Dr Emily Long

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

Biography

Dr. Emily Long is a Research Fellow in the Social Relationships and Health Improvement programme in the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU). She previously held a MRC Skills Development Fellowship from 2018-2021 through the College of Social Sciences and SPHSU.

Emily holds a PhD in Psychology, with an emphasis on sociobehavioral epidemiology, from Utah State University. 

 

Research interests

My research related to social networks includes projects related to:

1. The mechanisms through which social relationships impact health outcomes (e.g., substance use, mental health)

2. The extent to which health influences the structure of social networks

3. Social network interventions and leveraging social relationships in behaviour change programs

My research related to loneliness among young people includes projects related to:

1. Identifying individual, social, and community risk factors for loneliness

2. Multilevel analysis of variation in loneliness

3. The dynamics between loneliness and mental health

4. Associations between social isolation and loneliness

5. Implications of loneliness on wellbeing

 

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017
Number of items: 21.

2024

Letina, S., Long, E. , Mccrorie, P. , Mitchell, K. , Zucca, C., Riddell, J. , Simpson, S. A. , Moore, L. and McCann, M. (2024) Cross-sectional social network study of adolescent peer group variation in substance use and mental wellbeing: the importance of the meso-level. Social Networks, 78, pp. 119-137. (doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2023.12.002)

Long, E. (2024) Loneliness, social support, and social networks: Urban-rural variation and links to wellbeing in Scotland. Journal of Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Richardson, L., Long, E. , Goodfellow, C. , Milicev, J. and Gardani, M. (2024) Starting an undergraduate degree amid the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-method egocentric network study on student loneliness. PLoS ONE, 19(2), e0297953. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0297953) (PMID:38306333) (PMCID:PMC10836688)

2023

Anderson, M. , Long, E. and McCann, M. (2023) Social Network Characteristics Associated with Physical Activity in Adults Aged 55-75 Living in Two Deprived Communities in Scotland. 7th European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2023), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 04-08 Sep 2023.

Milicev, J. , Qualter, P., Goodfellow, C. , Inchley, J. , Simpson, S. A. , Leyland, A. H. , Kharicha, K. and Long, E. (2023) The prospective relationship between loneliness, life satisfaction, and psychological distress before and during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. Journal of Public Health, 31(9), pp. 1417-1431. (doi: 10.1007/s10389-022-01719-x) (PMID:35668719) (PMCID:PMC9136554)

Goodfellow, C. , Willis, M. , Inchley, J. , Kharicha, K., Leyland, A. H. , Qualter, P., Simpson, S. and Long, E. (2023) Mental health and loneliness in Scottish schools: a multilevel analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 93(2), pp. 608-625. (doi: 10.1111/bjep.12581) (PMID:36683467)

Marquez, J., Goodfellow, C. , Hardoon, D., Inchley, J. , Leyland, A.H. , Qualter, P., Simpson, S.A. and Long, E. (2023) Loneliness in young people: a multilevel exploration of social ecological influences and geographic variation. Journal of Public Health, 45(1), pp. 109-117. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdab402) (PMID:34999845) (PMCID:PMC10017088)

2022

Long, E. , Stevens, S., Topciu, R., Williams, A. J., Taylor, T. J. and Morrissey, K. (2022) Wellbeing and social network characteristics in rural communities: findings from a cohort in social housing in Cornwall, United Kingdom. International Journal of Community Well-Being, 5(3), pp. 559-570. (doi: 10.1007/s42413-022-00167-5) (PMID:35611238) (PMCID:PMC9118807)

Marquez, J., Inchley, J. and Long, E. (2022) Cross-country and gender differences in factors associated with population-level declines in adolescent life satisfaction. Child Indicators Research, 15(4), pp. 1405-1428. (doi: 10.1007/s12187-022-09930-8)

Goodfellow, C. , Hardoon, D., Inchley, J. , Leyland, A. H. , Qualter, P., Simpson, S. A. and Long, E. (2022) Loneliness and personal well-being in young people: moderating effects of individual, interpersonal, and community factors. Journal of Adolescence, 94(4), pp. 554-568. (doi: 10.1002/jad.12046) (PMID:35403218) (PMCID:PMC9320932)

Thomson, M. , Martin, A. , Long, E. , Logue, J. and Simpson, S. A. (2022) A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID-19. Clinical Obesity, 12(3), e12512. (doi: 10.1111/cob.12512) (PMID:35194943) (PMCID:PMC9286397)

Long, E. et al. (2022) COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on social relationships and health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(2), pp. 128-132. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-216690) (PMID:34413184) (PMCID:PMC8380476)

2021

McGlone, M. and Long, E. (2021) Are young adults with long-standing illness or disability at increased risk of loneliness? evidence from the UK Longitudinal Household Study. Journal of Public Health Research, 9(4), 1861. (doi: 10.4081/jphr.2020.1861) (PMID:33409244) (PMCID:PMC7771026)

Long, E. , Zucca, C. and Sweeting, H. (2021) School climate, peer relationships, and adolescent mental health: a social ecological perspective. Youth and Society, 53(8), pp. 1400-1415. (doi: 10.1177/0044118X20970232)

Long, E. , Barrett, T. and Lockhart, G. (2021) Chronic health conditions and adolescent friendships: perspectives from social network analysis. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 33(5), 20180293. (doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2018-0293)

Zucca, C. , Long, E. , Hilton, J. and McCann, M. (2021) Appraising the implementation of complexity approaches within the Public Health Sector in Scotland. An assessment framework for pre-implementation policy evaluation. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, 653588. (doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.653588) (PMID:34631638) (PMCID:PMC8492954)

Marquez, J. and Long, E. (2021) A global decline in adolescents’ subjective well-being: a comparative study exploring patterns of change in the life satisfaction of 15-year-old students in 46 countries. Child Indicators Research, 14(3), pp. 1251-1292. (doi: 10.1007/s12187-020-09788-8)

2020

Long, E. , Gardani, M. , McCann, M. , Sweeting, H. , Tranmer, M. and Moore, L. (2020) Mental health disorders and adolescent peer relationships. Social Science and Medicine, 253, 112973. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112973) (PMID:32283352) (PMCID:PMC7248572)

2019

Long, E. and Valente, T. W. (2019) Perceived social acceptability and longitudinal trends in adolescent cigarette smoking. Prevention Science, 20(6), pp. 824-832. (doi: 10.1007/s11121-018-0945-y) (PMID:30168036)

2018

Simone, M., Long, E. and Lockhart, G. (2018) The dynamic relationship between unhealthy weight control and adolescent friendships: a social network approach. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(7), pp. 1373-1384. (doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0796-z) (PMID:29250752)

2017

Long, E. , Barrett, T. S. and Lockhart, G. (2017) Network-behavior dynamics of adolescent friendships, alcohol use, and physical activity. Health Psychology, 36(6), pp. 577-586. (doi: 10.1037/hea0000483) (PMID:28277703)

This list was generated on Wed May 29 10:33:08 2024 BST.
Number of items: 21.

Articles

Letina, S., Long, E. , Mccrorie, P. , Mitchell, K. , Zucca, C., Riddell, J. , Simpson, S. A. , Moore, L. and McCann, M. (2024) Cross-sectional social network study of adolescent peer group variation in substance use and mental wellbeing: the importance of the meso-level. Social Networks, 78, pp. 119-137. (doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2023.12.002)

Long, E. (2024) Loneliness, social support, and social networks: Urban-rural variation and links to wellbeing in Scotland. Journal of Public Health, (Accepted for Publication)

Richardson, L., Long, E. , Goodfellow, C. , Milicev, J. and Gardani, M. (2024) Starting an undergraduate degree amid the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-method egocentric network study on student loneliness. PLoS ONE, 19(2), e0297953. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0297953) (PMID:38306333) (PMCID:PMC10836688)

Milicev, J. , Qualter, P., Goodfellow, C. , Inchley, J. , Simpson, S. A. , Leyland, A. H. , Kharicha, K. and Long, E. (2023) The prospective relationship between loneliness, life satisfaction, and psychological distress before and during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. Journal of Public Health, 31(9), pp. 1417-1431. (doi: 10.1007/s10389-022-01719-x) (PMID:35668719) (PMCID:PMC9136554)

Goodfellow, C. , Willis, M. , Inchley, J. , Kharicha, K., Leyland, A. H. , Qualter, P., Simpson, S. and Long, E. (2023) Mental health and loneliness in Scottish schools: a multilevel analysis of data from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 93(2), pp. 608-625. (doi: 10.1111/bjep.12581) (PMID:36683467)

Marquez, J., Goodfellow, C. , Hardoon, D., Inchley, J. , Leyland, A.H. , Qualter, P., Simpson, S.A. and Long, E. (2023) Loneliness in young people: a multilevel exploration of social ecological influences and geographic variation. Journal of Public Health, 45(1), pp. 109-117. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdab402) (PMID:34999845) (PMCID:PMC10017088)

Long, E. , Stevens, S., Topciu, R., Williams, A. J., Taylor, T. J. and Morrissey, K. (2022) Wellbeing and social network characteristics in rural communities: findings from a cohort in social housing in Cornwall, United Kingdom. International Journal of Community Well-Being, 5(3), pp. 559-570. (doi: 10.1007/s42413-022-00167-5) (PMID:35611238) (PMCID:PMC9118807)

Marquez, J., Inchley, J. and Long, E. (2022) Cross-country and gender differences in factors associated with population-level declines in adolescent life satisfaction. Child Indicators Research, 15(4), pp. 1405-1428. (doi: 10.1007/s12187-022-09930-8)

Goodfellow, C. , Hardoon, D., Inchley, J. , Leyland, A. H. , Qualter, P., Simpson, S. A. and Long, E. (2022) Loneliness and personal well-being in young people: moderating effects of individual, interpersonal, and community factors. Journal of Adolescence, 94(4), pp. 554-568. (doi: 10.1002/jad.12046) (PMID:35403218) (PMCID:PMC9320932)

Thomson, M. , Martin, A. , Long, E. , Logue, J. and Simpson, S. A. (2022) A qualitative exploration of weight management during COVID-19. Clinical Obesity, 12(3), e12512. (doi: 10.1111/cob.12512) (PMID:35194943) (PMCID:PMC9286397)

Long, E. et al. (2022) COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on social relationships and health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(2), pp. 128-132. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-216690) (PMID:34413184) (PMCID:PMC8380476)

McGlone, M. and Long, E. (2021) Are young adults with long-standing illness or disability at increased risk of loneliness? evidence from the UK Longitudinal Household Study. Journal of Public Health Research, 9(4), 1861. (doi: 10.4081/jphr.2020.1861) (PMID:33409244) (PMCID:PMC7771026)

Long, E. , Zucca, C. and Sweeting, H. (2021) School climate, peer relationships, and adolescent mental health: a social ecological perspective. Youth and Society, 53(8), pp. 1400-1415. (doi: 10.1177/0044118X20970232)

Long, E. , Barrett, T. and Lockhart, G. (2021) Chronic health conditions and adolescent friendships: perspectives from social network analysis. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 33(5), 20180293. (doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2018-0293)

Zucca, C. , Long, E. , Hilton, J. and McCann, M. (2021) Appraising the implementation of complexity approaches within the Public Health Sector in Scotland. An assessment framework for pre-implementation policy evaluation. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, 653588. (doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.653588) (PMID:34631638) (PMCID:PMC8492954)

Marquez, J. and Long, E. (2021) A global decline in adolescents’ subjective well-being: a comparative study exploring patterns of change in the life satisfaction of 15-year-old students in 46 countries. Child Indicators Research, 14(3), pp. 1251-1292. (doi: 10.1007/s12187-020-09788-8)

Long, E. , Gardani, M. , McCann, M. , Sweeting, H. , Tranmer, M. and Moore, L. (2020) Mental health disorders and adolescent peer relationships. Social Science and Medicine, 253, 112973. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.112973) (PMID:32283352) (PMCID:PMC7248572)

Long, E. and Valente, T. W. (2019) Perceived social acceptability and longitudinal trends in adolescent cigarette smoking. Prevention Science, 20(6), pp. 824-832. (doi: 10.1007/s11121-018-0945-y) (PMID:30168036)

Simone, M., Long, E. and Lockhart, G. (2018) The dynamic relationship between unhealthy weight control and adolescent friendships: a social network approach. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(7), pp. 1373-1384. (doi: 10.1007/s10964-017-0796-z) (PMID:29250752)

Long, E. , Barrett, T. S. and Lockhart, G. (2017) Network-behavior dynamics of adolescent friendships, alcohol use, and physical activity. Health Psychology, 36(6), pp. 577-586. (doi: 10.1037/hea0000483) (PMID:28277703)

Conference or Workshop Item

Anderson, M. , Long, E. and McCann, M. (2023) Social Network Characteristics Associated with Physical Activity in Adults Aged 55-75 Living in Two Deprived Communities in Scotland. 7th European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2023), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 04-08 Sep 2023.

This list was generated on Wed May 29 10:33:08 2024 BST.

Grants

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

  • Evaluation of the Whole Systems Approach to Obesity
    Public Health Wales
    2023 - 2025
     
  • SOCITS: A SOCial sITuational Systems approach to measuring and modelling relational influences on adolescent mental health
    UK Research and Innovation
    2022 - 2025
     
  • Only the Lonely
    Medical Research Council
    2022 - 2025
     
  • Loneliness and Mental Health in Adolescent and Young Adult Populations
    Economic and Social Research Council
    2020 - 2021
     
  • Complex systems science: Applications to population health
    Medical Research Council
    2018 - 2021
     

Supervision

  • Omiridou, Eleni
    How do peers influence adolescent health behaviour? Using social network analysis to understand mechanisms in peer-led interventions.