After graduating in 1979 with a BSc in Nursing from what is now Abertay University I began my career as a nurse in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. In 1991 I joined the Department of Primary Care, University of Dundee, as a trial coordinator for a UK study in to the management of asthma attacks. This was the start of a 21 year association with the department during which time I was involved with the design and operation of a large number of asthma related projects focusing on improving the management of asthma in primary care. In 2006 I was awarded a 5 year Primary Care Research Career Award from the CSO.My research during this period involved using multi-level modelling techniques to investigate issues of asthma control. This work was submitted for the award of PhD awarded in 2010. During the fellowship I also had a seconded clinical post as a respiratory specialist nurse with the long term conditions team in G&NEF Community Health Partnership. In addition I participated as a co-tutor in the primary care component of the undergraduate medical student programme at the University of Dundee. In 2012 I took up a post as a clinical research fellow within the NMAHP Research Unit.
Over the course of my career my research interests have focused predominantly on the management of asthma in primary care. Since joining the NMAHP-RUI have been involved in studies relating togoal elicitation,self management and physical activity in poeple with asthma. Maintaining the respiratory theme I am part of a team designing an intervention for parents and carers of children with cystic fibrosis. A more recent interest focuses on the development of inteventions to improve interest and participation in pulmonary rehabilitation acitivity.
Murray J, Williams B, Hoskins G, Skar S, McGhee J, Gauld D, Brown G, Treweek S, Sniehotta FF, Cameron L, Sheikh A & Hagen S (2014) Can a theory-informed interactive animation increase intentions to engage in physical activity in young people with asthma? In: Kurosu M (ed.) Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services: 16th International Conference, HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part III, Cham, Switzerland: Springer. HCI International 2014 -, 22.6.2014 - 27.6.2014, Crete, Greece, pp. 289-600.
Murray J, Williams B, Hoskins G, McGhee J, Gauld D & Brown G (2013) Developing a theory-informed interactive animation to increase physical activity among young people with asthma In: Shumaker R (ed.) Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Systems and Applications: 5th International Conference, VAMR 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings, Part II, Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. 5th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, VAMR 2013, Held as Part of HCI International, 21.7.2013 - 26.7.2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, pp. 60-65.
Burton C, Price D, Lester H, Campbell S, Keeley D, Gruffydd-Jones K, Hoskins G & Pinnock H (2012) Clinical implications of using the Royal College of Physicians three questions (RCP3Q) in routine asthma care. 6th International Primary Care Respiratory Group World Conference, 25.4.2012 - 28.4.2012, Edinburgh. Available from: http://www.theipcrg.org/display/DoResearch/6th+IPCRG+World+Conference%2C+Edinburgh
Hoskins G, Donnan PT, Williams B & Jackson C (2010) When 'Yes' is not enough. Comparison of the simple form of the Royal College of Physicians 3 questions (RCP 3-Q's) for asthma with an expanded scoring system. European Respiratory Society International Conference, 18.9.2010 - 22.9.2010, Barcelona.
Hoskins G, Donnan PT, Williams B & Jackson C (2010) When 'Yes' is not enough. Comparison of the simple form of the Royal College of Physicians 3 questions (RCP 3-Q's) for asthma with an expanded scoring system. Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Conference, 7.7.2010 - 9.7.2010, Norwich.