Publications

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2022
Is austerity a cause of slower improvements in mortality in high-income countries? A panel analysis No Yes
Does persistent precarious employment affect health outcomes among working age adults? A systematic review and meta-analysis Yes Yes
2021
Definition yes, analysis no: a comment on `analyses of change scores do not estimate causal effects in observational data' Yes Yes
Standard multiple imputation of survey data didn't perform better than simple substitution in enhancing an administrative dataset: the example of self-rated health in England Yes Yes
Including `inclusion health'? A discourse analysis of health inequalities policy reviews Yes Yes
Effects of increased body mass index on employment status: a Mendelian randomisation study Yes Yes
Does comprehensive education reduce health inequalities? Yes Yes
Marginal and Conditional Confounding Using Logits Yes Yes
How effective was England's teenage pregnancy strategy? A comparative analysis of high-income countries Yes Yes
2020
The long-term health effects of attending a selective school: a natural experiment Yes Yes
Re: Positive Epidemiology? Yes Yes
Is austerity responsible for the recent change in mortality trends across high-income nations? A protocol for an observational study Yes Yes
2019
Impact of the statutory concessionary travel scheme on bus travel among older people: a natural experiment from England Yes Yes
Impact of Political Economy on Population Health: A Systematic Review of Reviews Yes Yes
Controlled Mediation as a Generalization of Interventional Mediation Yes Yes
The increasing lifespan variation gradient by area-level deprivation: A decomposition analysis of Scotland 1981-2011 Yes Yes
Interpreting mutual adjustment for multiple indicators of socioeconomic position without committing mutual adjustment fallacies Yes Yes
Theorising social class and its application to the study of health inequalities Yes Yes
Re. Sensitivity Analyses Without Assumptions Yes Yes
Defining health and health inequalities Yes Yes
2018
Population Priorities for Successful Aging: A Randomized Vignette Experiment Yes Yes
Assessing Confounder Balance in Outcome Regressions Yes Yes
Synthetic control methodology as a tool for evaluating population-level health interventions Yes Yes
How Healthy Are Survey Respondents Compared with the General Population? Yes Yes
Making the most of natural experiments: What can studies of the withdrawal of public health interventions offer? Yes Yes
Timing of poverty in childhood and adolescent health: Evidence from the US and UK Yes Yes
2017
Leaving the labour market later in life: how does it impact on mechanisms for health? Yes Yes
How do trends in mortality inequalities by deprivation and education in Scotland and England & Wales compare? A repeat cross-sectional study Yes Yes
Visualising and quantifying `excess deaths' in Scotland compared with the rest of the UK and the rest of Western Europe Yes Yes
Insomnia symptoms as a cause of type 2 diabetes Incidence: a 20~year cohort study Yes Yes
Natural Experiments: An Overview of Methods, Approaches, and Contributions to Public Health Intervention Research Yes Yes
2016
Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study Yes Yes
Increasing inequality in age of death at shared levels of life expectancy: A comparative study of Scotland and England and Wales Yes Yes
How successful was the English teenage pregnancy strategy? Yes Yes
The impact on health of employment and welfare transitions for those receiving out-of-work disability benefits in the UK Yes Yes
Re: Lies, Damned Lies, and Health Inequality Measurements Understanding the Value Judgments Yes Yes
Converting between marginal effect measures from binomial models Yes Yes
Life course models: improving interpretation by consideration of total effects Yes Yes
Comparison of the Rowe-Kahn Model of Successful Aging With Self-rated Health and Life Satisfaction: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study Yes Yes
2015
How have trends in lifespan variation changed since 1950? A comparative study of 17 Western European countries Yes Yes
How much of the difference in life expectancy between Scottish cities does deprivation explain? Yes Yes
The role of material, psychosocial and behavioral factors in mediating the association between socioeconomic position and allostatic load (measured by cardiovascular, metabolic and inflammatory markers) Yes Yes
2014
What is the effect of unemployment on all-cause mortality? A cohort study using propensity score matching Yes Yes
Is changing status through housing tenure associated with changes in mental health? Results from the British Household Panel Survey Yes Yes
DataSHIELD: taking the analysis to the data, not the data to the analysis Yes Yes
Deprivation is a relative concept? Absolutely! Yes Yes
Differences in adiposity trajectories by birth cohort and childhood social class: evidence from cohorts born in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s in the west of Scotland Yes Yes
Socioeconomic position across the lifecourse & allostatic load: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study Yes Yes
To What Extent Do Financial Strain and Labour Force Status Explain Social Class Inequalities in Self-Rated Health? Analysis of 20 Countries in the European Social Survey Yes Yes
Considering methodological options for reviews of theory: illustrated by a review of theories linking income and health Yes Yes
2013
Are health inequalities really not the smallest in the Nordic welfare states? A comparison of mortality inequality in 37 countries Yes Yes
Changing gender roles and attitudes and their implications for well-being around the new millennium Yes Yes
The Role of Health Behaviours Across the Life Course in the Socioeconomic Patterning of All-Cause Mortality: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study Yes Yes
2012
Why do those out of work because of sickness or disability have a high mortality risk? Evidence from a Scottish cohort Yes Yes
Are health inequalities evident at all ages? An ecological study of English mortality records Yes Yes
Employment status and the prevalence of poor self-rated health. Findings from UK individual-level repeated cross-sectional data from 1978 to 2004 Yes Yes
Trends in population mental health before and after the 2008 recession: a repeat cross-sectional analysis of the 1991-2010 Health Surveys of England Yes Yes
2011
Is there a "Scottish effect" for mortality? Prospective observational study of census linkage studies Yes Yes
Selective internal migration. Does it explain Glasgow's worsening mortality record? No Yes
Does country influence the health burden of informal care? An international comparison between Belgium and Great Britain No Yes
Using matched areas to explore international differences in population health No Yes
To what extent can deprivation inequalities in mortality and heart disease incidence amongst the working aged in Scotland be explained by smoking? Relative and absolute approaches No Yes
Rising premature mortality in the UK's persistently deprived areas: Only a Scottish phenomenon? No Yes
2010
Are socio-economic groupings the most appropriate method for judging health equity between countries? No Yes
Worklessness and regional differences in the social gradient in general health: Evidence from the 2001 English census Yes Yes
The Scottish excess in mortality compared to the English and Welsh. Is it a country of residence or country of birth excess? Yes Yes
2009
Evidence from the 2001 English Census on the contribution of employment status to the social gradient in self-rated health Yes Yes
Caring, employment and health among adults of working age: evidence from Britain and Belgium Yes Yes
Unemployment, mortality and the problem of healthrelated selection: Evidence from the Scottish and England & Wales (ONS) Longitudinal Studies Yes Yes
Intergenerational social class stability and mobility are associated with large absolute differences in adult participation in sport and exercise No Yes
Workplace Change and Employee Mental Health: Results from a Longitudinal Study Yes Yes
Social mobility: Evidence that it can widen health inequalities No Yes
2008
Effect of exposure to natural environment on health inequalities: an observational population study Yes Yes
2007
Greenspace, urbanity and health: relationships in England Yes Yes
Relation of employment status to socioeconomic position and physical activity types No Yes
Could using general health and longstanding limiting illness as a joint health outcome add to understanding in social inequalities research? Yes Yes
2006
Self-rated life expectancy and lifetime socio-economic position: cross-sectional analysis of the British household panel survey Yes Yes
Is there a "Scottish effect" for self reports of health? Individual level analysis of the 2001 UK census Yes Yes
Leisure time exercise and personal circumstances in the working age population: longitudinal analysis of the British household panel survey Yes Yes
2005
Assessing psychological well-being: A holistic investigation of NHS employees No Yes