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The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
MACIVER, E., DOUGLAS, F. and YUILL, C. 2021. The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity. Presented at 2021 British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference: remaking the future, 13 April 2021, [virtual conference].

This paper focuses on the invisibilised, hidden and deleted forms of work undertaken by unemployed people with long-term chronic illnesses who are in receipt of state support. We lay out what Pritlovie et al (2019) term the ‘hard work’ of being ill.... Read More about The labour process of illness work: the hard work of chronic illness in austerity..

Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. (2021)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., BUTLER-WARKE, A., TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., KENNEDY, C., KYDD, A., CUNNINGHAM, S. and DOUGLAS, F. 2021. Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic. Presented at 2021 British Sociological Association (BSA) annual conference: remaking the future, 13 April 2021, [virtual conference].

During the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown, UK health and social care students were offered the opportunity to become ‘early entrants’: nursing and midwifery students were asked to enter extended paid placements, while some student pharmacis... Read More about Developing a socioecological framework of understanding to deconstruct the complex personal growth narratives of health and social care students, entering healthcare practice early during the Covid-19 pandemic..

A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure. (2020)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E. and YUILL, C. 2020. A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure. BMC public health [online], 20, article ID 1309. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09299-9

Background: As more people are living with one or more chronic health conditions, supporting patients to become activated, self-managers of their conditions has become a key health policy focus both in the UK and internationally. There is also growin... Read More about A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure..

North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. (2020)
Other
KYDD, A., TEODOROWSKI, P., PAPADATOU, Z., VELO HIGUERAS, M., MACLEAN, C. and OZA, R. (eds.) 2020. North-east COVID-19 observatory: issue 4. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Welcome to our fourth themed issue regarding COVID-19. The focus is on poverty issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue signposts you to useful resources concerning this topic.

Health professionals' experiences and perspectives on food insecurity and long-term conditions: a qualitative investigation. (2019)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., MACHRAY, K. and ENTWISTLE, V. 2020. Health professionals’ experiences and perspectives on food insecurity and long-term conditions: a qualitative investigation. Health and social care in the community [online], 28(2), pages 404-413. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12872

Estimates suggest that over 10% of the UK population are affected by food insecurity. International evidence indicates that food insecurity is a risk factor for many long-term health conditions, and can adversely affect people's ability to manage exi... Read More about Health professionals' experiences and perspectives on food insecurity and long-term conditions: a qualitative investigation..

Adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals' experiences of household food insecurity management in high income countries: a systematic review. [Protocol] (2019)
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TEODOROWSKI, P., DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., and MACIVER, E. 2020. Adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals' experiences of household food insecurity management in high income countries: a systematic review. [Protocol]. PROSPERO [online], item number CRD42019127618. Available from: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/prospero/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019127618

Protocol for a review, aiming to address the following questions: 1) What are the experiences of household food security self-management among adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes? 2) What are the experiences of household food security management among... Read More about Adults with type 1 and 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals' experiences of household food insecurity management in high income countries: a systematic review. [Protocol].

What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? (2018)
Journal Article
EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., MCKENZIE, L., DOWLER, E., GARCIA, A.L., LUDBROOK, A., BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L. and DOUGLAS, F. 2019. What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 16(1), article ID 82. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16010082

In the absence of routinely collected household food insecurity data, this study investigated what could be determined about the nature and prevalence of household food insecurity in Scotland from secondary data. Secondary analysis of the Living Cost... Read More about What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context?.

'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland. (2018)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., MACKENZIE, F., EJEBU, O.-Z., WHYBROW, S., GARCIA, A.L., MCKENZIE, L., LUDBROOK, A. and DOWLER, E. 2018. 'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don't know where to go or they're not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland. International journal of environmental research and public health [online], 15(12), article ID 2738. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15122738

This qualitative study explored frontline service providers’ perceptions of the nature of food insecurity in Scotland in 2015 to inform national policy and the provision of locally-based support for ‘at risk’ groups. A country-wide in-depth interview... Read More about 'A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do': frontline service provider perspectives of the nature of household food insecurity in Scotland..

Talking about food choices of former homeless young people: making sense of conflicting discourses of blame through social worlds theory. (2018)
Journal Article
GOMBERT, K., DOUGLAS, F., MCARDLE, K. and CARLISLE, S. 2018. Talking about food choices of former homeless young people: making sense of conflicting discourses of blame through social worlds theory. International journal of contemporary education [online], 1(1), pages 19-26. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11114/ijce.v1i1.3201

After a pilot study at a charitable youth organisation in the North East of Scotland found no considerable improvements in the food choices of former homeless young people accommodated by the organisation (Perry, 2013), the Foodways and Futures proje... Read More about Talking about food choices of former homeless young people: making sense of conflicting discourses of blame through social worlds theory..

Contradictions between wanting to and being able to practice food shopping: the experiences of 'vulnerable' young people in the North East of Scotland. (2017)
Journal Article
GOMBERT, K., DOUGLAS, F., CARLISLE, S. and MCARDLE, K. 2017. Contradictions between wanting to and being able to practice food shopping: the experiences of 'vulnerable' young people in the North East of Scotland. Global journal of human-social science: H interdisciplinary [online], 17(6). Available from: https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2378/2267

In the context of the rise in numbers of people affected by food poverty in the UK, the Foodways and Futures (2013-2016) project explores the ways in which vulnerable young people (16-25) experience their relationship to food. In my data analysis, th... Read More about Contradictions between wanting to and being able to practice food shopping: the experiences of 'vulnerable' young people in the North East of Scotland..

A capabilities approach to food choices. (2017)
Journal Article
GOMBERT, K., DOUGLAS, F., CARLISLE, S. and MCARDLE, K. 2017. A capabilities approach to food choices. Food ethics [online], 1(2), pages 143-155. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41055-017-0013-5

The authors question the notion of food choice and consider how much food choice someone living on low income actually has. In their fieldwork, it became clear that food choices, and hence one’s nutritional and health state, cannot be viewed in separ... Read More about A capabilities approach to food choices..

Exploring the lives of vulnerable young people in relation to their food choices and practices. (2017)
Journal Article
GOMBERT, K., DOUGLAS, F., MCARDLE, K. and CARLISLE, S. 2017. Exploring the lives of vulnerable young people in relation to their food choices and practices. World journal of education [online], 7(3), pages 50-61, available from: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v7n3p50

The interdisciplinary Foodways and Futures project (2013-2016) is based on a pilot study, which found no improvement in the nutritional state of formerly homeless young people (16-25), now in supported accommodation at a charitable youth organization... Read More about Exploring the lives of vulnerable young people in relation to their food choices and practices..

Failure as learning: photovoice as methodology in research with marginalised young people. (2017)
Journal Article
GOMBERT, K., DOUGLAS, F., MCARDLE, K. and CARLISLE, S. 2017. Failure as learning: photovoice as methodology in research with marginalised young people. Excursions journal [online], 7(1): failure, pages 67-92. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20919/exs.7.2017.229

An unpublished pilot study at a charitable youth organisation in the North East of Scotland found that young people (aged 16 to 25) accommodated by the organisation consumed a diet high in sugar and low in levels of foods such as meat, fish, fruit, a... Read More about Failure as learning: photovoice as methodology in research with marginalised young people..

Re: Sex-based subgroup differences in randomized controlled trials: empirical evidence from Cochrane meta-analyses. (2016)
Journal Article
AVENELL, A., ROBERTSON, C., BOACHIE, C., STEWART, F., ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P. and VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. 2016. Re: Sex-based subgroup differences in randomized controlled trials: empirical evidence from Cochrane meta-analyses. BMJ [online] 355. Available from: https://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i5826/rr

This is an online-posted "rapid response" comment to the article published with DOI 10.1136/bmj.i5826 The rapid response itself does not have a DOI, only the URL (https://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i5826/rr)

Implementing health policy: lessons from the Scottish Well Mens policy initiative. (2015)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., SMITH, C. and MOFFAT, M. 2015. Implementing health policy: lessons from the Scottish Well Mens policy initiative. AIMS public health [online], 2(4): addressing chronic disease prevention and tobacco control in the retail environment, pages 887-905. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3934/publichealth.2015.4.887

Background: Little is known about how health professionals translate national government health policy directives into action. This paper examines that process using the so-called Well Men's Services (WMS) policy initiative as a ‘real world’ case stu... Read More about Implementing health policy: lessons from the Scottish Well Mens policy initiative..

Combining different worlds: interdisciplinarity in action research. (2015)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., GOMBERT, K. and MCARDLE, K. 2015. Combining different worlds: interdisciplinarity in action research. Education in the North [online], 22(Special issue: Bridging divides), pages 4-23. Available from: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/education/documents/journals_documents/Volume_22_Bridging_Divides/vol22_Article_Karolina.pdf

The Foodways and Futures (2013-2016) project is of interdisciplinary nature, shaped by the fields of education, public health, sociology and nutrition. Foodways and Futures is a qualitative action research project based in the North East of Scotland.... Read More about Combining different worlds: interdisciplinarity in action research..

A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity. (2015)
Journal Article
ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E., STEWART, F., ROBERTSON, C. BOYERS, D. and AVENELL, A. 2015. A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity. BMJ open [online], 5(10), article ID e008372. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008372

Objectives: To investigate what weight management interventions work for men, with which men, and under what circumstances. Design: Realist synthesis of qualitative studies. Data sources: Sensitive searches of 11 electronic databases from 1990 to 201... Read More about A qualitative evidence synthesis on the management of male obesity..

Resourcefulness, desperation, shame, gratitude and powerlessness: common themes emerging from a study of food bank use in northeast Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F., SAPKO, J., KIEZEBRINK, K. and KYLE, J. 2015. Resourcefulness, desperation, shame, gratitude and powerlessness: common themes emerging from a study of food bank use in northeast Scotland. AIMS public health [online], 2(3), pages 297-317. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3934/publichealth.2015.3.297

There is growing policy maker and public concern about current trends in food bank use in Scotland. Yet little is known about the experiences of those seeking help from food banks in this country. This research aimed to address this issue by studying... Read More about Resourcefulness, desperation, shame, gratitude and powerlessness: common themes emerging from a study of food bank use in northeast Scotland..

Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: the ROMEO project. (2015)
Journal Article
ROBERTSON, C., AVENELL, A., BOACHIE, C., STEWART, F., ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P., VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. and BOYERS, D. 2016. Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: the ROMEO project. Obesity research and clinical practice [online], 10(1), pages 70-84. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.04.005

We systematically reviewed the randomised controlled trial (RCT) evidence for long-term (≥12 months) weight management interventions for obese men in contrast to women to help understand whether programmes should be designed differently for men. We s... Read More about Should weight loss and maintenance programmes be designed differently for men? A systematic review of long-term randomised controlled trials presenting data for men and women: the ROMEO project..

A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men. (2015)
Journal Article
BOYERS, D., AVENELL, A., STEWART, F., ROBERTSON, C., ARCHIBALD, D., DOUGLAS, F., HODDINOTT, P. and VAN TEIJLINGEN, E. 2015. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men. Obesity research and clinical practice [online], 9(4), pages 310-327. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2015.03.001

Background: Increasing obesity related health conditions have a substantial burden on population health and healthcare spending. Obesity may have a sex-specific impact on disease development, men and women may respond differently to interventions, an... Read More about A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of non-surgical obesity interventions in men..