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I am Professor of Health Services Research, and a behavioural scientist who is interested in improving behaviours to improve health. I am especially interested in improving resilience in rural communities to improve health and well-being. I apply models of public participation and patient and public involvement in research. I am co-director of the Scottish School of Primary Care and Head of Research in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery at UHI. I have published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals. My methodological expertise is in qualitative methods applied to the design, implementation and evaluation of complex interventions, including feasibility and pilot studies, full RCTs and process evaluations.
Current research projects include:
- Covid Health and Adherence Research in Scotland (CHARIS), funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO), Edinburgh via their Rapid Research in COVID-19 Programme.
- HALT: Hernia Active Living Trial, funded by Bowel Research UK, Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association and Kingston Trust CIO
- Health and social care provision in rural areas during the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a research leader in my field, I am regularly invited to review for national and international research funding bodies.
Education PhD University of Sunderland 1997
Computing Science MSc University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 1993
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education University of York 1988
Sociology/Social Policy BA Hons University of Leeds 1986
- Supervisor of 12 PhD/MPhil/Clinical doctorate students (9 currently graduated to date)
- External examiner for 12 PhD/MPhil 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 Practitioner Masters degree programme. I have a PGCE.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- H Social Sciences (General)
- health services
- RT Nursing
- primary care
- BF Psychology
- behavioural science
- RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
- cancer prevention
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PHASE II: Decision-making by GPs about the Palliative Care Register
1/02/20 → 1/02/20
Deputy Director of the Scottish School of Primary Care
1/11/19 → 31/03/20
Use Of Support Garments To Improve Quality Of Life And Reduce Parastomal Hernia Risk: A Cross Sectional Survey
1/04/18 → 31/12/19
Behavioural Sciences Contribution to Suppressing Transmission of Covid-19 in the UK: A Systematic Literature ReviewHubbard, G., Daas, C. D., Johnston, M., Dunsmore, J., Maier, M., Polson, R. & Dixon, D., 14 Apr 2023, In: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. p. 1-18 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access
An experimental COVID-19 messaging study in a representative sample of the Scottish population: Increasing physical distancing intentions through self-efficacyden Daas, C., Johnston, M., Hubbard, G. & Dixon, D., 1 Nov 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: British Journal of Health Psychology.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Development of transmission-reducing behaviour adherence measure (TRAM) for monitoring and predicting transmission-reducing behaviours during the pandemicden Daas, C., Johnston, M., Hubbard, G. & Dixon, D., 19 Oct 2022, In: Psychology, Health and Medicine. p. 1-11 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
Quality of life profiles and their association with clinical and demographic characteristics and physical activity in people with a stoma: a latent profile analysisGoodman, W., Downing, A., Allsop, M., Munro, J., Taylor, C., Hubbard, G. & Beeken, R. J., 25 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
An Exploratory Qualitative Study of Computer Screening to Support Decision-Making about Use of Palliative Care Registers in Primary Care: GP Think Aloud and Patient and Carer InterviewsHubbard, G., Broadfoot, K., Carolan, C. & van Woerden, H. C., 12 Jun 2021, In: Journal of Primary and Care Community Health. 12, 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile19 Downloads (Pure)
Are rurality, area deprivation, access to outside space, and green space associated with mental health during the covid-19 pandemic? A cross sectional study (charis-e)Hubbard, G., Den Daas, C., Johnston, M., Murchie, P., Thompson, C. W. & Dixon, D., 7 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 8, p. 1-17 17 p., 3869.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile37 Citations (Scopus)26 Downloads (Pure)
Associated Sociodemographic and Facility Patterning of Uptake, Attendance, and Session Count Within a Scottish Exercise Referral SchemeShore, C. B., Hubbard, G., Gorely, T., Hunter, A. M. & Galloway, S. D. R., 1 May 2021, In: Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 18, 5, p. 557-562 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access4 Citations (Scopus)