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

 
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 Health Inequalities Cross Party Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description National Strategic Group for Sport & Physical Activity invited expert_PM
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Paths for All Health Walks Spatial Analysis
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Organisation Paths For All 
Start 04/2017 
End 06/2017
 
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 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 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 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 Learned Society
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 Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 09/2015
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Academic/University 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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