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Is Population Density Associated with Non-Communicable Disease in Western Developed Countries? A Systematic Review (2022)
Journal Article
Carnegie, E. R., Inglis, G., Taylor, A., Bak-Klimek, A., & Okoye, O. (2022). Is Population Density Associated with Non-Communicable Disease in Western Developed Countries? A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(5), Article 2638. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19052638

Over the last three decades, researchers have investigated population density and health outcomes at differing scale. There has not been a systematic review conducted in order to synthesise this evidence. Following the Preferred Reporting Items for S... Read More about Is Population Density Associated with Non-Communicable Disease in Western Developed Countries? A Systematic Review.

Positive changes and appreciation of life among economic immigrants in Scotland. (2019)
Journal Article
Bak-Klimek, A., Karatzias, T., Elliott, L., Dickson, A., & MacLean, R. (2020). Positive changes and appreciation of life among economic immigrants in Scotland. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 21, Article 57-76. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12134-019-00669-w

Objectives: Existing qualitative studies focussed predominantly on exploring immigrants’ stress, distress and coping aimed at reducing stress. Little attention has been paid to immigrants’ psychological growth or positive life changes. In the presen... Read More about Positive changes and appreciation of life among economic immigrants in Scotland..

The Determinants of Well-being among Polish Economic Immigrants. Testing The Sustainable Happiness Model in Migrant Population (2017)
Journal Article
Bak-Klimek, A., Karatzias, T., Elliott, L., & MacLean, R. (2018). The Determinants of Well-being among Polish Economic Immigrants. Testing The Sustainable Happiness Model in Migrant Population. Journal of Happiness Studies, 19, 1565–1588. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10902-017-9877-7

Economic migration has increased dramatically over the past decades, yet, still little is known about the well-being of economic migrants. Most studies focus on the poor mental health of migrants. The few studies that examine well-being do not includ... Read More about The Determinants of Well-being among Polish Economic Immigrants. Testing The Sustainable Happiness Model in Migrant Population.

The level and determinants of well-being among Polish economic migrants in Scotland - testing the Sustainable Happiness Model; a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study (2015)
Thesis
Bak-Klimek, A. (2015). The level and determinants of well-being among Polish economic migrants in Scotland - testing the Sustainable Happiness Model; a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9829

Background: The available research on economic migration suggested that immigrants may be less happy than the indigenous populations. It was found that relatively stable dispositional factors such as optimism, and cognitive-behavioural factors such a... Read More about The level and determinants of well-being among Polish economic migrants in Scotland - testing the Sustainable Happiness Model; a sequential explanatory mixed-methods study.

The Determinants of Well-Being Among International Economic Immigrants: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis (2014)
Journal Article
Bak-Klimek, A., Karatzias, T., Elliott, L., & Maclean, R. (2015). The Determinants of Well-Being Among International Economic Immigrants: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Applied research in quality of life, 10(1), 161-188. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-013-9297-8

Over the past decades migration has increased dramatically. Most of the scientific literature on immigrant mental health has focussed on stress, distress and mental illness. Less attention has been paid to positive aspects in particular mental well-b... Read More about The Determinants of Well-Being Among International Economic Immigrants: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis.

Nature of child sexual abuse and psychopathology in adult survivors : results from a clinical sample in Scotland. (2013)
Journal Article
Bak-Klimek, A., Karatzias, T., Campbell, J., Pugh, R., Laybourn, P., & Elliott, L. (2014). Nature of child sexual abuse and psychopathology in adult survivors : results from a clinical sample in Scotland. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 21, 550-557. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12127

The relationship between history of childhood sexual abuse and psychopathology in adult life is well established. However, understanding of the mechanisms by which abuse exerts its effects is limited. To our knowledge, this is the first study which i... Read More about Nature of child sexual abuse and psychopathology in adult survivors : results from a clinical sample in Scotland..