Publications

If you're looking for a report or presentation slides from one of our events, please see the individual event page.  View our past events here.

You can also download a comprehensive list of all our publications (PDF).

Our complete collection of films, as well as an album of our infographics, is available on the edShare resource and learning platform.

State of the Art Briefings: a What Works Scotland working paper

June 2016

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This paper summarises evidence and discussions from the State of the Art Session at the 29th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement.

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History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality

May 2016

| Report

A synthesis of the research undertaken into excess mortality to date, which, from a detailed examination of all the available evidence, identifies the most likely underlying causes and, therefore, the most appropriate policy responses.

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What Works in Community Profiling? Reflections from West Dunbartonshire

March 2016

| Other

This paper discusses the experience of What Works Scotland, the Glasgow Centre for Population Health and the West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Team in developing community profiles for the purposes of place-based working and locality planning.

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Alcohol use across retirement: a qualitative study of drinking in later life

March 2016

| Report

This report presents the results of a qualitative exploration of older people’s drinking and the factors which influence their use of alcohol.

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A 'pockets' approach to addressing financial vulnerability

March 2016

| Other

A Centre for Research on Families and Relationships publication which outlines recent evidence on financial vulnerability among families in Scotland.

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Glasgow: health in a changing city

March 2016

| Report

This report looks in detail at how health and life expectancy are changing in Glasgow and explores the changes to the city’s population, housing, environmental and socioeconomic circumstances over the last 20 years.

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Social contexts and health

February 2016

| Report

This report provides a synthesis of our learning about social contexts and health. Social contexts can be understood as the relationships and networks of support that people experience, the interconnections within communities, and the involvement of peopl

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Exploring the experiences and impacts of Glasgow 2014 volunteer applicants

February 2016

| Report

This report reviews existing literature on the impacts of mega-sporting event volunteering and qualitatively investigates the experiences of volunteers at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Clyde-sider applicant journeys: findings from a follow-up survey

January 2016

| Report

This report follows a baseline survey report issued to clyde-sider volunteer applicants prior to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and presents findings from a follow-up survey issued three months after the Games.

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GCPH response: National Standards for Community Engagement

January 2016

| Consultation

This publication is our response to a SCDC and What Works Scotland consultation, part of a review of the National Standards for Community Engagement, in January 2016.

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