Lindsey Coombes

Associate Lecturer

Lindsey has been a Principle Lecturer/Research Fellow in the department since 1989 and has been involved in teaching a wide range of modules in mental health nursing and other subjects. His main clinical interests are in the field of law and ethics in mental health particularly in relation to older people and this was the focus of his research whilst doing his MA in Philosophy at Cardiff University.  Lindsey's most recent research interests have been in the field of substance misuse and he has conducted a number of studies mostly focusing on drug and alcohol issues and young people. He has been researching the Stengthening Families Programme (SFP)10-14 (UK), training people to facilitate the programme and delivering the programme to families in the UK and other countries. From 2004 Lindsey has been co-director of My Strong Family Centre (MSFC) a knowledge transfer centre, which aims to: prevent teenage substance misuse and other behaviour problems, strengthen parenting skills and build family strengths in the communities served through delivery of the SFP10-14 (UK) and other evidence based programmes.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council Registered Nurse

Teaching/Research interests

Substance misuse and young people

Research methods

Safeguarding and young people

Parenting

Law and ethics

Research awards

Appleton, J.V. and Coombes, L. (2009) A pilot study of the Strengthening Families model of child protection conferences to examine interagency working, family partnership and outcomes for children at risk. University Central Research Fund and Oxford County Council

Coombes, L. & Allen, D. (2004) Implementation of the Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) in Barnsley: the Perspectives of Facilitators and Alcohol Education and Research Council

Coombes, L. & Allen, D. (2004) The Needs of Children of Problem Drug Users in Oxfordshire: As Perceived by Parents and Service Providers Oxfordshire DAAT

Coombes, L. (2004) Decision making about care and treatment by parents of children with cerebral palsy: a grounded theory approach PACE Centre

Foxcroft, D., Allen, D. & Coombes, L. (2004) Preventing alcohol and drug misuse in young people: adaptation of the Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) for use in the UK AERC & Home Office

Coombes, L. & Allen, D. (2003) An evaluation of the youth offending team service for young people with substance misuse problems in Buckinghamshire Bucks Youth Offending Team

Coombes, L., Allen, D. & Yerrell, P. (2003) Audit of the equipment services for children and young people who have disabilities in Buckinghamshire Bucks Health Authority


Selected Publications

Books

Coombes E.L. (1997) Mental Health entry Encyclopedia of Applied Philosophy Academic Press Inc., USA

Coombes, L., Allen, D. & Foxcroft, D. (2006) “Drug use prevention programmes for young people: an international perspective” in Richard Midford and Geoff Munro (eds.) Drug education in schools: Searching for the silver bullet Melbourne: IP Communications

Allen, D., Coombes, L. & Foxcroft, D. (2006) “The role of parents and community in drug prevention” ” in Richard Midford and Geoff Munro (eds.) Drug education in schools: Searching for the silver bullet Melbourne: IP Communications

Foxcroft, D., Allen, D. & Coombes, L. (2007) “The Effectiveness of Universal Youth Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programmes” in Gilvarry, E. & McArdle, P. Alcohol, Drugs and Young People: Critical Approaches London: Mac Keith Press

Coombes, L., Neale, J., Allen, D. & Humphries, D. (2007) “In-depth Interviews” in Neale, J. (ed.) Research Methods in Health and Social Care Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan

Watson, M. & Coombes, L. (2007) “Survey design” in Neale, J. (ed.) Research Methods in Health and Social Care Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan

Refereed publications

Strandheim, A., Bratberg, G.H., Holmen, T.L., Coombes, L. & Bentzen, N. (2011) The influence of behavioural and health problems on alcohol and drug use in late adolescence - a follow up study of 2 399 young Norwegians Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2011, 5:17

 Strandheim, A., Holmen, T.L., Coombes, L. & Bentzen, N. (2009) Alcohol intoxication and mental health among adolescents – a population review of 8983 young people, 13-19 years in North-Trondlaag, Norway: the Young-HUNT study Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 3, 18

 Coombes, L., Allen, D., Marsh, M., Foxcroft, D. (2009) The Strengthening Families Programme (SFP) 10-14 and substance misuse in Barnsley: the perspectives of facilitators and families Child Abuse Review 18, 1, 41-59

 Coombes, L. & Wratten, A. (2007) The lived experience of community mental health nurses working with people who have dual diagnosis: a phenomenological study Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 14, 382–392

 Allen, D., Coombes, L. & Foxcroft, D. (2006) Cultural accommodation of the Strengthening families programme 10-14: UK Phase I study Health education Research 22, 547-560

Other major publications

 Allen, D., Coombes, L. & Foxcroft, D. (2007) Preventing Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Young People: Adaptation and testing of the Strengthening Families Programme10-14 for use in the United Kingdom Oxford: School of Health and Social Care

 Coombes, L., Allen, D., Marsh, M. & Foxcroft, D. (2006) Implementation of the Strengthening Families programme (SFP)10-14 in Barnsley: The Perspectives of Facilitators and Families Oxford: School of Health and Social Care

 


Lindsey Coombes

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