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Dr James Newham

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Psychology

Dr James Newham completed his PhD at the University of Manchester (2012), which examined interventions to reduce anaxiety in pregnancy. Prior to this he had completed his MPhil Neuroscience at the Newcastle University, which examined the effects of psychotropic medication in pregnancy. From developing an interest in maternal and child health he had a joint appointment at King’s College London as both Lecturer in Child Public Health and as Trial Coordinator.

Since joining Northumbria University in December 2019 as a Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow, he has leading the design and implementation of the £2m Office for Students-funded Mental Health Analytics project at Northumbria university and two partner sites (University of East Anglia, Buckinghamshire New University).  

James Newham

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research interests centre on mental health determinants and behaviour change interventions in families, infants, young people, and vulnerable groups; with the central theme being preventative public health solutions for poor mental health. More recently my research has focused on areas of digital innovation and implementation science.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Challenges and opportunities for child health services in responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newham, J., Fallon, V., Darwin, Z. 15 Mar 2021, In: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
  • Effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for reducing parental substance misuse, McGovern, R., Newham, J., Addison, M., Hickman, M., Kaner, E. 16 Mar 2021, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • The Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation, Alcohol Reduction, Diet and Physical Activity Interventions in Improving Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses, Hayes, L., McParlin, C., Azevedo, L., Jones, D., Newham, J., Olajide, J., McCleman, L., Heslehurst, N. 23 Mar 2021, In: Nutrients
  • Brief evidence-based interventions for universal child health services: A restricted evidence assessment of the literature, Newham, J., McLean, K., Ginja, S., Hurt, L., Molloy, C., Lingam, R., Goldfeld, S. 24 Jun 2020, In: BMC Public Health
  • Bump start needed: linking guidelines, policy and practice in promoting physical activity during and beyond pregnancy, Mills, H., Atkinson, L., Olander, E., Smith, D., Hayes, L., Currie, S., Newham, J., Foster, C., De Vivo, M. 1 Jul 2020, In: British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Encouraging physical activity during and after pregnancy in the COVID-19 era, and beyond, Atkinson, L., De Vivo, M., Hayes, L., Hesketh, K., Mills, H., Newham, J., Olander, E., Smith, D. 7 Oct 2020, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Exploring care from extended family through rural women's accounts of perinatal mental illness - a qualitative study with implications for policy and practice, Jackson, K., Smart, D., Henderson, E., Newham, J., McGovern, R., Kaner, E., Lingam, R. 1 Nov 2020, In: Health & Place
  • Integrated Care Models and Child Health: A Meta-analysis, Wolfe, I., Satherley, R., Scotney, E., Newham, J., Lingam, R. 1 Jan 2020, In: Pediatrics
  • Is there an increased risk of perinatal mental disorder in women with gestational diabetes? A systematic review and meta-analysis, Wilson, C., Newham, J., Rankin, J., Ismail, K., Simonoff, E., Reynolds, R., Stoll, N., Howard, L. 1 Apr 2020, In: Diabetic Medicine
  • Rural-urban differences in the mental health of perinatal women: a UK-based cross-sectional study, Ginja, S., Jackson, K., Newham, J., Henderson, E., Smart, D., Lingam, R. 14 Aug 2020, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Qualifications

  • Medicine PhD August 31 2012
  • Neurosciences MPhil
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)


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