Dr Christopher Bunn
- Research Associate - EuroFit (Institute of Health and Wellbeing Social Sciences)
- Research Associate (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)
telephone: 0141 330 3670
Chris is a sociologist with a special interest in health and wellbeing. He has worked with teams in Cambridge and Glasgow to design, deliver and evaluate health interventions and new health services. Chris’ substantive areas of work include physical activity, diabetes, men’s health, obesity, football-based health improvement programmes, urban agriculture, third sector collaborations, and peer support. He is currently based in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow, where he is part of the multidisciplinary team that designed and evaluated Football Fans in Training. The team are currently working on a multisite randomised controlled trial of European Fans in Training, which is a physical activity programme for overweight men delivered at 15 elite European football clubs, as well as a weight management programme for South African church-goers.
Health, Wellbeing, Culture, Social and Psychological Theory, Civil Society, Community Organisations, Third Sector, Evaluation
Wyke S, Bunn C, Gray C, Hunt K, Barnighausen T, Micklesfield L, Draper C. Health through Faith: can faith-based organisations support weight management and reduce the risk of NCDs in South Africa? MRC PHIND: £149,973. 01/07/16 - 31/12/17
Gray C, Hunt K, Wyke S, Bunn C, Maclean A, Mutrie N, Anderson A, McConnachie A, McCowan C, Lloyd S, Singh B. Long term weight loss trajectories in participants in a randomised controlled trial of a weight management and healthy lifestyle programme for men delivered through professional football clubs: the Football Fans in Training follow up. National Institute for Health Research: £267,198; 01/01/15 - 01/01/16.
Gray C, Wyke S, Hunt K, Bunn C, Maclean A. Football Fans in Training (FFIT): development of FFIT Training Package and FFIT for Women programme. University of Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund: £40,711; 7/4/14 - 7/10/14
White J and Bunn C. Healthy Design? Understanding the Edible City on Glasgow’s Southside . Adam Smith Research Foundation (ASRF): £1,500; 01/01/14 – 31/12/14.
Simmons D, Bunn C, Birch K and Graffy J. Translating diabetes peer support research from the RAPSID pilot study into local patient peer support activity. Diabetes UK Small Grant Award: £15,000; 01/02/12 – 01/02/13.
Bunn C. Internal Graduate Studentship: PhD, Trinity College
Bunn C. Internal FGraduate Studentship: MPhil, Trinity College
Chris is currently supervising two PGT students:
Meaghan Doner, who is writing a disserations on the therepeutic benefits of gardening
Mikaela Zimmerman, who is working on a synthesis of qualitative evidence on illness experience of diabetes in sub-Saharan Africa
Health and Culture (as part of Masters in Global Health)
Sociology of Health and Illness (Honours module)
Internal PhD reviewer (Public Health)
Dissertation supervisor for Global Health MSc
Consumption 2 (Sociology)