Dr Meigan Thomson

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

email: Meigan.Thomson@glasgow.ac.uk

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Clarice Pears Building, 90 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TB

Import to contacts

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2171-9159

Biography

Meigan began working as a research assistant for the Complexity Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in November 2022. Meigan's primary role is to support the project management and coordination of the PACES project, with focus on the qualitative workstream and public engagement and involvement.

Meigan also completed her PhD in the Unit in February 2023. Meigan's doctoral research used a mixed-methods approach to explore the barriers and facilitators of weight loss in behavioural weight management programmes using a social-ecological lens. Meigan's thesis is available to view on in the University of Glasgow Enlighten Archive.

Prior to her PhD, Meigan completed a MSc in Clinical Health Psychology with distinction in 2017 and a MA(Hons) in Psychology (First) in 2014. Meigan has worked as a researcher at the University's of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Nottingham on a range of projects developing and evaluating interventions to improve health outcomes. 

Meigan is a member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine and on the Scottish committee for the Association for the Study of Obesity.

Research interests

Research Interests:

  • Obesity, diet and physical activity
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Older adults
  • Carers
  • Social support and social networks
  • Public and patient involvement and engagement

Expertise & experience

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Mixed methods - integrating different research methods
  • Behaviour change
  • Public and patient involvement and engagement
  • Social networks
  • Systematic reviews

Publications

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2023

Purcell, C. , Dibben, G. , Hilton Boon, M. , Matthews, L. , Palmer, V. J., Thomson, M. , Smillie, S. , Simpson, S. A. and Taylor, R. S. (2023) Social network interventions to support cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention in the management of people with heart disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2023(6), CD013820. (doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013820.pub2) (PMID:37378598) (PMCID:PMC10305790)

Thomson, M. , Henderson, G., Vines, J., Rogers, T. and MacBeth, A. (2023) Towards a better understanding of peer support platforms for digital mental health. Learning from stakeholder engagement and mapping a Theory of Change. Documentation. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

2022

Thomson, M. , Martin, A. , Long, E. , Logue, J. and Simpson, S. A. (2022) A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID-19. Clinical Obesity, 12(3), e12512. (doi: 10.1111/cob.12512) (PMID:35194943) (PMCID:PMC9286397)

2020

Thomson, M. , Martin, A. , Logue, J. , Wells, V. and Simpson, S. A. (2020) Barriers and facilitators of successful weight loss during participation in behavioural weight management programmes: A protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 9, 168. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-020-01427-1) (PMID:32731884) (PMCID:PMC7393897)

Baylan, S. et al. (2020) Measuring the Effects of Listening for Leisure on Outcome after stroke (MELLO): a pilot randomised controlled trial of mindful music listening. International Journal of Stroke, 15(2), pp. 149-158. (doi: 10.1177/1747493019841250) (PMID:30940047) (PMCID:PMC7045280)

Tieges, Z. et al. (2020) A smartphone-based test for the assessment of attention deficits in delirium: a case-control diagnostic test accuracy study in older hospitalised patients. PLoS ONE, 15(1), e0227471. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227471) (PMID:31978127) (PMCID:PMC6980392)

2018

Rutter, L.-M. et al. (2018) Diagnostic test accuracy of a novel smartphone application for the assessment of attention deficits in delirium in older hospitalised patients: a prospective cohort study protocol. BMC Geriatrics, 18, 217. (doi: 10.1186/s12877-018-0901-5) (PMID:30223771) (PMCID:PMC6142423)

Baylan, S. et al. (2018) Participants’ experiences of music, mindful music, and audiobook listening interventions for people recovering from stroke. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1423(1), pp. 349-359. (doi: 10.1111/nyas.13618) (PMID:29727009)

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Number of items: 8.

Articles

Purcell, C. , Dibben, G. , Hilton Boon, M. , Matthews, L. , Palmer, V. J., Thomson, M. , Smillie, S. , Simpson, S. A. and Taylor, R. S. (2023) Social network interventions to support cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention in the management of people with heart disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2023(6), CD013820. (doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013820.pub2) (PMID:37378598) (PMCID:PMC10305790)

Thomson, M. , Martin, A. , Long, E. , Logue, J. and Simpson, S. A. (2022) A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID-19. Clinical Obesity, 12(3), e12512. (doi: 10.1111/cob.12512) (PMID:35194943) (PMCID:PMC9286397)

Thomson, M. , Martin, A. , Logue, J. , Wells, V. and Simpson, S. A. (2020) Barriers and facilitators of successful weight loss during participation in behavioural weight management programmes: A protocol for a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 9, 168. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-020-01427-1) (PMID:32731884) (PMCID:PMC7393897)

Baylan, S. et al. (2020) Measuring the Effects of Listening for Leisure on Outcome after stroke (MELLO): a pilot randomised controlled trial of mindful music listening. International Journal of Stroke, 15(2), pp. 149-158. (doi: 10.1177/1747493019841250) (PMID:30940047) (PMCID:PMC7045280)

Tieges, Z. et al. (2020) A smartphone-based test for the assessment of attention deficits in delirium: a case-control diagnostic test accuracy study in older hospitalised patients. PLoS ONE, 15(1), e0227471. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227471) (PMID:31978127) (PMCID:PMC6980392)

Rutter, L.-M. et al. (2018) Diagnostic test accuracy of a novel smartphone application for the assessment of attention deficits in delirium in older hospitalised patients: a prospective cohort study protocol. BMC Geriatrics, 18, 217. (doi: 10.1186/s12877-018-0901-5) (PMID:30223771) (PMCID:PMC6142423)

Baylan, S. et al. (2018) Participants’ experiences of music, mindful music, and audiobook listening interventions for people recovering from stroke. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1423(1), pp. 349-359. (doi: 10.1111/nyas.13618) (PMID:29727009)

Research Reports or Papers

Thomson, M. , Henderson, G., Vines, J., Rogers, T. and MacBeth, A. (2023) Towards a better understanding of peer support platforms for digital mental health. Learning from stakeholder engagement and mapping a Theory of Change. Documentation. The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

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Supervision

Meigan provides supervision for the MSc Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions Course:

  • Mohammed Ashraf Idris Bux (student)Evaluability Assessment of a skin camouflage service.

Teaching

Meigan has delivered teaching in qualitative research methods on the MSc Human Nutrition course at the University of Glasgow.

Research datasets

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2023

Thomson, M. , Henderson, G., Vines, J. and MacBeth, A. (2023) Stakeholder Engagement Focus Groups on Digital Mental Health and Peer Support, 2022. [Data Collection]

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