Dr Mhairi Mackenzie

  • Senior Lecturer (Urban Studies)
  • Senior Lecturer (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)
  • Associate (School of Medicine)

telephone: 0141 330 4352
email: Mhairi.MacKenzie@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

  • 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

Selected publications

Grants

Current and recently completed grants

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.

Supervision

Current students

Breannon Babbel

(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

Sharon Greenwood

(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

Anna Cunningham

(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

James Kaufman

(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

Maureen Kidd

(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

Sue Laughlin

(Joint supervision with Moira Munro): How fair is the city? The impact of equality legislation on city life: a Glasgow Case Study.

Self-funded. 2013-2018.

Steve Rolfe

(joint supervision with Annette Hastings): 'Assessing the outcomes of community involvement in local government'

Urban Studies Foundation (+3). 2012-2015

Sarah Ward

(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

Completed students

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

Examining(PhDs/MDs)

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)

Teaching

Postgraduate

  • 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

Undergraduate

  • Co-ordinator of Health Policy and Health Services (Honours)

All publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2002
Number of items: 24.

2015

MacKenzie, M., Babbel, B., Hastings, A., Simpson, S., and Watt, G. (2015) Tackling and mitigating health inequalities – policymakers and practitioners 'talk and draw'their theories. Social Policy and Administration, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

2013

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)

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.

Lean, M.E.J. et al. (2013) Feasibility and indicative results from a 12 month low-energy-liquid-diet treatment and maintenance programme for severe obesity. British Journal of General Practice, 63(607), pp. 115-124. (doi:10.3399/bjgp13X663073)

2012

Mackenzie, M., Reid, M., Turner, F., Wang, Y., Clarke, J., Sridharan, S., Platt, S., and O'Donnell, C. (2012) Reaching the Hard-to-Reach: Conceptual Puzzles and Challenges for Policy and Practice. Journal of Social Policy, 41(3), pp. 511-532. (doi:10.1017/S0047279412000074)

Koshy, P., Mackenzie, M., Leslie, W., Lean, M., and Hankey, C. (2012) Eating the elephant whole or in slices: views of participants in a smoking cessation intervention trial on multiple behaviour changes as sequential or concurrent tasks. BMC Public Health, 12(500), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-500)

Leslie, W.S., Koshy, P.R., Mackenzie, M., Murray, H.M., Boyle, S., Lean, M.E.J., Walker, A., and Hankey, C.R. (2012) Changes in body weight and food choice in those attempting smoking cessation: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 12(389), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-389)

O'Donnell, C., Mackenzie, M., Reid, M., Turner, F., Wang, Y.-Y., Clarke, J., Sridharan, S., and Platt, S. (2012) Delivering a national programme of anticipatory care in primary care: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 62(597), (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X636137)

2011

Mackenzie, M., Turner, F., Platt, S., Reid, M., Wang, Y., Clark, J., Sridharan, S., and O'Donnell, C.A. (2011) What is the 'problem' that outreach work seeks to address and how might it be tackled? Seeking theory in a primary health prevention programme. BMC Health Services Research, 11(Dec), p. 350. (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-350)

2010

Koshy, P., Mackenzie, M., Tappin, D., and Bauld, L. (2010) Smoking cessation during pregnancy: the influence of partners, family and friends on quitters and non-quitters. Health and Social Care in the Community, 18(5), pp. 500-510. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.2010.00926.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)

2009

Jeffrey, S., Stone, D.H., Blamey, A., Clark, D., Cooper, C., Dickson, K., Mackenzie, M., and Major, K. (2009) An evaluation of police reporting of road casualties. Injury Prevention, 15(1), pp. 13-18. (doi:10.1136/ip.2008.018630)

Mackenzie, M., Koshy, P., Leslie, W., Lean, M., and Hankey, C. (2009) Getting beyond outcomes: a realist approach to help understand the impact of nutritional intervention during smoking cessation. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 63(9), pp. 1136-1142. (doi:10.1038/ejcn.2009.38)

2008

Mackenzie, M. (2008) 'Doing' public health and 'making' public health practitioners: putting policy into practice in 'Starting Well'. Social Science and Medicine, 67(6), pp. 1028-1037. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.05.021)

2007

Blamey, A., and Mackenzie, M. (2007) Theories of change and realistic evaluation: peas in a pod or apples and oranges? Evaluation, 13(4), pp. 439-455. (doi:10.1177/1356389007082129 )

Mackenzie, M., Blamey, A., Halliday, E., Maxwell, M., McCollam, A., McDaid, D., MacLean, J., Woodhouse, A., and Platt, S. (2007) Measuring the tail of the dog that doesn't bark in the night: the case of the national evaluation of Choose Life (the national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland). BMC Public Health, 7, p. 146. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-146)

2006

Mackenzie, M. (2006) Benefit or burden: introducing paraprofessional support staff to health visiting teams: the case of 'Starting Well'. Health and Social Care in the Community, 14(6), pp. 523-531. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.2006.00640.x)

Mackenzie, M., Blamey, A.A., and Hanlon, P.W. (2006) Using and generating evidence: policy makers' reflections on commissioning and learning from the Scottish Health Demonstration Projects. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2(2), pp. 211-226. (doi:10.1332/174426406777068885)

2005

Bauld, L., Judge, K., Barnes, M., Benzeval, M., Mackenzie, M., and Sullivan, H. (2005) Promoting social change: the experience of health action zones in England. Journal of Social Policy, 34(3), pp. 427-445. (doi:10.1017/S0047279405008858)

Mackenzie, M., and Blamey, A. (2005) The practice and the theory: lessons from the application of a theories of change approach. Evaluation, 11(2), pp. 151-168. (doi:10.1177/1356389005055538 )

Barnes, M., Bauld, L., Benzeval, M., Judge, K., Mackenzie, M. and Sullivan, H., (Eds.) (2005) Health Action Zones: Partnerships for Health Equity. Routledge : London. ISBN 9780415325516

Mackenzie, M., Lawson, L., Mackinnon, J., and Meth, F. (2005) Local strategies for whole systems change. In: Barnes, M., Bauld, L., Benzeval, M., Judge, K., Mackenzie, M. and Sullivan, H. (eds.) Health Action Zones: Partnerships for Health Equity. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9780415325509

2002

Mackenzie, M., Lawson, L., and MacKinnon, J. (2002) Generating learning. In: Bauld, L. and Judge, K. (eds.) Learning From Health Action Zones. Aeneas Press: Chichester. ISBN 9781902115245

This list was generated on Sun Jul 5 21:01:36 2015 BST.
Number of items: 24.

Articles

MacKenzie, M., Babbel, B., Hastings, A., Simpson, S., and Watt, G. (2015) Tackling and mitigating health inequalities – policymakers and practitioners 'talk and draw'their theories. Social Policy and Administration, (Accepted for Publication)

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)

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)

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.

Lean, M.E.J. et al. (2013) Feasibility and indicative results from a 12 month low-energy-liquid-diet treatment and maintenance programme for severe obesity. British Journal of General Practice, 63(607), pp. 115-124. (doi:10.3399/bjgp13X663073)

Mackenzie, M., Reid, M., Turner, F., Wang, Y., Clarke, J., Sridharan, S., Platt, S., and O'Donnell, C. (2012) Reaching the Hard-to-Reach: Conceptual Puzzles and Challenges for Policy and Practice. Journal of Social Policy, 41(3), pp. 511-532. (doi:10.1017/S0047279412000074)

Koshy, P., Mackenzie, M., Leslie, W., Lean, M., and Hankey, C. (2012) Eating the elephant whole or in slices: views of participants in a smoking cessation intervention trial on multiple behaviour changes as sequential or concurrent tasks. BMC Public Health, 12(500), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-500)

Leslie, W.S., Koshy, P.R., Mackenzie, M., Murray, H.M., Boyle, S., Lean, M.E.J., Walker, A., and Hankey, C.R. (2012) Changes in body weight and food choice in those attempting smoking cessation: a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 12(389), (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-389)

O'Donnell, C., Mackenzie, M., Reid, M., Turner, F., Wang, Y.-Y., Clarke, J., Sridharan, S., and Platt, S. (2012) Delivering a national programme of anticipatory care in primary care: a qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 62(597), (doi:10.3399/bjgp12X636137)

Mackenzie, M., Turner, F., Platt, S., Reid, M., Wang, Y., Clark, J., Sridharan, S., and O'Donnell, C.A. (2011) What is the 'problem' that outreach work seeks to address and how might it be tackled? Seeking theory in a primary health prevention programme. BMC Health Services Research, 11(Dec), p. 350. (doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-350)

Koshy, P., Mackenzie, M., Tappin, D., and Bauld, L. (2010) Smoking cessation during pregnancy: the influence of partners, family and friends on quitters and non-quitters. Health and Social Care in the Community, 18(5), pp. 500-510. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.2010.00926.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)

Jeffrey, S., Stone, D.H., Blamey, A., Clark, D., Cooper, C., Dickson, K., Mackenzie, M., and Major, K. (2009) An evaluation of police reporting of road casualties. Injury Prevention, 15(1), pp. 13-18. (doi:10.1136/ip.2008.018630)

Mackenzie, M., Koshy, P., Leslie, W., Lean, M., and Hankey, C. (2009) Getting beyond outcomes: a realist approach to help understand the impact of nutritional intervention during smoking cessation. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 63(9), pp. 1136-1142. (doi:10.1038/ejcn.2009.38)

Mackenzie, M. (2008) 'Doing' public health and 'making' public health practitioners: putting policy into practice in 'Starting Well'. Social Science and Medicine, 67(6), pp. 1028-1037. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2008.05.021)

Blamey, A., and Mackenzie, M. (2007) Theories of change and realistic evaluation: peas in a pod or apples and oranges? Evaluation, 13(4), pp. 439-455. (doi:10.1177/1356389007082129 )

Mackenzie, M., Blamey, A., Halliday, E., Maxwell, M., McCollam, A., McDaid, D., MacLean, J., Woodhouse, A., and Platt, S. (2007) Measuring the tail of the dog that doesn't bark in the night: the case of the national evaluation of Choose Life (the national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland). BMC Public Health, 7, p. 146. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-7-146)

Mackenzie, M. (2006) Benefit or burden: introducing paraprofessional support staff to health visiting teams: the case of 'Starting Well'. Health and Social Care in the Community, 14(6), pp. 523-531. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.2006.00640.x)

Mackenzie, M., Blamey, A.A., and Hanlon, P.W. (2006) Using and generating evidence: policy makers' reflections on commissioning and learning from the Scottish Health Demonstration Projects. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2(2), pp. 211-226. (doi:10.1332/174426406777068885)

Bauld, L., Judge, K., Barnes, M., Benzeval, M., Mackenzie, M., and Sullivan, H. (2005) Promoting social change: the experience of health action zones in England. Journal of Social Policy, 34(3), pp. 427-445. (doi:10.1017/S0047279405008858)

Mackenzie, M., and Blamey, A. (2005) The practice and the theory: lessons from the application of a theories of change approach. Evaluation, 11(2), pp. 151-168. (doi:10.1177/1356389005055538 )

Book Sections

Mackenzie, M., Lawson, L., Mackinnon, J., and Meth, F. (2005) Local strategies for whole systems change. In: Barnes, M., Bauld, L., Benzeval, M., Judge, K., Mackenzie, M. and Sullivan, H. (eds.) Health Action Zones: Partnerships for Health Equity. Routledge: London, UK. ISBN 9780415325509

Mackenzie, M., Lawson, L., and MacKinnon, J. (2002) Generating learning. In: Bauld, L. and Judge, K. (eds.) Learning From Health Action Zones. Aeneas Press: Chichester. ISBN 9781902115245

Edited Books

Barnes, M., Bauld, L., Benzeval, M., Judge, K., Mackenzie, M. and Sullivan, H., (Eds.) (2005) Health Action Zones: Partnerships for Health Equity. Routledge : London. ISBN 9780415325516

This list was generated on Sun Jul 5 21:01:36 2015 BST.