Dr Gill Hubbard
Associate Professor/Research Lead
Research expertise, qualifications and teaching expertise can be viewed in PURE
Dr Gill Hubbard is a behavioural scientist who is interested in improving behaviours to improve health. She has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has researched:
- Teenage cancer education in schools
- Rehabilitation and physical activity interventions for people recovering from cancer
- Remote and rural health service delivery
She was founding convenor of a premier research group within the National Cancer Research Institute (2012-2016) – Lifestyle and Behaviour Change Research Group. Her research with Teenage Cancer Trust has been cited in the England and Scotland national cancer strategies and raised in the Scottish parliament. As a research leader in her field, she is regularly invited to review for national and international research funding bodies. She is a member of the editorial board of two international journals and a member of the International Psychosocial Oncology Society research committee.
Dr Gill Hubbard has achieved £2,240,527 in total competitive research income, of which, £1,299,708 has been secured as Principal Investigator. Current research projects are:
- Gill Hubbard (PI), with Angus Watson, Becca Beeken and Claire Taylor, A physical activity intervention to improve the quality of life of bowel cancer patients with a stoma: A feasibility study, Bowel and Cancer Research, £49,971, Sept 2017 – 12 months.
- Gill Hubbard (co-PI), with Annetta Smith (co-PI), Evaluation of transformation in remote and rural primary care, Scottish School of Primary Care, £90,000, April 2017 – 18 months.
Current publications can be viewed in PURE
Gill Hubbard has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her Scopus H-index is 18 (currently 1101 citations from 70 articles). Scopus citation benchmarking shows that one of her publications was in the 99th percentile compared to Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology articles of same age and document type, and another publication was in the 91th percentile compared to Experimental and Cognitive Psychology articles of same age and document type.
For qualifications please view PURE
- Education PhD Sunderland 1997
- Computing Science MSc Newcastle Upon Tyne 1993
- Sociology/Social Policy BA Hons Leeds 1986
Responsibilities can be viewed in PURE
Dr Gill Hubbard is Head of research in the Department of Nursing.
She is module lead for the ‘research dissertation’ module in the Advanced Nursing Practitioner Masters degree programme.
Expertise can be viewed in PURE
As a recognised leader in health research, Dr Gill Hubbard has high level involvement in professional and top level learned bodies. Of note:
- She has secured competitive membership of national research bodies, such as the UK National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Psychosocial Oncology group. She was founding convenor of a premier research group within the National Cancer Research Institute (2012-2016) – Lifestyle and Behaviour Change Research Group.
- She has been invited to join national and international working groups advising on policy, practice, education and research. For example, she is a member of the International Psychosocial Oncology Society (IPOS) research committee, which is an international network of clinicians, academics and policy-makers.
- From her status as an international expert in her field, she was invited to join the Breast Cancer Now’s research gap analysis working group and also Bowel Cancer UK’s research gap analysis working group. She is currently working with leading stoma charities to develop a quality of care standard.
- She has been invited to present my research at the American Cancer Society (one of the world’s largest cancer charities) and in Australia as a guest of the Behavioural Sciences Unit, University of New South Wales.
- In total, over 100 papers of her research have been presented at national and international conferences.