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PhD projects

Sexual and Reproductive Health; Relationship and Sexuality Education; Maternal Reproductive and Mental Health

20132020

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Personal profile

Research Statement

Áine is Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). She is based at the School of Nursing and Midwifery QUB and a member of the QUB Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI).

Áine is a social psychologist and social research methodologist. She specialises in human behaviour and the application of mixed methods research to optimise the development, evaluation and implementation of complex behavioural interventions in health and educational settings. Her research focuses on sexual and reproductive health education and engaging men and boys in sexual and reproductive health.

Áine is an experienced public health researcher, having worked as principal investigator and co-investigator on a number of multi-disciplinary studies involving several partner institutions. As co-investigator and lead researcher on the JACK Trial, which is funded by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Áine co-led the design and development of a film-based sexual health intervention targeting teenage men, If I Were Jack, and managed its evaluation in a UK-Wide Randomised Controlled Trial.

In 2018, Áine was awarded a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship at Queen’s University Belfast. She is currently involved in research involving the development and evaluation of gender transformative interventions in low- and middle-income countries, a systematic review of interventions involving man and boys in family planning and bereavement care pathways for parents experiencing fetal anomaly and stillbirth.

Research Interests

Maternal and Child Health; Reproductive Health; Sexual Health; Adolescent Health; Global Sexual and Reproductive Health; Parental Health; Mental Health; Fatal Fetal Anomaly; Stillbirth; Digital Technology and Health Behaviour; Schools-based Randomised Controlled Trials; Complex Interventions; Programme Development and Evaluation; Systematic Reviews; Social Research Methodology

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Projects

Research Output

Engaging parents in digital sexual and reproductive health education: Evidence from the JACK Trial

Aventin, A., Gough, A., McShane, T., Gillespie, K., O'Hare, L., Young, H., Lewis, R. & Warren, E., 03 Jun 2020, (Accepted) In : Reproductive Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Acceptability of an interactive film-based intervention targeting adolescent boys to prevent sexual risk-taking: findings from the JACK cluster randomised controlled trial process evaluation

    Aventin, A., French, R., Young, H., McDaid, L., Warren, E., McConnon, L. & Lohan, M., 01 Nov 2019, In : The Lancet. 394, S5, p. 5 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  • Involving teenage men in preventing unplanned pregnancy: A feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in schools

    Ruane-McAteer, E., Aventin, A., Clarke, M., McDaid, L. & Lohan, M., 22 Jun 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  • JACK trial protocol: a phase III multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-based relationship and sexuality education intervention focusing on young male perspectives

    Lohan, M., Aventin, A., Clarke, M., Curran, R., Maguire, L., Hunter, R., McDowell, C., McDaid, L., Young, H., White, J., Fletcher, A., French, R., Bonell, C., Bailey, J. V. & O'Hare, L., 28 Jul 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 022128.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    The JACK Trial Protocol: A Phase III multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-based relationship and sexuality education intervention focusing on young male perspectives"

    Lohan, M., Aventin, A., Clarke, M., Curran, R., Maguire, L., Hunter, R., McDowell, C., McDaid, L., Young, H., White, J., Fletcher, A., French, R., Bonell, C., Bailey, J. & O'Hare, L., 06 Apr 2018, (Accepted) In : BMJ Open.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 5 Invited talk
    • 4 Publication peer-review
    • 3 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    QUB Sexual and Reproductive Health researchers - knowledge sharing and showcasing of research to HSE CPP

    Maria Lohan (Presenter), , Aine Aventin (Presenter), , Michelle Templeton (Presenter), , Eimear Ruane-McAteer (Presenter), & Kathryn Gillespie (Presenter)

    13 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    National Institute for Health Research (Publisher)

    Aine Aventin (Peer reviewer)

    2014

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    BMC Public Health (Journal)

    Aine Aventin (Peer reviewer)

    2014

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review