Dr Isabelle Uny

Research Fellow

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

Dr Isabelle Uny

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About me

About me

I am a Research Fellow at the at the Institute for Social Marketing and Health. I am a social scientist and qualitative researcher specialising in global health. I have significant expertise in qualitative methods and qualitative analysis, as well as in qualitative evidence synthesis ( particularly meta-ethnography). I have a growing interest in new forms of data visualisation of qualitative data and in more participatory qualitative methods ( photovoice, walking interviews, thought bubbles, timelines, body mapping). Prior to working in Academia, I worked for over a decade for various international development organisations in the UK, including as a programmes officer for the UKNC for UNESCO.

Award

Stirling Crucible participant

A development opportunity for academic/research staff across the institution.

Research (10)

My research focuses on community perceptions, health behavioural change and policy making (around alcohol harm reduction, household air pollution, maternal health [ &tobacco/ alcohol harm], and first response to RCTs) both in the UK and in low and middle income countries.

At the ISMH, I am PI on the following project:

From fuel to pot: an interdisciplinary partnership to address the role of solid fuel use in food preparation in the household in Kenya and Malawi.

I am also a co-applicant on the below projects:

a) IRAPS: Interdisciplinary Research into political interest, civil society support and available data to strengthen Alcohol Policy Systems in Brazil and Peru

b) A meta-ethnography of how children and young people with chronic non-cancer pain and their families experience and understand their condition, pain services and treatments

Projects

Regulating alcohol packaging and supply to protect health in Sub-Saharan Africa: lessons from policy systems in Malawi and Uganda (RAPSSA)
PI: Dr Isabelle Uny
Funded by: Medical Research Council

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

COmmunities Facilitating incREasing Smoke-free Homes’ (CO-FRESH)
PI: Dr Sean Semple
Funded by: Medical Research Council

IRAPS: Interdisciplinary Research into political interest, civil society support and available data to strengthen Alcohol Policy Systems in Brazil and Peru
PI: Professor Niamh Fitzgerald
Funded by: Medical Research Council

From fuel to pot: an interdisciplinary partnership to address the role of solid fuel use in food preparation in the household in Kenya and Malawi.
PI: Dr Isabelle Uny
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council

A meta-ethnography of how children and young people with chronic non-cancer pain and their families experience and understand their condition, pain services and treatments
PI: Dr Emma France
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

An exploration of the characteristics, perceptions and experiences of drink drivers in England and Scotland
PI: Dr Isabelle Uny
Funded by: Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety

Exploring the Uptake and Use of Electronic Cigarettes Provided to Smokers Accessing Homeless Centres: A feasiblity Study
PI: Dr Allison Ford
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

The RTrT Partnership: Reducing Traffic-related Trauma - A community-based prevention and first-response programme intervention for Malawi and beyond
PI: Professor Edward Duncan
Funded by: Medical Research Council

E-cigarettes and Weight Control: An Exploratory Study
PI: Dr Isabelle Uny
Funded by: Cancer Research UK

Outputs (38)

Outputs

Poster

France E, Turley R, Uny I, Forbat L, Caes L, Jordan A, Noyes J & Silveira Bianchim M (2022) A synthesis investigating how young people with chronic pain from sickle cell disease and their families experience and understand their condition, pain services and treatments. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference 2022, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 07.04.2022-09.04.2022.

Poster

France E, Turley R, Uny I, Forbat L, Caes L, Jordan A, Noyes J & Silveria Bianchim M (2022) A synthesis investigating how young people with chronic pain from sickle cell disease and their families experience and understand their condition, pain services and treatments. 13th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain, Auckland New Zealand & online, 24.03.2022-27.03.2022.

Article

Ford A, Uny I, Lowes J, Naughton F, Cooper S, Coleman T, Hajek P, Przulj D, Myers Smith K, Bauld L, Sinclair L, Walton R, Clark M & Ussher M (2021) A Qualitative Study of Factors Influencing Adherence Among Pregnant Women Taking Part in a Trial of E-cigarettes for Smoking Cessation. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (2), Art. No.: 430. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020430

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

Dawkins L, Bauld L, Ford A, Robson D, Hajek P, Parrott S, Best C, Li J, Tyler A, Uny I & Cox S (2020) A cluster feasibility trial to explore the uptake and use of e-cigarettes versus usual care offered to smokers attending homeless centres in Great Britain. PLoS ONE, 15 (10), Art. No.: e0240968. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240968

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

Uny I, de Kok B & Fustukian S (2019) Weighing the options for delivery care in rural Malawi: community perceptions of a policy promoting exclusive skilled birth attendance and banning traditional birth attendants. Health Policy and Planning, 34 (3), pp. 161-169. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czz020

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

Uny I & France E (2018) Can we apply CERQual to ‘higher order’ findings? (Presentation) [Meta-ethnography as an example]. GRADE-CERQual workshop: "Strengthening the use of qualitative evidence in decision making’", Brocher Foundation, Geneva, 07.11.2018-09.11.2018.

Book Chapter

Uny I, France E & Noblit GW (2018) Steady and delayed: explaining the different development of meta-ethnography in health care and education. In: Kakos M & Fritzsche B (eds.) Meta-Ethnographic Synthesis in Education - Challenges, Aims and Possibilities. London: Routledge. https://www.crcpress.com/Meta-Ethnographic-Synthesis-in-Education-Challenges-Aims-and-Possibilities/Kakos-Fritzsche/p/book/9781138491199

Article

Dobbie F, Angus K, Uny I, Duncan E, MacInnes L, Hasseld L & Clegg G (2018) Protocol for a systematic review to identify the barriers and facilitators to deliver bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in disadvantaged communities. Systematic Reviews, 7 (1), Art. No.: 143. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0807-5

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.

Teaching

Teaching

I teach several Units on the online module NURP024 - Policy in the Real World ( " Global Public Health policy").

I also supervise Master's students on the module NURP052 - Health Research Dissertation.