Dr Andy Baxter

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

Biography

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.

Research interests

  • Public health policy evaluation
  • Designing and evaluating complex interventions
  • Sexual health and sexual health interventions
  • Health inequalities

Publications

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Number of items: 12.

2024

Purba, A. K., Henderson, M. , Baxter, A. , Pearce, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2024) The relationship between time spent on social media and adolescent cigarette, e-cigarette and dual use: a longitudinal analysis of the UK millennium cohort study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, (Accepted for Publication)

Thomson, R. M. , Kopasker, D. , Bronka, P., Richiardi, M., Khodygo, V. , Baxter, A. J. , Igelstrom, E. , Pearce, A. , Leyland, A. H. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2024) Short-term impacts of Universal Basic Income on population mental health inequalities in the UK: a microsimulation modelling study. PLoS Medicine, 21(3), e1004358. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004358) (PMID:38437214)

2023

Purba, A. K., Henderson, M. , Baxter, A. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Pearce, A. (2023) The relationship between time spent on social media and adolescent alcohol use: a longitudinal analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study. European Journal of Public Health, 33(6), pp. 1043-1051. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckad163) (PMID:37699850) (PMCID:PMC10710344)

Willis, M. et al. (2023) Prevalence and correlates of fearing a partner during the COVID-19 pandemic in Britain: findings from Natsal-COVID. Journal of Family Violence, (doi: 10.1007/s10896-023-00665-w) (Early Online Publication)

Baxter, A. J. et al. (2023) Contraceptive use and pregnancy planning in Britain during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a large, quasi-representative survey (Natsal-COVID). BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, 49, pp. 260-273. (doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2022-201763) (PMID:36958823) (PMCID:PMC10579517)

Mitchell, K. R. et al. (2023) Sexual and reproductive health in Britain during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: cross-sectional population survey (Natsal-COVID-Wave 2) and national surveillance data. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 99(6), pp. 386-397. (doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2022-055680) (PMID:36973042) (PMCID:PMC10447381)

Brown, H. et al. (2023) Exploring the health and sociodemographic characteristics of people seeking advice with claiming universal credit: a cross-sectional analysis of UK citizens advice data, 2017–2021. BMC Public Health, 23, 595. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15483-4) (PMID:36997889) (PMCID:PMC10060933)

2022

Craig, P. et al. (2022) Evaluation of the mental health impacts of universal credit: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMJ Open, 12(4), e061340. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061340) (PMID:35396318) (PMCID:PMC8996017)

Riddell, J. et al. (2022) Sexual and Reproductive Health in Scotland During the First Year of the COVID Pandemic (March 2020-March 2021). Natsal-COVID study Scotland report. Documentation. Natsal Resource.

2021

Smith, M. J. , Baxter, A. J. , Skivington, K. , McCann, M. , Hilton, S. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2021) Examining the sources of evidence in e-cigarette policy recommendations: a citation network analysis of international public health recommendations. PLoS ONE, 16(8), e0255604. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255604) (PMID:34347823) (PMCID:PMC8336794)

Baxter, A. J. , Dundas, R. , Popham, F. and Craig, P. (2021) How effective was England’s teenage pregnancy strategy? A comparative analysis of high-income countries. Social Science and Medicine, 270, 113685. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113685) (PMID:33434717) (PMCID:PMC7895815)

2019

Baxter, A. J. , Tweed, E. J. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Thomson, H. (2019) Effects of Housing First approaches on health and wellbeing of adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73, pp. 379-387. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-210981) (PMID:30777888) (PMCID:PMC6581117)

This list was generated on Fri May 24 14:46:07 2024 BST.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Purba, A. K., Henderson, M. , Baxter, A. , Pearce, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2024) The relationship between time spent on social media and adolescent cigarette, e-cigarette and dual use: a longitudinal analysis of the UK millennium cohort study. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, (Accepted for Publication)

Thomson, R. M. , Kopasker, D. , Bronka, P., Richiardi, M., Khodygo, V. , Baxter, A. J. , Igelstrom, E. , Pearce, A. , Leyland, A. H. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2024) Short-term impacts of Universal Basic Income on population mental health inequalities in the UK: a microsimulation modelling study. PLoS Medicine, 21(3), e1004358. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004358) (PMID:38437214)

Purba, A. K., Henderson, M. , Baxter, A. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Pearce, A. (2023) The relationship between time spent on social media and adolescent alcohol use: a longitudinal analysis of the UK Millennium Cohort Study. European Journal of Public Health, 33(6), pp. 1043-1051. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckad163) (PMID:37699850) (PMCID:PMC10710344)

Willis, M. et al. (2023) Prevalence and correlates of fearing a partner during the COVID-19 pandemic in Britain: findings from Natsal-COVID. Journal of Family Violence, (doi: 10.1007/s10896-023-00665-w) (Early Online Publication)

Baxter, A. J. et al. (2023) Contraceptive use and pregnancy planning in Britain during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: Findings from a large, quasi-representative survey (Natsal-COVID). BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, 49, pp. 260-273. (doi: 10.1136/bmjsrh-2022-201763) (PMID:36958823) (PMCID:PMC10579517)

Mitchell, K. R. et al. (2023) Sexual and reproductive health in Britain during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic: cross-sectional population survey (Natsal-COVID-Wave 2) and national surveillance data. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 99(6), pp. 386-397. (doi: 10.1136/sextrans-2022-055680) (PMID:36973042) (PMCID:PMC10447381)

Brown, H. et al. (2023) Exploring the health and sociodemographic characteristics of people seeking advice with claiming universal credit: a cross-sectional analysis of UK citizens advice data, 2017–2021. BMC Public Health, 23, 595. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15483-4) (PMID:36997889) (PMCID:PMC10060933)

Craig, P. et al. (2022) Evaluation of the mental health impacts of universal credit: protocol for a mixed methods study. BMJ Open, 12(4), e061340. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061340) (PMID:35396318) (PMCID:PMC8996017)

Smith, M. J. , Baxter, A. J. , Skivington, K. , McCann, M. , Hilton, S. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2021) Examining the sources of evidence in e-cigarette policy recommendations: a citation network analysis of international public health recommendations. PLoS ONE, 16(8), e0255604. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255604) (PMID:34347823) (PMCID:PMC8336794)

Baxter, A. J. , Dundas, R. , Popham, F. and Craig, P. (2021) How effective was England’s teenage pregnancy strategy? A comparative analysis of high-income countries. Social Science and Medicine, 270, 113685. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113685) (PMID:33434717) (PMCID:PMC7895815)

Baxter, A. J. , Tweed, E. J. , Katikireddi, S. V. and Thomson, H. (2019) Effects of Housing First approaches on health and wellbeing of adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 73, pp. 379-387. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-210981) (PMID:30777888) (PMCID:PMC6581117)

Research Reports or Papers

Riddell, J. et al. (2022) Sexual and Reproductive Health in Scotland During the First Year of the COVID Pandemic (March 2020-March 2021). Natsal-COVID study Scotland report. Documentation. Natsal Resource.

This list was generated on Fri May 24 14:46:07 2024 BST.

Supervision

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.

Teaching

  • Improving Health and Society seminars (part of the Global Health MSc course)