Dr. Anna Gavine

Research Fellow

Address:

School of Nursing & Health Sciences
11 Airlie Place,
Dundee,
DD1 4HJ

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 388534

Email Address:

a.gavine@dundee.ac.uk

Biography

Anna is a Post-doctoral Researcher in the new Centre for Evidence Synthesis at the University of Dundee. Her current research involves conducting systematic reviews in maternal and child health and violence prevention. Anna particularly enjoys the challenges in the synthesis of more complex interventions and is looking to develop novel methodologies in this area.

This appointment marks a return to the University of Dundee for Anna who previously studied her undergraduate degree of Medicine here. She was awarded her PhD which was a mixed-methods evaluation of a programme for the primary prevention of violence in Scottish secondary school pupils from the University of St Andrews. Anna then went on to work as Post-doctoral Researcher in the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for International Child and Adolescent Health Policy and the Public Health Group at the University of St Andrews before coming back to Dundee. These positions fostered an interest in tackling health inequalities, an area which Anna is building upon through the work of the Centre for Evidence Synthesis. 

Publications

Neville, F., GoodalL, C., Gavine, A., Williams, D., Donnelly, P. (In press) A public health approach to violence. Invited paper, manuscript submitted to Peace and Conflict.

Williams, D., Gavine, A., Ward, C., Donnelly, P. (2014) What is evidence in violence prevention?  In Donnelly, P. and Ward, C. Eds. Violence: A Global Public Health Policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Williams, D., Gavine, A., Carnochan, J. (2014) The public health approach to domestic violence prevention. The public health approach to domestic violence prevention in. In Taylor, M., Pooley, J., Taylor, R. Eds. Overcoming domestic violence. New York: Nova Science Publishing.

Gavine, A. MacGillivray, S., Williams, D. (2014) Universal community-based social development interventions for preventing community violence by young people 12 to 18 years of age (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 8.

Gavine, A., Williams, D., Shearer, M., Donnelly, P. (2011) The Glasgow effect: Useful construct or epidemiological dead end? Public Health, 125, 561-562. 

Conferences

Gavine, A., Williams, D., Goodall, C., Donnelly, P. Reducing health inequalities through the prevention of violence. Poster presentation at the European Public Health Conference.  Glasgow, 19-22nd November, 2014.

Goodall, C., Neville, F., Williams, D., Gavine, A., Donnelly, P. 'Can I dance in high heels with this?' Examining the experience and effectiveness of continuous transdermal alcohol monitoring with a female student population. Poster presentation at the European Public Health Conference.  Glasgow, 19-22nd November, 2014.

Gavine, A., Williams, D. The effectiveness of universal school-based programmes aimed at the primary prevention of violence in secondary school-aged (11-18 years) young people: Results from a systematic review. Oral presentation to the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 15th-19th November, 2014.

Gavine, A., Williams, D. Goodall, C., Donnelly, P. Primary prevention of violence in high school pupils in Scotland: Evaluation of the Medics Against Violence programme. Poster presentation to the American Public Health Association 142nd Annual Meeting. New Orleans, 15th-19th November, 2014.

Gavine, A., Williams, D. Goodall, C., Donnelly, P. A transdisciplinary approach to preventing youth violence: A process evaluation of Medics Against Violence. Oral presentation at the Festival of Public Health. University of Manchester, 4th July 2013.

Gavine, A., Williams, D. Goodall, C., Donnelly, P. The involvement of healthcare workers in delivering school-based violence prevention programmes: limiting and motivating factors. Oral Presentation to NADEGS Annual Conference. Dundee, 24-25 January, 2013.

Gavine, A., Williams, D. Goodall, C., Donnelly, P. An educational approach to preventing violence in Glasgow's secondary school students: The Medics Against Violence programme. Poster presentation to the American Public Health Association 140th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, 27-31 October, 2012.

Gavine, A., Williams, D. Goodall, C., Donnelly, P. Establishing an evidence base for the prevention of youth violence: evaluation of the Medics Against Violence programme. Oral presentation to the International Society for Social Paediatrics Annual Conference. St. Andrews, 6-8 August 2012.

Gavine, A., Williams, D. Goodall, C., Donnelly, P.  Prevention of violent lifestyles and associated health risk behaviours. An evaluation of Glasgow’s Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) in under 16s. Oral presentation to the Faculty of Public Health in Scotland Annual Conference. Dunblane, 11-12 November, 2010