I am a Research Fellow and part-time PhD student in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport. I have several years’ experience conducting, commissioning and teaching research across the public, private and voluntary sectors. In 2011, I returned to academia to deliver an NIHR funded study to evaluate the longer term impact of NHS Stop Smoking Services in England.
My background is in applied public health and social research where I have worked across a range of substantive areas including: general health and wellbeing, mental health, addictions, and disability. I have managed and contributed to several quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods which include: the Scottish Health Survey; Scottish School Leavers survey; and a five year qualitative, longitudinal, cohort study of gamblers and their social networks across Glasgow.
My current research areas are health behaviour change, social network research, tobacco control, smoking cessation and adolescent smoking. With colleagues we have just completed a process evaluation of the delivery of ASSIST (A Stop Smoking in School Trial) in Scotland. My PhD is looking at the trajectory of ASSIST beyond the school environment using social network analysis. I am also the equalities representative and Chair of Athena SWAN for the Faculty (Bronze Award achieved, 2015).
Invited member of planning group for 2017 Scottish Smoking Cessation Conference
Elected member of the ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) STA (Scottish Tobacco Free Alliance) Council
Divisional / Faculty Contribution
Member of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, ethics committee
Faculty equalities representative
Chair, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, Athena SWAN team
Currently undertaking a part- time PhD in Public Health: An exploration of the ASSIST smoking prevention programme in social networks beyond the school setting
MPhil in the History of Medicine University of Glasgow
MA (Hons) Social Policy/Social History University of Glasgow
Event / Presentation
Key Findings from the Interim Evaluation of ASSIST. 2016 Annual DECIPHer-ASSIST Scottish Conference
Evaluation of ASSIST in Scotland. DECIPHer- ASSIST 2015 Annual Conference DECIPHer IMPACT
Why do young people start smoking and how can it be prevented? . Working together to reduce access to tobacco and e-cigarettes by young people ASH Scotland (Action on Smoking and Health)
Why do young people smoke? Trends, influence and policy response. DECIPHer- ASSIST 2015 Annual Conference DECIPHer IMPACT
We Can Quit – key quantitative findings from the pilot evaluation. . We Can Quit Stakeholder event Irish Cancer Society
We Can Quit: supporting Irish women living in disadvantaged areas to quit smoking. European Conference on Tobacco or Health
We Can Quit: supporting Irish women living in disadvantaged areas to quit smoking. European Public Health Conference European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
Evaluating smoking treatment services in England (ELONS): Key findings. Make Smoking History, NHS North East Lincolnshire NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG
Experiences of conducting research with Stop Smoking Services . UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies
Recovery and relapse from problem gambling. 14th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking
Gambling, children and families - implications for future policy. Social Policy Association Conference
What do clients think about NHS Stop Smoking Services. UK National Smoking Cessation Conference (UKNSCC) National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT)
Public Health, Health Behaviour Change, Social Networks, Tobacco Control, Smoking Cessation, Adolescent Smoking, Gambling.
We Can Quit 2 PI: Professor Linda Bauld Funded by: Health Research Board –
Reith G & Dobbie F (2013) The socio-temporal dynamics of gambling: Narratives of change over time. In: Cassidy R, Pisac A, Loussouarn C (ed.). Qualitative Research in Gambling: Exploring the production and consumption of risk , London: Routledge, pp. 28-42.
Anderson S & Dobbie F (2008) Attitudes towards youth crime, and willingness to intervene: findings from the 2006 Scottish Social Attitudes survey. Scottish Government Social Research: Education and Training. Scottish Government, 2008.