Mrs Susan Patterson

  • Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

Biography

Susan Patterson (née Martin) is a Research Assistant in the Social Relationships and Health Improvement Programme, at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. Working under the Peers and Communities research theme, Susan is currently working on the process evaluation of ‘Bridge-it’, a randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of bridging from emergency to regular contraception. Susan recently interned on an NIHR-funded trial of peer-led intervention with secondary school pupils to improve sexual health (STASH).

Susan completed her PhD in June 2017, entitled “Young people’s sexual health literacy: seeking, understanding, and evaluating online sexual health information”, supervised by Dr Lisa McDaid, Dr Shona Hilton and Professor Paul Flowers. Her PhD used qualitative methods to explore how young people from a range of backgrounds described and experienced seeking, understanding, evaluating and using online sexual health information and the individual, environmental and social factors relevant to this.

Prior to this, Susan graduated with a MA(Hons) in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Glasgow in 2008 and then went on to complete an MRes in Sociology and Research Methods, also at the University of Glasgow, graduating with distinction. Joining the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in 2011, Susan worked as a Research Assistant within the Evaluating the Effects of Health Interventions team and then joined the Sexual Health Programme in September 2012, working on a project exploring UK newsprint media reporting of sexual health and blood borne viruses (BBV). She also worked as a fieldworker on GoEast, Football Fans in Training (FFIT) and the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Survey.


Research interests

Research interests: e-health, social media, health literacy, sexual health literacy, young people, sexual health, digital health, sexual health education, health inequalities

Expertise: qualitative methods, media analysis, framework analysis, process evaluation


Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2019

Patterson, S. , Hilton, S. , Flowers, P. and McDaid, L. (2019) What are the barriers and challenges faced by adolescents when searching for sexual health information on the internet?: Implications for policy and practice from a qualitative study. Sexually Transmitted Infections, (Accepted for Publication)

2016

Martin, S. , McDaid, L. and Hilton, S. (2016) The ‘‘Absent’’ Researcher: Reflections on Using Real-Time Observational Methods to Explore Young Peoples’ Online Behaviours. Qualitative Methods Conference, Glasgow, UK, 3-5 May 2016. (doi:10.1177/1609406916672113)

2015

Martin, S. , Young, I. , Riddell, J. , Hilton, S. , McDaid, L. , Flowers, P. and Gilbert, M. (2015) P68 Sexual Health Literacy and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): A Scoping Review of Research Literature. BASHH Spring Conference 2015, Glasgow, UK, 1-3 June 2015. A38-A38. (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052126.111)

2014

Gibson, M., Banas, K., Lutje, V., McKee, M., Martin, S. , Thomson, H. , Bambra, C., Fenton, C. and Bond, L. (2014) OP96 Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children - a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(Sup 1), A47-A47. (doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204726.98)

Gibson, M., Banas, K., Lutje, V., McKee, M., Martin, S. , Thomson, H. , Bambra, C., Fenton, C. and Bond, L. (2014) The effects of welfare to work interventions on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children–a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Public Health, 24(Sup 2),

Lorimer, K., Martin, S. and McDaid, L. (2014) The views of general practitioners and practice nurses towards the barriers and facilitators of proactive, internet-based chlamydia screening for reaching young heterosexual men. BMC Family Practice, 15(127), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-15-127)

Martin, S. P. , McDaid, L. M. and Hilton, S. (2014) Double-standards in reporting of risk and responsibility for sexual health: a qualitative content analysis of negatively toned UK newsprint articles. BMC Public Health, 14(792), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-792)

2013

Martin, S. , Hilton, S. and McDaid, L. (2013) United Kingdom newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood-borne viruses in 2010. Sexual Health, 10(6), pp. 546-552. (doi:10.1071/SH13093)

This list was generated on Sat Feb 16 19:18:03 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 8.

Articles

Patterson, S. , Hilton, S. , Flowers, P. and McDaid, L. (2019) What are the barriers and challenges faced by adolescents when searching for sexual health information on the internet?: Implications for policy and practice from a qualitative study. Sexually Transmitted Infections, (Accepted for Publication)

Gibson, M., Banas, K., Lutje, V., McKee, M., Martin, S. , Thomson, H. , Bambra, C., Fenton, C. and Bond, L. (2014) OP96 Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children - a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(Sup 1), A47-A47. (doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204726.98)

Gibson, M., Banas, K., Lutje, V., McKee, M., Martin, S. , Thomson, H. , Bambra, C., Fenton, C. and Bond, L. (2014) The effects of welfare to work interventions on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children–a systematic review of randomised controlled trials. European Journal of Public Health, 24(Sup 2),

Lorimer, K., Martin, S. and McDaid, L. (2014) The views of general practitioners and practice nurses towards the barriers and facilitators of proactive, internet-based chlamydia screening for reaching young heterosexual men. BMC Family Practice, 15(127), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-15-127)

Martin, S. P. , McDaid, L. M. and Hilton, S. (2014) Double-standards in reporting of risk and responsibility for sexual health: a qualitative content analysis of negatively toned UK newsprint articles. BMC Public Health, 14(792), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-792)

Martin, S. , Hilton, S. and McDaid, L. (2013) United Kingdom newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood-borne viruses in 2010. Sexual Health, 10(6), pp. 546-552. (doi:10.1071/SH13093)

Conference or Workshop Item

Martin, S. , McDaid, L. and Hilton, S. (2016) The ‘‘Absent’’ Researcher: Reflections on Using Real-Time Observational Methods to Explore Young Peoples’ Online Behaviours. Qualitative Methods Conference, Glasgow, UK, 3-5 May 2016. (doi:10.1177/1609406916672113)

Martin, S. , Young, I. , Riddell, J. , Hilton, S. , McDaid, L. , Flowers, P. and Gilbert, M. (2015) P68 Sexual Health Literacy and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): A Scoping Review of Research Literature. BASHH Spring Conference 2015, Glasgow, UK, 1-3 June 2015. A38-A38. (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2015-052126.111)

This list was generated on Sat Feb 16 19:18:03 2019 GMT.