Dr Conan Leavey

Public Health Institute

Conan Leavey is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health and Deputy Chair of the Faculty Research Degrees Committee. The focus of his work is on developing resources for postgraduate students and teaching on BSc Environmental Health and MSc Public Health programmes. Specialist teaching areas include qualitative research methods, cross-cultural approaches to health and the sociology of the body. His current research projects involve performers in the UK adult film industry and practitioners of mixed martial arts.

Conan supervises a number of PhD students whose topics include traditional medicine in Saudi Arabia, UK Muslim’s women’s experience of maternity services, home brewing in rural Kenya, and Sexual Entertainment Venues in the UK. Many of his students use qualitative and participatory methods. He is a former Associate of the University of Zambia and has worked as a European Union Technical Advisor to the Syrian Ministry of Health.

Journal article

Hillis A, Leavey C, Kewley S, Van Hout M. 2020. Sex tourism, disease migration and COVID-19: Lessons learnt and best practices going forward. Journal of Travel Medicine, DOI Author Url Public Url

Hassan SM, Leavey C, Rooney JS, Puthussery S. 2020. A qualitative study of healthcare professionals' experiences of providing maternity care for Muslim women in the UK. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20 :400-400 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bates G, Begley E, Tod D, Jones L, Leavey C, McVeigh J. 2019. A systematic review investigating the behaviour change strategies in interventions to prevent misuse of anabolic steroids. Journal of Health Psychology, 24 :1595-1612 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hassan SM, Leavey C, Rooney JS. 2019. Exploring English speaking Muslim women's first-time maternity experiences: a qualitative longitudinal interview study BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bates G, Tod D, Leavey C, McVeigh J. 2018. An evidence-based socioecological framework to understand men’s use of anabolic androgenic steroids and inform interventions in this area Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, DOI Author Url Public Url

Dalton M, Harrison J, Malin A, Leavey C. 2018. Factors that influence nurses' assessment of patient acuity and response to acute deterioration. British Journal of Nursing, 27 :212-218 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Gardner K, Salah S, Leavey C, Porcellato LA. The Perfect Size: perceptions of and influences on body image and body size in young Somali women living in Liverpool: a qualitative study Diversity in Health and Social Care, 1 :23-34

Beynon CM, McVeigh C, McVeigh J, Leavey C, Bellis MA. The involvement of drugs and alcohol in drug-facilitated sexual assault: a systematic review of the evidence. Trauma Violence Abuse, 9 :178-188 DOI Author Url

Thomas P, Oni L, Alli M, St Hilaire J, Smith A, Leavey C, Banarsee R. Antenatal screening for haemoglobinopathies in primary care: a whole system participatory action research project. Br J Gen Pract, 55 :424-428 Author Url

Germain J, Leavey C, Van Hout MC, McVeigh J. 2,4 dinitrophenol: it’s not just for men International Journal of Drug Policy, Public Url

Report

Hope V, Leavey C, Morgan G, Acreman D, Turner D, Smith J. 2020. Facilitators and barriers to health care access amongst people using image and performance enhancing drugs in Wales: Findings & Outcomes Report. Publisher Url Public Url

Chapters

Germain J, McLean C, Leavey C. 2019. One size does not fit all: tackling the issue of weight-loss drug use Van De Ven K, Mulrooney K, McVeigh J. Human Enhancement Drugs Routledge 9781351373838

Leavey C. 2003. The idea of 'participation' in health research and evaluation The Social Significance of Health Promotion :29-42 9780203380819 DOI

Other

Bowring J, Leavey C, Ross-Houle K, Carline A, Gunby C. 2018. The UK Adult Film Performer Project–a case for being pro-performer voice Porn Studies, 5 :457-460 DOI

Conference publication

Carreon RP, Hayes JA, Leavey C. 2018. THE VOICES OF CAREGIVERS IN A NURSING HOME IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: A QUALITATIVE RESEARCH STUDY SURROUNDING THEIR EXPERIENCES OF CARING FOR PATIENTS WITH HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY NEUROSURGERY AND PSYCHIATRY, Plenary Meeting of the European-Huntington's-Disease-Network (EHDN) 89 :A76-A76 DOI Author Url

Springett J, Leavey C. 1995. Participatory action research: The development of a paradigm, dilemmas and prospects Bruce N, Springett J, Hotchkiss J, ScottSamuel A. RESEARCH AND CHANGE IN URBAN COMMUNITY HEALTH, Conference on Health in Cities - Research and Change in Urban Community Health :57-66 Author Url

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