Ms Abita Bhaskar

  • Research Assistant (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)

telephone: 01413537547
email: Abita.Bhaskar@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Abita Bhaskar graduated in 2007 with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Glasgow and went on to do an M.Sc. in Statistics, also at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 2009. Her Masters research was to investigate the relationship between air pollution and cardiovascular admissions to hospital.

On graduating, Abita briefly worked for both NHS Lanarkshire and ISD Scotland before joining the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in November 2009 as a Survey Analyst for the Gender and Health team.  She currently works as a Research Assistant within the Understanding and Improving Health within Settings and Organisations programme.  

Abita has been involved in the data collection and analysis of the ALICE and FFIT studies, in addition to carrying out numerous other analyses within the team.  These analyses often involved using external datasets such as the BHPS and the Scottish Health Survey, as well as data collected through participant studies within the unit (e.g. SEED, Twenty-07).


Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2018

Demou, E. , Smith, S., Bhaskar, A., Mackay, D. F. , Brown, J. , Hunt, K. , Vargas-Prada, S. and Macdonald, E. B. (2018) Evaluating sickness absence duration by musculoskeletal and mental health issues. A retrospective cohort study of Scottish Healthcare Workers. BMJ Open, 8(1), e018185. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018085) (PMID:29374662) (PMCID:PMC5829784)

2017

Demou, E. , Bhaskar, A., Xu, T., Mackay, D. F. and Hunt, K. (2017) Health, lifestyle and employment beyond state-pension age. BMC Public Health, 17, 971. (doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4957-5) (PMID:29262819) (PMCID:PMC5738753)

2014

Sweeting, H. , Bhaskar, A., Benzeval, M., Popham, F. and Hunt, K. (2014) Changing gender roles and attitudes and their implications for well-being around the new millennium. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(5), pp. 791-809. (doi:10.1007/s00127-013-0730-y)

2013

Sweeting, H. and Bhaskar, A. (2013) The Adolescent Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe (ALICE) Study: One Year Follow-Up (2011) Frequencies and Documentation. Working Paper. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow.

2012

Sweeting, H. , Hunt, K. and Bhaskar, A. (2012) Consumerism and well-being in early adolescence. Journal of Youth Studies, 15(6), pp. 802-820. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2012.685706)

David Batty, G., Bhaskar, A., Emslie, C., Benzeval, M., Der, G. , Lewars, H. and Hunt, K. (2012) Association of life course socioeconomic disadvantage with future problem drinking and heavy drinking: gender differentials in the west of Scotland. International Journal of Public Health, 57(1), pp. 119-126. (doi:10.1007/s00038-011-0270-8)

Batty, G. D., Bhaskar, A., Emslie, C., Benzeval, M., Der, G. , Lewars, H. and Hunt, K. (2012) Erratum to: Association of life course socioeconomic disadvantage with future problem drinking and heavy drinking: gender differentials in the west of Scotland. International Journal of Public Health, 57(1), p. 247. (doi:10.1007/s00038-011-0285-1)

Sweeting, H.N. , Bhaskar, A. and Hunt, K. (2012) Positive associations between consumerism and tobacco and alcohol use in early adolescence: cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 2(5), e001446. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001446)

Willocks, L., Bhaskar, A., Ramsay, C., Lee, D., Brewster, D., Fischbacher, C., Chalmers, J., Morris, G. and Scott, E.M. (2012) Cardiovascular disease and air pollution in Scotland: no association or insufficient data and study design? BMC Public Health, 12, p. 227. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-227)

This list was generated on Fri Feb 15 21:53:19 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Demou, E. , Smith, S., Bhaskar, A., Mackay, D. F. , Brown, J. , Hunt, K. , Vargas-Prada, S. and Macdonald, E. B. (2018) Evaluating sickness absence duration by musculoskeletal and mental health issues. A retrospective cohort study of Scottish Healthcare Workers. BMJ Open, 8(1), e018185. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018085) (PMID:29374662) (PMCID:PMC5829784)

Demou, E. , Bhaskar, A., Xu, T., Mackay, D. F. and Hunt, K. (2017) Health, lifestyle and employment beyond state-pension age. BMC Public Health, 17, 971. (doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4957-5) (PMID:29262819) (PMCID:PMC5738753)

Sweeting, H. , Bhaskar, A., Benzeval, M., Popham, F. and Hunt, K. (2014) Changing gender roles and attitudes and their implications for well-being around the new millennium. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(5), pp. 791-809. (doi:10.1007/s00127-013-0730-y)

Sweeting, H. , Hunt, K. and Bhaskar, A. (2012) Consumerism and well-being in early adolescence. Journal of Youth Studies, 15(6), pp. 802-820. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2012.685706)

David Batty, G., Bhaskar, A., Emslie, C., Benzeval, M., Der, G. , Lewars, H. and Hunt, K. (2012) Association of life course socioeconomic disadvantage with future problem drinking and heavy drinking: gender differentials in the west of Scotland. International Journal of Public Health, 57(1), pp. 119-126. (doi:10.1007/s00038-011-0270-8)

Batty, G. D., Bhaskar, A., Emslie, C., Benzeval, M., Der, G. , Lewars, H. and Hunt, K. (2012) Erratum to: Association of life course socioeconomic disadvantage with future problem drinking and heavy drinking: gender differentials in the west of Scotland. International Journal of Public Health, 57(1), p. 247. (doi:10.1007/s00038-011-0285-1)

Sweeting, H.N. , Bhaskar, A. and Hunt, K. (2012) Positive associations between consumerism and tobacco and alcohol use in early adolescence: cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 2(5), e001446. (doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001446)

Willocks, L., Bhaskar, A., Ramsay, C., Lee, D., Brewster, D., Fischbacher, C., Chalmers, J., Morris, G. and Scott, E.M. (2012) Cardiovascular disease and air pollution in Scotland: no association or insufficient data and study design? BMC Public Health, 12, p. 227. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-227)

Research Reports or Papers

Sweeting, H. and Bhaskar, A. (2013) The Adolescent Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe (ALICE) Study: One Year Follow-Up (2011) Frequencies and Documentation. Working Paper. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow.

This list was generated on Fri Feb 15 21:53:19 2019 GMT.