Dr Katie Robb

  • Reader (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

Qualifications

  • 2005 PhD in Health Psychology, UCL, University of London
  • 2000 MSc in Health Psychology, UCL, University of London
  • 1999 MA in Psychology, University of St Andrews

Appointments

  • 2016- Senior Lecturer, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
  • 2015-2016 Lecturer, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
  • 2012-2015 Leadership Fellow and Cancer Research UK Post-doctoral Fellow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow
  • 2012- Honorary Senior Research Associate in Health Psychology, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL
  • 2007-2012 Cancer Research UK Post-doctoral Fellow, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL
  • 2004-2007 Post-doctoral Researcher, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL
  • 2001-2004 PhD Student, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL
  • 2000-2001 Research Psychologist, Health Behaviour Research Centre, UCL

Current research

  • What can we learn about how to improve uptake of bowel cancer screening from higher rates of uptake in breast and cervical screening programmes?
  • How can we support people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease to recognise and seek prompt help for potential lung cancer symptoms?
  • Understanding public perceptions of the early detection of lung cancer
  • Examining the use of patient experiences or narratives as a supplement to factual information in cancer screening
  • Investigating the role of deliberative and emotional/intuitive processing in public understanding of cancer

Research collaborators

  • Katriina Whitaker University of Surrey
  • Jo Waller University College London
  • Colin McCowan University of Glasgow
  • Sally Wyke University of Glasgow
  • Sara Macdonald University of Glasgow
  • Christine Campbell University of Edinburgh
  • David Weller University of Edinburgh
  • Bob Steele University of Dundee
  • Una Macleod Hull York Medical School
  • Tom Haswell Patient Participation Involvement
  • Ann Muir Patient Participation Involvement
  • Emilia Crighton NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Stephen Harrow NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Kevin Blyth NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Teaching 

MSc in Primary Care

  • Epidemiology, evidence and statistics for primary care
  • Understanding evidence for the real world: critical appraisal for healthcare

Research interests

  • Improving access to cancer screening
  • Cancer screening behaviour 
  • Symptom appraisal behaviour 
  • Intervention development to increase the early diagnosis of cancer
  • Perceptions of cancer risk.
  • Public understanding of cancer

Publications

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Number of items: 58.

2019

Kotzur, M. , McCowan, C. , Macdonald, S. , Wyke, S. , Gatting, L., Campbell, C., Weller, D., Crighton, E., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2019) Why colorectal screening fails to achieve the uptake rates of breast and cervical cancer screening: a comparative qualitative study. BMJ Quality and Safety, (Accepted for Publication)

Bikker, A. P., Macdonald, S. , Robb, K. , Conway, E., Browne, S. , Campbell, C., Weller, D., Steele, R. and Macleod, U. (2019) Perceived colorectal cancer candidacy and the role of candidacy in colorectal cancer screening. Health, Risk and Society, (doi:10.1080/13698575.2019.1680816) (Early Online Publication)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. P. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Depressive symptoms, neuroticism and participation in breast and cervical cancer screening: cross-sectional and prospective evidence from UK Biobank. Psycho-Oncology, (doi:10.1002/pon.5272) (PMID:31663185) (Early Online Publication)

McCowan, C. et al. (2019) Comparing uptake across breast, cervical and bowel screening at an individual level: a retrospective cohort study. British Journal of Cancer, 121(8), pp. 710-714. (doi:10.1038/s41416-019-0564-9) (PMID:31481732)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Knifton, L., Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Depression and anxiety among people living with and beyond cancer: a growing clinical and research priority. BMC Cancer, 19, 943. (doi:10.1186/s12885-019-6181-4) (PMID:31604468) (PMCID:PMC6788022)

Robb, K. and O'Carroll, R. (2019) Simpler is better—the case of colorectal cancer screening. [Website]

Robb, K. A. , Gatting, L. P., von Wagner, C. and McGregor, L. M. (2019) Preference for deliberation and perceived usefulness of standard- and narrative-style leaflet designs: implications for equitable cancer-screening communication. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, (doi:10.1093/abm/kaz039) (PMID:31595299) (Early Online Publication)

Kotzur, M. and Robb, K. (2019) Cancer: Breast. In: Llewellyn, C., Ayers, S., McManus, C., Newman, S., Petrie, K., Revenson, T. and Weinman, J. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine. Series: Cambridge handbooks in psychology. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781316625873

Cunningham, Y., Wyke, S. , Blyth, K. G. , Rigg, D., Macdonald, S. , Macleod, U., Harrow, S., Robb, K. A. and Whitaker, K. L. (2019) Lung cancer symptom appraisal among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative interview study. Psycho-Oncology, 28(4), pp. 718-725. (doi:10.1002/pon.5005) (PMID:30693608) (PMCID:PMC6492269)

Wetherall, K., Robb, K. A. and O'Connor, R. C. (2019) Social rank theory of depression: A systematic review of self-perceptions of social rank and their relationship with depressive symptoms and suicide risk. Journal of Affective Disorders, 246, pp. 300-319. (doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.12.045) (PMID:30594043)

Macdonald, S. , Conway, E., Bikker, A., Browne, S. , Robb, K. , Campbell, C., Steele, R. J.C., Weller, D. and MacLeod, U. (2019) Making sense of bodily sensations: do shared cancer narratives influence symptom appraisal? Social Science and Medicine, 223, pp. 31-39. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.12.034) (PMID:30703697)

Wetherall, K., Robb, K. A. and O'Connor, R. C. (2019) An examination of social comparison and suicide ideation through the lens of the integrated motivational–volitional model of suicidal behavior. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 49(1), pp. 167-182. (doi:10.1111/sltb.12434) (PMID:29315750)

2018

Knudsen, M. D., Hjartåker, A., Robb, K. A. , de Lange, T., Hoff, G. and Berstad, P. (2018) Improving cancer preventive behaviors: a randomized trial of tailored lifestyle feedback in colorectal cancer screening. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 27(12), pp. 1442-1449. (doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0268) (PMID:30389802)

Macdonald, S. , Cunningham, Y., Patterson, C. , Robb, K. , Macleod, U., Anker, T. and Hilton, S. (2018) Mass media and risk factors for cancer: the under-representation of age. BMC Public Health, 18, 490. (doi:10.1186/s12889-018-5341-9) (PMID:29695238) (PMCID:PMC5918870)

2017

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2017) Strategies to Increase Bowel Screening Uptake: a Focus Group Study of Non-participants. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 13-14 Dec 2017. (Unpublished)

Robb, K. A. , Gatting, L. and Wardle, J. (2017) What impact do questionnaire length and monetary incentives have on mailed health psychology survey response? British Journal of Health Psychology, 22(4), pp. 671-685. (doi:10.1111/bjhp.12239) (PMID:28422369) (PMCID:PMC5655741)

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2017) Involving Future Users in Developing Cancer Screening Interventions: a Case Study. European Health Psychology Society Conference 2017, Padova, Italy, 29 Aug - 02 Sep 2017. (Unpublished)

2016

Smith, S.G., McGregor, L.M., Raine, R., Wardle, J., von Wagner, C. and Robb, K.A. (2016) Inequalities in cancer screening participation: examining differences in perceived benefits and barriers. Psycho-Oncology, 25(10), pp. 1168-1174. (doi:10.1002/pon.4195) (PMID:27309861) (PMCID:PMC5082500)

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2016) Improving Bowel Screening Uptake: Lessons from Higher Uptake of Breast and Cervical Screening. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, Wales, 01-02 Dec 2016. (Unpublished)

Tang, M. Y., Shahab, L., Robb, K. A. and Gardner, B. (2016) Are parents more willing to vaccinate their children than themselves? Journal of Health Psychology, 21(5), pp. 781-787. (doi:10.1177/1359105314539527) (PMID:24984715)

Cunningham, Y., MacDonald, S. , Robb, K. , MacLeod, U., Anker, T. and Hilton, S. (2016) Representations of Ageing as a Risk Factor for Cancer in UK Newspapers. 48th BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, 7-9 Sept 2016.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2016) ‘Not that one’: Understanding why women screen for breast and cervical, but not bowel cancer. European Health Psychologist, 18(Supp.), p. 492.

2015

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2015) Work in Progress: What Can We Learn About How to Improve Uptake of Bowel Cancer Screening From Higher Rates of Uptake in Breast and Cervical Screening Programmes? UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, UK, 08-09 Dec 2015. (Unpublished)

Bennett, K. F., von Wagner, C. and Robb, K. (2015) Supplementing factual information with patient narratives in the cancer screening context: a qualitative study of acceptability and preferences. Health Expectations, 18(6), pp. 2032-2041. (doi:10.1111/hex.12357) (PMID:25728262)

Wetherall, K., Daly, M., Robb, K. A. , Wood, A. M. and O'Connor, R. C. (2015) Explaining the income and suicidality relationship: income rank is more strongly associated with suicidal thoughts and attempts than income. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50(6), pp. 929-937. (doi:10.1007/s00127-015-1050-1) (PMID:25893994)

Quaife, S. L., Winstanley, K., Robb, K. A. , Simon, A. E., Ramirez, A. J., Forbes, L. J.L., Brain, K. E., Gavin, A. and Wardle, J. (2015) Socioeconomic inequalities in attitudes towards cancer: an international cancer benchmarking partnership study. European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 24(3), pp. 253-260. (doi:10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000140) (PMID:25734238) (PMCID:PMC4372163)

Wardle, J., Robb, K. , Vernon, S. and Waller, J. (2015) Screening for prevention and early diagnosis of cancer. American Psychologist, 70(2), pp. 119-133. (doi:10.1037/a0037357)

McGregor, L. M., von Wagner, C., Vart, G., Yuen, W. C., Raine, R., Wardle, J. and Robb, K. A. (2015) The impact of supplementary narrative-based information on colorectal cancer screening beliefs and intention. BMC Cancer, 15, 162. (doi:10.1186/s12885-015-1167-3) (PMID:25884168) (PMCID:PMC4397889)

2014

Robb, K. A. , Simon, A. E., Miles, A. and Wardle, J. (2014) Public perceptions of cancer: a qualitative study of the balance of positive and negative beliefs. BMJ Open, 4(7), e005434. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005434)

2013

Robb, K.A. , Lo, S.H., Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Edwards, R., Vance, M., Von Wagner, C., Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2013) Patient-reported outcomes following flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer in a demonstration screening programme in the UK. Journal of Medical Screening, 19(4), pp. 171-176. (doi:10.1177/0969141313476629)

Tang, M. Y., Shahab, L., Robb, K. and Gardner, B. (2013) Do people make different risk-based decisions for their children than for themselves? Psychology and Health, 28(S1), p. 156.

2012

Nadarzynski, T., Waller, J., Robb, K.A. and Marlow, L. A.V. (2012) Perceived risk of cervical cancer among pre-screening age women (18-24 years): the impact of information about cervical cancer risk factors and the causal role of HPV. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(6), pp. 400-406. (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2012-050482)

Marlow, L.A.V., Robb, K.A. , Simon, A.E., Waller, J. and Wardle, J. (2012) Awareness of cancer risk factors among ethnic minority groups in England. Public Health, 126(8), pp. 702-709. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2012.05.005)

2011

Whitaker, K.L., Good, A., Miles, A., Robb, K.A. , Wardle, J. and Von Wagner, C. (2011) Socioeconomic inequalities in colorectal cancer screening uptake: does time perspective play a role? Health Psychology, 30(6), pp. 702-709. (doi:10.1037/a0023941)

Robb, K.A. , Smith, S.G., Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Vance, M., Wardle, J. and Atkin, W. (2011) Nurses' experiences of a colorectal cancer screening pilot. British Journal of Nursing, 20(4), pp. 210-218.

2010

Robb, K.A. , Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Atkin, W.S. and Wardle, J. (2010) The impact of individually-tailored lifestyle advice in the colorectal cancer screening context: a randomised pilot study in North–West London. Preventive Medicine, 51(6), pp. 505-508. (doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.10.002)

Robb, K.A. , Wardle, J., Stubbings, S., Ramirez, A., Austoker, J., Macleod, U., Hiom, S. and Waller, J. (2010) Ethnic disparities in knowledge of cancer screening programmes in the UK. Journal of Medical Screening, 17(3), pp. 125-131. (doi:10.1258/jms.2010.009112)

Robb, K.A. , Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Edwards, R., Vance, M., Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2010) Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer: uptake in a population-based pilot programme. Journal of Medical Screening, 17(2), pp. 75-78. (doi:10.1258/jms.2010.010055)

Simon, A.E., Waller, J., Robb, K.A. and Wardle, J. (2010) Patient delay in presentation of possible cancer symptoms: the contribution of knowledge and attitudes in a population sample from the United Kingdom. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 19(9), pp. 2272-2277. (doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-10-0219)

2009

Austin, K.L., Power, E., Solarin, I., Atkin, W.S., Wardle, J. and Robb, K.A. (2009) Perceived barriers to flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer among UK ethnic minority groups: a qualitative study. Journal of Medical Screening, 16(4), pp. 174-179. (doi:10.1258/jms.2009.009080)

Robb, K.A. , Simon, A.E. and Wardle, J. (2009) Socioeconomic disparities in optimism and pessimism. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16(4), pp. 331-338. (doi:10.1007/s12529-008-9018-0)

Robb, K.A. , Stubbings, S., Ramirez, A., Macleod, U., Austoker, J., Waller, J., Hiom, S. and Wardle, J. (2009) Public awareness of cancer in Britain: a population-based survey of adults. British Journal of Cancer, 101(Sup 2), S18-S23. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605386)

Shrewsbury, V.A., Robb, K.A. , Power, C. and Wardle, J. (2009) Socioeconomic differences in weight retention, weight-related attitudes and practices in postpartum women. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(2), pp. 231-240. (doi:10.1007/s10995-008-0342-4)

Austoker, J., Bankhead, C., Forbes, L.J.L., Atkins, L., Martin, F., Robb, K.A. , Wardle, J. and Ramirez, A.J. (2009) Interventions to promote cancer awareness and early presentation: systematic review. British Journal of Cancer, 101, S31-S39. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605388)

Stubbings, S., Robb, K.A. , Waller, J., Ramirez, A., Austoker, J., MacLeod, U., Hiom, S. and Wardle, J. (2009) Development of a measurement tool to assess public awareness of cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 101, S13-S17. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605385) (PMID:19956157) (PMCID:PMC2790699)

Waller, J., Robb, K.A. , Stubbings, S., Ramirez, A., MacLeod, U., Austoker, J., Hiom, S. and Wardle, J. (2009) Awareness of cancer symptoms and anticipated help seeking among ethnic minority groups in England. British Journal of Cancer, 101, S24-S30. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605387) (PMID:19956159) (PMCID:PMC2790709)

2008

Robb, K.A. , Power, E., Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2008) Ethnic differences in participation in flexible sigmoidoscopy screening in the UK. Journal of Medical Screening, 15(3), pp. 130-136. (doi:10.1258/jms.2008.007112)

Robb, K.A. , Solarin, I., Power, E., Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2008) Attitudes to colorectal cancer screening among ethnic minority groups in the UK. BMC Public Health, 8(34), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-34)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A., Campbell, J., Evans, P. and Wardle, J. (2008) Impact of risk information on perceived colorectal cancer risk: a randomized trial. Journal of Health Psychology, 13(6), pp. 744-753. (doi:10.1177/1359105308093858)

2007

Simon, A.E. and Robb, K.A. (2007) Cancer: breast. In: Ayers, S., Baum, A., McManus, C., Newman, S., Wallston, K., Weinman, J. and West, R. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521879972

Brotherstone, H., Vance, M., Edwards, R., Miles, A., Robb, K.A. , Evans, R.E.C., Wardle, J. and Atkin, W. (2007) Uptake of population-based flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer: a nurse-led feasibility study. Journal of Medical Screening, 14(2), pp. 76-80. (doi:10.1258/096914107781261972)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A. and Wardle, J. (2007) Perceived risk of colorectal cancer: sources of risk judgments. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 16(4), pp. 694-702. (doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-06-0151)

2006

Brotherstone, H., Miles, A., Robb, K.A. , Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2006) The impact of illustrations on public understanding of the aim of cancer screening. Patient Education and Counseling, 63(3), pp. 328-335. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2006.03.016)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A., Campbell, J., Evans, P. and Wardle, J. (2006) Can cancer risk information raise awareness without increasing anxiety? A randomized trial. Preventive Medicine, 43(3), pp. 187-190. (doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2006.04.015)

2004

Wardle, J., Robb, K.A. , Johnson, F., Griffith, J., Brunner, E., Power, C. and Tovée, M. (2004) Socioeconomic variation in attitudes to eating and weight in female adolescents. Health Psychology, 23(3), pp. 275-282. (doi:10.1037/0278-6133.23.3.275)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A. and Wardle, J. (2004) Subjective and objective risk of colorectal cancer (UK). Cancer Causes and Control, 15(1), pp. 21-25. (doi:10.1023/B:CACO.0000016567.82368.6c)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A. and Wardle, J. (2004) Demographic and psychosocial factors associated with perceived risk for colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 13(3), pp. 366-372.

2002

Wardle, J., Robb, K.A. and Johnson, F. (2002) Assessing socioeconomic status in adolescents: the validity of a home affluence scale. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 56(8), pp. 595-599. (doi:10.1136/jech.56.8.595)

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Number of items: 58.

Articles

Kotzur, M. , McCowan, C. , Macdonald, S. , Wyke, S. , Gatting, L., Campbell, C., Weller, D., Crighton, E., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2019) Why colorectal screening fails to achieve the uptake rates of breast and cervical cancer screening: a comparative qualitative study. BMJ Quality and Safety, (Accepted for Publication)

Bikker, A. P., Macdonald, S. , Robb, K. , Conway, E., Browne, S. , Campbell, C., Weller, D., Steele, R. and Macleod, U. (2019) Perceived colorectal cancer candidacy and the role of candidacy in colorectal cancer screening. Health, Risk and Society, (doi:10.1080/13698575.2019.1680816) (Early Online Publication)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. P. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Depressive symptoms, neuroticism and participation in breast and cervical cancer screening: cross-sectional and prospective evidence from UK Biobank. Psycho-Oncology, (doi:10.1002/pon.5272) (PMID:31663185) (Early Online Publication)

McCowan, C. et al. (2019) Comparing uptake across breast, cervical and bowel screening at an individual level: a retrospective cohort study. British Journal of Cancer, 121(8), pp. 710-714. (doi:10.1038/s41416-019-0564-9) (PMID:31481732)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Knifton, L., Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Smith, D. J. (2019) Depression and anxiety among people living with and beyond cancer: a growing clinical and research priority. BMC Cancer, 19, 943. (doi:10.1186/s12885-019-6181-4) (PMID:31604468) (PMCID:PMC6788022)

Robb, K. A. , Gatting, L. P., von Wagner, C. and McGregor, L. M. (2019) Preference for deliberation and perceived usefulness of standard- and narrative-style leaflet designs: implications for equitable cancer-screening communication. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, (doi:10.1093/abm/kaz039) (PMID:31595299) (Early Online Publication)

Cunningham, Y., Wyke, S. , Blyth, K. G. , Rigg, D., Macdonald, S. , Macleod, U., Harrow, S., Robb, K. A. and Whitaker, K. L. (2019) Lung cancer symptom appraisal among people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative interview study. Psycho-Oncology, 28(4), pp. 718-725. (doi:10.1002/pon.5005) (PMID:30693608) (PMCID:PMC6492269)

Wetherall, K., Robb, K. A. and O'Connor, R. C. (2019) Social rank theory of depression: A systematic review of self-perceptions of social rank and their relationship with depressive symptoms and suicide risk. Journal of Affective Disorders, 246, pp. 300-319. (doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.12.045) (PMID:30594043)

Macdonald, S. , Conway, E., Bikker, A., Browne, S. , Robb, K. , Campbell, C., Steele, R. J.C., Weller, D. and MacLeod, U. (2019) Making sense of bodily sensations: do shared cancer narratives influence symptom appraisal? Social Science and Medicine, 223, pp. 31-39. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.12.034) (PMID:30703697)

Wetherall, K., Robb, K. A. and O'Connor, R. C. (2019) An examination of social comparison and suicide ideation through the lens of the integrated motivational–volitional model of suicidal behavior. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 49(1), pp. 167-182. (doi:10.1111/sltb.12434) (PMID:29315750)

Knudsen, M. D., Hjartåker, A., Robb, K. A. , de Lange, T., Hoff, G. and Berstad, P. (2018) Improving cancer preventive behaviors: a randomized trial of tailored lifestyle feedback in colorectal cancer screening. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 27(12), pp. 1442-1449. (doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-18-0268) (PMID:30389802)

Macdonald, S. , Cunningham, Y., Patterson, C. , Robb, K. , Macleod, U., Anker, T. and Hilton, S. (2018) Mass media and risk factors for cancer: the under-representation of age. BMC Public Health, 18, 490. (doi:10.1186/s12889-018-5341-9) (PMID:29695238) (PMCID:PMC5918870)

Robb, K. A. , Gatting, L. and Wardle, J. (2017) What impact do questionnaire length and monetary incentives have on mailed health psychology survey response? British Journal of Health Psychology, 22(4), pp. 671-685. (doi:10.1111/bjhp.12239) (PMID:28422369) (PMCID:PMC5655741)

Smith, S.G., McGregor, L.M., Raine, R., Wardle, J., von Wagner, C. and Robb, K.A. (2016) Inequalities in cancer screening participation: examining differences in perceived benefits and barriers. Psycho-Oncology, 25(10), pp. 1168-1174. (doi:10.1002/pon.4195) (PMID:27309861) (PMCID:PMC5082500)

Tang, M. Y., Shahab, L., Robb, K. A. and Gardner, B. (2016) Are parents more willing to vaccinate their children than themselves? Journal of Health Psychology, 21(5), pp. 781-787. (doi:10.1177/1359105314539527) (PMID:24984715)

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2016) ‘Not that one’: Understanding why women screen for breast and cervical, but not bowel cancer. European Health Psychologist, 18(Supp.), p. 492.

Bennett, K. F., von Wagner, C. and Robb, K. (2015) Supplementing factual information with patient narratives in the cancer screening context: a qualitative study of acceptability and preferences. Health Expectations, 18(6), pp. 2032-2041. (doi:10.1111/hex.12357) (PMID:25728262)

Wetherall, K., Daly, M., Robb, K. A. , Wood, A. M. and O'Connor, R. C. (2015) Explaining the income and suicidality relationship: income rank is more strongly associated with suicidal thoughts and attempts than income. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50(6), pp. 929-937. (doi:10.1007/s00127-015-1050-1) (PMID:25893994)

Quaife, S. L., Winstanley, K., Robb, K. A. , Simon, A. E., Ramirez, A. J., Forbes, L. J.L., Brain, K. E., Gavin, A. and Wardle, J. (2015) Socioeconomic inequalities in attitudes towards cancer: an international cancer benchmarking partnership study. European Journal of Cancer Prevention, 24(3), pp. 253-260. (doi:10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000140) (PMID:25734238) (PMCID:PMC4372163)

Wardle, J., Robb, K. , Vernon, S. and Waller, J. (2015) Screening for prevention and early diagnosis of cancer. American Psychologist, 70(2), pp. 119-133. (doi:10.1037/a0037357)

McGregor, L. M., von Wagner, C., Vart, G., Yuen, W. C., Raine, R., Wardle, J. and Robb, K. A. (2015) The impact of supplementary narrative-based information on colorectal cancer screening beliefs and intention. BMC Cancer, 15, 162. (doi:10.1186/s12885-015-1167-3) (PMID:25884168) (PMCID:PMC4397889)

Robb, K. A. , Simon, A. E., Miles, A. and Wardle, J. (2014) Public perceptions of cancer: a qualitative study of the balance of positive and negative beliefs. BMJ Open, 4(7), e005434. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005434)

Robb, K.A. , Lo, S.H., Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Edwards, R., Vance, M., Von Wagner, C., Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2013) Patient-reported outcomes following flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer in a demonstration screening programme in the UK. Journal of Medical Screening, 19(4), pp. 171-176. (doi:10.1177/0969141313476629)

Tang, M. Y., Shahab, L., Robb, K. and Gardner, B. (2013) Do people make different risk-based decisions for their children than for themselves? Psychology and Health, 28(S1), p. 156.

Nadarzynski, T., Waller, J., Robb, K.A. and Marlow, L. A.V. (2012) Perceived risk of cervical cancer among pre-screening age women (18-24 years): the impact of information about cervical cancer risk factors and the causal role of HPV. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(6), pp. 400-406. (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2012-050482)

Marlow, L.A.V., Robb, K.A. , Simon, A.E., Waller, J. and Wardle, J. (2012) Awareness of cancer risk factors among ethnic minority groups in England. Public Health, 126(8), pp. 702-709. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2012.05.005)

Whitaker, K.L., Good, A., Miles, A., Robb, K.A. , Wardle, J. and Von Wagner, C. (2011) Socioeconomic inequalities in colorectal cancer screening uptake: does time perspective play a role? Health Psychology, 30(6), pp. 702-709. (doi:10.1037/a0023941)

Robb, K.A. , Smith, S.G., Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Vance, M., Wardle, J. and Atkin, W. (2011) Nurses' experiences of a colorectal cancer screening pilot. British Journal of Nursing, 20(4), pp. 210-218.

Robb, K.A. , Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Atkin, W.S. and Wardle, J. (2010) The impact of individually-tailored lifestyle advice in the colorectal cancer screening context: a randomised pilot study in North–West London. Preventive Medicine, 51(6), pp. 505-508. (doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.10.002)

Robb, K.A. , Wardle, J., Stubbings, S., Ramirez, A., Austoker, J., Macleod, U., Hiom, S. and Waller, J. (2010) Ethnic disparities in knowledge of cancer screening programmes in the UK. Journal of Medical Screening, 17(3), pp. 125-131. (doi:10.1258/jms.2010.009112)

Robb, K.A. , Power, E., Kralj-Hans, I., Edwards, R., Vance, M., Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2010) Flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer: uptake in a population-based pilot programme. Journal of Medical Screening, 17(2), pp. 75-78. (doi:10.1258/jms.2010.010055)

Simon, A.E., Waller, J., Robb, K.A. and Wardle, J. (2010) Patient delay in presentation of possible cancer symptoms: the contribution of knowledge and attitudes in a population sample from the United Kingdom. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 19(9), pp. 2272-2277. (doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-10-0219)

Austin, K.L., Power, E., Solarin, I., Atkin, W.S., Wardle, J. and Robb, K.A. (2009) Perceived barriers to flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer among UK ethnic minority groups: a qualitative study. Journal of Medical Screening, 16(4), pp. 174-179. (doi:10.1258/jms.2009.009080)

Robb, K.A. , Simon, A.E. and Wardle, J. (2009) Socioeconomic disparities in optimism and pessimism. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16(4), pp. 331-338. (doi:10.1007/s12529-008-9018-0)

Robb, K.A. , Stubbings, S., Ramirez, A., Macleod, U., Austoker, J., Waller, J., Hiom, S. and Wardle, J. (2009) Public awareness of cancer in Britain: a population-based survey of adults. British Journal of Cancer, 101(Sup 2), S18-S23. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605386)

Shrewsbury, V.A., Robb, K.A. , Power, C. and Wardle, J. (2009) Socioeconomic differences in weight retention, weight-related attitudes and practices in postpartum women. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 13(2), pp. 231-240. (doi:10.1007/s10995-008-0342-4)

Austoker, J., Bankhead, C., Forbes, L.J.L., Atkins, L., Martin, F., Robb, K.A. , Wardle, J. and Ramirez, A.J. (2009) Interventions to promote cancer awareness and early presentation: systematic review. British Journal of Cancer, 101, S31-S39. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605388)

Stubbings, S., Robb, K.A. , Waller, J., Ramirez, A., Austoker, J., MacLeod, U., Hiom, S. and Wardle, J. (2009) Development of a measurement tool to assess public awareness of cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 101, S13-S17. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605385) (PMID:19956157) (PMCID:PMC2790699)

Waller, J., Robb, K.A. , Stubbings, S., Ramirez, A., MacLeod, U., Austoker, J., Hiom, S. and Wardle, J. (2009) Awareness of cancer symptoms and anticipated help seeking among ethnic minority groups in England. British Journal of Cancer, 101, S24-S30. (doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6605387) (PMID:19956159) (PMCID:PMC2790709)

Robb, K.A. , Power, E., Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2008) Ethnic differences in participation in flexible sigmoidoscopy screening in the UK. Journal of Medical Screening, 15(3), pp. 130-136. (doi:10.1258/jms.2008.007112)

Robb, K.A. , Solarin, I., Power, E., Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2008) Attitudes to colorectal cancer screening among ethnic minority groups in the UK. BMC Public Health, 8(34), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-34)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A., Campbell, J., Evans, P. and Wardle, J. (2008) Impact of risk information on perceived colorectal cancer risk: a randomized trial. Journal of Health Psychology, 13(6), pp. 744-753. (doi:10.1177/1359105308093858)

Brotherstone, H., Vance, M., Edwards, R., Miles, A., Robb, K.A. , Evans, R.E.C., Wardle, J. and Atkin, W. (2007) Uptake of population-based flexible sigmoidoscopy screening for colorectal cancer: a nurse-led feasibility study. Journal of Medical Screening, 14(2), pp. 76-80. (doi:10.1258/096914107781261972)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A. and Wardle, J. (2007) Perceived risk of colorectal cancer: sources of risk judgments. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 16(4), pp. 694-702. (doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-06-0151)

Brotherstone, H., Miles, A., Robb, K.A. , Atkin, W. and Wardle, J. (2006) The impact of illustrations on public understanding of the aim of cancer screening. Patient Education and Counseling, 63(3), pp. 328-335. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2006.03.016)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A., Campbell, J., Evans, P. and Wardle, J. (2006) Can cancer risk information raise awareness without increasing anxiety? A randomized trial. Preventive Medicine, 43(3), pp. 187-190. (doi:10.1016/j.ypmed.2006.04.015)

Wardle, J., Robb, K.A. , Johnson, F., Griffith, J., Brunner, E., Power, C. and Tovée, M. (2004) Socioeconomic variation in attitudes to eating and weight in female adolescents. Health Psychology, 23(3), pp. 275-282. (doi:10.1037/0278-6133.23.3.275)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A. and Wardle, J. (2004) Subjective and objective risk of colorectal cancer (UK). Cancer Causes and Control, 15(1), pp. 21-25. (doi:10.1023/B:CACO.0000016567.82368.6c)

Robb, K.A. , Miles, A. and Wardle, J. (2004) Demographic and psychosocial factors associated with perceived risk for colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 13(3), pp. 366-372.

Wardle, J., Robb, K.A. and Johnson, F. (2002) Assessing socioeconomic status in adolescents: the validity of a home affluence scale. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 56(8), pp. 595-599. (doi:10.1136/jech.56.8.595)

Book Sections

Kotzur, M. and Robb, K. (2019) Cancer: Breast. In: Llewellyn, C., Ayers, S., McManus, C., Newman, S., Petrie, K., Revenson, T. and Weinman, J. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine. Series: Cambridge handbooks in psychology. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781316625873

Simon, A.E. and Robb, K.A. (2007) Cancer: breast. In: Ayers, S., Baum, A., McManus, C., Newman, S., Wallston, K., Weinman, J. and West, R. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521879972

Conference or Workshop Item

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2017) Strategies to Increase Bowel Screening Uptake: a Focus Group Study of Non-participants. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 13-14 Dec 2017. (Unpublished)

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2017) Involving Future Users in Developing Cancer Screening Interventions: a Case Study. European Health Psychology Society Conference 2017, Padova, Italy, 29 Aug - 02 Sep 2017. (Unpublished)

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2016) Improving Bowel Screening Uptake: Lessons from Higher Uptake of Breast and Cervical Screening. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, Wales, 01-02 Dec 2016. (Unpublished)

Cunningham, Y., MacDonald, S. , Robb, K. , MacLeod, U., Anker, T. and Hilton, S. (2016) Representations of Ageing as a Risk Factor for Cancer in UK Newspapers. 48th BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference, Birmingham, UK, 7-9 Sept 2016.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2015) Work in Progress: What Can We Learn About How to Improve Uptake of Bowel Cancer Screening From Higher Rates of Uptake in Breast and Cervical Screening Programmes? UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, UK, 08-09 Dec 2015. (Unpublished)

Website

Robb, K. and O'Carroll, R. (2019) Simpler is better—the case of colorectal cancer screening. [Website]

This list was generated on Thu Dec 12 20:08:58 2019 GMT.

Grants

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

  • Increasing Uptake of FIT bowel screening: trial of providing a deadline for FIT kit return
    Cancer Research UK
    2019 - 2020
     
  • Increasing Uptake Of Bowel Cancer Screening: Development And Trial Of A FIT Planning Support Tool
    Chief Scientist Office
    2018 - 2021
     
  • How can we support people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease to recognise and seek prompt help for potential lung cancer symptoms?
    Cancer Research UK
    2016 - 2017
     
  • What can we learn about how to improve uptake of bowel cancer screening from higher rates of uptake in breast and cervical screening programmes?
    Cancer Research UK
    2015 - 2017
     
  • An explanation of older adults' understanding of cancer risk and help-seeking behaviour
    Cancer Research UK
    2015 - 2016
     
  • Improving early detection of colorectal cancer: the role of candidacy
    Chief Scientist Office
    2013 - 2015
     
  • Analytic and "emotional" information processing: implications for public understanding of cancer
    Cancer Research UK
    2012 - 2015
     

Supervision

  • Almajed, Hanan
    Patterns in female breast cancer among the population of Kuwait 1999-2013
  • Gatting, Lauren
  • Scobie, Hannah
    Understanding public perceptions of the early detection of lung cancer
  • Wetherall, Karen
    How do perceptions of social rank and social comparisons relate to suicidality/self-harm.