Dr Kathryn Skivington

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

Biography

Kathryn is employed on an MRC/University of Glasgow Research Fellowship, and is based at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. Her research interests and experience are broadly related to the social determinants of health, particularly: exploring how employment and welfare benefit receipt are associated with health; related research in multimorbidity; social prescribing and whole-community approaches to health. She is interested in methods used, as well as methodological challenges inherent in evaluating complex public health interventions. A common thread of research projects is the dimension of socioeconomic inequality and the focus on marginalised population groups.

Kathryn previously worked at the Scottish Government, the Institute for Work & Health (Toronto), and completed her PhD at the SPHSU in 2013. She returned to the Unit in 2014, and works in the Policy and Health programme. She has an MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research and a MA in Psychology, both from the University of Aberdeen.

Current/recent projects include: Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions and the Links Worker Programme Social Prescribing Pilot. She is also Principal Investigator on a forthcoming study taking a systems approach to exploring syndemic health and social condition clustering among individuals who experience a drug-related death. This work is funded by the CSO and is a partnership with the Drugs Research Network for Scotland and other Scottish universities.

Kathryn is a member of the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health, and has sat on the committee, including chairing the ECR sub-committee from 2018-2019.

Kathryn welcomes supervision requests related to recent projects and research interests.


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: 17.

2018

Skivington, K. , Matthews, L. , Craig, P. , Simpson, S. and Moore, L. (2018) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: updating Medical Research Council guidance to take account of new methodological and theoretical approaches. The Lancet 392(S2):S2. Meeting abstract: Public Health Science 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32865-4)

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) (PMCID:PMC6085115)

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)

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Number of items: 17.

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) (PMCID:PMC6085115)

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.

Conference or Workshop Item

Skivington, K. , Matthews, L. , Craig, P. , Simpson, S. and Moore, L. (2018) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: updating Medical Research Council guidance to take account of new methodological and theoretical approaches. The Lancet 392(S2):S2. Meeting abstract: Public Health Science 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32865-4)

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