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

Katie Buston

Katie Bustonposition: Senior Investigator Scientist

Contact Details

email:
phone: 0141 353 7524

Address

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

Biography and Interests

Katie graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 1991 with a BA (Hons) in Politics. She went on to do a PhD in the Department of Government there. She took up her first research post in 1994 at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Glasgow University where she led a project on chronic illness in young people. She has worked at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at Glasgow University since 1996, initially on the SHARE project, evaluating a specially designed teacher-led sex education package. More recently, Katie has undertaken a study exploring the sexual and reproductive health needs of young offenders and a review of parenting interventions for incarcerated male young offenders. This led to collaboration with Barnardo's Scotland and the Scottish Prison Service, evaluating and further developing a parenting programme for incarcerated young male offenders delivered in HMP YOI Polmont. Katie is also the strategic lead on the process evaluation of the THRIVE trial, with a particular interest in exploring whether and how parenting interventions can help break negative inter-generational cycles of parenting practices/behaviour. Katie's interests include parenting interventions, young people, realist evaluation and qualitative methods.

Publications

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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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.

2011

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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Sadler K, Wellings K, Glasier A, Mercer C, McDaid L, Brima N, Stephenson J, Buston K, Stevens M, Parker R, Copas A, McManus S. Contessa: a longitudinal study of contraception discontinuation - technical report. London, 2011

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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Buston K. Experiences of, and attitudes towards, pregnancy and fatherhood amongst incarcerated young male offenders: findings from a qualitative study. Social Science & Medicine 2010;71:2212-18

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McDaid LM, Sweeting H, Buston K. Contraception among girls who have had more than one partner by age 16 years: method use and pregnancy risk-taking behaviour. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2010;36:141-6

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2009

Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Young women and limits to the normalisation of condom use: a qualitative study. AIDS Care 2009;21:561-566

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Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Young women’s continued use of oral contraceptives over other hormonal methods: findings from a qualitative study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2009;35:167-172

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Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Young women’s perceptions of pregnancy risk and use of emergency contraception: findings from a qualitative study – Authors’ Reply. Contraception 2009;80:591-2

Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Young women’s perceptions of pregnancy risk and use of emergency contraception: findings from a qualitative study. Contraception 2009;79:310-5

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2008

Buston K. Behind and beyond the prison bars: young offenders talk about sex and relationships. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional Paper no. 18, Glasgow, 2008

2007

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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2006

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

2004

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

Buston K. Addressing the sexual health needs of young lesbian, gay and bisexual people. In: Duffy M, Burtney E, editors Young people and sexual health: social, political and individual contexts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004:114-127.

Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Consistency, complexity or chaos: a qualitative study of young women's patterns of contraceptive use. European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 2004;9:175

2003

Quirk A, Lelliott P, Audini B, Buston K. Non-clinical and extra-legal influences on decisions about compulsory admission to psychiatric hospital. Journal of Mental Health 2003;12:119-130

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

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

Buston K. Adolescents with mental health problems: what do they say about health services?. Journal of Adolescence 2002;25:231-242

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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

Flowers P, Buston K. 'I was terrified of being different' exploring gay men's accounts of growing-up in a heterosexist society. Journal of Adolescence 2001;24:51-65

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2000

Buston K, Wood SF. Non-compliance amongst adolescents with asthma: listening to what they tell us about self-management. Family Practice 2000;17:134-138

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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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1999

Buston K. NUD*IST in action: its use and usefulness in a study of chronic illness in young people. In: Bryman A, Burgess R G, editors Qualitative research volume 3. London: Sage, 1999:183-202.

Quirk A, Lelliott O, Audini B, Buston K. Performing the Act: a qualitative study of the process of Mental Health Act assessments. 1999

1998

Buston K M , Parry-Jones WLl, Livingston MG, Bogan AM, Wood SF. Qualitative research [editorial]. British Journal of Psychiatry 1998;172:197-199

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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

Bogan AM, Livingston MG, Parry-Jones WLl, Buston KM, Wood SF. The experiential impact of head injury on adolescents: individual perspectives on long-term outcome. Brain Injury 1997;11:431-443

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Buston K M. NUD*IST in action: its use and its usefulness in a study of chronic illness in young people. Sociological Research Online 1997;2

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