Consultation responses, briefings, reports and protocols

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Consultation responses (by year):


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Schools on the move - A report for the SPHSU on the physical and social barriers to children's engagement with physical activity
Children's Parliament
April 2020
Adolescents' screen time, sleep and mental health: literature review    
Anne Martin and Juliana Pugmire
February 2020
Evaluability Assessment - Sustrans I Bike Communities Programme    
Paul McCrorie, Nai Rui Chng and Peter Craig
December 2019
Objectively Measured Physical Activity Levels of Scottish Children: Analysis from a Sub-sample of 10-11 Year Olds in the Growing Up in Scotland Study
Paul McCrorie and Anne Ellaway
August 2017
A Process Evaluation of the Implementation of ASSIST in Scotland - Report
Fiona Dobbie, Richard Purves, Jennifer McKell, Nadine Dougall, James White, Rona Campbell, Amanda Amos, Laurence Moore and Linda Bauld
March 2017
A Process Evaluation of the Implementation of ASSIST in Scotland - Research Findings
Fiona Dobbie, Richard Purves, Jennifer McKell, Nadine Dougall, James White, Rona Campbell, Amanda Amos, Laurence Moore and Linda Bauld
March 2017
Growing Up in Scotland: Father-child relationships and child socio-emotional wellbeing
Alison Parkes, Julie Riddell, Daniel Wight and Katie Buston
March 2017


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A scoping review of the international evidence of differential attainment loss during school holidays - Protocol [PDF]
Mhairi Campbell, Stephanie Chambers, Valerie Wells, Michele Hilton Boon, Anna Pearce, Theocharis Kromydas, Peter Craig
July 2020
Use of the ROBINS‐I tool for assessing risk of bias in systematic reviews [PDF]
Erik Igelström, S Vittal Katikireddi,
June 2020
Does social media influence adolescent engagement in health risk behaviours?  A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis [PDF]
Amrit K Purba, Paul M Henery, Rachel M Thomson, Anna Pearce, Marion Henderson, S Vittal Katikireddi,
April 2020
How do changes in individual or household income impact on mental health for working-age adults? A protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis [PDF]
Rachel M Thomson, Michal Shimonovich, Erik Igelström, Anna Pearce, Alastair Leyland, Hilary Thomson, S Vittal Katikireddi.
February 2020
Scoping Review Protocol: The impact of Universal Basic Income: A scoping review of evaluations and outcomes [PDF]
Marcia Gibson, Wendy Hearty, Peter Craig and Nicholas Watson
August 2017
Review Protocol: Differential Patterning of Alcohol-Related Harms by Socio-Economic Position  – Explaining the Lack of a Consumption Gradient [PDF]
Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Jim Lewsey, Linsay Gray, Alastair Leyland
January 2017
Scoping Review Protocol: The impact of Participatory Budgeting: a scoping review of evaluations and outcomes [PDF]
Mhairi Campbell, Oliver Escobar, Peter Craig
November 2016
Review Protocol: Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood [PDF]
Kathryn Skivington, Gabrielle Vojt, Hilary Thomson, Candida Fenton, Mhairi Campbell, Helen Sweeting
May 2016
Review Protocol: Assessing reporting of narrative synthesis of quantitative data in public health systematic reviews [PDF]
Mhairi Campbell, Hilary Thomson, Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Amanda Sowden
December 2015
Systematic Review Protocol: Lone parents and welfare to work interventions. Synthesis of qualitative studies. [PDF]
Mhairi Campbell, Marcia Gibson, Hilary Thomson, Matt Egan
December 2013
Protocol for Systematic Review: Association of All-Cause Mortality with Overweight and Obesity Using Waist Circumference, Waist-to-Hip Ratio, and Waist-to-Height Ratio [PDF]
Srinivasa Vittal Katikireddi, Linsay Gray, Claire Niedzwiedz, Alastair Leyland, Candida Fenton, Katherine Flegal 
June 2013
Is socioeconomic status associated with biological aging, as measured by telomere length?  [PDF]
Tony Robertson, G David Batty, Geoff Der, Candida Fenton, Paul G. Shiels and Michaela Benzeval.
January 2013
Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children [Protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012: Issue 5. [web]
Gibson M, Thomson H, Banas K, Bambra C, Fenton C, Bond L.
Systematic Review Protocol: How robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in morbidity rates between childhood and adolescence? [PDF]
Alice MacLean, Matt Egan, Helen Sweeting, Joy Adamson and Kate Hunt.
October 2011

Occasional papers

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Occasional Paper No. 26: Health, Happiness and Wellbeing for Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood: A Systematic Review of Individual-Level Interventions for Adolescents from Vulnerable Groups. [PDF]
Oct 17, 2016
Occasional Paper No. 25: Evidence on smoking and smoking restrictions in prisons. A scoping review for the Scottish Prison Service’s Tobacco Strategy Group. [PDF]
Jul 5, 2016
Occasional Paper No. 24: Review of the National Sexual Health IT System (NaSH) in Scotland: The potential for sexual health research. [PDF]
Nov 13, 2013
Occasional Paper No. 23: Report on a workshop on methods for the economic evaluation of population health interventions: conceptual and practical challenges. [PDF]
Sep 26, 2013
Occasional Paper No. 22: Men, deprivation and sexual health: scoping review. [PDF]
Oct 2, 2012
Occasional Paper No. 21: Vulnerable young people in alternative education settings: their sexual health needs, experience and use of sex education and sexual health services. [PDF]
Jun 29, 2011
Occasional Paper No. 20: Developing methods to study parent child relationships in rural sub-Saharan Africa: an exploratory project in Mwanza, northern Tanzania. [PDF]
Apr 1, 2009
Occasional Paper No. 19: Randomised controlled trials of social interventions: Report of a pilot study of barriers and facilitators in an international context. [PDF]
Sep 12, 2008
Occasional Paper No. 18: Behind and beyond the prison bars; young offenders talk about sex and relationships. [PDF]
Aug 29, 2008
Occasional Paper No. 17: Inequalities in health in Scotland: what are they and what can we do about them? [PDF]
Oct 23, 2007
Occasional Paper No. 16: Inequalities in mortality in Scotland 1981-2001. [PDF]
Feb 6, 2007
Occasional Paper No. 15: A Review of Research Among Black African Communities Affected by HIV in the UK and Europe. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 14: Impediments to Developing Social Science Research Capacity in East Africa. [PDF]
Feb 1, 2005
Occasional Paper No. 13: An open and shut case: an investigation of the health impacts of local public swimming pool provision in two Glasgow neighbourhoods. [PDF]
May 3, 2004
Occasional Paper No.12. Migration and Health: a Review of the International Literature. [PDF]
Jan 1, 2003
Occasional Paper No. 11: A Longitudinal Analysis of Physical Activity Patterns of Adults within their early 60's. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 10: A Review of Young People's Health and Health Behaviours in Scotland. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 09: Health and social care services for minority ethnic communities in the United Kingdom: a review of the literature on access and use. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 08: An Overview of Male Sex Work in Edinburgh and Glasgow: The Male Sex Worker Perspective. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 07: Commercial Income Data: Associations with Health and Census Measures. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 06: UK-Born Black Caribbean's: Generational Changes in Health and Well-being. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 05: Housing Improvement and Health Gain: A summary and systematic review. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 04: The Voice-DISC: A method for ascertaining psychiatric diagnoses in young people in the community. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 03: The Effectiveness of Interventions to change Health-Related Behaviours: a review of reviews. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 02: Methods of Health Impact Assessment: a literature review. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006
Occasional Paper No. 1: Mortality in England and Wales, 1979-1992 An Introduction to Multilevel Modelling using MlwiN. [PDF]
Nov 16, 2006