Dr Margaret Coffey

Dr. Margaret Coffey is a Reader in Public Health. She has a first class degree in Health (2000) and a PhD (2004), titled ‘Stress in the Workplace – An Action Research Case Study of Social Services’.  Margaret’s research focuses on two distinct, but interrelated areas: work based health and wellbeing, and health improvement in deprived populations, for which work, or lack of work, are key determinants of health. The unifying theme of her research is the desire to identify the underlying determinants of issues, such as: stress, absenteeism and ill health in order to inform the development of specific solutions in a participatory way.

Selected Publications:

  • Coffey M., Cooper-Ryan A.M., Houston L., Thompson K., P.A. Cook (2020) Using e-cigarettes for smoking cessation: evaluation of a pilot project in the North West of England Perspectives in Public Health – In Press
  • Prior, F., Coffey, M., Robins, A., Cook, P. A (2019) Long-term health outcomes associated with an exercise referral scheme: an observational longitudinal follow-up study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 16(4), 288-293
  • Moilanen T., Pietila A.M., Coffey M., Sinikallio S., and Kangasniemi M., (2019) Developing and pre-testing a scale to measure adolescents’ rights, duties and responsibilities in relation to their health choices.  Nursing Ethics
  • Cook P.A., Hargreaves S.C., Burns E.J., de Vocht F., Parrott S., Coffey M., Audrey S., Ure C., Duffy P., Ottiwell D., Kenth K., Hare S., Ardern K. (2018) Communities in charge of alcohol (CICA): a protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised control trial of an alcohol health champions programme.  BMC Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5410-0
  • Moilanen T., Pietila A.M., Coffey M., Sinikallio S., and Kangasniemi M., (2017) ‘Adolescents’ lived experience of making health choices: an ethical point of view’, Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
  • Edge C., Coffey M., & Cooper A.M. (2017) ‘Barriers and Facilitators to Extended Working Lives: a gender focus’ – Public Health Review 38 (2).
  • O’Malley L., Adair P., Burnside G., Robinson L., Coffey M., & Pine C. (2016) An evaluation of a storybook targeting parental attitudes, intention and self efficacy to change their child’s oral health behaviour.  Health Psychology, Vol. 10 – http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/hea0000428
  • Moilanen T., Pietila A-M., Coffey M., Kangasniemi M. (2016) Adolescents’ health choices, related rights, duties and responsibilities: An integrative review.  Nursing Ethics http://nej.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/08/10/0969733016654316.full.pdf?ijkey=ogVJBICTBsH8sIl&keytype=finite
  • Robinson L., Adair P., Coffey M., Harris R., Burnside G (2016) Identifying the participant characteristics that predict recruitment and retention of participants to randomised controlled trials involving children: a systematic review.  BMC Trials, 17:294 –

Margaret’s expertise in research is evidenced by an Emerald Literary Award won in 2010 in respect of the ‘Outstanding Paper Award’ for the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, for the paper – ‘Designing a Stress Management Intervention in Social Services’ – Coffey M., Dugdill L., & Tattersall A., (2009).  More recently, in 2011, the ‘Working Well Team’ (Christine Parker, Tamara Brown, Lindsey Dugdill and Margaret Coffey, Vicki Dickens, Teresa Barrett and Krista Hopkinson) won a Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Award for Research & Practice.

Contact: m.coffey@salford.ac.uk