Professor Sharon Simpson

  • Professor of Behavioural Sciences and Health (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

Biography

Sharon is Professor of Behavioural Sciences and Health in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. Her main research interests lie in the areas of obesity, mental health and behaviour change in particular the maintenance of behaviour change. She has methodological interests in randomised controlled trials and in the development and evaluation of complex interventions, as well as mixed methods approaches (using quantitative and qualitative research methods) and process evaluation. She is also interested in the design and delivery of interventions via the web and new technologies.

She is currently undertaking a 5 year MRC/University of Glasgow Senior Fellowship. The fellowship is focussing on two areas: 1) the physical health of people with mental health problems, particularly bipolar disorder and their families, with a focus on behaviours that contribute to the development and maintenance of obesity and 2) work with young, lower SES, obese or overweight pregnant women and their families. Key aims of the fellowship are: 1) to gain a greater understanding of social support and social networks and how they can facilitate behaviour change and to develop theory around issues like which kind of people benefit from which kinds of social support, who from and how support is best promoted; 2) to develop and test interventions which seek to harness social support and social networks to help initiate and maintain behaviour change in these groups and 3) to explore how technology can be used to facilitate this.

Sharon is Chief Investigator of a National Institute of Health Research, Public Health Research Programme funded trial called HelpMeDoIt! This 30 month randomised controlled trial will develop and test the feasibility and potential effectiveness of an intervention to promote weight loss, employing three key facilitators: goal setting, monitoring, and social support. The intervention is delivered via a smartphone app and website. She is co-investigator and Chief Investigator on a number of other studies (listed below).

Sharon currently leads the Institute of Health and Wellbeing Solutions Focussed Research Theme, which is the largest of the Institutes three research themes. She leads a team of senior staff representing each of the research groups within the Institute to develop a strategy to deliver world class Solution Focussed Research. She is also Theme Lead for two themes within the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit; the Peers and Social Networks theme and the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions theme. Sharon is also currently Head of the Population Health Research Facility, which supports the design, planning and delivery of high quality research across the Institute and beyond.

Sharon is a member of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Clinical Evaluation and Trials Board and is a reviewer for the NIHR HTA, NIHR Public Health Research Board, NPRI, MRC, Chief Scientist Office, National Institute for Social Care and Health Research and Health Research Board Ireland.She is a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity and reviewer for various journals including Appetite, Clinical Obesity, British Journal of General Practice, BMJ, British Journal of Health Psychology and Journal of Public Health.

Sharon was appointed by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to Chair three Trial Steering Committees, responsible for overseeing these large trials and reporting to the funder.

  • FeMUR trial (NIHR HTA), University of Bangor.
  • Compod Trial (NIHR School for Public Health Research), University of Exeter.
  • e-Coacher trial (NIHR HTA), University of Plymouth

She was also appointed by the NIHR to Chair the Data Monitoring and Ethics Committee for a £2.5 million NIHR Programme grant, Norwich Diabetes Prevention Study, University of Norwich.

In her previous post 2001-2014 she was Associate Director within the South East Wales Trials Unit (SEWTU), where she was theme lead focussing on behaviour change. She worked jointly between SEWTU and the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Intervention for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), a UKCRC Public Health Centre of Excellence, where she was part of the management team and led on the priority area 'Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet'. She was Deputy Chair of the Research Design and Conduct Service within the trials unit and SEWTU lead on the Public Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN) partnership board.

Current and Previous Research Funding

Chief Investigator:

  • ‘Helpmedoit!’  a  web  and  text  based  intervention  to  facilitate  social  support  to  achieve  and  maintain health related behaviour change, National Institute of Health Research Public Health Research Board (£430,882). Start 04/15; duration 30 months.
  • Healthy Eating in Lifestyle and Pregnancy: Two year follow-up (PhD), Slimming World (£72,000). Start 07/13; duration 36 months.
  • Weight Loss Maintenance in Adults, National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme  (£875,046). Start: 09/10; duration 40 months.
  • Healthy Eating in Lifestyle and Pregnancy, National Prevention Research Initiative (£1, 041,422). Start 03/10; duration 50 months.

Co-Investigator:

  • Safety Planning Intervention with Follow-up Telephone Contact (SAFE TEL) to Reduce Suicidal Behaviour: A Development and Exploratory Trial. Funded by MQ Research. Investigators: Rory O’Connor, Daniel Smith, Alex McConnachie, Michael Smith, Barbara Stanley and Greg Brown (£299,985). Start 2/17; Duration 24 months.
  • School-based intervention delivered by peer supporters which aims to prevent and reduce transmission of sexually transmitted infections and improve the sexual health of secondary school students, National Institute of Health Research Public Health Research Board (£451,262). Start 01/16; Duration 36 months.
  • Exploratory trials of complex public health interventions: development of guidance for researchers and funders. Medical Research Council (£308,693). Start 06/2016; Duration 18 months.
  • Accelerometry-based activity monitors and linked web portal to enhance long-term maintenance of physical activity in adults. National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (£245,994). Start 10/15; Duration 24 months.
  • Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), Medical Research Council (£3,551,744) Start: 01/14; duration 60 months.
  • Developing and evaluating an online psychoeducation package for adolescent depression, Department of Health fellowship, (£339,526). Start 05/07; duration 36 months.
  • Task Related Training in Huntingtons Disease, Glendinning Research Grant Huntingtons Disease Association (£99,230). Start: 06/12; duration 18 months.
  • Community supported exercise in people with Huntington’s disease. National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (Wales) (£122,720). Start 09/10; duration 24 months.
  • South East Wales Trials Unit. National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (Wales) Clinical Research Infrastructure (££4,279,752). Start 06/10; duration 60 months.
  • Public Health Improvement Research Network (PHIRN). National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (Wales) (£742,332). Start 4/10; duration 60 months.
  • Screening for bipolarity in primary care, Welsh Office for Research and Development (£120,000). Start 04/08; duration 24 months.
  • Preventing disease through opportunistic, Rapid EngagEMent by Primary Care Teams using Behaviour Change Counselling. (PRE-EMPT), National Prevention Research Initiative (£588,065). Start 12/06; duration 46 months.
  • Stemming the Tide of Antimicrobial Resistance, Medical Research Council (£320,000). Start 06/06; duration 45 months.
  • An exploratory qualitative study of milestones in the trajectory of life-limiting conditions in childhood, Welsh Office for Research and Development (£60,000). Start 04/07; duration 24 months.

Current Research Students (PhD)

  • Rhys Bevan Jones: Developing and evaluating an online psychoeducation programme for adolescent depression.
  • Dunla Gallagher: The HELP trial: A long term follow-up of women and their families.
  • Natalie Chalmers: Developing a lifestyle intervention for adults with bipolar disorder.
  • Bernadette Bonello: Developing a lifestyle intervention to prevent and reduce obesity among young, pregnant women and their families from deprived areas, using new technology and social support.

Past Research Students

  • Lauren Copeland PhD: Understanding how key elements and processes of motivational interviewing are related to outcomes in a study of weight loss maintenance. Awarded 2015.
  • Ria Poole PhD: Evaluation of a group-based psychoeducation programme for bipolar disorder. Awarded 2014.
  • Christina Louis MPH: A review of the most effective behavioural change techniques used for long term weight loss among overweight and obese adults. Awarded 2012.
  • Nick Francis PhD: Effect of using an interactive booklet about childhood respiratory tract infections in primary care consultations on re-consulting and antibiotic prescribing: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Awarded 2010.
  • Cath Edwards MSc: The non-compliance and the accumulation and disposal of underused prescribed medicines by patients who are 60 years old or over. Awarded 2007.

 


Research interests

Research Interests: Sharon’s main research interests include obesity, behaviour change, behavioural maintenance, process evaluation, ehealth, mhealth, the development and evaluation of complex interventions, randomised controlled trials, social support and social network based interventions.

Expertise: obesity, behaviour change, mixed methods, process evaluation, randomised controlled trials.

I am willing to supervise students in any of the above areas. Indicative topics include:

  • Using social network based interventions to change health behaviours related to obesity.
  • Peer based interventions for young people with serious mental illness to improve physical health.
  • Understanding social support and social networks and how they can be used in lifestyle interventions.
  • Using digital technologies to support behaviour change.

Grants

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

  • Transdisciplinary Research for the Improvement of Youth Mental Public Health (TRIUMPH) Network
    Economic and Social Research Council
    2018 - 2022
     
  • Developing Core Outcome Measures for Lifestyle Weight Management Programmes by Expert Consensus
    Chief Scientist Office
    2017 - 2018
     
  • Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions
    Medical Research Council
    2017 - 2018
     
  • Safety Planning Intervention with Follow-up Telephone Contact (SAFE TEL) to Reduce Suicidal Behaviour: A Feasibility Study
    MQ: Transforming Mental Health
    2017 - 2019
     
  • Osteoarthritis Preoperative Package of care of Orthotics, Rehabilitation, Topical and oral agent Usage and Nutrition to Improve outcomes aT a Year (OPPORTUNITY)
    Arthritis Research UK
    2017 - 2018
     
  • Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions
    Department of Health
    2017 - 2017
     
  • Exploratory trials of complex public health interventions: development of guidance for researchers and funders
    Medical Research Council
    2016 - 2018
     
  • Development and Exploratory Sudy os a peer-leader intervention o prevent and reduce STI transmission and improve sexual health transmission in secondary schools
    National Institute for Health Research
    2016 - 2018
     
  • Quinquennial Core Funds
    Medical Research Council
    2015 - 2020
     
  • Helpmedoit!' a web and text based intervention to facilitate social support to achieve and maintain health related behaviour change:
    National Institute for Health Research
    2015 - 2018
     
  • 'Helpmedoit!' a web and text based intervention to facilitate social support to achieve and maintain health related behaviour change
    National Institute for Health Research
    2015 - 2017
     
  • MRC SPHSU/GU Transfer Fellowships
    Medical Research Council
    2013 - 2021
     

Publications

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Number of items: 86.

2019

Hawkins, J. et al. (2019) Acceptability and feasibility of implementing accelorometry-based activity monitors and a linked web portal in an exercise referral scheme: feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(3), e12374. (doi:10.2196/12374) (PMID:30924791)

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2019) SAFETEL randomised controlled feasibility trial of a safety planning intervention with follow-up telephone contact to reduce suicidal behaviour: Study protocol. BMJ Open, 9, e025591. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025591)

Mackenzie, R. M., Ells, L. J., Simpson, S. A. and Logue, J. (2019) Development of a core outcome set for behavioural weight management programmes for adults with overweight and obesity: protocol for obtaining expert consensus using Delphi methodology. BMJ Open, 9(2), e025193. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025193) (PMID:30826797)

2018

Forsyth, R. et al. (2018) Peer-led intervention to prevent and reduce STI transmission and improve sexual health in secondary schools (STASH): protocol for a feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 180. (doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0354-9) (PMID:30519482) (PMCID:PMC6264037)

Craig, P. et al. (2018) Development of guidance for feasibility studies to decide whether and how to proceed to full-scale evaluation of complex public health interventions: a systematic review. The Lancet 392(S2):S7. Meeting abstract: Public Health Science 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32265-7)

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

Hawkins, J. et al. (2018) Exploring the acceptability and feasibility of using activity monitors to support increased physical activity within an exercise referral scheme for adults with, or at risk of, a chronic health condition. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 15(10)Suppl.1:S245. Meeting abstract: 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, London, UK, 15-17 Oct 2018. (doi:10.1123/jpah.2018-0535)

Moore, L. , Hallingberg, B., Wight, D. , Turley, R., Segrott, J., Craig, P. , Robling, M., Murphy, S., Simpson, S. M. and Moore, G. (2018) Exploratory studies to inform full-scale evaluations of complex public health interventions: the need for guidance. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72(10), pp. 865-866. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-210414) (PMID:30030296) (PMCID:PMC6161652)

Simpson, S. (2018) The Helpmedoit! weight loss trial: Main results. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine 25(1):S159-S160. Meeting abstract: 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Santiago, Chile, 14-17 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1007/s12529-018-9740-1)

Simpson, S. , Campbell, R. and Moore, L. (2018) Complex interventions in health: Guidance on development, evaluation and the importance of context. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine 25(1):S2-S3. Meeting abstract: 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Santiago, Chile, 14-17 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1007/s12529-018-9740-1)

Bonello, B. , Matthews, L. , Logue, J. and Simpson, S. (2018) RF25 The role of social networks in weight management interventions during pregnancy and postpartum for women who are overweight and obese: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 72(1):A54.2-A55. Meeting abstract: Society for Social Medicine 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 5-7 Sept 2018. (doi:10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.113)

Matthews, L. , Pugmire, J. , Simpson, S. and Moore, L. (2018) P43 Using the HelpMeDoit! app and website to set and monitor weight loss goals and mobilise social support: qualitative findings. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 72(1):A80. Meeting abstract: Society for Social Medicine 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 5-7 Sept 2018. (doi:10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.113)

Hallingberg, B., Turley, R., Segrott, J., Wight, D. , Craig, P. , Moore, L. , Murphy, S., Robling, M., Simpson, S. and Moore, G. (2018) Exploratory studies to decide whether and how to proceed with full-scale evaluations of public health interventions: a systematic review of guidance. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 104. (doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0290-8) (PMID:29854417) (PMCID:PMC5971430)

Bevan Jones, R., Thapar, A., Stone, Z., Thapar, A., Jones, I., Smith, D. and Simpson, S. (2018) Psychoeducational interventions in adolescent depression: A systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(5), pp. 804-816. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2017.10.015) (PMID:29103882) (PMCID:PMC5933524)

Jones, R. B. et al. (2018) A web-based psychoeducational intervention for adolescent depression: design and development of MoodHwb. JMIR Mental Health, 5(1), e13. (doi:10.2196/mental.8894) (PMID:29449202) (PMCID:PMC5832901)

2017

Hawkins, J. et al. (2017) Protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial of the use of Physical ACtivity monitors in an Exercise Referral Setting: The PACERS study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3, 51. (doi:10.1186/s40814-017-0194-z) (PMID:29238607) (PMCID:PMC5725949)

Matthews, L. et al. (2017) Study protocol for the ‘HelpMeDoIt!’ randomised controlled feasibility trial: an app, web and social support based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity. BMJ Open, 7(10), e017159. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017159) (PMID:29074513) (PMCID:PMC5665248)

Copeland, L., McNamara, R., Kelson, M. and Simpson, S. (2017) The development of a coding system to code planning talk within motivational interviewing. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(2), pp. 313-319. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.09.003) (PMID:27637286) (PMCID:PMC5332025)

2016

Simpson, S.A. et al. (2016) Mobilising social support: insights for the development of a web and app based intervention for weight loss. UNSPECIFIED S59-S60. (doi:10.1007/s12529-016-9586-3)

Simpson, S.A. , Pugmire, J. , Matthews, L. and Moore, L. (2016) Exploring social networks within a web and app based intervention for weight loss. UNSPECIFIED S22. (doi:10.1007/s12529-016-9586-3)

Simpson, S. A. , Matthews, L. , Pugmire, J. , Moore, L. and Utkina-Macaskill, O. (2016) Mobilising Social Support: Insights from the Development of a Web and App based Intervention. 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing, London, England, 24-25 Feb 2016. (doi:10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2016.01.00067)

2015

Randell, E., McNamara, R., Shaw, C., Espinasse, A. and Simpson, S. A. (2015) Challenges of a community based pragmatic, randomised controlled trial of weight loss maintenance. BMC Research Notes, 8(1), 802. (doi:10.1186/s13104-015-1791-7) (PMID:26683473) (PMCID:PMC4684604)

Playle, R., Coulman, E., Gallagher, D. and Simpson, S. (2015) The use of multiple imputation (MI) in cluster randomised trials with suspected missing not at random (MNAR) outcome. Trials, 16(Supp 2), P143. (doi:10.1186/1745-6215-16-S2-P143) (PMCID:PMC4660135)

Poole, R., Smith, D. and Simpson, S. (2015) How patients contribute to an online psychoeducation forum for bipolar disorder: a virtual participant observation study. JMIR Mental Health, 2(3), e21. (doi:10.2196/mental.4123) (PMID:26543925) (PMCID:PMC4607375)

Simpson, S. A. et al. (2015) A feasibility randomised controlled trial of a motivational interviewing-based intervention for weight loss maintenance in adults. Health Technology Assessment, 19(50), pp. 1-378. (doi:10.3310/hta19500) (PMID:26168409)

Simpson, S. , John, E., Cassidy, D., Playle, R., Jewell, K., Cohen, D. and Longo, M. (2015) Healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy. The HELP trial. Appetite, 87, p. 396. (doi:10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.177)

Copeland, L., McNamara, R., Kelson, M. and Simpson, S. (2015) Mechanisms of change within motivational interviewing in relation to health behaviors outcomes: a systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(4), pp. 401-411. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2014.11.022) (PMID:25535015)

Dawes, H. et al. (2015) Exercise testing and training in people with Huntington's disease. Clinical Rehabilitation, 29(2), pp. 196-206. (doi:10.1177/0269215514540921)

Poole, R., Smith, D. and Simpson, S. (2015) Patients’ perspectives of the feasibility, acceptability and impact of a group-based psychoeducation programme for bipolar disorder: a qualitative analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 15, 184. (doi:10.1186/s12888-015-0556-0) (PMID:26231750) (PMCID:PMC4522139)

Randell, E., Pickles, T., Simpson, S. , Spanou, C., McCambridge, J., Hood, K. and Butler, C. C. (2015) Eligibility for interventions, co-occurrence and risk factors for unhealthy behaviours in patients consulting for routine primary care: results from the Pre-Empt study. BMC Family Practice, 16, 133. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0359-x) (PMID:26453044) (PMCID:PMC4600219)

Simpson, S. , McNamara, R., Shaw, C., Moriarty, Y., Randell, E., Copeland, L., Kelly, M. and Espinasse, A. (2015) Weight loss maintenance in adults: the WILMA trial process evaluation. European Health Psychologist, 17(Suppl.), 410.

2014

Sniehotta, F. F., Simpson, S. A. and Greaves, C. J. (2014) Weight loss maintenance: an agenda for health psychology. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19(3), pp. 459-464. (doi:10.1111/bjhp.12107)

Cassidy, D., John, E., Copeland, L. and Simpson, S. A. (2014) Weight management in pregnancy: participants’ experiences of ‘Healthy Eating and Lifestyle in Pregnancy (HELP)’, a maternity care intervention for obese pregnant women. Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health, 4(3), p. 233. (doi:10.1016/j.preghy.2014.03.012)

Simpson, S. A. , Cassidy, D. and John, E. (2014) ‘Healthy Eating and Lifestyle in Pregnancy (HELP)’ trial: process evaluation framework. Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health, 4(3), p. 233. (doi:10.1016/j.preghy.2014.03.013)

Jewell, K., Avery, A., Barber, J. and Simpson, S. (2014) The healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP) feasibility study. British Journal of Midwifery, 22(10), pp. 727-736. (doi:10.12968/bjom.2014.22.10.727)

John, E. et al. (2014) Healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP): a protocol for a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a weight management intervention in pregnancy. BMC Public Health, 14(439), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-439)

2013

Busse, M. et al. (2013) A randomized feasibility study of a 12-week community-based exercise program for people With Huntingtonʼs disease. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 37(4), pp. 149-158. (doi:10.1097/npt.0000000000000016)

Butler, C. C. et al. (2013) Training practitioners to deliver opportunistic multiple behaviour change counselling in primary care: a cluster randomised trial. British Medical Journal, 346, f1191. (doi:10.1136/bmj.f1191)

Francis, N. A., Phillips, R., Wood, F., Hood, K., Simpson, S. and Butler, C. C. (2013) Parents' and clinicians' views of an interactive booklet about respiratory tract infections in children: a qualitative process evaluation of the EQUIP randomised controlled trial. BMC Family Practice, 14(182), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-182)

2012

Busse, M. et al. (2012) A randomised feasibility study of a 12-week exercise programme in Huntington's disease (HD). Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 83(Suppl), A58. (doi:10.1136/jnnp-2012-303524.182)

DeBono, K. et al. (2012) Perspectives of participating in a 12-week exercise programme for people with early -mid stage Huntington's disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 83(Suppl), A59. (doi:10.1136/jnnp-2012-303524.183)

Butler, C. C. et al. (2012) Effectiveness of multifaceted educational programme to reduce antibiotic dispensing in primary care: practice based randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 344(d8173), (doi:10.1136/bmj.d8173)

Phillips, K., Wood, F., Spanou, C., Kinnersley, P., Simpson, S. A. and Butler, C. C. (2012) Counselling patients about behaviour change: the challenge of talking about diet. British Journal of General Practice, 62(594), e13-e21. (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X616328)

Poole, R., Simpson, S.A. and Smith, D.J. (2012) Internet-based psychoeducation for bipolar disorder: a qualitative analysis of feasibility, acceptability and impact. BMC Psychiatry, 12(139), (doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-139)

2011

Simpson, S. A. , Shaw, C. and McNamara, R. (2011) What is the most effective way to maintain weight loss in adults? British Medical Journal, 343(d8042), (doi:10.1136/bmj.d8042)

Smith, D. J. , Griffiths, E., Poole, R., di Florio, A., Barnes, E., Kelly, M. J., Craddock, N., Hood, K. and Simpson, S. (2011) Beating bipolar: exploratory trial of a novel internet-based psychoeducational treatment for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 13(5-6), pp. 571-577. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-5618.2011.00949.x)

Barnes, E., Simpson, S. , Griffiths, E., Hood, K., Craddock, N. and Smith, D. J. (2011) Developing an online psychoeducation package for bipolar disorder. Journal of Mental Health, 20(1), pp. 21-31. (doi:10.3109/09638237.2010.525565)

Simpson, S. A. , Lewis, R., van der Voort, J. and Butler, C. C. (2011) Oral or topical nasal steroids for hearing loss associated with otitis media with effusion in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001935.pub3)

Smith, D. J. , Griffiths, E., Kelly, M., Hood, K., Craddock, N. and Simpson, S. A. (2011) Unrecognised bipolar disorder in primary care patients with depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 199(1), pp. 49-56. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.083840)

2010

Wood, F., Simpson, S. , Barnes, E. and Hain, R. (2010) Disease trajectories and ACT/RCPCH categories in paediatric palliative care. Palliative Medicine, 24(8), pp. 796-806. (doi:10.1177/0269216310376555)

Smith, D. J. , Thapar, A. and Simpson, S. (2010) Bipolar spectrum disorders in primary care: optimising diagnosis and treatment. British Journal of General Practice, 60(574), pp. 322-324. (doi:10.3399/bjgp10X484165)

Bekkers, M.-J., Simpson, S. A. , Dunstan, F., Hood, K., Hare, M., Evans, J. and Butler, C. C. (2010) Enhancing the quality of antibiotic prescribing in Primary Care: qualitative evaluation of a blended learning intervention. BMC Family Practice, 11(34), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-34)

Smith, D. J. , Jones, I. and Simpson, S. (2010) Psychoeducation for bipolar disorder. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 16(2), pp. 147-154. (doi:10.1192/apt.bp.108.006403)

Spanou, C. et al. (2010) Preventing disease through opportunistic, rapid engagement by primary care teams using behaviour change counselling (PRE-EMPT): protocol for a general practice-based cluster randomised trial. BMC Family Practice, 11, p. 69. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-69)

2009

Francis, N. A., Butler, C. C., Hood, K., Simpson, S. , Wood, F. and Nuttall, J. (2009) Effect of using an interactive booklet about childhood respiratory tract infections in primary care consultations on reconsulting and antibiotic prescribing: a cluster randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 339(b2885), (doi:10.1136/bmj.b2885)

Forty, L., Smith, D., Barnes, E., Simpson, S. , Griths, E., Hood, K. and Craddock, N. (2009) The role of comorbidity in screening for bipolar disorder in patients with major depression using the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32). Bipolar Disorders. Supplement, 11(Sup 1), pp. 39-40. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-5618.2009.00695.x)

Smith, D., Forty, L., Barnes, E., Simpson, S. , Griths, E., Hood, K. and Craddock, N. (2009) Screening for bipolar disorder: comparing the performance of the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32) and the Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS) in a UK sample. Bipolar Disorders. Supplement, 11(Sup 1), pp. 81-82. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-5618.2009.00695.x)

Smith, D., Simpson, S. , Forty, L., Barnes, E., Jones, I., Griths, E., Hood, K. and Craddock, N. (2009) BeatingBipolar.org: protocol for a randomised clinical trial of a web-based psychoeducational treatment for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders. Supplement, 11(Sup 1), p. 81. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-5618.2009.00695.x)

Simpson, S. , Barnes, E., Griffiths, E., Hood, K., Cohen, D., Craddock, N., Jones, I. and Smith, D.J. (2009) The Bipolar Interactive Psychoeducation (BIPED) study: trial design and protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 9(1), p. 50. (doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-50)

Simpson, S. A. et al. (2009) Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Resistance (STAR): a protocol for a trial of a complex intervention addressing the 'why' and 'how' of appropriate antibiotic prescribing in general practice. BMC Family Practice, 10(1), p. 20. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-20)

2008

Francis, N., Wood, F., Simpson, S. , Hood, K. and Butler, C. C. (2008) Developing an 'interactive' booklet on respiratory tract infections in children for use in primary care consultations. Patient Education and Counseling, 73(2), pp. 286-293. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.07.020)

Butler, C. C., Simpson, S. and Wood, F. (2008) General practitioners' perceptions of introducing near-patient testing for common infections into routine primary care: a qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 26(1), pp. 17-21. (doi:10.1080/02813430701726285)

Francis, N. A., Hood, K., Simpson, S. , Wood, F., Nuttall, J. and Butler, C. C. (2008) The effect of using an interactive booklet on childhood respiratory tract infections in consultations: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care. BMC Family Practice, 9(1), p. 23. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-9-23)

2007

O'Brien, K., Hillier, S., Simpson, S. , Hood, K. and Butler, C. (2007) An observational study of empirical antibiotics for adult women with uncomplicated UTI in general practice. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 59(6), pp. 1200-1203. (doi:10.1093/jac/dkm108)

Simpson, S.A. , Thomas, C.L., van der Linden, M., MacMillan, H., van der Wouden, J.C. and Butler, C.C. (2007) Identification of children in the first four years of life for early treatment for otitis media with effusion. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004163.pub2)

Simpson, S. A. , Wood, F. and Butler, C. C. (2007) General practitioners' perceptions of antimicrobial resistance: a qualitative study. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 59(2), pp. 292-296. (doi:10.1093/jac/dkl467)

Wood, F., Simpson, S. and Butler, C. C. (2007) Socially responsible antibiotic choices in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' decisions to prescribe broad-spectrum and fluroquinolone antibiotics. Family Practice, 24(5), pp. 427-434. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmm040)

2006

Wadsworth, E.J.K., Moss, S.C., Simpson, S.A. and Smith, A.P. (2006) Cannabis use, cognitive performance and mood in a sample of workers. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 20(1), pp. 14-23. (doi:10.1177/0269881105056644)

Wadsworth, E.J.K., Moss, S.C., Simpson, S.A. and Smith, A.P. (2006) A community based investigation of the association between cannabis use, injuries and accidents. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 20(1), pp. 5-13. (doi:10.1177/0269881105056642)

2005

Wadsworth, E. J.K., Moss, S. C., Simpson, S. A. and Smith, A. P. (2005) SSRIs and cognitive performance in a working sample. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 20(8), pp. 561-572. (doi:10.1002/hup.725)

Wadsworth, E.J.K., Moss, S.C., Simpson, S.A. and Smith, A.P. (2005) Psychotropic medication use and accidents, injuries and cognitive failures. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 20(6), pp. 391-400. (doi:10.1002/hup.709)

Corney, R. and Simpson, S. (2005) Thirty-six month outcome data from a trial of counselling with chronically depressed patients in a general practice setting. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 78(1), pp. 127-138. (doi:10.1348/147608304x21365)

Simpson, S. A. , Wadsworth, E. J.K., Moss, S. C. and Smith, A. P. (2005) Minor injuries, cognitive failures and accidents at work: incidence and associated features. Occupational Medicine, 55(2), pp. 99-108. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqi035)

2004

Wadsworth, E. J. K., Simpson, S. A. , Moss, S. C. and Smith, A. P. (2004) Recreational drug use: patterns from a South Wales self-report survey. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 18(2), pp. 228-237. (doi:10.1177/0269881104042627)

Wadsworth, E. J.K., Moss, S. C., Simpson, S. A. and Smith, A. P. (2004) Factors associated with recreational drug use. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 18(2), pp. 238-248. (doi:10.1177/0269881104042628)

Butler, C. C., Evans, M., Greaves, D. and Simpson, S. (2004) Medically unexplained symptoms: the biopsychosocial model found wanting. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 97(5), pp. 219-222. (doi:10.1258/jrsm.97.5.219)

2003

Wadsworth, E. J.K., Moss, S. C., Simpson, S. and Smith, A. P. (2003) Preliminary investigation of the association between psychotropic medication use and accidents, minor injuries and cognitive failures. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 18(7), pp. 535-540. (doi:10.1002/hup.516)

Wadsworth, E.J.K., Simpson, S.A. , Moss, S.C. and Smith, A.P. (2003) The Bristol Stress and Health Study: accidents, minor injuries and cognitive failures at work. Occupational Medicine, 53(6), pp. 392-397.

Simpson, S. , Corney, R. and Fitzgerald, P. (2003) Counselling provision, prescribing and referral rates in a general practice setting. Primary Care Psychiatry, 8(4), pp. 115-119.

Simpson, S. , Corney, R., Fitzgerald, P. and Beecham, J. (2003) A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of psychodynamic counselling for general practice patients with chronic depression. Psychological Medicine, 33(2), pp. 229-239. (doi:10.1017/s0033291702006517)

Bower, P., Byford, S., Barber, J., Beecham, J., Simpson, S. , Friedli, K., Corney, R., King, M. and Harvey, I. (2003) Meta-analysis of data on costs from trials of counselling in primary care: using individual patient data to overcome sample size limitations in economic analyses. British Medical Journal, 326(7401), pp. 1247-1250. (doi:10.1136/bmj.326.7401.1247)

2000

Simpson, S. , Corney, R., Fitzgerald, P. and Beecham, J. (2000) A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of counselling patients with chronic depression. Health Technology Assessment, 4(36), pp. 1-83.

1997

Simpson, S.A. and Gilhooly, K.J. (1997) Diagnostic thinking processes: evidence from a constructive interaction study of electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 11(6), pp. 543-554. (doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-0720(199712)11:6<543::aid-acp486>3.0.co;2-c)

1996

Wood, F.E., Palmer, J. and Simpson, S. (1996) General Practitioners and Information: Evidence Based Practice Explored. In: Current Perspectives in Healthcare Computing, Harrogate, UK, 18-20 March 1996, pp. 543-550. ISBN 9780948198243

1995

Wood, F., Palmer, J., Ellis, D., Simpson, S. and Bacigalupo, R. (1995) Information in primary health care. Health Libraries Review, 12(4), pp. 295-308. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2532.1995.1240295.x)

Wood, F.E., Ellis, D., Bacigalupo, R. and Simpson, S. (1995) Information in general medical practice: a qualitative approach. Topics in Health Information Management, 16(2), pp. 10-18.

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Articles

Hawkins, J. et al. (2019) Acceptability and feasibility of implementing accelorometry-based activity monitors and a linked web portal in an exercise referral scheme: feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(3), e12374. (doi:10.2196/12374) (PMID:30924791)

O'Connor, R. C. et al. (2019) SAFETEL randomised controlled feasibility trial of a safety planning intervention with follow-up telephone contact to reduce suicidal behaviour: Study protocol. BMJ Open, 9, e025591. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025591)

Mackenzie, R. M., Ells, L. J., Simpson, S. A. and Logue, J. (2019) Development of a core outcome set for behavioural weight management programmes for adults with overweight and obesity: protocol for obtaining expert consensus using Delphi methodology. BMJ Open, 9(2), e025193. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025193) (PMID:30826797)

Forsyth, R. et al. (2018) Peer-led intervention to prevent and reduce STI transmission and improve sexual health in secondary schools (STASH): protocol for a feasibility study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 180. (doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0354-9) (PMID:30519482) (PMCID:PMC6264037)

Moore, L. , Hallingberg, B., Wight, D. , Turley, R., Segrott, J., Craig, P. , Robling, M., Murphy, S., Simpson, S. M. and Moore, G. (2018) Exploratory studies to inform full-scale evaluations of complex public health interventions: the need for guidance. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72(10), pp. 865-866. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-210414) (PMID:30030296) (PMCID:PMC6161652)

Hallingberg, B., Turley, R., Segrott, J., Wight, D. , Craig, P. , Moore, L. , Murphy, S., Robling, M., Simpson, S. and Moore, G. (2018) Exploratory studies to decide whether and how to proceed with full-scale evaluations of public health interventions: a systematic review of guidance. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 104. (doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0290-8) (PMID:29854417) (PMCID:PMC5971430)

Bevan Jones, R., Thapar, A., Stone, Z., Thapar, A., Jones, I., Smith, D. and Simpson, S. (2018) Psychoeducational interventions in adolescent depression: A systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(5), pp. 804-816. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2017.10.015) (PMID:29103882) (PMCID:PMC5933524)

Jones, R. B. et al. (2018) A web-based psychoeducational intervention for adolescent depression: design and development of MoodHwb. JMIR Mental Health, 5(1), e13. (doi:10.2196/mental.8894) (PMID:29449202) (PMCID:PMC5832901)

Hawkins, J. et al. (2017) Protocol for a feasibility randomised controlled trial of the use of Physical ACtivity monitors in an Exercise Referral Setting: The PACERS study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3, 51. (doi:10.1186/s40814-017-0194-z) (PMID:29238607) (PMCID:PMC5725949)

Matthews, L. et al. (2017) Study protocol for the ‘HelpMeDoIt!’ randomised controlled feasibility trial: an app, web and social support based weight loss intervention for adults with obesity. BMJ Open, 7(10), e017159. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017159) (PMID:29074513) (PMCID:PMC5665248)

Copeland, L., McNamara, R., Kelson, M. and Simpson, S. (2017) The development of a coding system to code planning talk within motivational interviewing. Patient Education and Counseling, 100(2), pp. 313-319. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.09.003) (PMID:27637286) (PMCID:PMC5332025)

Randell, E., McNamara, R., Shaw, C., Espinasse, A. and Simpson, S. A. (2015) Challenges of a community based pragmatic, randomised controlled trial of weight loss maintenance. BMC Research Notes, 8(1), 802. (doi:10.1186/s13104-015-1791-7) (PMID:26683473) (PMCID:PMC4684604)

Playle, R., Coulman, E., Gallagher, D. and Simpson, S. (2015) The use of multiple imputation (MI) in cluster randomised trials with suspected missing not at random (MNAR) outcome. Trials, 16(Supp 2), P143. (doi:10.1186/1745-6215-16-S2-P143) (PMCID:PMC4660135)

Poole, R., Smith, D. and Simpson, S. (2015) How patients contribute to an online psychoeducation forum for bipolar disorder: a virtual participant observation study. JMIR Mental Health, 2(3), e21. (doi:10.2196/mental.4123) (PMID:26543925) (PMCID:PMC4607375)

Simpson, S. A. et al. (2015) A feasibility randomised controlled trial of a motivational interviewing-based intervention for weight loss maintenance in adults. Health Technology Assessment, 19(50), pp. 1-378. (doi:10.3310/hta19500) (PMID:26168409)

Simpson, S. , John, E., Cassidy, D., Playle, R., Jewell, K., Cohen, D. and Longo, M. (2015) Healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy. The HELP trial. Appetite, 87, p. 396. (doi:10.1016/j.appet.2014.12.177)

Copeland, L., McNamara, R., Kelson, M. and Simpson, S. (2015) Mechanisms of change within motivational interviewing in relation to health behaviors outcomes: a systematic review. Patient Education and Counseling, 98(4), pp. 401-411. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2014.11.022) (PMID:25535015)

Dawes, H. et al. (2015) Exercise testing and training in people with Huntington's disease. Clinical Rehabilitation, 29(2), pp. 196-206. (doi:10.1177/0269215514540921)

Poole, R., Smith, D. and Simpson, S. (2015) Patients’ perspectives of the feasibility, acceptability and impact of a group-based psychoeducation programme for bipolar disorder: a qualitative analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 15, 184. (doi:10.1186/s12888-015-0556-0) (PMID:26231750) (PMCID:PMC4522139)

Randell, E., Pickles, T., Simpson, S. , Spanou, C., McCambridge, J., Hood, K. and Butler, C. C. (2015) Eligibility for interventions, co-occurrence and risk factors for unhealthy behaviours in patients consulting for routine primary care: results from the Pre-Empt study. BMC Family Practice, 16, 133. (doi:10.1186/s12875-015-0359-x) (PMID:26453044) (PMCID:PMC4600219)

Simpson, S. , McNamara, R., Shaw, C., Moriarty, Y., Randell, E., Copeland, L., Kelly, M. and Espinasse, A. (2015) Weight loss maintenance in adults: the WILMA trial process evaluation. European Health Psychologist, 17(Suppl.), 410.

Sniehotta, F. F., Simpson, S. A. and Greaves, C. J. (2014) Weight loss maintenance: an agenda for health psychology. British Journal of Health Psychology, 19(3), pp. 459-464. (doi:10.1111/bjhp.12107)

Cassidy, D., John, E., Copeland, L. and Simpson, S. A. (2014) Weight management in pregnancy: participants’ experiences of ‘Healthy Eating and Lifestyle in Pregnancy (HELP)’, a maternity care intervention for obese pregnant women. Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health, 4(3), p. 233. (doi:10.1016/j.preghy.2014.03.012)

Simpson, S. A. , Cassidy, D. and John, E. (2014) ‘Healthy Eating and Lifestyle in Pregnancy (HELP)’ trial: process evaluation framework. Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health, 4(3), p. 233. (doi:10.1016/j.preghy.2014.03.013)

Jewell, K., Avery, A., Barber, J. and Simpson, S. (2014) The healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP) feasibility study. British Journal of Midwifery, 22(10), pp. 727-736. (doi:10.12968/bjom.2014.22.10.727)

John, E. et al. (2014) Healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP): a protocol for a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a weight management intervention in pregnancy. BMC Public Health, 14(439), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-439)

Busse, M. et al. (2013) A randomized feasibility study of a 12-week community-based exercise program for people With Huntingtonʼs disease. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 37(4), pp. 149-158. (doi:10.1097/npt.0000000000000016)

Butler, C. C. et al. (2013) Training practitioners to deliver opportunistic multiple behaviour change counselling in primary care: a cluster randomised trial. British Medical Journal, 346, f1191. (doi:10.1136/bmj.f1191)

Francis, N. A., Phillips, R., Wood, F., Hood, K., Simpson, S. and Butler, C. C. (2013) Parents' and clinicians' views of an interactive booklet about respiratory tract infections in children: a qualitative process evaluation of the EQUIP randomised controlled trial. BMC Family Practice, 14(182), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-182)

Busse, M. et al. (2012) A randomised feasibility study of a 12-week exercise programme in Huntington's disease (HD). Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 83(Suppl), A58. (doi:10.1136/jnnp-2012-303524.182)

DeBono, K. et al. (2012) Perspectives of participating in a 12-week exercise programme for people with early -mid stage Huntington's disease. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 83(Suppl), A59. (doi:10.1136/jnnp-2012-303524.183)

Butler, C. C. et al. (2012) Effectiveness of multifaceted educational programme to reduce antibiotic dispensing in primary care: practice based randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 344(d8173), (doi:10.1136/bmj.d8173)

Phillips, K., Wood, F., Spanou, C., Kinnersley, P., Simpson, S. A. and Butler, C. C. (2012) Counselling patients about behaviour change: the challenge of talking about diet. British Journal of General Practice, 62(594), e13-e21. (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X616328)

Poole, R., Simpson, S.A. and Smith, D.J. (2012) Internet-based psychoeducation for bipolar disorder: a qualitative analysis of feasibility, acceptability and impact. BMC Psychiatry, 12(139), (doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-139)

Simpson, S. A. , Shaw, C. and McNamara, R. (2011) What is the most effective way to maintain weight loss in adults? British Medical Journal, 343(d8042), (doi:10.1136/bmj.d8042)

Smith, D. J. , Griffiths, E., Poole, R., di Florio, A., Barnes, E., Kelly, M. J., Craddock, N., Hood, K. and Simpson, S. (2011) Beating bipolar: exploratory trial of a novel internet-based psychoeducational treatment for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 13(5-6), pp. 571-577. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-5618.2011.00949.x)

Barnes, E., Simpson, S. , Griffiths, E., Hood, K., Craddock, N. and Smith, D. J. (2011) Developing an online psychoeducation package for bipolar disorder. Journal of Mental Health, 20(1), pp. 21-31. (doi:10.3109/09638237.2010.525565)

Simpson, S. A. , Lewis, R., van der Voort, J. and Butler, C. C. (2011) Oral or topical nasal steroids for hearing loss associated with otitis media with effusion in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD001935.pub3)

Smith, D. J. , Griffiths, E., Kelly, M., Hood, K., Craddock, N. and Simpson, S. A. (2011) Unrecognised bipolar disorder in primary care patients with depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 199(1), pp. 49-56. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.083840)

Wood, F., Simpson, S. , Barnes, E. and Hain, R. (2010) Disease trajectories and ACT/RCPCH categories in paediatric palliative care. Palliative Medicine, 24(8), pp. 796-806. (doi:10.1177/0269216310376555)

Smith, D. J. , Thapar, A. and Simpson, S. (2010) Bipolar spectrum disorders in primary care: optimising diagnosis and treatment. British Journal of General Practice, 60(574), pp. 322-324. (doi:10.3399/bjgp10X484165)

Bekkers, M.-J., Simpson, S. A. , Dunstan, F., Hood, K., Hare, M., Evans, J. and Butler, C. C. (2010) Enhancing the quality of antibiotic prescribing in Primary Care: qualitative evaluation of a blended learning intervention. BMC Family Practice, 11(34), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-34)

Smith, D. J. , Jones, I. and Simpson, S. (2010) Psychoeducation for bipolar disorder. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 16(2), pp. 147-154. (doi:10.1192/apt.bp.108.006403)

Spanou, C. et al. (2010) Preventing disease through opportunistic, rapid engagement by primary care teams using behaviour change counselling (PRE-EMPT): protocol for a general practice-based cluster randomised trial. BMC Family Practice, 11, p. 69. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-69)

Francis, N. A., Butler, C. C., Hood, K., Simpson, S. , Wood, F. and Nuttall, J. (2009) Effect of using an interactive booklet about childhood respiratory tract infections in primary care consultations on reconsulting and antibiotic prescribing: a cluster randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 339(b2885), (doi:10.1136/bmj.b2885)

Forty, L., Smith, D., Barnes, E., Simpson, S. , Griths, E., Hood, K. and Craddock, N. (2009) The role of comorbidity in screening for bipolar disorder in patients with major depression using the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32). Bipolar Disorders. Supplement, 11(Sup 1), pp. 39-40. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-5618.2009.00695.x)

Smith, D., Forty, L., Barnes, E., Simpson, S. , Griths, E., Hood, K. and Craddock, N. (2009) Screening for bipolar disorder: comparing the performance of the Hypomania Checklist (HCL-32) and the Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS) in a UK sample. Bipolar Disorders. Supplement, 11(Sup 1), pp. 81-82. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-5618.2009.00695.x)

Smith, D., Simpson, S. , Forty, L., Barnes, E., Jones, I., Griths, E., Hood, K. and Craddock, N. (2009) BeatingBipolar.org: protocol for a randomised clinical trial of a web-based psychoeducational treatment for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders. Supplement, 11(Sup 1), p. 81. (doi:10.1111/j.1399-5618.2009.00695.x)

Simpson, S. , Barnes, E., Griffiths, E., Hood, K., Cohen, D., Craddock, N., Jones, I. and Smith, D.J. (2009) The Bipolar Interactive Psychoeducation (BIPED) study: trial design and protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 9(1), p. 50. (doi:10.1186/1471-244X-9-50)

Simpson, S. A. et al. (2009) Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Resistance (STAR): a protocol for a trial of a complex intervention addressing the 'why' and 'how' of appropriate antibiotic prescribing in general practice. BMC Family Practice, 10(1), p. 20. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-10-20)

Francis, N., Wood, F., Simpson, S. , Hood, K. and Butler, C. C. (2008) Developing an 'interactive' booklet on respiratory tract infections in children for use in primary care consultations. Patient Education and Counseling, 73(2), pp. 286-293. (doi:10.1016/j.pec.2008.07.020)

Butler, C. C., Simpson, S. and Wood, F. (2008) General practitioners' perceptions of introducing near-patient testing for common infections into routine primary care: a qualitative study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 26(1), pp. 17-21. (doi:10.1080/02813430701726285)

Francis, N. A., Hood, K., Simpson, S. , Wood, F., Nuttall, J. and Butler, C. C. (2008) The effect of using an interactive booklet on childhood respiratory tract infections in consultations: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial in primary care. BMC Family Practice, 9(1), p. 23. (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-9-23)

O'Brien, K., Hillier, S., Simpson, S. , Hood, K. and Butler, C. (2007) An observational study of empirical antibiotics for adult women with uncomplicated UTI in general practice. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 59(6), pp. 1200-1203. (doi:10.1093/jac/dkm108)

Simpson, S.A. , Thomas, C.L., van der Linden, M., MacMillan, H., van der Wouden, J.C. and Butler, C.C. (2007) Identification of children in the first four years of life for early treatment for otitis media with effusion. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (doi:10.1002/14651858.CD004163.pub2)

Simpson, S. A. , Wood, F. and Butler, C. C. (2007) General practitioners' perceptions of antimicrobial resistance: a qualitative study. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 59(2), pp. 292-296. (doi:10.1093/jac/dkl467)

Wood, F., Simpson, S. and Butler, C. C. (2007) Socially responsible antibiotic choices in primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' decisions to prescribe broad-spectrum and fluroquinolone antibiotics. Family Practice, 24(5), pp. 427-434. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmm040)

Wadsworth, E.J.K., Moss, S.C., Simpson, S.A. and Smith, A.P. (2006) Cannabis use, cognitive performance and mood in a sample of workers. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 20(1), pp. 14-23. (doi:10.1177/0269881105056644)

Wadsworth, E.J.K., Moss, S.C., Simpson, S.A. and Smith, A.P. (2006) A community based investigation of the association between cannabis use, injuries and accidents. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 20(1), pp. 5-13. (doi:10.1177/0269881105056642)

Wadsworth, E. J.K., Moss, S. C., Simpson, S. A. and Smith, A. P. (2005) SSRIs and cognitive performance in a working sample. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 20(8), pp. 561-572. (doi:10.1002/hup.725)

Wadsworth, E.J.K., Moss, S.C., Simpson, S.A. and Smith, A.P. (2005) Psychotropic medication use and accidents, injuries and cognitive failures. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 20(6), pp. 391-400. (doi:10.1002/hup.709)

Corney, R. and Simpson, S. (2005) Thirty-six month outcome data from a trial of counselling with chronically depressed patients in a general practice setting. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 78(1), pp. 127-138. (doi:10.1348/147608304x21365)

Simpson, S. A. , Wadsworth, E. J.K., Moss, S. C. and Smith, A. P. (2005) Minor injuries, cognitive failures and accidents at work: incidence and associated features. Occupational Medicine, 55(2), pp. 99-108. (doi:10.1093/occmed/kqi035)

Wadsworth, E. J. K., Simpson, S. A. , Moss, S. C. and Smith, A. P. (2004) Recreational drug use: patterns from a South Wales self-report survey. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 18(2), pp. 228-237. (doi:10.1177/0269881104042627)

Wadsworth, E. J.K., Moss, S. C., Simpson, S. A. and Smith, A. P. (2004) Factors associated with recreational drug use. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 18(2), pp. 238-248. (doi:10.1177/0269881104042628)

Butler, C. C., Evans, M., Greaves, D. and Simpson, S. (2004) Medically unexplained symptoms: the biopsychosocial model found wanting. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 97(5), pp. 219-222. (doi:10.1258/jrsm.97.5.219)

Wadsworth, E. J.K., Moss, S. C., Simpson, S. and Smith, A. P. (2003) Preliminary investigation of the association between psychotropic medication use and accidents, minor injuries and cognitive failures. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 18(7), pp. 535-540. (doi:10.1002/hup.516)

Wadsworth, E.J.K., Simpson, S.A. , Moss, S.C. and Smith, A.P. (2003) The Bristol Stress and Health Study: accidents, minor injuries and cognitive failures at work. Occupational Medicine, 53(6), pp. 392-397.

Simpson, S. , Corney, R. and Fitzgerald, P. (2003) Counselling provision, prescribing and referral rates in a general practice setting. Primary Care Psychiatry, 8(4), pp. 115-119.

Simpson, S. , Corney, R., Fitzgerald, P. and Beecham, J. (2003) A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of psychodynamic counselling for general practice patients with chronic depression. Psychological Medicine, 33(2), pp. 229-239. (doi:10.1017/s0033291702006517)

Bower, P., Byford, S., Barber, J., Beecham, J., Simpson, S. , Friedli, K., Corney, R., King, M. and Harvey, I. (2003) Meta-analysis of data on costs from trials of counselling in primary care: using individual patient data to overcome sample size limitations in economic analyses. British Medical Journal, 326(7401), pp. 1247-1250. (doi:10.1136/bmj.326.7401.1247)

Simpson, S. , Corney, R., Fitzgerald, P. and Beecham, J. (2000) A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of counselling patients with chronic depression. Health Technology Assessment, 4(36), pp. 1-83.

Simpson, S.A. and Gilhooly, K.J. (1997) Diagnostic thinking processes: evidence from a constructive interaction study of electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 11(6), pp. 543-554. (doi:10.1002/(sici)1099-0720(199712)11:6<543::aid-acp486>3.0.co;2-c)

Wood, F., Palmer, J., Ellis, D., Simpson, S. and Bacigalupo, R. (1995) Information in primary health care. Health Libraries Review, 12(4), pp. 295-308. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2532.1995.1240295.x)

Wood, F.E., Ellis, D., Bacigalupo, R. and Simpson, S. (1995) Information in general medical practice: a qualitative approach. Topics in Health Information Management, 16(2), pp. 10-18.

Conference or Workshop Item

Craig, P. et al. (2018) Development of guidance for feasibility studies to decide whether and how to proceed to full-scale evaluation of complex public health interventions: a systematic review. The Lancet 392(S2):S7. Meeting abstract: Public Health Science 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32265-7)

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

Hawkins, J. et al. (2018) Exploring the acceptability and feasibility of using activity monitors to support increased physical activity within an exercise referral scheme for adults with, or at risk of, a chronic health condition. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 15(10)Suppl.1:S245. Meeting abstract: 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, London, UK, 15-17 Oct 2018. (doi:10.1123/jpah.2018-0535)

Simpson, S. (2018) The Helpmedoit! weight loss trial: Main results. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine 25(1):S159-S160. Meeting abstract: 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Santiago, Chile, 14-17 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1007/s12529-018-9740-1)

Simpson, S. , Campbell, R. and Moore, L. (2018) Complex interventions in health: Guidance on development, evaluation and the importance of context. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine 25(1):S2-S3. Meeting abstract: 15th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Santiago, Chile, 14-17 Nov 2018. (doi:10.1007/s12529-018-9740-1)

Bonello, B. , Matthews, L. , Logue, J. and Simpson, S. (2018) RF25 The role of social networks in weight management interventions during pregnancy and postpartum for women who are overweight and obese: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 72(1):A54.2-A55. Meeting abstract: Society for Social Medicine 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 5-7 Sept 2018. (doi:10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.113)

Matthews, L. , Pugmire, J. , Simpson, S. and Moore, L. (2018) P43 Using the HelpMeDoit! app and website to set and monitor weight loss goals and mobilise social support: qualitative findings. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 72(1):A80. Meeting abstract: Society for Social Medicine 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 5-7 Sept 2018. (doi:10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.113)

Simpson, S.A. et al. (2016) Mobilising social support: insights for the development of a web and app based intervention for weight loss. UNSPECIFIED S59-S60. (doi:10.1007/s12529-016-9586-3)

Simpson, S.A. , Pugmire, J. , Matthews, L. and Moore, L. (2016) Exploring social networks within a web and app based intervention for weight loss. UNSPECIFIED S22. (doi:10.1007/s12529-016-9586-3)

Simpson, S. A. , Matthews, L. , Pugmire, J. , Moore, L. and Utkina-Macaskill, O. (2016) Mobilising Social Support: Insights from the Development of a Web and App based Intervention. 2nd Behaviour Change Conference: Digital Health and Wellbeing, London, England, 24-25 Feb 2016. (doi:10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2016.01.00067)

Conference Proceedings

Wood, F.E., Palmer, J. and Simpson, S. (1996) General Practitioners and Information: Evidence Based Practice Explored. In: Current Perspectives in Healthcare Computing, Harrogate, UK, 18-20 March 1996, pp. 543-550. ISBN 9780948198243

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