Dr Fiona Caryl

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

email: Fiona.Caryl@glasgow.ac.uk

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Clarice Pears Building, 90 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TB

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6329-6767

Biography

Fiona is Research Fellow who applies advanced geospatial approaches to understand the links between environment and human health. In 2018, she joined the Places and Health Programme of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, bringing ~20 years of cross-disciplinary experience in applied spatial data science spanning ecology, environmental science, and public health research.

Previously, Fiona worked as a Consultant Geospatial Scientist (4 years: renewables private sector) and Research Associate (6 years: University of Melbourne) focused on applied ecology and conservation. She leveraged her expertise in geospatial analytics, machine learning, and advanced statistics to publish research explaining spatial distributions and drivers of ecological phenomena, along with impact assessment of major interventions. Fiona has a PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences from the University of Stirling (2008), and an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation from the University of East Anglia (2003). 

Within the SPHSU, Fiona used a MRC Skills Development Fellowship to develop novel ways of using human mobility data (GPS) to quantify inequalities in exposure to health-influencing built and natural environments. Being policy-focused, she also developed innovative approaches to help policymakers determine the equity impact of policies to address these. More recently, her work has examined how natural space can reduce inequalities in individual- and population-level health.

Fiona is currently a Co-Investigator on the following active projects:

  • UKRI-NHMRC Better Parks, Healthier for All? (2020-2024) linking measures of green space quality to human health outcomes (cardiovascular disease and mental health) within UK Biobank.
  • MRC Networking Grant Built Environment Context & Change (2021-2023) producing an online interactive atlas of environmental context and change for the whole of Great Britain.

 

Research interests

  • Spatial epidemiology / health geography
  • Health inequalities
  • Gender/sex and socioeconomic inequalities
  • Mobility & GPS
  • GIS & spatial data
  • Natural environments (green/blue, natural spaces)
  • Built environment, urban areas
  • Landscape structure & composition
  • Land use/cover change 
  • Unhealthy commodities (alcohol, tobacco)

Publications

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Number of items: 17.

2023

Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. , Nicholls, N. , Smith, M., McCrorie, P. and Mitchell, R. (2023) Inequalities in neighbourhood features within children’s 20-minute neighbourhoods and variation in time spent locally, measured using GPS. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 5, 100174. (doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2023.100174)

2022

Nicholls, N. , Caryl, F. , Olsen, J. R. and Mitchell, R. (2022) Neighbourhood natural space and the narrowing of socioeconomic inequality in years of life lost: a cross-sectional ecological analysis of the Scottish Burden of Disease. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(12), pp. 976-983. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219111) (PMID:36253097) (PMCID:PMC9664125)

Olsen, J. R. et al. (2022) Day-to-day intrapersonal variability in mobility patterns and association with perceived stress: a cross-sectional study using GPS from 122 individuals in three European cities. SSM - Population Health, 19, 101172. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101172) (PMID:35865800) (PMCID:PMC9294330)

Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , McCrorie, P. and Mitchell, R. (2022) Socioeconomic inequality in Scottish children's exposure to and use of natural space and private gardens, measured by GPS. Landscape and Urban Planning, 223, 104425. (doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2022.104425)

Caryl, F. M. , Pearce, J., Mitchell, R. and Shortt, N. K. (2022) Inequalities in children’s exposure to alcohol outlets in Scotland: a GPS study. BMC Public Health, 22, 1749. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-14151-3) (PMID:36109778) (PMCID:PMC9479265)

2021

Caryl, F. M. , Pearce, J., Reid, G., Mitchell, R. and Shortt, N. K. (2021) Simulating the density reduction and equity impact of potential tobacco retail control policies. Tobacco Control, 30(e2), e138-e143. (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056002) (PMID:33148694) (PMCID:PMC7612095)

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. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102535) (PMID:33636594)

McCrorie, P. , Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , Nicholls, N. and Mitchell, R. (2021) Neighbourhood natural space and the narrowing of socioeconomic inequality in children’s social, emotional, and behavioural wellbeing. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 2, 100051. (doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2021.100051) (PMID:35712674) (PMCID:PMC9099293)

2020

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. (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054891) (PMID:31278083) (PMCID:PMC7116585)

2018

Fuller, L., Shewring, M. and Caryl, F. M. (2018) A novel method for targeting survey effort to identify new bat roosts using habitat suitability modelling. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 64(3), 31. (doi: 10.1007/s10344-018-1191-0)

2017

Vallejo, G. C., Grellier, K., Nelson, E. J., McGregor, R. M., Canning, S. J., Caryl, F. M. and McLean, N. (2017) Responses of two marine top predators to an offshore wind farm. Ecology and Evolution, 7(21), pp. 8698-8708. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.3389) (PMID:29152170) (PMCID:PMC5677494)

2016

Caryl, F. M. , Lumsden, L. F., van der Ree, R. and Wintle, B. A. (2016) Functional responses of insectivorous bats to increasing housing density support 'land-sparing' rather than 'land-sharing' urban growth strategies. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(1), pp. 191-201. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12549)

2015

Clevenger, A. P., Barrueto, M., Gunson, K. E., Caryl, F. M. and Ford, A. T. (2015) Context-dependent effects on spatial variation in deer-vehicle collisions. Ecosphere, 6(4), 47. (doi: 10.1890/ES14-00228.1)

2014

Caryl, F. M. , Hahs, A. K., Lumsden, L. F., Van der Ree, R., Wilson, C. and Wintle, B. A. (2014) Continuous predictors of species distributions support categorically stronger inference than ordinal and nominal classes: an example with urban bats. Landscape Ecology, 29(7), pp. 1237-1248. (doi: 10.1007/s10980-014-0062-7)

2013

Caryl, F. M. , Thomson, K. and Van Der Ree, R. (2013) Permeability of the urban matrix to arboreal gliding mammals: sugar gliders in Melbourne, Australia. Austral Ecology, 38(6), pp. 609-616. (doi: 10.1111/aec.12006)

2012

Caryl, F. M. , Raynor, R., Quine, C. P. and Park, K. .J. (2012) The seasonal diet of British pine marten determined from genetically identified scats. Journal of Zoology, 288(4), pp. 252-259. (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00951.x)

Caryl, F. M. , Quine, C. P. and Park, K. J. (2012) Martens in the matrix: the importance of nonforested habitats for forest carnivores in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Mammalogy, 93(2), pp. 464-474. (doi: 10.1644/11-MAMM-A-149.1)

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Number of items: 17.

Articles

Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. , Nicholls, N. , Smith, M., McCrorie, P. and Mitchell, R. (2023) Inequalities in neighbourhood features within children’s 20-minute neighbourhoods and variation in time spent locally, measured using GPS. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 5, 100174. (doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2023.100174)

Nicholls, N. , Caryl, F. , Olsen, J. R. and Mitchell, R. (2022) Neighbourhood natural space and the narrowing of socioeconomic inequality in years of life lost: a cross-sectional ecological analysis of the Scottish Burden of Disease. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(12), pp. 976-983. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219111) (PMID:36253097) (PMCID:PMC9664125)

Olsen, J. R. et al. (2022) Day-to-day intrapersonal variability in mobility patterns and association with perceived stress: a cross-sectional study using GPS from 122 individuals in three European cities. SSM - Population Health, 19, 101172. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2022.101172) (PMID:35865800) (PMCID:PMC9294330)

Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , McCrorie, P. and Mitchell, R. (2022) Socioeconomic inequality in Scottish children's exposure to and use of natural space and private gardens, measured by GPS. Landscape and Urban Planning, 223, 104425. (doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2022.104425)

Caryl, F. M. , Pearce, J., Mitchell, R. and Shortt, N. K. (2022) Inequalities in children’s exposure to alcohol outlets in Scotland: a GPS study. BMC Public Health, 22, 1749. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-14151-3) (PMID:36109778) (PMCID:PMC9479265)

Caryl, F. M. , Pearce, J., Reid, G., Mitchell, R. and Shortt, N. K. (2021) Simulating the density reduction and equity impact of potential tobacco retail control policies. Tobacco Control, 30(e2), e138-e143. (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056002) (PMID:33148694) (PMCID:PMC7612095)

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. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102535) (PMID:33636594)

McCrorie, P. , Olsen, J. R. , Caryl, F. M. , Nicholls, N. and Mitchell, R. (2021) Neighbourhood natural space and the narrowing of socioeconomic inequality in children’s social, emotional, and behavioural wellbeing. Wellbeing, Space and Society, 2, 100051. (doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2021.100051) (PMID:35712674) (PMCID:PMC9099293)

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. (doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054891) (PMID:31278083) (PMCID:PMC7116585)

Fuller, L., Shewring, M. and Caryl, F. M. (2018) A novel method for targeting survey effort to identify new bat roosts using habitat suitability modelling. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 64(3), 31. (doi: 10.1007/s10344-018-1191-0)

Vallejo, G. C., Grellier, K., Nelson, E. J., McGregor, R. M., Canning, S. J., Caryl, F. M. and McLean, N. (2017) Responses of two marine top predators to an offshore wind farm. Ecology and Evolution, 7(21), pp. 8698-8708. (doi: 10.1002/ece3.3389) (PMID:29152170) (PMCID:PMC5677494)

Caryl, F. M. , Lumsden, L. F., van der Ree, R. and Wintle, B. A. (2016) Functional responses of insectivorous bats to increasing housing density support 'land-sparing' rather than 'land-sharing' urban growth strategies. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(1), pp. 191-201. (doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12549)

Clevenger, A. P., Barrueto, M., Gunson, K. E., Caryl, F. M. and Ford, A. T. (2015) Context-dependent effects on spatial variation in deer-vehicle collisions. Ecosphere, 6(4), 47. (doi: 10.1890/ES14-00228.1)

Caryl, F. M. , Hahs, A. K., Lumsden, L. F., Van der Ree, R., Wilson, C. and Wintle, B. A. (2014) Continuous predictors of species distributions support categorically stronger inference than ordinal and nominal classes: an example with urban bats. Landscape Ecology, 29(7), pp. 1237-1248. (doi: 10.1007/s10980-014-0062-7)

Caryl, F. M. , Thomson, K. and Van Der Ree, R. (2013) Permeability of the urban matrix to arboreal gliding mammals: sugar gliders in Melbourne, Australia. Austral Ecology, 38(6), pp. 609-616. (doi: 10.1111/aec.12006)

Caryl, F. M. , Raynor, R., Quine, C. P. and Park, K. .J. (2012) The seasonal diet of British pine marten determined from genetically identified scats. Journal of Zoology, 288(4), pp. 252-259. (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.2012.00951.x)

Caryl, F. M. , Quine, C. P. and Park, K. J. (2012) Martens in the matrix: the importance of nonforested habitats for forest carnivores in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Mammalogy, 93(2), pp. 464-474. (doi: 10.1644/11-MAMM-A-149.1)

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Grants

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

  • MRC Networking grant
    Medical Research Council
    2022 - 2023
     
  • Better Parks, Healthier for All?
    Medical Research Council
    2020 - 2023
     
  • Do gender-differences in access to urban landscapes lead to gender-inequalities in mental and physical health?
    Medical Research Council
    2020 - 2023
     
  • To Estimate Of The Impact Of A Reduction In Tobacco Retailer Availability
    Cancer Research UK
    2018 - 2018
     

Supervision

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2020: Fellowship (MRC)
  • 2019: Glasgow Crucible (University of Glasgow)

Research fellowships

  • 2020 - 2023: MRC Skills Development Fellowship

Professional & learned societies

  • 2020 - 2023: Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh