Analysis of the West of Scotland Youth Cohorts for Secular Trends in Risky Behaviours

In addition to its programme of competitively awarded seed grants, SCPHRP commissioned seven needs-based projects during 2008 – 2012, with a focus on  the development of improved data-systems for sensitive population-level monitoring of overall changes in Scottish health status, and trends and patterns in health inequalities, particularly by socio-economic status …

Record-Linkage and Scottish Longitudinal Study Analyses of Scottish SES Gradients in Health Using Individually-Assigned SES Variables

In addition to its programme of competitively awarded seed grants, SCPHRP commissioned seven needs-based projects during 2008 – 2012, with a focus on  the development of improved data-systems for sensitive population-level monitoring of overall changes in Scottish health status, and trends and patterns in health inequalities, particularly by socio-economic status …

Inequalities in risk marker acquisition in the Scottish population

This research theme is led by Tony Robertson, in collaboration with John Frank and Alastair Leyland and Linsay Gray (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow), and involves investigating inequalities in chronic disease risk marker acquisition across the lifecourse by factors such as age, sex, socioeconomic circumstances and …

Community Food and its Impact on Mental Health and Wellbeing

This project is led by Ruth Jepson in collaboration with Michelle Estradé and Tony Robertson, Roma Robertson (SCPHRP) and partners at Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS)/NHS Health Scotland. The aim of this study is to bring together and synthesise the learning from evaluations of community-based work involving food and …

The Biology of Inequality

This research theme is led by Tony Robertson and investigates the biological mechanisms that link our social and economic circumstances and our health. Social inequalities in health, with people experiencing progressively worse health with increasing deprivation, are present throughout the world. In Scotland, this inequality in life expectancy by deprivation …

Enabling health and wellbeing among older people: capitalising on resources in deprived areas through general practice

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: Institute for Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow Principle investigator: Professor Sally Wyke Evidence shows that interventions which can prevent or delay disablement and enhance wellbeing …

Impact of health interventions on educational outcomes: an exemplar study of the management of breech infants.

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Glasgow Principle investigator: Professor Jill Pell Historically, intervention studies have relied on prospective collection of follow-up events. Scotland’€™s high quality, comprehensive routine health data …

Feasibility trial of a Price Incentive Intervention to promote the uptake of healthy eating options in workplace canteens in Scotland

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Dundee Principle investigator: Professor Annie S. Anderson Current levels of obesity in Scotland require concerted action from a range of stakeholders including the catering …

Youth Tobacco and alcohol environments in Scotland and the relationships with risky behaviours

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: University of Edinburgh Principle investigator: Dr Niamh Shortt It is well established that tobacco and alcohol use pose significant global public health challenges and are major …

Infant feeding in Scotland: exploring the influence of hospital on infant feeding choices (within Glasgow) and the potential health and economic benefits of breastfeeding on child health.

This project is a SCPHRP seed-funded research project. Seed-funding research was part of the SCPHRP remit during the period of 2008 ’€“ 2012.  Institution: Glasgow Centre for Population Health Principle investigator: Mr Bruce Whyte This study will investigate the influence of hospital on infant feeding choices within Glasgow and will …