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J Sinclair MRC PHIND: All drinkers alcohol brief intervention in breast cancer clinics


Lead researcher

Professor Julia Sinclair MB BS DPhil FRCPsych FHEA

Professor of Addiction Psychiatry

Research interests

  • alcohol use disorders
  • health services research
  • co-morbidity
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Other researchers

Professor Mary Barker PhD, C Psychol

Prof of Psychology & Behavioural Science

Research interests

  • Mary Barker is Professor of Psychology and Behavioural Science. She has a joint appointment in both the Faculty of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Southampton UK.  Mary runs a programme of work in both the UK and in low-income countries aiming to engage young people in improving their sense of agency, well-being and mental health, to benefit their health in general but their diets and physical activity habits more specifically. Her team’s approach is participatory and combines social activism focused on engaging young people in the climate change and health agenda and testing methods of one-to-one support and digital resources including smartphone games. Much of this work takes place as part of her NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research EACH-B (Engaging Adolescents in Changing Behaviour). She partners in this activity with the TALENT network of colleagues with interests in adolescent health and well-being based in institutions in low-and-middle-income countries. Her team also ran a five-country, longitudinal qualitative study with young people throughout the pandemic exploring their experience, mental health, well-being and resilience, data from which supported UK local and national government COVID messaging to young people. She is adjunct professor at the University of Agder, Norway, and has honorary appointments at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and University College London.
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Professor Janis Baird

Professor of Public Health&Epidemiology

Research interests

  • NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (BRC)  Understanding the food choices of adolescents in the school environment – an insight into how young people make choices in a setting where they have autonomy PhD funding, lead supervisor, 2022-2026
  • NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP) Evaluation and co-creation to optimise use and benefits of the Healthy Start scheme Vogel C, Ausburg B, Barker C, Baird J, Boswell J, Crozier S, Conti G, Farquhason C, Luehrmann M, Ndegwa L, von Hinke S  2022-24
  • NIHR Public Health Research Programme (PHR)  Nudging healthier dietary habits: evaluation of a supermarket placement strategy in the WRAPPED Study, study extension Christina Vogel and Janis Baird (co-PIs), 2022-2023
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Research outputs

Julia Sinclair, Pierre Dutey-Magni, Ellen Copson, Annie Anderson, Janis Baird, Mary Barker, Ramsey Cutress, Eileen Kaner, Mark McCann, Caspian K Priest & Ellen Copson, 2019, JMIR Research Protocols, 9(1), 1-13
Type: article
Julia Sinclair, Mark McCann, Ellena Sheldon, Isabel Gordon, Lyn Brierley-Jones & Ellen Copson, 2019, BMJ Open, 9(6)
Type: article
Ellen Copson, Peter Dutey-Magni, Caspian Priest, Ramsey Cutress, Annie Anderson, Mark McCann, Janice Baird, Mary Barker, Eileen F.S. Kaner & Julia Sinclair, 2018, European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 44(6), 896-897
Type: article