Dr Michael Fleming

  • UKRI Innovation / Rutherford Fund Fellowship at HDR-UK (Public Health)

Biography

I am a statistician and a research fellow in the department of Public Health within the Institute of Health and Wellbeing. I have a BSc (honours) in Applied Mathematics and Astronomy, an MSc in Applied Statistics, and a PhD in Public Health. My PhD linked a number of Scotland-wide health and education datasets together to investigate educational and health outcomes of Scottish schoolchildren treated for chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and depression.

I previously worked as a statistician within the NHS working on a wide range of data linkage research projects covering topic areas such as obstetrics, congenital anomalies, breastfeeding, child health, prescribing, cancer, education, HPV immunisation, drug misuse and prisoner mortality and culminating in several publications in peer reviewed journals. Long standing interests include using novel record linkage techniques and statistical methods to analyse complex linked data for research purposes across the spectrum of public health.

My current research focuses on educational and health outcomes related to childhood chronic conditions, early life factors, neonatal and childhood morbidity and maternal/obstetric factors. I also deliver lectures and tutorials for statistics and epidemiology modules within the department’s Masters in Public Health (MPH) postgraduate course.

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Research interests

Long standing interests include using novel record linkage techniques and statistical methods to analyse complex linked data for research purposes across the spectrum of public health. My current research focuses on child and adolescent educational and health outcomes related to childhood chronic conditions, early life factors, neonatal and childhood morbidity and maternal/obstetric factors.


Publications

Selected publications

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Number of items: 24.

2019

Fitton, C. A., Fleming, M. , Steiner, M. F.C., Aucott, L., Pell, J. P. , Mackay, D. F. and Mclay, J. S. (2019) In utero antihypertensive medication exposure and neonatal outcomes: a data linkage cohort study. Hypertension, (Accepted for Publication)

Fleming, M. , Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., McLay, J. S., Clark, D., King, A., Mackay, D. F. and Pell, J. P. (2019) Educational and health outcomes of children treated for asthma: Scotland-wide record linkage study of 683,716 children. European Respiratory Journal, 54(3), 1802309. (doi:10.1183/13993003.02309-2018) (PMID:31196949) (PMCID:PMC6727030)

Fleming, M. , Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., McLay, J. S., Clark, D., King, A., Lindsay, R. , Mackay, D. F. and Pell, J. P. (2019) Educational and health outcomes of children treated for type 1 diabetes: Scotland-wide record linkage study of 766,047 children. Diabetes Care, 42(9), pp. 1700-1707. (doi:10.2337/dc18-2423) (PMID:31308017) (PMCID:PMC6706279)

Fleming, M. , Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., McLay, J. S., Clark, D., King, A., Mackay, D. F. and Pell, J. P. (2019) Educational and health outcomes of children and adolescents receiving antiepileptic medication: Scotland-wide record linkage study of 766 244 schoolchildren. BMC Public Health, 19, 595. (doi:10.1186/s12889-019-6888-9) (PMID:31101093) (PMCID:PMC6525436)

Henderson, A. , Kinnear, D. , Stanley, B. , Greenlaw, N., Fleming, M. , Pell, J. , McCowan, C. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) Antipsychotic, Antidepressant and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Drug Prescribing in Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and with Autism in Scottish Schools Compared with Other Children and Young People. 2019 Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, 03-05 Apr 2019.

2017

Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., Aucott, L., Pell, J. P. , Mackay, D. F. , Fleming, M. and McLay, J. S. (2017) In-utero exposure to antihypertensive medication and neonatal and child health outcomes: a systematic review. Journal of Hypertension, 35(11), pp. 2123-2137. (doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000001456) (PMID:28661961) (PMCID:PMC5625961)

Fleming, M. , Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., McLay, J. S., Clark, D., King, A., Mackay, D. F. and Pell, J. P. (2017) Educational and health outcomes of children treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Scotland-wide record linkage study of 766,244 children. JAMA Pediatrics, 171(7), e170691. (doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0691) (PMID:28459927)

2015

Graham, L., Fischbacher, C. M., Stockton, D., Fraser, A., Fleming, M. and Greig, K. (2015) Understanding extreme mortality among prisoners: a national cohort study in Scotland using data linkage. European Journal of Public Health, 25(5), pp. 879-885. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/cku252) (PMID:25678604)

Moraitis, A.A., Oliver-Williams, C., Wood, A.M., Fleming, M. , Pell, J.P. and Smith, G.C.S. (2015) Previous caesarean delivery and the risk of unexplained stillbirth: retrospective cohort study and meta-analysis. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 122(11), pp. 1467-1474. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13461) (PMID:26033155)

Oliver-Williams, C., Fleming, M. , Wood, A.M. and Smith, G.C.S. (2015) Previous miscarriage and the subsequent risk of preterm birth in Scotland, 1980-2008: a historical cohort study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 122(11), pp. 1525-1534. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13276) (PMID:25626593) (PMCID:PMC4611958)

Ajetunmobi, O. M., Whyte, B., Chalmers, J., Tappin, D. M. , Wolfson, L., Fleming, M. , MacDonald, A., Wood, R. and Stockton, D. L. (2015) Breastfeeding is associated with reduced childhood hospitalization: evidence from a Scottish birth cohort (1997-2009). Journal of Pediatrics, 166(3), 620-625.e4. (doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.11.013) (PMID:25556021) (PMCID:PMC4344374)

2014

Moraitis, A. A., Wood, A. M., Fleming, M. and Smith, G. C.S. (2014) Birth weight percentile and the risk of term perinatal death. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 124(2(1)), pp. 274-283. 25004344. (doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000000388)

Ajetunmobi, O., Whyte, B., Chalmers, J., Fleming, M. , Stockton, D. and Wood, R. (2014) Informing the ‘early years’ agenda in Scotland: understanding infant feeding patterns using linked datasets. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(1), pp. 83-92. (doi:10.1136/jech-2013-202718) (PMID:24129609) (PMCID:PMC3888626)

2013

Gulmezoglu, M., Oliver-Williams, C., Fleming, M. , Monteath, K., Wood, A. M. and Smith, G. C.S. (2013) Changes in Association between Previous Therapeutic Abortion and Preterm Birth in Scotland, 1980 to 2008: A Historical Cohort Study. PLoS Medicine, 10(7), e1001481. (doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001481) (PMID:23874161) (PMCID:PMC3706322)

2012

Fleming, M. , Kirby, B. and Penny, K. I. (2012) Record linkage in Scotland and its applications to health research. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(19pt20), pp. 2711-2721. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.04021.x) (PMID:22985317)

Wood, A.M., Pasupathy, D., Pell, J.P. , Fleming, M. and Smith, G.C.S. (2012) Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in risk of sudden infant death syndrome, other causes of infant mortality, and stillbirth in Scotland: population based study. British Medical Journal, 344, e1552. (doi:10.1136/bmj.e1552)

2011

Pasupathy, D., Wood, A.M., Pell, J. , Fleming, M. and Smith, G.C.S. (2011) Advanced maternal age and the risk of perinatal death due to intrapartum anoxia at term. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(3), pp. 241-245. (doi:10.1136/jech.2009.097170)

2010

Brewster, D.H., Tucker, J.S., Fleming, M. , Morris, C., Stockton, D.L., Lloyd, D.J., Bhattacharya, S. and Chalmers, J.W.T. (2010) Risk of skin cancer after neonatal phototherapy: retrospective cohort study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95(10), pp. 826-831. (doi:10.1136/adc.2009.179275) (PMID:20573740)

Pasupathy, D., Wood, A.M., Pell, J.P. , Fleming, M. and Smith, G.C.S. (2010) Time of birth and risk of neonatal death at term: retrospective cohort study. British Medical Journal, 341, c3498. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c3498)

Penny, K., Fleming, M. , Kazmierczak, D. and Thomas, A. (2010) An epidemiological study of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Paediatric Nursing, 22(10), pp. 30-35. (doi:10.7748/paed2010.12.22.10.30.c8135)

2009

Pasupathy, D., Wood, A.M., Pell, J.P., Fleming, M. and Smith, G.C. (2009) Rates of and factors associated with delivery-related perinatal death among term infants in Scotland. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(6), pp. 660-668. (doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1111)

Pasupathy, D., Wood, A., Pell, J., Fleming, M. and Smith, G. (2009) Time trend in the risk of delivery-related perinatal and neonatal death associated with breech presentation at term. International Journal of Epidemiology, 38(2), pp. 490-498.

2008

Sommerfield, T., Chalmers, J., Youngson, G., Heeley, C., Fleming, M. and Thomson, G. (2008) The changing epidemiology of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in Scotland. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 93(12), pp. 1007-1011. (doi:10.1136/adc.2007.128090) (PMID:18285388)

Smith, G.C.S., White, I.R., Cordeaux, Y., Pasupathy, D., Missfelder-Lobos, M., Pell, J. , Charnock-Jones, D.S. and Fleming, M. (2008) The effect of delaying childbirth on primary cesarean section rates. PLoS Medicine, 5(7), e144. (doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050144)

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Number of items: 24.

Articles

Fitton, C. A., Fleming, M. , Steiner, M. F.C., Aucott, L., Pell, J. P. , Mackay, D. F. and Mclay, J. S. (2019) In utero antihypertensive medication exposure and neonatal outcomes: a data linkage cohort study. Hypertension, (Accepted for Publication)

Fleming, M. , Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., McLay, J. S., Clark, D., King, A., Mackay, D. F. and Pell, J. P. (2019) Educational and health outcomes of children treated for asthma: Scotland-wide record linkage study of 683,716 children. European Respiratory Journal, 54(3), 1802309. (doi:10.1183/13993003.02309-2018) (PMID:31196949) (PMCID:PMC6727030)

Fleming, M. , Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., McLay, J. S., Clark, D., King, A., Lindsay, R. , Mackay, D. F. and Pell, J. P. (2019) Educational and health outcomes of children treated for type 1 diabetes: Scotland-wide record linkage study of 766,047 children. Diabetes Care, 42(9), pp. 1700-1707. (doi:10.2337/dc18-2423) (PMID:31308017) (PMCID:PMC6706279)

Fleming, M. , Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., McLay, J. S., Clark, D., King, A., Mackay, D. F. and Pell, J. P. (2019) Educational and health outcomes of children and adolescents receiving antiepileptic medication: Scotland-wide record linkage study of 766 244 schoolchildren. BMC Public Health, 19, 595. (doi:10.1186/s12889-019-6888-9) (PMID:31101093) (PMCID:PMC6525436)

Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., Aucott, L., Pell, J. P. , Mackay, D. F. , Fleming, M. and McLay, J. S. (2017) In-utero exposure to antihypertensive medication and neonatal and child health outcomes: a systematic review. Journal of Hypertension, 35(11), pp. 2123-2137. (doi:10.1097/HJH.0000000000001456) (PMID:28661961) (PMCID:PMC5625961)

Fleming, M. , Fitton, C. A., Steiner, M. F.C., McLay, J. S., Clark, D., King, A., Mackay, D. F. and Pell, J. P. (2017) Educational and health outcomes of children treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Scotland-wide record linkage study of 766,244 children. JAMA Pediatrics, 171(7), e170691. (doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0691) (PMID:28459927)

Graham, L., Fischbacher, C. M., Stockton, D., Fraser, A., Fleming, M. and Greig, K. (2015) Understanding extreme mortality among prisoners: a national cohort study in Scotland using data linkage. European Journal of Public Health, 25(5), pp. 879-885. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/cku252) (PMID:25678604)

Moraitis, A.A., Oliver-Williams, C., Wood, A.M., Fleming, M. , Pell, J.P. and Smith, G.C.S. (2015) Previous caesarean delivery and the risk of unexplained stillbirth: retrospective cohort study and meta-analysis. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 122(11), pp. 1467-1474. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13461) (PMID:26033155)

Oliver-Williams, C., Fleming, M. , Wood, A.M. and Smith, G.C.S. (2015) Previous miscarriage and the subsequent risk of preterm birth in Scotland, 1980-2008: a historical cohort study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 122(11), pp. 1525-1534. (doi:10.1111/1471-0528.13276) (PMID:25626593) (PMCID:PMC4611958)

Ajetunmobi, O. M., Whyte, B., Chalmers, J., Tappin, D. M. , Wolfson, L., Fleming, M. , MacDonald, A., Wood, R. and Stockton, D. L. (2015) Breastfeeding is associated with reduced childhood hospitalization: evidence from a Scottish birth cohort (1997-2009). Journal of Pediatrics, 166(3), 620-625.e4. (doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.11.013) (PMID:25556021) (PMCID:PMC4344374)

Moraitis, A. A., Wood, A. M., Fleming, M. and Smith, G. C.S. (2014) Birth weight percentile and the risk of term perinatal death. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 124(2(1)), pp. 274-283. 25004344. (doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000000388)

Ajetunmobi, O., Whyte, B., Chalmers, J., Fleming, M. , Stockton, D. and Wood, R. (2014) Informing the ‘early years’ agenda in Scotland: understanding infant feeding patterns using linked datasets. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68(1), pp. 83-92. (doi:10.1136/jech-2013-202718) (PMID:24129609) (PMCID:PMC3888626)

Gulmezoglu, M., Oliver-Williams, C., Fleming, M. , Monteath, K., Wood, A. M. and Smith, G. C.S. (2013) Changes in Association between Previous Therapeutic Abortion and Preterm Birth in Scotland, 1980 to 2008: A Historical Cohort Study. PLoS Medicine, 10(7), e1001481. (doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001481) (PMID:23874161) (PMCID:PMC3706322)

Fleming, M. , Kirby, B. and Penny, K. I. (2012) Record linkage in Scotland and its applications to health research. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(19pt20), pp. 2711-2721. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.04021.x) (PMID:22985317)

Wood, A.M., Pasupathy, D., Pell, J.P. , Fleming, M. and Smith, G.C.S. (2012) Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in risk of sudden infant death syndrome, other causes of infant mortality, and stillbirth in Scotland: population based study. British Medical Journal, 344, e1552. (doi:10.1136/bmj.e1552)

Pasupathy, D., Wood, A.M., Pell, J. , Fleming, M. and Smith, G.C.S. (2011) Advanced maternal age and the risk of perinatal death due to intrapartum anoxia at term. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(3), pp. 241-245. (doi:10.1136/jech.2009.097170)

Brewster, D.H., Tucker, J.S., Fleming, M. , Morris, C., Stockton, D.L., Lloyd, D.J., Bhattacharya, S. and Chalmers, J.W.T. (2010) Risk of skin cancer after neonatal phototherapy: retrospective cohort study. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 95(10), pp. 826-831. (doi:10.1136/adc.2009.179275) (PMID:20573740)

Pasupathy, D., Wood, A.M., Pell, J.P. , Fleming, M. and Smith, G.C.S. (2010) Time of birth and risk of neonatal death at term: retrospective cohort study. British Medical Journal, 341, c3498. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c3498)

Penny, K., Fleming, M. , Kazmierczak, D. and Thomas, A. (2010) An epidemiological study of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Paediatric Nursing, 22(10), pp. 30-35. (doi:10.7748/paed2010.12.22.10.30.c8135)

Pasupathy, D., Wood, A.M., Pell, J.P., Fleming, M. and Smith, G.C. (2009) Rates of and factors associated with delivery-related perinatal death among term infants in Scotland. JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 302(6), pp. 660-668. (doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1111)

Pasupathy, D., Wood, A., Pell, J., Fleming, M. and Smith, G. (2009) Time trend in the risk of delivery-related perinatal and neonatal death associated with breech presentation at term. International Journal of Epidemiology, 38(2), pp. 490-498.

Sommerfield, T., Chalmers, J., Youngson, G., Heeley, C., Fleming, M. and Thomson, G. (2008) The changing epidemiology of infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis in Scotland. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 93(12), pp. 1007-1011. (doi:10.1136/adc.2007.128090) (PMID:18285388)

Smith, G.C.S., White, I.R., Cordeaux, Y., Pasupathy, D., Missfelder-Lobos, M., Pell, J. , Charnock-Jones, D.S. and Fleming, M. (2008) The effect of delaying childbirth on primary cesarean section rates. PLoS Medicine, 5(7), e144. (doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050144)

Conference or Workshop Item

Henderson, A. , Kinnear, D. , Stanley, B. , Greenlaw, N., Fleming, M. , Pell, J. , McCowan, C. and Cooper, S.-A. (2019) Antipsychotic, Antidepressant and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Drug Prescribing in Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and with Autism in Scottish Schools Compared with Other Children and Young People. 2019 Gatlinburg Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, 03-05 Apr 2019.

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Grants

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

  • Mental Health Data Pathfinder
    Medical Research Council
    2018 - 2020
     

Supervision

    I welcome enquiries from prospective research students whose interests or proposals broadly match my own research interests and experience. Please get in touch with me to discuss your research proposals:

    michael.fleming@glasgow.ac.uk 

Professional activities & recognition

Research fellowships

  • 2018 - 2021: LKAS HDRUK fellow