From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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Many of the Unit’s staff take part in professional activities such as editorial work and policy advice. Not only is this a valuable addition to the Unit’s academic profile, it also helps to extend the reach of the Unit’s work beyond research and into policy making, where it can benefit society. Brief descriptions of these professional activities can be seen here and by using the archive menu on the right hand side of this page.


Current Professional Activities

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Ethnicity and Health
  • European Journal of Public Health Editorial Advisory Board
  • Global Public Health
  • Health & Place
  • Health Education
  • Journal of Youth Studies
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Sociology of Health & Illness
  • The Open Urban Studies Journal

National and International Scientific Committees

  • 2008 Research Assessment Exercise Main Panel A
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games Health Legacy Group
  • 2014 Commonwealth Games Legacy Executive Group
  • BMA Scottish Junior Doctors Committee
  • Caledonia Youth Board of Trustees
  • Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (Edinburgh)
  • Children 1st and Glasgow Centre for Child & Society, Young Fathers Research Advisory Group
  • Cochrane Public Health Review Group (Advisory Group), University of Melbourne
  • Communities Scotland, Scotland’s Housing & Regeneration Project (SHARP) Advisory Committee
  • Department for Children, Schools & Families, Targeted Mental Health in Schools Evaluation Project Academic Advisory Group
  • Department of Health, National Healthy Schools Programme, Advisory Committee
  • Department of Health, Public Health Research Consortium
  • DiEt and Active Living (DEAL) Study, UK, Research Advisory Group
  • Division of Community Based Sciences, University of Glasgow, Executive Committee
  • Division of Community Based Sciences, University of Glasgow, Research Committee
  • Environment Research Funders Forum Horizon Scanning Project, Expert Panel
  • ESRC Interdisciplinary Early Career Fellowships Competition Funding Committee
  • ESRC Investigator Interview Panel
  • ESRC ‘Middle-class, adolescence and diet’ Advisory Group
  • European Public Health Association, Governing Council
  • European Public Health Association, Section on Migrant Health
  • European Public Health Association, Section on Public Health Epidemiology
  • EU URBAN-NET, Expert Panel
  • Faculty of 1000 Medicine: Social and Behavioural Determinants of Health Section
  • Forestry Commission, The Outdoor Environment as a Means of Tackling Poor Health and Health Inequalities Study Steering Committee
  • Glasgow Centre for Population Health, John Muir Award Evaluation Advisory Group
  • Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Psychological, Social, and Biological Determinants of Health (pSobid I) Study Steering Committee
  • Health Protection Scotland, Advisory Panel for the Scottish Human Papilloma Virus Prevalence Study in Schools and Colleges
  • Health Protection Scotland, Risk Communication Group
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, School Ethos Project Advisory Committee
  • Marmot Review: strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England Post 2010, Working Committee 2
  • Men’s Health Forum Scotland, Operational Management Group
  • Men’s Health Forum, Academic Wing
  • Midspan Study Steering Committee
  • MRC Advisory Board
  • MRC College of Experts
  • MRC Council
  • MRC Data Sharing and Support Services Project
  • MRC Equalities Project Steering Group (Science and Funding Sub-committee)
  • MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network
  • MRC Regulatory Support Advisory Group
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), Implementation Strategy Group
  • National Institute of Health Research Public Health Research Funding Group
  • NERC Environment and Human Health Research Programme Grant Assessment Panel
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Glasgow Gay Men’s Sexual Health Strategic Framework Group
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Sustainability Planning and Implementation Group
  • NHS Health Scotland, Advisory Group on Long-acting Reversible Contraceptives Social Marketing Campaign
  • NHS Health Scotland, Health Promoting Schools Evidence Base Advisory Committee
  • NHS Health Scotland, Review Group of the MMR Discussion Pack/Website
  • NHS National Services Scotland, Information and Statistics Division, Sexual Health Epidemiology Group
  • NHS Scotland, Children and Young People’s Mental Health Indicators Project, Advisory Group
  • NIH/ESRC Understanding and reducing Health Disparities/Inequalities Collaborative Call, Grant Assessment Panel
  • Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen (in collaboration with the Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian), Evaluation of Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) (Scotland) Act 2007, Expert Panel
  • Royal Statistical Society Glasgow Local Group
  • Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health, Board of Directors
  • Scottish Executive Health Department, Expert Reference Group for Measuring Health Inequalities in Scotland
  • Scottish Government, advisory Group ‘sustainable Places’ module for the 2009 Scottish Social Attitudes Module
  • Scottish Government Health Department, National Sexual Health & HIV Advisory Committee
  • Scottish Government Health Department, National Sexual Health & HIV Advisory Committee Action 13 Survey Subgroup
  • Scottish Government Health Department, National Sexual Health & HIV Advisory Committee MSM Project Subgroup
  • Scottish Government Health Department, National Sexual Health & HIV Advisory Committee HIV Action Plan Subgroup
  • Scottish Government, Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control, research and Evaluation sub-group
  • Scottish Government, Short Term Technical Advisory Group on Measuring Health Inequalities
  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) Guideline 42: Management of genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection Update Development Group
  • Scottish Longitudinal Study Research Board
  • Scottish Public Health Observatory Steering Group
  • Scottish Public Health Trainees Group
  • Scottish Public Health Training Committee
  • Society for Social Medicine Committee
  • Suicide Information Research and Evidence Network Steering Group
  • UK Government, Foresight Advisory Panel
  • UK Indoor Environment Group Interest Group
  • UK Transport Research Centre Expert Panel
  • University of Glasgow Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences Ethics Committee
  • University of Glasgow Faculty of Medicine, Ethics Committee
  • Wellcome Trust Pathogens, Immunology and Population Health Strategy Committee (formerly Populations and Public Health Strategy Committee)
  • WHO Environmental Burden of Disease Attributable to Housing, Expert Panel
  • WHO Housing and Health International Expert Group
  • WHO Scottish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study Advisory Group

Organisation of Conferences

  • Men’s Health Forum Scotland
  • Scottish/Swedish/Finnish Health Inequalities Workshop