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Professor G J Melendez-Torres

Professor G J Melendez-Torres

Professor of Clinical and Social Epidemiology

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 01392 725651

 South Cloisters 3.09e

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I arrived at the University of Exeter in March 2019 to take up a personal chair in clinical and social epidemiology.  As part of this, I lead the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), one of nine research units in the UK providing expert advice on the clinical and cost effectiveness of new drugs to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.  My interest in health technology assessment stems from an enjoyment of the kinds of knotty methodological problems, both statistical and conceptual, that this area can present.  Indeed, the development of methods to support HTA and systematic reviews of complex interventions is my major research focus.

My interest in HTA developed at the University of Warwick, where as a member of their technology assessment group I led the multiple technology assessment project that re-evaluated first-line therapies for multiple sclerosis.  I was most recently at the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer) at Cardiff University, where I developed substantive interests in the public health aspects of child and adolescent social development (including, specifically, schools and health) and in intimate partner violence.  I have previously worked on substance use and sexual risk behaviours in men who have sex with men, through which research I developed expertise in social epidemiology.

Qualifications

  • Member of the Faculty of Public Health
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • DPhil in Social Intervention, University of Oxford
  • MPhil in Evidence-Based Social Intervention (with distinction), University of Oxford
  • BSc in Economics (summa cum laude), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • BSc in Nursing (summa cum laude), School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Melendez-Torres GJ, Kagan SH (2019). Achieving excellence and acknowledging contribution: the 2018 International Journal of Older People Nursing Awards. Int J Older People Nurs, 14(3). Author URL.
Skeen S, Laurenzi CA, Gordon SL, du Toit S, Tomlinson M, Dua T, Fleischmann A, Kohl K, Ross D, Servili C, et al (2019). Adolescent Mental Health Program Components and Behavior Risk Reduction: a Meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 144(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Leijten P, Gardner F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Weeland J, Hutchings J, Landau S, McGilloway S, Overbeek G, van Aar J, Menting A, et al (2019). Co-occurring change in children's conduct problems and maternal depression: Latent class individual participant data meta-analysis of the Incredible Years parenting program. Dev Psychopathol, 1-12. Abstract.  Author URL.
Connock M, Armoiry X, Tsertsvadze A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Royle P, Andronis L, Clarke A (2019). Comparative survival benefit of currently licensed second or third line treatments for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) negative advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and secondary analysis of trials. BMC Cancer, 19(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Young H, Long SJ, Melendez-Torres GJ, Kim HS, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore GF (2019). Dating and relationship violence victimization and perpetration among 11-16 year olds in Wales: a cross-sectional analysis of the School Health Research Network (SHRN) survey. J Public Health (Oxf) Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Sutcliffe K, Burchett HED, Rees R, Thomas J (2019). Developing and testing intervention theory by incorporating a views synthesis into a qualitative comparative analysis of intervention effectiveness. Res Synth Methods, 10(3), 389-397. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore GF, Evans RE, Hawkins J, Littlecott H, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C, Murphy S (2019). From complex social interventions to interventions in complex social systems: Future directions and unresolved questions for intervention development and evaluation. Evaluation (Lond), 25(1), 23-45. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tan SY, Melendez-Torres GJ, Pang T (2019). Implementation of provider payment system reforms in the age of universal health coverage: a realist review of evidence from Asian developing countries. J Health Serv Res Policy, 24(4), 279-287. Author URL.  Full text.
Rotevatn TA, Overgaard C, Melendez-Torres GJ, Mortensen RN, Ullits LR, Høstgaard AMB, Torp-Pedersen C, Bøggild H (2019). Infancy weight gain, parental socioeconomic position, and childhood overweight and obesity: a Danish register-based cohort study. BMC Public Health, 19(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hewitt G, Hallingberg B, Anthony R, Collishaw S, Hall J, Murphy S, Moore G (2019). Measurement invariance properties and external construct validity of the short Warwick-Edinburgh mental wellbeing scale in a large national sample of secondary school students in Wales. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Leijten P, Gardner F, Melendez-Torres GJ, van Aar J, Hutchings J, Schulz S, Knerr W, Overbeek G (2019). Meta-Analyses: Key Parenting Program Components for Disruptive Child Behavior. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 58(2), 180-190. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Anthony RE, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore GF (2019). Prevalence of gambling behaviours and their associations with socioemotional harm among 11-16 year olds in Wales: findings from the School Health Research Network survey. Eur J Public Health Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Meiksin R, Allen E, Crichton J, Morgan GS, Barter C, Elbourne D, Hunt K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Morris S, Reyes HLMN, et al (2019). Protocol for pilot cluster RCT of project respect: a school-based intervention to prevent dating and relationship violence and address health inequalities among young people. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.
Dowdall N, Melendez-Torres GJ, Murray L, Gardner F, Hartford L, Cooper PJ (2019). Shared Picture Book Reading Interventions for Child Language Development: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Child Dev Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bond A, Hawkins J, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore G (2019). Socio-Economic Inequalities in Adolescent Summer Holiday Experiences, and Mental Wellbeing on Return to School: Analysis of the School Health Research Network/Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey in Wales. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Gardner F, Leijten P, Melendez-Torres GJ, Landau S, Harris V, Mann J, Beecham J, Hutchings J, Scott S (2019). The Earlier the Better? Individual Participant Data and Traditional Meta-analysis of Age Effects of Parenting Interventions. Child Dev, 90(1), 7-19. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tweed EJ, Aldridge RW, Capewell S, Davies L, Luchenski S, Lyons R, McKee M, Mair F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Rutter H, et al (2019). UK Public Health Science 2019: a call for abstracts. LANCET, 393(10184), 1920-1921. Author URL.
Rotevatn TA, Melendez-Torres GJ, Overgaard C, Peven K, Hyldgaard Nilsen J, Bøggild H, Høstgaard AMB (2019). Understanding rapid infant weight gain prevention: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Eur J Public Health Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Villarreal-Zegarra D, Copez-Lonzoy A, Bernabé-Ortiz A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bazo-Alvarez JC (2019). Valid group comparisons can be made with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9): a measurement invariance study across groups by demographic characteristics. PLoS One, 14(9). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jones HM, Al-Khudairy L, Melendez-Torres GJ, Oyebode O (2019). Viewpoints of adolescents with overweight and obesity attending lifestyle obesity treatment interventions: a qualitative systematic review. Obes Rev, 20(1), 156-169. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Leijten P, Gardner F (2019). What are the Optimal Combinations of Parenting Intervention Components to Reduce Physical Child Abuse Recurrence? Reanalysis of a Systematic Review using Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Child Abuse Review, 28(3), 181-197. Abstract.
Hennegan J, Shannon AK, Rubli J, Schwab KJ, Melendez-Torres GJ (2019). Women's and girls' experiences of menstruation in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and qualitative metasynthesis. PLoS Med, 16(5). Abstract.  Author URL.
Tancred T, Paparini S, Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Fletcher A, Campbell R, Bonell C (2018). A systematic review and synthesis of theories of change of school-based interventions integrating health and academic education as a novel means of preventing violence and substance use among students. Syst Rev, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Leijten P, Melendez-Torres GJ, Gardner F, van Aar J, Schulz S, Overbeek G (2018). Are Relationship Enhancement and Behavior Management "The Golden Couple" for Disruptive Child Behavior? Two Meta-analyses. Child Dev, 89(6), 1970-1982. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Armoiry X, Court R, Patterson J, Kan A, Auguste P, Madan J, Counsell C, Ciccarelli O, Clarke A, et al (2018). Comparative effectiveness of beta-interferons and glatiramer acetate for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: systematic review and network meta-analysis of trials including recommended dosages. BMC Neurol, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Armoiry X, Tsertsvadze A, Connock M, Royle P, Melendez-Torres GJ, Souquet P-J, Clarke A (2018). Comparative efficacy and safety of licensed treatments for previously treated non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. PLoS One, 13(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bourne A, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P (2018). Correlates and subgroups of injecting drug use in UK gay and bisexual men: Findings from the 2014 Gay Men's Sex Survey. Drug Alcohol Depend, 187, 292-295. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tan SY, Melendez-Torres GJ (2018). Do prospective payment systems (PPSs) lead to desirable providers' incentives and patients' outcomes? a systematic review of evidence from developing countries. Health Policy Plan, 33(1), 137-153. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Tancred T, Fletcher A, Thomas J, Campbell R, Bonell C (2018). Does integrated academic and health education prevent substance use? Systematic review and meta-analyses. Child Care Health Dev, 44(4), 516-530. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickson K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Fletcher A, Hinds K, Thomas J, Stansfield C, Murphy S, Campbell R, Bonell C (2018). How Do Contextual Factors Influence Implementation and Receipt of Positive Youth Development Programs Addressing Substance Use and Violence? a Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of Process Evaluations. Am J Health Promot, 32(4), 1110-1121. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Tancred T, Fletcher A, Campbell R, Thomas J, Bonell C (2018). Integration of academic and health education for the prevention of physical aggression and violence in young people: systematic review, narrative synthesis and intervention components analysis. BMJ Open, 8(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Tancred T, Paparini S, Melendez-Torres GJ, Fletcher A, Thomas J, Campbell R, Bonell C (2018). Interventions integrating health and academic interventions to prevent substance use and violence: a systematic review and synthesis of process evaluations. Syst Rev, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Armoiry X, Connock M, Tsertsvadze A, Cummins E, Melendez-Torres GJ, Royle P, Clarke A (2018). Ixazomib for Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Review from an Evidence Review Group on a NICE Single Technology Appraisal. Pharmacoeconomics, 36(9), 1073-1081. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Lorenc T, O'Mara-Eves A, Petticrew M (2018). Just how plain are plain tobacco packs: re-analysis of a systematic review using multilevel meta-analysis suggests lessons about the comparative benefits of synthesis methods. Syst Rev, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Burchett HED, Sutcliffe K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Rees R, Thomas J (2018). Lifestyle weight management programmes for children: a systematic review using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to identify critical pathways to effectiveness. Prev Med, 106, 1-12. Abstract.  Author URL.
Steinert JI, Cluver LD, Melendez-Torres GJ, Vollmer S (2018). One Size Fits All? the Validity of a Composite Poverty Index Across Urban and Rural Households in South Africa. Soc Indic Res, 136(1), 51-72. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leijten P, Gardner F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Knerr W, Overbeek G (2018). Parenting behaviors that shape child compliance: a multilevel meta-analysis. PLoS One, 13(10). Abstract.  Author URL.
Yakubovich AR, Stöckl H, Murray J, Melendez-Torres GJ, Steinert JI, Glavin CEY, Humphreys DK (2018). Risk and Protective Factors for Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: Systematic Review and Meta-analyses of Prospective-Longitudinal Studies. Am J Public Health, 108(7), e1-e11. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armoiry X, Kan A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Court R, Sutcliffe P, Auguste P, Madan J, Counsell C, Clarke A (2018). Short- and long-term clinical outcomes of use of beta-interferon or glatiramer acetate for people with clinically isolated syndrome: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials and network meta-analysis. J Neurol, 265(5), 999-1009. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ponsford R, Allen E, Campbell R, Elbourne D, Hadley A, Lohan M, Melendez-Torres GJ, Mercer CH, Morris S, Young H, et al (2018). Study protocol for the optimisation, feasibility testing and pilot cluster randomised trial of Positive Choices: a school-based social marketing intervention to promote sexual health, prevent unintended teenage pregnancies and address health inequalities in England. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.
Sutcliffe K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Burchett HED, Richardson M, Rees R, Thomas J (2018). The importance of service-users' perspectives: a systematic review of qualitative evidence reveals overlooked critical features of weight management programmes. Health Expect, 21(3), 563-573. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bonell C, Melendez-Torres GJ, Quilley S (2018). The potential role for sociologists in designing RCTs and of RCTs in refining sociological theory: a commentary on Deaton and Cartwright. Soc Sci Med, 210, 29-31. Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bourne A, Reid D, Hickson F, Bonell C, Weatherburn P (2018). Typology of drug use in United Kingdom men who have sex with men and associations with socio-sexual characteristics. Int J Drug Policy, 55, 159-164. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Sutcliffe K, Burchett HED, Rees R, Richardson M, Thomas J (2018). Weight management programmes: Re-analysis of a systematic review to identify pathways to effectiveness. Health Expect, 21(3), 574-584. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Kagan SH (2018). World Class Excellence in an International Gerontological Nursing Journal: Announcing Our 2017 IJOPN Author and Reviewer Awards. Int J Older People Nurs, 13(3). Author URL.
Tam SY, Houlihan S, Melendez-Torres GJ (2017). A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Risk and Protective Factors and Correlates for Posttraumatic Stress and its Natural History in Forcibly Displaced Children. Trauma Violence Abuse, 18(4), 377-395. Abstract.  Author URL.
Petticrew M, Shemilt I, Lorenc T, Marteau TM, Melendez-Torres GJ, O'Mara-Eves A, Stautz K, Thomas J (2017). Alcohol advertising and public health: systems perspectives versus narrow perspectives. J Epidemiol Community Health, 71(3), 308-312. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Auguste P, Armoiry X, Maheswaran H, Court R, Madan J, Kan A, Lin S, Counsell C, Patterson J, et al (2017). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of beta-interferon and glatiramer acetate for treating multiple sclerosis: systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 21(52), 1-352. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lin S, Melendez-Torres GJ (2017). Critical interpretive synthesis of barriers and facilitators to TB treatment in immigrant populations. Trop Med Int Health, 22(10), 1206-1222. Abstract.  Author URL.
Vlahovicova K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Leijten P, Knerr W, Gardner F (2017). Erratum to: Parenting Programs for the Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Recurrence: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev, 20(3). Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P, Bonell C (2017). Findings from within-subjects comparisons of drug use and sexual risk behaviour in men who have sex with men in England. Int J STD AIDS, 28(3), 250-258. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hickson F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Reid D, Weatherburn P (2017). HIV, sexual risk and ethnicity among gay and bisexual men in England: survey evidence for persisting health inequalities. Sex Transm Infect, 93(7), 508-513. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lilford RJ, Oyebode O, Satterthwaite D, Melendez-Torres GJ, Chen Y-F, Mberu B, Watson SI, Sartori J, Ndugwa R, Caiaffa W, et al (2017). Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums. Lancet, 389(10068), 559-570. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tancred T, Fletcher A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Campbell R, Bonell C (2017). Integrating Health Education in Academic Lessons: is This the Future of Health Education in Schools?. J Sch Health, 87(11), 807-810. Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, O'Mara-Eves A, Thomas J, Brunton G, Caird J, Petticrew M (2017). Interpretive analysis of 85 systematic reviews suggests that narrative syntheses and meta-analyses are incommensurate in argumentation. Res Synth Methods, 8(1), 109-118. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C (2017). Littoral Spaces of Performance: Findings from a Systematic Review and Re-analysis of Qualitative Studies on Men Who Have Sex with Men, Substance Use and Social Venues. SEXUALITY RESEARCH AND SOCIAL POLICY, 14(3), 259-269. Author URL.
Kagan SH, Melendez-Torres GJ (2017). Marking excellence in contributions to the gerontological nursing literature. Int J Older People Nurs, 12(3). Author URL.
Vlahovicova K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Leijten P, Knerr W, Gardner F (2017). Parenting Programs for the Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Recurrence: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev, 20(3), 351-365. Abstract.  Author URL.
Steinert JI, Cluver L, Melendez-Torres GJ, Herrero Romero R (2017). Relationships between poverty and AIDS Illness in South Africa: an investigation of urban and rural households in KwaZulu-Natal. Glob Public Health, 12(9), 1183-1199. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armoiry X, Tsertsvadze A, Connock M, Melendez-Torres GJ, Clarke A (2017). Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Treatment Outcomes for Multiple Myeloma. J Clin Oncol, 35(25), 2975-2976. Author URL.
Zhong CS, Melendez-Torres GJ (2017). The effect of peer-led self-management education programmes for adolescents with asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL, 76(6), 676-694. Author URL.
Ezeh A, Oyebode O, Satterthwaite D, Chen Y-F, Ndugwa R, Sartori J, Mberu B, Melendez-Torres GJ, Haregu T, Watson SI, et al (2017). The history, geography, and sociology of slums and the health problems of people who live in slums. Lancet, 389(10068), 547-558. Abstract.  Author URL.
Movsisyan A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Montgomery P (2016). A harmonized guidance is needed on how to "properly" frame review questions to make the best use of all available evidence in the assessment of effectiveness of complex interventions. J Clin Epidemiol, 77, 139-141. Author URL.
Tan SY, Melendez-Torres GJ (2016). A systematic review and metasynthesis of barriers and facilitators to negotiating consistent condom use among sex workers in Asia. Cult Health Sex, 18(3), 249-264. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P, Bonell C (2016). An initial typology of contexts of dyadic sexual encounters between men and associations with sexual risk and pleasure: findings from an observational study. Sex Health, 13(3), 221-227. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Kagan SH (2016). Celebrating excellence and innovation in gerontological nursing. Int J Older People Nurs, 11(2), 83-84. Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P, Bonell C (2016). Drug use moderates associations between location of sex and unprotected anal intercourse in men who have sex with men: nested cross-sectional study of dyadic encounters with new partners. Sex Transm Infect, 92(1), 39-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Witzel TC, Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Weatherburn P (2016). HIV testing history and preferences for future tests among gay men, bisexual men and other MSM in England: results from a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 6(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Platt L, Melendez-Torres GJ, O'Donnell A, Bradley J, Newbury-Birch D, Kaner E, Ashton C (2016). How effective are brief interventions in reducing alcohol consumption: do the setting, practitioner group and content matter? Findings from a systematic review and metaregression analysis. BMJ Open, 6(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bourne A (2016). Illicit drug use and its association with sexual risk behaviour among MSM: more questions than answers?. Curr Opin Infect Dis, 29(1), 58-63. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Nye E, Bonell C (2016). Is Location of Sex Associated with Sexual Risk Behaviour in Men Who Have Sex with Men? Systematic Review of Within-Subjects Studies. AIDS Behav, 20(6), 1219-1227. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lorenc T, Felix L, Petticrew M, Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Thomas S, O'Mara-Eves A, Richardson M (2016). Meta-analysis, complexity, and heterogeneity: a qualitative interview study of researchers' methodological values and practices. Syst Rev, 5(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P, Bonell C (2016). Nested Event-Level Case-Control Study of Drug Use and Sexual Outcomes in Multipartner Encounters Reported by Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav, 20(3), 646-654. Abstract.  Author URL.
Movsisyan A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Montgomery P (2016). Outcomes in systematic reviews of complex interventions never reached "high" GRADE ratings when compared with those of simple interventions. J Clin Epidemiol, 78, 22-33. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Dickson K, Fletcher A, Thomas J, Hinds K, Campbell R, Murphy S, Bonell C (2016). Positive youth development programmes to reduce substance use in young people: Systematic review. Int J Drug Policy, 36, 95-103. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C, Hickson F, Bourne A, Reid D, Weatherburn P (2016). Predictors of crystal methamphetamine use in a community-based sample of UK men who have sex with men. Int J Drug Policy, 36, 43-46. Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Dickson K, Fletcher A, Thomas J, Hinds K, Campbell R, Murphy S, Bonell C (2016). Systematic review and meta-analysis of effects of community-delivered positive youth development interventions on violence outcomes. J Epidemiol Community Health, 70(12), 1171-1177. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lin S, Melendez-Torres GJ (2016). Systematic review of risk factors for nonadherence to TB treatment in immigrant populations. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 110(5), 268-280. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leijten P, Melendez-Torres GJ, Knerr W, Gardner F (2016). Transported Versus Homegrown Parenting Interventions for Reducing Disruptive Child Behavior: a Multilevel Meta-Regression Study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 55(7), 610-617. Abstract.  Author URL.
Movsisyan A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Montgomery P (2016). Users identified challenges in applying GRADE to complex interventions and suggested an extension to GRADE. J Clin Epidemiol, 70, 191-199. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bonell C, Hinds K, Dickson K, Thomas J, Fletcher A, Murphy S, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C, Campbell R (2016). What is positive youth development and how might it reduce substance use and violence? a systematic review and synthesis of theoretical literature. BMC Public Health, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.
Bonell C, Jamal F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Cummins S (2015). 'Dark logic': theorising the harmful consequences of public health interventions. J Epidemiol Community Health, 69(1), 95-98. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Grant S, Bonell C (2015). A systematic review and critical appraisal of qualitative metasynthetic practice in public health to develop a taxonomy of operations of reciprocal translation. Res Synth Methods, 6(4), 357-371. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kagan SH, Melendez-Torres GJ (2015). Ageism in nursing. J Nurs Manag, 23(5), 644-650. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C, Thomas J (2015). Emergent approaches to the meta-analysis of multiple heterogeneous complex interventions. BMC Med Res Methodol, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Nye E, Bonell C (2015). Internet sex-seeking is inconsistently linked with sexual risk in men who have sex with men: systematic review of within-subjects comparisons. Sex Health, 12(3), 183-187. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kutney-Lee A, Melendez-Torres GJ, McHugh MD, Wall BM (2014). Distinct enough? a national examination of Catholic hospital affiliation and patient perceptions of care. Health Care Manage Rev, 39(2), 134-144. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C (2014). Systematic review of cognitive behavioural interventions for HIV risk reduction in substance-using men who have sex with men. Int J STD AIDS, 25(9), 627-635. Abstract.  Author URL.
Grant SP, Mayo-Wilson E, Melendez-Torres GJ, Montgomery P (2013). Reporting quality of social and psychological intervention trials: a systematic review of reporting guidelines and trial publications. PLoS One, 8(5). Abstract.  Author URL.
Sochalski J, Melendez-Torres GJ (2013). What is a nurse? "A missioner of health". Acad Med, 88(11). Author URL.

Conferences

Melendez-Torres GJ, Tancred T, Bonell CP (2018). DO INTERVENTIONS INTEGRATING HEALTH AND ACADEMIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS PREVENT SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND VIOLENCE? SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND INTERVENTION COMPONENTS ANALYSIS.  Author URL.
van Schalkwyk MCI, Aldridge RW, Aldridge RW, Capewell S, Davies L, Greaves F, Horton R, Hunter R, Johnson AM, Kee F, et al (2018). Public Health Science Conference: a call for abstracts.
Yakubovich AR, Stockl H, Murray J, Melendez-Torres GJ, Steinert JI, Glavin CEY, Humphreys DK (2017). A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF PROSPECTIVE RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE VICTIMISATION AMONG WOMEN.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Sutcliffe K, Burchett HED, Rees R, Richardson M, Thomas J (2017). DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY-BASED WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES FOR ADULTS: RE-ANALYSIS OF a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW THROUGH THE LENS OF USER VIEWS TO IDENTIFY PATHWAYS TO EFFECTIVENESS.  Author URL.
Johnson R, Melendez-Torres GJ, Currie G, Bradley P, Oyebode O (2017). EXAMINING STRATEGIES TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE MOBILISATION BETWEEN PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND AND KEY STAKEHOLDERS: a MIXED METHODS STUDY.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Leijten P, Knerr W, Gardner FEM (2017). NETWORK META-ANALYSIS OF EMPIRICALLY DERIVED COMPONENT CLASSES IN PARENTING INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILD CONDUCT DISORDER.  Author URL.
Yakubovich AR, Stockl H, Murray J, Melendez-Torres GJ, Steinert JI, Glavin CEY, Humphreys DK (2017). Prospective risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence victimisation among women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Author URL.
Jones HM, Al-Khudairy L, Melendez-Torres GJ, Oyebode O (2017). Viewpoints of overweight and obese adolescents attending lifestyle obesity treatment interventions: a qualitative systematic review.  Author URL.
Jones HM, Al-Khudairy L, Melendez-Torres GJ, Oyebode O (2017). WHAT ARE THE VIEWS OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE ADOLESCENTS (12-17YRS) ATTENDING LIFESTYLE TREATMENT INTERVENTIONS: a QUALITATIVE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Richardson M, Felix L, Lorenc T, Thomas S, Petticrew M (2015). Lessons from comparing narrative synthesis and meta-analysis in a systematic review.  Author URL.

Publications by year


2019

Melendez-Torres GJ, Kagan SH (2019). Achieving excellence and acknowledging contribution: the 2018 International Journal of Older People Nursing Awards. Int J Older People Nurs, 14(3). Author URL.
Skeen S, Laurenzi CA, Gordon SL, du Toit S, Tomlinson M, Dua T, Fleischmann A, Kohl K, Ross D, Servili C, et al (2019). Adolescent Mental Health Program Components and Behavior Risk Reduction: a Meta-analysis. Pediatrics, 144(2). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Leijten P, Gardner F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Weeland J, Hutchings J, Landau S, McGilloway S, Overbeek G, van Aar J, Menting A, et al (2019). Co-occurring change in children's conduct problems and maternal depression: Latent class individual participant data meta-analysis of the Incredible Years parenting program. Dev Psychopathol, 1-12. Abstract.  Author URL.
Connock M, Armoiry X, Tsertsvadze A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Royle P, Andronis L, Clarke A (2019). Comparative survival benefit of currently licensed second or third line treatments for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) negative advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and secondary analysis of trials. BMC Cancer, 19(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Young H, Long SJ, Melendez-Torres GJ, Kim HS, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore GF (2019). Dating and relationship violence victimization and perpetration among 11-16 year olds in Wales: a cross-sectional analysis of the School Health Research Network (SHRN) survey. J Public Health (Oxf) Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Sutcliffe K, Burchett HED, Rees R, Thomas J (2019). Developing and testing intervention theory by incorporating a views synthesis into a qualitative comparative analysis of intervention effectiveness. Res Synth Methods, 10(3), 389-397. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Moore GF, Evans RE, Hawkins J, Littlecott H, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C, Murphy S (2019). From complex social interventions to interventions in complex social systems: Future directions and unresolved questions for intervention development and evaluation. Evaluation (Lond), 25(1), 23-45. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tan SY, Melendez-Torres GJ, Pang T (2019). Implementation of provider payment system reforms in the age of universal health coverage: a realist review of evidence from Asian developing countries. J Health Serv Res Policy, 24(4), 279-287. Author URL.  Full text.
Rotevatn TA, Overgaard C, Melendez-Torres GJ, Mortensen RN, Ullits LR, Høstgaard AMB, Torp-Pedersen C, Bøggild H (2019). Infancy weight gain, parental socioeconomic position, and childhood overweight and obesity: a Danish register-based cohort study. BMC Public Health, 19(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hewitt G, Hallingberg B, Anthony R, Collishaw S, Hall J, Murphy S, Moore G (2019). Measurement invariance properties and external construct validity of the short Warwick-Edinburgh mental wellbeing scale in a large national sample of secondary school students in Wales. Health Qual Life Outcomes, 17(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Leijten P, Gardner F, Melendez-Torres GJ, van Aar J, Hutchings J, Schulz S, Knerr W, Overbeek G (2019). Meta-Analyses: Key Parenting Program Components for Disruptive Child Behavior. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 58(2), 180-190. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Anthony RE, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore GF (2019). Prevalence of gambling behaviours and their associations with socioemotional harm among 11-16 year olds in Wales: findings from the School Health Research Network survey. Eur J Public Health Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Meiksin R, Allen E, Crichton J, Morgan GS, Barter C, Elbourne D, Hunt K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Morris S, Reyes HLMN, et al (2019). Protocol for pilot cluster RCT of project respect: a school-based intervention to prevent dating and relationship violence and address health inequalities among young people. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.
Dowdall N, Melendez-Torres GJ, Murray L, Gardner F, Hartford L, Cooper PJ (2019). Shared Picture Book Reading Interventions for Child Language Development: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Child Dev Abstract.  Author URL.
Morgan K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bond A, Hawkins J, Hewitt G, Murphy S, Moore G (2019). Socio-Economic Inequalities in Adolescent Summer Holiday Experiences, and Mental Wellbeing on Return to School: Analysis of the School Health Research Network/Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children Survey in Wales. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 16(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Gardner F, Leijten P, Melendez-Torres GJ, Landau S, Harris V, Mann J, Beecham J, Hutchings J, Scott S (2019). The Earlier the Better? Individual Participant Data and Traditional Meta-analysis of Age Effects of Parenting Interventions. Child Dev, 90(1), 7-19. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tweed EJ, Aldridge RW, Capewell S, Davies L, Luchenski S, Lyons R, McKee M, Mair F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Rutter H, et al (2019). UK Public Health Science 2019: a call for abstracts. LANCET, 393(10184), 1920-1921. Author URL.
Rotevatn TA, Melendez-Torres GJ, Overgaard C, Peven K, Hyldgaard Nilsen J, Bøggild H, Høstgaard AMB (2019). Understanding rapid infant weight gain prevention: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Eur J Public Health Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Villarreal-Zegarra D, Copez-Lonzoy A, Bernabé-Ortiz A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bazo-Alvarez JC (2019). Valid group comparisons can be made with the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9): a measurement invariance study across groups by demographic characteristics. PLoS One, 14(9). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jones HM, Al-Khudairy L, Melendez-Torres GJ, Oyebode O (2019). Viewpoints of adolescents with overweight and obesity attending lifestyle obesity treatment interventions: a qualitative systematic review. Obes Rev, 20(1), 156-169. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Leijten P, Gardner F (2019). What are the Optimal Combinations of Parenting Intervention Components to Reduce Physical Child Abuse Recurrence? Reanalysis of a Systematic Review using Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Child Abuse Review, 28(3), 181-197. Abstract.
Hennegan J, Shannon AK, Rubli J, Schwab KJ, Melendez-Torres GJ (2019). Women's and girls' experiences of menstruation in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and qualitative metasynthesis. PLoS Med, 16(5). Abstract.  Author URL.

2018

Tancred T, Paparini S, Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Fletcher A, Campbell R, Bonell C (2018). A systematic review and synthesis of theories of change of school-based interventions integrating health and academic education as a novel means of preventing violence and substance use among students. Syst Rev, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Leijten P, Melendez-Torres GJ, Gardner F, van Aar J, Schulz S, Overbeek G (2018). Are Relationship Enhancement and Behavior Management "The Golden Couple" for Disruptive Child Behavior? Two Meta-analyses. Child Dev, 89(6), 1970-1982. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Armoiry X, Court R, Patterson J, Kan A, Auguste P, Madan J, Counsell C, Ciccarelli O, Clarke A, et al (2018). Comparative effectiveness of beta-interferons and glatiramer acetate for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: systematic review and network meta-analysis of trials including recommended dosages. BMC Neurol, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Armoiry X, Tsertsvadze A, Connock M, Royle P, Melendez-Torres GJ, Souquet P-J, Clarke A (2018). Comparative efficacy and safety of licensed treatments for previously treated non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. PLoS One, 13(7). Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bourne A, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P (2018). Correlates and subgroups of injecting drug use in UK gay and bisexual men: Findings from the 2014 Gay Men's Sex Survey. Drug Alcohol Depend, 187, 292-295. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Tancred T, Bonell CP (2018). DO INTERVENTIONS INTEGRATING HEALTH AND ACADEMIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS PREVENT SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND VIOLENCE? SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND INTERVENTION COMPONENTS ANALYSIS.  Author URL.
Tan SY, Melendez-Torres GJ (2018). Do prospective payment systems (PPSs) lead to desirable providers' incentives and patients' outcomes? a systematic review of evidence from developing countries. Health Policy Plan, 33(1), 137-153. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Tancred T, Fletcher A, Thomas J, Campbell R, Bonell C (2018). Does integrated academic and health education prevent substance use? Systematic review and meta-analyses. Child Care Health Dev, 44(4), 516-530. Abstract.  Author URL.
Dickson K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Fletcher A, Hinds K, Thomas J, Stansfield C, Murphy S, Campbell R, Bonell C (2018). How Do Contextual Factors Influence Implementation and Receipt of Positive Youth Development Programs Addressing Substance Use and Violence? a Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of Process Evaluations. Am J Health Promot, 32(4), 1110-1121. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Tancred T, Fletcher A, Campbell R, Thomas J, Bonell C (2018). Integration of academic and health education for the prevention of physical aggression and violence in young people: systematic review, narrative synthesis and intervention components analysis. BMJ Open, 8(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Tancred T, Paparini S, Melendez-Torres GJ, Fletcher A, Thomas J, Campbell R, Bonell C (2018). Interventions integrating health and academic interventions to prevent substance use and violence: a systematic review and synthesis of process evaluations. Syst Rev, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Armoiry X, Connock M, Tsertsvadze A, Cummins E, Melendez-Torres GJ, Royle P, Clarke A (2018). Ixazomib for Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Review from an Evidence Review Group on a NICE Single Technology Appraisal. Pharmacoeconomics, 36(9), 1073-1081. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Lorenc T, O'Mara-Eves A, Petticrew M (2018). Just how plain are plain tobacco packs: re-analysis of a systematic review using multilevel meta-analysis suggests lessons about the comparative benefits of synthesis methods. Syst Rev, 7(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Burchett HED, Sutcliffe K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Rees R, Thomas J (2018). Lifestyle weight management programmes for children: a systematic review using Qualitative Comparative Analysis to identify critical pathways to effectiveness. Prev Med, 106, 1-12. Abstract.  Author URL.
Steinert JI, Cluver LD, Melendez-Torres GJ, Vollmer S (2018). One Size Fits All? the Validity of a Composite Poverty Index Across Urban and Rural Households in South Africa. Soc Indic Res, 136(1), 51-72. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leijten P, Gardner F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Knerr W, Overbeek G (2018). Parenting behaviors that shape child compliance: a multilevel meta-analysis. PLoS One, 13(10). Abstract.  Author URL.
van Schalkwyk MCI, Aldridge RW, Aldridge RW, Capewell S, Davies L, Greaves F, Horton R, Hunter R, Johnson AM, Kee F, et al (2018). Public Health Science Conference: a call for abstracts.
Yakubovich AR, Stöckl H, Murray J, Melendez-Torres GJ, Steinert JI, Glavin CEY, Humphreys DK (2018). Risk and Protective Factors for Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: Systematic Review and Meta-analyses of Prospective-Longitudinal Studies. Am J Public Health, 108(7), e1-e11. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armoiry X, Kan A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Court R, Sutcliffe P, Auguste P, Madan J, Counsell C, Clarke A (2018). Short- and long-term clinical outcomes of use of beta-interferon or glatiramer acetate for people with clinically isolated syndrome: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials and network meta-analysis. J Neurol, 265(5), 999-1009. Abstract.  Author URL.
Ponsford R, Allen E, Campbell R, Elbourne D, Hadley A, Lohan M, Melendez-Torres GJ, Mercer CH, Morris S, Young H, et al (2018). Study protocol for the optimisation, feasibility testing and pilot cluster randomised trial of Positive Choices: a school-based social marketing intervention to promote sexual health, prevent unintended teenage pregnancies and address health inequalities in England. Pilot Feasibility Stud, 4 Abstract.  Author URL.
Sutcliffe K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Burchett HED, Richardson M, Rees R, Thomas J (2018). The importance of service-users' perspectives: a systematic review of qualitative evidence reveals overlooked critical features of weight management programmes. Health Expect, 21(3), 563-573. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bonell C, Melendez-Torres GJ, Quilley S (2018). The potential role for sociologists in designing RCTs and of RCTs in refining sociological theory: a commentary on Deaton and Cartwright. Soc Sci Med, 210, 29-31. Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bourne A, Reid D, Hickson F, Bonell C, Weatherburn P (2018). Typology of drug use in United Kingdom men who have sex with men and associations with socio-sexual characteristics. Int J Drug Policy, 55, 159-164. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Sutcliffe K, Burchett HED, Rees R, Richardson M, Thomas J (2018). Weight management programmes: Re-analysis of a systematic review to identify pathways to effectiveness. Health Expect, 21(3), 574-584. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Kagan SH (2018). World Class Excellence in an International Gerontological Nursing Journal: Announcing Our 2017 IJOPN Author and Reviewer Awards. Int J Older People Nurs, 13(3). Author URL.

2017

Yakubovich AR, Stockl H, Murray J, Melendez-Torres GJ, Steinert JI, Glavin CEY, Humphreys DK (2017). A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF PROSPECTIVE RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS FOR INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE VICTIMISATION AMONG WOMEN.  Author URL.
Tam SY, Houlihan S, Melendez-Torres GJ (2017). A Systematic Review of Longitudinal Risk and Protective Factors and Correlates for Posttraumatic Stress and its Natural History in Forcibly Displaced Children. Trauma Violence Abuse, 18(4), 377-395. Abstract.  Author URL.
Petticrew M, Shemilt I, Lorenc T, Marteau TM, Melendez-Torres GJ, O'Mara-Eves A, Stautz K, Thomas J (2017). Alcohol advertising and public health: systems perspectives versus narrow perspectives. J Epidemiol Community Health, 71(3), 308-312. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Auguste P, Armoiry X, Maheswaran H, Court R, Madan J, Kan A, Lin S, Counsell C, Patterson J, et al (2017). Clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of beta-interferon and glatiramer acetate for treating multiple sclerosis: systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess, 21(52), 1-352. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lin S, Melendez-Torres GJ (2017). Critical interpretive synthesis of barriers and facilitators to TB treatment in immigrant populations. Trop Med Int Health, 22(10), 1206-1222. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Sutcliffe K, Burchett HED, Rees R, Richardson M, Thomas J (2017). DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY-BASED WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES FOR ADULTS: RE-ANALYSIS OF a SYSTEMATIC REVIEW THROUGH THE LENS OF USER VIEWS TO IDENTIFY PATHWAYS TO EFFECTIVENESS.  Author URL.
Johnson R, Melendez-Torres GJ, Currie G, Bradley P, Oyebode O (2017). EXAMINING STRATEGIES TO INCREASE KNOWLEDGE MOBILISATION BETWEEN PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND AND KEY STAKEHOLDERS: a MIXED METHODS STUDY.  Author URL.
Vlahovicova K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Leijten P, Knerr W, Gardner F (2017). Erratum to: Parenting Programs for the Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Recurrence: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev, 20(3). Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P, Bonell C (2017). Findings from within-subjects comparisons of drug use and sexual risk behaviour in men who have sex with men in England. Int J STD AIDS, 28(3), 250-258. Abstract.  Author URL.
Hickson F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Reid D, Weatherburn P (2017). HIV, sexual risk and ethnicity among gay and bisexual men in England: survey evidence for persisting health inequalities. Sex Transm Infect, 93(7), 508-513. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lilford RJ, Oyebode O, Satterthwaite D, Melendez-Torres GJ, Chen Y-F, Mberu B, Watson SI, Sartori J, Ndugwa R, Caiaffa W, et al (2017). Improving the health and welfare of people who live in slums. Lancet, 389(10068), 559-570. Abstract.  Author URL.
Tancred T, Fletcher A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Campbell R, Bonell C (2017). Integrating Health Education in Academic Lessons: is This the Future of Health Education in Schools?. J Sch Health, 87(11), 807-810. Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, O'Mara-Eves A, Thomas J, Brunton G, Caird J, Petticrew M (2017). Interpretive analysis of 85 systematic reviews suggests that narrative syntheses and meta-analyses are incommensurate in argumentation. Res Synth Methods, 8(1), 109-118. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C (2017). Littoral Spaces of Performance: Findings from a Systematic Review and Re-analysis of Qualitative Studies on Men Who Have Sex with Men, Substance Use and Social Venues. SEXUALITY RESEARCH AND SOCIAL POLICY, 14(3), 259-269. Author URL.
Kagan SH, Melendez-Torres GJ (2017). Marking excellence in contributions to the gerontological nursing literature. Int J Older People Nurs, 12(3). Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Leijten P, Knerr W, Gardner FEM (2017). NETWORK META-ANALYSIS OF EMPIRICALLY DERIVED COMPONENT CLASSES IN PARENTING INTERVENTIONS FOR CHILD CONDUCT DISORDER.  Author URL.
Vlahovicova K, Melendez-Torres GJ, Leijten P, Knerr W, Gardner F (2017). Parenting Programs for the Prevention of Child Physical Abuse Recurrence: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev, 20(3), 351-365. Abstract.  Author URL.
Yakubovich AR, Stockl H, Murray J, Melendez-Torres GJ, Steinert JI, Glavin CEY, Humphreys DK (2017). Prospective risk and protective factors for intimate partner violence victimisation among women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Author URL.
Steinert JI, Cluver L, Melendez-Torres GJ, Herrero Romero R (2017). Relationships between poverty and AIDS Illness in South Africa: an investigation of urban and rural households in KwaZulu-Natal. Glob Public Health, 12(9), 1183-1199. Abstract.  Author URL.
Armoiry X, Tsertsvadze A, Connock M, Melendez-Torres GJ, Clarke A (2017). Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Treatment Outcomes for Multiple Myeloma. J Clin Oncol, 35(25), 2975-2976. Author URL.
Zhong CS, Melendez-Torres GJ (2017). The effect of peer-led self-management education programmes for adolescents with asthma: a systematic review and meta-analysis. HEALTH EDUCATION JOURNAL, 76(6), 676-694. Author URL.
Ezeh A, Oyebode O, Satterthwaite D, Chen Y-F, Ndugwa R, Sartori J, Mberu B, Melendez-Torres GJ, Haregu T, Watson SI, et al (2017). The history, geography, and sociology of slums and the health problems of people who live in slums. Lancet, 389(10068), 547-558. Abstract.  Author URL.
Jones HM, Al-Khudairy L, Melendez-Torres GJ, Oyebode O (2017). Viewpoints of overweight and obese adolescents attending lifestyle obesity treatment interventions: a qualitative systematic review.  Author URL.
Jones HM, Al-Khudairy L, Melendez-Torres GJ, Oyebode O (2017). WHAT ARE THE VIEWS OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESE ADOLESCENTS (12-17YRS) ATTENDING LIFESTYLE TREATMENT INTERVENTIONS: a QUALITATIVE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.  Author URL.

2016

Movsisyan A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Montgomery P (2016). A harmonized guidance is needed on how to "properly" frame review questions to make the best use of all available evidence in the assessment of effectiveness of complex interventions. J Clin Epidemiol, 77, 139-141. Author URL.
Tan SY, Melendez-Torres GJ (2016). A systematic review and metasynthesis of barriers and facilitators to negotiating consistent condom use among sex workers in Asia. Cult Health Sex, 18(3), 249-264. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P, Bonell C (2016). An initial typology of contexts of dyadic sexual encounters between men and associations with sexual risk and pleasure: findings from an observational study. Sex Health, 13(3), 221-227. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Kagan SH (2016). Celebrating excellence and innovation in gerontological nursing. Int J Older People Nurs, 11(2), 83-84. Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P, Bonell C (2016). Drug use moderates associations between location of sex and unprotected anal intercourse in men who have sex with men: nested cross-sectional study of dyadic encounters with new partners. Sex Transm Infect, 92(1), 39-43. Abstract.  Author URL.
Witzel TC, Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Weatherburn P (2016). HIV testing history and preferences for future tests among gay men, bisexual men and other MSM in England: results from a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 6(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Platt L, Melendez-Torres GJ, O'Donnell A, Bradley J, Newbury-Birch D, Kaner E, Ashton C (2016). How effective are brief interventions in reducing alcohol consumption: do the setting, practitioner group and content matter? Findings from a systematic review and metaregression analysis. BMJ Open, 6(8). Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bourne A (2016). Illicit drug use and its association with sexual risk behaviour among MSM: more questions than answers?. Curr Opin Infect Dis, 29(1), 58-63. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Nye E, Bonell C (2016). Is Location of Sex Associated with Sexual Risk Behaviour in Men Who Have Sex with Men? Systematic Review of Within-Subjects Studies. AIDS Behav, 20(6), 1219-1227. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lorenc T, Felix L, Petticrew M, Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Thomas S, O'Mara-Eves A, Richardson M (2016). Meta-analysis, complexity, and heterogeneity: a qualitative interview study of researchers' methodological values and practices. Syst Rev, 5(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Hickson F, Reid D, Weatherburn P, Bonell C (2016). Nested Event-Level Case-Control Study of Drug Use and Sexual Outcomes in Multipartner Encounters Reported by Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Behav, 20(3), 646-654. Abstract.  Author URL.
Movsisyan A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Montgomery P (2016). Outcomes in systematic reviews of complex interventions never reached "high" GRADE ratings when compared with those of simple interventions. J Clin Epidemiol, 78, 22-33. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Dickson K, Fletcher A, Thomas J, Hinds K, Campbell R, Murphy S, Bonell C (2016). Positive youth development programmes to reduce substance use in young people: Systematic review. Int J Drug Policy, 36, 95-103. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C, Hickson F, Bourne A, Reid D, Weatherburn P (2016). Predictors of crystal methamphetamine use in a community-based sample of UK men who have sex with men. Int J Drug Policy, 36, 43-46. Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Dickson K, Fletcher A, Thomas J, Hinds K, Campbell R, Murphy S, Bonell C (2016). Systematic review and meta-analysis of effects of community-delivered positive youth development interventions on violence outcomes. J Epidemiol Community Health, 70(12), 1171-1177. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lin S, Melendez-Torres GJ (2016). Systematic review of risk factors for nonadherence to TB treatment in immigrant populations. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg, 110(5), 268-280. Abstract.  Author URL.
Leijten P, Melendez-Torres GJ, Knerr W, Gardner F (2016). Transported Versus Homegrown Parenting Interventions for Reducing Disruptive Child Behavior: a Multilevel Meta-Regression Study. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 55(7), 610-617. Abstract.  Author URL.
Movsisyan A, Melendez-Torres GJ, Montgomery P (2016). Users identified challenges in applying GRADE to complex interventions and suggested an extension to GRADE. J Clin Epidemiol, 70, 191-199. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bonell C, Hinds K, Dickson K, Thomas J, Fletcher A, Murphy S, Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C, Campbell R (2016). What is positive youth development and how might it reduce substance use and violence? a systematic review and synthesis of theoretical literature. BMC Public Health, 16 Abstract.  Author URL.

2015

Bonell C, Jamal F, Melendez-Torres GJ, Cummins S (2015). 'Dark logic': theorising the harmful consequences of public health interventions. J Epidemiol Community Health, 69(1), 95-98. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Grant S, Bonell C (2015). A systematic review and critical appraisal of qualitative metasynthetic practice in public health to develop a taxonomy of operations of reciprocal translation. Res Synth Methods, 6(4), 357-371. Abstract.  Author URL.
Kagan SH, Melendez-Torres GJ (2015). Ageism in nursing. J Nurs Manag, 23(5), 644-650. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C, Thomas J (2015). Emergent approaches to the meta-analysis of multiple heterogeneous complex interventions. BMC Med Res Methodol, 15 Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Nye E, Bonell C (2015). Internet sex-seeking is inconsistently linked with sexual risk in men who have sex with men: systematic review of within-subjects comparisons. Sex Health, 12(3), 183-187. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Thomas J, Richardson M, Felix L, Lorenc T, Thomas S, Petticrew M (2015). Lessons from comparing narrative synthesis and meta-analysis in a systematic review.  Author URL.

2014

Kutney-Lee A, Melendez-Torres GJ, McHugh MD, Wall BM (2014). Distinct enough? a national examination of Catholic hospital affiliation and patient perceptions of care. Health Care Manage Rev, 39(2), 134-144. Abstract.  Author URL.
Melendez-Torres GJ, Bonell C (2014). Systematic review of cognitive behavioural interventions for HIV risk reduction in substance-using men who have sex with men. Int J STD AIDS, 25(9), 627-635. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Grant SP, Mayo-Wilson E, Melendez-Torres GJ, Montgomery P (2013). Reporting quality of social and psychological intervention trials: a systematic review of reporting guidelines and trial publications. PLoS One, 8(5). Abstract.  Author URL.
Sochalski J, Melendez-Torres GJ (2013). What is a nurse? "A missioner of health". Acad Med, 88(11). Author URL.

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