Gill Hubbard


Gill Hubbard
Phone: + 44 (0) 1463 255646

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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.

Frequent Journals

  1. BMJ open

    ISSNs: 2044-6055

    BMJ Publishing Group

    Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.59 SJR 1.372 SNIP 1.177


  2. BMC Public Health

    ISSNs: 1471-2458

    BioMed Central

    Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.66 SJR 1.337 SNIP 1.268


  3. European Journal of Oncology Nursing

    ISSNs: 1462-3889

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1532-2122

    Churchill Livingstone

    Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.16 SJR 0.94 SNIP 1.043


  4. Supportive Care in Cancer

    ISSNs: 0941-4355

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1433-7339

    Springer Verlag

    Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.55 SJR 1.297 SNIP 1.147


  5. Journal of Clinical Nursing

    ISSNs: 0962-1067


    Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.71 SJR 0.76 SNIP 1.087


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Frequent Publishers

  1. Avebury


  2. Jessica Kingsley Publishers

    United Kingdom


  3. AusEinet



  4. Open University Press

    United Kingdom


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