PSNC Research Fellow

I am a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Wellbeing. My post is currently funded by PSNC to help support the development of research relating to the role of Community Pharmacy in the optimisation of lifelong health. My research interests include health services research and health behaviours.

Teaching and supervision

  • My teaching experience is in research methods and health psychology.
  • I supervise both undergraduate and postgraduate projects. 



Research interests for potential research students

I welcome contact or early discussions in relation to research projects involving public health or community pharmacy, particularly the integration of Community Pharmacy within the local health care economy or the role of Community Pharmacy in optimising lifelong health. 

Research

I have been in my current role since 2016. My post is funded by PSNC to help support the development and conduct of research that can contribute to the existing evidence base relating to the role of Community Pharmacy in the optimisation of lifelong health. I am also an associate member of FUSE the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.

I have worked on a number of health and health-care related research and evaluation projects and I'm experienced in a range of quantitative and qualitative methods and evaluation approaches. I completed my PhD at the University of Sunderland in 2010 before securing a post as a Research Associate at Durham University in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health.

My interests include health services research, health promotion patient experience and the investigation of health-related behaviours, such as adherence to treatment advice, screening uptake, health-care seeking behaviour and self-management. 


Publications

Number of items: 53.

Article

Donovan, Gemma, Hall, Nicola, Smith, Felicity, Ling, Jonathan and Wilkes, Scott (2018) Can a two-way automated patient contact intervention improve adherence to medicines? A systematic review. Pharmacy Practice, 16 (Suppl1). p. 7. ISSN 1885-642X

Hall, Nicola, Donovan, Gemma and Wilkes, Scott (2018) A qualitative synthesis of pharmacist, other health professional and lay perspectives on the role of Community Pharmacy in facilitating care for people with long-term conditions. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. ISSN 1551-7411

Banks, Jon, Wye, Lesley, Hall, Nicola, Rooney, James, Walter, Fiona, Hamilton, Willie, Gjini, Ardiana and Rubin, Greg (2017) The researchers’ role in knowledge translation: a realist evaluation of the development and implementation of diagnostic pathways for cancer in two UK localities. Health Research Policy and Systems, 15 (103). ISSN 1478-4505

Mills, Katie, Birt, Linda, Emery, John, Hall, Nicola, Banks, Jonathan, Johnson, Margaret, Lancaster, John, Hamilton, William, Rubin, Greg and Walter, Fiona (2017) Understanding symptom appraisal and help-seeking in people with symptoms suggestive of pancreatic cancer: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 7. ISSN 2044-6055

Hall, Nicola, Birt, L, Rees, C, Walter, F, Elliot, S, Ritchie, M, Weller, D and Rubin, G (2016) Concerns, perceived need and competing priorities: A qualitative exploration of decision-making and non-participation in a population-based flexible sigmoidoscopy screening programme to prevent colorectal cancer. BMJ Open, 6 (11). ISSN 2044-6055

Walter, Fiona M, Emery, Jon D, Mendonca, Silvia, Hall, Nicola, Morris, Helen C, Mills, Katie, Dobson, Christina, Bankhead, Clare, Johnson, Margaret, Abel, Gary A, Rutter, Matthew D, Hamilton, William and Rubin, Greg P (2016) Symptoms and patient factors associated with longer time to diagnosis for colorectal cancer: results from a prospective cohort study. British Journal of Cancer, 115 (5). pp. 533-541. ISSN 0007-0920

Walter, Fiona M, Emery, Jon D, Mendonca, Silvia, Hall, Nicola, Morris, Helen C, Mills, Katie, Dobson, Christina, Bankhead, Clare, Johnson, Margaret, Abel, Gary A, Rutter, Matthew D, Hamilton, William and Rubin, Greg P (2016) Symptoms and patient factors associated with longer time to diagnosis for colorectal cancer: results from a prospective cohort study. British Journal of Cancer, 115 (5). pp. 533-541.

Hall, Nicola, Birt, L, Rees, C J, Walter, F M, Elliot, S, Ritchie, M, Weller, D and Rubin, Greg (2016) Concerns, perceived need and competing priorities: A qualitative exploration of decision-making and non-participation in a population-based flexible sigmoidoscopy screening programme to prevent colorectal cancer. BMJ Open.

Hall, Nicola, Birt, L, Banks, J, Emery, J, Mills, K, Johnson, M, Rubin, G P, Hamilton, W and Walter, F M (2015) Symptom appraisal and healthcare-seeking for symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer: a qualitative study. BMJ Open, 5 (10). e008448. ISSN 2044-6055

Walter, F M, Rubin, Greg, Bankhead, C, Morris, H C, Hall, Nicola, Mills, K, Dobson, C, Rintoul, R C, Hamilton, W and Emery, J (2015) Symptoms and other factors associated with time to diagnosis and stage of lung cancer: a prospective cohort study. British Journal of Cancer, 112. S6-S13.

Walter, F M, Rubin, G, Bankhead, C, Morris, H C, Hall, Nicola, Mills, K, Dobson, C, Rintoul, R C, Hamilton, W and Emery, J (2015) Symptoms and other factors associated with time to diagnosis and stage of lung cancer: a prospective cohort study. British Journal of Cancer, 112. S6-S13. ISSN 0007-0920

Birt, Linda, Hall, Nicola, Emery, Jon, Banks, Jon, Mills, Katie, Johnson, Margaret, Hamilton, Willie and Walter, Fiona M (2014) Responding to symptoms suggestive of lung cancer: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 1 (1). e000067. ISSN 2052-4439

Banks, J, Walter, F. M., Hall, Nicola, Mills, K., Hamilton, W. and Turner, K. M. (2014) Decision making and referral from primary care for possible lung and colorectal cancer: a qualitative study of patients' experiences. British Journal of General Practice, 64 (629). e775-e782. ISSN 0960-1643

Mills, Katie, Emery, Jon, Cheung, Camilla, Hall, Nicola, Birt, Linda and Walter, Fiona M (2014) A qualitative exploration of the use of calendar landmarking instruments in cancer symptom research. BMC Family Practice, 15 (167). ISSN 1471-2296

Hall, Nicola, Mills, L, Banks, J, Emery, J, Johnson, M and Walter, K (2014) Health care seeking among people with symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer : a qualitative interview study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 23.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg, Dobson, Christina, Weller, David, Wardle, Jane, Ritchie, Mary and Rees, Colin J (2013) Attitudes and beliefs of non‐participants in a population‐based screening programme for colorectal cancer. Health Expectations : An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy, 18 (5). pp. 1645-1657.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg P, Dobson, Christina, Weller, David, Wardle, Jane, Ritchie, Mary and Rees, Colin J (2013) Attitudes and beliefs of non-participants in a population-based screening programme for colorectal cancer. Health Expectations, 18 (5). pp. 1645-1657. ISSN 1369 6513

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg and Charnock, A (2013) Intentional and inadvertent non-adherence in adult coeliac disease. A cross-sectional survey. Appetite, 68. pp. 56-62.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg and Charnock, Anne (2009) Systematic review: adherence to a gluten-free diet in adult patients with coeliac disease. Alimentary Pharmacology and Theraputics, 30 (4). pp. 315-330.

Wilkes, Scott, Hall, Nicola, Crosland, Ann, Murdoch, Alison and Rubin, Greg (2009) Patients Experience of Infertility Management in Primary Care: An In-depth Interview Study. Family Practice, 26 (4). pp. 309-316. ISSN 0263-2136

Wilkes, Scott, Rubin, Greg, Crosland, Ann, Hall, Nicola and Murdoch, Alison (2009) Patient and Professional Views of Open Access Hysterosalpingography (HSG) for the Initial Management of Infertility in Primary Care. British Journal of General Practice (BJGP), 59 (562). pp. 336-342. ISSN 0960-1643

Wilkes, Scott, Rubin, Greg, Hall, Nicola and Murdoch, A (2009) Patient and professional views of open access hysterosalpingography for the initial management of infertility in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 59 (562). pp. 336-342.

Seifert, B, Rubin, Greg, de Wit, N, Hall, Nicola, Hungin, P, Jones, R and Mendive, J (2008) The management of common gastrointestinal disorders in general practice A survey by the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology (ESPCG) in six European countries. Digestive and Liver Disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver, 40 (8). pp. 659-666.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg, Hungin, A P and Dougall, A (2007) Medication beliefs among patients with inflammatory bowel disease who report low quality of life: a qualitative study. BMC Gastroenterology, 7 (20).

Wilkes, Scott, Hall, Nicola, Crosland, Ann, Murdoch, Alison and Rubin, Greg (2007) General practitioners' perceptions and attitudes to infertility management in primary care: focus group study. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 13 (3). pp. 358-63. ISSN 13561294

Wilkes, Scott, Hall, Nicola, Crosland, Ann, Murdoch, A and Rubin, Greg (2007) Evaluation of open access Hysterosalpingography (HSG) for the initial management of infertility in Primary Care: a focus group study of general practitioner’s perspectives. Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice, 13 (3). pp. 358-363. ISSN 1365-2753

Rubin, Greg, De Wit, N, Meineche-Schmidt, V, Seifert, B, Hall, Nicola and Hungin, P (2006) The diagnosis of IBS in primary care: consensus development using nominal group technique. Family Practice, 23 (6). pp. 687-692.

Rubin, Greg, Bate, Angela, George, Ajay, Shackley, Phil and Hall, Nicola (2006) Preferences for access to the GP: a discrete choice experiment. British Journal of General Practice, 56. pp. 743-748. ISSN 09601643

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg, Dougall, A, Hungin, A P and Neely, J (2005) The fight for 'health-related normality': a qualitative study of the experiences of individuals living with established inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). Journal of Health Psychology, 10 (3). pp. 443-455.

Watson, Nigel, Griffin, Barbara and Hall, Nicola (2005) Health at Work in small and medium sized enterprises: Issues of engagement. Health Education, 105. pp. 126-141. ISSN 09654283

Griffin, Barbara, Hall, Nicola and Watson, Nigel (2002) Towards sustainable and flexible health promotion at work: Summary of evaluation findings from the Tyne & Wear 'health @ work' award. Health Education Journal, 61 (3). pp. 259-271.

Conference or Workshop Item

Donovan, Gemma, Hall, Nicola, Ling, Jonathan, Smith, Felicity and Wilkes, Scott (2017) Can a two-way automated patient contact intervention improve adherence to medicines? A systematic review. In: CBC Conference 2018 4th Annual Conference - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital & Beyond, 21st - 22nd February 2018, Senate House, London. (Unpublished)

Donovan, Gemma, Hall, Nicola, Ling, Jonathan, Smith, Felicity and Wilkes, Scott (2017) Can a two-way automated patient contact intervention improve adherence to medicines? A systematic review protocol. In: SAPC North 2017, 23rd - 24th November 2017, Kendal.

Hall, Nicola, Sattar, Zeibeda, Mooney, John and Ling, Jonathan (2017) The feasibility of providing alcohol brief advice across different community settings in the UK. In: KBS Annual Conference, 2017, Sheffield.

Hall, Nicola (2014) Accessing the views of “hard-to-reach” groups: non-participation in the NHS bowel cancer screening programme. In: North East Medical Sociology Group, 2014.

Hall, Nicola, Birt, L, Mills, J, Banks, J, Emery, J, Johnson, M and Walter, F M (2014) Healthcare factors influencing patients’ decisions to consult GPs for symptoms suggestive of lung or colorectal cancer. In: Royal College of General Practitioners' Annual Conference, 2014, Liverpool.

Hall, Nicola, Birt, L, Mills, K, Banks, J, Emery, J, Johnson, M and Walter, F M (2014) Seeking health-care for symptoms suggestive of colorectal cancer: a qualitative study. In: BPS Health Psychology Annual Conference, 2014, York.

Birt, L, Hall, Nicola, Mills, K, Emery, J and Walter, F (2013) Appraisal and help-seeking decisions among patients with symptoms suspicious of lung cancer: a qualitative investigation. In: RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference, 2013, Harrogate.

Walter, F M, Morris, H C, Rubin, Greg, Bankhead, C, Hall, Nicola, Mills, K, Dobson, C, Smeekens, C, Neal, R, Banks, J, Hamilton, W and Emery, J (2013) Factors associated with later presentation and later stage at diagnosis of lung cancer: early results from a prospective cohort study. In: The Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-Pri), 2013, Cambridge.

Banks, J, Walter, F, Hall, Nicola, Mills, K and Turner, K (2012) Assessing primary care patients' involvement in the decision to undergo diagnostic tests for symptoms suggestive of cancer. In: Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Conference, 2012, Glasgow.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg, Weller, D, Wardle, J, Dobson, C, Ritchie, M and Rees, C (2012) Understanding non-participation in bowel cancer screening: a qualitative study. In: The Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-Pri) Annual Conference, 2012, Cleveland, Ohio.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg, Weller, D, Wardle, J, Dobson, C, Ritchie, M and Rees, C (2012) Understanding non-participation in bowel cancer screening: a qualitative study. In: Digestive Diseases Federation Annual Conference, 2012, Liverpool.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg, Weller, D, Wardle, J, Dobson, C, Ritchie, M and Rees, C (2012) Understanding non-participation in bowel cancer screening. In: Centre for Transitional Research in Public Health, Quarterly Reseach Meeting, 2012, Darlington.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg and Charnock, Anne (2009) Factors influencing adherence to a gluten-free diet in adult-onset coeliac disease. In: GASTRO, 2009.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg and Charnock, Anne (2009) Factors influencing adherence to a gluten-free diet in adult-onset coeliac disease. In: Society for Academic Primary Care, 2009.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg and Charnock, Anne (2008) Living on a gluten-free diet: the experiences of adults with coeliac disease. In: SAPC Northern Conference, 2008, Carlisle.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg and Charnock, Anne (2007) Adherence to a gluten-free diet in adults with coeliac disease: a qualitative study. In: British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, 2007.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg and Charnock, Anne (2007) Development of an intervention to facilitate adherence to a gluten-free diet in individuals with adult-onset coeliac disease: Work in progress. In: Division of Health Psychology, Behaviour Change and Evaluation Workshop, 2007, University College London.

Hall, Nicola, Rubin, Greg, Hungin, A P S and Dougall, A (2006) Medication beliefs in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In: NoRen Annual Presentation, 2006, Durham.

Rubin, Greg, de Wit, N J, Seifert, B, Hall, Nicola, Hungin, A P S and Meineche-Schmidt, V (2005) The diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome in primary care: Consensus development using nominal group technique. In: NoRen Annual Presentation Day, 2005, Durham.

Neely, J, Rubin, Greg, Hungin, A P S, Dwarakanath, D, Hall, Nicola and Dougall, A (2003) Health care seeking behaviour in inflammatory bowel disease. Patient centred perspectives in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. In: NoRen Annual Presentation Day, 2003, Durham.

Hall, Nicola and Rubin, Greg (2002) Rectal bleeding and its investigation: how do lay beliefs bias the decision to seek medical advice and influence management outcome? In: NoRen Annual Presentation Day, 2002, Durham.

Neely, J, Rubin, Greg, Hungin, A P S, Dwarakanath, D, Hall, Nicola and Dougall, A (2002) A qualitative study to determine the health beliefs, attitudes and health care seeking behaviour in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease who report a poor quality of life. In: British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, 2002.

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Areas of expertise

Research project management, qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis. 

Health behaviours associated with coeliac disease, long-term conditions and cancer; adherence, help-seeking and self-management; health services research; health promotion.

Last updated 13 December 2017