Dr Alison Parkes

  • Senior Investigator Scientist (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit)

Biography


Alison Parkes MA PhD joined the unit in 2003 to work on teenagers’ use of sexual services using data from the SHARE programme. She has subsequently explored a number of other areas of teenage sexual wellbeing, including associations between teenage substance use and risky sex, quality of sexual/romantic relationships, use of contraception, same-sex relationships and family influences on sexual wellbeing. More recent work includes studies of the effects of media use on young children and teenagers, research on middle-childhood problems associated with early sexual behaviour, and how different support deficits produce greater parenting stress among mothers with both high and low education levels. Current projects include studies of early life factors shaping children’s socio-emotional development and subjective well-being in middle childhood, and of the benefits to child health of providing support to mothers.


Research interests

Alison Parkes MA PhD joined the unit in 2003 to work on teenagers’ use of sexual services using data from the SHARE programme. She has subsequently explored a number of other areas of teenage sexual wellbeing, including associations between teenage substance use and risky sex, quality of sexual/romantic relationships, use of contraception, same-sex relationships and family influences on sexual wellbeing. More recent work on younger age groups includes a study of the effects of television and electronic games on young children’s well-being, and research on middle-childhood problems associated with early sexual behaviour.

 


Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Evaluation of the Healthy Start Voucher Scheme in UK: a natural experiment using the Growing Up in Scotland record linkage study and the Infant Feeding Survey.
    National Institute for Health Research
    2015 - 2017
     
  • Measuring Physical Activity in Growing Up in Scotland Study
    Scottish Government
    2015 - 2017
     
  • Growing up in Scotland
    Scottish Government
    2013 - 2014
     

Publications

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Number of items: 34.

2018

Parkes, A. and Sweeting, H. (2018) Direct, indirect and buffering effects of support for mothers on children's socio-emotional adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, (Accepted for Publication)

2016

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2016) Early childhood precursors and school age correlates of different internalising problem trajectories among young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(7), pp. 1333-1346. (doi:10.1007/s10802-015-0116-6) (PMID:26747450) (PMCID:PMC5007267)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2016) What shapes seven-year-olds' subjective well-being? Prospective analysis of early childhood and parenting using the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(10), pp. 1417-1428. (doi:10.1007/s00127-016-1246-z) (PMID:27357821) (PMCID:PMC5047922)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. , Young, R. and Wight, D. (2016) Does parenting help to explain socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index trajectories? Longitudinal analysis using the Growing Up in Scotland study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(9), pp. 868-873. (doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206616) (PMID:27056682) (PMCID:PMC5013155)

2015

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2015) Parenting stress and parent support among mothers with high and low education. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(6), pp. 907-918. (doi:10.1037/fam0000129) (PMID:26192130) (PMCID:PMC4671474)

2014

Buston, K., Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2014) High and low contraceptive use amongst male young offenders: a qualitative interview study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 40, pp. 248-253. (doi:10.1136/jfprhc-2013-100696)

Parkes, A. , Waylen, A., Sayal, K., Heron, J., Henderson, M. , Wight, D. and Macleod, J. (2014) Which behavioral, emotional and school problems in middle-childhood predict early sexual behavior? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(4), pp. 507-527. (doi:10.1007/s10964-013-9973-x)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2014) Growing up in Scotland: Family and school influences on children’s social and emotional well-being. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

2013

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Hunt, K. , Henderson, M. and Sargent, J. (2013) Are sexual media exposure, parental restrictions on media use and co-viewing TV and DVDs with parents and friends associated with teenagers' early sexual behaviour? Journal of Adolescence, 36(6), pp. 1121-1133. (doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.08.019)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. , Wight, D. and Henderson, M. (2013) Do television and electronic games predict children's psychosocial adjustment? Longitudinal research using the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98(5), pp. 341-348. (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2011-301508)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2013) OP43 Explaining high parenting stress in the Growing up in Scotland study for mothers with both high and low educational levels: the role of employment and social support for parenting. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(Sup 1), A22-A22. (doi:10.1136/jech-2013-203126.43)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2013) Parenting. In: Growing up in Scotland: Birth Cohort 2. Results from the First Year. Scottish Government: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 118-142. ISBN 9781782563617

2012

Buston, K., Parkes, A. , Thomson, H. , Wight, D. and Fenton, C. (2012) Parenting interventions for male young offenders: a review of the evidence on what works. Journal of Adolescence, 35(3), pp. 731-742. (doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.10.007)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2012) Growing up in Scotland: Overweight, Obesity and Activity - Main Report. Other. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2012) Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Research Findings no. 4. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2012) Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Technical Appendix. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

2011

Parkes, A. et al. (2011) Comparison of teenagers' early same-sex and heterosexual behavior: UK data from the SHARE and RIPPLE studies. Journal of Adolescent Health, 48(1), pp. 27-35. (doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.05.010)

Parkes, A. , Henderson, M. , Wight, D. and Nixon, C. (2011) Is parenting associated with teenagers’ early sexual risk-taking, autonomy and relationship with sexual partners? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 43(1), pp. 30-40. (doi:10.1363/4303011)

Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2011) Growing up in Scotland: Parenting and Children's Health - Research Findings No.3/2011. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2011) Growing up in Scotland: Parenting and Children's Health - Technical Appendix. Technical Report. Scottish Government.

Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2011) Growing up in Scotland: parenting and children's health - Main Report. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

2010

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Henderson, M. and West, P. (2010) Does early sexual debut reduce teenagers' participation in tertiary education? Evidence from the SHARE longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescence, 33(5), pp. 741-754. (doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.10.006) (PMID:19897236) (PMCID:PMC2946557)

2009

McDaid, L. M. , Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Petticrew, M. and Hart, G. J. (2009) Limits to modern contraceptive use among young women in developing countries: a systematic review of qualitative research. Reproductive Health, 6, 3. (doi:10.1186/1742-4755-6-3) (PMID:19228420) (PMCID:PMC2652437)

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Henderson, M. , Stephenson, J. and Strange, V. (2009) Contraceptive method at first sexual intercourse and subsequent pregnancy risk: findings from a secondary analysis of 16-year-old girls from the RIPPLE and SHARE studies. Journal of Adolescent Health, 44(1), pp. 55-63. (doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.06.006)

2008

Wight, D. , Parkes, A. , Strange, V., Allen, E., Bonell, C. and Henderson, M. (2008) The quality of young people’s heterosexual relationships: a longitudinal analysis of characteristics shaping subjective experience. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 40(4), pp. 226-237. (doi:10.1363/4022608)

Parkes, A. , Henderson, M. , Wight, D. and Nixon, C. (2008) Evaluation of Healthy Respect Phase Two: Interim Report. Other. NHS Health Scotland.

2007

Henderson, M. , Wight, D. , Raab, G.M., Abraham, C., Parkes, A. , Scott, S. and Hart, G. (2007) Impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers on NHS registered conceptions and terminations: final results of cluster randomised trial. British Medical Journal, 334(7585), p. 133. (doi:10.1136/bmj.39014.503692.55)

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Henderson, M. and Hart, G. (2007) Explaining associations between adolescent substance use and condom use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40(2), 180.e1-180.e18. (doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2006.09.012)

2006

Parkes, A. and Kearns, A. (2006) The multi-dimensional neighbourhood and health: a cross-sectional analysis of the Scottish Household Survey, 2001. Health and Place, 12(1), pp. 1-18. (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2004.03.004)

2005

Parkes, A. , Henderson, M. and Wight, D. (2005) Do sexual health services encourage teenagers to use condoms? A longitudinal study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 31(4), pp. 271-280. (doi:10.1783/jfp.31.2.271)

2004

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. and Henderson, M. (2004) Teenagers' use of sexual health services: perceived need, knowledge and ability to access. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 30(4), pp. 217-24. (doi:10.1783/0000000042177225)

2003

Kearns, A. and Parkes, A. (2003) Living In and leaving poor neighbourhood conditions in England. Housing Studies, 18(6), pp. 827-851. (doi:10.1080/0267303032000135456)

Parkes, A. and Kearns, A. (2003) Residential perceptions and housing mobility in Scotland: an analysis of the longitudinal Scottish House Condition Survey 1991-1996. Housing Studies, 18(4), pp. 673-701. (doi:10.1080/02673030304261)

2002

Parkes, A. , Kearns, A. and Atkinson, R. (2002) What makes people dissatisfied with their neighbourhoods? Urban Studies, 39(13), pp. 2413-2438. (doi:10.1080/0042098022000027031)

This list was generated on Tue Aug 21 03:12:28 2018 BST.
Number of items: 34.

Articles

Parkes, A. and Sweeting, H. (2018) Direct, indirect and buffering effects of support for mothers on children's socio-emotional adjustment. Journal of Family Psychology, (Accepted for Publication)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2016) Early childhood precursors and school age correlates of different internalising problem trajectories among young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(7), pp. 1333-1346. (doi:10.1007/s10802-015-0116-6) (PMID:26747450) (PMCID:PMC5007267)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2016) What shapes seven-year-olds' subjective well-being? Prospective analysis of early childhood and parenting using the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 51(10), pp. 1417-1428. (doi:10.1007/s00127-016-1246-z) (PMID:27357821) (PMCID:PMC5047922)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. , Young, R. and Wight, D. (2016) Does parenting help to explain socioeconomic inequalities in children's body mass index trajectories? Longitudinal analysis using the Growing Up in Scotland study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(9), pp. 868-873. (doi:10.1136/jech-2015-206616) (PMID:27056682) (PMCID:PMC5013155)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2015) Parenting stress and parent support among mothers with high and low education. Journal of Family Psychology, 29(6), pp. 907-918. (doi:10.1037/fam0000129) (PMID:26192130) (PMCID:PMC4671474)

Buston, K., Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2014) High and low contraceptive use amongst male young offenders: a qualitative interview study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 40, pp. 248-253. (doi:10.1136/jfprhc-2013-100696)

Parkes, A. , Waylen, A., Sayal, K., Heron, J., Henderson, M. , Wight, D. and Macleod, J. (2014) Which behavioral, emotional and school problems in middle-childhood predict early sexual behavior? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43(4), pp. 507-527. (doi:10.1007/s10964-013-9973-x)

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Hunt, K. , Henderson, M. and Sargent, J. (2013) Are sexual media exposure, parental restrictions on media use and co-viewing TV and DVDs with parents and friends associated with teenagers' early sexual behaviour? Journal of Adolescence, 36(6), pp. 1121-1133. (doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.08.019)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. , Wight, D. and Henderson, M. (2013) Do television and electronic games predict children's psychosocial adjustment? Longitudinal research using the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98(5), pp. 341-348. (doi:10.1136/archdischild-2011-301508)

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2013) OP43 Explaining high parenting stress in the Growing up in Scotland study for mothers with both high and low educational levels: the role of employment and social support for parenting. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(Sup 1), A22-A22. (doi:10.1136/jech-2013-203126.43)

Buston, K., Parkes, A. , Thomson, H. , Wight, D. and Fenton, C. (2012) Parenting interventions for male young offenders: a review of the evidence on what works. Journal of Adolescence, 35(3), pp. 731-742. (doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.10.007)

Parkes, A. et al. (2011) Comparison of teenagers' early same-sex and heterosexual behavior: UK data from the SHARE and RIPPLE studies. Journal of Adolescent Health, 48(1), pp. 27-35. (doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2010.05.010)

Parkes, A. , Henderson, M. , Wight, D. and Nixon, C. (2011) Is parenting associated with teenagers’ early sexual risk-taking, autonomy and relationship with sexual partners? Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 43(1), pp. 30-40. (doi:10.1363/4303011)

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Henderson, M. and West, P. (2010) Does early sexual debut reduce teenagers' participation in tertiary education? Evidence from the SHARE longitudinal study. Journal of Adolescence, 33(5), pp. 741-754. (doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.10.006) (PMID:19897236) (PMCID:PMC2946557)

McDaid, L. M. , Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Petticrew, M. and Hart, G. J. (2009) Limits to modern contraceptive use among young women in developing countries: a systematic review of qualitative research. Reproductive Health, 6, 3. (doi:10.1186/1742-4755-6-3) (PMID:19228420) (PMCID:PMC2652437)

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Henderson, M. , Stephenson, J. and Strange, V. (2009) Contraceptive method at first sexual intercourse and subsequent pregnancy risk: findings from a secondary analysis of 16-year-old girls from the RIPPLE and SHARE studies. Journal of Adolescent Health, 44(1), pp. 55-63. (doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2008.06.006)

Wight, D. , Parkes, A. , Strange, V., Allen, E., Bonell, C. and Henderson, M. (2008) The quality of young people’s heterosexual relationships: a longitudinal analysis of characteristics shaping subjective experience. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 40(4), pp. 226-237. (doi:10.1363/4022608)

Henderson, M. , Wight, D. , Raab, G.M., Abraham, C., Parkes, A. , Scott, S. and Hart, G. (2007) Impact of a theoretically based sex education programme (SHARE) delivered by teachers on NHS registered conceptions and terminations: final results of cluster randomised trial. British Medical Journal, 334(7585), p. 133. (doi:10.1136/bmj.39014.503692.55)

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. , Henderson, M. and Hart, G. (2007) Explaining associations between adolescent substance use and condom use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40(2), 180.e1-180.e18. (doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2006.09.012)

Parkes, A. and Kearns, A. (2006) The multi-dimensional neighbourhood and health: a cross-sectional analysis of the Scottish Household Survey, 2001. Health and Place, 12(1), pp. 1-18. (doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2004.03.004)

Parkes, A. , Henderson, M. and Wight, D. (2005) Do sexual health services encourage teenagers to use condoms? A longitudinal study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 31(4), pp. 271-280. (doi:10.1783/jfp.31.2.271)

Parkes, A. , Wight, D. and Henderson, M. (2004) Teenagers' use of sexual health services: perceived need, knowledge and ability to access. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 30(4), pp. 217-24. (doi:10.1783/0000000042177225)

Kearns, A. and Parkes, A. (2003) Living In and leaving poor neighbourhood conditions in England. Housing Studies, 18(6), pp. 827-851. (doi:10.1080/0267303032000135456)

Parkes, A. and Kearns, A. (2003) Residential perceptions and housing mobility in Scotland: an analysis of the longitudinal Scottish House Condition Survey 1991-1996. Housing Studies, 18(4), pp. 673-701. (doi:10.1080/02673030304261)

Parkes, A. , Kearns, A. and Atkinson, R. (2002) What makes people dissatisfied with their neighbourhoods? Urban Studies, 39(13), pp. 2413-2438. (doi:10.1080/0042098022000027031)

Book Sections

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2013) Parenting. In: Growing up in Scotland: Birth Cohort 2. Results from the First Year. Scottish Government: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 118-142. ISBN 9781782563617

Research Reports or Papers

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2014) Growing up in Scotland: Family and school influences on children’s social and emotional well-being. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2012) Growing up in Scotland: Overweight, Obesity and Activity - Main Report. Other. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2012) Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Research Findings no. 4. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Parkes, A. , Sweeting, H. and Wight, D. (2012) Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Technical Appendix. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2011) Growing up in Scotland: Parenting and Children's Health - Research Findings No.3/2011. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2011) Growing up in Scotland: Parenting and Children's Health - Technical Appendix. Technical Report. Scottish Government.

Parkes, A. and Wight, D. (2011) Growing up in Scotland: parenting and children's health - Main Report. Technical Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Parkes, A. , Henderson, M. , Wight, D. and Nixon, C. (2008) Evaluation of Healthy Respect Phase Two: Interim Report. Other. NHS Health Scotland.

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