Dr Marie Kotzur

  • Research Associate (Mental Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 01412113904
email: Marie.Kotzur@glasgow.ac.uk

University of Glasgow; Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Administration Building; 1st floor, 1055 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0XH

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6921-5075

Biography

I am a research associate with a background in health psychology and behavioural science. My work focuses on the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer through increased screening participation. Since joining the Institute of Health and Wellbeing in 2015 I have been working with Katie Robb on several projects to understand barriers to cancer screening participation and to support people in using cancer screening services. I am a founding member of the Cancer Behaviour Research Group and passionate about reducing inequalities in preventive health care and cancer outcomes.

Qualifications

2017    PhD in Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland

2010    BA(Hons) Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland

Appointments

2018    Research Associate

2015    Research Assistant

Research interests

My work aims to improve cancer outcomes by reducing health inequalities in preventive screening and early diagnosis through behavioural science.

Areas of expertise:

  • Behavioural science
  • Health psychology
  • Health inequalities
  • Motivation
  • Decision-making
  • Participatory research
  • Mixed methodology research

Latest projects:

  • Improving access to cancer screening among people with intellectual disabilities: development of a complex intervention (starting in 2021)
  • A faith-based intervention for Muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening (2020-2021)
  • The impact of theory-based messages on COVID-19 vaccination intentions (2020, ongoing)
  • Understanding longer-term health impacts of social distancing and behavioural interventions introduced to prevent the spread of infection in the population (2020, ongoing)
  • Increasing uptake of bowel cancer screening: development and trial of a FIT planning support tool (2018, ongoing)
  • What can we learn about how to improve uptake of bowel cancer screening from higher rates of uptake in breast and cervical screening programmes? (2015-2018)

Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2021

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.

2020

Kwasnicka, D. et al. (2020) Promoting scientific integrity through open science in health psychology: results of the Synergy Expert Meeting of the European health psychology society. Health Psychology Review, (doi: 10.1080/17437199.2020.1844037) (PMID:33198583) (Early Online Publication)

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)

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)

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

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.

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.

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)

2016

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)

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)

Kotzur, M. and Murphy, M. (2015) Attitude or information: An intervention to increase cervical screening intentions in young women. European Health Psychologist, 17(S), p. 740.

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Number of items: 15.

Articles

Kwasnicka, D. et al. (2020) Promoting scientific integrity through open science in health psychology: results of the Synergy Expert Meeting of the European health psychology society. Health Psychology Review, (doi: 10.1080/17437199.2020.1844037) (PMID:33198583) (Early Online Publication)

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)

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)

Kotzur, M. and Murphy, M. (2015) Attitude or information: An intervention to increase cervical screening intentions in young women. European Health Psychologist, 17(S), p. 740.

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

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)

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)

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Grants

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

  • 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
     
  • Increasing Uptake Of Bowel Cancer Screening: Development And Trial Of A FIT Planning Support Tool
    Chief Scientist Office
    2018 - 2021
     

Teaching

I contribute to teaching and supervision on the following courses:

  • MSc in Global Mental Health
  • MSc in Primary Care

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2019: Lillian and Herbert Smith Fund to support International Congress of Behavioural Medicine bursaries for delegates from low- and middle-income countries (The Royal Society of Edinburgh)
  • 2019: Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Small Grants Fund (University of Glasgow)
  • 2018: Cancer Prevention Innovation Grant to participate in the sandpit workshop 'Implementing Digital Health Interventions for Cancer Prevention', Potomac, MD, USA (National Cancer Institute/ Cancer Research UK)
  • 2018: Participant in Synergy Expert Meeting, Galway, Ireland (European Health Psychology Society)
  • 2016: Prevention Innovation Grant to participate in the associated collaboration generating workshop, Oxford, UK (Cancer Research UK)
  • 2015: CREATE workshop grant to attend the CREATE workshop and EHPS conference, Limassol, Cyprus (European Health Psychology Society)

Professional & learned societies

  • 2021 - present: Evaluation and Dissemination Officer, European Health Psychology Society Synergy Board
  • 2019 - 2021: Member, Local Organising Committee, International Congress of Behavioural Medicine
  • 2017 - 2021: Membership Secretary, UK Society of Behavioural Medicine Executive Committee
  • 2015 - present: Full member, UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
  • 2015 - present: Member, European Health Psychology Society CREATE
  • 2014 - present: Member, European Health Psychology Society