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Dr. Upton is an experienced research psychologist whose work focuses on the improvement of health and healthcare services.  Her research interests include health behaviours, patient reported outcomes, the implementation of evidence based practice and health service evaluation. She has led projects related to quality of life and wellbeing in chronic illness and long-term conditions, family weight management and children's eating behaviours, alcohol and tobacco use in adulthood, and the training and support of newly qualified health professionals to apply evidence based practice. Study findings have resulted in changes to policy and strategy both locally and nationally in the UK.

Dr Upton has published widely on topics related to health and wellbeing across the lifespan including the impact of chronic illness on children's quality of life, approaches to changing risky health behaviours such as smoking in adulthood, and the use of touchscreen technology to enhance the wellbeing of older adults with dementia. She is also committed to the development of clinical and teaching practice which is evidence-based and is co-author of the evidence-based practice questionnaire (EBPQ) and the student evidence-based questionnaire (SEBPQ) whcih measure knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of evidence based practice, and which have had an impact internationally in both clinical and educational settings.

 

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Projects 2015 2019

Collaborative Evaluation, Research And Planning Panel 2015

BROWN, L., BURROUGHS, S., CAFFERY, J., DAVEY, R., DAVIS, J., EVANS, M., GEORGES, A., JORGENSEN, R., MCCALLUM, K., OBRIEN, P., OBRIEN, P., TANTON, R., TAYLOR, A. & UPTON, P.

12/04/168/03/19

Project: Other

National Best Practice Unit for Tackling Indigenous Smoking

DAVEY, R., Abbott, T., Allen, L., Coopert, L., EVANS, M., Fisher, S., Thornton, A. & UPTON, P.

Ninti One Limited

18/02/1630/06/18

Project: OtherResearch

Research Output 1999 2018

2 Citations

Achieving the four dimensions of food security for resettled refugees in Australia: A systematic review

Lawlis, T., Islam, W. & Upton, P. Apr 2018 In : Nutrition and Dietetics. 75, 2, p. 182-192 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Refugees
Food Supply
Food
Conservation of Natural Resources
Social Support

Egyptian and Jordanian nurse educators' perception of barriers preventing the implementation of evidence-based practice: A cross-sectional study

Youssef, N. F. A., Alshraifeen, A., Alnuaimi, K. & Upton, P. May 2018 In : Nurse Education Today. 64, p. 33-41 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evidence-Based Practice
cross-sectional study
nurse
Cross-Sectional Studies
Nurses
Nursing Students
Evidence-Based Practice
Curriculum
Longitudinal Studies
longitudinal study
6 Citations

Development of the Student Evidence-based Practice Questionnaire (S-EBPQ)

Upton, P., Scurlock-Evans, L. & UPTON, D. 2016 In : Nurse Education Today. 37, p. 38-44 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evidence-Based Practice
Students
questionnaire
evidence
student
1 Citations
Open Access
Mentors
Scotland
Interviews
evaluation
Professional Role