Miss Martine Miller
PhD student and Research Assistant
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
University of St Andrews
Martine's research interest lie within the field of public health policy, specifically in relation to risk-taking behaviour, reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes for individuals and communities.
Martine is an experienced mixed method researcher who has been involved in a broad range of quantitative and qualitative studies that have explored the health and lifestyle of the population. Before joining the University of St Andrews, Martine was involved in large-scale national surveys such as the Scottish Health Survey and the Scottish Children’s Diet Study. Her research work has also involved a variety of programme evaluations that have explored public health issues such as:
- sexual health education for young people;
- incentivised smoking cessation services;
- community pharmacies as an alternative setting for screening those ‘at risk’ of developing cardio vascular disease;
- current nursing practice within the community;
- nurse-led, early intervention to improving outcomes for young, first time mothers and their babies.
Martine is currently involved in a longitudinal study (DISPLAY
) that will assess the impact of measures in The Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010 (that ban point of sale (POS) tobacco displays and advertising) on young people’s exposure to tobacco advertising, their attitudes towards smoking and ultimately their smoking behaviour.
Martine is also undertaking a PhD which seeks to explore the impact of tobacco control policies upon young people's attitudes and behaviours.
Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) (Scottish Government, 2009-11)
Evaluation of the Quit 4 U Smoking Cessation Project, Dundee (NHS Health Scotland 2009 -11)
Scottish Children’s Diet Study (Food Standards Agency 2010-11)
Evaluation of Family Nurse Practitioners (Scottish Government 2010–11)
Evaluation of Anticipatory Care Community Pharmacy Programme (NHS Health Scotland, 2010-11)
External Evaluation of the National Demonstration of Healthy Respect, Phase 2 (NHS Health Scotland 2006-09)
Review of Nursing in the Community (Scottish Government, 2008-09)
Randomised Controlled Trial of the Zero Tolerance Education Package (Chief Scientist Office, 2006-08)
- Martin, C, Ormston, R, Birch, A, Miller, M, Amos, A, Van der Pol, M, Ludbrook, A (2010) An evaluation to assess the effectiveness of 'Quit4u': Interim Report: NHS Health Scotland
- Elliott, L, Raab, G, Wight, D, Henderson, M, Martin C, Birch, A, Burtney, L, Themesl-Huber, M, Storkey, H, Claveirole, A, Miller, M, Nixon, C, Pow, J (2010) Evaluation of Healthy Respect Phase Two: Final Report: NHS Health Scotland http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/4122.aspx
- Corbett, J, Dobbie, F, Doig, M, D'Souza, J, Given, L, Gray, L, Leyland, A, MacGregor, A, Marryat, L, Maw, T, Miller, M, Mindell, J, Ormston, R, Roth, M and Sharp, C (2010) Scottish Health Survey 2009: Scottish Government http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/09/23154223/0
- Corbett, J, Given, L, Gray, L, Leyland, A, MacGregor, A, Marryat, L, Miller, M & Reid, S (2009) Scottish Health Survey 2008: Scottish Government http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/09/28102003/0
- Elliott, L, Raab, G, Wight, D, Henderson, M, Martin C, Birch, A, Burtney, L, Themesl-Huber, M, Storkey, H, Claveirole, A, Miller, M, Nixon, C, Pow, J (2008) Evaluation of Healthy Respect Phase 2: Interim Report, Executive Summary. Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3084.aspx
- Kennedy, C, Elliott, L, Rush, R, Hogg, R, Cameron, S, Hall, S, Miller, M, Plunkett, C & Lauder, W (2008) Review of Nursing in the Community Baseline Assessment, Scottish Government Social Research http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/04/06105122/0