Julie Cowie


  • Senior Research Fellow, NMAHP
  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Research interests

I am a health services researcher with an interest in implementation science, exploring ways in which theoretically developed interventions are integrated into practice to maximise long-term continued use and effectiveness.

The origins of implementation science include operational research which is where my research career began. In 2000 I obtained my Ph.D. looking at the development and evaluation of an intelligent decision support system. From this my research interests progressed to look at e-Interventions in healthcare settings.  Recent research has cemented my interest in implementation.

My current focus is aiming to understand contextual factors around integration of interventions, and barriers and facilitators that impact on successful sustained implementation. To this end I am pursuing a number of projects looking both at contextual issues (different NHS settings, different international settings) and the potential for practical use for a new intervention sustainability framework which I co-developed. This framework uses multicriteria decision analysis (which I used in my Ph.D. research) for supporting intervention sustainability. I am also interested in Digital Health. To this end I am and have been involved in a number of projects developing/evaluating digital health interventions. 

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Chemotherapy Engineering & Materials Science
Drug Therapy Medicine & Life Sciences
Decision support systems Engineering & Materials Science
Biocontrol Engineering & Materials Science
Deglutition Medicine & Life Sciences
Head and Neck Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Self Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Breast Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2019

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An exploration of how domains of quality of care relate to overall care experience

Shepherd, A. J., Cowie, J. & Beattie, M., 10 Jun 2019, In : International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 32, 5, p. 844-856 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Quality of Health Care
Delivery of Health Care
Quality Improvement

Frameworks to maximise effective intervention sustainability in a hospital setting - a systematic review

Cowie, J., Campbell, P., Nicoll, A., Dimova, E. & Duncan, E., 30 Mar 2019, p. 406-407. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Training Support
Practice Guidelines
Patient Selection
Theoretical Models
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Loneliness and social isolation causal association with health-related lifestyle risk in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

Malcolm, M., Frost, H. & Cowie, J., 7 Feb 2019, In : Systematic Reviews. 8, 48, 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Isolation
Life Style
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Understanding the training and education needs of homecare workers supporting people with dementia and cancer: a systematic review of reviews

Cunningham, N., Cowie, J., Watchman, K. & Methven, K., 4 Jul 2019, In : Dementia. 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Open Access
Information systems
Decision support