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

Biography

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.

 

www.ffit.org.uk

www.eurofitfp7.eu

 

Research interests

Grants

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 

Teaching

Health and Culture (as part of Masters in Global Health)

Sociology of Health and Illness (Honours module)

First year PhD examiner (Public Health)

Publications

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Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2009
Number of items: 25.

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) (PMCID:PMC4950300) (Early Online Publication)

van Nassau, F. et al. (2016) Study protocol of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): a four-country randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle program for men delivered in elite football clubs. BMC Public Health, 16, 598. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3255-y) (PMID:27430332) (PMCID:PMC4950080)

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

Bunn, C., and Palmer, V. (2016) Using Bourdieu’s Toolkit to Critique and Improve Social Science Engagement with Physical Activity. In: Bourdieu Study Group Annual Conference 2016, Bristol, England, 4-6 Jul 2016,

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)

Gill, D. P. et al. (2015) Impact of Hockey Fans in Training Program on Steps and Self-rated Health in Overweight Men. In: American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1-4 June 2015,

Petrel, R. J. et al. (2015) Can a Sports Team-based Lifestyle Program (Hockey Fans In Training) Improve Weight In Overweight Men? In: American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1-4 June 2015,

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. In: Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Manchester, UK, 13-15 Mar 2013, 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. In: Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Manchester, UK, 13-15 Mar 2013, pp. 121-122. (doi:10.1111/dme.12091_2)

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. In: Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference, London, UK, 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2011, 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 Fri Aug 26 05:54:23 2016 BST.
Number of items: 25.

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) (PMCID:PMC4950300) (Early Online Publication)

van Nassau, F. et al. (2016) Study protocol of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): a four-country randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle program for men delivered in elite football clubs. BMC Public Health, 16, 598. (doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3255-y) (PMID:27430332) (PMCID:PMC4950080)

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. (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)

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

Bunn, C., and Palmer, V. (2016) Using Bourdieu’s Toolkit to Critique and Improve Social Science Engagement with Physical Activity. In: Bourdieu Study Group Annual Conference 2016, Bristol, England, 4-6 Jul 2016,

Gill, D. P. et al. (2015) Impact of Hockey Fans in Training Program on Steps and Self-rated Health in Overweight Men. In: American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1-4 June 2015,

Petrel, R. J. et al. (2015) Can a Sports Team-based Lifestyle Program (Hockey Fans In Training) Improve Weight In Overweight Men? In: American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, 1-4 June 2015,

Bunn, C., Cohn, S., Graffy, J., and Simmons, D. (2013) Translating Peer Support from a Pilot Study to a Naturalistic Activity. In: Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Manchester, UK, 13-15 Mar 2013, 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. In: Diabetes UK Professional Conference, Manchester, UK, 13-15 Mar 2013, pp. 121-122. (doi:10.1111/dme.12091_2)

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,

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. In: Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference, London, UK, 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2011, p. 182. (doi:10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03233_2.x)

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