Mr Chris Patterson

  • Research Assistant (MRC/CSO SPSHU Support Services)

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

Biography

Chris is a research assistant in the Informing Healthy Public Policy programme in 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.

Research interests

Chris’ research focuses on media representations and public understandings of health issues and policy debates. His media analysis work includes analyses of media representations of: the obesity epidemic; minimum unit pricing for alcohol; tobacco control; eating disorders; binge drinking and e-cigarette regulation. His work on public understandings of health issues including teenager’s understandings of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases and gay and bisexual men’s perceptions of donating body tissue samples for research.

Chris is working on Understanding Health Research, a web tool designed to guide users from a broad range of audiences through the process of reading and evaluating health research. The tool will be launched in late 2015.

 

Publications

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2016

Patterson, C., Hilton, S., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers. Addiction, (doi:10.1111/add.13320) (PMID:26802534) (Early Online Publication)

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)

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., 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 Fri May 6 18:14:13 2016 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Patterson, C., Hilton, S., and Weishaar, H. (2016) Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers. Addiction, (doi:10.1111/add.13320) (PMID:26802534) (Early Online Publication)

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)

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)

This list was generated on Fri May 6 18:14:13 2016 BST.