Dr Christopher Bunn

  • Research Associate - EuroFit (Institute of Health and Wellbeing Social Sciences)
  • Research Associate (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)

telephone: 0141 330 3670
email: Christopher.Bunn@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Chris studied Sociology at the University of Cambridge between 2002 and 2012. His PhD was a multi-sited ethnography that analysed faith-based organisations involved in welfare provision in relation to New Labour’s ‘third way’ politics. The thesis paid particular attention to the performance of audit rituals, the role of charisma in organisation formation and reproduction and the concepts of social capital and secularisation.

Chris also specialises in the sociology of health. He worked as a social scientist at the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge, as part of a team that conducted a randomised controlled trial of peer support for people with type 2 diabetes. From this he established an interest in peer- and group-based interventions and the links such interventions can have with community-led groups.

Since joining the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the start of 2013, Chris has been assisting with the analysis of the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) project, focussing on process and qualitative data. Through this work, he has continued to develop his specialisms in group-based health interventions and third sector partnerships.

Also see Research in Urban Studies - Projects

Grants

Teaching

In 2012/14 Chris is teaching a lecture series entitled ‘Sociologies of Secularisation and Secularism’ to undergraduates on the Sociology 2A: Global Identities course.

Publications

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Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009
Number of items: 21.

2016

Bunn, C., Wyke, S., Gray, C. M., Maclean, A., and Hunt, K. (2016) 'Coz football is what we all have': masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a gender-sensitised weight-loss and healthy living programme for men. Sociology of Health and Illness, (doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12402) (PMID:26864994) (Early Online Publication)

Hunt, K., Wyke, S., Gray, C., Bunn, C., and Singh, B. (2016) Football Fans in Training: a weight management and healthy living programme for men delivered via Scotland’s premier football clubs. In: Conrad, D. and White, A. (eds.) Sports-Based Health Interventions: Case Studies from Around the World. Springer: New York, NY. ISBN 9781461459958

Jelsma, J. G.M. et al. (2016) Beliefs, barriers and preferences of European overweight women to adopt a healthier lifestyle in pregnancy to minimize risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus: an explorative study. Journal of Pregnancy, 2016, 3435791. (doi:10.1155/2016/3435791)

2015

Simmons, D., Bunn, C., Nakwagala, F., Safford, M., Ayala, G., Riddell, M., Graffy, J., and Fisher, E. (2015) Challenges in the ethical review of peer support interventions. Annals of Family Medicine, 13(1), pp. 579-586. (doi:10.1370/afm.1803)

Simmons, D., Yu, D., Bunn, C., Cohn, S., Wenzel, H., and Prevost, T. (2015) Hospitalization among patients with diabetes associated with a Diabetes Integrated Care Initiative: a mixed methods case study. Future Hospital Journal, 2(2), pp. 92-98. (doi:10.7861/futurehosp.2-2-92)

Wyke, S. et al. (2015) Football Fans in Training (FFIT): a randomised controlled trial of a gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for men – end of study report. Public Health Research, 3(2), pp. 1-129. (doi:10.3310/phr03020) (PMID:25654156)

Simmons, D., Prevost, T., Bunn, C., Holman, D., Parker, R., Cohn, S., Donald, S., Ward, C., Robins, P., and Graffy, J. (2015) Impact of community based peer support in type 2 diabetes: a cluster randomised controlled trial of individual and/or group approaches. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0120277. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120277) (PMID:25785452) (PMCID:PMC4364716)

2014

Hunt, K. et al. (2014) A gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for overweight and obese men delivered by Scottish Premier League football clubs (FFIT): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 383(9924), pp. 1211-1221. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62420-4)

Hunt, K., Gray, C. M., Maclean, A., Smillie, S., Bunn, C., and Wyke, S. (2014) Do weight management programmes delivered at professional football clubs attract and engage high risk men? A mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health, 14, p. 50. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-50)

2013

Bunn, C., Cohn, S., Graffy, J., and Simmons, D. (2013) Translating peer support from a pilot study to a naturalistic activity. Diabetic Medicine, 30(s1), p. 128. (doi:10.1111/dme.12091_2)

Simmons, D., Bunn, C., Akhter, K., Donald, S., Ward, C., Holman, D., and Graffy, J. (2013) Impact of the RAPSID education programme on diabetes knowledge among people with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 30(s1), pp. 121-122.

Bunn, C. (2013) The radical evangelical whose support for gay marriage is rocking his field. Guardian, 23 Jan,

Simmons, D., Bunn, C., Cohn, S., and Graffy, J. (2013) What is the idea behind peer-to-peer support in diabetes? Diabetes Management, 3(1), pp. 61-70. (doi:10.2217/dmt.12.80)

Cohn, S., Bunn, C., Stronge, P., and Clinch, M. (2013) Entangled complexity: why complex interventions are just not complicated enough. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 18(1), pp. 40-43.

Harwood, E., Bunn, C., Caton, S., and Simmons, D. (2013) Addressing barriers to diabetes care and self-care in general practice: a new framework for practice nurses. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 17(5), pp. 186-191.

Simmons, D., Cohn, S., Bunn, C., Birch, K., Donald, S., Paddison, C., Ward, C., Robins, P., Prevost, A.T., and Graffy, J. (2013) Testing a peer support intervention for people with type 2 diabetes: a pilot for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Family Practice, 14(5), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-5)

2012

Bunn, C., and Wood, M. (2012) Cultured responses: the production of social capital in faith based organizations. Current Sociology, 60(5), pp. 636-652. (doi:10.1177/0011392111425598)

Simmons, D., Bunn, C., and Graffy, J. (2012) Who wants to be a peer support facilitator? Early data from RAPSID: randomised controlled trial of peer support in Diabetes. In: 72nd Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 8-12 Jun 2012,

2011

Bunn, C. (2011) Review of: An Anthropology of Biomedicine. Sociology of Health and Illness, 33(5), pp. 817-818. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2011.01374.x) [Book Review]

Bunn, C., Graffy, J., Donald, S., Robins, P., Paddison, C., Ward, C., and Simmons, D. (2011) Findings from the RAPSID (Randomised Controlled Trial of Peers Support in Type 2 Diabetes) pilot study. Diabetic Medicine, 28(S1), p. 182. (doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03233_2.x)

2009

Wood, M., and Bunn, C. (2009) Strategy in a religious network: a Bourdieuian critique of the sociology of spirituality. Sociology, 43(2), pp. 286-303. (doi:10.1177/0038038508101166)

This list was generated on Wed May 25 23:47:09 2016 BST.
Number of items: 21.

Articles

Bunn, C., Wyke, S., Gray, C. M., Maclean, A., and Hunt, K. (2016) 'Coz football is what we all have': masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a gender-sensitised weight-loss and healthy living programme for men. Sociology of Health and Illness, (doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12402) (PMID:26864994) (Early Online Publication)

Jelsma, J. G.M. et al. (2016) Beliefs, barriers and preferences of European overweight women to adopt a healthier lifestyle in pregnancy to minimize risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus: an explorative study. Journal of Pregnancy, 2016, 3435791. (doi:10.1155/2016/3435791)

Simmons, D., Bunn, C., Nakwagala, F., Safford, M., Ayala, G., Riddell, M., Graffy, J., and Fisher, E. (2015) Challenges in the ethical review of peer support interventions. Annals of Family Medicine, 13(1), pp. 579-586. (doi:10.1370/afm.1803)

Simmons, D., Yu, D., Bunn, C., Cohn, S., Wenzel, H., and Prevost, T. (2015) Hospitalization among patients with diabetes associated with a Diabetes Integrated Care Initiative: a mixed methods case study. Future Hospital Journal, 2(2), pp. 92-98. (doi:10.7861/futurehosp.2-2-92)

Wyke, S. et al. (2015) Football Fans in Training (FFIT): a randomised controlled trial of a gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for men – end of study report. Public Health Research, 3(2), pp. 1-129. (doi:10.3310/phr03020) (PMID:25654156)

Simmons, D., Prevost, T., Bunn, C., Holman, D., Parker, R., Cohn, S., Donald, S., Ward, C., Robins, P., and Graffy, J. (2015) Impact of community based peer support in type 2 diabetes: a cluster randomised controlled trial of individual and/or group approaches. PLoS ONE, 10(3), e0120277. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120277) (PMID:25785452) (PMCID:PMC4364716)

Hunt, K. et al. (2014) A gender-sensitised weight loss and healthy living programme for overweight and obese men delivered by Scottish Premier League football clubs (FFIT): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Lancet, 383(9924), pp. 1211-1221. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62420-4)

Hunt, K., Gray, C. M., Maclean, A., Smillie, S., Bunn, C., and Wyke, S. (2014) Do weight management programmes delivered at professional football clubs attract and engage high risk men? A mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health, 14, p. 50. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-50)

Bunn, C., Cohn, S., Graffy, J., and Simmons, D. (2013) Translating peer support from a pilot study to a naturalistic activity. Diabetic Medicine, 30(s1), p. 128. (doi:10.1111/dme.12091_2)

Simmons, D., Bunn, C., Akhter, K., Donald, S., Ward, C., Holman, D., and Graffy, J. (2013) Impact of the RAPSID education programme on diabetes knowledge among people with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Medicine, 30(s1), pp. 121-122.

Bunn, C. (2013) The radical evangelical whose support for gay marriage is rocking his field. Guardian, 23 Jan,

Simmons, D., Bunn, C., Cohn, S., and Graffy, J. (2013) What is the idea behind peer-to-peer support in diabetes? Diabetes Management, 3(1), pp. 61-70. (doi:10.2217/dmt.12.80)

Cohn, S., Bunn, C., Stronge, P., and Clinch, M. (2013) Entangled complexity: why complex interventions are just not complicated enough. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 18(1), pp. 40-43.

Harwood, E., Bunn, C., Caton, S., and Simmons, D. (2013) Addressing barriers to diabetes care and self-care in general practice: a new framework for practice nurses. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 17(5), pp. 186-191.

Simmons, D., Cohn, S., Bunn, C., Birch, K., Donald, S., Paddison, C., Ward, C., Robins, P., Prevost, A.T., and Graffy, J. (2013) Testing a peer support intervention for people with type 2 diabetes: a pilot for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Family Practice, 14(5), (doi:10.1186/1471-2296-14-5)

Bunn, C., and Wood, M. (2012) Cultured responses: the production of social capital in faith based organizations. Current Sociology, 60(5), pp. 636-652. (doi:10.1177/0011392111425598)

Bunn, C., Graffy, J., Donald, S., Robins, P., Paddison, C., Ward, C., and Simmons, D. (2011) Findings from the RAPSID (Randomised Controlled Trial of Peers Support in Type 2 Diabetes) pilot study. Diabetic Medicine, 28(S1), p. 182. (doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03233_2.x)

Wood, M., and Bunn, C. (2009) Strategy in a religious network: a Bourdieuian critique of the sociology of spirituality. Sociology, 43(2), pp. 286-303. (doi:10.1177/0038038508101166)

Book Sections

Hunt, K., Wyke, S., Gray, C., Bunn, C., and Singh, B. (2016) Football Fans in Training: a weight management and healthy living programme for men delivered via Scotland’s premier football clubs. In: Conrad, D. and White, A. (eds.) Sports-Based Health Interventions: Case Studies from Around the World. Springer: New York, NY. ISBN 9781461459958

Book Reviews

Bunn, C. (2011) Review of: An Anthropology of Biomedicine. Sociology of Health and Illness, 33(5), pp. 817-818. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9566.2011.01374.x) [Book Review]

Conference Proceedings

Simmons, D., Bunn, C., and Graffy, J. (2012) Who wants to be a peer support facilitator? Early data from RAPSID: randomised controlled trial of peer support in Diabetes. In: 72nd Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 8-12 Jun 2012,

This list was generated on Wed May 25 23:47:09 2016 BST.