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Research Profile

Mrs Sarah MacDonald  


Career Profile

Current post (from September 2012) Research Associate, Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), Cardiff University School of Social Sciences

October 2003 - August 2012 Research Associate, Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics (CISHE), Cardiff University School of Social Sciences

1999 – September 2003 Research Consultant, SQW Ltd, Economic Development Consultants

1998 - 1999 Secondary school teacher, Caerphilly, South Wales

Awards and Prizes

Grants Held:

Department of Health and NHS R&D, and the Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care. Families, households and health improvement: Exploring roles and responsibilities (co PI with Williams G, Murphy S). £214,035. (2006-2010).

Wales Office of Research & Development in Health and Social Care. Public Health Improvement Research Network (Moore L.. PI with others). £360,000. (2005 - 2008).

Wales Office of Research & Development in Health and Social Care. Public Health Improvement Research Network, Scoping Study (Moore L.. PI with others). £10,400. (2005).

Welsh Assembly Government Public Health Improvement Division. Evaluation of Community Food Co-ops (Elliott E PI, with Moore L, Tapper K, Murphy S) £39,676. (2005-2006).

Welsh Assembly Government Public Health Improvement Division. Evaluation of Health Challenge Wales (Murphy S PI, with Elliott E, Williams G). £85,000. (2005).

Welsh Assembly Government Health Promotion Division. Evaluation of EU funded adolescent smoking cessation - pilot project (Moore L. PI, with Geesink I, Holliday J, Burgess S). £39,825. (2005-2006).

Welsh Assembly Government Health Promotion Division. Evaluation of EU funded adolescent smoking cessation - pilot project (Moore L. PI, with Elliott E, Holliday J). £35,769. (2004-2005).

Welsh Assembly Government Public Health Strategy Division. Evaluation of Equity Training and Advocacy Grants Programme (Moore L. PI, with Williams G, Elliott E) £20,175 (2003-2004).

Presentations

Conference Presentations:

MacDonald S, Murphy S & Elliott E, Understanding home-school links in relation to children's dietary health improvement. BSA Food Study Group, London, 2010

Murphy, S, MacDonald S, Harrop E and Rothwell R. "Nanny knows best?" Individual and state responsibilities for health - a qualitative study using focus groups with the general public. AWARD Building R&D in health and social care in Wales, Swansea, 2006

MacDonald, S, Murphy, S, Harrop, E & Rothwell H. Exploring lay understandings and responses to health risk information. 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics. Cardiff, 2006.

Murphy, S, MacDonald S, Harrop E and Rothwell R. "Nanny knows best?" Individual and state responsibilities for health - a qualitative study using focus groups with the general public. Society for Social Medicine, 50th Annual Scientific Meeting. Leeds, 2006.

(invited presentation) MacDonald S, Murphy S, Harrop E & Rothwell H. Roles & responsibilities for health - a focus group study with members of the public. The Rotary Club of Carmarthen, Carmarthen, 2006.

Francis S, Elliott E & Moore L. How can we engage health and social care professionals in awareness raising about health inequalities and advocating for change? Examples from a pilot grant funded programme in Wales. UKPHA 13th Annual Public Health Forum. Gateshead, 2005.

Francis S, Geesink I & Moore L. Adolescent smoking cessation: evaluating a European pilot programme. UK National Smoking Cessation Conference. London, 2005.