Emma Begley

School of Psychology

Emma has been research active in the public health field for the past 6 years. She has previous experience working on a range of national and international research projects collaborating with various academic institutes and government bodies. Her early work involved research around the use and emergence of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and young peoples drinking culture, as well as also understanding the harms and prevalence of Image and Performance Enhancement Drugs (IPEDs) in the UK. In 2017 Emma begun her PhD in the School of Natural Science and Psychology, moving away from illicit drug use but keeping within the public health domain she now focuses her research on the use of opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CNCP). Specifically Emma aims to develop a behavioural intervention with the purpose of reducing or discontinuing inappropriate opioid use in the treatment of CNCP. You will find Emma presenting her work at the latest Pain conferences such as ISAP, EFIC and BPS. Her PhD is due to be completed November 2020.

Degrees

2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc, Drug use and Addiction
2007, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc, Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice

Academic appointments

Post Graduate Researcher, Natural Science and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Researcher, Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - 2017

Journal article

Hope VD, McVeigh J, Begley E, Glass R, Edmundson C, Heinsbroek E, Kean J, Campbell J, Whitfield M, Morgan G, Acreman D, Smith J. 2020. Factors associated with hepatitis C and HIV testing uptake among men who inject image and performance enhancing drugs DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 40 :586-596 DOI Author 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

Belackova V, Pazitny M, Drapalova E, Martinez M, van der Gouwe D, Begley EK, Kidawa M, Tomkova A, Kmetonynova D. 2018. Assessing the impact of laws controlling the online availability of 25I-NBOMe, AH-7921, MDPV and MXE – outcomes of a semi-automated e-shop monitoring Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy, 25 :109-117 DOI Author Url Public Url

Atkinson A, Ross-Houle KM, Begley E, Sumnall H. 2017. An exploration of alcohol advertising on social networking sites: an analysis of content, interactions and young people’s perspectives Addiction Research and Theory, 25 :91-102 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McVeigh J, Begley EK. 2017. Anabolic steroids in the UK: an increasing issue for public health Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 24 :278-285 DOI Author Url Public Url

Begley E, Montgomery C, Poole H, Sumnall H, Bernhard Frank D. "I WISH I NEVER STARTED THEM";. INVESTIGATING THE EXPERIENCES OF UK HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AND PATIENTS OF USING OPIOIDS TO TREAT CHRONIC NON-CANCER PAIN DOI

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

Atkinson A, Pirona A, Begley E, Sumnall H. 2016. Health responses to new psychoactive substances DOI Public Url

Atkinson A, Ross KM, Begley E, Sumnall H. 2015. Constructing alcohol identities: the role of Social Network Sites (SNS) in young peoples’ drinking cultures 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

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