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Professor Stephen Clift

Stephen Clift is Professor of Health Education within the department. He has made contributions to health education and promotion in the fields of HIV/AIDS and sex education for young people, international travel and tourism, and evaluation of the Health Promoting School.

His current interests are focused on the contributions of the arts and music to healthcare and health promotion. Together with Grenville Hancox, Professor of Music at Christ Church University, he has recently established the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.

For further information about the work of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre please visit http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/centres/sidney-de-haan-research/|

Publications

Abraham, C., Clift, S. and Grabowski, P. (1999) Cognitive predictors of adherence to malaria prophylaxis regimens on return from a malarious region: a prospective study, Social Science and Medicine, 48, 1641-1654.

Barnekov, V., Buijs, G., Clift, S., Jensen, B.B, Paulus, P. Rivett, D. and Young, I. (2006) The Health Promoting School: A Resource for Indicator Development. Copenhagen: International Planning Committee of the European Network of Health Promoting Schools Task Force.

Clift, S. (2000) Tourism and health: present issues and future concerns. Tourism Recreation Research, 25, 3, 55 – 61.

Clift, S. (2003) Sex and international travel: behaviour, health and human rights. In R. Bor (Ed.) Passenger Behaviour. London: Aldgate Publishing.

Clift, S. and Carter, S. (Eds.) (2000) Tourism and Sex: Culture, Commerce and Coercion, Leicester: Pinter.

Clift, S., Daykin, N., Camic, P., Chapman, B., Clayton, G., Eades, G., Parkinson, C., Secker, J., Stickley, T., and White, M. (2009) The state of arts and health in England 2008: policy, practice and research, Arts & Health: An international journal for research, policy and practice, 1, 1, (in press)

Clift, S. and Forrest, S. (1999) Factors associated with the sexual behaviour and risk of gay men on holiday. AIDSCare, 11, 3, 281-295.

Clift, S. and Forrest, S. (2000) Gay tourism, sex and sexual health promotion. In J Horne and S Flemming (Eds.) Masculinities: Leisure Culture, Identities and Consumption. Eastbourne: Leisure Studies Association.

Clift, S. and Forrest, S. (2000) Tourism and the sexual ecology of gay men. In S Clift and S. Carter. (Eds.) Tourism and Sex: Culture, Commerce and Coercion Leicester: Pinter.

Clift, S.and Hancox, G. (2001) The Perceived benefits of singing: findings from preliminary surveys with a university college choral society. Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 121, 4, 248-256.

Clift, S. and Hancox, G. (2006) Music and wellbeing, In W. Greenstreet (Ed.) Integrating Spirituality in Health and Social Care, Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.

Clift, S., Hancox, G., Morrison, I.,Hess, B., Kreutz, G.and Stewart, D. (2007) Choral Singing and Psychological Wellbeing: Findings from English choirs in a cross-national survey using the WHOQOL-BREF, In Williamon, A. and Coimbra, D. (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science, Porto, Portugal, 27 October

Clift, S.and Jensen, B. B. (Eds.) (2005) The Health Promoting School: International Advances in Theory, Evaluation and Practice. Copenhagen: Danish Education University Press.

Clift, S., Luongo, M., and Callister, C. (Eds.) (2002) Gay Tourism: Culture, Identity and Sex. London: Continuum Books.

Clift, S. and Mackensie, K. (2008) The MusicStart Project: Evaluation of an Early Years Music Initiative, International Journal of Music Education. (in press)

Morrison, I. and Clift, S. (2006) Mental health promotion through supported further education: the value of Antonovsky's salutogenic model of health, Health Education, 106, 5, 365-380.

Morrison, I. and Clift, S. (2007) Antonovsky revisited – implications for mental health promotion practice, International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 9, 2, 36-46.

Morrison, I., Stosz, L. and Clift, S. (2008) An evidence base for mental health promotion through supported education: A practical application of Antonovsky's salutogenic model of health, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 46, 1, 11-20.

Reports

Bamford, A. and Clift, S. (2006) Making Singing for Health Happen: Reflections on a 'Singing for the Brain' Training Course. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.

Bamford, A. and Clift, S.(2006) Music into Upton: Reflections on an Initiative to Bring Live Music into a Hospital Setting. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.

Bamford, A. and Clift, S. (2006) Southampton Silver Song Club: Reflections on Music Making with Elderly People Facilitated by Student Volunteers. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.

Clift, S. (2002) Evaluation of the 'Sound Start' Project – singing to babies before and after birth. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University College.

Clift, S., Hancox, G., Staricoff, R. and Whitmore, C. (2008) Singing and Health: A Systematic Mapping and Review of Non-clinical Research, Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.

Clift, S., Hancox, G., Morrison, I., Hess, B., Stewart, D., Kreutz, G. (2008) Choral Singing, Wellbeing and Health: Findings from a Cross-national Survey, Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.

Clift, S., Mackensie, K. and Bushell, F. (2006) The MusicStart Project: Evaluation of an Early Years Music Initiative, Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.

Clift, S. and Vella-Burrows, T. (2003) Arts and Healthy Communities in the South East. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University College. (Report for Arts Council England, South East.)

Morrison, I. and Clift, S. (2006) A Survey of Supported Education for People with Long-Term Mental Health Needs in Further Education Colleges in the South East of England, Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University.

Robinson, S. and Clift, S. (Eds.)(2002) Arts, Well-being and Health. Canterbury: Canterbury Christ Church University College.