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Geoff Bates

Geoff Bates

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Biography

Geoff Bates is a PhD student at the Public Health Institute. His PhD is looking at the development of interventions to reduce harms associated with anabolic steroid use in the general population. His research interests include theories and interventions to influence behaviour change and decision making, intervention development, harm reduction, substance use, addiction and body image.

Previously he worked in the Institute's Evidence Review team and was responsible for working on systematic and other evidence reviews and primary research studies on a broad range of public health topics. Recently he has co-ordinated the UK National IPED survey and led evidence reviews on behalf of NICE and the Irish Department of Health. Geoff has contributed to the Public Health Institute's teaching programme, particularly on research methods modules and leading the postgraduate module Understanding Addictions.

Degrees

2008, Aston University, United Kingdom, MSc Health Psychology
2005, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Psychology with Sport Science

Academic appointments

PhD Student, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 - present
Researcher in Public Health, Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2009 - 2016

Publications

Journal article

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

Pennington B, Collins B, Leigh S, Martin A, Owen L, Fischer A, Sumnall H, Bates G. 2018. The cost-effectiveness of seven behavioural interventions to prevent drug misuse in vulnerable populations International Journal of Drug Policy, 57 :42-50 DOI Author 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

Zahnow R, McVeigh J, Bates G, Hope V, Kean J, Campbell J, Smith J. 2018. Identifying a typology of men who use Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS) International Journal of Drug Policy, 55 :105-112 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bates G, Hope V, McVeigh J. 2017. HIV among people using anabolic steroids in the United Kingdom: an overview HIV Nursing, 17 :20-23 Public Url

Bates G, Cochrane M, Mackridge AJ. 2017. The extent that health professionals suspect and address addiction to medicines in primary care: Findings from a survey in Northwest England. Journal of Addictive Diseases, :1-4 DOI Author Url Public Url

McVeigh J, Hearne E, bates G, van hout . 2016. Community pharmacist experiences of providing needle and syringe programmes in Ireland Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, DOI 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 Public Url

Jones L, Bates G, McCoy E, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 2014. 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 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 Author 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

Jones L, Atkinson A, Bates G, McCoy E, Porcellato L, Beynon C, McVeigh J, Bellis MA. 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

Downing J, Jones L, Bates G, Sumnall H, Bellis MA. A systematic review of parent and family-based intervention effectiveness on sexual outcomes in young people. Health Educ Res, 26 :808-833 DOI Author Url

McVeigh J, Hearne E, Bates G, van Hout . Community pharmacist experiences of providing needle and pharmacy programmes in Ireland Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, DOI Author Url Public Url

Report

Begley E, McVeigh J, Hope VD, Bates G, Glass R, Campbell J, Tanner C, Kean J, Morgan G, Acreman D, Smith J. 2017. Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs 2016 National Survey Results Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs 2016 National Survey Results

Bates G, Jones L, Maden M, Cochrane M, Pendlebury M, Sumnall HS. 2017. The effectiveness of interventions related to the use of illicit drugs: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. A ‘review of reviews’. The effectiveness of interventions related to the use of illicit drugs: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. A ‘review of reviews’. HRB Drug and Alcohol Evidence Review 5 Publisher Url

Bates G, McVeigh J. 2016. Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs 2015 Survey Results Publisher Url

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

Bates G, Cochrane MA, Pendlebury M, Mackridge A. 2015. The extent and nature of addiction to medicines in Cheshire and Merseyside Publisher Url Public Url

Bates G, Pendlebury M, Cochrane MA, Mackridge A. 2015. Needle exchange services in Knowsley: An investigation into the needs and experiences of staff and service users Publisher Url Public Url

McVeigh J, bates G, chandler M. 2015. Steroids and Image Enhancing Drugs 2014 Survey Results Author Url

McVeigh J, Bates G, Chandler M. 2015. Steroids and Image Enhancing Drugs 2014 Survey Results Publisher Url

Bates G, Jones L, Timpson H, Begley E, Hardcastle KA, Hughes K, Ross K. 2014. “Top Ten for Number Ten” – A Public Health Manifesto from the North West Directors of Public Health

Bates G, Jones L, McVeigh J. 2013. Update of NICE Guidance PH18 on 'Needle and Syringe programmes. PIEDs Review. 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

Jones L, Bates G, Bellis M, 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

Bates GP, Jones L. Sustainable Ventures in Public Health. The economic benefits of green infrastructure in the North West of England. Sustainable Ventures in Public Health. The economic benefits of green infrastructure in the North West of England.

Bates GP, Chadborn N, Jones L, McVeigh J. The Impact of Climate Change upon Health and Health Inequalities in the North West of England The Impact of Climate Change upon Health and Health Inequalities in the North West of England

Editorial/letter to the editor

McVeigh J, Kimergard A, Bates G, Hope V, Ncube F. Focus on harm reduction in fight against HIV, says report BMJ-British Medical Journal,

McVeigh J, Kimergard A, Bates G, Hope V. Harm reduction interventions should encompass people who inject image and performance enhancing drugs British Medical Journal, DOI Author Url

Other

Bates G, Jones L, Tod D, McVeigh J, Newson LM, Begley E. Investigating the application and effectiveness of behaviour change theories and techniques in interventions to prevent muscle enhancement drug use Author Url Publisher Url

Thesis/Dissertation

Bates G. Supporting men who use anabolic steroids: A sequential multi-methods study Leavey C, Tod D, Jones L. Public Url

Engagement & Impact

Research Grants Awarded:

Tameside Council, The nature and prevalence of performance and image enhancing drug use in Tameside, Jim McVeigh (LJMU), Gordon Hay (LJMU), Joe Kean (The Bridge Project), Grant value (£): £20,000, Duration of research project: 10 months. 2015

National Institute of Health and Clinical Care Excellence (NICE), Drug Misuse Prevention Economic Analysis, Harry Sumnall (LJMU), Brendan Collins (University of Liverpool), Lisa Jones (LJMU), Michelle Maden (University of Liverpool), Alan Haycox (University of Liverpool), Grant value (£): £59,938, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2015