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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.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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18/02/16 → 1/05/26
28/08/17 → 30/03/18
18/07/16 → 18/07/17
Evans, M., EDWARDS, M. & Upton, P.
1/08/15 → 30/04/16
Maddox, R., Kennedy, M., Waa, A., Drummond, A., Hardy, B. J., Soto, C., Tautolo, E. S., Colonna, E., Gifford, H., Clark, H., Lee, J. P., Henderson, P. N., Upton, P., Bradbrook, S. K., Wells, S., Martinez, S. A. & Calma, T., 28 Apr 2022, In: Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 24, 6, p. 933-936 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Venkitakrishnan, I., Shamil, CB., upton, D. & Upton, P., May 2022, In: International Journal of All Research Education and Scientific Methods. 10, 5, p. 1976-1979 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Short Survey/Scientific Report › peer-reviewOpen Access
Principles or Practice? The Impact of Natural Resource Management on Farmer Well-being and Social ConnectednessBrown, K., Batterham, P. J., Schirmer, J. & Upton, P., 1 Apr 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Society Natural Resources. p. 1-19 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Improving mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People through an Indigenous mental health workforceUpton, P., Ford, L., Wallace, R., Jackson, S., Richard, J. & Upton, D., 14 Jul 2021, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. 76 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › peer-reviewOpen Access
Living with chronic wounds: An exploration of adaptive and maladaptive coping strategies and their association with wellbeing.Upton, P., Cartwright, M. & Upton, D., 2021, In: Wounds International. 12, 1, p. 12-17 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-reviewOpen Access