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Prof Katie Haighton


Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

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I am an experienced applied health researcher, specialising in public health with an educational background in psychology. I am committed to translational research and work closely with policy and practice partners in the NHS, local and regional government and other public and voluntary organisations to facilitate evidence-informed practice and policy. My research on alcohol screening and brief intervention is nationally and internationally recognised and I have significant methodological expertise in the development (through systematic reviews) and evaluation of complex interventions, using natural experiments, feasibility studies, pilot and full trials. I am also a member of Fuse, the centre for translational research in public health

Campus Address

Room B125 Coach Lane Campus West
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

PGR Supervision

Peter Kruithof Pathways to diagnosis, treatment and care of individuals with Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD): A grounded theory approach from the perspective of health and social care professionals in the North East of England. Start Date: 01/10/2017


  • Health PhD September 01 2005
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Preoperative behavioural intervention to reduce drinking before elective orthopaedic Surgery: PRE-OP BIRDS Feasibility RCT, Snowden, C., Lynch, E., Avery, L., Haighton, C., Howel, D., Mamasoula, V., Gilvarry, E., McColl, E., Prentis, J., Gerrand, C., Steel, A., Goudie, N., Howe, N., Kaner, E. Mar 2020, In: Health Technology Assessment
  • Does domiciliary welfare rights advice improve health-related quality of life in independent-living, socio-economically disadvantaged people aged ≥60 years? Randomised controlled trial, economic and process evaluations in the North East of England, Howel, D., Moffatt, S., Haighton, K., Bryant, A., Becker, F., Steer, M., Lawson, S., Aspray, T., Milne, E., Vale, L., McColl, E., White, M. 10 Jan 2019, In: PLoS One
  • Is adolescent e-cigarette use associated with smoking in the United Kingdom? A systematic review with meta-analysis., Aladeokin, A., Haighton, C. 23 Apr 2019, In: Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
  • Randomised controlled trial, economic and process evaluation of domiciliary welfare rights advice for socio-economically disadvantaged older people, recruited via primary health care (the Do-Well Study), Haighton, K., Moffatt, S., Howel, D., Steer, M., Becker, F., Bryant, A., Lawson, S., McColl, E., Vale, L., Milne, E., Aspray, T., White, M. 19 Jan 2019, In: Public Health Research
  • Development of an Exergame to Deliver a Sustained Dose of High-Intensity Training: Lessons Learned in a Formative Pilot Randomized Trial, McBain, T., Weston, M., Crawshaw, P., Haighton, K., Speers, I. 27 Mar 2018, In: JMIR Serious Games
  • Interventions to Reduce the Negative Effects of Alcohol Consumption in Older Adults: A Systematic Review, Armstrong-Moore, R., Haighton, K., Davinson, N., Ling, J. 1 Mar 2018, In: BMC Public Health
  • Is popular radio a source of exposure to alcohol references in mid to later life? A content analysis, Haighton, K., Halligan, J., Scott, S. 1 Jun 2018, In: Journal of Public Health
  • Is Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network guidance for GP management of tonsillitis suitable? A qualitative study, McSweeney, L., Wilson, J., Wilkes, S., Haighton, K. Oct 2018, In: Family Practice
  • ‘I take my tablets with the whiskey’: A qualitative study of alcohol and medication use in mid to later life., Haighton, K., Kidd, J., O’Donnell, A., Wilson, G., McCabe, K., Ling, J. 18 Oct 2018, In: PLoS One
  • Parental perceptions of onsite hospital food outlets in a large hospital in the North East of England: A qualitative interview study, McSweeney, L., Spence, S., Anderson, J., Wrieden, W., Haighton, K. 2 Nov 2018, In: PLoS One

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