Informing Healthy Public Policy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Glasgow

Abstract

Public health decision makers and the public are exposed to a wide range of research evidence, that can often conflict or be uncertain. The way this evidence is presented, in scientific journals, political debates and in the news, influences how people understand, use, and act on it. We shall explore how information about health is communicated, and what people know and think about issues and policies, to better understand how we can communicate research findings into policy debates.
There has also been much debate in recent years about how research evidence can be made more useful and relevant to decision makers. We shall investigate ways in which we can improve the reliability and usefulness of studies that bring together large quantities of complex evidence.
Decision makers can also face difficulties with the quality of evidence available to them. Even large-scale evaluations of public health interventions are often inconclusive or hard to apply to real-life decisions. The elements of a more ‘fit for purpose’ approach to evaluation are well known, but rarely combined into a coherent package. These include stakeholder involvement, careful priority setting, research designs that can withstand external shocks, best use of routinely collected data, and the reporting of findings in ways that policy-makers and practitioners can readily apply to their own decisions. We will combine these elements into robust approaches to evaluating public health policies and programmes

Technical Summary

Aims and objectives
We seek to understand how new policies and interventions are publicly debated and influenced; how research evidence is best synthesised and presented for use in the policy making process; and what approaches work best for generating high quality, relevant, timely evidence. Our aims are to better understand and influence emerging social and public health debates, to improve the way research evidence is reported, synthesised and then used in the policy-making process, and to apply robust approaches to evaluating policy interventions.
We address these questions through three overlapping workstreams focused on: understanding emerging health debates; understanding policy and using evidence; and evaluating health and social policies. Our aim in the next five years is to combine high quality, translational public health science with an in-depth understanding of the political context of the policy process. In the longer term, our vision is to become a leader in the field of improving the timely translation of scientific knowledge into policies and interventions to improve population health and reduce inequalities.

Research plan and methodology

We have identified a series of guiding questions to address our objectives.

To study how health issues, risks and evidence are understood and presented in major emerging public health and policy debates, we will ask questions such as ‘How can we better examine emerging public health debates by combining research on actors, processes and contexts?’

To improve the reporting, synthesis and translation of public health evidence into policy and practice, we will ask questions such as ‘How can we best combine high quality, translational public health science with an in-depth understanding of the democratic and political nature of policy-making?’ and ‘How can we improve the synthesis of the complex, heterogeneous evidence typical of population health intervention research?’

To identify, develop and apply robust approaches to evaluating major policy interventions and strategies, we will ask questions such as ‘What methods work best in the evaluation of complex policy interventions’ and ‘Are there novel approaches to evaluation in disciplines such as political science and economics that can be applied to public health evaluations?

Publications

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Bouttell J (2018) Synthetic control methodology as a tool for evaluating population-level health interventions. in Journal of epidemiology and community health

 
Title Interactive web-based tool (CP 2016) 
Description Interactive web-based tool designed to assist people who do not have scientific background in understanding and appraising health research. Soft-launched on 1/12/2015. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact "Increased confidence and ability in the critical appraisal of health evidence within the public and professional evidence-users from non-scientific backgrounds." 
URL http://www.understandinghealthresearch.org/
 
Title Production of pack of cards to explore ideal support design 
Description Visual prompts are often used as part of coproduction approaches and where one of the research questions sought to explore participants ideas on support gaps it made sense to provide a set of visual prompt cards to help break the question down. Rebecca Phipps designed a pack of 30 cards; the content of which was informed by a review of existing support services. Each card featured an image on the front, and a few words on the reverse side. Content is purposely ambiguous in order to allow participants the freedom to assign their own meanings and use them how they wish. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The tool has had a positive impact on the richness of collected data. 
 
Description Advisor to Anthony Nolan on the creation of resource for young people
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Advisor to Royal Society for Public Health for a policy paper on the effects of social media on young people's health and wellbeing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Appointed member of Cross Whitehall Trials Advisory Panel 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cross-government-trial-advice-panel-role-and-membership
 
Description Attendance at Cross Whitehall Trials Advice Panel workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Attendance at Scottish Government Cross Party Group on Tobacco or Health (HW)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Impact on political debate; awareness raised among policymakers of tobacco as a public health issue; committee wrote a report
 
Description Attending advisory meeting on new rough sleeping data system for Scotland commissioned by Scottish Government
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Chairmanship of MUP Consumption and Harm Evaluation Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Chartered Institute of Housing invited plenary
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Co-developed a half-day workshop focused on Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange for MSc and PhD students
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Co-developed a half-day workshop focused on Public Engagement and Knowledge Exchange for MSc and PhD students
 
Description Co-developed a half-day workshop focused on critical appraisal for PhD students
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact n/a
 
Description Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) Consultation on E-cigarettes: health claims and public health advertisements
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) Consultation: Food and soft drink advertising to children. Introducing new restrictions on the advertising of food and soft drink products to children
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.asa.org.uk/asset/98337008-FA03-481B-92392CB3487720A8/
 
Description Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) consulation "E-cigarettes: health claims and public health advertisements"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact A consultation response was submitted to the consultation "E-cigarettes: health claims and public health advertisements" on 16th October 2017. This provided policy makers with evidence on which to base development of future policies.
URL http://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/university-files/reports/MRC%20CSO%20Social%20and%20Public%20Health%20Sci...
 
Description Conributed to Royal Society for Public Health #StatusofMind report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://www.rsph.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/status-of-mind.html
 
Description Consultation event on 'Public Health Reform - Commission for Leadership for Public Health Research, Innovation and Applied Evidence'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Consultation response to Scottish Conservative Healthy Lifestyle Strategy: Setting out a long term alternative strategy for Health, Wellbeing and Sport
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Consultation response to Scottish Government All Together Now strategy document (Kathryn Skivington)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Health/Services/Alcohol/Strategy
 
Description Consultation submission to Department of Health consultation on nicotine containing products (HW)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Development of English and Welsh policy on e-cigarettes
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/nicotine-inhaling-products-introducing-a-minimum-age-of-...
 
Description Consultation submission to Department of Health's consultation on the implementation of the European Tobacco Products Directive (HW)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Development of national policy on e-cigarettes
URL http://www.acs.org.uk/download/department-of-health-consultation-on-implementation-of-the-revised-to...
 
Description Consultation submission to Scottish Consultation on Electronic Cigarettes and Strengthening Tobacco Control in Scotland (HW)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Scottish policy on e-cigarettes was developed
URL http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2014/10/5471
 
Description Contribution to consultation: Evidence-based Early Years Intervention Inquiry: Written evidence submitted by MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Digital Health and Social Care Institute diabetes project 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Disability work and health consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/healthwellbeing/research/mrccsosocialandpublichealthscience...
 
Description E-cigarettes inquiry by the House of Commons Select Committee: Science and Technology Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact A consultation response was submitted on 8th December 2017. This provided policy makers with evidence on which to base development of future policies.
URL http://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/university-files/reports/MRC%20CSO%20Social%20and%20Public%20Health%20Sci...
 
Guideline Title Effectiveness matters: housing improvement and home safety
Description Effectiveness matters (HT)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL http://www.york.ac.uk/crd/publications/effectiveness-matters/housing-home-safety/
 
Description Evaluation Advisory Group for the Scottish Government Community Link Worker Programme
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Evidence Submission to the Science and Technology Committee's Science Communication Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Evidence submission to HoC Work & Pensions Committee Inquiry on Closing the disability employment gap
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Evidence submission to HoC Work & Pensions Committee Inquiry on Closing the disability employment gap; cited and quoted in W+P Comm report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Evidence submission to HoC Work & Pensions Committee Inquiry on In-work conditionality; cited and quoted our evidence on reporting of DWP trials in W+P Comm report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact n/a
 
Description Evidence submission to HoC Work & Pensions Committee Inquiry on In-work conditionality; govt response to report acknowledged need for more information on DWP trials and pledged to create website with trial information. Website created Sept 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact n/a
 
Description Evidence submission to Scottish Government Consultation on Social Security in Scotland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Evidence submission to Work and Pensions Select Committee Benefit Sanctions inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Cited twice in Work and Pensions Committee report on Benefits Sanctions. One citation referred to evidence that sanctions lead to entry into low quality employment, and the other to the DWP's failure to conduct an appropriate evaluation of the impacts of sanctions. Along with evidence submitted by ourselves and many others to this and other W+P inquiries, has arguably led to a shift in attitudes towards welfare reform among many MPs, and the potential for changes in policy around sanctions.
URL http://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/university-files/reports/MRC-CSO%20SPHSU%20response%20to%20Work%20and%20P...
 
Description Family Nurse Partnership: evaluation and research advsory group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description First Project Advisory Board Meeting - CRUK-funded research project on commercial sector engagement in Scottish e-cigarette policy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description HIA commissioned by Scottish Government on Affordable housing supply- invited expert input
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry on Science communication and engagement
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmsctech/162/162.pdf
 
Description IEA input on multiple benefits of energy efficiency (HT) 2015
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.iea.org/topics/energyefficiency/energyefficiencyiea/multiplebenefitsofenergyefficiency/
 
Description Informing Investment to reduce health Inequalities (Triple I): Project Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Triple I model enables decision-makers to estimate the impact on inequalities in life expectancy of alternative investments in public health policies.
URL http://www.scotpho.org.uk/comparative-health/health-inequalities-tools/informing-investment-to-reduc...
 
Description Invited advisory group member for Public Health Evidence South Asia systematic review
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited advisory group member of DoH Reviews facility at EPPI centre UCL
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited member (virtual steering group) for the 2013 UK Tobacco Control Strategy, contributor to the report 'Tobacco control policy in Scotland: A qualitative study of expert views on successes, challenges and future actions' published in 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Report has been produced by Public Health Evidence Network (PHEN) and Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP), both have had a lot of media interest following publication of the report.
URL http://www.healthscotland.scot/media/1627/tobacco-control-policy-in-scotland-a-qualitative-study.pdf
 
Description Invited member of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group 'Improving Scotland's Health: 2021 and Beyond', representing MRC/CSO SPHSU and IHW, University of Glasgow
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Invited participant at workshop with Scottish Government officials to discuss evaluation of devolved social security benefits
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Invited to take part in further planning meeting.
 
Description Invited presentation to Cochrane Co-ordinating Editor board
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Joint meeting with WHO and Cochrane Nutrition Field
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Lone parent review policy brief
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Policy brief synthesisng and contextualising findings of 2 systematic reviews circulated to 100+ politicians and stakeholders. Church of Scotland considering using findings to inform their training strategy for disadvantaged groups.
URL http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/154200
 
Description Member, Cross-Whitehall Trials Advisory Panel
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Provided advice on evaluation methodology that has influenced the design of evaluation studies commissioned by central government departments.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cross-government-trial-advice-panel-role-and-membership
 
Description Member, SPICe Social Security Committee Expert Network
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description NHMRC natural experiment seminar (HT) 2015
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description NICE- Evidence Synthesis Network Invited GRADE workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description PHE housingevidence guidance (HT) 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.hact.org.uk/standards-evidence-housing
 
Description Paper entitled: How did policy actors use mass media to influence the Scottish alcohol minimum unit pricing debate? Comparative analysis of newspapers, evidence submissions and interviews.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/handbook-of-public-policy-agenda-setting
 
Description Paper entitled: Tobacco, alcohol, and processed food industries: why do public health practitioners view them so differently?
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322666230_Public_health_and_the_food_and_drinks_industry_Th...
 
Description Paper entitled: Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers.
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description Paper entitled: Why media representations of corporations matter for public health policy: A scoping review.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Contributes to a growing body of evidence on e-cigarette regulation.
URL http://www.ias.org.uk/Blog/The-power-of-the-media-in-shaping-perceptions-of-alcohol-issues.aspx
 
Description Parliamentary Office for Science & Technology- invited consultant for briefing paper on housing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Participation in Scottish Government's Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Fat, Sugar and Salt Consultation (Lauren White)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Not known
URL https://www.gov.scot/publications/reducing-health-harms-foods-high-fat-sugar-salt/
 
Description Participation in advisory group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Membership of advisory group for Hard Edges Scotland project, which aims to quantify the extent of experiences such as homelessness, offending, substance use, mental health problems, and domestic abuse in the Scottish population, and their overlap. This is likely to influence policy in these areas, as well as practice within the NHS. Final report to be released later in 2019.
 
Description Presentation at Tobacco Free Futures and Greater Manchester PHE e-cigarette workshop (HW)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Health professionals (e.g. smoking cessation service staff) and practitioners were trained on e-cigarettes, their harms, benefits and regulation
 
Description Provision of briefing on housing and health to MSP's researcher
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact This activity involved submission of two briefings to an MSP's researcher for the Scottish Greens currently working on developing a strategy for housing in Scotland. These briefings covered general housing and health issues, and a summary of recent unpublished research in the Unit on Housing First. It is too early to tell whether this engagement has had impact on policy or practice.
 
Description Provision of briefing on housing and health to MSP's researcher
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description ROBINS Controlled Before & After working group (invited member)
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Response to Proposed Restricted Roads (20mph Limit) (Scotland) Bill - Consultation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/university-files/reports/MRC%20CSO%20Social%20and%20Public%20Health%20Sci...
 
Description Response to Scottish Government Consultation A Healthier Future - Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Response to Scottish Government Consultation on the Socio-Economic Duty
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://www.sphsu.mrc.ac.uk/university-files/reports/MRC%20CSO%20Social%20and%20Public%20Health%20Sci...
 
Description Right Here Right Now findings on discrimination cited in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde staff briefing 2015
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Right Here Right Now responses submitted to Scottish Parliament call for evidence on Work, Wages and Wellbeing in the Scottish Labour Market. 2015
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description ScotPHN invited expert input housing and health project
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Scottish Government Consultation - Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Fat, Sugar or Salt
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://consult.gov.scot/health-and-social-care/reducing-health-harms-of-foods/
 
Description Submission to Scottish Parliament Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee Consultation on Restricted Roads (20mph limit) (Scotland) Bill
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Inquiry report has not yet been published.
URL http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/109191.aspx
 
Description Tackling the wider social determinants of health and health inequalities: evidence from systematic reviews.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Citations in a number of systematic and other types of review: A mixed methods systematic review of studies examining the relationship between housing and health for people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds. Understanding the contextual influences of the health outcomes of residential energy efficiency interventions: realist review. Regeneration and health: a structured, rapid literature review. The effects of public health policies on health inequalities in high-income countries: an umbrella review. The Social Determinants of Refugee Mental Health in the Post-Migration Context: A Critical Review. Scoping review: Social determinants of young children's participation in the United States. The effects of community pharmacy public health interventions on population health and health inequalities: a systematic review of reviews protocol. Built and natural environment planning principles for promoting health: an umbrella review
 
Description The Third United Nations (UN) High-level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) 'Scaling up multistakeholder and multisectoral responses for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development', New York, September.
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact As reflected in it's title, 'Scaling up multistakeholder and multisectoral responses for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development', the purpose of the meeting was to allow Heads of State and Government to conduct a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in reducing the risk of dying prematurely from NCDs, as agreed at the First High-level Meeting in 2011 and reaffirmed at the Second High-level Meeting in 2014. In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Heads of State and Government made a bold commitment in SDG target 3.4-to reduce, by 2030, premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by onethird, through prevention and treatment and the promotion of mental health and well-being. https://www.who.int/ncds/governance/third-un-meeting/en/
URL https://www.who.int/ncds/governance/third-un-meeting/en/
 
Description Towards a tobacco end-game for Scotland: a review of progress so far and discussion on next steps - Farr Frontiers meeting.
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Two day workshop with WHO and national decision-makers
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The workshop brought together health and veterinary experts, researchers and decision makers from 11 countries to develop plans for scaling up rabies prevention programmes in Bangladesh, Kenya, Namibia and Tanzania.
URL https://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/news/visionary-plans-to-scale-up-rabies-control/en/
 
Description Universal Basic Income: A scoping review of evidence on impacts and study characteristics
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Findings of basic income scoping review of UBI study design influenced decison re: research to be commissioned by Scottish Basic income Steering Group during the feasibilty stage of their work. The findings are being used by the group to populate a theory of change for the planned pilot study, and they have also decided not to commission further research on the behavioural impacts of basic income, as the review provides a comprehensive synthesis of the existing evidence.
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/universal-basic-income-scoping-review-of-evidence-on-imp...
 
Description Use & citation of effect direction plot (HT) 2015
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Improved educational and skill level of workforce
 
Description WHO Nutritional Guidelines Group meeting
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description WHO/UN HABITAT report on urban health (HT) 2015
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Effective solutions to societal problems. WHO & UN HABITAT second global report on urban health.
 
Description Work and Pensions Committee inquiry on in-work progression MG 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Written evidence submitted by the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow to the HoC Work and Pensions Committee inquiry on in-work progression. MG 2016
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/work-and-pensions-c...
 
Description Written submission to Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) Consultation: food and soft drink advertising to children.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact There has been regulatory change to further protect children from food and drink advertising online as result of the consultation. The Unit work was cited in the CAP response as an example of new evidence in this area.
 
Description Written submission to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry on Science communication on how Government, scientists, the media and others encourage and facilitate public awareness of - and engagement in - science"
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description A systematic review of mass media interventions
Amount £225,100 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description AMR in a Global Context Development Award - Supporting the National Action Plan on AMR in Tanzania (SNAP-AMR)
Amount £98,445 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R015066/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description Adaptation of evidence-informed complex population health interventions for implementation and/or re-evaluation in new contexts: New guidance
Amount £320,261 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R013357/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2020
 
Description Advancing cancer prevention pricing interventions across the UK and US: Optimising message framing
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Funding ID A25644 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2018
 
Description An exploration of the media representation of cancer and its impact on older adults' understanding of cancer risk and help-seeking behaviour
Amount £98,382 (GBP)
Funding ID 18606 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Clinical Studies
Amount £202,753 (GBP)
Funding ID Arthritis Research UK - Clinical Studies Application 21395 
Organisation Versus Arthritis 
Start 04/2017 
End 12/2018
 
Description Commercial sector engagement in emerging policy debates on e-cigarettes (HW)
Amount £82,257 (GBP)
Funding ID C54625/A20494 
Organisation Cancer Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 09/2017
 
Description Complex Reviews Support Unit
Amount £1,396,466 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2020
 
Description ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative
Amount £103,233 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/P010326/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2018
 
Description Early Career Mobility Principal's Fund Award
Amount £1,725 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description Evaluability Assessment of Realistic Medicine
Amount £9,949 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates (SGHSC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 04/2019
 
Description FORTE: (Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare): Programme grants for research on ageing, demogarphy and health (SEK 268000; 2017-2020)
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 Food security review (HT)
Amount $72,900 (CAD)
Organisation Canadian Institutes of Health Research 
Sector Public
Country Canada
Start 01/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Funding Scheme: International Partnership Development Fund; Project Name: Partnership between the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and the Institute of Health and Social Policy at McGill University, Canada
Amount £4,363 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund; Maximising the impact of the Understanding Health Research tool
Amount £11,392 (GBP)
Funding ID GKE126 
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Improving the Conduct & reporting Of Narrative Synthesis of QUANTitative data (ICONS-Quant)
Amount £169,930 (GBP)
Organisation The Cochrane Collaboration 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country Global
Start 05/2017 
End 05/2019
 
Description Informing Healthy Public Policy
Amount £2,981,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_UU_12017/15 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description International Partnership Development Fund
Amount £1,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description LMIC Transport Cochrane review (HT)
Amount £6,317 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Department for International Development (DfID)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2016
 
Description MRC Methodology Research Panel
Amount £246,955 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/N015843/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 04/2018
 
Description MRC Methodology Research Panel
Amount £316,368 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R013357/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 05/2020
 
Description MUP N-of-1 Study
Amount £6,350 (GBP)
Funding ID 2017 SG/1081 
Organisation Alcohol Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 10/2018
 
Description MVLS College PhD Studentship
Amount £82,915 (GBP)
Funding ID Application Ref: 00395520 
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 02/2021
 
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 09/2020
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Programme
Amount £853,046 (GBP)
Funding ID 15/55/44 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2019
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Programme
Amount £432,389 (GBP)
Funding ID 13/164/10 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 11/2017
 
Description National Institute for Health Research Global Health Research 2016 - Groups
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 Of Fish and Men: Public Health Risks Posed by Group B Streptococcus in Aquaculture
Amount £24,280 (GBP)
Funding ID GCRFNG\100205 
Organisation Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description Participatory budgeting: scoping review of evaluations and outcomes
Amount £12,208 (GBP)
Organisation What Works Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description Postdoctoral Development Fund for visit to Suddansk University Esbjerg, Denmark (HW)
Amount £500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2015 
End 02/2016
 
Description Principal's Early Career Mobility Fund
Amount £1,725 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 05/2016
 
Description Principal's Early Career Mobility Fund; Visiting Scholarship to the Institute of Health and Social Policy at McGill University, Canada
Amount £1,725 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 05/2016
 
Description Principals Early Career Mobility Scheme
Amount £3,415 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description RSE Systematic Review of interventions to improve mental health of adolescents
Amount £42,923 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description SPEEDIER - Surveillance integrating Phylogenetics and Epidemiology for Elimination of Disease: Evaluation of Rabies Control in the Philippines
Amount £366,834 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/R025649/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Social marketing to increase HIV testing for gay and bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in Greater Glasgow & Clyde: Proposal development work
Amount £31,958 (GBP)
Funding ID CGA/17/27 
Organisation Chief Scientist Office 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description Strategic planning for national scale up of rabies control programmes
Amount £37,539 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Support to develop and deploy UAV technology for health commodity delivery
Amount £195,176 (GBP)
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 03/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description Support to develop and deploy UAV technology for health commodity delivery
Amount £195,176 (GBP)
Organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United States
Start 03/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description Supporting the National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (SNAP-AMR) in Tanzania
Amount £3,089,371 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/S004815/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2018 
End 04/2021
 
Description Systematic review of interventions to improve happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood
Amount £42,933 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Systematic review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood
Amount £42,923 (GBP)
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Universal basic income: scoping review of evaluations and outcomes
Amount £11,800 (GBP)
Organisation What Works Scotland 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description University of Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund
Amount £1,140 (GBP)
Organisation University of Glasgow 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 08/2016
 
Description Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions (Laurence Moore)
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Description What Works Scotland Centre
Amount £3,470,630 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M003922/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 12/2019
 
Title Course in Developing and Evaluating Social and Public Health Interventions 
Description A small team from Glasgow University, Danny Wight, Cindy Gray, Andy Baxter and Jo Halliday, delivered a nine day workshop in Moshi, Tanzania, to strengthen East African capacity to develop and evaluate complex interventions. The workshop presented, reviewed and adapted the GU Master's module 'Improving Health and Society' and trained the ten experienced researchers from Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya to further deliver it in their own contexts. The module trains researchers and intervention developers in the Six Steps for Quality Intervention Development (6SQuID) model, an evidence-based approach to the process of developing programmes to improve health and society, and the key principles of evaluation. Participants of the workshop are planning to build this into courses for postgraduate students, research staff, and government and NGO researchers and programmers to promote better development, evaluation and scale-up of effective projects and policies. Additionally, this first trial of the workshop will result in reproducible materials to run similar training sessions for other academics to further develop courses in new international contexts. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact All 10 participants plan to deliver the course to their own colleagues, students or researchers and programmers in NGOs and government organisations. 
URL https://jech.bmj.com/content/70/5/520
 
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 
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 
URL https://www.abdn.ac.uk/birth-cohorts/1950s/?action=subpage
 
Title Discourse network analysis data for fiscal policy debates ie: Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) and Minimum Unit Price for alcohol (MUP) 
Description Discourse Network Analyzer (DNA) is a software package developed by Philip Leifeld of the School of Social & Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. We used this software to create data sets that capture the public discourse in relation to fiscal policies intended to improve population health, as they appeared in the UK media, ie: the Soft Drinks Industry Levy and Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol. These data sets have subsequently been used to create visualisations of the network of stakeholders and coalitions evident in the debates and to draw comparisons between debates. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Use of these data sets to visualise and compare the complex network of stakeholders involved in public debates on fiscal policies designed to improve population health, provides important lessons for policy advocates seeking to gain public and political support for such policies. 
URL https://github.com/leifeld/dna/releases
 
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 Qualitative data parents' and stakeholders' views of online advertising of HFSS products (Lauren Elsie White) 
Description 8 focus group transcripts and 11 individual interview transcripts 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact PhD thesis 
 
Description Analysis of the debate around sugar-sweetened beverage tax 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Leading on research design and data collection in consultation with external collaborators.
Collaborator Contribution Second-coding data; collaborating on developing research design; attending meetings (Skype and in person); collaborating on conference abstracts.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Basic Income Scoping Review 
Organisation Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Marcia Gibson developed concept of basic income scoping review and approached RSA Scotland to pitch. MG wrote proposal and protocol with input from Peter Craig. Candida Fenton conducted searches. MG screened searches, extracted data and is conducting synthesis and writng the report. Peter Craig is co-author and advisor.
Collaborator Contribution Jamie Cooke (RSA) provided input to protocol and at development stage. Wendy Hearty (Health Scotland) screened searches, extracted data and is conducting synthesis and contributing to writing the report.
Impact Review protocol The impact of Universal Basic Income: A scoping review of evaluations and outcomes\ Marcia Gibson, Wendy Hearty, Peter Craig and Nicholas Watson
Start Year 2017
 
Description Cochrane Public Health Group 
Organisation The Cochrane Collaboration
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Lead reviewer in joint Cochrane/Campbell systematic review Editor member of international group of methods experts
Collaborator Contribution Developed useful network within Cochrane public health review group
Impact Peer reviewed joint protocol for systematic review (Cochrane Public Health Revewi group and Campbell Social Welfare group) Now editorial member of Public Health Review Group (2011) Steering group member to explore funding options for UK satellite for the group (2013)
Start Year 2009
 
Description Cochrane Public Health Group 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Lead reviewer in joint Cochrane/Campbell systematic review Editor member of international group of methods experts
Collaborator Contribution Developed useful network within Cochrane public health review group
Impact Peer reviewed joint protocol for systematic review (Cochrane Public Health Revewi group and Campbell Social Welfare group) Now editorial member of Public Health Review Group (2011) Steering group member to explore funding options for UK satellite for the group (2013)
Start Year 2009
 
Description Cochrane Public Health UK base 
Organisation University of Melbourne
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-ordinating editor of Cochrane Public Health to establish UK base for same, with joint Co-ordinating Editor based at University of Melbourne- Memorandum of Understanding being negotiated
Collaborator Contribution Share responsibilities of Co-ordinating Editor with Melbourne base, provide support to Cochrane Public Health Europe satellite, and to UK based authors and review consumers
Impact Memorandum of Understanding being negotiated
Start Year 2016
 
Description Cochrane systematic review. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children 
Organisation Durham University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Wrote project proposal and funding application. Responsible for majority of substantive work on project.
Collaborator Contribution Topic and methods expertise. Input into funding application, review protocol and review.
Impact Gibson M, Thomson H, Banas K, Bambra C, Fenton C, Bond L. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children [protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012:Issue 5 Gibson M, Banas K, Thomson H, Bambra C, Bond L, McKee MJ, Lutje V, Fenton C. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children. Chief Scientist's Office, Edinburgh, 2011 Gibson M, Banas K, Thomson H, Bambra C, Bond L, McKee M, Lutje V, Fenton C: Welfare to work interventions and their effects on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children [abstract]. In: European Public Health (EUPHA) Conference Public Health and Welfare - Welfare Development and Health November 2011; Copenhagen, Denmark: Published in, European Journal of Public Health 2011; 21 Suppl.1; 2011: A200.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Collaboration with CHESS 
Organisation Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS)
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have contributed expertise in epidemiology and public health policy, including in the development of a joint programme grant application.
Collaborator Contribution My partners have hosted me on multiple research visits and provided access to Swedish registry data.
Impact Successful FORTE programme grant
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with Stirling University to evaluate the Understanding Health Research Tool 
Organisation University of Stirling
Department Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise and intellectual contributions by Chris Patterson, Amy Nimegeer and in the design of this study\ Time and expertise in carrying out the study.
Collaborator Contribution Access to students and materials, expertise and intellectual contributions towards the design of the study by Tony Robertson and Claire Eades of Stirling University.
Impact Design of an MRC/CSO core funded evaluation of the Understanding Health Research Tool
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with the Institute of Health and Social Policy, McGill University, Montreal, Canada 
Organisation McGill University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution contribution of time in organising and hosting a joint symposium in Montreal on the topic of healthy policy in September 2017 contributions towards a joint publication with IHSP staff including our methodological and subject expertise (media content analysis and childhood obesity)
Collaborator Contribution Hosted symposium and reception in Montreal in September 2017\ Funded travel fellowship for Dr Shona Hilton in September 2017\ Contributions towards a joint publication with IHSP staff including subject expertise (public policy)
Impact Grant of Ã'£4,363 from the University of Glasgow's International Partnership Development Fund. Jointly hosted two panels at the International Public Policy Conference in Singapore in June 2017 http://www.ippapublicpolicy.org/conference/icpp-3-singap
Start Year 2016
 
Description Collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet on International Media Representations of Childhood Obesity 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Expertise and intellectual contributions of Shona Hilton, Chris Patterson and Amy Nimegeer into the design and implementation of a media analysis project
Collaborator Contribution Expertise and intellectual contributions of Marie Lof, Christina Alexandrou and Jutta van Hooft from the Karolinska Institutet in the design and implementation of a media analysis project
Impact This collaboration is multidisciplinary between the obesity specialists at Karolinska Institutet and the media specialists at SPHSU, University of Glasgow. Outputs which are detailed elsewhere include: - Invited seminar presented by Marie Lof at SPHSU in Glasgow - Invited seminar presented by Shona Hilton at Karlolinska Institutet in Stockholm - Published paper doi 10.1002/osp4.150 - Additional joint paper forthcoming on International Comparative analysis of Media Representation of Childhood Obesity in three countries (Sweden, UK and Canada)
Start Year 2016
 
Description Comparative Media Representations of Childhood Obesity 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-ordinating data collection and analysis across the three countries, collecting data, coding, co-authoring academic papers
Collaborator Contribution Coding data, co-authoring academic papers
Impact None yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Comparative Media Representations of Childhood Obesity 
Organisation McGill University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-ordinating data collection and analysis across the three countries, collecting data, coding, co-authoring academic papers
Collaborator Contribution Coding data, co-authoring academic papers
Impact None yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Comparative representations of childhood obesity in the UK and Swedish media 
Organisation Karolinska Institute
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Along with researchers at Karolinksa Institute, we are in the process of carrying out a content analysis of media representations of childhood obesity in our respective countries. This will soon result in a joint publication and we are working together on an application for funding to carry out additional comparative work in this area.
Collaborator Contribution They have carried out the same analysis on their local data. Also, they have delivered a seminar within the unit on their wider work on childhood obesity.
Impact Outputs for this collaboration are to come in the next year as we are currently drafting a paper together as well as a collaborative research project application.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Content analyses of media representations of second-hand smoke, children and vehicles (CP 2016) 
Organisation Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
Department Action on Smoking and Health (ASH Scotland)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Worked with Duffy and Semple to establish useful research questions, to design and carry out conent analyses, and to disseminate research findings.
Collaborator Contribution Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive, ASH Scotland Sean Semple, Scottish Centre for Indoor Air Division of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen Duffy and Semple each contibuted significantly to the direction of the research, and contributed to writing papers. Duffy assisted in disseminating the research findings.
Impact 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1116 10.1186/s12889-015-2110-x A third paper has been accepted, but not yet published, by the journal Health
Start Year 2014
 
Description Evaluating Alcohol MUP in Ireland 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Statistical expertise, topic expertise, writing data requests and funding applications
Collaborator Contribution Liaising with data custodians, writing data requests and fudning applications, analysing data
Impact £10k Enabling research award from NI Public Health Agency Research and development directorate
Start Year 2015
 
Description Global Burden of Disease study 
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 are in preparation or under review.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Invited presentation at Wellcome Trust Funded Conference and Workshop: "Analysing the involvement of unhealthy commodity industries in public health policy" 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Presentation; contribution to discussion on future research in this area
Collaborator Contribution Funding secured; organisation of workshop
Impact In the process of writing joint journal articles
Start Year 2016
 
Description Joint E-SRNT workshop: "Preventing tobacco industry interference in health policymaking: challenges, successes, and missed opportunities" HW 2016 
Organisation Andigestion
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Presentation and panel discussion
Collaborator Contribution Organisation of workshop
Impact Publication of workshop on conference website, animated discussion among conference participants about current challenges in terms of tobacco industry interference in health policymaking
Start Year 2015
 
Description Joint EPH conference workshop: "Corporate portrayals and perceptions in public health debates" and working meeting 
Organisation Bielefeld University
Department School of Public Health
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Presentation; contribution to panel discussion
Collaborator Contribution Presentation at conference workshop and working meeting; sought co-funding
Impact Two media blogs published; one joint article about to be submitted; grant proposal being developed
Start Year 2015
 
Description Joint EPH conference workshop: "Corporate portrayals and perceptions in public health debates" and working meeting 
Organisation City University of New York (CUNY)
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Presentation; contribution to panel discussion
Collaborator Contribution Presentation at conference workshop and working meeting; sought co-funding
Impact Two media blogs published; one joint article about to be submitted; grant proposal being developed
Start Year 2015
 
Description Joint EPH conference workshop: "Corporate portrayals and perceptions in public health debates" and working meeting 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Presentation; contribution to panel discussion
Collaborator Contribution Presentation at conference workshop and working meeting; sought co-funding
Impact Two media blogs published; one joint article about to be submitted; grant proposal being developed
Start Year 2015
 
Description Joint EPH conference workshop: "Corporate portrayals and perceptions in public health debates" and working meeting 
Organisation University of California
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Presentation; contribution to panel discussion
Collaborator Contribution Presentation at conference workshop and working meeting; sought co-funding
Impact Two media blogs published; one joint article about to be submitted; grant proposal being developed
Start Year 2015
 
Description Joint EPH conference workshop: "Corporate portrayals and perceptions in public health debates" and working meeting 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department Global Public Health Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Presentation; contribution to panel discussion
Collaborator Contribution Presentation at conference workshop and working meeting; sought co-funding
Impact Two media blogs published; one joint article about to be submitted; grant proposal being developed
Start Year 2015
 
Description Joint EPH conference workshop: "Evaluating Whole of Society Approaches" 
Organisation London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Invited panel member
Collaborator Contribution Organisation of workshop
Impact Invitation to Workshop on unhealthy commodities industry at LSHTM
Start Year 2015
 
Description Media representations of the zika virus in Australia 
Organisation Monash University
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-authoring journal article
Collaborator Contribution Leading project, data collection and analysis
Impact None yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description Promotion and dissemination of the 'Understanding Health Research' web tool 
Organisation Sense about Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Attended meetings; drafted and approved written outputs; and developed and delivered workshops.
Collaborator Contribution Attending meetings (skype), collaborating on written outputs, convening workshops
Impact Media promotion campaign and other media and social media coverage; traffic driven to UHR website; ran two public workshops.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Sugar-sweetened beverage tax media analysis: Collaboration with University of Liverpool 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution This collaboration arose due to a shared interest in the media debate surrounding the development of the sugar-sweetened beverage tax policy as part of the UK Government's strategy to deal with the escalating problem of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases. The SPHSU team initiated the concept for the study, led the development of the protocol and methodology, data collection and analysis, visualisation, interpretation and write up of the results.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Liverpool team provided intellectual input to the development of the methodology based on their previous experience of conducting a media content analysis on this subject at an earlier time point. They also provided additional resources for the data analysis phase. Simon Capewell provided particularly insight to the policy debate based on his extensive experience as a professor of Public Health.
Impact Two articles have been written and submitted to PLOS One for peer review, titles: Paper 1: The palatability of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation: A content analysis of newspaper coverage of the UK sugar debate. Paper 2: How proponents and opponents of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy used the news media to influence the policy debate: a critical discourse analysis. Researchers presented abstracts for both these articles at conferences during 2017: Paper 1: Society Social Medicine - Manchester 6-8 September. Poster presentation by Christina Buckton. Lancet Public Health Science Science - London November 24th. Poster presentation by Christina Buckton Paper 2: Society Social Medicine - Manchester 6-8 September. Oral presentation by Shona Hilton Lancet Public Health Science Science - London November 24th. Poster presentation by Chris Patterson
Start Year 2016
 
Description Suite of three Cochrane systematic reviews on food taxation: Sugar sweetened beverages, high fat foods and high sugar foods (2016) 
Organisation University of Bremen
Department Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution SVK reviewed and contributed to the development of the draft protocol and search strategy, and CF developed and executed search strategy.
Collaborator Contribution Conceived and initiated the review and contributed to all stages of the protocol development and others reviewed the draft protocol.
Impact Outputs not yet produced.
Start Year 2015
 
Description ASH Scotland Policy Platform on e-cigarette regulation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Policy Platform event hosted at ASH Scotland. Presented "Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers" to an audience of tobacco control researchers and policymakers, followed by a discussion about the research and its implications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description An introduction to narrative synthesis of quantitative data: a participatory workshop using a worked example from public health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered workshop to promote improved transparency in syntehsis of complex evidence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Article in Guardian in November covering the publication of a systematic review of morbidity and mortality among people with experience of homelessness, imprisionment, 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 Blog on YoungMinds website - social media and long-term health conditions 2015 
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 on YoungMinds (UK charity for young people's mental health and wellbeing) website based on GF's PhD research on social media and long-term health conditions, highlighting key findings and implications from paper published in Health Expectations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.youngminds.org.uk/news/blog/3128_young_people_using_social_media_to_help_with_long-lastin...
 
Description Blog post in The Conversation: We're unsure if e-cigarettes are harmful, but it still makes sense to restrict them 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blog post was read by 25,000 readers of The Conversation, mainly from the UK and the US. The blog was re-blogged on The Independent website (http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/e-cigarettes-is-vaping-safe-and-should-they-be-more-strictly-regulated-a6916631.html) and commented on in the ASH Scotland March 2016 bulletin (http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=dc81ab32d4a3f657256b494d7&id=960c9565b8&e=da919009e9).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/were-unsure-if-e-cigarettes-are-harmful-but-it-still-makes-sense-to-rest...
 
Description Blog: Talking public health HW 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog on the role of corporations in public health policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://policyandpoliticsblog.com/category/health-and-well-being/
 
Description Booth of Confusion 
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 Interactive booth run at Glasgow Science Centre to promote the Understanding Health Research Tool
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.understandinghealthresearch.org
 
Description Building an Alliance to Tackle Overweight and Obesity in Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.vhscotland.org.uk/erics-blog-building-an-alliance-to-tackle-overweight-and-obesity-in-sco...
 
Description Cochrane Colloquium presentation of regression discontinuity systematic review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Oral presentation at Cochrane Colloquium, an international conference aimed at systematic reviewers and patients/public. The presentation consisted of the results of a PhD chapter and prompted an invitation from the session chair to join a working group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD201801/full
 
Description Discussion around how my PhD research can inform implementation of the Young People and Pregnancy and Parenthood strategy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with Scottish government offocials to discuss how research can influence practice in implementing the strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Discussion around how my PhD research can shed light on issues around condom use patterns 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with NHS professional practirioners to discuss how my PhD research can shed light on issues around condom use patterns
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC Festival of Science community taster event - basic income 
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 Stalls at ESRC FoS 'taster' events in Calton and Castlemilk community centres over 2 days. Explained and discussed concept of basic income with members of the public, community staff and volunteers, other researchers with stalls. Members of the public were interested in topic, povided pro/con arguments, and requested leaflets for further info.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://esrc.ukri.org/public-engagement/festival-of-social-science/festival-events/events-in-scotlan...
 
Description End of study knowledge exchange event for the Mass Media for Public Health Messages project 
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 Approx. 50 practitioners, policy makers and researchers attended event to hear presentations on findings of mass media project. This was followed by discussion sessions. Took part in discussions with practitioners and academic researchers about the implications of the findings of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Evaluability Assessment of Scotland's Baby Box 
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 A series of three workshops with policy makers and practitioners to develop recommendations for the design of an evaluation of a national policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Evaluability assessment of Fair Start Scotland 
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 Three workshops with policy makers and practitioners have been conducted as part of an evaluability assessment of Fair Start Scotland, a new Scottish Government programme of support to help long term benefit recipients return to work. The workshops were used to develop an evaluation plan that will inform the commission of research in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Event: Right Here Right Now Report Launch 
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 Gillian Fergie and Shona Hilton co-hosted the Right Here Right Now final report Launch Event, which included researchers, participants and local and national government and third sector stakeholders. Key findings were presented, and potential impacts and future plans discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.gcph.co.uk/publications/645_right_here_right_now_study_final_report
 
Description Evidence for the Future - What's Next for Evidence-Based Policy Planning? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day event 'Evidence for the Future - What's Next for Evidence-Based Policy Planning?' hosted by the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences on 9th June 2016.The event brought together researchers, policy developers and decision makers with an interest in health to look at what is needed for evidence-based policymaking; a forum to exchange ideas, explore health and healthcare challenges ahead and collaborative approaches to address these.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Expert Panel at the Researching Youth and Inequalities in the Digital Age mini-symposium held at the University of Glasgow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Shona Hilton joined an expert panel for a mini-symposium (Researching Youth and Inequality in the Digital Age) on the 27th July 2018 at the University of Glasgow.

This mini-symposium was part of a workshop series aimed to develop research collaboration within Glasgow University and beyond, especially on incorporating data science and network analysis methods to understand young people's lived experiences and inequalities in the "digital age". The mini-symposium offered an opportunity for the workshop participants to present their initial ideas for a funding bid/research project on these themes, along with some pilot data and results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description First Project Advisory Board Meeting - CRUK-funded research project on commercial sector engagement in Scottish e-cigarette policy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact First Project Advisory Board Meeting - CRUK-funded research project on commercial sector engagement in Scottish e-cigarette policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description GRADE Public Health Conceptual Paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of this presentation was to secure the agreement of the GRADE Working Group, an international group which leads the global development of methodology for evidence-based guidelines, with an approach to the implementation of GRADE in public health guidelines. The approach will be published as a GRADE Conceptual Paper following a formal approval process. International partners who would like to contribute case studies to the paper now include the CDC, the Public Health Agency of Canada, two Cochrane centres, and the Czech Republic Centre for Evidence-Based Healthcare.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.gradeworkinggroup.org/
 
Description Glasgow herald article on impact of new lone parent employment requirements 
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 Brokered piece in national newspaper on changes in employment requirements for lone parents, and provided quote
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Group for Research on Inequalities and Tobacco (GRIT) meeting, University of Edinburgh - Theresa Ikegwuonu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given by Theresa Ikegwuonu to the group followed up by a discussion among senior academics involved in inequalities and tobacco control research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Guest blog post: Tobacco control: from public to private HW 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Blog post on recent tobacco control developments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ijph.blogs.springer.com/current-debate
 
Description Guidelines International Network poster on public health guidelines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The poster, "Committee Discussions in NICE Public Health Guidelines and the GRADE Evidence to Decision Framework", involved co-authors from NICE and presented findings on the use of evidence to support public health guideline recommendations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Health and the City at the Try Science days, Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Facilitation of our interactive activity for children and young people entitled "Health and the City", which introduces some of the key concepts of population health and how policy impacts health. The game was played by groups of children aged between 7 and 13, who engaged with the key messages of the activity and were introduced to social science as applied in a health context.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Health in the media: Fact of fiction? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public debate on the role of the media in understanding health issues. This was a question time style panel discussion with invited guests from the worlds of journalism, academia and public health advocacy. Members of the public were invited to put their questions to the panel and explore a range of opinions on the impact of health issues and related research as reported by the media. Panel members were: Clint Witchalls (Health Editor of The Conversation) Helen Puttick (Health Editor of The Times), Kevin McKenna (former Deputy Editor of the Herald and Executive Editor of the Daily Mail in Scotland), Dr Shona Hilton (Deputy Director of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit) and Professor Linda Bauld (Professor of Health Policy University of Stirling and Chair of Behavioural Research for Cancer Prevention, Cancer Research UK). The discussion was moderated by Pennie Taylor, a freelance journalist and broadcaster who specialises in health matters.
We had interest from 108 people, 93 confirmed and 48 people attended (38% general public and 20% health professionals) as well as the panel member and an additional 7 members of unit staff who were involved in organising and running the event.
At the end of the debate 67% of people answered yes to the question "Will this debate change the way you interpret the next health story you read?
The question "Health in the news: Fact or fiction?" was asked before and after the event with the following results:
Before After
Fact: 7% 21%
Fiction: 53% 7%
Unsure: 40% 72%

The event also generated significant positive attention on twitter #HealthInHeadlines
There was a specific project code allocated by the MRC for the additional £5k of their funding for this event. Project code is 145920-01.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://event.bookitbee.com/16823/health-in-the-news-fact-or-fiction
 
Description Incorporation of narrative synthesis into 'Summary of findings' tables 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered workshop to assist in production of clear Summary of Findings tables and GRADE ratings in complex reviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Energy Authority expert input (HT) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Expert editing and input into IEA report on health and social impacts of improved domestic energy efficiency
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Introduction to Critical Appraisal for Peer Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Half-day workshop delivered as part of the IIQM conference in Glasgow, UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Introduction to critical appraisal for peer-review workshop 
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 n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited meeting to New South Wales Cancer Council, Sydney 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Meeting to discuss our research - compare UK and Australia contexts. 4 people in meeting and future connection established.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited presentation of PhD at Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited academics and clinicians invited to 45 minute presentation on PhD - questions arose and networks established for future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited presentation to Children's Hospital in Sydney, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dietitians and clinicians invited me to present to their Obesity Interest Group - 13 people in attendance and made contact with Professor Linda Bauld.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited speaker at workshop on Peer Review hosted by Sense About Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Approximately 40 postgraduate students and new researchers attended a workshop with the purpose of improving their skills in peer review. This included presentations, a panel discussion, and group activities. The workshop sparked discussions about the importance and relevance of peer review, and the importance of being systematic in approach. At this workshop Dr Amy Nimegeer was an invited speaker who also took part in the panel discussion. Amy disseminated information to the group about the Understanding Health Research tool and its potential use as an aid in peer reviewing papers in a systematic manner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://senseaboutscience.org/activities/peer-review-workshop/
 
Description Lancet Public Health Sciences Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentations based on peer reviewed abstracts for our sugar-sweetened beverage tax media content analysis project at the Lancet Public Health Sciences conference in London, both of which were subsequently published by The Lancet . There was a mixed audience at this conference including public health practitioners as well as academics. Two posters were presented:

Paper 1: \The palatability of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation: A content analysis of newspaper coverage of the UK sugar debate\" by Christina Buckton\
Paper 2: \"How proponents and opponents of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy used the news media to influence the policy debate: a critical discourse analysis\" by Chris Patterson"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lecture (jointly delivered with Robert Young, SPHSU) on social community influences on health HW 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture (jointly delivered with Robert Young, SPHSU) on social community influences on health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/globalhealth/
 
Description Lone parent Cochrane review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release issued on publication of major Cochrane review, resulting in multiple articles in Scottish, UK and international media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description M74: Community engagement workshops 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Held a series of workshops and ran a drop-in booth in public spaces to disseminated findings to community and gather their feedback on findings (inform interpretation of results)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description M74: Stakeholder Dissemination Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Held an interactive dissemination workshop with stakeholders, policymakers and local residents to feed back study results and gather feedback to inform interpretation of results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media and Health Policy Panel @ IPPA International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented a paper for the Media and Health Policy panel at the International Public Policy Association's 3rd International Conference on Public Policy held at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore in June 2017. Mass media play an important role in policy processes by setting the public agenda and framing narratives. Evidence-based theory illustrates how media content influences which topics audiences are attentive to, and how they understand the problems, societal groups and potential solutions associated with those topics. Understanding media content is useful to policy advocates as they seek to both understand public and elite perceptions of issues and to influence debates by engaging with media narratives. My paper, titled \Using media content analysis to understand and influence health policy".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media coverage - BBC Radio Scotland NewsDrive - social media and long-term health conditions 
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 Radio Interview with GF broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland's NewsDrive programme based on GF's PhD research on social media and long-term health conditions, highlighting key findings and implications from paper published in Health Expectations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.pressdata.co.uk/viewbroadcast.asp?a_id=9393545
 
Description Media coverage - Herald newspaper - social media and long-term health conditions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with journalist resulting in article published in Herald newspaper (both print and online editions) focused on GF's PhD research on social media and long-term health conditions, highlighting key findings and implications from paper published in Health Expectations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/14134513.Young_people_increasingly_using_social_medias_t...
 
Description Media coverage - Irish Times newspaper - social media and long-term health conditions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with journalist resulting in article published in Irish Times newspaper (both print and online editions) focused on GF's PhD research on social media and long-term health conditions, highlighting key findings and implications from paper published in Health Expectations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/many-young-get-health-advice-from-social-media-study-1.2460484
 
Description Media coverage and quote related to research into media representations of gender and single-episodic drinking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Chris Patterson was quoted in a Guardian column, commenting on Policy programme core-funded research on gendered UK media representations of single-episodic drinking. At the time of this submission, the column has been shared 28,827 times on Facebook.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/22/malia-obama-rose-shaming-is-the-latest-in-drin...
 
Description Media coverage of paper on media representions of women's and men's binge drinking. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Media covergae of BMJ Open paper about media representations of women's and men's binge drinking, including:
- live radio interviews with Chris Patterson on BBC Scotland, BBC Wales, BBC London and Clyde1 (the Clyde1 interview was also syndicated to on other local radio stations)
- Recorded TV interview with Chris Patterson on Reporting Scotland (BBC One Scotland).
- Further TV coverage on Good Morning Britain (STV)
- UK and international newspaper and online news coverage including: BBC News online; Guardian, Scotsman, Herald, Metro, The Sun and Newsweek.
- Blog post authored by Carol Emslie, Chris Patterson and Shona Hilton on The Conversation (also syndicated in The independent)"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Media promotion for Understanding Health Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Media promotion campaign for the launch of understandinghealthresearch.org, including: BBC Scotland radio interview; blog posts on The Conversations, Which? Conversation and the Guardian Science Blog; news items in BMJ, UK and international news outlets and numerous health charity websites; link added to NHS Behind the Headlines website; high-profile Twitter discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.understandinghealthresearch.org
 
Description Media stories about cancer 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Shona Hilton co-hosted a Stakeholder Engagement Workshop "Media stories about cancer" with Sara MacDonald on CRUK funded grant to get views on new cancer campaigns on 2 March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Membership of Cross-Whitehall Trials Advice panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Provision of methodological advice to a number of Government Departments, including the Home Office, Department for Transport and Department for Work and Pensions, on the design of evaluation studies.

None yet - panel only just set up
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cross-government-trial-advice-panel-role-and-membership
 
Description Natural experiments to support evidence informed public health NHMRC (HT) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited talk to National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description News item on HealthCanal website - social media and long-term health conditions 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact News item on HealthCanal website based on GF's PhD research on social media and long-term health conditions, highlighting key findings and implications from paper published in Health Expectations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.healthcanal.com/public-health-safety/69241-young-people-turn-to-social-media-for-advice-o...
 
Description News item on Patient Information Forum website - social media and long-term health conditions 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact News item on UK Patient Information Forum website based on GF's PhD research on social media and long-term health conditions, highlighting key findings and implications from paper published in Health Expectations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.pifonline.org.uk/how-do-young-people-navigate-online-information-and-social-media-in-heal...
 
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 
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. Although there are three events I will just enter them once on RF!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/ViewProgramme/tabid/5828/pid/145/rdid/5827/Default.aspx
 
Description Policymakers and Stakeholders M74 Feedback Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A workshop was held at the Glasgow Centre for Population Health to feedback the results of the M74: Traffic and Health Study to policy makers and other key stakeholders. The purpose of the event was to embed the learning into key organisations, but also to hold a series of discussions about next steps for research, policy and practice in the field of transport planning and active travel. The event was attended by government planning representatives, third sector representatives, local activists, researchers and other key stakeholders, some of whom had taken part in the research as participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Postgraduate Lecture HW 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture (jointly delivered with Robert Young, SPHSU) on social community influences on health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/globalhealth/
 
Description Presentation at Breakfast Launch of the Smokefree Partnership smoke-free map HW 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation on smoke-free policies at the breakfast launch of the smoke-free map; event titled: 'Smokefree policies in Europe. Are we there yet? organised by the Smokefree Partnership, Brussels, 14 April 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.smokefreepartnership.eu/sites/sfp.tttp.eu/files/Event%20Report
 
Description Presentation on evaluability assessment at Scottish School of Primary Care 
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 Invited presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on evaluability assessment at What Works Scotland National Retreat 
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 Invited presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on evaluability assessment to South West Peninsula Public Health Network 
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 Invited presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Diet and Obesity Team in Health and Social Care Department at the Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on parents' views regarding online advertising of unhealthy food and drink to children, and their thoughts on regulation and responsibility as part of my PhD findings. Members of Scottish Government attended. Presentation led to a lengthy question and answer discussion after. Influence on members knowledge about participants' views, as well as potential areas of future interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership Homelessness Strategic Planning Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership Homelessness Strategic Planning Group to describe plans for research and emerging findings from systematic review
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation to Public Health Evidence 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 Presented findings of basic income scoping review to Public Health Evidence Network, a Scotland-wide initiative to bring researchers and policy makers closer together. Identified importance of collaborating with external stakeholders to pool resources, identify policy-makers' priorities, increase reach, and prevent duplication, as evidenced by output of collaboration with Health Scotland on BI review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation to Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Basic Income 
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 Presented findings of basic income scoping review to Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Basic Income. Several attendees requested copy of the report, inc. Prof Guy Standing (global basic income expert).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/universal-basic-income-scoping-review-of-evidence-on-imp...
 
Description Presention on Right Here Right Now at Universitas21 Conference (Glasgow) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation and interactive workshop at U21 Summer School with international undergraduate students from the Universitas21 global network of research universities. Session focused on Cities and Citizens in a Digital Age and presentation explored using real time methods to capture lived experiences as part of the Right Here Right Now project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.universitas21.com/event/details/218/u21-summer-school-cities-and-citizen-engagement-in-th...
 
Description Public Engagement Lunch: Social Media 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lunchtime panel discussion looked at how researchers at UofG can engage the public with research through the use of social media. An expert panel covered some of the key aspects of online engagement and discuss their own success strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public engagement activity \The Booth of Confusion\" at the public debate event \"Health in the news: Fact or fiction?\" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chris Patterson and Dr Amy Nimegeer presented a public engagement activity entitled The Booth of Confusion. The activity is designed to promote the MRC website Understanding Health Research (UHR; www.understandinghealthresearch.org) by highlighting the range of competing health messages that are communicated across various forms of media, and identifying how the UHR website can help
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.understandinghealthresearch.org
 
Description Public workshops to complement launch of Understanding Health Research entitled "Introduction to Understanding Health Research" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Two workshops
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.understandinghealthresearch.org
 
Description Right Here Right Now summary findings dissemination 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Interim findings from each week of the Right Here Right Now study were collated and redesigned as a booklet which was distributed to all study participants and project stakeholders (including policymakers and representatives from third sector organisations).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Risk of Bias in Non-Randomised Studies (controlled Before & After studes) working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Working group to develop and refine Risk of Bias tool to assess quality of Controlled Before & After studies
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 Scottish Tobacco Control Alliance meeting (now called Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact STCA meeting held at SPHSU. Presented on "UK newspaper representations of children's exposure to second-hand smoke and the debate around legislation to prevent smoking in vehicles carrying children" to an audience of tobacco control researchers and activists, and policymakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar on Natural Experimental methods for NHS Health Scotland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An invited seminar to members of the evaluation team at NHS Health Scotland to help inform their future evaluation plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Social Network Analysis Group in Scotland (SNAS), University of Edinburgh - Theresa Ikegwuonu 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation given by Theresa Ikegwuonu followed up with a discussion among academics working on social netowork analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Social Network Analysis Workshop HW 2015 
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 Workshop held by Andreas Herz on 30 March and 1 May 2015 on Mixed methods in SNA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.socialpolicy.ed.ac.uk/research/research_groups/social_network_analysis
 
Description Social Network Analysis Workshop HW 2015 
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 Workshop held by Jodi Herrera on 28 May 2015 on SNA and Big data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.socialpolicy.ed.ac.uk/research/research_groups/social_network_analysis
 
Description Social Network Analysis in Scotland Seminar Series HW 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Monthly seminars on social network analysis to facilitate networking and debate on social network research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL http://www.socialpolicy.ed.ac.uk/research/research_groups/social_network_analysis
 
Description Standards of evidence for housing PHE (HT) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Advisory input to PHE commissioned "Standards of evidence" guidance for housing associations and other evidence users
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Student milestone event 
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 Sunday Herald article 
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 Provided interview to Sunday Herald on in-work conditionality and DWP reporting of RCTs. Front page/3 page total and leader based on this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14242638.display/
 
Description The Health and the City Game at Glasgow Science Centre's Meet the Experts Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Facilitated the Health and the City Game at the Meet the Experts event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Tobacco control: from public to private 
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 post on IJPH blog entitled "Tobacco control: from public to private"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ijph.blogs.springer.com/current-debate/tobacco-control/
 
Description UK Electronic Cigarette Research Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact CRUK meeting to discuss current research on e-cigarettes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/sites/default/files/ukecrf_-_january_21_meeting_-_final_agenda.pdf
 
Description Understanding Health Research website 
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 The launch was made possible by a Knowledge Exchange Grant from Glasgow University for just over 11k.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.understandinghealthresearch.org/
 
Description Understanding Health Research workshop at College of Podiatry Annual Conference 2017 
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 Chris Patterson and Amy Nimegeer delivered a workshop promoting Understanding Health Research (an MRC & University of Glasgow online critical appraisal tool) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada on 19th September 2017. The audience comprised professors engaged in teaching at McGill, and postgraduate research students at McGill.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.understandinghealthresearch.org
 
Description Understanding Health Research workshop at McGill University, Canada 
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 Chris Patterson and Amy Nimegeer delivered a workshop promoting Understanding Health Research (an MRC & University of Glasgow online critical appraisal tool) at McGill University, Montreal, Canada on 19th September 2017. The audience comprised professors engaged in teaching at McGill, and postgraduate research students at McGill.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.understandinghealthresearch.org
 
Description Unveiling of 16 public information display panels on the Unit's work at the Glasgow Science Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Shona Hilton and Lisa McDaid have unveiled the updated public information display on the Unit's work at the Glasgow Science Centre on Friday 11 March 2016. 16 panels which are displayed along the side of the Clyde demonstrate the story of our new six programmes and what public health research is about. The unveiling marks the start of British Science Week (11th - 20th March).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Warmth improvements & health ESRC Seminar Series (HT) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Warmth improvements & health: evidence of possible pathways to long term health impacts ESRC Seminar Series: The health impact of cold homes & fuel poverty (invited speaker).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description We're unsure if e-cigarettes are harmful, but it still makes sense to restrict them 
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 n/a
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/were-unsure-if-e-cigarettes-are-harmful-but-it-still-makes-sense-to-rest...
 
Description What Works Scotland workshop on Research for Change - Beyond What Works 
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 Presentation on evaluability assessment methods at a workshop on the use of evidence for improving the delivery of public services, attended by practitioners and policy makers from public and third sector organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/research-for-change-beyond-what-works/
 
Description When media use pictures of drunk girls in alcohol stories, we're being misled 
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 The Conversation article by Carol Emslie, Chris and Shona
This article ubsequently syndicated in The Independent
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/when-media-use-pictures-of-drunk-girls-in-alcohol-stories-were-being-mis...
 
Description Workshop on evaluability assessment for Scottish Government policy makers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A workshop for Scottish Government policymakers delivered as part of the Scottish Government's 'Evidence and Policy' fortnight, a series of events at which researchers present recent policy related work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop with Right Here Right Now stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Stakeholder workshop sharing initial findings from Right Here Right Now and discussing the potential of the project with stakeholders working in health policy, including reflections on project successes and 'visioning' exercises to share ideas for future iterations of the system and process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop with school children on health inequalities 
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
 
Description Workshop with school children on health inequalities 
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 Co-developed and co-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 2012,2016
URL https://twitter.com/GlasgowESPTeam/status/804830822759071744