Annabel Boys
Health coach with a PhD in health behaviour

Academic Publications


Peer-reviewed Academic papers

Boys, A., Marsden, J., Griffiths, P., Fountain, J., Stillwell, G., & Strang, J. (1999) Substance use among young people: the relationship between functions and intentions, Addiction, 94, 1043-1050.

Boys, A., Marsden, J., Fountain, J., Griffiths, P., Stillwell, G., & Strang, J. (1999) Young people and drug use: A qualitative analysis of decision making.  Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy.

Boys, A., Marsden, J., Griffiths, P. & Strang, J. (2000) Drug use functions predict cocaine-related problems in young people.  Drug and Alcohol Review, 19, 181-190.

Boys, A., Marsden,J., Strang, J.  (2001) Understanding reasons for drug use amongst young people: a functional perspective.  Journal of Health Education, 16, 457-469.

Farrell M, Boys A, Bebbington P, Brugha T, Coid J, Jenkins R, Lewis G, Meltzer H, Marsden J, Singleton N, Taylor, C (2002). ‘Psychosis and drug dependence: results from a national survey of prisoners’,  British Journal of Psychiatry,181,393-8.

Boys, A., Dobson, J., Marsden, J. & Strang, J. (2002) "Rich man's speed": a qualitative study of young cocaine users.  Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 9, 195-210.

Boys, A., Farrell, M., Bebbington, P., Brugha, J., Coid, J., Jenkins, R., Lewis, G., Marsden, J., Meltzer, N. Singleton & Taylor, C. (2002) Drug use and initiation in prison: results from a national prison survey in England and Wales.  Addiction, 97, 1551-1560.

Boys, A., Marsden, J. & Strang, J. (2002) The relative influence of friends and functions: modelling frequency of substance use in a non-treatment sample of 16–22 year olds. Health Education, 102, 280–288.

Boys, A. & Marsden, J. (2003) Perceived functions predict intensity of use and problems among young polysubstance users. `Addiction, 98, 951-963. 

Boys, A, Farrell, M., Taylor, C., Marsden, J., Goodman, R., Brugha, T., Bebbington, P., Jenkins, R. & Meltzer, H. (2003) Psychiatric morbidity and substance use in young people aged 13–15 years: results from the Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health.  British Journal of Psychiatry, 182: 509 - 517.

Boys, A., Marsden, J., Stillwell, G., Hutchings, K., Griffiths, P., & Farrell, M. (2003) Minimising respondent attrition on longitudinal research: practical implications from a cohort study of adolescent drinking. Journal of Adolesence, 26, 363-373.

Stillwell, G., Boys, A. & Marsden, J. (2004) Alcohol use by young people from different ethnic groups: consumption, intoxication and negative consequences. Ethnicity & Health, 9, 171-187.

Marsden, J., Boys, A., Farrell, M., Stillwell, G. Hutchings, K. Hillebrand, J. & Griffiths, P. (2005). Personal and social correlates of alcohol consumption among mid-adolescents. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 23, 427-450.

Marsden J, Stillwell G, Barlow, H, Boys, A, Taylor, C, Hunt, N & Farrell M (2006).  An evaluation of a brief motivational intervention among young ecstasy and cocaine users: no effect on substance and alcohol use outcomes, Addiction, 101, 1014-1026.

Changes to methadone clearance during pregnancy. Wolff, K., Boys, A., Rostami-Hodjegan, A., Hay, A. & Raistrick, D. Nov 2005 In : European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 61, 10, p. 763 - 768