Biography

Tony Arthur joined the School of Nursing Sciences, University of East Anglia in January 2013. Prior to this appointment he was Senior Lecturer in Elder Care in the Division of Nursing at the University of Nottingham. He has a background in general nursing, qualifying at the Middlesex Hospital, London in September 1984. He has a first degree in Sociology from the Polytechnic of East London, a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Leicester, and an MSc in Medical Statistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

 

His research interests are focused on the health needs of those in late life and at the end of life. He has experience in the design and conduct of longitudinal epidemiological studies of ageing and randomised controlled trials of complex and nurse-led interventions designed to improve the care of older people.

 

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Wale, J., Arthur, A., Faull, C.

(2014)

An analysis of knowledge and attitudes of hospice staff towards organ and tissue donation

in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

4.

pp. 98-103

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(Article)


Venkatasalu, M. R., Seymour, J. E., Arthur, A.

(2014)

Dying at home : A qualitative study of the perspectives of older South Asians living in the United Kingdom

in Palliative Medicine

28.

pp. 264-272

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Guo, P., East, L., Arthur, A.

(2014)

Thinking outside the black box: The importance of context in understanding the impact of a preoperative education nursing intervention among Chinese cardiac patients : the importance of context in understanding the impact of a preoperative education nursing intervention among Chinese cardiac patients

in Patient Education and Counseling

95.

pp. 365-370

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Matthews, F. E., Arthur, A., Barnes, L. E., Bond, J., Jagger, C., Robinson, L., Brayne, C.

(2013)

A two-decade comparison of prevalence of dementia in individuals aged 65 years and older from three geographical areas of England : results of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study I and II

in The Lancet

382.

pp. 1405-1412

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Venkatasalu, M. R., Arthur, A., Seymour, J.

(2013)

Talking about end-of-life care: the perspectives of older South Asians living in East London

in Journal of Research in Nursing

18.

pp. 394-406

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Kerry, R., Madouasse, A., Arthur, A., Mumford, S. D.

(2013)

Analysis of scientific truth status in controlled rehabilitation trials : Scientific truth status analysis in trials

in Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice

19.

pp. 617-625

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Coupland, C., Morriss, R., Arthur, A., Moore, M., Hill, T., Hippisley-Cox, J.

(2013)

Safety of antidepressants in adults aged under 65: protocol for a cohort study using a large primary care database

in BMC Psychiatry

13.

pp. 135

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Hanratty, B., Addington-Hall, J., Arthur, A., Cooper, L., Grande, G., Payne, S., Seymour, J., Aged, 80 and over

(2013)

What is different about living alone with cancer in older age? A qualitative study of experiences and preferences for care

in BMC Family Practice

14.

pp. 22

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Cox, K., Bird, L., Arthur, A., Kennedy, S., Pollock, K., Kumar, A., Stanton, W., Seymour, J.

(2013)

Public attitudes to death and dying in the UK: a review of published literature

in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

3.

pp. 37-45

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Nkhoma, K., Seymour, J., Arthur, A., Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Hospitals, Public, Outpatient Clinics, Hospital

(2013)

An educational intervention to reduce pain and improve pain management for Malawian people living with HIV/AIDS and their family carers : study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

in Trials

14.

pp. 216

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Hanratty, B., Lowson, E., Holmes, L., Addington-hall, J., Arthur, A., Grande, G., Payne, S., Seymour, J.

(2012)

A comparison of strategies to recruit older patients and carers to end-of-life research in primary care

in BMC Health Services Research

12.

pp. 342

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Hunt, C., Arthur, A.

(2012)

Student nurses’ reasons behind the decision to receive or decline influenza vaccine: A cross-sectional survey

in Vaccine

30.

pp. 5824-5829

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Field-Richards, S. E., Arthur, A.

(2012)

Negotiating the Boundary Between Paid and Unpaid Hospice Workers: A Qualitative Study of How Hospice Volunteers Understand Their Work

in American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

29.

pp. 627-631

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Halliday, V., Porock, D., Arthur, A., Manderson, C., Wilcock, A.

(2012)

Development and testing of a cancer appetite and symptom questionnaire : Development and testing of a CASQ

in Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

25.

pp. 217-224

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(Article)


Guo, P., East, L., Arthur, A.

(2012)

A preoperative education intervention to reduce anxiety and improve recovery among Chinese cardiac patients: A randomized controlled trial

in International Journal of Nursing Studies

49.

pp. 129-137

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Coupland, C., Dhiman, P., Morriss, R., Arthur, A., Barton, G., Hippisley-Cox, J.

(2011)

Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in older people: population based cohort study

in British Medical Journal (BMJ)

343.

pp. d4551-d4551

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Bird, L., Arthur, A., Cox, K.

(2011)

"Did the trial kill the intervention?" experiences from the development, implementation and evaluation of a complex intervention

in BMC Medical Research Methodology

11.

pp. 24

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Randle, J., Arthur, A., Vaughan, N.

(2010)

Twenty-four-hour observational study of hospital hand hygiene compliance

in Journal of Hospital Infection

76.

pp. 252-255

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Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., Wittenberg-lyles, E., Porock, D., Collier, J., Arthur, A.

(2010)

Caregiver Participation in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meetings via Videophone Technology: A Pilot Study to Improve Pain Management

in American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

27.

pp. 465-473

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Bird, L., Arthur, A., Niblock, T., Stone, R., Watson, L., Cox, K.

(2010)

Rehabilitation programme after stem cell transplantation : randomized controlled trial

in Journal Of Advanced Nursing

66.

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Wale, J., Arthur, A., Faull, C.

(2014)

An analysis of knowledge and attitudes of hospice staff towards organ and tissue donation

in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

4.

pp. 98-103

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Venkatasalu, M. R., Seymour, J. E., Arthur, A.

(2014)

Dying at home : A qualitative study of the perspectives of older South Asians living in the United Kingdom

in Palliative Medicine

28.

pp. 264-272

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Guo, P., East, L., Arthur, A.

(2014)

Thinking outside the black box: The importance of context in understanding the impact of a preoperative education nursing intervention among Chinese cardiac patients : the importance of context in understanding the impact of a preoperative education nursing intervention among Chinese cardiac patients

in Patient Education and Counseling

95.

pp. 365-370

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Matthews, F. E., Arthur, A., Barnes, L. E., Bond, J., Jagger, C., Robinson, L., Brayne, C.

(2013)

A two-decade comparison of prevalence of dementia in individuals aged 65 years and older from three geographical areas of England : results of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study I and II

in The Lancet

382.

pp. 1405-1412

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Venkatasalu, M. R., Arthur, A., Seymour, J.

(2013)

Talking about end-of-life care: the perspectives of older South Asians living in East London

in Journal of Research in Nursing

18.

pp. 394-406

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Kerry, R., Madouasse, A., Arthur, A., Mumford, S. D.

(2013)

Analysis of scientific truth status in controlled rehabilitation trials : Scientific truth status analysis in trials

in Journal Of Evaluation In Clinical Practice

19.

pp. 617-625

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Coupland, C., Morriss, R., Arthur, A., Moore, M., Hill, T., Hippisley-Cox, J.

(2013)

Safety of antidepressants in adults aged under 65: protocol for a cohort study using a large primary care database

in BMC Psychiatry

13.

pp. 135

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Hanratty, B., Addington-Hall, J., Arthur, A., Cooper, L., Grande, G., Payne, S., Seymour, J., Aged, 80 and over

(2013)

What is different about living alone with cancer in older age? A qualitative study of experiences and preferences for care

in BMC Family Practice

14.

pp. 22

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Cox, K., Bird, L., Arthur, A., Kennedy, S., Pollock, K., Kumar, A., Stanton, W., Seymour, J.

(2013)

Public attitudes to death and dying in the UK: a review of published literature

in BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care

3.

pp. 37-45

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Nkhoma, K., Seymour, J., Arthur, A., Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Hospitals, Public, Outpatient Clinics, Hospital

(2013)

An educational intervention to reduce pain and improve pain management for Malawian people living with HIV/AIDS and their family carers : study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

in Trials

14.

pp. 216

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Hanratty, B., Lowson, E., Holmes, L., Addington-hall, J., Arthur, A., Grande, G., Payne, S., Seymour, J.

(2012)

A comparison of strategies to recruit older patients and carers to end-of-life research in primary care

in BMC Health Services Research

12.

pp. 342

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Hunt, C., Arthur, A.

(2012)

Student nurses’ reasons behind the decision to receive or decline influenza vaccine: A cross-sectional survey

in Vaccine

30.

pp. 5824-5829

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Field-Richards, S. E., Arthur, A.

(2012)

Negotiating the Boundary Between Paid and Unpaid Hospice Workers: A Qualitative Study of How Hospice Volunteers Understand Their Work

in American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

29.

pp. 627-631

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Halliday, V., Porock, D., Arthur, A., Manderson, C., Wilcock, A.

(2012)

Development and testing of a cancer appetite and symptom questionnaire : Development and testing of a CASQ

in Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

25.

pp. 217-224

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Guo, P., East, L., Arthur, A.

(2012)

A preoperative education intervention to reduce anxiety and improve recovery among Chinese cardiac patients: A randomized controlled trial

in International Journal of Nursing Studies

49.

pp. 129-137

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Coupland, C., Dhiman, P., Morriss, R., Arthur, A., Barton, G., Hippisley-Cox, J.

(2011)

Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in older people: population based cohort study

in British Medical Journal (BMJ)

343.

pp. d4551-d4551

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Bird, L., Arthur, A., Cox, K.

(2011)

"Did the trial kill the intervention?" experiences from the development, implementation and evaluation of a complex intervention

in BMC Medical Research Methodology

11.

pp. 24

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Randle, J., Arthur, A., Vaughan, N.

(2010)

Twenty-four-hour observational study of hospital hand hygiene compliance

in Journal of Hospital Infection

76.

pp. 252-255

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Parker Oliver, D., Demiris, G., Wittenberg-lyles, E., Porock, D., Collier, J., Arthur, A.

(2010)

Caregiver Participation in Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Meetings via Videophone Technology: A Pilot Study to Improve Pain Management

in American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

27.

pp. 465-473

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


Bird, L., Arthur, A., Niblock, T., Stone, R., Watson, L., Cox, K.

(2010)

Rehabilitation programme after stem cell transplantation : randomized controlled trial

in Journal Of Advanced Nursing

66.

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)


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Key Research Interests

·         Nurse-led interventions designed to improve the care of older people

·         The epidemiology of ageing

·         Mental health needs of older people


Research Grants

Brayne C, Arthur A, Bond J, Jagger C, Matthews F, McDonald A, McKeith I, Wittenberg R. (2008-2013) Is Ageing Changing? Health, healthy life and cognition across generations Medical Research Council £2,567,469

Coupland C, Hippisley-Cox J, Morris R, Arthur A, Kendrick T, Moore M. (2011-2013) Safety of antidepressants in people aged under 65: cohort study using a large primary care database NIHR School for Primary Care Research £119,961

Seymour J, Arthur A, Wilson E, Forsythe A. (2008-2010) Evaluation of the Department of Health/King’s Fund ‘Environments for Care at the End of Life’ programme King's Fund £50,684

Coupland C, Hippisley-Cox J, Arthur A, Sach T, Morriss R. (2008-2010) Safety and harms of antidepressant drugs for older people: an analysis using a large primary care database The HTA programme of the NIHR £95,969

Arthur A, Wilson E, James M, Stanton W, Seymour J. (2010) A review of the English language literature on bereavement, bereavement support and bereavement services Department of Health £38,682

Seymour J, Arthur A, Cox K, Pollock K, Stanton W. (2009) Public attitudes to death, dying & bereavement: a systematic review National Council for Palliative Care £35,224

Hanratty B, Addington-Hall JM, Arthur A, Grande G, Payne SA, Seymour J. (2008-2009) Older adults with advanced cancer living alone: An exploratory study Dimbleby Cancer Care £69,805

Siddall V, Addington-Hall J, Porock P, Wilcock A, Langley-Evans S, Hopkinson J, Arthur A. (2007-2008) Predicting weight loss in patients with cancer: Development and preliminary validation of a simple and practical screening tool National Cancer Research Initiative £73,019

 

Recent Research outputs

Venkatasalu MK, Arthur A, Seymour J. Talking about end-of-life care: the perspectives of older South Asians living in East London. Journal of Research in Nursing2013;in press.

Wale J, Arthur A, Faull C. An analysis of knowledge and attitudes of hospice staff towards organ and tissue donation. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 2013;in press.

Kerry R, Madouasse A, Arthur A, Mumford S. Scientific truth status in randomised controlled trials. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2013;in press.

Hanratty B, Addington-Hall J, Arthur A, Cooper L, Grande G, Payne S, Seymour J. What is different about living alone with cancer inolder age? A qualitative study of experiences and preferences for care. BMC Family Practice 2013;14:22.

Cox K, Bird L, Arthur A, Kennedy S, Pollock K, Kumar A, et al. Public attitudes to death and dying in the UK: a review of published literature. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care 2013;3:37-45.

Hanratty B, Lowson E, Holmes L, Addington-Hall J, Arthur A, Grande G, Seymour J, Payne S. A comparison of strategies to recruit patients and carers to end-of-life research in primary care. BMC Health Services Research 2012;12:342.

Hunt C, Arthur A. Student nurses’ reasons behind the decision to receive or decline influenza vaccine: a cross-sectional survey. Vaccine 2012; 30:5824-5829.

Field-Richards S, Arthur A. Negotiating the boundary between paid and unpaid hospice workers: a qualitative study of how hospice volunteers understand their work. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2012; 29:627-631.

Halliday V, Porock D, Arthur A, Manderson C, Wilcock A. Development and testing of a cancer appetite and symptom questionnaire. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2012;25(3):217-24.

Guo P, East L, Arthur A. A preoperative education intervention to reduce anxiety and improve recovery among Chinese cardiac patients: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2012;49(2):129-37.

Coupland C, Dhiman P, Morriss R, Arthur A, Barton G, Hippisley-Cox J. Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in older people: population based cohort study. British Medical Journal 2011;343:d4551.

Bird L, Arthur A, Cox K. "Did the trial kill the intervention?" experiences from the development, implementation and evaluation of a complex intervention. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011;11:24.

Randle J, Arthur A, Vaughan N. Twenty-four-hour observational study of hospital hand hygiene compliance. Journal of Hospital Infection 2010;76:252-55.

Oliver D, Demiris G, Wittenberg-Lyles E, Porock D, Collier J, Arthur A. Caregiver Participation in Hospice Interdiscplinary Team Meetings via Videophone Technology: a Pilot Study to Improve Pain Management. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care 2010;27(7):465-73.

Bird L, Arthur A, Niblock T, Stone R, Watson L, Cox K. A randomised controlled trial of a rehabilitation programme to assist physical and psychosocial recovery after stem cell transplantation. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2010;66(3):607-15.

Schneider J, Arthur A, Doody G, Simpson J, Jones P. Individual social capital and psychosis: secondary analysis of AESOP data for Nottingham. Mental Health Review Journal 2009;14(3):4-12.

Lee LL, Perng SJ, Ho CC, Hsu HM, Lau SC, Arthur A. A preliminary reliability and validity study of the Chinese version of the self-efficacy for exercise scale for older adults. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2008.

Lee LL, Arthur A, Avis M. Using self-efficacy theory to develop interventions that help older people overcome psychological barriers to physical activity: a discussion paper. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2008;45(11):1690-9.

Barclay S, Arthur A. Place of death - how much does it matter? The priority is to improve end-of-life care in all settings. British Journal of General Practice 2008;58(549):229-31.

Teaching Interests

I teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the areas of epidemiology, the health needs of older people, and quantitative research methods.

I am an experienced PhD supervisor in the areas of: frailty, ageing, and the evaluation of nurse-led and other complex interventions.