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Food insecurity in people living with obesity: improving sustainable and healthier food choices in the retail food environment: the FIO Food project. (2023)
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LONNIE, M., HUNTER, E., STONE, R.A., DINEVA, M., AGGREH, M., GREATWOOD, H. and JOHNSTONE, A.M. [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], Early View. 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..

Addressing social determinants of health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent need to consider policy and practice in relation to pharmacy's contribution. (2022)
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CUNNINGHAM, S., JEBARA, T. and DOUGLAS, F. 2022. Addressing social determinants of health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent need to consider policy and practice in relation to pharmacy's contribution. International journal of pharmacy practice [online], 30(5), pages 401-403. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpp/riac072

World Health Organization reports highlight health inequalities and social determinants of health (SDoH), and the need for their consideration in strategic health plans. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated these issues and government imposed COV... Read More about Addressing social determinants of health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: urgent need to consider policy and practice in relation to pharmacy's contribution..

Conversations about financial hardship should not be off limits. (2022)
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DOUGLAS, F.C., AVENELL, A. and MOHAMED, S. 2022. Conversations about financial hardship should not be off limits. BMJ [online], 376(8329), article o557. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o577

Poverty is both a cause and an outcome of mental health distress. Poverty-driven household food insecurity directly affects health outcomes including obesity and diabetes, mental health, and leads to poor health condition management, increased health... Read More about Conversations about financial hardship should not be off limits..

A qualitative investigation of lived experiences of long-term health condition management with people who are food insecure. (2020)
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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..

Nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors in Scotland: feasibility of a short course to promote behaviour change. (2020)
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MASSON, L.F., DOUGLAS, F. and MACLURE, K. 2020. Nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors in Scotland: feasibility of a short course to promote behaviour change. Nutrition bulletin [online], 45(1), pages 66-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12419

More people are living for longer following a cancer diagnosis, however long-term survivors are more likely to experience chronic illnesses. Improving their diet and physical activity behaviours may increase survival and reduce the risk of cancer rec... Read More about Nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors in Scotland: feasibility of a short course to promote behaviour change..

Health professionals' experiences and perspectives on food insecurity and long-term conditions: a qualitative investigation. (2019)
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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..

What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? (2018)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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..