Dr Anna Pearce

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

telephone: 0141 353 7607
email: Anna.Pearce@glasgow.ac.uk

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Berkeley Square, 99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HR

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0085-5263

Biography

Anna is a Research Fellow in the Measuring and Analysing Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health programme of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and co-leads a workstream on Reducing Health Inequalities. She joined the Unit in September 2017, with a Wellcome Trust University Award to examine why children from less advantaged backgrounds have worse health than their more advantaged peers and what might be done to prevent this. Broadly speaking, Anna's research involves the application of causal methods (including causal mediation methods and natural experiments) for understanding health inequalities. In her Wellcome Trust funded work she is drawing upon linked health records to create an 'administrative cohort' of Scottish children to examine three questions crucial to the reduction of child health inequalities: What factors lie on the causal pathway between socio-economic circumstances and children’s health and which are most likely to reduce health inequalities? Can we better predict which population sub-groups are most likely to benefit from additional support? To what extent might early years’ interventions, if rolled out under different scenarios of effectiveness, eligibility and uptake, reduce health inequalities? 

Anna has degrees in Geography & Population Studies (BSc), Demography & Health (MSc), and Child Public Health (PhD). Between 2004 and 2017 she was based at the UCL Institute of Child Health, where she carried out a range of research relating to child health inequalities, primarily using cohort data (e.g. the Millennium Cohort Study, Growing Up in Australia, the Southampton Women’s Survey) and with a focus on informing policy.  Anna has collaborated with colleagues from the Public Health Research Consortium and the Children's Policy Research Unit, and spent twelve months working alongside the Better Start team (lead by Professor John Lynch, University of Adelaide), during a three-year MRC post-doctoral fellowship.

Anna is a Co-I of the UKPRP Maternal and Child Health network, MatCHNet, Honorary Treasurer the Society for Social Medicine, Honorary Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health, and Chair of the Unit Public Engagement and Communications delivery group. 

Publications

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Number of items: 57.

2021

Henery, P. M., Dundas, R. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Leyland, A. , Wood, R. and Pearce, A. (2021) Social inequalities and hospital admission for unintentional injury in young children in Scotland: a nationwide linked cohort study. Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 6, 100117. (doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100117) (PMID:34291228) (PMCID:PMC8278494)

Green, M. J. , Pearce, A. , Parkes, A. , Robertson, E. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2021) Pre-school childcare and inequalities in child development. SSM - Population Health, 14, 100776. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100776) (PMID:33768138) (PMCID:PMC7980060)

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Cortina-Borja, M., Chittleborough, C., Barlow, J. and Law, C. (2021) Modelling the potential for parenting skills interventions to reduce inequalities and population prevalence of children’s mental health problems: evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study. SSM - Population Health, 14, 100817. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100817)

Parkes, A. , Green, M. and Pearce, A. (2021) Can centre-based childcare buffer against the negative effects of family adversity on child socio-emotional wellbeing? European Journal of Public Health, 31(3), pp. 474-481. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab006) (PMID:33550396)

Pearce, A. , Rougeaux, E., Deighton, J., Viner, R. M., Law, C. and Hope, S. (2021) Can mental health competence reduce the higher risk of smoking initiation among teenagers with parents who smoke? European Journal of Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. et al. (2021) Mental health and health behaviours before and during the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown: longitudinal analyses of the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(3), pp. 224-231. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-215060) (PMID:32978210)

Shimonovich, M., Pearce, A. , Thomson, H. , Keyes, K. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2021) Assessing causality in epidemiology: revisiting Bradford Hill to incorporate developments in causal thinking. European Journal of Epidemiology, (doi: 10.1007/s10654-020-00703-7) (PMID:33324996) (Early Online Publication)

2020

Rougeaux, E., Hope, S., Viner, R. M., Deighton, J., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2020) Is mental health competence in childhood associated with health risk behaviors in adolescence? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 67(5), pp. 677-684. (doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.04.023) (PMID:32580874) (PMCID:PMC7592122)

Lu, Y., Pearce, A. and Li, L. (2020) Weight gain in early years and subsequent body mass index trajectories across birthweight groups: a prospective longitudinal study. European Journal of Public Health, 30(2), pp. 316-322. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz232) (PMID:31899482) (PMCID:PMC7183364)

Lu, Y., Pearce, A. and Li, L. (2020) Distinct patterns of socio-economic disparities in child-to-adolescent BMI trajectories across UK ethnic groups: a prospective longitudinal study. Pediatric Obesity, 15(4), e12598. (doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12598) (PMID:31872553) (PMCID:PMC7079192)

Chigogora, S., Pearce, A. , Law, C., Viner, R., Chittleborough, C., Griffiths, L. and Hope, S. (2020) Could greater physical activity reduce population prevalence and socio-economic inequalities in children’s mental health problems? A policy simulation. Epidemiology, 31(1), pp. 115-125. (doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001113) (PMID:31789939) (PMCID:PMC6889907)

Parkes, A. , Green, M. and Pearce, A. (2020) Do bedroom screens and the mealtime environment shape different trajectories of child overweight and obesity? Research using the Growing Up in Scotland study. International Journal of Obesity, 44, pp. 790-802. (doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0502-1) (PMID:31827254)

Pearce, A. , Mason, K., Fleming, K., Taylor-Robinson, D. and Whitehead, M. (2020) Reducing inequities in health across the life-course: early years, childhood and adolescence. Other. WHO, Copenhagen.

Thomson, R. M. , Pearce, A. , Leyland, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2020) The Causal Effects of Transition into Poverty on Mental Health in the UK Working-Age Population. 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020: Public Health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, 12-16 Oct 2020.

2019

Hope, S., Rougeaux, E., Deighton, J., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2019) Associations between mental health competence and indicators of physical health and cognitive development in eleven year olds: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMC Public Health, 19, 1461. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7789-7) (PMID:31694593) (PMCID:PMC6836461)

Pearce, A. , Dundas, R. , Whitehead, M. and Taylor-Robinson, D. (2019) Pathways to inequalities in child health. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 104(10), pp. 998-1003. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-314808) (PMID:30798258) (PMCID:PMC6889761)

Pike, K. C., Griffiths, L. J., Dezateux, C. and Pearce, A. (2019) Physical activity among children with asthma: cross-sectional analysis in the UK millennium cohort. Pediatric Pulmonology, 54(7), pp. 962-969. (doi: 10.1002/ppul.24314) (PMID:30887727) (PMCID:PMC6617805)

Campbell, M., Lai, E.T.C., Pearce, A. , Orton, E., Kendrick, D., Wickham, S. and Taylor-Robinson, D.C. (2019) Understanding pathways to social inequalities in childhood unintentional injuries: findings from the UK millennium cohort study. BMC Pediatrics, 19, 150. (doi: 10.1186/s12887-019-1514-7) (PMID:31088415) (PMCID:PMC6518796)

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Chittleborough, C., Deighton, J., Maika, A., Micali, N., Mittinty, M., Law, C. and Lynch, J. (2019) Temporal effects of maternal psychological distress on child mental health problems at ages 3, 5, 7 and 11: analysis from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Psychological Medicine, 49(4), pp. 664-674. (doi: 10.1017/S0033291718001368) (PMID:29886852) (PMCID:PMC6378410)

Pearce, A. , Hope, S., Griffiths, L., Cortina-Borja, M., Chittleborough, C. and Law, C. (2019) What if all children achieved WHO recommendations on physical activity? Estimating the impact on socioeconomic inequalities in childhood overweight in the UK Millennium Cohort Study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 48(1), pp. 134-147. (doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy267) (PMID:30535024) (PMCID:PMC6380318)

2018

Straatmann, V. S., Pearce, A. , Hope, S., Barr, B., Whitehead, M., Law, C. and Taylor-Robinson, D. (2018) How well can poor child health and development be predicted by data collected in early childhood? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72(12), pp. 1132-1140. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211028) (PMID:30242060) (PMCID:PMC6252371)

2017

Rajappan, A., Pearce, A. , Inskip, H. M., Baird, J., Crozier, S. R., Cooper, C., Godfrey, K. M., Roberts, G., Lucas, J. S.A. and Pike, K. C. (2017) Maternal body mass index: relation with infant respiratory symptoms and infections. Pediatric Pulmonology, 52(10), pp. 1291-1299. (doi: 10.1002/ppul.23779) (PMID:28816002) (PMCID:PMC5612396)

van Wouwe, J. P., Taylor-Robinson, D. C., Wickham, S., Campbell, M., Robinson, J. , Pearce, A. and Barr, B. (2017) Are social inequalities in early childhood smoking initiation explained by exposure to adult smoking? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. PLoS ONE, 12(6), e0178633. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178633) (PMID:28575096) (PMCID:PMC5456267)

McKenna, C., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2017) Increased household financial strain, the Great Recession and child health-findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMJ Open, 7(3), e015559. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015559) (PMID:28280000) (PMCID:PMC5353316)

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Whitehead, M. and Law, C. (2017) Effects of child long-term illness on maternal employment: longitudinal findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. European Journal of Public Health, 27(1), pp. 48-52. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckw132) (PMID:28177497) (PMCID:PMC5444247)

Rougeaux, E., Hope, S., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2017) Have health inequalities changed during childhood in the New Labour generation? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMJ Open, 7(1), e012868. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012868) (PMID:28077409) (PMCID:PMC5253527)

2016

McKenna, C. S., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2016) Financial strain, parental smoking, and the great recession: an analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 19(1251), pp. 1521-1525. (doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw269) (PMID:27707885) (PMCID:PMC5896540)

Pearce, A. , Sawyer, A. C.P., Chittleborough, C. R., Mittinty, M. N., Law, C. and Lynch, J. W. (2016) Do early life cognitive ability and self-regulation skills explain socio-economic inequalities in academic achievement? An effect decomposition analysis in UK and Australian cohorts. Social Science and Medicine, 165, pp. 108-118. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.07.016) (PMID:27500943) (PMCID:PMC5012893)

Li, L. and Pearce, A. (2016) Inequalities in childhood height persist and may vary by ethnicity in England. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(5), pp. 413-414. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309360) (PMID:26755537)

Bannink, R., Pearce, A. and Hope, S. (2016) Family income and young adolescents’ perceived social position: associations with self-esteem and life satisfaction in the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(10), pp. 917-921. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309651) (PMID:26957529) (PMCID:PMC5050283)

Taylor-Robinson, D.C., Williams, H., Pearce, A. , Law, C. and Hope, S. (2016) Do early-life exposures explain why more advantaged children get eczema? Findings from the U.K. Millennium Cohort Study. British Journal of Dermatology, 174(3), pp. 569-578. (doi: 10.1111/bjd.14310) (PMID:26595368) (PMCID:PMC4949701)

Geraci, M. and Pearce, A. (2016) Transparency in a world of complexity: basic guidelines for improved statistical reporting. Journal of Child Health Care, 20(1), pp. 3-4. (doi: 10.1177/1367493516632328) (PMID:26869102)

Massion, S., Wickham, S., Pearce, A. , Barr, B., Law, C. and Taylor-Robinson, D. (2016) Exploring the impact of early life factors on inequalities in risk of overweight in UK children: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(8), pp. 724-730. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309465) (PMID:27162002) (PMCID:PMC4975808)

Pearce, A. , Scalzi, D., Lynch, J. and Smithers, L. G. (2016) Do thin, overweight and obese children have poorer development than their healthy-weight peers at the start of school? Findings from a South Australian data linkage study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 35, pp. 85-94. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.10.007) (PMID:27158187) (PMCID:PMC4850238)

Taylor-Robinson, D. C., Pearce, A. , Whitehead, M., Smyth, R. and Law, C. (2016) Social inequalities in wheezing in children: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. European Respiratory Journal, 47(3), pp. 818-828. (doi: 10.1183/13993003.01117-2015) (PMID:26677938) (PMCID:PMC4771620)

2015

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Whitehead, M. and Law, C. (2015) Parental employment during early childhood and overweight at 7-years: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMC Obesity, 2, 33. (doi: 10.1186/s40608-015-0065-1) (PMID:26388995) (PMCID:PMC4571056)

Pearce, A. , Rougeaux, E. and Law, C. (2015) Disadvantaged children at greater relative risk of thinness (as well as obesity): a secondary data analysis of the England National Child Measurement Programme and the UK Millennium Cohort Study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 14, 61. (doi: 10.1186/s12939-015-0187-6) (PMID:26242408) (PMCID:PMC4524014)

Pearce, A. , Marshall, H., Bedford, H. and Lynch, J. (2015) Barriers to childhood immunisation: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Vaccine, 33(29), pp. 3377-3383. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.04.089) (PMID:26003493) (PMCID:PMC4503793)

2014

Sawyer, A., Gialamas, A., Pearce, A. , Sawyer, M. G. and Lynch, J. (2014) Five by Five: a Supporting Systems Framework for Child Health and Development. Project Report. Better Start Child Health and Development Research Group, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide.

Lewis, H., Hope, S. and Pearce, A. (2014) Socioeconomic inequalities in parent-reported and teacher-reported psychological well-being. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100(1), pp. 38-41. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306288) (PMID:25165074) (PMCID:PMC4283625)

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Whitehead, M. and Law, C. (2014) Family employment and child socioemotional behaviour: longitudinal findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(10), pp. 950-957. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2013-203673) (PMID:24889054) (PMCID:PMC4174125)

Pearce, A. , Hope, S., Lewis, H. and Law, C. (2014) Family structure and socio-emotional wellbeing in the early years: a life course approach. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 5(3), pp. 263-282. (doi: 10.14301/llcs.v5i3.264)

2013

Pearce, A. , Lewis, H. and Law, C. (2013) The role of poverty in explaining health variations in 7-year-old children from different family structures: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(2), pp. 181-189. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2012-200970) (PMID:22879638))

Pearce, A. , Mindlin, M., Cortina-Borja, M. and Bedford, H. (2013) Characteristics of 5-year-olds who catch-up with MMR: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMJ Open, 3(7), e003152. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003152) (PMID:23864213) (PMCID:PMC3717465)

Taylor-Robinson, D., Rougeaux, E., Harrison, D., Whitehead, M., Barr, B. and Pearce, A. (2013) The rise of food poverty in the UK. BMJ, 347(dec03), f7157-f7157. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.f7157) (PMID:24301384)

2012

Pearce, A. , Li, L., Abbas, J., Ferguson, B., Graham, H. and Law, C. (2012) Does the home environment influence inequalities in unintentional injury in early childhood? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(2), pp. 181-188. (doi: 10.1136/jech.2011.139626) (PMID:22003079)

2010

Law, C., Abbas, J., Duncan, H., Ferguson, B., Graham, H., Jenkins, R., Li, L. and Pearce, A. (2010) Will policies for the early years reduce inequalities in health? A synthesis of evidence to inform policy development, using the examples of unintentional injury and childcare. Project Report. Public Health Research Consortium.

Pearce, A. , Li, L., Abbas, J., Ferguson, B., Graham, H. and Law, C. (2010) Childcare use and inequalities in breastfeeding: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97(1), pp. 39-42. (doi: 10.1136/adc.2009.177337) (PMID:20530145)

Pearce, A. , Li, L., Abbas, J., Ferguson, B., Graham, H. and Law, C. (2010) Does childcare influence socioeconomic inequalities in unintentional injury? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64(2), pp. 161-166. (doi: 10.1136/jech.2009.092643) (PMID:19934167)

Pearce, A. , Li, L., Abbas, J., Ferguson, B., Graham, H. and Law, C. (2010) Is childcare associated with the risk of overweight and obesity in the early years? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. International Journal of Obesity, 34(7), pp. 1160-1168. (doi: 10.1038/ijo.2010.15) (PMID:20142828)

2009

Hawkins, S. S., Cole, T.J., Law, C. and , (2009) Examining the relationship between maternal employment and health behaviours in 5-year-old British children. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63(12), pp. 999-1004. (doi: 10.1136/jech.2008.084590) (PMID:19789171)

Pearce, A. , Kirk, C., Cummins, S., Collins, M., Elliman, D., Connolly, A.M. and Law, C. (2009) Gaining children's perspectives: A multiple method approach to explore environmental influences on healthy eating and physical activity. Health and Place, 15(2), pp. 614-621. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.10.007) (PMID:19083258)

Pearce, A. , Elliman, D., Law, C. and Bedford, H. (2009) Does primary immunisation status predict MMR uptake? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94(1), pp. 49-51. (doi: 10.1136/adc.2007.132647) (PMID:18463124)

Sherburne Hawkins, S., Pearce, A. , Cole, T. J. and Law, C. (2009) Perceived and objective measures of the neighbourhood environment and overweight in preschool children and their mothers. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4(3), pp. 183-192. (doi: 10.1080/17477160802596155) (PMID:19085539)

2008

Pearce, A. , Jenkins, R., Kirk, C. and Law, C. (2008) An evaluation of UK secondary data sources for the study of childhood obesity, physical activity and diet. Child: Care, Health and Development, 34(6), pp. 701-709. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2008.00856.x) (PMID:18985838)

Pearce, A. , Elliman, D., Bedford, H. and Law, C. (2008) Residential mobility and uptake of childhood immunisations: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Vaccine, 26(13), pp. 1675-1680. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.01.031) (PMID:18294744)

Pearce, A. , Law, C., Elliman, D., Cole, T. J. and Bedford, H. (2008) Factors associated with uptake of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) and use of single antigen vaccines in a contemporary UK cohort: prospective cohort study. BMJ, 336(7647), pp. 754-757. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.39489.590671.25) (PMID:18309964) (PMCID:PMC2287222)

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Articles

Henery, P. M., Dundas, R. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Leyland, A. , Wood, R. and Pearce, A. (2021) Social inequalities and hospital admission for unintentional injury in young children in Scotland: a nationwide linked cohort study. Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 6, 100117. (doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2021.100117) (PMID:34291228) (PMCID:PMC8278494)

Green, M. J. , Pearce, A. , Parkes, A. , Robertson, E. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2021) Pre-school childcare and inequalities in child development. SSM - Population Health, 14, 100776. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100776) (PMID:33768138) (PMCID:PMC7980060)

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Cortina-Borja, M., Chittleborough, C., Barlow, J. and Law, C. (2021) Modelling the potential for parenting skills interventions to reduce inequalities and population prevalence of children’s mental health problems: evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study. SSM - Population Health, 14, 100817. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100817)

Parkes, A. , Green, M. and Pearce, A. (2021) Can centre-based childcare buffer against the negative effects of family adversity on child socio-emotional wellbeing? European Journal of Public Health, 31(3), pp. 474-481. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckab006) (PMID:33550396)

Pearce, A. , Rougeaux, E., Deighton, J., Viner, R. M., Law, C. and Hope, S. (2021) Can mental health competence reduce the higher risk of smoking initiation among teenagers with parents who smoke? European Journal of Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Niedzwiedz, C. L. et al. (2021) Mental health and health behaviours before and during the initial phase of the COVID-19 lockdown: longitudinal analyses of the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(3), pp. 224-231. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-215060) (PMID:32978210)

Shimonovich, M., Pearce, A. , Thomson, H. , Keyes, K. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2021) Assessing causality in epidemiology: revisiting Bradford Hill to incorporate developments in causal thinking. European Journal of Epidemiology, (doi: 10.1007/s10654-020-00703-7) (PMID:33324996) (Early Online Publication)

Rougeaux, E., Hope, S., Viner, R. M., Deighton, J., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2020) Is mental health competence in childhood associated with health risk behaviors in adolescence? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 67(5), pp. 677-684. (doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.04.023) (PMID:32580874) (PMCID:PMC7592122)

Lu, Y., Pearce, A. and Li, L. (2020) Weight gain in early years and subsequent body mass index trajectories across birthweight groups: a prospective longitudinal study. European Journal of Public Health, 30(2), pp. 316-322. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckz232) (PMID:31899482) (PMCID:PMC7183364)

Lu, Y., Pearce, A. and Li, L. (2020) Distinct patterns of socio-economic disparities in child-to-adolescent BMI trajectories across UK ethnic groups: a prospective longitudinal study. Pediatric Obesity, 15(4), e12598. (doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12598) (PMID:31872553) (PMCID:PMC7079192)

Chigogora, S., Pearce, A. , Law, C., Viner, R., Chittleborough, C., Griffiths, L. and Hope, S. (2020) Could greater physical activity reduce population prevalence and socio-economic inequalities in children’s mental health problems? A policy simulation. Epidemiology, 31(1), pp. 115-125. (doi: 10.1097/EDE.0000000000001113) (PMID:31789939) (PMCID:PMC6889907)

Parkes, A. , Green, M. and Pearce, A. (2020) Do bedroom screens and the mealtime environment shape different trajectories of child overweight and obesity? Research using the Growing Up in Scotland study. International Journal of Obesity, 44, pp. 790-802. (doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0502-1) (PMID:31827254)

Hope, S., Rougeaux, E., Deighton, J., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2019) Associations between mental health competence and indicators of physical health and cognitive development in eleven year olds: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMC Public Health, 19, 1461. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7789-7) (PMID:31694593) (PMCID:PMC6836461)

Pearce, A. , Dundas, R. , Whitehead, M. and Taylor-Robinson, D. (2019) Pathways to inequalities in child health. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 104(10), pp. 998-1003. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-314808) (PMID:30798258) (PMCID:PMC6889761)

Pike, K. C., Griffiths, L. J., Dezateux, C. and Pearce, A. (2019) Physical activity among children with asthma: cross-sectional analysis in the UK millennium cohort. Pediatric Pulmonology, 54(7), pp. 962-969. (doi: 10.1002/ppul.24314) (PMID:30887727) (PMCID:PMC6617805)

Campbell, M., Lai, E.T.C., Pearce, A. , Orton, E., Kendrick, D., Wickham, S. and Taylor-Robinson, D.C. (2019) Understanding pathways to social inequalities in childhood unintentional injuries: findings from the UK millennium cohort study. BMC Pediatrics, 19, 150. (doi: 10.1186/s12887-019-1514-7) (PMID:31088415) (PMCID:PMC6518796)

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Chittleborough, C., Deighton, J., Maika, A., Micali, N., Mittinty, M., Law, C. and Lynch, J. (2019) Temporal effects of maternal psychological distress on child mental health problems at ages 3, 5, 7 and 11: analysis from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Psychological Medicine, 49(4), pp. 664-674. (doi: 10.1017/S0033291718001368) (PMID:29886852) (PMCID:PMC6378410)

Pearce, A. , Hope, S., Griffiths, L., Cortina-Borja, M., Chittleborough, C. and Law, C. (2019) What if all children achieved WHO recommendations on physical activity? Estimating the impact on socioeconomic inequalities in childhood overweight in the UK Millennium Cohort Study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 48(1), pp. 134-147. (doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy267) (PMID:30535024) (PMCID:PMC6380318)

Straatmann, V. S., Pearce, A. , Hope, S., Barr, B., Whitehead, M., Law, C. and Taylor-Robinson, D. (2018) How well can poor child health and development be predicted by data collected in early childhood? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72(12), pp. 1132-1140. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211028) (PMID:30242060) (PMCID:PMC6252371)

Rajappan, A., Pearce, A. , Inskip, H. M., Baird, J., Crozier, S. R., Cooper, C., Godfrey, K. M., Roberts, G., Lucas, J. S.A. and Pike, K. C. (2017) Maternal body mass index: relation with infant respiratory symptoms and infections. Pediatric Pulmonology, 52(10), pp. 1291-1299. (doi: 10.1002/ppul.23779) (PMID:28816002) (PMCID:PMC5612396)

van Wouwe, J. P., Taylor-Robinson, D. C., Wickham, S., Campbell, M., Robinson, J. , Pearce, A. and Barr, B. (2017) Are social inequalities in early childhood smoking initiation explained by exposure to adult smoking? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. PLoS ONE, 12(6), e0178633. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178633) (PMID:28575096) (PMCID:PMC5456267)

McKenna, C., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2017) Increased household financial strain, the Great Recession and child health-findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMJ Open, 7(3), e015559. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015559) (PMID:28280000) (PMCID:PMC5353316)

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Whitehead, M. and Law, C. (2017) Effects of child long-term illness on maternal employment: longitudinal findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. European Journal of Public Health, 27(1), pp. 48-52. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckw132) (PMID:28177497) (PMCID:PMC5444247)

Rougeaux, E., Hope, S., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2017) Have health inequalities changed during childhood in the New Labour generation? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMJ Open, 7(1), e012868. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012868) (PMID:28077409) (PMCID:PMC5253527)

McKenna, C. S., Law, C. and Pearce, A. (2016) Financial strain, parental smoking, and the great recession: an analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 19(1251), pp. 1521-1525. (doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw269) (PMID:27707885) (PMCID:PMC5896540)

Pearce, A. , Sawyer, A. C.P., Chittleborough, C. R., Mittinty, M. N., Law, C. and Lynch, J. W. (2016) Do early life cognitive ability and self-regulation skills explain socio-economic inequalities in academic achievement? An effect decomposition analysis in UK and Australian cohorts. Social Science and Medicine, 165, pp. 108-118. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.07.016) (PMID:27500943) (PMCID:PMC5012893)

Li, L. and Pearce, A. (2016) Inequalities in childhood height persist and may vary by ethnicity in England. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(5), pp. 413-414. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309360) (PMID:26755537)

Bannink, R., Pearce, A. and Hope, S. (2016) Family income and young adolescents’ perceived social position: associations with self-esteem and life satisfaction in the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(10), pp. 917-921. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309651) (PMID:26957529) (PMCID:PMC5050283)

Taylor-Robinson, D.C., Williams, H., Pearce, A. , Law, C. and Hope, S. (2016) Do early-life exposures explain why more advantaged children get eczema? Findings from the U.K. Millennium Cohort Study. British Journal of Dermatology, 174(3), pp. 569-578. (doi: 10.1111/bjd.14310) (PMID:26595368) (PMCID:PMC4949701)

Geraci, M. and Pearce, A. (2016) Transparency in a world of complexity: basic guidelines for improved statistical reporting. Journal of Child Health Care, 20(1), pp. 3-4. (doi: 10.1177/1367493516632328) (PMID:26869102)

Massion, S., Wickham, S., Pearce, A. , Barr, B., Law, C. and Taylor-Robinson, D. (2016) Exploring the impact of early life factors on inequalities in risk of overweight in UK children: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 101(8), pp. 724-730. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2015-309465) (PMID:27162002) (PMCID:PMC4975808)

Pearce, A. , Scalzi, D., Lynch, J. and Smithers, L. G. (2016) Do thin, overweight and obese children have poorer development than their healthy-weight peers at the start of school? Findings from a South Australian data linkage study. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 35, pp. 85-94. (doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.10.007) (PMID:27158187) (PMCID:PMC4850238)

Taylor-Robinson, D. C., Pearce, A. , Whitehead, M., Smyth, R. and Law, C. (2016) Social inequalities in wheezing in children: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. European Respiratory Journal, 47(3), pp. 818-828. (doi: 10.1183/13993003.01117-2015) (PMID:26677938) (PMCID:PMC4771620)

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Whitehead, M. and Law, C. (2015) Parental employment during early childhood and overweight at 7-years: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMC Obesity, 2, 33. (doi: 10.1186/s40608-015-0065-1) (PMID:26388995) (PMCID:PMC4571056)

Pearce, A. , Rougeaux, E. and Law, C. (2015) Disadvantaged children at greater relative risk of thinness (as well as obesity): a secondary data analysis of the England National Child Measurement Programme and the UK Millennium Cohort Study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 14, 61. (doi: 10.1186/s12939-015-0187-6) (PMID:26242408) (PMCID:PMC4524014)

Pearce, A. , Marshall, H., Bedford, H. and Lynch, J. (2015) Barriers to childhood immunisation: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Vaccine, 33(29), pp. 3377-3383. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.04.089) (PMID:26003493) (PMCID:PMC4503793)

Lewis, H., Hope, S. and Pearce, A. (2014) Socioeconomic inequalities in parent-reported and teacher-reported psychological well-being. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100(1), pp. 38-41. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-306288) (PMID:25165074) (PMCID:PMC4283625)

Hope, S., Pearce, A. , Whitehead, M. and Law, C. (2014) Family employment and child socioemotional behaviour: longitudinal findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(10), pp. 950-957. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2013-203673) (PMID:24889054) (PMCID:PMC4174125)

Pearce, A. , Hope, S., Lewis, H. and Law, C. (2014) Family structure and socio-emotional wellbeing in the early years: a life course approach. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 5(3), pp. 263-282. (doi: 10.14301/llcs.v5i3.264)

Pearce, A. , Lewis, H. and Law, C. (2013) The role of poverty in explaining health variations in 7-year-old children from different family structures: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67(2), pp. 181-189. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2012-200970) (PMID:22879638))

Pearce, A. , Mindlin, M., Cortina-Borja, M. and Bedford, H. (2013) Characteristics of 5-year-olds who catch-up with MMR: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. BMJ Open, 3(7), e003152. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003152) (PMID:23864213) (PMCID:PMC3717465)

Taylor-Robinson, D., Rougeaux, E., Harrison, D., Whitehead, M., Barr, B. and Pearce, A. (2013) The rise of food poverty in the UK. BMJ, 347(dec03), f7157-f7157. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.f7157) (PMID:24301384)

Pearce, A. , Li, L., Abbas, J., Ferguson, B., Graham, H. and Law, C. (2012) Does the home environment influence inequalities in unintentional injury in early childhood? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(2), pp. 181-188. (doi: 10.1136/jech.2011.139626) (PMID:22003079)

Pearce, A. , Li, L., Abbas, J., Ferguson, B., Graham, H. and Law, C. (2010) Childcare use and inequalities in breastfeeding: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97(1), pp. 39-42. (doi: 10.1136/adc.2009.177337) (PMID:20530145)

Pearce, A. , Li, L., Abbas, J., Ferguson, B., Graham, H. and Law, C. (2010) Does childcare influence socioeconomic inequalities in unintentional injury? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64(2), pp. 161-166. (doi: 10.1136/jech.2009.092643) (PMID:19934167)

Pearce, A. , Li, L., Abbas, J., Ferguson, B., Graham, H. and Law, C. (2010) Is childcare associated with the risk of overweight and obesity in the early years? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. International Journal of Obesity, 34(7), pp. 1160-1168. (doi: 10.1038/ijo.2010.15) (PMID:20142828)

Hawkins, S. S., Cole, T.J., Law, C. and , (2009) Examining the relationship between maternal employment and health behaviours in 5-year-old British children. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63(12), pp. 999-1004. (doi: 10.1136/jech.2008.084590) (PMID:19789171)

Pearce, A. , Kirk, C., Cummins, S., Collins, M., Elliman, D., Connolly, A.M. and Law, C. (2009) Gaining children's perspectives: A multiple method approach to explore environmental influences on healthy eating and physical activity. Health and Place, 15(2), pp. 614-621. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2008.10.007) (PMID:19083258)

Pearce, A. , Elliman, D., Law, C. and Bedford, H. (2009) Does primary immunisation status predict MMR uptake? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 94(1), pp. 49-51. (doi: 10.1136/adc.2007.132647) (PMID:18463124)

Sherburne Hawkins, S., Pearce, A. , Cole, T. J. and Law, C. (2009) Perceived and objective measures of the neighbourhood environment and overweight in preschool children and their mothers. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4(3), pp. 183-192. (doi: 10.1080/17477160802596155) (PMID:19085539)

Pearce, A. , Jenkins, R., Kirk, C. and Law, C. (2008) An evaluation of UK secondary data sources for the study of childhood obesity, physical activity and diet. Child: Care, Health and Development, 34(6), pp. 701-709. (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2008.00856.x) (PMID:18985838)

Pearce, A. , Elliman, D., Bedford, H. and Law, C. (2008) Residential mobility and uptake of childhood immunisations: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Vaccine, 26(13), pp. 1675-1680. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.01.031) (PMID:18294744)

Pearce, A. , Law, C., Elliman, D., Cole, T. J. and Bedford, H. (2008) Factors associated with uptake of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) and use of single antigen vaccines in a contemporary UK cohort: prospective cohort study. BMJ, 336(7647), pp. 754-757. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.39489.590671.25) (PMID:18309964) (PMCID:PMC2287222)

Research Reports or Papers

Pearce, A. , Mason, K., Fleming, K., Taylor-Robinson, D. and Whitehead, M. (2020) Reducing inequities in health across the life-course: early years, childhood and adolescence. Other. WHO, Copenhagen.

Sawyer, A., Gialamas, A., Pearce, A. , Sawyer, M. G. and Lynch, J. (2014) Five by Five: a Supporting Systems Framework for Child Health and Development. Project Report. Better Start Child Health and Development Research Group, School of Population Health, University of Adelaide.

Law, C., Abbas, J., Duncan, H., Ferguson, B., Graham, H., Jenkins, R., Li, L. and Pearce, A. (2010) Will policies for the early years reduce inequalities in health? A synthesis of evidence to inform policy development, using the examples of unintentional injury and childcare. Project Report. Public Health Research Consortium.

Conference or Workshop Item

Thomson, R. M. , Pearce, A. , Leyland, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2020) The Causal Effects of Transition into Poverty on Mental Health in the UK Working-Age Population. 16th World Congress on Public Health 2020: Public Health for the future of humanity: analysis, advocacy and action, 12-16 Oct 2020.

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Grants

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

  • Quinquennial Funding for Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
    Medical Research Council
    2020 - 2025
     
  • Predicting the impacts of universal basic income on mental health inequalities in the UK population: a microsimulation model
    Wellcome Trust
    2019 - 2022
     
  • Harnessing cross-country administrative data to evaluate national policy impacts on maternal, infant and child health and health inequalities-MatCHNet
    Medical Research Council
    2019 - 2023
     
  • Improving life chances & reducing child health inequalities: harnessing the untapped potential of existing data
    Wellcome Trust
    2017 - 2022
     

Supervision

Elaine Robertson: Parenting and childcare in the early years: Barriers, supports, and consequences for child health inequalities in Scotland

Michal Schimonovich: Evidence synthesis for establishing causality in population health

Amrit Kaur Purba: Social media use in young people: what are the consequences for health, wellbeing and inequalities?

Rachel Thomson: Predicting the impacts of universal basic income on mental health inequalities in the UK population: a microsimulation model

 

Yi Lu. Ethnic differences in the trajectories of physical growth in contemporary children in the United Kingdom: development and early life influences (UCL).

Francesca Solmi. Eating disorders, behaviours and diagnoses: epidemiology and comorbidity in the general population (UCL). 

Teaching

Within the University of Glasgow, Anna teaches on the MPH Advanced Epidemiology module and the Wellcome Trust Integrative Infection Biology programme PhD scheme. She carries out lectures on life course epidemiology and child health inequalities in her capacity as Honorary Lecturer at University College London. She has also run a number of internal and external workshops on causal methods and mediation analysis for understanding and reducing health inequalities. 

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2018: (Scottish Crucible member)

Research fellowships

  • 2017 - 2022: Wellcome Trust University Award Fellowship
  • 2013 - 2015: MRC Population Health Scientist fellowship

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • : Wellcome Trust Social Science and Bioethics interview committee, 2020

Editorial boards

  • 2014 - 2017: Journal of Child Health Care

Professional & learned societies

  • 2016: Honorary Treasurer, Society for Social Medicine and Population Health

Selected international presentations

  • 2019: European Public Health Conference pre-conference one-day workshop: Demystifying causal inference and mediation methods for public health researchers (Marseille, France)
  • 2019: Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting:Workshop on public engagement for population health researchers (Cork, Ireland)
  • 2016: International Network for Research on Inequalities in Child Health annual meeting. Will early years’ interventions to improve cognitive and/or ‘non-cognitive’ skills reduce inequality? (Barcelona, Spain)
  • 2015: South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.Barriers to childhood immunisation in Australian children. (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 2020: International Population Data Linkage Network conference. Predicting childhood overweight in linked administrative data: are there lessons for targeting early years interventions? (Virtual)
  • 2018: European Public Health Conference workshop presentation: How might improvements to maternal mental wellbeing reduce inequalities in child health in the UK? A simulation of hypothetical interventions using a causal mediation method. (Ljubljana, Slovenia)