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Senior Research Lecturer in Public Health,
School of Health & Social Care
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Dr Emma Louise Giles (Fisher) is a senior member of the alcohol team within the School of Health and Social Care, and has responsibilities as project manager for overseeing a large UK trial focused on alcohol brief interventions in 14-15 year olds in England high schools (SIPS JR-HIGH).
She also leads a study on alcohol consumption in 11-15 year olds and works on a number of other projects including studies on alcohol use in cancer patients and core outcome sets for alcohol brief interventions.
Emma currently supervises seven PhD students based at Teesside University, and acts as an advisor to an additional PhD student at Newcastle University. Emma is a journal paper, research funding and conference abstract contributor and reviewer.
Emma has successfully won £223,944.48 in research funding as both principal investigator and co-applicant.
Emma has a First Class Honours degree in Marketing and Management (graduated 2005), and a PhD from Newcastle University (graduated 2010).
She has worked in the following roles:
Emma’s main research interests are in the areas of social marketing for behaviour change, consumer behaviour, health promotion and public health, individual food, alcohol and physical activity practices, qualitative research, systematic reviews, and the impact of public policy on behaviour change. Emma’s PhD research focused on identifying the lifestyles of young adults in relation to food, alcohol and physical activity. This examined factors influencing individuals’ attitudes and behaviours and in particular rising obesity rates in young adults. A social marketing behavioural change framework was used to develop a targeted behavioural change strategy for encouraging healthier lifestyle behaviours in young adults.
- Project Manager, SIPS JR-HIGH randomised controlled trial, NIHR PHR funding award: ‘A multi-centre individual-randomised controlled trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention to prevent risky drinking in young people aged 14-15 in a high school setting (SIPS JR-HIGH)’.
- Principal Investigator, ‘Children and Young People Study: Survey and Individual Interviews'.
- Co-Applicant on ORBIT, a study focused on generating a core outcome set for alcohol brief interventions.
- Co-Applicant on ALRUCK Systematic Review, a review focused on alcohol interventions in cancer patients.
- Researcher on Durham II Evaluations, a programme of research linked to co-production work.
Most recently published (see TeesRep for all publications):
Newbury-Birch, D., Martin, N., Moat, C., Giles, E.L. and Shevills, C. (2017) “Ambulances are not taxis for drunk people: A survey of paramedics and alcohol related work, British Journal of Paramedics.
Giles EL, Coulton S, Deluca P, Drummond C, Howel D, Kaner E, McColl E, McGovern R, Scott S, Stamp E, Sumnall H, Tate L, Todd L, Vale L, Boniface S, Ferguson, J, Frankham J, Gilvarry E, Hendrie N, Howe N, McGeechan GJ, Stanley G, Newbury-Birch D. (2016) Multi-centre individual randomised controlled trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention to prevent risky drinking in young people aged 14-15 in a high school setting (SIPS JR-HIGH): Study protocol, BMJ Open.
Giles, EL., Sniehotta, FF., McColl, E, and Adams, J. (2016) Acceptability of financial incentives for health behaviour change to public health policymakers: a qualitative study, BMC Public Health.
Giles, EL., Ternent, L., McColl, E., Sniehotta, FF. and Adams, J. (2016) Preferences for the design of health promoting financial incentives: public acceptability measured by discrete choice experiments, PLOS One, 11 (6): 1-19 (Impact Factor: 3.057).
Giles, EL., Clark, B., Kuznesof, S., Hubbard, C. and Frewer, S. (2015) Consumer acceptance of and willingness to pay for food nanotechnology: A systematic review, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 17 (467), (Impact Factor: 2.184).
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