Fullagar, S., Petris, S., Sargent, J., Allen, S., Akhtar, M., Ozakinci, G. Action research with parkrun UK volunteer organisers to develop inclusive strategies. Health Promotion International, daz113,

Mutsaers, B., Butow, P., Dinkel, A., Humphris, G., Maheu, C., Ozakinci, G., Prins, J., Sharpe, L., Smith, A.B., Thewes, B., Lebel, S. Identifying the key characteristics of clinical fear of recurrence: An International Delphi Study. Psycho-Oncology.

Tauber, N.M., O’Toole, M.S., Dinkel, A., Galica, J., Humphris, G., Lebel, S., Maheu, C., Ozakinci, G., Prins, J., Sharpe, L., Smith, A.B., Thewes, B., Simard, S., Zachariae, R. The effect of psychological intervention on fear of cancer recurrence: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology. Sep 18:JCO1900572. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.00572

Anderson, N., Ozakinci, G. “It All Needs To Be A Full Jigsaw, Not Just Bits”: Exploration of Healthcare Professionals’ Beliefs towards Supported Self-Management for Long-Term Conditions. BMC Psychology.

Open access:

Kuipers, M., Best, C., Wilson, M., Currie, D., Ozakinci, G., Mackinstosh, AM., Stead, M., Eadie, D., MacGregor, A., Pearce, J., Amos, A., Haw, S. Adolescents’ perceptions of tobacco accessibility and smoking acceptability in response to the tobacco point-of-sale display ban in Scotland: Results from the DISPLAY study. Tobacco Control. May 3. pii: tobaccocontrol-2018-054702. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054702.

Open access:

Pearce, J., Cherrie, M., Best, C., Eadie, D., Stead, M., Amos, A., Currie, D., Ozakinci, G., MacGregor, A., Haw, S. How has the introduction of point-of-sale legislation affected the presence and visibility of tobacco retailing in Scotland? A longitudinal study. Tobacco Control. Jan 29. pii: tobaccocontrol-2018-054543. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054543

Open access:

Beeken, R.J., Haviland, J.S., Taylor, C., Campbell, A., Fisher, A., Grimmett, C., Ozakinci, G., Slater, S., Wilson, I., Hubbard, G. Smoking, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity following stoma formation surgery, stoma-related concerns, and desire for lifestyle advice: a United Kingdom survey. BMC Public Health. May 15;19(1):574. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6913-z

Open access:

Ozakinci, G & Gillies, J. Physical activity participation by adults. Scottish School of Primary Care. GP Clusters Briefing paper 16.

Ozakinci, G. What is stress? Chapter in 4th Edition Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine. Edited by van Teijlingen, E and Humphris, G. Elsevier 2019


Sobota, A., Ozakinci, G. Determinants of fertility issues experienced by young women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer: A quantitative, cross- cultural study. BMC Cancer 18;874 org/10.1186/s12885-018-4766-y

 Open access:

Eadie, D., Best, CS., Stead, M., MacKintosh, AM., Critchlow, N., Purves, R., Pearce, JR., Currie, DB., Ozakinci, G., Amos, A., MacGregor, AS., Haw, S. Assessing change in tobacco visibility at point-of-sale following a display ban. Tobacco and Regulatory Sciences. 4(3), 10-28(19).

Hubbard, G., Campbell, A., Fisher, A., Harvie, M., Maltinsky, W., Mullen, R., Banks, E., Gracey, J., Gorely, T., Munro, J., Ozakinci, G. Physical activity referral to cardiac rehabilitation, leisure centre or telephone-delivered consultations in post-surgical people with breast cancer: a mixed methods process evaluation. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 1; 4; 108; doi: 10.1186/s40814-018-0297-1

 Open access:

Anderson, N., & Ozakinci, G. Effectiveness of psychological interventions to improve quality of life in people with long-term conditions: rapid systematic review of randomised controlled trials. BMC Psychology. 6(1);11 doi: 10.1186/s40359-018-0225-4.

 Open access:

Humphris, G., Watson, E., Sharpe, M., Ozakinci, G. Unidimensional scales for fears of cancer recurrence and their psychometric properties: The FCR4 and FCR7. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 16(1): 30. doi: 10.1186/s12955-018-0850-x

 Open access:

Ozakinci, G., Swash, B., Humphris, G., Rogers, S., Hulbert-Williams, N. Fear of cancer recurrence in oral and oropharangeal cancer patients: An investigation of the clinical encounter. European Journal of Cancer Care. 27(1). doi: 10.1111/ecc.12785

Open access:

Pezdirc, K., Rollo, M., Whitehead, R., Hutchesson, M., Ozakinci, G., Perrett, D., Collins, C. Perceptions of carotenoid and melanin colouration in faces among young Australian adults. Australian Journal of Psychology. 70(1), 85-90. DOI:10.1111/ajpy.12163

 Open access:


Best, C., Haseen, F., Currie, D., Ozakinci, G., MacKintosh, A.M., Stead, M., Eadie, D., MacGregor, A., Pearce, J., Amos, A., Frank, J., Haw, S. Relationship between trying an electronic cigarette and subsequent cigarette experimentation in Scottish adolescents: A cohort Study. Tobacco Control. 2017 Jul 22. pii: tobaccocontrol-2017-053691. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2017-053691

Hubbard, G., Taylor, C., Beeken, B., Campbell, A., Gracey, J., Grimmett, C., Fisher, A., Ozakinci, G., Slater, S., Gorely, T. Research priorities about stoma-related quality of life from the patient perspective: A pilot survey. Health Expectations. 20(6),1421-1427. DOI: 10.1111/hex.12585

Open access:

Wells, M., Aitchison, P., Harris, F., Ozakinci, G., Radley, A., Bauld, L., Entwistle, V., Munro, A., Haw, S., Culbard, B., Williams, B. Barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation in cancer context: A qualitative study of patient, family and professional views. BMC Cancer. 17:348. DOI: 10.1186/s12885-017-3344-z

Open access:

Dale, H., Scott, C., Ozakinci, G. Safe Drive Stay Alive: exploring effectiveness of a real-world driving intervention for pre-drivers and the utility of the Health Action Process Approach. Injury Prevention. 23(2), 109-113. pii: injuryprev-2015-041831. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041831.

 Whelehan, P., Ozakinci, G., Evans, Client and practitioner perspectives on the screening mammography experience. European Journal of Cancer Care. 26(3), Epub 2016 Oct 13. DOI: 1111/ecc.12580

Open access:

Lebel, S., Ozakinci, G., Humphris, G., Thewes, B., Prins, J., Dinkel, A., Butow, P. Current state and future prospects of research on fear of cancer recurrence. Psycho-Oncology, 26(4), 424-427. DOI: 10.1002/pon.4103.


Lee, A.S., Ozakinci, G., Leung, S., Humphris, G., Dale, H., Hamlet, N. Lifestyle change in the cancer setting using the “teachable moment”: protocol for a proof-of-concept pilot in a Urology service. Pilot and Feasibility Studies. Oct 21, 2:65. DOI: 1186/s40814-016-0102-y

Open access:

Lebel, S., Ozakinci, G., Humphris, G., Mutsaers, B., Thewes, B., Prins, J., Dinkel, A., Butow, P. From normal response to clinical problem: Definition and clinical features of fear of cancer recurrence. Supportive Care in Cancer. Aug;24(8):3265-8. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-016-3272-5. Epub 2016 May 12.

Hubbard, G., Gorely, T., Ozakinci, G., Polson, R., Forbat, L. A systematic review and narrative summary of family-based smoking cessation interventions to help adults quit smoking. BMC Family Practice, Jun 24;17(1):73. DOI: 10.1186/s12875-016-0457-4

 Open access:

Best, C., Haseen, F., van der Sluijs, W., Ozakinci, G., Currie, D., Eadie, D., Stead, M., MacKintosh, A.M., Pearce, J., Tisch, C., MacGregor, A., Amos, A., Frank, J., Haw, S. Relationships between e-cigarette point of sale recall and e-cigarette use in secondary school children: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health, 16:310, DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2968-2.

 Open access:


Fauske, L., Bondevik, H., Bruland, Ø., Ozakinci, G. Negative and positive consequences of cancer treatment experienced by long-term osteosarcoma survivors: A qualitative study. Anticancer Research. 35(11), 6081-90.

 Open access:

Pezdirc, K., Hutchesson, M.J., Whitehead, R., Ozakinci, G., Perrett, D., Collins, C. Fruit, vegetable, and dietary carotenoid intakes explain variation in skin-color in young Caucasion women: A cross-sectional study. Nutrients. 15;7(7); 5800-15. doi: 10.3390/nu7075251.

Open access:

Sobota, A. & Ozakinci G. The Quality and Readability of Online Consumer Information about Gynaecological Cancer. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer. 25(3), 537-541, 10.1097/IGC.0000000000000362.

Jones, J., Kane, P., Polson, P., Leslie, S.J., Hulbert-Williams, N.J., Simard, S., Ozakinci, G., Hubbard, G. Protocol for a systematic review of screening tools for fear of recurrent illness in common life-threatening diseases. Systematic Reviews. 19;4:10. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-4-10.

 Open access:

Pezdirc, K., Hutchesson, M., Whitehead, R., Ozakinci, G., Perrett, D., Collins, C. Can dietary intake influence perception of and measured appearance? A systematic review: Dietary intake and appearance. Nutrition Research. 35(3); 175-97. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2014.12.002.

Hanning, KA., Steel, M., Goudie, D., McLeish, L., Dunlop, J., Myring, J., Sullivan, S., Berg, J., Humphris, G., Ozakinci, G. Why do women not return family history forms when referred to breast cancer genetics services? A mixed-method study. Health Expectations, 18(5), 1735-43. doi: 10.1111/hex.12166

 Open access:

Laidlaw, A., McLellan, J., Ozakinci, G. Understanding reasons for help seeking for mental wellbeing issues among undergraduate students. Studies in Higher Education. 10.1080/03075079.2015.1026890. Published online 25 March 2015.


Ozakinci, G., Sobota, A., Humphris, G. Fears of cancer recurrence among breast cancer survivors. Current Breast Cancer Reports. 6(3), 219-225. 10.1007/s12609-014-0153-0

Sobota, A. & Ozakinci G. Fertility and parenthood issues in young female cancer patients – a systematic review. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. 8(4), 707-721. 10.1007/s11764-014-0388-9

Khan, S.S., Tewari, S., Srinivasan, N., Hopkins, N., Reicher, S., Ozakinci, G. Efficacy and well-being in rural north India: The role of social identification with a large-scale community identity. European Journal of Social Psychology. 44(7), 787-798. 10.1002/ejsp.2060.

Open access:

Laidlaw, A., Hunter, J., Turvey, T., Stillman, M., Warren, R., Ozakinci, G. The development and evaluation of a flexible training course ‘Understanding and developing compassion’. Journal of Evidence-based Psychotherapies, 14(2), 149-157.

Williams, D., Re, D., Ozakinci, G. Television viewing habits of pre-clinical UK medical undergraduates: Further potential implications for bioethics. American Journal of Bioethics: Empirical Bioethics, 5(2). 55-67.


Simard, S., Thewes, B., Humphris, G., Dixon, M., Hayden, C., Mireskandari, S., & Ozakinci, G. Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Adult Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 7(3), 300-322. 1007/s11764-013-0272-z

Whitehead, RW., Ozakinci, G., Perrett, DI. You are what you eat: A randomised controlled trial of an appearance-based dietary intervention. Health Psychology. 33(1):99-102. doi: 10.1037/a0032322


Whitehead, RW, Ozakinci, G., Perrett, DI. Attractive skin coloration: Harnessing sexual selection to improve diet and health. Evolutionary Psychology.10(5), 842-854.

Dennis, A., Neville, F., Laidlaw, A., Warren, R., Ozakinci, G. Anxiety about anxiety in medical students: Lessons learned from workshops aimed equipping students to cope with communication-related anxiety. The Clinical Teacher, 9(5), 330-333. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-498X.2012.00569.x.

Whitehead, RW, Coetzee, V., Ozakinci, G., Perrett, D Whitehead et al Respond. American Journal of Public Health, 102(10):e3-4. Epub 2012 Aug 16

Whitehead, RW, Re, D., Xiao, D., Ozakinci, G., Perrett, DI. You are what you eat: Within-subject increases in fruit and vegetable consumption confer beneficial skin-color changes. PLoS One 7(3): e32988. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032988.

Open access:

Whitehead, RW, Ozakinci, G., Stephen, I.D., Perrett, D. Appealing to vanity: Could seeing potential appearance-gains motivate fruit and vegetable consumption? American Journal of Public Health 102(2), 207-211. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300405.

Whitehead, RW, Coetzee, V., Ozakinci, G., Perrett, D. Cross-cultural effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on skin color. American Journal of Public Health, 102(2), 212-213. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300495

Ghazali, N., Cadwallader, E., Lowe, D., Humphris, G, Ozakinci, G., Rogers, SN. Fear of recurrence amongst head and neck cancer survivors: Longitudinal trends. Psycho-Oncology. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3069


Ozakinci, G., Bolak, H., Mora, P.  Modern health worries, health care utilization, and symptom reporting: Examples from the UK and Turkey. Behavioral Medicine, 37(2), 35-41. DOI: 10.1080/08964289.2011.552925


Burden, A.D., Hilton Boon, M., Leman, J., Wilson, H., Richmond, R., Ormerod, A.D., (2010) on behalf of the Guideline Development Group (Ozakinci was part of this group). Diagnosis and management of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: summary of SIGN guidance. British Medical Journal, 341:c5623. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c5623.

Ozakinci, G., Wells, M., Williams, B., Munro, A., Donnelly, P. (2010). Cancer diagnosis: An opportune time to help patients and their families to stop smoking? Public Health, 124(8), 479-482, doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2010.04.006

Rogers, S.N., Scott, B., Lowe, D., Ozakinci, G., Humphris, G. (2010). Fear of recurrence following head and neck cancer: evaluation in a busy routine clinical setting. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head and Neck. DOI: 10.1007/s00405-010-1307-y

Thomas, G., Humphris, G., Ozakinci, G., O’Brien, K., Roberts, S.A., Hopkins, M., Brabin, L. (2010). A qualitative study of pharmacists’ views on offering Chlamydia screening to women requesting emergency hormonal contraception. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 117(1), 109-113. DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02362.x


Humphris, G., Ozakinci, G. The AFTER intervention: A structured psychological approach to reduce fears of recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer (2008). British Journal of Health Psychology, 13(2), 223-230.

Kelly, K.M., Senter, L., Leventhal, H., Ozakinci, G., Porter, K. (2008). Subjective and objective risk of ovarian cancer in women testing for BRCA1/2 mutations. Patient Education and Counseling, 70(1), 135-142.


Pagato, S., Spring, B., Coups, E., Mulvaney, S., Coutu, M.F., Ozakinci, G. (2007) Barriers and facilitators of evidence-based practice perceived by behavioral science health professionals. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63(7), 695-705.

Ozakinci, G., Humphris, G., Steel, M. (2007). Provision of breast cancer risk information to women at lower end of the familial risk spectrum.  Community Genetics, 10(1), 41-44.


Ozakinci, G. & Weinman, J.  (2006). Determinants of condom use intentions and behavior among Turkish youth: A theoretically based investigation. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, 7(1), 73-95.

Young, D., McLeish, L., Sullivan, F., Pitkeathly, M., Reis, M., Goudie, D., Vysny, H., Ozakinci, G., Steel, M. (2006).  Familial breast cancer: Management of “lower risk” referrals. British Journal of Cancer, 95(8), 975-978.

Ozakinci, G., Hallman, W.K., Kipen, H.M. (2006).  Persistence of symptoms in Veterans of the first Gulf War: 5 year follow-up. Environmental Health Perspectives, 114(10), 1553-1557.

Fiedler, N., Ozakinci, G., Hallman, W., Wartenberg, D., Brewer, N., Barrett, D.H., Kipen, H. (2006). Military deployment to the Gulf War as a risk factor for psychiatric illness among US troops.  British Journal of Psychiatry, 188(5), 453-459.

Humphris, G.M., & Ozakinci, G. (2006). Psychological responses and support needs of patients following head and neck cancer. International Journal of Surgery, 4(1), 37-44.

1999 and earlier

Ozakinci, G. (1999). Intention to use condoms with new partners among heterosexually active Turkish university students. Bogazici Journal: Review of Social, Economic, and Administrative Studies, 13 (1-2), 145-156.

Ozakinci, G. (1998). STD/HIV prevention efforts in Turkey: A review. Health Psychology Update, 32, 42-44. 


Mora, P.A. & Ozakinci, G. (2012). Self-regulation model. In Gellman, M. & Turner, J. R. (Eds), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. Springer.

Leventhal, H., Halm, E., Horowitz, C., Leventhal, E.A., Ozakinci, G. (2005). Living with chronic illness: A contextualized, self-regulation approach. In S. Sutton, M. Johnston, & A. Baum (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Health Psychology, (pp. 197-240). Sage Publications, Inc.

Leventhal, H., Cameron, L., Leventhal, E., Ozakinci, G. (2005). Do messages from your body, your friends, your doctor, or the media shape your health behaviors? Green, M.C. & Brock, T.C. (Eds.) Persuasion: Psychological insights and perspectives. 2nd edition, (pp.195-224). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.


Perrett, D.I., Whitehead, R.D., Ozakinci, G. (2013). Eating fruit and vegetables gives your skin a golden glow. British Academy Review, 21, 2-6.






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