Professor Margaret Maxwell

Director of NMAHP Research Unit

NMAHP University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Margaret Maxwell

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Professor Maxwell has been involved in health services research for over 30 years. Her interests include: quality and delivery of care; primary care; primary care mental health; long term conditions and mental health; psychosocial needs assessment; and public mental health and wellbeing including suicide prevention.

Research (42)

Research interests include: Quality and delivery of healthcare Primary Care Mental Health and wellbeing Suicide prevention Implementation/improvement science Realist evaluation

Projects

Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Occupational Settings: MENTUPP
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Methods of assessing perinatal anxiety: The acceptability, effectiveness and feasibility of different approaches
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Understanding the contextual factors that impact on the effective provision of opiate substitution therapy (OST) and needle and syringe programmes (NSP) in the UK: a multi-method study and realist evaluation of what works, for whom and under what circumstances
PI: Professor Catriona Matheson
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Clinical Academic Careers for Scotland
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Scottish Government

Improving the mental health of farmers: preferences and feasibility for community based supports.
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Improving Maternal Mental Health in South East Asia through assets based approaches
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Medical Research Council

Tender Distress Brief Intervention
PI: Professor Edward Duncan
Funded by: Scottish Government

Gordon Aikman MND Scholarship
PI: Professor Edward Duncan
Funded by: Scottish Government and MND Scotland

Implementation of an evidence based pelvic floor muscle training intervention for women with pelvic organ prolapse (PROlapse and PFMT: Implementing Evidence Locally - PROPEL)
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Brain Tumours, Lifestyle Intervention and Fatigue (BT-LIFE)
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Brain Tumour Charity

The role of CHildhood Adversities and their subsequent impact on mental ill-health and Suicidal behaviour (CHASe)
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

To Establish a Scottish Improvement Science R,D & KT Collaborating Centre (SISCC)
PI:
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Developing theory based interventions to minimise drop-out in randomised trials
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

ScoPIC - The Scottish Person Centeredness Intervention Collaboration
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Scottish Government

Vale of Leven Inspiring Care Scholarship Programme, Within the Clinical Academic Research Careers
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Scottish Government

Developing a Distress Brief Intervention
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: NHS Health Scotland

The Vale of Leven Inspiring Care Scholarship programme
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Scottish Government

Gordon Aikman MND Scholarship
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Scottish Government and MND Scotland

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to support self-management of anxiety and depression following stroke: development and feasibility study
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Patient Centred Assessment Method (PCAM): improving nurse led biopsychosocial assessment of
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Revolutionising psychological trauma care: providing the final details for an NIHR application for a robust evaluation, reach and context dependence of a novel Scottish Government-funded model of care
PI: Dr Carina Hibberd
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Developing meta-ethnography reporting guidelines and standards for research (eMERGE)
PI: Dr Emma France
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Feasibility of a multi-site RCT exploring the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy ....
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Qualitative Baseline Evaluation of Community Hub Pilots in NHS Fife and NHS Forth Valley
PI:
Funded by: NHS Health Scotland

The Govan SHIP Evaluation Project
PI:
Funded by: NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Scottish School of Primary Care: Undertaking and Promoting High Quality Research and Evaluation in Primary Care
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: University of Glasgow

Evaluation of Aberlour Perinatal Support Project
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Aberlour Child Care Trust

Using record linkage analysis to inform the development of an improved care pathway(s) for psychiatric and self-harm emergencies currently transferred by ambulance to Emergency Departments.
PI: Professor Edward Duncan
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Capacity Building in NMAHP Research Unit
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Scottish Government

A Systematic Literature Review of Interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Carnegie Centenary Professorship 2015 - Prof James Coyne
PI:
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

A Feasibility Study for a trial of recovery versus mindfulness models for depression
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

PREDU-NU Mental Health action
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Optimised suicide prevention programs and their implementation on Europe
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

An evaluation of the impact of the Social Recovery Indicator (SRI) tool
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Scottish Recovery Network

Development Initial Validation of the Minnesota Edinburgh Complexity Assessment Method (MECAM)
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: NHS Health Scotland

Data Management through e-Social Science: Case studies, Provisions and Support (Dames)
PI: Professor Paul Lambert
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

The Living Better Project: Improving the Mental well-being of people with diabetes and/or CHD
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Royal College of General Practioners

Primary Care Mental Health Research and Development Programme
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Scottish Government

Depression and long term work incapacity in Scotland: The role of the GP
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Pilot study of a practice nurse supported psychological self help intervention for patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease and co-morbid depression
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

An assessment of the operation of the Named Person role and its interaction with other forms of patient representation
PI: Dr Kathryn Mackay
Funded by: Scottish Government

Outputs (84)

Outputs

Article

Paterson C, Leduc C, Maxwell M, Aust B, Amann BL, Cerga-Pashoja A, Coppens E, Couwenbergh C, O’Connor C, Arensman E & Greiner BA (2021) Evidence for implementation of interventions to promote mental health in the workplace: a systematic scoping review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 10 (1), Art. No.: 41. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01570-9

Article

Griffin E, McHugh SM, Jeffers A, Gunnell D, Arensman E, Perry IJ, Cully G, McElroy B, Maxwell M, Chang S, Ruane-McAteer E & Corcoran P (2021) Evaluation of the impact and implementation of a national clinical programme for the management of self-harm in hospital emergency departments: study protocol for a natural experiment. BMJ Open, 11 (12), Art. No.: e055962. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055962

Article

Hogg B, Medina JC, Gardoki-Souto I, Serbanescu I, Moreno-Alcázar A, Cerga-Pashoja A, Coppens E, Tóth MD, Fanaj N, Greiner BA, Holland C, Kõlves K, Maxwell M, Qirjako G & de Winter L (2021) Workplace interventions to reduce depression and anxiety in small and medium-sized enterprises: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 290, pp. 378-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.04.071

Article

Williams B, Hibberd C, Baldie D, Duncan EAS, Elders A, Maxwell M, Rattray JE, Cowie J, Strachan H & Jones MC (2021) Evaluation of the impact of an augmented model of The Productive Ward: Releasing Time to Care on staff and patient outcomes: a naturalistic stepped-wedge trial. BMJ Quality and Safety, 30 (1), pp. 27-37. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009821

Article

Dougall N, Savinc J, Maxwell M, Karatzias T, O’Connor RC, Williams B, Grandison G, John A, Cheyne H, Fyvie C, Bisson JI, Hibberd C, Abbott-Smith S & Nolan L (2020) Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a methods protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5 (1), Art. No.: 19. https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338

Article

Abhyankar P, Wilkinson J, Berry K, Wane S, Uny I, Aitchison P, Duncan E, Calveley E, Mason H, Guerrero K, Tincello D, McClurg D, Elders A, Hagen S & Maxwell M (2020) Implementing pelvic floor muscle training for women with pelvic organ prolapse: a realist evaluation of different delivery models. BMC Health Services Research, 20 (1), Art. No.: 910. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05748-8

Article

Hubbard G, Ward Thompson C, Locke R, Jenkins D, Munoz S, Van Woerden H, Maxwell M, Yang Y & Gorely T (2020) Co-production of "nature walks for wellbeing" public health intervention for people with severe mental illness: use of theory and practical know-how. BMC Public Health, 20 (1), Art. No.: 428. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-08518-7

Article

Pollock A, Campbell P, Cheyne J, Cowie J, Davis B, McCallum J, McGill K, Elders A, Hagen S, McClurg D, Torrens C & Maxwell M (2020) Interventions to support the resilience and mental health of frontline health and social care professionals during and after a disease outbreak, epidemic or pandemic: a mixed methods systematic review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020 (11), Art. No.: CD013779. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd013779

Article

Torrens C, Campbell P, Hoskins G, Strachan H, Wells M, Cunningham M, Bottone H, Polson R & Maxwell M (2020) Barriers and Facilitators to the Implementation of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner Role in Primary Care Settings: A Scoping Review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 104, Art. No.: 103443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103443

Article

Duncan EAS, Best C, Dougall N, Skar S, Evans J, Corfield AR, Fitzpatrick D, Goldie I, Maxwell M, Snooks H, Stark C, White C & Wojcik W (2019) Epidemiology of emergency ambulance service calls related to mental health problems and self harm: a national record linkage study. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 27, Art. No.: 34. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13049-019-0611-9

Article

Hegerl U, Maxwell M, Harris F, Koburger N, Mergl R, Székely A, Arensman E, Van Audenhove C, Larkin C, Ditta Toth M, Quintão S, Värnik A, Genz A, Sarchiapone M & McDaid D (2019) Prevention of suicidal behaviour: Results of a controlled community-based intervention study in four European countries. PLoS ONE, 14 (11), Art. No.: e0224602. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0224602

Other

France E, maxwell m, duncan e, uny i & ring n (2019) What’s meta-ethnography and how do you do it? (workshop). The Annual Conference of the Academic Departments of General Practice in Scotland (ADEGS), Carnoustie, Scotland, 24.01.2019-25.01.2019.

Lecture

France E, Uny I, Ring N, Jepson R, Noyes J, Maxwell M, Duncan E, Turley R, Cunningham M & Roberts R (2018) What's a meta-ethnography and how do you do it? (Presentation) International Institute for Qualitative Methods 16th Conference, Banff, Canada, 29.04.2018-03.05.2018.

Article

Duncan EAS, Fitzpatrick D, Ikegwuonu T, Evans J & Maxwell M (2018) Role and prevalence of impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia in ambulance service attendances to people who have had a severe hypoglycaemic emergency: a mixed-methods study. BMJ Open, 8 (4), Art. No.: e019522. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019522

Article

Maxwell M, Hibberd C, Aitchison P, Calveley E, Pratt R, Dougall N, Hoy C, Mercer S & Cameron I (2018) The Patient Centred Assessment Method for improving nurse-led biopsychosocial assessment of patients with long-term conditions: a feasibility RCT. Health Services and Delivery Research, 6 (4), pp. 1-119. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr06040

Article

Maxwell M, Semple K, Wane S, Elders A, Duncan E, Abhyankar P, Wilkinson JE, Tincello D, Calveley E, MacFarlane M, McClurg D, Guerrero K, Mason H & Hagen S (2017) PROPEL: implementation of an evidence based pelvic floor muscle training intervention for women with pelvic organ prolapse: a realist evaluation and outcomes study protocol. BMC Health Services Research, 17 (1), Art. No.: 843. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2795-x

Article

Coles E, Wells M, Maxwell M, Harris FM, Anderson J, Gray NM, Milner G & MacGillivray S (2017) The influence of contextual factors on healthcare quality improvement initiatives: what works, for whom and in what setting? Protocol for a realist review. Systematic Reviews, 6 (1), Art. No.: 168. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0566-8

Article

Arensman E, Coffey C, Griffin E, Audenhove Cv, Sheerder G, Gusmao R, Costa S, Larkin C, Koburger N, Maxwell M, Harris FM, Postuvan V & Hegerl U (2016) Effectiveness of Depression–Suicidal Behaviour Gatekeeper Training among police officers in three European regions: Outcomes of the Optimising Suicide Prevention Programmes and Their Implementation in Europe (OSPI-Europe) study. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 62 (7), pp. 651-660. https://doi.org/10.1177/0020764016668907

Article

Harris FM, Maxwell M, O'Connor RC, Coyne J, Arensman E, Coffey C, Koburger N, Gusmao R, Costa S, Szekely A, Cserháti Z, McDaid D, Audenhove Cv & Hegerl U (2016) Exploring Synergistic Interactions And Catalysts In Complex Interventions: Longitudinal, Mixed Methods Case Studies Of An Optimised Multi-Level Suicide Prevention Intervention In Four European Countries (Ospi-Europe). BMC Public Health, 16, Art. No.: 268. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-2942-z

Article

Arensman E, Koburger N, Larkin C, Karwig G, Coffey C, Maxwell M, Harris F, Rummel-Kluge C, van Audenhove C, Sisask M, Alexandrova-Karamanova A, Perez V, Purebl G, Cebria A & Palao D (2015) Depression Awareness and Self-Management Through the Internet: Protocol for an Internationally Standardized Approach. JMIR Research Protocols, 4 (3), Art. No.: e99. https://doi.org/10.2196/resprot.4358

Article

Mergl R, Koburger N, Heinrichs K, Szekely A, Toth MD, Coyne J, Quintao S, Arensman E, Coffey C, Maxwell M, Varnik A, Audenhove Cv, McDaid D, Sarchiapone M & Schmidtke A (2015) What are reasons for the large gender differences in the lethality of suicidal acts? An epidemiological analysis in four European countries. PLoS ONE, 10 (7), Art. No.: e0129062. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0129062

Article

Abhyankar P, Cheyne H, Maxwell M, Harris FM & McCourt C (2013) A realist evaluation of a normal birth programme. Evidence Based Midwifery, 11 (4), pp. 112-119. http://www.rcm.org.uk/ebm/volume-11-2013/volume-11-issue-4/a-realist-evaluation-of-a-normal-birth-programme/

Article

Maxwell M, Harris FM, Hibberd C, Donaghy E, Pratt R, Williams C, Morrison J, Gibb J, Watson P & Burton C (2013) A qualitative study of primary care professionals' views of case finding for depression in patients with diabetes or coronary heart disease in the UK. BMC Family Practice, 14 (Article 46). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-14-46

Article

Harris FM, Maxwell M, O'Connor R, Coyne J, Arensman E, Szekely A, Gusmao R, Coffey C, Costa S, Cserháti Z, Koburger N, Audenhove Cv, McDaid D, Maloney J, Värnik P & Hegerl U (2013) Developing social capital in implementing a complex intervention: A process evaluation of the early implementation of a suicide prevention intervention in four European countries. BMC Public Health, 13 (Article 158). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-158

Article

Whittaker W, Sutton M, Macdonald SR, Maxwell M, Smith M, Wilson P & Morrison J (2012) The Effect of Mental Ill Health on Absence From Work in Different Occupational Classifications Analysis of Routine Data in the British Household Panel Survey. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 54 (12), pp. 1539-1544. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182677d12

Article

Mercer SW, Jani BD, Maxwell M, Wong SYS & Watt GCM (2012) Patient enablement requires physician empathy: a cross-sectional study of general practice consultations in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation in Scotland. BMC Family Practice, 13 (Article 6). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2296-13-6

Article

van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Sarchiapone M, Postuvan V, Volker D, Roskar S, Grum AT, Carli V, McDaid D, O'Connor R, Maxwell M, Ibelshauser A, Audenhove Cv, Scheerder G, Sisask M, Gusmao R & Hegerl U (2011) Best practice elements of multilevel suicide prevention strategies: A review of systematic reviews. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 32 (6), pp. 319-333. https://doi.org/10.1027/0227-5910/a000109

Article

Varnik A, Sisask M, Värnik P, Wu J, Kolves K, Arensman E, Maxwell M, Reisch T, Gusmao R, Audenhove Cv, Scheerder J, van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Coffey C, Kopp M, Szekely A, Roskar S & Hegerl U (2011) Drug suicide: a sex-equal cause of death in 16 European countries. BMC Public Health, 11 (Article 61). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-11-61

Article

Hegerl U, Wittenburg L, Arensman E, Audenhove Cv, Coyne J, McDaid D, van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Gusmao R, Kopp M, Maxwell M, Meise U, Roskar S, Sarchiapone M, Schmidtke A, Varnik A & Bramesfeld A (2009) Optimizing Suicide Prevention Programs and Their Implementation in Europe (OSPI Europe): an evidence-based multi-level approach. BMC Public Health, 9, Art. No.: 428. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-9-428

Article

Hegerl U, Wittenburg L, Gottlebe K, Arensman E, Audenhove Cv, Bouleau J, van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Giupponi G, Gusmao R, Kopp M, Marusic A, Maxwell M, Meise U, Oskarsson H, Pull C, Schmidtke A, Sola VP, Tuulari J & Varnik A (2009) The European Alliance Against Depression: A Multilevel Approach to the Prevention of Suicidal Behavior. Psychiatric Services, 60 (5), pp. 596-599. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.60.5.596

Article

Howie JGR, Heaney D, Maxwell M, Freeman GK & Mercer SW (2008) Further observations on enablement. British Journal of General Practice, 58 (552), pp. 499-500. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp08X319477

Article

Varnik A, Kolves K, van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Marusic A, Oskarsson H, Palmer A, Reisch T, Scheerder G, Arensman E, Aromaa E, Giupponi G, Gusmao R, Maxwell M, Pull C, Szekely A, Perez Sola V & Hegerl U (2008) Suicide methods in Europe: A gender-specific analysis of countries participating in the 'European Alliance against Depression'. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62 (6), pp. 545-551. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2007.065391

Article

Hegerl U, Wittmann M, Arensman E, Audenhove Cv, Bouleau J, van der Feltz-Cornelis CM, Gusmao R, Kopp M, Lohr C, Maxwell M, Meise U, Mirjanic M, Oskarsson H, Sola VP, Pull C, Pycha R, Ricka R, Tuulari J, Varnik A & Pfieffer-Gerschel T (2008) The 'European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD)': A multifaceted, community-based action programme against depression and suicidality. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, 9 (1), pp. 51-58. https://doi.org/10.1080/15622970701216681

Article

Mackenzie M, Blamey A, Halliday E, Maxwell M, McCollam A, McDaid D, MacLean J, Woodhouse A & Platt S (2007) Measuring the tail of the dog that doesn't bark in the night: the case of the national evaluation of choose life (The national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland). BMC Public Health, 7 (146), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-7-146

Research Report

Morrison J, Munoz-Arroyo R, Smith M, Wilson P, Maxwell M, Power A & Sutton M (2007) An exploratory study of antidepressant prescribing in Scotland. Scottish Government - Chief Scientist Office. Focus on Research. Scottish Executive Health Department Chief Scientist Office. http://www.nmahp-ru.ac.uk/files/2012/03/Antidepressant-prescribing-in-Scotland-report-.pdf