Journal articles

In addition to publishing our work through GCPH reports and briefing papers, much of our research is submitted to peer review journals. 

These articles are hosted externally and you may need an Athens password (available to NHS staff and University staff and students) to access them. Those publications that are Open Access and can be viewed free of charge are indicated below.

Articles relating to the GoWell programme are available on the GoWell website.

The articles are listed by year of publication.

2017

Alcohol and healthy ageing: a challenge for alcohol policy
Nicholson D, McCormack F, Seaman P, Bell K, Duffy T, Gilhooly M. Public Health 2017;148:13-18

Effects of living near an urban motorway on the wellbeing of local residents in deprived areas: Natural experimental study
Foley L, Prins R, Crawford F, Humphreys D, Mitchell R, Sahlqvist S, Thomson H, Ogilvie D, on behalf of the M74 study team. PLoS ONE 2017. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174882.

Perceived office environments and occupational physical activity in office-based workers.                   Sawyer A, Smith L, Ucci M, Jones R, Marmot A, Fisher A.Occupational Medicine 2017. DOI: 10.1093/occmed/kqx022

Do differences in religious affiliation explain high levels of excess mortality in the UK?
Ralston K, Walsh D, Feng Z, Dibben C, McCartney G, O’Reilly D. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2017. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2016-208176

Potential influences on suicide prevalence in comparisons of UK post-industrial cities. 
Walsh D., McCartney G., O’Reilly D. Public Health 2017; 143: 94-96.


2016

Effects of living near a new urban motorway on the travel behaviour of local residents in deprived areas: Evidence from a natural experimental study.
Foley L, Prins R, Crawford F, Sahlqvist S, Ogilvie D, on behalf of the M74 study team. Health & Place 2017;43:57-65. 

Hitting the right note for child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing: a formative qualitative evaluation of Sistema Scotland’s “Big Noise” orchestral programme. 

Harkins C, Garnham L, Campbell A, Tannahill C. Journal of Public Mental Health 2016;15(1):25-36. 

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Is there a link between childhood adversity, attachment style and Scotland’s excess mortality? Evidence, challenges and potential research.

Smith, M, Williamson, AE, Walsh, D, McCartney, G.  BMC Public Health 2016;16:655.

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Dying younger in Scotland: trends in mortality and deprivation relative to England and Wales, 1981-2011.

Schofield L, Walsh D, Munoz-Arroyo R, McCartney G, Buchanan D, Lawder R, Armstrong M, Dundas R, Leyland AH.  Health & Place 2016;40:106-115.

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Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland, 1991-2011 (I): the role of incomes, effects of socio-economic and political adversity and demographic change.
McCartney G, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Mcadams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M, Walsh D, Beeston C. Public Health 2016;132:13-23. 

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Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland (II): policy, culture, the market, clinical changes and a synthesis. 
McCartney G, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Mcadams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M, Walsh D, Beeston C. Public Health 2016;132:24-32.


2015

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‘It makes me feel happy and joyful’: the evaluation of arts-based social interventions in public health.
Garnham L, Campbell A. Journal of Public Health 2015. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv174

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Comparing time and risk preferences across three post industrial UK cities.
van der Pol M, Walsh D, McCartney G. Social Science & Medicine 2015;140:54-61.

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Explaining the excess mortality in Scotland compared with England: pooling of 18 cohort studies.
McCartney G, Russ TC, Walsh D, et al. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015;69(1):20-7.

Is ‘excess’ mortality in Glasgow an artefact of measurement? 
Stanners G, Walsh D, McCartney G. Journal of Public Health 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.02.032

Comparing levels of social capital in three northern post-industrial UK cities.
Walsh D, McCartney G, McCullough S, van der Pol M, Buchanan D, Jones R. Journal of Public Health 2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.02.024

Understanding the impacts of industrial change and area-based deprivation on health inequalities, using Swidler’s concepts of cultured capacities and strategies of action. 
Garnham LM. Social Theory & Health 2015. DOI: 10.1057/sth.2015.15

Always looking on the bright side of life? Exploring optimism and health in three UK post-industrial urban settings. 
Walsh D, McCartney G, McCullough S, van der Pol M, Buchanan D,  Jones R. Journal of Public Health 2015;37(3):389-397

Growing up in Glasgow: the social context of adolescence. 
Levin KA, Walsh D, McCartney G. European Journal of Public Health 2015;25(3):464-466.

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Regional alcohol consumption and alcohol-related mortality in Great Britain: novel insights using retail sales data. 
Robinson M, Shipton D, Walsh D, Whyte B, McCartney G. BMC Public Health 2015;15:1. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-15-1

No mean city: adolescent health and risk behaviours in a UK urban setting. Levin K, Walsh D, McCartney G. Journal of Public Health 2015. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdu035

 

2014

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Breastfeeding is Associated with Reduced Childhood Hospitalization: Evidence from a Scottish Birth Cohort (1997-2009).  
Omotomilola M. A, Whyte B, Chalmers J, Tappin D M, Wolfson L, Fleming M, MacDonald A, Wood R, Stockton D. Journal of Pediatrics 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.11.013

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Comparing Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence scale across three UK post-industrial cities.
Walsh D, McCartney G, McCullough S, Buchanan D, Jones R. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005792. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005792.

Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland: do country-specific factors affecting cohorts born in the 1940s and before help explain the current trends in alcohol-related trends?
Shipton D, McCartney G, Whyte B, Walsh D, Craig N, Beeston C. European Journal of Public Health 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku163.055

Mind the Gaps: Managing Difference in Partnership Working, Fischbacher-Smith M, Accepted for publication in Public Money and Management (due for publication in 2015).

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Comparing early years and childhood experiences and outcomes in Scotland, England and three city-regions: a plausible explanation for Scottish 'excess' mortality?
Taulbut M, Walsh D, O'Dowd J.  BMC Paediatrics 2014 (in press).

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A qualitative study of independent fast food vendors near secondary schools in disadvantaged Scottish neighbourhoods
Estrade M, Dick S, Crawford F, Jepson R, Ellaway A, McNeill G. BMC Public Health 2014;14:793.  DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-793

 

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Spatial inequalities in life expectancy within postindustrial regions of Europe: a cross-sectional observational study
Taulbut M, Walsh D, McCartney G, Parcell S,  Hartmann A, Poirier G, Strniskova D, Hanlon P. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004711. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004711


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The relative influence of neighbourhood incivilities, cognitive social capital, club membership and individual characteristics on positive mental health
Jones R, Heimb D, Hunter S, Ellaway A. Health and Place 2014. DOI: 10.1016/2014.04.006  


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The association between social capital and mental health and behavioural problems in children and adolescents: an integrative systematic review
McPherson E K, Kerr S, Morgan A, Cheater M F, McLean J, Egan J. BMC Psychology 2014;2:7. DOI: 10.1186/2050-7283-2-7

 

2013

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The association between family and community social capital and health risk behaviours in young people: an integrative review. 
McPherson E K, Kerr S, Morgan A, McGee E, Cheater M F, McLean J, Egan J. BMC Public Health 2013;13:971. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-971

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The envirome and the connectome: exploring the structural noise in the human brain associated with socioeconomic deprivation.
Krishnadas R, Kim J, McLean J, Batty DG, McLean J, Millar K, Packard C, Cavanagh J. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2013;7:722. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00722

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Informing the ‘early years’ agenda in Scotland: understanding infant feeding patterns using linked datasets
Ajetunmobi O, Whyte B, Chalmers J, Fleming M, Stockton D, Wood R. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2013. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2013-202718

Socio-economic deprivation and cortical morphology: Psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health study

Krishnadas R, McLean J, G. Batty D, Burns H, Deans K, Ford I, Connachie A, McLean J, Millar K, Sattar N, Shiels P, Tannahill C, Velupillai Y, Packard C, and Cavanagh J. Psychosomatic Medicine 2013;75(7):616-623.

 

Addressing child poverty in Scotland: the role of nurses.

 Naven LM, Egan J. Primary Health Care 2013;23(5):16-22.


Vitamin D and subsequent all-age and premature mortality: a systematic review

Rush L, McCartney G, Walsh D, MacKay D. BMC Public Health 2013;13:679


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Alcohol-related mortality in deprived UK cities: worrying trends in young women challenge recent national downward trends. 

 Shipton D, Whyte B, Walsh D. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2013. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2013-202574 


Socio-economic status and the cerebellar grey matter volume. Data from a well-characterised population sample.

Cavanagh J, Krishnadas R, Batty D, Burns H, Deans K, Ford I, McConnachie A, McGinty A, McLean J, Millar K, Sattar N, Shiels P, Tannahill C, Velupillai Y, Packard C, McLean J.The Cerebellum 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s12311-013-0497-4

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Cardio-metabolic risk factors and cortical thickness in a neurologically healthy male population: Results from the psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid) study.
Krishnadas R, McLean J, Batty D, Burns H, Deans K, Ford I, McConnachie A, McGinty A, McLean J, Millar K, Sattar N, Shiels P, Velupillai Y, Packard C, Cavanagh J. NeuroImage: Clinical 2013;2(1):464-657.

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Personality, socio-economic status and inflammation: cross-sectional, population-based study
Millar K, Lloyd S, McLean J, Batty D, Burns H, Cavanagh J, Deans K, Ford I, McConnachie A, McGinty A, Mottus R, Packard C, Sattar N, Shiels P, Velupillai Y, Tannahill C. PLoS ONE 2013;8(3):e58256.


2012

Building a bridge, transport infrastructure and population characteristics: explaining active travel into Glasgow

McCartney G, Whyte B, Livingston M and Crawford F. Transport Policy 2012;21(C):119-125.

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Socio-economic status is associated with epigenetic differences in the pSoBid cohort 
McGuiness D, McGlynn LM, Johnson PCD et al. International Journal of Epidemiology 2012;41(1):151-160.

Interaction of personality traits with social deprivation in determining mental wellbeing and health behaviours
Packard C, Cavanagh J, McLean J et al. Journal of Public Health 2012;34(4):615-624.

 

Getting real about policy and practice needs: Evaluation as a bridge between the problem and solution space
Tannahill C and Sridharan S. Evaluation and Program Planning 2013;36(1)1:157-164.

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Why do males in Scotland die younger than those in England? Evidence from three prospective cohort studies
McCartney G, Shipley M, Hart C, Davey Smith G, Kivimäki M, Walsh D, Watt GC and Batty GD. PLoS ONE 2012;7(7):e38860.

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Why the Scots die younger: Synthesizing the evidence
McCartney G, Collins C, Walsh D and Batty GD. Public Health 2012126(6):459-470. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.03.007

 

Do socio-economic, behavioural and biological risk factors explain the poor health profile of the UK’s sickest city?
Landy R, Walsh D and Ramsay J. Journal of Public Health 2012;34(4):591-598. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fds020.

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Shipyards and sectarianism: How do mortality and deprivation compare in Glasgow and Belfast?
Graham P, Walsh D and McCartney G. Public Health 2012;126(5):378-385

 

Interaction of personality traits with social deprivation in determining mental wellbeing and health behaviours
Packard CJ, Cavanagh J, McLean JS, McConnachie A, Messow CM, Batty GD, Burns H, Deans KA, Sattar N, Shiels PG, Velupillai YN, Tannahill C and Millar K. Journal of Public Health 2012;34(4):615-624 DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fds030

 

25-Hydroxyvitamin D is lower in deprived groups, but is not associated with carotid intima media thickness or plaques: Results from pSoBid
Knox S, Welsh P, Bezlyak V, McConnachie A, Boulton E, Deans KA, Ford I, Batty GD, Burns H, Cavanagh J, Millar K, McInnes IB, McLean J, Velupillai Y, Shiels P, Tannahill C, Packard CJ, Wallace AM and Sattar N. Atherosclerosis 2012;223(2):437-441. DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2012.05.001

 

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The Cessation in Pregnancy Incentives Trial (CPIT): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
Tappin DM, Bauld L, Tannahill C, de Caestecker L, Radley A, McConnachie A, Boyd K, Briggs A, Cameron A, Grant L, Macaskill S, Sinclair L, Friel B and Coleman T. Trials 2012;13:113. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-13-113

 

Deprivation and infant feeding at birth
Ajetunmobi O and Whyte B. Arch Dis Child 2012;97:A183-A186 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-301885.430

 

Early life socioeconomic status, chronic physiological stress and hippocampal N- acetyl aspartate concentrations
McLean J, Krishnadas R, Batty D, Burns H, Deans K, Ford I, McConnachie A, McGinty A, McLean J; Millar K, Sattar N, Shiels P, Tannahill C, Velupillai Y, Packard C, Condon B, Hadley D and Cavanagh J. Behavioural Brain Research  2012;235(2):225-230.

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Soluble ST2 associates with diabetes but not established cardiovascular risk factors: a new inflammatory pathway of relevance to diabetes?
Miller AM, Purves D, McConnachie A, Asquith DL, Velupillai YN, Batty DG, Bezlyak V, Burns H, Cavanagh J, Ford I, McGinty A, Millar K, Shiels PG, Tannahill C, Packard CJ, Deans KA, Welsh P, McInnes IB and Sattar N. PlosONE 2012;7(10):2012.

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Has Scotland always been the ‘sick man’ of Europe? An observational study from 1855 to 2006
McCartney G, Walsh D, Whyte B and Collins C. European Journal of Public Health 2012;22(6):756-760. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckr136

 

What can ecological data tell us about reasons for divergence in health status between West Central Scotland and other regions of post-industrial Europe?
Taulbut M, Walsh D, Parcell S, Hartmann A, Poirier G, Strniskova D, Daniels G and Hanlon P. Public Health 2013 (in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.11.007

 

Trends in terminations of pregnancy in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester
Walsh D and McCartney G. Public Health 2012 (in press) DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2012.11.006

 

2011

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Early life socioeceonomic adversity is associated in adult life with chronic inflammation, carotid atherosclerosis, poorer lung function and decreased cognitive performance: a cross-sectional, population-based study
Packard CJ, Bezylak V, McLean JS, Batty DG, Ford I, Burns H, Cavanagh J, Deans KA, Henderson M, McGinty A, Millar K, Sattar N, Shiels P, Velupillai Y and Tannahill C. BMC Public Health 2011;11:42. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-42

Epidemiology of hospitalization due to alcohol-related harm: evidence from a Scottish cohort study.
Lawder R, Grant I, Storey C, Walsh D, Whyte B, Hanlon P.  Public Health 2011;125(8):533-539.

Perceived discrimination, identification, social capital and well-being; relationships with physical health and psychological distress in a U.K minority
Jones R, Heim D and Hunter SC. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology 2011;42(7):1145-1164. DOI: 10.1177/0022022110383310

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Accelerated telomere attrition is associated with relative household income, diet and inflammation in the pSoBid cohort
Shiels PG, McGlynn LM, MacIntyre A, Johnson PCD, Batty GD, et al. PLOS One 2011;6(7):e22521. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022521

 

Inequalities in health
Tannahill C and Whyte B. Chapter 11 in McKendrick JH, Mooney G, Dickie J and Kelly P. Poverty in Scotland 2011. Towards a more equal Scotland. London: Child Poverty Action Group 2011.

 

Branching out: The impact of a mental health ecotherapy programme
Wilson N, Jones R, Fleming S, Lafferty K, Knifton L, Catherine K and McNish H. Ecopsychology 2011;3(1):51-57. DOI: 10.1089/eco.2010.0049

 

One-year outcomes and a cost-effectiveness analysis for smokers accessing group-based and pharmacy-led cessation services
Bauld L, Boyd K, Briggs A, Chesterman J, Ferguson J, Judge K and Hiscock R. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. 2011;13(2):135-145. DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntq222

 

2010

 

It’s not ‘just deprivation’: Why do equally deprived UK cities experience different health outcomes?
Walsh D, Bendel N, Jones R and Hanlon P. Public Health 2010;124(9):487-495. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2010.02.006

 

Getting to grips with health inequalities at last? Marmot review calls for renewed action to create a fairer society Hunter DJ, Popay J, Tannahill C and Whitehead M. BMJ 2010;340:c684.

 

Getting findings into policy
Tannahill C. In Thorogood M and Toombes Y (eds) Evaluating health promotion: practice and methods (3rd ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010.

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The effectiveness of interventions to change six health behaviours: a review of reviews
Jepson RG, Harris FM, Platt S and Tannahill C. BMC Public Health 2010;10:538. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-538

 

A health impact assessment of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
McCartney G, Palmer S, Winterbottom J, Jones R, Kendal R and Booker D. Public Health 2010;124(8):444-451.

 

Editorial – Promotion of cycling and health
Mutrie N and Crawford F. British Medical Journal 2010;341:c5405.

 

The perspectives of young men and their teenage partners on maternity and health services during pregnancy and early parenthood
Ross N, Church S, Hill M, Seaman P and Roberts T. Children and Society 2010;26(4):304-315. DOI: 10.1111/j.1099-0860.2010.00338.x

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It’s not just about the park, it’s about integration too: Why people choose to use or not use urban greenspaces
Seaman P, Jones R and Ellaway A. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2010;7:78. DOI:10.1186/1479-5868-7-78

 

Strengthening mental health within communities
Tannahill C, Bond L and Kearns A. Chapter 18 in Goldie I (eds) Public mental health: a handbook. Brighton: Pavilion, 2010.

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The aftershock of deindustrialization – trends in mortality in Scotland and other parts of post-industrial Europe
Walsh D, Taulbut M and Hanlon P. European Journal of Public Health 2010;20(1):58-64. DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckp063

 

Green shoots of recovery: the impact of a mental health ecotherapy programme
Wilson N, Fleming S, Jones R, Lafferty K, Kirsty C, Seaman P and Knifton L. Mental Health Review 2010;15(2):4-14.

 

Cohort Profile. The Scottish Health Surveys Cohort: linkage of study participants to routinely collected records for mortality, hospital discharge, and cancer and offspring birth characteristics in three nationwide studies
Gray L, Batty G, Craig P, Stewart C, Whyte B, Finlayson A and Leyland A. International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;39(2):345-350. DOI:10.1093/ije/dyp155

 

2009

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Differences in atherosclerosis according to area level socioeconomic deprivation: cross-sectional population-based study
Deans KA, Bezylak V, Ford I, Batty GD, Burns H, Cavanagh J, de Groot E, McGinty A, Millar K, Shiels PG, Tannahill C, Velupillai YN, Sattar N and Packard CJ. British Medical Journal 2009;339:b4170.

 

Can primary care reduce inequalities in mental health?

Craig P, Hanlon P and Morrison J. Public Health 2009;23(1):e57-e61.

 

2008

 

Comparison of CO breath testing and women's self-reporting of smoking behaviour for identifying smoking during pregnancy 
Usmani ZC, Craig P, Shipton D, Tappin D.  Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy 2008;3:4.

A review of ecotherapy as an adjunct form of treatment for those who use mental health services
Wilson NW, Killoran MR, Lafferty K and Jones R. Journal of Public Mental Health 2008;7(3):23-35.

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Psychosocial risk factors in home and community settings and their associations with population health and health inequalities: a systematic meta-review
Egan M, Tannahill C, Petticrew M and Thomas S. BMC Public Health 2008;8:239. DOI:10.1186/1471-2458-8-239

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Psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid): Study protocol of a population-based study
Velupillai YN, Packard CJ, Batty GD, Bezlyak V, Burns H, Cavanagh J, Deans K, Ford I, McGinty A, Millar K, Sattar N, Shiels P and Tannahill C. BMC Public Health 2008;8:126. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-8-126

 

2007

 

Collaborating for health
Craig P and Fischbacher M. In Cowley S (eds) Public health in policy and practice. 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Elsevier, 2007.

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An analysis of the link between behavioural, biological and social risk factors and subsequent hospital admission in Scotland
Hanlon P, Lawder R, Elders A, Clark D, Walsh D, Whyte B and Sutton M. Journal of Public Health 2007;29(4):405-412. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdm062

 

Promoting walking to school: Results of a quasi-experimental trial
McKee R, Mutrie N, Crawford F and Green B. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2007;61:818-823. DOI: 10.1136/jech.2006.048181

 

 

2006

 

Children’s perspectives on social exclusion and resilience in disadvantaged communities
Hill M, Turner K, Walker M, Stafford A and Seaman P. In Tisdall EKM, Davis JM, Hill M and Prout J (eds) Children, young People and social inclusion. Bristol: Policy Press, 2006.

 

Entries for social exclusion, social stratification, relative deprivation, household structure and family size and structure
Seaman P. In Odekon M (eds) Encyclopaedia of World Poverty. Sage, 2006.

 

2005

 

Family within and beyond the household boundary: Children’s constructions of who they live with.

Sweeting H and Seaman P. In: McKie L (ed.) Families in society: Relationships and boundaries. Policy Press and the Centre for Research in Families and Relationships; 2005.

 

Health and health policy
Tannahill C. In: Mooney G and Scott G (eds) Exploring social policy in the ‘new’ Scotland. Bristol: Policy Press, 2005  .