Dr Barbara Farquharson

Senior Research Fellow

NMAHP Stirling,

Dr Barbara Farquharson

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About me

About me

I am a Registered General Nurse and have worked in a variety of clinical roles including most latterly as a British Heart Foundation Cardiac Liaison Nurse and as a Team Leader at NHS 24. I am interested in the psychological aspects of health and illness and have a strong commitment to the generation of high quality evidence for application to health services, in particular to nursing. I have been awarded 2 competitive fellowships (PhD studentship and current Clinical Research Fellowship (50%) and was grant-holder and sole Research Fellow on a successfully completed CSO study investigating stress amongst NHS24 nurses. This work was led by Professor Derek Johnston, University of Aberdeen and we currently collaborate on another project (also funded by the CSO), exploring the relationship between stress and nursing tasks in real-time. My PhD (supervised by Dr Carol Bugge & Professor Marie Johnston) used psychological theory (Leventhal’s Commonsense Model of Self-Regulation ) to explore how and when people present symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome to health services (NHS 24). I am currently actively pursuing grant funding to progress this work and develop and test an intervention to reduce delay.

Research (4)

Psychological aspects of health and illness, in particular how and when people present symptoms to health services. Illness representations and Leventhal’s Commonsense Model of Self Regulation Occupational stress in healthcare workers

Outputs (18)

Outputs

Article

Farquharson B, Johnston M, Williams B, Smith K, Dombrowski S, Jones C, Treweek S, Dougall N, Grindle M, Savinc J & Abyhankar P (2022) Reducing patient delay in acute coronary syndrome: Randomized controlled trial testing effect of behaviour change intervention on intentions to seek help. British Journal of Health Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12619

Article

Whittaker A, Elliott L, Taylor J, Dawe S, Harnett P, Stoddart A, Littlewood P, Robertson R, Farquharson B & Strachan H (2022) The Parents under Pressure parenting programme for families with fathers receiving treatment for opioid dependency: the PuP4Dads feasibility study. Public Health Research, 10 (3), pp. 1-153. https://doi.org/10.3310/YOWK7214

Article

Farquharson B, Abhyankar P, Smith K, Dombrowski SU, Treweek S, Dougall N, Williams B & Johnston M (2019) Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions. Open Heart, 6 (1), Art. No.: e000975. https://doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2018-000975

Article

Farquharson B, Johnston M, Smith K, Williams B, Treweek S, Dombrowski SU, Dougall N, Abhyankar P & Grindle M (2017) Reducing patient delay in Acute Coronary Syndrome (RAPiD): Research protocol for a web-based Randomised Controlled Trial examining the effect of a behaviour change intervention. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73 (5), pp. 1220-1234. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13191

Article

Johnston DW, Bell C, Jones MC, Farquharson B, Allan JL, Schofield P, Ricketts I & Johnston M (2016) Stressors, Appraisal of Stressors, Experienced Stress and Cardiac Response: A Real-Time, Real-Life Investigation of Work Stress in Nurses. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 50 (2), pp. 187-197. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12160-015-9746-8

Other

France E, Farquharson B, Hoskins G, Wells M & Duncan E (2016) Symposium: Developing effective complex interventions. Royal College of Nursing (RCN) international nursing research conference, 08.04.2016-08.04.2016.

Article

Farquharson B, Dombrowski SU, Pollock A, Johnston M, Treweek S, Williams B, Smith K, Dougall N, Jones C & Pringle S (2014) Reducing patient delay with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome: a research protocol for a systematic review of previous interventions to investigate which behaviour change techniques are associated with effective interventions. Open Heart, 1 (1). https://doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2014-000079

Article

Farquharson B, Allan JL, Johnston DW, Johnston M, Choudhary CJ & Jones MC (2012) Stress amongst nurses working in a healthcare telephone-advice service: relationship with job satisfaction, intention to leave, sickness absence, and performance. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68 (7), pp. 1624-1635. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.06006.x

Research Report

Stoddart K, Bugge C, Shepherd A & Farquharson B (2011) The experience of SCN/M in relation to the implementation of 'Leading Better Care' and their views about the impacts upon patient care, themselves and colleagues: Final Report to NHS Forth Valley: August 2011.

Meeting Abstract

Allan JL, Farquharson B, Johnston DW, Jones MC, Choudhary CJ & Johnston M (2011) Stress, cognitive failures and information processing in telephone helpline nurses. Psychology and Health, 26 (Supplement 2), pp. 7-7. http://apps.webofknowledge.com.ezproxy.stir.ac.uk/full_record.do?product=WOS&search_mode=GeneralSearch&qid=14&SID=Z2gbpcgaLl7lojgA4af&page=1&doc=1; https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2011.617182

Article

Allan JL, Farquharson B, Choudhary CJ, Johnston DW, Jones MC & Johnston M (2009) Stress in telephone helpline nurses: research protocol for a study of theoretical determinants, physiological aspects and behavioural consequences. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65 (10), pp. 2208-2215. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2009.05118.x