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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Staff Member Biography

Natalie Nicholls

position: Statistician

Contact Details

phone: 0141 353 7634


MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,
University of Glasgow,
Top floor,
200, Renfield Street
G2 3QB

Biography and Interests

Natalie Nicholls graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2007 with a PhD in Tropical Animal Health: "Are scrapie-susceptible sheep more productive?", and went on to do an MSc in Applied Statistics while working for Information Services Division of the NHS and Scottish Funding Council.

Natalie began working for the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in March 2013 as a statistician providing support to various projects within the Neighbourhoods and Health team, such as SPACES, Twenty-07 and GoSchools within GoWell.



Macdonald L, McCrorie P, Nicholls N, Ellaway A. Walkability around primary schools and area deprivation across Scotland. BMC Public Health 2016;16:328

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

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Ellaway A, MacDonald S, Macdonald L, Nicholls N. Context briefing 3: changes over time in the provision of amenities and facilities. Glasgow, 2014

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