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.

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Staff Member Biography

Daniel Wight

Daniel Wightposition: Programme Leader

Contact Details

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phone: 0141 353 7508

Address

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,
University of Glasgow,
Top floor,
200, Renfield Street
Glasgow
G2 3QB

Biography and Interests

Daniel studied Social Anthropology at Edinburgh University, involving four months fieldwork in rural Jamaica, and graduated in 1981. He later conducted a community study in central Scotland, focussing on working class culture, unemployment, consumption and masculinity, which became a PhD (Edinburgh University, 1987). After working on applied social science projects in the fields of education, community development and nursing, in 1990 he joined the MRC Medical Sociology Unit to conduct a qualitative study of young Glaswegian men's sexual behaviour. From this he came to lead an inter-disciplinary team to develop a theoretically based teacher-delivered sex education programme (SHARE) from 1993-96, in collaboration with the Health Education Board for Scotland, now NHS Health Scotland. Daniel led the evaluation of this programme, through a randomised trial with 25 schools complemented by a detailed process evaluation.

Since 1997 Daniel has been involved in descriptive and intervention research in Tanzania and Uganda on sexual health and parent-child relationships. He led the process evaluation of a multi-component sexual health programme in Tanzania (Mema kwa Vijana), in collaboration with the National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and from 2001-2010 he led the Unit's partnership in two Department for International Development programmes on HIV and sexual health in low income countries.

From 2006-2015 Daniel led the Sexual Health and Families Programme and then the Children, Young People, Families and Health Programme in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. He is now leading a research theme on the transferability of interventions.

Current substantive research topics include early years interventions, young people's health and lifestyles, and parent-child relationships and health outcomes in high and low income countries. Methodologically Daniel is interested in the development, evaluation and transferability of interventions, and he retains a concern with strengthening social science research capacity in Africa.

Publications

2016

Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Early childhood precursors and school age correlates of different internalising problem trajectories among young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 2016;44:1333

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. What shapes 7-year-olds' subjective well-being? Prospective analysis of early childhood and parenting using the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2016;51:1417-1428

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Young R, Wight D. Does parenting help to explain socio-economic inequalities in children’s body mass index trajectories? Longitudinal analysis using the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2016;70:868-73

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van Rooyen H, Essack Z, Rochat T, Wight D, Knight L, Bland R, Celum C. Taking HIV testing to families: designing a family-based intervention to facilitate HIV testing, disclosure and intergenerational communication. Frontiers in Public Health 2016;5:154

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Wight D, Wimbush RE, Jepson R, Doi L. Six steps in quality intervention development (6SQuID). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2016;70:520-525

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Zuma T, Wight D, Rochat T, Moshabela M. The role of traditional health practitioners in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: generic or mode specific?. Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016;16:304

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2015

Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation of complex interventions: a summary of Medical Research Council guidance. In: Richards D, Hallberg IR, editors Complex interventions in health: an overview of research methods. Abingdon: Routledge, 2015.

Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation of complex interventions: Medical Research Council guidance. BMJ 2015;350:h1258

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Parenting stress and parent support among mothers with high and low education. Journal of Family Psychology 2015;29:907-18

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Wamoyi J, Wight D, Remes P. The structural influence of family and parenting on young people’s sexual and reproductive health in rural Northern Tanzania. Culture, Health and Sexuality 2015;17:718-32

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2014

Buston K, Parkes A, Wight D. High and low contraceptive use amongst male young offenders: a qualitative interview study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2014;40:248–253

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Hartley J, Wight D, Hunt K. Presuming the influence of the media: teenagers’ constructions of gender identity through sexual/romantic relationships and alcohol consumption. Sociology of Health & Illness 2014;36:772-86

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Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation of complex interventions: Medical Research Council guidance. MRC Population Health Science Research Network, London, 2014

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: family and school influences on children’s social and emotional well-being. Edinburgh, 2014

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Parkes A, Waylen A, Sayal K, Heron J, Henderson M, Wight D, Macleod J. Which behavioral, emotional and school problems in middle-childhood predict early sexual behavior?. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 2014;43:507-527

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Siu G, Wight D, Seeley JA. Masculinity, social context and HIV testing: an ethnographic study of men in Busia district, rural eastern Uganda. BMC Public Health 2014;14:33

Siu GE, Wight D, Seeley JA. ‘Dented’ and ‘resuscitated’ masculinities: how HIV diagnosis and/or enrolment on antiretroviral treatment affect masculine identities in rural eastern Uganda. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS 2014;11:211-21

Wamoyi J, Wight D. 'Dying a hero' parents' and young people's discourses on concurrent sexual partnerships in rural Tanzania. BMC Public Health 2014;14:742

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Wamoyi J, Wight D. 'Mum never loved me' How structural factors influence adolescent sexual and reproductive health through parent-child connectedness: a qualitative study in rural Tanzania. African Journal of AIDS Research 2014;13:169-78

Wight D, Ahikire J, Kwesiga JC. Consultancy research as a barrier to strengthening social science research capacity in Uganda. Social Science & Medicine 2014;116:32-40

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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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Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Cooper C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation in complex public health intervention studies: the need for guidance [editorial]. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;68:101-102

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D, Henderson M. Do television and electronic games predict children’s psychosocial adjustment? Longitudinal research using the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2013;98:341-348

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Parenting. In: Growing up in Scotland: Birth Cohort 2. Results from the First Year. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2013:118-142.

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Parkes A, Wight D, Hunt K, Henderson M, Sargent J. Are sexual media exposure, parental restrictions on media use and co-viewing TV and DVDs with parents and friends associated with teenagers' early sexual behaviour?. Journal of Adolescence 2013;36:1121–1133

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Siu GE, Seeley J, Wight D. Dividuality, masculine respectability and reputation: How masculinity affects men’s uptake of HIV treatment in rural Eastern Uganda. Social Science & Medicine 2013;89:45-52

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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

Buston K, Parkes A, Thomson H, Wight D, Fenton C. Parenting interventions for male young offenders: a review of evidence on what works. Journal of Adolescence 2012;35:731-742

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Buston K, Wight D. Young fathers in prison: helping them parent. In: Simpson C, editor Scotland: the best place in the world to bring up children? A collection of essays about parenting in Scotland. Edinburgh: Parenting across Scotland, 2012:128-30.

Desmond N, Prost A, Wight D. Managing risk through treatment-seeking in rural north-western Tanzania: categorising health problems as malaria and nzoka. Health, Risk & Society 2012;14:149-170

Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Main Report. Edinburgh, 2012

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Research Findings no. 4. Edinburgh, 2012

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Technical Appendix. Edinburgh, 2012

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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.

Plummer ML, Wight D. Intervention recommendations. In: Plummer ML, editor Promoting abstinence, being faithful, and condom use with young Africans: qualitative findings from an intervention trial in rural Tanzania. New York: Lexington Books, 2012:361-404.

Remes P, Selestine V, Changalucha J, Ross D, Wight D, de Sanjose S, Kapiga S, Hayes R, Watson-Jones D. A qualitative study of HPV vaccine acceptability among health workers, teachers, parents, female pupils, and religious leaders in northwest Tanzania. Vaccine 2012;30:5363-5367

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Siu GE, Wight D, Seeley JA. How a masculine work ethic and economic circumstances affect uptake of HIV treatment: experiences of men from an artisanal gold mining community in rural eastern Uganda. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2012;15:17368

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Watson-Jones D, Baisley K, Ponsiano R, Lemme F, Remes P, Ross D, Kapiga S, Mayaud P, de Sanjose S, Wight D, Changalucha J, Hayes R. Human Papillomavirus vaccination in Tanzanian schoolgirls: cluster-randomized trial comparing two vaccine-delivery strategies. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012;206:678-686

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Wight D, Plummer M, Ross D. The need to promote behaviour change at the cultural level: one factor explaining the limited impact of the MEMA kwa Vijana adolescent sexual health intervention in rural Tanzania - A process evaluation. BMC Public Health 2012;12:788

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2011

Henderson M, Smith D, Elliott L, Nixon C, Wight D. Vulnerable young people in alternative education settings: their sexual health needs, experience and use of sex education and sexual health services. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional Paper no. 21, Glasgow, 2011

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Hunt K, Henderson M, Wight D, Sargent J D. Exposure to smoking in films and own smoking among Scottish adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Thorax 2011;66:866-74

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Nurse K, Wight D. Development assistance and research capacity strengthening: the commissioning of health research in East Africa. Journal of East African Studies 2011;5:233-51

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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Parkes A, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: parenting and children's health - Main Report. Edinburgh, 2011

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Parkes A, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: parenting and children's health - Research Findings no.3/2011. Research Findings no.3/2011, Edinburgh, 2011

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Parkes A, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: parenting and children's health - Technical Appendix. Edinburgh, 2011

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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

Buston K, Wight D. Self-reported sexually transmitted infection testing behaviour amongst incarcerated young male offenders: findings from a qualitative study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2010;36:7-11

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External Evaluation Team . Evaluation of Healthy Respect phase 2: Final Report. Edinburgh, 2010

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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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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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Plummer ML, Wamoyi J, Shigongo ZS, Mshana G, Obasi AN, Ross DA, Wight D. 'Seek any means, and keep it your secret' young women’s attempts to control their reproduction through contraceptive and fertility practices in rural Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research 2010;12:178-93

Remes P, Renju J, Nyalali K, Benedict J, Medard L, Kimaryo M, Changalucha J, Obasi A, Wight D. Dusty discos and dangerous desires: community perceptions of adolescent sexual and reproductive health risks and vulnerability and the potential role of parents in rural Mwanza, Tanzania. Culture, Health & Sexuality 2010;12:279-92

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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

Bond L, Leyland AH, Macintyre S, Wight D. Evaluation of a youth development programme demonstrates the need for the randomised roll-out of community interventions [rapid response] ID - 870. BMJ 2009:July 16th

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Nyalali K, Remes P, Wight D. Developing methods to study parent-child relationships in rural sub-Saharan Africa: an exploratory project in Mwanza, northern Tanzania. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional Paper no. 20, Glasgow, 2009

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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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Prost A, Griffiths CJ, Anderson J, Wight D, Hart GJ. Feasibility and acceptability of offering rapid HIV tests to patients registering with primary care in London (UK): a pilot study. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2009;85:326-9.

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Sim J, Fraser S, Church S, Eaglesham P, Wight D. The sexual health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups in Scotland: a scoping review of research literature. Edinburgh and Glasgow, 2009

Williamson LM, Parkes A, Wight D, Petticrew M, Hart GJ. Limits to modern contraceptive use among young women in developing countries: a systematic review of qualitative research. Reproductive Health 2009;6:3

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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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Henderson M, Ecob R, Wight D, Abraham C. What explains between-school differences in rates of smoking?. BMC Public Health 2008;8

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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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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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Wight D. Most of our social scientists are not institution based… they are there for hire: research consultancies and social science capacity for health research in East Africa. Social Science & Medicine 2008;66:110-116

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Wight D. Theoretical bases for teacher- and peer-delivered sexual health promotion. Health Education 2008;108:10-28

2007

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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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.

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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Obasi A, Cleophas BF, Ross DA, Chima KL, Mmassey G, Gavyole A, Plummer M, Makokha M, Mujaya B, Todd J, Wight D, Grosskurth H, Mabey DC, Hayes R. Rationale and design of the MEMA kwa Vijana adolescent and reproductive health intervention in Mwanza Region, Tanzania. AIDS Care 2006;18:311-322.

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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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Wimbush E, Harper H, Wight D, Gruer L, Lowther M, Fraser S, Gordon J. Evidence, policy and practice: developing collaborative approaches in Scotland. In: Killoran A , Swann C , Kelly M, editors Public health evidence: tackling health inequalities. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006:201-216.

2005

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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Lees S, Wight D, Allen C, Desmond N, Chiduo B, Vallely A, Der G, Knight L, Hayes R, Ross DA. The reliability of coital diaries in collecting sexual behaviour data in a microbicides trial feasibility study in Mwanza, Tanzania. HIV/AIDS and STI News 2005;9:3-4

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. Impediments to developing social science research capacity in East Africa. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional Paper no. 14, Glasgow, 2005

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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

Wimbush E, Harper H, Wight D, Gruer L, Lowther M, Fraser S, Gordon J. Evidence, policy and practice: developing collaborative approaches in Scotland. Evidence & Policy 2005;1:391-407

2004

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

Parkes A, Wight D, Henderson M. Teenagers' use of sexual health services: perceived need, knowledge and ability to access. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2004;30:217-24

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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

Abraham C, Wight D, Scott S. Developing the SHARE sex education programme: from theory to classroom implementation. In: Rutter D, Quine L, editors Changing health behaviour: research and practice with social cognition models. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2001:1-35.

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

Mshana G, Wamoyi J, Plummer M, Wight D, Ross D. Sexual health-related traditional beliefs among young people in Northwestern Tanzania. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2001;12 (Supplement 2):177

Wamoyi J, Mshana G, Plummer M, Wight D, Ross D. Sexual acts among young people in Northwestern Tanzania. International Journal of STD & AIDS 2001;12:178-9

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. Extent of regretted sexual intercourse among young teenagers in Scotland: a cross sectional survey. BMJ 2000;320:1243-4

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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1999

Wight D, West P. Poor recall, misunderstandings and embarrassment: interpreting discrepancies in young men's reported heterosexual behaviour. Culture, Health & Sexuality 1999;1:55-78

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Wight D. Cultural factors in young heterosexual men's perception of HIV risk. Sociology of Health & Illness 1999;21:735-58

Wight D. Limits to empowerment-based sex education. Health Education 1999;6:233-243

1998

Abraham C, Sheeran P, Wight D. Designing research-based materials to promote safer sex amongst young people. Psychology, Health and Medicine 1998;3:127-131

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

Wight D. Unhealthy societies. In: Journal of Applied and Community Social Psychology. London: Routledge, 1998.

1997

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

Wight D. School-based sex education: Vancouver Conference Review. AIDS Care 1997;9:66-69

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1996

Abraham C, Wight D. Developing HIV-preventive behavioural interventions for young people in Scotland. International Journal of STD & AIDS 1996;7:39-42

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Dixon H, Wight D, Abraham C, Scott S. Share: Sexual Health and Relationships - Safe, Happy and Responsible. Edinburgh, 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.

Wight D, Scott S, Abraham C, Raab G, Hart GJ. Does sex education affect behaviour?. The AIDS Letter 1996;54

Wight D, Scott S. The development and piloting of SHARE, a teacher-led sex education programme for S3 and S4. 1996

Wight D. Beyond the predatory male: the diversity of young Glaswegian men's discourses to describe heterosexual relationships. In: Adkins L, Merchant V, editors Sexualising the social: power and the organisation of sexuality. London: MacMillan, 1996.

Wight D. Tempering ideology with pragmatism: research-based sex education. Venereology 1996;9:158-161

1995

Green G, Kitzinger J, Macaulay L, Wight D. Desperately seeking sperm: informal screening procedures. British Journal of Midwifery 1995;3:646-659

Macaulay L, Kitzinger J, Green G, Wight D. Unconventional conceptions and HIV. AIDS Care 1995;7:261-276

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Wight D. Young people, health and family life. Sociology of Health & Illness 1995;17

1994

Wight D, Scott S. Mandates and constraints on sex education in the East of Scotland. 1994

Wight D. Assimilating 'safer sex': young heterosexual men's understanding of 'safer sex'. In: Aggleton P, Davies P, Hart G J, editors AIDS: foundations for the future. London: Falmer Press, 1994:97-109.

Wight D. Boys' thoughts and talk about sex in a working class locality of Glasgow. Sociological Review 1994;42:703-737

1993

Gilloran A, McGlew T, McKee K, Robertson A, Wight D. Measuring the quality of care in psychogeriatric wards. Journal of Advanced Nursing 1993

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Wight D, Barnard MA. The limits to participant observation in HIV/AIDS research. Practising Anthropology 1993;15:66-69

Wight D. Workers not wasters: masculine respectability, consumption and unemployment in Central Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1993.

Wight D. A re-assessment of health education on HIV/AIDS for young heterosexuals. Health Education Research 1993;8:473-483

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Wight D. Constraints or cognition? Young men and safer heterosexual sex. In: Aggleton P, Davies P, Hart G J, editors AIDS: the second decade. London: Falmer Press, 1993:41-60.

1992

Wight D. Impediments to safer heterosexual sex: a review of research with young people. AIDS Care 1992;4:11-21

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1990

McMichael P, Lynch B, Wight D. Building bridges into work: the role of the community worker. Harlow: Longman, 1990.

Wight D. The impact of HIV/AIDS on young people's heterosexual behaviour in Britain: a literature review. Glasgow, 1990