Projects per year
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
Rebekah teaches 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.
Wondu Gebresilasie (2nd Supervisor). Project investigating barriers to polio vaccine uptake in Pakistan. 2018-2023.
Erica Clough (2nd Supervisor). Project exploring interprofessional education in a Higher Education setting. 2018-2023.
Oluronke Adanini (2nd Supervisor). Project exploring stigma in obesity training. 2018-2023.
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)
Chadwick, R., Sandhu, H. & McNaughton, R.
1/12/17 → 31/03/20
Ur Choice: Evaluation of the Ur Choice Relationships and Sex Education programme in Bradford schools: September 2014 – May 2017
McNaughton, R., Cheetham, M., Machaira, D., Shucksmith, J. & Rushmer, R.
1/09/14 → 30/06/17
McNaughton, R., Shucksmith, J. & Mohan, L.
1/09/13 → 30/09/14
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
1/09/13 → 30/11/15
Research Support for the Hartlepool ‘Younger and Wiser’ project: a British Heart Foundation ‘Hearty Lives’ initiative
1/01/11 → 30/09/12
Raby, P. & McNaughton, R., 4 Mar 2021, In: Nurse researcher.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile38 Downloads (Pure)
To trial or not to trial before Spinal Cord Stimulation for chronic neuropathic pain: the patients’ view from the TRIAL-STIM randomised controlled trialChadwick, R., McNaughton, R., Eldabe, S., Baranidharan, G., Bell, J., Brooks, M., Duarte, R. V., Earle, J., Gulve, A. P., Houten, R., Jowett, S., Kansal, A., Rhodes, S., Robinson, J., Griffiths, S., Taylor, R., Thomson, S. & Sandhu, H., 1 Dec 2020, In: Neuromodulation. 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Phenomenological study exploring ethics in prehospital research from the paramedic's perspective: Experiences from the Paramedic-2 Trial in a UK ambulance serviceCharlton, K., Franklin, J. & McNaughton, R., 19 Aug 2019, In: Emergency Medicine Journal. 36, 9, p. 535-540 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile158 Downloads (Pure)
Using Normalization Process Theory as a practical tool across the life course of a qualitative research projectMcNaughton, R., Steven, A. & Shucksmith, J., 26 Jul 2019, In: Qualitative Health Research.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile183 Downloads (Pure)
Evaluation of the Ur Choice Relationships and Sex Education programme in Bradford schools: September 2014 – May 2017McNaughton, R., Cheetham, M., Machaira, D., Shucksmith, J. & Rushmer, R., Jul 2017, 46 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Utilising Normalisation Process Theory to understand the patient journey for high-risk individuals participating in the NHS Health Check programmeAuthor: McNaughton, R., 28 Jun 2018
Supervisor: Hamilton, S. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisFile