Dr Martha Paisi
Profiles

Dr Martha Paisi

Senior Research Fellow in Public Health

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Martha can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Health inequalities
Biography

Biography

Senior Research Fellow, School and Nursing and Midwifery

Research Lead, Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise

Research interests

  • Health inequalities
  • Health services/access to care for vulnerable groups (people experiencing homelessness, asylum seekers and refugees, children with additional needs)
  • Integrated and trauma-informed care

Teaching

Academic tutor - Year 2 Inter-professional Engagement Module (Peninsula Dental School)

Qualifications

PhD - Public Health Dentistry, University of Plymouth

Associate HEA Fellowship in Teaching, University of Plymouth

MMedSci - Human Nutrition, University of Sheffield

MEd - Physical Education, Semmelweis University

Memberships

Academic honorary contract with Public Health England (PHE)

Cochrane Member

Research

Research

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Paisi M, Crombag N, Burns L, Bogaerts A, Withers L, Bates L, Crowley D, Witton R & Shawe J (2021) 'Barriers and facilitators to hepatitis C screening and treatment for people with lived experience of homelessness: A mixed‐methods systematic review' Health Expectations , DOI Open access
Neill S, Erwin J, Paisi M, Witton R, Burns L, Vassallo I, Nelder A, Facenfield J, Devalia U & Vassallo T (2021) 'Factors Influencing Oral Health Behaviours, Access and Provision of Dental Care for Autistic Children and Adolescents in Countries with a Very High Human Development Index: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Systematic Review' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, (23) , DOI Open access
Joyes EC, McGowan LJ, Adams EA, Paisi M, Burrows M, Shabaninejad H, Beyer F, Haddow K, Coyte A & Landes D (2021) 'Exploring Interventions to Improve the Oral Health and Related Health Behaviours of Adults Experiencing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage: Protocol for a Qualitative Study with Stakeholders' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, (22) , DOI Open access
McGowan LJ, Joyes EC, Adams EA, Coyte A, Gavin R, Richmond C, Shabaninejad H, Beyer F, Broadbridge A & Dobson K (2021) 'Investigating the Effectiveness and Acceptability of Oral Health and Related Health Behaviour Interventions in Adults with Severe and Multiple Disadvantage: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Systematic Review' International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, (21) , DOI Open access
McGregor F, Paisi M, Robinson A & Shawe J (2021) 'Improving the sexual health of young people experiencing homelessness' British Journal of Community Nursing 26, (11) 560-566 , DOI
Witton R & Paisi M (2021) 'Dental care for homeless persons: Time for National Health Service reform' Public Health in Practice 2, , DOI Open access
Witton R, Plessas A, Wheat H, Baines R, Delgado MB, Mills I & Paisi M (2021) 'The future of dentistry post-COVID-19: perspectives from Urgent Dental Care centre staff in England' British Dental Journal (BDJ) , DOI Open access
Plessas A, Paisi M, Baines R, Wheat H, Delgado MB, Mills I & Witton R (2021) 'Frontline experiences and perceptions of Urgent Dental Care centre staff in England during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study' British Dental Journal (BDJ) , DOI Open access
Witton R & Paisi M (2021) 'The benefits of an innovative community engagement model in dental undergraduate education' Education for Primary Care 1-5 , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Witton R & Plessas A (2021) 'Is there an association between drug use and oral health conditions?' Evidence-Based Dentistry 22, (1) 46-47 , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Witton R, Radford P & Plessas A (2021) 'What is the global prevalence of dental healthcare needs and unmet dental needs among adolescents?' Evidence-Based Dentistry 22, (1) 8-9 , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G, Verbeek JH & Francis T (2020) 'Preprocedural mouth rinses for preventing transmission of infectious diseases through aerosols in dental healthcare providers' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI
Plessas A & Paisi M (2020) 'Is there an association between oral health-related quality of life and Alzheimer's disease?' Evidence-Based Dentistry 21, (4) 124-125 , DOI
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventi per ridurre l’aerosol contaminato prodotto durante le procedure odontoiatriche al fine di prevenire malattie infettive: una revisione Cochrane' Dental Cadmos 88, (10) 656-656 , DOI
Paisi M, Baines R, Burns L, Plessas A, Radford P, Shawe J & Witton R (2020) 'Barriers and facilitators to dental care access among asylum seekers and refugees in highly developed countries: a systematic review' BMC Oral Health 20, (1) , DOI Open access
Paisi M, March-McDonald J, Burns L, Snelgrove-Clarke E, Withers L & Shawe J (2020) 'Perceived barriers and facilitators to accessing and utilising sexual and reproductive healthcare for people who experience homelessness: a systematic review' BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 0, (10) 0-0 , DOI Open access
Witton R & Paisi M (2020) 'Homelessness on the curriculum?' British Dental Journal 229, (8) 501-501 , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Witton R, Withers L, Plessas A, Burrows M, Morrison S, McDonald L & Kay E (2020) 'Strategies to improve oral health behaviours and dental access for people experiencing homelessness: a qualitative study' British Dental Journal , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Baines R, Worle C, Withers L & Witton R (2020) 'Evaluation of a community dental clinic providing care to people experiencing homelessness: A mixed methods approach' Health Expectations , DOI Open access
Kumbargere Nagraj S, Eachempati P, Paisi M, Nasser M, Sivaramakrishnan G & Verbeek JH (2020) 'Interventions to reduce contaminated aerosols produced during dental procedures for preventing infectious diseases' Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Plessas A, Pampaka D, Burns L & Wilton R (2020) 'Effect of treating carious teeth on children's and adolescents' anthropometric outcomes: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 37, (1) 32-38 Author Site , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Witton R & Plessas A (2019) 'Is there an association between children's screen use and cariogenic diet?' Evidence-Based Dentistry 20, (4) 115-116 , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Kay E, Burrows M, Withers L, Plessas A, McDonald L & Witton R (2019) ''Teeth Matter': engaging people experiencing homelessness with oral health promotion efforts' British Dental Journal 227, (3) 187-191 , DOI Open access
Webb L, Sandhu S, Morton L, Witton R, Withers L, Worle C & Paisi M (2019) 'A dental student view on learning gained through Inter-Professional Engagement with people experiencing homelessness' Education for Primary Care 1-3 , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Witton R, Burrows M, Allen Z, Plessas A, Withers L, McDonald L & Kay E (2019) 'Management of plaque in people experiencing homelessness using 'peer education': a pilot study' British Dental Journal (BDJ) 226, (11) 860-866 , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Kay E, Bennett C, Kaimi I, Witton R, Nelder R & Lapthorne D (2019) 'Body mass index and dental caries in young people: a systematic review' BMC Pediatrics 19, (1) , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Kay E, Plessas A, Burns L, Quinn C, Brennan N & White S (2019) 'Barriers and enablers to accessing dental services for people experiencing homelessness: A systematic review' Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology Author Site , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Kay E, Kaimi I, Witton R, Nelder R, Christophi C & Lapthorne D (2018) 'Obesity and dental caries in young children in Plymouth, United Kingdom: A Spatial Analysis' COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 35, (1) 58-64 Author Site , DOI Open access
Paisi M, Kay E, Kaimi I, Witton R, Nelder R, Potterton R & Lapthorne D (2018) 'Obesity and caries in four-to-six year old English children: a cross-sectional study' BMC Public Health 18, (1) , DOI Open access
Christophi CA, Pampaka D, Paisi M, Ioannou S & DiFranza JR (2016) 'Levels of physical dependence on tobacco among adolescent smokers in Cyprus' Addictive Behaviors 60, 148-153 , DOI Open access
Savvides ECG, Christophi CA, Paisi M, Pampaka D, Kinnunen T & Connolly GN (2014) 'Factors associated with intent to quit tobacco use in Cyprus adolescents' Preventive Medicine 60, 83-87 , DOI
Savvides ECG, Christophi CA, Paisi M, Pampaka D, Kinnunen T & Connolly GN (2014) 'Factors associated with intent to quit tobacco use in Cyprus adolescents' PREVENTIVE MEDICINE 60, 83-87 Author Site , DOI
Christophi CA, Paisi M, Pampaka D, Kehagias M, Vardavas C & Connolly GN (2013) 'The impact of the Cyprus comprehensive smoking ban on air quality and economic business of hospitality venues' BMC Public Health 13, (1) , DOI
Makris KC, Christophi CA, Paisi M & Ettinger AS (2012) 'A preliminary assessment of low level arsenic exposure and diabetes mellitus in Cyprus' BMC Public Health 12, (1) , DOI
Sleap M, Elliott B, Paisi M & Reed H (2007) 'The Lifestyles of Affluent Young People Ages 9 to 15 Years: A Case Study' Journal of Physical Activity and Health 4, (4) 460-469 , DOI
Nakano E, Taiwo FA, Nugent D, Griffiths HR, Aldred S, Paisi M, Kwok M, Bhatt P, Hill MHE & Moat S (2005) 'Downstream effects on human low density lipoprotein of homocysteine exported from endothelial cells in an in vitro system' Journal of Lipid Research 46, (3) 484-493 , DOI
Conference Papers
Makris KC, Christophi C & Paisi M (2011) 'Low-level Arsenic Exposure in Drinking Water and Diabetes Mellitus in Cyprus: Preliminary Findings' Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) S72-S72 , DOI
Reports
Plessas A, Paisi M, Bryce M, Burns L, O'Brien T, Witton R & Hanoch Y (2021) Mental Health and Wellbeing in Dentistry: A Rapid Evidence Assessment. General Dental Council Publisher Site Open access
Other Publications
(2019) Underprivileged in Plymouth receive dental care. Springer Science and Business Media LLC , DOI Open access
Personal

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Additional information

Official reports

Promote Vaccinations among Migrant Populations in Europe (PROMOVAX) Consortium. A Toolkit for the Healthcare Worker. Available at: http://www.promovax.eu/toolkits/HCW_english_web.pdf

Promote Vaccinations among Migrant Populations in Europe (PROMOVAX) Consortium. Recommendation of the PROMOVAX Consortium on Migrant Vaccination. Available at: http://www.promovax.eu/pdfs/Recommendation.pdf

Promote Vaccinations among Migrant Populations in Europe (PROMOVAX) Consortium. Migrant immunization policies, legislation and practices in the hosting countries. Available at : http://www.promovax.eu/pdfs/HOSTING_COUNTRIES.pdf

Promote Vaccinations among Migrant Populations in Europe (PROMOVAX) Consortium. Migrants’ Culture and Attitude towards Immunization. Available at: http://www.promovax.eu/pdfs/COUNTRIESofORIGIN.pdf

Promotion of Immunization for Healthcare Professionals in Europe (HProImmune) Consortium. Toolkit for Physicians. Available at: http://hproimmune.eu/toolkits/files/UK/phys.html

Promotion of Immunization for Healthcare Professionals in Europe (HProImmune) Consortium. Toolkit for Nurse and Other Specialties. Available at: http://hproimmune.eu/toolkits/files/UK/pub.html

Promotion of Immunization for Healthcare Professionals in Europe (HProImmune) Consortium. Toolkit for Healthcare Administrators & Public Health Professionals. Available at: http://hproimmune.eu/toolkits/files/UK/admin.html

Promotion of Immunization for Healthcare Professionals in Europe (HProImmune) Consortium. Immunization Barriers and Enablers among Health Care Professionals: Analysis of Findings. Available at: http://www.hproimmune.eu/downloads/Barriers_to_Immunization_DRAFT_FINAL.pdf

Guidelines for the Prevention of Obesity at the Workplace (2009). Available at: http://www.enwhp.org/

EU Families and Adolescents Quit Tobacco (euFAQT) consortium. Focus group report- Summary of Findings and Country Reports (2011). Available at: http://www.eufaqt.eu/images/stories/pdf/eufaqt_focus_groups_report.pdf