Dr Alice MacLean

Research Fellow

Institute for Social Marketing Stirling

Dr Alice MacLean

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About me

About me

Alice MacLean joined the Institute for Social Marketing and Health as a research fellow in 2021. She is working on a CSO-funded qualitative study designed to amplify the voices of those with lived experience of Long Covid to improve understanding, support, treatment, and education in relation to the illness. Alice specialises in qualitative research but also has experience of conducting systematic reviews of quantitative evidence and has been involved in the development and evaluation of behaviour change interventions delivered in professional sports settings and secure institutions. Alice was based at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (University of Glasgow) between 2010 and 2019, working on a range of projects initially in the Gender and Health programme and subsequently in the Improving Health in Settings and Organisations programme. Between 2007 and 2010, Alice worked at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (University of Edinburgh) as research fellow on a qualitative longitudinal study which explored children’s and parents’ experiences of working parenthood. Prior to that, Alice conducted her PhD research, a qualitative exploration of gender differences in symptom reporting among children and young people, at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Research

Qualitative explorations of lived experiences of health and illness; gender differences and similarities in accounts of help-seeking for illness; the impact of illness on identity; mental health in children and young people; links between gender identities and health behaviours; health behaviour change within couples and families; work-life balance and working parenthood.

Outputs (23)

Outputs

Article

Gray CM, Wyke S, Zhang R, Anderson AS, Barry S, Boyer N, Brennan G, Briggs A, Bunn C, Donnachie C, Grieve E, Kohli-Lynch C, Lloyd SM, McConnachie A, McCowan C, MacLean A, Mutrie N & Hunt K (2018) Long-term weight loss trajectories following participation in a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: a longitudinal cohort study and economic evaluation. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15 (1), Art. No.: 60. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-018-0683-3

Article

Bunn C, Wyke S, Gray C, MacLean A & Hunt K (2016) 'Coz football is what we all have': masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a gender-sensitised weight-loss and healthy living programme for men. Sociology of Health and Illness, 38 (5), pp. 812-828. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12402

Book Chapter

Harden J, MacLean A, Backett-Milburn K, Cunningham-Burley S & Jamieson L (2014) Responsibility, Work and Family Life: Children’s and Parents’ Experiences of Working Parenthood. In: Holland J & Edwards R (eds.) Understanding Families Over Time: Research and Policy. Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 124-141. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137285089_7

Meeting Abstract

Gray CM, Brennan G, MacLean A, Mutrie N, Hunt K & Wyke S (2014) Can professional rugby clubs attract English male rugby supporters to a healthy lifestyle programme: the Rugby Fans in Training (RuFIT) study 2013-14. European Journal of Public Health, 24 (supplement 2), Art. No.: cku166-074. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku166.074

Article

MacLean A, Sweeting H, Egan M, Der G, Adamson J & Hunt K (2013) How robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in physical morbidity between childhood and adolescence? Results of a systematic literature review and meta-analyses. Social Science and Medicine, 78 (1), pp. 96-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.039

Article

Egan M, MacLean A, Sweeting H & Hunt K (2012) Comparing the effectiveness of using generic and specific search terms in electronic databases to identify health outcomes for a systematic review: A prospective comparative study of literature search methods. BMJ Open, 2 (3). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001043

Book Chapter

MacLean A (2011) Unfamiliar places and other people's spaces: reflections on the practical challenges of researching families in their homes. In: Jamieson L, Simpson R & Lewis R (eds.) Researching Families and Relationships: Reflections on Process. Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 56-58. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9780230252448