Dr Kathryn Skivington

  • Research Fellow (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

telephone: 01413537589
email: Kathryn.Skivington@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Kathryn graduated from the University of Aberdeen with an MA in Psychology (2004) and later went on to complete an MSc in Health Services Research and Public Health (2007). Kathryn joined the Unit’s Evaluating the Health Effects of Social Interventions team in 2008 as a research assistant. She worked on an evaluation project looking at a government intervention aiming to support Incapacity Benefit claimants into employment. She began studying for a PhD in 2009; the focus of the doctoral research was policy changes to Incapacity Benefit, related to the barriers to work that benefit recipients are confronted with, and the health impact of transitions in and out of employment. It involved quantitative and qualitative research in and around Glasgow. After completing periods of employment at the Institute of Work and Health in Toronto and the Scottish Government in Edinburgh, Kathryn returned to the Unit in 2014 to work in the Neighbourhoods and Health programme. She is currently pursuing research to investigate the role of community links and social prescribing as a means of providing appropriate services to address health problems that are to some extent determined by socio-economic factors, such as unemployment.


Grants

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

  • Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions
    Medical Research Council
    2017 - 2018
     
  • Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions
    Department of Health
    2017 - 2017
     
  • Systematic review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood - individual interventions
    The Royal Society of Edinburgh
    2016 - 2016
     
  • MRC SPHSU/GU Transfer Fellowships
    Medical Research Council
    2013 - 2021
     

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2010
Number of items: 16.

2018

Vojt, G., Skivington, K. , Sweeting, H. , Campbell, M. , Fenton, C. and Thomson, H. (2018) Lack of evidence on mental health and well-being impacts of individual-level interventions for vulnerable adolescents: systematic mapping review. Public Health, 161, pp. 29-32. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2018.04.003) (PMID:29859375)

Skivington, K. , Smith, M., Chng, N. R., Mackenzie, M., Wyke, S. and Mercer, S. W. (2018) Delivering a primary care-based social prescribing initiative: a qualitative study of the benefits and challenges. British Journal of General Practice, 68(672), e487-e494. (doi:10.3399/bjgp18X696617) (PMID:29784868) (PMCID:PMC6014416)

2017

Katikireddi, S. , Skivington, K. , Leyland, A. H. , Hunt, K. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) The contribution of risk factors to socioeconomic inequalities in multimorbidity across the lifecourse: a longitudinal analysis of the Twenty07 cohort. BMC Medicine, 15, 152. (doi:10.1186/s12916-017-0913-6) (PMID:28835246) (PMCID:PMC5569487)

Mustard, C. A., Skivington, K. , Lay, M., Lifshen, M., Etches, J. and Chambers, A. (2017) Implementation of a disability management policy in a large healthcare employer: a quasi-experimental, mixed-method evaluation. BMJ Open, 7(6), e014734. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014734) (PMID:28624757) (PMCID:PMC5541574)

2016

Skivington, K. , Lifshen, M. and Mustard, C. (2016) Implementing a collaborative return-to-work program: lessons from a qualitative study in a large Canadian healthcare organization. Work, 55(3), pp. 613-624. (doi:10.3233/WOR-162437) (PMID:27792035) (PMCID:PMC5147494)

Vojt, G., Thomson, H. , Campbell, M. , Fenton, C. , Sweeting, H. , McQueen, J. and Skivington, K. (2016) Health, Happiness and Wellbeing for Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood: A Systematic Review of Individual-Level Interventions for Adolescents from Vulnerable Groups. Other. University of Glasgow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow.

Skivington, K. , Vojt, G., Thomson, H. , Fenton, C. , Campbell, M. and Sweeting, H. (2016) Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Smith, M. and Skivington, K. (2016) Community Links: Perspectives of Community Organisations on the Links Worker Programme Pilot and on Collaborative Working with Primary Health Care: A Sub-Project of the Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in ‘Deep End’ General Practices in Glasgow Final Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

van Eerd, D. et al. (2016) Effectiveness of workplace interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms: an update of the evidence. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2016(73), pp. 62-70. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2015-102992) (PMID:26552695) (PMCID:PMC4717459)

2015

Robertson, T., Estradé, M., Jepson, R., Muir, G. and Skivington, K. (2015) The Nature of Employment and Excess Mortality in Glasgow and Scotland. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

2014

Mckenna, J. and Skivington, K. (2014) Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2013-14. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh.

Skivington, K. and Mckenna, J. (2014) Charges Reported Under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 in 2013-14. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh.

2013

Popham, F. , Skivington, K. and Benzeval, M. (2013) Why do those out of work because of sickness or disability have a high mortality risk? Evidence from a Scottish cohort. European Journal of Public Health, 23(4), pp. 629-635. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/cks164)

2010

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K. and Thomson, H. (2010) Health improvement programmes: really too complex to evaluate? British Medical Journal, 340(mar10), c1332-c1332. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c1332)

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K. and Thomson, H. (2010) MRC guidelines and the evaluation of health improvement programmes: are health improvement programmes really too complex to assess their effectiveness? [rapid response]. British Medical Journal, 340ID(614), c185.

Skivington, K. , McCartney, G., Thomson, H. and Bond, L. (2010) Challenges in evaluating welfare to work policy interventions: would an RCT design have been the answer to all our problems? BMC Public Health, 10, 254. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-254) (PMID:20478022) (PMCID:PMC2882350)

This list was generated on Mon Feb 18 01:50:55 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Vojt, G., Skivington, K. , Sweeting, H. , Campbell, M. , Fenton, C. and Thomson, H. (2018) Lack of evidence on mental health and well-being impacts of individual-level interventions for vulnerable adolescents: systematic mapping review. Public Health, 161, pp. 29-32. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2018.04.003) (PMID:29859375)

Skivington, K. , Smith, M., Chng, N. R., Mackenzie, M., Wyke, S. and Mercer, S. W. (2018) Delivering a primary care-based social prescribing initiative: a qualitative study of the benefits and challenges. British Journal of General Practice, 68(672), e487-e494. (doi:10.3399/bjgp18X696617) (PMID:29784868) (PMCID:PMC6014416)

Katikireddi, S. , Skivington, K. , Leyland, A. H. , Hunt, K. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) The contribution of risk factors to socioeconomic inequalities in multimorbidity across the lifecourse: a longitudinal analysis of the Twenty07 cohort. BMC Medicine, 15, 152. (doi:10.1186/s12916-017-0913-6) (PMID:28835246) (PMCID:PMC5569487)

Mustard, C. A., Skivington, K. , Lay, M., Lifshen, M., Etches, J. and Chambers, A. (2017) Implementation of a disability management policy in a large healthcare employer: a quasi-experimental, mixed-method evaluation. BMJ Open, 7(6), e014734. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014734) (PMID:28624757) (PMCID:PMC5541574)

Skivington, K. , Lifshen, M. and Mustard, C. (2016) Implementing a collaborative return-to-work program: lessons from a qualitative study in a large Canadian healthcare organization. Work, 55(3), pp. 613-624. (doi:10.3233/WOR-162437) (PMID:27792035) (PMCID:PMC5147494)

van Eerd, D. et al. (2016) Effectiveness of workplace interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms: an update of the evidence. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2016(73), pp. 62-70. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2015-102992) (PMID:26552695) (PMCID:PMC4717459)

Popham, F. , Skivington, K. and Benzeval, M. (2013) Why do those out of work because of sickness or disability have a high mortality risk? Evidence from a Scottish cohort. European Journal of Public Health, 23(4), pp. 629-635. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/cks164)

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K. and Thomson, H. (2010) Health improvement programmes: really too complex to evaluate? British Medical Journal, 340(mar10), c1332-c1332. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c1332)

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K. and Thomson, H. (2010) MRC guidelines and the evaluation of health improvement programmes: are health improvement programmes really too complex to assess their effectiveness? [rapid response]. British Medical Journal, 340ID(614), c185.

Skivington, K. , McCartney, G., Thomson, H. and Bond, L. (2010) Challenges in evaluating welfare to work policy interventions: would an RCT design have been the answer to all our problems? BMC Public Health, 10, 254. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-254) (PMID:20478022) (PMCID:PMC2882350)

Research Reports or Papers

Vojt, G., Thomson, H. , Campbell, M. , Fenton, C. , Sweeting, H. , McQueen, J. and Skivington, K. (2016) Health, Happiness and Wellbeing for Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood: A Systematic Review of Individual-Level Interventions for Adolescents from Vulnerable Groups. Other. University of Glasgow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow.

Skivington, K. , Vojt, G., Thomson, H. , Fenton, C. , Campbell, M. and Sweeting, H. (2016) Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Smith, M. and Skivington, K. (2016) Community Links: Perspectives of Community Organisations on the Links Worker Programme Pilot and on Collaborative Working with Primary Health Care: A Sub-Project of the Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in ‘Deep End’ General Practices in Glasgow Final Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

Robertson, T., Estradé, M., Jepson, R., Muir, G. and Skivington, K. (2015) The Nature of Employment and Excess Mortality in Glasgow and Scotland. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

Mckenna, J. and Skivington, K. (2014) Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2013-14. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh.

Skivington, K. and Mckenna, J. (2014) Charges Reported Under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 in 2013-14. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh.

This list was generated on Mon Feb 18 01:50:55 2019 GMT.