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Covid-19 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution (2020)
Journal Article
Bray, I., Gibson, A., & White, J. (in press). Covid-19 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution. Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.06.056

Background: There is emerging evidence about characteristics that may increase the risk of Covid-19 mortality, but they are highly correlated. Methods: An ecological analysis was used to estimate associations between these variables and age-standa... Read More about Covid-19 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution.

Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage (2020)
Journal Article
Altinoluk-Davis, F., Gray, S., & Bray, I. (2020). Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage. Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 416-422. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa004

BACKGROUND: This study assesses whether increased coverage of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination differs between areas where school nurses deliver catch-up MMR doses to adolescents in school settings, compared to signposting to general... Read More about Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage.

Methods of identifying and recruiting older people at risk of social isolation and loneliness: A mixed methods review (2019)
Journal Article
Ige, J., Gibbons, L., Bray, I., & Gray, S. (2019). Methods of identifying and recruiting older people at risk of social isolation and loneliness: A mixed methods review. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-019-0825-6

Background Loneliness and social isolation are major determinants of mental wellbeing, especially among older adults. The effectiveness of interventions to address loneliness and social isolation among older adults has been questioned due to the lac... Read More about Methods of identifying and recruiting older people at risk of social isolation and loneliness: A mixed methods review.

Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours (2019)
Journal Article
Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Smith, A., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2019). Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours. Social Science and Medicine, 238, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112458

Rationale Body dissatisfaction is prevalent among teenagers, and may influence the uptake of risky health behaviours. Objective The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on smoking, cannabis use, drug use, self-harm, gambling, and... Read More about Adolescent body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: Predictors of later risky health behaviours.

Effects of city-wide 20 mph (30km/hour) speed limits on road injuries in Bristol, UK (2019)
Journal Article
Bornioli, A., Bray, I., Pilkington, P., & Parkin, J. (2020). Effects of city-wide 20 mph (30km/hour) speed limits on road injuries in Bristol, UK. Injury Prevention, 26(1), 85-88. https://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043305

Twenty miles per hour (32 km/hour) or 30 km/hour speed limits represent a potential strategy to reduce urban road injuries and are becoming increasingly widespread. However, no study has conducted a robust evaluation of the effects of city-wide 20 mp... Read More about Effects of city-wide 20 mph (30km/hour) speed limits on road injuries in Bristol, UK.

Health inequalities, risky behaviours and protective factors in adolescents: An analysis of secondary survey data from the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Currie, K., & Bray, I. (2019). Health inequalities, risky behaviours and protective factors in adolescents: An analysis of secondary survey data from the UK. Public Health, 170, 133-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.03.001

Objective: Adolescents are at risk of developing detrimental health behaviours that will affect their adult health. The aim was to estimate prevalence of health risk behaviours (HRB), comparing young people (12–18 years old)in Wiltshire (UK)who are v... Read More about Health inequalities, risky behaviours and protective factors in adolescents: An analysis of secondary survey data from the UK.

Adolescent body dissatisfaction as public health issue: Effects on later risky health behaviours (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Bornioli, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Smith, A., Slater, A., & Bray, I. (2019, March). Adolescent body dissatisfaction as public health issue: Effects on later risky health behaviours. Paper presented at South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2019

Aim: Body dissatisfaction is prevalent among teenagers, and may influence the uptake of risky health behaviours. The study assessed the influence of body dissatisfaction on smoking, cannabis use, drug use, self-harm, gambling, and drinking and the me... Read More about Adolescent body dissatisfaction as public health issue: Effects on later risky health behaviours.

Building capacity to use and undertake applied health research: establishing a training programme for the health workforce in the West of England (2019)
Journal Article
Sabey, A., Bray, I., & Gray, S. (2019). Building capacity to use and undertake applied health research: establishing a training programme for the health workforce in the West of England. Public Health, 167, 62-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.11.001

Objectives Increasing research capacity is important for health services as part of improving the conduct of high quality research which addresses the needs of patients and the public. It is a core function of the 13 Collaborations for Leadership in... Read More about Building capacity to use and undertake applied health research: establishing a training programme for the health workforce in the West of England.

Exploring the multidisciplinary extent of public health career structures in 12 countries: an exploratory mapping (2018)
Journal Article
Manyara, A., Buunaaisie, C., Annett, H., Bird, E., Bray, I., Ige, J., …Evans, D. (2018). Exploring the multidisciplinary extent of public health career structures in 12 countries: an exploratory mapping. Journal of Public Health, 40(4), e538-e544. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy057

Background: While much is known about multidisciplinary public health (MDPH) professional practice in the UK which developed particularly in the 1990s, little is known about it in other settings especially low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Thi... Read More about Exploring the multidisciplinary extent of public health career structures in 12 countries: an exploratory mapping.

The effectiveness of a 20 mph speed limit intervention on vehicle speeds in Bristol, UK: A non-randomised stepped wedge design (2018)
Journal Article
Bornioli, A., Bray, I., Pilkington, P., & Bird, E. L. (2018). The effectiveness of a 20 mph speed limit intervention on vehicle speeds in Bristol, UK: A non-randomised stepped wedge design. Journal of Transport and Health, 11, 47-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2018.09.009

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Twenty mph (32.2 km/h) speed limits across urban areas are becoming a widespread tool for public health and road danger reduction globally. Determining the effectiveness of these interventions on motorised vehicle speeds is a cruc... Read More about The effectiveness of a 20 mph speed limit intervention on vehicle speeds in Bristol, UK: A non-randomised stepped wedge design.

Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach (2018)
Journal Article
Bray, I., Slater, A., Lewis-Smith, H., Bird, E., & Sabey, A. (2018). Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach. Preventive Medicine, 116, 219-221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.08.011

© 2018 Elsevier Inc. This article draws attention to the dual global problems of disordered eating and overweight/obesity among children and adolescents. It is well recognised that the main risk factor for disordered eating is body dissatisfaction, y... Read More about Promoting positive body image and tackling overweight/obesity in children and adolescents: A combined health psychology and public health approach.

Increasing engagement with evidence in healthcare: A case study in capacity building (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Sabey, A., & Bray, I. (2018, June). Increasing engagement with evidence in healthcare: A case study in capacity building. Poster presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2018

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) works with partner organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and universities, to conduct applied health res... Read More about Increasing engagement with evidence in healthcare: A case study in capacity building.

Proximity to overhead power lines and childhood leukaemia: an international pooled analysis (2018)
Journal Article
Pedersen, C., Hémon, D., Amoon, A. T., Crespi, C. M., Ahlbom, A., Bhatnagar, M., …Kheifets, L. (2018). Proximity to overhead power lines and childhood leukaemia: an international pooled analysis. British Journal of Cancer, 119(3), 364-373. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41416-018-0097-7

© 2018, Cancer Research UK. Background: Although studies have consistently found an association between childhood leukaemia risk and magnetic fields, the associations between childhood leukaemia and distance to overhead power lines have been inconsis... Read More about Proximity to overhead power lines and childhood leukaemia: an international pooled analysis.

Employability and career experiences of international graduates of MSc Public Health: a mixed methods study (2018)
Journal Article
Buunaaisie, C., Manyara, A., Annett, H., Bird, E., Bray, I., Ige, J., …Evans, D. (2018). Employability and career experiences of international graduates of MSc Public Health: a mixed methods study. Public Health, 160, 62-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.03.032

© 2018 The Royal Society for Public Health Objectives: This article aims to describe the public health career experiences of international graduates of a Master of Science in Public Health (MSc PH) programme and to contribute to developing the eviden... Read More about Employability and career experiences of international graduates of MSc Public Health: a mixed methods study.

Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage: A retrospective cohort study (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Altinoluk-Davis, F., Gray, S., Bray, I., & Powell, J. (2018, March). Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage: A retrospective cohort study. Presented at South West Public Health Scientific Conference 2018

Aim: This study aims to determine the extent to which increased coverage of at least one dose and two doses of MMR differs between areas in which school nurses deliver catch-up MMR doses to adolescents in school settings, compared to signposting to g... Read More about Measuring the effectiveness of catch-up MMR delivered by school nurses compared to signposting to general practice on improving MMR coverage: A retrospective cohort study.

The Bristol Twenty Miles Per Hour Limit Evaluation (BRITE) Study (2018)
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Pilkington, P., Bornioli, A., Bray, I., & Bird, E. (2018). The Bristol Twenty Miles Per Hour Limit Evaluation (BRITE) Study

This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the roll-out of 20mph speed limits across the city of Bristol. The research took a holistic, public health approach to evaluation, using a variety of data sources to examine changes in vehicle speeds, road t... Read More about The Bristol Twenty Miles Per Hour Limit Evaluation (BRITE) Study.

Weight gain in mid-childhood and its relationship with the fast food environment (2017)
Journal Article
Pearce, M., Bray, I., & Horswell, M. (2018). Weight gain in mid-childhood and its relationship with the fast food environment. Journal of Public Health, 40(2), 237-244. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx108

© The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Faculty of Public Health. All rights reserved. Background Childhood obesity is a serious public health issue. Understanding environmental factors and their contribution to weight ga... Read More about Weight gain in mid-childhood and its relationship with the fast food environment.

Recruitment, employability and career development for international students undertaking the UWE MSc Public Health: Final report (2017)
Report
Buunaaisie, C., Manyara, A., Annett, H., Bird, E., Bray, I., Ige, J., …Evans, D. (2017). Recruitment, employability and career development for international students undertaking the UWE MSc Public Health: Final report

Executive Summary Background Over the last decade, the MSc Public Health at UWE has successfully recruited many international students. An issue for the university in promoting the benefits of the programme internationally is that there is a good c... Read More about Recruitment, employability and career development for international students undertaking the UWE MSc Public Health: Final report.

Increasing engagement with evidence in healthcare: A case study in capacity building (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Sabey, A., & Bray, I. (2017, June). Increasing engagement with evidence in healthcare: A case study in capacity building. Presented at Evidence Live 2017

Objectives The National Institute for Health Research funded the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, for the West of England (CLAHRC West) in January 2014, to run for 5 years. CLAHRC West seeks to develop and expand hea... Read More about Increasing engagement with evidence in healthcare: A case study in capacity building.


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