Neighbourhoods and Communities

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

We are trying to find out what it is about where people live that influences their health and ability to lead a healthy life. Knowing more about what matters and whether it matters more for some people compared to others, for example those living in deprived areas compared to more affluent neighbourhoods, men or women, adults or children, means that we will have valuable information for policy makers to plan services that can make a difference to people’s health and daily lives. We are particularly interested in how children’s environments might influence how physically active they are, as this is associated with the likelihood of them being overweight and there is little knowledge on how the local environment impacts on this. To research this we are asking over 1500 10 year old children across Scotland to wear a device (Actigraph) to measure their physical activity and another device (Geographical Positioning System (GPS)) to detect the places they are most active over one week. This is a unique study which will shed light on the ways in which children use their local neighbourhood and which aspects e.g. greenspace, impact on their physical activity, thereby providing useful evidence for planning services.

Technical Summary

Aims and objectives

Interest in neighbourhood-level influences on health has burgeoned with research showing that although ‘who you are’ explains much geographical variation in health outcomes, there is also an effect of ‘where you are’. Neighbourhoods are also an important site for health improvement efforts, and population health monitoring. Although policy makers recognise that people’s health, wellbeing and resilience is affected by the quality of their environments, including the availability of green and open spaces, transport, housing, access to good quality food and social isolation, finding levers to bring about health improvement by changing neighbourhoods remains a significant research challenge.
The aim of this programme is to further our understanding of the ways in which aspects of the local social and physical environment interact to influence health and the ability to lead a healthy life.

Research plan and methodology

The programme addresses two main research themes:

1. Living in deprived neighbourhoods is associated with poor health and life chances and there is an expectation that improvement to housing and neighbourhood conditions will improve health, however the evidence base to date is weak. Through face-to-face surveys and drawing on a range of existing data on levels of amenities and facilities in local neighbourhoods, we will investigate how area regeneration and housing investment affect individual and household health and wellbeing and explore the processes that support cohesive, sustainable communities. Although focused on regeneration in Glasgow, the aim is to produce findings that are transferable to other regeneration settings.

2. There is growing interest, and increasing policy attention, in the role of the neighbourhood context in determining the health and life chances of children and adolescents. Most studies to date have been conducted outside the UK, limiting their usefulness for policy development here. We propose to explore neighbourhood and community influences on a range of children and young people’s health and behaviours, with a particular focus on gathering objective measurements of physical activity (using accelerometry) and their location (using Global Positioning Systems) as well as developmental and behavioural outcomes. Moreover, although much attention is given to urban neighbourhoods, there have been calls to develop a better understanding of the differences between urban and rural life today and their importance to health, particularly among children and young people and identify the potential policy levers which could be tailored for different groups and contexts.

Through our work on these two themes we will apply the knowledge gained to develop and evaluate interventions in collaboration with policy, practice and community stakeholders.

Publications

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Ball K (2015) Neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and fruit and vegetable consumption: a seven countries comparison. in The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

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Clary C (2020) Longitudinal impact of changes in the residential built environment on physical activity: findings from the ENABLE London cohort study. in The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

 
Title Children Create: Amplifying the voices of children in the translation of physical activity related scientific evidence - digital resources 
Description Two short films were created to 1) Animate the process of our multi-disciplinary approach to co-producing educational resources with children and young people 2) Promote the voices of Children and Young People when thinking about solutions to improving physical activity in this population group 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact nothing /notable as of yet. Increased social media presence and followers, and 130 views of the video in 4 days. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w83S2l6gfEE&t=1s
 
Title Children Create: Amplifying the voices of children in the translation of physical activity related scientific evidence - digital resources 
Description Two short films were created to:\ 1) Animate the process of our multi-disciplinary approach to co-producing educational resources with children and young people \ 2) Promote the voices of Children and Young People when thinking about solutions to improving physical activity in this population group 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact nothing /notable' as of yet. Increased social media presence and followers, and 130 views of the video in 4 days. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w83S2l6gfEE&t=1s
 
Title Urban Nature maps for Edinburgh and Glasgow 
Description Maps were created showing the locations of local green and openspaces, and then facts, figures, advice and information on accessing nature are on the reverse. Maps will be distributed to schools, via third sector agencies etc. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Maps just completed - impacts to follow. 
 
Description Chair of Research and Evidence group, and evaluation lead for Our Natural Health Service
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Chair research and data sub group, and member main group, Public Health Scotland covid recovery: outdoor environments
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Social Systems Recovery (SSR) - Environments and Spaces Group is hosted by Public Health Scotland (PHS) and brings together partners from national and local government, the third sector and academia. The group establishes evidence on covid impact on use of & benefits from outdoor environments and makes recommendations to practitioners and government on policy and interventions to mitigate impacts. Responses from local authorities, third sector agencies and government to implement our recommendations demonstrate the impact.
 
Description Consultation on restricting promotions of products high in fat, sugar and salt by location and by price to UK Government, Department of Health & Social Care.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/restricting-promotions-of-food-and-drink-that-is-high-in...
 
Description Consultation response on the current UK CMO 2011 Physical Activity Guidelines
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/research/projects/current/physical-activity/consultation/
 
Description Digimap consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Directorship of third sector agency delivering physical activity interventions and environmental changes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Paths for All is a charity which champion everyday walking as the way to a happier, healthier Scotland. Its aim is to significantly increase the number of people who choose to walk in Scotland - whether that's leisure walking or active-choice walking to work, school or shops. It works to develop more opportunities and better environments not just for walking, but also for cycling and other activities. As a board member, with special responsibility for health and health inequalities, it is my role to influence and guide the activities of the charity based on best evidence. PFA is very successful and is used as key delivery mechanism for improving physical activity levels by the Scottish Government. In 2016-17 for example, 4960 new walkers joined one of the local groups we run, 1,261 walk leaders were trained and there were 371,595 health walk attendances. This is a role in which I can directly transfer research evidence to practice.
 
Description Expert Working Group - New CMO physical activity guidelines
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Health Inequalities Cross Party Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invitation to join the Alcohol-free Childhood Action Network (ACAN)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Invited presentation to the Tobacco Control Research and Evaluation Sub-Group (A sub-group of the Scottish Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control).
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description National Strategic Group for Sport & Physical Activity invited expert_PM
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Paper (Ellaway, Macdonald, & Kearns (2016)) cited in UK Government policy document (Decision-Making in the UK Transport System, 2019)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7736...
 
Description Presenting evidence from clustering paper at joint meeting of CPGs (May 2018)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact A co-author of our Health & Place clustering paper (Niamh Shortt) (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1353829217310778) is attending and providing evidence from our findings within a joint meeting between the 'Health Inequalities' CPG and the 'Improving Scotland's Health: 2021 And Beyond' CPG (Scot Parl, Edinburgh, 22/05/2018)\ Health inequalities: - The group aims to raise awareness of the causes of health inequalities amongst parliamentarians to influence legislation and amongst policy makers to promote evidence based actions which reduce health inequalities and to avoid legislation and policies which will make health inequalities in Scotland worse. Improving Scotland's Health:- To take a solutions-oriented focus on how to improve the health of the people of Scotland by reducing the health harms caused by alcohol, tobacco, poor diet and obesity and to join up knowledge and learning, and to identify positive ways forward, with a range of stakeholders committed to improving public health and to preventing and reducing non-communicable diseases for the next generation.
URL http://www.parliament.scot/msps/health-inequalities.aspx....http://www.parliament.scot/msps/ScotHeal...
 
Description Production of evaluability assessment
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact We researched and wrote an evaluability assessment (EA) for Scotland's Our Natural Health Service programme which will be used to guide and influence the implementation and evaluation of the programme and its constituent activities (delivery of local green health partnerships, walking groups etc).
 
Description Provided input into WHO revised guidelines on childhood obesity
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Public meeting on GoWell results
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Housing providers now rethinking their practice on estate management
 
Description Research (3 papers) cited in policy document (Cleaner Air for Scotland)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/cleaner-air-scotland-air-quality-public-attitudes-behaviour-review...
 
Description Research and evidence group for Our Natural Health Service, a Scottish environment & health intervention programme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Substantial work culminated in an evaluation report and recommendations, highlighting differences in approach of local green health partnerships in terms of activity and effectiveness. At a local level this has led to better sharing of practices between groups. At the programme level is has led to a prioritisation of green prescriptions for some groups, and fostered on going funding for other groups.
 
Description Research cited in Dutch policy document (Beperken van het aantal verkooppunten tabak - Limit the number of tobacco outlets)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/rapporten/2020/07/31/beperken-van-het-aantal-verkooppunten-t...
 
Description Research cited in policy document (Future of mobility: decision making in the UK transport system)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/future-of-mobility-decision-making-in-the-uk-transport-sy...
 
Description Response to Transport Scotland Call for Evidence on National Transport Strategy Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/university-files/reports/MRC%20CSO%20Social%20and%20Public%20Health%20Sci...
 
Description SFC-GCRF: Poor among the pastoralists: The importance of bad luck for inequality
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Training still ongoing, so this will be added in due course.
 
Description SPICe Briefing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://sp-bpr-en-prod-cdnep.azureedge.net/published/2017/10/11/How-can-we-reduce-obesity-in-Scotlan...
 
Description Scotland's Outdoor Play & Learning Coalition Position Statement - Inspiring Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Inspiring Scotland has partnered with Care Inspectorate to produce a How-to guide for establishing outdoor nurseries in Scotland. Karen Quinn and Donna Conroy from Care Inspectorate will work alongside Inspiring Scotlandââ'¬â"¢s Thrive Outdoors team for the rest of the year and will support development of the guide, focusing on how to ensure safe, high-quality childcare in outdoor environments as well as the practicalities of regulatory compliance when working outdoors with children
URL https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4d55dc8024783933dfac024d2/files/8b412e90-c576-4460-9e07-a7af5d2bca16/C...
 
Description Scottish Conservative Healthy Lifestyle Strategy: Setting out a long term alternative strategy for Health, Wellbeing and Sport
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Scottish Government - A Healthier Future - Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity, and Healthy Weight Consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/10/1050
 
Description Scottish Government advisory group member Self Management and Social Prescribing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Effective solutions to societal problems
 
Description Work, wages and wellbeing in the Scottish labour market
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/91212.aspx
 
Description Assessing policy to address the medium-run impact of COVID-19 on income and health inequality with models informed by the history of disease outbreaks
Amount £237,788 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V005898/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Better Parks, Healthier for All?
Amount £383,966 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/TO38721/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description Change in alcohol and tobacco availability, population health and the lived experience
Amount £609,175 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/S016775/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 08/2022
 
Description Children Create: Amplifying the voices of children in the translation of physical activity related scientific evidence
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description Children Create: Amplifying the voices of children in the translation of physical activity related scientific evidence
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Department Knowledge Exchange Funding
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 08/2019
 
Description Co-funded Phd studentship with Glasgow City Council: Evaluating the potential health, learning, social and emotional wellbeing benefits of outdoor early learning and childcare nurseries for children, families, and early years practitioners (Anne Martin)
Amount £47,240 (GBP)
Organisation Glasgow City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description Collaboration with McGill University
Amount £2,025 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 03/2016
 
Description Community Links: the perspective of community organisations on the Link Worker pilot and collaborative working with primary health care
Amount £14,224 (GBP)
Organisation NHS Health Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Festival Of Social Science - Neighbourhoods and health: The east end of Glasgow.
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation Global Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Acceleration Centre (GSRAC) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Korea, Republic of
Start 09/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description GCRF Growing Research Capability
Amount £7,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P011020/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 12/2021
 
Description Glasgow City Council - half funded PhD studentship
Amount £48,000 (GBP)
Organisation Glasgow City Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description GoEast: Studying the Impacts of Regeneration and the Commonwealth Games Legacy
Amount £719,997 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2012 
End 03/2017
 
Description Impact Acceleration Account: Empowering stakeholders in Early Learning in Childcare to evaluate and implement outdoor childcare (Anne Martin)
Amount £14,700 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T501918/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description Investigating the potential of outdoor nurseries for children, families and communities (PhD Studentship)
Amount £47,240 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description Investigating the relationship between green space and the health of Scottish schoolchildren: a nationally representative cross-sectional study (GrASS project) - GLASGOW
Amount £38,000 (GBP)
Funding ID GCHC/PSG/2017/06 
Organisation Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 05/2019
 
Description MRC Skills Development Fellowship: Do gender-differences in access to urban landscapes lead to gender-inequalities in mental and physical health?
Amount £283,961 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/T027789/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description PHASE: The Population Health Agent based Simulation nEtwork
Amount £402,310 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S037594/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 05/2023
 
Description Paths for All Health Walks Spatial Analysis
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Paths For All 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 06/2017
 
Description Poor among the pastoralists: The importance of bad luck for inequality
Amount £59,955 (GBP)
Funding ID S00356 (SPHSU Internal code) 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 06/2019
 
Description Principal's Early Career Mobility Scheme
Amount £1,545 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Principals Early Career Researcher Mobility Scheme
Amount
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 07/2019
 
Description Q-step Internship
Amount £0 (GBP)
Organisation Nuffield Foundation 
Department Q-Step
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Scottish Government
Amount £39,995 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Scottish Government - Systematic Review: effect of outdoor nurseries on children's health, learning and social and emotional wellbeing
Amount £59,881 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description Scottish Government: Systematic review on the effectiveness of outdoor nurseries for child health, learning and social and emotional wellbeing (Anne Martin).
Amount £59,881 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Early Learning and Care Directorate
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 08/2020
 
Description Studying Physical Activity in Childen's Environments across Scotland
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description Sustrans: Evaluability Assessment of EBike programme
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sustrans 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
 
Description Sustrans: Evaluability Assessment of IBike Communities
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation Sustrans 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 08/2019
 
Description Systematic review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood
Amount £42,923 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description The nature of employment and excess mortality in Glasgow and Scotland (KS)
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description World Class Labs Capital Funding 2020/22
Amount £215,103 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Title Changes in the frequency, experiences and barriers to green space use in the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic (November 2020 follow-up) 
Description The aim of the survey was to be able to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions/'lockdown' were impacting the UK population's visits to green space in November 2020 compared to data collected during the initial 'stay at home' phase of restrictions in April/May 2020 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5525/gla.researchdata.1038). The survey was conducted using an online interview administered to members of the YouGov Plc UK panel of 800,000+ individuals who agreed to take part in surveys. The survey was completed between 25th - 26th November 2020, with a nationally representative sample of 2,246 respondents. In the survey, respondents were asked about their frequency of green space visits, as well as their experiences within green space and barriers to visiting green space during the current stage of the pandemic and restrictions. Questions on garden access, pet ownership, household size, urban/rural status and long-standing illnesses/health conditions were also included. Demographic data was provided by YouGov (including sex, age, geographic region, ethnicity, social grade, marital status, working status, the number of children in household, government region and social media usage). Please note: The data in this record is under embargo until October 2023. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/1091
 
Title Changes in the frequency, experiences and barriers to green space use in the United Kingdom following restrictions on movement during the COVID-19 pandemic 
Description The aim of the survey was to explore how the restrictions on movement were impacting the UK population's visits to green space, and how these behaviours differed between population groups (e.g. by ethnicity, age, and health status). The survey was conducted using an online interview administered to members of the YouGov Plc UK panel of 800,000+ individuals who agreed to take part in surveys. The survey was completed between 30th April to 1st May 2020, with a nationally representative sample of 2,252 respondents. In the survey, respondents were asked about how their frequency of green space visits changed following restrictions on movement, as well as whether experiences and barriers to use changed. Questions on garden access, pet ownership, household size, urban/rural status and long-standing illnesses/health conditions were also included. Demographic data was provided by YouGov (including sex, age, geographic region, ethnicity, social grade, marital status, working status, the number of children in household, government region and social media usage). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
URL http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/1038
 
Title Code development of agent-based model of children's physical activity in a city 
Description An agent-based model in development. The code is written using the GAMA-Platform. The ABM simulates children's movement, activity and measures physical activity in the urban landscape. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This is an initial version of the model that will be used to model children's activities, physical activity and interaction with the neighborhood environment. 
URL https://github.com/Jonatanalma/ABM_Children_activity
 
Title Covid-19: Agent-based model of pandemic progression and effectiveness of mitigation strategies (Stefano Picascia) 
Description Covid-19: Agent-based model of pandemic progression and effectiveness of mitigation strategies. A multi-layer network agent-based model of the progression of the COVID19 infection and its mitigations: lockdowns, social distancing, contact tracing, massive testing. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact he model is designed to test and appreciate the difference in infections and casualties with and without social distancing/lockdown measures and, more importantly, to test the effectiveness of infection mitigation strategies such as large scale testing and contact tracing apps. Specifically, the complex interaction between the availability of testing and different levels of app adoption can be usefully explored with this model. The model also shows that, when we assume that the viral transmission runs predominantly through one's social network, the dynamic of the infection is different from that emerging under the assumption of most SEIR models of an equal probability of everyone infecting everyone else. 
URL https://github.com/harrykipper/covid
 
Title Covid-19: modelling the spread of Covid-19 and the effectiveness of mitigation strategies (Jonatan Almagor) 
Description an agent-based model simulating the spread of Covid-19 in a population. The ABM explores the effectiveness of mitigation measures: lock-down, social distancing, contact tracing app and testing on reducing the spread of the virus. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The model provide insights into the effectiveness of mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of the virus, with a focus on the impact of a contact tracing app. 
URL https://github.com/harrykipper/covid/blob/master/README.md
 
Title MUGS - Model of Urban Green Spaces 
Description MUGS is a spatially explicit agent based model aimed at exploring the impact of the urban form, the distribution of green space, and the social mix of Scottish cities onto patterns of green space usage. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The main purpose of the model in its current form is to hypothesize on the emergence of a park-going culture in Edinburgh compared to other cities in Scotland. 
URL https://github.com/harrykipper/MUGS
 
Title MUGS - Model of Urban Green Spaces 
Description MUGS is a spatially explicit agent based model aimed at exploring the impact of the urban form, the distribution of green space, and the social mix of Scottish cities onto patterns of green space usage. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The main purpose of the model in its current form is to hypothesize on the emergence of a park-going culture in Edinburgh compared to other cities in Scotland 
URL https://github.com/harrykipper/MUGS
 
Title SPACES dataset 
Description Dataset on children's PA and GPS 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact used as dataset in gant application to CRUK 
 
Title Scotland wide database 
Description database of location of range of facilities and amenities across Scotland e.g. supermarkets, land use, housing characteristics, parks and green space. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact unique dataset which will inform our analysis and will be made available to others when ready 
 
Title Transport, Housing and Wellbeing in West Central Scotland (THAW) 
Description 'Transport, Housing and Well-being' (THAW) is a repeat cross-sectional (1997&2010) random stratified sample of adults in eight local authority areas in the West of Scotland. THAW examines three objectives, firstly, the statistical associations between long term morbidity and mental health and well-being on the one hand, and housing tenure and car ownership on the other (while controlling for socio-demographic and psychological characteristics); secondly, the role of housing quality, residential environment, and use of cars, in influencing illness and psychological health; and thirdly the meaning of housing tenure and car ownership in people's daily lives. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact THAW still provides an important and unique dataset for research use. Since 2014, the THAW study has been used for four publications and for one masters dissertation, listed below: Publications Macdonald, L. Associations between spatial access to physical activity facilities and frequency of physical activity; how do home and workplace neighbourhoods in West Central Scotland compare? International Journal of Health Geographics; 2019,18(2). Open Access Olsen J.R., Dundas R., and Ellaway A. Are changes in neighbourhood perceptions associated with changes in self-rated mental health in adults? A 13 year repeat cross-sectional study, UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; 2017;14(12),1473. Open Access Olsen, J.R, Macdonald, L., and Ellaway, A. Changes over time in population level transport satisfaction and mode of travel: a 13 year repeat cross-sectional study, UK. Journal of Transport and Health 2017;6,366-378. Open Access Ellaway A, Macdonald L, Kearns A. Are housing tenure and car access still associated with health? A repeat cross-sectional study of UK adults over a 13 year period. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012268. Open Access Thesis Macdonald L (2016). Associations between built environment supports for physical activity and physical activity behaviour, how do home and workplace neighbourhoods in west central Scotland compare? (Master's dissertation), University of Southampton. 
URL http://thaw.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/
 
Title West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: Health in the Community 
Description Extensive health and social survey data of 3 cohorts consisting of 4510 individuals interviewed on 5 occasions over 20 years. although no more survey data are being collected, deaths data are being added on a quarterly basis. Enhancements to the data set are continually made and the data are been shared with several current collaborators. Latest enhancement include data on multi-morbidity which was shared and resulted in the award of PhD for the collaborator. The data have also been combined with data from our latest sub-study: Seniors USP (Understanding Sedentary Patterns), included in a separate entry. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact In the last year alone, several publications using these data - both by researchers in our Unit and by external collaborators. All work is in collaboration with researchers in our Unit, as we do not have consent to share the data without collaboration. Topics of recent publications include multimorbidity and suicide, socioeconomic advantage and successful ageing, alcohol intake and coronary heart disease, neighbourhood problems and adiposity, IQ and mortality. This data set has also been used to enhance the data collected as part of our latest sub-study Seniors USP (Understanding Sedentary Patterns) - see separate entry - which resulted in several publications in the last year. 
URL http://2007study.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/
 
Title children in Glasgow 
Description dataset containing location of range of facilities to support children and their carers e.g. playareas and libraries 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact AE providing dataset to colleagues at Glasgow Centre for Public Health to help populate their dataset which is available to professionals and public. In 2015 dataset was updated and is now ready for linking to data on childrens development and use in publications 
 
Title code development of agent-based model of children's physical activity in a city 
Description An agent-based model in development. The code is written using the GAMA-Platform. The ABM simulates children's movement, activity and measures physical activity in the urban landscape. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This is an initial version of the model that will be used to model children's activities, physical activity and interaction with the neighborhood environment. 
URL https://github.com/Jonatanalma/ABM_Children_activity
 
Title walkability dataset for Scotland 2011 
Description compiled dataset across Scotland of walkability measures for each data zone 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Datset used for analysis within a submitted paper, and will be used in conjunction with data from other projects such as GoWell, SPACES and Twenty-07 data 
 
Title walkability dataset for Scotland 2016 
Description A composite walkability score (including intersection density and dwelling density) was calculated for every data zone in Glasgow using 2016 data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The dataset has been requested for use in two other projects with collaborators (at Glasgow University and the University of Canterbury) working towards papers in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences. 
 
Description CEDAR 
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Department Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution training of staff in stat techniques
Collaborator Contribution in kind contributions of input into study and publications. also hosted post doc researcher for study visit
Impact joint paper, multidisciplinary
Start Year 2010
 
Description Collaboration with 4 EU countries (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of Eastern Finland
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading the work and I invited researchers for Finland, Norway, Portugal and Belgium to join the systematic review team. I met the researchers at the Healthy and Active Children conference in Verona (September 2019) and all of the researcher have expertise in active/outdoor play.
Collaborator Contribution We are at the beginning of the collaboration and the partners have agreed to contribute to selecting articles for the systematic review, translation of articles in Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and French as well as contributing to other steps in the process including drafting the manuscript for publication.
Impact Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Behavioural Sciences, Landscaping, Education
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with 4 EU countries (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of Liege
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading the work and I invited researchers for Finland, Norway, Portugal and Belgium to join the systematic review team. I met the researchers at the Healthy and Active Children conference in Verona (September 2019) and all of the researcher have expertise in active/outdoor play.
Collaborator Contribution We are at the beginning of the collaboration and the partners have agreed to contribute to selecting articles for the systematic review, translation of articles in Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and French as well as contributing to other steps in the process including drafting the manuscript for publication.
Impact Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Behavioural Sciences, Landscaping, Education
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with 4 EU countries (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of Lisbon
Country Portugal 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading the work and I invited researchers for Finland, Norway, Portugal and Belgium to join the systematic review team. I met the researchers at the Healthy and Active Children conference in Verona (September 2019) and all of the researcher have expertise in active/outdoor play.
Collaborator Contribution We are at the beginning of the collaboration and the partners have agreed to contribute to selecting articles for the systematic review, translation of articles in Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and French as well as contributing to other steps in the process including drafting the manuscript for publication.
Impact Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Behavioural Sciences, Landscaping, Education
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with 4 EU countries (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of South-Eastern Norway
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are leading the work and I invited researchers for Finland, Norway, Portugal and Belgium to join the systematic review team. I met the researchers at the Healthy and Active Children conference in Verona (September 2019) and all of the researcher have expertise in active/outdoor play.
Collaborator Contribution We are at the beginning of the collaboration and the partners have agreed to contribute to selecting articles for the systematic review, translation of articles in Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and French as well as contributing to other steps in the process including drafting the manuscript for publication.
Impact Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Sciences, Public Health, Physiotherapy, Behavioural Sciences, Landscaping, Education
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with University of Montreal, Canada 
Organisation University of Montreal
Department School of Public Health
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution formulated research questions, data extraction, statistical support
Collaborator Contribution Input into a joint publication
Impact submitted paper
Start Year 2010
 
Description Deakin University, Australia 
Organisation Deakin University
Department School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Deakin
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution formulated research question, developed measures of built environment, data manipulation
Collaborator Contribution helped to progress paper
Impact submitted paper, we hosted visiting professor, post doctoral researcher on our team visited Deaking University
Start Year 2010
 
Description Dr Pantelis Kammas, Athens University, Department of International and European Economic Studies 
Organisation Athens University of Economics and Business
Country Greece 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Dr Konstantinos Angelopoulos and I will travel to Athens to meet Dr Pantelis Kammas at the Athens University of Economics and Business in December 2019. We will work with Pantelis for a week, during which we will learn about health-related and inequality-related archive material available in Athens.
Collaborator Contribution We will acquire first-hand experience of best practices in relation to searching and acquiring data from Greek archives that will help us in our own research on our return to Glasgow. We expect that the knowledge gained through this trip will add substantial credibility to our future grant applications for a multi-city / European-focused application by demonstrating a much more developed level of knowledge of archival research processes, as well as providing evidence of an established link with Dr Pantelis Kammas. We are exploring various options with respect to future research applications, including ESRC and AHRC (or possibly a combined application via the joint council route).
Impact N/A
Start Year 2019
 
Description ENABLE- NPRI project 
Organisation St George's University of London
Department Division of Population Health Sciences and Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution joint research project
Collaborator Contribution co-investigators
Impact mulidisciplinary project, outputs include conference presentations and development of research instruments
Start Year 2011
 
Description ENABLE- NPRI project 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution joint research project
Collaborator Contribution co-investigators
Impact mulidisciplinary project, outputs include conference presentations and development of research instruments
Start Year 2011
 
Description ENABLE- NPRI project 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Department Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution joint research project
Collaborator Contribution co-investigators
Impact mulidisciplinary project, outputs include conference presentations and development of research instruments
Start Year 2011
 
Description EU Pasta 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute for Sport, Physical Education & Health Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are seeking to apply our novel techniques for analysing urban landscapes and movement within them to data sets gathered by the EU pasta team.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of access to GPS data sets in multiple EU cities.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Food outlets around schools 
Organisation University of Canterbury
Department Department of Geography
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution developed and analysed data set on food outlets around schools
Collaborator Contribution expertise
Impact published peer reviewed paper
Start Year 2010
 
Description Food outlets around schools 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Institute of Geography
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution developed and analysed data set on food outlets around schools
Collaborator Contribution expertise
Impact published peer reviewed paper
Start Year 2010
 
Description Friends of Lake Turkana, Kenya / Erasmus University Rotterdam 
Organisation Friends of Lake Turkana
Country Kenya 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Dr Rebecca Mancy has applied for the funding to support the work carried out under this collaboration. We will be providing technical skills of data analysis, as well as subject specific knowledge of inequalities in wealth and health.
Collaborator Contribution Our partner will train data collectors, and manage data collection using a household survey among pastoralists in Turkana County, Kenya. Her local and existing expertise of survey work will be critical in the delivery of data collection.
Impact Project on-going. Key output thus far establishment of collaboration with partners Friends of Lake Turkana, Kenya / Erasmus University Rotterdam and funding from GCRF.
Start Year 2018
 
Description GCPH 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution joint project on food outlets around Glasgow schools, joint project on use of greenspace
Collaborator Contribution obtained funding support, conducted research project, wrote up results, presented to local and national government audience
Impact multidisciplinary collaboration involving nutritional scientists, policy makers, environmental health officers from local government, presentations and reports as outcomes
Start Year 2011
 
Description Glasgow Caledonian University 
Organisation Glasgow Caledonian University
Department Institute for Applied Health Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution joint research project,
Collaborator Contribution collaboration in alcohol related project
Impact project reports, development of research instruments
Start Year 2011
 
Description Growing up in Scotland 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Department Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution providing input into questionnaire design, developing range of contextual indicators for attachment to study participants
Collaborator Contribution providing inforamtion and access to study
Impact development of data set ready for analysis
Start Year 2010
 
Description HULAP project Queens -Invited expert/advisor (PM) 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Queens University Belfast, Intellectual expertise regarding the running of a large scale accelerometry study. Also providing equipment to the study
Collaborator Contribution Main funders of the research, and responsible for data collection and day to day running of the project
Impact Sampling and data collection protocol actively edited to reflect expert imput.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Neighbourhood assessments re children 
Organisation King's College London
Department MRC Social Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (SDGP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution collaborated in putting on workshop for international conference, developed and analysed data set
Collaborator Contribution developed workshop,
Impact conference presentations, draft papers
Start Year 2011
 
Description Neighbourhood assessments re children 
Organisation University of California, Irvine
Department Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution collaborated in putting on workshop for international conference, developed and analysed data set
Collaborator Contribution developed workshop,
Impact conference presentations, draft papers
Start Year 2011
 
Description Parental outdoor play risk perception survey (Anne Martin) 
Organisation University of Liege
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are collaborating with the University of Liege in Belgium, Professor Boris Jidovtseff who has developed an online survey which we have translated and adapted from French into English and into the Scottish context. We will be collecting data in Scotland to allow a cross-country comparison of parental perceptions of the risk, benefits and child competencies of outdoor play.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Boris Jidovtseff provided the online survey in French language and the licence of the online platform for data collection. He also provided his and his institution's expertise in adapting the survey while ensuring psychometric properties.
Impact Output: Undergraduate internship from May -July 2020, abstract submission to the Glasgow Paediatric Research Day (about the adaptation of survey) Data collection as part of this collaboration will commence September 2020. Outputs are expected early 2021.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Proposal for collaboration with EU PASTA data and team. 
Organisation University of Hasselt
Country Belgium 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have initiated a collaboration with the EU pasta project. The EU funded PASTA project aims to show how promoting active mobility (i.e. walking and cycling) can lead to a healthier, more physically active population - saving money and more importantly improving our lives. We have had two joint team skype meetings and are in the process of submitting a project collaboration form to the EU pasta project.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Evi Dons (Hasselt University), Dr Thomas Gotschi (University of Zurich) and Prof Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen (Barcelona Institute for Global Health) have all collaborated on the joint project proposal form. This will be assessed in the next EU pasta meeting in January for approval.
Impact EU pasta project proposal completed. Urban Studies Foundation Fellowship application submitted.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Studying Physical Activity in Children's Environments across Scotland 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Project led by team member. Fostered working relationship to use the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) sample for the SPACES project, negotiated data sharing strategy to access personal and research details of participants
Collaborator Contribution Data derivation, sample weighting, Data transfer.
Impact process outcomes - data derivation, participant communication details
Start Year 2015
 
Description University of Hong Kong - Early Career Mobility Scheme Visit 
Organisation University of Hong Kong
Department Department of Geography
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We successfully received funding from the University of Glasgow Early Career Mobility Scheme for Dr Jonathan Olsen to visit the University of Hong Kong (Funding £2350).
Collaborator Contribution Prof Becky Loo (U of HK) wrote a supporting statement and invitation for Dr Jonathan Olsen to visit.
Impact Early Career Mobility Scheme successful funding.
Start Year 2018
 
Description University of Southern Denmark 
Organisation National Institute for Public Health Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution joint funding application co-edited book
Collaborator Contribution input into funding application and co-edited book
Impact funding application , awaiting outcome
Start Year 2011
 
Description University of Southern Denmark 
Organisation University of Southern Denmark
Department Institute of Public Health
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution joint funding application co-edited book
Collaborator Contribution input into funding application and co-edited book
Impact funding application , awaiting outcome
Start Year 2011
 
Description Urban Studies at Glasgow University 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Urban Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution joint project
Collaborator Contribution peer reviewed paper joint application for studentship
Impact paper(s) multidisciplinary
Start Year 2011
 
Description collaboration with McMasters University Hamilton Ontario 
Organisation McMaster University
Department Institute for Environment and Health (IEH)
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution developed joint projects
Collaborator Contribution input into joint projects/publications
Impact ppapers, multidisciplinary
Start Year 2009
 
Description Agent-based modelling for policy seminar (Alice MacLachlan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A joint academic and policy workshop, tailored to promote and widen understanding of the application of agent based modelling (ABMs) in supporting the development of public policy, led by Digital Catapult. Laurence Moore was invited as a presenter and panel member for the discussion session on social policy and public health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.digicatapult.org.uk/events/agent-based-modelling-for-policy-seminar
 
Description BBC world service 'world update' radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Jonathan Olsen conducted an interview with BBC World Service on 19th March 2019 to discuss the recent publication in Social Science and Medicine 'Are urban landscapes associated with reported life satisfaction and inequalities in life satisfaction at the city level? A cross-sectional study of 66 European Cities' is published in Social Science & Medicine'. The interview was broadcast to a global audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172w4ktwq2yt2n
 
Description BLOG - University of Glasgow's Principal Early Career Mobility Scheme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Blog about trip to the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia via the University of Glasgow's Principal Early Career Mobility Scheme. http://sphsu.academicblogs.co.uk/to-understand-place-sometimes-you-need-to-go-places/ .This was published on the SPHSU and CRESH website. UofG requested if this could also be posted on the main UofG internationalisation website for the Principal Early Career Mobility Scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://sphsu.academicblogs.co.uk/to-understand-place-sometimes-you-need-to-go-places/
 
Description Blog Post: What is 'on the ground' in a city linked to levels of inequality in life satisfaction 
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 Following Dr Olsen, Dr Nicholls and Prof Mitchells publication in Social Science & Medicine, we produced a blog entitled 'What is 'on the ground' in a city linked to levels of inequality in life satisfaction'. The blog described the paper in plain english and was made accessible to a wide audience through the centre for research on environment society and health website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cresh.org.uk/2019/03/19/what-is-on-the-ground-in-a-city-linked-to-levels-of-inequality-in-li...
 
Description Blog post: CHILDREN IN DEPRIVED AREAS ENCOUNTER SHOPS SELLING TOBACCO SIX TIMES MORE FREQUENTLY THAN THOSE IN WELL-OFF AREAS 
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 Following publication of "socioeconomic inequalities in children's exposure to tobacco retailing based on individual-level gps data in scotland", Fiona Caryl wrote a blog post describing the significance of the findings in plain english that was made accessible to a wide audience through the Centre for Research on Environment Society and Health website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://cresh.org.uk/2019/07/10/children-in-deprived-areas-encounter-shops-selling-tobacco-six-times...
 
Description Blog: Outdoor early learning and play - how can the scientific community assist with Scotland's greener vision of child development, health and wellbeing? (Avril Johnstone) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This short blog aimed to share our thoughts on how we can assist with Scotland's greener vision of child development, health and wellbeing using Outdoor Early Learning and Play. Our primary audiences were practitioners, policymakers and the third sector. The blog provided an overview of the current context in relation to COVID-19, related research and our novel approach on utilising a whole systems approach to building an evidence base in this area. The blog was posted on Friday 5th June and by Wednesday 10th June it had 220 unique page views. The blog was promoted through Twitter and retweeted by a diverse audience, including researchers, a senior Government Minister (Maree Todd - Minister for Children & Young People), policy, practitioners and the Third Sector. Comments on social media highlighted the novelty and importance of our research in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/mrccsosocialandpublichealthscience...
 
Description Built environment change blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact I created a blog which detailed the background, methodology and findings of the built environment change (BEC) project, while promoting the BEC atlas and interactive mapping tool. The Built Environment Forum (BEF) and the Scottish Policy Research Exchange (SPRE) requested use of the blog on their websites also. The BEF informed us that the blog would feature on their website and in their news bulletin, which goes out to over 600 people working across the built environment sector in Scotland, and that they would promote it via Twitter and LinkedIN. SPRE provides a curated blog of research-based content of interest to the policy community, so allowed publication on their website allowed our blog to reach a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/mrccsosocialandpublichealthscience...
 
Description Children's Environments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited presentation for the U21 Summer School that was hosted at the Univeristy of Glasgow. Multiple students requested further information for PhD opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Children's Rights-Based Participatory Methods CPD 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact As part of the Children Create project, we organised a CPD event - ran by Children's Parliament - to introduce researchers and third sector organisations to children's rights-based participatory approaches in research. Over 2.5 hours, attendees were provided a platform to learn about and discuss involving participatory methods with children and young people in research, whilst taking a right's based approach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.childrensparliament.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/resources/
 
Description Conference presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the GEOMOD conference, describing an agent-based model that I developed. Raised interest within few researchers that may lead to co-operation with a research group in New-Zealand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/conferences/geomed/
 
Description Connecting the Connectors Event (KS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Invited to present a workshop to delegates at a national event organised by NHS Health Scotland and The Alliance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/news-and-events/events/view/925/
 
Description Digimap case study 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I created a case study which was published on the digimap website (i.e. a web mapping and online data delivery service developed by the EDINA national data centre for UK academia), showing how I used digimap data for research. This case study showcases the work of the neighbourhoods programme to UK academic digimap users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://digimap.edina.ac.uk/webhelp/digimapsupport/case_studies/case_studies.htm
 
Description Discussing findings of environmental bads paper with Scot Health Coalition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with representatives from Alcohol Focus Scotland, ASH Scotland, and Obesity Action Scotland to discuss findings from environmental bads paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Dissemination day for results of woodland intervention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 100 people attended a dissemination event for our NIHR funded evaluation of woodlands in and around town. At this event, Mitchell talked about work of the Programme and its innovative methods including agent based models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Do people actually use the facilities in their home neighbourhood? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This blog explored a key question in neighbourhood and health research: if there is a facility or amenity close to someone's home, is it OK to assume they use it? Surprisingly, this assumption is at the heart of a lot of health and environment research. We presented initial findings from the SPACES study that will contribute to future research and publications. The blog enabled us to highlight the work and workstream here at SPHSU around GPS and urban mobility to a wider international audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/mrccsosocialandpublichealthscience...
 
Description ESRC Festival Of Social Science - Neighbourhoods and health: The east end of Glasgow. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Used a purposefully created map to discuss where people live and travel in Glasgow, and how this is affected by their neighbourhood.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Edinburgh Student-led conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk on environment and health inequalities to students studying policy and practice around health and social issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Expert lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Expert talk given to CRUK/Ludwig led conference. I set out the work of the programme at the leading edge of assessing how built environment might relate to cancer prevention. There was a Q&A discussion afterwards. I was contacted by third sector organisations afterwards for follow up and connections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Expert lecture on impacts of covid on outdoor environment use 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to a third sector organised meeting on urban planning and green environments. I presented information and evidence about the impact of covid on use of green spaces and the policy options going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Explorathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Led a small physical activity workshop at Explorathon in the East End of Glasgow. This was held at a ceilidh and had a international audience of researchers, and the general public. The opportunity was used to engage the public in physical activity research, as well as knowledge exchange of PA benefits and determinants. Reporting was through social media (Twitter) and univeristy wide media release
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Get up, Get going, Get Moving 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the Expert/British Science Week at the Glasgow Science Centre. I led an event using acceleromters to measure the activity levels of children who visited the GSC as part of British Science Week. The opportunity allowed for feedback and public health messages to be provided. BBC media were invited to attend.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Glasgow City Council Well-being Committee away-day invited presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited by the GCC Policy Officer to present at the 'Wellbeing, Empowerment, Community and Citizen Engagement City Policy Committee' away day, the theme being 'Gambling Harms & Public Health in our Communities'. This was an opportunity to engage with the Council and develop ideas for potential future collaboration and research. This will aid our contribution to the research evidence base for development of policy and legislation to restrict gambling outlet access.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description HealthyVille engagement activity for children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact HealthyVille is an on-line activity for older primary aged children (aged 8-11 years) in which they can view a virtual "healthy" town, pick the health promoting features, and then read about associations between the built environment and health. The activity was promoted on twitter, Facebook, the Actify hub (https://www.actify.org.uk/module/887), and will be part of the 2020 Midlothian Science Festival Online Schools Programme (Oct 2020) and the Glasgow Science Festival (Sept 2020). We received feedback during the piloting of the activity that the children felt they gained knowledge of the links between the environment and health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/mrccsosocialandpublichealthscience...
 
Description Interview for the Times Educational Supplement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paul was interviewed by Emma Sieth, journalist on behalf of The Times Educational Supplement (TES), to write a piece on the physical activity levels of Scottish children. This article was published online on the 18th of August 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/active-trip-school-provides-get-and-go
 
Description Interview with writer / journalist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with author / documentary maker about notions of equigenesis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited interview on local radio (Central FM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Fiona Caryl - Invited to interview about research on local radio station following press release about the publication of our paper 'Socioeconomic inequalities in children's exposure to tobacco retailing based on individual-level GPS data in Scotland' in Tobacco Control. In June 2019 Central FM had a weekly audience of 46000 adults."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation at Scottish Countryside Rangers Association Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Jonathan Olsen was invited to present at the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association Annual Conference 'Leading Edge: Countryside rangers ââ'¬â€œ maximising inclusiveness in events & nature spaces for mental health benefits' on Wednesday 4th December 2019. Dr Olsen presented research led by SPHSU entitled 'Natural Space and mental health in primary school aged children'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited presentation at Scottish Parliament roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Laura Macdonald (accompanied by Jon Olsen) presented on the findings of their latest Health & Place publication at the Scottish Government roundtable \Working in Partnership - FOBTs and other Problem Gambling - Regulation.

Policy and Public Health\" event chaired by Bob Doris MSP and attended by Johann Lamont MSP,Stuart McMillan MSP, Cllr Michelle Ferns (Shettleson ward), Cllr Norman Macleod (Pollokshields Ward), Joe Brady (Policy Officer GCC) Phil Mackie and representatives from the gambling commission and COSLA. Laura and Jon were asked by Bob Doris MSP to attend future events and participate in further discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://twitter.com/JonOlsen_/status/999538967862300678
 
Description Invited presentation for the Outdoor Recreation Network conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Invited presentation for the Outdoor Recreation Network conference regarding the measurement of outdoor recreation using GPS technology. So far we have had preliminary discussions with the Forestry commision to consult on a project they are running looking at capturing forestry use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2018
URL https://www.outdoorrecreation.org.uk/events/new-approaches-monitoring-participation-outdoor-recreati...
 
Description Invited presentation to Impact Engagement Invited presentation to Impact Engagement Sustainable Building 2021 conference. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Jonathan Olsen gave an invited presentation "What are the wellbeing impacts of Covid-19, lockdown and access to green and recreational spaces" to Impact Engagement Sustainable Building 2021 conference. The audience were largely from local authorities, third sector organisations and the NHS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://impactengagement.co.uk/health-and-wellbeing-2021/
 
Description Invited presentation to the Scottish Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Fiona Caryl - Invited presentation to the Tobacco Control Research and Evaluation Sub-Group (A sub-group of the Scottish Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control). 'Local availability & pricing of tobacco products: new priorities for tobacco control in Scotland'. Presented preliminary findings from work simulating tobacco availability under potential tobacco control policy scenarios to an audience of academics, government officials, civil servants, health professionals and third sector organisations. All parties subsequently requested to be kept informed of project developments and outputs."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited talk: Biochemical Annual meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited talk: Biochemical Annual meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited to attend an expert evidence panel - Active Scotland Outcomes, NSG Evidence Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I was invited to attend and present evidence to the National Strategic Group on Sport and Physical Activity regarding child physical activity assessment. An SPHSU led report indicated that current methods employed within the Scottish Health Survey were significantly overestimating physical activity levels in children and as a result a proposal was tabled, and presented to senior policy members and the CMO, to edit the survey to allow for greater flexibility in the results presented in future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited to attend collaborative Beyond the Social Determinants of Health Workshop, Montreal, Canada. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attended Beyond the Social Determinants of Health Workshop. During workshop we shared the work from the Neighbourhoods and Communities Programme with academics from McGill University, Montreal. This led to discussions about future collaborations and planned joint grant/funding applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited workshop at the annual Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr McCrorie led a workshop entitled "What is known about children and young people's engagement with physical activity and how can it be increased". This was an interactive session embedding findings from work conducted by members of the Neighbourhoods and Communities Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.pinscotland.org/events-health-and-wellbeing.html
 
Description Invited workshop at the annual Pupil Inclusion Network Scotland Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I will be leading a workshop entitled 'What is known about children and young people's engagement with physical activity and how can it be increased'. This will be an interactive session embedding findings from work conducted by members of the Neighbourhoods and Communities Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.pinscotland.org/events-health-and-wellbeing.html
 
Description Keynote address at Scottish Outdoor Learning Forum meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Mitchell gave a keynote address to a meeting of teachers, practitioners, third sector organisations etc engaged in providing and planning for outdoor learning. The meeting led to ongoing discussions about future research with third sector organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Launch event of the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Learning and Healthy Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Launch event for the new centre. Audience including politicians, practitioners, third sector and other academics, as well as students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture on health inequalities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Laura Macdonald undertook a lecture to post-graduate students on the Masters in Public Health course on 'the environment and inequalities in health and well-being'. The lecture provided students with information on health inequalities more generally and also allowed Laura to showcase our programme's recent research on inequalities in the built environment (i.e. work on walkability, environmental bads etc). The lecture led to questions and discussion amongst the students about research into health inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MRC Festival Public Engagement Event: Health in the city: Fact or Fiction? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the MRC Festival we organised a Question Timeââ'¬â"¢ style debate on how the media represents health issues entitled 'Health in the News: Fact or Fiction'. The panel included academics and journalists from Scotland and England. 93 people registered for the event and 48 attended. Three polls were conducted during the debate, before the debate people were asked: Health in the news: Fact or fiction? - 7% responded fact, 53% fiction and 40% unsure. After the event the same poll was conducted and 21% responded fact, 7% fiction and 72% unsure. The poll showed a clear change in respondents views of media reporting of health news. A specific question was asked: Will this debate change the way you interpret the next health story you read? - 67% responded yes, 13% no and 20% unsure. All panel members reported they would change the way they reported health news and share academic work with journalists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Media coverage of transport satisfaction paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article about the transport satisfaction paper (Olsen, J. R. , Macdonald, L. and Ellaway, A. (2017) Changes over time in population level transport satisfaction and mode of travel: a 13 year repeat cross-sectional study, UK. Journal of Transport and Health, 6) featured in The Scotsman newspaper. The Scotsman transport correspondent asked if authors would be willing to comment in the future as the bus pass debate evolves, and to send unsolicited reaction to include in future coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/free-bus-pass-transforms-older-scots-travel-happiness
 
Description Media coverage: walkability paper LM 
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 A press release followed by coverage of walkability paper; phone interviews with The Scotsman, The Herald, and the Daily Mail and articles in newspapers and on-line.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media interest from Health & Place clustering paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact University of Glasgow released a press release and articles on the research were included within The Scotsman, The Herald, The Evening Times, The Times, The Daily Star, Radio Clyde, The National, and The Press and Journal. Additionally NHS Health Scotland provided a positive response to the study on twitter (https://twitter.com/NHS_HS/status/994599253786), and ASH included links to the paper on their website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.scotsman.com/news/fast-food-and-alcohol-clustered-in-deprived-areas-1-4736576...https://...
 
Description Meet the Expert session for STEMS students during visit to Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact AE talked to school pupils about careers in science and research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meet the Experts - Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Organised school visits to the Glasgow Science Centre where we asked children (and parents) to wear physical activity monitoirng devices around the Human body section of the science centre. Children/parents given feedback of activity levels plus promotional material relating to physical activity and health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting held mixing academics and stakeholders regarding Agent Based Models 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop to engage stakeholders in planned agent based model development. Mixture of face to face and teleconference attendance. Representatives from Forestry Commission, Scottish Natural Heritage and Greenspace Scotland attended. Will lead to a research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Meeting with third sector agency to advise on evaluation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Rich met with and provided advice to a charity. They're collecting data on their clients (who undertake walking activities) and wanted to expand their evaluation activities. Rich advised them on how to link their data over time, and potentially to other UK data resources.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National print, radio, and online coverage of SPACES physical activity report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact From the published SPACES report on children's PA levels, coverage was picked up by The Herald, The Scotsman, The Telegraph, The Times, the i, The Metro, and was also covered by Radio Clyde.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Nature and Children's Health conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr's Olsen and McCrorie led the funding application and development of the IHW Solutions Focused Research Theme funded ââ'¬ËœNature and Childrenââ'¬â"¢s Healthââ'¬â"¢ conference on 22nd October 2019. Around 80 people from a wide range of practice, policy and research backgrounds participated and the event created a new network that will host a similar event in 2020 that will be led by the Places Programme and in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description News report of active travel paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact News report describing research from Active Travel paper published in Preventative Medicine Reports.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/how-cyclists-are-winning-on-the-wheel-of-fortune/
 
Description Open seminar setting out the programmes vision and work 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar setting out the theories behind, and research within, the Places Programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description PHASE website and social media (Alice MacLachlan) 
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 The PHASE website and Twitter account were launched in December 2019 to provide public information about the network aims and objectives, advertise network activities, share resources and provide a way for people to easily get in touch with the network team and sign up as members. As of October 2020 the network has 70 members signed up to the mailing list via the website and a growing Twitter following.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL http://phasenetwork.org/
 
Description Panel membership at policy maker / practitioner event about nature and health run by Holyrood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I appeared as a panel member at a debate about the use of natural environments to protect health and wellbeing. The audience were primarily land managers, third sector agencies, civil servants and NGOs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Participation in 'What next for Natural Experiments?' expert panel. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Jonathan Olsen was invited to participant and provide a short summary presentation of his expertise at the 'What next for Natural Experiments?' expert workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Paths for All Health Walks Spatial Analysis Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The findings from the report were fed back to the Paths For All Board, Scottish Government through a quarterly report, shared with national and local partners, promoted through social media and used to inform grant decisions about which projects will be funded. Findings will be used in the PFA's annual report, funding applications and in an infographic that will be used widely to demonstrate PFA's reach and activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Personal invitation to present at national Transport and Health Seminar/working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Jonathan Olsen was invited to present the work of the Neighbourhoods and Communities team at the first national Seminar on Transport Planning & Health at Edinburgh Nepier University. The seminar was hosted by the UK's first Professor of Transport and Health, where the keynote talk was given by the Chief Medical Officer of Scotland. The seminar was attended by academics, policy officials and practioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://blogs.napier.ac.uk/tri/2018/11/22/transport-planning-public-health-seminar/
 
Description Piece in Scotsman on SPACES 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact AE wrote piece for Scotsman newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/anne-ellaway-actively-use-scots-outdoor-space-1-3972584
 
Description Pint of Science Festival 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Jonathan Olsen presented at the 2019 Pint of Science festival about Public Health on 22nd May 2019 at the Griffin. The event was sold out with approximately 45 people in attendance. Dr Jonathan Olsen presented about the research at the Neighbourhoods and Communities programme: Smart phone and GPS Tracking Data: can they Help Health Research?.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/public-health
 
Description Plenary talk at WHO sponsored conference on Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary talk about the need for systems approaches to tackling the health problems posed by climate change. Lengthy discussion sparked, and requests for further information followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation in a web-based conference (Jonatan Almagor) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 45 participants attended a special session organized by PHASE research network as part of the "social simulation week" web-based conference. I gave a presentation titled: An agent-based model of COVID-19 and the effectiveness of smartphone-based contact tracing.
The session intended to promote engagement of researchers with the PHASE network, and increase awareness to agent-based modelling in public health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://behavelab.org/video/
 
Description Presentation of evidence to public and political forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the South West Partnership for Environment & Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) Expo on evidence about changes to use of green and open spaces as a result of lockdowns. Sparked discussion and engagement from local businesses and politicians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to European Network for Housing Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A plenary presentation to a mixed audience of housing providers, health professionals, WHO staff, government officials and academics. Presentation focused on methodological innovations needed to identify better interventions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to Social Simulation conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation advocating for the development of ABMs to look at public health problems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to global UNESCO webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to UNESCO/PASCAL webinar on Healthy & learning cities. Debate sparked on the role of planning services in affecting health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presented to the Royal Society of Edinburgh-led conference on Scotland's Biodiversity, giving a health perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Working with the chief exec of a third-sector agency, I gave a public health perspective on issues of biodiversity. Audience primarily public, NGO leaders, students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Press release and coverage in national news outlets 
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 We created a press release with the University of Glasgow for our publication 'Socioeconomic inequalities in children's exposure to tobacco retailing based on individual-level gps data in scotland" which was published in Tobacco Control. The research was reported by 8 national media outlets, including BBC News, Google News, The Scotsman, The Herald, Daily Mail, STV, Evening Times.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/archiveofnews/2019/july/headline_655284_en.html
 
Description Profiles for University research outreach programme 
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 Our research programme was featured both in the University's alumni magazine and as part of its web and print media promotion campaign. This is used to generate public interest but also new funding for the University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/beacons/inequalities/agreenerpathtoequality/
 
Description Providing expert advice for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde on Health Walk spatial data analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I advised the Health Improvement Senior (Physical Activity) within NHSGGC on methodology for analysis of spatial data on 'Paths For All' 'Health Walk' scheme as a means to understand current provision within the region and identify gaps to target future funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public seminar on impacts of covid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Third-sector organised public seminar on the impacts of covid and practical responses by those involved in the management and promotion of parks and open spaces. Discussion of practical responses that can be made. Surprise at the evidence we presented showing falls in use of green spaces, contrary to popular opinions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description RSE Grant Scotsman article KS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr Kathryn Skivington spoke to the Scotsman newspaper as part of a piece about an RSE grant funded project exploring factors affecting transition from youth to successful adulthood in Scotland. The piece drew attention to the part that experts within the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit will play in this study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/sir-kenneth-calman-gauging-success-as-we-would-like-it-1-400142...
 
Description Radio interview for BBC Radio Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was invited on to a BBC radio Scotland morning phone in show to discuss the findings of a physical activity report published by ourselves in August 2017. Other participants included Brian Whittle MSP, Play Scotland Chief Executive Marguerite Hunter Blair, and members of the general public. Tennis coach , and mother of Andrew and Jamie Murray also contributed to the show. Further print media opportunities resulted from this appearance, and BBC radio Scotland have contacted me on a number of occasions for comment on other subjects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SPACES findings and the Scottish Government's Active Scotland Delivery Plan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paul was invited to meet with members of the Active Scotland division of the Scottish Government to present findings from the SPACES study, and open dialogue with regards to how SPACES findings can be used to contribute towards the Active Scotland Delivery Plan - specifically evidence around children spending time outside.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description School Visit (Glasgow Academy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Members of the neighbourhoods and communities programme (Laura Macdonald, Jon Olsen, Paul McCrorie) did a public engagement event during 'Health Week' at the Glasgow Academy; p3/4 children were involved in activities to stimulate discussion about play/physical activity in their neighbourhood and active travel to school.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Scottish Physical Activity Research Collaboration Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Paul McCrorie - Our presentation recognised the value of working with research participants to help make research findings more pratically meaningful - Amplifying the voices of children in the translation of physical activity related scientific evidence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.sparc.education.ed.ac.uk/conference-2019/
 
Description Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections 2018 - Changes to UK physical activity guidelines and what it means for you as a practitioner, researcher or policy maker 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I have been invited to facilitate a workshop to discuss Changes to UK physical activity guidelines and what it means for practitioners, researchers or policy makers. Those in attendance will be presented with the main updates to the new Chief Medical Officers physical activity guidelines (for children and young people) and will be tasked with discussing how these will be implemented in their sector. We will discuss facilitators, barriers, and support, and these will be collated and presented in a conference report by the organisers (University of Edinburgh).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/college-of-humanities-and-social-science/moray-hous...
 
Description Scottish Physical Activity Research Connections Conference (invited talk) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A poster was presented at the SPARC conference and posted on the Actify website (allowing public access), adding to discussion on staying active outdoors during the pandemic. Poster title: Change in time spent visiting and experiences of green space following restrictions on movement during the COVID-19 pandemic: A nationally representative cross-sectional study of UK adults.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.sparc.education.ed.ac.uk/conference-2020/
 
Description Scottish Sports Futures third sector event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact I was invited to attend a Scottish Sports Future event in Glasgow where I had the opportunity to engage with members of the Scottish Government (Active Scotland division), SportScotland, and a number of third sector groups (F.A.R.E, PEEK, Agile) about the SPACES project, its purpose, and it's potential for assisting with national physical activity agenda. As part of this, I spoke with Aileen Campbell (MSP), the Minster for Public Health and Sport, discussing at length the contribution we could make with our SPACES work. She invited us to set up a meeting with her Active Scotland colleagues to discuss further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Seminar at PAHRC/OPENSpace/CRESH - Edinburgh (Stefano Picascia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr. Almagor and Dr. Picascia introduced the generative approach and Agent Based modelling as a tool to explore complexity and its potential applications in the fields of interest of the audience. They presented work ongoing in the unit and their own, related to physical activity and green space usage. The audience was extremely engaged and sparked requests for further seminars and updates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/event/let's-put-people-place-using-agent-based-models-investigate-impact-n...
 
Description Seminar presentation. The seminar was organised by the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (CRESH), OPENspace and the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact As part of a seminar Dr. Almagor and Dr. Picascia presented an agent-based that simulates children's movements and activities that I am currently developing. The seminar included participants of 3 research centres: CRESH, PAHRC, OPENspace. The seminar took place at Edinburgh University. The presentation included an introduction to the methodology of ABM, and the main ideas behind the model that is currently under development. This engagement may lead to future feedback and corporation with other researchers interested in the model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-put-people-in-place-using-agent-based-models-to-investigate-the-...
 
Description Social Simulation Week 2020 Symposium (Alice MacLachlan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact PHASE symposium titled "Opportunities and challenges of modelling complex health behaviour" delivered as part of the Social Simulation Week 2020 hosted by Behave Lab and the European Social Simulation Association. The symposium included five presenters and audience discussion and reached an International audience of ~40 people from the simulation and public health communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://phasenetwork.org/services/
 
Description Stakeholder workshop to disseminate findings and get advice on how to get further impact. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We ran a stakeholder workshop at the Scottish Government in which we presented results of our research and asked for input about how, to whom, when and why to disseminate further. It was incredibly useful and will help us re-design our IAA from ESRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Studying Physical Activity in Children's Environments across Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation at Strathclyde University. Presented to national and international rersearchers, as well as third sector organisaitons about our work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Urban Environment seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact ESRC-funded seminar on urban environment and health included third sector, postgrad students, planners and clinicians. I gave a keynote address and participated in a panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Urban land use and residents' mortality 
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 Dr Jonathan Olsen created a 60 second summary describing the research from his co-authored publication (with Nicholls & Mitchell) describing 'Which urban land covers/uses are associated with residentsââ'¬â"¢ mortality? A cross-sectional, ecological, pan-European study of 233 cities'. The video is hosted on YouTube and Social Medial (twitter) and within 1 month had received over 1.5k views.

https://twitter.com/theSPHSU/status/1197088282116546560
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/11/e033623.full
 
Description WHO meeting 
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 Invited to consultation meeting about WHO child obesity guidelines
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Walkability poster presentation to MRC Deputy CEO and Chief of Strategy LM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Showcased the Neighbourhoods and Communities programme's work to members of the MRC management board and the Director of the IHW at GU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop led on social and health dimensions of green space infrastructure. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Co-led a workshop at the Panacea Green Infrastructure. Multidimensional Contributions to Competitive and Liveable Metropolitan Regions in Europe meeting. The audience included landscape architects and figures from politics and industry with responsibility for regenerating former industrial areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop with leaders of the Scouts, Guides and John Muir Award 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with leaders of research activity related to Scouts, Guide and John Muir Award to discuss developing research assessing the impacts of participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description national newspaper interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact interviewed by national newspaper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description workshop on working with the media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at workshop for trainees on how to present academic results to the media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description workshop on working with the media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote speaker at workshop for trainees on how to present academic results to the media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019