Dr John Stephenson
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I am a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Statistics, having joined the University of Huddersfield (School of Human and Health Sciences) in January 2010.
Before joining the University I was employed as an engineer for about 10 years in the nuclear industry; initially for the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and subsequently for British Energy. My work involved modelling of bore cracking in nuclear reactor fuel bricks and channel bore characterisation. I also worked for about 5 years as a mathematics lecturer in Further Education.
I have a BSc(Hons)degree in mathematics from the University of Sheffield, MSc(Eng) and MPhil degrees in materials science from the University of Liverpool, and a PhD in medical statistics from Cardiff University. I am a Chartered Mathematician (CMath MIMA) and am a member of the Royal Statistical Society with Graduate Statistician status (FRSS GradStat).
Research & Scholarship
University research group memberships
I am currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Health and Social Care Research. I formed and am a current member of the Applied Statistics Special Interest Group. I am also a current member of the Skin Interface Sciences Special Interest Group.
I am involved with a wide variety of research projects in clinical and medical areas, and am a contributor to the University of Huddersfield 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission (Unit of Assessment 3). I am also a main or co-author of published work in fields including:
- Primary caries modelling: assessment of restoration of symptomless primary teeth; development of novel modelling approaches
- Tissue viability: healing times in pre-tibial lacerations; efficacy of negative pressure wound healing; wound blistering
- Ophthalmological studies: methods of macular hole measurement; assessment of visual acuity and incidence of retinal breaks in eye surgery
- Pharmaceutical sciences: efficacy of asthma inhalation devices; skin permeability methods; associations between genetic factors and personality disorders
- Surgical site infections: identification of risk factors associated with infection
- Depression in the elderly: assessment of methods of identification
- Facial skin cancer: psychological impact of surgical procedures
- Clinical education: workshop evaluations, evaluation of wound care training, perceptions of academic learning.
Modelling techniques employed in these projects include: multilevel (hierarchical) modelling; parametric survival analysis/competing risk modelling; multiple regression; generalised linear modelling/analysis of binary data; multivariate methods.
Funded research projects
- Benchmarks for effective wound dressing choices to prevent blistering and infection: an international Delphi study (Co-Investigator). Principal Investigator Dr Karen Ousey; Funders: Molnlycke Health care; funding received: £15,000; dates of project: 2010-2012.
- Healthy Towns Initiative (Co-investigator). Principal Investigator: Prof Annie Topping; Funders: Calderdale Primary Care; funding received: £50,000; dates of project: 2010-2012.
- A pilot study exploring quality of life experienced by patients undergoing negative pressure wound therapy as part of their wound care treatment (Co-Investigator). Principal Investigator Dr Karen Ousey; Funders: Smith and Nephew Health Care; funding received: £15,000; dates of project: 2011-2012.
- A Survey of Wound Care in Five English NHS Trusts (Co-Investigator). Principal Investigator Dr Karen Ousey Funder: Coloplast Ltd.; funding received: £11,525; dates of project: 2012-2013.
- Recovery Capital (Analysis of Lifeline Kirklees Service User Data) (Co-investigator). Principal Investigator: Dr Steve Parkin; funders: Kirklees PCT; funding received £28,000; dates of project: 2011-2014.
- A study to explore HRQoL and psychological morbidity and time to recovery post early diagnosis in breast cancer patients (Co-investigator). Principal investigator: Associate Professor Karen-leigh Edward; funders: Australian College of Nurses; funding received A$30,000; dates of project: 2014 onwards.
- Impact of lifestyle management on the control of seizures and HRQoL including subjective wellbeing and resilience. (Co-investigator). Principal investigator: Associate Professor Karen-leigh Edward; funders: St Vincents Private Hospital Melbourne, Australian Catholic University Faculty of Health Sciences; funding received A$20,000; dates of project: 2014 onwards.
- Prospective study to evaluate cardiac outcomes, HRQoL, resilience and adherence behaviours in all patients who have had a PCI (Co-investigator). Principal investigator: Associate Professor Karen-leigh Edward; funders: St Vincents Private Hospital Melbourne; funding received A$10,000; dates of project: 2014 onwards.
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Rahman, R., Bong, C. and Stephenson, J. (2014) ‘Accuracy of Intraocular Lens Power Estimation in Eyes Having Phacovitrectomy for Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment’ Retina , 34 (7), pp. 1415-1420. ISSN 1539-2864
Azouz, W., Campbell, J., Stephenson, J., Saralaya, D. and Chrystyn, H. (2014) ‘Improved Metered Dose Inhaler Technique When a Coordination Cap Is Used’ Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery , 27 (3), pp. 193-199. ISSN 1941-2703
Hemingway, S., Clifton, A., Stephenson, J. and Edward, K. (2014) ‘Facilitating knowledge of mental health nurses to undertake physical health interventions: a pre-test/post-test evaluation’ Journal of Nursing Management , 22 (3), pp. 383-393. ISSN 0966-0429
Joyce, P., Stephenson, J., Kennedy, M., Mulder, R. and McHugh, P. (2014) ‘The presence of both serotonin 1A receptor (HTR1A) and dopamine transporter (DAT1) gene variants increase the risk of borderline personality disorder’ Frontiers in Genetics: Behavioural and Psychiatric Genetics , 4 (313). ISSN 1664-8021
Rahman, R. and Stephenson, J. (2014) ‘Early surgery for epiretinal membrane preserves more vision for patients’ Eye (28), pp. 410-414. ISSN 0950-222X
Ousey, K., Stephenson, J., Brown, T. and Garside, J. (2014) ‘Investigating perceptions of the academic educational environment across six undergraduate health care courses in the United Kingdom’ Nurse Education in Practice , 14 (1), pp. 24-29. ISSN 1471-5953
Ross, D., McCluskey, S., Fletcher-Cook, P. and Stephenson, J. (2014) ‘The reliability of the Leeds Movement Performance Index (LMPI): a new tool for neurological physiotherapy’ Physiotherapy Theory and Practice . ISSN 0959-3985
Azouz, W., Chetcuti, P., Hosker, H., Saralaya, D., Stephenson, J. and Chrystyn, H. (2014) ‘The Inhalation Characteristics of Patients When They Use Different Dry Powder Inhalers’ Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery . ISSN 1941-2703
Kumar, S., Popta, D., Rodrigues-Pinto, R., Stephenson, J., Mohammad, S., Siddique, I. and Verma, R. (2013) ‘Risk factors for wound infection in surgery for spinal metastasis’ European Spine Journal . ISSN 0940-6719
White, J., Hemingway, S. and Stephenson, J. (2013) ‘Training Mental Health Nurses to Assess the Physical Health Needs of Mental Health Service Users: A Pre- and Post-test Analysis’ Perspectives in Psychiatric Care . ISSN 0031-5990
Waters, L., Shahzad, Y. and Stephenson, J. (2013) ‘Modelling skin permeability with micellar liquid chromatography’ European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 50 (3-4), pp. 335-340. ISSN 0928-0987
Ousey, K., Stephenson, J., Barrett, S., King, B., Morton, N., Fenwick, K. and Carr, C. (2013) ‘Wound care in five English NHS Trusts: Results of a survey’ Wounds UK , 9 (4), pp. 20-28. ISSN 1746-6814
Rahman, R., Oxley, L. and Stephenson, J. (2013) ‘Persistent outer retinal fluid following non-posturing surgery for idiopathic macular hole’ British Journal of Ophthalmology , 97 (11), pp. 1451-1454. ISSN 0007-1161
Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J., Roberts, B. and McCann, T. (2013) ‘Mental health and learning disability nursing students' perceptions of the usefulness of the objective structured clinical examination to assess their competence in medicine administration’ International Journal of Mental Health Nursing . ISSN 1445-8330
Hemingway, S., Trotter, F., Stephenson, J. and Holdich, P. (2013) ‘Diabetes: increasing the knowledge base of mental health nurses’ British journal of nursing , 22 (17), pp. 991-996. ISSN 0966-0461
Hemingway, S., Atkin, L. and Stephenson, J. (2013) ‘Assessing and managing wounds in mental health settings’ Wounds UK , 9 (3), pp. 34-40. ISSN 1746-6814
Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J., Holliday, L. and Covill, C. (2013) ‘Administering LAAIs: an education and training workshop’ British Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 2 (4), pp. 216-220. ISSN 2049-5919
Ousey, K., Gillibrand, W. and Stephenson, J. (2013) ‘Achieving international consensus for the prevention of orthopaedic wound blistering: results of a Delphi survey’ International Wound Journal , 10 (2), pp. 177-184. ISSN 1742-4801
Ousey, K., Stephenson, J., Cook, L., Kinsey, L. and Batt, S. (2013) ‘Final year student nurses experiences of wound care: an evaluation’ British Journal of Community Nursing , 18 (sup1), p. s7-s16. ISSN 1462-4753
Rahman, R., Murray, C. and Stephenson, J. (2013) ‘Risk factors for iatrogenic retinal breaks induced by separation of posterior hyaloid face during 23-gauge pars plana vitrectomy’ Eye , 27 (5), pp. 652-656. ISSN 0950-222X
Caddick, J., Stephenson, J., Green, L. and Spyrou, G. (2013) ‘Psychological outcomes following surgical excision of facial skin cancers’ European Journal of Plastic Surgery , 36 (2), pp. 75-82. ISSN 0930-343X
Edward, K., Hemingway, S. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘Oral health a key assessment skill for mental health nurses: a pilot evaluation of an educational intervention’ Mental Health Nursing , 32 (6), pp. 12-16. ISSN 2043-7501
Ousey, K., Milne, J., Cook, L., Stephenson, J. and Gillibrand, W. (2012) ‘A pilot study exploring quality of life experienced by patients undergoing negative pressure wound therapy as part of their wound care treatment compared to patients receiving standard wound care’ International Wound Journal . ISSN 17424801
Warelow, P., Edward, K., Hercelinskyj, G., Welch, T., Hemingway, S., McAndrew, S. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘The fabric of a career in mental health nursing from an Australian and UK perspective’ International Journal of Mental Health Nursing , 21 (S1), p. 27. ISSN 1445-8330
Caddick, J., Green, L., Stephenson, J. and Spyrou, G. (2012) ‘The psycho-social impact of facial skin cancers’ Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery , 65 (9), p. e257-e259. ISSN 1748-6815
Wakely, L., Rahman, R. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘A comparison of several methods of macular hole measurement using optical coherence tomography, and their value in predicting anatomical and visual outcomes ’ British Journal of Ophthalmology , 96 (7), pp. 1003-1007. ISSN 0007-1161
McClelland, H., Stephenson, J., Ousey, K., Gillibrand, W. and Underwood, P. (2012) ‘Wound healing in pre-tibial injuries - an observation study’ International Wound Journal , 9 (3), pp. 303-310. ISSN 17424801
Stephenson, J (2012) ‘A Model for the Analysis of Caries Occurrence in Primary Molar Tooth Surfaces’ Caries Research , 46 (5), pp. 452-459. ISSN 0008-6568
Stephenson, J., Blyth, E., Kramer, W. and Schneider, J. (2012) ‘Donor type and parental disclosure following oocyte donation’ Asian Pacific Journal of Reproduction , 1 (1), pp. 39-45.
Ousey, K., Gillibrand, W. and Stephenson, J. (2011) ‘Understanding and preventing wound blistering’ Wounds UK , 7 (4), pp. 50-56. ISSN 1746-6814
Morrell, C., Curran, S., Topping, A., Shaik, K., Muthukrishnan, V. and Stephenson, J. (2011) ‘Identification of depressive disorder among older people in care homes a feasibility study’ Primary Health Care Research & Development , 12 (3), pp. 255-265. ISSN 1463-4236
Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J. and Allmark, H. (2011) ‘Student experiences of medicines management training and education’ British journal of nursing , 20 (5), pp. 291-297. ISSN 0966-0461
Stephenson, J., Chadwick, B., Playle, R. and Treasure, E. (2010) ‘A Competing Risk Survival Analysis Model to Assess the Efficacy of Filling Carious Primary Teeth’ Caries Research , 44 (3), pp. 209-293. ISSN 0008-6568
Stephenson, J., Chadwick, B., Playle, R. and Treasure, E. (2010) ‘Modelling Childhood Caries Using Parametric Competing Risks Survival Analysis Methods for Clustered Data’ Caries Research , 44 (1), pp. 69-80. ISSN 0008-6568
Topping, A., Nkosana- Nyawata, I., Featherstone, V. and Stephenson, J. (2013) ‘Lets join hands and jump together: Readiness and implementation of skill mix change in general practice’. In: RCN 2013 international nursing research conference. Belfast, Ireland: Royal College of Nursing. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-908782-41-0
Somogyi, R., Edward, K., Baghdikian, N., Stephenson, J., Webb, A. and Morrison, W. (2014) ‘Understanding the factors that influence breast reconstruction decision making in Australian women’. In: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Annual Scientific Congress, 5th - 9th May 2014, Singapore
Whitehouse, S., Stephenson, J., Sinclair, V., Gregory, J., Mohammad, S. and Verma, R. (2014) ‘A Validation of the Oswestry Spinal Risk Index’. In: Britspine 2014, 1-4th April 2014, Warwick, UK
Prentice, S., Wattis, J., Rogers, M., Stephenson, J. and Jones, J. (2014) ‘Educators views of Spirituality in Healthcare’. In: Taking Transculturalism and Diversity Beyond Boundaries: Exploring the Experiences of Underrepresented Groups, 7th March 2014, Huddersfield, UK
Stephenson, J., Ousey, K., Barrett, S., King, B. and Morton, N. (2013) ‘Preparing to meet the challenge of promoting skin integrity in an aging population: Results of a 5-trust wound care survey across England’. In: Wounds UK Annual Conference 2013, 11th - 13th November 2013, Harrogate, UK
Atkinson, R., Stephenson, J., Jones, A., Williamson, J. and Ousey, K. (2013) ‘Assessing compliance with a care bundle for surgical site infection in surgery for spinal metastases’. In: Wounds UK Annual Conference 2013, 11th - 13th November 2013, Harrogate, UK
Bishop, E., Yusuf, A., Stephenson, J. and Airley, R. (2013) ‘A metabolic phenotype in sarcoma? Repression of skeletal muscle transcription factor mondo A (Mlx- Interacting Protein)’. In: 2nd International Conference on Tumor Microenvironment and Cellular Stress: Signaling, Metabolism, Imaging and Therapeutic Targets, September 27-October 2, 2013, Corfu, Greece
Stephenson, J (2013) ‘Multilevel multistate competing risks survival analysis of primary caries ’. In: 2nd annual Survival Analysis for Junior Researchers conference, 25th - 26th March 2013, Liverpool, UK
Ousey, K., Milne, J., Cook, L., Stephenson, J. and Gillibrand, W. (2012) ‘A Pilot Study Exploring Quality of Life Experienced by Patients Undergoing Negative Pressure Wound Therapy As Part of Their Wound Care Treatment Compared to Patients Receiving Standard Wound Care’. In: Wounds UK 2012, 12th - 14th Nov 2012, Harrogate, UK
Topping , A., Nkosana-?Nyawata,, I., Stephenson, J. and Featherstone, V. (2012) ‘Rethinking workforce boundaries: roles, responsibilities and skill mix and readiness for change in general practice’. In: Society of Academic Primary Care Annual Conference "Celebrating Difference" , 2nd-4th October 2012 , SECC Glasgow
Warelow, P., Edward, K., Hercelinskyj, G., Welch, T., Hemingway, S., McAndrew, S. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘The fabric of a career in mental health nursing from an Australian and UK perspective’. In: ACMHN's 38th Annual International Mental Health Nursing Conference, 3rd-5th October 2012, Darwin, Australia , p. 27
Ousey, K., Gillibrand, W. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘Achieving International Consensus for the Prevention of Orthopaedic Wound Blistering: Results of a Delphi Survey’. In: RCN Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing International conference and exhibition, 13 September 2012, Manchester
Murray, C., Rahman, R. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘Iatrogenic Retinal Breaks Induced by Separation of Posterior Hyaloid Face during 23-Gauge Pars Plana Vitrectomy’. In: European Society of Retina Specialists 12th EURETINA Congress 2012, 6 - 9 September 2012, Milan, Italy
Caddick, J., Stephenson, J., Green, L. and Spyrou, G. (2012) ‘The Psychological Impact of Facial Skin Cancer’. In: Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) Summer Scientific Meeting, 11th - 13th July 2012, Gateshead, UK
Bareham, A., Topping, A., McCluskey, S., Stephenson, J. and Butcher, P. (2012) ‘Healthy Foundations life-stage segmentation model toolkit: an effective tool for public health interventions?’. In: Festival of Public Health UK, 2 July 2012, Manchester, UK
Ousey, K., Gillibrand, W. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘An Investigation into the Prevention of Blistering in Post-Operative Wounds : Results of a Delphi Survey’. In: European Wound Management Association EWMA 2012 , 23-25 May 2012, Vienna, Austria
Stephenson, J., Ousey, K., Gillibrand, W. and McClelland, H. (2012) ‘Ereigniszeiteanalyse der Wundheilung von Risswunden am Schienbeine Survival Analysis of Wound Healing in Pre-Tibial Lacerations’. In: European Wound Management Association EWMA 2012 , 23-25 May 2012, Vienna, Austria
Bareham, A., Topping, A., McCluskey, S., Stephenson, J. and Butcher, P. (2012) ‘Segmentation in communities with the greatest health inequalities: so what for public health interventions?’. In: Royal College of Nursing Annual International Research Conference, 27th - 28th April 2012, London, UK
Crowther, G., Smith, G. and Stephenson, J. (2012) ‘Using the SBAR Communication Tool in Mental Health’. In: International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2012 Forum: Solutions for Tough Times, 17-20 April, 2012, Le Palais des Congrès de Paris
Wakely, L., Rahman, R. and Stephenson, J. (2011) ‘A comparison of several methods of macular hole measurement using OCT and their value in predicting anatomical and visual outcomes’. In: British and Eire Association of Vitreoretinal Surgeons (BEAVRS) 2011, 10th-11th November 2011, Canterbury, UK
Ousey, K., Gillibrand, W., Lui, S. and Stephenson, J. (2011) ‘An investigation into the prevention of blistering in post operative wounds - results of a Delphi survey’. In: Wounds UK 2011, 14th Nov 2011 to 16th Nov 2011, Harrogate, UK
McCluskey, S., Topping, A., Swift, H. and Stephenson, J. (2011) ‘My neighbours all look out for me as I try to do. Important community assets' for health: findings from the Healthy Halifax Lifestyle Survey.’. In: Assets for Health and Wellbeing Across the Lifecourse International Conference 2011, 26th-27th September 2011, London, UK
Dent , J., Allinson, V., Topping, A., Stephenson, J., Ferguson, C., McCoy, M. and Brayford, S. (2011) ‘To Follow Up or Not? A new model of supportive care for early breast cancer: Interim Results ’. In: American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2011, 3rd - 7th June 2011, Chicago, USA
Stephenson, J., Chadwick, B., Playle, R. and Treasure, E. (2009) ‘Assessment of efficacy of treatment of carious primary molar teeth’. In: British Society for Dental Research Annual Conference 2009, 1st-4th September 2009, Glasgow, Scotland
Stephenson, J (2009) ‘Competing risks survival modelling of childhood caries’. In: Postgraduate Research Conference, Cardiff, 2009, Cardiff
Stephenson, J (2008) ‘Generalised Linear Modelling of Childhood Caries’. In: 3rd International Meeting Methodological Issues in Oral Health Research:Clinical Trials and Evidence Based Dentistry , 16-18 April 2008, University of Milan
Stephenson, J (2008) ‘Generalised linear modelling and survival modelling of childhood caries’. In: Postgraduate Research Conference, Cardiff, 2008, Cardiff
Davies, E., Dhingra, K. and Stephenson, J. (2013) The Role of Line Managers in Retirement Management and Their Perceptions of Their Role of the Timing of Employee Retirement Netspar
Bareham, A., McCluskey, S., Stephenson, J. and Topping, A. (2012) Healthy Halifax Lifestyle Survey Huddersfield, UK: University of Huddersfield
Stephenson, J (2009) Multilevel generalised linear modelling and competing risks multistate survival analysis modelling of childhood caries Doctoral thesis, Cardiff University.
Membership of professional bodies
- Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (MIMA) (2004)
- Member of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) - Graduate Statistician (2006)
- Chartered Mathematician, MIMA (2007)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (2011)
Membership of university committees
- Member of the University of Huddersfield School of Human and Health Research and Ethics Panel
- 2013 - Journal of Wound Care Awards: Best Original Research (with colleagues)
- 2013 - Journal of Wound Care Awards: Patient Experience award - Second Highly Commended (with colleagues)
- 2013 Royal Statistical Society Young Statisticians Writing Competition: Runner-up
- 2012 - Wounds UK Awards: Patient Wellbeing category Highly Commended (with colleagues)
I have conducted peer reviews for the following academic journals:
- American Journal of Infection Control
- British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
- Caries Research
- Clinical Biomechanics
- International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry
- Journal of Applied Oral Science
- Nephron Journals
- Nursing Reports
Research Degree Supervision
I am currently a supervisory team member for 7 PhD and 3 Professional Doctorate students. I have supervised one MSc student dissertation to successful completion.
Teaching and Professional Activities
I contribute to several undergraduate and Masters modules in the Schools of Human and Health Sciences and Applied Sciences, and have held a Module Leadership role. I also provide cross-school training in SPSS statistical software to staff and PGR students.