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Dorothy Newbury-Birch joined the University in January 2015 as Professor of Alcohol and Public Health Research. She is a member of the Department of Clinical Psychology/Mental Health/ Learning Disabilities and Community within the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside University. She leads the Alcohol, Obesity and Public Health Team (TeamAlpha). She is co-lead of the Resilient & Secure Societies Research Grand Challenge Theme with Professor Nigel Copsey. Dorothy is an associate member of Fuse and a member of both the early life and adolescence and behavioural change programmes.
Professor Newbury-Birch's research focuses on work around reducing alcohol related harm in society, particularly for young people and those in various stages of the criminal justice system. She also works in partnership with individuals and practitioners to get evidence into practice. She has been involved in over 100 publications and been awarded over £13 million in research grants.
• Alcohol related harm
• Interventions for alcohol use disorders with young people
• Interventions for alcohol use disorders in the criminal justice setting
• Co-production public health evaluations with public health practitioners
• Systematic reviewing
PhD students: I am interested in hearing from potential students who wish to carry out a PhD around the topic areas above.
Current PhD students - Teesside
Gillian Waller (2015): Embedding interventions into public health within a changing landscape. Full time student.
Philip Watson (2015): Spiritual practices for the long term recovery from substance use. Part time student. Professional Doctorate student
Melissa Girling (2015). Young people’s experience of mental health and well-being in the youth justice system. Full time student.
Nicola Howe. (2014) Sharing Patient Trial Data: Patient’s views and the potential impact upon participation in Clinical Trials. Part time student.
Samantha Level (2012). An Evaluation of County Durham Alcohol Recovery Service (DRAW). Part time PhD.
Claire Sullivan (2011). Exploring the relationship between alcohol and sexual decision- making in adults attending sexual health clinics, with an emphasis on those aged 25 years and over. Part time PhD.
NIHR PHR, The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of alcohol brief interventions in reducing risky drinking in the high school setting with 14-15 year olds SIPS JR-HIGH, Grant holder (2015)
NIHR PHR, Interventions to reduce substance use by children and young people in Youth Offending Teams: RISKIT-CJS, Co-applicant (2016)
Alcohol Research UK. Development of a core outcome set for alcohol brief interventions: The ORBIT project; Grant holder (2016)
MRC, PHIND, Examining the evidence base for alcohol screening and brief interventions in the UK prison system, Co-applicant (2015)
Durham Council, Co-production Public Health Evaluations, Grant holder (2011)
1. McParlin C, O’Donnell A, Robson S, Beyer F, Moloney E, Bryant A, Bradley J, Muirhead C, Nelso-Peircey C, Newbury-Birch D, Norma, J, Simpson e, Swallow B, Yates L, Vale L. Treatments for Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review. (2016) JAMA. 316(13)1392-1401.
2. Newbury-Birch D, Birch J, O’Neill G, McGovern R. (2016) A rapid systematic review of what we know about alcohol use disorders and brief interventions in the criminal justice system. International Journal of Prisoner Health. 12(1):57-70.
3. Newbury-Birch D, Scott S, O’Donnell A, Coulton S, Howel D, McColl E, Stamp E, Graybill E, Gilvarry E, Laing K, McGovern R, Deluca P, Drummond C, Harle C, McArdle P, Tate L, Kaner E. A pilot feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention to prevent hazardous drinking in young people aged 14-15 years in a high school setting (SIPS JR-HIGH). Report to NIHR Public Health Research Program Report 2(6).
4. Newbury-Birch D, Coulton S, Bland M, Cassidy P, Dale V, Deluca P, Gilvarry e, Godfrey C, Heather N, Kaner E, McGovern R, Myles J, Oyefeso A, Parrott S, Patton R, Perryman K, Phillips T, Shepherd J, Drummond C. (2014) Screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use for offenders: a pragmatic multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial, Alcohol and Alcoholism. 49(5) 540-548.
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