Dr Larry Doi

Senior Lecturer (Applied Public Health); Postgraduate Research Director (Nursing Studies)

Background

2022 - Currently: Senior Lecturer in Applied Public Health, University of Edinburgh

2020 - Currently: Postgraduate Research Director (Nursing Studies), University of Edinburgh

2018 - Currently: Deputy Director, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, University of Edinburgh

2019 - 2022: Lecturer in Applied Public Health, University of Edinburgh

2012 - 2018: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

 

 

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Stirling

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Edinburgh

Master of Public Health, University of Edinburgh

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, University of Cape Coast

 

Responsibilities & affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Undergraduate teaching

Understanding and Investigation: Research Methods, MA Health in Social Science

Evidence and Enquiry

Postgraduate teaching

PhD and MScR Programme Director (Nursing Studies)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Current PhD students supervised

Developing and evaluating an App-based intervention to reduce smoking in young people in China (Mengying Zhang)

A realist evaluation of the enhanced Health Visiting Programme in Scotland  (Kathleen Morrison)

Exploring the right to food (Ana Sofia Avarado)

A mixed-methods realist evaluation of the implementation of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programme in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) surgery (Lyrics Noba)

Developing and testing a theory-based intervention to increase physical activity for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (Audrey Buelo)

Research summary

Larry's research interest is in maternal and child health. His methodological expertise is in systematic reviews, developing and evaluating complex public health interventions, evaluability assessment and realist evaluation. 

Current project grants

Scottish Government funded project. Evaluation of the Enhanced Health Visiting Pathway (Principal Investigator).

Scottish Government funded project. Evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 on Family Nurse Partnership (Principal Investigator).

UNICEF funded project. Analyses of the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) child cohort to inform the design of obesity and overweight surveillance systems internationally (Co-Investigator).

Cyrenians funded project. Evaluation of the pathway programme to reduce readmission among homeless people (Principal Investigator).

Past project grants

Chief Scientist Office (CSO). Supporting Community Recovery and Reducing Readmission Risk Following Critical Illness (SCARF): development of programme theory, intervention development, trial design, and a realist evaluation for a subsequent multi-centre trial. (Co-Investigator).

Scottish Funding Council/Global Challenges Research Fund. Scotland – West Africa partnership to fight Antimicrobial resistance (Phase 1) (Co-Investigator).

School of Education. Evaluability Assessment of the School Deals project (Principal Investigator).

Scottish Government. Evaluability assessment of Scotland’s Baby Box (Co-Principal Investigator).

Scottish Government. A realist evaluation of the pilot of the School Nursing Programme (Principal Investigator).

University of Edinburgh Alumni. Evaluation of the daily mile physical activity programme (Principal Investigator).

Scottish Government. A realist evaluation of a programme to ’modernise’ the Health Visiting Service in NHS Ayrshire and Arran (Principal Investigator).

The Robertson Trust. Development of an intervention for parents with teenage children in Scotland (Co-Investigator).

NHS Health Scotland. An evaluation to assess the implementation of NHS delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions in Primary Care (Co-Investigator).

NHS Health Scotland. Audit of exercise referral scheme activity in Scotland (2) (Co-Investigator).

Scottish Government. An International Literature Review to Support the Development of a Health and Environmental Sustainability Framework for Scotland (Co-Investigator).

Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service. Evaluation of better blood transfusion programme (Co-Investigator).

NHS Health Scotland. Audit of exercise referral scheme activity in Scotland (1) (Co-Investigator).

NHS Health Scotland. Prison health needs assessment for alcohol problems (Co-Investigator).

View all 30 publications on Research Explorer

Conference details

(As presenting Author only)

Doi L, Jepson R, Cheyne H, Wyke S. Stirling University Graduate School conference, Stirling, May 2010, poster presentation. Alcohol brief interventions and pregnant women.

Doi L, Jepson R, Cheyne H, Wyke S. Stirling University Graduate School conference, Stirling, May 2011, oral presentation. Drinking in pregnancy: perceptions and attitudes.

Doi L, Jepson R, Cheyne H. SCPHRP public lecture series, Stirling, April 2012, oral presentation. A realistic evaluation of alcohol brief interventions in the antenatal setting.

Doi L, Jepson R, Cheyne H. NHS Highland research seminar, Inverness May, 2012, oral presentation. What do we know about the role of midwives in alcohol brief interventions?

Doi L, Jepson R, Cheyne H. 9th INEBRIA international conference, Barcelona, 26-28th September 2012, oral presentation. Alcohol brief interventions in the antenatal setting: a realistic evaluation.

Doi L. Centre for Population Health Sciences seminar, University of Edinburgh, April 2013, oral presentation. The early years working group: what they do.

Doi L, Jepson R, Evans J, Keighley J, Dickson C, Graham D, Plunkett B. UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 4th Annual Conference, June 2013, oral presentation. A realist RCT of Exercise Referral Schemes: indoor versus outdoor activities.

Doi L, Jepson R, Cheyne H. Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, 11-13 September 2013, poster presentation. Screening and brief intervention in antenatal care: a realist evaluation.

Doi L, Frank J. Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy advisory council annual meeting, October 2013, oral presentation. Drivers, patterns and consequences of childhood obesity.

Doi L. Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy Early Years Working group seminar, Edinburgh, 30th October 2013, oral presentation. The early years working group.

Doi L, Frank J, Jepson R. Faculty of Public Health Conference, Dunblane, Scotland, 7-8 November 2013, poster presentation. Drivers, patterns and consequences of childhood obesity.

Doi L, Frank J. Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) and Scandinavia International Conference, Edinburgh, 14th November 2013, oral and poster presentation of GUS childhood obesity project.

Doi L, Geddes R, Woolfson LM, McNicol S, Booth J, Wray S, Frank J Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) and Scandinavia International Conference, Edinburgh, 14th November 2013, oral and poster presentation of Early Development Instrument project.

Doi L, Frank J, Williams A, Jepson R. UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 5th Annual Conference, Leeds, June 2014, oral presentation. Growing up in Scotland: drivers of childhood obesity.

Doi L, Jepson R, Cheyne H. The 1st International Conference on Realist Approaches to Evaluation and Synthesis: Successes, Challenges, and the Road Ahead, Liverpool, 26-30th October 2014. Oral presentation. Realist evaluation of a programme to change drinking behaviour in Scottish antenatal care.

Doi L, Frank J. Faculty of Public Health Conference – Health in a changing Scotland, Aviemore, Scotland, 6-7th November 2014. Oral presentation. Drivers of childhood overweight and obesity in Scotland.

Doi L, Jepson R, Hardie S.  Seminar organised by the national health visiting implementation and evaluation advisory group, Scottish Government, 22nd June 2015. Oral presentation. A realist evaluation of the enhanced health visiting service in NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

Doi L, Jepson R, Hardie S.  Seminar organized by the Directorate for Chief Nursing Officer, Patients, Public and Health Professions, Scottish Government, 18th August 2015. Oral presentation. A realist evaluation of the enhanced health visiting service in NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

Doi L, Wight D, Wimbush E, Jepson R. Researching complex interventions in health: the state of the art conference, University of Exeter, 14-16th October 2015. Invited for poster presentation. Six Steps in Quality Intervention Development (6SQuID).

Doi L, Jepson R, Hardie S. UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 6th Annual Conference, Edinburgh, 19-20th November 2015, invited for oral presentation. A realist evaluation of a programme to ‘modernise’ the health visiting service in NHS Ayrshire and Arran. 

Doi L, Cheyne H, Jepson R. 13th INEBRIA international conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, 22nd-23rd September 2016. Perceptions and attitudes to prenatal alcohol consumption and their influence on screening and brief interventions in antenatal care setting. 

Doi L, Jepson R, Hardie S. 2nd International Conference on Realist Evaluation and Synthesis: advancing principles, strengthening practice, London, 3rd-5th October 2016. Enhancing health visiting service in Scotland: a realist evaluation.

Doi L, Williams AJ, Frank J. European Public Health Conference, Vienna, Austria, 9-12th November 2016. Growth trajectories amongst children in Scotland and their associated risk factors.

Doi L. Invited speaker, NHS Health Scotland seminar, 22nd February 2017. Realist evaluation.

Doi L, Williams AJ, Frank J. Scient Global Conferences, Las Vegas, USA, 20-22nd March 2017. Growing Up in Scotland: Children’s growth trajectories and their associated risk factors.

Doi L, Jepson R, Cheyne H. 14th INEBRIA International conference, New York, USA, 14th-15th September 2017. Attitudes to alcohol screening during pregnancy: the Scottish experience.

Doi L, Wason D, Malden S, Jepson R. 2017 International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis: From Promise to Practice. Brisbane, Australia, 24-26th October 2017. A realist evaluation of the refocused school nurse programme within early adopter sites in Scotland.

Doi L, Williams AJ, Frank J. Faculty of Public Health Conference – Transcending Boundaries, Aviemore, Scotland, 2-3rdth November 2017. How has child growth around adiposity rebound altered in Scotland since 1990 and what are the risk factors for weight gain using the Growing Up in Scotland birth cohort 1?

Doi L, Williams AJ, Frank J. Annual Growing Up in Scotland conference, Edinburgh, 7th December 2017. Childhood obesity: How has growth around adiposity rebound altered in Scotland since 1990?

 

 

Invited speaker

Doi L, Malden S. PAHRC seminar series, Moray House School of Education. 29th June 2016. Invited speaker. A process evaluation of the Daily Mile.

Doi L, Williams AJ, Frank J. UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 7th Annual Conference, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 14-15th July 2016. Invited Speaker. Growth patterns in children and their associated risk factors.

Doi L, Williams AJ, Frank J. Invited speaker, Far Institute Seminar, Glasgow, 30th May 2017. How has child growth around adiposity rebound altered in Scotland since 1990 and what are the risk factors for weight gain using the Growing Up in Scotland birth cohort 1?

Doi L. UKCRC Public Health Research Centres of Excellence 8th Annual Conference, London, 29th June 2017. Invited Speaker. Six Steps in Quality Intervention Development.

Doi L. Public Health Scotland. Invited to speak on Realist evaluation. March 2019.

Doi L. Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit. 20th August 2021. Overview of realist evaluation for health economics. Invited speaker.

Doi L. Sivaramarkrishnan D Peradeniya University International Nursing Research Sessions (iPUNRSE-2022). Sri Lanka. 16th June 2022. How to do a systematic review. Invited speaker.

Doi L, Marryat L, Ormston R, Astbury R. Evaluation of the Universal Health Visiting Pathway: Phase 1. 20th June 2022. Seminar presented to Health Visitors across Scotland. Invited Speaker.