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

Julie Riddell

position: Research Assistant

Contact Details

phone: 0141 353 7586


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

Biography and Interests

Julie Riddell graduated in 2005 with a MA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Aberdeen and went on to do the MRes in Research Methods in Psychology at the University of Strathclyde, graduating in 2007. On graduating Julie worked within Glasgow City Council's Education Services on a variety of research projects, ranging from school based evaluations to citywide initiatives.

Julie joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in March 2013 as a research assistant for the Sexual Health programme and currently works within the Social Relationships and Health Improvement programme. Julie has a particular interest in the practical application of research findings to shape and change policies and individual behaviours.



Flowers P, Riddell J, Park C, Ahmed B, Young I, Frankis J, Davis M, Gilbert M, Estcourt C, Wallace L, McDaid LM. Preparedness for use of the rapid result HIV self-test by gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM): a mixed methods exploratory study among MSM and those involved in HIV prevention and care. HIV Medicine 2016;18:245-255

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McDaid LM, Aghaizu A, Frankis J, Riddell J, Nardone A, Mercey D, Johnson AM, Hart GJ, Flowers P. Frequency of HIV testing among gay and bisexual men in the UK: implications for HIV prevention. HIV medicine 2016;17:683-93

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Prah P, Hickson F, Bonell C, McDaid LM, Johnson AM, Wayal S, Clifton S, Sonnenberg P, Nardone A, Erens B, Copas AJ, Riddell J, Weatherburn P, Mercer CH. Men who have sex with men in Britain: comparison of estimates from a probability sample and community-based surveys. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;6:e011372

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