Dr Kanayo Umeh

School of Psychology

Highlighted publications

Umeh FK, Venturas C. 2017. Health professional feedback on HPV vaccination roll-out in a developing country Vaccine Vaccine, 35 :1886-1891 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Umeh FK, Mackay M, Mulhearn C. 2016. Information and Communication Technology, Well-being, and Ethnicity CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 19 DOI Author Url Public Url

Journal article

Gibson B, Umeh K, Davies I, Newson L. 2021. The best possible self‐intervention as a viable public health tool for the prevention of type 2 diabetes: A reflexive thematic analysis of public experience and engagement Health Expectations, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Umeh K. 2021. Self-rated health and multimorbidity in patients with type 2 diabetes Journal of Health Psychology, DOI Author Url Public Url

Patel T, Umeh F, Poole H, Vaja I, Newson L. 2021. Cultural Identity Conflict Informs Engagement with Self-Management Behaviours for South Asian Patients Living with Type-2 Diabetes: A Critical Interpretative Synthesis of Qualitative Research Studies Berrigan D. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 :2641-2641 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Vaja I, Umeh F, Abayomi J, Patel T, Newson L. 2021. A grounded theory of type 2 diabetes prevention and risk perception British Journal of Health Psychology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Patel T, Umeh K, Poole H, Vaja I, Ramtoola S, Newson L. 2021. Health professionals interface with cultural conflict in the delivery of type 2 diabetes care Psychology and Health, DOI Author Url

Whitehead A, Umeh F, Brockett C, Westerbeek H, Powling E, Fitton Davies K, Rudd J. 2020. Motivational differences between 5K, half marathon and full marathon participants in the UK and India. Managing Sport and Leisure, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Whitehead A, Umeh F, Walsh B, Whittaker E, Cronin C. 2019. Back to Netball: Motivations for participation in a female focused Netball sport program. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 27 :21-29 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Gibson B, Umeh KF, Newson L, Davies I. 2018. Efficacy of the Best Possible Self protocol in diabetes self-management: A mixed-methods approach Journal of Health Psychology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Umeh FK, Puddephatt J-A. 2018. Personalised care in patients with chronic pain disorders: educational implications from a population-based study International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 56 :248-261 DOI Public Url

Umeh FK. 2018. Mammogram history in Nigerian women: Age-related risk factors for breast cancer and educational implications SA Journal of Oncology, 2 DOI Public Url

Whitehead AE, Umeh K, Quayle L, Morley D. 2017. Mobile Technology usage mediates gender differences in physical activity International Journal of Sport Psychology, 48 :643-659 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Umeh FK. 2017. Personal care plans and glycaemic control: the role of body mass index and physical activity British Journal of Nursing, 26 :543-551 DOI Author Url Public Url

Umeh FK. 2017. Ethnic inequalities in doctor-patient communication regarding personal care plans: the mediating effects of positive mental wellbeing Ethnicity and Health, DOI Author Url Public Url

Umeh FK, Venturas C. 2017. Health professional feedback on HPV vaccination roll-out in a developing country Vaccine Vaccine, 35 :1886-1891 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Umeh FK. 2017. Are ethnic disparities in HbA1c levels explained by mental wellbeing? Analysis of population-based data from the Health Survey for England Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Umeh FK, Mackay M, Mulhearn C. 2016. Information and Communication Technology, Well-being, and Ethnicity CyberPsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 19 DOI Author Url Public Url

Umeh K, Mackay M, Le-Brun SD. 2015. Ethnic differences in diabetes prevalence and ICT use British Journal of Nursing, 24 :1017-1023 DOI Author Url Public Url

Elliott G, Umeh K. 2013. Psychological issues in voluntary hospice care British Journal of Nursing, 22 :377-383 DOI Author Url

Umeh FK, Sherratt F. 2013. Behavior change strategies under-utilised by alcohol use disorder sufferers Acoholism Treatment Quarterly, :206-223 DOI

Cornford CS, Umeh K, Manshani N. 2012. Heroin users' experiences of depression: a qualitative study FAMILY PRACTICE, 29 :586-592 DOI Author Url

Umeh KF. 2012. Does a credible source also need a fearful audience? Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42 :1716-1744 DOI Author Url

Umeh FK, Barnes J. 2012. Cognitive appraisals and smoking intentions: the role of decision making competence Journal of Smoking Cessation, DOI

Umeh FK, Sharps M. 2012. Psychological requirements for increased fruit and vegetable intake in young adults British Food Journal: an international multi-disciplinary journal for the dissemination of food-related research, DOI Author Url

Umeh FK, Omari-Asor L. 2011. Emotional vulnerability and coping styles for resolving decisional conflict The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 145 :297-312 DOI Author Url

Umeh FK, Chadwick R. 2010. Early detection of testicular cancer: Revisiting the role of self-efficacy in testicular self-examination among young asymptomatic males. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, DOI Author Url

Umeh FK, Jones L. 2010. Mutually dependent health beliefs associated with breast self-examination in British female university students. Journal of American College Health, :126-131 DOI Author Url

Umeh KF, Crabtree L. 2006. Is fruit and vegetable intake in children a rationalistic choice? British Food Journal, :859-874 DOI Author Url

Hughes H, Umeh FK. 2005. Work stress differentials between NHS psychiatric and general nurses. British Journal of Nursing, :802-808 DOI Author Url

Umeh FK. 2005. Protection motivation variables in HIV-testing: the function of motivational factors Journal of Applied Biobehavioural Research, :149-164 DOI Author Url

Umeh KF, Stanley SJ. 2005. Effect of communicator credibility and fear on adaptive and maladaptive coping reactions to the HIV threat. Journal of Applied Biobehavioural Research, :183-198 DOI Author Url

Umeh FK, Patel R. 2004. Theory of planned behaviour and ecstasy use: an analysis of moderator-interactions British Journal of Health Psychology, :25-38 DOI Author Url

Umeh KF. 2004. Cognitive appraisals, maladaptive coping, and past behaviour in protection motivation Psychology & Health, :719-735 DOI Author Url

Umeh FK. 2003. Social cognitions and past behaviour as predictors of behavioural intentions related to cardiovascular health Journal of Applied Social Psychology, :1417-1436 DOI

Umeh FK, Dimitrakaki V. 2003. Breast cancer detection in asymptomatic women: health beliefs implicated in secondary prevention Journal of Applied Biobehavioural Research, :96-115 DOI

Umeh KF. 2002. Should health behaviour models incorporate maladaptive coping mechanisms? Health Psychology Update, :30-35

Umeh FK, Cox SJ. 2002. Understanding health behaviours that require other’s cooperation. Health Psychology Update, :13-18

Umeh FK, Rogan-Gibson J. 2001. Perceptions of threat, benefits, and barriers in breast self-examination amongst young asymptomatic women British Journal of Health Psychology, :361-372 DOI

Umeh KF, Griffiths M. 2001. Adolescent smoking: behavioural risk factors and health beliefs Education & Health, :31-33

Kanvil N, Umeh FK. 2000. Lung cancer and cigarette use: cognitive factors, protection motivation and past/current behaviour British Journal of Health Psychology, :235-248 DOI

Umeh KF. 1998. Coping styles as moderators of cognition-decision relations amongst adolescents Psychology & Health, :987-1003 DOI

Conference publication

Umeh K, Vaja I. 2019. Problematic diabetes risk evaluations in several cases of morbid obesity (obesity III: >= 40 kg/m(2)) compared to individuals with non-morbid obesity: A case-control study DIABETIC MEDICINE, 36 :111-111 Author Url

Umeh K. 2019. Blood pressure, HbA1c, lipids and mental health in adult patients with diabetes and comorbid asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obesity: A population-based case-control study DIABETIC MEDICINE, 36 :152-152 Author Url

Newson LM, Patel T, Poole H, Umeh F. 2018. Diabetes management of South Asian people in the UK. Integrating a patient’s psychology into diabetes care: A truly patient centred care approach. INVITED SPEAKER Diabetic, Diabetes UK 2018 35 Publisher Url

Newson LM, Vaja I, Abayomi J, Umeh F. 2018. Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in South Asians: Qualitative Study Exploring Health Beliefs, Attitudes, Values and Community Perspectives. Diabetic Med, Diabetes UK, Professional Practice Confernce, 2018 35 Author Url Publisher Url

Quayle LRJ, Umeh , Huntley T, Morley D, Knowles Z, Whitehead AE. 2017. Exploring UK Sports Coaches Knowledge and Use of Reflective Practice ICCE Global Coach Confrence

Umeh KF. 2017. A population-based study on the importance of personal care planning in glycaemic control (HbA1c/IFCC outcomes): impact of body weight and physical activity as mediating factors across patients from different age groups DIABETIC MEDICINE, 34 :13-13 Author Url

Umeh KF. 2017. Do personalised care plans help explain ethnic disparities in HbA1c levels amongst patients with diabetes and prediabetes? DIABETIC MEDICINE, 34 :123-123 Author Url

Newson LM, Patel T, Umeh F, Poole H. A participatory action research intervention to support health professionals improve communication with South Asian patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, Diabetes UK 34 DOI Publisher Url

Patel T, Newson LM, umeh F, Poole H. Investigating the needs and experiences of South Asian patients with type 2 diabetes. A grounded theory approach exploring culture, religion, and the role of family members. Diabetic Medicine, Diabetes UK 34 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Vaja I, Umeh F, Abayomi J, Newson L. The Development of a Culturally Specific Intervention for the At-Risk South Asian Population. Invited Speaker. Diabetic Medicine, Supplement, Diabetes UK, Professional Practice Conference

Poster

Gibson B, Umeh F, Davies I, Newson LM. 2018. Positive Affect as a Buffer Against Psychopathology in Diabetes Patients: A Randomised Controlled Trial Diabetes UK, 2019 Professional Practice Conference Author Url Public Url

Book

Umeh K. 2009. Understanding Adolescent Health Behaviour Cambridge Univ Pr 9780521698023

Membership of professional bodies:

Lebe Trust, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCV0 member ID: MEMBER/26810)., https://www.ncvo.org.uk/?_cldee=a2FuYXlvdW1laEBnbWFpbC5jb20%3d&recipientid=contact-06dff600471beb11a813000d3ab7f90f-a91f1cea72c54a19aed99963d3b9050f&utm_source=ClickDimensions&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Membership%3A%20Welcome%20Emails&esid=5ac56693-1f42-42de-be36-b6703e0db29e. 2021

Lebe Trust, Charity Commission for England and Wales (1190779), https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details/5163071/full-print. 2021

Affiliate Member, International Society of Behavioural Medicine, https://www.isbm.info/. 2019

Full Member, UK Society of Behavioural Medicine, http://www.uksbm.org.uk/. 2019

Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy.

Conference organisation:

Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2019, Reviewing abstract submissions. 2021

Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2020, Reviewing Abstract submissions. 2019

Public engagement:

online, BAME Labour, Recognition of Lebe Trust, Labour party supporters, Organiser/participant, https://www.bamelabour.org/lebetrust. 2021

Event cancelled following intervention by MHRA (regulator), Pfizer, Planned webinar to discuss safety and efficacy of BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine, Professionals, Organiser. 2021

Online, Blood Pressure UK, Blood Pressure UK is a registered charity working with Lebe Trust to raise awareness of high blood pressure, BAME people with diabetes, Organiser. 2021

Online donations, via Lebe Trust website, Donations, Set up donations scheme with Virgin Money Giving for Lebe Trust, Lebe Trust, Organiser, https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1020217&stop_mobi=yes. 2020

Charity Commission for England and Wales, Charity registration (Lebe Trust), Registration of Charitable incorporated organisation with Charity Commission for England and Wales, BAME people with diabetes, Chair, Board of Trustees, https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details/5163071/full-print. 2020

WFH (Working From Home), Work Placement Scheme, Voluntary eHealth work placement scheme for university students, to promote research findings relevant to BAME people with diabetes, using social media, University students from LJMU and Newcastle University, 5-20, Organiser, https://lebetrust.org/lay-health-advisers-lha/. 2020

Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, Merseyside, L14 5NG, Alder Hey Hospital, Speaking engagememnt with Diabetes Multidisciplinary Team Meeting, Diabetes Multidisciplinary Team, Circa 15, Invited Speaker. 2019

Liverpool, Toxteth Town Hall, 15 High Park Street, L8 8DX, Health Watch, Lecture about diabetes, particularly in the Afro-Caribbean community, Afro-Caribbean elders, 30 to 40, Invited speaker, http://www.healthwatchliverpool.co.uk/. 2018

Bright Park, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Blood Donation Awareness, Community Outreach, Members of the public, particularly BAME groups, Unspecified, Invited participant, Bright Park, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, http://www.pathlabsupport.org/love-knotty-ash-outreach/. 2018

Online, Research Newsletter, Research Newsletter of the Psychology and Health Group of the RCBB., Professionals, students, public, Editor, Since 2018 we have published 11 editions. From 2021 the newsletter will be published online three times a year., https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21ACPbO736avHeaIw&id=3AD17E3A4060505D%216251&cid=3AD17E3A4060505D. 2018

Liverpool SU, Room 229, John Foster Building, LJMU, Mind the gap, Panel discussion panel discussion on BAME inclusion and the attainment gap, Staff and students, Staff and students, Panel member, invited speaker. 2018

United Reformed Church, King St, St Helens. WA10 2JZ at 7.30pm., Patient Support Group (St Helens), Meeting to discuss emotion and blood sugar control, Diabetes Patients attending the Diabetes UK St Helens Support Group, 30 to 40, Invited Speaker, https://st-helens-and-district.diabetesukgroup.org/news/septemebr-2017-newsletter. 2017

Arrowe Park Hospital and Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust - Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge - Induction Training Room, Arrowe Park Hospital (in the basement beneath Maternity Block), Patient Support Group (Wirral), Meeting to discuss my research on blood sugar control, Diabetes patients (Diabetes UK Wirral group), 15-20, Invited speaker, https://wirral.diabetesukgroup.org/events/montly-meeting-details-to-be-confirmed. 2017

Research Grants Awarded:

The Co-operative Bank plc, Funding from the Community Directplus Customer Donation Fund, awarded to Lebe Trust to support its health promotion initiatives on social media. Lebe is a Community Directplus account holder. All Community Directplus account holders can apply for up to £1000 from the Customer Donation Fund to support special projects and fundraising activities., Lebe Trust, Grant value (£): 1000, Duration of research project: Indefinite. 2021

Imperial College (Sustainable Society Network), Digital technology and diabetes in ethnic minority cultures: a historical study, Grant value (£): 3000. 2014

REECH (Renewables & Energy Efficiency in Community Housing), Impact of retrofitting social housing improvements in the Liverpool City Region, Professor Andy Tattersall (PI, Lead Applicant), Helen Poole, Karen Poole, Grant value (£): 15,000. 2012

British Academy, Communication variables and breast self-examination, Grant value (£): 5000, Duration of research project: 4 years. 2003

External collaboration:

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7968-864X, NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY (Dept of Psychology), Dr Valentine Ucheagwu. 2021

https://nauth.org.ng/, NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL NNEWI, Eric O. Umeh, Uzoamaka R. Ebubedike, Chiamaka F. Ezeugbor, Chukwuziem N. Anene. 2018

External committees:

Conscious Community Project, Alef Trust, Mentor, https://aleftrust.org/alef-applied/conscious-community-project/. 2020

Conscious Community Project, Alef Trust, Panel Member, https://aleftrust.org/alef-applied/conscious-community-project/. 2020

Conference presentation:

Blood pressure, HbA1c, lipids and mental health in adult patients with diabetes and comorbid asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obesity: A population-based case-control study., Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Liverpool, UK, Poster presentation. 2019

Problematic diabetes risk evaluations in several cases of morbid obesity (obesity III: >= 40 kg/m(2)) compared to individuals with non-morbid obesity: A case-control study., Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Liverpool, UK, Poster presentation. 2019

Cancer, Diabetes & Psychology in Africa, MSc Health Psychology Mini Conference 2018, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 2018

Health Psychology in Africa: A psychologists’ experiences, MSc Health Psychology Mini Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation. 2018

Diabetes management of South Asian people in the UK. Integrating a patient’s psychology into diabetes care: A truly patient centred care approach., Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Excel, London, Oral presentation. 2018

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes in South Asians: Qualitative Study Exploring Health Beliefs, Attitudes, Values and Community Perspectives.Nomiated for Psychological Care Award, Diabetes UK Professional Conference, 2018., Excel, London, Oral presentation. 2018

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: Development of Cultural Specific Intervention for South Asian Adults at Risk., 13th UKSBM Annual Scientific Meeting: Working together for healthy living: Multidisciplinary behavioural medicine, Liverpool, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

Positive affect, diabetes, and diabetes-related outcomes: A systematic review., Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK, Poster presentation. 2017

A population-based study on the importance of personal care planning in glycaemic control (HbA1c/IFCC outcomes): impact of body weight and physical activity as mediating factors across patients from different age groups, Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

Do personalised care plans help explain ethnic disparities in HbA1c levels amongst patients with diabetes and prediabetes?, Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Manchester, UK, Poster presentation. 2017

Investigating the needs and experiences of South Asian patients with Type 2 Diabetes. A Grounded Theory Approach exploring culture, religion, and the role of family members, Diabetes UK, 2017, Manchester, UK, Poster presentation. 2017

Smoking and Mobiles/PCs: A Decade-long Analysis of UK Household Data, International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS)12-14 March 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Poster presentation. 2015

Improving Response to a Health Warning; Re-examining Source and Audience Variables, American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Poster presentation. 2008

Relevance of Threat-Coping Relativity in Predicting Protective Behaviour, American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Poster presentation. 2008

Cognitive Factors in Early Detection for Testicular Cancer: A Randomised Controlled Trial, APS (Association for Psychological Science) 20th Annual Convention May 22-25, 2008 Chicago, IL, Chicago, USA, Poster presentation. 2008

Teaching qualification:

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 2014

Editorial boards:

Journal of Solid Tumors, Editorial board member. 2011

Award:

Emerald Outstanding Paper Awards, Emerald (British Food Journal). 2007

British Journal of Nursing Awards, British Journal of Nursing. 2005

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