Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

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Dr Lorna Porcellato

Dr Lorna Porcellato

Senior Lecturer in Public Health

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Lorna Porcellato is a senior lecturer in public health. She teaches on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes. Specialist teaching areas include: qualitative research methods, health promotion and community engagement. Lorna also leads the faculty-based dissertation module for the MSc Public Health programme.

Lorna has successfully supervised a number of PhD students and currently supervises students conducting qualitative and/or mixed methods research on a range of topics including: alcohol and pregnancy, factors affecting physically disabled children and young people participating in mainstream out-of-school activities, the challenges of developing Malaysian nursing leaders and decision-making within undergraduate healthcare students’ fitness to practise panels.

Lorna has been involved in a range of health related research studies over the years, bringing qualitative expertise to projects around tobacco control, health and physical activity and discrimination and older workers. Latterly she has been involved in health services research in collaboration with Staffordshire, Shropshire & Black Country maternity network and Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust to inform policy development and service provision.

Current research interests include:  understanding health risk behaviours (smoking, obesity, alcohol); developing effective health interventions, developing innovative qualitative research methods, community based participatory research and the patient experience of health services.

In addition to the papers and publications in the relevant sections below, Lorna has also contributed to the following:

Woolfall K, Porcellato L, Stredder K, Wareing M, Atkinson A, Lushey C, McVeigh J, Sumnall H (2008). The prevention of uptake of smoking by children and young people, with reference to areas of mass media and the sale of tobacco products: findings from a multi-method primary research study.  Liverpool, UK. National Collaborating Centre for Drug Prevention. Available from www.nice.org.uk

Porcellato, L., Dugdill, L. and  Springett, J. (2005)  A Longitudinal Study Exploring Primary Schoolchildren’s Perspectives on Smoking: Results from the Early Years Phase. Childhood A Global Journal of Child Research 12(4),425-443.

Porcellato, L., Dugdill, L. Springett, J. and Sanderson, F. (2000) Exploring children’s perceptions of smoking with the ‘draw and write’ investigative technique in Lu, R., Mackay, J., Niu, S., and Peto, R. (eds) Tobacco: The Growing Epidemic – Proceedings of the Tenth World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Beijing, China, 24-28 August 1997. London: Springer-Verlag

Book Chapters

Porcellato L., and Zoe Knowles (2013) Reflecting forward: Exploring reflective methodologies with and for children in Knowles, Z., Gilbourne, D., Cropley, B and Dugdill, L. (eds) Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences: Contemporary Issues. Routledge: London ISBN: 978-0415814935

Carmichael F., Hulme. C., Porcellato, L., Ingham. B., Prashar, A., (2010) Ageism and age discrimination: the experiences and perceptions of older employees, in Parry, E. and Tyson, S. (eds.) Managing age diversity.  Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, UK, 115-128, ISBN: 9780230240933

Non Peer Reviewed Outputs

Carmichael F, Hulme C, Porcellato L. 2013 Work histories of older people: evidence from mixed method occupational history calendars. Working Paper WP13-05, Academic Unit of Health Economics, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds.

Porcellato, L. (2008) Exploring Young Adults Perceptions of Smoking Prevention and Cessation. University of Salford and Salford NDC.

Anderson, G;  Brennan, C;  Carmichael, F; Dobson, J; Hulme, C; Ingham,  B; Porcellato, L;  Prashar, A;  Sharif, S; Syme, T; Tanner, A and Ward R (2007) Older Men in the North West Labour Market: A Report for the European Social Fund. Salford Business School / European Social Fund.

Brennan, C;  Carmichael, F; Ingham,  B; Prashar, A; Dobson, J; Sharif, S; and Porcellato, L. (2007) Ageism and Employment: A Survey of the Literature in the Context of the Current Research Agenda. Salford Business School and European Social Fund

Carmichael, F; Ingham, B; Porcellato, L; Prashar, A and Sharifi, S. and Dobson, J. (2007) ‘Anyone can get old but…’ Ageism and older male participation in the labour market. Salford Business School/ European Social Fund

Carmichael, F; Dobson, J; Hulme, C; Ingham, B; Marshall, K; Porcellato, L; Prashar, A and Sharifi, S. (2006) Older Male and Female Participation in the North West Labour Market: Exploring the Role of Age Discrimination. Salford Business School/ European Social Fund

Anderson, G; Brennan, C; Carmichael, F; Connell, G; Hulme, C; Porcellato, L; Prashar, A; Syme, T; Tanner, A and Ward R. (2006) Older Workers in the North West – A Report for the European Social Fund Vol 1 and Vol 11. Salford Business School / European Social Fund.

Cavill, N., Dugdill, L., Almond, L and Porcellato L. (2006) An Evaluation of the NW Region Physical Activity Coordinator’s Post – Final Report. Big Lottery Fund.

Dugdill,L., Cavill, N and Porcellato, L. (2005) Regional Health and Physical Activity Coordinator Evaluation: interim report. Government Office North West/Dept of Health

Cavill, N., ,Dugdill, L and Porcellato, L. (2005) Physical Activity in the North West of England: a Policy Audit. Government Office North West

Woods, S., Dugdill, L., Milton, B., Porcellato, L. and Springett, J. (2005) The Liverpool Longitudinal Study on Smoking: the primary school phase. Liverpool: John Moores University, Centre for Public Health and Roy Castle Foundation

Springett, J., Wainright, A., Porcellato, L., Chendo-Thomas, M. and Tobert, N.  (2003) Unfinished Business: An Evaluation Synthesis for Merseyside Health Action Zone – Pan Regional Element. Liverpool: John Moores University, Institute For Health.

Wainwright, A., Porcellato, L. and Lake, J. (2002) Smoking in Public Places: A Survey of Public Houses, Bars, Restaurants and Cafes in Merseyside and Barriers to Uptake of Smoking Policies. Liverpool: John Moores University, Institute For Health.

Springett, J., Young, A. and  Porcellato, L. ( 2002) Manchester, Salford and Trafford Health Action Zone: Learning For the Future. Salford:  University of Salford- IPHRP.

Springett, J., Young, A. and  Porcellato, L. (2001) Working  Outside the Box: A Preliminary Report for the Manchester, Salford and Trafford Health Action Zone. Salford:  University of Salford- IPHRP.

Porcellato, L. (1998) Perspectives on Smoking of Liverpool Primary Schoolchildren in their Early Years. (Unpublished PhD Thesis) Liverpool: John Moores University.

Porcellato, L., Dugdill, L. Springett, J. and Sanderson, F. (1996) Attitudes, Beliefs and Smoking Behaviour in Primary Schoolchildren: An Interim Research Report. Occasional Paper Series, The Institute for Health: Liverpool John Moores University