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Ms Camilla Forbes (McHugh)

Ms Camilla Forbes (McHugh)

Research Fellow

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 01392 727419

 South Cloisters 2.01

 

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

Overview

I am a Research Fellow for the NIHR South West Peninsula Applied Research Collaboration (PenARC) specialising Child and Maternity Health. This three-year programme of research seeks to find effective ways to implement evidence-based interventions to improve children’s and maternity services widely across England by supporting 3-4 implementation studies. The research will engage with a wide range of voices from communities, children and young people and their families, and women using maternity services, reflecting the needs and priorities of the public, professionals and healthcare organisations to identify key areas where evidence can help to improve public health and services in health and social care.

My research has focused on school-based initiatives to improve lifestyle choices for children and young people. I recently completed the ASET Saxton Fellowship which took a qualitative, exploratory approach to understand health promotion in secondary schools in deprived areas. I also helped deliver the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP), a PenCLAHRC supported project which was a novel school based obesity prevention intervention. Prior to this I was the Family Involvement Coordinator for PenCRU and I have experience of supporting children, young people and their families to get involved in research. 

Qualifications

BA, Indiana University

MSc, Bristol University

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Publications

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Publications by category


Journal articles

Forbes C, Morley N, Liabo K, Bjornstad G, Boult H, Ahmed S, Ciesla K, Vafai Y, Bridges S, Logan S, et al (2022). Prioritising child health and maternity evidence-based interventions or service models: a stakeholder-driven process. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1). Abstract.
McHugh C, Lloyd J, Logan S, Wyatt K (2021). Enablers and barriers English secondary schools face in promoting healthy diet and physical activity behaviours. Health Promotion International, 37(2). Abstract.
McHugh CA, Lloyd J, Logan S, Wyatt K (2021). Implementing a set of health promoting processes in English secondary schools: a comparative case study. Public Health in Practice, 2, 100214-100214.
McHugh C, Hurst A, Bethel A, Lloyd J, Logan S, Wyatt K (2020). The impact of the World Health Organization Health Promoting Schools framework approach on diet and physical activity behaviours of adolescents in secondary schools: a systematic review. Public Health, 182, 116-124. Abstract.  Author URL.
McHugh CA, Anderson L, Lloyd J, Wyatt K, Logan S (2019). Influences on diet and physical activity choices of 11–13-year-olds in a school setting. Health Education Journal
Wyatt K, Lloyd J, Creanor S, Green C, Dean SG, Hillsdon M, Abraham C, Tomlinson R, Pearson V, Taylor RS, et al (2018). Cluster randomised controlled trial and economic and process evaluation to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a novel intervention [Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)] to prevent obesity in school children. Public Health Research, 6(1), 1-204. Abstract.
Lloyd J, McHugh C, Minton J, Eke H, Wyatt K (2017). The impact of active stakeholder involvement on recruitment, retention and engagement of schools, children and their families in the cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP): a school-based intervention to prevent obesity. Trials, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.
McHugh C, Bailey S, Shilling V, Morris C (2013). Meeting the information needs of families of children with chronic health conditions. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 33(3), 265-270. Author URL.
Lloyd C, Logan S, McHugh C, Humphreys G, Parker S, Beswick D, Beswick M, Rogers M, Thompson-Coon J, Morris C, et al (2011). Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy.
Morris C, Shilling V, McHugh C, Wyatt K (2011). Why it is crucial to involve families in all stages of childhood disability research. Dev Med Child Neurol, 53(8), 769-771. Author URL.

Conferences

McHugh C, Anderson L, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2018). The barriers to and facilitators of healthy lifestyle choices of adolescents transitioning to secondary school. South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2018. 13th - 13th Mar 2018. Abstract.

Publications by year


2022

Forbes C, Morley N, Liabo K, Bjornstad G, Boult H, Ahmed S, Ciesla K, Vafai Y, Bridges S, Logan S, et al (2022). Prioritising child health and maternity evidence-based interventions or service models: a stakeholder-driven process. BMC Health Services Research, 22(1). Abstract.

2021

McHugh C, Lloyd J, Logan S, Wyatt K (2021). Enablers and barriers English secondary schools face in promoting healthy diet and physical activity behaviours. Health Promotion International, 37(2). Abstract.
McHugh CA, Lloyd J, Logan S, Wyatt K (2021). Implementing a set of health promoting processes in English secondary schools: a comparative case study. Public Health in Practice, 2, 100214-100214.

2020

McHugh C, Hurst A, Bethel A, Lloyd J, Logan S, Wyatt K (2020). The impact of the World Health Organization Health Promoting Schools framework approach on diet and physical activity behaviours of adolescents in secondary schools: a systematic review. Public Health, 182, 116-124. Abstract.  Author URL.

2019

McHugh CA, Anderson L, Lloyd J, Wyatt K, Logan S (2019). Influences on diet and physical activity choices of 11–13-year-olds in a school setting. Health Education Journal

2018

Wyatt K, Lloyd J, Creanor S, Green C, Dean SG, Hillsdon M, Abraham C, Tomlinson R, Pearson V, Taylor RS, et al (2018). Cluster randomised controlled trial and economic and process evaluation to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a novel intervention [Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP)] to prevent obesity in school children. Public Health Research, 6(1), 1-204. Abstract.
McHugh C, Anderson L, Lloyd J, Wyatt K (2018). The barriers to and facilitators of healthy lifestyle choices of adolescents transitioning to secondary school. South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2018. 13th - 13th Mar 2018. Abstract.

2017

Lloyd J, McHugh C, Minton J, Eke H, Wyatt K (2017). The impact of active stakeholder involvement on recruitment, retention and engagement of schools, children and their families in the cluster randomised controlled trial of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP): a school-based intervention to prevent obesity. Trials, 18(1). Abstract.  Author URL.

2016

Lloyd J, McHugh C, Minton J, Eke H, Wyatt K (2016). Recruitment, retention and engagement in the cluster RCT of the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP). Conference Poster

2013

McHugh C, Bailey S, Shilling V, Morris C (2013). Meeting the information needs of families of children with chronic health conditions. Phys Occup Ther Pediatr, 33(3), 265-270. Author URL.

2011

Lloyd C, Logan S, McHugh C, Humphreys G, Parker S, Beswick D, Beswick M, Rogers M, Thompson-Coon J, Morris C, et al (2011). Sleep positioning for children with cerebral palsy.
Morris C, Shilling V, McHugh C, Wyatt K (2011). Why it is crucial to involve families in all stages of childhood disability research. Dev Med Child Neurol, 53(8), 769-771. Author URL.

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