Dr Peter Craig

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

telephone: 01413537559
email: Peter.Craig@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Peter Craig co-leads the Informing Healthy Public Programme at SPHSU. He studied social policy at the Universities of Leeds and Bristol, and epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. Before joining the University of Glasgow in 2014, he worked for the UK and Scottish Governments as a researcher and research manager. From 2006-11 he combined this role with managing the MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network. He is the lead author of the MRC guidance on the development and evaluation of complex interventions, and on the use of natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions. Peter is the Unit's research lead on Knowledge Transfer and Exchange, a co-Director and leader of the evaluation workstream for What Works Scotland, and a member of the Cross-Whitehall Trials Advice Panel.

Here are links to his Google Scholar and ORCID pages where full details of Peter’s recent research awards and publication history may be found.

Research interests

Peter works on the development and application of robust methods for the evaluation of policies that affect population health. He is particularly interested in the use of natural experimental approaches to evaluate interventions that cannot be tested in randomised trials, and in the use of evaluability assessments to inform decision-making about when and how to evaluate population health policies and other complex interventions. Current research includes studies of the effects of welfare reform on the health of lone parents in the UK, and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver emergency medical products in resource-poor settings. Peter is also involved in work to develop guidance on the reporting of population health policy interventions, on how to take account of context in population health intervention research, and on the conduct of exploratory trials.

Grants

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

  • Evaluating graduated progress towards an indoor smoke free prison facilities in Scotland
    National Institute for Health Research
    2016 - 2019
     
  • Exploratory trials of complex public health interventions: development of guidance for researchers and funders
    Medical Research Council
    2016 - 2018
     
  • Support to develop and deploy UAV technology for health commodity delivery
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    2016 - 2017
     
  • Support to develop and deploy UAV technology for health commodity delivery
    Department for International Development
    2016 - 2017
     
  • Evaluation of the Healthy Start Voucher Scheme in UK: a natural experiment using the Growing Up in Scotland record linkage study and the Infant Feeding Survey.
    National Institute for Health Research
    2015 - 2015
     
  • Quinquennial Core Funds
    Medical Research Council
    2015 - 2020
     
  • What Works Scotland
    Economic & Social Research Council
    2014 - 2017
     

Teaching

Peter has delivered seminars and workshops on the development and evaluation of complex interventions, natural experimental approaches to evaluating population health interventions, and the use of evaluability assessments to improve decision-making in relation to policy evaluation.

Supervision

  • Hilton Boon, Michele
    Natural experimental approaches to evaluating population health interventions

Publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008
Number of items: 27.

2017

Craig, P. (2017) A new CONSORT extension should improve the reporting of randomized pilot and feasibility trials. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 84, pp. 30-32. (doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.01.009) (PMID:28214550)

Craig, P., Katikireddi, S. V. , Leyland, A. and Popham, F. (2017) Natural experiments: An overview of methods, approaches, and contributions to public health intervention research. Annual Review of Public Health, 38, pp. 39-56. (doi:10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031816-044327) (PMID:28125392)

Brunner, R., Craig, P. and Watson, N. (2017) Evaluability Assessment of Thriving Places: a Report for Glasgow Community Planning Partnership. Other. What Works Scotland.

2016

Craig, P., Dundas, R., Leyland, A. and Popham, F. (2016) How successful was the English teenage pregnancy strategy? Response to Wellings K, Palmer MJ, Gear RS et al. Changes in conceptions in women younger than 18 years and the circumstances of young mothers in England in 2000-12: an observational study. Lancet, 388(10060), p. 2604. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32223-1) (PMID:27894659)

Eldridge, S. M. et al. (2016) CONSORT 2010 Statement: extension to randomised pilot and feasibility trials. BMJ, 355, i5239. (doi:10.1136/bmj.i5239) (PMID:27777223) (PMCID:PMC5076380)

Hilton Boon, M.L., Craig, P., Moore, L. and Thomson, H. (2016) OP69 Regression discontinuity designs in the evaluation of health interventions, policies, and outcomes: a systematic review. UNSPECIFIED A39.2-A39. (doi:10.1136/jech-2016-208064.69)

McCartney, G. et al. (2016) Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland, 1991–2011 (I): the role of incomes, effects of socio-economic and political adversity and demographic change. Public Health, 132, pp. 13-23. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.12.013) (PMID:26917268)

McCartney, G. et al. (2016) Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland 1991–2011 (II): policy, social norms, the alcohol market, clinical changes and a synthesis. Public Health, 132, pp. 24-32. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.12.012) (PMID:26921977)

2015

Armstrong, R., Campbell, M. , Craig, P., Hoffmann, T., Katikireddi, S. V. and Waters, E. (2015) Reporting guidelines for population health and policy interventions: TIDieR-PHP. Lancet, 386(Supp 2), S19. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00857-0)

Beaton, M., Craig, P., Katikireddi, S.V., Jepson, R. and Williams, A. (2015) Evaluability assessment of Free School Meals for all children in P1 to P3. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh.

Pinnock, H., Epiphaniou, E., Sheikh, A., Griffiths, C., Eldridge, S., Craig, P. and Taylor, S. J.C. (2015) Developing standards for reporting implementation studies of complex interventions (StaRI): a systematic review and e-Delphi. Implementation Science, 10, 42. (doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0235-z) (PMID:25888928) (PMCID:PMC4393562)

Wimbush, E., Geddes, R., Woodman, K., Craig, P. and Jepson, R. (2015) Evaluability Assessment of the Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh.

Craig, P. (2015) Foreword. In: Rahm Hallberg, I.R. and Richards, D.A. (eds.) Complex Interventions in Health: An Overview of Research Methods. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9780415703161

Craig, P. (2015) Synthetic Controls: A New Approach to Evaluating Interventions. Working Paper. What Works Scotland.

Craig, P. and Campbell, M. (2015) Evaluability Assessment: A Systematic Approach to Deciding Whether and How to Evaluate Programmes and Policies. Working Paper. What Works Scotland.

Hilton Boon, M., Craig, P., Moore, L. and Thomson, H. (2015) Evaluation of public health interventions using regression discontinuity designs: a systematic review. Other. University of York, York.

Treweek, S. et al. (2015) Making randomised trials more efficient: report of the first meeting to discuss the trial forge platform. Trials, 16, 261. (doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0776-0) (PMID:26044814) (PMCID:PMC4475334)

2014

Katikireddi, S., McKee, M., Craig, P. and Stuckler, D. (2014) The NHS reforms in England: four challenges to evaluating success and failure. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 107(10), pp. 387-392. (doi:10.1177/0141076814550358)

Eberth, B., Olajide, D., Craig, P. and Ludbrook, A. (2014) Smoking-related disease risk, area deprivation and health behaviours. Journal of Public Health, 36(1), pp. 72-80. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdt031)

2013

Craig, P. and Petticrew, M. (2013) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: reflections on the 2008 MRC guidance. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(5), pp. 585-587. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.09.009)

2012

Craig, P. et al. (2012) Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions: new Medical Research Council guidance. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(12), pp. 1182-1186. (doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200375)

2010

Gray, L., Batty, G.D., Craig, P., Stewart, C., Whyte, B., Findlayson, A. and Leyland, A.H. (2010) Cohort profile: the Scottish health surveys cohort: linkage of study participants to routinely collected records for mortality, hospital discharge, cancer and offspring birth characteristics in three nationwide studies. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39(2), pp. 345-350. (doi:10.1093/ije/dyp155)

Craig, P. et al. (2010) Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions. In: MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network/MRC Methodology Research Panel Workshop, London, UK, 21 Jan 2010,

2009

Ogilvie, D., Craig, P., Griffin, S., Macintyre, S. and Wareham, N. (2009) A translational framework for public health research. BMC Public Health, 9, p. 116. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-116)

Craig, P., Dieppe, P., Macintyre, S., Michie, S., Nazareth, I. and Petticrew, M. (2009) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: an introduction to the new Medical Research Council guidance. In: Killoran, A. and Kelly, M.P. (eds.) Evidence–Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 185-203. ISBN 9780199563623

2008

Craig, P., Dieppe, P., Macintyre, S., Michie, S., Nazareth, I. and Petticrew, M. (2008) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: the new Medical Research Council guidance. British Medical Journal, 337, pp. 979-983. (doi:10.1136/bmj.a1655)

Craig, P., Dieppe, P., Macintyre, S., Michie, S., Nazareth, I. and Petticrew, M. (2008) Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions: New Guidance. Other. Medical Research Council, London.

This list was generated on Tue Oct 17 08:27:36 2017 BST.
Number of items: 27.

Articles

Craig, P. (2017) A new CONSORT extension should improve the reporting of randomized pilot and feasibility trials. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 84, pp. 30-32. (doi:10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.01.009) (PMID:28214550)

Craig, P., Katikireddi, S. V. , Leyland, A. and Popham, F. (2017) Natural experiments: An overview of methods, approaches, and contributions to public health intervention research. Annual Review of Public Health, 38, pp. 39-56. (doi:10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031816-044327) (PMID:28125392)

Craig, P., Dundas, R., Leyland, A. and Popham, F. (2016) How successful was the English teenage pregnancy strategy? Response to Wellings K, Palmer MJ, Gear RS et al. Changes in conceptions in women younger than 18 years and the circumstances of young mothers in England in 2000-12: an observational study. Lancet, 388(10060), p. 2604. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32223-1) (PMID:27894659)

Eldridge, S. M. et al. (2016) CONSORT 2010 Statement: extension to randomised pilot and feasibility trials. BMJ, 355, i5239. (doi:10.1136/bmj.i5239) (PMID:27777223) (PMCID:PMC5076380)

McCartney, G. et al. (2016) Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland, 1991–2011 (I): the role of incomes, effects of socio-economic and political adversity and demographic change. Public Health, 132, pp. 13-23. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.12.013) (PMID:26917268)

McCartney, G. et al. (2016) Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland 1991–2011 (II): policy, social norms, the alcohol market, clinical changes and a synthesis. Public Health, 132, pp. 24-32. (doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2015.12.012) (PMID:26921977)

Armstrong, R., Campbell, M. , Craig, P., Hoffmann, T., Katikireddi, S. V. and Waters, E. (2015) Reporting guidelines for population health and policy interventions: TIDieR-PHP. Lancet, 386(Supp 2), S19. (doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00857-0)

Pinnock, H., Epiphaniou, E., Sheikh, A., Griffiths, C., Eldridge, S., Craig, P. and Taylor, S. J.C. (2015) Developing standards for reporting implementation studies of complex interventions (StaRI): a systematic review and e-Delphi. Implementation Science, 10, 42. (doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0235-z) (PMID:25888928) (PMCID:PMC4393562)

Treweek, S. et al. (2015) Making randomised trials more efficient: report of the first meeting to discuss the trial forge platform. Trials, 16, 261. (doi:10.1186/s13063-015-0776-0) (PMID:26044814) (PMCID:PMC4475334)

Katikireddi, S., McKee, M., Craig, P. and Stuckler, D. (2014) The NHS reforms in England: four challenges to evaluating success and failure. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 107(10), pp. 387-392. (doi:10.1177/0141076814550358)

Eberth, B., Olajide, D., Craig, P. and Ludbrook, A. (2014) Smoking-related disease risk, area deprivation and health behaviours. Journal of Public Health, 36(1), pp. 72-80. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdt031)

Craig, P. and Petticrew, M. (2013) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: reflections on the 2008 MRC guidance. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(5), pp. 585-587. (doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.09.009)

Craig, P. et al. (2012) Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions: new Medical Research Council guidance. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 66(12), pp. 1182-1186. (doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200375)

Gray, L., Batty, G.D., Craig, P., Stewart, C., Whyte, B., Findlayson, A. and Leyland, A.H. (2010) Cohort profile: the Scottish health surveys cohort: linkage of study participants to routinely collected records for mortality, hospital discharge, cancer and offspring birth characteristics in three nationwide studies. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39(2), pp. 345-350. (doi:10.1093/ije/dyp155)

Ogilvie, D., Craig, P., Griffin, S., Macintyre, S. and Wareham, N. (2009) A translational framework for public health research. BMC Public Health, 9, p. 116. (doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-116)

Craig, P., Dieppe, P., Macintyre, S., Michie, S., Nazareth, I. and Petticrew, M. (2008) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: the new Medical Research Council guidance. British Medical Journal, 337, pp. 979-983. (doi:10.1136/bmj.a1655)

Book Sections

Craig, P. (2015) Foreword. In: Rahm Hallberg, I.R. and Richards, D.A. (eds.) Complex Interventions in Health: An Overview of Research Methods. Routledge: Abingdon. ISBN 9780415703161

Craig, P., Dieppe, P., Macintyre, S., Michie, S., Nazareth, I. and Petticrew, M. (2009) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: an introduction to the new Medical Research Council guidance. In: Killoran, A. and Kelly, M.P. (eds.) Evidence–Based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 185-203. ISBN 9780199563623

Research Reports or Papers

Brunner, R., Craig, P. and Watson, N. (2017) Evaluability Assessment of Thriving Places: a Report for Glasgow Community Planning Partnership. Other. What Works Scotland.

Beaton, M., Craig, P., Katikireddi, S.V., Jepson, R. and Williams, A. (2015) Evaluability assessment of Free School Meals for all children in P1 to P3. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh.

Wimbush, E., Geddes, R., Woodman, K., Craig, P. and Jepson, R. (2015) Evaluability Assessment of the Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh.

Craig, P. (2015) Synthetic Controls: A New Approach to Evaluating Interventions. Working Paper. What Works Scotland.

Craig, P. and Campbell, M. (2015) Evaluability Assessment: A Systematic Approach to Deciding Whether and How to Evaluate Programmes and Policies. Working Paper. What Works Scotland.

Hilton Boon, M., Craig, P., Moore, L. and Thomson, H. (2015) Evaluation of public health interventions using regression discontinuity designs: a systematic review. Other. University of York, York.

Craig, P., Dieppe, P., Macintyre, S., Michie, S., Nazareth, I. and Petticrew, M. (2008) Developing and Evaluating Complex Interventions: New Guidance. Other. Medical Research Council, London.

Conference or Workshop Item

Hilton Boon, M.L., Craig, P., Moore, L. and Thomson, H. (2016) OP69 Regression discontinuity designs in the evaluation of health interventions, policies, and outcomes: a systematic review. UNSPECIFIED A39.2-A39. (doi:10.1136/jech-2016-208064.69)

Conference Proceedings

Craig, P. et al. (2010) Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions. In: MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network/MRC Methodology Research Panel Workshop, London, UK, 21 Jan 2010,

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