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Paul Pilkington

Associate Professor in Public Health


Exploring the views of planners and public health practitioners on integrating health evidence into spatial planning in England: A mixed-methods study (2020)
Journal Article
Ige, J., Pilkington, P., Bird, E., Gray, S., Mindell, J., Chang, M., …Petrokofsky, C. (in press). Exploring the views of planners and public health practitioners on integrating health evidence into spatial planning in England: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Public Health,

Background: This study explored barriers and facilitators to integrating health evidence into spatial planning at local authority levels and examined the awareness and use of the Public Health England Spatial Planning for Health resource. Methods:... Read More about Exploring the views of planners and public health practitioners on integrating health evidence into spatial planning in England: A mixed-methods study.

Engaging a wider public health workforce: bringing public health into architecture education (2020)
Journal Article
Marsh, R., Marco, E., Pilkington, P., & Rice, L. (in press). Engaging a wider public health workforce: bringing public health into architecture education. Cities and Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/23748834.2020.1736738

Background Architects can play a key role in the wider public health workforce, in ensuring building and urban design is health promoting, however there is no requirement to teach health by architectural accreditation bodies. Objective To evalua... Read More about Engaging a wider public health workforce: bringing public health into architecture education.

Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies? (2020)
Journal Article
Carmichael, L., Prestwood, E., Marsh, R., Ige, J., Williams, B., Pilkington, P., …Michalec, A. (2020). Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies?. Science of the Total Environment, 719, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137146

Research has demonstrated that housing quality is a key urban intervention in reducing health risks and improving climate resilience, addressing a key ambition of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Yet housing quality remains a problem... Read More about Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies?.

A guide to architecture for the public health workforce (2019)
Journal Article
Marsh, R., Pilkington, P., & Rice, L. (2020). A guide to architecture for the public health workforce. Public Health, 178, 120-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.09.013

Background Public health and environmental challenges facing the world in the 21st century, including the ageing population, increasing urbanisation, rise of non-communicable diseases and climate instability, require an interdisciplinary response.... Read More about A guide to architecture for the public health workforce.

Barriers and facilitators of physical activity among adults and older adults from Black and Minority Ethnic groups in the UK: A systematic review of qualitative studies (2019)
Journal Article
Ige-Elegbede, J., Pilkington, P., Gray, S., & Powell, J. (2019). Barriers and facilitators of physical activity among adults and older adults from Black and Minority Ethnic groups in the UK: A systematic review of qualitative studies. Preventive Medicine Reports, 15, 100952. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100952

Older adults from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups experience a relatively higher burden of physical inactivity compared with their counterparts from non-BME groups. Despite the increasing number of qualitative studies investigating the barrier... Read More about Barriers and facilitators of physical activity among adults and older adults from Black and Minority Ethnic groups in the UK: A systematic review of qualitative studies.

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.

Spatial planning and health: From evidence identification to implementation (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Bird, E., Ige, J., & Pilkington, P. (2019, March). Spatial planning and health: From evidence identification to implementation. Presented at Spatial Planning for Health Seminar

On Thursday 14th March 2019 Paul Pilkington, Emma Bird and Janet Ige (CPHWB) attended the first annual Public Health England Spatial Planning for Health seminar at The Oval cricket ground in London. The team were invited to deliver the opening presen... Read More about Spatial planning and health: From evidence identification to implementation.

The state of the evidence: What we know, and don’t know, about the interaction of environment and health (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ige, J., & Pilkington, P. (2018, December). The state of the evidence: What we know, and don’t know, about the interaction of environment and health. Presented at Building health into the urban environment: Evidence and opportunities

As part of the Wellcome Trust-funded UPSTREAM project, a systematic review compiled evidence investigating the impact on health and wellbeing of five thematic areas of urban development design: transport, buildings, food, natural environment, and nei... Read More about The state of the evidence: What we know, and don’t know, about the interaction of environment and health.

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