Catherine Nixon is a Senior Research Associate at Durham University. She joined the Evaluation, Research and Development Unit within the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health in June 2015. Cath graduated from Teesside University with a BSc in Psychology and Counselling (2003), and an MSc in Social Research Methods (2004). She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 with a PhD in Education.
Previously, Cath has worked in the Evaluation, Research and Development Unit in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy & Health at Durham University collaborating on evaluation research within primary and secondary care contexts, nursing homes and pharmacies. Also at Durham University, in the Obesity Related Behaviours Research Group (and previously at Teesside University) Cath worked on local health promotion and evaluation studies and conducted a systematic review to inform a European-wide child obesity prevention initiative. In her current post at Durham University Cath is the Trial manager for the Evaluation of a Computer Aid for assessing Stomach Symptoms (ECASS) study, and works in collaboration with the ECASS research team at the University of Cambridge.
Moore, H., Nixon, C., Tariq, A., Emery, J., Hamilton, W., Hoare, Z., Kershenbaum, A., Neal, R., Ukoumunne, O., Usher-Smith, J., Walter, F., Whyte, S. and Rubin, G. (2016). Evaluating a computer aid for assessing stomach symptoms (ECASS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17: 184.
Rajasekhar P. T., Rees, C., Nixon C., East, J., Brown S. (2016) Factors influencing change in clinical practice: a qualitative evaluation of the implementation of the Quality Improvement in Colonoscopy (QIC) study, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 29(1).
Brown S., Bevan R., Rubin G., Nixon C., Dunn S., Rees C. (2015) Patient derived measures of GI endoscopy: a narrative review of the literature. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 81(5), 1130-1140.
Moore, H.J., Nixon, C.A., Lake, A.A., Douthwaite, W., O’Malley, C.L., Pedley, C.L., Summerbell, C.D. & Routen, A.C. (2014). The environment can explain differences in adolescents’ daily physical activity levels living in a deprived urban area: Cross-sectional study using accelerometry, GPS and focus groups. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(8).
Nixon, C.A., Moore, H.J., Douthwaite, W., Gibson, E.L., Vogele, C., Kreichauf, S., Wildgruber, A., Manios, Y., Summerbell, C.D. & on behalf of the ToyBox-study group (2012). Identifying behavioural models underpinning school-based obesity prevention interventions: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews 13(S1): 106-117.
Gibson, E.L., Kreichauf, S., Wildgruber, A., Vögele, C., Summerbell, C.D., Nixon, C., Moore, H.J., Douthwaite, W., Manios, Y. & on behalf of the ToyBox Project (2012). A narrative review of psychological and educational strategies applied to young children’s eating behaviours aimed at reducing obesity risk. Obesity Reviews 13(s1): 85-95.
Kreichauf, S., Wildgruber, A., Krombholz, H., Gibson, L., Vögele, C., Nixon, C., Douthwaite, W., Moore, H., Manios, Y., Summerbell, C. & on behalf of the ToyBox Project (2012). Critical narrative review to identify educational strategies promoting physical activity in preschool. Obesity Reviews 13(s1): 96-105.
Summerbell, C.D., Moore, H.J., Gibson, E.L., Vögele, C., Wildgruber, A., Krombholz, H., Kreichauf, S., Douthwaite, W., Nixon, C.A. & on behalf of the ToyBox Project (2012). Practical evidence-based recommendations relating to educational strategies, psychological approaches, and behavioural models, to consider when developing interventions for the prevention of obesity in young (aged 4-6) children. Obesity Reviews 13(s1): 129-132.
Nixon, C.A. (2011). Working-class lesbian parents’ emotional engagement with their children’s education: Intersections of class and sexuality. Sexualities, 14(1): 79-99.
Hillier, F.C., Batterham, A.M., Nixon, C.A., Crayton, A.M., Pedley, C.L. & Summerbell, C.D. (2011). A community-based health promotion intervention using brief negotiation techniques and a pledge on dietary intake, physical activity levels and weight outcomes: lessons learnt from an exploratory trial. Public Health Nutrition, 1-10.