Professor Helen Pattison

Professor of Health Psychology

School of Life and Health Sciences
Aston University
Birmingham B4 7ET

telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4073
fax: +44 (0) 121 204 4090
email: h.m.pattison@aston.ac.uk

Associate Director of Research, Health Sciences

Research Theme

Chronic and Communicable Conditions

Research Centre

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) 

 Aston Research centre in CHildren and Young people's health(ARCHY)

  • Parental health behaviour
  • Psychology of pregnancy
  • Innovative Health Technologies particularly Self testing/monitoring
  • Risk perception and communication


Parental health behaviour

Pareek M, Pattison HM. The two-dose Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunisation schedule: factors affecting maternal intention to vaccinate. BJGP, 2000; 50: 969-971

Collier J, Pattison HM, Watson A, Sheard C. Parental Information Needs in Chronic Renal Failure and diabetes mellitus. European Journal of Pediatrics. 2001; 160, 31-36

Pattison, H.M., Pareek M, Moledina, S The applicability of Social Cognition Theories to Parental Behaviour and Children’s Health. Proceedings of the BPS 2003, 11, 38

Pattison H, Pareek M. Health professionals' attitudes to MMR vaccine - Advice in primary care affects parents' decision to take up MMR vaccination BMJ 2001;322: 1121

Pattison H, Bhagrath J. Dietary change during pregnancy. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 2004; 22: 242

Pattison HM, Moledina S, Barrett T. Parents’ Perceptions of Diabetes: The Impact of Perceived Child Competence and Parental Self-Efficacy on Diabetic. Psychology and Health 2004; 19(Suppl): 130-131

Miller N, Pattison H. The relationship between illness perceptions, coping and psychological adjustment in siblings of children with congenital heart disease. Psychology and Health 2005; 20 (Suppl): 174-175

Pattison HM, Moledina S, Barrett T. The relationship between parental perceptions of Diabetes and glycaemic control. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2006; 91 (6): 487-490

Daniels J; Gray J, Pattison H, Roberts T, Edwards E; Milner P, Spicer L,Hawker E, Hills RK, Gray R; Buckley L; Magill L, Elliman N; Kaambwa B; Bryan S,Howard R, Thompson P,Khan KS. Rapid testing for group B streptococcus during labour: a test accuracy study with evaluation of acceptability and cost-effectiveness. Health Technol Assess 2009;13(42)


Psychology of Pregnancy

Gross H, Pattison HM. Pregnancy and Working : A critical reading of advice and information on pregnancy and employment. Feminism and Psychology 2001; 11: 511-526

Draper H, Pattison H.M. Becoming a father/refusing fatherhood: how parental responsibilities are generated. 5th Annual Swedish Symposium on Biomedicine, Ethics and Society, June 2003 http://www.bioethics.uu.se/symposium/2003/abstracts/Pattisson030603.pdf

Gross H & Pattison HM Sanctioning Pregnancy. 2007 London & NY: Routledge

Lal M, Pattison HM, Allan TF, Callender R (2009) Post-cesarean pelvic floor dysfunction contributes to undisclosed psychosocial morbidity Journal of Reproductive Medicine  54: 53-60

Innovative Health Technologies particularly Self testing, monitoring and management of health and illness

Pattison H, Murray E, Fitzmaurice D, Gee K, Marsh P ‘Another string to my bow’: patients’ perspective of self management of warfarin. Proceedings of the BPS 2001; 9: 58

Clark TJ; Khan KS; Foon R; Pattison H; Bryan S; Gupta JK Quality of life instruments in studies of menorrhagia: a systematic review. Eur J Obstet Gynaecol Reprod Biol 2002; 104: 96-104

GuptaJK, Clark TJ, More S, Pattison H. Patient anxiety and experiences associated with an outpatient “one-stop” “see & treat” hysteroscopy clinic. Surgical Endoscopy and other Interventional Techniques 2004; 18: 1099-1104

Ward DJ, Rowe B, Pattison H, Taylor RS, Radcliffe KW. Reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections in Genitourinary Medicine clinic patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioural interventions. Sexually Transmitted Infection 2005; 81: 386-393

McManus RJ, Mant J, Roalfe A, Oakes RA, Pattison H, Hobbs FDR A Randomised Controlled Trial of Patient Held Targets and Self Monitoring in the Control of Hypertension BMJ, 2005; 331: 493-496

Nandha S, Pattison H. Young people’s intentions to use self test kits for signs of coronary heart disease: an application of the theory of planned behaviour. Psychology and Health 2005; 20 (Suppl): 188-189

Wilson S, Greenfield S, Pattison HM, Ryan A, McManus RJ, Fitzmaurice D, Marriott J, Chapman C, Clifford S. Prevalence of the use of cancer related self-tests by members of the public: a community survey. BMC Cancer 2006; 6:215

Roberts L, Pattison H, Roalfe A, Franklyn J, Wilson S, Hobbs FDR, Parle JV. Is Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction in the Elderly Associated with Depression or Cognitive Dysfunction? Annals of Internal Medicine 2006; 145: 573-581

Wilson S, Parle JV, Roberts LM, Roalfe AK, Hobbs FDR, Clark P, Sheppard MC, Gammage MD, Pattison HM, and Franklyn JA Prevalence of Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction and Its Relation to Socioeconomic Deprivation in the Elderly: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Survey The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2006; 91:4809–4816.

Ryan A., Wilson S., Greenfield S., Clifford S., McManus R.J., PattisonH.M. Range of self-tests available to buy in the United Kingdom: an Internet survey Journal of Public Health 2006; 28: 370-374. http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/fdl051?ijkey=v7RWdw1zPZ5695d&keytype=ref

Proctor M, Murphy P, Pattison H, Suckling J, Farquhar C. Behavioural interventions for primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD002248. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002248.pub3.

McManus RJ, Ryan A, Greenfield S, Pattison HM, Clifford S, Marriott J, Wilson S Self measurement of blood pressure: a community survey Journal of Human Hypertension (2007) 21, 741–743

Greenfield S, Pattison H, Jolly K,(2008) Use of complementary and alternative medicine and self-tests by coronary heart disease patients. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine2008, 8:47

Risk perception and communication

Sadhra S, Petts J, McAlpine S, Pattison H, MacRae S Workers’ understanding of chemical risks: electroplating case study. Occup Environ Med 2002; 59: 689-695

Petts J., McAlpine S, Homan J, Sadhra, S, Pattison, H, MacRae, A. (2002) Development of a methodology to design and evaluate effective risk messages Norwich: HMSO. ISBN 0 7176 2245 2

McManus RJ, Mant J, Meulendijks CFM, Salter RA, Pattison HM, Roalfe AK, Hobbs FDR. Comparison of estimates and calculations of risk of coronary heart disease by doctors and nurses using different calculation tools in general practice BMJ 2002; 324: 459-464.

Cook E, Pattison H. The need for risk or variety? Relationships between sensation seeking, risk perception, high risk sports and behaviours. Psychology and Health 2005; 20 (Suppl): 50

Merryl Harvey Impact on fathers and fathering of witnessing neonatal emergency care

Jonathan Ives Becoming a father / refusing fatherhood: how paternal responsibilities and rights are generated (Wellcome studentship, co-supervised by Heather Draper, Birmingham University) http://pcpoh.bham.ac.uk/primarycare/cbme/fatherhood.htm

Shugafta Javed A mixed methods study of the implications for pharmacy policy and practice of self-tests for signs of serious illness (ESRC PPRT CASE award, co-supervised by Prof John Marriott)

Christian Borg Xuereb Patients’ knowledge and beliefs about Atrial Fibrillation and anticoagulation therapy and their impact on INR control and Quality of Life (Bayer HealthCare, main supervisor Dr Rachel Shaw, co-supervised by Dr Deirdre Lane, Birmingham University)

Danielle Smith Trial of and Educational intervention on patients’ knowledge of Atrial Fibrillation and anticoagulation therapy, INR control and outcome of Treatment with warfarin (TREAT) (Bayer HealthCare, co-supervised by Dr Deirdre Lane, Birmingham University)

Ying Zhang Effect of a Community-based Intervention on Breast Cancer Screening among Chinese Women in the UK (Breast Cancer Campaign and international student bursary)

Fozia Ikram Type2 Diabetes Risk-Perceptions Within the South Asian Community: A Protection-Motivation Approach

  • Methodology for designing and evaluating risk information in SMEs.  Health and Safety Executive
  • Designing and Evaluating Effective Risk Messages. HSE
  • Thyroid dysfunction in the elderly.  PPP Health Care Trust,
  • Social support and behaviour change in pregnancy. Birmingham Health Authority
  • RCT of the effectiveness of levonorgestrel containing coil in the treatment of menorrhagia (ECLIPSE Trial).  NIHR HTA programme http://www.eclipse.bham.ac.uk/
  • Accuracy and cost effectiveness of rapid diagnosis of Group-B streptococcus during labour.  NIHR HTA programme, http://www.gbs.bham.ac.uk/
  • Self-test kits for cancer,  CRUK
  • Accuracy and acceptability of rapid Pulse Oxiometry testing for congenital heart defects in neonates, NIHR HTA programme http://www.pulseox.bham.ac.uk/  
  • Home Testing for signs of serious illness RCUK Academic Fellowship
  • Breast Cancer Screening among Chinese Women in the UK, Breast Cancer Campaign
  • Evaluation of Paediatric Outreach Services (Lead Prof D. Kelly). Theme 2, Birmingham and Black Country CLAHRC (Lead Prof R Lilford) NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care

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