Dr Alison Devlin

  • Honorary Research Fellow (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)

email: Alison.Devlin@glasgow.ac.uk

MRC/ CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Berkeley Square, 99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HR

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9407-6465

Biography

Alison is a Research Associate in the Complexity Programme in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU). Since joining the unit in 2016, Alison’s research has focused on the ‘Transferability of Interventions’ workstream.

She has worked on the ‘Transferring parenting programmes from HICs to LICs’ project. In particular, she worked on a review of quantitative association data on parenting practices and child health and psychosocial outcomes in sub-Saharan African countries (SSA) compared with HICs (Devlin et al, 2018). This review used a modified version of the WHO parenting typology to synthesise the results which showed that patterns of association are broadly similar across global regions.

She has worked on the ‘Transferability of the San Patrignano model of drug recovery’ project designed to investigate the programme theory of the San Patrignano recovery community, Italy. Through articulating key mechanisms and contextual features underlying San Patrignano, this study will assist in the transfer & adaptation of the model for other settings, such as the Scottish context (Devlin & Wight, 2018).

Other current project(s) with colleagues include the interdisciplinary ESRC funded study: ‘Developing complex systems methods capacity in NHS Health Scotland’ which is investigating public health stakeholders’ perceptions of complex interventions and related methodologies.

Previously, Alison worked in General Practice & Primary Care (GPPC) on the process evaluation of the ‘Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale’ (dallas) programme which was a £37 Million UK-wide initiative to deploy a range of digital tools and services to support healthy ageing and self-care. This prospective, longitudinal study investigated implementation processes and involved analysis of a large scale qualitative dataset.

Prior to this, Alison held research posts in the College of Social Sciences and worked on several externally funded research studies including:

  • The multi-disciplinary ‘Inter-Life’ research programme funded by ESRC/EPSRC as part of the (£12.3M) UK-TEL programme. This programme was launched to develop technologies to assist young people undergoing life transitions (Devlin et al, 2013
  • The award winning ‘Journeys from Images to Words’ project funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. This involved the use of innovative visual research methods and working with children from refugee and asylum seeking families.
  • Research commissioned by the Scottish Government (Social Research) to inform the development of an inclusive curriculum in Scotland. This involved case study research on skills for life, learning and work. 

Research interests

Research interests:

  • Transferability of interventions
  • Realist evaluation
  • Development, implementation & process evaluation of public health interventions (e.g. parenting & child health; solutions for recovery from drug misuse)
  • Implementation science & theoretical approaches (Normalisation Process Theory)
  • Social determinants of health
  • Digital interventions & eHealth: implementation and evaluation

Research expertise:

  • Social research methods: qualitative, case study research, mixed methods
  • Review and evidence synthesis
  • Process evaluations
  • Interdisciplinary research

Publications

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2021

Devlin, A. M. and Wight, D. (2021) Transfer and adaptation of a drug recovery community from San Patrignano, Italy to River Garden, Scotland: a qualitative study. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, (Accepted for Publication)

Anderson, M. , Devlin, A. M. , Pickering, L. , McCann, M. and Wight, D. (2021) 'It’s not 9 to 5 recovery': the role of a recovery community in producing social bonds that support recovery. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, (doi: 10.1080/09687637.2021.1933911) (Early Online Publication)

Devlin, A. M. and Wight, D. (2021) Mechanisms and context in the San Patrignano drug recovery community, Italy: a qualitative study to inform transfer to Scotland. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 28(1), pp. 85-96. (doi: 10.1080/09687637.2020.1747397)

2019

Anderson, M. , Devlin, A.M. , McCann, M. , Pickering, L. and Wight, D. (2019) It’s Not Nine-to-Five Recovery: How Recovery Communities Help Sustain Long-Term Recovery From Problem Alcohol and Other Drug Use. Faculty of Public Health (Scotland) Annual Conference, Dunblane, Scotland, 28-29 Nov 2019.

2018

Devlin, A.M. , Wight, D. and Fenton, C. (2018) Are parenting practices associated with the same child outcomes in Sub-Saharan African countries as in high income countries? A review and synthesis. BMJ Global Health, 3(6), e000912. (doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000912) (PMID:30687520) (PMCID:PMC6326425)

Devlin, A. M. and Wight, D. (2018) Developing a new drug recovery community in the UK: A qualitative study of the transferability of an intervention from San Patrignano, Italy, to Scotland. Lancet, 392(2), S29. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32155-X)

O'Connor, S., O’Donnell, C. A., McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., Devlin, A. M. , Browne, S. and Mair, F. S. (2018) Extending a framework for understanding the early phases of eHealth implementation: The Digital Health Engagement Model (DIEGO). In: 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care, London, UK, 10-12 July 2018,

2017

Devlin, A.M. and Wight, D. (2017) Investigating the Transferability of a Drug Recovery Community from Italy (San Patrignano) to Scotland (IFDAS). 16th European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 20-22 Sep 2017. p. 30.

Lennon, M. R. et al. (2017) Readiness for delivering digital health at scale: lessons from a longitudinal qualitative evaluation of a national digital health innovation program in the United Kingdom. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(2), e42. (doi: 10.2196/jmir.6900) (PMID:28209558) (PMCID:PMC5334516)

Devlin, A. M. and Wight, D. (2017) How Context Specific are Therapeutic Communities for Drug Recovery? Investigating the Transfer of the ‘San Patrignano’ Model from Italy to Scotland (IFDAS). Faculty of Public Health (Scotland) Annual Conference, 2-3 Nov 2017, Aviemore, Scotland.

Wight, D. and Devlin, A. M. (2017) Are Parenting Practices associated with the same Child Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa as in High Income Countries? A Systematic Review. Institute for Human Development (Aga Khan University), Second International Conference, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 7-9 Nov 2017.

2016

McGee-Lennon, M. et al. (2016) A flexible toolkit for evaluating person-centred digital health and wellness at scale. In: Duffy, V. G. and Lightner, N. (eds.) Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare. Series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (482). Springer: Cham, pp. 105-118. ISBN 9783319416519 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41652-6_11)

Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O'Connor, S., O'Donnell, C.A. and Mair, F.S. (2016) Evaluating Complex Change in the UK-wide ‘dallas’ Programme: Progression Towards Sustainability. 2016 Annual Conference of the UK Evaluation Society (UKES): Building a Culture of Evaluation: Challenging Assumptions, Unpacking Complexity, Championing Change, London, UK, 27-28 April 2016.

O'Connor, S., Devlin, A. M. , Browne, S. , Bikker, A., McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O'Donnell, C. A. and Mair, F. S. (2016) Engaging Users with a Personal Child Health Record; the eRedBook Case Study. In: 2nd WIN Conference, University of Warwick, 26 Jan 2016, p. 56.

Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O'Connor, S., Chetty, U., O'Donnell, C.A. and Mair, F.S. (2016) Progression Towards Sustainability in the National Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale: “dallas” Programme. In: 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), Dublin, Ireland, 6-8 July 2016,

Mair, F. S. , Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., Devlin, A. M. , O'Connor, S., Chetty, U., Agbakoba, R., Bikker, A. and O'Donnell, C. (2016) Large Scale Digital Health Deployments - How Ready Are We?: Lessons From the UK Delivering Assistive Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) Programme. In: 44th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group. (NAPCRG), Colorado Springs, CO, USA, 12-16 Nov 2016,

McGee-Lennon, M. et al. (2016) What is the Current State of Digital Health “Readiness” in the UK?: Findings from the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) Programme. In: 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), Dublin, Ireland, 6-8 July 2016,

O'Connor, S., Devlin, A. M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O'Donnell, C. A. and Mair, F. S. (2016) Factors affecting Participation in the eRedBook: a Personal Child Health Record. In: Sermeus, W., Procter, P. M. and Weber, P. (eds.) Nursing Informatics 2016. Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (225). IOS Press, pp. 971-972. ISBN 9781614996576 (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-971)

Wight, D. and Devlin, A. M. (2016) The Transferability of Complex Interventions: A Case Study of Parenting Programmes. In: 2nd International Conference on Realist Evaluation and Synthesis; Advancing Principles, Strengthening Practice, London, UK, 3-5 Oct 2016, pp. 20-21.

2015

Lally, V., Devlin, A.M. and Patrick, F. (2015) Developing a postgraduate certificate in primary science education: final report. Project Report. Glasgow University/Scottish Government, Edinburgh / Glasgow, UK.

Arizpe, E. , Bagelman, C., Devlin, A.M. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J.E. (2015) Visualizing intercultural Literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image based approach. In: Phipps, A. and Kay, R. (eds.) Languages in Migratory Settings: Place, Politics and Aesthetics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138911970

Devlin, A.M. , Bouamrane, M.-M., McGee-Lennon, M., O'Donnell, C. and Mair, F.S. (2015) Charting Complex Change in dallas: Application of the e-Health Implementation Toolkit (e-HIT). In: National Annual Conference of University Departments of General Practice – Scotland (NADEGS), University of Stirling, Scotland, UK, 15-16 Jan 2015,

Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M. -M., O'Connor, S., Agbakoba, R., O'Donnell, C. A. and Mair, F. S. (2015) Innovation at Scale: Lessons Learned in the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) Programme. In: Digital Health and Care Congress 2015: Enabling Patient Centred Care through Information and Technology, London, UK, 16-17 June 2015,

Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O’Donnell, C. and Mair, F.S. (2015) 'Readiness’ for Digital Innovation in Healthcare and Wellbeing: Insight from a nested Case Study within ‘dallas’. In: BCS Health Informatics Scotland, Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh, UK, 7-8 Oct 2015,

Devlin, A. M. et al. (2015) Delivering digital health and well-being at scale: lessons learned during the implementation of the dallas program in the United Kingdom. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 23(1), pp. 48-59. (doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv097) (PMID:26254480)

O'Connor, S., Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M. -M., Browne, S., O’Donnell, C. A. and Mair, F.S. (2015) The Experiences of Health Visitors in Implementing a Digital Child Health Record, the e-Redbook, in the United Kingdom: Some Challenges and Lessons Learned. Community Nursing and Family Health Conference,, Manchester, UK, 22 Sept 2015.

2014

McAdam, J. E. , Arizpe, E. , Devlin, A.M. , Farrell, M. and Farrar, J. (2014) Journeys from Images to Words. Project Report. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Arizpe, E. , Bagelman, C., Devlin, A. M. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. E. (2014) Visualizing intercultural literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image-based approach. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 304-321. (doi: 10.1080/14708477.2014.903056)

Devlin, A.M. , Bouamrane, M.-M., McGee-Lennon, M., O'Donnell, C. and Mair, F.S. (2014) Charting Complex Change: Application of the e-Health Implementation Toolkit (e-HIT) in DALLAS. In: SICSA/ HCI 5th Workshop on Technology for Health and Wellbeing, Glasgow, UK, 7 Nov 2014,

Devlin, A. M. , McGee-Lennon, M., O'Donnell, C. and Mair, F. (2014) Charting Complex Changes: Application of the eHealth Implementation Toolkit (e-HIT) in the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) Programme. In: BCS Health Informatics Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Sept 2014,

2013

Devlin, A. , Lally, V., Sclater, M. and Parussel, K. (2013) Inter-Life: a novel, 3-dimensional, virtual learning environment for life transition skills learning. Interactive Learning Environments, (doi: 10.1080/10494820.2013.768271)

Devlin, A.M. and Lally, V. (2013) Virtual worlds as 3-dimensional learning environments: a comparison of two 'Inter-Life' scenarios in different educational settings. In: 6th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2013,

Devlin, A.M. , Lally, V., Canavan, B. and Magill, J. (2013) The role of the “Inter-Life” virtual world as a creative technology to support student transition into higher education. Creative Education, 04(07), pp. 191-201. (doi: 10.4236/ce.2013.47A2025)

Devlin, A. M. , Canavan, B., Magill, J. and Lally, V. (2013) ‘Inter-Life’ as a Novel Virtual World Technology to Support the Transition into Higher Education. 8th Immersive Education Summit (iED, 2013), Boston, MA, USA, 3-6 June 2013.

2012

Arizpe, E. , McAdam, J. , Farrell, M. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Journeys from Images to Words: evaluating a collaborative visual approach to literacy research and pedagogy. In: 48th International Conference of the United Kingdom Literacy Association, University of Leicester, 6-8 July 2012,

Devlin, A. , Canavan, B., Magill, J. and Lally, V. (2012) Evaluation of the novel Inter-Life virtual world as an innovative technology to support transition to University. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), University of Cadiz, Spain, 18--21 September 2012,

Devlin, A.M. , Canavan, B., Magill, J., Parussel, K. and Lally, V. (2012) Evaluation of the Inter-Life virtual world as a creative technology to support the transition to university. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference: New Technologies in Education, University of Manchester, UK, 4 – 6 September, 2012,

Devlin, A.M. , Canavan, B., Magill, J., Parussel, K. and Lally, V. (2012) Inter-Life as a novel virtual world technology to support the transition into higher education. In: 5th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference: Empowering Student Learners in Higher Education, Glasgow, Scotland, 17th April 2012,

McAdam, J. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Translating the migrant experience into words and pictures: how it can work in an inclusive classroom. In: 33rd International ‘IBBY’ Congress, Imperial College, London, UK, 23-26 Aug 2012,

2011

Devlin, A.M. , Lally, V., Sclater, M. and Parussel, K. (2011) The development of life transition skills in Inter-Life: a novel, 3-dimensional virtual learning environment. In: Spada, H., Stahl, G., Miyake, N. and Law, N. (eds.) Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conference Proceedings. International Society of the Learning Sciences, pp. 874-875.

Devlin, A.M. and Lally, V. (2011) Interim evaluation of the new post-graduate certificate in Primary Science education. Project Report. Glasgow University/Scottish Government.

2010

Devlin, A.M. , Sclater, M., Parussel, K., Pomerantz, M. and Lally, V. (2010) Inter-Life and transition skills for Looked After and Accommodated Children (LAAC): barriers and facilitators to the engagement of atypical learners. In: 3rd Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference: Enabling Transitions: Into, through and out of university, Glasgow, 22 April 2010, (Unpublished)

2009

Baumfield, V., Dickson, B. , Devlin, A.M. and Arizpe, E. (2009) Promoting access to the curriculum through visual literacy and meaning making in a Community of Inquiry. In: Beyond Borders: Art, Narrative and Culture in Picture Books. 2nd International Symposium: New Impulses in Picture book Research, Glasgow, UK, 18-20 Sep 2009,

Lowden, K. , Devlin, A.M. , Hall, S. , Head, G. and Lewin, J. (2009) Production of Case studies of the delivery of Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work. Series: Education and Lifelong Learning. Scottish Government Social Research. ISBN 9780755975181

Baumfield, V., Livingston, K. , Menter, I., Hulme, M., Devlin, A.M. , Elliot, D. , Hall, S. , Lewin, J. and Lowden, K. (2009) Curriculum for Excellence Draft Experiences and Outcomes: Collection, analysis and reporting of data: Final report. Project Report. Learning and Teaching Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Devlin, A.M. (2009) Science Education in Scotland: Current policy and practice. Other. Faculty of Education Research Committee.

Devlin, A.M. , Wilson, D., Magill, J. and Lally, V. (2009) Science Education in Scotland: Current policy and practice. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA), Perth, Scotland., 26-28 Nov 2009,

Lowden, K. , Devlin, A.M. , Hall, S. , Head, G. and Lewin, J. (2009) Production of Case studies of flexible learning and support packages for young people who require More Choices and More Chances. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Magill, J., Canavan, B., Devlin, A.M. , Trinder, J., Magill, E. and Pomerantz, M. (2009) A fusion of Mobile technology and Second LifeTM in a learning environment to support the transition from School to University. In: Creanor, L., Davis, H., McPherson, M. and Rennie, F. (eds.) Proceedings of Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2009): "In Dreams Begins Responsibility" – Choice, Evidence and Change. ALT / Nuffield Press.

Menter, I. et al. (2009) Research to support Schools of Ambition: Annual report 2009. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

2008

Baumfield, V., Menter, I., Hulme, M., Devlin, A.M. , Davidson, J., Elliot, D. , Hall, J., Hall, S. and Lowden, K. (2008) Curriculum for Excellence Draft Experiences and Outcomes: Collection, analysis and reporting of data. Interim report. Project Report. Learning and Teaching Scotland, Glasgow.

Devlin, A.M. and Rimpilainen, S. (2008) The use of an online environment to support networking in the Schools of Ambition. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Perth, Scotland, 26 - 28 November,

Menter, I. et al. (2008) Research to support schools of ambition: annual report 2008. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

2007

Menter, I. et al. (2007) Research to support schools of ambition: annual report 2007. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Elliot, D. , Devlin, A.M. , Livingston, K. , Menter, I., Hall, S. , Lowden, K. , Hulme, M. and Rimpilainen, S. (2007) Research to support schools of ambition: experience of the first year. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, Sept 2007, (Unpublished)

Forde, C. , Devlin, A.M. , McMahon, M. , Hall, J. and Menter, I. (2007) Reforming teachers: how teachers conceive of their work. In: European Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Ghent, 19-20 Sept 2007,

Hayward, L. and Devlin, A.M. (2007) Assessment is for Learning (AifL): What do teachers think? Project Report. Scottish Executive Education Department.

Hayward, L. , Devlin, A.M. and Spencer, E. (2007) Research evaluation of continuity and progression in early years education in Stirling. Other. Stirling Education Authority.

McMahon, M. , Reeves, J., Devlin, A. , Simpson, J. and Jaap, A. (2007) Evaluating the impact of Chartered Teacher in Scotland: the views of Chartered Teachers. Project Report. General Teaching Council Scotland, Edinburgh.

Menter, I. et al. (2007) Research to support schools of ambition: a double edged sword? In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Perth, Scotland, November 2007, (Unpublished)

Patrick, F. , Devlin, A. , McMahon, M. , McPhee, A., Hall, J., Forde, C. and Menter, I. (2007) Teacher Working Time Research (TWTR): survey results and teachers' professional identity. In: Joint Conference on Teacher Education and Teachers' Work, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 15 June 2007, (Unpublished)

2006

Devlin, A.M. and Menter, I. (2006) Research evaluation of the ASDAN / SQA pilot scheme in core skills of problem-solving and working with others. Project Report. ASDAN Education.

Hall, J., Devlin, A.M. and McMahon, M. (2006) Teacher Working Time Research (TWTR): results of the survey. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Royal George Hotel, Perth, Scotland, 26 - 28 November,

Menter, I., McMahon, M. , Forde, C. , Hall, J., McPhee, A., Patrick, F. and Devlin, A.M. (2006) Teacher Working Time Research: Final Report to the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers. Project Report. Scottish Government / Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee, Edinburgh, UK.

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Articles

Devlin, A. M. and Wight, D. (2021) Transfer and adaptation of a drug recovery community from San Patrignano, Italy to River Garden, Scotland: a qualitative study. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, (Accepted for Publication)

Anderson, M. , Devlin, A. M. , Pickering, L. , McCann, M. and Wight, D. (2021) 'It’s not 9 to 5 recovery': the role of a recovery community in producing social bonds that support recovery. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, (doi: 10.1080/09687637.2021.1933911) (Early Online Publication)

Devlin, A. M. and Wight, D. (2021) Mechanisms and context in the San Patrignano drug recovery community, Italy: a qualitative study to inform transfer to Scotland. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 28(1), pp. 85-96. (doi: 10.1080/09687637.2020.1747397)

Devlin, A.M. , Wight, D. and Fenton, C. (2018) Are parenting practices associated with the same child outcomes in Sub-Saharan African countries as in high income countries? A review and synthesis. BMJ Global Health, 3(6), e000912. (doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2018-000912) (PMID:30687520) (PMCID:PMC6326425)

Devlin, A. M. and Wight, D. (2018) Developing a new drug recovery community in the UK: A qualitative study of the transferability of an intervention from San Patrignano, Italy, to Scotland. Lancet, 392(2), S29. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32155-X)

Lennon, M. R. et al. (2017) Readiness for delivering digital health at scale: lessons from a longitudinal qualitative evaluation of a national digital health innovation program in the United Kingdom. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(2), e42. (doi: 10.2196/jmir.6900) (PMID:28209558) (PMCID:PMC5334516)

Devlin, A. M. et al. (2015) Delivering digital health and well-being at scale: lessons learned during the implementation of the dallas program in the United Kingdom. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 23(1), pp. 48-59. (doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv097) (PMID:26254480)

Arizpe, E. , Bagelman, C., Devlin, A. M. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J. E. (2014) Visualizing intercultural literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image-based approach. Language and Intercultural Communication, 14(3), pp. 304-321. (doi: 10.1080/14708477.2014.903056)

Devlin, A. , Lally, V., Sclater, M. and Parussel, K. (2013) Inter-Life: a novel, 3-dimensional, virtual learning environment for life transition skills learning. Interactive Learning Environments, (doi: 10.1080/10494820.2013.768271)

Devlin, A.M. , Lally, V., Canavan, B. and Magill, J. (2013) The role of the “Inter-Life” virtual world as a creative technology to support student transition into higher education. Creative Education, 04(07), pp. 191-201. (doi: 10.4236/ce.2013.47A2025)

Books

Lowden, K. , Devlin, A.M. , Hall, S. , Head, G. and Lewin, J. (2009) Production of Case studies of the delivery of Skills for Learning, Skills for Life and Skills for Work. Series: Education and Lifelong Learning. Scottish Government Social Research. ISBN 9780755975181

Book Sections

McGee-Lennon, M. et al. (2016) A flexible toolkit for evaluating person-centred digital health and wellness at scale. In: Duffy, V. G. and Lightner, N. (eds.) Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare. Series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (482). Springer: Cham, pp. 105-118. ISBN 9783319416519 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-41652-6_11)

O'Connor, S., Devlin, A. M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O'Donnell, C. A. and Mair, F. S. (2016) Factors affecting Participation in the eRedBook: a Personal Child Health Record. In: Sermeus, W., Procter, P. M. and Weber, P. (eds.) Nursing Informatics 2016. Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (225). IOS Press, pp. 971-972. ISBN 9781614996576 (doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-971)

Arizpe, E. , Bagelman, C., Devlin, A.M. , Farrell, M. and McAdam, J.E. (2015) Visualizing intercultural Literacy: Engaging critically with diversity and migration in the classroom through an image based approach. In: Phipps, A. and Kay, R. (eds.) Languages in Migratory Settings: Place, Politics and Aesthetics. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781138911970

Devlin, A.M. , Lally, V., Sclater, M. and Parussel, K. (2011) The development of life transition skills in Inter-Life: a novel, 3-dimensional virtual learning environment. In: Spada, H., Stahl, G., Miyake, N. and Law, N. (eds.) Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011 Conference Proceedings. International Society of the Learning Sciences, pp. 874-875.

Magill, J., Canavan, B., Devlin, A.M. , Trinder, J., Magill, E. and Pomerantz, M. (2009) A fusion of Mobile technology and Second LifeTM in a learning environment to support the transition from School to University. In: Creanor, L., Davis, H., McPherson, M. and Rennie, F. (eds.) Proceedings of Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2009): "In Dreams Begins Responsibility" – Choice, Evidence and Change. ALT / Nuffield Press.

Research Reports or Papers

Lally, V., Devlin, A.M. and Patrick, F. (2015) Developing a postgraduate certificate in primary science education: final report. Project Report. Glasgow University/Scottish Government, Edinburgh / Glasgow, UK.

McAdam, J. E. , Arizpe, E. , Devlin, A.M. , Farrell, M. and Farrar, J. (2014) Journeys from Images to Words. Project Report. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Devlin, A.M. and Lally, V. (2011) Interim evaluation of the new post-graduate certificate in Primary Science education. Project Report. Glasgow University/Scottish Government.

Baumfield, V., Livingston, K. , Menter, I., Hulme, M., Devlin, A.M. , Elliot, D. , Hall, S. , Lewin, J. and Lowden, K. (2009) Curriculum for Excellence Draft Experiences and Outcomes: Collection, analysis and reporting of data: Final report. Project Report. Learning and Teaching Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Devlin, A.M. (2009) Science Education in Scotland: Current policy and practice. Other. Faculty of Education Research Committee.

Lowden, K. , Devlin, A.M. , Hall, S. , Head, G. and Lewin, J. (2009) Production of Case studies of flexible learning and support packages for young people who require More Choices and More Chances. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Menter, I. et al. (2009) Research to support Schools of Ambition: Annual report 2009. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Baumfield, V., Menter, I., Hulme, M., Devlin, A.M. , Davidson, J., Elliot, D. , Hall, J., Hall, S. and Lowden, K. (2008) Curriculum for Excellence Draft Experiences and Outcomes: Collection, analysis and reporting of data. Interim report. Project Report. Learning and Teaching Scotland, Glasgow.

Menter, I. et al. (2008) Research to support schools of ambition: annual report 2008. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Menter, I. et al. (2007) Research to support schools of ambition: annual report 2007. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Hayward, L. and Devlin, A.M. (2007) Assessment is for Learning (AifL): What do teachers think? Project Report. Scottish Executive Education Department.

Hayward, L. , Devlin, A.M. and Spencer, E. (2007) Research evaluation of continuity and progression in early years education in Stirling. Other. Stirling Education Authority.

McMahon, M. , Reeves, J., Devlin, A. , Simpson, J. and Jaap, A. (2007) Evaluating the impact of Chartered Teacher in Scotland: the views of Chartered Teachers. Project Report. General Teaching Council Scotland, Edinburgh.

Devlin, A.M. and Menter, I. (2006) Research evaluation of the ASDAN / SQA pilot scheme in core skills of problem-solving and working with others. Project Report. ASDAN Education.

Menter, I., McMahon, M. , Forde, C. , Hall, J., McPhee, A., Patrick, F. and Devlin, A.M. (2006) Teacher Working Time Research: Final Report to the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers. Project Report. Scottish Government / Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee, Edinburgh, UK.

Conference or Workshop Item

Anderson, M. , Devlin, A.M. , McCann, M. , Pickering, L. and Wight, D. (2019) It’s Not Nine-to-Five Recovery: How Recovery Communities Help Sustain Long-Term Recovery From Problem Alcohol and Other Drug Use. Faculty of Public Health (Scotland) Annual Conference, Dunblane, Scotland, 28-29 Nov 2019.

Devlin, A.M. and Wight, D. (2017) Investigating the Transferability of a Drug Recovery Community from Italy (San Patrignano) to Scotland (IFDAS). 16th European Federation of Therapeutic Communities (EFTC) Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 20-22 Sep 2017. p. 30.

Devlin, A. M. and Wight, D. (2017) How Context Specific are Therapeutic Communities for Drug Recovery? Investigating the Transfer of the ‘San Patrignano’ Model from Italy to Scotland (IFDAS). Faculty of Public Health (Scotland) Annual Conference, 2-3 Nov 2017, Aviemore, Scotland.

Wight, D. and Devlin, A. M. (2017) Are Parenting Practices associated with the same Child Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa as in High Income Countries? A Systematic Review. Institute for Human Development (Aga Khan University), Second International Conference, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 7-9 Nov 2017.

Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O'Connor, S., O'Donnell, C.A. and Mair, F.S. (2016) Evaluating Complex Change in the UK-wide ‘dallas’ Programme: Progression Towards Sustainability. 2016 Annual Conference of the UK Evaluation Society (UKES): Building a Culture of Evaluation: Challenging Assumptions, Unpacking Complexity, Championing Change, London, UK, 27-28 April 2016.

O'Connor, S., Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M. -M., Browne, S., O’Donnell, C. A. and Mair, F.S. (2015) The Experiences of Health Visitors in Implementing a Digital Child Health Record, the e-Redbook, in the United Kingdom: Some Challenges and Lessons Learned. Community Nursing and Family Health Conference,, Manchester, UK, 22 Sept 2015.

Devlin, A. M. , Canavan, B., Magill, J. and Lally, V. (2013) ‘Inter-Life’ as a Novel Virtual World Technology to Support the Transition into Higher Education. 8th Immersive Education Summit (iED, 2013), Boston, MA, USA, 3-6 June 2013.

Conference Proceedings

O'Connor, S., O’Donnell, C. A., McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., Devlin, A. M. , Browne, S. and Mair, F. S. (2018) Extending a framework for understanding the early phases of eHealth implementation: The Digital Health Engagement Model (DIEGO). In: 47th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care, London, UK, 10-12 July 2018,

O'Connor, S., Devlin, A. M. , Browne, S. , Bikker, A., McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O'Donnell, C. A. and Mair, F. S. (2016) Engaging Users with a Personal Child Health Record; the eRedBook Case Study. In: 2nd WIN Conference, University of Warwick, 26 Jan 2016, p. 56.

Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O'Connor, S., Chetty, U., O'Donnell, C.A. and Mair, F.S. (2016) Progression Towards Sustainability in the National Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale: “dallas” Programme. In: 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), Dublin, Ireland, 6-8 July 2016,

Mair, F. S. , Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., Devlin, A. M. , O'Connor, S., Chetty, U., Agbakoba, R., Bikker, A. and O'Donnell, C. (2016) Large Scale Digital Health Deployments - How Ready Are We?: Lessons From the UK Delivering Assistive Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) Programme. In: 44th Annual Meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group. (NAPCRG), Colorado Springs, CO, USA, 12-16 Nov 2016,

McGee-Lennon, M. et al. (2016) What is the Current State of Digital Health “Readiness” in the UK?: Findings from the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) Programme. In: 45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), Dublin, Ireland, 6-8 July 2016,

Wight, D. and Devlin, A. M. (2016) The Transferability of Complex Interventions: A Case Study of Parenting Programmes. In: 2nd International Conference on Realist Evaluation and Synthesis; Advancing Principles, Strengthening Practice, London, UK, 3-5 Oct 2016, pp. 20-21.

Devlin, A.M. , Bouamrane, M.-M., McGee-Lennon, M., O'Donnell, C. and Mair, F.S. (2015) Charting Complex Change in dallas: Application of the e-Health Implementation Toolkit (e-HIT). In: National Annual Conference of University Departments of General Practice – Scotland (NADEGS), University of Stirling, Scotland, UK, 15-16 Jan 2015,

Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M. -M., O'Connor, S., Agbakoba, R., O'Donnell, C. A. and Mair, F. S. (2015) Innovation at Scale: Lessons Learned in the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) Programme. In: Digital Health and Care Congress 2015: Enabling Patient Centred Care through Information and Technology, London, UK, 16-17 June 2015,

Devlin, A.M. , McGee-Lennon, M., Bouamrane, M.-M., O’Donnell, C. and Mair, F.S. (2015) 'Readiness’ for Digital Innovation in Healthcare and Wellbeing: Insight from a nested Case Study within ‘dallas’. In: BCS Health Informatics Scotland, Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh, UK, 7-8 Oct 2015,

Devlin, A.M. , Bouamrane, M.-M., McGee-Lennon, M., O'Donnell, C. and Mair, F.S. (2014) Charting Complex Change: Application of the e-Health Implementation Toolkit (e-HIT) in DALLAS. In: SICSA/ HCI 5th Workshop on Technology for Health and Wellbeing, Glasgow, UK, 7 Nov 2014,

Devlin, A. M. , McGee-Lennon, M., O'Donnell, C. and Mair, F. (2014) Charting Complex Changes: Application of the eHealth Implementation Toolkit (e-HIT) in the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) Programme. In: BCS Health Informatics Scotland, Glasgow, UK, 2-3 Sept 2014,

Devlin, A.M. and Lally, V. (2013) Virtual worlds as 3-dimensional learning environments: a comparison of two 'Inter-Life' scenarios in different educational settings. In: 6th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2013,

Arizpe, E. , McAdam, J. , Farrell, M. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Journeys from Images to Words: evaluating a collaborative visual approach to literacy research and pedagogy. In: 48th International Conference of the United Kingdom Literacy Association, University of Leicester, 6-8 July 2012,

Devlin, A. , Canavan, B., Magill, J. and Lally, V. (2012) Evaluation of the novel Inter-Life virtual world as an innovative technology to support transition to University. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), University of Cadiz, Spain, 18--21 September 2012,

Devlin, A.M. , Canavan, B., Magill, J., Parussel, K. and Lally, V. (2012) Evaluation of the Inter-Life virtual world as a creative technology to support the transition to university. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference: New Technologies in Education, University of Manchester, UK, 4 – 6 September, 2012,

Devlin, A.M. , Canavan, B., Magill, J., Parussel, K. and Lally, V. (2012) Inter-Life as a novel virtual world technology to support the transition into higher education. In: 5th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference: Empowering Student Learners in Higher Education, Glasgow, Scotland, 17th April 2012,

McAdam, J. and Devlin, A.M. (2012) Translating the migrant experience into words and pictures: how it can work in an inclusive classroom. In: 33rd International ‘IBBY’ Congress, Imperial College, London, UK, 23-26 Aug 2012,

Devlin, A.M. , Sclater, M., Parussel, K., Pomerantz, M. and Lally, V. (2010) Inter-Life and transition skills for Looked After and Accommodated Children (LAAC): barriers and facilitators to the engagement of atypical learners. In: 3rd Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference: Enabling Transitions: Into, through and out of university, Glasgow, 22 April 2010, (Unpublished)

Baumfield, V., Dickson, B. , Devlin, A.M. and Arizpe, E. (2009) Promoting access to the curriculum through visual literacy and meaning making in a Community of Inquiry. In: Beyond Borders: Art, Narrative and Culture in Picture Books. 2nd International Symposium: New Impulses in Picture book Research, Glasgow, UK, 18-20 Sep 2009,

Devlin, A.M. , Wilson, D., Magill, J. and Lally, V. (2009) Science Education in Scotland: Current policy and practice. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA), Perth, Scotland., 26-28 Nov 2009,

Devlin, A.M. and Rimpilainen, S. (2008) The use of an online environment to support networking in the Schools of Ambition. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Perth, Scotland, 26 - 28 November,

Elliot, D. , Devlin, A.M. , Livingston, K. , Menter, I., Hall, S. , Lowden, K. , Hulme, M. and Rimpilainen, S. (2007) Research to support schools of ambition: experience of the first year. In: British Educational Research Association (BERA) Annual Conference, Institute of Education, University of London, Sept 2007, (Unpublished)

Forde, C. , Devlin, A.M. , McMahon, M. , Hall, J. and Menter, I. (2007) Reforming teachers: how teachers conceive of their work. In: European Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Ghent, 19-20 Sept 2007,

Menter, I. et al. (2007) Research to support schools of ambition: a double edged sword? In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Perth, Scotland, November 2007, (Unpublished)

Patrick, F. , Devlin, A. , McMahon, M. , McPhee, A., Hall, J., Forde, C. and Menter, I. (2007) Teacher Working Time Research (TWTR): survey results and teachers' professional identity. In: Joint Conference on Teacher Education and Teachers' Work, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 15 June 2007, (Unpublished)

Hall, J., Devlin, A.M. and McMahon, M. (2006) Teacher Working Time Research (TWTR): results of the survey. In: Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA) Conference, Royal George Hotel, Perth, Scotland, 26 - 28 November,

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Grants

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

  • ESRC-IAA: Developing complex systems methods capacity in NHS Health Scotland
    Economic and Social Research Council
    2014 - 2019
     

Teaching

MSc in Primary Care: Alison has contributed to assessment of MSc research dissertations in Primary Care, when based in GPPC. She has also contributed a session to the online MSc (Primary Care) course entitled ‘Social Research Methods.’

MSc in Public Health (MPH): Supervision of Masters (MPH) student research study (2017-2018).  M. Anderson: ‘Exploring the social networks of individuals in a non-residential alcohol and drugs recovery community.’