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Academic Biography

Dr Rebekah McNaughton is a Senior Lecturer in Research in the Department of Women’s and children’s/ Public Health in the School of Health and Social Care at Teesside University. She graduated in 2005 with a BSc Psychology and completed an MSc Social Research Methods both at Teesside University.

 

Rebekah was awarded her PhD from Teesside University in 2018. Her PhD explored the utility of Normalisation Process Theory to explore the patient journey through the NHS Health Checks programme for individuals who had been identified as having an increased risk of suffering a cardiovasular event in the next 10 years.

 

Rebekah has worked on varied research and evaluation projects (please see projects section) and published in peer-reviewed journals (please see publications section). Rebekah also acts as an external reviewer for several journals.

 

Rebekah teaches research and qualitative methods across a range of clinical programmes including nursing and paramedic sciences. Rebekah is also the Course Leader for the Doctor of Professional Practice.

Summary of Research Interests

Rebekah's research interests are many and varied but mainly relate to qualitative explorations of:

- Experience of health and illness

- Understandings of health risk

- The utilisation of Normalisation Process Theory

- The NHS Health Checks Programme

- Sex and Relationships Education in schools

- Sexual health

- Acceptability of immunisations

External Research Collaborations

Fuse - Centre for Translational Research in Public Health

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Public Health Research

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

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

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

PhD and Research Opportunities

Rebekah welcomes enquiries relating to any of her research interests.

 

Current Doctoral Students

Peter Walker-Birch (3rd Supervisor). Project entitled "Medical imaging for people with lower back pain: referral pathways and communication of findings". 2018-2023.

 

Mark Telford (Director of Studies). Project investigating the complex experiences of fathers within the early years of their child’s life, their involvement in health and social care services, and how practitioners engage them. 2018-2023

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Projects 2007 2018

Research Output 2006 2018

  • 6 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
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Life Style
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Acceptability of Parental Financial Incentives and Quasi-Mandatory Interventions for Preschool Vaccinations: Triangulation of Findings from Three Linked Studies

Adams, J. M., McNaughton, R., Wigham, S., Flynn, D., Ternent, L. & Shucksmith, J., 2 Jun 2016, In : PLoS ONE. p. -

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economic incentives
Public health
Triangulation
Developing countries
Motivation

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

Adams, J. M., 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. & Wigham, S., 2015, In : Health Technology Assessment. 19, 94, p. -

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Reasons for (non)compliance with intervention following identification of 'high-risk' status in the NHS Health Check programme

McNaughton, R. & Shucksmith, J., 2014, In : Journal of Public Health. p. -

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