Lucy Webb

Lucy Webb
Manchester Metropolitan University | MMU · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Health Psychology, PhD

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Introduction
Lucy Webb is a Reader in psychosocial health at Manchester Metropolitan University, specializing in substance use, global mental health and participatory methodologies. Current projects include substance use and end of life care, long term recovery identities, and mental health services in low & middle income countries. Population groups of interest are young people and socially excluded or disadvantaged groups and communities.
Additional affiliations
January 2011 - June 2020
Manchester Metropolitan University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
June 2004 - July 2005
University of Salford
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2003 - December 2004
St George's Hospital medical school London
Position
  • St George Hospital
Education
September 2007 - November 2009
Manchester Metropolitan University
Field of study
  • Health Psychology
September 1999 - July 2000
Staffordshire University
Field of study
  • Health Psychology

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Publications (53)
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Introduction This study aimed to examine drug-related deaths in the UK in which novel psychoactive substances (NPS) are an implicated substance, and to focus on female deaths in comparison with male deaths. While male overdoses dominate epidemiological statistics, there is an increase in female drug-related deaths and a narrowing of the gap between...
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Young people leaving out-of-home care experience higher levels of emotional, social, educational and vocational disadvantage when compared with peers from stable home-care environments. Care leavers’ educational trajectories may be interrupted, their development of self-identity during transition through adolescence disturbed, and their social and...
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This chapter focuses on how coproduction challenges people to confront and understand prejudices in values, beliefs and lifestyles - their own and others’ - and develop mutual understanding to work together to solve shared problems. The chapter makes use of the authors' experience of working with people with very different values and lifestyles tha...
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Many individuals shielding from Covid‐19 because of extreme clinical vulnerability are reporting worsening mental health (ONS, 2020) and may need assistance to change their shielding behaviour to regain their social connections. Isolation is strongly linked to depression and anxiety, which provoke further social withdrawal (Santini et al, 2020), cr...
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This study uses individualisation theory to explore identity transition in substance misuse recovery. Identity narratives gained over four years from co-produced video/audio interview and video diary accounts were co-productively collected and analysed using framework analysis. Results indicate a trend towards individualistic and agentic identity a...
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Working Potential was a National Lottery Community Fund funded project commissioned by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO) which aimed to engage up to 300 unemployed older carers not engaged with statutory employability programmes. Ambition for Ageing commissioned three regional providers in the North West of England to del...
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The management of lockdown presents a perfect storm for mental distress for older people by enforcing isolation and heightening perceptions of risk of death and illness. While gradual release from lockdown will maintain protection of those most at risk from covid‐19, older people will experience social isolation for the longest period as the over 7...
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End of life care for people with drug or alcohol problems: scoping review of existing evidence and rapid evidence assessment. aims: to identify existing evidence of need, access, prevalence and evidence of good care responses, good practice and gaps in evidence. findings: there is poor surveillance and monitoring of this population and a gap in evi...
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This book is written for student nurses following pre-registration, nurse associate or apprenticeship programmes. the contributors are all nurses and experienced leaders in their different clinical fields and have years of experience guiding nursing students through education and training. The authors bring up-to-date knowledge and expertise to the...
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This chapter will help you to achieve competencies in Taking a person-centred, personalized approach to care. P Making appropriate use of the environment, self, and skills and adopting an P appropriate attitude. Interacting with people in a manner that is interpreted as warm, sensitive, P kind, and compassionate, making appropriate use of touch. An...
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This chapter will help you to achieve competencies in: Acting appropriately in sharing information to enable and enhance care P (with carers, members of the multidisciplinary team and across agency boundaries). Working within the context of a multi-professional team and working collabo-P ratively with other agencies. Challenging practice of self an...
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This chapter will help you to achieve competencies in: Engaging with people and building caring professional relationships. P Recognizing and overcoming barriers in developing with patients. P Developing self-awareness and challenge own prejudices. P Using helpful and therapeutic strategies to enable people to understand P treatments and give infor...
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This chapter aims to help you manage the journey from novice student to professional nurse, in the way you communicate with colleagues in the academic and practice environments. As a student nurse you will have to acquire skills to support your studies, and develop personal and professional communication skills to practice effectively. Therefore, t...
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This chapter will help you to achieve competencies in: Demonstrating through refl ection and evaluation, commitment to personal P and professional development and lifelong learning as applicable to communication skills. Uses professional support structures to learn from experience and make P appropriate adjustments to one's communication skills. Us...
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Part II examines how the theory is applied in the practice setting. It begins by examining the application of the basic skills, demonstrating the theory-practice bridge in different but common fi elds of nursing care. In everyday life there are challenges to successful communication and common scenarios from health-care practice will be explored an...
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This chapter will help you to achieve competencies in: Actively helping people to identify and use their strengths to achieve their P goals and aspirations. Using appropriate strategies to empower and support patient choice. P Promoting health and well-being, self-care, and independence through P teaching and empowering people to cope. Discussing s...
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Older people who use substances are more likely than general populations to have complex non-cancer pathologies which are under-represented in palliative care services. Our work explores mortality and morbidity relevant to end of life care and reveals discrepancies in provision for people who use substances, identifying possible explanations. We ma...
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key questions: what is the existing evidence, what does good practice look like for this population and their families/carers and what are the barriers to accessing care, what are this group's experience of end of life care and what are the opportunities and challenges for practitioners? Findings: very little evidence of service provision or practi...
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Objectives To investigate how young and older people perceive the harms associated with legal and illegal drugs. Design Cross-sectional study: adults aged 18–24 years versus 45+ completed an online survey ranking the perceived harms associated with 11 drugs on 16 drug-related harm criteria. Setting Online survey. Participants 184 participants ag...
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Volunteering to address poor life outcomes often experienced by care leavers is emphasised in UK policy. Although volunteering is credited with the ability to generate social capital, there is limited research on the impact of volunteering on the social capital of care leavers. This article re‐examines data from an evaluation of a volunteering proj...
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The aims of this scoping study were to: (i) Identify key sources of quantitative data on prevalence and incidence of end of life care delivered to people with problematic substance use; (ii) Identify end of life care needs for people with problematic substance use; and (iii) Identify the prevalence and incidence of people with co-existing problemat...
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Nursing requires strong communication and interpersonal skills to provide effective care, and to ensure that patients, relatives and loved ones have a positive experience of receiving care. The new Nursing and Midwifery Council standards for education and training recognise that nurses are practising in increasingly complex environments and roles....
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Purpose: This paper reports the findings from reflexive data collection on the evolving co-production research relationship between the two ‘worlds’ of community and academia: people with lived experience and community their intermediaries and academic researchers. It reports analysis of reflections on experience as the different partners explore a...
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Evaluation report of families experiences of Partners of Prisoners (POPs) prison based visitor centre services. The aim was to evaluate the service provision of voluntary organisation, Partners of Prisoners (herein POPS). This report presents an overview of the research project and its findings. Cross faculty academic researchers at MMU collaborate...
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This study explored identity capital and personal resilience among care leavers and young people in care engaging in social activities through volunteering. Care leavers and young people in care are disadvantaged developmentally by lack of identity resources and an accelerated transition to independence. This study analysed material from semi-struc...
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Objectives: To evaluate and summarise the utility and impact of information communication technology (ICT) in enhancing student performance and the learning environment in pre-registration nursing. Design: A systematic review of empirical research across a range of themes in ICT health-related education. Data sources: Science Direct, Cinahl, A...
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Introduction The problematic use of substances is linked to many forms of chronic and life threatening conditions, the majority of which affect people in later life. In part as a consequence of population ageing and with evidence suggesting that older people’s substance use is increasing, this complex and heterogeneous group is growing. Thus greate...
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Purpose This paper develops further the understanding of co-productive methodological practice for substance use research by demonstrating the use of a mobile, multimedia interviewing aid by members of a United Kingdom recovery community. Design/methodology/approach A co-productive approach to data collection was piloted using a bespoke, audio-vis...
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The project aimed to collect, archive and curate experiences of recovery using digital media to outreach and inreach, using activism and self reflection. Our identified questions became: what epitomizes recovery, what represents the experience of recovery, where is recovery going, what questions should we be asking? However, we discovered questi...
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Conference panel abstracts for "Different ways to become known and knowable as a person: ideas, ideology and epistemic injustices in global mental health" MAGic2015: Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy and practice, University of Sussex, UK.
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This panel will debate Global Mental Health, and will explore the ideas, moralities, ideologies and methodologies propagated by Western psychology and psychiatry. Over two decades of enquiry, Nikolas Rose and others have shown that, in the West, psychological self-sufficiency is accorded considerable privilege. The means by which a person can becom...
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The World Health Organization's Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 identifies actions for all member states to alleviate the global burden of mental ill health, including an obligation for mental healthcare to be delivered in a 'culturally appropriate' manner. In this article we argue that such a requirement is problematic, not least because such...
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This article reviews key arguments around evidence-based practice and outlines the methodological demands for effective adoption of recovery model principles. The recovery model is outlined and demonstrated as compatible with current needs in substance misuse service provision. However, the concepts of evidence-based practice and the recovery model...
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Evidence suggests that substance misuse service practitioners attempt to work with dual diagnosis patients but lack the skills and knowledge to address both health problems. This study explores the impact of placing a mental health consultant within a substance misuse community team on knowledge, confidence and willingness to work with dual diagnos...
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This theoretical review paper examines the applicability of assessment tools, guidelines and protocols in mental health and substance use care on the basis of the construction of such tools and their reliance on aggregate and actuarial methodologies. Evidence-based practice leads clinicians to increasing reliance on tools for assessment of health s...
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This article examines the policy of using target-setting and measurement to deliver on the United Nations’ (UN) development goals. Using evidence from similar monitoring and management strategies in the United Kingdom (UK), we question the purpose of using process and outcome targets and suggest that this approach can be counter-productive. It can...
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This literature review examines the evidence of suicide risk among young female substance misusers in comparison with their male counterparts, and considers arguments that suicide risk is underestimated for this group due to the methodological difficulties presented by small cohort numbers. Existing evidence indicates significant gender differences...
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This metadata relates to an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Substance Use, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 255-267. Journal of Substance Use is available online at informaworldTM at http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14659890801886960 Aims: This study aimed to (i) test the hypothesis that stable housing, older age, gate...
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This paper describes the effects of the adoption of a systems approach to alcohol service delivery by four previously separate organisations in Manchester, UK that commenced in 1997. The study examined a database of 5542 admissions for in-patient detoxification between 1995 and 2003, which permitted the analysis of changes occurring in the composit...
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This paper describes benchmarking research undertaken within one former National Health Service Executive region examining acute ward funded and actual staffing establishments and funded expenditure for mental health nursing staff. Staffing establishment data were obtained for all 73 acute wards within the region. Of the established posts for train...
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Deaths from antidepressants continue to account for a substantial proportion of drug-related deaths. To investigate the relative toxicity of the major classes of antidepressant drugs, with the specific objective of assessing this in relation to the cause of death; and to analyse the deaths where there were multiple mentions of antidepressant drugs...
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This study investigated causes and manner of drug-related fatalities recorded in 2000 in the United Kingdom, measuring the 'masked' manner of death in cases typically recorded as overdose. A retrospective cohort study was used of 1037 cases of accidental drug-related fatalities reported by coroners in England and Wales to the National Programme of...
Technical Report
This report presents findings from the National Programme of Substance-Related Deaths (np-SAD). In this report, data obtained from coroners in England and Wales, and the General Registrar in Scotland on drug related deaths as reported during 2001 presented in comparison with demographic data and previous findings.
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This paper is a systematic review of the research literature that identifies psychological and psychosocial factors associated with adolescent deliberate self-harm (DSH). The aims of this review were to identify the key psychological and psychosocial factors that aid the identification of individuals at risk of DSH, and suggest specific strategies...
Technical Report
This is the second annual report published by the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (np-SAD) on substance-related deaths in England and Wales as reported by coroners. The report provides data on type of drugs implicated across demographic data and in comparison with previous reporting from np-SAD.
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The stresses and burdens imposed upon the carers of relatives with Alzheimer's disease are well understood, but effective strategies to enable health professionals to assess the effects of these stressors appropriately have not been widely utilised. The authors describe one such approach and through the use of short case histories demonstrate how i...
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The aims of this chapter are to: outline the importance of communication skills in health care and nursing; P explore the underpinning theories and defi nitions of communication; P demonstrate theories of communication in the practice setting; P provide a context for the rest of the book.

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to disseminate knowledge, skills and the evidence base to support improvement in communication skills in healthcare. objectives are to ensure easy access dissemination targeting practitioners and lay readers, provide accurate evidence based knowledge and enhance skills, provide communication skills for practitioners to enhance person-centred care, to deliver interventions based on communication more effectively and highlight the importance of improving interpersonal relating.
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Explore and identify mental health and psychosocial needs among vulnerable or socially excluded populations in and relevant to low and middle income countries, and explore and develop culturally sensitive and sustainable interventions. Our aim is to research ethically and be critically aware of cultural bias in mental health concepts and interventions, and strive to use co-productive methods that involve people meaningfully in the research.