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Our research findings are disseminated throughout a number of publications so that our findings and innovative ideas can be developed further by the international research community.  

WRaP is an online catalogue of material produced by members of the University and contains details of articles, conference papers, book chapters and publications.  

Recent publications

Alcohol use, alcohol-related aggression and intimate partner abuse (IPA): a cross-sectional survey of convicted versus general population men in Scotland. Gilchrist, E.; University of Worcester, Institute of Health and Society, Ireland, L.; Glasgow Caledonian University, Psychology, Forsyth, A.; Glasgow Caledonian University, Institute for Society and Social Justice Research, Godwin, J.; Glasgow Caledonian University, Institute for Applied Health Research, Laxton, T.; Glasgow Caledonian University, Institute for Applied Health Research, Drug and Alcohol Review (in press) September 2016

Bernardi, J., Day, A., & Bowen, E. (2015). Brief Report: Risk Factors Associated with Self-Reported Intimate Partner Violence in Prisoners. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.

Boehm, J.; Cordier, R.; Thomas, Y.; Tanner, B.; and Salata, K. (2015) The first year experience of occupational therapy students at an Australian Regional University: Promoting student retention and developing a regional and remote workforce. Published in Aust. J. Rural Health (2015) December

Bold, J., Rostami, K. (2015) Non-coeliac gluten sensitivity and reproductive disorders Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench. 8(4):294-297).

Bowen, E. (2015). The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Preschool Children’s Peer Problems: An Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors. Child Abuse & Neglect, 50, I 141-150.

Bradley, E. (2015) Carers and Co-Production: Enabling Expertise through Experience? Mental Health Review 20 (4): 232 – 241

Campbell, V., Nolan, M. (2015) A qualitative study exploring how the aims, language and actions of Yoga for Pregnancy teachers may impact upon women's self-efficacy for labour and birth, Women and Birth. DOI:

Carter, M. (2016) Deceit and Dishonesty as Practice: the comfort of Lying

Caulfield, L. S., Wilkinson, D., & Wilson, D. (2016). Exploring alternative terrain in the rehabilitation and treatment of offenders: Findings from a prison-based music project. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 55(6), 396-418.

Cooper, S., Reynolds, P., Barnes, T., England, E., Haddad, P., Heald, A., Holt, R., Lingford-Hughes, R., Osborn, D., McGowan, O., Patel, M., Paton, C., Reid, P., Shiers, D. and Smith, J. (2016) BAP guideline on the management of weight gain, metabolic disturbances and cardiovascular risk associated with psychosis and antipsychotic drug treatment Journal of Psychopharmacology 1-32

Davis, S.K., & Nichols, R. (2016). Does Emotional Intelligence have a "Dark" Side? A Review of the Literature. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(1316). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01316

Erol, R., Brooker, D. & Peel, E. (2016): The impact of dementia on women internationally: An integrative review, Health Care for Women International

Erol, R., Upton, P., Upton, D. (2016) Supporting Completion of an Online Continuing Professional Development Programme for Newly Qualified Practitioners: A Qualitative Evaluation. Nurse Education Today 42, 62-68 DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.04.005

Fanneran, T., Brimblecombe, N., Bradley, E., Gregory, S. (2015) Using workload measurement tools in diverse care contexts: the experience of staff in mental health and learning disability inpatient settings, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 22: 764 – 772

Farrelly, D., Clemson, P., & Guthrie, M. (2016). Are Women’s Mate Preferences for Altruism Also Influenced by Physical Attractiveness? Evolutionary Psychology, 14(1), 1–6. doi:10.1177/1474704915623698

Felisberti, F. M., & Farrelly, D. (2016). Investigating Behaviour and Face Encoding in a Hypothetical Real-World Social Contract: Handwashing in Hazardous Health Settings. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2, 207–213. doi:10.1007/s40806-016-0055-7

Goodyear, R.K., Lichtenberg, J.W., Hutman, H., Overland, E., Bedi, R., Christiani, K., Di Mattia, M., du Preez, E., Farrell, W., Feather, J., Grant, J., Han, Y., Ju, Y., Lee, D., Lee, H., Nicholas, H., Jones Nielsen, J., Sinacore, A., Tu, S., & Young, C. (2016) A Global Portrait of Counselling Psychologists’ Characteristics, Perspectives, and Professional Behaviours. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 29(2), 115-138.

Haugen, T., Reinboth, M., Hetlelid, K.J., Peters, D.M. & Høigaard, R. (2016) Mental toughness moderates social loafing in cycle time-trial performance. Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport. doi: 10.1080/02701367.2016.1149144

Highfield, J.A. Lowe, K., Lewis, E., Warren, R., Martin, K., Walklet, E. (2016). Clinical psychologists training and supervising IAPT therapists to work with long-term conditions and medically unexplained symptoms: A service development project. Clinical Psychology Forum, 280, 34-39.

Holdsworth, E., Bowen, E., Brown, S., & Howat, D. (2015). A theory of offender and facilitators engagement in group offending behaviour programs. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

Jones Nielsen, J.D. and Nicholas, H. (2016). Counselling Psychology in the United Kingdom. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 29(2), 206-224.

Jones, L., Metcalf, A., Gordon-Smith, K., Forty, L., Perry, A., Lloyd, J., Geddes, J.R., Goodwin, G.M., Jones, I., Craddock, N., Rogers, R.D. Gambling problems in bipolar disorder in the UK: prevalence and distribution. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2015 Oct; 207(4):328-33. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.154286.

Kenyon, S., Jolly, K., Hemming, K., Hope, L., Blissett, J., Dann, S-A., Lilford, R., MacArthur, C. Lay support for pregnant women with social risk: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e009203. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009203

Knott, S., Forty, L., Craddock, N., Thomas, R. Epilepsy and bipolar disorder. 2015. Epilepsy & Behaviour, 52 (Pt A); 267-74

Lavis, A., Lester, H., Everard, L., Fowler, D., Freemantle, N., Hodgekins, J., Jones, P., Larsen, J., Amos, T., Marshall, M., McCrone, P., Sharma, V., Smith, J., Singh, S., Birchwood, M. (2015) Layers of Listening: A Qualitative of Analysis of the Impact of Early Intervention Services for First-Episode Psychosis on Carers’ Experiences British Journal of Psychiatry (accepted for publication)

Lillyman, S., Bruce, M. (2016) Palliative care for people with dementia: a literature review. International Journal of Palliative Nursing. 22(2) 76-81.

Marwaha, S., Gordon-Smith, K., Broome, M., Briley, P.M., Perry, A., Forty, L., Craddock, N., Jones, I., Jones, L. Affective instability, childhood trauma and major affective disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2016 Jan 15;190:764-71. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2015.11.024.

Misca, G. and Neamtu, N. (2016) Editorial: Contemporary Challenges in Social Work Practice in Multicultural Societies. Social Work Review (1). pp. 7-9. ISSN 1583-0608

Mullins, N., Power, R.A., Fisher, H.L., Hanscombe, K.B., Euesden, J., Iniesta, R., Levinson, D.F., Weissman, M.M., Potash, J.B., Shi, J., Uher, R., Cohen-Woods, S., Rivera, M., Jones, L., Jones, I., Craddock, N., Owen, M.J., Korszun, A., Craig, I.W., Farmer, A.E., McGuffin, P., Breen, G., Lewis, C.M. Polygenic interactions with environmental adversity in the aetiology of major depressive disorder. Psychological Medicine. 2016 Mar; 46(4):759-70. doi: 10.1017/S0033291715002172.

Ogsten-Tuck, S., Baume, K., Clarke, C. and Heng, S. (2016). Understanding the patient experience through the power of film: a mixed method qualitative research project. Nurse Education Today 46, p.69-74

Pearce R., Lillyman, S. (2015) Reducing social isolation in a rural community through partaking in creative arts projects. Nursing Older People 27(10) 33-38

Pereira, M. and Forster, P. (2015), 'The Relationship between Connectedness to Nature, Environmental Values, and Pro-Environmental Behaviours', Reinvention: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research, Volume 8, Issue 2,

Perry, A., Gordon-Smith, K., Di Florio, A., Forty, L., Craddock, N., Jones, L., Jones, I. Adverse childhood life events and postpartum psychosis in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2016 Jun 27. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2016.06.061. [Note: this is an Epub ahead of print – will not be in print until November 2016]

Prior, J., Abraham, R., Nicholas, H., Chan, T., Vanvlymen, J., Lovestone, S., & Boothby, H. (2016) Are Premorbid Abnormal Personality Traits Associated with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia? International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. ISSN Online 1099-1166 (Mar 10)

Rakovshik, S., McManus, F., Vasquez-Montes, M, Muse, K., & Ougrin, D. (2016). Is supervision necessary? Examining the effects of internet-based CBT training with and without supervision. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(3), 191-199.

Ranjbar, H., Karimi Moonaghi, H., Heydari, A., Reza Mazlom, S., Scurlock-Evans, L., & Negar Assadi, S. (2016). Road Life Perspectives and Experiences among Iranian Truck Drivers: A Qualitative Study. Acta Facultatis Medicae Naissensis, 33(2), 109-188.

Renfree, A., Crivoi do Carmo, E., Martin, L. & Peters D.M. (2015). The influence of collective behaviour on pacing in endurance competitions. Front. Physiol. 6:373. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2015.00373

Rodahl, S., Giske, R., Peters, D.M. & Høigaard, R. (2015) Satisfaction with the coach and mental toughness in elite male ice hockey players. Journal of Sport Behaviour, 38(4): 419-431.

Rucker, J.J., Tansey, K.E., Rivera, M., Pinto, D., Cohen-Woods, S., Uher, R., Aitchison, K.J., Craddock, N., Owen, M.J., Jones, L., Jones, I., Korszun, A., Barnes, M.R., Preisig, M., Mors, O., Maier, W., Rice, J., Rietschel, M., Holsboer, F., Farmer, A.E., Craig, I.W., Scherer, S.W., McGuffin, P., Breen, G. Phenotypic Association Analyses with Copy Number Variation in Recurrent Depressive Disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 2016 Feb 15; 79(4):329-36. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.02.025.

Scherman, R. and Misca, G. and Rotabi, K. and Selman, P. (2016) Global Commercial Surrogacy and International Adoption: Parallels and Differences. Adoption & Fostering, 40 (1). pp. 20-35. ISSN Print: 0308-5759 Online: 1740-469X

Sealey, C. (2016) Wither Multiculturalism? – an Analysis of the Impact on Welfare Practice and Theory of Policy Responses to an Increasingly Multicultural Society in the UK. Social Work Review, 2016 (1). ISSN 1583-0608

Singh, S., Forty, L., di Florio, A., Gordon-Smith, K., Jones, I., Craddock, N., Jones, L., Smith, D.J. Affective temperaments and concomitant alcohol use disorders in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affect Disorders. 2015 Nov 1;186:226-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.07.027.

Snelling, P.C. (2015) Can the revised UK Code direct practice. Nursing Ethics [on line] early access head of publication

Snelling, P.C. (2016) The metaethics of nursing codes of ethics and conduct Nursing Philosophy [on line] early access head of publication

Song, J., Bergen, S.E., Di Florio, A., Karlsson, R., Charney, A., Ruderfer, D.M., Stahl, E.A.; Members of the International Cohort Collection for Bipolar Disorder (ICCBD), Chambert, K.D., Moran, J.L., Gordon-Smith, K., Forty, L., Green, E.K., Jones, I., Jones, L., Scolnick, E.M., Sklar, P., Smoller, J.W., Lichtenstein, P., Hultman, C., Craddock, N., Landén, M. Genome-wide association study identifies SESTD1 as a novel risk gene for lithium-responsive bipolar disorder. Molecular Psychiatry. 2016 Sep; 21(9):1290-7. doi: 10.1038/mp.2015.165. [Note: this was in print in September 2016 – but was previously an Epub ahead of print]

Taylor, H. (2016) What are ‘Best Interests’? A Critical Evaluation of ‘Best Interests’ decision-making in clinical practice. Medical Law Review. 24 (2) 176 – 205

Taylor-Dunn, H. (2016) The Impact of Victim Advocacy on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Offences – Lesson from a Realistic Evaluation. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 16 (1), 21- 39

The need for evidence-based responses to address intimate partner violence perpetration among male substance misusers. Gilchrist, G., Radcliffe, P., McMurran, M., Gilchrist, E. 26482015 December 10, 2015: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health: Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health

Thomas, Y. and Judd, J. (2015) Establishing a community of practice for Occupational Therapy curriculum development: The value of a two-way process. Published in Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, in Aug 2015, 62, 238–245

Thomas, Y. and Menage, D. (2016) Reclaiming Compassion as a Core Value in Occupational Therapy, Published in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 2016, 79(1), 3-4.

Trenchard, H., Renfree, A. & Peters, D.M. (2016) Computer simulation modelling of the influence of drafting on collective behaviour in an elite 10 km competitive running event. International Journal of Sports Physiology & Performance, Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Unwin, P. - Gaining by giving? peer research into service user and carer perceptions of inclusivity in Higher Education (2016) Social Work Education, (with J. Rooney and N. Osborne (Associate Lecturers, IMPACT)

Unwin, P. & Hayes, S. - Comparing the Cultural Factors in the Sexual Exploitation of Young People in the UK and USA: Insights for Social Workers - Revista de Asistenta Sociala – 2016

Upton, P., Scurlock-Evans, L. & Upton, D. (2016) Development of the Student Evidence-based Practice Questionnaire (S-EBPQ). Nurse Education Today, 37, 38-44. ISSN 0260-6917

Walker, K., Bowen, E., Brown, S., & Sleath, E. (2016). The process of primary desistance from intimate partner violence. Violence Against Women

Walklet, E., & Muse, K. (2016). Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 3(3), 347-362.

Walklet, E., Davis, S.K., Farrelly, D., & Muse, K. (2016). The impact of Student Response Systems on the learning experience of undergraduate psychology students. Psychology Teaching Review, 22 (1), 35-48.

Walklet, E., Muse, K., Meyrick, J. & Moss, T. (2016). Do Psychosocial Interventions Improve Quality of Life and Wellbeing in Adults with Neuromuscular Disorders? A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases, 3, 367-642. DOI 10.3233/JND-160155

Walklet, E., Taylor, C., Bradley, E., Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L. & O'Hickey, S. (2016). "“Because it kind of falls in between, doesn’t it? Like an acute thing and a chronic”: the psychological experience of anaphylaxis in adulthood. Journal of Health Psychology, [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1177/1359105316664130

Walklet, E., Taylor, C., Bradley, E., Mahoney, B., Scurlock-Evans, L., O’Hickey, S. (2016) “Because it kind of falls in between, doesn’t it? Like an acute thing and a chronic”: the psychological experience of anaphylaxis in adulthood" Journal of Health Psychology DOI: 10.1177/1359105316664130

Wood, C., Farmer, M.D. and Goodall, D. (2016) Changing professional identity in the transition from practitioner to lecturer in higher education: an interpretive phenomenological analysis, Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 21(3), pp.229-245.

Zanca, R. and Misca, G. (2016) Filling the Gap? Romanian Social Workers’ “Migration” Into the UK. Social Work Review (1). pp. 41-47. ISSN 1583-0608