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Welcome to Psychology

From childhood to old age.

Psychology at Heriot-Watt focuses on providing
excellent learning experience combined with strong
and active research culture

Research interests

My research interests span a number of areas relevant to health and social psychology. In particular, I have an interest in adolescent health including risk behaviours, psychological resilience, health inequalities and health-service use.

Biography

I was appointed Assistant Professor in Psychology at Heriot-Watt University in August 2016. I am also an honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL Institute of Child Health working on a Department of Health-funded portfolio of research to inform adolescent health policy. I completed my PhD focusing on wellbeing throughout the lifespan at the University of Dundee in 2009.

Publications

Khadr S, Jones K, Mann S, Hale DR, Johnson A, Viner RV, Mercer C, & Wellings K. Investigating the relationship between substance use and sexual behaviour in young people in Britain: Findings from a national probability survey. BMJ Open (In press).

Hale DR, & Viner RM. The correlates and course of multiple health risk behaviour in adolescence. BMC Public Health (In press).

Shackleton N, Hale DR, Bonell C, & Viner RM. Intra-class correlation values for adolescent health outcomes in secondary schools in 21 European countries. SSM Population Health. 2016;2:217-225

Shackleton N, Hale DR, & Viner RM. Trends in health at the beginning of adolescence in the UK: evidence from two birth cohorts 30 years apart. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2015;100(Suppl 3): A210-A210.

Hale DR, Bevilacqua L, & Viner RM. Adolescent health and adult education and employment: A systematic review. Pediatrics. 2015;136(1):128-140.

Bonell, Chris, et al. Initiating change locally in bullying and aggression through the school environment (INCLUSIVE): a pilot randomised controlled trial. Health Technology Assessment. 2015;19: 1-110.

Vallejo-Torres L, Hale DR, Morris S, & Viner RM. Income-related inequality in health and health-related behaviour: exploring the equalisation hypothesis. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2014;68(7):615-21.

Hale DR, Fitzgerald-Yau N, & Viner RM. A Systematic Review of Effective Interventions for Reducing Multiple Health Risk Behaviors in Adolescence. American Journal of Public Health. 2014;104(5):e19-e41.

Hale DR, & Viner RM. Trends in the prevalence of multiple substance use in adolescents in England, 1998-2009. Journal of Public Health. 2013. 10.1093/pubmed/fdt022

Hale DR, Patalay P, Fitzgerald-Yau N, Hargreaves DS, Bond L, Görzig A, et al. School-Level Variation in Health Outcomes in Adolescence: Analysis of Three Longitudinal Studies in England. Prevention Science. 2013:1-11. 10.1007/s11121-013-0414-6

Fitzgerald-Yau N, Hale DR, & Viner RM. No longer a Black and White question: Gender and ethnic differences in multiple health risk behaviours (MHRBs) and their associated risk and protective factors. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013;2(suppl 1):S99 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.10.233

Hale DR, & Viner RM. Policy responses to multiple risk behaviours in adolescents. Journal of Public Health. 2012;34(suppl 1):i11-i9. 10.1093/pubmed/fdr112

Scott, S, Bonell, C, Fitzgerald - Yau, N, Hale, DR, Bond, L, Wiggins, M, et al. A pilot trial of the INCLUSIVE intervention for initiating change locally in bullying and aggression through the school environment: study protocol and logic model. BMC Public Health 2012.

danielhale

d.hale[at]hw.ac.uk


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