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Prof Katie Haighton


Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

I am an experienced applied health researcher, specialising in public health with an educational background in psychology. I am committed to translational research and work closely with policy and practice partners in the NHS, local and regional government and other public and voluntary organisations to facilitate evidence-informed practice and policy. My research on alcohol screening and brief intervention is nationally and internationally recognised and I have significant methodological expertise in the development (through systematic reviews) and evaluation of complex interventions, using natural experiments, feasibility studies, pilot and full trials. I am also a member of Fuse, the centre for translational research in public health

Katie Haighton

My research focusses on the development and evaluation of complex public health interventions using a variety of methods including systematic reviews, natural experiments, feasibility studies, pilot and full trials as well as qualitative methods. My research has examined interventions for alcohol, smoking, exercise, diet, welfare, and sleep.   

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  • Understanding the challenges and impact of training on referral of postnatal women to a community physical activity programme by health professionals: a qualitative study using the COM-B model, Allin, L., Haighton, C., Dalkin, S., Das, J., Allen, G. 1 Jan 2023, In: Midwifery
  • Perspectives on paediatric sleep disordered breathing in the UK: A qualitative study, Haighton, K., Watson, R., Wilson, J., Powell, S. 1 Jun 2022, In: The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
  • Staff perspectives on the impact of COVID 19 on the delivery of specialist domestic abuse services in the UK: A qualitative study, Riddell, H., Haighton, K. 5 May 2022, In: PLOS Global Public Health
  • Understanding the implementation strategy of a secondary care tobacco addiction treatment pathway (The CURE Project) in England: A Strategic Behavioural Analysis, Rodrigues, A., Wearn, A., Haste, A., Mallion, V., Evison, M., Howle, F., Haighton, C. 1 Jun 2022, In: BMJ Open
  • Barriers and facilitators to implementing the CURE stop smoking project: a qualitative study, Wearn, A., Haste, A., Haighton, C., Mallion, V., Rodrigues, A. Dec 2021, In: BMC Health Services Research
  • Combining Realist approaches and Normalization Process Theory to understand implementation: a systematic review, Dalkin, S., Hardwick, R., Haighton, C., Finch, T. Dec 2021, In: Implementation Science Communications
  • How is high quality research evidence used in everyday decisions about induction of labour between pregnant women and maternity care professionals? An exploratory study, Farnworth, A., Graham, R., Haighton, C., Robson, S. 1 Sep 2021, In: Midwifery
  • Optimising Making Every Contact Count (MECC) interventions: A strategic behavioural analysis, Haighton, C., Newbury-Birch, D., Durlik, C., Sallis, A., Chadborn, T., Porter, L., Harling, M., Rodrigues, A. Dec 2021, In: Health Psychology
  • Preoperative behavioural intervention to reduce drinking before elective orthopaedic Surgery: PRE-OP BIRDS Feasibility RCT, Snowden, C., Lynch, E., Avery, L., Haighton, C., Howel, D., Mamasoula, V., Gilvarry, E., McColl, E., Prentis, J., Gerrand, C., Steel, A., Goudie, N., Howe, N., Kaner, E. Mar 2020, In: Health Technology Assessment
  • Does domiciliary welfare rights advice improve health-related quality of life in independent-living, socio-economically disadvantaged people aged ≥60 years? Randomised controlled trial, economic and process evaluations in the North East of England, Howel, D., Moffatt, S., Haighton, K., Bryant, A., Becker, F., Steer, M., Lawson, S., Aspray, T., Milne, E., Vale, L., McColl, E., White, M. 10 Jan 2019, In: PLoS One

  • Bethany Nichol Optimising Making Every Contact Count (MECC) in the Third and Social Economy sector Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Peter Kruithof Pathways to diagnosis, treatment and care of individuals with Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD): A grounded theory approach from the perspective of health and social care professionals in the North East of England. Start Date: 01/10/2017

  • Health PhD September 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

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