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Dr James Woodall


About Dr James Woodall

Dr James Woodall is a Reader and also Head of Subject in Health Promotion at Leeds Beckett University.  James' research interest is the health promoting prison and how values central to health promotion are applied to the context of imprisonment.  James has published more broadly on health promotion matters. including empowerment in health promotion and the contribution that lay people can make to the public health agenda. 

Current Teaching

James currently teaches on the MSc Public Health –Health Promotion programme, but also contributes to other undergraduate and postgraduate areas in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

Research Interests

James continues to focus his research attention on the health of the prison population. He is currently interested in how the broader Criminal Justice System (which includes law enforcement, adjudication and corrections) can be harnessed to meet the health and social needs of offenders.

Selected Publications

Journal articles (64)

Books (4)

Briefings (1)

  • SOUTH J; WOODALL J (2010) Empowerment and Health & Well-being: Evidence summary

Chapters (6)

Conference contributions (3)

  • Bagnall A; South J; Woodall J; Kinsella K; Raine G (2014) Peer interventions in prisons: findings from a systematic review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness Nottingham 03/12/2014.
  • Bagnall A; South J; Hulme C; Woodall J; Kinsella K; Raine G; Vinall-Collier K (2014) Peer interventions in prisons: findings from a systematic review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness Warwick University 16/09/2014.
  • WOODALL J (2009) Are prisons in the South-West health promoting? . University of the West of England:

Conference proceedings (2)

  • Bagnall A; South J; Woodall J; Kinsella K; Raine G (2014) Peer interventions in prisons: findings from a systematic review of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness. In: European Public Health Association Glasgow 19/11/2014 00:00:00. : Oxford University Press (OUP), pp. .
    https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku166.096
  • South J; Woodall J; Kinsella K; Dixey R; Penson B; de Viggiani N (2012) Peers in Prison Settings (PiPS) Expert Symposium. In: Peers in Prison Settings (PiPS) Expert Symposium Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Leeds Metropolitan University . Leeds: , pp. .http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/pips/
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Reports (7)

  • Woodall J; Surr C; Kinsella K; Bunyan A (2016) An independent evaluation of 'Dementia Diaries'. Leeds, UK: The Centre for Health Promotion Research, Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Leeds Beckett University.
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  • Bagnall A; Jones R; Akter H; Woodall J (2016) Interventions to prevent burnout in high risk individuals: evidence review. Public Health England.
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  • South J; Giuntoli G; Cross R; Kinsella K; Warwick-Booth L; Woodall J; White J (2013) An evaluation of the Department of Health's Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund. Institute for Health & Wellbeing, Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University.
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  • WOODALL J; RAINE G; SOUTH J; WARWICK-BOOTH L (2010) Empowerment & health and well-being: evidence review. Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University.
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  • DIXEY R; WOODALL J (2009) Moving on: An Evaluation of Leeds Jigsaw Visitors' centre. Leeds: Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • GREEN J; AYRTON R; WOODALL J; WOODWARD J; NEWELL C; CATTAN M (2008) Child Parent Interaction in Relation to Road Safety Education: Final Report. London: Department for Transport.
  • GREEN J; AYRTON R; WOODALL J; WOODWARD J; NEWELL C; CATTAN M (2008) Child parent interaction in relation to road safety education: part 2- main report. Road Safety Research Report 102.. London: Department for Transport.
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