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Issy Bray

Associate Head of Department, Research and Knowledge Exchange


Prospective pathways to depressive symptoms and disordered eating in adolescence: A 7-year longitudinal cohort study (2020)
Journal Article
Lewis-Smith, H., Bray, I., Slater, A., & Salmon, D. (in press). Prospective pathways to depressive symptoms and disordered eating in adolescence: A 7-year longitudinal cohort study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01291-1

Eating pathology and depressive symptoms increase during adolescence, yet predictive pathways remain predominantly unexplored, despite their implications for prevention. The present study aimed to identify shared risk factors for eating pathology and... Read More about Prospective pathways to depressive symptoms and disordered eating in adolescence: A 7-year longitudinal cohort study.

Coronavirus disease 2019 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution (2020)
Journal Article
Bray, I., Gibson, A., & White, J. (2020). Coronavirus disease 2019 mortality: A multivariate ecological analysis in relation to ethnicity, population density, obesity, deprivation and pollution. Public Health, 185, 261-263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.06.056

Background: There is emerging evidence about characteristics that may increase the risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality, but they are highly correlated. Methods: An ecological analysis was used to estimate associations between these... Read More about Coronavirus disease 2019 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.

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