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Teaching

I am the Programme Leader for the Master in Public Health (MPH), and teach on epidemiology and public health modules, as well as supervising master's and doctoral level dissertation students.

 

Research

My research interests centre on social justice and the socio-economic determinants of inequalities in health. My recent research work has a focus on marginalised population groups and under-researched subjects including homeless people, users of new psychoactive substances (‘NPS’), the determinants of students’ health, and food banks.

My research on socioeconomic determinants of homelessness won 2018 Educate North award

My current funded research projects are:

  • Iodine Global Network (IGN): Evaluation of Attitudes to and Knowledge of Iodine in a group practising dietary restriction £5000
  • Medical Research Council. PETRA: Prevention of diseases using trade agreements. £299, 993
  • QR funding. Using Technology enabled care to tackle social isolation in over 65 years old population in Broseley, SHROPSHIRE, £21000 
  • Novo Nordisk UK. The burden of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Estimated income of £450, 000.

Most recent research projects:

  • QR funding. (2016). Determinants of homelessness. £3000 (successful)
  • Telford council public health department (2016) Cost-benefit analysis for the substance misuse services in Telford and Wrekin areas. £8,000 (successful)
  • Telford council public health department (2016) Understanding of issues around the New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) in Telford and Wrekin areas. £14,000 (successful)
  • QR funding. (2015). Determinants of homelessness. £3,000 (successful)
  • Warrington Public Health. (2013). Making every contact count. £9,000 (successful)
  • UK-India Education and Research Initiative. (2013). Creating a new generation of global mental and public health professionals through India/UK partnerships. £3,000 (successful)
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. (2010). Curriculum and training materials for the First course ‘Control of multidrug-resistant micro-organisms (MDROs) in health care settings’.  £70,000 (successful)
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. (2009). The human seasonal influenza ‘Train the trainers’ package and workbook for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm. £25,000 (successful)

I currently supervise the following PhD projects:

  • Being a person with albinism in Nigerian society: A grounded theory study.
  • Is alcohol the new cup of tea? An exploration of the social and cultural functions of home drinking in professional middle aged women: Opportunities for public health.
  • Accessing community pharmacy sexual health services among young people.
  • Retrospective cohort type 1 diabetes mellitus, all-cause and cause-specific mortality.

I am an invited peer- reviewer in several international journals including: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; International Journal of Preventive Medicine; Nutrients.

I was returned in Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) under UOA3: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Published Work

Moudachirou R, van Cutsem G, Ingwe Chuy R, Malele B, Ambunga Isabelle, Tweya H, Senkoro M,  Mabhala M, Zolfo M (in press) Retention in care and virologic suppression of people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy transferred to community-based refill centres in Kinshasa, DRC. Plos One x(x), x-xx.

Machekera S M, Wilkinson E, Mabhala M, Zishiri C, Ncube RT, Sandy C, Timire C, Takarinda, KC, Sengai T,  Hinderaker SG (in press) A comparison of the yield and relative cost for Zimbabwean and WHO- recommended active case finding algorithms. Public Health Action, x(x), x-xx.

Belanteri RA, Hinderaker SG, Wilkinson E, Episkopou M, Timire C, De Plecker E, Mabhala M, Takarinda KC, Van den Bergh R (in Press) Sexual Violence against migrants and asylum seekers. The experience of the MSF clinic on Lesvos Island, Greece. Tropical Medicine & International Health, x(x), x-xx.

Chiku C;  Zolfo M, Senkoro M, Mabhala M, Tweya H, Musasa P, Shukusho F D, Mazarura E,  Mushavi A, Mangwanya D (in press) Inadequate dried blood spot samples for Early Infant Diagnosis, how common and what are the reasons for rejection in Zimbabwe? Plos one, x(x), x-xx. https://doi.org/10.1101/502500, https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/12/20/502500.full.pdf+html

Mabhala M (in press) Preparing future nurses to become advocates for public health as a strategy to reduce health inequalities: qualitative research. Journal Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, x(x), x-xx

Mabhala, M and Yohannes, A. (in press). Being at the bottom rung of the ladder in an unequal society: Qualitative analysis of stories of people without a home. Social Indicators Research, , x(x), x-xx

Nnate, D Massey, A, Mabhala, M  (2018) Effectiveness of nitric oxide agents in preventing the early onset of pre-eclampsia and possible modification of metabolic factors in high-risk pregnancies. PROSPERO [CRD42018099298]

Mabhala, M. (2018). Being at the bottom rung of the ladder in an unequal society: Qualitative analysis of stories of people without a home. The European Journal of Public Health 28(suppl_4) DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/cky213.276

Mabhala, M. A., Yohannes, A (2018) New psychoactive substances (NPS): A cross-sectional study on the extent of their use, accessibility and public awareness, and their associated health and social harms, in an East Midlands (UK) local authority. AASCIT Journal of Health, 5(3), 69-77.

Mabhala, M. A. (2017). New psychoactive substances: The use and the associated health and social harm in Telford and Wrekin. European Journal of Public Health, 27(3) https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx187.313

Mabhala, M., Babanumi, M., Olagunju, A., Akata, E., & Yohannes, A. (2017). Evaluating the use of vitamin D supplementation to improve glycaemic outcome in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: A systematic review of evidence. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 7, 223-240. http://file.scirp.org/pdf/JDM_2017092115443919.pdf

Mabhala, M. A., Yohannes, A., & Griffith, M. (2017). Social conditions of becoming homelessness: Qualitative analysis of life stories of homeless people. International Journal for Equity in Health, 16, 150. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-017-0646-3

Akata E, Mabhala MA, Cooper H, Bowen-Jones D (2016) A meta-analysis of type 1 diabetes mellitus, all-cause and cause-specific mortality. PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews. http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42016037564

Mabhala, M. A., Kingston, P., Ellahi, B., & Massey, A. (2016). Understanding the determinants of homelessness through examining the life stories of homeless people and those who work with them: A qualitative research protocol. Diversity & Equality in Health and Care, 13(4), 284-289.

Massey, A., & Mabhala, M. A. (2016). The perspective of socioeconomic inequalities and infectious disease in the 21st century. Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases & Practice, 1, 1 http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/jcidp.1000103 

Akata, E., Mabhala, A., Cooper, H., & Bowen-Jones, D. (2016). A meta-analysis of type 1 diabetes mellitus, all-cause and cause-specific mortality. PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews. http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/DisplayPDF.php?ID=CRD42016037564

Tanton, J., Dodd, L. J., Woodfield, L., & Mabhala, M. A. (2015). Eating behaviours of British university students: A cluster analysis on a neglected issue. Advances in Preventive Medicine, 2015, 1-8 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/apm/2015/639239/

Mabhala, M. A. (2015). Public health nurse educators’ conceptualisation of public health as a strategy to reduce health inequalities: A qualitative study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 14, 14.

Odiba, J. O., & Mabhala, M. A. (2015). The effectiveness of glyburide compared to insulin in the management of gestational diabetes mellitus: A systematic review. Journal of Diabetes Mellitus, 5, 58-66.

Mabhala, M. A. (2014). Nurses cannot afford to ignore health inequalities: A qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Care, 3, 7.

Mabhala, M. A. (2013). Health inequalities as a foundation for embodying knowledge within public health teaching: A qualitative study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 12, 46.

El Ansari, W., Stock, C., Phillips, C., Mabhala, M. A., et al. (2011). Does the association between depressive symptomatology and physical activity depend on body image perception? A survey of students from seven universities in the UK. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 2010, 7, 1-x.

El Ansari, W., Stock, C., John, J., Deeny, P., Phillips, C., Snelgrove, S., Adetunji, H., Hu, X., Parke, S., & Mabhala, M. A. (2011). Health promoting behaviours and lifestyle characteristics of students at seven universities in the UK. Central European Journal of Public Health, 19(4), 197-120.

El Ansari, W., Stock, C., Snelgrove, S., Hu, X., Parke, S., Davies, S., John, J., Adetunji, H., Stoate, M., Deeny, D., Phillips, C., & Mabhala, A. (2011). Feeling healthy? A survey of physical and psychological wellbeing parameters of students from seven universities in the UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7, 8, 1308-1323. doi:10.3390/ijerph8051308

El Ansari, W., Vodder Clausen, S., Mabhala, M. A., & Stock, C. (2010). How do I look? Body image perceptions among university students from England and Denmark. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7, 583-595.

Saffin, K., Mabhala, A., & Griffin, M. (2005). Preventing suicide: Priorities for action in Gloucestershire. Summary report. Oxford, UK: Public Health Resource Unit, National Health Service, SIEC No: 20070346, https://www.suicideinfo.ca/resource/siecno-20070346/

Keynote conference presentations

Mabhala, M. A. (2016). Homelessness as a manifestation of wider socioeconomic determinants: Qualitative research. Paper presented at the Nursing World Conference, October 27-29, 2016. Dubai, UAE.

Mabhala, M. A. (2015). How public health nurse educators conceptualise inequalities in health: A qualitative study. Keynote presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Nursing & Healthcare, October 5-7, 2015. San Francisco, USA http://nursing.conferenceseries.com/

Conference papers

Mabhala, M. A. (2018). Being homeless in an unequal society: A qualitative analysis of stories of homeless people. Paper presented at the 11th European Public Health Conference, November 28-December 1, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Mabhala, M. A. (2018). New psychoactive substances (NPS): A cross-sectional study on the extent of their use, accessibility and public awareness, and their associated harms, in an East Midlands (UK) local authority. Paper presented at the International Public Health Festival, July 5, 2018, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Mabhala, M. A. (2018). New psychoactive substances (NPS): Understanding the prevalence, accessibility, awareness and self-reported associated harms of NPS use in an East Midlands (UK) local authority. Paper presented at the International Health Congress, June 28-30, 2018, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Mabhala, M. A. (2017) Cost benefit analysis for the substance misuse services in Telford and Wrekin. Paper presented at the Drug Recovery conference, September 6, 2017. Telford, United Kingdom.

Mabhala, M. A. (2017). Examining the extent of new psychoactive substances. Paper presented at the European Public Health Association Conference, November 1-4, 2017. Stockholm, Sweden.

Mabhala, M. A. (2017). Social explanation of becoming homeless: Qualitative analysis of life stories of homeless peoples. Paper presented at the International Festival of Public Health, September 5, 2017. Manchester, United Kingdom.

Akata, E., Cooper, H., Bowen-Jones, D., & Mabhala, A. (2017). A systematic review and meta-analysis of all-cause and cause-specific mortality and Type 1 diabetes including gender specific risk and time-based trends. Paper presented at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2017, 8-10 March 2017, Manchester Central, Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.hg3.co.uk/diabetes/duk2017letter.asp?email=eloho.akata@gmail.com&ref=AKAT13EC1N

Mabhala, M. A. (2016). Conceptualisation of homelessness as a manifestation of wider socioeconomic determinants: Qualitative research. Paper presented at the International Festival of Public Health, July 2, 2016. Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/programme/parallelsession2/

Mabhala, M. A. (2015). Are inequalities in health still relevant in public health agenda? A qualitative study. Paper presented at the International Festival of Public Health, July 2, 2015. Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/media/mhs/festivalofpublichealth/Festival-Programme-2015-FINAL-FULL.pdf

Mabhala, M. A. (2014). Nurses cannot afford to ignore health inequalities: A qualitative study. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Nursing & Healthcare, November 17-19, 2014. Chicago, USA. http://nursing2014.conferenceseries.net/Final-program.pdf

Mabhala, M. A. (2013). Embodying knowledge of teaching public health: Qualitative study. Paper presented at the 3rd International Public Health Conference & 20th National Public Health Colloquium. Kuching, Malaysia. http://www.pubhealthcollo.org/presenter.asp

Mabhala, M. A., & Lukowa, L. (2013). Quantitative investigation of the association between socioeconomic inequalities and youth crime. Paper presented at the Festival of Public Health, Manchester, United Kingdom. http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/programme/speakers/

Mabhala, M. (2010). Teaching public health as moral justification for social justice: A survey of public health nurse educationists. Paper presented at the UKPHA.

Mabhala, M. (2006). Innovative approaches to public health workforce skills development. Paper presented at the UKPHA.

Book publication

Wilson, F., Mabhala, M. A., & Massey, A. (2014). Health improvement & well-being: Strategies for action. Maidenhead, United Kingdom: Open University Press & McGraw-Hill Education.

Wilson, F., & Mabhala, M. (2008). Key concepts in public health. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications

Book chapters

Mabhala M.A (2019) Nursing Pedagogy in Dyson, S.E. and McAllister, M (Eds) (2019) Handbook of Nurse Education. London Routledge.

Wilson, F., Massey, A., & Mabhala, M. (2014). Making sense of health improvement and well-being. In F. Wilson, M. A. Mabhala, & A. Massey (Eds.), Health improvement & well-being: Strategies for action. Maidenhead, United Kingdom: Open University Press & McGraw-Hill Education.

Mabhala, M. A. (2014). The social and health inequalities agenda. In F. Wilson, M. A. Mabhala, & A. Massey (Eds.), Health improvement & well-being: Strategies for action. Maidenhead, United Kingdom: Open University Press & McGraw-Hill Education.

Mabhala, M. A. (2014). Social justice and global perspectives on health improvement and well-being. In F. Wilson, M. A. Mabhala, & A. Massey (Eds.), Health improvement & well-being: Strategies for action. Maidenhead, United Kingdom: Open University Press & McGraw-Hill Education.

Mabhala, M. A., & El Ansari, W. (2009). Public health and population dynamics. In F. Wilson, & M. A. Mabhala (Eds.), Key concepts in public health. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

Mabhala, M., & Lesiamo, P. (2009). Sustainable development and public health. In F. Wilson, & M. A. Mabhala (Eds.), Key concepts in public health. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

Mabhala, M. A., & Horan, M. (2009). Health literacy: Public health perspective. In F. Wilson, & M. A. Mabhala (Eds.), Key concepts in public health. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

Mabhala, M. A. (2009). Screening and public health. In F. Wilson, & M. A. Mabhala (Eds.), Key concepts in public health. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

Mabhala, M. (2009). Policy drivers. In F. Wilson, & M. A. Mabhala (Eds.), Key concepts in public health. London, United Kingdom: Sage Publications.

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • MPH
  • PGCertEd
  • BSc (Hons)