Professor Helen Pattison

Head of Psychology

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

Director of Research, Applied Health Sciences

Research Theme

Chronic and Communicable Conditions

Research Centre

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

  • Parental health behaviour
  • Psychology of pregnancy
  • Innovative Health Technologies 
  • Self testing/monitoring for signs of serious illness
  • 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. 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)

 Daniels, JP, Gray J, Pattison HM, Gray R, Hills RK, Khan KS. Intrapartum tests for group B streptococcus: accuracy and acceptability of screening. BJOG  2011; 118(2): 257-265.

Heath G, Cameron E, Redwood S, Pattison H, Greenfield S, Cummins C.  Paediatric outpatient 'Care Closer to Home': stakeholder views and barriers to implementation Health&Place 2012; 18: 1068-73  

Harvey ME, Pattison HM Being there: a qualitative interview study with fathers present during the resuscitation of their baby at delivery Arch Dis Child 2012; 97:439-43

Harvey ME, Pattison HM. The impact of a father’s presence during newborn resuscitation: a qualitative interview study with healthcare professionals. BMJ Open 2013; 3:e002547.

Powell R, Pattison HM, et al.   Pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart defects in newborn infants: An evaluation of acceptability to mothers Arch Dis Child 2013; 98: 59-63    

Cameron, E, Heath, G, Redwood, S, Greenfield, S, Cummins, C, Kelly, D, Pattison, H. Health care professionals' views of paediatric outpatient non-attendance: implications for general practice Family Practice. 2014; 31: 111-117


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

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

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. Use of complementary and alternative medicine and self-tests by coronary heart disease patients. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008, 8:47

Holland C, Cooper Y, Shaw R, Pattison H, Cooke R. Effectiveness and uptake of screening programmes for coronary heart disease and diabetes: a realist review of design components used in interventions.  BMJ Open  2013; 3(11)

Clarkesmith DE, Pattison HM, Lip GYH, Lane DA. Educational Intervention Improves Anticoagulation Control in Atrial Fibrillation Patients: The TREAT Randomised Trial.  PloS One. 2013; 8(9): e74037          

Shaw RL, Pattison HM, Holland C, Cooke R. Be SMART: examining the experience of implementing the NHS Health Check in UK primary care BMC Family Practice 2015; 16 (1): 1

 Clarkesmith, DE, Pattison, HM, Lane, DA.  Educational and behavioural interventions for anticoagulant therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation Cochrane database of systematic reviews 2013; 6, 62 p.CD008600

Gupta, J, Kai, J, Middleton, L, Pattison, H, Gray, R, Daniels, J.  Levonorgestrel intrauterine system compared to usual medical treatment for heavy menstrual bleeding. New England Journal of Medicine 2013; 368:128-37    

Morton, K, Pattison H, Langley C, Powell R. A qualitative study of English community pharmacists' experiences of providing lifestyle advice to patients with cardiovascular disease Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2015; 11: e17 - e29 


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 (supported by BLISS fellowship)

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, principal supervisor Dr Rachel Shaw, co-supervised by Dr Deirdre Lane, Birmingham University)

Danielle Clarkesmith 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

Adrienne Hudson. Preparing nurses to care for a child suffering an acute life threatening event. (West Midlands Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Training Award.  Principal supervisor Rachel Shaw with Heather Duncan, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, External consultant).

Kirsty Killick (née Morton) Experiences of using the community pharmacy: hypertension/hyperlipidaemia patients’ perspective. (MRC/ESRC interdisciplinary studentship)

  • 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 Theme 2, Birmingham and Black Country CLAHRC (Lead Prof R Lilford) NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care
  • Self testing for signs of serious illness ESRC/Pharmacy Practice Research Trust CASE studentship
  • Self testing for signs of serious illness  RCUK Academic Fellowship
  • TREAT Trial Educational and behavioural intervention for new warfarin users Bayer health - (Project short-listed for BMJ Prize 2014 and Commended in QiC innovation in anticoagulation award 2014)   

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