Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Kanayo Umeh

Dr Kanayo Umeh

Telephone: 0151 904 6310

Publications

Highlighted publications

Umeh FK, Venturas C. Health professional feedback on HPV vaccination roll-out in a developing country Vaccine Vaccine, >Public Url

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

Journal article

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, >DOI >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 >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 >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 >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 >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 >Public Url

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

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

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

Conford C, Umeh K, Manshani N. 2012. Heroin users' experiences of depression: a qualitative study Family Practice, :1

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,

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

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

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

Umeh KF. 2010. Does a credible source also need a fearful audience? Journal of Applied Social Psychology,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Umeh FK. Personal care plans and glycaemic control: the role of body mass index and physical activity British Journal of Nursing, >Public Url

Umeh FK, Venturas C. Health professional feedback on HPV vaccination roll-out in a developing country Vaccine Vaccine, >Public Url

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

Conference publication

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

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

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 >Link

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 >Link

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

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

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

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 >Public Url

Book

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

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Cancer, Diabetes & Psychology in Africa, MSc Health Psychology Mini Conference 2018, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 12/12/2018

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 12/03/2018

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 13/12/2017

Positive affect, diabetes, and diabetes-related outcomes: A systematic review., Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK, Poster presentation 06/09/2017

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 08/03/2017

Public engagement:

Liverpool, Toxteth Town Hall, 15 High Park Street, L8 8DX, Health Watch event for Afro-Caribbean Community, Lecture about diabetes, particularly in minorities, Afro-Caribbean elders, 30 to 40, Invited speaker, http://www.healthwatchliverpool.co.uk/ 02/10/2018

Bright Park, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, Blood Donation Awareness Event, 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/ 22/07/2018

Liverpool SU, Room 229, John Foster Building, LJMU, Mind the gap: panel discussionon BAME inclusion and the attainment gap, Panel discussion with audience, Staff and students, Staff and students, Panel member, invited speaker 18/04/2018

United Reformed Church, King St, St Helens. WA10 2JZ at 7.30pm., Emotions and Blood Sugar Control in Diabetes Patients, Public Speaking, 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 06/09/2017

Arrowe Park Hospital and Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust - Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge - Induction Training Room, Arrowe Park Hospital (in the basement beneath Maternity Block), HbA1c blood testing & coping with a poor result, Lecture/demonstration, Diabetes patients (Diabetes UK Wirral group), 15-20, Invited speaker, https://wirral.diabetesukgroup.org/events/montly-meeting-details-to-be-confirmed 15/03/2017

Award:

British Journal of Nursing Awards, British Journal of Nursing

Emerald Outstanding Paper Awards, Emerald (British Food Journal)

Editorial boards:

Journal of Solid Tumors, Editorial board member

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Research Grants Awarded:

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

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

Teaching qualification:

FHEA