Dr Marie Kotzur

  • Lecturer in Health Psychology/Behavioural Sciences related to Dentistry (Dental School)
  • Honorary Research Fellow (School of Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 0141 211 9802
email: Marie.Kotzur@glasgow.ac.uk

University of Glasgow Dental School, Room K35, Level 8, Dental Public Health Department, 378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JZ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6921-5075

Biography

I am a research associate with a background in health psychology and behavioural science. My work focuses on the prevention and early diagnosis of cancer through increased screening participation. Since joining the Institute of Health and Wellbeing in 2015 I have been working with on several projects to understand barriers to cancer screening participation and to support people in using cancer screening services. I am a founding member of the and passionate about reducing inequalities in preventive health care and cancer outcomes.

Qualifications

2017    PhD in Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland

2010    BA(Hons) Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland

Appointments

2018    Research Associate

2015    Research Assistant

Research interests

My work aims to improve cancer outcomes by reducing health inequalities in preventive screening and early diagnosis through behavioural science.

Areas of expertise:

  • Behavioural science
  • Health psychology
  • Health inequalities
  • Motivation
  • Decision-making
  • Participatory research
  • Mixed methodology research

Latest projects:

  • Improving access to cancer screening among people with intellectual disabilities: development of a complex intervention (starting in 2021)
  • A faith-based intervention for Muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening (2020-2021)
  • The impact of theory-based messages on COVID-19 vaccination intentions (2020, ongoing)
  • Understanding longer-term health impacts of social distancing and behavioural interventions introduced to prevent the spread of infection in the population (2020, ongoing)
  • Increasing uptake of bowel cancer screening: development and trial of a FIT planning support tool (2018, ongoing)
  • What can we learn about how to improve uptake of bowel cancer screening from higher rates of uptake in breast and cervical screening programmes? (2015-2018)

Publications

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Number of items: 21.

2023

Robb, K. A. et al. (2023) Increasing uptake of FIT colorectal screening: protocol for the TEMPO randomised controlled trial testing a suggested deadline and a planning tool. BMJ Open, 13(5), e066136. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066136) (PMID:37202130) (PMCID:PMC10201271)

Kotzur, M. , Amiri, R., Gatting, L., Robb, K. A. , Ling, J., Mooney, J. D. and Christie-de Jong, F. (2023) Adapting participatory workshops to a virtual setting: co-design with Muslim women of a faith-based intervention to encourage cancer screening uptake. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22, p. 16094069231205194. (doi: 10.1177/16094069231205194)

2022

Kotzur, M. , MacDonald, S. , O'Carroll, R. E., O'Connor, R. C. , Irvine, A., Steele, R. J. C. and Robb, K. A. (2022) What are common barriers and helpful solutions to colorectal cancer screening? A cross-sectional survey to develop intervention content for a planning support tool. BMJ Open, 12(9), e062738. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062738) (PMID:36691140) (PMCID:PMC9445780)

Christie-de Jong, F., Kotzur, M. , Amiri, R., Ling, J., Mooney, J. D. and Robb, K. A. (2022) Qualitative evaluation of a codesigned faith-based intervention for Muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screening. BMJ Open, 12(5), e058739. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058739) (PMID:35568495) (PMCID:PMC9109091)

Kotzur, M. , O'Connor, R. C. and Robb, K. A. (2022) How has physical distancing impacted on health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic? A Scottish longitudinal qualitative study. BMJ Open, 12(5), e054506. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054506) (PMID:35534078) (PMCID:PMC9086282)

2021

Young, B., Kotzur, M. , Gatting, L., Bonner, C., Ayre, J., McConnachie, A. , Batcup, C., McCaffery, K., O'Carroll, R. and Robb, K. A. (2021) The impact of theory-based messages on COVID-19 vaccination intentions: a structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 22, 311. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05277-7) (PMID:33926540) (PMCID:PMC8082050)

Kotzur, M. , O'Connor, R. and Robb, K. (2021) Health and Wellbeing Implications of Physical Distancing Restrictions in Scotland: a Qualitative Study. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, 13-14 Jan 2021.

Kwasnicka, D. et al. (2021) Promoting scientific integrity through open science in health psychology: results of the Synergy Expert Meeting of the European health psychology society. Health Psychology Review, 15(3), pp. 333-349. (doi: 10.1080/17437199.2020.1844037) (PMID:33198583)

2020

Kotzur, M. , McCowan, C. , Macdonald, S. , Wyke, S. , Gatting, L., Campbell, C., Weller, D., Crighton, E., Steele, R. J.C. and Robb, K. A. (2020) Why colorectal screening fails to achieve the uptake rates of breast and cervical cancer screening: a comparative qualitative study. BMJ Quality and Safety, 29, pp. 482-490. (doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009998) (PMID:31879320)

Kotzur, M. , Macdonald, S. , O'Connor, R. , O'Carroll, R., Irvine, A., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2020) Barriers to Self-completed FIT Bowel Cancer Screening and How to Overcome Them: a Qualitative Study. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Bath, UK, 16-17 Jan 2020.

2019

McCowan, C. et al. (2019) Comparing uptake across breast, cervical and bowel screening at an individual level: a retrospective cohort study. British Journal of Cancer, 121(8), pp. 710-714. (doi: 10.1038/s41416-019-0564-9) (PMID:31481732) (PMCID:PMC6889480)

Kotzur, M. , Macdonald, S. , O'Connor, R. , O'Carroll, R., Irvine, A., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2019) Identifying Barriers and Solutions to Self-completed FIT Bowel Screening to Develop a Volitional Help-sheet. 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 19), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 03-07 Sep 2019.

Kotzur, M. and Robb, K. (2019) Cancer: Breast. In: Llewellyn, C., Ayers, S., McManus, C., Newman, S., Petrie, K., Revenson, T. and Weinman, J. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine. Series: Cambridge handbooks in psychology. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781316625873

2018

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2018) Which Behaviour Change Techniques Lead to Completion of Bowel Cancer Screening? Participants’ and Non-participants’ Descriptions of their Experience. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Birmingham, UK, 12-13 Dec 2018.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2018) Identifying Micro Actions in Colorectal Cancer Screening: a Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data. 32nd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 2018), Galway, Ireland, 21-25 Aug 2018.

2017

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2017) Involving Future Users in Developing Cancer Screening Interventions: a Case Study. European Health Psychology Society Conference 2017, Padova, Italy, 29 Aug - 02 Sep 2017.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2017) Strategies to Increase Bowel Screening Uptake: a Focus Group Study of Non-participants. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 13-14 Dec 2017. (Unpublished)

2016

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2016) Improving Bowel Screening Uptake: Lessons from Higher Uptake of Breast and Cervical Screening. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, Wales, 01-02 Dec 2016. (Unpublished)

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2016) ‘Not that one’: Understanding Why Women Screen for Breast and Cervical, but not Bowel Cancer. European Health Psychology Society & BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2016. European Health Psychologist 18(Supp.): 492., Aberdeen, Scotland, 23-27 Aug 2016.

2015

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2015) Work in Progress: What Can We Learn About How to Improve Uptake of Bowel Cancer Screening From Higher Rates of Uptake in Breast and Cervical Screening Programmes? UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, UK, 08-09 Dec 2015. (Unpublished)

Kotzur, M. and Murphy, M. (2015) Attitude or information: An intervention to increase cervical screening intentions in young women. European Health Psychologist, 17(S), p. 740.

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Number of items: 21.

Articles

Robb, K. A. et al. (2023) Increasing uptake of FIT colorectal screening: protocol for the TEMPO randomised controlled trial testing a suggested deadline and a planning tool. BMJ Open, 13(5), e066136. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066136) (PMID:37202130) (PMCID:PMC10201271)

Kotzur, M. , Amiri, R., Gatting, L., Robb, K. A. , Ling, J., Mooney, J. D. and Christie-de Jong, F. (2023) Adapting participatory workshops to a virtual setting: co-design with Muslim women of a faith-based intervention to encourage cancer screening uptake. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 22, p. 16094069231205194. (doi: 10.1177/16094069231205194)

Kotzur, M. , MacDonald, S. , O'Carroll, R. E., O'Connor, R. C. , Irvine, A., Steele, R. J. C. and Robb, K. A. (2022) What are common barriers and helpful solutions to colorectal cancer screening? A cross-sectional survey to develop intervention content for a planning support tool. BMJ Open, 12(9), e062738. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-062738) (PMID:36691140) (PMCID:PMC9445780)

Christie-de Jong, F., Kotzur, M. , Amiri, R., Ling, J., Mooney, J. D. and Robb, K. A. (2022) Qualitative evaluation of a codesigned faith-based intervention for Muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screening. BMJ Open, 12(5), e058739. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058739) (PMID:35568495) (PMCID:PMC9109091)

Kotzur, M. , O'Connor, R. C. and Robb, K. A. (2022) How has physical distancing impacted on health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic? A Scottish longitudinal qualitative study. BMJ Open, 12(5), e054506. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054506) (PMID:35534078) (PMCID:PMC9086282)

Young, B., Kotzur, M. , Gatting, L., Bonner, C., Ayre, J., McConnachie, A. , Batcup, C., McCaffery, K., O'Carroll, R. and Robb, K. A. (2021) The impact of theory-based messages on COVID-19 vaccination intentions: a structured summary of a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 22, 311. (doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05277-7) (PMID:33926540) (PMCID:PMC8082050)

Kwasnicka, D. et al. (2021) Promoting scientific integrity through open science in health psychology: results of the Synergy Expert Meeting of the European health psychology society. Health Psychology Review, 15(3), pp. 333-349. (doi: 10.1080/17437199.2020.1844037) (PMID:33198583)

Kotzur, M. , McCowan, C. , Macdonald, S. , Wyke, S. , Gatting, L., Campbell, C., Weller, D., Crighton, E., Steele, R. J.C. and Robb, K. A. (2020) Why colorectal screening fails to achieve the uptake rates of breast and cervical cancer screening: a comparative qualitative study. BMJ Quality and Safety, 29, pp. 482-490. (doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-009998) (PMID:31879320)

McCowan, C. et al. (2019) Comparing uptake across breast, cervical and bowel screening at an individual level: a retrospective cohort study. British Journal of Cancer, 121(8), pp. 710-714. (doi: 10.1038/s41416-019-0564-9) (PMID:31481732) (PMCID:PMC6889480)

Kotzur, M. and Murphy, M. (2015) Attitude or information: An intervention to increase cervical screening intentions in young women. European Health Psychologist, 17(S), p. 740.

Book Sections

Kotzur, M. and Robb, K. (2019) Cancer: Breast. In: Llewellyn, C., Ayers, S., McManus, C., Newman, S., Petrie, K., Revenson, T. and Weinman, J. (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine. Series: Cambridge handbooks in psychology. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9781316625873

Conference or Workshop Item

Kotzur, M. , O'Connor, R. and Robb, K. (2021) Health and Wellbeing Implications of Physical Distancing Restrictions in Scotland: a Qualitative Study. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, 13-14 Jan 2021.

Kotzur, M. , Macdonald, S. , O'Connor, R. , O'Carroll, R., Irvine, A., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2020) Barriers to Self-completed FIT Bowel Cancer Screening and How to Overcome Them: a Qualitative Study. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Bath, UK, 16-17 Jan 2020.

Kotzur, M. , Macdonald, S. , O'Connor, R. , O'Carroll, R., Irvine, A., Steele, R. and Robb, K. (2019) Identifying Barriers and Solutions to Self-completed FIT Bowel Screening to Develop a Volitional Help-sheet. 33rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 19), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 03-07 Sep 2019.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2018) Which Behaviour Change Techniques Lead to Completion of Bowel Cancer Screening? Participants’ and Non-participants’ Descriptions of their Experience. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Birmingham, UK, 12-13 Dec 2018.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2018) Identifying Micro Actions in Colorectal Cancer Screening: a Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data. 32nd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS 2018), Galway, Ireland, 21-25 Aug 2018.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2017) Involving Future Users in Developing Cancer Screening Interventions: a Case Study. European Health Psychology Society Conference 2017, Padova, Italy, 29 Aug - 02 Sep 2017.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2017) Strategies to Increase Bowel Screening Uptake: a Focus Group Study of Non-participants. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 13-14 Dec 2017. (Unpublished)

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2016) Improving Bowel Screening Uptake: Lessons from Higher Uptake of Breast and Cervical Screening. UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, Wales, 01-02 Dec 2016. (Unpublished)

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2016) ‘Not that one’: Understanding Why Women Screen for Breast and Cervical, but not Bowel Cancer. European Health Psychology Society & BPS Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2016. European Health Psychologist 18(Supp.): 492., Aberdeen, Scotland, 23-27 Aug 2016.

Kotzur, M. , Wyke, S. , Macdonald, S. , Steele, R., Weller, D., Campbell, C., Crighton, E., Mccowan, C. and Robb, K. (2015) Work in Progress: What Can We Learn About How to Improve Uptake of Bowel Cancer Screening From Higher Rates of Uptake in Breast and Cervical Screening Programmes? UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, Newcastle, UK, 08-09 Dec 2015. (Unpublished)

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Grants

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

  • Evaluation of the STAR tool in Childsmile
    NHS Lanarkshire
    2023 - 2024
     
  • Improving uptake of breast, bowel and cervical cancer screening among Muslim women: a feasibility study
    Cancer Research UK
    2023 - 2026
     
  • Vet survey of antimicrobial use in sheep flocks in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland
    Quality Meat Scotland
    2022 - 2022
     
  • Improving access to cancer screening among people with intellectual disabilities: development phase of a complex intervention.
    Cancer Research UK
    2021 - 2022
     
  • Improving access to cancer screening among people with intellectual disabilities: development phase of a complex intervention.
    Cancer Research UK
    2021 - 2024
     
  • A faith-based intervention for Muslim women in Scotland to encourage uptake of breast and cervical cancer screening: A community based participatory approach.
    Scottish Government
    2020 - 2021
     
  • Increasing Uptake Of Bowel Cancer Screening: Development And Trial Of A FIT Planning Support Tool
    Chief Scientist Office
    2018 - 2021
     

Teaching

I contribute to teaching and supervision on the following courses:

  • MSc in Global Mental Health
  • MSc in Primary Care