Miss Jennifer McKell

Research Fellow 1

Institute for Social Marketing University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Miss Jennifer McKell

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About me

About me

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Glasgow where she completed a MA (Hons) degree in Politics (2003) and later an MSc in Social Science Research (2007). Jennifer joined ISM in December 2010 as a research assistant, after previously holding the same position in the Centre for Drug Misuse Research (CDMR) at the University of Glasgow. At CDMR, Jennifer assisted with projects that estimated the prevalence of problematic drug use, and qualitative research in to the experiences and perspectives of people with drug and alcohol problems in relation to the UK benefit system and employment. Promoted to research fellow in 2013, Jennifer is a qualitative researcher with experience of carrying out research across various public health topics including tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol and cancer prevention. She also led the Scottish arm of an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded study (2012-2015), led by colleagues at the University of Bath, that investigated the experiences of adults bereaved as a result of drug or alcohol use.

Research (9)

Jennifer has been substantially involved in research into smoking cessation in pregnancy and in particular the impact of using financial incentives to encourage smoking cessation in pregnant women. She currently manages the process evaluation of the Cessation in Pregnancy Incentives Trial (CPIT), led by the University of Glasgow, a phase 3 multi centre trial of financial incentives to promote smoking cessation in pregnancy. In 2019, she will start work on an evaluation of the Financial Incentives to Prevent Postpartum return to Smoking trial (FIPPS), led by Prof Michael Ussher, a feasibility study examining the impact of using financial incentives to help women avoid returning to smoking in the 12 months following the birth of their baby.

Jennifer, alongside Martine Stead (ISM Deputy Director), is also currently working on an evaluation of the ActWELL study led by the University of Dundee. The ActWELL study is examining the impact of using lifestyle coaches to help women, recruited via breast screening, to reach weight loss targets via increased physical activity and dietary changes with the aim of reducing risk of breast cancer. The evaluation will include the perspectives of mammographers involved in recruiting for ActWELL, lifestyle coaches and study participants.

Projects

Babybreathe Trial (A randomised controlled trial of a complex intervention to prevent return to smoking postpartum)
PI: Professor Michael Ussher
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Evaluation of the Greater Manchester Smoke Free Pregnancy Programme
PI: Professor Michael Ussher
Funded by: Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

Impacts of e-cigarette regulation via the EU Tobacco Products Directive on young people's use of e-cigarettes: a natural experiment
PI: Miss Jennifer McKell
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Partnership funding with Cancer Research UK for the Cessation in Pregnancy Incentives Trial (CPIT): A multi-centre phase III Randomised Controlled trial.
PI: Miss Jennifer McKell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Evaluating the Impact of Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland: Observational Study of Small Retailers
PI:
Funded by: NHS Health Scotland

Pilot Research Study for the Policy Research Centre for Cancer Prevention, CRUK: Youth Policy Surveys
PI: Ms Anne Marie MacKintosh
Funded by: Cancer Research UK

Feasibility and acceptability of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation in lung cancer patients
PI:
Funded by: Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Healthcare Retail Standard Evaluation
PI:
Funded by: NHS Health Scotland

Process Evaluation of Alcohol Brief Interventions in wider settings (Young People and Social Work)
PI:
Funded by: NHS Health Scotland

Outputs (45)

Outputs

Addendum

Anderson AS, Chong HY, Craigie AM, Donnan PT, Gallant S, Hickman A, McAdam C, McKell J, McNamee P, Macaskill EJ, Mutrie N, O'Carroll RE, Rauchhaus P, Sattar N, Stead M & Treweek S (2022) Correction to: A novel approach to increasing community capacity for weight management a volunteer-delivered programme (ActWELL) initiated within breast screening clinics: a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 19, Art. No.: 4. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-021-01232-6

Article

Zaremba SMM, Stead M, McKell J, O'Carroll RE, Mutrie N, Treweek S & Anderson AS (2022) Response to a novel, weight self‐awareness plan used in a multi‐component lifestyle intervention programme to reduce breast cancer risk factors in older women – secondary analysis from The ActWELL trial. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.13062

Article

Anderson AS, Chong HY, Craigie AM, Donnan PT, Gallant S, Hickman A, McAdam C, McKell J, McNamee P, Macaskill EJ, Mutrie N, O’Carroll RE, Rauchhaus P, Sattar N, Stead M & Treweek S (2021) A novel approach to increasing community capacity for weight management a volunteer-delivered programme (ActWELL) initiated within breast screening clinics: a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18, Art. No.: 34. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-021-01099-7

Article

Brown R, Van Godwin J, Page N, Bauld L, McKell J, Hallingberg B, Maynard O, Blackwell A & Moore G (2021) Implementation of e-cigarette regulation through the EU Tobacco Products Directive (2016) in Wales, Scotland and England from the perspectives of stakeholders involved in policy introduction and enforcement. Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, 7, Art. No.: 36. https://doi.org/10.18332/tpc/134370

Article

Moore G, Brown R, Page N, Hallingberg B, Maynard O, McKell J, Gray L, Blackwell A, Lowthian E, Munafo M, Mackintosh A & Bauld L (2020) Young people's use of e-cigarettes in Wales, England and Scotland before and after introduction of EU Tobacco Products Directive regulations: a mixed-method natural experimental evaluation. International Journal of Drug Policy, 85, Art. No.: 102795. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102795

Research Report

Stead M, Critchlow N, Eadie D, Fitzgerald N, Angus K, Purves R, McKell J, Marie MacKintosh A, Mitchell H, Sumpter C & Angus C (2020) Evaluating the impact of alcohol minimum unit pricing in Scotland: Observational study of small retailers. NHS Health Scotland/Public Health Scotland. Stirling. https://www.stir.ac.uk/media/stirling/services/faculties/sport-and-health-sciences/research/documents/MUP-evaluation-Small-Convenience-Stores-report.pdf

Article

Sinclair L, McFadden M, Tilbrook H, Mitchell A, Keding A, Watson J, Bauld L, Kee F, Torgerson D, McKell J, Hoddinott P, Harris FM, Uny I, Ussher M & Tappin D (2020) The Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy Incentives Trial (CPIT): study protocol for a phase III randomised controlled trial. Trials, 21 (1), Art. No.: 183. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-019-4042-8

Article

Macleod M, Steele RJC, O'Carroll RE, Wells M, Campbell A, Sugden JA, Rodger J, Stead M, McKell J & Anderson AS (2018) Feasibility study to assess the delivery of a lifestyle intervention (TreatWELL) for patients with colorectal cancer undergoing potentially curative treatment. BMJ Open, 8 (6), Art. No.: e021117. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021117

Conference Proceeding

Ford A, Sinclair L, McKell J, Harrow S, Macphee J, Morrison A & Bauld L (2018) Feasibility and acceptability of e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking among lung cancer patients: a pilot study. In: 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health Abstract Book. Tobacco Induced Diseases, 16 (Supplement 1) 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Cape Town, South Africa, 07.03.2018-09.03.2018. Heraklion, Crete, Greece: International Society for the Prevention of Tobacco Induced Diseases, p. A512. https://doi.org/10.18332/tid/84428

Lecture

McKell J, Ford A, Sinclair L, Harrow S, MacPhee J, Morrison A & Bauld L (2017) E-cigarettes and lung cancer patients: smoking cessation during chemotherapy treatment (Presentation) 13th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM) Annual Scientific Meeting: Working together for healthy living: Multidisciplinary behavioural medicine, Liverpool, 13.12.2017-14.12.2017. https://www.kc-jones.co.uk/files/uploads/1513682026.pdf

Book Chapter

Ford A, McKell J, Templeton L & Valentine C (2017) The impact of a substance-related death. In: Valentine C (ed.) Families Bereaved by Alcohol or Drugs. Explorations in Mental Health. London: Routledge, pp. 43-66. https://www.routledge.com/Families-Bereaved-by-Alcohol-or-Drugs-Research-on-Experiences-Coping/Valentine/p/book/9781138947085

Article

Bauld L, Graham H, Sinclair L, Flemming K, Naughton F, Ford A, McKell J, McCaughan D, Hopewell S, Angus K, Eadie D & Tappin D (2017) Barriers to and facilitators of smoking cessation in pregnancy and following childbirth: literature review and qualitative study. Health Technology Assessment, 21 (36), pp. 1-158. https://doi.org/10.3310/hta21360

Article

Stead M, Parkes T, Nicoll A, Wilson S, Burgess C, Eadie D, Fitzgerald N, McKell J, Reid G, Jepson R, McAteer J & Bauld L (2017) Delivery of alcohol brief interventions in community-based youth work settings: exploring feasibility and acceptability in a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 17 (1), Art. No.: 357. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4256-1

Article

Stead M, Craigie A, Macleod M, McKell J, Caswell S, Steele R & Anderson AS (2015) Why are some people more successful at lifestyle change than others? Factors associated with successful weight loss in the BeWEL randomised controlled trial of adults at risk of colorectal cancer. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12, Art. No.: 87. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-015-0240-2

Lecture

Sinclair L & McKell J (2015) Barriers & facilitators to smoking cessation in pregnancy & following childbirth from 3 perspectives: pregnant women, their significant others, & health professionals (Presentation) Scottish Smoking Cessation Conference 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, 24.11.2015-24.11.2015. https://elearning.healthscotland.com/pluginfile.php/51572/mod_resource/content/1/Lesley%20Sinclair%20%20Jennifer%20McKell%2C%20University%20of%20Stirling.pdf

Conference Proceeding

Ford AJ, Sinclair LA, Flemming K, McKell J, Angus K, Mccaughan D, Graham H & Bauld L (2015) The barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation during pregnancy from the perspectives of both pregnant women and their partners: a synthesis of qualitative studies and evidence from exploratory interviews. In: SRNT-Europe 16th Annual Conference Programme and Proceedings Book. SRNT-Europe 16th Annual Conference, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 10.09.2015-12.09.2015. Utrecht, The Netherlands: NNVT - Nederlands Netwerk voor Tabaksonderzoek, p. 118. https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.srnt.org/resource/resmgr/srnt_europe/SRNTE2015Programme.pdf

Meeting Abstract

Tappin D, Bauld L, Purves D, Boyd K, Sinclair L, MacAskill S, McKell J, Friel B, McConnachie A, de Caestecker L, Tannahill C, Radley A & Coleman T (2014) Financial incentives for smoking cessation during pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial. Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, Glasgow, UK, 19/11/2014 - 19/11/2014. Lancet, 384 (Supplement 2), p. S4. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01406736/384/supp/S2; https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736%2814%2962130-9

Meeting Abstract

Parkes T, Stead M, Eadie D, Nicoll A, McKell J, Bauld L, Wilson S, Burgess C, Reid G, McAteer J & Jepson R (2013) Alcohol brief interventions in youth and social work settings in Scotland. International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs (INEBRIA) Meeting 2013, Rome, Italy, 18/09/2013 - 20/09/2013. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 8 (Supplement 1), p. A52. http://ascpjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1940-0640-8-S1-A52; https://doi.org/10.1186/1940-0640-8-S1-A52

Research Report

Cairns G, Purves R, Bryce S, McKell J, Gordon R & Angus K (2011) Investigating the effectiveness of education in relation to alcohol: A systematic investigation of critical elements for optimum effectiveness of promising approaches and delivery methods in school and family linked alcohol education. Alcohol Research UK. University of Stirling Institute for Social Marketing / Open University. http://alcoholresearchuk.org/2011/09/30/investigating-the-effectiveness-of-education-in-relation-to-alcohol/

Research Report

Bauld L, Carroll C, Hay G, McKell J, Novak C, Silver K & Templeton L (2010) Alcohol Misusers' experiences of employment and the benefit system. Department of Work and Pensions, UK. Department for Work and Pensions Research Report, 718. Department for Work and Pensions. http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/rports2009-2010/rrep718.pdf

Research Report

Bauld L, Hay G, McKell J & Carroll C (2010) Problem drug users' experiences of employment and the benefit system. Department for Work and Pensions. Department for Work and Pensions Research Report, 640. Department for Work and Pensions. http://research.dwp.gov.uk/asd/asd5/report_abstracts/rr_abstracts/rra_640.asp

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