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Jennifer Ferguson

01642 34
Job title:
Graduate Tutor
School of Health & Social Care
Health & Social Care research

About Jennifer Ferguson

Jennifer Ferguson

Jennifer Ferguson
Graduate Tutor, School of Health & Social Care
T: 01642 34
Research: Health & Social Care research

Jennifer recently joined the Institute in December 2015 as a Research Associate.

Jennifer is working primarily on a study called PRISM-A. PRISM-A is a study looking at brief interventions for alcohol in male remand prisoners. Jennifer come from a legal background, having completed her law degree and Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2010. She has been working as a researcher since 2011 on various alcohol projects, and has moved more towards research in the criminal justice system. Jennifer is looking to start her PhD this year, which will focus on woman in Prison and alcohol interventions.

Research interests

Research interests (in brief)
·  Alcohol related harm in the criminal justice setting
·  Quantitative research
·  Systematic reviewing

Current projects



Selected publications

O’Neill, G, Martin N, Birch J, Oldham A, Newbury-Birch, D. The Drinkers Degree: Risk taking behaviours amongst undergraduate students drinkers.  Journal of Addiction. 2015; 965438: 1-8.

Birch J, Scott S, Newbury-Birch D, Brennan A, Brown H, Coulton S, Gilvarry E, Hickman M, McColl E, McGovern R, Muirhead C, Kaner E. (2015) A pilot feasibility trial of alcohol screening and brief intervention in the police custody setting (ACCEPT): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Pilot and Feasibility Studies: 1:6.

Newbury-Birch, D, McGovern R, Birch J, Kaner H, O’Neill G. (2015) Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (ASBI) in the Prison System. Factsheet. Public Health England.

Evans R, McGovern R, Birch J, Newbury-Birch, D. (2013) Which extended paramedic skills are making an impact in emergency care? A systematic review of the literature. Emergency Medicine Journal 0:1–10.

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