Dr Alice MacLean

  • Investigator Scientist (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

telephone: 01413537513
email: Alice.Maclean@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Alice is an investigator scientist in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, working within the research programme on Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations. Alice's current research interests centre around investigating the ways in which health improvement programmes delivered through organisations can reach wider populations through the diffusion of health behaviour change. In particular, Alice is interested in exploring how health behaviour change takes place within families, and specifically how one family member’s attempts to make changes are affected by and affect other family members. Recently Alice has been increasingly involved in intervention development and evaluation. This includes working on the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) randomised controlled trial as a fieldwork team leader and a member of the qualitative data collection and analysis team. Alice is also a grant-holder on a CSO-funded project which looks at the feasibility of adapting FFIT for delivery within secure institutions, and on an NIHR-funded project designed to investigate the long-term weight loss trajectories of the participants of the FFIT RCT.

Alice graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2001 with MA (Hons) Geography and Scottish Literature. In 2002, she took up a PhD studentship at the Unit which involved using qualitative methods to investigate gender differences in symptom reporting during childhood and adolescence. On completion of her PhD, Alice joined the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, University of Edinburgh, to work on a qualitative longitudinal project which explored the ways in which employed parents and their primary school-aged children negotiate the demands of work and family over time. This study was part of the ESRC-funded ‘Timescapes’ qualitative longitudinal research initiative involving a consortium of 5 universities based across the UK. Between 2010 and 2014, Alice was based within the SPHSU's Gender and Health programme working on a range of mainly qualitative projects which explored the impact of social constructions of gender on experiences of morbidity and health behaviours, such as help-seeking. Alice also conducted a systematic review of quantitative research on changing gender differences in physical morbidity across childhood and adolescence.


Research interests

Research interests: Links between gender identities and health behaviours, weight management interventions, diffusion of health behaviour change, health behaviour change within families.

Expertise: Qualitative methods (interviews, focus groups, family group interviews, intervention observation, qualitative longitudinal research, media analysis, secondary analysis), research with children and young people.


Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • ...the Football Fans in Training follow up RCT (full title in Abstract)
    National Institute for Health Research
    2015 - 2017
     
  • Can a football-based weight management, physical activity and healthy living programme be adapted for delivery in secure institutional settings to support at risk groups in positive, sustainable ....
    Chief Scientist Office
    2013 - 2016
     

Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2018

Demou, E. , MacLean, A., Cheripelli, L. J., Hunt, K. and Gray, C. M. (2018) Group-based healthy lifestyle workplace interventions for shift-workers: a systematic review. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 44(6), pp. 568-584. (doi:10.5271/sjweh.3763) (PMID:30196312)

2016

Bunn, C. , Wyke, S. , Gray, C. M. , Maclean, A. and Hunt, K. (2016) 'Coz football is what we all have': masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a gender-sensitised weight-loss and healthy living programme for men. Sociology of Health and Illness, 38(5), pp. 812-828. (doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12402) (PMID:26864994) (PMCID:PMC4950300)

2015

MacLean, A., Sweeting, H. , Walker, L., Patterson, C. , Räisänen, U. and Hunt, K. (2015) 'It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine': a media analysis of UK newspaper representations of eating disorders in males. BMJ Open, 5(5), e007468. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007468) (PMID:26024997) (PMCID:PMC4452746)

Sweeting, H. , Walker, L., MacLean, A., Patterson, C. , Räisänen, U. and Hunt, K. (2015) Prevalence of eating disorders in males: a review of rates reported in academic research and UK mass media. International Journal of Men's Health, 14(2), (doi:10.3149/jmh.1402.86) (PMID:26290657) (PMCID:PMC4538851)

2014

Hunt, K. , Gray, C. M. , MacLean, A., Smillie, S., Bunn, C. and Wyke, S. (2014) Do weight management programmes delivered at professional football clubs attract and engage high risk men? A mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health, 14, p. 50. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-50) (PMID:24443845) (PMCID:PMC4028855)

MacLean, A. and Harden, J. (2014) Reflections on researching with children using 'family group interviews' as part of a qualitative longitudinal study. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 5(41), pp. 649-665.

MacLean, A., Hunt, K. , Gray, C. , Smillie, S. and Wyke, S. (2014) How do men’s female relatives feature in their accounts of changing eating practices during a weight-management programme delivered through professional football clubs? International Journal of Men's Health, 13(2), pp. 121-138.

2013

MacLean, A., Hunt, K. and Sweeting, H. (2013) Symptoms of mental health problems: children’s and adolescents’ understandings and implications for gender differences in help seeking. Children and Society, 27(3), pp. 161-173. (doi:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2011.00406.x)

MacLean, A., Sweeting, H. , Egan, M., Der, G. , Adamson, J. and Hunt, K. (2013) How robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in physical morbidity between childhood and adolescence? Results of a systematic literature review and meta-analyses. Social Science and Medicine, 78, pp. 96-112. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.039)

Harden, J., Backett-Milburn, K., MacLean, A., Jamieson, L. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2013) Home and away: constructing family and childhood in the context of working parenthood. Children's Geographies, 11(3), pp. 298-310. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2013.812274)

2012

Egan, M., MacLean, A., Sweeting, H. and Hunt, K. (2012) Comparing the effectiveness of using generic and specific search terms in electronic databases to identify health outcomes for a systematic review: a prospective comparative study of literature search methods. BMJ Open, 2(3), e001043. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001043)

Harden, J., MacLean, A., Backett-Milburn, K. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2012) The 'Family–Work Project': children's and parents' experiences of working parenthood. Families, Relationships and Societies, 1(2), pp. 207-222. (doi:10.1332/204674312X645529)

MacLean, A. and Harden, J. (2012) Generating Group Accounts with Parents & Children in Qualitative Longitudinal Research: A Practical & Ethical Guide. Series: Timescapes methods guides series (8). Economic and Social Research Council.

2011

MacLean, A. (2011) Unfamiliar places and other people’s spaces: reflections on the practical challenges of researching families in their homes. In: Jamieson, L., Simpson, R. and Lewis, R. (eds.) Researching Families and Relationships: Reflections on Process. Series: Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 56-8. ISBN 9780230252448

2010

MacLean, A., Sweeting, H. and Hunt, K. (2010) ‘Rules’ for boys, ‘guidelines’ for girls: gender differences in symptom reporting during childhood and adolescence. Social Science and Medicine, 70(4), pp. 597-604. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.10.042)

Harden, J., Backett‐Milburn, K., Hill, M. and MacLean, A. (2010) Oh, what a tangled web we weave: experiences of doing ‘multiple perspectives’ research in families. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 13(5), pp. 441-452. (doi:10.1080/13645571003650979)

MacLean, A., Harden, J. and Backett-Milburn, K. (2010) Financial trajectories: how parents and children discussed the impact of the recession. Twenty-First Century Society, 5(2), pp. 159-170. (doi:10.1080/17450141003783405)

2008

Hilton, S. , Cameron, J., MacLean, A. and Petticrew, M. (2008) Observations from behind the bar: changing patrons' behaviours in response to smoke-free legislation in Scotland. BMC Public Health, 8(1), p. 238. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-238) (PMID:18625044) (PMCID:PMC2475535)

This list was generated on Fri Feb 15 08:28:48 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Demou, E. , MacLean, A., Cheripelli, L. J., Hunt, K. and Gray, C. M. (2018) Group-based healthy lifestyle workplace interventions for shift-workers: a systematic review. Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 44(6), pp. 568-584. (doi:10.5271/sjweh.3763) (PMID:30196312)

Bunn, C. , Wyke, S. , Gray, C. M. , Maclean, A. and Hunt, K. (2016) 'Coz football is what we all have': masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a gender-sensitised weight-loss and healthy living programme for men. Sociology of Health and Illness, 38(5), pp. 812-828. (doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12402) (PMID:26864994) (PMCID:PMC4950300)

MacLean, A., Sweeting, H. , Walker, L., Patterson, C. , Räisänen, U. and Hunt, K. (2015) 'It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine': a media analysis of UK newspaper representations of eating disorders in males. BMJ Open, 5(5), e007468. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007468) (PMID:26024997) (PMCID:PMC4452746)

Sweeting, H. , Walker, L., MacLean, A., Patterson, C. , Räisänen, U. and Hunt, K. (2015) Prevalence of eating disorders in males: a review of rates reported in academic research and UK mass media. International Journal of Men's Health, 14(2), (doi:10.3149/jmh.1402.86) (PMID:26290657) (PMCID:PMC4538851)

Hunt, K. , Gray, C. M. , MacLean, A., Smillie, S., Bunn, C. and Wyke, S. (2014) Do weight management programmes delivered at professional football clubs attract and engage high risk men? A mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health, 14, p. 50. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-50) (PMID:24443845) (PMCID:PMC4028855)

MacLean, A. and Harden, J. (2014) Reflections on researching with children using 'family group interviews' as part of a qualitative longitudinal study. International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies, 5(41), pp. 649-665.

MacLean, A., Hunt, K. , Gray, C. , Smillie, S. and Wyke, S. (2014) How do men’s female relatives feature in their accounts of changing eating practices during a weight-management programme delivered through professional football clubs? International Journal of Men's Health, 13(2), pp. 121-138.

MacLean, A., Hunt, K. and Sweeting, H. (2013) Symptoms of mental health problems: children’s and adolescents’ understandings and implications for gender differences in help seeking. Children and Society, 27(3), pp. 161-173. (doi:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2011.00406.x)

MacLean, A., Sweeting, H. , Egan, M., Der, G. , Adamson, J. and Hunt, K. (2013) How robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in physical morbidity between childhood and adolescence? Results of a systematic literature review and meta-analyses. Social Science and Medicine, 78, pp. 96-112. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.11.039)

Harden, J., Backett-Milburn, K., MacLean, A., Jamieson, L. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2013) Home and away: constructing family and childhood in the context of working parenthood. Children's Geographies, 11(3), pp. 298-310. (doi:10.1080/14733285.2013.812274)

Egan, M., MacLean, A., Sweeting, H. and Hunt, K. (2012) Comparing the effectiveness of using generic and specific search terms in electronic databases to identify health outcomes for a systematic review: a prospective comparative study of literature search methods. BMJ Open, 2(3), e001043. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001043)

Harden, J., MacLean, A., Backett-Milburn, K. and Cunningham-Burley, S. (2012) The 'Family–Work Project': children's and parents' experiences of working parenthood. Families, Relationships and Societies, 1(2), pp. 207-222. (doi:10.1332/204674312X645529)

MacLean, A., Sweeting, H. and Hunt, K. (2010) ‘Rules’ for boys, ‘guidelines’ for girls: gender differences in symptom reporting during childhood and adolescence. Social Science and Medicine, 70(4), pp. 597-604. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.10.042)

Harden, J., Backett‐Milburn, K., Hill, M. and MacLean, A. (2010) Oh, what a tangled web we weave: experiences of doing ‘multiple perspectives’ research in families. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 13(5), pp. 441-452. (doi:10.1080/13645571003650979)

MacLean, A., Harden, J. and Backett-Milburn, K. (2010) Financial trajectories: how parents and children discussed the impact of the recession. Twenty-First Century Society, 5(2), pp. 159-170. (doi:10.1080/17450141003783405)

Hilton, S. , Cameron, J., MacLean, A. and Petticrew, M. (2008) Observations from behind the bar: changing patrons' behaviours in response to smoke-free legislation in Scotland. BMC Public Health, 8(1), p. 238. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-238) (PMID:18625044) (PMCID:PMC2475535)

Books

MacLean, A. and Harden, J. (2012) Generating Group Accounts with Parents & Children in Qualitative Longitudinal Research: A Practical & Ethical Guide. Series: Timescapes methods guides series (8). Economic and Social Research Council.

Book Sections

MacLean, A. (2011) Unfamiliar places and other people’s spaces: reflections on the practical challenges of researching families in their homes. In: Jamieson, L., Simpson, R. and Lewis, R. (eds.) Researching Families and Relationships: Reflections on Process. Series: Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, pp. 56-8. ISBN 9780230252448

This list was generated on Fri Feb 15 08:28:48 2019 GMT.