Dr Wendy Gnich

  • Research Fellow (Dental School)

telephone: 01412119802
email: Wendy.Gnich@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

Wendy Gnich took up post as a research fellow and evaluation team manager for Childsmile the national oral health improvement programme in Scotland in July 2008. Wendy has a disciplinary background in psychology and a PhD in applied social science. She was employed by the Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change (RUHBC) at the University of Edinburgh (from 1998 to 2008) and was a key member of the unit’s evaluation programme.

Wendy has made a major contribution to a number of large-scale national evaluations of health-improvement initiatives. These have included a quasi-experimental evaluation of a community-based anti-smoking initiative (Breathing Space) in a low income area and the external evaluation of ASH and NHS Health Scotland’s national young people‘s smoking cessation pilot programme.

More recently Wendy acted as consultant and evaluator on the evaluation of the second phase of the national health demonstration project ‘Have a Heart Paisley’. She has a particular interest in the evaluation of complex health promotion initiatives (both methodological and theoretical issues), mixed method approaches to evaluation, the role of health services in reducing health inequalities and anticipatory care.


Publications

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Number of items: 22.

2018

Hodgins, F., Sherriff, A. , Gnich, W., Ross, A. J. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2018) The effectiveness of Dental Health Support Workers at linking families with primary care dental practices: a population-wide data linkage cohort study. BMC Oral Health, 18, 191. (doi:10.1186/s12903-018-0650-z) (PMID:30463549) (PMCID:PMC6249895)

Gnich, W., Sherriff, A. , Bonetti, D., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2018) The effect of introducing a financial incentive to promote application of fluoride varnish in dental practice in Scotland: a natural experiment. Implementation Science, 13, 95. (doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0775-0) (PMID:29996868) (PMCID:PMC6042272)

Ross, A. , Sherriff, A. , Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Anderson, J.E., Deas, L. and Macpherson, L. (2018) A systems approach using the functional resonance analysis method to support fluoride varnish application for children attending general dental practice. Applied Ergonomics, 68, pp. 294-303. (doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2017.12.005) (PMID:29409648)

2017

Ross, A. , Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Sherriff, A. , Deas, L., Rhouma, O. and Macpherson, L. (2017) A Systems Analysis of Fluoride Varnish Application in General Dental Practice in Scotland using the Functional Resonance Analysis Method. 64th ORCA Congress, Oslo, 5-8 July 2017. p. 366. (doi:10.1159/000471777)

Burns, J., Conway, D. I. , Gnich, W. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2017) Linking families with pre-school children from healthcare services to community resources: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 6(1), 50. (doi:10.1186/s13643-017-0417-7) (PMID:28270199) (PMCID:PMC5341367)

2016

Young, M. A., Sherriff, A. , Ross, A. , Macpherson, L. and Gnich, W. (2016) Evaluating Childsmile’s Dental Health Support Worker Role: Realist Comparative Case Studies. 21st Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health, Budapest, Hungary, 29 Sep-01 Oct 2016.

Hodgins, F., Gnich, W., Ross, A. J. , Sherriff, A. and Worlledge-Andrew, H. (2016) How do lay health workers tailor in effective health behaviour change interventions? A protocol for a qualitative synthesis. Systematic Reviews, 5, 102. (doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0271-z)

Templeton, A. R. et al. (2016) Patient-, organization-, and system-level barriers and facilitators to preventive oral health care: a convergent mixed-methods study in primary dental care. Implementation Science, 11(1), 5. (doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0366-2)

2015

Hodgins, F., Gnich, W., Ross, A. , Sherriff, A. , Deas, L. and Macpherson, L. (2015) Barriers and Facilitators to Tailoring Support to Families' Needs. Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Belfast, UK, 01 Apr 2015.

Blair, Y. I., McMahon, A. D. , Gnich, W., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2015) Elimination of ‘the Glasgow effect’ in levels of dental caries in Scotland’s five-year-old children: 10 cross-sectional surveys (1994–2012). BMC Public Health, 15, 212. (doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1492-0)

Gnich, W., Bonetti, D., Sherriff, A. , Sharma, S., Conway, D.I. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2015) Use of the theoretical domains framework to further understanding of what influences application of fluoride varnish to children's teeth: a national survey of general dental practitioners in Scotland. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 43(3), pp. 272-281. (doi:10.1111/cdoe.12151) (PMID:25656749)

Young, M., Gnich, W., Sherriff, A. , Ross, A. and Macpherson, L. (2015) Optimising the Role of the Dental Health Support Worker within Childsmile Practice: Mapping Delivery & Exploring Variation. In: Faculty of Public Health Scottish Conference, Peebles, Scotland, 5-6 Nov 2015,

2014

Hodgins, F., Gnich, W., Ross, A. , Sherriff, A. , Deas, L. and Macpherson, L. (2014) What Does it Mean to Tailor Support in a Lay Health Worker Intervention?: A Qualitative Study. 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Innsbruck, Austria, 26-30 Aug 2014.

Gnich, W., Deas, L., Mackenzie, S., Burns, J. and Conway, D. I. (2014) Extending dental nurses' duties: a national survey investigating skill-mix in Scotland's child oral health improvement programme (Childsmile). BMC Oral Health, 14(1), p. 137. (doi:10.1186/1472-6831-14-137)

2013

Deas, L., Mattu, L. and Gnich, W. (2013) Intelligent policy making? Key actors' perspectives on the development and implementation of a national early years' initiative. Social Science and Medicine, 96, pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.07.001)

Eaves, J. and Gnich, W. (2013) Can programme theory be used as a 'translational tool’ to optimise health service delivery in a national early years’ initiative in Scotland: a case study. BMC Health Services Research, 13(425), (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-425)

Lindridge, A., MacGaskill, S., Gnich, W., Eadie, D. and Holme, I. (2013) Applying the social ecological model to social marketing communications. European Journal of Marketing, 47(9), pp. 1399-1420. (doi:10.1108/EJM-10-2011-0561)

2010

Macpherson, L.M.D. et al. (2010) Childsmile: the national child oral health improvement programme in Scotland. Part 1: establishment and development. British Dental Journal, 209(2), pp. 73-78. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.628) (PMID:20651768)

Turner, S., Brewster, L., Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Ball, G. E., Milburn, K., Pitts, N. B., Goold, S., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2010) Childsmile: the national child oral health improvement programme in Scotland. Part 2: monitoring and delivery. British Dental Journal, 209(2), pp. 79-83. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.629)

2009

Bryce, A., Butler, C., Gnich, W., Sheehy, C. and Tappin, D.M. (2009) CATCH: development of a home-based midwifery intervention to support young pregnant smokers to quit. Midwifery, 25(5), pp. 473-482. (doi:10.1016/j.midw.2007.10.006)

2008

Gnich, W., Sheehy, C., Amos, A., Bitel, M. and Platt, S. (2008) A Scotland-wide pilot programme of smoking cessation services for young people: process and outcome evaluation. Addiction, 103(11), pp. 1866-1874. (doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02316.x)

Ritchie, D., Gnich, W., Parry, O. and Platt, S. (2008) 'People pull the rug from under your feet': barriers to successful public health programmes. BMC Public Health, 8, p. 173. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-173)

This list was generated on Mon Jun 24 13:16:03 2019 BST.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

Hodgins, F., Sherriff, A. , Gnich, W., Ross, A. J. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2018) The effectiveness of Dental Health Support Workers at linking families with primary care dental practices: a population-wide data linkage cohort study. BMC Oral Health, 18, 191. (doi:10.1186/s12903-018-0650-z) (PMID:30463549) (PMCID:PMC6249895)

Gnich, W., Sherriff, A. , Bonetti, D., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2018) The effect of introducing a financial incentive to promote application of fluoride varnish in dental practice in Scotland: a natural experiment. Implementation Science, 13, 95. (doi:10.1186/s13012-018-0775-0) (PMID:29996868) (PMCID:PMC6042272)

Ross, A. , Sherriff, A. , Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Anderson, J.E., Deas, L. and Macpherson, L. (2018) A systems approach using the functional resonance analysis method to support fluoride varnish application for children attending general dental practice. Applied Ergonomics, 68, pp. 294-303. (doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2017.12.005) (PMID:29409648)

Burns, J., Conway, D. I. , Gnich, W. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2017) Linking families with pre-school children from healthcare services to community resources: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 6(1), 50. (doi:10.1186/s13643-017-0417-7) (PMID:28270199) (PMCID:PMC5341367)

Hodgins, F., Gnich, W., Ross, A. J. , Sherriff, A. and Worlledge-Andrew, H. (2016) How do lay health workers tailor in effective health behaviour change interventions? A protocol for a qualitative synthesis. Systematic Reviews, 5, 102. (doi:10.1186/s13643-016-0271-z)

Templeton, A. R. et al. (2016) Patient-, organization-, and system-level barriers and facilitators to preventive oral health care: a convergent mixed-methods study in primary dental care. Implementation Science, 11(1), 5. (doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0366-2)

Blair, Y. I., McMahon, A. D. , Gnich, W., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L. M.D. (2015) Elimination of ‘the Glasgow effect’ in levels of dental caries in Scotland’s five-year-old children: 10 cross-sectional surveys (1994–2012). BMC Public Health, 15, 212. (doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1492-0)

Gnich, W., Bonetti, D., Sherriff, A. , Sharma, S., Conway, D.I. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2015) Use of the theoretical domains framework to further understanding of what influences application of fluoride varnish to children's teeth: a national survey of general dental practitioners in Scotland. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 43(3), pp. 272-281. (doi:10.1111/cdoe.12151) (PMID:25656749)

Gnich, W., Deas, L., Mackenzie, S., Burns, J. and Conway, D. I. (2014) Extending dental nurses' duties: a national survey investigating skill-mix in Scotland's child oral health improvement programme (Childsmile). BMC Oral Health, 14(1), p. 137. (doi:10.1186/1472-6831-14-137)

Deas, L., Mattu, L. and Gnich, W. (2013) Intelligent policy making? Key actors' perspectives on the development and implementation of a national early years' initiative. Social Science and Medicine, 96, pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.07.001)

Eaves, J. and Gnich, W. (2013) Can programme theory be used as a 'translational tool’ to optimise health service delivery in a national early years’ initiative in Scotland: a case study. BMC Health Services Research, 13(425), (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-425)

Lindridge, A., MacGaskill, S., Gnich, W., Eadie, D. and Holme, I. (2013) Applying the social ecological model to social marketing communications. European Journal of Marketing, 47(9), pp. 1399-1420. (doi:10.1108/EJM-10-2011-0561)

Macpherson, L.M.D. et al. (2010) Childsmile: the national child oral health improvement programme in Scotland. Part 1: establishment and development. British Dental Journal, 209(2), pp. 73-78. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.628) (PMID:20651768)

Turner, S., Brewster, L., Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Ball, G. E., Milburn, K., Pitts, N. B., Goold, S., Conway, D. I. and Macpherson, L.M.D. (2010) Childsmile: the national child oral health improvement programme in Scotland. Part 2: monitoring and delivery. British Dental Journal, 209(2), pp. 79-83. (doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2010.629)

Bryce, A., Butler, C., Gnich, W., Sheehy, C. and Tappin, D.M. (2009) CATCH: development of a home-based midwifery intervention to support young pregnant smokers to quit. Midwifery, 25(5), pp. 473-482. (doi:10.1016/j.midw.2007.10.006)

Gnich, W., Sheehy, C., Amos, A., Bitel, M. and Platt, S. (2008) A Scotland-wide pilot programme of smoking cessation services for young people: process and outcome evaluation. Addiction, 103(11), pp. 1866-1874. (doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2008.02316.x)

Ritchie, D., Gnich, W., Parry, O. and Platt, S. (2008) 'People pull the rug from under your feet': barriers to successful public health programmes. BMC Public Health, 8, p. 173. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-173)

Conference or Workshop Item

Ross, A. , Kidd, J., Gnich, W., Sherriff, A. , Deas, L., Rhouma, O. and Macpherson, L. (2017) A Systems Analysis of Fluoride Varnish Application in General Dental Practice in Scotland using the Functional Resonance Analysis Method. 64th ORCA Congress, Oslo, 5-8 July 2017. p. 366. (doi:10.1159/000471777)

Young, M. A., Sherriff, A. , Ross, A. , Macpherson, L. and Gnich, W. (2016) Evaluating Childsmile’s Dental Health Support Worker Role: Realist Comparative Case Studies. 21st Congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health, Budapest, Hungary, 29 Sep-01 Oct 2016.

Hodgins, F., Gnich, W., Ross, A. , Sherriff, A. , Deas, L. and Macpherson, L. (2015) Barriers and Facilitators to Tailoring Support to Families' Needs. Psychology, Health and Medicine Conference, Belfast, UK, 01 Apr 2015.

Hodgins, F., Gnich, W., Ross, A. , Sherriff, A. , Deas, L. and Macpherson, L. (2014) What Does it Mean to Tailor Support in a Lay Health Worker Intervention?: A Qualitative Study. 28th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Innsbruck, Austria, 26-30 Aug 2014.

Conference Proceedings

Young, M., Gnich, W., Sherriff, A. , Ross, A. and Macpherson, L. (2015) Optimising the Role of the Dental Health Support Worker within Childsmile Practice: Mapping Delivery & Exploring Variation. In: Faculty of Public Health Scottish Conference, Peebles, Scotland, 5-6 Nov 2015,

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