Dr Robert Simpson

  • Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)

email: Robert.Simpson@glasgow.ac.uk

Health and Wellbeing, General Practice and Primary Car, 1 Horslethill Road

Biography

Robert qualified as a doctor in 2001 via the University of Aberdeen. His initial postgraduate medical training was in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, gaining the MRCEM qualification in 2006. In 2009 he completed vocational training as a general practitioner, gaining the MRCGP qualification. Between 2012 and 2015 he completed a GP clinical academic fellowship in Integrative Medicine, jointly administered via the University of Glasgow, the NHS Centre for Integrative Care, and the University of Arizona. During this time Robert also worked as a visiting scholar at the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California San Diego. In 2017 Robert completed a PhD via the University of Glasgow. Also in 2017, Robert completed specialist vocational training as a consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine. He currently works as an NHS consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine and is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.

Research interests

  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Integrative medicine
  • Neuropsychology
  • Complex interventions
  • Mindfulness and yoga

Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2021

Simpson, R., Simpson, S., Wasilewski, M., Mercer, S. and Lawrence, M. (2021) Mindfulness-based interventions for people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-aggregation of qualitative research studies. Disability and Rehabilitation, (doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1964622) (PMID:34498997) (Early Online Publication)

Wasilewski, M. B., Cimino, S. R., Kokorelias, K. M., Simpson, R., Hitzig, S. L. and Robinson, L. (2021) Providing rehabilitation to patients recovering from COVID-19: a scoping review. PM&R, (doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12669) (PMID:34240576) (Early Online Publication)

2020

Simpson, R. and Robinson, L. (2020) Rehabilitation following critical illness in people with COVID-19 infection. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(6), pp. 470-474. (doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001443) (PMID:32282359) (PMCID:PMC7253039)

Simpson, R., Simpson, S., Ramparsad, N., Lawrence, M., Booth, J. and Mercer, S. W. (2020) Effects of mindfulness-based interventions on physical symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis - a systematic review and meta-analysis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 38, 101493. (doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2019.101493) (PMID:31835209)

Simpson, R. and Mercer, S. W. (2020) Using the Medical Research Council framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions: mindfulness-based interventions for people with multiple sclerosis. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE. ISBN 9781529734508 (doi:10.4135/9781529734508)

2019

Simpson, R., Simpson, S., Wood, K., Mercer, S. W. and Mair, F. S. (2019) Using normalisation process theory to understand barriers and facilitators to implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Illness, 15(4), pp. 306-318. (doi: 10.1177/1742395318769354) (PMID:29699410)

Simpson, R., Byrne, S., Ramparsad, N., Lawrence, M., Booth, J. and Mercer, S. W. (2019) Mindfulness-based interventions for mental well-being among people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 90(9), pp. 1051-1058. (doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2018-320165) (PMID:31196913)

2018

Mercer, S. , Simpson, R., Lawrence, M. and Wyke, S. (2018) Mindfulness-based interventions for young offenders: a scoping review. Mindfulness, 9(5), pp. 1330-1343. (doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-0892-5) (PMID:30294385) (PMCID:PMC6153893)

Jani, B. D. , Simpson, R., Lawrence, M., Byrne, S. and Mercer, S. (2018) Acceptability of mindfulness from the perspective of stroke survivors and caregivers: a qualitative study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 57. (doi: 10.1186/s40814-018-0244-1) (PMID:29497560) (PMCID:PMC5827989)

2017

Simpson, R., Byrne, S., Wood, K., Mair, F. S. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Optimising mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Illness, 14(2), pp. 154-166. (doi: 10.1177/1742395317715504) (PMID:28661195)

Simpson, R., Mair, F. S. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis – a feasibility randomised controlled trial. BMC Neurology, 17, 94. (doi: 10.1186/s12883-017-0880-8) (PMID:28511703) (PMCID:PMC5434553)

McLean, G., Lawrence, M., Simpson, R. and Mercer, S.W. (2017) Mindfulness-based stress reduction in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 17, 92. (doi: 10.1186/s12883-017-0876-4) (PMID:28506263) (PMCID:PMC5433018)

Wood, K., Lawrence, M., Jani, B. , Simpson, R. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Mindfulness-based interventions in epilepsy: a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 17(1), 52. (doi: 10.1186/s12883-017-0832-3) (PMID:28320349) (PMCID:PMC5360054)

2015

Simpson, R., Mair, F. and Mercer, S. (2015) Mindfulness-based interventions for people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 21(9), pp. 1093-1094. (doi: 10.1177/1352458515579702) (PMID:25921039)

2014

Simpson, R., Booth, J., Lawrence, M., Byrne, S., Mair, F. and Mercer, S. (2014) Mindfulness based interventions in multiple sclerosis - a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 14(15), (doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-14-15)

Simpson, R. J., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., Mair, F. and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Physical and mental health comorbidity is common in people with multiple sclerosis: nationally representative cross-sectional population database analysis. BMC Neurology, 14(128), (doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-14-128)

This list was generated on Fri Oct 15 04:55:07 2021 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Simpson, R., Simpson, S., Wasilewski, M., Mercer, S. and Lawrence, M. (2021) Mindfulness-based interventions for people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-aggregation of qualitative research studies. Disability and Rehabilitation, (doi: 10.1080/09638288.2021.1964622) (PMID:34498997) (Early Online Publication)

Wasilewski, M. B., Cimino, S. R., Kokorelias, K. M., Simpson, R., Hitzig, S. L. and Robinson, L. (2021) Providing rehabilitation to patients recovering from COVID-19: a scoping review. PM&R, (doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12669) (PMID:34240576) (Early Online Publication)

Simpson, R. and Robinson, L. (2020) Rehabilitation following critical illness in people with COVID-19 infection. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(6), pp. 470-474. (doi: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000001443) (PMID:32282359) (PMCID:PMC7253039)

Simpson, R., Simpson, S., Ramparsad, N., Lawrence, M., Booth, J. and Mercer, S. W. (2020) Effects of mindfulness-based interventions on physical symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis - a systematic review and meta-analysis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 38, 101493. (doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2019.101493) (PMID:31835209)

Simpson, R., Simpson, S., Wood, K., Mercer, S. W. and Mair, F. S. (2019) Using normalisation process theory to understand barriers and facilitators to implementing mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Illness, 15(4), pp. 306-318. (doi: 10.1177/1742395318769354) (PMID:29699410)

Simpson, R., Byrne, S., Ramparsad, N., Lawrence, M., Booth, J. and Mercer, S. W. (2019) Mindfulness-based interventions for mental well-being among people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 90(9), pp. 1051-1058. (doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2018-320165) (PMID:31196913)

Mercer, S. , Simpson, R., Lawrence, M. and Wyke, S. (2018) Mindfulness-based interventions for young offenders: a scoping review. Mindfulness, 9(5), pp. 1330-1343. (doi: 10.1007/s12671-018-0892-5) (PMID:30294385) (PMCID:PMC6153893)

Jani, B. D. , Simpson, R., Lawrence, M., Byrne, S. and Mercer, S. (2018) Acceptability of mindfulness from the perspective of stroke survivors and caregivers: a qualitative study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 57. (doi: 10.1186/s40814-018-0244-1) (PMID:29497560) (PMCID:PMC5827989)

Simpson, R., Byrne, S., Wood, K., Mair, F. S. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Optimising mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis. Chronic Illness, 14(2), pp. 154-166. (doi: 10.1177/1742395317715504) (PMID:28661195)

Simpson, R., Mair, F. S. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Mindfulness-based stress reduction for people with multiple sclerosis – a feasibility randomised controlled trial. BMC Neurology, 17, 94. (doi: 10.1186/s12883-017-0880-8) (PMID:28511703) (PMCID:PMC5434553)

McLean, G., Lawrence, M., Simpson, R. and Mercer, S.W. (2017) Mindfulness-based stress reduction in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 17, 92. (doi: 10.1186/s12883-017-0876-4) (PMID:28506263) (PMCID:PMC5433018)

Wood, K., Lawrence, M., Jani, B. , Simpson, R. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) Mindfulness-based interventions in epilepsy: a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 17(1), 52. (doi: 10.1186/s12883-017-0832-3) (PMID:28320349) (PMCID:PMC5360054)

Simpson, R., Mair, F. and Mercer, S. (2015) Mindfulness-based interventions for people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 21(9), pp. 1093-1094. (doi: 10.1177/1352458515579702) (PMID:25921039)

Simpson, R., Booth, J., Lawrence, M., Byrne, S., Mair, F. and Mercer, S. (2014) Mindfulness based interventions in multiple sclerosis - a systematic review. BMC Neurology, 14(15), (doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-14-15)

Simpson, R. J., McLean, G., Guthrie, B., Mair, F. and Mercer, S. W. (2014) Physical and mental health comorbidity is common in people with multiple sclerosis: nationally representative cross-sectional population database analysis. BMC Neurology, 14(128), (doi: 10.1186/1471-2377-14-128)

Book Sections

Simpson, R. and Mercer, S. W. (2020) Using the Medical Research Council framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions: mindfulness-based interventions for people with multiple sclerosis. In: SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE. ISBN 9781529734508 (doi:10.4135/9781529734508)

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