Dr Emma Hazeldine

Dr Emma Hazeldine

NIHR South West Peninsula ARC Research Fellow

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)



Over a number of years I have worked as a research assistant across a diverse range of projects which have sought to improve health outcomes with evidence. Common to each of these projects has been the partnership, working with key stakeholders in the consultation, design, implementation, promotion and evaluation of interventions and/or services.

I have found that working in partnership with organisations, their staff and their service users has helped us as a research team to identify how best to approach the research in a way that has been feasible and acceptable to those organisations, their staff and to those in receipt of that service.


PhD 2018 "Facilitating Midwifery Involvement in Managing Gestational Weight Gain in Pregnant Women Living with Obesity"

MSc Health Psychology 2007

BSc (Hons) Psychology 2004



Research interests

Social Prescribing 

Evaluation of service provision and needs of people with injecting drug use in custody

Evaluation of Street Triage and Neighbourhood Liaison and Diversion service

Health and mental wellbeing of individuals in the criminal justice system



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted


Callaghan L, Thompson TP, Creanor S, Quinn C, Senior J, Green C, Hawton A, Byng R, Wallace G, Sinclair J, Kane A, Hazeldine E et al Individual health trainers to support health and well-being for people under community supervision in the criminal justice system: the STRENGTHEN pilot RCT. Public Health Res 2019;7(20) 

Thompson TP, Callaghan L, Hazeldine E et al. Health trainer-led motivational intervention plus usual care for people under community supervision compared with usual care alone: a study protocol for a parallel-group pilot randomised control trial (STRENGTHEN). BMJ Open 2018: 8:e023123. Doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023123. 

Hazeldine E, Rees G, Handy R & Stenhouse E (2016) Managing obesity in pregnancy: Are psychological dimensions of behavioural change important to Midwives and women? Journal of Research in Obesity, Vol. 2016 (2016), Article ID 792362, DOI: 10.5171/2016.792362 

Published abstract: Hazeldine E. Rees G & Stenhouse E. Reducing the Risk of Gestation Diabetes Mellitus By Controlling Gestational Weight Gain In Obese, Pregnant Women: Using The Theory Of Planned Behaviour. Diabetes UK Professional Conference 13 – 15 March 2013, Manchester Central, Manchester.

Hazeldine E, Gowan G, Wigglesworth R, Pollard J, Asthana S & Husk K (2021) 'Link worker perspectives of early implementation of social prescribing: a ‘Researcher-in-Residence’ study' Health and Social Care in the Community Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Callaghan L, Thompson TP, Creanor E, Quinn C, Senior J, Green C, Byng R, Wallace G, Sinclair J & Kane A (2019) 'Individual Health Trainers to support health and wellbeing for people under community supervision in the criminal justice system: the STRENGTHEN pilot RCT' Public Health Research , DOI Open access