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The University of Edinburgh | College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine |
Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences | Usher Institute

Centre for Population Health Sciences

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Professor Julia Lawton

Professor of Health and Social Science

Tel: 0131 650 6197
Fax: (0131) 650 6902
J.Lawton@ed.ac.uk

Role

I lead an internationally-recognised programme of qualitative research which explores the experiences and views of patients and their health care providers. The main focus of my research is upon chronic disease self-management (specifically, the management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes) but I also have associated interests in: the prevention and management of overweight/obesity, diet, physical activity, medication adherence, risk management, clinical trial participation; and understanding the outcomes of RCTs. I have acquired considerable experience of using longitudinal, qualitative research approaches to understand (changing) self-care practices and of employing qualitative methodologies to evaluate complex health interventions. As part of my research programme, I supervise both post-doctoral research fellows and PhD students.

Teaching Responsibilities

Postgraduate

I supervise PhD students; I also supervise MSc student dissertations.
I would be pleased to hear from potential PhD students who would like to work on qualitative projects which are related to my current research programme and interests.

Research Interests

My specific research interests include:

  • Patients' experiences of diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and its management; lay understandings of health and illness
  • Patients' and health professionals' experiences of health service delivery (including diabetes screening, prevention and educational initiatives)
  • The evaluation of complex health interventions for diabetes and other multi-factorial conditions
  • Patient and health professional experiences of participating in RCTs
  • Barriers and facilitators to diet, physical activity and medication adherence
  • Perceptions and understandings of 'the body', overweight and obesity
  • Qualitative methods; longitudinal qualitative approaches
  • Evaluating complex health interventions and understanding the outcomes of RCTs
  • Employing ethnographic approaches in health care settings
  • Hospice and palliative care

Current Research Involvement

  • See section on Grants below

Other Responsibilities/Activities

Committee membership

  • Senatus Academicus, The University of Edinburgh (2011-)
  • Research Ethics Committee Co-Convenor, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh (2011-)
  • Equality and Diversity Committee, University of Edinburgh, (2010-)
  • Research Degree Committee, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh (2007-)

Further Information

Work History

Previous Appointments
1998 - 2001 Research Fellow, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Appointed to University of Edinburgh
2001 Senior Research Fellow, Research Unit in Health, Behaviour and Change, University of Edinburgh.

Education

1993 BA (Hons), Social Anthropology (Class 1), University of Cambridge.
1998 PhD, Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Selected grants

  • Integrating abortion with a specialist contraceptive service: a qualitative evaluation of the experiences of women and health professionals. (CSO, 2013-2015) Harden J, Lawton J, Glaser, Kirkham J, Cameron
  • Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative investigation of parents’ experiences and views (Chief Scientist Office (CSO), 2012-2014) Lawton, Rankin, Waugh, Noyes, Harden
  • Peer support to encourage adoption and maintenance of Mediterranean diet: a feasibility and pilot study (NPRI, 2012-2015) Woodside et al, Lawton (CI Univerity of Belfast)
  • An investigation of the individual and combined effects of parental feedback and pupil rewards, based around cashless canteen systems in schools, on children's food choices: a feasibility study (Belfast R&D, 2011-2012) McKinley, Lawton et al. (CI University of Belfast)
  • Decision-making about risk-reducing (prophylactic) surgery for hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC): a qualitative interview study (Sir Halley Stewart Trust , 2011-2012) Hallowell, Fitzgerald, Caldas, Lawton (CI University of Cambridge)
  • REPOSE (Relative Effectiveness of Pumps Over MDI and Structured Education) Trial (HTA, 2011-2014) Heller, Lawton (qualitative lead) (CI Sheffield)
  • The 4-T study: a qualitative investigation of patients' and health professionals' experiences and views (Diabetes UK, 2009-2010) Lawton, Holman, Farmer, Hallowell
  • Self-monitoring behaviour and it's association with glycaemic control among non insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes (Chief Scientist Office, 2009-2011) Evans, Lawton (qualitative lead), Swanson, Donnan, Morris (CI University of Dundee)
  • Improving management of Type 1 diabetes in the UK: the DAFNE programme as a research test-bed. (NIHR, 2008-2013) Heller, Lawton (qualitative lead), Amiel, Brennan, Campbell, Clark, Doherty, Lawrence, Mansell, Oliver, Taylor
  • An ethnographic investigation of the Prevention of Diabetes and Obesity in South Asians-(PODOSA) trial. (Chief Scientist Office, 2007-2010) Lawton J, Hallowell N, Bradby H
  • Prevention of diabetes in South Asians with impaired glucose tolerance: a family based clinical trial using physical activity and dietary modification (NPRI, 2006-2011) Bhopal (PI), Lawton (qualitative lead)et al.
  • Diabetes service provision: a follow up study of user experience. (Chief Scientist Office, 2006-2007) Lawton J, Peel E, Douglas M Further info
  • Implementing and evaluating a structured education programme and a new model of ongoing care for Type 1 diabetes in Ireland. (Heal, 2006-2011) Dinneen SF, Heller SR, Courtney CH, O'Shea DB, Bradley CP, Murphy K, O'Shae E, Casey D, Lawton J, Brown F, Newell JB (CI University College Hospital, Galway) Further info
  • Parents' & teenagers' conceptions of diet, weight & health: Does class matter? (ESRC, 2006-2008) Wills W, Backett-Milburn K, Lawton J, MacKinnon D. (CI University of Hertfordshire) Further info
  • A family based intervention for primary prevention of type 2 Diabetes in South Asians: cluster randomised phase iii trial with economic analysis. (National Prevention Research Initiative, 2006-2011) Bhopal R, Sheikh A, Wild S, McKnight J, Wallia S, Lean M, Murray G, Forbes J, Lawton J Further info
  • Patients' and Health professionals' experiences of receiving and providing care for type 2 diabetes within primary care in Scotland. (Chief Scientist Office, 2005-2008) Thompson A, Lawton J, Guthrie B, Milne, H (PhD student) Further info
  • Measuring and making useful patients' experiences of diabetes care in Scotland. (Studentship). (Chief Scientist Office, 2005-2008) Thompson A, Lawton J, Guthrie B
  • Between two worlds: a qualitative exploration of language and cultural barriers in diabetes consultations involving South Asian patients. (Studentship). (Chief Scientist Office, 2005-2008) Lawton J, Amos A. Further info
  • Perceptions of illness and barriers to disease-self management amongst Chinese patients in Scotland with type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or coronary heart disease. (Chief Scientist Office, 2005-2007) Wilson S, Shepherd K, Lawton J (CI University of Glasgow) Further info
  • Developing services to meet end of life care needs of South Asian Sikh and Muslim patients and their families in Scotland (Chief Scientist Office, 2005-2007) Sheikh A, Bhopal R, Murray S, Kendall M, Worth A et al
  • Self-monitoring patterns among people with type 2 diabetes. (Diabetes UK, 2003-2004) Evans JM, Lawton J, Morris A (CI University of Dundee)
  • South Asian Patients' experiences of Scottish Diabetes Services: A qualitative study. (Chief Scientist Office., 2003-2004) J. Lawton, N. Hallowell, L.Hanna & M. Douglas
  • Diabetes service provision: a qualitative study of user experiences. (Scottish Executive Health Department, 2002-2004) Lawton, J., Parry, O. & Douglas, M.
  • Obesity and diet in early adolescence: a qualitative study of diet-related risk behaviours and beliefs in Scottish families resident in areas of deprivation. (RUHBC & HEBS, 2002-2004) Backett-Milburn K, Lawton J, Gregory S
  • Contemplating mortality: a lifecourse perspective. (Age Concern England, 2000-2000) Lawton, J. & Walter T

Selected publications

  • Rankin D, Lawton J. Helping caregivers to optimise glycaemic control in children with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative study exploring parents’ experiences and views. (in press). Diabetes Care for Children & Young People
  • Lawton J, Kirkham J, Rankin D, White DA, Elliott J, Jaap A, Smithson WH, Heller S. (in press) Who gains clinical benefit from using insulin pump therapy? A qualitative study of the perceptions and views of health professionals involved in the REPOSE (Relative Effectiveness of Pumps over MDI and Structured Education) Trial. Diabetic Medicine
  • Cooke D, Bond R, Lawton J, Rankin D, Heller S, Clark M, Speight J. (2015) Modeling predictors of changes in glycemic control and diabetes-specific quality of life amongst adults with type 1 diabetes, one year after structured education in flexible intensive insulin therapy. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Link
  • Lawton J, Waugh N, Noyes K, Barnard K, Harden J, Bath L, Stephen J, Rankin D. (2015) Improving communication and recall of information in paediatric diabetes consultations: a qualitative study of parents’ experiences and views. BMC Pediatrics, 15:67 Link
  • Lawton J, Kirkham J, White D, Rankin D, Cooper C, Heller S. (2015) Uncovering the emotional aspects of working on a clinical trial: a qualitative study of the experiences and views of staff involved in a type 1 diabetes trial. Trials, 16:3. Link
  • Elliott J, Rankin D, Jacques RM, Lawton J, Emery CJ, Campbell MJ, Dixon S, Heller SR. (2015) A cluster randomised controlled non-inferiority trial comparing 5 day DAFNE training delivered over 1 week against DAFNE training delivered over 1 day per week for 5 weeks - DAFNE 5 x1 day trial. Diabetic Medicine, 32: 391-398 Link
  • Rankin D, Harden J, Noyes K, Waugh N, Barnard K. Lawton J. (2015) Parents’ experiences of managing their child’s diabetes using an insulin pump: a qualitative study. Diabetic Medicine, 32: 627-634
  • Lawton J, Waugh N, Barnard KD, Noyes K, Harden J, Stephen J, McDowell J, Rankin D. (in press) The challenges of optimising glycaemic control in children with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative study of parents’ experiences and views. Diabetic Medicine.
  • Lawton J, Kirkham J, Rankin D, Barnard K, Cooper CL, Taylor C, Heller S, Elliott J. (2014) Perceptions and experiences of using automated bolus advisors amongst people with type 1 diabetes: a longitudinal qualitative investigation. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 106(3):443-450. DOI Link
  • Rankin D, Elliott J, Heller S, Amiel S, Rogers H, De Zoysa N, Lawton J. (2013) Experiences of hypoglycaemia unawareness amongst people with Type 1 diabetes: a qualitative investigation. Chronic Illness. 10(3):180-191
  • Kristiansen M, Irshad T, Worth A, Bhopal R, Lawton J, Sheikh A. (2014) The practice of hope: a longitudinal, multi-perspective qualitative study among South Asian Sikhs and Muslims with life-limiting illness in Scotland. Ethnicity & Health, 19 (1), 1-19
  • Barnard KD Lloyd CE, Dyson PA, Davies MJ, O'Neil C, Kamunilli N, Lawton J, Ziegler R, Holt RIG. (2014) Kaleidoscope Model of Diabetes Care: Time for a Rethink? Diabetic Medicine, 31(5):522-30. doi: 10.1111/dme.12400
  • McEvoy, CT, Lawton, J, Kee, F, Young, IS, Woodside, JV, McBratney J, McKinley MC. (2014) Adolescents' views about a proposed rewards intervention to promote healthy food choice in secondary school canteens. Health Education Research, pii: cyu025. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Barnard KD, Dyson P, Sinclair JM, Lawton J, Anthony D, Cranston M, Holt RI. (2014) Alcohol Health Literacy in Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes and Impact on Diabetes Management. Diabetic Medicine, doi: 10.1111/dme.12491. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Wills W, Lawton J. (2014). Attitudes to weight and weight management in the early teenage years: A qualitative study of parental perceptions and views. Health Expectations. Health Expectations, 10.1111/hex.12182
  • Cooper C, O'Cathain A, Hind D, Adamson J, Lawton J, Baird W. Conducting qualitative research within Clinical Trials Units: Avoiding potential pitfalls. (2014) Contemp Clin Trials. 14;38(2):338-343. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.06.002
  • Rankin D, Harden J, Waugh N, Noyes K, Barnard K, Lawton J. (2014) Parents’ information and support needs when their child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative study. Health Expectations. Link
  • Rankin D, Harden J, Waugh N, Noyes K, Barnard K, Stephen J, Robertson K, Bath L, Robertson L, Lawton J. (2014). Pathways to diagnosis: a qualitative study of the experiences and emotional reactions of parents of children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes, 15: 591–598 DOI Link Link
  • Rankin D, Barnard KD, Elliott J, Cooke DD, Heller S, Gianfransceso C, Taylor CD, Lawton J. (2014). Type 1 diabetes patients' experiences of, and need for, social support after attending a structured education programme: a qualitative longitudinal investigation. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 23: 2919-2927. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12539. [Epub ahead of print] Link
  • Rankin D, Elliott J, Heller S, Amiel S, Rogers H, De Zoysa N, Lawton J. (2014) Experiences of hypoglycaemia unawareness amongst people with Type 1 diabetes: a qualitative investigation. Chronic Illness; 10: 180-191. Link
  • Lawton J, Rankin D, Elliott J, Heller SR, Rogers HA, De Zoysa N, Amiel S. for the UK NIHR DAFNE Study (2014). The experiences, views and support needs of family members of people with Hypoglycaemia Unawareness: Interview study. Diabetes Care, 37: 109-115. DOI Link Link
  • Jenkins N, Lawton J, Douglas M, Hallowell N. (2103). Inter-embodiment and the experience of genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolemia. Sociology of Health & Illness, 35 (4), 529–543
  • Kristiansen M, Irshad T, Worth A, Bhopal R, Lawton J, Sheikh A. (2014) The practice of hope: a longitudinal, multi-perspective qualitative study among South Asian Sikhs and Muslims with life-limiting illness in Scotland. Ethnicity & Health, 19 (1), 1-19
  • Grant L, Lawton J, Hopkins D, Elliott J, Lucas S, Clark M, MacLellan I, Davies M, Heller S, Cooke D (2013) Type 1 diabetes structured education: what are the core self-management behaviours? Diabetic Medicine, 30(6): 724-30. doi: 10.1111/dme.12164.Epub 2013 Mar 21 DOI Link
  • Wallia S, Bhopal RS, Douglas A, Bhopal R, Sharma A, Hutchison A, Murray G, Gill J, Sattar N, Lawton J, Tuomilehto J, McKnight J, Forbes J, Lean M, Sheikh A (2013) Culturally adapting the prevention of diabetes and obesity in South Asians (PODOSA) trial. Health Promotion International; doi: 10.1093/heapro/dat015 DOI Link
  • Evans JM, Mackison D, Swanson V, Donnan PT, Emslie-Smith A, Lawton J. Self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes: patients' perceptions of 'high' readings. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2013, 102(1), e5-e7
  • Evans JM, Mackinson D, Swanson V, Donnan PT, Emslie-Smith A, Lawton J (2013) Self-monitoring among non-insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: patients' behavioural responses to readings and associations with glycaemic control. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 100(2): 235-42. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2013.03.005 DOI Link
  • Lawton J, Rankin D, Cooke D, Elliott J, Amiel S, Heller S. (2013). Self-treating hypoglycaemia: a longitudinal qualitative investigation of the experiences and views of people with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine; 30:209-215. DOI Link
  • Cooke D, Bond R, Lawton J, Rankin D, Heller S, Clark M, Speight J. (2013) Structured Type 1 Diabetes Education Delivered within Routine Care: Impact on Glycemic Control and Diabetes-Specific Quality of Life. Diabetes Care; 36:270-272. DOI Link
  • Lawton J, Rankin D, Elliott J. (2013) Is consulting patients about their service preferences a useful exercise? Reflections on a qualitative study involving participants in a randomized controlled trial. Qualitative Health Research,23:876-886. DOI: 10.1177/1049732313485161 DOI Link
  • Evans JMM, Mackison D, Emslie-Smith A, Lawton J. (2012) Self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes: Cross-sectional analyses in 1993, 1999 and 2009. Diabetic Medicine. 29(6):792-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03567.x
  • Lawton J, Jenkins N, Darbyshire J, Farmer H, Holman R, Hallowell N. (2012). Understanding the outcomes of multi-centre clinical trials: a qualitative study of health professional experiences and views. Social Science & Medicine, 74, 574- 581
  • Lawton J, Jenkins N, Darbyshire J, Farmer H, Holman R, Hallowell N. (2012). Understanding the outcomes of multi-centre clinical trials: a qualitative study of health professional experiences and views. Social Science & Medicine, 74, 574- 581
  • Elliott J, Lawton J, Rankin D, Emery CJ, Campbell MJ, Dixon S and Heller SR. (2013). The 5x1 DAFNE Study Protocol: A cluster randomised trial comparing a standard 5 day DAFNE course delivered over 1 week against DAFNE training delivered over 1 day a week for 5 consecutive weeks. BMC Endocrine Disorders 12:28, doi: 10.1186/1472-6823-12-28 Link
  • Lawton J, Rankin D, Cooke D, Elliott J, Amiel S, Heller S.(2012). Patients' experiences of adjusting insulin doses when implementing flexible intensive insulin therapy: a longitudinal, qualitative investigation. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; 98:236-242.
  • Rankin D, Cooke D, Elliott J, Heller S, Lawton J. (2012) Supporting self-management after attending a structured education programme: a qualitative longitudinal investigation of type 1 diabetes patients' experiences and views. BMC Public Health; 12:652: See: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/652 Link
  • Jenkins, N., Lawton, J., Douglas, M., Hallowell, N. (in press). Inter-embodiment and the experience of genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolemia. Sociology of Health & Illness, 35 (4), 529–543
  • Jenkins, N., Lawton, J., Walker, S., Finnie, R., Douglas, M., Porteous, M., Hallowell, N. (in press). How do index patients participating in genetic screening programmes for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) interpret their DNA results? A UK-based qualitative interview study. Patient Education & Counselling
  • Barnard, K, Sinclair JMA, Lawton J, Young AJ, Holt RIG. Alcohol associated risks for young adults with type 1 Diabetes: a narrative review. (2012). Diabetic Medicine, 29, 434–440
  • Barnard, K, Sinclair JMA, Lawton J, Young AJ, Holt RIG. Alcohol associated risks for young adults with type 1 Diabetes: a narrative review. (2012). Diabetic Medicine, 29, 434–440
  • Rankin D, Cooke DD, Heller S, Elliott J, Amiel A, Lawton J. (2012) Experiences of using blood glucose targets when following an intensive insulin regimen: a qualitative longitudinal investigation involving patients with type 1 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 29:1079-1084, 1079–1084, DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2012.03670.x
  • Jenkins N, Lawton J, Douglas M, Hallowell N. (in press). Inter-embodiment and the experience of genetic testing for familial hypercholesterolemia. Sociology of Health & Illness.
  • Lawton J, Jenkins N, Darbyshire J, Farmer H, Holman R, Hallowell N. (2012). Understanding outcomes in multi-centre trials: a qualitative investigation of the understandings, experiences and views of health professionals involved in a randomized insulin trial in the UK. Social Science & Medicine. 74, 574- 581.
  • Hallowell, N., Jenkins, N., Walker, S., Finnie, R., Douglas, M., Porteous, M., Lawton, J. (2011). Patients' perceptions of DNA cascade screening and other clinical services for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH): a qualitative study. Journal of Community Genetics 2(4): 249-257, DOI: 10.1007/s12687-011-0064-y
  • Amiel SA, Lawton J, Heller S. (2011) Taking the benefits of DAFNE to the UK and beyond. Diabetes Voice, 56, Special Issue 2, 19-21.
  • Douglas A, Bhopal RS, Bhopal R, Forbes JF, Gill JM, Lawton J, et al. Recruiting South Asians to a lifestyle intervention trial: experiences and lessons from PODOSA (Prevention of Diabetes & Obesity in South Asians). Trials 2011;12(1):220. DOI Link Link
  • Murphy K, Casey D, Dinnen S, Lawton J, Brown F. (2011) Participants' Perceptions of the Factors that Influence Diabetes Self Management Following a Structured Education (DAFNE) Programme. Journal of Clinical Nursing, May;20(9-10):1282-92, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03564.x DOI Link
  • Evans JMM, Mackison D, Emslie-Smith A, Lawton J. (in press) Self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes: Cross-sectional analyses in 1993, 1999 and 2009. Diabetic Medicine.
  • Jenkins, N, Lawton J, , Douglas M, Walker S, Finnie R, Porteous M, Hallowell N. (In press). How do index patients participating in genetic screening programmes for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) interpret their DNA results? A UK-based qualitative interview study. Patient Education and Counseling. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2011.09.002
  • Douglas A, Bhopal RS, Bhopal R, Forbes JF, Gill JMR, Lawton J, McKnight J, Murray G, Sattar N, Sharma A, Tuomilehto J, Wallia S, Wild SH, Sheik A. (2011). Recruiting South Asians to a lifestyle intervention trial: experiences and lessons from PODOSA (Prevention of Diabetes & Obesity in South Asians) Trials 2011, 12:220, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-12-220 DOI Link
  • Hallowell N, Jenkins N, Douglas M, Walker S, Finnie R, Porteous M, Lawton J. (2011). Patients' experiences and views of cascade screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH): a qualitative study. Journal of Community Genetics, 2:249-257. DOI Link
  • Casey D, Murrphy K, Lawton J, Findlay-White F, Dinnen S. (2011). Factors impacting on Diabetic patient's ability to assimilate the Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE) principles into daily living and how these factors change over time. BMC Public Health. 11:672.
  • Wills, W.J., Backett-Milburn, K., Roberts, M., Lawton, J. (2011) The framing of class-based identities through family food and eating practices. The Sociological Review, 59:4.
  • Lawton J, Jenkins N, Darbyshire J, Holman R, Farmer A, Hallowell N. (2011). Challenges of maintaining research protocol fidelity in a clinical care setting: A qualitative study of the experiences and views of patients and staff participating in a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 12:108
  • Rankin D, Cooke DD, Clark M, Heller S, Elliott J and Lawton J. (2011). How and why do patients with type 1 diabetes sustain their use of flexible intensive insulin therapy? A qualitative longitudinal investigation of patients' self-management practices following attendance at a Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) course. Diabetic Medicine, 28,532-538. DOI Link
  • Lawton J, Rankin D, Cooke DD, Clark M, Elliott J and Heller S. (2011) Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating: a qualitative longitudinal exploration of the food and eating practices of type 1 diabetes patients converted to flexible intensive insulin therapy in the UK. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 91, 87-93. DOI Link
  • Jenkins N, Hallowell N, Farmer AJ, Holman RR, Lawton J. (2011). Participants' experiences of intensifying insulin therapy during the Treating to Target in Type 2 Diabetes (4-T) trial: qualitative interview study. Diabetic Medicine 28: 543-548
  • Rankin D, Heller S, Lawton J. (2011). Understanding information and education gaps among people with type 1 diabetes: a qualitative investigation. Patient Education and Counseling; 83: 87-91 DOI Link
  • Jenkins N, Hallowell N, Farmer A, Holman R, Lawton J (2010) Initiating insulin as part of the Treating to Target in Type 2 Diabetes (4-T) trial: A interview study of patients' and health professionals' experiences. Diabetes Care, 33(10): 2178-2180
  • Lawton J, Rankin D (2010). How do structured education programmes work? A qualitative investigation of the Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating (DAFNE) programme for type 1 diabetes patients in the UK. Social Science & Medicine, 71: 486-493. DOI Link
  • Backett-Millburn K, Wills W, Roberts EM, Lawton J (2010). Food, eating and taste: parents' perspectives on the making of the middle class teenager. Social Science & Medicine. 71, 1316-1323
  • Peel E, Parry O, Douglas M, Lawton J (2010). Type 2 diabetes and dog walking: Patients' longitudinal perspectives about implementing and sustaining physical activity. British Journal of General Practice. August, 570-577.
  • Backett-Millburn K, Wills W, Roberts EM, Lawton J (in press/2010). Food and family practices: teenagers, eating and domestic life in differing socio-economic circumstances. Children's Geographies, Vol 8, Issue 3
  • Lawton J, Jenkins N, Hallowell N, Farmer A, Holman R (2010) Challenges of treating to target: experiences and views of patients and staff participating in the three-year 4-T trial (Abstract). Diabetic Medicine, 21(Suppl.1): 21
  • Lawton J, Rankin D, Peel E, and Douglas M. (2009). Patients’ perceptions and experiences of transitions in diabetes care: A longitudinal qualitative study. Health Expectations, 12:138-148. DOI Link
  • Goyder L, Carlisle J, Lawton J, Peters J (2009) Informed choice and diabetes screening in primary care: qualitative study of patient and professional views in deprived areas of England, Primary Care Diabetes, 3, 85-90.
  • Worth A, Irshad T, Bhopal R, Brown D, Lawton J, Grant E, Murray S, Kendall M, Adam J, Gardee R, Sheikh A. Vulnerability and access to care for South Asian Sikh and Muslim patients with life-limiting illness: prospective longitudinal qualitative study. BMJ 2009;338:b183 doi:10.1136/bmj.b183
  • Lawton J, Rankin D, Peel E, Douglas M. (2009) Patients' perceptions and experiences of transitions in diabetes care: A longitudinal qualitative study. Health Expectations, 12: 138-148.
  • Lawton J (2009). Illness, biography and narrative. Sociology of Health & Illness (editorial, Virtual Special Issue). http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/shil_ enhanced/virtual3_full.asp Link
  • Wills W, Backett-Milburn K, Gregory S, Lawton J. (2008) Perception de leur corps et de ceux des autres chez de jeunes adolescents ecossaise: Entre minces et obeses. Le Corps Mangeant, 4: 55-62
  • Lawton J, Ahmad N, Douglas M, Hanna L, Bains H, Hallowell N (2008). "We should change ourselves, but we can't": accounts of food and eating practices amongst British Pakistanis and Indians with type 2 diabetes". Ethnicity and Health, 13: 305-319
  • Lawton J, Peel E, Parry O, Douglas M (2008). Patients’ perceptions and experiences of taking oral glucose lowering agents: a longitudinal qualitative study. Diabetic Medicine, 25: 491-495
  • Lawton J, Peel E, Parry O, Douglas M (2008). Shifting accountability: a longitudinal qualitative study of diabetes causation accounts. Social Science & Medicine, 67: 47-56
  • Wills W, Backett-Milburn K, Gregory S, Lawton J (2008). 'If the food looks dodgy I dinnae eat it': Teenagers' accounts of food and eating practices in socio-economically disadvantaged families. Sociological Research Online, Volume 13, Issue 1, http://www.socresonline.org.uk/13/1/15.html Link
  • Carlisle J, Lawton J, Goyder E, Peters J, Lacey EA. (2007) The role of health care assistants in screening for diabetes: a qualitative study. Quality in Primary Care, 57: 77-83
  • Eborall H, Davies R, Kinmonth AL, Griffin S, Lawton J. (2007) Patients’ Experiences of Screening for Type 2 diabetes: A Prospective Qualitative Study Embedded in the ADDITION (Cambridge) Randomised Controlled trial. BMJ, Aug 2007; doi:10.1136/bmj.39308.392176.BE
  • Peel E, Douglas M, Lawton J. (2007) Self-monitoring of blood glucose in type 2 diabetes: Longitudinal qualitative study of patients' perspectives. BMJ, Aug 2007; doi:10.1136/bmj.39302.444572.DE
  • Lawton J, Ahmad N, Peel E, Hallowell N (2007). Contextualising accounts of illness: notions of responsibility and blame in white and South Asian respondents' accounts of diabetes causation. Sociology of Health & Illness, 26: 891-906, doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2007.01036.x DOI Link
  • Parry O, Peel E, Douglas M, Lawton J. (2006) Issues of Cause and Control in Patients’ Accounts of Type 2 Diabetes. Health Education Research, 21: 97-107
  • Lawton J, Ahmad N, Hanna L, Douglas M, Hallowell N. (2006). “I can’t do any serious exercise”: Barriers to physical activity amongst people of Pakistani and Indian origin with type 2 diabetes. Health Education Research, 21:43-54
  • Hallowell N & Lawton J (2006) Seeking ethical approval: opening up the lines of communication. Clinical Ethics, 1: 109-113
  • Peel E, Parry O, Douglas M, Lawton J (2006) 'It's no skin off my nose': Why do people take part in longitudinal qualitative research? Qualitative Health Research, 16: 1335-1349
  • Lawton J, Ahmad N, Hanna L, Douglas M, Hallowell N. (2006) Diabetes service provision: a qualitative study of the experiences and views of Pakistani and Indian patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 23: 1003-1007
  • Backett-Milburn K, Wills W, Gregory S, Lawton J. (2006) Making sense of eating, weight and risk in the early teenage years: views and concerns of parents in poorer socio-economic circumstances. Social Science & Medicine, 63: 624-635
  • Wills W, Backett-Milburn K, Gregory S, Lawton J. (2006). Young teenagers' perceptions of their own and others' bodies: A qualitative study of obese, overweight and 'normal' weight young people in Scotland. Social Science & Medicine. 62(2): 396-406
  • Peel E, Parry O, Douglas M, Lawton J. (2005) Taking the biscuit? A discursive approach to managing diet in type 2 diabetes. Journal of Health Psychology, 10: 779-791
  • Lawton J, Parry O, Peel E, Douglas M. (2005) Diabetes service provision: a qualitative study of newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes patients’ preferences and views. Diabetic Medicine, 22: 1246-1251
  • Lawton J, Peel E, Parry O, Araoz G, Douglas M. (2005) Lay perceptions of type 2 diabetes in Scotland: bringing health services back in. Social Science & Medicine, 60:1423-1435
  • Lawton J, Ahmad N, Hallowell N, Hanna L, Douglas M. (2005) Perceptions and experiences of taking oral hypoglycaemic agents amongst people of Pakistani and Indian origin: qualitative study. BMJ, 330: 1247-1249
  • Wills W, Backett-Milburn K, Gregory S and Lawton J. (2005) The influence of the secondary school setting on the food practices of young teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds in Scotland. Health Education Research, 20(4): 458-465 Link
  • Parry O, Peel E, Douglas M, Lawton J. (2004) Patients in waiting: a qualitative study of type 2 diabetes patients’ perceptions of diagnosis, Family Practice, 21, 2: 131-136
  • Peel E, Parry O, Douglas M, Lawton J. (2004) Blood glucose self-monitoring in non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes: qualitative study of patients’ perspectives. British Journal of General Practice, 54: 183-188
  • Peel E, Parry O, Douglas M, Lawton J. (2004) Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes: a qualitative analysis of patients’ emotional reactions about information provision, Patient Education & Counseling, 53: 269-275
  • Lawton J, Peel E, Douglas M, Parry O. (2004) ‘Urine testing is a waste of time’: newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients’ perceptions of self-monitoring, Diabetic Medicine, 21: 1045-1048
  • Lawton J, Fox A, Fox C, Kinmonth AL. (2003) Participating in the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study: a qualitative study of patients’ experiences, British Journal of General Practice, 53: 394-398
  • Lawton J. (2003) Lay experiences of health and illness: past research and future agendas, Sociology of Health & Illness, 25: 23-40 Sp. Iss. SI 2003
  • Hallowell N and Lawton J. (2002) Negotiating present and future selves: managing the risk of hereditary ovarian cancer by prophylactic surgery, Health, 6, 4
  • Lawton J. (2002) Colonising the future: temporal perceptions and health-related behaviours across the adult lifecourse, Sociology of Health & Illness, 24, 6: 714-733
  • Lawton J. (2001) Gaining and maintaining consent: ethical concerns raised in a study of dying patients, Qualitative Health Research, 11, 5: 693-705
  • Marteau T, Saidi G, Goodburn S, Lawton J, Michie S, Bobrow M. (2000). Numbers or words? A randomised control trial of presenting screen negative results to pregnant women, Prenatal Diagnosis, 20: 714-718
  • Lawton J. (1998) Contemporary hospice care: the sequestration of the unbounded body and 'dirty dying', Sociology of Health & Illness, 20, 2: 121-43 (awarded New Writer's Prize)
  • Lawton J (1997). A room with a view: dying and dignity in the hospice setting, Nursing Times, 20 August: 53-4

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