Peer Reviewed Publications

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2020   

Bendtsen M, Garnett C, Toner P & Shorter GW. The effect of question order on outcomes in the core outcome set for brief alcohol interventions among online help-seekers (QOBCOS-1): protocol for a factorial randomized trial. 2020. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(11), e24175. https://www.researchprotocols.org/2020/11/e24175

 

Coulman KD, Nicholson A, Shaw A, Daykin A, Selman LE, Macefield R, Shorter GW, Cramer H, Sydes MR, Pick M, Gamble C, Taylor G, Lane JA. Understanding and optimising patient and public involvement in trial oversight: an ethnographic study of eight clinical trials. Trials.

 

Harris J, Shorter GW, Davidson G, Best P. Risk perception, changing social context, and norms prevent transition to regular injection among people who smoke heroin. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Online First. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.107878

Shorter, G., Knowles, N., Abdin, S., Jenkinson, E., Armitage, C., Epton, T., Hart, J., Kamal, A., Byrne-Davis, L., Arden, M. A., Whittaker, E., Lewis, L., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Drury, J., Thompson, S., McBride, E., Chater, A., & Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Alcohol consumption. Leicester: British Psychological Society.

 

Whittaker, E., Howlett, N., Abdin, S., Chadwick, P., Shorter, G., Hart, J., Armitage, C., Epton, T., Byrne-Davis, L., Arden, M. A., Kamal, A., Lewis, L., Drury, J., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Thompson, S., Chater, A., & Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Eating Behaviour. Leicester: British Psychological Society.

 

Chater, A., Abdin, S., Dryden, J., Lewis, L., Shorter, G., Arden, M. A., Chadwick, P., Hart, J., Armitage, C., Byrne-Davis, L., Epton, T., Kamal, A., Drury, J., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Thompson, S., Whittaker, E., Howlett, N., & Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Physical activity. Leicester: British Psychological Society.           

 

Chater, A., Abdin, S., Shorter, G., Lewis, L., Hart, J., Armitage, C., Epton, T., Byrne-Davis, L., Arden, M. A., Chadwick, P., Kamal, A., Drury, J., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Thompson, S., Whittaker, E., Howlett, N., & Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Sedentary behaviour. Leicester: British Psychological Society.

 

Byrne-Davis, L., Chater, A., Arden, M. A., Armitage, C., Chadwick, P., Drury, J., Epton, T., Hart, J., Kamal, A., Lewis, L., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Perriard-Abdoh, S., Shorter, G., Swanson, V., Whittaker, E., Kilpatrick, C., & Storr, J. (2020). Behavioural science and disease prevention psychological guidance: Encouraging hand hygiene in the community. Leicester: British Psychological Society.

 

Jenkinson, E., Ellis, J., Chater, A., Whittaker, E., Hart, J., Byrne-Davis, L., Armitage, C., Kamal, A., Epton, T., Arden, M. A., Drury, J., McBride, E., O'Connor, D., Swanson, V., Chadwick, P., Thompson, S., Lewis, L., Shorter, G., & Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce (2020). COVID-19 Public Health Road Map: Sleep hygiene. Leicester: British Psychological Society.

 

Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce, Arden, M. A., Armitage, C. J., Byrne-Davis, L., Hart, J., O'Connor, D., Chadwick, P., Drury, J., Lewis, L., McBride, E., Perriard-Abdoh, S., Shorter, G., Swanson, V., Thompson, S., Whittaker, E., & Chater, A. (2020). Behavioural science and success of the proposed UK digital contact tracing application for Covid-19. Leicester: British Psychological Society.

 

Handscomb LE, Shorter GW, Hoare DJ, Hall DA. Evaluation of a Cognitive Behavioural Model of Tinnitus Distress: A cross-sectional study using structural equation modelling. Ear and Hearing, Online First. DOI: 10.1097/AUD.0000000000000826

2019                 

Shorter GW, Bray JW, Giles EL, O'Donnell AJ, Berman AH, Holloway A, Heather N, Barbosa C, Stockdale KJ, Scott SJ, Clarke M, Newbury-Birch D. The variability of outcomes used in efficacy and effectiveness trials of alcohol brief interventions: A systematic review. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 80(3): 286-298. PROSPERO CRD42016047185

 

Shorter GW, Heather N, Bray JW, Berman AH, Giles EL, O'Donnell AJ, Barbosa C, Clarke M, Holloway A, Newbury-Birch D. Prioritization of Outcomes in Efficacy and Effectiveness of Alcohol Brief Intervention Trials: International Multi-Stakeholder e-Delphi Consensus Study to Inform a Core Outcome Set. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 80(3): 299-309.

 

Parkinson B, Meacock R, Sutton M, Fichera E, Mills N, Shorter GW, Treweek S, Harman NL, Brown RC, Gillies K, Bower P. Designing and using incentives to support recruitment and retention in clinical trials: a scoping review and a checklist for design. Trials. 20(1):624.

 

2018

Shorter GW, McCann S, McElherron, L. Changing Arts and Minds: A survey of health and wellbeing in the creative sector. Inspire: Belfast

 

Shorter GW, McCann S, McElherron, L. Changing Arts and Minds: health and wellbeing in the creative sector: Brief Report. Inspire: Belfast

 

2017

Shorter GW, Heather N, Bray JW, Giles EL, Holloway A, Barbosa C, Berman AH, O’Donnell AJ, Clarke M, Stockdale KJ, Newbury-Birch DA. The ‘Outcome Reporting in Brief Intervention Trials: Alcohol’ (ORBITAL) framework: protocol to determine a core outcome set for efficacy and effectiveness trials of alcohol screening and brief intervention. Trials, 18(1), 611.

 

Daykin A, Selman LE, Cramer H, McCann S, Shorter GW, Sydes MR, Gamble C, Macefield R, Lane JA, Shaw JA. ‘We all want to succeed, but we’ve also got to be realistic about what is happening’: an ethnographic study of relationships in trial oversight and their impact. Trials, 18(1), 612.

 

Avery KNL; Williamson PR; Gamble C; Francischetto EOC; Metcalfe C; Davidson P; Williams H; Blazeby JM; Blencowe N; Bugge C; Campbell M; Collinson M; Cooper C; Darbyshire J; Dimairo M; Doré C; Eldridge S; Farrin A; Foster N; Gilbody S; Goodacre S; Hampson L; Kolias AG; Lamb S; Lane A; Maguire L; Norrie J; Pickering R; Shorter GW; Treweek S. Informing efficient randomised controlled trials: Exploration of challenges in developing progression criteria for internal pilot studies. BMJ Open, Vol. 7, No. 2, e013537

 

Cunningham JA, Shorter GW, Murphy M, Kushnir V, Rehm J, Hendershot CS. Randomized controlled trial of a brief versus extended Internet intervention for problem drinkers. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 24: 760-7. Clinical Trials.gov #NCT01874509

 

Handscomb LE, Hall DA, Shorter GW, Hoare DJ. Positive and Negative Thinking in Tinnitus: Factor Structure of the Tinnitus Cognitions Questionnaire. Ear and Hearing. 38: 126-32.

 

Handscomb L, Hall DA, Hoare DJ, Shorter GW. Erratum: Confirmatory factor analysis of Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (CORE-OM) used as a measure of emotional distress in people with tinnitus. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 3: 91.

 

2016

Handscomb LE, Hall DA, Hoare DJ, Shorter GW. Confirmatory factor analysis of Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation (CORE-OM) used as a measure of emotional distress in people with tinnitus. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 14: 124.

 

Henihan AM, McCombe G, Klimas K, Swan D, Leahy D, Anderson R, Bury G, Dunne C, Keenan E, Lambert JS, Meagher D, O'Gorman C, O'Toole T, Saunders J, Shorter GW, Smyth B, Kaner E, Cullen W. Feasibility of Alcohol Screening among Patients receiving Opioid Treatment in Primary Care. BMC Family Practice. 17: 153-63. Protocol

 

Shorter GW, Bingham T. An evaluation of the Take Home Naloxone programme in NI: Consultation with service users and service providers. HSC Public Health Agency, Belfast.

Handscomb LE, Hall DA, Shorter GW, Hoare DJ. Online data collection to evaluate a theoretical cognitive model of tinnitus. American Journal of Audiology. 25: 313-7.

 

Shorter GW, Murphy M, Cunningham JA. Understanding the hangover experience in Canadian adults: A latent class analysis of hangover symptom patterns and their alcohol-related correlates. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 24: 189-96.

 

Daykin A, Selman LE, Cramer H, McCann S, Shorter GW, Sydes MR, Gamble C, Macefield R, Lane JA, Shaw A. What are the roles and valued attributes of a Trial Steering Committee? A ethnographic study of 8 clinical trials facing challenges. Trials, 17: 307.

 

2015                

Klimas J, Henihan AM, McCombe G, Swan D, Anderson R, Bury G, Dunne C, Keenan E, Saunders J, Shorter GW, Smyth BP, Cullen W. Psychosocial Interventions for Problem Alcohol Use in Primary Care Settings (PINTA): Baseline Feasibility Data. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 11: 97-106. Protocol

 

Hoare DJ, Whitham D, Henry JA, Shorter GW. Neuromodulation (desynchronisation) for tinnitus in adults (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6: CD011760.

 

Clough J, Shorter GW. Evaluating the effectiveness of problem based learning as a method of engaging year one law students. The Law Teacher. 49(3), 277-302.

 

Iqbal N, McCambridge O, Edgar L, Shorter GW. Health-care professionals’ attitudes across different hospital departments regarding alcohol-related presentations. Drug and Alcohol Review. 34: 487-94.

 

McGuinness B, Barrett SL, McIlvenna J, Passmore AP, Shorter GW. Predicting conversion to dementia in a memory clinic: A standard clinical approach compared to an empirically defined clustering method (LPA) for mild cognitive impairment subtyping. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. 1(4) 447-454.

 

Foster AF, Griffiths MD, Shorter GW. Commentary on muscle dysmorphia as an addiction: A response to Grant (2015) and Niewoudt (2015). Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 4: 11-13.

2014 

Van Rooij AJ, Kuss DJ, Griffiths MD, Shorter GW. The co-occurrence of problematic video gaming, substance use, and psychosocial problems in adolescents. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 3: 157-65

 

Kuss DJ, Shorter GW, van Rooij AJ, van de Mheen D, Griffiths MD. The internet addiction components model and personality: Establishing construct validity via a nomological network. Computers in Human Behavior. 39: 312-321.

 

Wood RTA, Shorter GW, Griffiths MD. Selecting appropriate gambling features for a specific portfolio of games. Responsible Gambling Review. 1: 51-63.

 

Heim D, Agrawal R, Allamani A, Arvers P, Beccaria F, Shorter GW et al. Addiction: Not just brain malfunction: Letter. Nature, 507: 40.

 

McClatchley K, Shorter GW, Chalmers J. Deconstructing alcohol use on a night out: promotions, pre-loading and overall consumption. Drug and Alcohol Review. 33: 367-75.

 

Foster AF, Shorter GW, Griffiths MD. Muscle dysmorphia: Could it be classified as an addiction to maintaining body image? Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 4(1), 1-5.

 

Egan VE, Chan S, Shorter GW. The dark triad, happiness and subjective well-being. Personality and Individual Differences. 67: 17-22.

 

Wood RJ, Shorter GW, Griffiths MD. Rating the suitability of responsible gambling features for specific game types: A resource for optimizing responsible gambling strategy. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 12: 94–112.

 

Kuss DJ, Shorter GW, van Rooij AJ, Schoenmakers TM, Griffiths MD. Assessing Internet addiction using the parsimonious Internet addiction components model - A preliminary study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 12: 351-77.

 

Armour C, Shorter GW, Elhai JD, Elklit A, Christoffersen MN. Polydrug Use Typologies and Childhood Maltreatment in a Nationally Representative Survey of Danish Young Adults. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 75: 170–8.

 

McCormack A, Shorter GW, Griffiths MD. An empirical study of gender differences in online gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies. 30: 71-88.

 

2013                

Coates V, Chaney D, Bunting B, Shorter GW, Shevlin M, et al. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Structured Diabetes Education Programme (CHOICE) on Clinical Outcomes for Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism. 4: 280. ISRCTN13331558

 

Smith V, Clarke M, Devane D, Begley C, Shorter GW, Maguire L. SWAT1: what effects do site visits by the principal investigator have on recruitment in a multicentre randomized trial? Journal of Evidence Based Medicine. 6: 136-7.

 

Kuss DJ, van Rooij AJ, Shorter GW, Griffiths MD, van de Mheen D. Internet addiction in adolescents: Prevalence and risk factors. Computers in Human Behavior. 29: 1987-1996

 

McCormack A, Shorter GW, Griffiths MD. An examination of participation in online gambling activities and the relationship with problem gambling. Journal of Behavioral Addictions. 2: 31-41.

2011            

Smith GW, Farrell M, Bunting BP, Houston JE, Shevlin M. Patterns of polydrug use in Great Britain: Findings from a national household population survey. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 113: 222-8.

 

2010                

Smith GW, Shevlin M, Murphy J, Houston JE. An assessment of the Demographic and Clinical Correlates of the Dimensions of Alcohol Use Behaviour. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 45: 563-72.

 

Moore J, Smith GW, Shevlin M, O’Neill FA. Alternative Factor Models and Factorial Invariance of the Short Leyton Obsessional Inventory – Children’s Version using Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 38: 921-34.

2008

Smith GW, Shevlin M. Patterns of Alcohol Consumption and Related Behaviour in Great Britain: A Latent Class Analysis of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT). Alcohol and Alcoholism. 43: 590-4.

 

2007

Shevlin M, Smith GW. The factor structure and concurrent validity of the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test based on a nationally representative UK sample.  Alcohol and Alcoholism. 42: 582-7.

2005

Cole JC, Sumnall HR, Smith GW, Rostami-Hodjegan A. Preliminary evidence of the cardiovascular effects of polysubstance misuse in nightclubs. Journal of Psychopharmacology. 19: 63-6.