Self-Management and Social Prescribing Advisory Group (NHS Scotland / Scottish Government)

The overall aim of this advisory group is to increase knowledge of self-management (sets of approaches that aim to enable people living with long-term conditions to take control and manage their own health) and social prescribing (a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community) opportunities …

Training materials on developing public health interventions

SCPHRP and its partner organisations are currently developing a step-by-step practical approach to developing public health interventions. The training materials are in their final stages and would be piloted soon with a selected group of public health practitioners.   May 30, 2014

Childhood obesity analysis using the Growing Up in Scotland study

SCPHRP Early Years Working Group is currently involved in analysing the Growing Up in Scotland data in relation to childhood obesity. The study investigates developmental trajectories, by age, gender, socio-economic status, and Scottish region, of childhood overweight or obesity, and its associated co-morbidities. The rationale is that by identifying patterns …

Adaptation and Piloting of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) in Scottish School Enterers

In collaboration with East Lothian Local Authority and McMaster University, Canada, SCPHRP and the Head of the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at Strathclyde University, Professor Lisa Woolfson, piloted a project to test the feasibility in Scotland of using a teacher-completed child-development questionnaire (the EDI). This would be completed …

Secondary Analyses of Health Behaviours of School Children (HBSC) Data

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 …

Secondary Analyses of Diabetes-Related Inequalities by Socio-Economic Status in Scotland

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 …

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 …