Dr Catriona Connell

Research Fellow

Faculty of Social Sciences Stirling

Dr Catriona Connell

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About me

I am a Research Fellow at the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research at the University of Stirling.

My research focuses on improving the health and social circumstances of poorly served groups. This includes people involved in the justice system, people who use alcohol or drugs, and people who experience homelessness or poor mental health. I aim to contribute to better understanding peoples' needs, their experiences of day to day life and accessing support and developing solutions.

Research (3)


Help-seeking for substance use and mental health challenges among justice-involved people in Scottish community contexts: An analysis of the influence of social networks
PI: Dr Catriona Connell
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Understanding mental health and substance use service utilisation by people released from prison: A mixed-methods study
PI: Dr Catriona Connell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Interventions to improve prosocial occupational participation for people released from prison: A systematic review
PI: Dr Catriona Connell
Funded by: Royal College of Occupational Therapists

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Connell C, Furtado V, McKay EA & Singh SP (2022) Developing an Intervention to Improve Occupational Participation for Justice-Involved People with a Personality Disorder: Defining and Describing Intervention Components. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 66 (6-7), pp. 774-788. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624x211013520


Birken M, Wenborn J & Connell C (2022) Randomised controlled trials of occupational therapy interventions for adults with a mental health condition or dementia: A systematic review of study methods and outcome measurement. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1177/03080226221086206

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Matheson C, Carver H, Parkes T, Daneshvar H, Schofield J, Dumbrell J, Connell C, Price T & Hnizdilova K (2022) Digital Inclusion to Prevent Drug Related Deaths: Scoping user needs. Scottish Government. Edinburgh. https://view.officeapps.live.com/op/view.aspx?src=https%3A%2F%2Fdigitallifelines.scot%2Fmedia%2F1111%2Fdigital-lifelines-user-needs-slide-deck-drns-jan-2022.pptx&wdOrigin=BROWSELINK

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