Dr Emily Long

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

Biography

Dr. Emily Long is a Medical Research Council (MRC) Skills Development Fellow, with a joint appointment in the College of Social Sciences, and the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. She works within the Complexity in Health Improvement and Social Relationships and Health Improvement programmes.

Emily holds a PhD in Psychology, with an emphasis on sociobehavioral epidemiology, from Utah State University. She is currently Principal Investigator on an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grant investigating loneliness and wellbeing among young people in the UK using secondary data analysis. 

 

Research interests

My research related to social networks includes projects related to:

1. The mechanisms through which social relationships impact health outcomes (e.g., substance use, mental health)

2. The extent to which health influences the structure of social networks

3. Social network interventions and leveraging social relationships in behaviour change programs

My research related to loneliness among young people includes projects related to:

1. Identifying individual, social, and community risk factors for loneliness

2. Multilevel analysis of variation in loneliness

3. The dynamics between loneliness and mental health

4. Associations between social isolation and loneliness

5. Implications of loneliness on wellbeing

 

Publications

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Jump to: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017
Number of items: 10.

2021

McGlone, M. and Long, E. (2021) Are young adults with long-standing illness or disability at increased risk of loneliness? evidence from the UK Longitudinal Household Study. Journal of Public Health Research, 9(4), 1861. (doi: 10.4081/jphr.2020.1861) (PMID:33409244) (PMCID:PMC7771026)

Zucca, C. , Long, E. , Hilton, J. and McCann, M. (2021) Appraising the implementation of complexity approaches within the Public Health Sector in Scotland. An assessment framework for pre-implementation policy evaluation. Frontiers in Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Long, E. et al. (2021) COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on social relationships and health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, (doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-216690) (PMID:34413184) (Early Online Publication)

Marquez, J. and Long, E. (2021) A global decline in adolescents’ subjective well-being: a comparative study exploring patterns of change in the life satisfaction of 15-year-old students in 46 countries. Child Indicators Research, 14(3), pp. 1251-1292. (doi: 10.1007/s12187-020-09788-8)

2020

Long, E. , Zucca, C. and Sweeting, H. (2020) School climate, peer relationships, and adolescent mental health: a social ecological perspective. Youth and Society, (doi: 10.1177/0044118X20970232) (Early Online Publication)

Long, E. , Gardani, M. , McCann, M. , Sweeting, H. , Tranmer, M. and Moore, L. (2020) Mental health disorders and adolescent peer relationships. Social Science and Medicine, 253, 112973. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112973) (PMID:32283352) (PMCID:PMC7248572)

2019

Long, E. and Valente, T. W. (2019) Perceived social acceptability and longitudinal trends in adolescent cigarette smoking. Prevention Science, 20(6), pp. 824-832. (doi: 10.1007/s11121-018-0945-y) (PMID:30168036)

Long, E. , Barrett, T. and Lockhart, G. (2019) Chronic health conditions and adolescent friendships: perspectives from social network analysis. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, (doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2018-0293) (Early Online Publication)

2018

Simone, M., Long, E. and Lockhart, G. (2018) The dynamic relationship between unhealthy weight control and adolescent friendships: a social network approach. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(7), pp. 1373-1384. (doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0796-z) (PMID:29250752)

2017

Long, E. , Barrett, T. S. and Lockhart, G. (2017) Network-behavior dynamics of adolescent friendships, alcohol use, and physical activity. Health Psychology, 36(6), pp. 577-586. (doi: 10.1037/hea0000483) (PMID:28277703)

This list was generated on Thu Sep 16 08:30:00 2021 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 10.

Articles

McGlone, M. and Long, E. (2021) Are young adults with long-standing illness or disability at increased risk of loneliness? evidence from the UK Longitudinal Household Study. Journal of Public Health Research, 9(4), 1861. (doi: 10.4081/jphr.2020.1861) (PMID:33409244) (PMCID:PMC7771026)

Zucca, C. , Long, E. , Hilton, J. and McCann, M. (2021) Appraising the implementation of complexity approaches within the Public Health Sector in Scotland. An assessment framework for pre-implementation policy evaluation. Frontiers in Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Long, E. et al. (2021) COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on social relationships and health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, (doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-216690) (PMID:34413184) (Early Online Publication)

Marquez, J. and Long, E. (2021) A global decline in adolescents’ subjective well-being: a comparative study exploring patterns of change in the life satisfaction of 15-year-old students in 46 countries. Child Indicators Research, 14(3), pp. 1251-1292. (doi: 10.1007/s12187-020-09788-8)

Long, E. , Zucca, C. and Sweeting, H. (2020) School climate, peer relationships, and adolescent mental health: a social ecological perspective. Youth and Society, (doi: 10.1177/0044118X20970232) (Early Online Publication)

Long, E. , Gardani, M. , McCann, M. , Sweeting, H. , Tranmer, M. and Moore, L. (2020) Mental health disorders and adolescent peer relationships. Social Science and Medicine, 253, 112973. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112973) (PMID:32283352) (PMCID:PMC7248572)

Long, E. and Valente, T. W. (2019) Perceived social acceptability and longitudinal trends in adolescent cigarette smoking. Prevention Science, 20(6), pp. 824-832. (doi: 10.1007/s11121-018-0945-y) (PMID:30168036)

Long, E. , Barrett, T. and Lockhart, G. (2019) Chronic health conditions and adolescent friendships: perspectives from social network analysis. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, (doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2018-0293) (Early Online Publication)

Simone, M., Long, E. and Lockhart, G. (2018) The dynamic relationship between unhealthy weight control and adolescent friendships: a social network approach. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(7), pp. 1373-1384. (doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0796-z) (PMID:29250752)

Long, E. , Barrett, T. S. and Lockhart, G. (2017) Network-behavior dynamics of adolescent friendships, alcohol use, and physical activity. Health Psychology, 36(6), pp. 577-586. (doi: 10.1037/hea0000483) (PMID:28277703)

This list was generated on Thu Sep 16 08:30:00 2021 BST.

Grants

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

  • Loneliness and Mental Health in Adolescent and Young Adult Populations
    Economic and Social Research Council
    2020 - 2021
     
  • Complex systems science: Applications to population health
    Medical Research Council
    2018 - 2021
     

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