Mr Benjamin Rigby

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

email: Benjamin.Rigby@glasgow.ac.uk

91 Berkely Street, Glasgow, G3 7DX

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6997-5194

Biography

Ben is a research assistant in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, where he primarily supports the complexity in health programme to develop and apply research methods that are designed for understanding the various interdependent factors that shape the impact of interventions and policies aimed at improving heath and to reduce health inequalities. 

Ben joined Glasgow University from Durham University in June 2021, where he continues to study for his ESRC NETDC-funded PhD in social policy. His doctoral research explores how notions of complexity and systems-thinking are considered and implemented in physical activity policy. In 2019, Ben spent three months working for Public Health England as part of the UKRI policy internship scheme.

Ben previously also read for a BA Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity (2012-2015) followed by an MA Social Research Methods (Social Policy; 2016-2017), both at Durham University.

Ben is an associate member of Fuse: the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.

View Ben's Google Scholar and ORCiD pages. 

Previous Research Grants (obtained before starting in Glasgow):

Co-Investigator:

  • Physical activity for disabled children and young people, Department of Health and Social Care (value not declared). Start: 03/21; duration 6 months.
  • Theories of complex systems and policy implementation in community-based health promotion, UKRI Economic and Social Research Council (£72,436). Start 10/16; duration 5 years.

 

Research interests

Research interests: physical activity, policy, implementation, health inequalities, evidence reviews, complex systems thinking, participatory engagement, public health guidance, complex realism.

Expertise: qualitative research, evidence-reviewing, complexity methods, policy engagement.

Publications

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Number of items: 19.

2021

Gold, N., Yau, A., Rigby, B. , Dyke, C., Remfry, E. A. and Chadborn, T. (2021) Effectiveness of digital interventions for reducing behavioral risks of cardiovascular disease in nonclinical adult populations: systematic review of reviews. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(5), e19688. (doi: 10.2196/19688) (PMID:33988126) (PMCID:PMC8164125)

Van der Graaf, P. and Rigby, B.P. (2021) Ten Guiding Principles to Support Knowledge Exchange and Implementation for Physical Activity. 5th Fuse Physical Activity Pop Up Workshop, Durham, UK, 22 Jan 2021. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. and Van der Graaf, P. (2021) 10 principles to translate national physical activity policy into local practice. Other. Fuse: The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.

2020

Rigby, B. P. , van der Graaf, P., Azevedo, L. B., Hayes, L., Gardner, B. and Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. (2020) Challenges, opportunities and solutions for local physical activity stakeholders: an implementation case study from a cross-sectoral physical activity network in Northeast England. BMC Public Health, 20, 1760. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09847-3) (PMID:33228613) (PMCID:PMC7686773)

Rigby, B. P. , Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. and Oliver, E. J. (2020) Passion, Problems and Pathways Forward: United Kingdom Physical Activity Policy-makers' Experiences of Working in Complex Systems. 11th Conference of HEPA Europe and 16th Annual Meeting (HEPA 2021), Nice, France, 31 Aug - 02 Sep 2022. (Accepted for Publication)

Rigby, B. P. , Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. and Oliver, E. J. (2020) Inequities and inequalities in outdoor walking groups: a scoping review. Public Health Reviews, 41, 4. (doi: 10.1186/s40985-020-00119-4) (PMID:32190410) (PMCID:PMC7071574)

2019

Rigby, B.P. (2019) Complexity Theory. What Is It and How Does It Apply to Physical Activity Policy? Public Health England Behavioural Insights Team, London, UK, 2019. (Unpublished)

2018

Rigby, B.P. and Fitzgerald, M. (2018) Ten Fuse PAWs in the North East: Implementation and Practical Implications. 11th Fuse Physical Activity Workshop, Durham, UK, 6 Dec 2018. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. (2018) Diversifying the Public Health Evidence-based: How Scoping Reviews Can Contribute to Progress Regarding Physical Activity Inequalities. 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, London, UK, 15-17 October 2018.

Rigby, B.P. , Oliver, E.J. and Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2018) Outdoor Walking Groups Insufficiently Address Inequalities: Findings from a Scoping Review. 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, London, UK, 15-17 October 2018.

Kay, T., Rigby, B.P. and Fitzgerald, M. (2018) Physical Activity and Health Inequalities. 10th Fuse Physical Activity Workshop, Newcastle, UK, 20 April 2018. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. (2018) Exploring How National Policy-makers Understand, Interpret and React to the Complexity of Physical Activity Promotion. British Sociological Association Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum, Durham, UK, 7 Sept 2018. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. , Donkin, B., Oliver, E.J., Lindsey, I. and Mitchell, I. (2018) Influencing Older People’s Physical Activity: A Pilot Rapid Evidence Review Produced on Behalf of the Active Durham Partnership Evidence-based Approach Group. Project Report. Active Durham Partnership Evidence-based Approach Group. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. , Lindsey, I. and Oliver, E.J. (2018) Influencing Older People’s Physical Activity: A Pilot Rapid Evidence Review. Active Durham Partnership Leadership Committee, 2018. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. (2018) Be ‘pro-active’ but reflect on lessons from exercise referral schemes. Discussion Paper. Westminster Health Forum.

2017

Rigby, B. P. , Buckley, B.J.R., Kelly, M.C. and Hanson, C.L. (2017) Exercise on referral – symposium hosted by the Physical Activity Special Interest Group for the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 13(2), pp. 60-64.

Rigby, B.P. and Morris, S. (2017) Thinking About Social Disadvantage and Physical Activity Interventions - Exploring Priorities and Sharing Stories. 8th Fuse Physical Activity Workshop, Stockton-on-Tees, 16 June 2017. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. (2017) Addressing Social Disadvantage in Physical Activity Interventions Protocol: Priority Setting and Story Sharing. Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing 2nd Annual Early-stage Research Conference, Durham, UK, 2017. (Unpublished)

2016

Rigby, B.P. (2016) From Labs, to Leisure Centres, to Legislation: An Exercise in Shaping the Political Agenda. Wolfson Symposium on Exercise Referral Schemes: Emerging Evidence and Future Developments, Durham, UK, 2016. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Mon Sep 27 09:50:57 2021 BST.
Number of items: 19.

Articles

Gold, N., Yau, A., Rigby, B. , Dyke, C., Remfry, E. A. and Chadborn, T. (2021) Effectiveness of digital interventions for reducing behavioral risks of cardiovascular disease in nonclinical adult populations: systematic review of reviews. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(5), e19688. (doi: 10.2196/19688) (PMID:33988126) (PMCID:PMC8164125)

Rigby, B. P. , van der Graaf, P., Azevedo, L. B., Hayes, L., Gardner, B. and Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. (2020) Challenges, opportunities and solutions for local physical activity stakeholders: an implementation case study from a cross-sectoral physical activity network in Northeast England. BMC Public Health, 20, 1760. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09847-3) (PMID:33228613) (PMCID:PMC7686773)

Rigby, B. P. , Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. and Oliver, E. J. (2020) Inequities and inequalities in outdoor walking groups: a scoping review. Public Health Reviews, 41, 4. (doi: 10.1186/s40985-020-00119-4) (PMID:32190410) (PMCID:PMC7071574)

Rigby, B. P. , Buckley, B.J.R., Kelly, M.C. and Hanson, C.L. (2017) Exercise on referral – symposium hosted by the Physical Activity Special Interest Group for the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, Durham University. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 13(2), pp. 60-64.

Research Reports or Papers

Rigby, B.P. and Van der Graaf, P. (2021) 10 principles to translate national physical activity policy into local practice. Other. Fuse: The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health.

Rigby, B.P. , Donkin, B., Oliver, E.J., Lindsey, I. and Mitchell, I. (2018) Influencing Older People’s Physical Activity: A Pilot Rapid Evidence Review Produced on Behalf of the Active Durham Partnership Evidence-based Approach Group. Project Report. Active Durham Partnership Evidence-based Approach Group. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. (2018) Be ‘pro-active’ but reflect on lessons from exercise referral schemes. Discussion Paper. Westminster Health Forum.

Conference or Workshop Item

Van der Graaf, P. and Rigby, B.P. (2021) Ten Guiding Principles to Support Knowledge Exchange and Implementation for Physical Activity. 5th Fuse Physical Activity Pop Up Workshop, Durham, UK, 22 Jan 2021. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B. P. , Dodd-Reynolds, C. J. and Oliver, E. J. (2020) Passion, Problems and Pathways Forward: United Kingdom Physical Activity Policy-makers' Experiences of Working in Complex Systems. 11th Conference of HEPA Europe and 16th Annual Meeting (HEPA 2021), Nice, France, 31 Aug - 02 Sep 2022. (Accepted for Publication)

Rigby, B.P. (2019) Complexity Theory. What Is It and How Does It Apply to Physical Activity Policy? Public Health England Behavioural Insights Team, London, UK, 2019. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. and Fitzgerald, M. (2018) Ten Fuse PAWs in the North East: Implementation and Practical Implications. 11th Fuse Physical Activity Workshop, Durham, UK, 6 Dec 2018. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. (2018) Diversifying the Public Health Evidence-based: How Scoping Reviews Can Contribute to Progress Regarding Physical Activity Inequalities. 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, London, UK, 15-17 October 2018.

Rigby, B.P. , Oliver, E.J. and Dodd-Reynolds, C.J. (2018) Outdoor Walking Groups Insufficiently Address Inequalities: Findings from a Scoping Review. 7th International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress, London, UK, 15-17 October 2018.

Kay, T., Rigby, B.P. and Fitzgerald, M. (2018) Physical Activity and Health Inequalities. 10th Fuse Physical Activity Workshop, Newcastle, UK, 20 April 2018. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. (2018) Exploring How National Policy-makers Understand, Interpret and React to the Complexity of Physical Activity Promotion. British Sociological Association Sport Study Group Postgraduate Forum, Durham, UK, 7 Sept 2018. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. , Lindsey, I. and Oliver, E.J. (2018) Influencing Older People’s Physical Activity: A Pilot Rapid Evidence Review. Active Durham Partnership Leadership Committee, 2018. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. and Morris, S. (2017) Thinking About Social Disadvantage and Physical Activity Interventions - Exploring Priorities and Sharing Stories. 8th Fuse Physical Activity Workshop, Stockton-on-Tees, 16 June 2017. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. (2017) Addressing Social Disadvantage in Physical Activity Interventions Protocol: Priority Setting and Story Sharing. Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing 2nd Annual Early-stage Research Conference, Durham, UK, 2017. (Unpublished)

Rigby, B.P. (2016) From Labs, to Leisure Centres, to Legislation: An Exercise in Shaping the Political Agenda. Wolfson Symposium on Exercise Referral Schemes: Emerging Evidence and Future Developments, Durham, UK, 2016. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Mon Sep 27 09:50:57 2021 BST.