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.
Hillis A, Leavey C, Kewley S, Van Hout MC. 2021. Sex tourism in an era of globalisation, harm reduction and disease migration: a new conceptual model Tourism Review, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Bates G, McVeigh J, Leavey C. 2021. Looking Beyond the Provision of Injecting Equipment to People Who Use Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: Harm Reduction and Behavior Change Goals for UK Policy Contemporary Drug Problems, 48 :135-150 DOI
Alzain HM, Leavey C, Mitchell G, Gee I, Hall J, Al-Subaie AS. 2021. Exploration of changes in health-related behaviours among Saudi Arabian undergraduates in the UK. Health Promotion International, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Hillis A, Leavey C, Kewley S, Van Hout MC. 2020. Sex tourism, disease migration and COVID-19: Lessons learnt and best practices going forward. Journal of Travel Medicine, 27 DOI Author Url Publisher 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 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 Publisher 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
Bates G, Begley E, Tod D, Jones L, Leavey C, McVeigh J. 2017. 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
Gardner K, Salah S, Leavey C, Porcellato LA. 2010. 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. 2008. 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. 2005. Antenatal screening for haemoglobinopathies in primary care: a whole system participatory action research project. Br J Gen Pract, 55 :424-428 Author Url
McCoy E, Oyston J, Bates R, Leavey C, Quigg Z. 2021. A review of the support needs of male survivors of sexual violence
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
McCoy E, Oyston J, Timpson H, Garwen R, Sprawson E, Leavey C, Quigg Z. 2020. Evaluating Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Support Services across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
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
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
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