Professor Vivien Swanson

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Psychology University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Vivien Swanson

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About me

Health Psychologist; C Psychol, MSc Course Director Scottish Diabetes Group Psychology Working Group member - 2007 to date Member, Psychology Advisory Group to Chief Medical Officer, Scotland. March 2004 to 2006. Health Education Board for Scotland : Breastfeeding Education in Schools : Member of Special Working Group Committee. October 2001 - 2003. Member of NHS Health Scotland Breastfeeding Expert Group, October 2003 to 2006. Health Psychology Chair – British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology – Scotland. Feb. 2010 to date Secretary – British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology – Scotland. Feb. 2004 to 2007 Founder member of BPS Division of Health Psychology Scottish Committee. Feb. 2003 Division of Health Psychology, Exam Board. Member 2004 – date Stage 2 Examiner 2008 Division of Health Psychology, Training Committee. Member, 2004 - date Review Panel : Validation of MSc Course, Liverpool John Moore’s University, 2005 Member, Psychology Advisory Group to Chief Medical Officer, Scotland. 2004-6

Infant Feeding

Health Education Board for Scotland : Breastfeeding Education in Schools : Member of Special Working Group Committee. October 2001 - date. Founder member Scottish Infant Feeding Research Network. April 2002 to date. Fife PC NHS Trust : Breastfeeding in Schools Project Committee. June 2002 to date. Member of NHS Health Scotland Breastfeeding Expert Group, October 2003 to date

Diabetes

Member of Scottish Diabetes Group Psychology Working Group – 2007 – date Member Diabetes Education Action Group 2008 to date SIGN Guideline Group – Diabetes Lifestyle September 2008 - 2009

University of Stirling

Mental Health Panel University of Stirling: November 2000 – October 2003 Education Design Committee Psychology, June 2003 to date. Stress at Work : University Working Group, University of Stirling. Jan 2004 to date

Other Academic Activities

Secondment to NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland

Programme Director, Psychology Specialist Practice. (0.4 FTE)


Research (9)

My research falls into 4 broad areas, all using health psychology models and theories with a broad social-cognitive focus. I am particularly interested in ‘testing’ theories which are often developed in an academic context, by putting them into practice in applied settings. These include : The relationship between stress and health : My PhD investigated occupational stress in health professionals. More recent work related to the relationship between role conflicts, stress and wellbeing, including student wellbeing and adjustment to university life. I also have an interest in psychosocial stress and diabetes, and parental stress in parents of pre-term babies.1995- 2002 I was a founder and principal member of Anxiety and Stress Research Centre, Psychology, University of Stirling.Infant feeding - psychosocial factors influencing early feeding patterns; attitudes to infant feeding in different groups, including adolescents, new mums and dads, and parents of premature babies Diet and obesity : Investigating multiple risk factors for obesity as a basis for clinical interventions. Assessing social-cognitive influences on the diet of disadvantaged children. Diabetes : Including evaluating behaviour change interventions for Type 2 diabetes, and current proposal re: understanding self-monitoring of blood glucose. Research Grants (since 2005) Crombie IK, Irvine L, Swanson V, Power KG, Slane P, Wrieden W, Coyle J. (2004) How can we improve the diet of young children living in areas of high deprivation? £115,020 CSO Swanson V. Auditing of Smoking Cessation Services and Client use in Forth Valley NHS. £15,722. Forth Valley NHS Board, October 2005 Dixon D, O’Carroll R, O’Connor R, Swanson V. Banning Smoking in public places : the impact on smoking, physical activity and diet. Forth Valley NHS Trust, £5,000. February 2006 Swanson V., McInnes R., Cheyne H., Mactier H, Callander E, Nicol H. Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research : Developing Maternal Confidence in the Neonatal Unit: Which infant feeding practices promote self-efficacy in mothers of pre-term babies? £19,135. (9 months) Swanson V., Chambers J. Dixon D (2008) Evaluation of Patient Safety Project. Forth Valley and Tayside. £11,000. Evans, J., Lawton, J., Swanson V., Donnan P., Emslie-Smith, A., Morris A., Self-monitoring behaviour and its association with glycaemic control among non-insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes. £164,536. CSO Commence June 2009 Keeley A, Dennison F, Swanson V, McCoy J., Napier C (2010) A Multi-Method Assessment of Barriers to Breastfeeding in Obese Women NHS Lothian health Services Support Programme. £65,156

Projects

MAP Behaviour Change: Competency Based Training in Individual Level Support for Behaviour Change for Nurse-Leads in St Helena
PI: Professor Vivien Swanson
Funded by: The Burdett Trust for Nursing

A brief intervention to increase walking in patients with peripheral arterial disease: long term follow-up
PI: Professor Ronan O'Carroll
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

A Multi-Method Assessment of Barriers to Breastfeeding in Obese Women
PI: Professor Vivien Swanson
Funded by: NHS Health Scotland

Self-Monitoring Behaviour and its Association with Glycaemic Control Among Non Insulin Treated Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
PI: Dr Josie Evans
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Clackmannanshire Mild to Moderate Mental Health Pilot
PI: Professor Vivien Swanson
Funded by: Forth Valley NHS Board

Development and Delivery of Communication Skills and Behavioural Change Course for Health Professionals in Diabetes Care
PI: Professor Vivien Swanson
Funded by: NHS Grampian

Patient Safety in Primary Care Pilot: Project Evaluation
PI: Professor Vivien Swanson
Funded by: NHS Tayside

Developing Maternal Confidence in the Neonatal Unit: Which Infant Feeding Practices promote Self-efficacy in Mothers of Pre-term babies?
PI: Professor Vivien Swanson
Funded by: Centre for Integrated Healthcare Research

Banning Smoking in Public Places: The impact on not smoking, physical activity and diet
PI:
Funded by: Forth Valley NHS Board

Outputs (118)

Outputs

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Article

Epton T, Ghio D, Ballard LM, Allen SF, Kassianos AP, Hewitt R, Swainston K, Fynn WI, Rowland V, Westbrook J, Jenkinson E, Morrow A, McGeechan GJ, Stanescu S & Swanson V (2022) Interventions to promote physical distancing behaviour during infectious disease pandemics or epidemics: A systematic review. Social Science and Medicine, 303, Art. No.: 114946. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.114946

Article

Chater AM, Shorter GW, Swanson V, Kamal A, Epton T, Arden MA, Hart J, Byrne-Davis LMT, Drury J, Whittaker E, Lewis LJM, McBride E, Chadwick P, O’Connor DB & Armitage CJ (2021) Template for Rapid Iterative Consensus of Experts (TRICE). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (19), Art. No.: 10255. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910255

Article

Lawes-Wickwar S, Ghio D, Tang MY, Keyworth C, Stanescu S, Westbrook J, Jenkinson E, Kassianos AP, Scanlan D, Garnett N, Laidlaw L, Howlett N, Carr N, Stanulewicz N & Swanson V (2021) A Rapid Systematic Review of Public Responses to Health Messages Encouraging Vaccination against Infectious Diseases in a Pandemic or Epidemic. Vaccines, 9 (2), Art. No.: 72. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9020072

Article

Swanson V, Hannula L, Eriksson L, Wallin MH & Strutton J (2017) 'Both parents should care for babies': A cross-sectional, cross-cultural comparison of adolescents' breastfeeding intentions, and the influence of shared-parenting beliefs. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17 (1), Art. No.: 204. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1372-y

Article

Bowie P, McNaughton E, Bruce D, Holly D, Forrest E, Macleod M, Kennedy S, Power A, Toppin D, Black I, Pooley J, Taylor A, Swanson V, Kelly M & Ferguson J (2016) Enhancing the Effectiveness of Significant Event Analysis: Exploring Personal Impact and Applying Systems Thinking in Primary Care. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 36 (3), pp. 195-205. https://doi.org/10.1097/ceh.0000000000000098

Article

Evans J, Mackison D, Swanson V, Donnan PT, Emslie-Smith AM & Lawton J (2013) Self-monitoring among non-insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: Patients' behavioural responses to readings and associations with glycaemic control. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 100 (2), pp. 235-242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2013.03.005

Article

Gilinsky A, Swanson V, Merrett M, Power KG & Marley L (2012) Development and testing of a theory-based behavioural change intervention: A pilot investigation in a nursery school in a deprived area of Scotland. Community Dental Health, 29 (1), pp. 62-67. https://www.cdhjournal.org/issues/29-1-march-2012/437-development-and-testing-of-a-theory-based-behavioural-change-intervention-a-pilot-investigation-in-a-nursery-school-in-a-deprived-area-of-scotland

Meeting Abstract

Cunningham M, Swanson V, O'Carroll R & Holdsworth R (2012) Durability of a brief psychological intervention to increase walking in patients with intermittent claudication-1-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Edinburgh, 24/11/2011 - 26/11/2011. British Journal of Surgery, 99 (S3), pp. 7-7. https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.8725

Article

Swanson V, Power KG, Crombie IK, Irvine L, Kiezebrink K, Wrieden W & Slane PW (2011) Maternal feeding behaviour and young children's dietary quality: A cross-sectional study of socially disadvantaged mothers of two-year old children using the Theory of Planned Behaviour. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, Art. No.: 65. https://doi.org/10.1186/1479-5868-8-65

Meeting Abstract

Cunningham M, Swanson V, O'Carroll R & Holdsworth R (2011) Modifying the illness and treatment beliefs of patients with intermittent claudication increases daily walking and reduces demand for vascular intervention - Results from a randomised controlled trial. 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Brighton, 24/11/2010 - 26/11/2010. British Journal of Surgery, 98 (Supplement 1), pp. 8-9.

Book Review

Swanson V (2008) Review of Anxiety, phobias, and panic. Review of: Review of Anxiety, phobias, and panic (no details found).. Psychology Teaching Review, 14 (1), pp. 101-103. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=2008-06776-030&site=ehost-live

Meeting Abstract

McGregor LM, Swanson V, Hayes PC, Lumsdaine JA & O'Carroll R (2008) Functional and psychosocial outcome in living kidney donors and recipients. European Health Psychology Society and British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology conference 2008, Bath, 09/09/2008 - 12/09/2008. Psychology and Health, 23 (Supplement 1), p. S182. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870440802299543

Book Review

Swanson V (2007) Behavioural Change: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Social and Public Health. Review of: Behavioural Change: An Evidence-based Handbook for Social And Public Health, Colette J. Browning, Shane A. Thomas, London, Elsevier, 2005, 316pp. ISBN 0 443 07357 0. Public Health, 121 (2), pp. 159-159. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hch&AN=24322857&site=ehost-live; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2006.09.003

Article

Thomson P, Dowding D, Swanson V, Bland R, Mair C, Morrison A, Taylor A, Beechey C & Niven C (2006) A computerised guidance tree (decision aid) for hypertension, based on decision analysis: Development and preliminary evaluation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 5 (2), pp. 146-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcnurse.2005.10.003

Article

Swanson V, Power KG, Kaur B, Carter H & Shepherd K (2006) The impact of knowledge and social influences on adolescents' breast-feeding beliefs and intentions. Public Health Nutrition, 9 (3), pp. 297-305. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/public-health-nutrition/article/impact-of-knowledge-and-social-influences-on-adolescents-breastfeeding-beliefs-and-intentions/F6406FB34DD943E6E2B284B4A540E518

Article

Dowding D, Swanson V, Bland R, Thomson P, Mair C, Morrison A, Taylor A, Beechey C, Simpson R & Niven C (2004) The development and preliminary evaluation of a decision aid based on decision analysis for two treatment conditions: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Hypertension. Patient Education and Counseling, 52 (2), pp. 209-215. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0738-3991%2803%2900091-0

Article

McIntosh IB, Grant J, Wilkinson H & Swanson V (2002) A pilot community study of subjective memory in over and under 65 years old [Estudio piloto comunitario. Las preocupaciones por la memoria subjetiva en personas mayores y menores de 65 años.]. Vertex (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 13 (49), pp. 177-181.

Article

Power KG, McGoldrick T, Brown K, Buchanan R, Sharp D, Swanson V & Karatzias A (2002) A controlled comparison of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing versus exposure plus cognitive restructuring versus waiting list in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 9 (5), pp. 299-318. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpp.341

Article

Karatzias A, Power KG & Swanson V (2001) Quality of school life: Development and preliminary standardisation of an instrument based on performance indicators in Scottish secondary schools. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 12 (3), pp. 265-284. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?partnerID=yv4JPVwI&eid=2-s2.0-0041865350&md5=36d10d24f75b316455b16e357f635029; https://doi.org/10.1076/sesi.12.3.265.3449

Article

Chambers J, Power KG, Loucks N & Swanson V (2001) The interaction of perceived maternal and paternal parenting styles and their relation with the psychological distress and offending characteristics of incarcerated young offenders. Journal of Adolescence, 24 (2), pp. 209-227. https://doi.org/10.1006/jado.2001.0377

Book Chapter

Power KG & Swanson V (2000) Medical Profession and Stress. In: Fink G, McEwen B, de Kloet E, Rubin R, Chrousos G, Steptoe A, Rose N, Craig I & Feuerstein G (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Stress. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 708-712.

Book Review

Swanson V (2000) Environmental Illness: Myth and Reality. Review of: Environmental Illness : Myth and Reality, Herman Staudenmayer, Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1999, 400pp. ISBN: 978-1566703055. Progress in Environmental Science, 2 (2), pp. 179-180.

Article

Chambers J, Power KG, Loucks N & Swanson V (2000) Psychometric properties of the Parental Bonding Instrument and its association with psychological distress in a group of incarcerated young offenders in Scotland. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 35 (7), pp. 318-325. https://doi.org/10.1007/s001270050245

Article

Chambers J, Power KG, Loucks N & Swanson V (2000) The quality of perceived parenting and its association with peer relationships and psychological distress in a group of incarcerated young offenders. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 44 (3), pp. 350-368. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X00443007

Book Review

Swanson V (1999) Job stress in a changing workforce. Review of: Job stress in a changing workforce. Edited by G. P. Keita & J. J. Hurrell Jnr. Washington DC: American Psychological Association. 1994. Pp. xix + 345. ISBN 1-557-98271-6. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 72, pp. 251-253. https://doi.org/10.1348/096317999166563

Conference Paper (unpublished)

McIntosh IB, Swanson V & Rae C (1998) Dementia management and perceived professional stress. 8th Annual Meeting of Alzheimer Europe 'Keeping in Touch', Lucerne, Switzerland, 07.05.1998-09.05.1998.

Newspaper Article

Swanson V (1998) Time management. Women in Surgical Training Newsletter. 1998.

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