Professor Mhairi Mackenzie
- Professor of Public Policy (Urban Studies)
- Professor of Public Policy (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)
- Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing)
telephone: 0141 330 4352
- Public health policy
- Inequalities in access to, and utilisation of, public services
- Evaluation methodologies for complex health and social interventions
- Gender based violence
Elected member of the Social Policy & Society Editorial Board (from Jan 2015)
Member of the Chief Scientist Office Academic Fellowship Award Committee
Member of the Social Policy Association
Mackenzie, M., Conway, E., Hastings, A., Munro, M., and O'Donnell, C. A. (2015) Intersections and multiple 'candidacies': exploring connections between two theoretical perspectives on domestic abuse and their implications for practicing policy. Social Policy and Society, 14(1), pp. 43-62. (doi:10.1017/S1474746414000244)
McCartney, G., Collins, C., and Mackenzie, M. (2013) What (or who) causes health inequalities: theories, evidence and implications? Health Policy, 113(3), pp. 221-227.
Mackenzie, M., Conway, E., Hastings, A., Munro, M., and O'Donnell, C. (2013) Is ‘candidacy’ a useful concept for understanding journeys through public services? A critical interpretive literature synthesis. Social Policy and Administration, 47(7), pp. 806-825. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2012.00864.x)
Mackenzie, M., O'Donnell, C., Halliday, E., Sridharan, S., and Platt, S. (2010) Do health improvement programmes fit with MRC guidance on evaluating complex interventions? British Medical Journal, 340, c185. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c185)
Current and recently completed grants
Chantler, K (PI), McCarry, M, Mackenzie, M, Scottish Women’s Aid, Shakti Women’s Aid, Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid. Understanding Forced Marriage in Scotland. The Scottish Government: £40,000. 2015-2016.
Mackenzie, M & Burman, M. Assisting the Police to Learn from Process - Knowledge Exchange and the Implementation of 'Clare's Law'. Police Scotland. 2015.
Wu, Abrams, Cooper, Govan, Grieve, Hawkins, Langhorne, Mackenzie, Stott, Sutton, Thomson, Quinn. Complex Reviews Research Support Unit. £1,979,825. National Institute for Health Research; June 2015-May 2020.
Wyke S, Mercer S, Mackenzie M, O'Donnell CA. Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in 'Deep End' Practices in Glasgow. £336,537. NHS Health Scotland; August 2014-Oct 2016.
Mackenzie M, Stanley N, Feder, G, Cosgrove K,Barton D.Police to Primary Care: Testing the feasibility and acceptability of a high risk domestic abuse notification pilot. CSO: £182,584. May 2014- Jan 2016.
Mackenzie M, Hastings A, Watt G & Simpson S. Proportionate Universalism – testing concept and methods. University of Glasgow Adam Smith Research Foundation; £1,898. 2013.
Hastings A, Watt G, Mackenzie M. Studentship: Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Studentship: ‘When push comes to shove: getting primary care practitioners and patients on board for ‘proportionate universalism’ in the age of austerity’ Sept 2012 -Sept 2016.
Kearns A, Mackenzie M. Studentship: Scottish Government/ESRC Studentship: Expanding Horizons? Investigating the Commonweath Games 2014 Legacy for Young People in the East End ofGlasgow Sept 2012 - Sept 2015
Mackenzie M, Hastings A, Munro M, O’Donnell CA. A critical interpretive review of the applicability of ‘candidacy’ as a concept in understanding access to public services. University of Glasgow Adam Smith Research Foundation/Urban Studies Research Fund; £3,851. May-July 2011.
Mackenzie, M, O’Donnell CA, McCartney G. Studentship: Testing the applicability of realist synthesis in the context of the Commonwealth Games.Glasgow Centre for Population Health; £54,500. 1 August 2011 – 31 July 2014.
O’Donnell CA, Mackenzie M, Mair F. Tackling health inequalities in primary care: can performance indicators be a sustainable part of the solution? CSO Healthcare Improvement; £74,995. 1 August 2010 – 31 March 2010.
O’Donnell CA, Mackenzie M, Sridharan S, Platt S. National evaluation of Keep Well.
NHS Health Scotland; £1,051,679. 1 April 2007 – 30 September 2010.
O’Donnell CA, Mackenzie M, Sridharan S, Platt S. National evaluation of Keep Well: Patient and practice experience. NHS Health Scotland; £59,227. 1 March 2008 – 30 September 2010.
McGregor A, Beaumont P, Fischbacher M, Mackenzie M, Stewart S. Evaluation of the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives Workplace Services and Award Programme. NHS Health Scotland; £231,000. 1 June 2009 – 31 March 2012.
Hankey C, Leslie W, Lean, M, Mackenzie M. Food Choices and Changes in Body Weight and Shape in those attempting Smoking Cessation. Food Standards Agency; £660,850. 1 September 2007 – 28 February 2010.
(joint supervision with Annette Hastings & Prof Graham Watt): ‘When push comes to shove: getting primary care practitioners and patients on board for ‘proportionate universalism’ in the age of austerity’
Lord Kelvin and Adam Smith Scholarship (1+3). 2012-2016
(joint supervision with Lucy Pickering and Joy Barlow): 'Remembering ‘The Forgotten Carers’: Understanding the Support Needs of Adult Children Caring for Drug & Alcohol Misusing Parents'
ESRC Pathway Award (+3): 2013-2016
(joint supervision with Prof Kate O'donnell and Dr Gerry McCartney): ‘Testing the applicability of realist synthesis in the context of the Commonwealth Games’
Glasgow Centre for Population Health (+3): 2011-2014
(joint supervision with Sharon Wright): Behaviour Change in Action: understanding agency and contextualized interaction in benefits recipients’ encounters with street-level advisers
ESRC (+3) 2013-2016
(joint supervision with Prof Ade Kearns): Expanding Horizons? Investigating the Commonweath Games 2014 Legacy for Young People in the East End ofGlasgow
ESRC Scottish Government Collaborative Award (+3). 2012-2015
(Joint supervision with Moira Munro): How fair is the city? The impact of equality legislation on city life: a Glasgow Case Study.
(joint supervision with Annette Hastings): 'Assessing the outcomes of community involvement in local government'
Urban Studies Foundation (+3). 2012-2015
(joint supervision with Prof Ken Gibb): New applications of expansive empirical sociology: understanding the relationship between gambling behaviour, social environment and risk.
What Works Scotland/NHS Ayrshire & Arran (+3): 2015-2018
Brian Chaplin: Health and Wellbeing in an island community where urban style deprivation and traditional rural values interact. 2010
Carole Anderson: Negotiating infant feeding in private and public: an exploratory study of women’s experiences 2011
Colleen Kerr: Health and wellbeing in mixed communities. 2011
Ellie Conway: Family Secrets and Social Silence: women with insecure immigration status and domestic abuse policy in Scotland. 2012
Heather Wardle: New applications of expansive empirical sociology: understanding the relationship between gambling behaviour, social environment and risk. 2014
David Ogilvie: Shifting towards healthier transport? From systematic review to primary research (University of Glasgow, 2007)
Kate Munro: Developing a dialogue on health: user involvement in health and health services (University of Glasgow, 2008)
Gerry McCartney: How will the Commonwealth Games impact on Glasgow’s health and how will we know? (University of Glasgow, 2010)
Gillian Fergie: Understanding young adults' online engagement and health experiences in the age of social media: exploring diabetes and common mental health disorders (University of Glasgow, 2014)
- Convenor, MRes Public Policy
- Convenor, MRes Urban Research
- Co-ordinator, Understanding Health Policy (Masters in Global Health)
I am the Convenor of the PhD Pogramme in urban Studies
- Co-ordinator of Health Policy and Health Services (Honours)