Dr Craig Donnachie

  • Research Associate (Sociology)
  • Lecturer (General Practice & Primary Care)

email: Craig.Donnachie@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Building, Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RT

Biography

Craig is based in the School of Social and Political Sciences and a member of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s Social Scientists in Health group. He obtained his PhD in Social and Public Health Science from the University of Glasgow in 2016 and was a member of the Gender and Health Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU) (2011-2015). His thesis examined men’s responses to receiving objective feedback on their physical activity and other indicators of health-risk within the context of a gender-sensitised weight management programme - Football Fans in Training (FFIT). After completing his PhD, Craig continued to work as a researcher on the Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations Programme at the MRC/CSO SPHSU, principally working on projects exploring the potential to adapt the FFIT programme to different settings and populations. In 2018, he became Acting Lead of the Professional Sports Settings Workstream and Co-lead of the Digital Workstream (2019-2020). In February 2020, Craig joined the School of Social and Political Sciences as Study Coordinator on the Football Fans and Betting (FFAB) Project.

Research interests

Research Interests: Development and evaluation of public health interventions, physical activity, diet, weight management, obesity, digital health and gambling-related harms. 

Expertise: Mixed methods, qualitative research methods, process evaluation and intervention development.    

Publications

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Number of items: 11.

2021

Wardle, H. et al. (2021) The impact of the initial Covid-19 lockdown upon regular sports bettors in Britain: findings from a cross-sectional online study. Addictive Behaviors, 118, 106876. (doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.106876) (PMID:33647707)

Kwasnicka, D. et al. (2021) The Aussie-FIT process evaluation: feasibility and acceptability of a weight loss intervention for men, delivered in Australian Football League settings. Psychology and Health, (doi: 10.1080/08870446.2021.1890730) (PMID:33719789) (Early Online Publication)

2020

Hunt, K. et al. (2020) Protocol for a mixed-method investigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and gambling practices, experiences and marketing in the UK: the “Betting and Gaming COVID-19 Impact Study”. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(22), 8449. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph17228449) (PMID:33203076)

Hunt, K. , Wyke, S. , Bunn, C. , Donnachie, C., Reid, N. and Gray, C. M. (2020) Scale-up and scale-out of a gender-sensitized weight management and healthy living program delivered to overweight men via professional sports clubs: the wider implementation of Football Fans in Training (FFIT). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(2), 584. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph17020584)

Donnachie, C., Hunt, K. , Mutrie, N., Gill, J. M.R. and Kelly, P. (2020) Responsiveness of device-based and self-report measures of physical activity to detect behaviour change in men taking part in the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 3(1), pp. 67-77. (doi: 10.1123/jmpb.2019-0018) (PMID:31932740) (PMCID:PMC7182533)

2019

Henderson, M. and Donnachie, C. (2019) Improving eHealth intervention development and quality of evaluations. Lancet Digital Health, 1(5), e194-e195. (doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30106-2) (PMID:32274466) (PMCID:PMC7145449)

2018

Bunn, C. , Donnachie, C., Wyke, S. , Hunt, K. , Brennan, G. , Lennox, J., Maclean, A. and Gray, C. M. (2018) Can professional football clubs deliver a weight management programme for women: a feasibility study. BMC Public Health, 18, 1330. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-6255-2) (PMID:30509224) (PMCID:PMC6276211)

Gray, C. M. et al. (2018) Long-term weight loss following a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: the Football Fans in Training follow-up study. Public Health Research, 6(9), (doi: 10.3310/phr06090) (PMID:30035935)

Gray, C. M. et al. (2018) Long-term weight loss trajectories following participation in a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: A longitudinal cohort study and economic evaluation. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15, 60. (doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0683-3) (PMID:29954449) (PMCID:29954449)

Donnachie, C., Wyke, S. and Hunt, K. (2018) Men’s reactions to receiving objective feedback on their weight, BMI and other health risk indicators. BMC Public Health, 18, 291. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5179-1) (PMID:29486743) (PMCID:PMC5830073)

2017

Donnachie, C., Wyke, S. , Mutrie, N. and Hunt, K. (2017) 'It's like a personal motivator that you carried around wi' you': utilising self-determination theory to understand men's experiences of using pedometers to increase physical activity in a weight management programme. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14, 61. (doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0505-z) (PMID:28476118) (PMCID:PMC5420087)

This list was generated on Tue Sep 28 14:53:12 2021 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Wardle, H. et al. (2021) The impact of the initial Covid-19 lockdown upon regular sports bettors in Britain: findings from a cross-sectional online study. Addictive Behaviors, 118, 106876. (doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.106876) (PMID:33647707)

Kwasnicka, D. et al. (2021) The Aussie-FIT process evaluation: feasibility and acceptability of a weight loss intervention for men, delivered in Australian Football League settings. Psychology and Health, (doi: 10.1080/08870446.2021.1890730) (PMID:33719789) (Early Online Publication)

Hunt, K. et al. (2020) Protocol for a mixed-method investigation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and gambling practices, experiences and marketing in the UK: the “Betting and Gaming COVID-19 Impact Study”. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(22), 8449. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph17228449) (PMID:33203076)

Hunt, K. , Wyke, S. , Bunn, C. , Donnachie, C., Reid, N. and Gray, C. M. (2020) Scale-up and scale-out of a gender-sensitized weight management and healthy living program delivered to overweight men via professional sports clubs: the wider implementation of Football Fans in Training (FFIT). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(2), 584. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph17020584)

Donnachie, C., Hunt, K. , Mutrie, N., Gill, J. M.R. and Kelly, P. (2020) Responsiveness of device-based and self-report measures of physical activity to detect behaviour change in men taking part in the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour, 3(1), pp. 67-77. (doi: 10.1123/jmpb.2019-0018) (PMID:31932740) (PMCID:PMC7182533)

Henderson, M. and Donnachie, C. (2019) Improving eHealth intervention development and quality of evaluations. Lancet Digital Health, 1(5), e194-e195. (doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30106-2) (PMID:32274466) (PMCID:PMC7145449)

Bunn, C. , Donnachie, C., Wyke, S. , Hunt, K. , Brennan, G. , Lennox, J., Maclean, A. and Gray, C. M. (2018) Can professional football clubs deliver a weight management programme for women: a feasibility study. BMC Public Health, 18, 1330. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-6255-2) (PMID:30509224) (PMCID:PMC6276211)

Gray, C. M. et al. (2018) Long-term weight loss following a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: the Football Fans in Training follow-up study. Public Health Research, 6(9), (doi: 10.3310/phr06090) (PMID:30035935)

Gray, C. M. et al. (2018) Long-term weight loss trajectories following participation in a randomised controlled trial of a weight management programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: A longitudinal cohort study and economic evaluation. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15, 60. (doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0683-3) (PMID:29954449) (PMCID:29954449)

Donnachie, C., Wyke, S. and Hunt, K. (2018) Men’s reactions to receiving objective feedback on their weight, BMI and other health risk indicators. BMC Public Health, 18, 291. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5179-1) (PMID:29486743) (PMCID:PMC5830073)

Donnachie, C., Wyke, S. , Mutrie, N. and Hunt, K. (2017) 'It's like a personal motivator that you carried around wi' you': utilising self-determination theory to understand men's experiences of using pedometers to increase physical activity in a weight management programme. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14, 61. (doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0505-z) (PMID:28476118) (PMCID:PMC5420087)

This list was generated on Tue Sep 28 14:53:12 2021 BST.

Grants

Feasibility of an intervention co-supporting children and fathers in health behaviour change and maintenance following fathers’ participation in Football Fans in Training: FFITer families 

Chief Scientist Office 

2018-2020

Transitions to more harmful forms of gambling during Covid-19 pandemic: behaviours and targeted marketing in young people and bettors on sport

ESRC UKRI 

2020-2021 

Supervision

Craig has supervised a range of student MSc research projects. 

Current PhD supervision – George Burrows: Identifying factors influencing sexual health and wellbeing in transgender adults in Scotland (Glasgow)

Teaching

Craig has delivered teaching on a range of MSc and undergraduate programmes, including qualitative research methods and gender and health inequalities.