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Dr Rachael Thorneloe BA, MSc, PhD

Senior Research Fellow


Summary

I am a senior research fellow in the Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology (CeBSAP). My research focuses on health psychology and behavioural science. I have specific research interests in treatment decision-making and medication adherence.


About

I am a senior research fellow in the Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology. My area of research expertise is in health psychology and behavioural science.  I was awarded my PhD in 2014 at the University of Manchester, which examined medication adherence in people living with psoriasis. I then took up a postdoc position at the University of Manchester to continue this work as part of the Psoriasis Stratification to Optimise Relevant Therapy (PSORT) research consortium. In 2018 I joined the University of Leeds as a research fellow to work in the field of cancer prevention and control, which included exploring treatment decision-making in the context of chemoprevention therapies for women at increased risk of breast cancer. In 2019 I joined the Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology as a senior research fellow. I lead on a range of research projects applying behavioural science theory to explore factors that influence behaviour in real world settings, as well as designing and testing behaviour change interventions.


Research

I am currently involved in a number of research projects which include: 

• Exploring the barriers and facilitators for healthcare professionals delivering brief physical activity advice in primary care, and identifying whether existing tools and solutions to support the delivery of brief advice can address these barriers and facilitators through their identified behaviour change techniques (BCTs).  

• Examining the barriers and facilitators for influenza and COVID-19 vaccine uptake in NHS employees in Wales, and co-designing interventions to increase vaccine uptake with NHS employees.  

• Understanding adherence to COVID-19 protective behaviours in Sheffield.


Publications

Journal articles

Thorneloe, R., Hall, L., Rodriguez-Lopez, R., Grice, A., Thorat, M., Katherine, B., ... Beeken, R. (2021). Delivering brief physical activity interventions in primary care: a systematic review of the prevalence, and factors associated with delivery, receipt, and patient receptivity. British Journal of General Practice. http://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2021.0312

Iskandar, I.Y.K., Lunt, M., Thorneloe, R., Cordingley, L., Griffiths, C.E.M., & Ashcroft, D.M. (2021). Alcohol misuse is associated with poor response to systemic therapies for psoriasis: findings from a prospective multicentre cohort study. British Journal of Dermatology. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.20577

Thorneloe, R., Wilcockson, H.E., Lamb, M., Jordan, C., & Arden, M. (2020). Willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine among adults at high-risk of COVID-19: a UK-wide survey. . http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/fs9wk

Thorneloe, R., Wilcockson, H.E., Lamb, M., Jordan, C., & Arden, M. (2020). Willingness to receive a COVID-19 vaccine among adults at high-risk of COVID-19: a UK-wide survey. . http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/fs9wk

Thorneloe, R., Epton, T., Fynn, W., Daly, M., Stanulewicz, N., Kassianos, A., ... Hart, J. (2020). SCOPING REVIEW OF MOBILE PHONE APP UPTAKE AND ENGAGEMENT TO INFORM DIGITAL CONTACT TRACING TOOLS FOR COVID-19. . http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/qe9b6

Thorneloe, R., Hall, L., Walter, F., Side, L., Lloyd, K., & Smith, S. (2020). Knowledge of potential harms and benefits of tamoxifen among women considering breast cancer preventive therapy. Cancer Prevention Research. http://doi.org/10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-19-0424

Thorneloe, R., Hall, L., Walter, F., Side, L., Lloyd, K., & Smith, S. (2019). Knowledge of potential harms and benefits of tamoxifen among women considering breast cancer preventive therapy. . http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/5m2e7

Thorneloe, R. (2019). The use of online peer support communities in dermatology. British Journal of Dermatology. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.18354

Thorneloe, R.J., Horne, R., Side, L., Wolf, M.S., Smith, S.G., Adamson, V., ... Wiseman, J. (2019). Beliefs About Medication and Uptake of Preventive Therapy in Women at Increased Risk of Breast Cancer: Results From a Multicenter Prospective Study. Clinical Breast Cancer, 19 (1), e116-e126. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.clbc.2018.10.008

Hackett, J., Thorneloe, R., Side, L., Wolf, M., Horne, R., Cuzick, J., & Smith, S.G. (2018). Uptake of breast cancer preventive therapy in the UK: results from a multicentre prospective survey and qualitative interviews. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 170 (3), 633-640. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10549-018-4775-1

Thorneloe, R., Griffiths, C.E.M., Emsley, R., Ashcroft, D.M., Cordingley, L., Barker, J., ... Warren, R. (2018). Intentional and unintentional medication non-adherence in psoriasis: The role of patients’ medication beliefs and habit strength. Journal of investigative dermatology, 138 (4), 785-794. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2017.11.015

Thorneloe, R., Griffiths, C.E.M., & Cordingley, L. (2017). Medication non-adherence: the hidden problem in clinical practice. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 31 (6), 923-924. http://doi.org/10.1111/jdv.14324

Nelson, P.A., Kane, K., Pearce, C.J., Bundy, C., Chisholm, A., Hilton, R., ... Cordingley, L. (2017). ‘New to me’: changing patient understanding of psoriasis and identifying mechanisms of change. The Pso Well® patient materials mixed-methods feasibility study. British Journal of Dermatology, 177 (3), 758-770. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.15574

Thorneloe, R.J., Griffiths, C.E.M., Ashcroft, D.M., & Cordingley, L. (2017). The challenges of assessing patients' medication beliefs: a qualitative study. BMC Health Services Research, 17 (1). http://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2020-y

Thorneloe, R., Bundy, C., Griffiths, C.E.M., Ashcroft, D.M., & Cordingley, L. (2016). Nonadherence to psoriasis medication as an outcome of limited coping resources and conflicting goals: findings from a qualitative interview study with people with psoriasis. British Journal of Dermatology, 176 (3), 667-676. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.15086

Chisholm, A., Nelson, P.A., Pearce, C.J., Littlewood, A.J., Kane, K., Henry, A.L., ... Bundy, C. (2016). Motivational interviewing-based training enhances clinicians’ skills and knowledge in psoriasis: findings from the Pso Well® study. British Journal of Dermatology, 176 (3), 677-686. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.14837

Thorneloe, R., Bundy, C., Griffiths, C.E.M., Ashcroft, D.M., & Cordingley, L. (2013). Adherence to medication in patients with psoriasis: a systematic literature review. British Journal of Dermatology, 168 (1), 20-31. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.12039

Thorneloe, R., Clarke, E., & Arden, M. (n.d.). Adherence to behaviours associated with the test, trace, and isolate system: An analysis using the Theoretical Domains Framework. . http://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/uxbfa

Thorneloe, R. (n.d.). What influences people's responses to public health messages for managing risks and preventing infectious diseases? A rapid systematic review of the evidence and recommendations. BMJ Open.

Conference papers

Lloyd, K.E., Thorneloe, R.J., Hall, L.H., King, N., Rodriguez, R., & Smith, S. (2020). ASPIRIN USE FOR CANCER PREVENTION: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF PATIENT AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOURS. ANNALS OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 54, S10.

Thorneloe, R., Beeken, R., Ellis, E., Ferrer, R., Klein, W., Roberts, M., & Smith, S. (2019). Risk Perceptions in Women Making Decisions About Breast Cancer Preventive Therapy: A test of the TRIRISK model (Abstract only). Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53 (Supp 1), S1-S842. https://academic.oup.com/abm/article-abstract/53/Supplement_1/S1/5370264?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Thorneloe, R., Horne, R., Side, L., Wolf, M., & Smith, S. (2019). Medication beliefs predict uptake of preventive therapy in women at increased risk of breast cancer: a Latent Profile Analysis (Abstract only). Annals of Behavioral Medicine, S1-S842. https://academic.oup.com/abm/article-abstract/53/Supplement_1/S1/5370264?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Thorneloe, R., Horne, R., Side, L., Wolf, M., & Smith, S. (2018). Beliefs about medication and uptake of preventive therapy in women at increased risk of breast cancer: Results from a multi-centre prospective study - Abstract only. The British journal of cancer, 119, S34. http://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-018-0299-z

Thorneloe, R., Griffiths, C., Emsley, R., Ashcroft, D., & Cordingley, L. (2017). Intentional and unintentional medication nonadherence in psoriasis: the role of patients’ medication beliefs and habit strength [abstract only]. British Journal of Dermatology, 177 (5), 815-816. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.16059

Thorneloe, R., Griffiths, C., Emsley, R., Ashcroft, D., & Cordingley, L. (2017). Psychological distress in patients using systemic therapies for psoriasis: the role of beliefs about illness and anger suppression (abstract only). British Journal of Dermatology, 177 (5), e235-e307. http://doi.org/10.1111/bjd.16059

Thorneloe, R., Griffiths, C., Emsley, R., Ashcroft, D., & Cordingley, L. (2016). Medication beliefs are associated with medication adherence in patients with psoriasis using systemic therapies: findings from the Investigating Medication Adherence in Psoriasis study. British Journal of Dermatology, 9-15. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/bjd.14526

Thorneloe, R., Chisholm, A., Nelson, P., Littlewood, A., Kane, K., Pearce, C., ... Bundy, C. (2016). Evaluation of the IMPACT study practitioner training intervention: using motivational interviewing to optimize self-management in psoriasis. British Journal of Dermatology, 205-214. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/bjd.14577

Thorneloe, R., Nelson, P., Kane, K., Pearce, C., Bundy, C., Chisholm, A., ... Cordingley, L. (2016). Development and evaluation of the IMPACT programme patient resources to increase understanding of psoriasis and its management: a mixed-methods feasibility study. British Journal of Dermatology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/bjd.14577

Thorneloe, R., Nelson, P., Bundy, C., Ashcroft, D., & Cordingley, L. (2015). Existing self-report tools are not suitable for measuring adherence to topical therapies in psoriasis (abstract only). Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 134, S49-S60. http://doi.org/10.1038/jid.2014.105

Reports

Kilby, L., Thorneloe, R., Arden, M., Lamb, M., & Armitage, C.J. (2019). Doncaster local delivery pilot behavioural insight work phase: 3 Co-Design Workshops. Behavioural Science Consortium. http://behaviouralscienceconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Doncaster-Phase-3-report-submitted.pdf

Kilby, L., Thorneloe, R., Arden, M., Lamb, M., & Armitage, C.J. (2019). Doncaster local delivery pilot behavioural insight work phase 2: Insights from Community Explorer research. Behavioural Science Consortium. http://behaviouralscienceconsortium.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Phase-2-Report-17.05.19.pdf

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