Dr Amy O'Donnell
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- Address: Institute of Health and Society
Newcastle upon Tyne
Dr Amy O’Donnell is a Faculty Fellow in the Medical School, working in the Institute of Health and Society. She holds a Visiting Fellowship in Implementation Science at Linkoping University, Sweden. Her current research portfolio comprises:
- Principal Investigator on the Horizon 2020 SCALA (Scale-up of Prevention and Management of Alcohol Use Disorders and Comorbid Depression in Latin America)
- Co-Principal Investigator on Department of Health/EU ATTUNE Study (Understanding Pathways to Stimulant Use: a mixed-methods examination of the individual, social and cultural factors shaping illicit stimulant use across Europe)
- Principal Investigator on ASPIRE (Improved alcohol use data standards in primary care)
- Principal Investigator on the NIHR School for Primary Care Research Fellowship study: Interrupted Time Series analysis of the impact of financial incentives on screening and brief alcohol intervention delivery in England.
Amy's methodological expertise includes: systematic reviewing; qualitative methods; evaluation techniques; and the design, conduct and analysis of mixed methods research. She teaches on the MRes 'Introduction to Systematic Reviewing' and 'Advanced Qualitative Research' modules.
Recent research includes: the Cochrane Review of digital interventions for alcohol; EU-financed BISTAIRS (Brief interventions in the treatment of alcohol use disorders in relevant settings); HTA Evidence synthesis of treatments for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy;NIHR SIPS JR High pilot feasibility trial; Remuneration for Alcohol Brief Interventions in Scotland Scoping Study for SHAAP; and and evaluations of Sunderland Hospital Liaison Psychiatry service and the NHS 111 Helpline. Previous research experience includes managing national policy evaluations for the UK Department for Work and Pensions and the UK Government Equalities Office, and leading a number of European Social Fund research programmes to promote diversity in the labour market. Her doctoral research comprised a mixed methods investigation of the extent to which routine general practice data can be used to evaluate the implementation of screening and brief alcohol interventions in UK primary health care. In addition she holds a Masters in Public Administration, PG Certificate in Organisational Excellence, and B.A. Hons. in Politics.
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- Implementation of screening and brief alcohol interventions in primary healthcare and other relevant settings
- Use of routine data to monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of health services
- Mixed-methods research
- NIHR School For Primary Care Research Fellowship: Mixed-methods assessment of the impact of financial and organisational change on screening and brief alcohol intervention delivery in English primary care.
- Sunderland Liaison Psychiatry Service Evaluation
- Cochrane Review of Personalised digital interventions for reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption in community-dwelling populations
- O'Donnell A, Hanratty B and Kaner E (2015) SPCR fellowship - Mixed-methods assessment of the impact of financial and organisational change on screening and brief alcohol intervention delivery in English primary care. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). £135,000
- O’Donnell A. and Kaner E. (2014) Evidencing the impact of the UK screening and brief intervention for alcohol research programme on English primary health care. Newcastle University Strategic Development Fund, £5,000
- Stobbart L., O’Donnell A., Craig, D., Vale L., Kaner E., Rushmer R., Scott J. and Brown H (in collaboration with NHS North of England Commissioning Unit) (2014) NHS 111 Service Evaluation. Department of Health, £298,434
- Stobbart L., O’Donnell A., Craig D., Vale L., Kaner E., Rushmer R., Scott J. and Brown H. (2014) Evaluation Partner for the NHS 111 Learning and Development Pilot Programme. NHS North of England CSU, £9,999
- O’Donnell A., Newbury-Birch D., and Kaner E. (2014) How effective are brief interventions in reducing alcohol consumption: does place, practitioner group and content matter? London School of Hygiene, £10,000
- Kaner E., Parkinson K., Vale L., Graybill E., McGovern R., O'Donnell A., and Stamp E. (2014) Sunderland Liaison Psychiatry Service Evaluation. Sunderland NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, £101,757
- Kaner E, Anderson P, Newbury-Birch & O'Donnell A. (2012) BISTAIRS Good Practice on Brief Interventions to Address Alcohol Use Disorders in Primary Health Care, Workplace Health Services - Commission of the European Communities - £26,285
- Kaner E. and O'Donnell A. (2011) Expert Testimony: Social Marketing and Alcohol Interventions, National Social Marketing Centre, £5,000
- O'Donnell A. and Biddle P. (2011) Joint Strategic Needs Assessment research report on Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Learning Disability. Newcastle City Council, £5,000
- O'Donnell A. and Welamedage L. (2008) Closing the Employment Gap for BME groups. One NorthEast, £17,780
- O'Donnell A. and Moore C. (2007) Differences in political participation between ethnic groups in Scotland. Commission for Racial Equality Scotland, £14,990
- O'Donnell A. (2007) Healthy prisons research (in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire). Higher Education Funding Council for England, £14,882
- O'Donnell A. and Welamedage L. (2007) Equality in the North East Evidence Base Review. One NorthEast, £18,480
- Dobbs L., Cunningham R., and O'Donnell A. (2006) Enhancing vocational training opportunities for women in Northumberland. Learning and Skills Council / European Social Fund, £49,576
- O'Donnell A, Biddle P. and Smith L. (2006) Evaluation of the Women into Work: Moving On Programme (Action 2). SOVA (Supporting Others through Volunteer Action), £64,426
- O'Donnell A, Biddle P. and Smith L. (2006) Evaluation of the Women into Work: Building Futures Programme (Action 2). SOVA, £34,993
- O'Donnell A, Dodgson M. and Smith L. (2006) Evaluation of the Equality Assurance Process Pilot Project. SOVA, £7,808
- O'Donnell A, Biddle P. and Smith L. (2006) Evaluation of the Women into Work: Building Futures Programme (Action 3). SOVA, £8,350
- O'Donnell A, Biddle P. and Smith L. (2006) Evaluation of the Women into Work: Moving On Programme (Action 3). SOVA, £17,625
- Dobbs L., Cunningham R., and O'Donnell A. (2004) The use of evidence to tackle gender discrimination in employment. European Social Fund, £288,328
- Social Science Tutor, Medicine in the Community, MBBS
- Essential Junior Rotation in Public Health
- MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research - Further Qualitative Research Methods
- MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research - Introduction to systematic reviewing and critical appraisal
- MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research - Public Health Intervention
- O'Donnell A, Abidi L, Brown J, Karlsson N, Nilsen P, Roback K, Skagerstrom J, Thomas K. Beliefs and attitudes about addressing alcohol consumption in health care: A population survey in England. BMC Public Health 2018, 18(1), 391.
- Anderson P, O'Donnell A, Kaner E. Managing Alcohol Use Disorder in Primary Health Care. Current Psychiatry Reports 2017, 19, 79.
- Kaner EFS, Beyer FR, Garnett C, Crane D, Brown J, Muirhead C, Redmore J, O'Donnell A, Newham JJ, de Vocht F, Hickman M, Brown H, Maniatopoulos G, Michie S. Personalised digital interventions for reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol consumption in community-dwelling populations. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, (9), CD011479.
- Shorter GW, Heather N, Bray JW, Giles EL, Holloway A, Barbosa C, Berman AH, O'Donnell AJ, Clarke M, Stockdale KJ, Newbury-Birch D. The 'Outcome Reporting in Brief Intervention Trials: Alcohol' (ORBITAL) framework: Protocol to determine a core outcome set for efficacy and effectiveness trials of alcohol screening and brief intervention. Trials 2017, 18, 611.
- O'Donnell A, Haighton C, Chappel D, Shevills C, Kaner E. Impact of financial incentives on alcohol intervention delivery in primary care: a mixed methods study. BMC Family Practice 2016, 17, 165.
- O'Donnell A, Haighton C, Chappel D, Shevills C, Hanratty B, Kaner E. Impact of financial incentives on the implementation of screening and brief alcohol interventions by primary healthcare professionals. In: International Congress of Behavioral Medicine. 2016, Melbourne, Australia: Springer.
- Schmidt C, Schulte B, Seo H, Kuhn S, O'Donnell A, Kriston L, Verthein U, Reimer J. Meta-analysis on the effectiveness of alcohol screening with brief interventions for patients in emergency care settings. Addiction 2016, 111(5), 783-794.
- McParlin C, O'Donnell A, Robson SC, Beyer F, Moloney E, Bryant A, Bradley J, Muirhead CR, Nelson-Piercy C, Newbury-Birch D, Norman J, Shaw C, Simpson E, Swallow B, Yates L, Vale L. Treatments for Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Medical Association 2016, 316(13), 1392-1401.
- O'Donnell A, McParlin C, Robson SC, Beyer F, Moloney E, Bryant A, Bradley J, Muirhead C, Nelson-Piercy C, Newbury-Birch D, Norman J, Simpson E, Swallow B, Yates L, Vale L. Treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a systematic review and economic assessment. London: NIHR Journals Library, 2016. Health Technology Assessment.
- Haighton C, Kidd J, O'Donnell A. A qualitative interview study of concurrent alcohol and medication use among older adults in the UK. In: GSA 68th Annual Scientific Meeting. 2015, Orlando, Florida: Oxford University Press.
- McParlin C, O'Donnell A, Robson S, Beyer F, Moloney E, Bryant A, Bradley J, Muirhead C, Nelson-Peircey C, Newbury-Birch D, Norman J, Simpson E, Swallow B, Yates L, Vale L. A systematic review of the clinical-effectiveness of interventions for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. In: British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) 17th Annual Conference 2015. 2015, London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- Stobbart L, O'Donnell A, Akor W, Albani V, Brown H, Craig D, Fattakhova G, Harrison S, Kaner E, Kirkman S, Lally J, Little M, Mott D, Rice S, Robinson T, Scott J, Shaw C, Spencer L, Tandogdu Z, Vaittinen A, Watson N, Whalley E, Vale L. Phase Two of the NHS 111 Learning and Development Pilot Programme: Final Report. NHS England, 2015.
- Newbury-Birch D, Scott S, O'Donnell A, Coulton S, Howel D, McColl E, Stamp E, Graybill E, Gilvarry E, Laing K, McGovern R, Deluca P, Drummond C, Harle C, McArdle P, Tate L, Kaner E. A pilot feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention to prevent hazardous drinking in young people aged 14-15 in a high school setting (SIPS JR-HIGH) . Public Heath Research 2014, 2(6).
- Newbury-Birch D, O'Neil S, O'Donnell A, Coulton S, Howel D, McColl E, Stamp E, Graybill E, Gilvarry E, Laing K, McGovern R, Deluca P, Drummond C, Harle C, McArdle P, Tate L, Kaner E. A pilot feasiblity c-RCT of screening and brief alcohol intervention in young people aged 14–15 in a high school setting: sips jr-high. In: 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research-Society-on-Alcoholism (RSA) / 17th Congress of the International-Society-for-Biomedical-Research-on-Alcoholism (ISBRA). 2014, Bellevue, WA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
- Schulte B, O'Donnell A, Kastner Sinja, Schmidt C, Schäfer I, Reimer J. Alcohol screening and brief intervention in workplace settings and social services: A comparison of literature. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2014, 5(131).
- Schmidt C, McGovern R, Schulte B, O'Donnell A, Lehmann K, Kuhn S, Schafer I, Newbury-Birch D, Anderson P, Kaner E, Reimer J. Brief Alcohol Interventions in Social Service and Criminal Justice Settings: A Critical Commentary. British Journal of Social Work 2014, 9.
- O'Donnell A, Wallace P, Kaner E. From efficacy to effectiveness and beyond: what next for brief interventions in primary care?. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2014, 5, 00113.
- O'Donnell A, Anderson P, Newbury-Birch D, Schulte B, Schmidt C, Reimer J, Kaner E. The Impact of Brief Alcohol Interventions in Primary Healthcare: A Systematic Review of Reviews. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2014, 49(1), 66-78.
- Newbury-Birch D, O'Neil S, Gilvarry E, Howel D, Stamp E, Laing K, McColl E, McGovern R, Harle C, O'Donnell A, Tate L, Coulton S, Deluca P, Drummond C, McArdle P, Kaner E. A feasibility trial of alcohol screening and brief interventions for risky drinking in young people in a high school setting in the UK: SIPS JR-HIGH. In: 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism. 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
- Kaner E, O'Donnell A. Brief intervention: does it work?. In: Boyle, P., Boffetta, P., Lowenfels, A.B., Burns, H., Brawley, O., Zatonski, W., Rehm, J, ed. Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, pp.325-331.
- O'Donnell A, Haighton K, Chappel D, Shevills C, Kaner E. Can routine data help evaluate the implementation of brief alcohol intervention in primary health care? A mixed-methods investigation of the use of routinely collected information to evaluate the delivery of screening and brief interventions (sbis) for alcohol. In: 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism. 2013, Orlando, Florida: Research Society on Alcoholism.
- O'Donnell A, Kaner E. Screening of high-risk drinkers. In: Boyle, P., Boffetta, P., Lowenfels, A.B., Burns, H., Brawley, O., Zatonski, W., Rehm, J, ed. Alcohol: Science, Policy and Public Health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, pp.317-324.
- Casebourne J, Gloster R, Purvis A, Culshaw S, O'Donnell A, Mavra L. Evaluation of Lone Parent Obligations. London: Department for Work and Pensions, 2009.
- O'Donnell A. Gendered choices: Young women's perspectives on non-traditional training and careers in Northumberland. Education + Training 2008, 50(6), pp 474 – 488.
- O'Donnell A, Dobbs L, Moore C, Biddle P. What works in the workplace? Using evidence to tackle gender discrimination in employment. Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumbria University, 2004.