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Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

This poster summarises the findings of a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis on freebirth - the act of giving birth intentionally without a qualified health care professional being present. The study found 22 publications and drew themes of for... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis..

Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

Controversial topics unearth deep-seated values about what is right or wrong. In the context of maternity care in high-income countries, freebirth - the deliberate decision to birth without professional attendance - has become one recent controversia... Read More about Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth..

Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. Presented at the 2024 Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference (VIDM 2024), 4-5 May 2024, [virtual event].

Freebirth or unassisted birth is currently defined as the deliberate choice to give birth without a regulated healthcare professional in countries where maternity care is available and easily accessible. Empirical evidence on this practice is limited... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue..

Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes of people living with obesity on a low income: the Food insecurity in people living with obesity (FIO) food project. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F. and HUNTER, E., on behalf of the FIO Food Team. 2024. Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes of people living with obesity on a low income: the Food insecurity in people living with obesity (FIO) food project. Presented at 2024 Scottish public health conference: inspiring change, 1 May 2024, Glasgow, UK.

Approximately 8 million adults and 3 million children in the UK are experiencing food insecurity in 2024. In the UK, healthier foods are three times more expensive per calorie than unhealthy foods. This limits dietary choices to a low-price, high-ene... Read More about Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes of people living with obesity on a low income: the Food insecurity in people living with obesity (FIO) food project..

Exploring women’s motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. (2024)
Journal Article
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Exploring women's motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Midwifery [online], 134, article number 104022. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2024.104022

Freebirth is currently defined as the deliberate choice to give birth without a regulated healthcare professional. Previous reviews have identified factors influencing women’s choice to freebirth, yet, there is limited evidence on what is the care ex... Read More about Exploring women’s motivations to freebirth and their experience of maternity care: a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis..

The impact of the cost of living crisis and food insecurity on food purchasing behaviours and food preparation practices in people living with obesity. (2024)
Journal Article
STONE, R.A., BROWN, A., DOUGLAS, F., GREEN, M.A., HUNTER, E., LONNIE, M., JOHNSTONE, A.M. and HARDMAN, C., on behalf of the FIO-Food Team. 2024. The impact of the cost of living crisis and food insecurity on food purchasing behaviours and food preparation practices in people living with obesity. Appetite [online], 196, article number 107255. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2024.107255

Lower income households are at greater risk of food insecurity and poor diet quality than higher income households. In high-income countries, food insecurity is associated with high levels of obesity, and in the UK specifically, the cost of living cr... Read More about The impact of the cost of living crisis and food insecurity on food purchasing behaviours and food preparation practices in people living with obesity..

Unforeseen emotional labour: a collaborative autoethnography exploring researcher experiences of studying long COVID in health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2023)
Journal Article
MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N.N., TORRANCE, N., DOUGLAS, F., KENNEDY, C., SKATUN, D., SANTIAGO, V.H. and GRANT, A. 2024. Unforeseen emotional labour: a collaborative autoethnography exploring researcher experiences of studying long COVID in health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. SSM - qualitative research in health [online], 5, article 100390. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmqr.2023.100390

The concept of "emotional labour" describes the regulation of feelings and expressions to fulfil a specific job role, discussed extensively in relation to commercial and caring professions, with more recent scholarship recognising the emotional role... Read More about Unforeseen emotional labour: a collaborative autoethnography exploring researcher experiences of studying long COVID in health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic..

Understanding barriers to purchasing healthier, more sustainable food for people living with obesity and food insecurity. (2023)
Working Paper
STONE, R.A., CHRISTIANSEN, P., JOHNSTONE, A.M., BROWN, A., DOUGLAS, F. and HARDMAN, C.A. 2023. Understanding barriers to purchasing healthier, more sustainable food for people living with obesity and food insecurity. OSFPreprints [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/3xe7w

In westernised countries, food insecurity (FI), poorer diet quality, and obesity are disproportionately represented in groups experiencing socio-economic disadvantage. Grocery stores are one promising arena for intervention; however how these setting... Read More about Understanding barriers to purchasing healthier, more sustainable food for people living with obesity and food insecurity..

Lived experience of work and long COVID in healthcare staff. (2023)
Journal Article
TORRANCE, N., MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N.N., SKÅTUN, D., SCOTT, N., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., HERNANDEZ-SANTIAGO, V. and GRANT, A. 2024. Lived experience of work and long COVID in healthcare staff. Occupational medicine [online], 74(1), pages 78-85. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqad117

Healthcare workers (HCWs) had a greater occupational risk of exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and reported higher rates of long COVID (LC). This has implications for the provision of health care in already stretched health services. Th... Read More about Lived experience of work and long COVID in healthcare staff..

What qualitative research can tell us about food and nutrition security in the UK and why we should pay attention to what it’s telling us. (2023)
Journal Article
DOUGLAS, F. 2024. What qualitative research can tell us about food and nutrition security in the UK and why we should pay attention to what it’s telling us. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society [online], First View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665123003713

Poor dietary patterns leading to poorer health and increased health care use, have affected people living in disadvantaged economic circumstances in the UK for decades, which many fear will be exacerbated due to the UK's current so-called 'cost of li... Read More about What qualitative research can tell us about food and nutrition security in the UK and why we should pay attention to what it’s telling us..

An exploration of interventions for supported self-management and behaviour change delivered as routine clinical care for people living with long-term health conditions. (2023)
Thesis
MCCALLUM, M. 2023. An exploration of interventions for supported self-management and behaviour change delivered as routine clinical care for people living with long-term health conditions. Robert Gordon University, PhD by Public Output thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-2271565

With our ageing, increasingly overweight and sedentary population, the National Health Service faces many challenges, not least the unprecedented rise in chronic long-term conditions. The first-line treatment for such conditions is lifestyle change,... Read More about An exploration of interventions for supported self-management and behaviour change delivered as routine clinical care for people living with long-term health conditions..

Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes when living on a low income. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F. and HUNTER, E. 2023. Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes when living on a low income. Presented at the 8th United Kingdom congress on obesity (UKCO 2023), 14-15 September 2023, Belfast, UK.

Despite being a public health priority for over 30 years, the prevalence of obesity in the UK remains high. Strategies to tackle obesity have typically focused on behaviour change at the individual level, ignoring wider health and social inequities t... Read More about Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes when living on a low income..

Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness. Presented at the 2023 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2023), 13-15 September 2023, Brighton, UK.

NHS workers faced an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the pandemic and many now experience long COVID (LC). Over 10,000 NHS workers are estimated absent from work due to LC. LC represents a complex, dynamic and often serious condition, f... Read More about Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness..

Understanding and supporting NHS employees with long COVID return to and remain in work: key barriers and facilitators. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N.N., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Understanding and supporting NHS employees with long COVID return to and remain in work: key barriers and facilitators. Presented at the 2023 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2023), 13-15 September 2023, Brighton, UK.

Long COVID (LC) is a debilitating illness with complex and dynamic symptoms, affecting all aspects of personal and work life. The process and implications of returning to work following chronic illness have been considered across various conditions;... Read More about Understanding and supporting NHS employees with long COVID return to and remain in work: key barriers and facilitators..

Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland. Presented at the 67th Society for Social Medicine and Population Health annual scientific meeting (SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2023), 6-8 September 2023, Newcastle, UK.

Long COVID (LC) affects 1.2 million people in the UK, including 120,000 NHS workers. LC remains poorly understood, comprising manifold symptoms ranging in severity, disrupting quality of life and work abilities. Emerging qualitative findings suggest... Read More about Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland..

Food insecurity in people living with obesity: improving sustainable and healthier food choices in the retail food environment: the FIO Food project. (2023)
Journal Article
LONNIE, M., HUNTER, E., STONE, R.A., DINEVA, M., AGGREH, M., GREATWOOD, H., JOHNSTONE, A.M. and the FIO Food Team. 2023. Food insecurity in people living with obesity: improving sustainable and healthier food choices in the retail food environment: the FIO Food project. Nutrition bulletin [online], 48(3), pages 390-399. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12626

At both UK and global level, dietary consumption patterns need to change to address environmental, health and inequality challenges. Despite considerable policy interventions, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the United Kingdom has continu... Read More about Food insecurity in people living with obesity: improving sustainable and healthier food choices in the retail food environment: the FIO Food project..

Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study). (2023)
Report
TORRANCE, N., GRANT, A., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SANTIAGO, V.H., SKÅTUN, D., ADAMS, N. and MACIVER, E. 2023. Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study). Edinburgh: Chief Scientist Office [online]. Available from: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/COVLTE2032report.pdf

This is the final project report for project COV/LTE/20/32 ("Lived Experience of Long-Term COVID-19 on NHS Workers in Health Care Settings in Scotland: a Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study"). The Long COVID in health workers (LoCH) study investigated t... Read More about Lived experience of long COVID in health workers in Scotland (LoCH study)..

Maternal and infant food insecurity in the UK: a problem hiding in plain sight? (2023)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E., DAVIS, T. and LITTLEJOHN, C. 2023. Maternal and infant food insecurity in the UK: a problem hiding in plain sight? Presented at the 11th Nutrition and nurture in infancy and childhood conference (MAINN 2023): bio-cultural perspectives, 19-21 April 2023, Grange-over-Sands, UK.

Lone parents with children under five are amongst the most food insecure in the UK (Cheong et al, 2021; Tobi et al, 2022). Yet maternal and infant food insecurity experience remains poorly understood in the UK. Drawing on findings from qualitative re... Read More about Maternal and infant food insecurity in the UK: a problem hiding in plain sight?.

Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. [Presentation] (2022)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F., DAVIS, T., MACIVER, E. and LITTLEJOHN, C. 2022. Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. Presented at the 2022 NHS Grampian research and development conference, 12 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

All Local Child Poverty Action Plans require midwives, health visitors and family nurses to identify families with children under five at risk of financial hardship, and to refer them for help to increase their household incomes. This strategy (the s... Read More about Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. [Presentation].

Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. [Report] (2022)
Report
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E., DAVIS, T. and LITTLEJOHN, C. 2022. Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

All Local Child Poverty Action Plans require midwives, health visitors and family nurses to identify families with children under five at risk of financial hardship, and to refer them for help to increase their household incomes. This strategy (the s... Read More about Midwives', health visitors', family nurse practitioners' and women's experiences of the NHS Grampian's Financial Inclusion Pathway in practice: a qualitative investigation of early implementation and impact. [Report].