Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests span a number of areas relevant to health and social psychology. In particular, I have an interest in adolescent health including risk behaviours, resilience, health inequalities and health-service use.


I was appointed Assistant Professor in Psychology at Heriot-Watt University in August 2016. Previously, I have been employed as a Senior Research Associate at UCL Institute of Child Health focusing on a Department of Health-funded portfolio of research to inform adolescent health policy as well as at the London School of Economics developing evidence-based interventions for health and wellbeing in British secondary schools. I completed my PhD focusing on wellbeing throughout the lifespan at the University of Dundee in 2009.

External positions

Honorary Senior Research Associate

1 Aug 2016 → …


  • BF Psychology

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Smoking Medicine & Life Sciences
England Medicine & Life Sciences
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
Alcohols Medicine & Life Sciences
Meta-Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Sexual Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences
Mental Health Medicine & Life Sciences

Co Author Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2007 2017

Conduct problems trajectories and psychosocial outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Bevilacqua, L., Hale, D., Barker, E. D. & Viner, R. 6 Oct 2017 In : European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mental Health
Health Education

Optimising Healthcare Transitions for Adolescents

Hale, D. R. & Viner, R. M. Feb 2017 In : Journal of Adolescent Health. 60, 2, p. S78

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

health care
Delivery of Health Care
Open Access
Informal Social Control
Child Development
Administrative Personnel

Intraclass correlation values for adolescent health outcomes in secondary schools in 21 European countries

Shackleton, N., Hale, D. R., Bonell, C. & Viner, R. M. Dec 2016 In : SSM - Population Health. 2, p. 217-225 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Randomized Controlled Trials
Binge Drinking

Investigating the relationship between substance use and sexual behaviour in young people in Britain: findings from a national probability survey

Khadr, S. N., Jones, K. G., Mann, S., Hale, D. R., Johnson, A. M., Viner, R. M., Mercer, C. H. & Wellings, K. 30 Jun 2016 In : BMJ Open. 6, 6, e011961

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Reproductive Health
Sexual Behavior
Binge Drinking
Health Behavior

Activities 2010 2016

  • 7 Invited talk