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Dr James Newham

VC Senior Fellow

Department: Psychology

Dr James Newham completed his PhD at the University of Manchester (2012), which examined interventions to reduce anaxiety in pregnancy. Prior to this he had completed his MPhil Neuroscience at the Newcastle University, which examined the effects of psychotropic medication in pregnancy. From developing an interest in maternal and child health he had a joint appointment at King’s College London as both Lecturer in Child Public Health and as Trial Coordinator.

Since joining Northumbria University in December 2019 as a Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow, he has leading the design and implementation of the £2m Office for Students-funded Mental Health Analytics project at Northumbria university and two partner sites (University of East Anglia, Buckinghamshire New University).  

James Newham

My research interests centre on mental health determinants and behaviour change interventions in families, infants, young people, and vulnerable groups; with the central theme being preventative public health solutions for poor mental health. More recently my research has focused on areas of digital innovation and implementation science.

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  • Changing contexts of child health: an assessment of unmet physical, psychological and social needs of children with common chronic childhood illness, Lingam, R., Hu, N., Cecil, E., Forman, J., Newham, J., Satherley, R., Bori, M., Cousens, S., Fox-Rushby, J., Wolfe, I. 21 Feb 2024, In: Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • Cost-effectiveness of the children and young People's health partnership (CYPHP) model of integrated care versus enhanced usual care: analysis of a pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial in South London, Soley-Bori, M., Forman, J., Cecil, E., Newham, J., Lingam, R., Wolfe, I., Fox-Rushby, J. 12 May 2024, In: The Lancet Regional Health - Europe
  • Effect of the Children and Young People's Health Partnership model of paediatric integrated care on health service use and child health outcomes: a pragmatic two-arm cluster randomised controlled trial, Wolfe, I., Forman, J., Cecil, E., Newham, J., Hu, N., Satherley, R., Soley-Bori, M., Fox-Rushby, J., Cousens, S., Lingam, R. 1 Dec 2023, In: The Lancet. Child & adolescent health
  • Mapping PedsQL™ scores to CHU9D utility weights for children with chronic conditions in a multi-ethnic and deprived metropolitan population, Kelly, C., Soley-Bori, M., Lingam, R., Forman, J., Cecil, L., Newham, J., Wolfe, I., Fox-Rushby, J. 1 Jul 2023, In: Quality of Life Research
  • Reflections on a successful year of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Alderdice, F., Ayers, S., Batorowicz, E., Caparros-Gonzalez, R., Carone, N., Darwin, Z., Fallon, V., Garthus-Niegel, S., Hayes, L., Horsch, A., Iles, J., Lafarge, C., Martin, C., Radoš, S., Newham, J., Power, C., Redshaw, M., Seefeld, L., Sheen, K., Worobey, J. 13 Dec 2023, In: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
  • The association between maternal and paternal substance use and child substance use, internalising and externalising problems: a systematic review and meta‐analysis, McGovern, R., Bogowicz, P., Meader, N., Kaner, E., Alderson, H., Craig, D., Geijer‐Simpson, E., Jackson, K., Muir, C., Salonen, D., Smart, D., Newham, J. 1 May 2023, In: Addiction
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of risk of gestational diabetes in women with preconception mental disorders, Wilson, C., Newham, J., Rankin, J., Ismail, K., Simonoff, E., Reynolds, R., Stoll, N., Howard, L. 1 May 2022, In: Journal of Psychiatric Research
  • The effectiveness of psychosocial interventions at reducing the frequency of alcohol and drug use in parents: findings of a Cochrane review and meta‐analyses, McGovern, R., Newham, J., Addison, M., Hickman, M., Kaner, E. Oct 2022, In: Addiction
  • The Implementation of Whole-School Approaches to Transform Mental Health in UK Schools: A Realist Evaluation Protocol, Spencer, L., Flynn, D., Johnson, A., Maniatopoulos, G., Newham, J., Perkins, N., Wood, M., Woodley, H., Henderson, E. 2022, In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods
  • Challenges and opportunities for child health services in responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newham, J., Fallon, V., Darwin, Z. 15 Mar 2021, In: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

  • Sadaf Mehmood Student Mental Health in Socio-Physio-Digital Environment: Framework Development of an Integrated System Start Date: 01/03/2022 End Date: 08/03/2023
  • Helen Clegg How, why and in what circumstances can analytics promote thriving among Northumbria University students? Start Date: 01/01/2022
  • Hope Birch Exploring the Acceptability and Feasibility of Interventions to Signpost Students to University Mental Health and Wellbeing Support: A Mixed-Methods Approach Start Date: 01/01/2022

  • Medicine PhD August 31 2012
  • Neurosciences MPhil
  • Psychology BSc (Hons)

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