We conducted a scoping review of quality improvement in care homes. We aimed to identify participating occupational groups and methods for evaluation. Secondly, we aimed to describe resident-level interventions and which outcomes were measur... Read More about Quality improvement in long-term care settings: a scoping review of effective strategies used in care homes.

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), Article 6815. 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.

Use of Patient Health Records to Quantify Drug-Related Pro-arrhythmic Risk (2020)
Journal Article
Davies, M. R., Martinec, M., Walls, R., Schwarz, R., Mirams, G. R., Wang, K., …Polonchuk, L. (2020). Use of Patient Health Records to Quantify Drug-Related Pro-arrhythmic Risk. Cell Reports Medicine, 1(5), Article 100076. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrm.2020.100076

There is an increasing expectation that computational approaches may supplement existing human decision-making. Frontloading of models for cardiac safety prediction is no exception to this trend, and ongoing regulatory initiatives propose use of high... Read More about Use of Patient Health Records to Quantify Drug-Related Pro-arrhythmic Risk.

Barriers and facilitators to physical activity among ethnic Chinese children in school, home and community settings: a qualitative systematic review (2020)
Journal Article
Wang, H., Swain, S., Luo, J., Blake, H., & Chattopadhyay, K. (2020). Barriers and facilitators to physical activity among ethnic Chinese children in school, home and community settings: a qualitative systematic review. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18(12), 2445-2511. https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00154

Objective: The review aimed to synthesize the barriers and facilitators from the available studies that dealt with physical activity among ethnic Chinese children and uncover any differences or similarities in these barriers and facilitators. In... Read More about Barriers and facilitators to physical activity among ethnic Chinese children in school, home and community settings: a qualitative systematic review.