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When, how and why should we involve trusted contacts when serious concerns are raised about a student's well-being? (2023)
Journal Article
FORBES-MCKAY, K.E. and HENDERSON, S. [2023]. When, how and why should we involve trusted contacts when serious concerns are raised about a student's well-being? Journal of applied research in higher education [online], EarlyCite. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/jarhe-06-2023-0255

This study investigates the relationship between mental well-being (MWB) and social support (SS) whilst addressing the paucity of research on students' support for emergency contact schemes (ECSs) and their views on how and when such schemes should b... Read More about When, how and why should we involve trusted contacts when serious concerns are raised about a student's well-being?.

Weathering the storm: supporting students through co-producing a resilience toolkit in Higher Education. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
HENDERSON, S. and WORK, F. 2023. Weathering the storm: supporting students through co-producing a resilience toolkit in Higher Education. Presented at the 2023 Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology annual conference (DART-P 2023), 20 September 2023, [virtual event].

It is generally recognised that student wellbeing and mental health are key issues in Higher Education. COVID and lockdown led to unpreceded challenges and increased wellbeing concerns, yet students often do not access support for mental health issue... Read More about Weathering the storm: supporting students through co-producing a resilience toolkit in Higher Education..

Understanding how to support university student wellbeing. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
HENDERSON, S. and FORBES-MCKAY, K. 2023. Understanding how to support university student wellbeing. Presented at the 2023 Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology annual conference (DART-P 2023), 20 September 2023, [virtual event].

In 2022 Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reported that between 2016/17 in the UK over 120,000 students were recorded with a mental health condition. This was exacerbated by COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown. Many students do not access sup... Read More about Understanding how to support university student wellbeing..

When and how to involve trusted contacts if serious concerns are raised about a student's wellbeing. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
FORBES-MCKAY, K.E. and HENDERSON, S. 2023. When and how to involve trusted contacts if serious concerns are raised about a student's wellbeing. Presented at the 2023 International higher education teaching and learning annual conference (HETL 2023): re-imagining education: collaboration and compassion, 12-14 June 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

The mental wellbeing of university students is of growing concern. HESA (2022) reported 122,530 students with a recorded mental health condition in the UK in 2016/17, whilst the Office for National Statistics reported 319 suicide deaths amongst HE st... Read More about When and how to involve trusted contacts if serious concerns are raised about a student's wellbeing..

Developing an emergency contact scheme for student wellbeing. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
HENDERSON, S. and FORBES-MCKAY, K. 2022. Developing an emergency contact scheme for student wellbeing. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Concerns have grown over wellbeing and mental health issues experienced by university students (Auerbach et al., 2018; HESA, 2022), especially after the COVID-19 lockdown (Sahu 2020; Kafka 2020). The literature suggests that the majority of students... Read More about Developing an emergency contact scheme for student wellbeing..

Enhancing our understanding of the wellbeing and support needs of RGU students. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
FORBES-MCKAY, K. and HENDERSON, S. 2022. Enhancing our understanding of the wellbeing and support needs of RGU students. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

The mental wellbeing of university students is of growing concern. Indeed, HESA (2022) reported 122,530 students with a recorded mental health condition in the UK in 2016/17. Many students, however, do not access support for mental health (Rosenthal... Read More about Enhancing our understanding of the wellbeing and support needs of RGU students..

Weathering the storm. (2022)
Presentation / Conference
WORK, F. and the RGU INSTITUTIONAL RESILIENCE PROJECT GROUP. 2022. Weathering the storm. Presented at the 2022 RGU annual learning and teaching conference (RGU LTC 2022): enhancing for impact, 21 October 2022, Aberdeen, UK.

Resilient Learning Communities is the 2020-2023 sector-wide QAA Enhancement theme (QAA 2020), with a specific aim to improve the student learning experience. QAA Enhancement themes involve institutions, staff and students working together to share pr... Read More about Weathering the storm..

The search for missing pieces: a grounded theory of adult adoptees' experiences of searching and re-engaging with birth families. (2021)
Thesis
HANCOCK-FRASER, C. 2021. The search for missing pieces: a grounded theory of adult adoptees' experiences of searching and re-engaging with birth families. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603299

The lived experience of adult adoptees in searching and re-engaging with birth families is an under-researched area, and receives limited focus in social work practice and policy. The aim of this study is to explore both the experience and the impact... Read More about The search for missing pieces: a grounded theory of adult adoptees' experiences of searching and re-engaging with birth families..

Educational attendance and offending outcomes. (2021)
Report
HENDERSON, G., ROGON, P., KURLUS, I., HENDERSON, S. and WOODS, R. 2021. Educational attendance and offending outcomes. Home compulsory supervision orders: effectiveness of decision making and outcomes, Report 7. Stirling: SCRA [online]. Available from: https://www.scra.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Report-7-Offending-and-Education-May-2021.pdf

This is the last in a series of seven research reports on the effectiveness of Compulsory Supervision Orders where the child remains at home with their parent(s) (home CSOs). In the Children’s Hearings System, the most common legal measure made for 1... Read More about Educational attendance and offending outcomes..

An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. (2019)
Thesis
TSATTALIOS, K. 2019. An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-842139

Changing healthcare staff's behaviours is of paramount importance in improving infection prevention and control (IPC), and decreasing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Thus many supportive interventions have been developed in pertinent areas,... Read More about An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections..

Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? (2018)
Thesis
GIBSON, N.F. 2018. Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups? Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Therapeutic photography is the term given to the use of photography to elicit positive outcomes for the user, yet these benefits appear to be underutilised within professional practice, particularly where a therapeutic relationship already exists whi... Read More about Is there a role for therapeutic photography in social work with groups?.

Visualisation-centred interventions in the healthcare-associated infections field: an integrative review. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
TSATTALIOS, K., MACDUFF, C., STEPHEN, A. and HENDERSON, S. 2017. Visualisation-centred interventions in the healthcare-associated infections field: an integrative review. Presented at the 6th International conference of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control (ACIPC 2017), 20-22 November 2017, Canberra, Australia.

Introduction: Within educational and practice based interventions to help address healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), visualisations are often used as contributory or central components. However, these have not yet been the subject of systematic... Read More about Visualisation-centred interventions in the healthcare-associated infections field: an integrative review..

Extradition and mental health. (2017)
Journal Article
ARNELL, P. and HENDERSON, S. 2017. Extradition and mental health. Criminal law and justice weekly [online], 181(40), pages 712-714. Available from: https://www.lexisnexis.com/uk/legal/

The extradition of Lauri Love is in the balance. It is yet another high profile case involving extradition and mental health. The case is an illustration of how Asperger's Syndrome and the internet can conspire to engender circumstances with grave co... Read More about Extradition and mental health..

Psychological wellbeing following miscarriage from a salutogenic perspective. (2016)
Thesis
RENNIE, A.M. 2016. Psychological wellbeing following miscarriage from a salutogenic perspective. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Previous research into the psychological impact of miscarriage has taken a pathogenic approach, with limited research examining the factors that relate to enhanced psychological wellbeing. As a result, it is difficult to understand what predicts lowe... Read More about Psychological wellbeing following miscarriage from a salutogenic perspective..

Alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy: its nature, occurrence and consequences. (2010)
Thesis
DUNCAN, E.M. 2010. Alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy: its nature, occurrence and consequences. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This PhD project investigated the nature, occurrence , and consequences of alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy. The main objective bieng to identify those at risk of continued alcohol and nicotine use, to determine the current practice of midwi... Read More about Alcohol and nicotine use during pregnancy: its nature, occurrence and consequences..