Publications

Some of our teams have gone on to publish their work in journals.

Take a look at some of our published research - we hope you'll enjoy what we've produced so far!

Authors labelled in bold and underlined are Polygeia researchers/editors!

 

2019

Caulfield A, Vatansever D, Lambert G, Van Boatel, T. (2019). WHO guidance on mental health training: a systematic review of the progress for non-specialist health workers. BMJ Open 2019;9:e024059. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2018-024059

Abstract

Training non-specialist workers in mental healthcare is an effective strategy to increase global provision and capacity, and improves knowledge, attitude, skill and confidence among health workers, as well as clinical practice and patient outcome. Areas for future focus include the development of standardised evaluation methods and outcomes to allow cross-comparison between studies, and optimisation of course structure. In this study, the researchers assessed existing literature on the effectiveness of mental health training courses for non-specialist health workers, based on the WHO guidelines (2008).

Mulchandani, R., Power, H. and Cavallaro, F. (2019). The influence of individual provider characteristics and attitudes on caesarean section decision-making: a global review. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, pp.1-9.

Abstract

Caesarean section (CS) rates have risen worldwide in the past two decades, particularly in middle and high-income countries. In addition to changing maternal and health system factors, there is growing evidence that provider factors may contribute to rising unnecessary caesareans. The aim of this review was to assess the evidence for the association between individual provider characteristics, attitudes towards CS and decision-making for CS. A search was conducted in May 2018 in PubMed and Web of Science with 23 papers included in our final review. Our results show that higher anxiety scores and more favourable opinions of CS were associated with increased likelihood of performing CS. These findings highlight a need for appropriate interventions to target provider attitudes towards CS to reduce unnecessary procedures.

2017

Kazzazi, F., Pollard, C., Tern, P., Ayuso-Garcia, A., Gillespie, J. and Thomsen, I. (2017). Evaluating the impact of Brexit on the pharmaceutical industry. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 10(1).

Abstract

The UK Pharmaceutical Industry is arguably one of the most important industries to consider in the negotiations following the Brexit vote. Providing tens of thousands of jobs and billions in tax revenue and research investment, the importance of this industry cannot be understated. At stake is the global leadership in the sector, which produces some of the field's most influential basic science and translation work. However, interruptions and losses may occur at multiple levels, affecting patients, researchers, universities, companies and government.With thorough investigation of the literature, we propose four foundations in the advancement of negotiations. These prioritise: negotiation of 'associated country' status, bilaterally favourable trade agreements, minimal interruption to regulatory bodies and special protection for the movement of workforce in the life sciences industry.

2016

Mi, E., Mi, E. and Jeggo, M. (2016). Where to Now for One Health and Ecohealth?. EcoHealth, 13(1), pp.12-17.