Ellie McCoy

Public Health Institute

Ellie McCoy is a Research and Project Manager at the Public Health Institute and has fifteen years research experience. Ellie has experience of conducting original research, service evaluations and systematic reviews. Ellie's research interests include health and wellbeing, health inequalities, community health, drugs and alcohol use and treatment, ACES and domestic abuse. Ellie has experience of qualitative and quantitative methods and has conducted research with a range of groups including children and young people, substance users, offenders, prisoners, homeless people, victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence and practitioners and stakeholders. Ellie has also worked for the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System team and as a Researcher at PHI, and before joining PHI, she worked as a specialist substance misuse worker. Ellie is the Health and Safety Officer at PHI and is the lead for PHI researcher safety training. She is also a member of the LJMU Research Ethics Committee. Ellie is the co-module leader for the MSc Public Health Work Related Learning module, she also supervises Public Health MSc students and is currently providing supervision for an MPhil student. Ellie has a BSc in Applied Psychology (2005) and an MSc in Drug Use and Addiction (2007) both from Liverpool John Moores University.


Recent grants:
2021-2022 Evaluation of multi-agency safeguarding arrangements within Wales. Wales Government. £88,954 Co-I
2020-2021 Evaluation of the MDVS Males Actively Seeking Change Programme. MDVS. £19,000 (extension £19,000 PI)
2020-2021 Review of service provision for, and needs of male survivors of sexual violence within RASA. RASA. £10,000 Co-I
2020-2021 Evaluation of the PSS Liverpool Turnaround Project. PSS. £6,000 PI
2019-2022 Evaluation of the NSPCC Safe Home programme. NSPCC. £55,464 Co-I
2019-2021 Innovation fund for families with alcohol dependent parents. Knowsley Council. £67,800 Co-PI (extension £7,000 PI)
2019-2021 Innovation fund for families with alcohol dependent parents. St Helens Council. £27,500 Co-PI (extension £5,000 PI)
2019-2020 Evaluation of the Sefton ACE programmes. Sefton Council. £19,089 Co-PI
2018-2020 Evaluation of the Healthy Relationships Programme. Liverpool City Council. £19,909 & £12,000. Co-PI
2018-2019 Merseyside sexual violence review. Office for the Police Crime Commissioner. £20,750. Co-PI
2017-2019 Evaluation of the Rock Pool ACES Recovery Toolkit Programme. Sefton Local Authority. £14,750 Co-I
2017-2019 An Evaluation of the Wirral Health-Related Worklessness Programme. Wirral Council. £70,588 Co-I
2018 Using Stakeholder Engagement to Develop the Childline Theory of Change. NSPCC. £19,977 Co-I
2017 A Health Needs Assessment for children and young people in Liverpool. Liverpool City Council. £48,433 Co-PI



Teaching activities
MSc Public Health - Work Related Learning, MSc Public Health - Health Improvement, MRes - Ethics, BSc Public Health/Environmental Health - Health Promotion
MSc dissertation supervision, MSc personal tutor

Degrees

2007, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Drug Use and Addiction
2005, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Applied Psychology

Report

McCoy E, Bates R, Porcellato L, Quigg Z. 2022. Exploring school exclusions in St Helens and outcomes and impacts for young people, schools and wider society

McCoy E, Oyston J, Bates R, Leavey C, Quigg Z. 2021. A review of the support needs of male survivors of sexual violence

McCoy E, Oyston J, Harrison R, Butler N, Turner E, Timpson H, Quigg Z. 2021. Evaluation of the Sefton Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Recovery Programmes

McManus M, Ball E, McCoy E, Harrison R, Bates R, Silverstone D, Alexander J, Quigg Z. 2021. ‘It wouldn’t be County lines if there wasn’t exploitation’: Deep Dive exploration of Safeguarding Partnership responses to County lines and Serious Youth Violence.

Oyston J, McCoy E, Timpson H. 2021. Evaluation of the PSS (UK) Women’s Turnaround Project

Quigg Z, Millings M, McCoy E, Harrison R, Bates R, Timpson H. 2021. Evaluation of the Lancashire Violence Reduction Network

Timpson H, McCoy E, Harrison R, Oyston J. 2021. Evaluation of the Knowsley Connecting Families Programme

Timpson H, McCoy E, Harrison R, Oyston J. 2021. Evaluation of the St Helens Building Bridges Project

Timpson H, Oyston J, McCoy E, Quigg Z, Saini P. 2020. A Review of the Self-Harm and Suicide Prevention Training Offer across Cheshire and Merseyside

McCoy E, Butler N, Harrison R, Oyston J, Bates R, Grey H, Quigg Z. 2020. A review and mapping of the provision of services for victims and survivors of sexual violence across Merseyside A review and mapping of the provision of services for victims and survivors of sexual violence across Merseyside

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.

Quigg Z, Timpson H, Millings M, Bates R, McCoy E, Bigland C, Ashton SA, Burton L, Jennifer H, Harrison R, Clarke M, Butler N. 2020. Evaluation of the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership 2019-20

McCoy E, Harrison R, Butler N, Oyston J, Karina K, Quigg Z. 2020. Evaluation of the Domestic Abuse Early Help Pilot

McCoy E, Harrison R, Butler N, Oyston J, Kinsella K, Timpson H, Quigg Z. 2019. Evaluation of the Rock Pool ACES Recovery Toolkit Programme Evaluation of the Rock Pool ACES Recovery Toolkit Programme

Timpson H, Wallis S, McCoy E, Harrison R, Blickem C. 2019. Evaluation of the Wirral Health-Related Worklessness Programme Evaluation of the Wirral Health-Related Worklessness Programme

Timpson H, Harrison R, McCoy E, Oyston J, Madden H, Medforth N. 2019. Evaluation of the Liverpool City Region Talent Match Programme Evaluation of the Liverpool City Region Talent Match Programme

Harrison R, McCoy E, Watson P, Porcellato L, Timpson H. 2019. An evaluation of the Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles Activity Referral Scheme An evaluation of the Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles Activity Referral Scheme

McCoy E, Harrison R, Kinsella K, Wallis S, Butler N, Timpson H, Quigg Z. 2019. Evaluation of the Waves of Hope Tides of Change Programme Evaluation of the Waves of Hope Tides of Change Programme

Jones L, McCoy E, Lewis C, Ubido J, Kinsella K, Smith C, Timpson H. 2018. Evaluating the impact of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Fire & Rescue Safe and Well visits Evaluating the impact of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Fire & Rescue Safe and Well visits

McCoy E, Harrison R, Kinsella K, Oyston J, Timpson H, Quigg Z. 2018. Using Stakeholder Engagement to Develop the Childline Theory of Change Using Stakeholder Engagement to Develop the Childline Theory of Change

McCoy E, Kinsella K, Wallis S, Harrison R, Timpson H. 2018. Evaluation of the Youth Connect 5 Programme across Cheshire and Merseyside Evaluation of the Youth Connect 5 Programme across Cheshire and Merseyside

Timpson H, McCoy E. 2017. Merseyside Cancer Screening Plan 2014-2016. Engagement and Impact Report Merseyside Cancer Screening Plan 2014-2016. Engagement and Impact Report

McCoy E, Harris J, Ross-Houle K, Ubido J, Madden H, Lewis C, Bradbury A, Mackay S. 2017. A Health Needs Assessment for children and young people in Liverpool (0-19 years) A Health Needs Assessment for children and young people in Liverpool (0-19 years)

McCoy EJ, Oyston J, Ross-Houle K, COCHRANE M, BATES G, JONES L, WHITFIELD M, MCVEIGH J. 2016. Evaluation of the Liverpool REST Centre Publisher Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Ross-Houle K, Pendlebury M. 2016. A rapid evidence assessment of the published evidence on drug treatment and recovery outcomes and international comparators A rapid evidence assessment of the published evidence on drug treatment and recovery outcomes and international comparators

Ross-Houle K, McCoy E, Collins B, Oyston J, Harris J, Timpson H, Whitfield M. 2016. Evaluation of the North Yorkshire Horizons Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Recovery Services Evaluation of the North Yorkshire Horizons Adult Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Recovery Services

McCoy EJ, Ross-Houle K, Eckley L, Oyston J, Cochrane M, Harrison R, Timpson H. 2015. Evaluation of Shelter's Knowsley Family Support Service

Madden H, Ford K, Hardcastle K, McCoy EJ, Harrison R, Ross-Houle K, Cochrane M, Quigg Z, Timpson H. 2015. Health and Wellbeing Research: Looked After Children and Young People

McCoy EJ, Butler N, Quigg Z. 2015. Evaluation of the Liverpool MARAC Publisher Url

McCoy E. 2014. Developing the Guernsey treatment system for substance misusers: Phase 3 – best practice factsheets

McCoy E, Jones L, Timpson H. 2014. Developing the Changing Lives Family Interventions Programme

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Luxton A, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2013. A practice survey of activities and interventions that aim to raise awareness among, and/or engage with, groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection

Bates G, McCoy E, Murphy R, Kornyk N, Suckley D. 2013. Evaluating the provision of outdoor gym equipment. Uptake and impact in Sefton, Merseyside: Summary report

McCoy E, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Evaluation of the Liverpool Women's Turnaround Project: Moving Forward

McCoy E, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Evaluation of the Liverpool Women’s Turnaround Project: Moving forward Author Url

McCoy E, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Evaluation of the Liverpool Women's Turnaround Project

McCoy E, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Evaluation of the Liverpool Women’s Turnaround Project Author Url

Hughes KE, Bellis M, Jones L, Wood S, Bates G, Eckley L, McCoy E, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

Jones L, Atkinson A, Porcellato L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2011. A systematic review of qualitative research on the views, perspectives and experiences of hepatitis B and C testing among practitioners and people at greatest risk of infection. Author Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2011. A systematic review of the effectiveness & cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at raising awareness and engaging with groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection. Author Url

Quigg ZA, McCoy E, Jones L. 2011. A consultation with young people about the Impact of Domestic Violence

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Tiffany C, Perkins C, Bellis MA. 2011. The economic and social costs of alcohol-related harm in Leeds 2008-09.

McCoy E, Jones L, Quigg Z. 2011. A consultation with young people about the impact of domestic violence (abuse) in their families and their formative relationships.

McCoy E, Jones L, Beynon C. 2011. Challenging the tobacco industry – is there a role for industry denormalisation to promote reductions in youth smoking in the UK. A review of the evidence.

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2011. A systematic review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions aimed at raising awareness and engaging with groups who are at an increased risk of hepatitis B and C infection

Jones L, Atkinson A, Porcellato L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2011. systematic review of qualitative research on the views, perspectives and experiences of hepatitis B and C testing among practitioners and people at greatest risk of infection

Russell S, McCoy E, Jones L. 2011. Evaluation of IDTS and drug treatment services at HMP Risley

Russell S, McCoy E, Jones L. 2011. Evaluation of IDTS and drug treatment services at HMYOI Thorn Cross

Jones L, Bates G, Bellis MA, Beynon C, Duffy P, Evans-Brown M, Mackridge A, McCoy E, Sumnall H, McVeigh J. 2011. A summary of the health harms of drugs. Author Url

McCoy E, Hurst A, Marr A, Whitfield M, McVeigh J, Bellis M. 2010. Alcohol Treatment in Cheshire and Merseyside 2008/09 Author Url

Hurst A, Marr A, McCoy E, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2010. Drug and alcohol treatment in the North West of England 2008/09 – Results from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS).

McCoy E, Hurst A, Marr A, Whitfield M, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2010. Alcohol Treatment in Cheshire and Merseyside 2008/09.

Gibbons C, Hurst A, Marr A, McCoy E. 2010. Lancaster Custody Suite Alcohol Intervention Evaluation. North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care Trust.

McCoy E, McVeigh J, Khundakar K, Hurst A, Bellis M. 2009. Alcohol Treatment in Cheshire & Merseyside 2007/08 Author Url

Baldwin H, McCoy E, Duffy P. 2009. Evaluation of Liverpool’s Criminal Justice Alcohol Treatment Pilot. Final Report.

McCoy E, McVeigh J, Khundakar K, Hurst A, Bellis MA. 2009. Alcohol Treatment in Cheshire and Merseyside 2007/08.

Gibbons C, Hurst A, Marr A, McCoy E. 2009. Specialist Services Alcohol Report. North Lancashire Teaching Primary Care Trust.

Hurst A, McCoy E, Marr A. 2009. Evaluation of Mersey Care Services: Investigation into non attendance at structured drug treatment.

McCoy E, Shaw C, Baron L, Bates G, Howarth P, Beynon C, McVeigh J. 2009. Evaluation of the Together Women Project.

McCoy E, Baldwin H, Duffy P. 2008. Evaluation of Liverpool’s Criminal Justice Alcohol Treatment Pilot. Interim Report.

Lushey C, McCoy E, McVeigh J. 2008. Evaluation of Neighbourhood Renewal Funded Projects in Sefton.

McCoy E, McVeigh J, Morleo M, Khundakar K, Bellis M. 2007. Alcohol Treatment In Cheshire And Merseyside 2006/07. Author Url

McCoy E, McVeigh J, Morleo M, Khundakar K, Bellis M. 2007. Alcohol Treatment in Cheshire And Merseyside 2006/07 Author Url

McCoy E, McVeigh J, Morleo M, Khundakar K, Bellis MA. 2007. Alcohol Treatment in Cheshire and Merseyside 2006/07.

Lushey C, McCoy E, Sumnall H, McVeigh J. 2007. Sefton: Current Alcohol Treatment Intervention Provision.

Bates G, McCoy E, Murphy R, Kornyk N, Suckley D. Evaluating the provision of outdoor gym equipment. Uptake and impact in Sefton, Merseyside

Cochrane M, McCoy E, Timpson H, McVeigh J. Evaluation of the Stand Against Violence Workshop Publisher Url

Journal article

Bellis MA, Hughes K, Jones L, Morleo M, Nicholls J, McCoy E, Webster J, Sumnall H. 2015. Holidays, celebrations, and commiserations: measuring drinking during feasting and fasting to improve national and individual estimates of alcohol consumption BMC MEDICINE, 13 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Bellis MA. 2015. Relationship between alcohol-attributable disease and socioeconomic status, and the role of alcohol consumption in this relationship: a systematic review and meta-analysis BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato LA, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY, 25 :204-211 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato L, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. Views and experiences of hepatitis C testing and diagnosis among people who inject drugs: Systematic review of qualitative research International Journal of Drug Policy, 25 :204-211 DOI

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2013. Effectiveness of interventions to increase hepatitis C testing uptake among high-risk groups: a systematic review EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 24 :781-788 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Jones L, Bellis MA, Wood S, Hughes K, McCoy E, Eckley L, Bates G, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against children with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies LANCET, 380 :899-907 DOI Author Url

Hughes K, Bellis MA, Jones L, Wood S, Bates G, Eckley L, McCoy E, Mikton C, Shakespeare T, Officer A. 2012. Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies LANCET, 379 :1621-1629 DOI Author Url

Highlighted activities

Teaching qualification:

Associate Fellowship of Advance HE. 2020

Other Professional Activity:

Member of LJMU UREC. 2018

Professional activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Knowsley Council, Evaluation of the Knowsley Connecting Families Programme (evaluation extension), Hannah Timpson, Grant value (£): 7,000. 2021

Merseyside Domestic Violence Service, Evaluation of MDVS, Hannah Timpson, Grant value (£): £10,000. 2021

St Helens Council, Evaluation of the St Helens Building Bridges Project (evaluation extension), Hannah Timpson, Grant value (£): 5,000. 2021

Wales Government, Evaluation of multi-agency safeguarding arrangements within Wales, Michelle McManus (PI), Hannah Timpson (COI), Zara Quigg (COI), Ellie McCoy (COI), Grant value (£): £88,954. 2021

Merseyside Domestic Violence Service, Evaluation of the MDVS Males Actively Seeking Change Programme, Hannah Timpson, Grant value (£): £19,000. 2020

PSS, Evaluation of the PSS Liverpool Turnaround Project, Hannah Timpson, Grant value (£): £6,000. 2020

Teaching qualification:

Associate Fellowship of Advance HE. 2020

Other Professional Activity:

Member of LJMU UREC. 2018

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