Miss Karen Wood

  • Research Assistant (General Practice & Primary Care)

telephone: 0141 330 2816
email: Karen.Wood@glasgow.ac.uk

General Practice & Primary Care, 1 Horselethill Road, Glasgow, G12 9lx

Biography

Karen graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2009 with an MA (Hons) in Public Policy. She worked at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit from 2010 based in the Survey Office on several studies, including recruitment and administration for the Football Fans In Training (FFIT) programme. In 2011, she joined the Understandings and Uses of Public Health Research programme. Her work focussed on newsprint media representations of the Scottish Government's Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol policy and second-hand smoking and children.

Since 2013, Karen has worked at General Practice and Primary Care on a range of research studies including qualitative interview/focus group studies, systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials. Her research has focused on several areas such as the management of long term conditions amongst adults with learning disabilities and mindfulness interventions for people with diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease and MS. She also worked with the Scottish School of Primary Care on their evaluation of primary care transformation in Scotland. From 2014, Karen worked on the EU FP7  InMINDD (Innovative, Midlife Intervention for Dementia Deterrence) randomised controlled trial, completing recruitment and data collection in Scotland and contributing to the process evaluation. Most recently, she has been involved in the EU Horizon 2020 funded project 'selfBACK', which aims to develop and trial a smartphone application for the self-management of low back pain.

Research interests

  • Primary Care
  • Health Research
  • Qualitative Research
  • Randomised Controlled Trials and Process Evaluations
  • Systematic Reviews

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2015 | 2014
Number of items: 10.

2019

Simpson, R., Simpson, S., Wood, K., Mercer, S. W. and Mair, F. S. (2019) Using normalisation process theory to understand barriers and facilitators to implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Illness, 15(4), pp. 306-318. (doi: 10.1177/1742395318769354) (PMID:29699410)

Sandal, L. F. et al. (2019) Effectiveness of an app-delivered self-management program for people with low back pain - a protocol for the selfBACK randomised controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, (doi: 10.2196/14720) (Early Online Publication)

Jani, B. et al. (2019) Evaluation of New Models of Primary Care in Scotland: Lanarkshire Case Study. Project Report. Scottish School of Primary Care.

2018

Hanlon, P. , Macdonald, S. , Wood, K., Allan, L. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Long-term condition management in adults with intellectual disability in primary care: a systematic review. BJGP Open, 2(1), (doi: 10.3399/bjgpopen18X101445)

2017

Simpson, R., Byrne, S., Wood, K., Mair, F. S. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Optimising mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Illness, 14(2), pp. 154-166. (doi: 10.1177/1742395317715504) (PMID:28661195)

Wood, K., Lawrence, M., Jani, B. , Simpson, R. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Mindfulness-based interventions in epilepsy: a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 17(1), 52. (doi: 10.1186/s12883-017-0832-3) (PMID:28320349) (PMCID:PMC5360054)

2015

Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Wood, K. and Hilton, S. (2015) Representations of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in UK newspapers: a case study of a public health policy debate. Journal of Public Health, 37(1), pp. 10-49. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdu078) (PMID:25312002) (PMCID:PMC4340327)

2014

Wood, K., Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Hilton, S. (2014) Harms to ‘others’ from alcohol consumption in the minimum unit pricing policy debate: A qualitative content analysis of UK newspapers (2005-2012). Addiction, 109(4), pp. 578-584. (doi: 10.1111/add.12427)

Hilton, S. , Wood, K., Patterson, C. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2014) Implications for alcohol minimum unit pricing advocacy: what can we learn for public health from UK newsprint coverage of key claim-makers in the policy debate? Social Science and Medicine, 102, pp. 157-164. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.11.041)

Hilton, S. , Wood, K., Bain, J., Patterson, C. , Duffy, S. and Semple, S. (2014) Newsprint coverage of smoking in cars carrying children: a case study of public and scientific opinion driving the policy debate. BMC Public Health, 14(1116), (doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1116)

This list was generated on Tue Oct 20 12:15:06 2020 BST.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Simpson, R., Simpson, S., Wood, K., Mercer, S. W. and Mair, F. S. (2019) Using normalisation process theory to understand barriers and facilitators to implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Illness, 15(4), pp. 306-318. (doi: 10.1177/1742395318769354) (PMID:29699410)

Sandal, L. F. et al. (2019) Effectiveness of an app-delivered self-management program for people with low back pain - a protocol for the selfBACK randomised controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, (doi: 10.2196/14720) (Early Online Publication)

Hanlon, P. , Macdonald, S. , Wood, K., Allan, L. and Cooper, S.-A. (2018) Long-term condition management in adults with intellectual disability in primary care: a systematic review. BJGP Open, 2(1), (doi: 10.3399/bjgpopen18X101445)

Simpson, R., Byrne, S., Wood, K., Mair, F. S. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Optimising mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Illness, 14(2), pp. 154-166. (doi: 10.1177/1742395317715504) (PMID:28661195)

Wood, K., Lawrence, M., Jani, B. , Simpson, R. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Mindfulness-based interventions in epilepsy: a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 17(1), 52. (doi: 10.1186/s12883-017-0832-3) (PMID:28320349) (PMCID:PMC5360054)

Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Wood, K. and Hilton, S. (2015) Representations of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in UK newspapers: a case study of a public health policy debate. Journal of Public Health, 37(1), pp. 10-49. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdu078) (PMID:25312002) (PMCID:PMC4340327)

Wood, K., Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Hilton, S. (2014) Harms to ‘others’ from alcohol consumption in the minimum unit pricing policy debate: A qualitative content analysis of UK newspapers (2005-2012). Addiction, 109(4), pp. 578-584. (doi: 10.1111/add.12427)

Hilton, S. , Wood, K., Patterson, C. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2014) Implications for alcohol minimum unit pricing advocacy: what can we learn for public health from UK newsprint coverage of key claim-makers in the policy debate? Social Science and Medicine, 102, pp. 157-164. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.11.041)

Hilton, S. , Wood, K., Bain, J., Patterson, C. , Duffy, S. and Semple, S. (2014) Newsprint coverage of smoking in cars carrying children: a case study of public and scientific opinion driving the policy debate. BMC Public Health, 14(1116), (doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1116)

Research Reports or Papers

Jani, B. et al. (2019) Evaluation of New Models of Primary Care in Scotland: Lanarkshire Case Study. Project Report. Scottish School of Primary Care.

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Teaching

Postgraduate

MSc in Primary Care
  • Course contributor, "Research methods"