• Centre for Health Science Old Perth Rd Inverness IV2 3JH

    United Kingdom

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  • 1512 Citations
  • 21 h-Index
1995 …2022

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Personal profile

Research expertise

I am a behavioural scientist who is interested in improving behaviours to improve health. I have published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. I have researched:

  • Teenage cancer education in schools
  • Rehabilitation and physical activity interventions for people recovering from cancer
  • Remote and rural health service delivery

My methdological expertise is the design, implementation and evaluation of complex interventions, including feasibility and pilot studies, full RCTs and process evaluations .

I was founding convenor of a premier research group within the National Cancer Research Institute (2012-2016) – Lifestyle and Behaviour Change Research Group. My research with Teenage Cancer Trust has been cited in the England and Scotland national cancer strategies and raised in the Scottish parliament. As a research leader in my field, I am regularly invited to review for national and international research funding bodies.  I am a member of the editorial board of two international journals and a member of the International Psychosocial Oncology Society research committee. 

Academic Qualifications

Education  PhD  Sunderland  1997

Computing Science  MSc  Newcastle Upon Tyne  1993

Sociology/Social Policy  BA Hons  Leeds  1986   

Teaching expertise

  • Supervisor of 12 PhD/MPhil/Clinical doctorate students (5 currently graduated)
  • External examiner for 9 PhD/MPhil students; Internal examiner for 2 students

Throughout my career, I have had several post-graduate course leadership responsibilities.  At UHI, I currently take responsibility for research-related topics on post-graduate and under-graduate teaching programmes. I am module lead for the ‘research dissertation’ module in the Advanced Nursing Practitioner Masters degree programme. I have a PGCE.


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • health services
  • RT Nursing
  • primary care
  • BF Psychology
  • behavioural science
  • psycho-oncology
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
  • cancer prevention

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Research Output

A physical activity intervention to improve the quality of life of patients with a stoma: A feasibility study

Hubbard, G., Taylor, C., Watson, A. J. M., Munro, J., Goodman, W. & Beeken, R. J., 5 Feb 2020, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 6, 1, p. 12 12.

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    Sun protection education for adolescents: a feasibility study of a wait-list controlled trial of an intervention involving a presentation, action planning, and SMS messages and using objective measurement of sun exposure

    Hubbard, G., Cherrie, J., Gray, J., Kyle, R. G., Nioi, A., Wendelboe-Nelson, C., Cowie, H. & Dombrowski, S., 30 Jan 2020, In : BMC Public Health. 20, 1, p. 131

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  • 15 Downloads (Pure)
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Sun exposure among teenage and young adult cancer survivors in the United Kingdom

    Pugh, G., Hough, R., Hubbard, G., Banks, E. & Fisher, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 66, 1, p. e27424 4 p.

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    Open Access
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    Press / Media

    Study of exercise for stoma patients

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    Media release: Nursing academics to present Inverness lecture

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    We shouldn't mask our illness

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