Do neighbourhood environments contribute to ethnic differences in obesity, physical activity and diets?

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

Halting the rise in obesity is a policy priority as reflected in a range of government initiatives on diet and physical activity in schools and the community, and on legislation to promote a food classification system to make choosing healthy food easy. Ethnic differences in obesity are well known but the cause is poorly understood. This study seeks to understand if the context of where people live plays a role, whether it affects physical exercise and dietary patterns and their body size.
Ethnic minorities tend to live in poor urban areas and these areas might be less well served with facilities for physical activity or might be felt to too unsafe to take up physical exercise. Fast food outlets are known to be more common in deprived areas. Ethnic minorities living in (predominantly White) affluent areas may have better access healthy foods and take more exercise than those living in poor areas. These issues have relevance to policies that aim to help people from different backgrounds to engage in healthy lifestyles and to prevent obesity. For example, if both poor access to recreational facilities and high concentration of South Asians in areas were associated with low physical activity in South Asian women, it would be important to consider culturally appropriate ways of providing these facilities.
We will use national surveys that hold data about physical activity, diet, body size on individuals from ethnic minority groups. We will also use a range of data that describe the context of the areas people live in such as the size of ethnic minority populations living in an area, the poverty level of areas, the crime rates in areas, and the number of fast food outlets and gyms and how far these are from where people live. These data will allow us to examine the extent to which the obesity, physical activity and dietary patterns in ethnic minority groups are shaped by the places they live.

Technical Summary

Background: Halting the rise in obesity is a policy priority as reflected in a range of government initiatives on diet and physical activity in schools and the community, and on legislation to promote a food classification system to make choosing healthy food easy. This study will enhance these initiatives by developing the evidence base about the extent to which ethnic minorities are exposed to obesogenic (obesity promoting) environments. In adulthood, Black Caribbean, Black African and Pakistani women are more likely to be obese than women in the general population. South Asians are more prone to abdominal adiposity. In adolescence, Black African origin girls are already more likely to be obese. In contrast to the US, there is very little research on the effect of neighbourhood environments on ethnic differences in health in the UK. Ethnic minority groups are spatially concentrated in relatively deprived urbanised areas and worry more about crime than their White peers. Physical characteristics of the neighbourhood such as the presence of grocery stores that sell healthy foods, safe parks, and recreational facilities, may promote healthy eating and exercise through increased availability and accessibility. Deprived areas may be less well served with these facilities. Perceptions of safety in neighbourhoods also influence the likelihood of taking physical activity.
Aim: The overall aim of this study is to examine whether ethnic differences in physical activity and dietary patterns, BMI and obesity status are related to exposures in the neighbourhoods they live in.
Method: The Health Surveys for England (HSE) (1999 and 2004) holds a range of data on individuals (e.g. including physical activity, diet, body size) from the major ethnic minority groups. Area measures of ethnic density, deprivation, food retail environment and physical activity opportunities will be obtained from a range of data sources (e.g. Neighbourhood Statistics, SportEngland). These ecologic data will be merged to the individual records on the HSE. The distribution of resources and the mean distance from to the nearest resource will be explored in relation to deprivation and ethnic density. Different measures of ethnic density will be used to reflect concentration and clustering in particular areas. Multilevel models will be used to examine how individual characteristics (compositional factors) and area-level variables (contextual factors) relate to ethnic differences in outcomes.

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Description ARC Discovery Projects
Amount £247,000 (GBP)
Organisation Australian Research Council 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start 01/2011 
End 11/2013
 
Description Big lottery Fund
Amount £395,973 (GBP)
Organisation Big Lottery Fund 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2011 
End 03/2015
 
Description CLRN
Amount £105,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 03/2014
 
Description Department of Health -Public Health Consortium
Amount £4,200,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2011 
End 05/2016
 
Description KCL Together
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation King's College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Overcoming ethnic differences: A 3-D approach to somatic growth when predicting lung function in children
Amount £1,160,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 094129/B/10/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2010 
End 12/2015
 
Description Overcoming ethnic differences: A 3-D approach to somatic growth when predicting lung function in children
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Asthma UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2010 
End 12/2011
 
Title Ground Truthing 
Description Ground truthing of national data on structures that influence dietary behaviour (e.g. fast food outlets, supermarkets) and physical activity (e.g. green space, gyms), via collection of data in 4 cities in the UK. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Caution in the use of nationally available data on these opportunity structures as epidemelogical exposures as ground truthing revealed least accurate in ethnically dense areas. 
 
Title Merged HSE and ecological data 
Description Merged data set from various national sources 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Enhancing routinely collected survey data; Knowledge of the process of merging national data sets in compliance with protecting disclosure procedures 
 
Title Neighbourhood data and GIS data maps 
Description 1. For all LSOAs in England: -Number of facilities (fast food outlets, supermarkets, indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities) per 1000 population linked to area deprivation (income domain of Index of Multiple deprivation, 2004), ethnic concentration, ethnic density and urbanicity measures. -Distances (in metres): from the LSOA population centroid to the nearest facility for each of fast food outlets, supermarkets, indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities. -Time (in minutes): from the LSOA population centroid to the nearest facility fast food outlets, supermarkets, indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities; -Counts of facilities (fast food outlets, supermarkets, indoor and outdoor physical activity facilities) within buffer zones of 500m and 1km. 2. Maps of facilities by deprivation and ethnic density for cities with large ethnic minorities. 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The effect of using different accessibility measures to measure neighbourhood environments. 
 
Description Dept of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department School of Social and Political Sciences Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific and administrative input
Collaborator Contribution Scientific input
Impact Merged data sets, analysis plans, collection of data for 'ground truthing' exercise
Start Year 2008
 
Description Merge of national data sets - NATCEN 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution £9.7k paid to NATCEN Scientific justification for merge of data sets
Collaborator Contribution Support for the merge of national data sets using individual level data. This merge and the subsequent analyses by us are done in a secure environment at NATCEN/SCOTCEN
Impact A data set which contains data from several national data sets. This is the first time that several data sets were meshed to the HSE. A key output has been knowledge of the process of securing a merge without contravening confidentiality. Optimises use of nationally collected data.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Multidisciplinary input 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Lead on the study - general administration, conduct of study
Collaborator Contribution Co-investigators from 2 other research programmes - contributions to science of study
Impact Databases, reports on methodological issues, presentation of results at academic conferences, PhD studentship (starts 2011) to examine some of the issues arising around food availability in ethnically dense localities
Start Year 2008
 
Description National Obesity Observatory 
Organisation Department of Health (DH)
Department National Obesity Observatory DOH
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provide facility data (food outlets and physical activity data) and scientific input
Collaborator Contribution Access to child obesity data and dissemination of our project findings
Impact Engagement of people from user organisation.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Research advisory group 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Members of the advisory group: Department of Health; London Health Observatory; National Obesity Observatory; NICE; community members
Collaborator Contribution General advice on dissemination of findings to appropriate audiences. Members of the group include policy and local community organisations
Impact Engagement of people from user organisations (e.g. Local Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, Department of Communities) and lay public
Start Year 2009
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation Imperial College London
Department National Heart & Lung Institute (NHLI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation King's College London
Department School of Medicine KCL
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC)
Department MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC)
Department Gartnavel Royal Hospital
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Department Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation St George's University of London
Department Division of Population Health Sciences and Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation University College London
Department Portex Respiratory Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation University of Adelaide
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Biostatistics Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department School of Medicine Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description The DASH study 
Organisation University of West Indies
Country Jamaica 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The conceptual underpinning, general administration, design and conduct of data collection of the DASH study, and analysis and dissemination of findings from the DASH study
Collaborator Contribution Chair of the DASH Study Steering Group; expertise in ethnic and health and in conducting empirical studiesExpertise in psychiatry and mental health of minor ethnic groupsExpertise in prevention of attrition and statistical methods to address missing data Expertise in ethnic differences in healthExpertise in health and ethnicityExpert input from several programmes via DASH steering group, address missing data, co-authored papers Hosted the DASH Diet and Active Living (DEAL) study during design and data collection phasesHosting the DASH Feasibility Study teamExpertise in mental health among children and young adults. Expertise in recrutiment and retention of young people, and in feedback of findings to young people/communities
Impact -Longitudinal data on the health of ethnic minority children - Publications  20482885 20194305,  20334698,  20482885, 20645993 19350190 18323540 18204089 17664225 17603738 17579635 16877952 16774880 17603738 17766019 - Methodological developments in addressing missing data - Presentations and workshops in schools and communties; regular summaries of findings to schools and families; presentation of findings at academic meetings This is a multi-disciplinary collaboration : -different clinical discipline ( cardiovascular, psychiatry) -statisticis/epidemiology/public health
 
Description Transdisciplinary collaboration 
Organisation Jamaica Ministry of Health
Country Jamaica 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution - Supported capacity building of young scientists via training in theory and methods, grant administration, general research governance - Supported widening of collaborative networks (UWI, UG, Ross University, NYU, KCL, University of Illinois)
Collaborator Contribution Ministries of Health/Public Health -access to primary care clinics and permission for staff to take part in the research; press coverage; cabinet support for project PAHO - training of Health Advocates Universities - support for medical/MPH/social science students to take part in the project
Impact Protocol Paper presented at Caribbean Public Health Conference 2016 Media releases - region wide
Start Year 2016
 
Description Transdisciplinary collaboration 
Organisation Ministry of Health
Country Rwanda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution - Supported capacity building of young scientists via training in theory and methods, grant administration, general research governance - Supported widening of collaborative networks (UWI, UG, Ross University, NYU, KCL, University of Illinois)
Collaborator Contribution Ministries of Health/Public Health -access to primary care clinics and permission for staff to take part in the research; press coverage; cabinet support for project PAHO - training of Health Advocates Universities - support for medical/MPH/social science students to take part in the project
Impact Protocol Paper presented at Caribbean Public Health Conference 2016 Media releases - region wide
Start Year 2016
 
Description Transdisciplinary collaboration 
Organisation Ministry of Public Health
Country Lebanon 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution - Supported capacity building of young scientists via training in theory and methods, grant administration, general research governance - Supported widening of collaborative networks (UWI, UG, Ross University, NYU, KCL, University of Illinois)
Collaborator Contribution Ministries of Health/Public Health -access to primary care clinics and permission for staff to take part in the research; press coverage; cabinet support for project PAHO - training of Health Advocates Universities - support for medical/MPH/social science students to take part in the project
Impact Protocol Paper presented at Caribbean Public Health Conference 2016 Media releases - region wide
Start Year 2016
 
Description Transdisciplinary collaboration 
Organisation New York University
Department School of Medicine
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Supported capacity building of young scientists via training in theory and methods, grant administration, general research governance - Supported widening of collaborative networks (UWI, UG, Ross University, NYU, KCL, University of Illinois)
Collaborator Contribution Ministries of Health/Public Health -access to primary care clinics and permission for staff to take part in the research; press coverage; cabinet support for project PAHO - training of Health Advocates Universities - support for medical/MPH/social science students to take part in the project
Impact Protocol Paper presented at Caribbean Public Health Conference 2016 Media releases - region wide
Start Year 2016
 
Description Transdisciplinary collaboration 
Organisation Pan American Health Organization
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution - Supported capacity building of young scientists via training in theory and methods, grant administration, general research governance - Supported widening of collaborative networks (UWI, UG, Ross University, NYU, KCL, University of Illinois)
Collaborator Contribution Ministries of Health/Public Health -access to primary care clinics and permission for staff to take part in the research; press coverage; cabinet support for project PAHO - training of Health Advocates Universities - support for medical/MPH/social science students to take part in the project
Impact Protocol Paper presented at Caribbean Public Health Conference 2016 Media releases - region wide
Start Year 2016
 
Description Transdisciplinary collaboration 
Organisation Ross University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Supported capacity building of young scientists via training in theory and methods, grant administration, general research governance - Supported widening of collaborative networks (UWI, UG, Ross University, NYU, KCL, University of Illinois)
Collaborator Contribution Ministries of Health/Public Health -access to primary care clinics and permission for staff to take part in the research; press coverage; cabinet support for project PAHO - training of Health Advocates Universities - support for medical/MPH/social science students to take part in the project
Impact Protocol Paper presented at Caribbean Public Health Conference 2016 Media releases - region wide
Start Year 2016
 
Description Transdisciplinary collaboration 
Organisation University of Ghana
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Supported capacity building of young scientists via training in theory and methods, grant administration, general research governance - Supported widening of collaborative networks (UWI, UG, Ross University, NYU, KCL, University of Illinois)
Collaborator Contribution Ministries of Health/Public Health -access to primary care clinics and permission for staff to take part in the research; press coverage; cabinet support for project PAHO - training of Health Advocates Universities - support for medical/MPH/social science students to take part in the project
Impact Protocol Paper presented at Caribbean Public Health Conference 2016 Media releases - region wide
Start Year 2016
 
Description Transdisciplinary collaboration 
Organisation University of West Indies
Country Jamaica 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Supported capacity building of young scientists via training in theory and methods, grant administration, general research governance - Supported widening of collaborative networks (UWI, UG, Ross University, NYU, KCL, University of Illinois)
Collaborator Contribution Ministries of Health/Public Health -access to primary care clinics and permission for staff to take part in the research; press coverage; cabinet support for project PAHO - training of Health Advocates Universities - support for medical/MPH/social science students to take part in the project
Impact Protocol Paper presented at Caribbean Public Health Conference 2016 Media releases - region wide
Start Year 2016
 
Description Advisory Group 2009-2011 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: Advisory groups 2009-11 SH
Event type: Collaborators and non-academic committee members
Summary: 6 people attended, much discussion around potential relevance of study to the public, town planning, families, local authorities. Possibility of collaboration work with National Obesity Observatory looking at influence of neighbourhoods on child growth/obesity.

Policy flyers and data sets with local information requested and will be given after results published
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011
 
Description King's College London 2012 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Location: Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences Division, King's College London
Date: 2012
Title: A life course approach to understanding ethnic inequalities in health
Authors: Harding S


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description King's College London with King's College Hospital 2012 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Date: 2012
Location: Kings College London
Title: The ethnic patterning of cardiovascular risk
Authors: Harding S


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description National Obesity Observatory 2011 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 8 people attended - much discussion was around dissemination of our NPRI funded project findings through NOO website and short reports, and collaboration work looking at influence of neighbourhoods on child growth/obesity.


Agreed on collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description University of Western Australia 2012 SH 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Location: Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia
Date: 2012
Location: Perth, Australia
Title: Ethnic inequalities in health: a life course approach
Authors: Harding S


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012