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Dr Hayley Denison PhD

Research Officer

Centre for Public Health Research

Hayley Denison is a Research Officer at Massey University's Centre for Public Health Research. She is involved in a wide range of public health research, and employs both quantitative and qualitative research methods in her work. Hayley has a particular interest in sexual health, and completed her PhD in sexually tansmitted infection testing behaviours in 2017 at Victoria University of Wellington. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Hayley worked for the University of Southampton in the UK from 2007 to 2013 on a longitudinal birth cohort study.

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Victoria University (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Hayley's main area of research interest is sexual health, with a particular interest in healthcare-seeking behaviour for sexually transmitted infection testing. Hayley has a broad background in public health research, and is currently working on projects related to occupational health, cardiovascular disease, ethnic inequalities, as well as sexual health. Hayley uses both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and has experience of longitudinal cohort studies, cross-sectional fieldwork studies, and analysing large datasets of routinely collected data (e.g. New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI)).

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Clinical Sciences (110300): Epidemiology (111706): Infectious Diseases (110309): Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700)

Keywords

public health; epidemiology; sexual health; sexually transmitted infections; infectios diseases; qualitative; cohort studies; systematic review

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Sherman, SM., Cohen, CR., Denison, HJ., Bromhead, C., & Patel, H. (2019). A survey of knowledge, attitudes and awareness of the human papillomavirus among healthcare professionals across the UK.. Eur J Public Health.
[Journal article]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Denison, H.
Sherman, SM., Bartholomew, K., Denison, HJ., Patel, H., Moss, EL., Douwes, J., . . . Bromhead, C. (2018). Knowledge, attitudes and awareness of the human papillomavirus among health professionals in New Zealand. PLoS ONE. 13(12)
[Journal article]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Denison, H., Douwes, J.
Denison, HJ., Woods, L., Bromhead, C., Kennedy, J., Grainger, R., Jutel, A., . . . Dennison, EM. (2018). Healthcare-seeking behaviour of people with sexually transmitted infection symptoms attending a sexual health clinic in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal. 131(1481), 40-49
[Journal article]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Eng, A., Barnes, LA., Cheng, S., Mannetje, A., Haddock, K., . . . Ellison-Loschmann, L. (2018). Inequities in exposure to occupational risk factors between Maori and non-Maori workers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 72(9), 809-816
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H., Douwes, J., Eng, A.
Denison, HJ., Bromhead, C., Grainger, R., Dennison, EM., & Jutel, A. (2018). What influences university students to seek sexually transmitted infection testing?: A qualitative study in New Zealand. Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. 16, 56-60
[Journal article]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Denison, H.
Delahunt, JW., Denison, HJ., Sim, DA., Bullock, JJ., & Krebs, JD. (2018). Increasing rates of people identifying as transgender presenting to endocrine services in the wellington region. New Zealand Medical Journal. 131(1468), 33-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Lu, RS., Dennison, E., Denison, H., Cooper, C., Taylor, M., & Bottema, MJ. (2018). Texture analysis based on Gabor filters improves the estimate of bone fracture risk from DXA images. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging and Visualization. 6(4), 453-464
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Bromhead, C., Grainger, R., Dennison, EM., & Jutel, A. (2017). Barriers to sexually transmitted infection testing in New Zealand: A qualitative study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 41(4), 432-437
[Journal article]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Denison, H.
Capewell, S., Cadar, D., Ronzi, S., Oliver, K., Boniface, S., Demou, E., . . . Rimmer, M. (2017). Academic careers: What do early career researchers think?. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 71(2), 207-208
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Litwic, AE., Clynes, M., Denison, HJ., Jameson, KA., Edwards, MH., Sayer, AA., . . . Dennison, EM. (2016). Non-invasive Assessment of Lower Limb Geometry and Strength Using Hip Structural Analysis and Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography: A Population-Based Comparison. Calcified Tissue International. 98(2), 158-164
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Delahunt, JW., Denison, HJ., Kennedy, J., Hilton, J., Young, H., Chaudhri, OB., . . . Elston, MS. (2016). Specialist services for management of individuals identifying as transgender in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal. 129(1434), 49-58
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Curtis, EM., Clynes, MA., Bromhead, C., Dennison, EM., & Grainger, R. (2016). The incidence of sexually acquired reactive arthritis: a systematic literature review. Clinical Rheumatology. 35(11), 2639-2648
[Journal article]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Cooper, C., Sayer, AA., & Robinson, SM. (2015). Prevention and optimal management of sarcopenia: A review of combined exercise and nutrition interventions to improve muscle outcomes in older people. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 10, 859-869
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Clynes, MA., Wyawahare, P., Robinson, G., Denison, HJ., Evans, G., Gilmour, M., . . . Dennison, EM. (2014). Bone health among premenopausal female alcoholics: A pilot study. Open Bone Journal. 7(1), 14-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Dennison, EM., Jameson, KA., Edwards, MH., Denison, HJ., Aihie Sayer, A., & Cooper, C. (2014). Peripheral quantitative computed tomography measures are associated with adult fracture risk: The Hertfordshire Cohort Study. Bone. 64, 13-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Patel, HP., Syddall, HE., Jameson, K., Robinson, S., Denison, H., Roberts, HC., . . . Sayer, AA. (2013). Prevalence of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older people in the UK using the European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP) definition: Findings from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study (HCS). Age and Ageing. 42(3), 378-384
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Edwards, MH., Jameson, KA., Denison, H., Harvey, NC., Sayer, AA., Dennison, EM., . . . Cooper, C. (2013). The importance of fall history in fracture risk assessment.. Bone. 53(2), 598
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Edwards, MH., Jameson, K., Denison, H., Harvey, NC., Sayer, AA., Dennison, EM., . . . Cooper, C. (2013). Clinical risk factors, bone density and fall history in the prediction of incident fracture among men and women. Bone. 52(2), 541-547
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Syddall, HE., Dodds, R., Martin, HJ., Finucane, FM., Griffin, SJ., . . . Aihie Sayer, A. (2013). Effects of aerobic exercise on muscle strength and physical performance in community-dwelling older people from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 61(6), 1034-1036
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Dodds, RM., Ntani, G., Cooper, R., Cooper, C., Sayer, AA., . . . Baird, J. (2013). How to get started with a systematic review in epidemiology: An introductory guide for early career researchers. Arch Public Health. 71(1), 2-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Dodds, R., Denison, HJ., Ntani, G., Cooper, R., Cooper, C., Sayer, AA., . . . Baird, J. (2012). Birth weight and muscle strength: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 16(7), 609-615
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Simmonds, SJ., Syddall, HE., Robinson, SM., Dennison, EM., Cooper, C., . . . Sayer, AA. (2012). The Hertfordshire cohort study: From historical to high-tech studies of musculoskeletal ageing in men and women entering their ninth decade. International Journal of Epidemiology. 41(2), 386-389
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Jameson, KA., Syddall, HE., Dennison, EM., Cooper, C., Aihie Sayer, A., . . . Robinson, SM. (2012). Patterns of dietary supplement use among older men and women in the UK: Findings from the hertfordshire cohort study. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 16(4), 307-311
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.
Roberts, HC., Denison, HJ., Martin, HJ., Patel, HP., Syddall, H., Cooper, C., . . . Sayer, AA. (2011). A review of the measurement of grip strength in clinical and epidemiological studies: Towards a standardised approach. Age and Ageing. 40(4), 423-429
[Journal article]Authored by: Denison, H.

Conference

Litwic, AE., Clynes, M., Jameson, KA., Denison, HJ., Edwards, M., Cooper, C., . . . Dennison, EM.ASSESSMENT OF LOWER LIMB BONE STRENGTH BY DIFFERENT METHODS: OBSERVATIONS FROM THE HERTFORDSHIRE COHORT STUDY. RHEUMATOLOGY. (pp. 63 - 63). 1462-0324.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Dennison, EM., & Jutel, A.RECRUITING TO SEXUAL HEALTH STUDIES: POSSIBLE STRATEGIES IDENTIFIED THROUGH FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS. (pp. A90 - A90). 1368-4973.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Jutel, A., Patel, H., & Dennison, EM.KNOWLEDGE ABOUT SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS AMONG A NEW ZEALAND UNIVERSITY POPULATION. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS. (pp. A89 - A90). 1368-4973.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Litwic, AE., Clynes, M., Denison, H., Jameson, K., Sayer, AA., Taylor, P., . . . Dennison, E.FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT INFANT GROWTH INFLUENCES PROXIMAL FEMORAL GEOMETRY IN ADULTHOOD: THE HERTFORDSHIRE COHORT STUDY. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL. (pp. S671 - S671). 0937-941X.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Clynes, M., Wyawahare, P., Robinson, G., Denison, H., Evans, G., Gilmour, M., . . . Dennison, E.BONE HEALTH IN FEMALE ALCOHOLICS. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL. (pp. S706 - S707). 0937-941X.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Jameson, KA., Baird, J., Arora, T., Patel, HP., Edwards, MH., . . . Cooper, C.POOR SLEEP QUALITY AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE IN OLDER ADULTS. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH. (pp. A69 - A69). 0143-005X.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Syddall, HE., Martin, HJ., Finucane, FM., Griffin, SJ., Wareham, NJ., . . . Grp, HPATS.THE EFFECTS OF AEROBIC EXERCISE ON SARCOPENIA AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER PEOPLE FROM THE HERTFORDSHIRE COHORT STUDY: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL. AGE AND AGEING. (pp. 26 - 26). 0002-0729.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Edwards, MH., Jameson, K., Denison, H., Sayer, AA., Cooper, C., & Dennison, E.CLINICAL RISK FACTORS, BONE MINERAL DENSITY AND FALL HISTORY IN THE PREDICTION OF INCIDENT FRACTURE AMONG MEN AND WOMEN. RHEUMATOLOGY. (pp. 73 - 73). 1462-0324.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Edwards, M., Jameson, K., Denison, H., Sayer, AA., Cooper, C., & Dennison, E.CLINICAL RISK FACTORS, BONE MINERAL DENSITY AND FALLS HISTORY IN THE PREDICTION OF INCIDENT FRACTURE AMONG MEN AND WOMEN. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL. (pp. 100 - 100). 0937-941X.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Dennison, EM., Jameson, KA., Javaid, K., Denison, H., Sayer, AA., & Cooper, C.RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BONE SIZE, DENSITY AND FRACTURE: THE HERTFORDSHIRE COHORT STUDY. OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL. (pp. 85 - 85). 0937-941X.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, HJ., Robinson, SM., Jameson, KA., Syddall, HE., Martin, HJ., Dennison, EM., . . . Sayer, AA.PATTERNS OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENT USE AMONG OLDER MEN AND WOMEN: FINDINGS FROM THE HERTFORDSHIRE COHORT STUDY. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH. (pp. A44 - A44). 0143-005X.
[Conference]Authored by: Denison, H.
Denison, H., Curtis, E., Clynes, M., Bromhead, C., Dennison, E., & Grainger, R. (2016). The Incidence of Sexually Acquired Reactive Arthritis: A Systematic Literature Review. Poster session presented at the meeting of American College of Rheumatology ASM 2016
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Bromhead, C., Denison, H.Contributed to by: Bromhead, C.

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