Dr Kerryn Husk
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Dr Kerryn Husk

Associate Professor of Health Services (Research)

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

Qualifications

  • BSc Sociology/Politics - 2006
  • MSc Social Research - 2007
  • PhD Social Research - 2012

Roles on external bodies

  • NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research programme, Funding Committee member (2020-present)
  • NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research programme, Researcher-led panel (2018-2020)
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) - Affiliate Member
  • University of Exeter Medical School - Honorary Senior Research Fellow
  • Public Health England - Honorary Senior Public Health Research Fellow

Journals

  • Associate Editorial Board, BMC Public Health, 2017-Present
  • Editorial Board, Sociological Research Online, 2017 - Present
  • Associate Editorial Board, Sociology, 2015 - 2019

Key publications

Resources For Children & Young People’s Social Prescribing [Online]. Publisher Site
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
Husk K, Blockley K, Lovell R, Bethel A, Lang I, Byng R & Garside R (2019) 'What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A realist review' Health and Social Care in the Community 28, (2) 309-324 , DOI Open access
Husk K, Elston J, Gradinger F, Callaghan L & Asthana S (2018) 'Social prescribing: where is the evidence? Commissioned editorial' British Journal of General Practice 69, (678) 6-7 Author Site , DOI Open access
Husk K, Berry V, Tozer R, Skipwith G, Radmore R, Ball S, Ukoumunne OC & Logan S (2018) 'Interventions for reducing unplanned paediatric admissions: an observational study in one hospital' BMJ Paediatrics Open 2, (1) Author Site , DOI Open access
Cooper C, Lovell R, Husk K, Booth A & Garside R (2017) 'Supplementary search methods were more effective and offered better value than bibliographic database searching: a case study from public health and environmental enhancement' Research Synthesis Methods 2018, (9) 195-223 Author Site , DOI Open access
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Research

Research

Research interests

I work for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South West Peninsula. My interests are based around primary care, complex interventions and evidence synthesis. Currently I am interested in issues around evidencing and developing non-NHS delivered interventions, including social prescribing pathways, outlined here.

 

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Resources For Children & Young People’s Social Prescribing [Online]. Publisher Site
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
Husk K, Blockley K, Lovell R, Bethel A, Lang I, Byng R & Garside R (2019) 'What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A realist review' Health and Social Care in the Community 28, (2) 309-324 , DOI Open access
Husk K, Elston J, Gradinger F, Callaghan L & Asthana S (2018) 'Social prescribing: where is the evidence? Commissioned editorial' British Journal of General Practice 69, (678) 6-7 Author Site , DOI Open access
Husk K, Berry V, Tozer R, Skipwith G, Radmore R, Ball S, Ukoumunne OC & Logan S (2018) 'Interventions for reducing unplanned paediatric admissions: an observational study in one hospital' BMJ Paediatrics Open 2, (1) Author Site , DOI Open access
Cooper C, Lovell R, Husk K, Booth A & Garside R (2017) 'Supplementary search methods were more effective and offered better value than bibliographic database searching: a case study from public health and environmental enhancement' Research Synthesis Methods 2018, (9) 195-223 Author Site , DOI Open access

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
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
Thompson TP, Horrell J, Taylor AH, Wanner A, Husk K, Wei Y, Creanor S, Kandiyali R, Neale J & Sinclair J (2020) 'Physical activity and the prevention, reduction, and treatment of alcohol and other drug use across the lifespan (The PHASE review): A systematic review' Mental Health and Physical Activity 0-0 Author Site , DOI Open access
Horrell J, Thompson TP, Taylor AH, Neale J, Husk K, Wanner A, Creanor S, Wei Y, Kandiyali R & Sinclair J (2020) 'Qualitative systematic review of the acceptability, feasibility, barriers, facilitators and perceived utility of using physical activity in the reduction of and abstinence from alcohol and other drug use' Mental Health and Physical Activity 100355-100355 Author Site , DOI Open access
Husk K (2019) 'Mapping, guiding, and assessing social prescription services in the UK: Kerryn Husk' European Journal of Public Health 29, (Supplement_4) Author Site , DOI
Husk K, Blockley K, Lovell R, Bethel A, Lang I, Byng R & Garside R (2019) 'What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A realist review' Health and Social Care in the Community 28, (2) 309-324 , DOI Open access
Bates RS, Newlove-Delgado TV, Husk K & Berry V (2019) 'G240 Prevalence and patterns of mental health-related paediatric hospital admissions' Archives of Disease in Childhood 104, (Suppl 2) Author Site , DOI
Husk K, Elston J, Gradinger F, Callaghan L & Asthana S (2018) 'Social prescribing: where is the evidence? Commissioned editorial' British Journal of General Practice 69, (678) 6-7 Author Site , DOI Open access
Hopper H, Shawe J, Husk KM, Wanner AA & Kent BC (2018) 'What approaches to peri-conception care for women with pre-existing medical conditions work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review' SM Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics CRD42018116948, Open access
Husk K, Berry V, Tozer R, Skipwith G, Radmore R, Ball S, Ukoumunne OC & Logan S (2018) 'Interventions for reducing unplanned paediatric admissions: an observational study in one hospital' BMJ Paediatrics Open 2, (1) Author Site , DOI Open access
Thompson TP, Taylor AH, Wanner A, Husk K, Wei Y, Creanor S, Kandiyali R, Neale J, Sinclair J & Nasser M (2018) 'Physical activity and the prevention, reduction, and treatment of alcohol and/or substance use across the lifespan (The PHASE review): protocol for a systematic review' Systematic Reviews 7, (1) Author Site , DOI Open access
Cooper C, Lovell R, Husk K, Booth A & Garside R (2017) 'Supplementary search methods were more effective and offered better value than bibliographic database searching: a case study from public health and environmental enhancement' Research Synthesis Methods 2018, (9) 195-223 Author Site , DOI Open access
Husk K, Lovell R & Garside R (2017) 'Prescribing gardening and conservation activities for health and wellbeing in older people' Maturitas 110, A1-A2 Author Site , DOI Open access
Lovell R, Husk K, Blockley K, Bethel A, Bloomfield D, Warber S, Pearson M, Lang I, Byng R & Garside R (2017) 'A realist review and collaborative development of what works in the social prescribing process' The Lancet 390, (S62) Author Site , DOI
van Kampen SC, Lee W, Fornasiero M & Husk K (2017) 'The proportion of the population of England that self-identifies as lesbian, gay or bisexual: producing modelled estimates based on national social surveys' BMC Research Notes 10, (1) Author Site , DOI Open access
Husk KM (2017) 'Social prescribing offers huge potential but requires a nuanced evidence base' BMJ Opinion Publisher Site
van Kampen S, Fornasiero M, Lee W & Husk K (2017) 'Producing modelled estimates of the size of the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) population of England: : PHE gateway number: 2016534' Public Health England. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/producing-estimates-of-the-size-of-the-lgb-population-of-england (Accessed: 1/2/2017).
Tabner A, Johnson G, Jones M, Patel R, Husk K, Parish R, Rees J, Henstridge V, Clark I & Thomas V (2016) 'Paediatricians: are they just little adults?' Emergency Medicine Journal 33, (12) 918-918 Author Site , DOI
Husk K (2016) 'Green Exercise. Linking Nature, Health and Well-being, Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood, Jules Pretty (Eds.). Routledge, London, UK (2016)' Mental Health and Physical Activity 11, 74-74 Author Site , DOI
Wood SL, Demougin PR, Higgins S, Husk K, Wheeler BW & White M (2016) 'Exploring the relationship between childhood obesity and proximity to the coast: A rural/urban perspective' Health & Place 40, 129-136 Author Site , DOI Open access
Husk K, Blockley K, Lovell R, Bethel A, Bloomfield D, Warber S, Pearson M, Lang I, Byng R & Garside R (2016) 'What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review' Systematic Reviews 5, (1) 1-7 Author Site , DOI Open access
Husk K, Lovell R, Cooper C, Stahl-Timmins W & Garside R (2016) 'Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults: a review of quantitative and qualitative evidence' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 0, (5) 0-0 Author Site , DOI Open access
Alcock I, White MP, Lovell R, Higgins SL, Osborne NJ, Husk K & Wheeler BW (2015) 'What accounts for ‘England's green and pleasant land’? A panel data analysis of mental health and land cover types in rural England' Landscape and Urban Planning 142, (0) 38-46 Author Site , DOI
Wheeler B, Lovell R, Higgins S, White M, Alcock I, Osborne N, Husk KM, Sabel C & Depledge M (2015) 'Beyond Greenspace: An ecological study of population general health and indicators of natural environment type and quality' International Journal of Health Geographics 14, (0) 0-0 , DOI
Sharpe NJ, Bearman, N, Thornton, C, Husk, K, Osborne & N (2015) 'Indoor fungal diversity and asthma: a metaanalysis and systematic review of risk factors' Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 135, (1) 110-122
Lovell R, Husk KM, Cooper C, Stahl-Timmins W & Garside R (2015) 'Understanding how environmental enhancement and conservation activities may benefit health and wellbeing: a systematic review' BMC Public Health 15, (864) Author Site , DOI Open access
Barton A & Husk K (2014) '“I don’t really like the pub […]”: reflections on young people and pre-loading alcohol' Drugs and Alcohol Today 14, (2) 58-66 , DOI
Husk K, Godfrey C, Abraham J, Robertson A & Fleming L (2014) 'Barriers to and enablers of a workplace support website among SMEs' International Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Research 2, 64-75
Lovell R, Husk K, Cooper C, Stahl-Timmins W & Garside R (2014) 'Environmental conservation activities for health: building on systematic review methods to consider a disparate, dispersed, and limited evidence base' The Lancet 384, S46-S46
Husk K (2014) 'Review of Whiteness Fractured' Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal 19, (2)
Lovell R, Husk K, Bethel A & Garside R (2014) 'What are the health and well-being impacts of community gardening for adults and children: a mixed method systematic review protocol' Environmental Evidence 3, 20-20
Husk K, Lovell R, Cooper C & Garside R (2013) 'Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults' , DOI
Williams M & Husk K (2013) 'Can we, should we, measure ethnicity?' International Journal of Social Research Methodology 16, 285-300
Husk K, Lovell R, Cooper C & Garside R (2013) 'Participation in environmental enhancement and conservation activities for health and well-being in adults (Protocol)' The Cochrane Library Art. No.: CD010351., (2) , DOI
Barton A, Coomber R, Tidy R & Husk K (2013) 'Students and Alcohol: An Exploration of the Student Experience and the University as a Risk Environment' Plymouth University Student Experience Group and Plymouth City Violence Delivery Group
Husk K (2012) 'Book Review: Malcolm Williams and W Paul Vogt The Sage Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods' Sociology 46, 1230-1231
Barton AJ & Husk K (2012) 'Controlling pre-loaders: alcohol related violence in an English night time economy' Drugs and Alcohol Today 12, (2) 89-97 , DOI
Husk K & Green A (2012) 'Cornish ethnicity and undercounting: utilising the 2001 England and Wales Census to develop an accurate measurement methodology' Methodological Innovations 7, 1-12
Husk K (2012) 'Elucidating a Cornish Ethnie: The Argument for Mixed Method' Sociological Research Online 17, 9-9
Husk K & Williams M (2012) 'The Legitimation of Ethnicity: The Case of the Cornish' Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 12, 249-267
Husk K (2011) 'Ethnicity and social exclusion: research and policy implications in a Cornish case study' Social and Public Policy Review 5, 7-25
Husk K (2010) 'Estimating the Cornish from the 2001 England and Wales census: adjustment and re-analyses' Local population studies 78-83
Husk K (2010) 'Review of Ethnicity (Key Concepts)' Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal 15, (3)
Husk K (2009) 'Accessing education in Cornwall: exploring the structure/agency debate amongst potential students' Cornish Studies Seventeen
Conference Papers
Hopper HJ, Shawe J, Kent B, Husk K & Wanner A 'What approaches to peri-conception care for women with pre-existing medical conditions work, for whom, and in what circumstances? The development of a protocol for a realist review as part of a PhD study' Royal College of Midwives Conference 2018
Reports
Garside R, Orr N, Short R, Lovell R, Husk K, McEachon R, Rashid R & Dickie I (2021) Therapeutic Nature: Nature-based social prescribing for diagnosed mental health conditions in the UK: Final Report for Defra. London Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Publisher Site
Fullam J, Hunt H, Lovell R, Husk K, Byng R, Richards D, Warber S, Tarrant M, Lloyd J & Orr N (2021) A handbook for Nature on Prescription to promote mental health. Version 1. University of Exeter Publisher Site
Other Publications
Resources For Children & Young People’s Social Prescribing [Online]. Publisher Site