Jenny Robinson

    Jenny Robinson

    Research Fellow

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    Research Interests

    Dr Jenny Davison's research interests include children and young people's health and wellbeing; the design and conduct of school-based research; and intervention development and evaluation. 

    Jenny has extensive experience conducting school-based research, employing both quantitative and qualitative, and participatory research methods wtih children and young people.  Since coming to Queens in 2012 from Ulster Univeristy she has been researcher on a number of randomised controlled trials and cross-sectional surveys in Health and Education. 

    Jenny is currently working on a MRC funded school-based longitudinal study which aims to capture the role of schools on the health and wellbeing of 11-18 pupils in Northern Ireland.  The project follows the same cohort every two years. Participants were first surveyed in Year 8 (2014), and the final follow-up phase is scheduled for 2020 when pupils will be aged 18 years. 


    Research Projects

    Wellbeing in Schools Survey (WiSe), Funder: Medical Research Council (2014-2018).

    Team: Connolly, P., Kee, F., Dunne, L., Lloyd, K. and Davison, J.

    This survey began in 2014 as a Year 8 extension of the Young People’s Behaviour and Attitudes Survey (YPBAS). Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has been commissioned by a number of government and public bodies to carry out this work in 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 and most recently in 2013. This school based survey aims to capture the lifestyles, attitudes and behaviours of 11-16 year olds in Northern Ireland. Survey items cover a broad range of physical and mental health and wellbeing measures. The first data sweep is currently being analysed. The team aims to follow up this cohort every two years.


    Previous projects:

    Northern Ireland Chest, Heart & Stroke: E-cigarette use (2016-2018), Research Associate at Ulster University.

    The Education Endowment Foundation: ‘Parental Engagement Project’ (2014-2016), Trial Manager, Queens University.

    The Education Endowment Foundation: ‘Talk of the Town’ (2013-2014), Trial Manager.

    The Lifestart Foundation: ‘A randomised controlled trial of the Lifestart parenting program’ (2013-2015).

    Atlantic Philanthropies: ‘Ready to Learn’ (Barnardos NI) (2013).

    EU Framework 7: ‘Food 4 Me’ (2012-2013) (Ulster University).

    Safefood, Ireland: ‘Early school leavers and nutrition’ (2011-2012) (Ulster University).

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    Frequent Journals

    • Appetite

      ISSNs: 0195-6663

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1095-8304

      Academic Press Inc.

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.97 SJR 1.452 SNIP 1.363


    • Journal of Health Psychology

      ISSNs: 1359-1053

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2 SJR 0.976 SNIP 0.966


    • Food quality and preference

      ISSNs: 0950-3293

      Elsevier Limited

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.57 SJR 1.14 SNIP 1.639


    • Journal of Public Health

      ISSNs: 1741-3850, 1741-3842

      Oxford University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.57 SJR 0.853 SNIP 0.874


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