Dr Fiona Caryl

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

email: Fiona.Caryl@glasgow.ac.uk

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

Biography

I am a Medical Research Council (MRC) Skills Development Fellow working with the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit within the Places and Health Programme. I am also an Honorary Fellow at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh working with the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health. I have a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences from the University of Stirling; an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation from the University of East Anglia; and a BSc (hons) in Zoology from the University of Leeds.

I joined the SPHSU in January 2018 after 4 years as a (postdoctoral) Consultant Geospatial Scientist (ecology private sector) and 6 years as a postdoctoral Research Assistant/Associate in Quantitative and Applied Ecology (University of Melbourne). Within ecology I gained expertise in quantifying complex environments (e.g., multidimensional, multiscale, interacting, non-linear) and using machine learning and statistics to predict, classify, or describe the spatial distributions of ecological outcomes and how distributions change in time or spatial context.

Within the SPHSU, my research seeks to understand the effect of the natural and built environment on public health, particularly socio-economic and spatial inequalities in the determinants of non-communicable disease. Projects I have worked on have used individual-level GPS data (from the SPACES) to investigate exposures to healthy and unhealthy commodities within the 'activity spaces' of children in Scotland. Specifically, to quantify socioeconomic inequalities in exposure to shops selling tobacco and alcohol, and unhealthy advertising; as well as determining how exposure to natural space effects children's mental health.

I am also interested in prevention policy, and received Cancer Research UK funding to simulate tobacco control policies to compare their spatial and equity impacts. 

I am currently CI on a UKRI-NHMRC grant (Better Parks, Healthier for All?) to link green space qualities to human health (UK Biobank) in Scotland and Australia to establish their 'prevention potential'.

Within my remaining MRC Fellowship I will explore how quantitative approaches from my ecological background can be used to quantify complexity in places to link with health outcomes. 

 

Research interests

  • Environmental and socio-ecological determinants of health
  • Geographies of health and health inequalities
  • Prevention potential of place to maximise health and wellbeing
  • Unhealthy commodities (alcohol and tobacco)
  • Beneficial environments (green/blue, natural spaces)
  • Urbanisation, anthropogenic change, and intensification of landuse
  • Quantification of complex environments
  • Quantification of exposure

Publications

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2021

Olsen, J. R. , Patterson, C. , Caryl, F. M. , Robertson, T., Mooney, S. J., Rundle, A. G., Mitchell, R. and Hilton, S. (2021) Exposure to unhealthy product advertising: Spatial proximity analysis to schools and socio-economic inequalities in daily exposure measured using Scottish Children’s individual-level GPS data. Health and Place, 68, 102535. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102535) (PMID:33636594)

McCrorie, P. , Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , Nicholls, N. and Mitchell, R. (2021) Neighbourhood natural space and the narrowing of socioeconomic inequality in children’s social, emotional, and behavioural wellbeing. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 2, 100051. (doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2021.100051)

2020

Caryl, F. M. , Pearce, J., Reid, G., Mitchell, R. and Shortt, N. K. (2020) Simulating the density reduction and equity impact of potential tobacco retail control policies. Tobacco Control, (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056002) (PMID:33148694) (Early Online Publication)

Caryl, F. , Shortt, N. K., Pearce, J., Reid, G. and Mitchell, R. (2020) Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s exposure to tobacco retailing based on individual-level GPS data in Scotland. Tobacco Control, 29(4), pp. 367-373. (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054891) (PMID:31278083) (PMCID:PMC7116585)

2018

Fuller, L., Shewring, M. and Caryl, F. M. (2018) A novel method for targeting survey effort to identify new bat roosts using habitat suitability modelling. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 64(3), 31. (doi: 10.1007/s10344-018-1191-0)

2017

Vallejo, G. C., Grellier, K., Nelson, E. J., McGregor, R. M., Canning, S. J., Caryl, F. M. and McLean, N. (2017) Responses of two marine top predators to an offshore wind farm. Ecology and Evolution, 7(21), pp. 8698-8708. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.3389) (PMID:29152170) (PMCID:PMC5677494)

2016

Caryl, F. M. , Lumsden, L. F., van der Ree, R. and Wintle, B. A. (2016) Functional responses of insectivorous bats to increasing housing density support 'land-sparing' rather than 'land-sharing' urban growth strategies. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(1), pp. 191-201. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12549)

2015

Clevenger, A. P., Barrueto, M., Gunson, K. E., Caryl, F. M. and Ford, A. T. (2015) Context-dependent effects on spatial variation in deer-vehicle collisions. Ecosphere, 6(4), 47. (doi: 10.1890/ES14-00228.1)

2014

Caryl, F. M. , Hahs, A. K., Lumsden, L. F., Van der Ree, R., Wilson, C. and Wintle, B. A. (2014) Continuous predictors of species distributions support categorically stronger inference than ordinal and nominal classes: an example with urban bats. Landscape Ecology, 29(7), pp. 1237-1248. (doi: 10.1007/s10980-014-0062-7)

2013

Caryl, F. M. , Thomson, K. and Van Der Ree, R. (2013) Permeability of the urban matrix to arboreal gliding mammals: sugar gliders in Melbourne, Australia. Austral Ecology, 38(6), pp. 609-616. (doi: 10.1111/aec.12006)

2012

Caryl, F. M. , Raynor, R., Quine, C. P. and Park, K. .J. (2012) The seasonal diet of British pine marten determined from genetically identified scats. Journal of Zoology, 288(4), pp. 252-259. (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00951.x)

Caryl, F. M. , Quine, C. P. and Park, K. J. (2012) Martens in the matrix: the importance of nonforested habitats for forest carnivores in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Mammalogy, 93(2), pp. 464-474. (doi: 10.1644/11-MAMM-A-149.1)

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Number of items: 12.

Articles

Olsen, J. R. , Patterson, C. , Caryl, F. M. , Robertson, T., Mooney, S. J., Rundle, A. G., Mitchell, R. and Hilton, S. (2021) Exposure to unhealthy product advertising: Spatial proximity analysis to schools and socio-economic inequalities in daily exposure measured using Scottish Children’s individual-level GPS data. Health and Place, 68, 102535. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102535) (PMID:33636594)

McCrorie, P. , Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , Nicholls, N. and Mitchell, R. (2021) Neighbourhood natural space and the narrowing of socioeconomic inequality in children’s social, emotional, and behavioural wellbeing. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 2, 100051. (doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2021.100051)

Caryl, F. M. , Pearce, J., Reid, G., Mitchell, R. and Shortt, N. K. (2020) Simulating the density reduction and equity impact of potential tobacco retail control policies. Tobacco Control, (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056002) (PMID:33148694) (Early Online Publication)

Caryl, F. , Shortt, N. K., Pearce, J., Reid, G. and Mitchell, R. (2020) Socioeconomic inequalities in children’s exposure to tobacco retailing based on individual-level GPS data in Scotland. Tobacco Control, 29(4), pp. 367-373. (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054891) (PMID:31278083) (PMCID:PMC7116585)

Fuller, L., Shewring, M. and Caryl, F. M. (2018) A novel method for targeting survey effort to identify new bat roosts using habitat suitability modelling. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 64(3), 31. (doi: 10.1007/s10344-018-1191-0)

Vallejo, G. C., Grellier, K., Nelson, E. J., McGregor, R. M., Canning, S. J., Caryl, F. M. and McLean, N. (2017) Responses of two marine top predators to an offshore wind farm. Ecology and Evolution, 7(21), pp. 8698-8708. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.3389) (PMID:29152170) (PMCID:PMC5677494)

Caryl, F. M. , Lumsden, L. F., van der Ree, R. and Wintle, B. A. (2016) Functional responses of insectivorous bats to increasing housing density support 'land-sparing' rather than 'land-sharing' urban growth strategies. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(1), pp. 191-201. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12549)

Clevenger, A. P., Barrueto, M., Gunson, K. E., Caryl, F. M. and Ford, A. T. (2015) Context-dependent effects on spatial variation in deer-vehicle collisions. Ecosphere, 6(4), 47. (doi: 10.1890/ES14-00228.1)

Caryl, F. M. , Hahs, A. K., Lumsden, L. F., Van der Ree, R., Wilson, C. and Wintle, B. A. (2014) Continuous predictors of species distributions support categorically stronger inference than ordinal and nominal classes: an example with urban bats. Landscape Ecology, 29(7), pp. 1237-1248. (doi: 10.1007/s10980-014-0062-7)

Caryl, F. M. , Thomson, K. and Van Der Ree, R. (2013) Permeability of the urban matrix to arboreal gliding mammals: sugar gliders in Melbourne, Australia. Austral Ecology, 38(6), pp. 609-616. (doi: 10.1111/aec.12006)

Caryl, F. M. , Raynor, R., Quine, C. P. and Park, K. .J. (2012) The seasonal diet of British pine marten determined from genetically identified scats. Journal of Zoology, 288(4), pp. 252-259. (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00951.x)

Caryl, F. M. , Quine, C. P. and Park, K. J. (2012) Martens in the matrix: the importance of nonforested habitats for forest carnivores in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Mammalogy, 93(2), pp. 464-474. (doi: 10.1644/11-MAMM-A-149.1)

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Grants

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

  • Better Parks, Healthier for All?
    Medical Research Council
    2020 - 2023
     
  • Do gender-differences in access to urban landscapes lead to gender-inequalities in mental and physical health?
    Medical Research Council
    2020 - 2023
     
  • To Estimate Of The Impact Of A Reduction In Tobacco Retailer Availability
    Cancer Research UK
    2018 - 2018
     

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2020: Fellowship (MRC)
  • 2019: Glasgow Crucible (University of Glasgow)

Research fellowships

  • 2020 - 2023: MRC Skills Development Fellowship

Professional & learned societies

  • 2020 - 2023: Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh