Dr Andy Baxter
- Research Associate (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
I recently completed my PhD at the University of Glasgow, investigating causes of falling teenage pregnancy rates in the UK and the contribution of the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy. Through this I gained skills in public health policy evaluation and designing and evaluating complex interventions.
I am currently part of an NIHR-funded team examining the impacts of Universal Credit. I am using data from the Annual Population Survey to assess affects of UC on mental health and will produce a microsimulation model to replicate and test further effects of welfare policy changes.
I enjoy developing and teaching in R, and using interactive Shiny apps to present research. I also provide training through www.rtraining.co.uk for researchers and data scientists in using R and Shiny to investigate data and present findings.
I have contributed to the 5-day course outlining the MRC New framework on complex interventions to improve health and will be managing future iterations of the course. Do get in touch for more info on the course.
- Public health policy evaluation
- Designing and evaluating complex interventions
- Sexual health and sexual health interventions
- Health inequalities
I welcome enquiries for PhD student supervision on projects looking at:
- Evaluating public health policies and interventions
- Using administrative data in causal analyses
I have supervised three projects submitted for completion of the MPH Public Health course.
- Improving Health and Society seminars (part of the Global Health MSc course)