Research features in House of Commons briefing
Research from the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit features in a recent House of Commons briefing on the current advertising regulatory system in the UK, with specific reference to advertising to children.
It references a paper co-authored by Dr Jon Olsen, Dr Chris Patterson, Dr Fiona Caryl, Professor Rich Mitchell and Professor Shona Hilton that explores children’s exposure to unhealthy advertising at bus stops and a paper co-authored by Dr Fiona Caryl and Professor Rich Mitchell that examines children’s exposure to tobacco retailing.
Both studies used advanced methodologies by inviting children to wear GPS devices to measure real exposure.
- 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.
- 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
First published: 28 June 2018