Mr Chris Patterson

  • Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit)

telephone: 0141 353 7631
email: Chris.Patterson@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Chris is a research assistant at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. Chris joined the unit in 2010, having graduated with a BA (Hons) from Edinburgh Napier University and an MSc in Social Research at the University of Edinburgh.

In his role within the Informing Healthy Public Policy programme, Chris has developed a body of work looking at how the public, practitioners and policymakers understand and use health research, and particularly what role the media play in those processes.

Research interests

Chris’ research broadly concerns how the public, practitioners and policymakers understand and use health research, and particularly what role the media play in those processes. With Shona Hilton, Chris has developed methods for quantitative and qualitative analysis of media content, and has used these methods to examine media representations of health issues including: the obesity epidemic; minimum unit pricing for alcohol; smoke-free policy; eating disorders; e-cigarette regulation; and ‘binge’ drinking.

In addition to media content analysis, Chris has published research examining how the public perceive health issues, including a qualitative interview study of gay and bisexual men’s perceptions of donating tissue for research and a focus group study of teenager’s understandings of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases.

Chris was instrumental in delivering Understanding Health Research, a web-based tool designed to guide non-scientists through the process of understandings and appraising a piece of published health research.

Teaching

Chris has supervised MSc students carrying out research using media content analysis methods, and is keen to supervise more. With Dr Amy Nimegeer, Chris delivers a workshop based on the Understanding Health Research tool designed to introduce non-scientists to the key concepts of critical appraisal.

Publications

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Number of items: 15.

2016

Patterson, C., Emslie, C., Mason, O., Fergie, G., and Hilton, S. (2016) A content analysis of UK newspaper and online news representations of women’s and men’s ‘binge’ drinking: a challenge for communicating evidence-based messages about single-episodic drinking? BMJ Open, 6(12), (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013124) (PMID:28028047) (PMCID:28028047)

Patterson, C., Hilton, S., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Who Says What About E-Cigarette Regulation? A Content Analysis of UK Newspapers. In: 9th European Public Health (EPH) Conference, Vienna, Austria, 9-12 Nov 2016, pp. 12-13.

Patterson, C., Hilton, S., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers. Addiction, 111(7), pp. 1267-1274. (doi:10.1111/add.13320) (PMID:26802534) (PMCID:PMC4982091)

2015

Patterson, C., Katikireddi, S. V., Wood, K., and Hilton, S. (2015) Representations of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in UK newspapers: a case study of a public health policy debate. Journal of Public Health, 37(1), pp. 10-49. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu078) (PMID:25312002) (PMCID:PMC4340327)

MacLean, A., Sweeting, H., Walker, L., Patterson, C., Räisänen, U., and Hunt, K. (2015) 'It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine': a media analysis of UK newspaper representations of eating disorders in males. BMJ Open, 5(5), e007468. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007468) (PMID:26024997) (PMCID:PMC4452746)

Patterson, C., McDaid, L. M., and Hilton, S. (2015) Gay and bisexual men’s perceptions of the donation and use of human biological samples for research: a qualitative study. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0129924. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129924) (PMID:26053741) (PMCID:PMC4459996)

Patterson, C., Semple, S., Wood, K., Duffy, S., and Hilton, S. (2015) A quantitative content analysis of UK newsprint coverage of proposed legislation to prohibit smoking in private vehicles carrying children. BMC Public Health, 15, 760. (doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2110-x) (PMID:26253515) (PMCID:PMC4529703)

Sweeting, H., Walker, L., MacLean, A., Patterson, C., Räisänen, U., and Hunt, K. (2015) Prevalence of eating disorders in males: a review of rates reported in academic research and UK mass media. International Journal of Men's Health, 14(2), (doi:10.3149/jmh.1402.86) (PMID:26290657) (PMCID:PMC4538851)

2014

Wood, K., Patterson, C., Katikireddi, S. V., and Hilton, S. (2014) Harms to ‘others’ from alcohol consumption in the minimum unit pricing policy debate: A qualitative content analysis of UK newspapers (2005-2012). Addiction, 109(4), pp. 578-584. (doi:10.1111/add.12427)

Hilton, S., Wood, K., Patterson, C., and Katikireddi, S. V. (2014) Implications for alcohol minimum unit pricing advocacy: what can we learn for public health from UK newsprint coverage of key claim-makers in the policy debate? Social Science and Medicine, 102, pp. 157-164. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.11.041)

Hilton, S., and Patterson, C. (2014) Implications for Minimum Unit Pricing Advocacy: What Can We Learn from UK Newsprint Coverage of Key Claim-Makers in the Policy Debate? In: 13th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods (AQM) Conference, Alberta, Canada, 23-25 June 2014, p. 449.

Hilton, S., Wood, K., Bain, J., Patterson, C., Duffy, S., and Semple, S. (2014) Newsprint coverage of smoking in cars carrying children: a case study of public and scientific opinion driving the policy debate. BMC Public Health, 14(1116), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1116)

2013

Hilton, S., Patterson, C., Smith, E., Bedford, H., and Hunt, K. (2013) Teenagers’ understandings of and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study. Vaccine, 31(22), pp. 2543-2550. (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.04.023)

Patterson, C., and Hilton, S. (2013) Normalisation and stigmatisation of obesity in UK newspapers: a visual content analysis. Open Obesity Journal, 5, pp. 82-91. (doi:10.2174/1876823720131001011)

2012

Hilton, S., Patterson, C., and Teyhan, A. (2012) Escalating coverage of obesity in UK newspapers: The evolution and framing of the “Obesity Epidemic” From 1996 to 2010. Obesity, 20(8), pp. 1688-1695. (doi:10.1038/oby.2012.27)

This list was generated on Sun Feb 26 21:39:50 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 15.

Articles

Patterson, C., Emslie, C., Mason, O., Fergie, G., and Hilton, S. (2016) A content analysis of UK newspaper and online news representations of women’s and men’s ‘binge’ drinking: a challenge for communicating evidence-based messages about single-episodic drinking? BMJ Open, 6(12), (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013124) (PMID:28028047) (PMCID:28028047)

Patterson, C., Hilton, S., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers. Addiction, 111(7), pp. 1267-1274. (doi:10.1111/add.13320) (PMID:26802534) (PMCID:PMC4982091)

Patterson, C., Katikireddi, S. V., Wood, K., and Hilton, S. (2015) Representations of minimum unit pricing for alcohol in UK newspapers: a case study of a public health policy debate. Journal of Public Health, 37(1), pp. 10-49. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdu078) (PMID:25312002) (PMCID:PMC4340327)

MacLean, A., Sweeting, H., Walker, L., Patterson, C., Räisänen, U., and Hunt, K. (2015) 'It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine': a media analysis of UK newspaper representations of eating disorders in males. BMJ Open, 5(5), e007468. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007468) (PMID:26024997) (PMCID:PMC4452746)

Patterson, C., McDaid, L. M., and Hilton, S. (2015) Gay and bisexual men’s perceptions of the donation and use of human biological samples for research: a qualitative study. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0129924. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129924) (PMID:26053741) (PMCID:PMC4459996)

Patterson, C., Semple, S., Wood, K., Duffy, S., and Hilton, S. (2015) A quantitative content analysis of UK newsprint coverage of proposed legislation to prohibit smoking in private vehicles carrying children. BMC Public Health, 15, 760. (doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2110-x) (PMID:26253515) (PMCID:PMC4529703)

Sweeting, H., Walker, L., MacLean, A., Patterson, C., Räisänen, U., and Hunt, K. (2015) Prevalence of eating disorders in males: a review of rates reported in academic research and UK mass media. International Journal of Men's Health, 14(2), (doi:10.3149/jmh.1402.86) (PMID:26290657) (PMCID:PMC4538851)

Wood, K., Patterson, C., Katikireddi, S. V., and Hilton, S. (2014) Harms to ‘others’ from alcohol consumption in the minimum unit pricing policy debate: A qualitative content analysis of UK newspapers (2005-2012). Addiction, 109(4), pp. 578-584. (doi:10.1111/add.12427)

Hilton, S., Wood, K., Patterson, C., and Katikireddi, S. V. (2014) Implications for alcohol minimum unit pricing advocacy: what can we learn for public health from UK newsprint coverage of key claim-makers in the policy debate? Social Science and Medicine, 102, pp. 157-164. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.11.041)

Hilton, S., Wood, K., Bain, J., Patterson, C., Duffy, S., and Semple, S. (2014) Newsprint coverage of smoking in cars carrying children: a case study of public and scientific opinion driving the policy debate. BMC Public Health, 14(1116), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-1116)

Hilton, S., Patterson, C., Smith, E., Bedford, H., and Hunt, K. (2013) Teenagers’ understandings of and attitudes towards vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases: a qualitative study. Vaccine, 31(22), pp. 2543-2550. (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.04.023)

Patterson, C., and Hilton, S. (2013) Normalisation and stigmatisation of obesity in UK newspapers: a visual content analysis. Open Obesity Journal, 5, pp. 82-91. (doi:10.2174/1876823720131001011)

Hilton, S., Patterson, C., and Teyhan, A. (2012) Escalating coverage of obesity in UK newspapers: The evolution and framing of the “Obesity Epidemic” From 1996 to 2010. Obesity, 20(8), pp. 1688-1695. (doi:10.1038/oby.2012.27)

Conference Proceedings

Patterson, C., Hilton, S., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Who Says What About E-Cigarette Regulation? A Content Analysis of UK Newspapers. In: 9th European Public Health (EPH) Conference, Vienna, Austria, 9-12 Nov 2016, pp. 12-13.

Hilton, S., and Patterson, C. (2014) Implications for Minimum Unit Pricing Advocacy: What Can We Learn from UK Newsprint Coverage of Key Claim-Makers in the Policy Debate? In: 13th Annual Advances in Qualitative Methods (AQM) Conference, Alberta, Canada, 23-25 June 2014, p. 449.

This list was generated on Sun Feb 26 21:39:50 2017 GMT.