Measuring Health, Variations in Health and Determinants of Health

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

The health of individuals varies according to socio-economic characteristics, reflecting at least in part differential exposures to factors that influence health. Since populations comprise groupings of individuals, and these groupings tend not to be random (for example, groups defined by geography or on the basis of occupation), there are differences between the health of different populations. As an example, the health of the Scottish population is poorer than that of the UK population as a whole. This programme, core funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates, aims to improve the measurement of the health of populations and its determinants. In particular, we aim to improve our understanding of health inequalities and the means by which inequalities between population groups can be reduced and health gains can be realised. We do this through a number of projects considering the health of the Scottish population; examining the longer term effects of the contexts in which people live and work on their subsequent health; and providing methodological support for public health research.

Technical Summary

This programme aims to improve the way in which we measure population health and inequalities in health between subgroups of the population.

The health of individuals varies according to socio-economic characteristics reflecting, at least in part, different exposures to factors that influence health.

Since populations comprise groups of individuals, and these groups tend not to be random, e.g. groups defined by geography or on the basis of occupation, there are differences between the health of different populations. As an example, the health of the Scottish population is poorer than that of the UK population as a whole. Understanding such health inequalities plays an important part in improving the health of the population.

Core funded by the Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates, the principal focus of the programme is on the health of the Scottish population.

More specifically, the aims of the programme are:
- to improve our understanding of the health of the Scottish population, and of variation in health between particular subgroups;
- to consider the importance of different contexts (e.g. school, workplace, area of residence) at different stages of the life course on subsequent adult health; and
- to ensure that the statistical methodology required to address complex public health research problems develops appropriately and to disseminate such methodology.

The programme has a number of specific projects that capitalise on our expertise with the analysis of routinely collected data (such as death records, Census records and hospital discharge records or cancer registrations) and existing survey data. We also benefit from our location in Scotland and the access to the linked hospital, mortality and survey records covering over 25 years that this affords.

The projects within the programme include:
A number of studies of health inequalities in Scotland, including understanding different trends in mortality for different causes between regions and social groups in Scotland;
understanding the "Glasgow effect", the reasons underlying the less favourable health of the population of Glasgow compared to the rest of Scotland and to selected regions in the rest of Europe;
describing the extent to which population change through selective (internal) migration influences population health;
examining the social and geographical patterning of ischaemic heart disease in Scotland;
investigating the impact of school and residential environment in childhood on adult health;
understanding the influence of area of residence and social conditions, both measured at different stages of the life course, on subsequent mortality;
developing and disseminating the use of multilevel modelling for public health research;
improving our understanding of missing data in surveys and the techniques used for subsequent analysis;
developing techniques to compensate for selective non-response using linked survey, hospital and mortality data; and
developing methods used to model geographical differences in health.

Organisations

Publications

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Belsky J (2009) Sure start in England. in Lancet (London, England)

 
Description Citation in WHO report
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Citations in Equally Well Review 2010
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Courses: Multilevel Modelling for Public Health and Health Services Research
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Attendees at Course can now analyse and interpret their data appropriately
URL http://www.healthincontext.com
 
Description Expert Seminar on Inequalities in Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Expert Seminar on Inequalities in Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Government report on the long-term monitoring of health inequalities
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Graphing data in Stata for economists
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Attendees at masterclass can now analyse and interpret their data appropriately
 
Description Improving respiratory health in Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description MSC Global Health: 'A lifecourse approach to health and wellbeing' on the Health in Social Context module
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Attendees at MSc can now analyse and interpret their data appropriately
 
Description Masterclass: Multilevel Modelling
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Attendees at masterclass can now analyse and interpret their data appropriately
 
Description Meeting with MSP
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Member of Expert Group on Monitoring Inequalities in Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Paper from Public Health and Sport Team, Scottish Government
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Participation in expert consultation on violence among young people and knife-related crime
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Presentation to Chief Scientist Office, Scotland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to Directors of Public Health
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to Medical Directors
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to New South Wales Health Department, Australia
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to Public Health Information Network Scotland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to Public Health Information Network Scotland
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to Public Health Science Directorate in Health
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to Sax Institute, Australia
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presentation to Scottish Public Health Network on Obesity
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Presented work to MSP Minister for Public Health
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description SHeS: Trends in smoking & bodyweight
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Scottish Government debate on knife crime
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Tackling health inequalities in Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Written evidence to House of Commons Health Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description CSO Fellowship (socioeconomic analysis of the decline in CHD mortality)
Amount £129,382 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CSO Project Grant (Avoidable Scottish Hospitalisations (ASH))
Amount £187,821 (GBP)
Funding ID CZH_4_916 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CSO Project Grant (How much of Glasgow's poor health record can be explained by selective migration?)
Amount £37,577 (GBP)
Funding ID CZG/2/400 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CSO Project Grant (Population mobility and its role in widening health inequalities in Scotland)
Amount £136,037 (GBP)
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CSO Project Grant (Why does Scotland have a higher suicide rate than England)
Amount £169,412 (GBP)
Funding ID CZH/4/570 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description ESRC Small Grant
Amount £79,975 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EuroHeart II Cross-institution grant/Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, Luxembourg
Amount £1,028,195 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start  
 
Description Glasgow Centre for Population Health Project Grant
Amount £96,135 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC (Population and Patient Data Sharing Initiative for Research into Mental Health Research Grant)
Amount £165,556 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NHMRC Research Grant (Are 'potentially preventable hospitalisations' a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia?)
Amount £248,172 (GBP)
Organisation National Health and Medical Research Council 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start  
 
Description NHMRC Research Grant (Individual-, area- and service-level contributions to Indigenous health outcomes)
Amount £263,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Health and Medical Research Council 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start  
 
Description NPRI initiative (Do neighbourhood environments contribute to ethnic differences in obesity, physical activity and diets?)
Amount £193,898 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_EX_G0701943 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI)
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description PHSRN Cross-unit appointment
Amount £286,938 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description PHSRN Workshop
Amount £12,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Scottish Government contract (Scottish Health Surveys 2008-11)
Amount £7,200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Scottish Government contract (Scottish Health Surveys 2012-2015)
Amount £3,800,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Are 'potentially preventable hospitalisations' a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia? (AL) 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Department Health Economics Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in health services research and record linkage in Australia; Expertise in clinical epidemiology of ageing; Expertise in health economics
Impact Grant received from NHMRC (AU$387,140 over 2 years - ~£243,000). Four papers published PMID: 23242247; 25793270, 28940236, 27604087. Oral presentations at various conferences. PhD awarded.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Are 'potentially preventable hospitalisations' a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia? (AL) 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Department Health Economics Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in health services research and record linkage in Australia; Expertise in clinical epidemiology of ageing; Expertise in health economics
Impact Grant received from NHMRC (AU$387,140 over 2 years - ~£243,000). Four papers published PMID: 23242247; 25793270, 28940236, 27604087. Oral presentations at various conferences. PhD awarded.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Are 'potentially preventable hospitalisations' a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia? (AL) 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department Sax Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in health services research and record linkage in Australia; Expertise in clinical epidemiology of ageing; Expertise in health economics
Impact Grant received from NHMRC (AU$387,140 over 2 years - ~£243,000). Four papers published PMID: 23242247; 25793270, 28940236, 27604087. Oral presentations at various conferences. PhD awarded.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Are 'potentially preventable hospitalisations' a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia? (AL) 
Organisation Western Sydney University
Department School of Medicine
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in health services research and record linkage in Australia; Expertise in clinical epidemiology of ageing; Expertise in health economics
Impact Grant received from NHMRC (AU$387,140 over 2 years - ~£243,000). Four papers published PMID: 23242247; 25793270, 28940236, 27604087. Oral presentations at various conferences. PhD awarded.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Cohort Profile: The Scottish Health Surveys Cohort 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Team members first and co-authored research paper
Collaborator Contribution Provided linkage of Scottish Health Survey data to mortality and hospital discharge data and co-authored cohort profile paperCo-authored cohort profile paper describing the Scottish Health Survey's cohort
Impact Published Cohort Profile paper. PMID 19349480
Start Year 2008
 
Description Cohort Profile: The Scottish Health Surveys Cohort 
Organisation Information Services Division (ISD)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Team members first and co-authored research paper
Collaborator Contribution Provided linkage of Scottish Health Survey data to mortality and hospital discharge data and co-authored cohort profile paperCo-authored cohort profile paper describing the Scottish Health Survey's cohort
Impact Published Cohort Profile paper. PMID 19349480
Start Year 2008
 
Description Cross-national study of income inequality, family affluence and life satisfaction among adolescents 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical support and co-author of published paper
Collaborator Contribution Lead collaborator on project. Co-authored published paper.
Impact Collaboration is multidisciplinary; disciplines involved are Public Health, Child Health, Statistics. 1 published paper (PMID: 21980216).
Start Year 2010
 
Description Do neighbourhood environments contribute to ethnic differences in obesity, physical activity and diets? 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department School of Social and Political Sciences Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling and the influence of neighbourhood on health
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in urban neighbourhoods; social cohesion and social capital; unpopular housing; housing and health; urban governance
Impact Received funding from the National Prevention Research Initiative (£193,898 over 2 years). Papers presented at conferences. Paper published (PMID 22709527).
Start Year 2008
 
Description How much of Glasgow's poor health record can be explained by selective migration? 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise on migration and the health of Glasgow
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on the links between migration and health, and lifecourse epidemiology. Expertise in longitudinal and census-based studies
Impact Received funding from the Chief Scientist Office (£37,577 over 6 months). 1 paper published (PMID: 21885323).
Start Year 2009
 
Description How much of Glasgow's poor health record can be explained by selective migration? 
Organisation University of St Andrews
Department School of Geography & Geosciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise on migration and the health of Glasgow
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on the links between migration and health, and lifecourse epidemiology. Expertise in longitudinal and census-based studies
Impact Received funding from the Chief Scientist Office (£37,577 over 6 months). 1 paper published (PMID: 21885323).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Individual-, area- and service-level contributions to Indigenous health outcomes 
Organisation NSW Government
Department NSW Ministry of Health
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provide expertise in the use of linked hospital and death data, and multilevel models, to estimate the contributions of individual-, area- and service-level factors to inequalities in the outcomes of hospital care between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
Collaborator Contribution Grant leader. Strong involvement in the establishment of the Centre for Health Record Linkage (CHeReL). Expertise in population health, epidemiologic methods, data linkage, use of large administrative data sets, and facilitating the policy and practice uptake of researchExpertise in data linkage in in New South WalesExpertise in using evidence from research in health policy and health of Aboriginal populations
Impact Received funding over 3 years of AU$469,000 (~£263,000) from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Six papers published (PMID 22490109, 24090327, 23319820, 23474235, 24299196, 24751666).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Individual-, area- and service-level contributions to Indigenous health outcomes 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department Sax Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provide expertise in the use of linked hospital and death data, and multilevel models, to estimate the contributions of individual-, area- and service-level factors to inequalities in the outcomes of hospital care between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
Collaborator Contribution Grant leader. Strong involvement in the establishment of the Centre for Health Record Linkage (CHeReL). Expertise in population health, epidemiologic methods, data linkage, use of large administrative data sets, and facilitating the policy and practice uptake of researchExpertise in data linkage in in New South WalesExpertise in using evidence from research in health policy and health of Aboriginal populations
Impact Received funding over 3 years of AU$469,000 (~£263,000) from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Six papers published (PMID 22490109, 24090327, 23319820, 23474235, 24299196, 24751666).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Individual-, area- and service-level contributions to Indigenous health outcomes 
Organisation Western Sydney University
Department School of Medicine
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provide expertise in the use of linked hospital and death data, and multilevel models, to estimate the contributions of individual-, area- and service-level factors to inequalities in the outcomes of hospital care between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
Collaborator Contribution Grant leader. Strong involvement in the establishment of the Centre for Health Record Linkage (CHeReL). Expertise in population health, epidemiologic methods, data linkage, use of large administrative data sets, and facilitating the policy and practice uptake of researchExpertise in data linkage in in New South WalesExpertise in using evidence from research in health policy and health of Aboriginal populations
Impact Received funding over 3 years of AU$469,000 (~£263,000) from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Six papers published (PMID 22490109, 24090327, 23319820, 23474235, 24299196, 24751666).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Inequalities in dental caries in children in Scotland 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Statistical support and co-author of published paper
Collaborator Contribution Lead collaborator on project. Co-authored published paper.
Impact Published papers in peer reviewed journals; PubMed IDs 19307245 and 20965633. Collaboration is multidisciplinary. Disciplines invloved: public health, dental health, statistics.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Inequalities in dental caries in children in Scotland 
Organisation Information Services Division (ISD)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Statistical support and co-author of published paper
Collaborator Contribution Lead collaborator on project. Co-authored published paper.
Impact Published papers in peer reviewed journals; PubMed IDs 19307245 and 20965633. Collaboration is multidisciplinary. Disciplines invloved: public health, dental health, statistics.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Inequalities in dental caries in children in Scotland 
Organisation University of Bergen
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical support and co-author of published paper
Collaborator Contribution Lead collaborator on project. Co-authored published paper.
Impact Published papers in peer reviewed journals; PubMed IDs 19307245 and 20965633. Collaboration is multidisciplinary. Disciplines invloved: public health, dental health, statistics.
Start Year 2008
 
Description Inequalities in dental caries in children in Scotland 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department The Moray House School of Education, Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical support and co-author of published paper
Collaborator Contribution Lead collaborator on project. Co-authored published paper.
Impact Published papers in peer reviewed journals; PubMed IDs 19307245 and 20965633. Collaboration is multidisciplinary. Disciplines invloved: public health, dental health, statistics.
Start Year 2008
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation Complutense University of Madrid
Department Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
Department Scientific Institute of Public Health, Brussels
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Department Department of Public Health Sciences
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation Lund University
Department Faculty of Medicine
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Department Department of Lifestyle and Participation
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Department Centre for Public Health (CPH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation Robert Koch-Institut
Department Epidemiology and Health Monitoring
Country Germany 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation University College Dublin
Department School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description International Comparisons of Health and Health Determinants 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe. First authored paper published.
Collaborator Contribution Provided survey data and co-authored paper and presentations on the topic of comparing health-related behaviours and health outcomes in Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe.
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and gave invited presentations at national meetings on public health. Published paper in peer-reviewed journal (PMID: 21148178).
Start Year 2006
 
Description Lifestyle factors and socioeconomic health inequalities collaboration 
Organisation Glasgow Caledonian University
Department School of Health and Life Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lead collaborator
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in lifestyle expertise in Scottish Health Surveys
Impact Oral presentations to national & international conferences
Start Year 2011
 
Description Lifestyle factors and socioeconomic health inequalities collaboration 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lead collaborator
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in lifestyle expertise in Scottish Health Surveys
Impact Oral presentations to national & international conferences
Start Year 2011
 
Description Lifestyle factors and socioeconomic health inequalities collaboration 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Dental School
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lead collaborator
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in lifestyle expertise in Scottish Health Surveys
Impact Oral presentations to national & international conferences
Start Year 2011
 
Description Maximising the return from cohort studies 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Biostatistics Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in cohort studies
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in statistics
Impact Award from MRC PHSRN (£286,938). Four papers published (PMID 22489953, 22050039, 21220355, 21504610).
Start Year 2006
 
Description National comparisons of determinants of health and health outcomes in Glasgow 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team members resulting in first authored paper being published. Findings were also presented at various national and international academic conferences.
Collaborator Contribution Co-authored published paper and conference presentations
Impact Published papers in peer-reviewed journals (PMIDs: 19615067 and 19026094). Presented work on the national comparisons of determinants of health and health outcomes in Glasgow at various conferences and meetings.
Start Year 2006
 
Description National evaluation of Sure Start 
Organisation Birkbeck, University of London
Department Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise in the evaluation of a complex intervention
Collaborator Contribution Founding and collaborating investigator on the National Evaluation of Sure Start (NESS) and Executive director of the NESS
Impact Received funding from the Department for Education and Employment (£16,879,923 over 6 years) with extensions given for £3,000,000 (2007) and £2,600,000 (2009). Several reports published. Four publications (PubMed IDs: 18994661, 17537070, 16782721 and 19186271)
 
Description Non-response bias in health survey data 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator on grant; Input on study design, methods and literature searching
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Public Health in Scotland Expertise in non-response methods
Impact Funding received from MRC (£165,556 over 1.5 years). Presented research at numerous national and international conferences/meetings. Oral presentations to policy audiences, advocacy groups, Government advisory committees and Government-commissioned evaluation groups. papers published (PMID): 23457333; 25227767; 26615409; 28276110.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Non-response bias in health survey data 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Department Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator on grant; Input on study design, methods and literature searching
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Public Health in Scotland Expertise in non-response methods
Impact Funding received from MRC (£165,556 over 1.5 years). Presented research at numerous national and international conferences/meetings. Oral presentations to policy audiences, advocacy groups, Government advisory committees and Government-commissioned evaluation groups. papers published (PMID): 23457333; 25227767; 26615409; 28276110.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Non-response bias in health survey data 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Biostatistics Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator on grant; Input on study design, methods and literature searching
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Public Health in Scotland Expertise in non-response methods
Impact Funding received from MRC (£165,556 over 1.5 years). Presented research at numerous national and international conferences/meetings. Oral presentations to policy audiences, advocacy groups, Government advisory committees and Government-commissioned evaluation groups. papers published (PMID): 23457333; 25227767; 26615409; 28276110.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Obesity & smoking 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical support and paper writing
Collaborator Contribution expertise in respiratory medicine
Impact Oral presentation to policy audience Multidisciplinary: statistics, public health, respiratory medicine Paper published (PMID 23587253)
Start Year 2011
 
Description Obesity & smoking 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical support and paper writing
Collaborator Contribution expertise in respiratory medicine
Impact Oral presentation to policy audience Multidisciplinary: statistics, public health, respiratory medicine Paper published (PMID 23587253)
Start Year 2011
 
Description Oslo Mortality Study 
Organisation Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of methodological and analytical expertise; knowledge of inequalities; contribution to published papers
Collaborator Contribution Medical expertise; provision of access to detail individually linked register data; knowledge of data; expertise in life course epidemiology
Impact Several presentations. 4 papers (PMID: 18079330, 18049185, 21062846, 21197131).
Start Year 2006
 
Description Periodontal treatment 
Organisation University of Gothenburg
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in statistics; contribution to published papers
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in periodontology; collection and provision of data
Impact Two peer-reviewed papers published (PMIDs: 17635246, 20507368).
Start Year 2006
 
Description Population mobility and its role in widening health inequalities in Scotland (DB) 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Department Centre for Public Health (CPH)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project led by team member. Presented work at numerous conferences and first author of papers.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in links between migration and health. Expertise on longitudinal data analysis.
Impact Funding received from CSO (£136,037 over 2 years). Presented research at numerous national and international conferences/meetings. 2 papers published (PMID 18373945, 20950907).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Population mobility and its role in widening health inequalities in Scotland (DB) 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department School of Applied Social Science Stirling
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project led by team member. Presented work at numerous conferences and first author of papers.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in links between migration and health. Expertise on longitudinal data analysis.
Impact Funding received from CSO (£136,037 over 2 years). Presented research at numerous national and international conferences/meetings. 2 papers published (PMID 18373945, 20950907).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Reaction time and mortality from major causes of death: NHANES-III Study (CD) 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution statistical expertise; missing data analysis techniques
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in Cognitive Epidemiology
Impact Papers published PMID: 24489645. Presentation: 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research, 2011.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Reaction time and mortality from major causes of death: NHANES-III Study (CD) 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Social and Community Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution statistical expertise; missing data analysis techniques
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in Cognitive Epidemiology
Impact Papers published PMID: 24489645. Presentation: 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research, 2011.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Reaction time and mortality from major causes of death: NHANES-III Study (CD) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution statistical expertise; missing data analysis techniques
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in Cognitive Epidemiology
Impact Papers published PMID: 24489645. Presentation: 12th Annual Conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research, 2011.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Scottish Health Survey 2008-11 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Department Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Contributed to all sections of the reports and authored chapters on smoking, fruit and vegetable consumption and obesity
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the Scottish Health Surveys and published reports in which we authored chapters.
Impact Published chapters in the Scottish Health Survey reports 2008-10. Published chapters in the Scottish Health Survey reports 2012.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Scottish Health Survey 2008-11 
Organisation University College London
Department Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributed to all sections of the reports and authored chapters on smoking, fruit and vegetable consumption and obesity
Collaborator Contribution Carried out the Scottish Health Surveys and published reports in which we authored chapters.
Impact Published chapters in the Scottish Health Survey reports 2008-10. Published chapters in the Scottish Health Survey reports 2012.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Scottish Health Surveys 2012-15 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Department Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Team members are part of the consortium; contributing to report chapter writing.
Collaborator Contribution Will publish report in which we author chapters
Impact Successful bid for Scottish Health Survey contract (£3,800,000 over 5 years). Published 3 chapters in each SHeS report: 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Social patterning of FEV1 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lead on project
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in clinical epidemiology
Impact Paper published (PMID 23929618) and various presentations.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Socio-economic analysis of the decline in CHD mortality in Scotland (CD) 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Institute of Psychology, Health and Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Protocol writing, data applications/sourcing, statistical analysis and paper writing.
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in cardiovascular disease, treatments and risk factorsExpertise in modelling population trends in CHD mortality Clinical expertise in cardiovascular disease
Impact Funding received from EU: €1,200,000 (~£1,000,000) over 3 years. Subsequent fellowship won from CSO. Multi-disciplinary: Statistics, Public Health, Epidemiology and Cardiology. Oral presentations to various conferences. Four papers published (PMID: 24503058; 26812643; 26422012; 26812643).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Socioeconomic inequities in Finland 
Organisation National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provision of methodological and analytical expertise; knowledge of inequalities; contribution to published papers
Collaborator Contribution Provision of medical expertise; provision of access to detailed individually linked register data; knowledge of data; expertise in health services research. Expertise in demography
Impact Funding obtained for collaborators from Academy of Finland. Several presentations. Fivepapers (PMIDs: 19124597, 18725853, 19897398, 22647563, 23286878, 25983615).
Start Year 2006
 
Description Socioeconomic inequities in Finland 
Organisation University of Helsinki
Department Department of Social Research
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of methodological and analytical expertise; knowledge of inequalities; contribution to published papers
Collaborator Contribution Provision of medical expertise; provision of access to detailed individually linked register data; knowledge of data; expertise in health services research. Expertise in demography
Impact Funding obtained for collaborators from Academy of Finland. Several presentations. Fivepapers (PMIDs: 19124597, 18725853, 19897398, 22647563, 23286878, 25983615).
Start Year 2006
 
Description Socioeconomic patterning of trends in CVD risk factors 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given. Two first authored papers published.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Scottish Health Survey data Clinical expertise in cardiovascular disease and it's associated risk factors
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and meetings. Two published papers (PMID: 22021783, 22619264).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Socioeconomic patterning of trends in CVD risk factors 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Department of Public Health and Policy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Numerous presentations given. Two first authored papers published.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Scottish Health Survey data Clinical expertise in cardiovascular disease and it's associated risk factors
Impact Presented work at national and international academic conferences and meetings. Two published papers (PMID: 22021783, 22619264).
Start Year 2009
 
Description The impact of neighbourhood context on attitudes to inequality and redistribution 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department School of Social and Political Sciences Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in the built environment and social attitudes
Impact Funding received from ESRC (£79,975 over 11 months). Numerous conference presentations. Published papers (doi:10.1068/a45641; doi:10.1017/S0047279414000063).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Why does Scotland have a higher suicide rate than England? 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Centre for Population Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We bring expert knowledge into why the health of the Scottish population is poorer than that of the UK population and have vast experience in area level investigations into health/mortality and relationships with social factors.
Collaborator Contribution Brings expert knowledge in the area of socio-economic and socio-cultural aspects of suicidal behaviourFour collborators bringing expert knowledge in area-level comparisons of divergent trends in suicide rates between Scotland and England; the aetiology, treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour;
Impact Received funding from the Chief Scientist Office (£169,412 over 18 months). Papers published (PMID 22322460 & 22685305).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Why does Scotland have a higher suicide rate than England? 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Centre for Suicide Prevention
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We bring expert knowledge into why the health of the Scottish population is poorer than that of the UK population and have vast experience in area level investigations into health/mortality and relationships with social factors.
Collaborator Contribution Brings expert knowledge in the area of socio-economic and socio-cultural aspects of suicidal behaviourFour collborators bringing expert knowledge in area-level comparisons of divergent trends in suicide rates between Scotland and England; the aetiology, treatment and prevention of suicidal behaviour;
Impact Received funding from the Chief Scientist Office (£169,412 over 18 months). Papers published (PMID 22322460 & 22685305).
Start Year 2009
 
Description APTS: Academy for PhD Training in Statistics 2013 RD 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference name: APTS: Academy for PhD Training in Statistics
Date: 2013
Location: Glasgow, UK
Title: The Royal Statistical Society throughout my career
Authors: Dundas, R.


2/3 postgraduate students asked about becoming Fellows of the RSS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Attitudes research ESRC coverage AL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event - Attitudes project 2012 AL
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2012
Name - ESRC's "Society Now" magazine
Presenters - AH Leyland

Coverage of attitudes project in ESRC's "Society Now" magazine

shared information and raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Conference: Welfare and Health for Children, Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to present at Twin Town Conference on Welfare and Health for Children attended by Policy makers/practitioners and media. Presented work on (1) life course socioeconomic position and adult health & behaviour and (2) whether primary school attended affects adult health and social position.

Media article in local Swedish newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Feature on www.MDLinx.com (2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event - Feature on www.MDLinx.com 2013 LG
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2013
Media - www.MDLinx.com Internal Medicine, Nursing and Pulmonology specialties
Presenters - L Gray

Summary - MDLinx is the world's most current index of articles that matter in the daily lives of physicians and other healthcare professionals. article http://www.mdlinx.com/pulmonology/news-article.cfm/4787827. Paper based on doi:10.1136/jech-2012-201704.



raised awareness of Unit work
shared information with practitioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.mdlinx.com/pulmonology/news-article.cfm/4787827
 
Description Invited presentation: Prison service 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact An invited/plenary oral presentation called "A tale of two Scotlands: deprivation and mortality 1981-2007" to the PRISONERS' HEALTH CARE: FIT FOR THE FUTURE WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE in March 2011. The conference was attended by prison officers, health professionals and prison health specialists.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Invited presentation: midwifes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Invited to present work on socioeconomic status and caesarean sections in Scotland to midwifery department at UK university

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description MRC Annual Review: BMI & Cancer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: MRC Annual Review 2012 LG
Type - MEDIA, PUBLIC, POLICY
Date: - 2012
Media - MRC Annual Review
Title - BMI and Cancer paper included in the MRC Annual Review
Presenters - L Gray

BMI & Cancer recognised as important by the MRC
Raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MRC Annual Review: Caesarean Section Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: MRC Annual Review 2012 RD
Type - MEDIA, PUBLIC, POLICY
Date: - 2012
Media - MRC Annual Review
Title - Caesarean Section work included in the MRC Annual Review
Presenters - R Dundas

Caesarean Section work recognised as important by the MRC.
Raised awareness of Unit Work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MRC Annual Review: Childhood Residential Mobility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event - MRC Annual Review 2012 DB
Type - MEDIA, POLICY, PUBLIC
Date - 2012
Media - MRC Annual Review
Title - Childhood Residential Mobility work included in the MRC Annual Review
Presenter - D Brown

Childhood Residential Mobility work recognised as important by MRC
Raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description MRC Centenary 2013 RD 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conference name: MRC Centenary
Date: July 2013
Location: Glasgow Science Centre, UK
Title: Inequalities in Mortality Mountain Plot Jigsaw Activity
Authors: Dundas, R.

There were 15 members of staff delivering the activities and they saw over 80 children and 60 adults, across the 2 days. Most of the activities were developed to be drop-in sessions so that visitors could take part when and for as long as they wanted.


Raised awareness of the Unit work
Raised awareness of MRC
Participants and visitors reported they had enjoyed the activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Media coverage: BMJ Editorial 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event - Editorial 2009 AHL
Event type - MEDIA
Date - 2009
Institution - Department, Institution
Media - Herald, Scotsman and at theheart.org
Title - Title of Activity
Presenters - A Leyland

Authored a BMJ editorial which subsequently featured in the media

Article featured in the Herald, the Scotsman and at theheart.org
Raised awareness of Unit work
Shared information with public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Media coverage: Childhood residential mobility and health in adolescence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - Media coverage: Childhood residential mobility 2012 DB
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2012
Media - BBC news online, BBC radio, print newspapers
Title - Media coverage: Childhood residential mobility and health in adolescence
Presenters - D Brown
Press release coordinating with publication of paper " Childhood residential mobility and health in late adolescence and adulthood: findings from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study "

Coverage on radio, BBC news online, as well as some print newspapers
Raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Media coverage: Glasgow Health Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release coordinating with publication of report on Glasgow's health

9 articles, including BBC and Times; feature and editorial in The Herald
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Media coverage: Improvements in children's diets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event - Media coverage of children's diets 2010 LG
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2010
Media - Herald, Scotsman, Metro and Sunday Post
Title - Improvements in children's diets
Presenters - L Gray
Summary - Published chapters on obesity and diet in Scottish Health Survey 2009 report sparking media coverage.

Coverage in national newspapers (Glasgow Herald, Scotsman, Metro and Sunday Post).
raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Media coverage: Knife crime in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact News release on published paper on knife crime in Scotland.

Articles published in two national newspapers (Sunday Herald, Sunday Times)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Media coverage: Scottish excess drug mortality over England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press release coordinating with publication of paper in BMJ exploring the Scottish excess mortality due to drug use over England 's mortality

At least: 2 newpaper articles and BBC News online
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Media coverage: Scottish mortality report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Regionalised news releases on major report published detailing mortality and changes in the social and geographical pattering of mortality in Scotland between 1981 and 2001

14 news articles, in press and online, 2 television interviews, numerous radio interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Media coverage: Social patterning of assault deaths 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - Media coverage Social Patterning of assault deaths 2010 AL
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2010
Media - national newspapers
Title - Press release on peer-reviewed published research exploring social patterning of assault deaths
Presenter - AH Leyland

Findings reported in national newspapers.
Raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Media coverage: Socioeconomic trends in Caesarean sections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - Media coverage: Socioeconomic trends in Caesarean sections 2011 RD
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2010
Media - Telegraph, Daily Mail, Scotsman, Metro, Express, Record, Mirror, online
Summary - The paper "The influence of both individual and area based socioeconomic status on temporal trends in Caesarean sections in Scotland 1980-2000" was press-released and resulted in widespread national print newspaper coverage (7 newspaper articles) and several on-line articles in national & international publications
Presenter - R Dundas

Raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011
 
Description Media coverage: Why does Scotland have a higher suicide rate than England? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - Media 'Why does Scotland have a higher suicide rate than England?' 2009 AL
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2009
Media - Times; TV coverage
Title - Article relating to Why does Scotland have a higher suicide rate than England? featured in the media
Presenter - A Leyland

raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Media coverage: gender differences in life expectancy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - Media coverage gender differences in life expectancy 2011 AL
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2011
Media - Coverage in newspapers and BBC online
Title Press release coordinating with publication of paper "Contribution of smoking- and alcohol-related deaths to the gender gap in mortality: evidence from 30 European countries"
Presenter - A Leyland

raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Media coverage: growing trend in obesity among young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Event: SHeS Obesity 2009 LG
Event type - MEDIA
Date - 2009
Media - Scotsman
Title - Media coverage in national newspaper (Scotsman) of growing trend in obesity among young people
Presenters - L Gray

Published chapter on obesity in Scottish Health Survey 2008 report and sparked media interest

Media coverage in national newspaper (Scotsman) of growing trend in obesity among young people
Raised awareness of Unit work
Shared information with public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Media coverage:area-level investigation of health and social factors related to suicide comparing Scotland and England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - media coverage area-level suicide differences between Scotland and England 2012 AL
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2012
Media - TV and radio, BBC news online, as well as some print newspapers
Title - Press release coordinating with publication of paper "Why does Scotland have a higher suicide rate than England? An area-level investigation of health and social factors"
Presenters - A Leyland

raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Media coverage:differences in suicide rates between Scotland and England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - press release Differences in trends in suicide between Scotland and England and Wales 2012 AL
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2012
Media - all print newspapers plus websites such as BBC News. It also made BBC and STV news programmes and radio
Title - Press release coordinating with publication of paper "Diverging trends in national suicide rates for Scotland and England and Wales, 1960-2008."
Presenters - A Leyland

raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Media interview: avoidable deaths 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media interview based on leaked research findings on avoidable deaths in Scotland

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Media: SHeS Adult Obesity & Alcohol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - Media: SHeS Adult Obesity & Alcohol 2012 LG
Type -MEDIA
Date - 2012
Media - Evening Times, Scotsman, Daily Mail
Title - Published chapters on obesity in Scottish Health Survey 2011 report sparking media coverage.
Presenter - L Gray

raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Media: SHeS Childhood Obesity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - Media coverage SHeS Childhood Obesity 2012 LG
Type -MEDIA
Date - 2012
Media - Glasgow Herald, Evening Times & BBC online news
Title - Published chapters on obesity and diet in Scottish Health Survey 2011 report sparking media coverage.
Presenter - L Gray

raised awareness of Unit work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Ministerial Tobacco Control Research and Evaluation subgroup meeting 2011 LG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Conference name: Ministerial Tobacco Control Research and Evaluation subgroup meeting
Date: 1 Decemebr 2011
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Title: Trends in smoking and bodyweight in men and women in the Scottish health surveys
Authors: Gray, L


raised awareness of Unit work
shared information with policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Newsletter to Keep Well teams: EUROHEART project 
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 for EUROHEART 2012 JH
Type - PRACTITIONER
Date - 2012
Media - Keep Well e-bulletin
Title - ebulletin distributed to all 14 Keep Well programme leads. Programme managers cascade the ebulletin to individuals that will benefit of the information included (e.g. local teams, services etc.).
Presenters - J Hotchkiss

raised awareness of EUROHEART collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Newsletter: Community Food and Health (LG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Published article 'What's cooking?' as Farechoice newsletter of Community Food and Health (Scotland)

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Press release: Relationship between body size and mortality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Event - Press release Body size &; mortality JH
Type - MEDIA
Date - 2010
Media - unknown
Title - Press release of contraversial findings from paper showing relationship between body size and mortality
Presenter - J Hotchkiss

raised awareness of Unit work
findings used in meta-analysis of body-size and mortality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Website: Inequalities in Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Website (www.inequalitiesinhealth.com) describes the inequalities in mortality in Scotland between 1981 and 2001. Provides link to inequalities report.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
URL http://www.inequalitiesinhealth.com