Staff Member Biography
Kate Huntposition: Associate Director / Programme Leader
phone: 0141 353 7552
University of Glasgow,
200, Renfield Street
Biography and Interests
Kate is Associate Director at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and Professor of Gender and Health at Glasgow University. She leads SPHSU’s research programme on Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations. This programme aims to understand settings and organisations as contexts for: influencing social position and identity, behaviour, health and well-being; and facilitating health improvement through the development, piloting and evaluation of new interventions and/or adaptations of existing interventions to novel settings. Key settings that we are working in currently include: schools; professional sports settings; prisons; and workplaces. One distinguishing feature of the programme is a focus on gender, building on past work funded by the Medical Research Council.
Until 2014, Kate was head of SPHSU’s programme of research on Gender and Health, reflecting a longstanding interest in how social constructions of gender impact on men’s and women’s risk and experiences of morbidity, and how it may impact health behaviours (including help-seeking behaviours). Her research in this area has had an explicitly gender comparative approach. Recent projects included: the evaluation of a gender sensitised weight management programme for overweight and obese men delivered by community coaches at Scotland’s leading professional football clubs (the award-winning Football Fans in Training programme); systematic comparisons of men’s and women’s use of primary health care services, utilising both routinely collected primary care data and qualitative data; examinations of media presentations of aspects of health and illness. With the integration of sociological understandings of gender into the development of settings-based public health interventions in the Settings and Organisations programme Kate’s current research aims to further understanding of whether, when and how gender-sensitisation is needed to enhance reach, acceptability and effectiveness of interventions, contributing to broader discussions about cultural sensitisation, congruence and appropriateness.
Kate obtained her M.A. in Human Sciences from Oxford University and an MSc reporting research on the long-term effects of hormone replacement therapy from the Faculty of Clinical Medicine at Oxford University. She obtained her PhD from Glasgow University. Between 2005 and 2010 she was seconded part-time as a Professorial Fellow to the Alliance for Self-Care Research, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Stirling, and in 2013 to Oxford University with the Health Experiences Research Group. Kate was first appointed an Honorary Professor in the Division of Community Based Sciences at the University of Glasgow in 2006.
Kate is Deputy Chair of National Institute of Health Research’s Public Health Research Funding Board and a member of MRC’s Population and Systems Medicine Board and the Population Health Intervention Development Scheme scientific assessment team. Since 2014 she has been a Trustee for the Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness. She was a member of the MRC’s Population Health Sciences Group from 2009-2015, UK Biobank’s Ethics and Governance Council from 2011-2015, and Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme (PRP) Commissioning Panel from 2013-2015.
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]
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 [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]
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, [in press].
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;26:437-445open access
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:e006620open access
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;3open access
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;5open access
Sweeting H, Hunt K. Adolescent socio-economic and school-based social status, smoking and drinking. Journal of Adolescent Health 2015;57:37-45open access
Sweeting H, Walker L, MacLean A, Patterson C, Räisänen U, Hunt K. Prevalence of eating disorders in males: a review of rates reported in academic research and UK mass media. International Journal of Men's Health 2015;14
Wyke S, Hunt K, Gray C, Fenwick E, Bunn C, Donnan P, Rauchhaus P, Mutrie N, Anderson A, Boyer N, Brady A, Grieve E, White A, Ferrell C, Hindle E, Treweek S. Football Fans in Training (FFIT): a randomised controlled trial of a gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for men - end of study report. Public Health Research 2015;3open access
Hanewinkel R, Sargent JD, Hunt K, Sweeting S, Engels RCME, Scholte RHJ, Mathis F, Florek E, Morgenstern M. Portrayal of alcohol consumption in movies and drinking initiation in low-risk adolescents. Pediatrics 2014;133:1-10open access
Hartley J, Wight D, Hunt K. Presuming the influence of the media: teenagers’ constructions of gender identity through sexual/romantic relationships and alcohol consumption. Sociology of Health & Illness 2014;36:772-86open access
Hunt K, Gray CM, Maclean A, Smillie S, Bunn C, Wyke S. Do weight management programmes delivered at professional football clubs attract and engage high risk men? A mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health 2014;14:50open access
Hunt K, Sweeting H. You have been QUALIFIED for a smokeless e-cig starter kit [gallery]. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2014;68:786open access
Hunt K, Wyke S, Gray CM, Anderson AS, Brady A, Bunn C, Donnan PT, Fenwick E, Grieve E, Leishman J, Miller E, Mutrie N, Rauchhaus P, White A, Treweek S. A gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for overweight and obese men delivered by Scottish Premier League football clubs (FFIT): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. The Lancet 2014;383:1211-21open access
Lyons AC, Emslie C, Hunt K. Staying 'in the zone' but not passing the 'point of no return': embodiment, gender and drinking in mid-life. Sociology of Health & Illness 2014;36:264-277open access
MacLean A, Hunt K, Gray C, Smillie S, Wyke S. How do men’s female relatives feature in their accounts of changing eating practices during a weight-management programme delivered through professional football clubs?. International Journal of Men’s Health 2014;13:121-138
Räisänen U, Hunt K. The role of gendered constructions of eating disorders in delayed help-seeking in men: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004342open access
Sweeting H, Bhaskar A, Benzeval M, Popham F, Hunt K. Changing gender roles and attitudes and their implications for well-being around the new millennium. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2014;49:791-809open access
Sweeting H, Hunt K. Adolescent socio-economic and school-based social status, health and well-being. Social Science & Medicine 2014;121:39-47
Wang Y, Freemantle N, Nazareth I, Hunt K. Gender differences in survival and the use of primary care prior to diagnosis of three cancers: an analysis of routinely collected UK general practice data. PLoS One 2014;9:e101562open access
Ziebland S, Hunt K. Using secondary analysis of qualitative data of patient experiences of health care to inform health services research and policy. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 2014;19:177-182pubmed open access
Carroll D, Phillips AC, Der G, Hunt K, Bibbey A, Benzeval M, Ginty A. Low forced expiratory volume is associated with blunted cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress in a community sample of middle-aged men and women. International Journal of Psychophysiology 2013;90:17–20pubmed open access
Emslie C, Hunt K, Lyons A. The role of alcohol in forging and maintaining friendships amongst Scottish men in midlife. Health Psychology 2013;32:33-41pubmed
Fergie G, Hunt K, Hilton S. What young people want from health-related online resources: a focus group study. Journal of Youth Studies 2013;16:579-596open access
France E, Hunt K, Wyke S, Dow C. Do men’s and women’s accounts of surviving a stroke conform to Frank’s narrative genres?. Qualitative Health Research 2013;23:1649-1659
France E, Hunt K, Ziebland S, Wyke S. What parents say about disclosing the end of their pregnancy due to fetal abnormality. Midwifery 2013;29:24–32pubmed
Gray CM, Hunt K, Mutrie N, Anderson A, Leishman J, Dalgarno L, Wyke S. Football fans in training: the development and optimization of an intervention delivered through professional sports clubs to help men lose weight, become more active and adopt healthier eating habits. BMC Public Health 2013;13:232open access
Gray CM, Hunt K, Mutrie N, Anderson AS, Treweek S, Wyke S. Weight management for overweight and obese men delivered through professional football clubs: a pilot randomized trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013;10:121open access
Hanewinkel R, Sargent J D, Karlsdottir S, Jonsson S H, Mathis F, Faggiano F, Poelen E A P, Scholte R, Florek E, Sweeting H, Hunt K, Morgenstein M. High youth access to movies that contain smoking in Europe compared with the USA. Tobacco Control 2013;22:241-244pubmed open access
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;31:2543–2550open access
Hunt K, McCann C, Gray CM, Mutrie N, Wyke S. 'You've got to walk before you run' positive evaluations of a walking program as part of a gender sensitized weight management program delivered to men through professional football clubs. Health Psychology 2013;32:57-65pubmed
MacLean A, Hunt K, Sweeting H. Symptoms of mental health problems: children’s and adolescents’ understanding and implications for gender differences in help-seeking. Children & Society 2013;27:161–173open access
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;78:96-112pubmed open access
Morgenstern M, Sargent JD, Engels RC, Scholte RH, Florek E, Hunt K, Sweeting H, Mathis F, Faggiano F, Hanewinkel R. Smoking in movies and adolescent smoking initiation: longitudinal study in six European countries. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2013;44:339-344pubmed
Parkes A, Wight D, Hunt K, Henderson M, Sargent J. Are sexual media exposure, parental restrictions on media use and co-viewing TV and DVDs with parents and friends associated with teenagers' early sexual behaviour?. Journal of Adolescence 2013;36:1121–1133open access
Wang Y, Hunt K, Freemantle N, Nazareth I, Petersen I. Do men consult less than women? An analysis of routinely collected UK general practice data. BMJ open 2013;3:e003320open access
Wyke S, Adamson J, Dixon D, Hunt K. Consultation and illness behaviour in response to symptoms: a comparison of models from different disciplinary frameworks and suggestions for future research directions. Social Science & Medicine 2013;86:79-87pubmed
Batty GD, Bhaskar A, Emslie C, Benzeval M, Der G, Lewar H, Hunt K. Association of life course socioeconomic disadvantage with future problem drinking and heavy drinking: gender differentials in the West of Scotland. International Journal of Public Health 2012;57:119-26pubmed open access
Carroll D, Ginty A, Der G, Hunt K, Benzeval M, Phillips AC. Increased blood pressure reactions to acute mental stress are associated with 16-year cardiovascular disease mortality. Psychophysiology 2012;49:1444–1448open access
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.pubmed open access
Emslie C, Hunt K, Lyons A. Older and wiser? Men’s and women’s accounts of drinking in early mid-life. Sociology of Health & Illness 2012;34:481-96pubmed open access
France EF, Locock L, Hunt K, Ziebland S, Field K, Wyke S. Imagined futures: how experiential knowledge of disability affects parents' decision-making about fetal abnormality. Health Expectations 2012;15:139-156pubmed
Gray CM, Hunt K, Lorimer K, Anderson AS, Benzeval M, Wyke S. Words and context matter [rapid response letter]. BMJ 2012;344open access
Green MJ, Espie CA, Hunt K, Benzeval M. The longitudinal course of insomnia symptoms: inequalities by gender and occupational class among two different age cohorts followed for 20 years in the West of Scotland. Sleep 2012;35:815-23pubmed open access
Hanewinkel R, Sargent JD, Poelen EAP, Scholte R, Florek E, Hunt K, Sweeting H, Karlsdottir S, Jonsson SH, Mathis F, Faggiano F, Morgenstein M. Alcohol consumption in movies and adolescent binge drinking: cross-sectional study in six European countries. Pediatrics 2012;129:709-20pubmed open access
Hunt K, Annandale E. Gender and health volume 1: theoretical and methodological developments. Abingdon: Routledge, 2012.
Hunt K, Annandale E. Gender and health volume 2: understanding the patterning of health by gender. Abingdon: Routledge, 2012.
Hunt K, Annandale E. Gender and health volume 3: gender and health care. Abingdon: Routledge, 2012.
Hunt K, Annandale E. Gender and health volume 4: gender and health behaviours. Abingdon: Routledge, 2012.
Sweeting H, Bhaskar A, Hunt K. Positive associations between consumerism and tobacco and alcohol use in early adolescence: cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001446open access
Sweeting H, Hunt K, Bhaskar A. Consumerism and well-being in early adolescence. Journal of Youth Studies 2012;15:802-20open access
Wyke S, Hunt K, Gray CM. 11 PRT/8506: Football Fans in Training (FFIT): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial of a gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme delivered to men aged 35–65 years by Scottish Premier League football clubs (ISRCTN32677491) [protocol]. The Lancet 2012open access
Adamson J, Hunt K, Nazareth I. The influence of socio-demographic characteristics on consultation for back pain: a review of the literature. Family Practice 2011;28:163-71pubmed open access
Bhaskar A, Sweeting H, Hunt K. The Adolescent Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe (ALICE) study: baseline (2010) frequencies and documentation. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 29, Glasgow, 2011
Carroll D, Phillips AC, Der G, Hunt K, Benzeval M. Blood pressure reactions to acute mental stress and future blood pressure status: data from the 12-year follow-up in the West of Scotland Study. Psychosomatic Medicine 2011;73:737-42pubmed
Entwistle V A, France E F, Wyke S, Jepson R, Hunt K, Ziebland S, Thompson A. How information about other people's personal experiences can help with healthcare decision-making: a qualitative study. Patient Education and Counselling 2011;85:e291-8pubmed
France E F, Wyke S, Ziebland S, Entwistle V, Hunt K. How personal experiences feature in women's accounts of use of information for decisions about antenatal diagnostic testing for foetal abnormality. Social Science & Medicine 2011;72:755-62pubmed
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;11:513pubmed open access
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;11:226pubmed open access
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;65:941-6pubmed open access
Hunt K, Adamson J, Hewitt C, Nazareth I. Do women consult more than men? A review of gender and consultation for back pain and headache. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 2011;16:108-17pubmed open access
Hunt K, Henderson M, Wight D, Sargent J D. Exposure to smoking in films and own smoking among Scottish adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Thorax 2011;66:866-74pubmed open access
Hunt K, Sweeting H, Sargent J, Lewars H, Young R, West P. Is there an association between seeing incidents of alcohol or drug use in films and young Scottish adults' own alcohol or drug use? A cross sectional study. BMC Public Health 2011;11:259pubmed open access
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;11:10pubmed open access
MacLean A, Egan M, Sweeting H, Adamson J, Hunt K. Systematic review protocol: how robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in morbidity rates between childhood and adolescence?. Glasgow, 2011open access
McCartney G, Mahmood L, Leyland AH, Batty GD, Hunt K. Contribution of smoking-related and alcohol-related deaths to the gender gap in mortality: evidence from 30 European countries. Tobacco Control 2011;20:166-8pubmed open access
Morgenstern M, Poelen E A, Scholte R, Karlsdottir S, Jonsson S H, Mathis F, Faggiano F, Florek E, Sweeting H, Hunt K, Sargent J D, Hanewinkel R. Smoking in movies and adolescent smoking: cross-cultural study in six European countries. Thorax 2011;66:875-83pubmed
Phillips C, Hunt K, Der G, Carroll D. Blunted cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress predict symptoms of depression five years later: evidence from a large community study. Psychophysiology 2011;48:142-8pubmed
Wyke S, Entwistle V, France E F, Hunt K, Jepson R, Thompson A, Ziebland S. Information for choice: what people need, prefer and use. Report for the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation programme. London, 2011open access
Green G, Emslie C, O'Neill D, Hunt K, Walker S. Exploring the ambiguities of masculinity in accounts of emotional distress in the military among young ex-servicemen. Social Science & Medicine 2010;71:1480-88pubmed
Hilton S, Hunt K, Langan M, Petticrew M. Newsprint media representations of the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme for cervical cancer prevention in the UK (2005-2008). Social Science & Medicine 2010;70:942-50pubmed open access
Hilton S, Hunt K. Coverage of Jade Goody's cervical cancer in UK newspapers: a missed opportunity for health promotion?. BMC Public Health 2010;10:386pubmed open access
Hunt K, Adamson J, Ebrahim S, Mutrie N. Exercise and the onset of disability in later life. Journal of Aging and Health 2010;22:734-47pubmed
Hunt K, Adamson J, Galdas P. Gender and help-seeking: towards gender-comparative studies. In: Kuhlmann E, Annandale E, editors The Palgrave handbook of gender and healthcare. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
MacLean A, Sweeting H, Hunt K. ‘Rules’ for boys, ‘guidelines’ for girls: gender differences in symptom reporting during childhood and adolescence. Social Science & Medicine 2010;70:597-604pubmed
Batty GD, Hunt K, Emslie C, Lewars H, Gale C. Alcohol problems and all-cause mortality in men and women: predictive capacity of a clinical screening tool in a 21 year follow-up of a large, UK-wide, general population-based survey. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 2009;66:317-321pubmed
Batty GD, Lewars H, Emslie C, Gale C, Hunt K. Internationally recognised guidelines for 'sensible' alcohol consumption: is exceeding them actually detrimental to health and social circumstances? Evidence from a population-based cohort study. Journal of Public Health 2009;31:360-5pubmed open access
Benzeval M, Der G, Ellaway A, Hunt K, Sweeting H, West P, Macintyre S. Cohort profile: West of Scotland 20-07 study - health in the community. International Journal of Epidemiology 2009;38:1215-1223pubmed open access
Emslie C, Hunt K. 'Live to work' or 'work to live'? A qualitative study of gender and work-life balance among men and women in mid-life. Gender, Work and Organization 2009;16:151-172open access
Emslie C, Hunt K. Men, masculinities and heart disease: a systematic review of the qualitative literature. Current Sociology Monograph 2009;57:155-191
Emslie C, Lewars H, Batty GD, Hunt K. Are there gender differences in levels of heavy, binge and problem drinking? Evidence from three generations in the West of Scotland. Public Health 2009;123:12-14pubmed open access
Gray C, Anderson A, Dalziel A, Hunt K, Leishman J, Wyke S. Addressing male obesity: an evaluation of a group-based weight management intervention for Scottish men. Journal of Men's Health and Gender 2009;6:70-81
Hilton S, Bedford H, Calnan M, Hunt K. Competency, confidence and conflicting evidence: key issues affecting health visitors’ use of research evidence in practice. BMC Nursing 2009;8:4pubmed open access
Hilton S, Emslie C, Hunt K, Chapple A, Ziebland S. Disclosing a cancer diagnosis to friends and family: a gendered analysis of young men and women’s experiences. Qualitative Health Research 2009;19:744-54pubmed open access
Hilton S, Hunt K, Langan M, Hamilton V, Petticrew M. Reporting of MMR evidence in professional publications:1988-2007. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2009;94:831-3pubmed open access
Hunt K, Batty GD. Gender and socioeconomic inequalities in mortality and health behaviours: an overview. In: Graham H, editor Understanding health inequalities. Second ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2009:141-161.
Hunt K, France E, Ziebland S, Field K, Wyke S. 'My brain couldn't move from planning a birth to planning a funeral' a qualitative study of parents' experiences of decisions after ending a pregnancy for fetal abnormality. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2009;46:1111-21.pubmed
Hunt K, Sweeting H, Sargent J, Lewars H, Dal Cin S, Worth K. An examination of the association between seeing smoking in films and tobacco use in young adults in the West of Scotland: cross-sectional study. Health Education Research 2009;24:22-31pubmed open access
O'Brien R, Hunt K, Hart GJ. ‘The average Scottish man has a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, lying there with a portion of chips’: prospects for change in Scottish men’s constructions of masculinity and their health-related beliefs and behaviours. Critical Public Health 2009;19:363-81
Phillips AC, Der G, Hunt K, Carroll D. Haemodynamic reactions to acute psychological stress and smoking status in a large community sample. International Journal of Psychophysiology 2009;73:273-8pubmed open access
Phillips AC, Gallagher S, Hunt K, Der G, Carroll D. Symptoms of depression in non-routine caregivers: the role of caregiver strain and burden . British Journal of Clinical Psychology 2009;48:335-46pubmed
Batty GD, Deary IJ, Schoon I, Emslie C, Hunt K, Gale C. Childhood mental ability and adult alcohol intake and alcohol problems: the 1970 British Cohort Study. American Journal of Public Health 2008;98:2237-43pubmed open access
Batty GD, Lewars H, Emslie C, Benzeval M, Hunt K. Problem drinking and exceeding guidelines for 'sensible' alcohol consumption in Scottish men: associations with life course socioeconomic disadvantage in a population-based cohort study. BMC Public Health 2008;8:302pubmed open access
Davidson R, Mitchell R, Hunt K. Location, location, location: the role of experience of disadvantage in lay perceptions of area inequalities in health. Health & Place 2008;14:167-181pubmed
Emslie C, Hunt K. The weaker sex? Exploring lay understandings of gender differences in life expectancy: a qualitative study. Social Science & Medicine 2008;67:808-16pubmed open access
Gallagher S, Phillips AC, Evans P, Der G, Hunt K, Carroll D. Caregiving is associated with low secretion rates of immunoglobulin A in saliva. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 2008;22:565-572pubmed
Hilton S, Hunt K, Emslie C , Salinas M , Ziebland S. Have men been overlooked? A comparison of young men and women's experiences of chemotherapy-induced alopecia. Psycho-Oncology 2008;17:577-83pubmed
Townsend A, Wyke S, Hunt K. Frequent consulting and multiple morbidity: a qualitative comparison of 'high' and 'low' consulters of general practitioners. Family Practice 2008;25:168-175pubmed open access
Benzeval M, Green M, Ferrell C, Macdonald L, Wilson R, Der G, Ellaway A, Hunt K, Sweeting H, West P, Macintyre S. The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: health in the community - wave 5 fieldwork protocol. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 20, Glasgow, 2007
Carroll D, Phillips AC, Hunt K, Der G. Symptoms of depression and cardiovascular reactions to acute psychological stress: evidence from a population study. Biological Psychology 2007;75:68-74pubmed
Emslie C, Ridge D, Ziebland S, Hunt K. Exploring men's and women's experiences of depression and engagement with health professionals: more similarities than differences? A qualitative interview study. BMC Family Practice 2007;8:43pubmed open access
Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. Gaps in parental understandings and experiences of vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study. Child: Care, Health and Development 2007;33:170-179pubmed open access
Hilton S, Hunt K, Petticrew M. MMR: marginalised, misrepresented and rejected? Autism: a focus group study. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2007;92:322-327pubmed open access
Hilton S, Petticrew M, Hunt K. Parents' champions vs. vested interests: who do parents believe about MMR? A qualitative study. BMC Public Health 2007;7:42pubmed open access
Hunt K, Lewars H, Emslie C, Batty GD. Decreased risk of death from coronary heart disease amongst men with higher 'femininity' scores: a general population cohort study. International Journal of Epidemiology 2007;36:612-620pubmed open access
Hunt K. Understanding gender and health: systematically comparing the health and health experiences of men and women [PhD], MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit 2007.
O'Brien R, Hart G, Hunt K. Standing out from the herd: men renegotiating masculinity in relation to their experience of illness. International Journal of Men's Health 2007;6:178-200
Adamson J, Ebrahim S, Dieppe P, Hunt K. Prevalence and risk factors for joint pain among men and women in the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2006;65:520-524pubmed
Adamson J, Ebrahim S, Hunt K. The psychosocial versus material hypothesis to explain observed inequality in disability among older adults: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2006;60:974-980pubmed open access
Davidson R, Kitzinger J, Hunt K. The wealthy get healthy, the poor get poorly? Lay perceptions of health inequalities. Social Science & Medicine 2006;62:2171-2182pubmed
Elliott A M, Hannaford P C, Smith B H, Wyke S, Hunt K. Symptom experience and subsequent mortality: results from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study. BMC Health Services Research 2006;6:158-167pubmed open access
Emslie C, Hunt K. Genetic susceptibility. In: Clarke A, Ticehurst F, editors Living with the Genome: ethical and social aspects of human genetics. Houndsmill, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006:102-107.
Emslie C, Ridge D, Ziebland S, Hunt K. Men's accounts of depression: reconstructing or resisting hegemonic masculinity?. Social Science & Medicine 2006;62:2246-2257pubmed
Hilton S, Petticrew M, Hunt K. Combined vaccines are like a sudden onslaught to the body's immune system: parental concerns about vaccine overload and immune-vulnerability. Vaccine 2006;24:4321-4327pubmed
Hunt K, Sweeting H, Keoghan M, Platt S. Sex, gender role orientation, gender role attitudes and suicidal thoughts in three generations: a general population study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2006;41:641-7pubmed
Phillips AC, Carroll D, Hunt K, Der G. The effects of the spontaneous presence of a spouse/partner and others on cardiovascular reactions to an acute psychological challenge. Psychophysiology 2006;43:633-40pubmed
Scanlon K, Harding S, Hunt K, Petticrew M, Rosato M, Williams R. Potential barriers to the prevention of cancers and to early cancer detection among Irish people living in Britain: a qualitative study. Ethnicity & Health 2006;11:325-341pubmed
Townsend A, Wyke S, Hunt K. Self-managing and managing self: practical and moral dilemmas in accounts of living with chronic illness. Chronic Illness 2006;2:185-194pubmed
Carroll D, Phillips AC, Ring C, Der G, Hunt K. Life events and haemodynamic stress reactivity in the middle-aged and elderly. Psychophysiology 2005;42:269-276pubmed
O'Brien R, Hunt K, Hart G. 'It's caveman stuff, but that is to a certain extent how guys still operate' men's accounts of masculinity and help seeking. Social Science & Medicine 2005;61:503-516pubmed
Abbotts J, Williams R, West P, Hunt K, Ford G. Catholic socio-economic disadvantage in the West of Scotland: a narrowing of inequality. Scottish Affairs 2004;49 (Autumn):77-87
Craig J, Bradbury I, Collinson P, Emslie C, Findlay I, Hunt K, Kohli H, Kulkarni U, Macpherson K, Riches E, Single A, Tochel C. The organisation of troponin testing services in acute coronary syndromes. Glasgow, 2004
Emslie C, Hunt K, Macintyre S. Gender, work-home conflict and minor morbidity amongst white-collar bank employees in the UK. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine 2004;11:127-134pubmed open access
Emslie C, Hunt K, O'Brien R. Masculinities in older men: a qualitative study in the West of Scotland. Journal of Men's Studies 2004;12:207-226
Hunt K, Hannah MK, West P. Contextualizing smoking: masculinity, femininity and class differences in smoking in men and women from three generations in the West of Scotland. Health Education Research 2004;19:239-249.pubmed open access
Adamson J, Hunt K, Ebrahim S. Association of measures of morbidity and locomotor disability: diagnosis alone is not enough. Social Science & Medicine 2003;57:1355-1360pubmed
Adamson J, Hunt K, Ebrahim S. Socio-economic position, occupational exposures, and gender: the relationship with locomotor disability in early old age. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2003;57:453-455pubmed
Carroll D, Ring C, Hunt K, Ford G, Macintyre S. Blood pressure reactions to stress and the prediction of future blood pressure: effects of sex, age, and socioeconomic position. Psychosomatic Medicine 2003;65pubmed open access
Davidson R, Hunt K, Kitzinger J. Radical blueprint for social change? Media representations of New Labour's policies on public health. Sociology of Health & Illness 2003;25:532-552pubmed
Emslie C, Hunt K, Watt G. A chip off the old block? Lay understandings of inheritance amongst men and women in mid-life. Public Understanding of Science 2003;12:47-65
Emslie C, Hunt K. Genetic susceptibility. In: Encyclopedia of the human genome. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2003:947-950.
Townsend A, Hunt K, Wyke S. Managing multiple morbidity in mid-life: a qualitative study of attitudes to drug use. BMJ 2003;327:837-840pubmed
Wyke S, Hunt K, Walker J, Wilson P. Frequent attendance, socio-economic status and burden of ill health: an investigation in the West of Scotland. European Journal of General Practice 2003;9:48-55pubmed
Emslie C, Fuhrer R, Hunt K, Macintyre S, Shipley M, Stansfeld S. Gender differences in mental health: evidence from three organisations. Social Science & Medicine 2002;54:621-624pubmed
Emslie C, Hunt K, Macintyre S. How similar are the smoking and drinking habits of men and women in non-manual jobs?. European Journal of Public Health 2002;12:22-28pubmed open access
Emslie C, Hunt K, Watt G. Invisible women? The importance of gender in lay beliefs about heart problems. In: Nettleton S, Gustafsson U, editors The sociology of health and illness reader. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2002:146-161.
Hunt K. A generation apart? An examination of changes in gender-related experiences and health in women in early and late mid-life. Social Science & Medicine 2002;54:663-676pubmed
Hunt K. Commentary: social and economic trajectories and women's health. In: Kuh D, Hardy R, editors A life course approach to women's health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002:249-250.
Hunt K. Re-evaluating gender and smoking in Thunderbirds thirty five years on. Tobacco Control 2002;11:151-153pubmed open access
Doyal L, Hunt K, Payne S. Sex, gender, and non-communicable diseases: an overview of issues and recent evidence. 2001
Emslie C, Hunt K, Macintyre S. Perceptions of body image amongst working men and women. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2001;55:406-407
Emslie C, Hunt K, Watt G. 'I'd rather go with a heart attack than drag on' lay images of heart disease and the problems they present for primary and secondary prevention. Coronary Health Care 2001;5:25-32
Emslie C, Hunt K, Watt G. Invisible women? The importance of gender in lay beliefs about heart problems. Sociology of Health & Illness 2001;23:201-231open access
Hunt K, Emslie C, Cornwallis L, Crawford F. Real people talking about heart disease: making sense of the messages and moving forward. 2001
Hunt K, Emslie C, Watt G. Lay constructions of a 'family history' of heart disease: potential for misunderstandings in the clinical encounter?. The Lancet 2001;357:1168-1171pubmed
Hunt K, Emslie C. Commentary: the prevention paradox in lay epidemiology- Rose revisited. International Journal of Epidemiology 2001;30:442-446pubmed open access
Hunt K, Ford G, Mutrie N. Is sport for all? Exercise and physical activity patterns in early and late middle age in the West of Scotland. Health Education 2001;101:151-158
McConnachie A, Hunt K, Emslie C, Hart C, Watt G. 'Unwarranted survivals' and 'anomalous deaths' from coronary heart disease: prospective survey of general population. BMJ 2001;323:1487-1491pubmed
Annandale E, Hunt K. Gender inequalities in health. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2000.
Carroll D, Harrison L, Johnston D, Ford G, Hunt K, West P. Cardiovascular reactions to psychological distress: the influence of demographic variables. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2000;54:876-877pubmed
Dunbar M, Ford G, Hunt K, Der G. A confirmatory factor analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. British Journal of Clinical Psychology 2000;39:79-94pubmed
Dunbar M, Ford G, Hunt K, Der G. Question wording effects in the assessment of global self-esteem. European Journal of Psychological Assessment 2000;16:13-19
Emslie C, Hunt K, Watt G. 'It's a family affair' lay understandings of a family history of heart disease. 2000
Evans P, Der G, Ford G, Hucklebridge F, Hunt K, Lambert S. Social class, sex, and age differences in mucosal immunity in a large community sample. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 2000;14:41-48pubmed
Hunt K, Davison C, Emslie C, Ford G. Are perceptions of a family history of heart disease related to health-related attitudes and behaviours?. Health Education Research 2000;15:131-143pubmed open access
Hunt K, Emslie C, Watt G. Barriers rooted in biography: how interpretations of family patterns of heart disease and early life experiences may undermine behavioural change in mid-life. In: Graham H, editor Understanding health inequalities. Buckingham: Open University Press, 2000:113-126.
Hunt K, Macintyre S. Genre et inégalités sociales en santé. In: Grandjean H, Kaminski M, Leclerc A, Fassin D, Lang T, editors Les inegalites sociales en santé. Paris: Editions La Decouverte, 2000:363-375.
Mullen K, Williams R, Hunt K. Irish descent, religion, and food consumption in the West of Scotland. Appetite 2000;34:47-54pubmed
Watt G, McConnachie A, Upton M, Emslie C, Hunt K. How accurately do adult sons and daughters report and perceive parental deaths from coronary disease?. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2000;54:859-863pubmed open access
Abbotts J, Williams R, Ford G, Hunt K, West P. Morbidity and Irish Catholic descent in Britain: relating health disadvantage to behaviour. Ethnicity & Health 1999;4:221-230pubmed
Der G, Macintyre S, Ford G, Hunt K, West P. The relationship of household income to a range of health measures in three age cohorts from the West of Scotland. European Journal of Public Health 1999;9:271-277open access
Emslie C, Hunt K, Macintyre S. Gender differences in minor morbidity among full time employees of a British university. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 1999;53:465-475pubmed
Emslie C, Hunt K, Macintyre S. Gender or job differences? Working conditions amongst men and women in white-collar occupations. Work, Employment and Society 1999;13:711-729pubmed
Emslie C, Hunt K, Macintyre S. Problematizing gender, work and health: the relationship between gender, occupational grade, working conditions, and minor morbidity in full-time bank employees. Social Science & Medicine 1999;48:33-48pubmed open access
Hunt K, Annandale E. Relocating gender and morbidity: examining men's and women's health in contemporary Western societies. Introduction to special issue on gender and health. Social Science & Medicine 1999;48:1-5pubmed
Hunt K, Ford G, Harkins L, Wyke S. Are women more ready to consult than men? Gender differences in general practitioner consultation for common chronic conditions. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 1999;4:96-100pubmed
Macintyre S, Ford G, Hunt K. Do women 'over- report' morbidity? Men's and women's responses to structured prompting on a standard question on long standing illness. Social Science & Medicine 1999;48:89-98pubmed open access
Annandale E, Hunt K. Accounts of disagreements with doctors. Social Science & Medicine 1998;46:119-129pubmed
Dunbar M, Ford G, Hunt K. Why is the receipt of social support associated with increased psychological distress? An examination of three hypotheses. Psychology & Health 1998;13:527-44
Graham H, Hunt K. Socioeconomic influences on women's smoking status in adulthood: insights from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study. Health Bulletin 1998;56:51-58
Hunt K, Emslie C. Men's work, women's work? Occupational sex ratios and health. In: Orth-Gomer Kristina, Chesney Margaret, Wenger Nanette, editors Women, stress and heart disease. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998:87-107.
Macintyre S, Ellaway A, Der G, Ford G, Hunt K. Do housing tenure and car access predict health because they are simply markers of income or self esteem? A Scottish study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 1998;52:657-664pubmed open access
Williams R, Wright W, Hunt K. Social class and health: the puzzling counter-example of British South Asians. Social Science & Medicine 1998;47:1277-1288pubmed
Wyke S, Hunt K, Ford G. Gender differences in consulting a general practitioner for common symptoms of minor illness. Social Science & Medicine 1998;46:901-906pubmed
Abbotts J E, Williams RGA, Ford G, Hunt K, West P. Morbidity and Irish Catholic descent in Britain: an ethnic and religious minority 150 years on. Social Science & Medicine 1997;45:3-14pubmed
Macintyre S, Hunt K. Socio-economic position, gender and health: how do they interact?. Journal of Health Psychology 1997;2:315-334open access
Williams RGA, Eley S, Hunt K, Bhatt S. Has psychological distress among British Asians been underestimated? A comparison of three measures in the West of Scotland population. Ethnicity & Health 1997;2:21-29pubmed
Williams RGA, Hunt K. Psychological distress among British South Asians: the contribution of stressful situations and subcultural differences in the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Psychological Medicine 1997;27:1173-1181pubmed
Hunt K, Kitzinger J. Public place, private issue? The public's reaction to the Zero Tolerance campaign against violence against women. In: Bradby H, editor Defining violence. Aldershot: Avebury, 1996:45-58.
Hunt K, Sweeting H. Gender role orientation and age: a comparison of the BEM sex role inventory in three cohorts. Glasgow, 1996
Macintyre S, Hunt K, Sweeting H. Gender differences in health: are things really as simple as they seem?. Social Science & Medicine 1996;42:617-624open access
Mullen K, Williams RGA, Hunt K. Irish descent, religion and alcohol and tobacco use. Addiction 1996;91:243-254pubmed
Anderson AS, Hunt K, Ford G, Finnigan F. One apple a day? Fruit and vegetable intake in the West of Scotland. Health Education Research 1994;9:297-305
Ford G, Ecob R, Hunt K, Macintyre S, West P. Patterns of class inequality in health through the lifespan: class gradients at 15, 35 and 55 years in the West of Scotland. Social Science & Medicine 1994;39:1037-1050pubmed open access
Hunt K. 'A cure for all ills?' Constructions of the menopause and the chequered fortunes of hormone replacement therapy. In: Wilkinson S, Kitzinger C, editors Women and health: feminist perspectives. London: Taylor and Francis, 1994:141-165.
Kitzinger J, Hunt K. Evaluation of Edinburgh District Council's Zero Tolerance Campaign: full report. Edinburgh, 1994
West P, Ford G, Hunt K, Macintyre S, Ecob R. How sick is the West of Scotland? Age-specific comparisons with national datasets on a range of health measures. Scottish Medical Journal 1994;39:101-109pubmed
Williams RGA, Bhopal R, Hunt K. Coronary risk in a British Punjabi population: comparative profile of non-biochemical factors. International Journal of Epidemiology 1994;23:28-37pubmed
Dunbar M, Ford G, Hunt K. The role of social integration, social support and network demand in explaining class, gender and marital status differences in psychological distress. Glasgow, 1993
Finnigan F, Hunt K, Ford G. Dietary patterns and distribution of nutrient intake among adults living in the Central Clydeside Conurbation in 1991. Glasgow, 1993
Hunt K, Annandale E. Just the job? Is the relationship between health and domestic and paid work gender-specific?. Sociology of Health & Illness 1993;15:632-664open access
Mullen K, Williams RGA, Hunt K. Irish descent, religion, alcohol and tobacco use. Glasgow, 1993
Williams RGA, Bhopal R, Hunt K. Health of a Punjabi ethnic minority in Glasgow: a comparison with the general population. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 1993;47:96-102pubmed
Anderson AS, Hunt K. Who are the 'healthy' eaters? Eating patterns and health promotion in the West of Scotland. Health Education Journal 1992;51:3-10
Hunt K, Vessey M. The risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy: an updated review. Current Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1991;1:21-27
Hunt K, Vessey M. Use of hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer risk. In: Sitruk-Ware R, Utian W H, editors The menopause and hormonal replacement therapy: facts and controversies. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1991:143-159.
Annandale E, Hunt K. Masculinity, femininity and sex: an exploration of their relative contribution to explaining gender differences in health. Sociology of Health & Illness 1990;12:24-46open access
Ford G, Hunt K, Macintyre S. Class inequalities in health: a comparison of three age cohorts in the. Glasgow, 1990
Hunt K, Annandale E. Predicting contraceptive method usage among women in the West of Scotland. Journal of Biosocial Science 1990;22:405-421pubmed
Hunt K, Vessey M, Macpherson K. Mortality in a cohort of long-term users of hormone replacement therapy: an updated analysis. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1990;97:1080-1086pubmed
Hunt K. The first pill-taking generation: past and present use of contraception amongst a cohort of women born in the early 1950s. British Journal of Family Planning 1990;16:3-15
West P, Macintyre S, Annandale E, Hunt K. Social class and health in youth: findings from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Social Science & Medicine 1990;30:665-673pubmed open access
Annandale E, Hunt K. West of Scotland: distributions of basic information from the first sweep of data collection on the 35 year old cohort. Glasgow, 1989
Hunt K, Vessey M. Mortality from cancer and cardiovascular disease and hormonal substitution therapy. In: L'Hermite, editor Update on hormonal treatment in the menopause. Basel: Karger, 1989:63-71.
Macintyre S, Annandale E, Ecob R, Ford G, Hunt K, Jamieson B, MacIver S, West P, Wyke S. The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: health in the community. In: Martin CJ, McQueen DV, editors Readings for a new public health. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1989:56-74.
Hunt K. Perceived value of treatment among a group of long-term users of hormone replacement therapy. Journal of Royal College of General Practitioners 1988;38:398- 401pubmed open access
Vessey M, Hunt K. The menopause, hormone replacement therapy and cardiovascular disease: epidemiological aspects. In: Studd JWW, Whitehead MI, editors The menopause. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1988:190-196.
Hunt K, Coleman M. The completeness of cancer registration in follow-up studies: a cautionary note. British Journal of Cancer 1987;56:357-359pubmed
Hunt K, Vessey M, McPherson K, Coleman M. Long-term surveillance of mortality and cancer incidence in women receiving hormone replacement therapy. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 1987;94:620-635pubmed
Hunt K, Vessey M. Long-term effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 1987;38:450-60pubmed
Hunt K, Vessey M. Prospective study on long term risk of hormone replacement therapy. In: Greenblatt RB, Heithecker R, editors Modern approach to the perimenopausal years. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1986:157-162.
Hunt K, Black N. The social class distribution of surgical patients: an assessment of Oxford Record Linkage data. Community Medicine 1984;6:291-298pubmed