Cathy Ure

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  • E: c.m.ure1@salford.ac.uk
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Biography

Cathy Ure is a Public Health Project Research manager at the University of Salford. She is currently working on the NIHR funded evaluation of the Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) intervention across Greater Manchester. The intervention involves the training of community members to become alcohol health champions to deliver alcohol-related brief advice and help communities tackle the availability of alcohol through the licensing process. Cathy also supports the management of funded and non-funded projects across the Public Health department.

Cathy’s focus of interest is on the use of digital technologies to support patient health, with a particular focus on the use of social media platforms by women with health concerns. Her PhD explores social media use by women living with and beyond breast cancer to support psychosocial needs. Cathy is a project member of the award winning WOMMeN team at The University of Salford and is involved in the development of a North West Social Media hub for healthcare professionals.

Research Interests

Exploring psychological well-being in various contexts; digital technologies and health; patient/provider relationships; women’s health.

Qualifications and Memberships

BA (Hons) History

MA Management Learning

Dip Psych (Open) Open University

MSc Media Psychology

Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)

Publications

Galpin, A., Meredith, J., Ure, C., & Robinson, L. (2017). “Thanks for Letting Us All Share Your Mammogram Experience Virtually”:  Developing an Online Hub for Cancer Screening. JMIR Cancer. [In press]

Ure, C., Coen, S. & Condie, J. (2015). What is breast cancer ‘survivorship’? A discursive psychological analysis of a blogger’s lived experiences of the media’s representation of being a breast cancer ‘survivor’. British Psychological Society Psychology of Women Section Review, 17, pp. 39-47. Published May 2015.

Robinson, L., Griffiths, M., Wray, J., Ure, C., Shires, G., Stein Hodgins, J., Hill, C and Hilton, B. (2015), 'Preparing women for breast screening mammography: a feasibility study to determine the potential value of an on-line social network and information hub', Radiography, 21 (4), pp. 308-314.