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Rebekah McNaughton

01642 342755
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Research Methods
School of Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care research

About Rebekah McNaughton

Rebekah McNaughton

Rebekah McNaughton
Senior Lecturer in Research Methods, School of Health & Social Care
T: 01642 342755
Research: Health & Social Care research

Rebekah is Research Associate (Public Health) in the School of Health & Social Care and a Lecturer in the Research Methods team.

Rebekah completed a BSc (Hons) Psychology and MSc Social Research Methods before joining HSCI in 2006 and the Research Methods team in 2015.  Rebekah's interest in Public Health arose from working as a Healthcare Assistant at James Cook University Hospital, with NHS Professionals (a nurse bank), during her undergraduate degree. Rebekah is also studying, part time, towards a PhD.

Research interests

·         NHS Health Checks

·         Screening

·         Lay understanding of risk

·         Health inequalities

·         Cardiovascular disease

·         Normalisation Process Theory

·         Immunisation

·         Children and young people

·         Sexual health 


Current Projects

Rebekah's current projects include:

- Trial or Not to Trial: Does a screening trial for spinal cord stimulation in patients with chronic pain or neuropathic origin have clinical utility and cost effectiveness (TRIAL-STIM study)

- An evaluation of the Ur Choice (Relationships and Sex Education) programme in Bradford schools

External research collaborations

Fuse - Centre for Translational Research in Public Health

School for Public Health Research

Learning and teaching interests

I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Health and Social Care.

- Systematic Review
- Service Evaluation
- Clinical Audit
- Qualitative Research Designs
- Qualitative Analysis


Selected publications since 2008

Adams, J., McNaughton, R. J., Wigham, S., Flynn, D., Ternent, L., and Shucksmith, J. (2016) Acceptability of parental financial incentives and quasi-mandatory interventions for preschool vaccinations: Triangulation of findings from three linked studies. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0156843.

McNaughton, R. J., Adams, J., and Shucksmith J. (2016) Acceptability of financial incentives or quasi-mandatory schemes to increase uptake of immunisations in preschool children in the United Kingdom: qualitative study with parents and service delivery staff. Vaccine, 34(19), 2259-2266.

Adams, J., Bateman, B., Becker, F., Cresswell, T., Flynn, D., McNaughton, R., Oluboyede, Y., Robalino, S., Ternent, L., Gardner Sood, B., Michie, S., Shucksmith, J., Sniehotta, F.F., and Wigham, S. (2015) Effectiveness and acceptability of parental financial incentives and quasi-mandatory schemes for increasing uptake of vaccinations in preschool children: systematic review, qualitative study and discrete choice experiment. Health Technology Assessment, 19(94). 

McNaughton, R.J. and Shucksmith, J. (2015) Reasons for non-compliance with intervention following identification of ‘high risk’ status in the NHS Health Check programme. Journal of Public Health, 37(2), 218-225. 

McNaughton, R.J. and Shucksmith, J. (2014) Utilization of Heat Disease Prevention Services. In: Cockerham, W.C., Dingwall, R. and Quah, S.R. (eds.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behaviour, and Society. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

McNaughton, R.J., Oswald, N.T., Shucksmith, J.S., Heywood, P.J., and Watson, P.S. (2011) Making a success of providing NHS Health Checks in community pharmacies across the Tees Valley: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 11, 222. 

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