Publications generated from Masters Student Projects

1. Berry E, Aucott L, Poobalan A Are young adults appreciating the health promotion messages on diet and exercise? 2018. Journal of Public Health 26:687-696

2. Poobalan A, Alvarado AS, Aucott L. Recruitment and retention strategies for weight loss programmes among young people (18-25 year olds) – Emerging evidence. 2016. Internal Medicine Review

3. Onubi J, Marais D, Aucott A, Okonofua F, Poobalan A  Maternal obesity in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 2015. Journal of Public Health Advance Access Published Oct 20, 2015. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdv138

4. Sokhom B, Okpo E, Tonna I, Poobalan A. Does quality of care differ when HIV patients are treated by non-specialist and specialist HIV healthcare providers in developed countries? A Systematic narrative review. 2015. World Journal of AIDS, 5:161-174

5. Onubi J, Poobalan A, Dineen B, Marais D, McNeill G. Effects of probiotics on child growth: a Systematic review. 2015. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 34:8. DOI 10.1186/s41043-015-0010-4

6. Simkhada P, Poobalan AS, Simkhada PP, Raja A, Aucott L  Knowledge, attitude and prevalence of overweight and obesity among civil servants in Nepal. (2011). Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 23 (4): 507 - 517 doi:10.1177/1010539509348662

7. Acharya D, Bhattarai R, Poobalan AS, van Teijlingen E, Chapman G Factors associated with teenage pregnancy in south Asia: a systematic review.  (2010). Health Science Journal, 4 (1): 3-14

8. Poobalan AS, Aucott L, Ahmed S, Smith WCS Analysis of the UK recommendations on obesity based on a proposed implementation framework. (2010). BMC Public Health, 10:17 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-17

9. Poobalan AS, Aucott LS, Gurung T, Smith WCS, Bhattacharya S. Obesity as an independent risk factor for elective and emergency caesarean delivery in nulliparous women – systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. (2009). Obesity Reviews, 10 (1):28-35

10. Paul-Ebhohimhen, V.A., Poobalan, A S., van Teijlingen, E.R. Systematic review of effectiveness of school-based sexual health interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa. (2008). BMC Public Health, 8:4  

11. Bruce J, Drury N, Poobalan AS, Jeffrey RR, Smith WCS, Chambers WA. The prevalence of chronic chest and leg pain following cardiac surgery: A historic cohort study. (2003). Pain, 104: 265-273


1. Valiev T, Morgan H. Simulation-based learning of invasive procedures skills: A critical appraisal of its organization in undergraduate medical education. 2019. International Journal of Healthcare Management. DOI: 10.1080/20479700.2019.1603336






Macdonald, K, Morgan, H. The impact of austerity on disabled, elderly and immigrants in the United Kingdom: a literature review. 2020. Disability and Society. DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2020.1779036