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Andrew Baxter graduated with an MSc in Global Health from Glasgow University, with the aim of developing skills in public health research to contribute to improving health outcomes across society. Having completed his dissertation as part of the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit as a systematic review analysing Housing First as a health intervention, he went on to begin a PhD to build on this experience. Andrew’s PhD project is funded by a College of Medicinal, Veterinary and Life Sciences scholarship, providing a 3.5 year stipend and financing training opportunities to develop skills in evidence-based policy evaluation methods. As a member of the Informing Healthy Public Policy research programme, Andrew’s work is focussing on Interrupted Time Series and Synthetic Control methods as two key tools in assembling a jigsaw of policy-evaluation evidence.
In 2018, Andrew was involved in the delivery of the Improving Health and Society Master’s course at the University of Glasgow, training researchers in the processes of developing and evaluating complex interventions. In 2019 he also took part in a collaborative project between Glasgow University and the Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute of Tanzania, to deliver the existing course content to Africa-based academics and support alteration of course materials to future delivery in African institutions.
In summer 2019, Andrew completed a 13-week internship at the Scottish Government as a member of the Strategic Analysis team, which provides a range of analytical support and advice to a number of Directorates, including those of EU Exit and Transition, Constitution and Cabinet and External Affairs. Through this he completed two projects, firstly assisting the Scottish Government External Network offices in completing monitoring and evaluation reports and secondly conducting a scoping literature review on the progress of the UN Security Council’s Women Peace and Security resolution.
Baxter, A. J., Tweed, E. J., Katikireddi, S. V. and Thomson, H. (2019) Effects of Housing First approaches on health and wellbeing of adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73, pp. 379-387. (doi:10.1136/jech-2018-210981)(PMID:30777888)