Dr Theresa Ikegwuonu

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

Biography

Theresa joined the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU) in 2015. She currently works on a CRUK funded research project which aims to analyse the development of current Scottish policies to regulate electronic cigarettes, with a specific focus on the engagement and role of commercial actors in emerging debates on e-cigarette regulation. Prior to joining the SPHSU, Theresa worked at the University of Edinburgh, Innogen Institute, where she led on the social science component of the IMPACT project (Implantable Microsystems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy), developing new approaches to cancer treatment, using implanted, smart biosensors on silicon.

Theresa has expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research, with particular interest in using innovative approaches to investigate people’s perspectives and public health policy development. Theresa has conducted numerous interdisciplinary, qualitative and mixed methods research projects using in-depth interviews, semi-structured interviews, telephone interviews, focus groups, research diaries, social network mapping and visual tools.

Her background is in the social and health sciences, and she gained her undergraduate degree from Germany, with a 1st class honours. She completed her PhD at the University of Stirling in 2013, looking at peoples’ experiences of hypoglycaemia and diabetes, exploring reasons for the use of emergency services. Prior to Stirling, she worked at the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH), where she was involved in projects exploring substance use, risk taking, and young adults’ decision making around alcohol consumption. 

Theresa enjoys working within an interdisciplinary environment, particularly where she can bring her social science background to investigations within the health, health policy, health technology and natural science fields.

Expertise: interdisciplinary, qualitative and mixed methods research, particular interest in using innovative approaches, social network analysis (SNA), in-depth interviews, semi-structured interviews, telephone interviews, focus groups, research diaries, social network mapping and visual tools.


Research interests

  • Public health policy development
  • The dynamics of sociology, illness experience, and health
  • Long term conditions, including diabetes and cancer (survivorship)
  • Public health challenges in developing countries
  • Risk taking, resilience and substance use in young adults
  • How (new) health technologies can help improve people's quality of life.

Teaching

Theresa has experience of teaching qualitative methods, research governance, ethics and sociology of health and illness.


Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2018

Ikegwuonu, T., Haddow, G., Tait, J., Murray, A. F. and Kunkler, I. H. (2018) Horizon scanning implanted biosensors in personalising breast cancer management: first pilot study of breast cancer patients views. Health Science Reports, 1(4), e30. (doi:10.1002/hsr2.30)

Duncan, E. A.S., Fitzpatrick, D., Ikegwuonu, T., Evans, J. and Maxwell, M. (2018) Role and prevalence of impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia in ambulance service attendances to people who have had a severe hypoglycaemic emergency: a mixed-methods study. BMJ Open, 8(4), e019522. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019522) (PMID:29691243) (PMCID:PMC5922484)

2017

Ikegwuonu, T., Hilton, S. , Smith, K. and Weishaar, H. (2017) Organisational Actors Who Engage in Scottish E-Cigarette Policy Debates: A Mixed Methods Approach. 10th European Public Health Conference Sustaining Resilient and Healthy Communities, Stockholm, Sweden, 1-4 Nov 2017. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckx189.150)

2015

Ikegwuonu, T., Haddow, G., Tait, J. and Kunkler, I. (2015) Recovering breast cancer patients’ views about the use of in-vivo biosensors to personalise radiotherapy treatment. Project Report. Innogen Institute, Edinburgh.

2013

Maxwell, M. and Ikegwuonu, T. (2013) Scoping the Impact and Continuing Relevance of the Rights, Relationships and Recovery (3 R’s) in Mental Health Nursing. Project Report. Chief Scientist Office, Scotland.

Seaman, P., Edgar, F. and Ikegwuonu, T. (2013) The role of alcohol price in young adult drinking cultures in Scotland. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 20(4), pp. 278-285. (doi:10.3109/09687637.2013.765386) (PMID:23864771) (PMCID:PMC3709883)

2011

Seaman, P. and Ikegwuonu, T. (2011) ‘I don't think old people should go to clubs’: how universal is the alcohol transition amongst young adults in the United Kingdom? Journal of Youth Studies, 14(7), pp. 745-759. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2011.588946)

2010

Seaman, P. and Ikegwuonu, T. (2010) Young People and Alcohol: Influences on How They Drink. Project Report. Joseph Rountree Foundation.

This list was generated on Thu May 23 09:11:55 2019 BST.
Number of items: 8.

Articles

Ikegwuonu, T., Haddow, G., Tait, J., Murray, A. F. and Kunkler, I. H. (2018) Horizon scanning implanted biosensors in personalising breast cancer management: first pilot study of breast cancer patients views. Health Science Reports, 1(4), e30. (doi:10.1002/hsr2.30)

Duncan, E. A.S., Fitzpatrick, D., Ikegwuonu, T., Evans, J. and Maxwell, M. (2018) Role and prevalence of impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia in ambulance service attendances to people who have had a severe hypoglycaemic emergency: a mixed-methods study. BMJ Open, 8(4), e019522. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019522) (PMID:29691243) (PMCID:PMC5922484)

Seaman, P., Edgar, F. and Ikegwuonu, T. (2013) The role of alcohol price in young adult drinking cultures in Scotland. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 20(4), pp. 278-285. (doi:10.3109/09687637.2013.765386) (PMID:23864771) (PMCID:PMC3709883)

Seaman, P. and Ikegwuonu, T. (2011) ‘I don't think old people should go to clubs’: how universal is the alcohol transition amongst young adults in the United Kingdom? Journal of Youth Studies, 14(7), pp. 745-759. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2011.588946)

Research Reports or Papers

Ikegwuonu, T., Haddow, G., Tait, J. and Kunkler, I. (2015) Recovering breast cancer patients’ views about the use of in-vivo biosensors to personalise radiotherapy treatment. Project Report. Innogen Institute, Edinburgh.

Maxwell, M. and Ikegwuonu, T. (2013) Scoping the Impact and Continuing Relevance of the Rights, Relationships and Recovery (3 R’s) in Mental Health Nursing. Project Report. Chief Scientist Office, Scotland.

Seaman, P. and Ikegwuonu, T. (2010) Young People and Alcohol: Influences on How They Drink. Project Report. Joseph Rountree Foundation.

Conference or Workshop Item

Ikegwuonu, T., Hilton, S. , Smith, K. and Weishaar, H. (2017) Organisational Actors Who Engage in Scottish E-Cigarette Policy Debates: A Mixed Methods Approach. 10th European Public Health Conference Sustaining Resilient and Healthy Communities, Stockholm, Sweden, 1-4 Nov 2017. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckx189.150)

This list was generated on Thu May 23 09:11:55 2019 BST.