Dr Jonathan Olsen

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

telephone: 0141 353 7539
email: Jonathan.Olsen@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/0000-0002-5356-8615

Biography

Jon is a Research Fellow and leads the Mobility and Place workstream within the Places and Health Programme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU). As a Health Geographer, Jon’s research interests are in Spatial Epidemiology and Population Health. Recent publications include multi-city international comparisons of urban land covers/uses and health, development of a novel methodology for describing children's mobility and the complexity of their environmental exposure from GPS data, population levels of active travel, and social-spatial patterning of road accidents and 'environmental bads'.

Previously he was based in the Public Health team within the Institute, conducting quantitative research on the NIHR funded M74 Study, the longitudinal follow-up for the health effects of the new urban motorway. Prior to this, Jon worked as a Senior Public Health Analyst for the NHS in North West England whilst undertaking an MSc in Public Health (2011) before completing a PhD in Epidemiology (2015) at Cardiff University.

Jon is an Editorial Board Member (Associate Editor) for the 'Environmental Health' section of BMC Public Health.

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Publications

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Jump to: 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012
Number of items: 22.

2020

Olsen, J. R. , Leung, K. Y.K., Nicholls, N. and Loo, B. P.Y. (2020) Do neighbourhood characteristics matter in understanding school children’s active lifestyles? A cross-region multi-city comparison of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hong Kong. Children's Geographies, (doi: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1828826) (Early Online Publication)

Olsen, J. and Mitchell, R. (2020) S&SR Environments and Spaces Group: Change in use of green and open space following COVID-19 lockdown ‘stay at home’ phase and initial easing of lockdown. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

2019

Macdonald, L. , McCrorie, P. , Nicholls, N. and Olsen, J. R. (2019) Active commute to school: does distance from school or walkability of the home neighbourhood matter? A national cross-sectional study of children aged 10–11 years, Scotland, UK. BMJ Open, 9(12), e033628. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033628) (PMID:31874893) (PMCID:PMC7008418)

Olsen, J. R. , Nicholls, N., Moon, G., Pearce, J., Shortt, N. and Mitchell, R. (2019) Which urban land covers/uses are associated with residents’ mortality? A cross-sectional, ecological, pan-European study of 233 cities. BMJ Open, 9(11), e033623. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033623) (PMID:31748315)

Olsen, J. R. , Nicholls, N. and Mitchell, R. (2019) Are urban landscapes associated with reported life satisfaction and inequalities in life satisfaction at the city level? A cross-sectional study of 66 European cities. Social Science and Medicine, 226, pp. 263-274. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.03.009) (PMID:30898372) (PMCID:PMC6481515)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. , McCrorie, P. and Ellaway, A. (2019) Children's mobility and environmental exposures in urban landscapes: a cross-sectional study of 10–11 year old Scottish children. Social Science and Medicine, 224, pp. 11-22. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.047) (PMID:30735924) (PMCID:PMC6411928)

2018

Ellaway, A. , Dundas, R. , Olsen, J. R. and Shiels, P. G. (2018) Perceived neighbourhood problems over time and associations with adiposity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(9), 1854. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph15091854) (PMID:30154306) (PMCID:PMC6164418)

Macdonald, L. , Olsen, J. R. , Shortt, N. K. and Ellaway, A. (2018) Do ‘environmental bads’ such as alcohol, fast food, tobacco, and gambling outlets cluster and co-locate in more deprived areas in Glasgow City, Scotland? Health and Place, 51, pp. 224-231. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.04.008) (PMID:29747132) (PMCID:PMC5989655)

2017

Olsen, J. R. , Dundas, R. and Ellaway, A. (2017) Are changes in neighbourhood perceptions associated with changes in self-rated mental health in adults? A 13 year repeat cross-sectional study, UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(12), 1473. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121473) (PMID:29186035) (PMCID:PMC5750892)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. , Mutrie, N., Foley, L. and Ogilvie, D. (2017) Population levels of, and inequalities in, active travel: a national, cross-sectional study of adults in Scotland. Preventive Medicine Reports, 8, pp. 129-134. (doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.09.008) (PMID:29021950) (PMCID:PMC5633838)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. and Ogilvie, D. (2017) Effect of a new motorway on social-spatial patterning of road traffic accidents: a retrospective longitudinal natural experimental study. PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0184047. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184047) (PMID:28880956) (PMCID:PMC5589166)

Olsen, J. R. , Macdonald, L. and Ellaway, A. (2017) Changes over time in population level transport satisfaction and mode of travel: a 13 year repeat cross-sectional study, UK. Journal of Transport and Health, 6, pp. 366-378. (doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2017.03.012) (PMID:29034170) (PMCID:PMC5633015)

Ogilvie, D. et al. (2017) Health impacts of the M74 urban motorway extension: a mixed-method natural experimental study. Public Health Research, 5(3), (doi: 10.3310/phr05030) (PMID:28459514)

2016

Ogilvie, D. et al. (2016) Health Impacts of the M74 Urban Motorway Extension: A Natural Experimental Study. Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, Cardiff, Wales, 26 Nov 2016. S5. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32241-3)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. , Mackay, D. F. , Humphreys, D. K. and Ogilvie, D. (2016) The effects of new urban motorway infrastructure on road traffic accidents in the local area: a retrospective longitudinal study in Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(11), pp. 1088-1095. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2016-207378) (PMID:27279082)

Olsen, J. R. et al. (2016) Effects of new motorway infrastructure on active travel in the local population: a retrospective repeat cross-sectional study in Glasgow, Scotland. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13, 77. (doi: 10.1186/s12966-016-0403-9) (PMID:27387206) (PMCID:PMC4936278)

Olsen, J. R. , Gallacher, J., Finlay, A. Y., Piguet, V. and Francis, N. A. (2016) Quality of life impact of childhood skin conditions measured using the children’s dermatology life quality index (CDLQI): a meta-analysis. British Journal of Dermatology, 174(43), pp. 853-861. (doi: 10.1111/bjd.14361) (PMID:26686685)

Olsen, J. R. , Piguet, V., Gallacher, J. and Francis, N. A. (2016) Molluscum contagiosum and associations with atopic eczema in children: a retrospective longitudinal study in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 66(642), e53-e58. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp15X688093) (PMID:26639950)

2015

Olsen, J. R. , Gallacher, J., Finlay, A. Y., Piguet, V. and Francis, N. A. (2015) Time to resolution and effect on quality of life of molluscum contagiosum in children in the UK: a prospective community cohort study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 15(2), pp. 190-195. (doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(14)71053-9)

2014

Olsen, J. R. , Gallacher, J., Piguet, V. and Francis, N. A. (2014) Development and validation of the Molluscum Contagiosum Diagnostic Tool for Parents: diagnostic accuracy study in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 64(625), e471-e476. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp14X680941)

Olsen, J. R. , Gallacher, J., Piguet, V. and Francis, N. A. (2014) Epidemiology of molluscum contagiosum in children: a systematic review. Family Practice, 31(2), pp. 130-136. (doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmt075)

2012

Olsen, J.R. , Cook, P.A., Forster, S. and Phillips-Howard, P.A. (2012) Accessibility of sexual health services in teenage sexual health service users: local area geospatial analysis. Journal of Public Health, 34(3), pp. 438-446. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdr120)

This list was generated on Tue Nov 24 09:00:20 2020 GMT.
Number of items: 22.

Articles

Olsen, J. R. , Leung, K. Y.K., Nicholls, N. and Loo, B. P.Y. (2020) Do neighbourhood characteristics matter in understanding school children’s active lifestyles? A cross-region multi-city comparison of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Hong Kong. Children's Geographies, (doi: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1828826) (Early Online Publication)

Macdonald, L. , McCrorie, P. , Nicholls, N. and Olsen, J. R. (2019) Active commute to school: does distance from school or walkability of the home neighbourhood matter? A national cross-sectional study of children aged 10–11 years, Scotland, UK. BMJ Open, 9(12), e033628. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033628) (PMID:31874893) (PMCID:PMC7008418)

Olsen, J. R. , Nicholls, N., Moon, G., Pearce, J., Shortt, N. and Mitchell, R. (2019) Which urban land covers/uses are associated with residents’ mortality? A cross-sectional, ecological, pan-European study of 233 cities. BMJ Open, 9(11), e033623. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033623) (PMID:31748315)

Olsen, J. R. , Nicholls, N. and Mitchell, R. (2019) Are urban landscapes associated with reported life satisfaction and inequalities in life satisfaction at the city level? A cross-sectional study of 66 European cities. Social Science and Medicine, 226, pp. 263-274. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.03.009) (PMID:30898372) (PMCID:PMC6481515)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. , McCrorie, P. and Ellaway, A. (2019) Children's mobility and environmental exposures in urban landscapes: a cross-sectional study of 10–11 year old Scottish children. Social Science and Medicine, 224, pp. 11-22. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.01.047) (PMID:30735924) (PMCID:PMC6411928)

Ellaway, A. , Dundas, R. , Olsen, J. R. and Shiels, P. G. (2018) Perceived neighbourhood problems over time and associations with adiposity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(9), 1854. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph15091854) (PMID:30154306) (PMCID:PMC6164418)

Macdonald, L. , Olsen, J. R. , Shortt, N. K. and Ellaway, A. (2018) Do ‘environmental bads’ such as alcohol, fast food, tobacco, and gambling outlets cluster and co-locate in more deprived areas in Glasgow City, Scotland? Health and Place, 51, pp. 224-231. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.04.008) (PMID:29747132) (PMCID:PMC5989655)

Olsen, J. R. , Dundas, R. and Ellaway, A. (2017) Are changes in neighbourhood perceptions associated with changes in self-rated mental health in adults? A 13 year repeat cross-sectional study, UK. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(12), 1473. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121473) (PMID:29186035) (PMCID:PMC5750892)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. , Mutrie, N., Foley, L. and Ogilvie, D. (2017) Population levels of, and inequalities in, active travel: a national, cross-sectional study of adults in Scotland. Preventive Medicine Reports, 8, pp. 129-134. (doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.09.008) (PMID:29021950) (PMCID:PMC5633838)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. and Ogilvie, D. (2017) Effect of a new motorway on social-spatial patterning of road traffic accidents: a retrospective longitudinal natural experimental study. PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0184047. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184047) (PMID:28880956) (PMCID:PMC5589166)

Olsen, J. R. , Macdonald, L. and Ellaway, A. (2017) Changes over time in population level transport satisfaction and mode of travel: a 13 year repeat cross-sectional study, UK. Journal of Transport and Health, 6, pp. 366-378. (doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2017.03.012) (PMID:29034170) (PMCID:PMC5633015)

Ogilvie, D. et al. (2017) Health impacts of the M74 urban motorway extension: a mixed-method natural experimental study. Public Health Research, 5(3), (doi: 10.3310/phr05030) (PMID:28459514)

Olsen, J. R. , Mitchell, R. , Mackay, D. F. , Humphreys, D. K. and Ogilvie, D. (2016) The effects of new urban motorway infrastructure on road traffic accidents in the local area: a retrospective longitudinal study in Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(11), pp. 1088-1095. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2016-207378) (PMID:27279082)

Olsen, J. R. et al. (2016) Effects of new motorway infrastructure on active travel in the local population: a retrospective repeat cross-sectional study in Glasgow, Scotland. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13, 77. (doi: 10.1186/s12966-016-0403-9) (PMID:27387206) (PMCID:PMC4936278)

Olsen, J. R. , Gallacher, J., Finlay, A. Y., Piguet, V. and Francis, N. A. (2016) Quality of life impact of childhood skin conditions measured using the children’s dermatology life quality index (CDLQI): a meta-analysis. British Journal of Dermatology, 174(43), pp. 853-861. (doi: 10.1111/bjd.14361) (PMID:26686685)

Olsen, J. R. , Piguet, V., Gallacher, J. and Francis, N. A. (2016) Molluscum contagiosum and associations with atopic eczema in children: a retrospective longitudinal study in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 66(642), e53-e58. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp15X688093) (PMID:26639950)

Olsen, J. R. , Gallacher, J., Finlay, A. Y., Piguet, V. and Francis, N. A. (2015) Time to resolution and effect on quality of life of molluscum contagiosum in children in the UK: a prospective community cohort study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 15(2), pp. 190-195. (doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(14)71053-9)

Olsen, J. R. , Gallacher, J., Piguet, V. and Francis, N. A. (2014) Development and validation of the Molluscum Contagiosum Diagnostic Tool for Parents: diagnostic accuracy study in primary care. British Journal of General Practice, 64(625), e471-e476. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp14X680941)

Olsen, J. R. , Gallacher, J., Piguet, V. and Francis, N. A. (2014) Epidemiology of molluscum contagiosum in children: a systematic review. Family Practice, 31(2), pp. 130-136. (doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmt075)

Olsen, J.R. , Cook, P.A., Forster, S. and Phillips-Howard, P.A. (2012) Accessibility of sexual health services in teenage sexual health service users: local area geospatial analysis. Journal of Public Health, 34(3), pp. 438-446. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdr120)

Research Reports or Papers

Olsen, J. and Mitchell, R. (2020) S&SR Environments and Spaces Group: Change in use of green and open space following COVID-19 lockdown ‘stay at home’ phase and initial easing of lockdown. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Conference or Workshop Item

Ogilvie, D. et al. (2016) Health Impacts of the M74 Urban Motorway Extension: A Natural Experimental Study. Public Health Science: A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, Cardiff, Wales, 26 Nov 2016. S5. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32241-3)

This list was generated on Tue Nov 24 09:00:20 2020 GMT.

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
     

Supervision

Current PhD student supervision:

 

  • Alkhatib, Ahmad (British Council Studentship HESPAL Scholarship)
    The environmental factors influencing mental and physical health in the urban setting in Palestine
  • Burnett, Hannah (MRC/MVLS Studentship)
    Does gaining, changing or losing green space in the city affect community mental health? With a specific focus on deprived communities.
  • Christie, Leon (MRC/MVLS Studentship)
    Transport-related social exclusion and health: a multidimensional approach

 

Completed Masters dissertation supervision:

  • Hannah Burnett, Master of Public Health.
  • Alkhatib, Ahmad
    The environmental factors influencing mental and physical health in the urban setting in Palestine
  • Burnett, Hannah
    Does gaining, changing or losing green space in the city affect community mental health? With a specific focus on deprived communities.

Teaching

Jon lectures and assists with marking on the following modules:

  • Statistics and Epidemiology, MSc Primary Care.
  • Principals of Population Health, MSc Population Health Sciences.
  • Sustainability, Environment, and Health, Master of Public Health.
  • Dissertation (Supervision and Assessment), Master of Public Health.

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