Ms Christina Buckton

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

telephone: 0141 353 7616
email: Christina.Buckton@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/0000-0002-6004-4334

Biography

Christina is a Research Assistant in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU) at the University of Glasgow. She is a public health nutritionist with a particular interest in eating behaviour and the communication of health policy designed to improve population health. Christina completed her MSc in Human Nutrition, with a specialism in Public Health Nutrition, at the University of Glasgow, during which she conducted research into public perceptions of terms designed to communicate the concept of eating for health and the implications for public health campaigns.

Christina has expertise in a variety of qualitative and mixed methods, including media content analysis, discourse analysis and rapid realist review and evaluation. She has particular expertise in using discourse network analysis (DNA) to explore contemporary public debates on health policies designed to improve population health and reduce health inequalities, such as the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy and Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol. Her previous research has also explored commercial and health stakeholder views on e-cigarette regulation and the effective communication of fiscal policies designed to reduce consumption of substances potentially harmful to health, ie: alcohol, tobacco and sugar.

Research interests

Christina’s current research interests include two studies funded by and co-produced with Cancer Research UK (CRUK): ‘Expert views on introducing a tobacco control fund in the United Kingdom’ and ‘Stakeholder views on restricting marketing for high fat, salt and sugar foods in the UK’. These projects involve synthesising the evidence on the communication of key health policy issues in the areas of smoking cessation and obesity reduction respectively. They will form the basis of policy reports to CRUK, to inform their future political advocacy strategies, and have the potential to impact on policy decisions in both Westminster and the devolved nations.

Christina represents the SPHSU on the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group ‘Improving Scotland’s Health: 2021 and Beyond’ and as a member of the Scottish Obesity Alliance where she is part of the Delivery subgroup.

Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2020

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C. H. , Henrichsen, T., Fergie, G. and Leifeld, P. (2020) Policy congruence and advocacy strategies in the discourse networks of minimum unit pricing for alcohol and the soft drinks industry levy. Addiction, (doi: 10.1111/add.15068) (PMID:32219917) (Early Online Publication)

2019

Buckton, C. H. , Fergie, G. , Leifeld, P. and Hilton, S. (2019) A Discourse Network Analysis of UK Newspaper Coverage of the ‘Sugar Tax’ Debate Before and After the Announcement of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Cork, Ireland, 4-6 Sept 2019.

Buckton, C. H. , Ikegwuonu, T., Lee, J.G., Carey, R., Cristello, J.V., Trucco, E.M., Golden, S., Conway, D.I. and Hilton, S. (2019) Advancing Cancer Prevention Pricing Interventions Across the UK and US: Optimising Message Framing – A Qualitative Formative Study. Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Cork, Ireland, 4-6 Sept 2019.

Hilton, S. , Henrichsen, T., Fergie, G. , Buckton, C. H. and Leifeld, P. (2019) Ideology, Stakeholders and Public Health Policy: A Comparison of Media Discourses on Alcohol and Sugar Pricing Policy in the UK. Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Cork, Ireland, 4-6 Sept 2019.

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C. H. , Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Hyseni, L., Elliott-Green, A. and Capewell, S. (2019) Following in the footsteps of tobacco and alcohol? Stakeholder discourse in UK newspaper coverage of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. Public Health Nutrition, 22(12), pp. 2317-2328. (doi: 10.1017/S1368980019000739) (PMID:31111808) (PMCID:PMC6642695)

Buckton, C. H. , Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Hyseni, L., Elliott-Green, A. and Capewell, S. (2019) Did Proponents and Opponents of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy Use the News Media to Influence the Policy Debate? A Qualitative Discourse Analysis. ISBNPA 2019 Annual Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 4-7 June 2019.

Buckton, C. , Fergie, G. , Leifeld, P. and Hilton, S. (2019) A discourse network analysis of UK newspaper coverage of the 'sugar tax' debate before and after the announcement of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 490. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6799-9) (PMID:31046718) (PMCID:PMC6498658)

Weishaar, H. B., Ikegwuonu, T., Smith, K. E., Buckton, C. and Hilton, S. (2019) E-cigarettes: a disruptive technology? An analysis of health actors’ positions on e-cigarette regulation in Scotland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(17), 3103. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16173103) (PMID:31455009) (PMCID:PMC6747168)

2018

Buckton, C. , Patterson, C. , Hyseni, L., Katikireddi, S. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Elliott-Green, A., Capewell, S. and Hilton, S. (2018) The palatability of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation: A content analysis of newspaper coverage of the UK sugar debate. PLoS ONE, 13(12), e0207576. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207576) (PMID:30517133) (PMCID:PMC6281206)

Buckton, C.H. , Hilton, S. , Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S.V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Hyseni, L., Elliott-Green, A. and Capewell, S. (2018) OP2 Did Proponents and Opponents of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy Use the News Media to Influence the Policy Debate? A Qualitative Discourse Analysis Using Practical Reasoning. Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 5 Sep 2018. A1.2-A2. (doi:10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.2)

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C. and Fergie, G. (2018) OP5 #Exploring Industry Influence Across Alcohol and Sugar Pricing Policies in the UK: A Discourse Network Analysis. Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 5 Sep 2018. A3.1-A3. (doi:10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.5)

2017

Buckton, C.H. , Hyseni, L., Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S.V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Elliott-Green, A., Capewell, S. and Hilton, S. (2017) Media Representations of Sugar Consumption and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in UK Newspapers: Implications for Public Health Policy. Society for Social Medicine, 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester, UK, 5-8 Sept 2017. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-SSMAbstracts.162)

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C.H. , Katikireddi, S.V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Patterson, C. , Hyseni, L., Elliott-Green, A. and Capewell, S. (2017) Stakeholders’ Framing of Evidence about the UK Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: A News Media Analysis. Society for Social Medicine, 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester, UK, 5-8 Sept 2017. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-SSMAbstracts.92)

2016

Marinello, V., Buckton, C. and Combet, E. (2016) Harmless? Mixed perception and awareness of vitamin and mineral supplements. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 75, OCE2. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665116000562)

2015

Buckton, C. , Lean, M. E.J. and Combet, E. (2015) 'Language is the source of misunderstandings'–impact of terminology on public perceptions of health promotion messages. BMC Public Health, 15, 579. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1884-1)

2014

Combet, E. and Buckton, C. (2014) Micronutrient deficiencies, vitamin pills and nutritional supplements. Medicine, 14(2), pp. 66-72. (doi: 10.1016/j.mpmed.2014.11.002)

This list was generated on Sat Oct 24 01:57:44 2020 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C. H. , Henrichsen, T., Fergie, G. and Leifeld, P. (2020) Policy congruence and advocacy strategies in the discourse networks of minimum unit pricing for alcohol and the soft drinks industry levy. Addiction, (doi: 10.1111/add.15068) (PMID:32219917) (Early Online Publication)

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C. H. , Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Hyseni, L., Elliott-Green, A. and Capewell, S. (2019) Following in the footsteps of tobacco and alcohol? Stakeholder discourse in UK newspaper coverage of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. Public Health Nutrition, 22(12), pp. 2317-2328. (doi: 10.1017/S1368980019000739) (PMID:31111808) (PMCID:PMC6642695)

Buckton, C. , Fergie, G. , Leifeld, P. and Hilton, S. (2019) A discourse network analysis of UK newspaper coverage of the 'sugar tax' debate before and after the announcement of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 490. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6799-9) (PMID:31046718) (PMCID:PMC6498658)

Weishaar, H. B., Ikegwuonu, T., Smith, K. E., Buckton, C. and Hilton, S. (2019) E-cigarettes: a disruptive technology? An analysis of health actors’ positions on e-cigarette regulation in Scotland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(17), 3103. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16173103) (PMID:31455009) (PMCID:PMC6747168)

Buckton, C. , Patterson, C. , Hyseni, L., Katikireddi, S. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Elliott-Green, A., Capewell, S. and Hilton, S. (2018) The palatability of sugar-sweetened beverage taxation: A content analysis of newspaper coverage of the UK sugar debate. PLoS ONE, 13(12), e0207576. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207576) (PMID:30517133) (PMCID:PMC6281206)

Marinello, V., Buckton, C. and Combet, E. (2016) Harmless? Mixed perception and awareness of vitamin and mineral supplements. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 75, OCE2. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665116000562)

Buckton, C. , Lean, M. E.J. and Combet, E. (2015) 'Language is the source of misunderstandings'–impact of terminology on public perceptions of health promotion messages. BMC Public Health, 15, 579. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1884-1)

Combet, E. and Buckton, C. (2014) Micronutrient deficiencies, vitamin pills and nutritional supplements. Medicine, 14(2), pp. 66-72. (doi: 10.1016/j.mpmed.2014.11.002)

Conference or Workshop Item

Buckton, C. H. , Fergie, G. , Leifeld, P. and Hilton, S. (2019) A Discourse Network Analysis of UK Newspaper Coverage of the ‘Sugar Tax’ Debate Before and After the Announcement of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Cork, Ireland, 4-6 Sept 2019.

Buckton, C. H. , Ikegwuonu, T., Lee, J.G., Carey, R., Cristello, J.V., Trucco, E.M., Golden, S., Conway, D.I. and Hilton, S. (2019) Advancing Cancer Prevention Pricing Interventions Across the UK and US: Optimising Message Framing – A Qualitative Formative Study. Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Cork, Ireland, 4-6 Sept 2019.

Hilton, S. , Henrichsen, T., Fergie, G. , Buckton, C. H. and Leifeld, P. (2019) Ideology, Stakeholders and Public Health Policy: A Comparison of Media Discourses on Alcohol and Sugar Pricing Policy in the UK. Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress Annual Scientific Meeting 2019, Cork, Ireland, 4-6 Sept 2019.

Buckton, C. H. , Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Hyseni, L., Elliott-Green, A. and Capewell, S. (2019) Did Proponents and Opponents of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy Use the News Media to Influence the Policy Debate? A Qualitative Discourse Analysis. ISBNPA 2019 Annual Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 4-7 June 2019.

Buckton, C.H. , Hilton, S. , Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S.V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Hyseni, L., Elliott-Green, A. and Capewell, S. (2018) OP2 Did Proponents and Opponents of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy Use the News Media to Influence the Policy Debate? A Qualitative Discourse Analysis Using Practical Reasoning. Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 5 Sep 2018. A1.2-A2. (doi:10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.2)

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C. and Fergie, G. (2018) OP5 #Exploring Industry Influence Across Alcohol and Sugar Pricing Policies in the UK: A Discourse Network Analysis. Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK, 5 Sep 2018. A3.1-A3. (doi:10.1136/jech-2018-SSMabstracts.5)

Buckton, C.H. , Hyseni, L., Patterson, C. , Katikireddi, S.V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Elliott-Green, A., Capewell, S. and Hilton, S. (2017) Media Representations of Sugar Consumption and Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in UK Newspapers: Implications for Public Health Policy. Society for Social Medicine, 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester, UK, 5-8 Sept 2017. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-SSMAbstracts.162)

Hilton, S. , Buckton, C.H. , Katikireddi, S.V. , Lloyd-Williams, F., Patterson, C. , Hyseni, L., Elliott-Green, A. and Capewell, S. (2017) Stakeholders’ Framing of Evidence about the UK Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax: A News Media Analysis. Society for Social Medicine, 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester, UK, 5-8 Sept 2017. (doi:10.1136/jech-2017-SSMAbstracts.92)

This list was generated on Sat Oct 24 01:57:44 2020 BST.

Grants

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

  • Stakeholder views on restricting marketing for high fat, salt and sugar foods in the UK
    Cancer Research UK
    2020 - 2020
     
  • Expert views on introducing "polluter pays" tobacco control fund in the United Kingdon: a qualitative study
    Cancer Research UK
    2020 - 2020