I publish widely across the fields of nursing, public health, psychosocial oncology, and human geography and have written 55 publications during my career, including 40 peer-reviewed papers, 2 invited book chapters, 6 professional journal articles, 2 editorials, 1 newspaper article, and 4 research reports.  My publications are all listed below with links to abstracts and full texts, where available.  Open access publications are marked * Open Access *.  If you are unable to obtain any of these please do contact me and I’ll happily send you a copy.

Peer-reviewed journal articles


1. Ireland AV, Finnegan-John J, Hubbard G, Scanlon K, Kyle RG (2018) Walking groups for women with cancer: mobilising therapeutic assemblages of walk, talk and place Social Science & Medicine.


2. Kyle RG, Wills J, Mahoney C, Hoyle L, Kelly M, Atherton IM (2017) Obesity prevalence among healthcare professionals in England: a cross-sectional study using the Health Survey for England BMJ Open.

3. Hoyle L, Mahoney C, Kyle RG (2017) Nurses’ views on the impact of mass media on the public perception of nursing and nurse-service user interactions Journal of Research in Nursing.

4. Kyle RG, Medford W, Blundell J, Webster E, Munoz S-A, Macaden L (2017) Learning and unlearning dignity in care: experiential and experimental educational approaches Nurse Education in Practice.

5. Macaden L, Kyle RG, Medford W, Blundell J, Munoz S-A, Webster E (2017) Student nurses’ perceptions of dignity in the care of older people British Journal of Nursing.

6. Smith J, Kyle RG, Hubbard G, Daniel B (2017) Patterns of referral and waiting times for specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

7. Munoz S-A, Macaden L, Kyle RG, Webster E (2017) Revealing student nurses’ perceptions of human dignity through curriculum co-design Social Science & Medicine.


8. Atherton IM, Lasater K, Simpson V, Matthews LR, Richards E, Kyle RG (2016) Population Health and Nursing Education: time to step up Nurse Education Today.

9. Kyle RG, Atherton IM, Kesby M, Sothern M, Andrews G (2016) Transfusing our lifeblood: reframing research impact through inter-disciplinary collaboration between health geography and nurse education Social Science & Medicine.

10. Kyle RG, Atherton IM (in press) Biogeography as critical nursing pedagogy: breathing life into nurse education Nurse Education in Practice.

11. Kyle RG, Neall RA, Atherton IM (2016) Prevalence of overweight and obesity among nurses in Scotland: A cross-sectional study using the Scottish Health Survey International Journal of Nursing Studies, 53: 126-133.

12. Neall RA, Atherton IM, Kyle RG (2016) Nurses’ health-related behaviours: protocol for a quantitative systematic review of prevalence of tobacco smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and dietary habits Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(1): 197-204.


13. Smith A, Beattie M, Kyle RG (2015) “I know exactly what I’m going into”: recommendations for pre-nursing experience from an evaluation of a pre-nursing scholarship in rural Scotland Nursing Open, 2(3): 105-118. * Open Access *

14. Hubbard G, MacMillan I, Forbat L, Neal RD, O’Carroll RE, Haw S, Rauchhaus P, Kyle RG (2015) School-based brief psychoeducational intervention to raise adolescent cancer awareness and address barriers to medical help-seeking: a cluster randomised controlled trial Psycho-Oncology. * Open Access *

15. Leung J, Atherton IM, Kyle RG, Hubbard G, McLaughlin D (2015) Psychological distress, optimism and general health in breast cancer survivors: a data linkage study using the Scottish Health Survey Supportive Care in Cancer.

16. Leung J, Macleod C, McLaughlin D, Woods LM, Henderson R, Watson A, Kyle RG, Hubbard G, Mullen R, Atherton IM (2015) Screening mammography uptake within Australia and Scotland in rural and urban populations Preventive Medicine Reports, 2: 559-562. * Open Access *

17. Smith A, Beattie M, Kyle RG (2015) Stepping up, stepping back, stepping forward: student nurses’ experiences as peer mentors in a pre-nursing scholarship Nurse Education in Practice, 15(6): 492-497.

18. Kyle RG, Angus N, Smith J, Stewart C, Maclennan F (2015) Pedagogical innovation to establish partnerships in adolescent health promotion: lessons from a Scottish undergraduate nursing programme Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 1(2): 83-90.

19. Kyle RG, Kearns RA, Milligan C (2015) Beyond ‘the paradox of our own complicity’: the place of activism and identity in ‘Voluntary Sector’ stories from Manchester and Auckland Social and Cultural Geography, 16(3): 315-331.

20. Hubbard G, Venning C, Walker A, Scanlon K, Kyle RG (2015) Supportive care needs of women with breast cancer in rural Scotland Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(6): 1523-1532. * Open Access *


21. Hubbard G, MacMillan I, Canny A, Forbat L, Neal RD, O’Carroll RE, Haw S, Kyle RG (2014) Cancer symptom awareness and barriers to medical help-seeking in Scottish adolescents: a cross-sectional study BMC Public Health, 14: 1117. * Open Access *

22. Callery P, Kyle RG, Weatherly H, Banks M, Ewing C, Powell P, Kirk S (2014) Substituting community children’s nursing services for in-patient care: a case study of costs and effects Emergency Medicine Journal, 31: e55-e59.

23. Kyle RG, MacMillan I, Forbat L, Neal RD, O’Carroll RE, Haw S, Hubbard G (2014) Scottish adolescents’ sun-related behaviours, tanning attitudes and associations with skin cancer awareness: a cross-sectional study BMJ Open, 4: e005137. * Open Access *

24. Beattie M, Smith A, Kyle RG (2014) Sadness, socialisation and shifted perceptions: school pupils’ stories of a pre-nursing scholarship Nurse Education Today, 34(6): 894-898.


25. Kyle RG, MacMillan I, Rauchhaus P, O’Carroll R, Neal RD, Forbat L, Haw S, Hubbard G (2013) Adolescent Cancer Education (ACE) to increase adolescent and parent cancer awareness and communication: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial Trials, 14: 286. * Open Access *

26. Hubbard G, Gray NM, Ayansina D, Evans JMM, Kyle RG (2013) Case management vocational rehabilitation for women with breast cancer after surgery: a feasibility study incorporating a pilot randomised controlled trial Trials, 14: 175. * Open Access *

27. Kyle RG, Nicoll A, Forbat L, Hubbard G (2013) Adolescents’ awareness of cancer risk factors and associations with health-related behaviours Health Education Research, 28(5): 816-827.

28. Callery P, Kyle RG, Banks M, Ewing C, Kirk S (2013) Enhancing parents’ confidence to care in acute childhood illness: triangulation of findings from a mixed methods study of community children’s nursing Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(11): 2538-2548.

29. Kyle RG, Forbat L, Rauchhaus P, Hubbard G (2013) Increased cancer awareness among British adolescents after a school-based educational intervention: a controlled before-and-after study with 6-month follow-up BMC Public Health, 13: 190. * Open Access *

30. Kyle RG, Banks M, Kirk S, Powell P, Callery P (2013) Avoiding inappropriate paediatric admission: facilitating general practitioner referral to community children’s nursing teams BMC Family Practice, 14: 4. * Open Access *

31. Callery P, Kyle RG, Weatherly H, Banks M, Powell P, Ewing C, Kirk S (2013) Comparison of the costs of care during acute illness by two community children’s nursing teams Emergency Medicine Journal, 30: 1029-1032.


32. Kyle RG, Forbat L, Hubbard G (2012) Cancer awareness among adolescents in Britain: a cross-sectional study BMC Public Health, 12: 580. * Open Access *

33. Kyle RG, Banks M, Kirk S, Powell P, Callery P (2012) Integrating community children’s nursing in urgent and emergency care: a qualitative comparison of two teams in North West England BMC Pediatrics, 12: 101. * Open Access *

34. Kyle RG, Campbell M, Powell P, Callery P (2012) Relationships between deprivation and duration of children’s emergency admissions for breathing difficulty, feverish illness and diarrhoea in North West England: an analysis of hospital episode statistics BMC Pediatrics, 12: 22. * Open Access *


35. Kyle RG, Milligan C, Kearns RA, Larner W, Fyfe NR, Bondi L (2011) The Tertiary Turn: locating ‘The Academy’ in autobiographical accounts of activism in Manchester, UK and Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand Antipode, 43(4): 1181-1214.

36. Kyle RG, Culbard B, Evans J, Gray NM, Ayansina D, Hubbard G (2011) Vocational rehabilitation services for patients with cancer: design of a feasibility study incorporating a pilot randomised controlled trial among women with breast cancer following surgery Trials, 12: 89. * Open Access *

37. Kyle RG, Kukanova M, Campbell M, Wolfe I, Powell P, Callery P (2011) Childhood disadvantage and emergency admission rates for common presentations in London: an exploratory analysis Archives of Disease in Childhood, 96(3): 221-226.

38. Milligan C, Kearns RA, Kyle RG (2011) Unpacking stored and storied knowledge: elicited biographies of activism in mental health Health and Place, 17(1): 7-16.


39. Callery P, Kyle RG, Campbell M, Banks M, Kirk S, Powell P (2010) Readmission in children’s emergency care: an analysis of hospital episode statistics Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95(5): 341-346.


40. Kyle RG (2003) ‘The End of the Beginning’: Global Youth Work in The Boys’ Brigade Youth and Policy, 80: 52-60.

Book chapters

41. Kyle RG (2014) Inside-out: connecting indoor and outdoor spaces of informal education through the extra-ordinary geographies of The Boys’ Brigade camp In: Mills S, Kraftl P (eds.) Informal Education, Childhood and Youth: Geographies, Histories, Practices Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

42. Kyle RG (2009) Familiar Rooms in Foreign Fields: placing the ‘BB Atmosphere’ in The Boys’ Brigade’s Recreation Hut, Rouen, France, 1915-1919 In: Gilchrist R, Jeffs T, Spence J, Walker J (eds.) Essays in the History of Youth and Community Work: Discovering the Past Russell House, Lyme Regis pp.176-191.

Professional journal articles

43. Atherton IM, Kyle RG (2015) Stepping outside your comfort zone Nursing Standard, 29(21): 24-25.

44. Atherton IM, Kyle RG (2015) By reaching out we can change worlds Nursing Standard, 29(19): 22-23.

45. Atherton IM, Kyle RG (2014) How empathy skills can change nursing Nursing Standard, 29(11): 24-25.

46. Atherton IM, Kyle RG (2014) Habitat and health: why place matters Nursing Standard, 29(3): 24-25.

47. Atherton IM, Kyle RG (2014) Learn to see patients in their own world Nursing Standard, 28(50): 22-24. * Open Access *

48. Macaden L, Kyle RG, Webster E, Munoz S-A (2014) Human dignity and nurse education Innov-age, 6: 12-13. * Open Access *


49. Wells M, Amir Z, Cox T, Eva G, Greenfield D, Hubbard G, Kyle RG, McLennan S, Munir F, Scott S, Sharp L, Taskila T, Wiseman T (the CanWork Research Group) (2014) Time to act: the challenges of working during and after cancer, initiatives in research and practice European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 18(1): 1-2.

50. Kyle RG (2010) Living and working longer with cancer British Journal of Community Nursing, 15(12): 577.

Newspaper articles

51. Kyle RG (2015) Time to put nurses in the spotlight The Scotsman, 27 August 2015.

Research Reports

52. Venning C, Walker A, Scanlon K, Kyle RG, Hubbard G (2014) Supportive care needs of women living with breast cancer in rural Scotland: implications for services Breast Cancer Care, London.

53. Kyle RG, Culbard B, Gray NM, Hubbard G (2012) Employment Conversations: understanding the impact of cancer on work Cancer Care Research Centre, University of Stirling.

54. Callery P, Kyle RG, Banks M, Weatherly H, Kirk S, Campbell M, Powell P, Ewing C (2011) Moving Care Closer to Home: An evaluation of the costs and effects of different models of caring for acutely ill children at home: Final Report School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, The University of Manchester.

55. Milligan C, Kyle RG, Bondi L, Fyfe NR, Kearns RA, Larner W (2008) From Placards to Partnership: the changing nature of community activism and infrastructure in Manchester, UK and Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University.