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Holly Blake

Associate Professor of Behavioural Science, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Holly is a Chartered Health Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is Associate Professor of Behavioural Science at the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, and works closely with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust leading a programme of research and evaluation associated with employee health and wellbeing. She is paired with NUH Trust in the first Impact Leaders cohort funded by the ESRC (Impact Acceleration Account).

  • 2016 SHS Silver Award for Workplace Health and Wellbeing (Nottinghamshire)
  • 2015 Lord Dearing Award
  • 2015 SHS Bronze Award for Workplace Health and Wellbeing (Nottinghamshire)
  • 2013 Vice-Chancellor's Achievement Award for sustained and substantial contribution to employee health and wellbeing in the NHS and University of Nottingham.
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Elected Member of University of Nottingham Senate 2014-2017
  • Trustee of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM)
  • Executive Board Member of UKSBM - Conference and Liaison Officer.
  • Chair of Scientific LOC for UKSBM ASM 2014
  • NUH Trust Compassion in Care Advisory Board Member (employee wellbeing remit)
  • University of Nottingham Work and Wellbeing Group.
  • APPLE Programme facilitator for Work, Health and Wellbeing.
  • Academic services, outreach, & capacity-building activities (national & international)

School roles

  • Director of PGR and Environment
  • Lead for Work, Health and Wellbeing.
  • Deputy Lead for Research Ethics.
  • Curriculum development roles - Graduate Nursing Curriculum.

Expertise Summary

Main areas of interest

  • Workplace interventions for health (public and private sector - physical activity, diet, stress, occupational health screening)
  • Health and Wellbeing of NHS employees
  • NHS staff as role models for health
  • Health behaviour change interventions
  • Uptake of health screening
  • Technology for health behaviour change (e.g. mobile, online & multimedia interventions)
  • Self-care and management of long-term conditions (e.g. diabetes, coronary heart disease)
  • Psychological aspects of long-term conditions
  • Public health dentistry - oral health behaviour in children and adults, diagnostic screening
  • Promoting health behaviour in people with long-term conditions (e.g. physical activity, diet)

Policy Contributions

2008; 2013; 2014 National Institute for Health and Clinical Effectiveness (NICE) Guidelines

Teaching Summary

Teaching Development

  • Lead for Evidence-Based Practice and Research Methods (Year 2 GNC)
  • Lead for Year 2 GNC Quantitative Methods & Statistics
  • Co-Lead for GNC Health Promotion (Year 1-2)
  • Quantitative Champion for dissertation pathways (MNurSci/BSc)

Teaching Activities

  • Doctoral supervision
  • Masters supervision (Masters in Nursing Science, Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice, MSc Health Psychology; Graduate Entry Nursing; Masters in Research Methods - Health Pathway)
  • Course Leader/Trainer for RSPH Level 2 Award in Understanding Health Improvement
  • Module Co-Lead B93583: Physical Activity and Health - (BSc Physiotherapy, Year 3, Sem 2)
  • Graduate New Curriculum: Unit A Personal and Professional Effectiveness (EBP & Research Methods)
  • Graduate New Curriculum: Unit C Person-Centred Nursing Care (Health Promotion/Public Health)
  • MNurSci: Research Methods for Dissertation (year 3 & 4)
  • BSc Sport Rehabilitation and Exercise Science (Psychology and Sport)
  • BSc Physiotherapy (Physical activity and health/workplace health)
  • MA Research Methods (Health Pathway - Research Ethics)
  • Learning Beyond Registration
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Therapies
  • Doctoral Training Centre: B74EIS Evaluating Interventions, Services and Policy in Health and Social Care. Unit 4 Experimental Evaluation (MSc PEoL, MSc or Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing)
  • University Professional Development : APPLE programme
  • Faculty/NHS/University Professional Development E-learning
  • Workplace Wellness Professional Development Training
  • Health Psychology/Forensic Psychology Stage 2 Trainees
  • Mentoring and Interns (local, national & international)
  • Academic Text Peer review (Palgrave, Sage)

Research Summary

2016-7 Active funded studies

PI: ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, 2017. 'Implementation of a workplace HIV testing programme: development of a toolkit for employers'. (Blake, Evans, Hand, Rowlands, Juma et al).

PI: ESRC Impact Acceleration Account, 2016. Implementation of an online intervention to promote health and wellbeing in NHS nurses. (Blake, Knowles).

PI: National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme, 2016. SKIP Study (Supporting Kids with diabetes In Physical activity): Feasibility of an online intervention to promote physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes. (Blake, Glazebrook, Leighton, Guo, Greening, Randell).

CI: Public Health England: HIV Prevention Innovation Fund, 2016. HIV and Health at Work - the M1 corridor distribution project. (PI/CI: Hand, Juma, Rowlands et al; Evaluators: Evans, Blake)

PI: Nottingham Hospitals Charity, 2015. Development and evaluation of a prototype for an online multimedia intervention to promote physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes (Blake, Glazebrook, Randell).

PI: NIHR Research Capability Funds (RfPB) 2014-15. SKIP study: Supporting Kids with diabetes In Physical activity: technology-based intervention. (Blake, Glazebrook, Randell et al)

PI: Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre, 2014-15. Feasibility of a text-messaging intervention to promote physical activity in knee osteoarthritis. (Blake et al).

PI: Burdett Trust for Nursing, 2015. Workplace health and wellbeing: Online intervention to promote health and wellbeing in NHS nurses. (Blake, Gartshore, Cooper, Knowles)

CI: NIHR Research Capability Funds (PGfAHR), 2014-15. An online intervention to improve self-efficacy and sustain behaviour changes about exercise to improve mental health and wellbeing of young vulnerable people. (Callaghan, Michail, Blake et al).

CI: NIHR Research Capability Funds, 2013. Going beyond awareness raising: a mobile phone SMS-based intervention to encourage uptake of HIV testing amongst African communities in Nottingham, 2013. (Evans, Blake, Suggs)

CI: Nottingham Hospitals Charity, 2013. Patient engagement and complex treatment decisions in RA-what do patients need to know and how do we tell them? (Gaywood, Blake, Leighton, Pande)

Current PhD students

Holly supervises doctoral students within and cross-faculty, and doctoral alumni. Her current and recent postgraduate students are undertaking interventions for health behaviour change in the UK, Europe, Jordan, Nigeria, Malaysia and China.

Topic areas include self-management of long term conditions, patient experiences, health behaviour change, exercise interventions, workplace health, technology in healthcare and behaviour change, health of healthcare professionals.

  • Zaki Albelbisi - diabetes education and behaviour change (Blake/Windle)
  • Suhathai Tosangwarn - stigma in care homes (Blake/Clissett)
  • Anirban Banerjee - self-management and back pain (Blake/Hendrick)
  • Yitong Huang - technology and work breaks (Blake/Benford)
  • Chinenye Uchendu - health of nurses (Blake/Windle)
  • Aisha Aishairmis - self-care and diabetes (Adams/Blake)
  • Betsy Lai - worksite exercise intervention (Griffiths/Blake)
  • Asem Abdalrahim - technology in dementia care (Blake/Clissett).

2015 PhD graduates

  • Dr Eman Alsaleh - physical activity and cardiac rehabilitation (Blake/Windle)
  • Dr Helen Quirk - physical activity and paediatric diabetes (Blake/Glazebrook)

Research Activities

  • Data Monitoring and Ethics Committee (DMEC) for the H.E.A.L.T.H Study 'Pragmatic RCT of exercise with young people diagnosed with anxiety and depression'. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme (Callaghan et al).
  • Journal Editorial responsibilities, journal peer review
  • Funding peer review (NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research, NIHR Research for Patient Benefit, Health Research Board)

Recent Publications

  • RAVENSCROFT, A, THIRUGNANAM, M, SUBRAMANI, D, MCCULLEY, S, BLAKE, H and STANULEWICZ, N, 2017. No pain no gain? Persistent post-breast surgery pain in the Nottingham breast surgery population: a questionnaire study to establish the prevalence of persistent pain in women post breast reconstruction In: Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Pain Study Day: Persistent Pain Following Breast Cancer. Friday 28 April 2017, London, UK
  • HUANG, Y., BENFORD, S., HENDRICKX, H., TRELOAR, R. and BLAKE, H., 2017. Office workers' perceived barriers and facilitators to taking regular micro-breaks at work: a diary-probed interview study. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 10171, ISSN 0302-9743
  • TOSANGWARN, S, CLISSETT, P and BLAKE, H, 2017. Stigma Associated With Living in a Care Home: Perspectives of Older Residents Living in Care Homes in Thailand. In: Proceeding of WASET: the world academic of sciences, engineering and technology ICMH 2017: 19th International Conference on Mental Health, 21st-22nd May 2017, Berlin, Germany.
  • Director of 'Enhance' Health & Well-Being Programme, University of Nottingham
  • NUH-Health and Wellbeing Research & Evaluation Manager, NUH Trust
  • Division of Nursing Environmental Champion (Nottingham)
  • Member of Community Themed Audit Team
  • Member of SNMP Public Health Group/newsletter editor
  • Member of SNMP Public Health Strategy Group
  • Member of Education and Technology for Health Research Group
  • Member of Child, Maternal and Public Health Research Group

Professional Activities

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of the BPS Division of Health Psychology

Past Research

  • Physical activity intervention in people with long-term conditions (e.g. brain injury)
  • Secondary analysis of allied dunbar national fitness survey data
  • Cancer epidemiology (brain tumour, breast cancer, cervical cancer, bowel cancer)
  • Lifestyle intervention in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (e.g. exercise, weight loss)
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Alcohol consumption & binge drinking
  • Secondary analysis of birth cohort data
  • Dr-Patient communication
  • Stroke Rehabilitation (caregiver strain, cognitive assessment, cognitive function)
  • RAVENSCROFT, A, THIRUGNANAM, M, SUBRAMANI, D, MCCULLEY, S, BLAKE, H and STANULEWICZ, N, 2017. No pain no gain? Persistent post-breast surgery pain in the Nottingham breast surgery population: a questionnaire study to establish the prevalence of persistent pain in women post breast reconstruction In: Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Pain Study Day: Persistent Pain Following Breast Cancer. Friday 28 April 2017, London, UK
  • HUANG, Y., BENFORD, S., HENDRICKX, H., TRELOAR, R. and BLAKE, H., 2017. Office workers' perceived barriers and facilitators to taking regular micro-breaks at work: a diary-probed interview study. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 10171, ISSN 0302-9743
  • TOSANGWARN, S, CLISSETT, P and BLAKE, H, 2017. Stigma Associated With Living in a Care Home: Perspectives of Older Residents Living in Care Homes in Thailand. In: Proceeding of WASET: the world academic of sciences, engineering and technology ICMH 2017: 19th International Conference on Mental Health, 21st-22nd May 2017, Berlin, Germany.
  • AISHAIRMA ARIS, HOLLY BLAKE AND GARY ADAMS, 2017. HEALTH BELIEFS PREDICT SELF-CARE PRACTICES AND GLYCAEMIC CONTROL IN MALAYSIAN PATIENTS WITH INSULIN-TREATED DIABETES: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine. 17(2), 80-89
  • BANERJEE, A, HENDRICK, P and BLAKE, H, 2016. Predictors of self-management in patients with chronic low back pain: a longitudinal cohort study protocol. International Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. 14-24
  • EVANS, C, TURNER, K, SUGGS, S, OCCA, A, JUMA, A and BLAKE, H, 2016. Developing a mHealth intervention to promote uptake of HIV testing among African communities in the UK: A qualitative study, BMC Public Health. 16, 656
  • BLAKE, H and GARTSHORE, E, 2016. Workplace wellness using online learning tools in a healthcare setting Nursing Education in Practice. 20, 70-75
  • ALSALEH, E.A., WINDLE, R and BLAKE, H, 2016. Behavioural intervention to increase physical activity in adults with coronary heart disease in Jordan. BMC Public Health. 16, 643. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3313-5
  • BLAKE, H, STANULEWICZ, N and MCGILL, F, 2016. Predictors of physical activity and barriers to exercise in nursing and medical students Journal of Advanced Nursing. 73(4), 917–929
  • WRIGHT, N, ZAKARIAN, M and BLAKE, H, 2016. Nurses' Experiences and Perceptions of Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Workplace Stress Management: A Qualitative Study. British Journal of Nursing. (In Press.)
  • BLAKE, H, STANULEWICZ, N and GRIFFITHS, K, 2016. Healthy lifestyle behaviours predict health promotion attitudes in pre-registered nurses Journal of Nursing Education. 56(2), 94-103
  • BLAKE, H, QUIRK, H, LEIGHTON, P, RANDELL, T, GREENING, J, GUO, B and GLAZEBROOK, C, 2016. Feasibility of an online intervention (STAK-D) to promote physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes: protocol for a randomised controlled trial Trials. ISRCTN 48994721
  • BANERJEE, A, HENDRICK, P, BHATTACHARJEE, P and BLAKE, H, 2016. A systematic review of outcome measures utilised to measure the change in self- management in clinical trials in non-cancer chronic pain. In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2016.
  • BLAKE, H, ROBERTS, A, BATT, ME and MOSES, J, 2016. Motive8! Text Messaging Intervention to Promote Physical Activity in Knee Osteoarthritis In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2016.
  • BLAKE, H, 2016. Promoting an active lifestyle Nursing in Practice. Issue 93
  • BLAKE, H, QUIRK, H, LEIGHTON, P, RANDELL, T, GREENING, J, KNOX, E, GUO, B and GLAZEBROOK, C, 2016. Supporting Kids with diabetes In Physical activity (SKIP): protocol for a randomised feasibility trial of an online intervention to promote physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes In: In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Cardiff, Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd December 2016..
  • TOSANGWARN, S, CLISSETT, P and BLAKE, H, 2016. Predictors of Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults Living in Care Homes in Thailand. In: Proceeding of International Journal of Mental Health & Psychiatry: 13th International Conference on Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 3rd -4th October 2016, London, UK. 2(4), 46.
  • BANERJEE, A., HENDRICK, P, BHATTACHARJEE, P. and BLAKE, H., 2016. A systematic review of outcome measures utilised to measure change in self-management in clinical trials in non-cancer chronic pain. In: Physiotherapy, 102, e135.
  • BANERJEE, A, HENDRICK, P. and BLAKE, H., 2016. Predictors of self-management in patients with chronic low back pain: study protocol. In: BritSpine, 2016 Nottingham, UK. The Spine Journal, S45.
  • ALBELBISI, Z., WINDLE, R. and BLAKE, H., 2016. The effectiveness of Information-Motivation-Behavioural Skills model-based Diabetes Self-Management Education among patients with type 2 diabetes in Jordan (IMB-DSME); Trial protocol. In: International Nursing Conference "Improving clients' outcomes through the implications of scientific evidence", Zarqa, Jordan..
  • BLAKE, H and PATTERSON, J, 2015. Paediatric nurses’ attitudes towards the promotion of healthy eating in children and their families British Journal of Nursing. 24(2), 108-12
  • TUNNEY, R.J, ALLEN, H.A, BONARDI, C and BLAKE, H, 2015. The effects of ageing and exercise on recollection and familiarity based memory processes. In: BRUNO, D, ed., The Preservation of Memory: Theory and Practice for Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations. Psychology Press: Taylor and Francis.
  • BLAKE, H and BATT, ME, 2015. Employee perceptions of pedometer walking intervention in a hospital workplace International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 53(5), 257-270
  • BLAKE, H, LEIGHTON, P, VAN DER WALT, G and RAVENSCROFT, A, 2015. Prescribing opioid analgesics for chronic non-malignant pain in general practice - a survey of attitudes and practice. British Journal of Pain. 9(4), 225–232
  • EVANS, C, TURNER, K, BLAKE, H, JUMA, A, SUGGS, S and OCCA, A, 2015. Text messaging to encourage uptake of HIV testing amongst African communities: Findings from a theory based feasibility study, HIV Medicine. 16(Suppl. 2), 54
  • BLAKE, H, SUGGS, LS, COMAN, E, AGUIRRE, L and BATT, ME, 2015. Active8! Technology-based intervention to promote physical activity in hospital employees American Journal of Health Promotion. Nov 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  • QUIRK, H, BLAKE, H, DEE, B and GLAZEBROOK, C, 2015. "Having diabetes shouldn't stop them": Healthcare professionals' perceptions of physical activity in children with Type 1 Diabetes BMC Paediatrics. 15(68), doi:10.1186/s12887-015-0389-5
  • BLAKE, H and PATTERSON, J, 2015. Paediatric nurses and healthy eating promotion International Fruit and Vegetable Alliance (IFAVA) Scientific Newsletter. 4, 2
  • QUIRK, H, GLAZEBROOK, C, MARTIN, R and BLAKE, H, 2015. “We don’t worry about diabetes that much”: A qualitative study exploring perceptions of physical activity among children with Type 1 Diabetes Advances in Paediatric Research: Diabetes and Endocrinology. 3, 2
  • BLAKE, H, ROBERTS, A and STANULEWICZ, N, 2015. Telemedicine and mHealth interventions for children and young people with Type One Diabetes (T1DM) International Journal of Endocrinology and Diabetes. 1(1), 100104
  • BLAKE, H, ROBERTS, AL, BATT, ME and MOSES, JP, 2015. Motive8! Feasibility of a text messaging intervention to promote physical activity in knee osteoarthritis International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine. 1:027
  • EVANS, C, TURNER, K, JUMA, A, SUGGS, L.S. and BLAKE, H, 2015. Text messaging to encourage uptake of HIV testing amongst African communities: findings from a theory-based feasibility study In: UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, 8-9 December 2015, Newcastle, UK.
  • BLAKE, H, GRIFFITHS, K and STANULEWICZ, N, 2015. Attitudes towards health promotion practices in pre-registered nurses: relationship with body weight and self-perception In: UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, 8-9 December 2015, Newcastle, UK.
  • BLAKE, H, MCGILL, F and STANULEWICZ, N, 2015. Barriers and determinants of pre-registered nurses and medics participation in physical activity In: UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, 8-9 December 2015, Newcastle, UK..
  • EVANS, C, TURNER, K, JUMA, A, SUGGS, LS, OCCA, A and BLAKE, H, 2015. Text messaging to encourage uptake of HIV testing amongst African communities: findings from a theory-based feasibility study.: Evans C, Turner K, Juma A, Suggs LS, Occa A, Blake H. In: UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, 8-9 December 2015, Newcastle, UK..
  • ALBELBISI, Z, ADAMS, G, WINDLE, R and BLAKE, H, 2015. The Effectiveness of IMB-Model Based Diabetes Self-Management Education with Type 2 Diabetes Patients In Jordan: Clinical Trial Protocol. In: UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 11th Annual Scientific Meeting, 8-9 December 2015, Newcastle, UK..
  • BANERJEE, A., HENDRICK, P., BHATTACHARJEE, P. and BLAKE, H., 2015. A systematic review of outcome measures utilised to measure change in self-management in chronic pain: PROTOCOL. In: 4th JBI European Symposium. Nottingham, United Kingdom.
  • ALBELBISI, Z., ADAMS, G., WINDLE, R. and BLAKE, H., 2015. The effectiveness of Information-Motivation-Behavioural skills model-based Diabetes Self-Management Education among patients with type 2 diabetes in Jordan (IMB-DSME): Trial protocol. In: American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting. New Orleans, USA..
  • QUIRK, H, BLAKE, H., TENNYSON, R., RANDELL, T. and GLAZEBROOK, C., 2014. Physical activity interventions in children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A systematic review with meta-analysis Diabetic Medicine. 31(10), 1163-73
  • BARDUS, M, BLAKE, H, LLOYD, S and SUGGS, LS, 2014. Reasons for participating and not participating in a e-health workplace physical activity intervention: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 7(4), 229 - 246
  • BLAKE, H, BENNETT, E and BATT, ME, 2014. Evaluation of occupational health checks for hospital employees International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 7(4), 247-266
  • BLAKE, H, 2014. Nurses recognise their own health can affect care quality Nursing Times. 110(38), 9
  • BLAKE, H, DAWETT, B, LEIGHTON, P.A., BRADY, L.R. and DEERY, C, 2014. School-based educational intervention to improve children’s oral health-related knowledge Health Promotion Practice. [Epub ahead of print], Dec 1. pii:1524839914560568
  • QUIRK, H, BLAKE, H, DEE, B and GLAZEBROOK, C, 2014. "You can't just jump on a bike and go": a qualitative study exploring parents' perceptions of physical activity in children with Type 1 Diabetes BMC Paediatrics. 14(313), doi: 10.1186/s12887-014-0313-4
  • LAI, B, GRIFFITHS, A and BLAKE, H, 2014. A longitudinal study of the effect of workplace exercise intervention - a field experiment in China In: Proceedings of the 10th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December, Nottingham.
  • BLAKE, H, ALSALEH, E and WINDLE, R, 2014. Behavioural intervention to increase physical activity among patients with coronary heart disease (CHD): randomised controlled trial In: Proceedings of the 10th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December, Nottingham.
  • BLAKE, H, BENNETT, E and BATT, ME, 2014. Evaluation of occupational health checks for hospital employees In: Proceedings of the 10th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December, Nottingham.
  • BLAKE, H, LEIGHTON, P and BATT, ME, 2014. Employee perceptions of a pedometer intervention in a UK hospital workplace In: Proceedings of the 10th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December, Nottingham.
  • BLAKE, H, LEIGHTON, P, VAN DER WALT, G and RAVENSCROFT, A, 2014. Prescribing opioid analgesics for chronic non-malignant pain in general practice - a survey of attitudes and practice In: Proceedings of the 10th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December, Nottingham. Prize-Winning Poster (Highest Scoring Abstract & Best Poster Prize).
  • WRIGHT, N, ZAKARIAN, M and BLAKE, H, 2014. Nurses’ Experiences and Perceptions of Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Workplace Stress Management In: Proceedings of the 10th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December, Nottingham (Commendation for Highest Scoring Abstract).
  • BLAKE, H and GARTSHORE, E, 2014. Development and evaluation of an online learning tool to enhance knowledge of workplace wellness in healthcare disciplines In: Proceedings of the 10th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December, Nottingham.
  • QUIRK, H, BLAKE, H, TENNYSON, R, RANDELL. T and GLAZEBROOK, C, 2014. Physical activity interventions in children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A systematic review with meta-analysis In: Proceedings of the 10th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December, Nottingham.
  • GARTSHORE, E and BLAKE, H, 2014. "Workplace Wellness": online learning package University of Nottingham.
  • QUIRK, H, BLAKE, H, DEE, B and GLAZEBROOK, C, 2014. “You can’t just jump on a bike and go”: a qualitative study exploring parent’s perceptions of physical activity in children with type 1 diabetes. In: Proceedings of the 10th UK Society for Behavioural Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, 3-4 December, Nottingham..
  • SUGGS, LS, BLAKE, H, BARDUS, M and LLOYD, S, 2013. Effects of text-messaging in addition to emails on uptake of physical activity among university and college employees at UK worksites Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. 18(1 suppl), 55-64
  • BLAKE, H, ZHOU, D and BATT, ME, 2013. Five year workplace wellness intervention in the NHS Perspectives in Public Health. DOI: 10.1177/1757913913489611, (In Press.)
  • BLAKE, H, 2013. Should nurses be role models for health? Nursing Times. 2 January(Online Issue),
  • BLAKE, H and HARRISON, C, 2013. Nurse's health behaviours and attitudes towards being role models British Journal of Nursing. 22(2), 32-40
  • BLAKE, H, 2013. Commissioned commentary: Text messaging interventions increase adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and smoking cessation: on: Free C, Phillips G, Galli L, Watson L, Felix L, Edwards P, Patel V, Haines A. The effectiveness of mobile-health technology-based health behaviour change or disease management interventions for health care consumers: a systematic review. PLoS Med. 2013 Jan;10(1):e1001362 PLoS Medicine. in press
  • MALIK, SH, BLAKE, H and SUGGS, LS, 2013. A systematic review of workplace health promotion interventions for increasing physical activity. Br J Health Psychol.. doi: 10.1111/bjhp.12052([Epub ahead of print]),
  • BLAKE, H, SUGGS, L.S., AGUIRRE, L, TENNYSON, R, ZHOU, D and BATT, M.E., 2013. Technology-based intervention to promote physical activity in a UK healthcare workplace in June-Sept 2012 In: Eur J Public Health; 23 (suppl 1): ckt126.330 doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckt126.330.
  • BLAKE, H, SUGGS, LS, AQUIRRE, L, TENNYSON, R, ZHOU, D and BATT, ME, 2013. Active8! Technology-based intervention to promote physical activity in healthcare employees: a randomised controlled trial In: In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting, Oxford, Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th December 2013..
  • BLAKE, H, 2013. Mobile technology: streamlining practice and improving care. British Journal of Community Nursing. 18(9), 430-432
  • BRADY, LR, DAWETT, B, BLAKE, H, LEIGHTON, P, YOUNIS, F and DEERY, C, 2013. Evaluation of a Glass-ionomer sealant applied to erupting permanent molars in children International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Abstracts of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry Annual Scientific Meeting, 10-13 September 2013, Edinburgh. 23(Suppl 2), 2-48
  • BLAKE, H and HAWLEY, H, 2012. The effects of Tai Chi exercise on physical and psychological health of older people Current Aging Science: Special Issue: Physical Activity, Exercise and Ageing. 5(1), 19-27.
  • BLAKE, H, MO, P.K.H, LEE, S and BATT, M.E., 2012. Health in the NHS: Lifestyle behaviours of hospital employees Perspectives in Public Health. 132, 213-215.
  • BLAKE, H. and CHAMBERS, D., 2012. Supporting nurse health champions: developing a ‘new generation’ of health improvement facilitators Health Education Journal. 71(2), 205-210.
  • BLAKE, H., 2012. Commissioned commentary on: Tai Chi intervention for older adults using assistive device in a senior living community- a pilot study. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 19(3), 143.
  • BLAKE, H and TENNYSON, R, 2012. Physical activity and cancer. In: NATHAN A. HICKS and RODNEY E. WARREN, eds., Psychology of Cancer. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY. pp 1-62
  • BLAKE, H, ZHOU, D and BATT, ME, 2012. Workplace wellness intervention in the NHS: Outcomes at five years. In: Proceedings of the British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2012, 18-20 April.
  • ALSALEH, E, BLAKE, H and WINDLE, R, 2012. Behavioural intervention to increase physical activity among patients with coronary heart disease: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies. Dec;49(12):1489-93. Epub 2012 Jul 26.,
  • BLAKE, H, MO, PKH and BATT, ME, 2012. Getting healthcare staff more active: the mediating role of self-efficacy In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester 10-11 December 2012.
  • BLAKE, H and HALLETT, S, 2012. Inactivity in the NHS workforce: barriers and determinants to physical activity among pre-registered nurses In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester 10-11 December 2012.
  • BLAKE, H, BARDUS, M, SUGGS, S and LLOYD, S, 2012. Effects of a theory-based physical activity intervention in the workplace using latent growth modelling In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester 10-11 December 2012.
  • BLAKE, H, MO, PKH, LEE, S and BATT, ME, 2012. Health in the NHS: lifestyle behaviours of hospital employees In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester 10-11 December 2012.
  • BLAKE, H, 2012. Physical activity and exercise in the treatment of depression Frontiers in Psychiatry - Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research. 21 Nov 2012, Edited by: Felipe Schuch,
  • DAWETT, B, BLAKE, H, LEIGHTON, P, BRADY, L and DEERY, C, 2012. Improving Childrens’ Oral Health Knowledge with a brief Dental Care Professional (DCP) delivered educational intervention British Society for General Dental Surgery (BSGDS) Newsletter. p 21.
  • BLAKE, H., MALIK, S., MO, PKH. and PISANO, C., 2011. ‘Do as I say, but not as I do’: Are next generation nurses role models for health? Perspectives in Public Health. 131(5), 231-9.
  • BLAKE, H., 2011. Commissioned commentary: Telephone follow-up does not significantly improve glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes overall, but more intensive programmes may have an effect Evidence-Based Nursing. 14, 33-44.
  • BLAKE, H., 2011. Healthy hydration in the workplace. Health Psychology Update. 20(2), 1480.
  • MALIK, S, BLAKE, H and BATT, M., 2011. How Healthy Are Our Nurses? New and registered nurses compared. British Journal of Nursing. 20(8), 489-96.
  • MO, P.K.H., BLAKE, H. and BATT, M.E., 2011. Getting healthcare staff more active:the mediating role of self-efficacy British Journal of Health Psychology. 16(4), 690-706
  • BLAKE H, LEIGHTON P and SHARMA S, 2011. Saliva Testing as a Practical Tool for Rapid HIV Screening. In: NANCY DUMAIS, ed., HIV and AIDS - Updates on Biology, Immunology, Epidemiology and Treatment Strategies InTech. 627-640.
  • BLAKE, H, DAWETT, B, LEIGHTON, P, BRADY, LR and DEERY, C, 2011. Improving children’s oral health knowledge with brief dental care professional (DCP) delivered educational intervention in schools. In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting, Stirling, 13-14 December 2011.
  • BARDUS, M, SUGGS, LS, BLAKE, H and LLOYD, S, 2011. MoveM8 recruitment challenges: A case for social marketing In: Proceedings of the 2nd World Non-Profit Social Marketing Conference, 11-12 April 2012, Dublin, Ireland.
  • DAWETT, B, POPE, L, BLAKE, H, LEIGHTON, P and DEERY, C, 2011. Salivary Diagnostics in Primary Dental Care – a feasibility study In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting, Stirling, 13-14 December 2011.
  • DAWETT, B, POPE, L, BLAKE, H, LEIGHTON, P and DEERY, C, 2011. Salivary diagnostics in primary dental care. In: Proceedings of the British Society for Oral and Dental Research, Sheffield, 13-14 September 2011.
  • ARIS, A, BLAKE, H and ADAMS, G, 2011. Diabetes health-beliefs, self-care practices and glycaemic control among Malaysian young adults with diabetes. Journal of Nursing Referencia. 4(3), 687
  • BLAKE, H, ZHOU, D and BATT, ME, 2011. Five year workplace wellness intervention in the NHS improves health behaviours. In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting, Stirling, 13-14 December 2011..
  • COOPER, Y and BLAKE, H, 2011. Systematic review of exercise interventions for children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. In: Proceedings of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine, 7th Annual Scientific Meeting, Stirling, 13-14 December 2011.
  • MCKENNA, K., COLLIER, J., HEWITT, M. and BLAKE, H., 2010. Parental involvement in paediatric cancer treatment decisions European Journal of Cancer Care. 19(5), 621-630
  • BLAKE, H, 2010. Editorial: Exercise in rehabilitation: towards a population-based promotion of physical activity. In: BLAKE, H, ed., Physical activity in rehabilitation and recovery NovaScience, New York, USA. pp 1-4
  • BLAKE, H., 2010. Computer-based learning objects in healthcare: the student experience International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 7(1), Article 16.
  • BLAKE, H, BLUNDELL, A. and GORDON, A., 2010. Promoting physical activity in older age: 1. CAL Package. At: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_2830
  • BLAKE, H., BLUNDELL, A. and GORDON, A., 2010. Promoting physical activity in older age:2. CAL Package. At: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/toolkits/play_2941
  • BLAKE, H. and WHARRAD, H., 2010. Development of Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) to Enhance Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Understanding of Physical Activity. In: BAKER, G., FALK-WHYNES, J. and SIDOROVICH, A., eds., Teaching for Integrative Learning Volume 3. Centre for Integrative Learning.
  • REAVENALL, S and BLAKE, H, 2010. Determinants of Physical Activity Participation following Traumatic Brain Injury International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 17(7), 360-368.
  • BLAKE, H, 2010. Physical activity and long-term conditions. In: BLAKE, H, ed., Physical activity in rehabilitation and recovery NovaScience, New York, USA. pp 17-50
  • MALIK, S, MO, P and BLAKE, H., 2010. Exercise interventions in the treatment of depression. In: BLAKE, H, ed., Physical activity in rehabilitation and recovery NovaScience, New York, USA. pp 279-312
  • BLAKE, H, 2010. Physical activity in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. In: BLAKE, H., ed., Physical activity in rehabilitation and recovery NovaScience, New York, USA. pp 131-154
  • BLAKE, H, ed., 2010. Physical activity in rehabilitation and recovery NovaScience Ltd, New York, USA.
  • LEE, S, BLAKE, H and LLOYD, S, 2010. The Price is Right: Making Workplace Wellness Financially Sustainable International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 3(1), 58-69.
  • SUGGS, LS, BLAKE, H, LLOYD, S and BARDUS, 2010. MoveM8! A technology-based physical activity intervention for UK worksites: Results of a randomized controlled trial conducted from September 2009 to August 2010 In: Proceedings of the 3rd European Public Health Association Conference, 10-13 November 2010, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • BARDUS, M, SUGGS, LS, BLAKE, H and LLOYD, S, 2010. Recruitment challenges and limitations of worksite physical activity promotion: MoveM8! In: Proceedings of the 20th IUHPE World Conference on Health Promotion, 11-15 July 2010, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • MEADE, O, MACLENNAN, SJ, BLAKE, H and COULSON, N., 2009. Workplace complementary and alternative therapies for hospital-site staff International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 2(3), 258-271.
  • SUGGS, S., BLAKE, H., LLOYD, S. and BARDUS, M., 2009. An individualised approach: MoveM8! E-mail and SMS physical activity communication in the workplace (Abstract) Journal of Sports Sciences. 27(4), S1 — S133
  • BLAKE, H. and JONES, C., 2009. Physical activity and health. At: Reusable Learning Object. Available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nmp/sonet/rlos/lilfestyle/pave1/
  • ARACK, R, BLAKE, H, LEE, S and COULSON, NS., 2009. An Evaluation of the Effects of the Smoking Ban at an acute NHS Trust. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 47(4), 112-118.
  • LEE, S and BLAKE, H., 2009. Tackling NHS staff stress levels in an ‘eggstraordinary’ way Health Psychology Update. 18(2), 8-13.
  • BLAKE, H., 2009. Staff perceptions of e-learning for teaching delivery in healthcare Learning in Health and Social Care. 8(3), 223-234.
  • BLAKE, H. and JONES, C., 2009. Keeping physically active At: Reusable Learning Object. Available at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nmp/sonet/rlos/lilfestyle/pave2/
  • BLAKE, H. and BATSON, M., 2009. Exercise intervention in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: a pilot randomised study of Tai Chi Qigong Clinical Rehabilitation. 23(7), 589-598
  • BLAKE, H., MO, P., MALIK, S. and THOMAS, S., 2009. How effective are physical activity interventions for alleviating depressive symptoms in older people? A systematic review Clinical Rehabilitation. 23(10), 873-887
  • BARDUS, M, SUGGS, S and BLAKE, H, 2009. Promoting physical activity with e-mail and SMS: MoveM8! A tailored approach In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress Mountain, Sport & Health, 12-14 November 2009, Rovereto (TN), Italy.
  • SUGGS, LS, BLAKE, H, LLOYD, S and BARDUS, M, 2009. An individualised approach: MoveM8! E-mail and SMS physical activity communication in the workplace In: Proceedings of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Annual Conference, September 1-3, 2009. Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • BLAKE, H., 2008. Mobile phone technology for chronic disease management Nursing Standard. 23(12), 43-46.
  • BLAKE, H. and LLOYD S., 2008. Influencing organizational change in the NHS: lessons learned from workplace wellness initiatives in practice. Quality in Primary Care. 16(6), 449-455.
  • BLAKE, H., LEE, S., STANTON, T. and GORELY, T., 2008. Workplace intervention to promote stair-use in an NHS setting International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 1(3), 162-175
  • BLAKE, H, 2008. Caregiver stress in traumatic brain injury International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 15(6), 263-271.
  • BLAKE, H and BATSON, M, 2008. Exercise intervention in acquired brain injury International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 15(4), 180-185.
  • BLAKE, H, 2008. Innovation in practice: mobile phone technology in patient care British Journal of Community Nursing. 13(4), 160-165.
  • BLAKE, H, 2008. Using technology in health promotion intervention. In: BLAKELY, M.R. and TIMMONS, S.R., eds., Lifestyle and Health Research NovaScience, Inc, USA. pp 17-76.
  • LEE, S., BATT, M., MORTIMER, D., BLAKE, H. and BOOTH, Y., 2008. Q-active Final Report. Prepared for Sport England. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Available at: http://www.qactive.co.uk/pdfs/exec_summary.pdf.
  • BLAKE, H and LEE, S, 2008. Practising what we preach: worksite wellness intervention for healthcare staff. In: TURLEY, A.B. and HOFFMAN, G.C., eds., Lifestyle and Health Research Progress NovaScience Publishers, Inc, USA. pp 1-4.
  • BLAKE, H and LEE, S, 2007. Health of community nurses: a case for workplace wellness schemes British Journal of Community Nursing. 12(6), 263-267.
  • LEE, RA., SMITHER, M., LEE, S. and BLAKE, H., 2007. A Survey of People in the Forest Industries in South Scotland Barfil Management Centre; May 2007.
  • COLLIER, J. and BLAKE, H., 2006. Sexual and reproductive health in pregnant teenagers presenting for antenatal care or for termination Current Paediatrics. 16(3), 211-215.
  • BLAKE, H and LINCOLN, NB, 2005. Cognitive impairments following a stroke: the strain on caregivers. In: WHITE, R, ed., Stroke: therapy and rehabilitation Quay Books, London. pp 173-9.
  • FLEMING, S.A., BLAKE, H., GLADMAN, J.R., HART, E., LYMBERY, M., DEWEY, M.E., MCCLOUGHRY, H., WALKER, M. and MILLER, P., 2004. A randomised controlled trial of a care home rehabilitation service to reduce long-term institutionalisation for elderly people Age and Ageing. 33(4), 384-390.
  • MUIR, K and BLAKE, H, 2004. Book Review: Exposure Assessment in Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology by NIEUWENHUIJSEN, MJ, ed Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 48(6), 579-581.
  • BLAKE, H., LINCOLN, N.B. and CLARKE, D.D., 2003. Caregiver strain in spouses of stroke patients Clinical Rehabilitation. 17(3), 312-317.
  • MCKINNEY, M., BLAKE, H., TREECE, K.A., LINCOLN, N.B., PLAYFORD, E.D. and GLADMAN, J.R.F., 2002. Evaluation of cognitive assessment in stroke rehabilitation Clinical Rehabilitation. 16(2), 129-136.
  • BLAKE, H., MCKINNEY, M., TREECE, K., LEE, E. and LINCOLN, N.B., 2002. An evaluation of screening measures for cognitive impairment after stroke Age and Ageing. 31(6), 451-456.
  • BLAKE, H., COLLIER, J., ARMSTRONG, S. and POLNAY, L., 2002. Longitudinal study of alcohol consumption at 16, 26, and 30 years: secondary analysis of the 1970 British Cohort Study Alcohol Research Council.
  • BLAKE,H. and LINCOLN,N.B., 2002. Cognitive impairments following a stroke: the strain on caregivers. British/International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 9(9), 334-7.
  • BLAKE, H, FLEMING, S and GLADMAN, J, 2002. Evaluation of a care home rehabilitation service: outcomes at 3 months In: Proceedings of the British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting 16-18 October 2002, Hammersmith, London. Abstract book number 2
  • BLAKE, H. and LINCOLN, N. B., 2000. Factors associated with strain in co-resident spouses of patients following stroke Clinical Rehabilitation. 14(Pt 3), 307-314.
  • MCKINNEY, M, LINCOLN, N.B, PLAYFORD, D, BLAKE, H, TREECE,K and WEYMAN, N, 1999. Evaluation of the impact of cognitive assessment in stroke (abstract) Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment. p 4.
  • FENTEM, P.H, MOCKETT, S.P and BLAKE, H, 1997. Are levels of reported physical activity related to body composition? Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 29(5), S86
  • CLARKE, D.D. and BLAKE, H, 1997. The Inverse Forecast Effect. Journal of Social Behaviour and Personality. 12(4), 999-1018.
  • Psychometric properties of the Thai Internalised Stigma Scale (TIS-LCH) for care home residents Clinical Gerontologist.
  • Office Workers’ Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Taking Regular Micro-breaks at Work: A Diary-Probed Interview Study Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

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