Ms Ashley Brown

Research Fellow

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

Ms Ashley Brown

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Ashley joined ISM in 2018. She is closely involved in two studies linked to the implementation of the Scottish prison smoking ban from 30th November 2018 ('Tobacco In Prisons study' (NIHR) and 'E-cigarettes In Prisons study' (CRUK). Ashley is a qualitative specialist who previously worked for NatCen Social Research from 2009-2017.

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Ashley's research interest include the health and well-being of prison staff and people in custody (prisoners). She is currently the full-time researcher on the Tobacco In Prisons study (NIHR). The study uses a range of methods, across 3 phases, to examine the process and outcomes of the removal of tobacco from Scotland’s prison system from 30th November 2018. She is also closely involved in a linked study exploring the role of e-cigarettes in the implementation of smoke-free prisons and ongoing management of prisoner populations.

Outputs (22)

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Article

Best C, Brown A & Hunt K (2022) Purchasing of tobacco-related and e-cigarette-related products within prisons before and after implementation of smoke-free prison policy: analysis of prisoner spend data across Scotland, UK. BMJ Open, 12 (2), Art. No.: e058909. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058909

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Tweed EJ, Mackay DF, Boyd KA, Brown A, Byrne T, Conaglen P, Craig P, Demou E, Graham L, Leyland AH, McMeekin N, Pell JP, Sweeting H & Hunt K (2021) Evaluation of a national smoke-free prisons policy using medication dispensing: an interrupted time-series analysis. Lancet Public Health, 6 (11), pp. E795-E804. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667%2821%2900163-8

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Wardle H, Donnachie C, Critchlow N, Brown A, Bunn C, Dobbie F, Gray C, Mitchell D, Purves R, Reith G, Stead M & Hunt K (2021) The impact of the initial Covid-19 lockdown upon regular sports bettors in Britain: findings from a cross-sectional online study. Addictive Behaviors, 118, Art. No.: 106876. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.106876

Policy Document

Wardle H, Critchlow N, Donnachie C, Brown A & Hunt K (2021) Betting and Gambling Covid-19 Impact study. University of Stirling. Stirling. https://www.stir.ac.uk/research/public-policy-hub/policy-briefings/

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Brown A, O'Donnell R, Eadie D, Purves R, Sweeting H, Ford A, Bauld L & Hunt K (2021) Initial views and experiences of vaping in prisons: a qualitative study with people in custody preparing for the imminent implementation of Scotland's prison smokefree policy. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 23 (3), pp. 543-549. https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntaa088

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Hunt K, Critchlow N, Brown A, Bunn C, Dobbie F, Donnachie C, Gray C, Purves R, Reith G, Stead M, Mitchell D & Wardle H (2020) Protocol for a mixed-method investigation of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and gambling practices, experiences and marketing in the UK: the "Betting and gaming Covid-19 impact study". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (22), Art. No.: 8449. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17228449

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Demou E, Dobson R, Sweeting H, Brown A, Sidwell S, O'Donnell R, Hunt K & Semple S (2020) From smoking-permitted to smokefree prisons: a 3-year evaluation of the changes in occupational exposure to second-hand smoke across a national prison system. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 64 (9), pp. 959-969. https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxaa073

Meeting Abstract

Hunt K, Brown A, Semple S, Eadie D, Sweeting H, Demou E, Leyland A, Craig P, Dobson R & Bauld L (2019) OP88 Evaluating the move to, and implementation in 2018 of, smoke-free prison policy in scotland: the tobacco in prisons study (TIPS). Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Hosted by the Society for Social Medicine & Population Health and International Epidemiology Association (IEA), School of Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 4–6 September 2019, University College Cork. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73 (Suppl 1), Art. No.: A44. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2019-ssmabstracts.92

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