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Public Health Practice and Policy Group

Research within this group is centred on the evidence base for public health practice and policy with a particular emphasis on primary and community care. Recent projects have investigated the role of allied health professions in health promotion, interventions for infection control and equity and access to healthcare.

Staff

PhD Students

  • Angie Bistiraki
  • Nick Castle
  • Sile Creedon
  • Karen Harold
  • Annette Jeanes
  • Jenny Oates
  • Brian Rice
  • Shema Tariq

Grants

2013 Development and evaluation of a cancer awareness campaign in Camden. London Cancer and UCL Partners. AE Simon. £50,000

03/2012 – 02/2013. Can a goal-focussed intervention delivered in Scottish community pharmacies improve outcomes for people with allergic rhinitis? A pilot randomised controlled trial. Chief Scientist Office, Scotland. Lee A, Porteous T, Bond C, Francis J, Sheikh A, Smith L, Thomas M, Wyke S, Lowrie R, Scotland G. Funding scheme, amount and date. £165,738

2012 Patients’ experiences of MRSA carriage and decolonisation treatment. City University London Pump-Priming Grant. Drey N. £3600.

2011-2013. Evaluating the acceptability and feasibility of a gynaecological cancer information leaflet. National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI) AE Simon, J Waller, J Wardle. £206,939.

2011-2012. Module 2 – Cancer awareness and beliefs. International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership. J Wardle, A Ramirez, AE Simon, L Forbes. £65,000.

2011-2012. Public understanding of cancer screening in the UK: examining issues of informed choice and alternative screening approaches. Cancer Research UK: C Campbell, J Wardle, J Waller, D Weller, AE Simon, C von Wagner. £39,997

2010-2014. ASTRA (Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risks and Attitudes). National Institute of Health Research. A Philips, A Rodger, F Lampe, J Lundgren, M Johnson, G Hart, L Sherr, J Elford, W Burman, J Neaton, A Miners, S Collins, A Johnson, et al. £2,000,000.

2010-2013. Early presentation of gynaecological cancers. IMPACT PhD studentship UCL/Target Ovarian Cancer/CR-UK: J Waller, AE Simon. £62,076.

2009-2012. Diet and physical activity to prevent recurrence of high risk adenomas: a feasibility study. NIHR: S Wilson, M Brookes, K Cheng, H Croker, A Daley, G Dowswell, N Freemantle, J Mathers, D Morton, AE Simon, T Taskila, A Taylor, J Wardle. £241,364.

2008-2012. Experience and outcome of pregnancy among women living with HIV in the UK. Medical Research Council: S Tariq, P Rookey, A Pillen, J Elford. £250,000.

11/2008 - 10/2010. What health care experiences matter to patients and how can we assign value to them for policy making purposes? M Ryan, V Entwistle, J Francis, C Fraser. MRC: £228,149.

10/2008 – 09/2012 - Randomised controlled trial comparing foam sclerotherapy, alone or in combination with endovenous laser therapy, with conventional surgery as a treatment for varicose veins. J Brittenden, J Norrie, L Vale, C Ramsay, J Burr, J Francis, M Gough, K Cassar, P Bachoo, A Mavor, J Scott, P McCollum, I Chetter, B Campbell. NIHR HTA Programme: £896,804.

2008 Sexuality in Germany 40 years after Kolle. Pro7. N Drey, A Pryce, J Pastoetter. €90,000.

2007-2010. The role of allied health professionals in health promotion. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation Programme. R Petchey, N Devlin, K Hilari, J Lawrenson, K McPherson, J Needle, A Scriven, J Weinberg. £148,000

2007-2010. Using psychological theory to explore patients’ behavioural choices in the context of urological cancer. JJ Francis, R Powell, J N’Dow. University of Aberdeen Development Trust. £51,718

2006-2009. How do sexual health services in Britain meet - or fail to meet - the needs of Black and Asian MSM? Medical Research Council. J Elford, J Anderson, S Nelson, N Low. £205,000.

2006-2009. Translating effective behavioural interventions - sexual and reproductive health needs of black Caribbean women. Medical Research Council. J Imrie, J Elford, J Stephenson, J Champion, M Brook, R Shain, G Elam. £200,000.

Publications (2008-current)

2013

Bryar R. , Closs S.J., Griffiths J. & Kendall S. (2013). Comment on Thompson DRand Darbyshire P (2013). Is academic nursing being sabotaged by its own killer elite? Journal of Advanced Nursing 69: 1210-11

Doemer, R., McKeown, E., Low, N., Nelson, S., Anderson, J., Elford, J. (2013) Circumcision and HIV infection among MSM men in Britain: the insertive sexual role. Archives of Sexual Behaviour, 42:1319-1326.

Elovainio, M; Steen, N; Presseau, J; Francis, J; Hrisos, S; Hawthorne, G; Johnston, M; Hunter, M; Grimshaw, J; Eccles, M (2013). Is organizational justice associated with clinical performance in the care for patients with diabetes in primary care? Evidence from the improving Quality of care in Diabetes (iQuaD) study. Family Practice 2013:30(1);31-39.

Gould D, Drey N. (2013). Types of interventions used to improve hand hygiene compliance and prevent healthcare associated infection. Journal of Infection Prevention 14:88-93.

Gould D., Drey N. (2013). Student nurses’ experiences of infection prevention and control during clinical placements. American Journal of Infection Control, 41:760-763.

Harold, K. Gould, D. Drey, N. (2013). The efficacy of saline washout technique in the management of exfoliant and vesicant chemotherapy extravasation: an historical case series report. European Journal of Cancer Care 22:169–178.

Hopf YM, Bond C, Francis J, Haughney J, Helms PJ. Views of healthcare professionals to linkage of routinely collected healthcare data: a systematic literature review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), E-pub ahead of print. 28 May 2013, 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001575

Leow, M.K.-S., Griva, K., Choo, R., Wee, H.-L., Thumboo, J., Tai, E.S., Newman, S. (2013). Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in the Multiethnic Singapore Population - A National Cohort Study. PLoS ONE 8 (6) e67138

Melvin Khee-Shing Leow, Konstadina Griva, Robin Choo, Hwee-Lin Wee, Julian Thumboo, E. Shyong Tai, Stanton Newman (2013). Determinants of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in the Multiethnic Singapore Population – A National Cohort Study. Plos One, Vol 8, 6;1-13

Phillips AN, Cambiano V, Nakagawa F, Brown AE, Lampe F, Rodger A, Miners A, Elford J, Hart G, Johnson AM, Lundgren J, Delpech VC. (2013). Increased HIV incidence in Men Who Have Sex with Men despite high levels of ART-induced viral suppression: analysis of an extensively documented epidemic. PLoS One, 8(2):e55312.

Porteous T, Wyke S, Smith S, Bond C, Francis J, Lee A, Lowrie R, Scotland G, Sheikh A, Thomas M, Smith L (2013). Protocol for the “Help for Hay Fever” study: a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a goal-focussed intervention for people with intermittent allergic rhinitis, delivered in Scottish community pharmacies. Trials 2013;14:217.

Rice B, Elford J, Yin Z, Kruijshar M, Abubakar I, Lipman M, Pozniak A, Kall M, Delpech V. (2013), Decreasing incidence of tuberculosis among heterosexuals living with diagnosed HIV in England and Wales. AIDS, 27:1151-1157.

Rice B, Delpech V, Sadler KE, Yin Z, Elford J.(2013). HIV testing among black Africans living in England Epidemiology and Infection, 27:1151-1157.

Speakman A, Rodger A, Phillips AN, Gilson R, Johnson M, et al (Including Elford J). (2013). The ‘Antiretrovirals, Sexual Transmission Risk and Attitudes’ (ASTRA) Study. Design, Methods and Participant Characteristics. PLoS ONE, 8(10): e77230. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077230.

Thomas N and Bryar R (2012). An evaluation of a self-management package for people with diabetes at risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Primary Health Care Research and Development - online January 2013

Thomas N and Bryar R. (2013) An evaluation of a self-management package for people with diabetes at risk of developing chronic kidney disease. Primary Health Care Research and Development - published online January 2013

2012

Abbott S, Anto-Awuakye S, Bryar R and Trivedi S (2012) Returning to health visiting practice: completing the circle. Community Practitioner 85 (9) 25-29

Abbott S., Anto-Awuakye S., Bryar R& Trivedi S. (2012) Returning to health visiting practice: completing the circle. Community Practitioner 85: 25-29

Bhanbhro S. & Bryar R. (2012). The Experience of using Appreciative Inquiry in the Patient Pathways Project. AI Practitioner 14 (3) 61-63

Bickerton J., Davies J. , Davies H., Procter S. & Apau D. (2012) Streaming Primary Urgent Care: a prospective approach. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 13 (2) 142-152 2011

Boxell E, Morris M, Smith S, Waller J, Wardle J, Rowlands G, Simon AE. (2012) Increasing awareness of gynaecological cancer symptoms and reducing barriers to medical help-seeking: Does health literacy play a role? Journal of Health Communication (special issue) 17:265–279.

Bryar R. (2011). Theory for midwifery practice: where the future meets the past. Evidence Based Midwifery 9: 41-45 2008

Doemer R, McKeown E, Nelson, S, Anderson J, Low N, Elford J.(2012) Sexual mixing and HIV risk among ethnic minority MSM in Britain. Aids and Behaviour. 16:2033-41.

Drey N, McKeown E, Kelly D, Gould D. (2012). Compliance with antiparkinsonian medication: a qualitative study. International Journal of Nursing Studies Volume 49: 863–87

Efstratiadou E.A., Chelas E.N., Ignatiou M., Christaki V., Papathanasiou I., & Hilari K. (2012) Quality of life after stroke: evaluation of the Greek SAQOL-39g. Folia Phoniatrica Logopaedica, 64 (4), 179-186

Low EL, Simon AE, Lyons J, Romney-Alexander D, Waller J. (2012) What do British women know about cervical cancer symptoms and risk factors? European Journal of Cancer 48: 3001-3008.

Marlow LAV, Robb KA, Simon AE, Waller J, Wardle J. (2012) Awareness of cancer risk factors among ethnic minority groups in England. Public Health126:702-709.

Millett GA, Peterson JL, Flores SA, Hart TA, Jeffries WL 4th, Wilson PA, Rourke SB, Heilig CM, Elford J, Fenton KA, Remis RS. (2012). Comparisons of disparities and risks of HIV infection in black and other men who have sex with men in Canada, UK and USA: a meta-analysis. Lancet, 380:341-8.

McKeown E, Doemer R, Nelson S, Anderson J, Low N, Elford J.(2012) Ethnic minority MSM's experience of using NHS sexual health clinics in Britain. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 39:678-989.

Pollock A, Macfarlane A, Godden S (2012). Dismantling the signposts to public health? NHS data under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. BMJ 2012;344:e2364 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e2364

Rice B, Elford J, Zheng Y, Delpech V.(2012). A new method to assign country of HIV infection among heterosexuals born abroad and diagnosed with HIV in the UK. AIDS, 24;26:1961-6.

Simon AE, Forbes LJL, Boniface D, Warburton F, Brain KE, Dessaix A, Donnelly M, Haynes K, Hvidberg L, Lagerlund M, Petermann L, Tishelman C, Vedsted P, Vigmostad MN, Wardle J, Ramirez AJ. (2012) An international measure of awareness and beliefs about cancer: Development and testing of the ABC. BMJ Open 2:e001758 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001758.

Simon AE, Juszczyk D, Smyth N, Power E, Wardle J. (2012) Knowledge of lung cancer symptoms and risk factors in Britain – development of a measure and results from a population-based survey. Thorax 67:426-432.

Simon AE, Wardle J, Corker E, Matheson L, Menon U, Grimmett C, Waller J. (2012) Ovarian and cervical cancer awareness: development of two validated measurement tools. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 38:167-174.

Tariq S, Elford J, Cortina-Borja M, Tookey PA.(2012). The association between ethnicity and late presentation to antenatal care among pregnant women living with HIV in the UK and Ireland. AIDS Care, 24:978-85.

Tomkins S, Elford J, Nichols T, Aston J, Cliffe SJ, Roy K, Grime P, Ncube FM.(2012). Occupational transmission of hepatitis C in healthcare workers and factors associated with seroconversion: UK surveillance data. J Viral Hepatitis, 19:199-204.

Waller J, Macedo A, von Wagner C, Simon AE, Jones C, Hammersley V, Weller D, Wardle J, Campbell C. (2012) Communication about colorectal cancer screening in Britain: public preferences for an expert recommendation. British Journal of Cancer 107:1938-43.

Whitaker KL, Simon AE, Beeken R, Wardle J. (2012) Do the UK public recognise differences in survival between three common cancers? British Journal of Cancer 106:1907-9.

2011

Beeken R, Simon AE, Von Wagner C, Whitaker K, Wardle J. (2011) Cancer fatalism: deterring early presentation and increasing social inequalities? Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention, 20:2127-2131.

Burls A, Sandercock J. Decision making under conditions of uncertainty - what can we learn from palivizumab? Acta Paediatrica October 2011; 100 (10):1302-1305 DOI:10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02426.x

Burls A, Caron L, Cleret de Langavant G, Dondorp W, Harstall C, Pathak-Sen E, Hofmann B. Tackling Ethical Issues in HTA: A Proposed Framework. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2011; 27 (3):230-237 DOI:10.1017/S0266462311000250

D. J. Gould, N. S. Drey, S. Creedon. (2011) Routine hand hygiene audit by direct observation: has nemesis arrived? Journal of Hospital Infection 77: 290-293.

Hope V, Jeannin A, Spencer B, Gervasoni JP, van de Laar M, Dubois-Arber F, the ECDC HIV & STI behavioural surveillance mapping group (including Elford J).(2011). Mapping HIV-related behavioural surveillance among injecting drug users in Europe. Eurosurveillance, Volume 16, Issue 36.

Juszczyk D, Simon AE, Waller J, Ramirez AJ, Wardle J (2011) Do the UK public realise that colorectal cancer is a common cancer? Colorectal Disease 13:227-228.

Lattimore, Sam PhD*; Thornton, Alicia MSc*; Delpech, Valerie MBBS*; Elford, Jonathan PhD† (2011). Changing Patterns of Sexual Risk Behavior Among London Gay Men: 1998–2008. Sexually transmitted diseases. 38(3) pp. 221-229

Needle J.J., Petchey R.P., Benson J., Scriven A., Lawrenson J., Hilari K. (2011) The allied health professions and health promotion: a systematic literature review and narrative synthesis. Final report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation programme.

Power E, Simon AE, Juszczyk D, Smith S, Wardle J. (2011) Assessing awareness of colorectal cancer symptoms: Measure development and results from a population survey in the UK, BMC Cancer 11:366.

Pollock A, Macfarlane A, Kirkwood G, Majeed FA, Greener I, Morelli C, Boyle S, Mellett H, Godden S, Price D, et al(2011) . No evidence that patient choice in the NHS saves lives. Lancet 378:2057-2060 17 Dec 2011.

Presseau J, Francis JJ, Campbell NC, Sniehotta FF (2011). Goal conflict, goal facilitation and health professionals’ provision of physical activity advice in primary care: An exploratory prospective study. Implementation Science, 2011, 6:73.

Rice, Brian D. MSc*†; Delpech, Valerie C. MPH, FPHM*; Chadborn, Timothy R. MSc*; Elford, Jonathan PhD† (2011). Loss to Follow-Up Among Adults Attending Human Immunodeficiency Virus Services in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 38(8) pp. 685-690Simon AE, Wardle J, Miles A. (2011) Is it time to change the stereotype of cancer: The expert view. Cancer Causes and Control, 22:135-140.

Simon AE, Wardle J, Miles A. (2011) Is it time to change the stereotype of cancer: The expert view. Cancer Causes and Control, 22:135-140.

Tariq S, Townsend CL, Cortina-Borja M, Duong T, Elford J, Thorne C, Tookey P. (2011). Use of zidovudine-sparing HAART in pregnant HIV-infected women in Europe: 2000-2009. JAIDS, 57:326-33.

Thornton A, Lattimore S, Delpech V, Elford J. (2011). Circumcision among men who have sex with men in London, UK: an unlikely strategy for HIV prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 38:928-31.

2010

Evans R, Simon AE, Wardle J. (2010) Public perceptions of the harms and benefits of testicular cancer education: a qualitative study. Cancer Epidemiology 34:212-219.

Dubois-Arber F, Jeannin A, Spencer B, Gervasoni JP, Graz B, Elford J, Hope V, Lert F, Ward H, Haour-Knipe M, Low N, van de Laar M. (2010). Mapping HIV/STI behavioural surveillance in Europe BMC Infectious Diseases,10:290.

Elford J, McKeown E, Doerner R, Nelson, S, Low N, Anderson J. (2010). Sexual health of ethnic minority MSM in Britain (MESH project): design and methods. BMC Public Health, 10:419.

Evans R, Simon AE, Wardle J. (2010) Public perceptions of the harms and benefits of testicular cancer education: a qualitative study. Cancer Epidemiology 34:212-219.

Gafos M, Mzimela M, Pool R, Montgomery C, Elford J. (2010).Intravaginal insertion in KwaZulu Natal: new insights into sexual practices and preferences in the context of microbicide gel use. Culture Health and Sexuality,12:929-42.

Gould DJ, Chudleigh JH, Moralejo D, Drey N.(2010). Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD005186. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005186.pub3

Hilari K., Northcott S., Roy P., Marshall J., Wiggins R.D., Chataway J. & Ames D. (2010) Psychological distress after stroke and aphasia: the first six months. Clinical Rehabilitation, 24(2), 181-90.

Kolehmainen N, MacLennan G, Francis JJ, Duncan EAS (2010). Clinicians' caseload management behaviours as explanatory factors in patients' length of time on caseloads: a predictive multilevel study in paediatric community occupational therapy. BMC Health Services Research 2010, 10:249.

McKeown E, Nelson S, Anderson J, Low N, Elford J. (2010). Disclosure, discrimination and desire: experiences of Black and South Asian gay men in Britain. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 12:843-856.

Mulligan K, Jones N, Woodhead C, Davies M, Wessely S, Greenberg N. (2010). Mental health of UK military personnel while on deployment in Iraq. The British journal of psychiatry. 197(5) pp. 405-410.

Porteous, T., Francis, J., Bond, C., Hannaford, P. (2010). Temporal stability of beliefs about medicines: Implications for optimising adherence. Patient Education and Counselling, 79 (2), pp. 225-230

Simon AE, Waller J, Robb K, Wardle J. (2010) Patient delay in presentation of possible lancer symptoms: the contribution of knowledge and attitudes in a UK population, Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention 19:2272-2277.

2009

Elford J, Jeannin A, Spencer B, Gervasoni JP, van de Laar M, Dubois-Arber F, the HIV & STI behavioural surveillance mapping group. (2009). HIV and STI behavioural surveillance among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Europe. Eurosurveillance, 14 (47):pii=19414.

Gerressu M, Elam G, Shain R, Bonell C, Brook G, Dimmitt Champion J, French R, Elford J, Hart G, Stephenson J, Imrie J. (2009). STI risk exposure among black and minority ethnic youth in Northwest London: findings from a study translating an STI risk-reduction intervention to the UK setting. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 4:283-9.

Gould D, Drey N.(2009). Preventing the spread of acute respiratory viral infections. Nursing Standard 24: 44-9.

Gould DJ, Drey NS, Millar M, Wilks M, Chamney M. (2009). Patients and the public: knowledge, sources of information and perceptions about health care-associated infection. Journal of Hospital Infection. 72: 1-8.

Hilari K. & Byng S. (2009) Health-related quality of life in people with severe aphasia. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44(2), 193-205

Hilari K., Lamping D. L., Smith S. C., Northcott S., Lamb A. & Marshall J. (2009) Psychometric properties of the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life scale (SAQOL-39) in a generic stroke population. Clinical Rehabilitation, 23(6), 544-557

Phillips, A., Bassett, P., Zeki, S., Newman, S., Pasvol, G (2009). Risk factors for severe disease in adults with falciparum malaria. Clinical Infectious Diseases 48(7) 871-878

Robb K, Simon AE, Wardle J. (2009) Socioeconomic disparities in optimism and pessimism. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 16:331-338.

Teale A, Desphande S, Burls A. Analysis – Palivizumab and the importance of cost effectiveness BMJ 2009; 338:b1935

2008

Bonell C, Weatherburn P, Hickson F, Rhodes T, Elford J. (2008). Addressing gay men’s use of methamphetamine and other substances. Addiction Research and Theory, 6:417-420.

Craig, G.M. ( 2008). Involving users in developing health services. British Medical Journal 336:286-7D.J. Gould,N.S. Drey. (2008). Hand Hygiene Technique. Nursing Standard 22: 42-46.

Dougan S, Evans BG, Macdonald N, Goldberg D, Gill ON, Fenton KA, Elford J. (2008). HIV among gay and bisexual men in the United Kingdom: 25 years of public health surveillance. Epidemiology and Infection, 136:145-56.

J Elford, Ibrahim F, Bukutu C, Anderson J. (2008). Uptake of HIV treatments among people living with HIV in London: ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 84:176-178.

J Elford, Ibrahim F, Bukutu C, Anderson J. (2008). Disclosure of HIV status: the role of ethnicity among people living with HIV. Journal of AIDS, 47:514-521.

J Elford, Ibrahim F, Bukutu C, Anderson J. (2008). HIV-related discrimination reported by people living with HIV in London. AIDS and Behavior, 12:255-64.

J Elford, F Ibrahim, C Bukutu, J Anderson (2008). Over fifty and living with HIV in London. Sexually transmitted infections. 84. Pp. 468-472

Evans A, Wiggins R, Bolding G, Elford J. (2008). Characteristics of gay and bisexual men who drop out of a web survey of sexual behaviour in the UK. AIDS and Behavior, 12:957-63.

Evans A, Elford J, Bolding G, Wiggins R. (2008). A comparison of item non-response in web and pen-and-paper surveys of sexual behaviour. Methodological Innovations Online, 2(3) available at http://erdt.plymouth.ac.uk/mionline/public_html/viewarticle.php?id=62&layout=html.

D.J. Gould, N.S. Drey, D. Moralejo, J. Grimshaw, J. Chudleigh. (2008). Systematic review: Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care. Journal of Hospital Infection 68: 193-202.

Grant, A., Wileman, S., Ramsay, C., Bojke, L., Epstein, D., Sculpher, M., Macran, S. Francis JJ, Campbell, M. (2008). The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of minimal access surgery amongst people with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease - A UK collaborative study. The REFLUX trial. Health Technology Assessment, 12 (31): 1-2050.

Hilari K. & Byng S. (2009) Health-related quality of life in people with severe aphasia. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 44(2), 193-205.

Hilari K., Lamping D. L., Smith S. C., Northcott S., Lamb A. & Marshall J. (2009) Psychometric properties of the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life scale (SAQOL-39) in a generic stroke population. Clinical Rehabilitation, 23(6), 544-557.

Ibrahim F, Anderson J, Bukutu C, Elford J. (2008). Social and economic hardship among people living with HIV in London. HIV Medicine, 9:616-24.

Prost A, Elford J, Imrie J, Petticrew M, Hart G. (2008). Social, behavioural and intervention research among people of sub-Saharan African origin living with HIV in the UK and Europe: a scoping review. AIDS and Behavior, 12:170-94.

Ridge D, Ziebland S, Anderson J, Williams I, Elford J. (2008). Like a prayer: the role of spirituality and religion for people living with HIV in the UK. Sociology of Health and Illness, 30:413-418.

Sandström E, Nilsson C, Hejdeman B, Bråve A, Bratt G, Robb M, Cox J, Vancott T, Marovich M, Stout R, Aboud S, Bakari M, Pallangyo K, Ljungberg K, Moss B, Earl P, Michael N, Birx D, Mhalu F, Wahren B, Biberfeld G; HIV Immunogenicity Study 01/02 Team (Edback U, Engstrom G, Gudmundsdotter L, Hansson-Pilainen E, Isaguliants M, Karlen K, Kjerrstrom A, Rollman E, Blomberg P, Ask R, Ekroth S, Eriksson L, Petz I, Reinhard K) (2008) "Broad immunogenicity of a multigene, multiclade HIV-1 DNA vaccine boosted with heterologous HIV-1 recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara" Journal of Infectious Diseases 2008;198(10):1482-1490. PMID: 18808335

Simon AE, Wardle J.(2008) Socioeconomic disparities in psychosocial wellbeing in cancer patients. European Journal of Cancer. 44:572-578.

Thomas N, Bryar R and Makanjuola D (2008) Development of a self-management package for people with diabetes at risk of chronic kidney disease. Journal of Renal Care 34 (3) 151-55

Wang D, Cummins C, Bayliss S, Sandercock J, Burls A. (2008) Immunoprophylaxis against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) with palivizumab in children - a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment December 2008; 12(36):1-86.