Measuring and Analysing Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

The health of individuals varies according to socioeconomic characteristics reflecting, at least in part, different exposures to factors that influence health. Since populations comprise groups of individuals, and these groups tend not to be random, e.g. groups defined by geography or on the basis of occupation, there are differences between the health of different populations. Understanding such health inequalities plays an important part in improving the health of the population.
Health inequalities remain constant or are increasing and it is unclear how to reduce them. We are improving methods to analyse routinely collected health data and surveys and using new linkages of health to social data, aiming to improve our understanding of inequalities in health and improve intervention strategies. The programme is organised into three themes: Health inequalities and linked data analysis; Natural experiments from observational data; and Enhancing cohort, survey and routine data sources. Our focus on existing data sources represents a cost-effective means of working, capitalising on substantial investment in surveys and cohorts as well as ‘big data’. We benefit from our location in Scotland with its outstanding systems of linked routine health data, and our research team is recognised internationally for expertise in the analysis of these data and for methodological rigour and innovation.

Technical Summary

Aims and Objectives
The aim of this programme is to improve methodology for the measurement and analysis of health and inequalities in health using observational data with particular emphasis on improving our understanding of causes and informing strategies for intervention. Our objectives are:
1. To improve population health outcomes through conduct and translation of research based on the evaluation of policy or large-scale intervention.
2. To maximise the use of existing routine, linked and population-sampled data sources and, in so doing, enhance the return on the investment made in these resources.
3. To inform intervention strategy through research enhancing our understanding of health, inequalities in health and the determinants of health.
4. To build capacity in the measurement and analysis of inequalities in health using observational data.
Research plan and methodology
The purpose of this programme is to develop, adapt and apply appropriate statistical methods and novel study designs for the analysis of health inequalities, taking advantage of the linkage of new datasets and improved analytical capability. The joint focus on methodology and application, and proposed collaborations internally, nationally and internationally, ensure we are grounded in real-world applications assessing inequalities or informing the reduction of inequalities. Much of our work uses linked data from local, national and international longitudinal studies and surveys.
Our proposals include the use of novel linkages such as the linkage of education and unemployment data to population health data. We are in an excellent position to take advantage of the linkage of health and social data for three main reasons: we benefit from our location in Scotland with a long history of high quality routinely collected and linked health data and have experience in analysing the same going back more than 25 years; we have expertise in the analysis of linked health and social datasets from other countries, particularly Finland, Sweden and Norway, going back over 10 years; and we have considerable experience working with other datasets that link individual social data to routine data systems including the Scottish Health Survey, Scottish Birth Records and the Scottish Longitudinal Study.
The work of this programme is organised around three themes:
As more data sources come on line, in part through initiatives such as the Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research and the Administrative Data Research Centres, our first theme ‘Health inequalities and linked data analysis’ is exploring their potential to improve our understanding of the patterning of health and to identify points for intervention.
Our second theme, ‘Natural experiments from observational data’, is working on improving the extent to which we can be confident that associations based on observational data are causal which will in turn lead to an improved understanding of how we can intervene to improve health and reduce inequalities.
The third theme, ‘Enhancing cohort, survey and routine data sources’, is combining data from cross-sectional and longitudinal sources, largely by the innovative use of multiple imputation, to increase our power for analysis leading to improvements in our understanding of health and its determinants.

Organisations

Publications

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Allik M (2019) Creating small-area deprivation indices: a guide for stages and options in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

 
Title Kelvingrove Art Gallery Exhibition: Mountain Plot Jigsaw (RD) 
Description A jigsaw which displays the findings of our research on inequalities in mortality. Members of the public were able to view our jigsaw displaying the findings of our research on inequalities in mortality and access further information about the Programme and Unit 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The jigsaw raised the profile of the Unit & Programme as it was on display for 3 months at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. It is one of the top three free-to-enter visitor attractions in Scotland and one of the most visited museums in the United Kingdom outside of London. 
URL https://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/research-programmes/mh/hsco/jigsaw.html
 
Title Materials for a public engagement game, Become a Data Detective (AP) 
Description Materials created for this game comprise: role playing scripts, data workstations, hypothetical datasets, codebreakers (linkage keys) for use during the game; and make your own codebreaker sheets (Unit branded) and stickers to give to participants. These were created by Anna Pearce, with scientific input from other members of the Health Inequalities programme (including Emily Tweed, Andrew Pulford, Michael Green, Ruth Dundas and Linsay Gray), and with creative and practical input from John Gilchrist and Gillian Bell. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact These materials have been used while carrying out "Become a Data Detecive" at public engagement activities, including with a local church group and a local school. The activity will also be carried out at Glasgow Science Festival in June, and in the future other events (e.g. a family based lab at Swansea Science festival). Hope to post all materials online for wider use in future. 
 
Description Alastair Leyland was invited to attend and contribute to the IARC (International Agency for Research in Cancer) Workshop Lyon 16-18th April 2018 on Cancer and inequalities
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Citation in the Scottish Government-commissioned NHS Health Scotland's Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) annual report (LG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/24485-MESAS_4th%20Annual%20Report%20Dec%2014.pdf
 
Description Citation in the Scottish Government-commissioned NHS Health Scotland's Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) updated assessment of the validity and reliability of alcohol retail sales data (LG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/25959-MESAS%20validity%20reliability%20update%20-%20...
 
Description Citation of (T. Robertson, M. Benzeval, E. Whitley, F. Popham The role of material, psychosocial and behavioral factors in mediating the association between socioeconomic position and allostatic load
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743518301531?via%3Dihub#bb0685
 
Description Citation of paper (PMID: 26422012) in systematic review (AL)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12966-016-0398-2
 
Description Consultation on planned NIHR Global Health Policy and Systems Research programme (AL)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Consultation to Scottish Government on Social Security in Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Social security systems and reforms are important social determinants of health which impact most strongly on groups who experience health inequalities. The Unit has expertise in this area which we used to inform Scottish Goverment policy on devolved benefits and the new social security system under the Scotland Act. Knowledge and research outcomes from the Health Start Evaluation and Health in Pregnancy Evaluation were used in the repsonse to the consultation.
 
Description Contributed to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde consultation workshop on the health board's Health and Wellbeing Survey on 13/01/2017
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Resulted in changes to the survey questionnaire and conduct, ensuring the most appropriate topics and coverage, leading to optimal health policy-informing at the regional level.
URL http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/public-health/public-health-resource-unit/research-and-evaluati...
 
Description Courses: Multilevel Modelling for Public Health and Health Services Research
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Attendees at Course can now analyse and interpret their data appropriately
URL http://www.healthincontext.com
 
Description Linsay Gray has joined the technical steering group of the NHSGGC's Health and Wellbeing Survey.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Linsay Gray participated in the Scottish Tobacco-Free Alliance Open Meeting on ASSIST in Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Meeting with Orlando Silva, MP, BRAZIL
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Provided expert guidance to Member of Brazilian Parliament about the benefits of using and linking routinely collected data for improving population health. The MP (Orlando Silva) was bringing a motion to the Parliament about data protection for Brazil. We were able to demonstrate the impact of using anonymised rotuinely collected data for research and he decided to add that as part of the data protection process/bill; he had not thought of the research purposes before meeting us.
 
Description Meeting with policy leads in Improving Health and Wellbeing Outcomes for Mothers, Children & Young People Division at Scottish Government to discuss Healthy Start Voucher Evaluation (2016) (RD)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description New method for projecting mortality for population projections
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Provision of corrected estimates of hazardous/harmful drinkers to NHS HEALTH SCOTLAND for Informing Interventions to reduce health Inequalities (Triple I) (LG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Responded to SG consultation on Social Security (2016) (RD) (AL)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to Scottish Government Consultation A Healthier Future Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight (Stephanie Chambers)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to the Advertising Standards Authority consultation on the Committees of Advertising Practice and The UK Code of Broadcast Advertising proposal to allow lawful ads to make health claims for e-cigarettes and how CAP proposes to regulate public health messages which refer to e-cigarettes
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact We made the case for any claims about health not being presented to the public by the tobacco industry in any of its guises.
 
Description Scottish Government report (EW)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Scottish Longitudinal Study Research Board (Frank Popham)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Good Governance
 
Description Unit response to CAP and BCAP's E-cigarettes: health claims and public health advertisements (LG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Unit response to Health and Sport Committee at The Scottish Parliament's The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1 consultation (LG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/91070.aspx
 
Description Unit response to House of Commons Select Committee: Science and Technology Committee's E-cigarettes inquiry (LG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-c...
 
Description Unit response to Scottish Government's A Healthier Future - Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight consultation (LG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Unit response to Scottish Government's Consultation on Electronic Cigarettes and Strengthening Tobacco Control in Scotland (LG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Unit response to The Scottish Government's Consultation on the Design of The Scottish Household Survey for 2017 and Beyond (LG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact While we made a case for a reduction of the overall survey sample size by around a third, with a small reduction in topics covered by the survey, our alternative arguments put forward in favour of halving the number of topics covered by the survey every year and collecting data on each topic every second year, with a small reduction in sample size supported the ultimate decision to proceed on that basis.
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/consultation-design-scottish-household-survey-shs-2017-beyond/
 
Description Unit response to the Health and Social Care Information Centre consultation on the Health Survey for England coordinated by Linsay Gray
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Resulted in changes to the survey questionnaire and conduct, ensuring the most appropriate topics and coverage, leading to optimal health policy-informing at the national level. On the basis of the responses submitted, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (now NHS Digital) have continued to commission the Health Survey for England for years 2016 - 2019, use the feedback to inform the future development of the survey, publicise UK Data Service Health Survey for England resources more, inform respondents who want mental health and wellbeing data about the 2014 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, and consider ways to increase awareness of the range of health and care surveys they do.
 
Description Unit response to the Scottish Government consultation on 2017 Scottish Household Survey coordinated by Linsay Gray
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Resulted in changes to the survey questionnaire and conduct, ensuring the most appropriate topics and coverage, leading to optimal health policy-informing at the national level.
URL http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/16002/Consultation/2017Consultation/SHS2017response
 
Description Unit response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Scottish Health Survey questionnaire coordinated by Linsay Gray.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Resulted in changes to the survey questionnaire and conduct, ensuring the most appropriate topics and coverage, leading to optimal health policy-informing at the national level. In line with our case, questions were retained on: • Anxiety and depression • Mental Wellbeing and Symptoms of psychiatric disorder • Physical activity • Fruit and vegetable consumption • Smoking and e-cigarettes • Alcohol consumption and drinking experiences • Body Mass Index / Obesity (height and weight measurements) • Sexual orientation Additionally, there was the addition of a new question giving the participants the opportunity to include express non-binary gender identity
URL https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/population-health/scottish-health-survey/
 
Description Welfare Foods - a consultation on meeting the needs of children and families in Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Unit has expertise in this area which we used to inform Scottish Goverment policy on devolved benefits and the new social security system under the Scotland Act. Knowledge and research outcomes from the Health Start Evaluation and Health in Pregnancy Evaluation were used in the repsonse to the consultation, particularly around increase of the uptake and awareness of the Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods
 
Description Welfare Foods - a consultation on meeting the needs of children and families in Scotland (RD)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Unit has expertise in this area which we used to inform Scottish Goverment policy on devolved benefits and the new social security system under the Scotland Act. Knowledge and research outcomes from the Health Start Evaluation and Health in Pregnancy Evaluation were used in the repsonse to the consultation, particularly around increase of the uptake and awareness of the Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods
 
Description Workshop on measuring health inequalities (DB)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description meet with representatives from Directorate for Children and Families at Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact We met with representatives from Directorate for Children and Families at Scottish Government to discuss Healthy Start\ Voucher evaluation and SG plans for Best Start, HSV and other devolved benefits. This knowledge exchange allowed SG to improve the implementation of Best Start and other devolved benefits; affecting low income families within Scotland.
 
Description COST Action CA15137 Training School 2019 - Evaluation procedures and their impact on SSH careers (TK)
Amount € 700 (EUR)
Funding ID CA15137-040219-095384 
Organisation European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2019
 
Description CRUK/BUPA Foundation Cancer Prevention Initiative (CS)
Amount £12,880 (GBP)
Funding ID C53258/A19682 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 11/2015
 
Description CSO Fellowship Funding Morbidity and mortality among people experiencing severe and multiple disadvantage: a cohort study using cross-sectoral data linkage
Amount £186,200 (GBP)
Funding ID CAF/17/11 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2021
 
Description Calderone award, Columbia University (LG)
Amount $100,000 (USD)
Organisation Columbia University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description Columbia travel award for the European Public Health conference 2016 (Linsay Gray)
Amount $25,000 (USD)
Organisation Columbia University 
Department Columbia University Calderone award
Sector Academic/University
Country United States
Start 07/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description Drug Abuse and Addiction Research Programs, Single Parent Families and Young Adolescents' Substance Use (MG)
Amount $3,000 (USD)
Funding ID R03DA046046 
Organisation National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2021
 
Description Evaluation of the Healthy Start Voucher Scheme in UK: a natural experiment using the Growing Up in Scotland record linkage study and the Infant Feeding Survey. (RD)
Amount £432,388 (GBP)
Funding ID PHR/13/164/10 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2017
 
Description FORTE: (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare): Programme grants for research on ageing, demogarphy and health (Vittal Katikireddi)
Amount 9,000,000 kr (SEK)
Organisation FORTE: (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Sweden
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2020
 
Description GKE Small Grants project - Inequalities in Mortality Mountain Plot Jigsaw Denise Brown
Amount £600 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 01/2017
 
Description Interdisciplinary Research Hubs full call - ARISE
Amount £11,800,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R039526/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 02/2024
 
Description NCDS58 Longitudinal cohort analyses (Ruth Dundas)
Amount £76,901 (GBP)
Funding ID GCPH/Joint RA Post 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 08/2019
 
Description NIHR Evaluating possible intended and unintended consequences of the implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol in Scotland: a natural experiment
Amount £1,136,613 (GBP)
Funding ID 11/3005/40 
Organisation Public Heath Research (PHR) Progrmame 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Unknown
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2020
 
Description NIHR Global Health Research Group on Social Policy and Health Inequalities
Amount £1,999,754 (GBP)
Funding ID 16/137/99 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2020
 
Description National Institute for Health Research (NIHR): - Evaluating graduated progress towards and impacts of the implementation of indoor smoke free prison facilities in Scotland
Amount £853,046 (GBP)
Funding ID 15/55/44 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 06/2019
 
Description Population Health Impact Assessment Tools: Using Population Health Data to Improve Chronic Disease Prediction (AL)
Amount $246,597 (CAD)
Organisation Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2019
 
Description SFC-GCRF: Exploring the feasibility of cross-sectoral data linkage to study the social determinants of health in India
Amount £28,996 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Scottish Health Survey 2017
Amount £23,631 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Health Survey and Scottish Longitudinal Survey linked to Scottish Morbidity Record data 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description Supporting older people into employment (SOPIE): identifying factors influencing return to work in the over 50s (AL)
Amount £588,016 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L006367/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2014 
End 10/2017
 
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 economic and social value of health - Causal effects of alcohol and mental health problems on employment outcomes: Harnessing UK Biobank and linked administrative data (VK)
Amount £447,069 (GBP)
Organisation UK Health Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 11/2020
 
Description Wellcome Trust Fellowship Funding
Amount £435,543 (GBP)
Funding ID 205412/Z/16/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2022
 
Title Collaborative further development of iPad app for MUP in Emergency Depts (EDs) and further development of Sexual Heath Clinics (SHCs) questionnaire 
Description Questionnaires 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact iPad app speeds up the research data collection and entry process. Rigorous prior testing required. 
URL http://mup.sphsu.gla.ac.uk/#resources
 
Title TIDieR-PHP: a reporting guideline for population health and policy interventions, explanation and elaboration 
Description TIDieR-PHP provides clear reporting guidance for population health and policy interventions. Population health and policy interventions are legal, fiscal, structural, organisational, environmental, and policy interventions such as the regulation of unhealthy commodities, health service reorganisation, changes in welfare policy and neighbourhood improvement schemes. The checklist items comprise: the materials used; what processes were involved and how the intervention was planned and delivered; who was involved in the provision of the intervention; the location and scope; planned and unplanned variation; how fidelity was measured; and the extent to which the intervention was delivered as intended. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Use of TIDieR-PHP should help authors of population health and policy intervention studies to provide more complete and consistent reports of the intervention, thereby reducing research waste and supporting replication, evidence synthesis and implementation. 
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/mrccsosocialandpublichealthscience...
 
Title Aberdeen Birth Cohort (FP) 
Description We are using the Aberdeen Birth Cohort linked to modern health records to study the long-term impact of selective schooling on health. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Our use has lead to initial acceptance of our Registered Report by BMC Medicine 
 
Title Data sharing: Twenty-07 Study with various collaborators in other institutions (GD) 
Description Data sharing of Unit facility (West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study) with external collaborators Skelton et at at Glasgow Caledonian University, Britton at UCL, Kavalidou at University of Glasgow , Gale and Cukic at Edinburgh University, Dodds at Southampton University, Jani at University of Glasgow, Deary at Edinburgh University. 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 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Research papers have been and will continute to be produced. Dodds paper reported population grip strength, Britton paper population levels of alcohol consumption. 03/06/19 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/Information-on-data-sharing.html
 
Title GUS Linked to Health Data 
Description Growing up in Scotland Birth Cohort 2 data linked to health record datasets in Scotland. (eg SMR01 - acute hospitalisations, SMR02 - maternal and birth records, health visiting, dental health, A&E attendance) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Reseachers will be able to use the linked GUS cohort 2 and health outcome data. The linkage now exists and researchers will need to apply to PBPP and Scottish Government (GUS) for permission to access it. 
 
Title MUP ED data 
Description This database contains research data collected in Emergency Departments in February 2018, October 2018 and February 2019 for the evaluation of MUP in Scotland. The emergency depts are in Glasgow Royal, Edinburgh Royal, Sheffield Northern General and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen hospitals. The data include both interviewees and brief detials of non-approached attendees or those where the approach or interview was terminated. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Will test whether the proportion of alcohol-related attendance changes following MUP, and other outcomes around alcohol consumption using difference in difference analysis within a natural experiment design. 
 
Title MUP Sexual Health Clinic database 
Description This is the second database for the evaluation of MUP in Scotland (the other is the Emergency depts interview data). The data are anonymous and come from patietn completed surveys in sexual health clinics. There are three clinics in Scotland and three in England. This supports the natural experiment design. Data cover alcohol consumption, source of alcohol, spend on alcohol, and illegal drug consumption by individually named drugs. Data were collected for 3 week periods in Feb 2018, October 2018 and February 2019. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Will contribute to the evaluation of unintended and intended impacts from the implementation of MUP in Scotland in May 2018. 
 
Title Merged Scottish & English Health Survey Data (CS) 
Description Merged 2010-2012 Health Survey for England (HSE) and Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) for 16-24 year old individuals. The combined dataset contains 4272 survey respondents. Data from HSE and SHeS were merged in order to gain a more representative view of the health behaviours of NEETs across the UK. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact N/A 
URL https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/themes/health
 
Title Relative measures of health inequalities (FP) 
Description It is often argued that the magntiude of relative measures of health inequalities depend on whether success or failure is studied. However, I showed that this does not apply to the odds ratio. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact N/A 
URL http://journals.lww.com/epidem/Citation/publishahead/Re___Lies,_Damned_Lies,_and_Health_Inequality.9...
 
Title School and local authority characteristics associated with take-up of Free School Meals in Scottish secondary schools 2014 
Description  
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Seniors USP (GD) 
Description Accelerometry data on subjects from the older two cohorts of Twenty-07 plus questionnaire data. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28538672 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28619784 
URL https://www.gcu.ac.uk/seniorsusp/
 
Title Transform one effect measure to another (FP) 
Description Transferring between relative risks, odds ratios and other effect measures from adjusted regression models can be difficult, using a treatment model and inverse probability weight solves this issue I show 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact N/A 
URL http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/01/06/ije.dyv323.extract
 
Description Alcohol consumption across the life-course: determinants and health consequences (MKH) 
Organisation University College London
Department Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Mary-Kate Hannah provided data from the three Twenty-07 cohorts on alcohol, morbidity, and mortality and also provided advice on the data; will comment on the manuscript.
Collaborator Contribution Doing combined analysis of our three cohorts and a further six cohorts: 1946, 1958, 1970s birth cohorts, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Whitehall II, and Caerphilly.
Impact Paper published PMID:30131059
Start Year 2015
 
Description Are 'potentially preventable hospitalisations' a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia? (AL) 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Department Health Economics Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in health services research and record linkage in Australia; Expertise in clinical epidemiology of ageing; Expertise in health economics
Impact Grant received from NHMRC (AU$387,140 over 2 years - ~£243,000). Four papers published PMID: 23242247; 25793270, 28940236, 27604087. Oral presentations at various conferences. PhD awarded.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Are 'potentially preventable hospitalisations' a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia? (AL) 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Department Health Economics Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in health services research and record linkage in Australia; Expertise in clinical epidemiology of ageing; Expertise in health economics
Impact Grant received from NHMRC (AU$387,140 over 2 years - ~£243,000). Four papers published PMID: 23242247; 25793270, 28940236, 27604087. Oral presentations at various conferences. PhD awarded.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Are 'potentially preventable hospitalisations' a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia? (AL) 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department Sax Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in health services research and record linkage in Australia; Expertise in clinical epidemiology of ageing; Expertise in health economics
Impact Grant received from NHMRC (AU$387,140 over 2 years - ~£243,000). Four papers published PMID: 23242247; 25793270, 28940236, 27604087. Oral presentations at various conferences. PhD awarded.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Are 'potentially preventable hospitalisations' a valid measure of the quality and affordability of primary and community care in Australia? (AL) 
Organisation Western Sydney University
Department School of Medicine
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in health services research and record linkage in Australia; Expertise in clinical epidemiology of ageing; Expertise in health economics
Impact Grant received from NHMRC (AU$387,140 over 2 years - ~£243,000). Four papers published PMID: 23242247; 25793270, 28940236, 27604087. Oral presentations at various conferences. PhD awarded.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Assessing reporting of narrative synthesis of quantitative data in public health systematic reviews (VK) 
Organisation University of York
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into design and conduct
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input into design and conduct
Impact Paper published PMID:30196129
Start Year 2015
 
Description Avoidable Scottish Hospitalisations 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Department Health Economics Research Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Expertise in multilevel modelling and data linkage
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in health economics; Expertise in health services research; Expertise in data linkage
Impact Successful grant funding for "Avoidable Scottish Hospitalisations (ASH)" from CSO; £187,821 over 2 years Paper published PMID: 30795737
Start Year 2012
 
Description BP reactivity (GD) 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Department School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sharing of data, development of joint ideas for papers, support for analyses and joint writing of papers
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in BP reactivity, development of joint ideas for papers, and joint analyses and writing of papers
Impact Papers published (PMID): 19619405 20536905 21166685 21855582 21871931 22021460 22958235 disciplines - statistics, social sciences, epidemiology, psychology, sport science
 
Description Cognitive epidemiology (EW) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Sharing of cohort data, expertise in their use, joint development of ideas, analyses and drafting of papers.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in cognitive epidemiology, joint development of ideas, analyses and drafting of papersExpertise in cognitive epidemiology and chronic diseases, joint development of ideas and drafting of papers
Impact Papers published (PMID): 21037248 21604878 21871931
 
Description Columbia University Visiting Scholarship 
Organisation Columbia University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Linsay Gray is building collaborations; delivered a presentation on the MRC-funded project; delivered a training seminar on record linkage and associations with the MRC-funded project. Linsay Gray is overall project lead, advising on the design, analysis and conduct of the study; senior and lead authoring papers.
Collaborator Contribution Hosting Linsay Gray as Visiting Scholar at Columbia University; sourcing and analysing data; leading and co-authoring papers. Partners are: Katherine M Keyes, Silvia Martins, Frank Popham, Caroline Rutherford, Andrew Gelman
Impact 4 grant proposals submitted, Paper published PMID:29389712, 4 invited talks given at USA institutions including to industry, professional as well academic audiences, 4 conference presentations (USA and Germany) and preparation of a further journal article underway
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evaluating WIAT 
Organisation Heriot-Watt University
Department School of the Built Environment
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Health Economics; Expertise in Geography; Expertise in the Built Environment; Expertise in Natural Experiments
Impact Papers published PMID: 23996826, 30620516
Start Year 2012
 
Description Evaluating WIAT 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Department of Social and Environmental Health Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Health Economics; Expertise in Geography; Expertise in the Built Environment; Expertise in Natural Experiments
Impact Papers published PMID: 23996826, 30620516
Start Year 2012
 
Description Evaluating WIAT 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department OPENSpace Research Centre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Health Economics; Expertise in Geography; Expertise in the Built Environment; Expertise in Natural Experiments
Impact Papers published PMID: 23996826, 30620516
Start Year 2012
 
Description GCPH Longitudinal cohort analyses to explore differences in health status and determinants between representative samples of Scotland and England 
Organisation Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution 1. To undertake literature reviews of both previous research using the National Childhood Development Study (1958 British Birth cohort), and reviews of reviews of particular analytical themes, to help refine research questions and inform methodological approaches. 2. To undertake a series of themed analyses, comparing Scotland and England (including, separately, NW and NE England), as well as possibly the three city-regions described above). 3. Ultimately, these analyses to be extended to undertake analyses of the life histories of deceased Scottish cohort members in comparison to matched (i.e. in terms of age, gender, social class) English sub-samples with longer survival rates (i.e. who are still alive or who died at an older age than their Scottish equivalents) . 4. Data storage and Management
Collaborator Contribution Initiator of the study, developed the idea and set up the project team. Involved in the day to day running of the project and overseer the analyses themes as agreed by the project team. Setting up of project meetings and notes of the meeting outcomes.
Impact Paper in press: doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.10.015
Start Year 2016
 
Description Global Burden of Disease study (S Vittal Katikireddi) 
Organisation Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Country United States 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Providing input on epidemiology and public health for the GBD study, and critically revising manuscripts for publication.
Collaborator Contribution Leading the conduct of the GBD study, including collation of epidemiological inputs, conduct of modelling and drafting of papers.
Impact GBD data have been harmonised and new estimates produced. Papers published include: 28919117, 28919118, 28916366, 28919119, 28919115, 28919116, 28604169.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Impacts of e-cigarette regulation via the EU Tobacco Products Directive on young people's use of ecigarettes: a natural experiment; National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research funded study 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributing as University of Glasgow lead, advising on the design, analysis and conduct of the quantitative study
Collaborator Contribution University of Cardiff: overall responsibility for the study; University of Stirling: leading the Scottish study arm; University of Bristol leading the English study arm.
Impact publication in press Hallingberg, B., Maynard, O., Bauld, L., Brown, R., Gray, L. , Lowthian, E., MacKintosh, A. M., Moore, L. , Munafo, M. and Moore, G. (2018) Have e-cigarettes renormalised or displaced youth smoking? Results of a segmented regression analysis of repeated cross sectional survey data in England, Scotland and Wales. Tobacco Control, (Accepted for Publication)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Impacts of e-cigarette regulation via the EU Tobacco Products Directive on young people's use of ecigarettes: a natural experiment; National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research funded study 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributing as University of Glasgow lead, advising on the design, analysis and conduct of the quantitative study
Collaborator Contribution University of Cardiff: overall responsibility for the study; University of Stirling: leading the Scottish study arm; University of Bristol leading the English study arm.
Impact publication in press Hallingberg, B., Maynard, O., Bauld, L., Brown, R., Gray, L. , Lowthian, E., MacKintosh, A. M., Moore, L. , Munafo, M. and Moore, G. (2018) Have e-cigarettes renormalised or displaced youth smoking? Results of a segmented regression analysis of repeated cross sectional survey data in England, Scotland and Wales. Tobacco Control, (Accepted for Publication)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Impacts of e-cigarette regulation via the EU Tobacco Products Directive on young people's use of ecigarettes: a natural experiment; National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research funded study 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributing as University of Glasgow lead, advising on the design, analysis and conduct of the quantitative study
Collaborator Contribution University of Cardiff: overall responsibility for the study; University of Stirling: leading the Scottish study arm; University of Bristol leading the English study arm.
Impact publication in press Hallingberg, B., Maynard, O., Bauld, L., Brown, R., Gray, L. , Lowthian, E., MacKintosh, A. M., Moore, L. , Munafo, M. and Moore, G. (2018) Have e-cigarettes renormalised or displaced youth smoking? Results of a segmented regression analysis of repeated cross sectional survey data in England, Scotland and Wales. Tobacco Control, (Accepted for Publication)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Individual-, area- and service-level contributions to Indigenous health outcomes 
Organisation NSW Government
Department NSW Ministry of Health
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provide expertise in the use of linked hospital and death data, and multilevel models, to estimate the contributions of individual-, area- and service-level factors to inequalities in the outcomes of hospital care between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
Collaborator Contribution Grant leader. Strong involvement in the establishment of the Centre for Health Record Linkage (CHeReL). Expertise in population health, epidemiologic methods, data linkage, use of large administrative data sets, and facilitating the policy and practice uptake of researchExpertise in data linkage in in New South WalesExpertise in using evidence from research in health policy and health of Aboriginal populations
Impact Received funding over 3 years of AU$469,000 (~£263,000) from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Six papers published (PMID 22490109, 24090327, 23319820, 23474235, 24299196, 24751666).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Individual-, area- and service-level contributions to Indigenous health outcomes 
Organisation University of Sydney
Department Sax Institute
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provide expertise in the use of linked hospital and death data, and multilevel models, to estimate the contributions of individual-, area- and service-level factors to inequalities in the outcomes of hospital care between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
Collaborator Contribution Grant leader. Strong involvement in the establishment of the Centre for Health Record Linkage (CHeReL). Expertise in population health, epidemiologic methods, data linkage, use of large administrative data sets, and facilitating the policy and practice uptake of researchExpertise in data linkage in in New South WalesExpertise in using evidence from research in health policy and health of Aboriginal populations
Impact Received funding over 3 years of AU$469,000 (~£263,000) from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Six papers published (PMID 22490109, 24090327, 23319820, 23474235, 24299196, 24751666).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Individual-, area- and service-level contributions to Indigenous health outcomes 
Organisation Western Sydney University
Department School of Medicine
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provide expertise in the use of linked hospital and death data, and multilevel models, to estimate the contributions of individual-, area- and service-level factors to inequalities in the outcomes of hospital care between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
Collaborator Contribution Grant leader. Strong involvement in the establishment of the Centre for Health Record Linkage (CHeReL). Expertise in population health, epidemiologic methods, data linkage, use of large administrative data sets, and facilitating the policy and practice uptake of researchExpertise in data linkage in in New South WalesExpertise in using evidence from research in health policy and health of Aboriginal populations
Impact Received funding over 3 years of AU$469,000 (~£263,000) from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Six papers published (PMID 22490109, 24090327, 23319820, 23474235, 24299196, 24751666).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Mass Media for Public Health Messages (VK) 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into grant application, design and conduct
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on social marketing for leading the grant application
Impact Paper published PMID:29329359
Start Year 2015
 
Description Mass Media for Public Health Messages (VK) 
Organisation University of Nottingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into grant application, design and conduct
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on social marketing for leading the grant application
Impact Paper published PMID:29329359
Start Year 2015
 
Description Mass Media for Public Health Messages (VK) 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into grant application, design and conduct
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on social marketing for leading the grant application
Impact Paper published PMID:29329359
Start Year 2015
 
Description Minimum Unit Pricing collaboration 
Organisation King's College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co Development of iPad app for inerviews of ED attendees
Collaborator Contribution Original creation of the app
Impact iPad app
Start Year 2017
 
Description Non-response bias in health survey data 
Organisation NHS Health Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator on grant; Input on study design, methods and literature searching
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Public Health in Scotland Expertise in non-response methods
Impact Funding received from MRC (£165,556 over 1.5 years). Presented research at numerous national and international conferences/meetings. Oral presentations to policy audiences, advocacy groups, Government advisory committees and Government-commissioned evaluation groups. papers published (PMID): 23457333; 25227767; 26615409; 28276110.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Non-response bias in health survey data 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Department Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator on grant; Input on study design, methods and literature searching
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Public Health in Scotland Expertise in non-response methods
Impact Funding received from MRC (£165,556 over 1.5 years). Presented research at numerous national and international conferences/meetings. Oral presentations to policy audiences, advocacy groups, Government advisory committees and Government-commissioned evaluation groups. papers published (PMID): 23457333; 25227767; 26615409; 28276110.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Non-response bias in health survey data 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Biostatistics Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator on grant; Input on study design, methods and literature searching
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in Public Health in Scotland Expertise in non-response methods
Impact Funding received from MRC (£165,556 over 1.5 years). Presented research at numerous national and international conferences/meetings. Oral presentations to policy audiences, advocacy groups, Government advisory committees and Government-commissioned evaluation groups. papers published (PMID): 23457333; 25227767; 26615409; 28276110.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Oslo Mortality Study 
Organisation Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of methodological and analytical expertise; knowledge of inequalities; contribution to published papers
Collaborator Contribution Medical expertise; provision of access to detail individually linked register data; knowledge of data; expertise in life course epidemiology
Impact Several presentations. 4 papers (PMID: 18079330, 18049185, 21062846, 21197131).
Start Year 2006
 
Description Patterning of E-Cigarette Use in UK Households 
Organisation University of Texas
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am doing the analyses and drafting papers
Collaborator Contribution I am collaborating with Michaela Benzeval at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, who is providing early access to the data, and advice on analyses and interpretation
Impact Publication PMID:29593026
Start Year 2017
 
Description Reporting guidelines for population health and policy interventions: TIDieR-PHP (VK) 
Organisation Bond University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into design and conduct
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input into design and conduct
Impact Paper published PMID:29769210
Start Year 2015
 
Description Reporting guidelines for population health and policy interventions: TIDieR-PHP (VK) 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input into design and conduct
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input into design and conduct
Impact Paper published PMID:29769210
Start Year 2015
 
Description SPHI Fiotec/Fiocruz 
Organisation Federal University of Minas Gerais
Country Brazil 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of research expertise in analysis of European and national data sets on welfare, hospitalization, inequalities and data linkage.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of 100M Cohort data set for analysis and expertise in Brazilian data sets on welfare, inequalities and data linkage.
Impact Paper PMID: 30183845
Start Year 2017
 
Description SPHI Fiotec/Fiocruz 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Department Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of research expertise in analysis of European and national data sets on welfare, hospitalization, inequalities and data linkage.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of 100M Cohort data set for analysis and expertise in Brazilian data sets on welfare, inequalities and data linkage.
Impact Paper PMID: 30183845
Start Year 2017
 
Description SPHI Fiotec/Fiocruz 
Organisation Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provision of research expertise in analysis of European and national data sets on welfare, hospitalization, inequalities and data linkage.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of 100M Cohort data set for analysis and expertise in Brazilian data sets on welfare, inequalities and data linkage.
Impact Paper PMID: 30183845
Start Year 2017
 
Description Scottish Administrative Data Research Centre (FP) 
Organisation Administrative Data Research Centre for Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Research and analysis ideas
Collaborator Contribution Data linkage
Impact Huang, Z., Dibben, C., Kirby, G., Deary, I., Popham, F. & Connelly, F. (2015) The creation of an administrative data based 1936 Birth Cohort Study The Farr Institute International Conference 2015, University of St Andrews, UK, 26 - 28 August 2015
Start Year 2015
 
Description Scottish Health Surveys 2012-15 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Department Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Part of the consortium; contributing to report chapter writing
Collaborator Contribution Survey conduct
Impact Successful funding bid; fieldwork has been completed for previous survey years and is currently underway for 2015. 2012, 2013 and 2014 annual report chapters have been published. Public engagement: SHeS consortium film appearance.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Scottish Health Surveys 2012-15 
Organisation National Centre for Social Research
Department Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Team members are part of the consortium; contributing to report chapter writing.
Collaborator Contribution Will publish report in which we author chapters
Impact Successful bid for Scottish Health Survey contract (£3,800,000 over 5 years). Published 3 chapters in each SHeS report: 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Start Year 2011
 
Description Socio-economic analysis of the decline in CHD mortality in Scotland (CD) 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Department Institute of Psychology, Health and Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration lead by team member. Protocol writing, data applications/sourcing, statistical analysis and paper writing.
Collaborator Contribution Clinical expertise in cardiovascular disease, treatments and risk factorsExpertise in modelling population trends in CHD mortality Clinical expertise in cardiovascular disease
Impact Funding received from EU: €1,200,000 (~£1,000,000) over 3 years. Subsequent fellowship won from CSO. Multi-disciplinary: Statistics, Public Health, Epidemiology and Cardiology. Oral presentations to various conferences. Four papers published (PMID: 24503058; 26812643; 26422012; 26812643).
Start Year 2011
 
Description Socioeconomic inequities in Finland 
Organisation National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Country Finland 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provision of methodological and analytical expertise; knowledge of inequalities; contribution to published papers
Collaborator Contribution Provision of medical expertise; provision of access to detailed individually linked register data; knowledge of data; expertise in health services research. Expertise in demography
Impact Funding obtained for collaborators from Academy of Finland. Several presentations. Fivepapers (PMIDs: 19124597, 18725853, 19897398, 22647563, 23286878, 25983615).
Start Year 2006
 
Description Socioeconomic inequities in Finland 
Organisation University of Helsinki
Department Department of Social Research
Country Finland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provision of methodological and analytical expertise; knowledge of inequalities; contribution to published papers
Collaborator Contribution Provision of medical expertise; provision of access to detailed individually linked register data; knowledge of data; expertise in health services research. Expertise in demography
Impact Funding obtained for collaborators from Academy of Finland. Several presentations. Fivepapers (PMIDs: 19124597, 18725853, 19897398, 22647563, 23286878, 25983615).
Start Year 2006
 
Description Supporting older people into employment (SOPIE): identifying factors influencing return to work in the over 50s (AL) 
Organisation Ingeus
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise, particularly multilevel modelling; expertise in social inequalities in health
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in work and health; expertise in return to work interventions; expertise in qualitative research, employment research, and labour economics
Impact Papers published (PMID: 26674507; PMID:30368452)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Supporting older people into employment (SOPIE): identifying factors influencing return to work in the over 50s (AL) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise, particularly multilevel modelling; expertise in social inequalities in health
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in work and health; expertise in return to work interventions; expertise in qualitative research, employment research, and labour economics
Impact Papers published (PMID: 26674507; PMID:30368452)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Supporting older people into employment (SOPIE): identifying factors influencing return to work in the over 50s (AL) 
Organisation University of Stirling
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise, particularly multilevel modelling; expertise in social inequalities in health
Collaborator Contribution Expertise in work and health; expertise in return to work interventions; expertise in qualitative research, employment research, and labour economics
Impact Papers published (PMID: 26674507; PMID:30368452)
Start Year 2014
 
Description Timing of socioeconomic disadvantages through childhood and adolescent health and health behaviours 
Organisation University of Texas at Austin
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Overall project lead, advising on the design, analysis and conduct of the study; performing analysis of UK data; lead authoring papers
Collaborator Contribution University of Texas at Austin: Analysis of US data; co-authoring papers (ongoing collaboration)
Impact Publication PMID 29232621
Start Year 2016
 
Description Vignette study on lay views of successful aging (EW) 
Organisation University of Essex
Department Institute for Social and Economic Research, Essex
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project led by team member. Winner of competition to include experiment in Understanding Society Innovation Panel wave 8.
Collaborator Contribution Expertise on longitudinal surveys and successful aging.
Impact Paper published PMID:29878183
Start Year 2015
 
Description AP Public engagement activity (Become a Data Detective) at a local church group 
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 This newly developed public engagement game, designed to communicate the value of and issues around research using linked data, was carried out at a local church group (with three groups of 10 young people). Run by Anna Pearce and Michael Green. The game prompted discussion around social influences on health and how data linkage can be carried out securely. Evaluation sheets indicated that 57% found the game quite or very exciting (40% neither exciting or boring); 50% would recommend playing the game to their friends; 71% understood more about data linkage as a result of playing; 86% believed that data linkage can be a good thing. This feedback and qualitative assessment by AP and MG has been used to improve the game for future use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Article in Guardian in November covering the publication of a systematic review of morbidity and mortality among people with experience of homelessness, imprisonment, sex work, or drug use (ET and VK) 
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 Vittal Katikireddi and Emily Tweed co-authored an Article in Guardian in November covering the publication of a systematic review of morbidity and mortality among people with experience of homelessness, imprisonment, sex work, or drug use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/12/uk-poverty-inequality-prisons-sex-workers-drug-users
 
Description Attending Holyrood Secondary School careers fair (MKH) 
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 Had a stall a the careers fair for a local secondary school. Displayed a banner and played a powerpoint slide showcasing work in our Unit. Spoke to pupils and parents about careers in social research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Facebook Live Unequal Scotland? event 
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 Contribution to the BBC Scotland Facebook Live event on inequalities (18/11/16). Linsay Gray actively particated in the event via posting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38003373
 
Description Blog for Maths Week Scotland (LG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Blog entitled "Maths for the Good of your Health" co-written for publication for the inaugural Maths Week Scotland which lead to plans for future participation in the annual event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.gov.scot/mathsweek
 
Description Blog on Health in Scotland (LG) 
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 Blog entitled "All the latest on health in Scotland" co-written with ScotCen Social Research (arm of NatCen non-profit organisation which is Britain's leading centre for independent social research) colleague for publication on the SPHSU's blog site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://sphsu.academicblogs.co.uk/all-the-latest-on-health-in-scotland/
 
Description Conference fringe event public talk (LG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 200 members of the public and Royal Statistical Society conference attenders attended the talk I gave entitled "Up in smoke"
exploring time trends in young people's use of e-cigarettes and tobacco - during an event staged to promote engagement with and enthusiasm for statistics. The entertaining event was met with positive responses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Contribution to Wikipedia LG 
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 As part of a Wikipedia 'editathon' Linsay updated the entry for the Health Survey for England, and created a new page for partner organisation ScotCen Social Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Survey_for_England_and_https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ScotCen_So...
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Sciences Tobacco Free Generation: Where Next? (MG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I presented findings on smoke-free public places and e-cigarettes to the audience, and then had an expert panel debating them with the audience. We used live-polling to record audience reactions to the findings, and suggestions for further work. We then put together a post for our unit blog reporting on the audience reactions and promoted this post on Twitter to broaden the reach of the message and encourage further engagement with us.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Facilitator for workshop on health inequalities at MVLS policy day (AL) (2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Jointly facilitated a workshop on health inequalities with the Scottish Government lead on health inequalities; gave presentation, facilitated discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Glasgow Declaration on Inequalities in Health (AL) 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Glasgow Declaration summarised broad ranging discussions over the three days of the European Public Health conference 2014, drawing upon rapporteurs' notes across all the sessions. It represented a call to action for governments and the public health communities across Europe to address inequalities in health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://eupha.org/repository/conference/2014/Glasgow_2014_declaration.pdf
 
Description Glasgow Science Festival - Royal Statistical Society STEM outreach 
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 We lead an activity that uses sampling techniques to count the number of penguins in Antartica. As it was part of the Glasgow Science Festival, we interacted with over 100 participants to show them how maths and statistics can be used for science. It was raising awareness of Statistics and Data Science as career opportunities. Many said they enjoyed the activity and were pleased they had used their maths skills.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.rss.org.uk/RSS/Get_involved/Support_school_education/Hands-on_statistics/RSS/Get_involved...
 
Description Have we got this covered? Consequences of and solutions to declining participation levels in health surveys 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact gave an invited seminar at Imperial College London, Department of Primary Care and Public Health on 27 March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/school-public-health/primary-care-and-public-health/news/
 
Description Healthy Start Voucher Evaluation: public and patient involvement 
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 Presented preliminary findings, obtained feedback to improve research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Seminar on Health Surveys - conduct, content and reporting (IBGE, Rio de Janiero, Brazil) (RD) 
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 About 150 people attended the international workshop on health surveys. I presented on the usefulness of whole country small area deprivation measures for monitoring policies and progress to SDG, as well as for survey sampling and post-stratification weighting. IBGE reported they will consider adding the deprivation measures to its surveys. We will have further discussions with them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Interview for The Times newspaper 
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 Report in The Times on 22nd Feb 2019 on drug and alcohol deaths based on work published in the European Journal of Public Health for the paper "All-cause and cause-specific mortality in Scotland 1981-2011 by age,sex and deprivation: a population-based study"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/drug-deaths-and-suicides-increase-in-mid-life-men-ntqsjh6xn
 
Description Invited presentation to industry (Palo Alto Research Center) (LG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Talk presented by Linsay Gray on the essentials of record linkage, non-response and imputation including the developed methodology to Palo Alto Research Center, Xerox Company, Webster, New York, USA on 29 September 2015. Statisticians from industry in attendance learned about the methodology, participated in discussion and explored potential collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.parc.com/about/parc-xerox.html
 
Description Invited talk (American Statistical Association) (LG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk presented by Linsay Gray on non-response bias correction of health survey estimates using record-linkage to the American Statistical Association Rochester chapter at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, USA on 11 May 2015. Statisticians from industry and the third sector as well as academia in attendance learned about the methodology and participated in discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://community.amstat.org/rochester/home
 
Description Joint workshop Department of Health & Department of Work and Pensions (London) (EC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Asked by Understanding Society Policy Unit to present my research findings at at invite-only workshop held within the Department of Health and Department of Work and Pensions in London, on the theme 'health, disability and employment transitions'. I was one of four people presenting to an audience of policy makers and analysts (approx 20 in London, and 20 on video-conference link in Leeds). Discussions following indicated interest in the work presented, and the work is being included in a follow-up written case study / policy-briefing, led by the Understanding Policy Unit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LG The Royal Statistical Society Glasgow Local Group Gravitational Waves event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the Royal Statistical Society Glasgow Local Group committee, we hosted this event which explored the statistical issues that arise in the detection of gravitational waves, with learning applicable to the wider application of statistics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sites.google.com/site/rssglasgow/events
 
Description Media coverage: Variation in inpatient costs (AL) (2016) 
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 Press coverage in the Scotsman of paper " Geographic variation of inpatient care costs at the end of life" (PMID:27025763)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media engagement after relating to paper in Addiction journal 
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 MG did press release and press, radio and TV interviews after release of paper in Addiction journal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3581117/Did-university-start-smoking-teens-likely-heavy-dr...
 
Description Media interview about the refined alcohol consumption estimates 
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 Discussed newspaper article covering the refined Scottish Health Survey alcohol consumption estimates publication with health correspondent of national newspaper (14/03/17).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
 
Description Mountain Plot jigsaw 
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 Supporters
Results and Impact showcased the Mountain Plot jigsaw at the Wellcome Trust visit to MVLS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description My experience with administrative data (Ruth Dundas) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation at UBDC workshop 'Working with Administrative Data: From Ideas to Research' in Manchester.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEpHh4eHdvZfzjRLEhVot-YdmZyAgtVyg
 
Description National television appearance related to publication of the annual Scottish Health Survey 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 Linsay Gray particated as a discussion panel member on national television talking about the Scottish Health Survey as report author (20/09/16).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://player.stv.tv/
 
Description On-site training on MUP research design and tools designed and delivered to research nurses in EDs and research staff in SHCs 
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 Training ensured consistency of interview procedures and addressed the logistics of iPad data collection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation in Scottish Universities Insight Institute knowledge exchange event An international and intersectional dialogue on how to reduce harm and promote wellbeing amongst people who have housing health and substance use challenges (Emily Tweed) 
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 I attended the first of a series of three knowledge exchange events hosted by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute on the topics of homelessness, substance use, and mental health. The events aim to bring together academics, policymakers, third sector organisations, practitioners, and people with lived experience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/ViewProgramme/tabid/5828/pid/145/rdid/5827/Default.aspx
 
Description Policy Meeting - Health: HSV (RD) 
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 Shared work from Evaluation of Healthy Start Vouchers with policy lead and colleagues in Child and Maternal Health at Scottish Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Policy Meeting - Health: HiP (RD) 
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 Shared work from Evaluation of Health in Pregnancy Grant with policy lead and colleagues in Child and Maternal Health at Scottish Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description RSS Environmental Statistics talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Royal Statistical Society (RSS) Glasgow Local Group - on which Unit staff members Ruth Dundas (treasurer) and Linsay Gray are committee members - joint with the Edinburgh local group and RSS Environmental Statistics Section organised an invited session at the 26th Annual Conference of the International Environmetrics Society conference at the University of Edinburgh delivered on 21st July.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Royal Statistical Society Glasgow Science Festival The Power of Data; Murder, Gambling and Disease event attended by over 200 S4-S6 school pupils. (RD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Over 200 pupils attended for a visit to the Glasgow Science Festival, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards, and the schools reported increased interest in STEM subject areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/eventsandprojects/glasgowsciencefestival2017/schools/he...
 
Description Ruth Dundas, Linsay Gray and Anna Pearce a public enagagement activity (Become a Data Detective) to a local primary school 
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 The game is designed to communicate the processes and benefits of data linkage to children and young people, as well as prompt discussions about social determinants of health. It was played with 18 P7 pupils, in two batches of nine. The children were visibility engaged and enjoyed playing. Evaluation sheets showed that 94% found the game quite or very exicting and two thirds would recommend playing to their friends. It was sufficiently challenging and all children felt that the game was either about the right length or that they would like to have played for longer. 78% felt they understood more about data linkage after playing the game, and 78% believed that data linkage could be a good thing. A follow up email from the teacher confirmed that the children had enjoyed the session and learning about health research. Qualitative assessment by RD, LG and AP has been used to refine the game for future use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Ruth, Alastair, Danny invited to meet with representatives from Directorate for Children and Families at Scottish Government to discuss Healthy Start Voucher evaluation and SG plans for Best Start, HSV and other devolved benefits. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact TBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description STEM ambassador engagement at secondary school 
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 This was a careers fair at a local secondary school. Myself and another PhD student attended as STEM ambassadors, where we discussed there the research undertaken at the unit and our own personal journeys that led us there. We used the opportunity to emphasise that scientific research is generally broader and interdisciplinary than traditionally conceived and used the SPHSU as an example of this. The event lasted a whole day and all year groups attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description School Visit (Kelvindale Primary) (MG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Took the Health in the City game to a P3 class and did presentation on careers in social sciences, before running the Health in the City activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Science Festival event, "Yeah, but is it significant?" (LG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Science Festival event organised by the Glasgow Local Group of the Royal Statistical Society [Linsay Gray and Ruth Dundas are committee members] along with the University of Glasgow School of Mathematics and Statistics. The event was attended by S5 and S6 students from local schools on thinking mathematically about chance and risk and how to unpick causality from noisy data in real life settings presented by the 2014 Royal Statistical Society Schools lecturer Dr. Jennifer Rogers (Oxford University) and Mitchell Lecturer Liberty Vittert (University of Glasgow).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/
 
Description Scotsman Health correspondent for YouthLink for Tuesday 14th March (CS) 
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 Catherine Stewart discussed the findings in the paper 'Cancer-related health behaviours of young people not in education, employment of training (NEET).: a cross sectional study with the Scotsman Health Correspondent Kevan Christie. The article was published in the Scotsman on Saturday 04th February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Scottish government presentation (RS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The double burden of mortality inequalitiy in Scotland: the case for measuring life expectancy and lifespan variation by socioeconomic deprivation - presentation on PhD analysis to policy & health analysts, statisticians and stake holders at the scottish government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Stakeholder engagement and programme launch for the GCRF ARISE hub - Accountability in urban health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Introduction to ARISE for policy, practice and community stakeholders. Slum community groups, the media, civil society, government and academia gathered together at the African Population Health Research Center in Nairobi to celebrate the first public consultation of the new ARISE Hub. The launch day was a chance to learn more about the priorities of Kenyan stakeholders to better understand how the team can move forward in a collaborative way. Additionally reached out to unicef UK and Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.lstmed.ac.uk/news-events/news/launching-arise-in-kenya
 
Description Student milestone event (RMcC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Spoke for a 3 minute thesis (3MT) at the student led milestone event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Successful Aging (Elise Whitley) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Successful Aging to Centre fo Population Change
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Royal Statistical Society Glasgow Local Group Data Science AGM event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the Royal Statistical Society Glasgow Local Group committee, we hosted this event which explored the role of the data scientist and take a whistle-stop tour through the vast constellation of associated software and tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://sites.google.com/site/rssglasgow/events
 
Description Took Health in the city game to Glasgow primary school during health week. (MKH) 
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 Ruth and Mary-Kate did the Health in the City game with two classes at a local primary school during their health week. The children learned about how environmental changes can improve health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
 
Description Understanding the health behaviours of individuals not in education, employment or training: The 'NEETs in Need' Study (CS) 
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 Presentation of results to funders and cancer experts at CRUK Cancer Prevention Innovation Showcase for advice on further development of project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/sites/default/files/2015_funded_cancer_prevention_innovation_projec...
 
Description Virtual Stakeholder Network 
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 Set up a network of stakeholders interested in the grant. Disseminated project protocol and received feedback from representatives at ASH Scotland, NHS health Scotland, the Scottish Government, and Public Health England, which has helped shape the protocol. ASH offered help in dissemination of the findings when they are ready.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Vertus Charter School, Rochester, New York 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Linsay Gray visited Vertus Charter School in Rochester, New York where she spoke to pupils and parents about a career in statistics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.vertusschool.org/
 
Description Workshop on data linkage and deriving deprivation measures in India (RD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We held a workshop discussing the potential for data linkage to evaluate social policy and health inequalities in India. The audience included the Census Commissioner of the Government of India, representatives of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, and researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and the Centre for the Integration of Data and Knowledge for Health, Salvador, Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop on data linkage and deriving deprivation measures in Karnataka (RD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We held a workshop discussing the potential for data linkage to evaluate social policy and health inequalities in the state of Karnataka, India. The audience included the Chief Secretary of the Department of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of Karnataka; representatives of the United Nations Population Fund India, the Karnataka Statistical System Development Agency, and the Karnataka Evaluation Authority; and researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, and the Centre for the Integration of Data and Knowledge for Health, Salvador, Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop with school children on health inequalities (Ruth Dundas) 
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 Developed and facilitated a session on Health Inequalities at St Denis' Primary School in Dennistoun as part of a collaborative project between the Institute for Health and Wellbeing and Glasgow City Council called "Determined to Animate" which resulted in pupils producing a short film animation on the topic of health inequalities. The films were judged by a range of experts in animation and public health, and St Denis' were awarded the first prize.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://twitter.com/GlasgowESPTeam/status/804830822759071744