Professor Katie Robb

  • Professor of Behavioural Science and Health (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 0141 211 0685
email: Katie.Robb@glasgow.ac.uk

Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Admin Building, 1st Floor, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1672-0411

Biography

I established and lead the Cancer Behaviour Research Group.  

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

  • 2019- Reader
  • 2016-2019 Senior Lecturer
  • 2015-2016 Lecturer
  • 2012-2015 Leadership Fellow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
  • 2007-2015 Cancer Research UK Post-doctoral Fellow, UCL
  • 2004-2007 Post-doctoral Researcher, UCL

 

 

Research interests

Cancer Behaviour Research Group team meeting via zoom

The Cancer Behaviour Research Group's aim is to improve cancer outcomes by the application of behavioural science and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Our key areas of research are currently:

  • Improving access to cancer screening 
  • Reducing inequalities in cancer screening 
  • Developing cancer communications that are accessible, engaging and supportive 
  • Optimising recovery from cancer surgery

Current research projects

  • Improving access to cancer screening among people with intellectual disabilities: development of a complex intervention
  • A faith based intervention for muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening
  • Increasing uptake of faecal immunochemical test (FIT) bowel screening: trial of providing a suggested deadline for FIT kit return.
  • Increasing uptake of bowel cancer screening: development and trial of a FIT planning support tool
  • Understanding lung cancer screening participation
  • Using visual narratives to improve cancer screening information
  • Improving cancer preventive behaviours in cancer patients and their families: a feasibility study in a prehab/rehab cancer surgery context
  • Understanding longer term impacts of social distancing and behavioural interventions introduced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection in the population

Publications

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2021

Robb, K. A. (2021) The Integrated Screening Action Model (I-SAM): a theory-based approach to inform intervention development. Preventive Medicine Reports, 23, 101427. (doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101427) (PMID:34189020) (PMCID:PMC8220376)

Young, B. and Robb, K. A. (2021) Understanding patient factors to increase uptake of cancer screening: a review. Future Oncology, (doi: 10.2217/fon-2020-1078) (PMID:34378403) (Early Online Publication)

Nelson, M., Patton, A., Robb, K. , Weller, D., Sheikh, A., Ragupathy, K., Morrison, D. and Campbell, C. (2021) Experiences of cervical screening participation and non‐participation in women from minority ethnic populations in Scotland. Health Expectations, 24(4), pp. 1459-1472. (doi: 10.1111/hex.13287) (PMID:34137135)

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2021) Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 218(6), pp. 326-333. (doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.212) (PMID:33081860) (PMCID:PMC7684009)

Richardson, C., Dickson, A., Robb, K. A. and O'Connor, R. (2021) The male experience of suicide attempts and recovery: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(10), 5209. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105209) (PMID:34068854) (PMCID:PMC8153566)

Richardson, C., Robb, K. A. and O'Connor, R. C. (2021) A systematic review of suicidal behaviour in men: a narrative synthesis of risk factors. Social Science and Medicine, 276, 113831. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113831) (PMID:33780831)

Hanna, C. R. , Robb, K. A. , Blyth, K. G. , Jones, R. J. and Chalmers, A. J. (2021) Clinician attitudes to using low dose radiotherapy to treat COVID-19 lung disease. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 109(4), pp. 886-890. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.12.003) (PMID:33309910) (PMCID:PMC7726525)

Kotzur, M. , O'Connor, R. and Robb, K. (2021) Health and Wellbeing Implications of Physical Distancing Restrictions in Scotland: a Qualitative Study. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, 13-14 Jan 2021.

Young, B., Kotzur, M. , Gatting, L., Bonner, C., Ayre, J., McConnachie, A. , Batcup, C., McCaffery, K., O'Carroll, R. and Robb, K. A. (2021) The impact of theory-based messages on COVID-19 vaccination intentions: a structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 22, 311. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05277-7) (PMID:33926540) (PMCID:PMC8082050)

2020

Young, B. and Robb, K. (2020) How to get people to comply with COVID-19 public health measures – lessons from cancer screening. Conversation, 24 Nov.

Campbell, C. et al. (2020) Are there ethnic and religious variations in uptake of bowel cancer screening? A retrospective cohort study among 1.7 million people in Scotland. BMJ Open, 10(10), e037011. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037011) (PMID:33033017) (PMCID:PMC7542953)

Hanna, C. R. , Gatting, L. P., Boyd, K. A. , Robb, K. A. and Jones, R. J. (2020) Evidencing the impact of cancer trials: insights from the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework. Trials, 21, 486. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04425-9) (PMID:32503612) (PMCID:PMC7275320)

Kotzur, M. , McCowan, C. , Macdonald, S. , Wyke, S. , Gatting, L., Campbell, C., Weller, D., Crighton, E., Steele, R. J.C. and Robb, K. A. (2020) Why colorectal screening fails to achieve the uptake rates of breast and cervical cancer screening: a comparative qualitative study. BMJ Quality and Safety, 29, pp. 482-490. (doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009998) (PMID:31879320)

O'Connor, R. C. and Robb, K. A. (2020) Identifying suicide risk factors in children is essential for developing effective prevention interventions. Lancet Psychiatry, 7(4), pp. 292-293. (doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30094-8) (PMID:32171430)

Robb, K. A. , Gatting, L. P., von Wagner, C. and McGregor, L. M. (2020) Preference for deliberation and perceived usefulness of standard- and narrative-style leaflet designs: implications for equitable cancer-screening communication. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 54(3), pp. 193-201. (doi: 10.1093/abm/kaz039) (PMID:31595299) (PMCID:PMC7035211)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. P. and Smith, D. J. (2020) Depressive symptoms, neuroticism and participation in breast and cervical cancer screening: cross-sectional and prospective evidence from UK Biobank. Psycho-Oncology, 29(2), pp. 381-388. (doi: 10.1002/pon.5272) (PMID:31663185) (PMCID:PMC7002161)

Kotzur, M. , Macdonald, S. , O'Connor, R. , O'Carroll, R., Irvine, A., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2020) Barriers to Self-completed FIT Bowel Cancer Screening and How to Overcome Them: a Qualitative Study. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Bath, UK, 16-17 Jan 2020.

2019

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) (PMCID:PMC6889480)

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]

Kotzur, M. , Macdonald, S. , O'Connor, R. , O'Carroll, R., Irvine, A., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2019) Identifying Barriers and Solutions to Self-completed FIT Bowel Screening to Develop a Volitional Help-sheet. 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 19), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 03-07 Sep 2019.

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)

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, 21(7-8), pp. 352-372. (doi: 10.1080/13698575.2019.1680816)

2018

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2018) Which Behaviour Change Techniques Lead to Completion of Bowel Cancer Screening? Participants’ and Non-participants’ Descriptions of their Experience. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Birmingham, UK, 12-13 Dec 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)

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2018) Identifying Micro Actions in Colorectal Cancer Screening: a Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data. 32nd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 2018), Galway, Ireland, 21-25 Aug 2018.

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) Involving Future Users in Developing Cancer Screening Interventions: a Case Study. European Health Psychology Society Conference 2017, Padova, Italy, 29 Aug - 02 Sep 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)

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 Psychology Society & BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2016. European Health Psychologist 18(Supp.): 492., Aberdeen, Scotland, 23-27 Aug 2016.

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) (PMCID:PMC4737095)

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) (PMID:25011992) (PMCID:PMC4120326)

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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Articles

Robb, K. A. (2021) The Integrated Screening Action Model (I-SAM): a theory-based approach to inform intervention development. Preventive Medicine Reports, 23, 101427. (doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101427) (PMID:34189020) (PMCID:PMC8220376)

Young, B. and Robb, K. A. (2021) Understanding patient factors to increase uptake of cancer screening: a review. Future Oncology, (doi: 10.2217/fon-2020-1078) (PMID:34378403) (Early Online Publication)

Nelson, M., Patton, A., Robb, K. , Weller, D., Sheikh, A., Ragupathy, K., Morrison, D. and Campbell, C. (2021) Experiences of cervical screening participation and non‐participation in women from minority ethnic populations in Scotland. Health Expectations, 24(4), pp. 1459-1472. (doi: 10.1111/hex.13287) (PMID:34137135)

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2021) Mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: longitudinal analyses of adults in the UK COVID-19 Mental Health & Wellbeing study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 218(6), pp. 326-333. (doi: 10.1192/bjp.2020.212) (PMID:33081860) (PMCID:PMC7684009)

Richardson, C., Dickson, A., Robb, K. A. and O'Connor, R. (2021) The male experience of suicide attempts and recovery: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(10), 5209. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph18105209) (PMID:34068854) (PMCID:PMC8153566)

Richardson, C., Robb, K. A. and O'Connor, R. C. (2021) A systematic review of suicidal behaviour in men: a narrative synthesis of risk factors. Social Science and Medicine, 276, 113831. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113831) (PMID:33780831)

Hanna, C. R. , Robb, K. A. , Blyth, K. G. , Jones, R. J. and Chalmers, A. J. (2021) Clinician attitudes to using low dose radiotherapy to treat COVID-19 lung disease. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 109(4), pp. 886-890. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.12.003) (PMID:33309910) (PMCID:PMC7726525)

Young, B., Kotzur, M. , Gatting, L., Bonner, C., Ayre, J., McConnachie, A. , Batcup, C., McCaffery, K., O'Carroll, R. and Robb, K. A. (2021) The impact of theory-based messages on COVID-19 vaccination intentions: a structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 22, 311. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05277-7) (PMID:33926540) (PMCID:PMC8082050)

Young, B. and Robb, K. (2020) How to get people to comply with COVID-19 public health measures – lessons from cancer screening. Conversation, 24 Nov.

Campbell, C. et al. (2020) Are there ethnic and religious variations in uptake of bowel cancer screening? A retrospective cohort study among 1.7 million people in Scotland. BMJ Open, 10(10), e037011. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037011) (PMID:33033017) (PMCID:PMC7542953)

Hanna, C. R. , Gatting, L. P., Boyd, K. A. , Robb, K. A. and Jones, R. J. (2020) Evidencing the impact of cancer trials: insights from the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework. Trials, 21, 486. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04425-9) (PMID:32503612) (PMCID:PMC7275320)

Kotzur, M. , McCowan, C. , Macdonald, S. , Wyke, S. , Gatting, L., Campbell, C., Weller, D., Crighton, E., Steele, R. J.C. and Robb, K. A. (2020) Why colorectal screening fails to achieve the uptake rates of breast and cervical cancer screening: a comparative qualitative study. BMJ Quality and Safety, 29, pp. 482-490. (doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009998) (PMID:31879320)

O'Connor, R. C. and Robb, K. A. (2020) Identifying suicide risk factors in children is essential for developing effective prevention interventions. Lancet Psychiatry, 7(4), pp. 292-293. (doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(20)30094-8) (PMID:32171430)

Robb, K. A. , Gatting, L. P., von Wagner, C. and McGregor, L. M. (2020) Preference for deliberation and perceived usefulness of standard- and narrative-style leaflet designs: implications for equitable cancer-screening communication. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 54(3), pp. 193-201. (doi: 10.1093/abm/kaz039) (PMID:31595299) (PMCID:PMC7035211)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. , Robb, K. A. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Pell, J. P. and Smith, D. J. (2020) Depressive symptoms, neuroticism and participation in breast and cervical cancer screening: cross-sectional and prospective evidence from UK Biobank. Psycho-Oncology, 29(2), pp. 381-388. (doi: 10.1002/pon.5272) (PMID:31663185) (PMCID:PMC7002161)

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) (PMCID:PMC6889480)

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)

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)

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, 21(7-8), pp. 352-372. (doi: 10.1080/13698575.2019.1680816)

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)

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) (PMCID:PMC4737095)

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) (PMID:25011992) (PMCID:PMC4120326)

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. , O'Connor, R. and Robb, K. (2021) Health and Wellbeing Implications of Physical Distancing Restrictions in Scotland: a Qualitative Study. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, 13-14 Jan 2021.

Kotzur, M. , Macdonald, S. , O'Connor, R. , O'Carroll, R., Irvine, A., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2020) Barriers to Self-completed FIT Bowel Cancer Screening and How to Overcome Them: a Qualitative Study. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Bath, UK, 16-17 Jan 2020.

Kotzur, M. , Macdonald, S. , O'Connor, R. , O'Carroll, R., Irvine, A., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2019) Identifying Barriers and Solutions to Self-completed FIT Bowel Screening to Develop a Volitional Help-sheet. 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 19), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 03-07 Sep 2019.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2018) Which Behaviour Change Techniques Lead to Completion of Bowel Cancer Screening? Participants’ and Non-participants’ Descriptions of their Experience. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Birmingham, UK, 12-13 Dec 2018.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2018) Identifying Micro Actions in Colorectal Cancer Screening: a Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data. 32nd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 2018), Galway, Ireland, 21-25 Aug 2018.

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.

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. (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. (2016) ‘Not that one’: Understanding Why Women Screen for Breast and Cervical, but not Bowel Cancer. European Health Psychology Society & BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2016. European Health Psychologist 18(Supp.): 492., Aberdeen, Scotland, 23-27 Aug 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]

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Grants

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

  • Improving access to cancer screening among people with intellectual disabilities: development phase of a complex intervention.
    Cancer Research UK
    2021 - 2022
     
  • A faith-based intervention for Muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of breast and cervical cancer screening: A community based participatory approach.
    Scottish Government
    2020 - 2021
     
  • Prescribing for common mental health disorders amongst people with cancer: Data linkage study of the Scottish population.
    Chief Scientist Office
    2020 - 2020
     
  • 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

Potential students

I welcome enquiries from potential students interested in applying behavioural science to improve cancer outcomes.

 

Current students include: 

 

 

  • Almajed, Hanan
    Patterns in female breast cancer among the population of Kuwait 1999-2013
  • Gatting, Lauren
    Using Picture Narratives to Support Equitable and Informed Participation in Lung Cancer Screening
  • Leake, Rhiannon
    “For the ‘Gram”: Investigating the role of social media.

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2018: (Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize and Forrest Evans Medal)
  • 2012: Post-doc of the year runner up (Cancer Research UK)

Research fellowships

  • 2007 - 2014: Cancer Research UK Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • 2012 - 2015: Leadership Fellow University of Glasgow

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2017 - 2020: French Institut national du cancer, Evaluation committee Population health intervention research
  • 2019: UK National Screening Committee, Adult Reference Group

Professional & learned societies

  • 2006 - 2009: Treasurer, British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology
  • 2013 - 2018: Ordinary member, British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Scotland