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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Programme Themes

Informing Healthy Public Policy

Understanding how new policies and interventions are publicly debated and influenced; how research evidence is best synthesised and presented for use in the policy making process; and what approaches work best for generating high quality, relevant, timely evidence, are all important for informing and improving public health. This programme combines these areas into three overlapping themes focused on understanding emerging health debates, understanding policy and using evidence, and evaluating health and social policies. Our aim in the next five years is to combine high quality, translational public health science with an in-depth understanding of the political context of the policy process. In the longer term, our vision is to become a leader in the field of improving the timely translation of scientific knowledge into policies and interventions to improve population health and reduce inequalities.

Background

Public health decision-makers and the public are exposed to a vast array of research evidence, often conflicting or uncertain. The framing and reporting of this evidence, through scientific, political and media channels, influences how people understand, use, and act on it. Research on these processes and the socio-political and cultural contexts in which they take place, could improve the way public health research is used to influence decision-makers and public perceptions. Key to understanding these processes is a better appreciation of the role of different actors in public health debate and policy-making, how and where they interact, and what other factors contribute to the successful translation of evidence into the development and implementation of healthy public policies.

An important constraint on public health policy-making is the evidence available to decision-makers. Even large-scale evaluations and comprehensive reviews of public health interventions are often disappointing, in the sense that findings are inconclusive or hard to apply to practical decisions. The common features of influential reviews need to be identified and codified in guidance. Likewise, the elements of a more fit for purpose approach to evaluation are often applied, but singly, rather than combined into a coherent package. These include early and sustained stakeholder involvement, rational priority setting, research designs resilient to external shocks, optimal use of routinely collected data and the reporting of findings in ways that decision-makers can readily apply.

Aims and Objectives

Our aims are to better understand and influence emerging social and public health debates, to improve the way research evidence is reported, synthesised and then used in the policy-making process, and to apply robust approaches to evaluating policy interventions.

Our first objective is to study how health issues, risks and evidence are understood and presented in major emerging public health and policy debates, by asking questions such as ‘How can we better examine emerging public health debates by combining research on actors, processes and contexts?’ Our second objective is to improve the reporting, synthesis and translation of public health evidence into policy and practice, by asking questions such as ‘How can we best combine high quality, translational public health science with an in-depth understanding of the democratic and political nature of policy-making?’ and ‘How can we improve the synthesis of the complex, heterogeneous evidence typical of population health intervention research?’ Our third is to identify, develop and apply robust approaches to evaluating major policy interventions and strategies, by asking questions such as ‘what methods work best in the evaluation of complex policy interventions’ and ‘are there novel approaches to evaluation in disciplines such as political science and economics that can be applied to public health evaluations?

Publications

[in press]

Akl EA, Welch V, Pottie K, Eslava-Schmalbach J, Darzi A, Sola I, KatikireddI SV, et al.. GRADE Equity Guidelines 2: Considering health equity in the GRADE guideline development process. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology [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]

Welch VA, Akl EA, Guyatt GH, Pottie K, Eslava-Schmalbach J, Ansari MT, de Beer H, Briel M, Dans AL, Dans LF, Hultcrantz M, Jull J, Katikireddi SV, et al.. GRADE Equity 1: Introduction: Why health equity and GRADE guidelines?. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology [in press]

Welch VA, Akl EA, Pottie K, Ansari MT, Briel M, Christensen R, Dans A, Dans L, Eslava-Schmalbach JH, Guyatt G, Hultcrantz M, Jull J, Katikireddi SV, et al.. GRADE Equity Guidelines 3: Health equity considerations in rating the certainty of synthesized evidence . Journal of Clinical Epidemiology [in press]

2017

Carnegie E, Whittaker A, Gray Brunton RC, Hogg R, Kennedy C, Hilton S, Harding S, Pollock KG, Pow J. Development of a cross-cultural HPV community engagement model within Scotland. Health Education Journal 2017;[epub ahead of print]

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Craig P, Katikireddi SV, Leyland A, Popham F. Natural experiments: an overview of methods, approaches, and contributions to public health intervention research. Annual Review of Public Health 2017;38:20.1–20.18

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Craig P. A new CONSORT extension should improve the reporting of randomized pilot and feasibility trials. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2017;[epub ahead of print]

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Fitzgerald N, Nicholls J, Winterbottom J, Katikireddi SV. Implementing a public health objective for alcohol premises licensing in Scotland: a qualitative study of strategies, values and, perceptions of evidence. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017;14:221

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Foley L, Prins R, Crawford F, Humphreys D, Mitchell R, Sahlqvist S, Thomson H, Ogilvie D. Effects of living near an urban motorway on the wellbeing of local residents in deprived areas: natural experimental study. PLoS ONE 2017;12:e0174882

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2016

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 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Campbell M, Thomson H, Fenton C, Gibson M. Lone parents, health, wellbeing and welfare to work: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health 2016;16:188

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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 2016;152:41–49

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Eldridge SM, Coleman CL, Campbell MJ, Bond CM, Hopewell S, Thabane L, Lancaster GA, on behalf of the FAPS Group, Altman D , Bretz F, Campbell M, Cobo E, Craig P, Davidson P, Groves T, Gumedze F, Hewison J, Hirst A, Hoddinott P, Lamb S, Lang T, McColl E, O'Cathain A, Shanahan D, Sutton C, Tugwell P. CONSORT 2010 statement: extension to randomised pilot and feasibility trials. BMJ 2016;355:i5239

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Eldridge SM, Coleman CL, Campbell MJ, Bond CM, Hopewell S, Thabane L, Lancaster GA, on behalf of the FAPS Group, Altman D , Bretz F, Campbell M, Cobo E, Craig P, Davidson P, Groves T, Gumedze F, Hewison J, Hirst A, Hoddinott P, Lamb S, Lang T, McColl E, O'Cathain A, Shanahan D, Sutton C, Tugwell P. CONSORT 2010 statement: extension to randomised pilot and feasibility trials. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016;2:64

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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 2016;19:1324–1335

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Fergie G, Hunt K, Hilton S. Social media as a space for support: young adults' perspectives on user-generated content about diabetes and mental health. Social Science & Medicine 2016;170

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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.

Gruer L, Cézard EG, Clark E, Douglas A, Steiner M, Millard A, Buchanan D, Katikireddi SV, Sheikh A, Bhopal R. Life expectancy of different ethnic groups using death records linked to population census data for 4.62 million people in Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2016;70:12

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Heise TL, Katikireddi SV, Pega F, Gartlehner G, Fenton C, Griebler U, Sommer I, Pfinder M, Lhachimi SK. Taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes [protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016;8:CD012319

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Hilton S, Weishaar H, Sweeting H, Trevisan F, Katikireddi SV. E-cigarettes, a safer alternative for teenagers? A UK focus group study of teenagers’ views. BMJ Open 2016;6:e013271

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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 2016;18:1670-1674

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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 2016;12:521-539

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Katikireddi SV, Niedzwiedz C, Popham F. Employment status and income as potential mediators of educational inequalities in population mental health. European Journal of Public Health 2016;26:814–816

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Katikireddi SV, Reilly J. Characteristics of good supervision: a multi-perspective qualitative exploration of the Masters in Public Health dissertation. Journal of Public Health 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Katikireddi SV, Smith KE, Stuckler D, McKee M. Devolution of power, revolution in public health?. Journal of Public Health 2016;fdw031

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Katikireddi SV. Counting the cost of alcohol: what you measure will shape the policy response [commentary]. Addiction 2016;10.1111/add.13674

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Katikireddi SV. Economic opportunity: a determinant of health? [commentary]. The Lancet Public Health 2016;1:e4–e5

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Lhachimi SK, Pega F, Heise TL, Fenton C, Gartlehner G, Griebler U, Sommer I, Pfinder M, Katikireddi SV. Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes [protocol]. Cochrane Databse of Systematic Reviews 2016;10:CD012415

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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 2016;109:109-16

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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 2016;36:1408-1428

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McCartney G, Bouttell J, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Lewsey J, McAdams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M, Walsh D, Beeston C. Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland 1991–2011 (II): policy, social norms, the alcohol market, clinical changes and a synthesis. Public Health 2016;132:24–32

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McCartney G, Bouttell J, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Lewsey J, McAdams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M., Walsh D, Beeston C. Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland, 1991-2011 (I): the role of incomes, effects of socio-economic and political adversity and demographic change. Public Health 2016;2016:13-23

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Patterson C, Emslie C, Mason O, Fergie G, Hilton S. A content analysis of UK newspaper and online news representations of women’s and men’s ‘binge’ drinking: a challenge for communicating evidence-based messages about single-episodic drinking?. BMJ Open 2016;6:e013124

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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;111:1267-74

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Pfinder M, Katikireddi SV, Pega F, Gartlehner G, Fenton C, Griebler U, Sommer I, Heise TL, Lhachimi SK. Taxation of unprocessed sugar or sugar-added foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes [protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016;8:CD012333

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Skivington K, Vojt G, Thomson H, Fenton C, Campbell M, Sweeting H. Systematic literature review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood [protocol]. MRC/CSO Public and Health Sciences Unit, 2016

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Smith KE, Collin J, Hawkins B, Hilton S, Moore L. The pursuit of ignorance [editorial]. BMJ 2016;352 :i1446

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Smith KE, Dorfman L, Freudenberg N, Hawkins B Hilton S, Razum O, Weishaar H. Tobacco, alcohol, and processed food industries: why do public health practitioners view them so differently?. Frontiers in Public Health 2016;4:64

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Taulbut M, Davis M, Egan J, Gibson M, Scobie G, Campbell S. Lone parents in Scotland: work, income and child health, in-work progression and the geography of lone parenthood. Edinburgh, 2016

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Thomson H. Commentary on Current use was established and Cochrane guidance on selection of social theories for systematic reviews of complex interventions was developed, Noyes J, Hendry M, Booth A, Chandler J, Lewin S, Glenton C, et al. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2016;75:78-92 [commentary]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016 2016;10 (Suppl 1):11-12

van Bekkum J, Fergie G, Hilton S. Health and medical research funding agencies' promotion of public engagement within research: a qualitative interview study exploring the UK context. Health Research Policy and Systems 2016;14:23

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Vojt G, Thomson H, Campbell M, Fenton C, Sweeting H, McQueen J, Skivington K. Health, happiness and wellbeing for adolescents transitioning to adulthood: a systematic review of individual-level interventions for adolescents from vulnerable groups. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional paper no. 26, Glasgow, 2016

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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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Weishaar H, Dorfman L, Freudenberg N, Hawkins B, Smith K, Razum O, Hilton S. Why media representations of corporations matter for public health policy: a scoping review. BMC Public Health 2016;16:1-11

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Weishaar H, Tevisan F, Hilton S. 'Maybe they should regulate them quite strictly until they know the true dangers' A focus group study exploring UK adolescents’ views on e-cigarette regulation. Addiction 2016;111:1637-45

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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, 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, Thomson H, Katikireddi SV, Sowden A. Assessing reporting of narrative synthesis of quantitative data in public health systematic reviews [protocol]. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, 2015

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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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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.

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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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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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. How did policy actors use mass media to influence the Scottish alcohol minimum unit pricing debate? Comparative analysis of newspapers, evidence submissions and interviews. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy 2015;22:125-134

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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;4:51-55

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Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation of complex interventions: a summary of Medical Research Council guidance. In: Richards D, Hallberg IR, editors Complex interventions in health: an overview of research methods. Abingdon: Routledge, 2015.

Patterson C, Katikireddi SV, Wood K, Hilton S. Representations of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in UK newspapers: a case study of a public health policy debate. Journal of Public Health 2015;37:40-9

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Patterson C, McDaid LM, Hilton S. Gay and bisexual men’s perceptions of the donation and use of human biological samples for research: a qualitative study. PLoS One 2015;10:e0129924

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Patterson C, Semple S, Wood K, Duffy S, Hilton S. A quantitative content analysis of UK newsprint coverage of proposed legislation to prohibit smoking in private vehicles carrying children. BMC Public Health 2015;15:760

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Pinnock H, Epiphaniou E, Sheikh A, Griffiths C, Eldridge S, Craig P, Taylor S. Developing standards for reporting implementation studies of complex interventions (StaRI): a systematic review and e-Delphi. Implementation Science 2015;10:42

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Thomson H, Thomas S. Developing empirically supported theories of change for housing investment and health. Social Science & Medicine 2015;124:205-214

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Treweek S, Altman DG, Bower P, Campbell M, Chalmers I, Cotton S, Craig P, Crosby D, Davidson P, Devane D, Duley L, Dunn J, Elbourne D, Farrell B, Gamble C, Gillies K, Hood K, Lang T, Littleford R, Loudon K, McDonald A, McPherson G, Nelson A, Norrie J, Ramsay C, Sandercock P, Shanahan DR, Summerskill W, Sydes M, Williamson P, Clarke M. Making randomised trials more efficient: report of the first meeting to discuss the Trial Forge platform. Trials 2015;16:261

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Weishaar H, Amos A, Collin Jeff. Unpacking commercial sector opposition to European smoke-free policy: lack of unity, ‘fear of association’ and harm reduction debates. Tobacco Control 2015

Wimbush E, Geddes R, Woodman K, Craig P, Jepson R. Evaluability assessment of the Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland. Edinburgh, 2015

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2014

Beaton M, Craig P, Katikireddi SV, Jepson R, Williams A. Evaluability assessment of Free School Meals for all children in P1 to P3. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh, 2014

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Benzeval M, Bond L, Campbell M, Egan M, Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Popham F. How does money influence health?. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, 2014

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Boydell N, Fergie GM, McDaid L, Hilton S. Avoiding pitfalls and realising opportunities: reflecting on issues of sampling and recruitment for online focus groups. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 2014;13:206-223

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Campbell M, Egan M, Lorenc T, Bond L, Popham F, Fenton C, Benzeval M. Considering methodological options for reviews of theory: illustrated by a review of theories linking income and health. Systematic Reviews 2014;3:114

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Centre for Reviews & Dissemination . Housing improvement and home safety. Effectiveness matters 2014;November

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Donaldson C, Roy M, Hill-O'Connor C, Biosca O, Baker R, Kay A, Gillespie M, Godwin J, Morgan A, Skelton D, Stewart J, Anderson I, Docherty C, Fulford H, Munoz S, Teasdale S, Thomson H. Global issues, local solutions: rethinking wealth and health through the lens of social enteprise. Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health, Glasgow Caledonian University HEWPS Number: 201402, Glasgow, 2014

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Eberth B, Olajide D, Craig P, Ludbrook A. Smoking-related disease risk, area deprivation and health behaviours. Journal of Public Health 2014;36:72-80

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Farmer J, Nimegeer A. Community participation to design rural primary healthcare services. BMC Health Services Research 2014;14:130

Fergie Gillian M. Understanding young adults' online engagement and health experiences in the age of social media: exploring diabetes and common mental health disorders [PhD], MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow 2014.

Gorman DR, Katikireddi SV, Morris C, Chalmers JWT, Sim J, Szamotulska K, Mierzejewska E, Hughes RG. Ethnic variation in maternity care: a comparison of Polish and Scottish women delivering in Scotland 2004-2009. Public Health 2014;128:262–267

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Hilton S, Wood K, Bain J, Patterson C, Duffy S, Semple S. Newsprint coverage of smoking in cars carrying children: a case study of public and scientific opinion driving the policy debate. BMC Public Health 2014;14:1116

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Hilton S, Wood K, Patterson C, Katikireddi SV. Implications for alcohol minimum unit pricing advocacy: what can we learn for public health from UK newsprint coverage of key claim-makers in the policy debate?. Social Science & Medicine 2014;102:157–164

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Katikireddi SV, Bond L, Hilton S. Changing policy framing as a deliberate strategy for public health advocacy: a qualitative policy case study of minimum unit pricing of alcohol. Milbank Quarterly 2014;92:250-83

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Katikireddi SV, Bond L, Hilton S. Perspectives on econometric modelling to inform policy: a UK qualitative case study of minimum unit pricing of alcohol. European Journal of Public Health 2014;24:490-495

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Katikireddi SV, Hilton S, Bonell C, Bond L. Understanding the development of Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol in Scotland: a qualitative study of the policy process. PLoS One 2014;9:e91185

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Katikireddi SV, McKee M, Craig P, Stuckler D. The NHS reforms in England: four challenges to evaluating success and failure. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2014;107:387-392

Katikireddi SV, Smith KE. Minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland. In: Hill M, editor Studying public policy: an international approach. Bristol: Policy Press, 2014.

Katikireddi SV, Valles Sean A. Coupled ethical–epistemic analysis of public health research and practice: categorizing variables to improve population health and equity. American Journal of Public Health 2014:e1-e7

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Lawson K, Mason H, McIntosh E, Donaldson C. Priority setting in public health. In: Culyer T, editor Encyclopedia of Health Economics. Elsevier, 2014:155-162.

Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Whitehead M, Neary D, Clayton S, Wright K, Thomson H, Cummins S, Sowden A, Renton A. Crime, fear of crime and mental health: synthesis of theory and systematic reviews of interventions and qualitative evidence. Public Health Research 2014;2:1-424

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Martin S, McDaid LM, Hilton S. Double-standards in reporting of risk and responsibility for sexual health: a qualitative content analysis of negatively toned UK newsprint articles. BMC Public Health 2014;14:792

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McIntosh E, Bond L, Donaldson C, Lawson K, Mason H. Economics of population health. In: Guest G, Namey E, editors Public Health Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2014.

Moore G, Audrey S, Barker M, Bond L, Bonell C, Hardeman W, Moore L, O’Cathain A, Tinati T, Wight D, Baird J. Process evaluation of complex interventions: Medical Research Council guidance. MRC Population Health Science Research Network, London, 2014

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Niedzwiedz C, Katikireddi SV, Pell JP, Mitchell R. Socioeconomic inequalities in the quality of life of older Europeans in different welfare regimes. European Journal of Public Health 2014;24 :364-370

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Niedzwiedz CL, Katikireddi SV, Pell JP, Mitchell R. The association between life course socioeconomic position and life satisfaction in different welfare states: European comparative study of individuals in early old age. Age and Ageing 2014;43:431-6

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Purcell C, Hilton S, McDaid LM. The stigmatisation of abortion: a qualitative analysis of print media in Great Britain in 2010. Culture, Health & Sexuality 2014;16:1141-55

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Robinson M, Geue C, Lewsey J, Mackay D, McCartney G, Curnock E, Beeston C. Evaluating the impact of the Alcohol Act on off-trade alcohol sales: a natural experiment in Scotland. Addiction 2014;109:2035–2043

van Bekkum J, Hilton S. UK research funding bodies' views towards public participation in health-related research decisions: an exploratory study. BMC Health Services Research 2014;14:318

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Wood K, Patterson C, Katikireddi SV, Hilton S. Harms to ‘others’ from alcohol consumption in the minimum unit pricing policy debate: a qualitative content analysis of UK newspapers (2005-2012). Addiction 2014;109:578–584

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2013

Baker J, Mitchell R, Lawson KD, Pell J. Ethnic differences in the cost-effectiveness of targeted and mass screening for high cardiovascular risk in the UK: cross-sectional study. Heart 2013;99:1766–1771

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Bond L, Egan M, Kearns A, Tannahill C. GoWell: The challenges of evaluating regeneration as a population health intervention. Preventive Medicine 2013;57:941-947

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Bond L, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Egan M, Mason P. Community outcomes over time: a comparison across 2006, 2008 and 2011 GoWell community surveys. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Bond L, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Egan M, Mason P. Housing outcomes over time: a comparison across 2006, 2008 and 2011 GoWell community surveys. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Bond L, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Egan M, Mason P. Neighbourhood outcomes over time: a comparison across 2006, 2008 and 2011 GoWell community surveys. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Bond L, McKee MJ, Sautkina E, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Cox J. Residents’ perspectives on mixed tenure communities: a qualitative study of social renters and owner occupiers. GoWell, 2013

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Egan M, Katikireddi SV, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Kalacs M, Bond L. Health effects of neighborhood demolition and housing improvement: a prospective controlled study of 2 natural experiments in urban renewal. American Journal of Public Health 2013;103:e47-53

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Egan M, Tannahill C, Bond L, Kearns A, Mason P. A synthesis of GoWell research findings about the links between regeneration and health. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Egan M, Tannahill C, Bond L, Kearns A, Mason P. Health outcomes over time: a comparison across 2006, 2008 and 2011 GoWell community surveys. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Egan M. Psychosocial interventions and salutogenic organizations: systematic review evidence of theory, context, implementation and outcome. In: Bauer G, Gregor J, editors Salutogenic organizations and change: the concepts behind organizational health intervention research. Dordrecht: Springer, 2013:19-36.

Fenwick E, MacDonald C, Thomson H. Economic analysis of the health impacts of housing improvement studies: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;67:835-45

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Fergie G, Hunt K, Hilton S. What young people want from health-related online resources: a focus group study. Journal of Youth Studies 2013;16:579-596

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Hilton S, Patterson C, Smith E, Bedford H, Hunt K. Teenagers' understandings of and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study. Vaccine 2013;31:2543–2550

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Katikireddi SV, Higgins M, Smith KE, Williams G. Health inequalities: the need to move beyond bad behaviours [editorial]. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;67:715-716

Katikireddi SV. The relationship between evidence and public health policy: case studies of the English public health white paper and minimum unit pricing in Scotland [PhD], MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow 2013.

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Kearns A, McKee MJ, Sautkina E, Cox J, Bond L. How to mix? Spatial configurations, modes of production and resident perceptions of mixed tenure neighbourhoods. Cities 2013;35:397–408

Kearns A, McKee MJ, Sautkina E, Weeks G, Bond L. Mixed-tenure orthodoxy: practitioner reflections on policy effects. Cityscape 2013;15:43-68

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Kearns A, Whitley E, Bond L, Egan M, Tannahill C. The psychosocial pathway to mental well-being at the local level: investigating the effects of perceived relative position in a deprived area context. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;67:87-94

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Lawson KD, Kearns A, Petticrew M, Fenwick EAL. Investing in health: is social housing value for money? A cost-utility analysis. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;67:829-834

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Lawson KD, Mercer SW, Wyke S, Grieve E, Guthrie B, Watt GCM, Fenwick EAL. Double trouble: the impact of multimorbidity and deprivation on preference-weighted health related quality of life - a cross sectional analysis of the Scottish Health Survey. International Journal of Health and Equity 2013;12:67

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Lewis C, Clotworthy M, Hilton S, Magee C, Robertson MJ, Stubbins LJ, Corfield J. Consent for the use of human biological samples for biomedical research: a mixed methods study exploring the UK public’s preferences. BMJ Open 2013;3:e003022

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Lewis C, Clotworthy M, Hilton S, Magee C, Robertson MJ, Stubbins LJ, Corfield J. Public views on the donation and use of human biological samples in biomedical research: a mixed methods study. BMJ Open 2013;3:e003022

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Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Whitehead M, Neary D, Clayton S, Wright K, Thomson H, Cummins S, Sowden A, Renton A. Environmental interventions to reduce fear of crime: systematic review of effectiveness. Systematic Reviews 2013;2:30

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Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Whitehead M, Neary D, Clayton S, Wright K, Thomson H, Cummins S, Sowden A, Renton A. Fear of crime and the environment: systematic review of UK qualitative evidence. BMC Public Health 2013;13:496

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Maclean A, Sweeting H, Egan M, Der G, Adamson J, Hunt K. How robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in physical morbidity between childhood and adolescence? Results of a systematic literature review and meta-analyses. Social Science & Medicine 2013;78:96-112

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Martin S, Hilton S, McDaid LM. United Kingdom newsprint media reporting on sexual health and blood-borne viruses in 2010. Sexual Health 2013;10:546-552

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McCartney G, Hanlon P, Bond L. How will the 2014 Commonwealth Games impact on Glasgow’s health, and how will we know?. Evaluation 2013;19:24-39

McCartney G, Myers F, Taulbut M, MacDonald W, Robinson M, Scott S, Mitchell R, Millard D, Tod E, Curnock E, Katikireddi SV, Craig N. Making a bad situation worse? The impact of welfare reform and the economic recession on health and health inequalities in Scotland (baseline report). Edinburgh, 2013

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McKee MJ, Bond L, Kearns A, Sautkina E, Weeks G. Policy-maker and practitioner perspectives on mixed tenure communities: a qualitative study. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

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Neary J, Egan M, Bond L, Keenan PJ, Lawson L. Damned if they do, damned if they don’t: negotiating the tricky context of anti-social behaviour and keeping safe in disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods. Journal of Youth Studies 2013;16:118-134

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Patterson C, Hilton S. Normalisation and stigmatisation of obesity in UK newspapers: a visual content analysis. The Open Obesity Journal 2013;5:82-91

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Skivington K. Incapacity benefit, employment transitions and health: evidence from longitudinal data and a qualitative study [PhD], MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow 2013.

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Thomson H, Macdonald C, Higgins M, Palmer S, Douglas M. Health Impact Assessment of housing improvements: a guide. Glasgow, 2013

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Thomson H, Thomas S, Sellström E, Petticrew M. Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes: a systematic review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 2013

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Thomson H, Thomas S, Sellstrom E, Petticrew M. Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013;2:CD008657

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Thomson H, Thomas S. The effect direction plot: visual display of non-standardised effects across multiple outcome domains. Research Synthesis Methods 2013;4:95–101

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Thomson H. Improving utility of evidence synthesis for healthy public policy: the three Rs (relevance, rigor, and readability (and resources)). American Journal of Public Health 2013;103:e17-e23

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van Bekkum JE, Hilton S. Primary care nurses' experiences of how the mass media influence frontline healthcare in the UK. BMC Family Practice 2013;14:178

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van Bekkum JE, Hilton S. The challenges of communicating research evidence in practice: perspectives from UK health visitors and practice nurses. BMC Nursing 2013;12:17

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2012

Bond L, Egan M, Kearns A, Clark J, Tannahill C. Smoking and intention to quit in deprived areas of Glasgow: is it related to housing improvements and neighbourhood regeneration because of improved mental health?. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2012;67:299-304

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Bond L, Kearns A, Mason P, Tannahill C, Egan M, Whitley E. Exploring the relationships between housing, neighbourhoods and mental wellbeing for residents of deprived areas. BMC Public Health 2012;12:48

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Burford BJ, Rehfuess E, Schünemann HJ, Akl EA, Waters E, Armstrong R, Thomson H, Doyle J, Pettman T. Assessing evidence in public health: the added value of GRADE. Journal of Public Health 2012;34:631-635

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Buston K, Parkes A, Thomson H, Wight D, Fenton C. Parenting interventions for male young offenders: a review of evidence on what works. Journal of Adolescence 2012;35:731-742

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Craig P, Cooper C, Gunnell D, Haw S, Lawson K, Macintyre S, Ogilvie D, Petticrew M, Reeves B, Sutton M, Thompson S. Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions: new Medical Research Council guidance. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2012;66:1182-1186

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Egan M, Bond L, Kearns A, Tannahill C. Is concern about young people's anti-social behaviour associated with poor health? Cross-sectional evidence from residents of deprived urban neighbourhoods. BMC Public Health 2012;12:217

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Egan M, MacLean A, Sweeting H, Hunt K. Comparing the effectiveness of using generic and specific search terms in electronic databases to identify health outcomes for a systematic review: a prospective comparative study of literature search methods. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001043.

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Egan M, Neary J, Keenan PJ, Bond L. Perceptions of antisocial behaviour and negative attitudes towards young people: focus group evidence from adult residents of disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods (Glasgow, UK). Journal of Youth Studies 2012;1:612-627

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Firth N, Frydenberg E, Bond L. An evaluation of success and dyslexia, a multi component school-based coping program for primary school students with learning disabilities: is it feasible?. Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities 2012;17:147-162

Gibson M, Thomson H, Banas K, Bambra C, Fenton C, Bond L. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children [protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012:CD009820

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Hilton S, Patterson C, Teyhan A. Escalating coverage of obesity in UK newspapers: the evolution and framing of the ‘obesity epidemic’ from 1996 to 2010. Obesity 2012;20:1688-1695

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Katikireddi SV, Mclean JA. Introducing a minimum unit price for alcohol in Scotland: considerations under European law and the implications for European public health [commentary]. European Journal of Public Health 2012;22:457-458

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Katikireddi SV, Niedzwiedz CL, Popham F. Trends in population mental health before and after the 2008 recession: a repeat cross-sectional analysis of the 1991–2010 Health Surveys of England. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001790

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Kearns A, Whitley E, Bond L, Tannahill C. Residential psychosocial environment and mental wellbeing in deprived areas. International Journal of Housing Policy 2012;12:413-438

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Kearns A, Whitley E, Mason P, Bond L. Living the high life: residential social and psychosocial outcomes for high-rise occupants in deprived context. Housing Studies 2012;27:97-126

Lorenc T, Clayton S, Neary D, Whitehead M, Petticrew M, Thomson H, Cummins S, Sowden A, Renton A. Crime, fear of crime, environment, and mental health and wellbeing: mapping review of theories and causal pathways. Health & Place 2012;18:757-765

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MacCalman L, Semple S, Galea KS, Van Tongeren M, Dempsey S, Hilton S, Gee I, Ayres JG. The relationship between workers’ self-reported changes in health and their attitudes towards a workplace intervention: lessons from smoke-free legislation across the UK hospitality industry. BMC Public Health 2012;12:324

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Macintyre S. Evidence in the development of health policy. Public Health 2012;126:217-219

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McIntosh E, Lawson K, Donaldson C, White M, Kee F, Deverill M, Bond L. Report on a workshop on methods for the economic evaluation of population health interventions: conceptual and practical challenges. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional paper no. 23, 2012

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Niedzwiedz CL, Katikireddi SV, Pell JP, Mitchell R. Life course socio-economic position and quality of life in adulthood: a systematic review of life course models. BMC Public Health 2012;12:628

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Roberts H, Petticrew M, Macintyre S, Liabo K. The Anglo-Saxon disease: a pilot study of the barriers and facilitators to the use of randomised controlled trials of social programmes in an international context. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2012;66:1025–1029

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Russ TC, Batty GD, Hearnshaw GF, Fenton C, Starr JM. Geographical variation in dementia: systematic review with meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology 2012;41:1012-1032

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Sautkina E, Bond L, Kearns A. Mixed evidence on the mixed tenure effects: findings from a systematic review of UK studies, 1995-2009. Housing Studies 2012;27:748-782

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Smith KE, Katikireddi SV. A glossary of theories for understanding policymaking. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2012;67:198-202

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Thomson H, Thomas S. External validity in healthy public policy: application of the RE-AIM tool to the field of housing improvement. BMC Public Health 2012;12:633

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2011

Bond L, Kearns A, Sautkina E. Mixed messages about mixed tenure: do reviews tell the real story?. Housing Studies 2011;26:69-94

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Bond L, Nolan T. Making sense of perceptions of risk of diseases and vaccinations: a qualitative study combining models of health beliefs, decision-making and risk perception. BMC Public Health 2011;11:943

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Bonell CP, Hargreaves JR, Cousens SN, Ross DA, Hayes R J, Petticrew M, Kirkwood B. Alternatives to randomisation in the evaluation of public health interventions: design challenges and solutions. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2011;65:582-7

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Calvin CM, Deary IJ, Fenton C, Roberts B, Der G, Leckenby N, Batty GD. Intelligence in youth and all-cause-mortality: systematic review with meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology 2011;40:626-44

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Craig P, Cooper C, Gunnell D, Haw S, Lawson K, Macintyre S, Ogilvie D, Petticrew M, Reeves B, Sutton M, Thompson S. Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions. Glasgow, 2011

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Douglas MJ, Carver H, Katikireddi SV. How well do strategic environmental assessments in Scotland consider human health?. Public Health 2011;125:585-91

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Egan M, Neary J, GoWell Team. GoWell Briefing Paper 15: intolerance and adult perceptions of antisocial behaviour: focus group evidence from disadvantaged neighbourhoods of Glasgow. GoWell Briefing Paper 15, Glasgow, 2011

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Gibson M, Banas K, Thomson H, Bambra C, Bond L, McKee MJ, Lutje V, Fenton C. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children. Chief Scientist's Office, Edinburgh, 2011

Gibson M, Petticrew M, Bambra C, Sowden AJ, Wright KE, Whitehead M. Housing and health inequalities: a synthesis of systematic reviews of interventions aimed at different pathways linking housing and health. Health & Place 2011;17:175-184

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Gibson M, Thomson H, Kearns A, Petticrew M. Understanding the psychosocial impacts of housing type: qualitative evidence from a housing and regeneration intervention. Housing Studies 2011;26:555-73

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Gray C M, Hunt K, Lorimer K, Anderson AS, Benzeval M, Wyke S. Words matter: a qualitative investigation of which weight status terms are acceptable and motivate weight loss when used by health professionals. BMC Public Health 2011;11:513

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Hempill S, Kotevski A, Herronkohl T, Bond L, Kim M, Toumbourou J, Catalano R. Longitudinal consequences of adolescent bullying perpetration and victimisation: a study of students in Victoria, Australia. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health 2011;21:107-16

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Higgins M, Katikireddi SV, Conaglen P, Jones C, Douglas M. UK Public Accounts Committee report on health inequalities [letter]. The Lancet 2011;377ID - 253:206-7

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Hilton S, Hunt K, Bedford H, Petticrew M. School nurses' experiences of delivering the UK HPV vaccination programme in its first year. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011;11:226

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Hilton S, Hunt K. UK newspapers' representations of the 2009-2010 outbreak of swine flu: one health scare not over-hyped by the media?. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2011;65:941-6

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Hilton S, Smith E. 'I thought cancer was one of those random things. I didn't know cancer could be caught…' adolescent girls' understandings and experiences of the HPV programme in the UK. Vaccine 2011;29:4409-15

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Katikireddi SV, Higgins M, Bond L, Bonell C, Macintyre S. How evidence based is English public health policy?. BMJ 2011;343:d7310

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Lorimer K, Gray CM, Hunt K, Wyke S, Anderson A, Benzeval M. Response to written feedback of clinical data within a longitudinal study: a qualitative study exploring the ethical implications. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011;11:10

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Macintyre S. Good intentions and received wisdom are not good enough: the need for controlled trials in public health. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2011;65:564-7

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Mason P, Kearns A, Bond L. Neighbourhood walking and regeneration in deprived communities . Health & Place 2011;17:727-37

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Neary J, Egan M, GoWell Team . GoWell Briefing Paper 16: young people's experience of intolerance, antisocial behaviour and keeping safe in disadvantaged areas of Glasgow. GoWell Briefing Paper 16, Glasgow, 2011

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Petticrew M, Lee K. The 'Father of Stress' meets 'Big Tobacco': Hans Selye and the tobacco industry. American Journal of Public Health 2011;101:411-8

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Petticrew M, McCartney G. Using systematic reviews to separate scientific from policy debate relevant to climate change. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2011;40:576-8

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Sim JA, Ulanikaa AA, Katikireddi SV, Gorman D. 'Out of two bad choices, I took the slightly better one': vaccination dilemmas for Scottish and Polish migrant women during the H1N1 influenza pandemic. Public Health 2011;125:505-11

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Thomson H. Housing improvements and their health effects . In: Braubach M , Jacobs DE , Ormandy D , editors WHO environmental burden of disease associated with inadequate housing. Bonn, Germany: WHO European Office, 2011:179-195.

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