Social Patterning of Health over the Lifecourse

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

Differences in health between social groups have been observed for over 150 years in Britain. However, our understanding of what casues these differences is limited, which makes it difficult to identify the policy options available to central and local government and to the NHS to tackle them. In order to design interventions aiming to reduce inequalities in health and longevity we need to know at what stage of life these inequalities are established (for example, in early childhood, adolescence, or adulthood) and how they change as people age; and, the relative importance of different threats to health, such as material poverty, social exclusion, health-related behaviours and psychosocial factors. In examining these factors, we need to investigate the time in history and the country in which people live as these may affect the ways in which these threats interact with each other to influence people’s health. We also need to understand how social factors ‘get under the skin’ and cause biological changes in the body which lead to ill health. This programme focuses on features of people's everyday lives and changes in these over time and how these affect their health.

Technical Summary

Reducing social inequalities in health is a key policy goal in the UK as well as a significant focus for major international agencies such the World Health Organisation. This programme aims to investigate the creation and maintenance of poor physical and mental health and wellbeing over the lifecourse and across time in order to identify tractable entry points and mechanisms for reducing social inequalities in health. We have four broad objectives. To track changes in social circumstances and health over the lifecourse (within cohorts) and across time (between cohorts). To investigate specific pathways – social, biological, behavioural, psychosocial and cognitive - between social position and health. To explore the transmission of socioeconomic and health inequalities between generations. To examine the role of macro influences on health inequalities by undertaking cross-cohort comparisons between different places (nationally and internationally) and at different points in history. The core of this programme is the analysis of longitudinal data from the Twenty-07 Study, which has been following three cohorts of people - born around 1932, 1952, and 1972 – since 1987, collecting a wide range of information from them about their health and everyday lives, every five years, including on the most recent occasion biological samples. With these samples we are currently investigating the social patterning of different biomarkers to help us understand the biological processes that link socioeconomic factors with health outcomes. The three-cohort design of the Twenty-07 Study enables us to compare relationships at different life stages and sensitises us to their historical specificity in ways it is difficult for single birth cohorts and all-age studies to do. To complement this, we are conducting orals histories with a small number of respondents to gain a more indepth understanding of their experiences and health through different historical periods. Our analyses address issues of attrition and employ appropriate longitudinal techniques. In doing this, we plan to build capacity for longitudinal research in public health through studentships and postdoctoral fellowships.

Publications

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Batty GD (2010) Does IQ predict cardiovascular disease mortality as strongly as established risk factors? Comparison of effect estimates using the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study. in European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology

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Calvin CM (2011) Childhood intelligence and midlife inflammatory and hemostatic biomarkers: the National Child Development Study (1958) cohort. in Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association

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Calvin CM (2011) Intelligence in youth and all-cause-mortality: systematic review with meta-analysis. in International journal of epidemiology

 
Description Invited Masters teaching on health inequalities at Glasgow University
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Retention review
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description SES & telomere review
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description CSO pre doctoral fellowship (KS)
Amount £90,461 (GBP)
Funding ID DTF/09/14 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office (CSO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2010 
End 09/2012
 
Description CSO pre-doctoral fellowship (MG)
Amount £97,779 (GBP)
Funding ID DTF/11/16 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office (CSO) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2011 
End 08/2014
 
Description How much does money matter?
Amount £26,872 (GBP)
Funding ID 10952 
Organisation Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 07/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description MRC UNIT FUNDING for SPHSU
Amount £19,700,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_UU_12017/10 & SPHSU10 MC_UU_12017/11 & SPHSU11 MC_UU_12017/12 & SPHSU12 MC_UU_12017/13 & SPHSU13 MC_UU_12017/14 & SPHSU14 MC_UU_12017/15 & SPHSU15 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2020
 
Title Twenty-07 Study 
Description Twenty-07 is a three cohort Longitudinal Study, last data collection was 2007/8. It includes questionnaires, physical measures and biomarkers. Since 2010 we have been actively engaged with the MRC to improve access to this resource. We have developed an online data access tool and improved our metadata significantly, as well as, for example, recoding variables to national standards, developing weighting systems, etc. The metadata are also accessible via the MRC data gateway. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2006 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact An increasing number of active collaborations have been conducted drawing on the study, which have resulted in grant applications, fellowships and publications. 
 
Description Attrition project 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Biostatistics Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sharing of cohort data, understanding of study, joint development of analysis and drafting of resource document
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in missing data and weighting, development of weighting system, and joint drafting of resource document
Impact Set of inverse probability weights for the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study, and resource document outlining their construction and use. Working paper: Seaman S, Benzeval M. The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: health in the community - inverse probability weights for Wave 5. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 27, Glasgow, 2011 disciplines - statistics, social sciences, epidemiology
Start Year 2010
 
Description BP reactivity 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing of data, development of joint ideas for papers, support for analyses and joint writing of papers
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in BP reactivity, development of joint ideas for papers, and joint analyses and writing of papers
Impact 19619405 20536905 21166685 21855582 21871931 22021460 22958235 disciplines - statistics, social sciences, epidemiology, psychology, sport science
 
Description Bodyfat 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Department School of Medicine UEA
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing of cohort data, experitse in its use, joint development of models, joint analysis and drafting of resource document on calculation and use of bodyfat
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in bioimpendance, development of conversion formulae for standing to lying impendance and then for impedance to bodyfat, bodyfat data, resource document on calculation and use
Impact bodyfat data for Twenty-07 study, resource docuement on its calculation and use disciplines - statistics, social sciences, epidemiology
Start Year 2010
 
Description Cognitive epidemiology 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing of cohort data, expertise in their use, joint development of ideas, analyses and drafting of papers.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in cognitive epidemiology, joint development of ideas, analyses and drafting of papersExpertise in cognitive epidemiology and chronic diseases, joint development of ideas and drafting of papers
Impact 21037248 21604878 21871931 22390656 23071524 disciplines - epidemiology, psychology, statistics, social sciences, neurology Currently have a joint grant application pending, with additional collaborators elsewhere, for approx £1m to investigate sedentary behaviour across cohort studies.
 
Description Cognitive epidemiology 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sharing of cohort data, expertise in their use, joint development of ideas, analyses and drafting of papers.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in cognitive epidemiology, joint development of ideas, analyses and drafting of papersExpertise in cognitive epidemiology and chronic diseases, joint development of ideas and drafting of papers
Impact 21037248 21604878 21871931 22390656 23071524 disciplines - epidemiology, psychology, statistics, social sciences, neurology Currently have a joint grant application pending, with additional collaborators elsewhere, for approx £1m to investigate sedentary behaviour across cohort studies.
 
Description FALcon 
Organisation University College London
Department MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Shared data form cohort study, member of advisory group for project, contributed to paper design and drafting.
Collaborator Contribution Development of statistical methods for cross-cohort analysesDevelopment of methods for cross-cohort analyses, and sharing of cohort studiesDevelopment of methods for cross-cohort analyses, and sharing of cohort dataLead on project, methods for cross-cohort analyses, sharing of cohort data
Impact 21695075 disciplines - statistics, medicine, social sciences, epidemiology
Start Year 2008
 
Description FALcon 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Shared data form cohort study, member of advisory group for project, contributed to paper design and drafting.
Collaborator Contribution Development of statistical methods for cross-cohort analysesDevelopment of methods for cross-cohort analyses, and sharing of cohort studiesDevelopment of methods for cross-cohort analyses, and sharing of cohort dataLead on project, methods for cross-cohort analyses, sharing of cohort data
Impact 21695075 disciplines - statistics, medicine, social sciences, epidemiology
Start Year 2008
 
Description FALcon 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Biostatistics Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Shared data form cohort study, member of advisory group for project, contributed to paper design and drafting.
Collaborator Contribution Development of statistical methods for cross-cohort analysesDevelopment of methods for cross-cohort analyses, and sharing of cohort studiesDevelopment of methods for cross-cohort analyses, and sharing of cohort dataLead on project, methods for cross-cohort analyses, sharing of cohort data
Impact 21695075 disciplines - statistics, medicine, social sciences, epidemiology
Start Year 2008
 
Description FALcon 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Shared data form cohort study, member of advisory group for project, contributed to paper design and drafting.
Collaborator Contribution Development of statistical methods for cross-cohort analysesDevelopment of methods for cross-cohort analyses, and sharing of cohort studiesDevelopment of methods for cross-cohort analyses, and sharing of cohort dataLead on project, methods for cross-cohort analyses, sharing of cohort data
Impact 21695075 disciplines - statistics, medicine, social sciences, epidemiology
Start Year 2008
 
Description Havard Alumni 
Organisation Harvard University
Department Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Country United States of America 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of ideas, undertook analyses, expertise in statisticals and epidemiology, drafitng papers
Collaborator Contribution Provision of cohort data and expertise, contribution to drafting papers
Impact Extensive international media coverage including New York Times (print and online), Reuters, Bloomberg and live radio interview; 'Optimal Clinical' knowledge exchange podcast; scientific discourse: Archives of Internal Medicine Editor's note and Journal of the American College of Cardiology commentary Papers published (PMID): 22115646 22025437 21677311 23040571 disciplines: statistics and epidemiology
Start Year 2007
 
Description International social inequalities in health 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department School of Geography & Geosciences
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution joint development of research ideas, data analysis and drafting of papers. Joint supervision of two phd students.
Collaborator Contribution joint development of research ideas, data analysis and drafting of papers. Joint supervision of two phd students.
Impact 22447962 geography and social policy
Start Year 2011
 
Description Midspan 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Public Health
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Conducted analyses, statistical and epidemioplogical expertise, contribution ot drafting papers etc
Collaborator Contribution Provision of cohort data, statistical and epidemioplogical expertise, contribution ot drafting papers etc
Impact Papers published (PMID): 19952759 23087191 Extensive media coverage, OUPblog publication http://blog.oup.com/2012/10/parental-height-children-health/, invited seminar delivered disciplines: statistics and epidemiology
Start Year 2007
 
Description Sleep Group 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Psychological Medicine (Sleep Centre)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of cohort data, data analysis and drafting of papers, advice on data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Sleep study data, advice on sleep research, data analysis and drafting of papers
Impact 22654201
Start Year 2010
 
Description cruk 
Organisation University of Dundee
Department Centre for Public Health Nutrition Research
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing of cohort data, joint development of ideas for grant application, which was successful, joint development and conduct of primary data collection, joint analyses and writing up of research
Collaborator Contribution Qualitative reserach expertise, Joint development of ideas for grant application, which was successful, joint development and conduct of primary data collection, joint analyses and writing up of researchExpertise in diet and obesity, joitn development of grant, which was sucessful, joint design and undertaking of primary fieldwork, joint analysis and writing of papers
Impact 21714892 21272336 disciplines - human sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, psychology, nutrition
Start Year 2009
 
Description cruk 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department Alliance for Self Care Research (ASCR)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing of cohort data, joint development of ideas for grant application, which was successful, joint development and conduct of primary data collection, joint analyses and writing up of research
Collaborator Contribution Qualitative reserach expertise, Joint development of ideas for grant application, which was successful, joint development and conduct of primary data collection, joint analyses and writing up of researchExpertise in diet and obesity, joitn development of grant, which was sucessful, joint design and undertaking of primary fieldwork, joint analysis and writing of papers
Impact 21714892 21272336 disciplines - human sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, psychology, nutrition
Start Year 2009
 
Description telomere 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Academic Unit of Surgery
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing of cohort data, contribution to development of ideas for analysis, drafting papers etc
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in telomere analysis, contribution to development of ideas for analysis, drafting papers etc
Impact Papers published (PMID): 21753158 22844525 23028820 24365661 disciplines - social sciences, biology, medicine, epidemiology
Start Year 2009
 
Description Annual contact with Twenty-07 study members - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 - MB, MKH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Event: Annual contact with Twenty-07 study members - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 - MB, MKH
Date: 12.2009, 12.2010, 12.2011, 12.2012, 12.2013
Location: Glasgow and the West of Scotland
Presenters: Michaela Benzeval and Mary-Kate Hannah
Summary: Christmas cards and calenders are sent annually to maintain contact with study participants encourages retention in studies

Participants have requested further details on the study. Notification of change of addresses that enable us to stay in touch with study members. Raised awareness of Unit work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description Article Publication in Society for Social Medicine Newsletter 2013 TR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: Article published in Society for Social Medicine Newsletter: A Looming Presence 2013 TR
Date: 09.2013
Media: Society for Social Medicine Newsletter
Title: A Looming Presence: Reflections on a day celebrating Professor Dame Sally Macintyre's contribution to health inequalities research and policy.
Presenters: Tony Robertson

Summary: Robertson, T. (2013). A Looming Presence: Reflections on a day celebrating Professor Dame Sally Macintyre's contribution to health inequalities research and policy. Society for Social Medicine Newsletter, 4(3): was published in the Society for Social Medicine Newsletter which is circulated to 800 members which include public health professionals and academics

Raising Unit Profile.
Build capacity of early career research writing for a more general audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Article on Open Access published in the Society for Social Medicine Newsletter 2013 RJS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: Article on Open Access published in the Society for Social Medicine Newsletter 2013 RJS
Event Type: Media
Date: 05.2013
Media: Society for Social Medicine Newsletter
Title: The New Policy on Open Access
Presenter: Richard Shaw

Summary: The article, Shaw, R. (2013). The new policy on Open Access. Society for Social Medicine Newsletter, was published in the society for social medicine newsletter which is circulated to 800 members which include public health professionals and academics

Raised the importance of Open Access for dissemination. Feedback from a reader that it had stimulated discussion on the benefits and challenges on implementing Open Access
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Dissemination of findings to media 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact coverages in range of international broadsheets and internet news outlets as well as radio interviews

wide ranging interest from media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011
 
Description Glasgow Life Seminar Series 2012 MB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event name: Glasgow Life Seminar Series
Date: 2012
Location: Glasgow
Title: Following three generations in the West of Scotland: how lives and health have changed over time
Authors: Benzeval, M


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Interview with Angina.com 2011 LG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event: Interview with Angina.com 2011 LG
Event type: Media
Media: Angina.com
Date 2011
Title: Featured Heart Disease Interviews on Angina.com
Presenter: Linsay Gray


Summary: Author interview with Angina.com on the publication of work on adulthood blood pressure and cardiovascular disease mortality. (Gray L, et al. Blood pressure in early adulthood, hypertension in middle-age, and cardiovascular disease mortality: up to 83 years of follow-up in the Harvard Alumni Health Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2011 Nov 29;58(23):2396-403.) http://www.angina.com/author_interview_dr_gray_bp_in_early_adulthood_middle_age_and_future_cv_morality.html


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.angina.com/author_interview_dr_gray_bp_in_early_adulthood_middle_age_and_future_cv_morali...
 
Description MRC Centenary - 2013 - TR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: MRC Centenary - 2013 - TR
Event type: Public
Date: 07.2013
Location: Glasgow Science Centre, UK
Title: Health App
Presenter: Tony Robertson

Summary: As part of a series of activities carried out over 2 days and delivered by 15 members of staff to 80 children and 60 adults. Tony (along with Paul Mccrorie) developed a health app drop in sessions in which children came round and worked out what kind of health behaviors they would like to see on a app on a mobile phone.

Raised awareness of the Unit work
Raised awareness of MRC
Participants and visitors reported they had enjoyed the activities
Building capacity of early career researchers to engage the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC Centenary Poster Board - 2013 - TR 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: MRC Centenary Poster Board - 2013 - TR
Event: type: Public
Date: 2013
Location: Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow
Media: Poster Board and website
Title: Telomere poster board
Presenter: Tony Robertson

Summary: As part of the MRC centenary celebrations a series of poster boards outside outside the science centre wire hired and displayed a series of images related to the Units work and a QR code for a link describing the work in more detail. Tony developed a poster based around a telomere.



Raised awareness of the Unit work
Raised awareness of MRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC Edinburgh Science Festival volunteering 2013 RS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: MRC Edinburgh Science Festival volunteering 2013 RS
Date: ????
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.
Presenters: Rosie Seaman
Summary: Children took part in a range of science related activities to stimulate their thinking about the human body and health research.

Children gave positive feedback that they had learnt about health research and different elements of what impacts health.
Build capacity of early career researchers to engage public.
Raised awareness of the MRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity Pre-2006,2006,2013
 
Description Newsletter Editor for the Society for Social Medicine Newsletter - 2013, 2014 - RJS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: Newsletter Editor for the Society for Social Medicine
Date: 04.2013 - present
Media: Society for Social Medicine Newsletter
Presenter: Richard Shaw

Summary: Ongoing online editorial duties for the Society for Social Medicine Newsletter which is circulated to approx 800 members who include both Public Health professional and Academics and online more generally. Commissioned and disseminated articles from public health practitioners from across the country including London, West Midlands and Scotland. Newsletter promotes and advances awareness of issues relevant to Early Career Researches and mentoring.

Shared knowledge from policy makers to academics. Build capacity of early career researches to write for non academics audiences, editing and knowledge of branding. Feedback from Society Members is that the revised format on newsletters was a considerable improvement on previous versions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description Newsletter article on the MRC centenary celebrations for the Society for Social Medicine Newsletter 2013 RJS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event: Newsletter article on the MRC centenary celebrations for the Society for Social Medicine Newsletter 2013 RJS
Event Type: Media
Date: 09.2013
Media: The Society for Social Medicine Newsletter
Title: Public Lectures, Physical activity and Pride: Just some of the many faces shown during MRC centenary celebrations.
Presenters: Richard Shaw.

Summary: Article;Shaw, R. (2013). Public Lectures, Physical activity and Pride: Just some of the many faces shown during MRC centenary celebrations. Society for Social Medicine Newsletter, 4(3)., was published in the Society for Social Medicine Newsletter.

Raised awareness of the MRC. Raised awareness of Unit work. Build capacity of early career researchers to write for a non academic audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description OUP blog for Oxford University Press 2012 LG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event: OUP blog for Oxford University Press 2012 LG
Event: Media
Date: 10.2012
Media: OUPBlog
Title: Parents: does size matter?

Summary: Lay account 'blog' of parental height and offspring coronary heart disease research (Gray L, Davey Smith G, McConnachie A, Watt GCM, Hart CL, Upton MN, Macfarlane PW, Batty GD. Parental height in relation to offspring coronary heart disease: examining transgenerational influences on health using the west of Scotland Midspan Family Study. International Journal of Epidemiology 2012;1-10 doi:10.1093/ije/dys149) 'Parents: does size matter?' http://blog.oup.com/2012/10/parental-height-children-health/


Raises awareness of the Unit's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://blog.oup.com/2012/10/parental-height-children-health/
 
Description Public Seminar at Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art - 2012 - MB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Public Seminar at Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art - 2012 - MB
Event type: Public
Date: 12.2012
Location: Glasgow , Scotland
Title: Following three generations in the West of Scotland: how lives and health have changed over time.
Presenter: Michaela Benzeval

Raised awareness of the programmes work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Scottish Government's Health and Work Forum 2013 FP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event name: Scottish Government's Health and Work Forum
Date: February 2013
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Title: Worklessness, population health and health inequalities [invited presentation]
Authors: Popham, F


Raised awareness of the unit's research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Social Statistics Study Group, 2010, MJG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: Social Statistics Study Group, 2010, MJG
Event Type: Departmental seminar
Date: 05.2010
Institution: School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
Location: Glasgow
Title: Social Class and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Anxiety and Depression: An Application of Longitudinal Multilevel Modelling
Presenters: Michael J Green
Summary: Provided a 20 minute explanation of a statistical application



Building capacity of other researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Social Statistics Study Group, 2011, MJG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Event: Social Statistics Study Group, 2011, MJG
Event type: Departmental seminar(
Date: 02.2011
Institution: School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
Location: Glasgow
Title: Introduction to Latent Class Analysis
Presenters: Michael J Green
Number of People: 1
Summary: provided a 1 hour intro to a statistical technique for other GU staff


Building Capacity of Researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Story at theheart.org 2011 LG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event type: Media
Date: 11.2011
Media: theheart.org
Presenter: Linsay Gray

Summary: Story 'Hypertension in college linked to CHD deaths in midlife' based on the publication of work on adulthood blood pressure and cardiovascular disease mortality. (Gray L, Lee I-M, Sesso HD, Batty GD. Blood pressure in early adulthood, hypertension in middle-age, and cardiovascular disease mortality: up to 83 years of follow-up in the Harvard Alumni Health Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2011 Nov 29;58(23):2396-403). Story published at theheart.org on 21 November 2011

Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011