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Rosaleen O'Brien

Dr.

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

20042019
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Research interests

Dr Rosaleen O'Brien BA (hons); MSc (London, LSE); PhD (MRCSPHSU, Glasgow) is a medical sociologist with a particular interest in qualitative research methods.

 

 

Her work has been influenced by narrative and ethnographic approaches to qualitative inquiry, along with participatory and action research. She continues to explore how these approaches might be applied to health research and be used to help develop and evaluate complex interventions that enhance wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

 

 

Rosaleen previously worked at the Institute for Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow (2009 - 2013) where she led a qualitative programme of research contributing towards the development and evaluation of the CARE Plus study (living well with multimorbidity in the context of high socio-economic deprivation). Prior to this, Rosaleen worked at the Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Oxford (2007-2009), where she led the qualitative work designed to explore the unmet needs of prostate cancer patients during follow-up and a possible greater supportive role for primary care. Rosaleen also has a long-standing interest in social practices that impact on health, wellbeing and access to health services, which she began to explore as part of her PhD on masculinities and men's health (MRC/ CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow).

 

 

Rosaleen joined the Parenting and Families Team in the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences in August 2013. She currently leads the realist process evaluation for the THRIVE Trial (Trial of Healthy Relationship Initiatives for the Very Early Years), working in collaboration with colleagues at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. The realist process evaluation will draw on a range of qualitative (e.g. depth interviews and ethnographic work), along with quantitative methods, to explore how, why, for whom, and in what contexts, two antenatal interventions work to support women identified as vulnerable in pregnancy.

 

Twitter account: @rosobs

 

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Research Output 2004 2019

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A realist process evaluation of Enhanced Triple P for Baby and Mellow Bumps, within a Trial of Healthy Relationship Initiatives for the Very Early years (THRIVE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

O'Brien, R., Buston, K., Wight, D., McGee, E., White, J. & Henderson, M., 13 Jun 2019, In : Trials. 20, p. 351-367 20.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Randomized Controlled Trials
Pregnant Women
Interviews
Mother-Child Relations
Child Language
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The reflective component of the Mellow Bumps parenting intervention: Implementation, engagement and mechanisms of change

Buston, K., O'Brien, R., Wight, D. & Henderson, M., 16 Apr 2019, In : PLoS ONE . 14, 4, e0215461.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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parenting
Parenting
exercise
Exercise
anxiety
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The CARE Plus study – a whole-system intervention to improve quality of life of primary care patients with multimorbidity in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation: exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial and cost-utility analysis

Mercer, S., Fitzpatrick, B., Guthrie, B., Fenwick, E., Grieve, E., Lawson, K., Boyer, N., McConnachie, A., Lloyd, S., O'Brien, R., Watt, G. & Wyke, S., Jun 2016, In : BMC Medicine. 14, 88

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Comorbidity
Primary Health Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Quality of Life
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The development and optimisation of a primary care-based whole system complex intervention (CARE Plus) for patients with multimorbidity living in areas of high socio-economic deprivation

Mercer, S., O'Brien, R., Fitzpatrick, B., Higgins, M., Guthrie, B., Watt, G. & Wyke, S., Apr 2016, In : Chronic Illness . 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Comorbidity
Primary Health Care
Economics
Self Care
General Practitioners
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The ‘everyday work’ of living with multimorbidity in socioeconomically deprived areas of Scotland

O'Brien, R., Wyke, S., Guthrie, B., Watt, G. & Mercer, S., Jun 2014, In : Journal of Comorbidity . 4, 1, p. 1–10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Scotland
Comorbidity
Self Care
Quality of Life