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