From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

Completed Projects

Publications

2013

Elliott L, Henderson M, Nixon C, Wight D. Has untargeted sexual health promotion for young people reached its limit? A quasi-experimental study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;67:398-404

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Wight D, Fullerton D. A review of interventions with parents to promote the sexual health of their children. Journal of Adolescent Health 2013;52:4–27

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2012

Plummer M. Promoting abstinence, being faithful, and condom use with young Africans: qualitative findings from an intervention trial in rural Tanzania. New York: Lexington Books, 2012.

2011

Parkes A, Henderson M, Wight D, Nixon C. Is parenting associated with teenagers’ early sexual risk-taking, autonomy and relationship with sexual partners?. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 2011;43:30-40

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Parkes A, Strange V, Wight D, Bonell C, Copas A, Henderson M, Buston K, Stephenson J, Johnson A, Allen E, Hart G. Comparison of teenagers' early same-sex and heterosexual behavior: UK data from the SHARE and RIPPLE studies. Journal of Adolescent Health 2011;48:27-35

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Plummer M L, Wight D. Young people's lives and sexual relationships in rural Africa: findings from a large qualitative study in Tanzania. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2011.

Wight D. The effectiveness of school based sex education: what do rigorous evaluations in Britain tell us?. Education and Health 2011;29:67-73

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2010

Allen C, Desmond N, Chiduo B, Medard L, Lees S, Vallely A, Hayes R, Ross D. Intravaginal and menstrual practices among women working in food and recreational facilities in Mwanza, Tanzania: implications for microbicide trials. AIDS & Behavior 2010;14:1169-81

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Henderson M, Wight D, Nixon C, Hart G. Retaining young people in a longitudinal sexual health survey: a trial of strategies to maintain participation. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2010;10

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Lees S, Cook C, Vallely A, Desmond N, Allen C, Kiro K, Wamoyi J, Medard L, Pool , Hayes RJ, Ross DA, Microbicides Development Programme . Comparison of sexual behavior data collected using a coital diary and a clinic-based interview during a microbicide pilot study in Mwanza, Tanzania. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2010;37:497-501

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Parkes A, Wight D, Henderson M, West P. Does early sexual debut reduce teenagers' participation in tertiary education? Evidence from the SHARE longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescence 2010;33:741-54

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Phase Two Programme Evaluation Team , External Evaluation Team (Including Henderson M & Wight D & Nixon C) . The final report of Healthy Respect phase 2. Edinburgh, 2010

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Wamoyi J, Wight D, Plummer M, Mshana G, Ross D. Transactional sex amongst young people in rural northern Tanzania: an ethnography of young women's motivations and negotiation. Reproductive Health 2010;7:2

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2009

Desmond N. 'Ni kubahatisha tu!' It’s just a game of chance: adaptation and resignation to socially constructed perceptions of risk in rural Tanzania [PhD], MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow 2009.

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Lees S, Desmond N, Allen C, Bugeke G, Vallely A, Hayes R, Ross D. Sexual risk behaviour for women working in recreational venues in Mwanza, Tanzania: considerations for the acceptability and use of vaginal microbicide gels. Culture, Health & Sexuality 2009;11:581-95

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Parkes A, Wight D, Henderson M, Stephenson J, Strange V. Contraceptive method at first sexual intercourse and subsequent pregnancy risk: findings from a secondary analysis of sixteen year-old girls from the RIPPLE and SHARE studies. Journal of Adolescent Health 2009;44:55-63

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2008

Henderson M, Butcher I, Wight D, Williamson LM, Raab G. What explains between-school differences in rates of sexual experience?. BMC Public Health 2008;8:53

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Phase Two Programme Evaluation Team, External Evaluation Team, (Including , Henderson M, Wight D, Nixon C, ). Evaluation of Healthy Respect phase 2: Interim Report - Executive Summary. Edinburgh, 2008

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Phase Two Programme Evaluation Team, External Evaluation Team, (Including , Henderson M, Wight D, Nixon C, ). Evaluation of Healthy Respect phase 2: Interim Report. Edinburgh, 2008

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Plummer M, Wamoyi J, Nyalali K, Mshana G, Shigongo ZS, Ross D, Wight D. Aborting and suspending pregnancy in rural Tanzania: An ethnography of young people’s beliefs and practices. Studies in Family Planning 2008;39:281-92

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Raab G, Burston A, Henderson M, Storkey H, Elliot LS, Davies J. Short-term evaluation of the Zero Tolerance Respect package in Midlothian primary schools, a randomized controlled trial. 2008

Weiss H A, Plummer M, Changalucha J, Mshana G, Shigongo ZS, Todd J, Wight D, Hayes R J, Ross D. Circumcision among adolescent boys in rural northwestern Tanzania. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2008;13:1054-61

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Wight D, Parkes A, Strange V, Allen E, Bonell C, Henderson M. The quality of young people’s heterosexual relationships: a longitudinal analysis of factors shaping subjective experience. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 2008;40:226-237

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2007

Allen CF, Lees SS, Desmond NA, Der G, Chiduo B, Hambleton I, Knight L, Vallely A, Ross DA, Hayes R J. Validity of coital diaries in a feasibility study for the Microbicides Development Programme trial among women at high risk of HIV/AIDS in Mwanza, Tanzania. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2007;83:490-496

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Buston K, Williamson LM, Hart G. Young women under 16 with experience of sexual intercourse: who becomes pregnant?. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2007;61:221-5

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Henderson M, Wight D, Raab G, Abraham C, Parkes A, Scott S, Hart G. Impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers on NHS registered conceptions and terminations: final results of cluster randomised trial. BMJ 2007;334:133-5

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Parkes A, Wight D, Henderson M, Hart G. Explaining associations between adolescent substance use and condom use. Journal of Adolescent Health 2007;40:180e1-18

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Plummer M, Wight D, Obasi A, Wamoyi J, Mshana G, Todd J, Mazige BC, Makokha M, Hayes R, Ross D. A process evaluation of a school-based adolescent sexual health intervention in rural Tanzania: The MEMA kwa Vijana programme. Health Education Research 2007;22:500-512

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Plummer M, Wight D, Wamoyi J, Nyalali K, Ingall K, Mshana G, Shigongo Z, Obasi A. Are schools a good setting for adolescent sexual health promotion in rural Africa? A qualitative assessment from Tanzania. Health Education Research 2007;22:483-99

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Raab G M, Storkey H, Henderson M, Davis J, Elliot L. Development of instruments and procedures for a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the Zero Tolerance Respect package in Midlothian Primary Schools. Edinburgh, 2007

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Ross DA, Changalucha J, Obasi AIN , Todd J, Plummer ML, Cleophas-Mazige B, Anemona A, Everett D, Weiss HA, Mabey DC, Grosskurth H, Hayes RJ, Balira R, Wight D, Gavyole A, Makokha M, Mosha F, Terris-Prestholt F, Parry J. Biological and behavioural impact of an adolescent sexual health intervention in Tanzania: a community-randomised trial. AIDS 2007;21:1943-55

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Wight D, Stephenson J. School-based sex education: evaluating teacher-delivered (SHARE) and peer-delivered (RIPPLE) programmes. In: Baker P, Guthrie K, Hutchinson C, Kane R, Wellings K, editors Teenage pregnancy and reproductive health. London: RCOG Press, 2007:263-74.

Williamson LM. Contraceptive careers: young women's choices, influences and risks [PhD], MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit 2007.

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2006

Buston K, Wight D. The salience and utility of school sex education to young men. Sex Education 2006;6:135-150

Mshana G, Plummer M, Wamoyi J, Salamba Z, Ross D, Wight D. 'She was bewitched and caught an illness similar to AIDS' AIDS and sexually transmitted infection causation beliefs in rural Mwanza, Tanzania. Culture, Health & Sexuality 2006;8:45-58.

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Plummer M, Mshana G, Wamoyi J, Salamba Z, Hayes R, Ross D, Wight D. 'The man who believed he had AIDS was cured' AIDS and sexually-transmitted infection treatment-seeking behaviour in rural Mwanza, Tanzania. AIDS Care 2006;18:460-466.

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Plummer M, Wight D, Wamoyi J, Mshana G, Hayes R, Ross D. 'Farming with your hoe in a sack' condom attitudes, access and use in rural Tanzania. Studies in Family Planning 2006;37:29-40

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Ross DA, Wight D, Dowsett G, Buvé A, Obasi AIN. The weight of evidence: a method for assessing the strength of evidence on the effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions among young people. In: Ross DA, Dick B, Ferguson J, editors Preventing HIV/AIDS in young people: a systematic review of the evidence from developing countries. (WHO Technical Report Series no. 938). Geneva: World Health Organization, 2006:79-102.

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Wight D, Plummer M, Mshana G, Wamoyi J, Shigongo ZS, Ross DA. Contradictory sexual norms and expectations for young people in rural northern Tanzania. Social Science & Medicine 2006;62:987-997

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Wight D, Williamson LM, Henderson M. Parental influences on young people's sexual behaviour: a longitudinal analysis. Journal of Adolescence 2006;29:473-94

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2005

Harper H. The role of research in policy development: school sex education policy in Scotland since devolution [PhD], MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit 2005.

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Hayes R J, Changalucha J, Ross D, Gavyole A, Todd J, Obasi AIN, Plummer ML, Wight D, Mabey DC, Grosskurth H. The MEMA Kwa Vijana project: design of a community randomised trial of an innovative adolescent sexual health intervention in rural Tanzania. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2005;26:430-42.

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Henderson M, West P, Raab G.. School effects on health behaviours. Education and Health 2005;23:57-60

Parkes A, Henderson M, Wight D. Do sexual health services encourage teenagers to use condoms? A longitudinal study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2005;31:271-280

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Wight D. Peer-led sex education did not reduce the proportion of pupils having unprotected first intercourse before age 16: a review. Evidence-based Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2005;7:72-3

2004

Abraham C, Henderson M, Der G. Cognitive impact of a research-based school sex education programme. Psychology & Health 2004;19:689-703

Buston K, Wight D. Pupils' participation in sex education lessons: understanding variation across classes. Sex Education 2004;4:285-301

Plummer M, Ross D, Wight D, Changalucha J, Mshana G, Wamoyi J, Tood J, Anemona A, Mosha F, Obasi A, Hayes R. 'A bit more truthful' the validity of adolescent sexual behaviour data collected in rural northern Tanzania using five methods. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2004;80:Suppl II; ii49-ii56

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Plummer M, Wight D, Ross D, Balira R, Anemona A, Todd J, Salamba Z, Obasi A, Grosskurth H, Changalucha J, Hayes R. Asking semi-literate adolescents about sexual behaviour: The validity of Assisted Self-Completion Questionnaire (ASCQ) data in rural Tanzania. Tropical Medicine & International Health 2004;9:737-754

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Wight D, Dixon H. SHARE: sexual health and relationships - safe, happy and responsible. Education and Health 2004;22:3-7

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Wight D, Henderson M. The diversity of young people's heterosexual behaviour. In: Duffy M, Burtney E, editors Young people and sexual health: social, political and individual contexts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004:15-33.

2003

Henderson M, Wight D, Raab G. Methodology for balanced randomisation: the SHARE trial. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 11, Glasgow, 2003

Ross D, Wight D. What is the role of randomised trials in assessing sexual health interventions: developing countries perspective. In: Stephenson J, Imrie J, Bonell C, editors Effective sexual health interventions: issues in experimental evaluation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003:35-48.

Wight D, Buston K. Meeting needs but not changing goals: evaluation of in-service teacher training for sex education. Oxford Review of Education 2003;29:521-543

Wight D, Obasi A. Unpacking the Black Box: the importance of process data to explain outcomes. In: Stephenson J, Imrie J, Bonell C, editors Effective sexual health interventions: issues in experimental evaluation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003:151-166.

2002

Abraham C, Buston K, Hart G, Henderson M, Wight D, Raab G, Scott S. Overview from SHARE sex education project. Young people and sexual health: report of a deliberative seminar, 2002

Buston K, Wight D, Hart G, Scott S. Implementation of a teacher-delivered sex education programme: obstacles and facilitating factors. Health Education Research 2002;17:59-72

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Buston K, Wight D, Hart G. Inside the sex education classroom: the importance of context in engaging pupils. Culture, Health & Sexuality 2002;4:317-335

Buston K, Wight D. The salience and utility of school sex education to young women. Sex Education 2002;2:233-50

Henderson M, Wight D, Raab G, Abraham C, Buston K, Hart G, Scott S. Heterosexual risk behaviour among young teenagers in Scotland. Journal of Adolescence 2002;25:483-494

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Wight D, Raab G, Henderson M, Abraham C, Buston K, Hart G, Scott S. The limits of teacher-delivered sex education: interim behavioural outcomes from a randomised trial. BMJ 2002;324:1430-33

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2001

Buston K, Hart G. Heterosexism and homophobia in Scottish school sex education: exploring the nature of the problem. Journal of Adolescence 2001;24:95-109

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Buston K, Wight D, Scott S. Difficulty and diversity: the context and practice of sex education. British Journal of Sociology of Education 2001;22:353-368

Raab G, Butcher I. Balance in cluster randomised trials. Statistics in Medicine 2001;20:351-65

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Raab G, Butcher I. Randomisation inference for balanced cluster-randomised trials. Clinical Trials 2001;2:130-140

2000

Wight D, Abraham C. From psycho-social theory to sustainable classroom practice: developing a research-based teacher-delivered sex education programme. Health Education Research 2000;15:25-38

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Wight D, Henderson M, Raab G, Abraham C, Buston K, Scott S, Hart G. Regretted sexual intercourse among young teenagers in Scotland: a cross-sectional survey. BMJ 2000;320:1243-4

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1998

Wight D, Abraham C, Scott S. Towards a psycho-social theoretical framework for sexual health promotion. Health Education Research 1998;13:317-330

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Wight D, Buston K, Henderson M. The SHARE Project: a rigorous evaluation of teacher-led sex education. Sex Education Matters16 1998;10-11

1997

Wight D. Does sex education make a difference?. Health Education 1997:52-6

1996

Hart GJ, Wight D. Ethical issues in setting up a randomised controlled trial of health education for children: the case of teacher-led sex education in Scotland. In: Oakley A, Roberts H, editors Evaluating social interventions. London: Barnardos, 1996:66-81.