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Latest publications

These are our 100 latest publications:

[in press]

Bain J, Weishaar H, Semple S, Duffy S, Hilton S. Vulnerable children, stigmatised smokers: the social construction of target audiences in media debates on policies regulating smoking in vehicles. Health [in press]

Bonner R, Bountziouka V, Stocks J, Harding S, Wade A, Griffiths C, Sears D, Fothergill H, Slevin H, Lum S. Accessibility of birth data via primary care health records in multi-ethnic primary school-children: an observational study primary care respiratory medicine. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine [in press]

Bunn C, Wyke S, Gray C, Maclean A, Hunt K. 'Coz football is what we all have': masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a weight-loss and healthy living programme for men. Sociology of Health and Illness [in press]

Clark J, Cleland C, Kearns Ade. Spatial scale, time and process in mega-events: the complexity of host community perspectives on neighbourhood change. Cities [in press]

Egan M, Kearns A, Katikireddi SV, Curl A, Lawson K, Tannahill C. Proportionate universalism in practice? A quasi-experimental study of a UK neighbourhood renewal programme's impact on health inequalities. Social Science & Medicine [in press]

Falster MO, Jorm LR, Douglas KA, Blyth FM, Leyland AH. Socio-demographic and health characteristics, rather than primary care supply, are major drivers of geographic variation in preventable hospitalisations in Australia. Medical Care [in press]

Galdas PM, Darwin Z, Kidd L, Blickem C, McPherson K, Hunt K, Bower P, Gilbody S, Richardson G. How accessible and acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions? A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health [in press]

Harding S, Read U, Molaodi O, Cassidy A, Ferrell C. Determinants of Adolescent Social well-being and Health (DASH) cohort: now in their 20s. Open Health Data [in press]

Katikireddi SV, Der G, Roberts C, Haw S. Has childhood smoking reduced following smoke-free public places legislation? A segmented regression analysis of cross-sectional UK school-based surveys. Nicotine & Tobacco Research [in press]

Kearns A, Whitely E, Tannahill C, Ellaway A. Dimensions of loneliness and its associations with wellbeing among residents of deprived areas. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology [in press]

Lalloo D, Demou E, Macdonald E. Trends in doctor/dentist referrals to an NHS occupational health service. Occupational Medicine [in press]

Loopstra R, McKee M, Katikireddi SV, Taylor-Robinson D, Barr B, Stuckler D. Austerity and old-age mortality in England: A longitudinal cross-local area analysis, 2007-2013. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine [in press]

McDaid LM, Aghaizu A, Frankis J, Riddell J, Nardone A, Mercey D, Johnson AM, Hart GJ, Flowers P. Frequency of HIV testing among gay and bisexual men in the UK: implications for HIV prevention. HIV medicine [in press]

McDaid LM, Buston KM, Mercer C, Stephenson J, McManus S, Copas A, Glasier A, Wellings K. '…the best of a bad bunch' A qualitative study of reasons for contraceptive discontinuation and switching among women in England. Contraception [in press]

Mead L, Porteous L, Tait M, Stoker R, Payne S, Calvert C, Maxwell D, Katikireddi SV. Quantifying the number of patients with medical reasons for non-participation in the national breast and bowel screening programmes: a prevalence study in two Lothian GP practices. Journal of Medical Screening [in press]

Popham F. Re: Lies, damned lies, and health inequality measurements. understanding the value judgments [letter]. Epidemiology [in press]

Rankin J, Matthews L. 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’: coping at home with dementia. Nursing Times [in press]

Segrott J, Holliday J, Murphy S, MacDonald S, Roberts J, Moore LM. Implementation of a Cooking Bus intervention to support cooking in schools in Wales. Health Education Journal [in press]

Simpson SA, McNamara R, Shaw C, Kelson M, Moriarty Y, Randell E, Cohen D, Alam MF, Copeland L, Duncan D, Espinasse A, Gillespie D, Hill A, Owen-Jones E, Tapper K, Townson J, Williams S, Hood K. Mechanisms of change within motivational interviewing in relation to health behaviours: a systematic review. Patient Education and Counselling [in press]

Sorhaindo A, Fletcher A, Jessiman P, Keogh P, Bonell C, Mitchell K. Young women’s lived experience of participating in a positive youth development programme: The “Teens and Toddlers” pregnancy prevention intervention. Health Education Journal [in press]

White J, Thompson L, Puckering C, Waugh H, Henderson M, MacBeth A, Wilson P. Antenatal parenting support for vulnerable women: an exploratory randomised controlled trial of Mellow Bumps versus Chill-out in Pregnancy or Care as Usual. British Journal of Midwifery [in press]

Whitley E, Popham F, Benzeval M. Comparison of the Rowe-Kahn model of successful aging with self-rated health and life satisfaction: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study. The Gerontologist [in press]

2016

Frankis J, Young I, Lorimer K, Davis M, Flowers P. Towards preparedness for PrEP: PrEP awareness and acceptability amongst MSM at high risk of HIV transmission in four Celtic nations - Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland: an online survey. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Gibson M. Case study of public health. In: Biondi-Zoccai G, editor Umbrella Reviews: Evidence Synthesis with Overviews of Reviews and Meta-Epidemiologic Studies. Switzerland: Springer, 2016.

Gray L. The importance of post hoc approaches for overcoming non-response and attrition bias in population-sampled studies [invited commentary]. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Journal 2016;51:155–157

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Hunt K, Wyke S, Gray C, Bunn C, Singh B. Football Fans in Training: a weight management and healthy living programme for men delivered via Scotland’s premier football clubs. In: Conrad D, White A, editors Sports-based health interventions: case studies from around the world. New York: Springer, 2016:251-260.

O’Flaherty M, Bandosz P, Critchley J, Capewell S, Aspelund T, Bennett K, Björck L, Bruthans J, Hotchkiss J, Hughes J, Laatikainen T, Palmieri L, Zdrojewski T, on behalf of the Euroheart II Steering Group (including Davies CA Dundas R Leyland AH). Exploring potential mortality reductions in 9 European countries by improving diet and lifestyle: a modelling approach. International Journal of Cardiology 2016;207:286–291

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Early childhood precursors and school age correlates of different internalising problem trajectories among young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Patterson C, Hilton S, Weishaar H. Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers. Addiction 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Popham F. Converting between marginal effect measures from binomial models [letter]. International Journal of Epidemiology Journal 2016;[epub ahead of print]:1-3

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Purcell C, Cameron S, Lawton J, Glasier A, Harden J. Contraceptive care at the time of medical abortion: experiences of women and health professionals in a hospital or community sexual and reproductive health context. Contraception 2016;93:170–177

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Reid A, Peters S, Nieves F, Lenguerrand E, Harding S. The impact of migration on deaths and hospital admissions from work-related injuries in Australia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2016;40:49–54

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Sweeting H, Green M, Benzeval M, West P. The emergence of health inequalities in early adulthood: evidence on timing and mechanisms from a West of Scotland cohort. BMC Public Health 2016;16:41

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Weishaar H, Collin J, Amos A. Tobacco control and health advocacy in the European Union: understanding effective coalition-building. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2016;18:122-9

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Young I. Imagining biosocial communities: HIV, risk and gay and bisexual men in the North East of England. European Journal of Cultural Studies 2016;19:33–50

2015

Aventin Á, Lohan M, O’Halloran P, Henderson M. Design and development of a film-based intervention about teenage men and unintended pregnancy: applying the Medical Research Council framework in practice. Evaluation and Program Planning 2015;49:19-30

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Ball K, Lamb KE, Costa C, Cutumisu N, Ellaway A, Kamphuis CBM, Mentz G, Pearce J, Santana P, Santos R, Schulz AJ, Spence JC, Thornton LE, van Lenthe FJ, Zenk SN. Neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and fruit and vegetable consumption: a seven countries comparison. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2015;12:68

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Barry SJE, Marryat L, Thompson L, Ellaway A, White J, McClung M, Wilson P. Mapping area variability in social and behavioural difficulties among Glasgow pre-schoolers: linkage of a survey of pre-school staff with routine monitoring data. Child: care health and development 2015;41:853–864

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Bonner R, Bountziouka V, Stocks J, Harding S, Wade A, Griffiths C, Sears D, Fothergill H, Slevin H, Lum S. Birth data accessibility via primary care health records to classify health status in a multi-ethnic population of children: an observational study. NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine 2015;25:14112

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Boyd KA, Briggs AH, Bauld L, Sinclair L, Tappin D. Are financial incentives cost-effective to support smoking cessation during pregnancy?. Addiction 2015

Boydell N, Fergie G, McDaid L, Hilton S. Understandings of participation in behavioural research: a qualitative study of gay and bisexual men in Scotland. PLoS One 2015;10: e0135001

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Brown J, Mackay DF, Demou E, Craig J, Frank J, Macdonald EB. The EASY (Early Access to Support for You) sickness absence service: a four year evaluation of the impact on absenteeism. Scandinavian Journal for Work and Environmental Health 2015;41:204-15

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Brown J, Neary J, Katikireddi SV, Thomson H, McQuaid R, Leyland AH, Frank J, Kiran S, Macdonald EB. Protocol for a mixed-methods longitudinal study to identify factors influencing return to work in the over 50s participating in the UK Work Programme: Supporting Older People into Employment (SOPIE). BMJ Open 2015;5:e010525

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Campbell M, Watson N, Watters N. The cost of school holidays. What Works Scotland, Literature Review, Glasgow, 2015

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Chambers SA, Freeman R, Anderson AS, MacGillivray S. Reducing the volume, exposure and negative impacts of advertising for foods high in fat, sugar and salt to children: a systematic review of the evidence from statutory and self-regulatory actions and educational measures. Preventive Medicine 2015;75:32-43

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Christensen AI, Ekholm O, Gray L, Glümer C, Juel K. Response to Fergusson & Boden (2015): The importance of considering the impacts of survey non-participation. Addiction 2015;110:1514–1515

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Christensen AI, Ekholm O, Gray L, Glumer C, Juel K. What is wrong with non-respondents? Alcohol, drug and smoking related mortality and morbidity in a 12-year follow-up study of respondents and non-respondents in the Danish Health and Morbidity Survey. Addiction 2015;110:1505-12

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Christian B, Young D, Gibbs L, de Silva A, Gold L, Riggs E, Calache H, Tadic M, Hall M, Moore L, Waters E. Exploring child dental service use among migrant families in Metropolitan Melbourne. Australian Dental Journal 2015;60:200-4

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Cleland C, Kearns A, Tannahill , Ellaway A. Home truths: are housing-related events more important for residents’ health compared with other life events?. Housing Studies 2015;[epub head of print]:1-24

Cleland C, Stewart S, Clark J, Kearns A, Ellaway A. GoWell East: studying change in Glasgow’s East End - Headline indicators report for wave 2 (2015) in comparison with wave 1 (2012). Glasgow, 2015

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Clemens T, Popham F, Boyle P. What is the effect of unemployment on all-cause mortality? A cohort study using propensity score matching. European Journal of Public Health 2015;25:115-21

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Craig P, Campbell M. Evaluability assessment: a systematic approach to deciding whether and how to evaluate programmes and policies. What Works Scotland, Working Paper, Glasgow, 2015

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Craig P. Synthetic controls: a new approach to evaluating interventions. What Works Scotland, Working Paper, Glasgow, 2015

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Craig P. Foreword. In: Richards D, Rahm Hallberg I, editors Complex interventions in health: an overview of research methods. Routledge, 2015.

Curl A, Kearns A., Tannahill C, Egan M, Ellaway A. Physical and mental health outcomes following housing improvements: evidence from the GoWell study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015;69:12-19

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Demou E, Brown J, Sanati K, Kennedy M, Murray K, Macdonald EB. A novel approach to early sickness absence management: the EASY (Early Access to Support for You) way. Work – a Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation 2015;41:204-215

Der G, Everitt BS. Essential statistics using SAS®: University edition. Cary, North Carolina, USA: SAS Institute Inc., 2015.

Egan M, Lawson L, Kearns A, Conway E, Neary J. Neighbourhood demolition, relocation and health. A qualitative longitudinal study of housing-led urban regeneration in Glasgow, UK. Health & Place 2015;33:101-108

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Emslie C, Hunt K, Lyons A. Transformation and time-out: the role of alcohol in identity construction among Scottish women in early midlife. International Journal of Drug Policy 2015;26:437-445

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Fergie G, Hilton S, Hunt K. Young adults’ experiences of seeking online information about diabetes and mental health in the age of social media. Health Expectations 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Ferguson TS, Younger-Coleman NO, Tulloch-Reid MK, Knight-Madden JM, Bennett NR, Samms-Vaughan M, Ashley D, McCaw-Binns A, Molaodi OR, Cruickshank JK, Harding S, Wilks RJ. Birth weight and maternal socioeconomic circumstances were inversely related to systolic blood pressure among Afro-Caribbean young adults. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2015;68:1002-9

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Francis D, Turley R, Thomson H, Weightman A, Waters E, Moore L. Supporting the needs of public health decision-makers and review authors in the UK. Journal of Public Health 2015;37:172-174

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Galdas P, Fell J, Bower P, Kidd L, Blickem C, McPherson K, Hunt K, Gilbody S, Richardson G. The effectiveness of self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 2015;5:e006620

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Galdas P, Gilbody S, Bower P, Kidd L, Hunt K, Blickem C, McPherson K, Richardson R. A systematic review and metaethnography to identify how effective, cost-effective, accessible and acceptable self-management support interventions are for men with long-term conditions (SELF-MAN). Health Services and Delivery Research 2015;3

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Gale CR, Batty GD, Cooper SA, Deary IJ, Der G, McEwen BS, Cavanagh J. Reaction time in adolescence, cumulative allostatic load and symptoms of anxiety and depression in adulthood: the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Psychosomatic Medicine 2015;77:493-505

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Gaskin PS, Hall RV, Chami P, St. John MA, Gaskin DA, Molaodi OR, Harding S. Associations of blood pressure with body composition among Afro-Caribbean Children in Barbados. PLoS One 2015;10:e0121107

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Gibbs L, Waters E, Christian B, Gold L, Young D, de Silva A, Calache H, Gussy M, Watt R, Riggs E, Tadic M, Pradel V, Hall M, Gondal I, Moore L. Teeth Tales: a community based child oral health promotion trial with migrant families in Australia. BMJ Open 2015;5:e007321

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Graber R, de Visser R, Abraham C, Memon A, Hart A, Hunt K. Staying in the 'sweet spot': a resilience-based analysis of the lived experience of low-risk drinking and abstention among British youth. Psychology and Health 2015

Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 2: Alcohol consumption. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2014 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2015.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 3: Smoking. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2014 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2015.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 9: Inequalities in health risks. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2014 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2015.

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Gupta M, Menon GR, Devkar G, Thomson H. Regulatory and road engineering interventions for preventing road traffic injuries and fatalities among vulnerable (non-motorised and motorised two-wheel) road users in low- and middle-income countries [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015;1:CD011495

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Harden J, Purcell C, Rowa-Dewa N. Young people’s views and knowledge about abortion. Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Briefing 76, Edinburgh, 2015

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Harden J, Purcell C. Addressing contraception at the time of abortion: experiences of women and health professionals. Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Briefing 77, 2015

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Harding S, Read UM, Molaodi OR, Cassidy A, Maynard MJ, Lenguerrand E, Astell-Burt T, Teyhan A, Whitrow M, Enayat ZE. The Determinants of young Adult Social well-being and Health (DASH) study: diversity, psychosocial determinants and health. Social Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology 2015;50:1173-88

Hintsa T, Kouvonen A, McCann M, Jokela M, Elovainio M, Demakakos P. Higher effort–reward imbalance and lower job control predict exit from the labour market at the age of 61 years or younger: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015;69:543-9

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Holliday J, Audrey S, Campbell R, Moore L. Identifying well-connected opinion leaders for informal health promotion: The example of the ASSIST smoking prevention program. Health Communication 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Homfray V, Tanton C, Mitchell KR, Miller RF, Field , Macdowall W, Wellings K, Sonnenberg P, Johnson AM, Mercer CH. Examining the association between male circumcision and sexual function: evidence from a British probability survey. Aids 2015;29:1411-1416

Hope D, Bates T, Dykiert D, Der G, Deary IJ. More symmetrical children have faster and more consistent choice reaction times. Developmental Psychology 2015;51:524–532

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Hughes J, Kabir Z, Bennett K, Hotchkiss JW, Kee F, Leyland AH, Davies C, Bandosz P, Guzman-Castillo M, O’Flaherty M, Capewell S, Critchley J. Modelling future coronary heart disease mortality to 2030 in the British Isles. PLoS One 2015;10:e0138044

Jenkins KT, Benton D, Tapper K, Murphy S, Moore L. A cross-sectional observational study of the nutritional intake of UK primary school children from deprived and non-deprived backgrounds: implications for school breakfast schemes. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2015;12:86

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Jones KG, Johnson AM, Wellings K, Sonnenberg P, Field N, Tanton C, Erens B, Clifton S, Datta J, Mitchell KR, Prah P, Mercer CH. The prevalence of, and factors associated with, paying for sex among men resident in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Sexually Transmitted Infections 2015;91:116-123

Jones KG, Mitchell KR, Ploubidis GB, Wellings K, Datta J, Johnson AM, Mercer CH. The Natsal-SF Measure of Sexual Function: comparison of three scoring methods. Journal of Sex Research 2015;52:640-646

Katikireddi SV, Egan M, Petticrew M. How do systematic reviews incorporate risk of bias assessments into the synthesis of evidence? A methodological study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015;69:189-95

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Katikireddi SV, Hilton S, Bond L. The role of the Sheffield Model on the Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol debate: The importance of a rhetorical perspective. Evidence and Policy 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Katikireddi SV. Reply to ‘What constitutes “good” evidence for public health and social policy making? From hierarchies to appropriateness [letter]. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 2015

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Kearns A, Whitley E, Tannahill C, Ellaway A. Loneliness, social relations and health and wellbeing in deprived communities. Psychology, Health & Medicine 2015; 20:332–344

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Kearns A, Whitley E, Tannahill C, Ellaway A. Lonesome town? Is loneliness associated with the residential environment, including housing and neighbourhood factors?. Journal of Community Psychology 2015;43:849–867

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Kearns A, Whitley E. Getting there? The effects of functional factors, time and place on the social integration of migrants. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 2015;41:2105 – 2129

Lalloo D, Macdonald EB, Demou E. Impact of peer review audit on occupational health report quality. Occupational Medicine 2015;65:440-443

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Levin K, Nicholls N, Macdonald S, Dundas R, Douglas GV. Geographic and socioeconomic variations in adolescent toothbrushing: a multilevel cross-sectional study of 15 year olds in Scotland. Journal of Public Health 2015;37:107-15

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Leyland AH, Ricciardi W, McKee M, Zeegers Paget D. Health inequalities are unnecessary and unjust [editorial]. Eurohealth 2015;21:2

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Littlecott HJ, Moore GF, Moore L, Lyons RA, Murphy S. Association between breakfast consumption and educational outcomes in 9-11-year-old children. Public Health Nutrition 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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Lum S, Bountziouka V, Harding S, Wade A, Lee S, Bonner R, Stocks J. Assessing pubertal status in multi-ethnic primary school children. Acta Pædiatrica 2015;104:e45-8

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Lumme S, Sund R, Leyland AH, Keskimäki I. Monte Carlo method to estimate the confidence intervals for the concentration index using aggregated population register data. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology 2015;15:82-98

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Macdowall W, Jones KG, Tanton C, Clifton S, Copas AJ, Mercer CH, Palmer MJ, Lewis R, Datta J, Mitchell KR, Field N, Sonnenberg P, Johnson AM, Wellings K. Associations between source of information about sex and sexual health outcomes in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Bmj Open 2015;5

Maclean A, Sweeting H, Walker L, Paterson C, Räisänen U, Hunt K. 'It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine': a media analysis of UK newspaper representations of eating disorders in males. BMJ Open 2015;5

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Maguire L, Niens U, McCann M, Connolly P. Emotional development among early school-age children: gender differences in the role of problem behaviours. Educational Psychology 2015;[epub ahead of print]

Maycock M. Hegemonic at home and subaltern abroad: Kamaiya masculinities and changing mobility in Nepal. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 2015;[epub ahead of print]

McCann M, Perra O, McLaughlin A, McCartan C K, Higgins. Assessing elements of a family approach to reduce adolescent drinking frequency: parent-adolescent relationship, knowledge management, and keeping secrets. Addiction 2015;[epub ahead of print]

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