Dr Kathryn Skivington

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

telephone: 01413537589
email: Kathryn.Skivington@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: She/her/hers

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Berkeley Square, 99 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HR

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3571-1561

Biography

Kathryn is a Research Fellow based at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, working in the Social Relationahips and Health programme, where she leads the Community Networks workstream. 

Kathryn was previously employed on an MRC/University of Glasgow Research Fellowship, and before that worked at the Scottish Government, the Institute for Work & Health (Toronto), and completed her PhD at the SPHSU in 2013.  She has an MSc in Public Health and Health Services Research and a MA in Psychology, both from the University of Aberdeen.

Kathryn is a member of the Society for Social Medicine and Population Health, and has sat on the committee, including chairing the ECR sub-committee from 2018-2019.

 

Research interests

Kathryn undertakes mixed methods research, and her research interests and experience are broadly related to the social determinants of health, where her work has focussed on exploring how employment and welfare benefit receipt are associated with health; related research in multimorbidity; social prescribing and whole-community approaches to health. She is interested in methods used, as well as methodological challenges inherent in evaluating complex public health interventions. A common thread of research projects is the dimension of socioeconomic inequality and the focus on underserved groups.

Current/recent projects include: Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions (funded by MRC and NIHR), which provides a framework for those involved in complex intervention research; and The Scottish Drug Related Deaths Study (funded by the CSO and is a partnership with the Drugs Research Network for Scotland and other Scottish universities), which takes a systems approach to exploring syndemic health and social condition clustering among individuals who experience a drug-related death; and the Physical Activity, Social Connectedness and Healthy Ageing Study (PACES), which takes a sytems approach to intervention development for healthy ageing. 

Publications

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Number of items: 26.

2022

Smith, M. J. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Hilton, S. and Skivington, K. (2022) Development processes for e-cigarette public health recommendations lacked transparency in managing conflicts of interest. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 152, pp. 80-88. (doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.09.006) (PMID:36122822)

Baillie, A., Skivington, K. , Fergie, G. and Mackenzie, M. (2022) Participatory and Deliberative Processes in the UK Related to Income Insecurity: a Scoping Review. Public Health Science 2021. Lancet 400(Supplement 1). S18, 26 Nov 2021. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02228-0)

Carters-White, L., Hilton, S. , Skivington, K. and Chambers, S. (2022) Children’s, parents’ and professional stakeholders’ views on power concerning the regulation of online advertising of unhealthy food to young people in the UK: A qualitative study. PLoS ONE, 17(6), e0268701. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0268701) (PMID:35696387) (PMCID:PMC9191734)

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

Carters-White, L., Chambers, S. , Skivington, K. and Hilton, S. (2021) Whose rights deserve protection? Framing analysis of responses to the 2016 committee of advertising practice consultation on the non-broadcast advertising of foods and soft drinks to children. Food Policy, 104, 102139. (doi: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2021.102139) (PMID:34720343) (PMCID:PMC8547229)

Skivington, K. et al. (2021) A new framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions: update of Medical Research Council guidance. British Medical Journal, 374, n2061. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.n2061) (PMID:34593508)

Skivington, K. et al. (2021) Framework for the development and evaluation of complex interventions: gap analysis, workshop and consultation-informed update. Health Technology Assessment, 25(57), (doi: 10.3310/hta25570) (PMID:34590577)

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)

2020

Mackenzie, M. , Skivington, K. and Fergie, G. (2020) "The state they're in": unpicking fantasy paradigms of health improvement interventions as tools for addressing health inequalities. Social Science and Medicine, 256, 113047. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113047) (PMID:32460096) (PMCID:PMC7306155)

2018

Skivington, K. , Matthews, L. , Craig, P. , Simpson, S. and Moore, L. (2018) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: updating Medical Research Council guidance to take account of new methodological and theoretical approaches. The Lancet 392(S2):S2. Meeting abstract: Public Health Science 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 Nov 2018. (doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32865-4)

Vojt, G., Skivington, K. , Sweeting, H. , Campbell, M. , Fenton, C. and Thomson, H. (2018) Lack of evidence on mental health and well-being impacts of individual-level interventions for vulnerable adolescents: systematic mapping review. Public Health, 161, pp. 29-32. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.04.003) (PMID:29859375) (PMCID:PMC6085115)

Skivington, K. , Smith, M., Chng, N. R. , Mackenzie, M. , Wyke, S. and Mercer, S. W. (2018) Delivering a primary care-based social prescribing initiative: a qualitative study of the benefits and challenges. British Journal of General Practice, 68(672), e487-e494. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp18X696617) (PMID:29784868) (PMCID:PMC6014416)

2017

Katikireddi, S. , Skivington, K. , Leyland, A. H. , Hunt, K. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) The contribution of risk factors to socioeconomic inequalities in multimorbidity across the lifecourse: a longitudinal analysis of the Twenty07 cohort. BMC Medicine, 15, 152. (doi: 10.1186/s12916-017-0913-6) (PMID:28835246) (PMCID:PMC5569487)

Mustard, C. A., Skivington, K. , Lay, M., Lifshen, M., Etches, J. and Chambers, A. (2017) Implementation of a disability management policy in a large healthcare employer: a quasi-experimental, mixed-method evaluation. BMJ Open, 7(6), e014734. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014734) (PMID:28624757) (PMCID:PMC5541574)

2016

Skivington, K. , Lifshen, M. and Mustard, C. (2016) Implementing a collaborative return-to-work program: lessons from a qualitative study in a large Canadian healthcare organization. Work, 55(3), pp. 613-624. (doi: 10.3233/WOR-162437) (PMID:27792035) (PMCID:PMC5147494)

Vojt, G., Thomson, H. , Campbell, M. , Fenton, C. , Sweeting, H. , McQueen, J. and Skivington, K. (2016) Health, Happiness and Wellbeing for Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood: A Systematic Review of Individual-Level Interventions for Adolescents from Vulnerable Groups. Other. University of Glasgow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow.

Skivington, K. , Vojt, G., Thomson, H. , Fenton, C. , Campbell, M. and Sweeting, H. (2016) Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Smith, M. and Skivington, K. (2016) Community Links: Perspectives of Community Organisations on the Links Worker Programme Pilot and on Collaborative Working with Primary Health Care: A Sub-Project of the Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in ‘Deep End’ General Practices in Glasgow Final Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

van Eerd, D. et al. (2016) Effectiveness of workplace interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms: an update of the evidence. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2016(73), pp. 62-70. (doi: 10.1136/oemed-2015-102992) (PMID:26552695) (PMCID:PMC4717459)

2015

Robertson, T., Estradé, M., Jepson, R., Muir, G. and Skivington, K. (2015) The Nature of Employment and Excess Mortality in Glasgow and Scotland. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

2014

Mckenna, J. and Skivington, K. (2014) Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2013-14. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh.

Skivington, K. and Mckenna, J. (2014) Charges Reported Under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 in 2013-14. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh.

2013

Popham, F. , Skivington, K. and Benzeval, M. (2013) Why do those out of work because of sickness or disability have a high mortality risk? Evidence from a Scottish cohort. European Journal of Public Health, 23(4), pp. 629-635. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cks164)

2010

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K. and Thomson, H. (2010) Health improvement programmes: really too complex to evaluate? British Medical Journal, 340(mar10), c1332-c1332. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.c1332)

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K. and Thomson, H. (2010) MRC guidelines and the evaluation of health improvement programmes: are health improvement programmes really too complex to assess their effectiveness? [rapid response]. British Medical Journal, 340ID(614), c185.

Skivington, K., McCartney, G., Thomson, H. and Bond, L. (2010) Challenges in evaluating welfare to work policy interventions: would an RCT design have been the answer to all our problems? BMC Public Health, 10, 254. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-254) (PMID:20478022) (PMCID:PMC2882350)

This list was generated on Sat Dec 3 12:40:32 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 26.

Articles

Smith, M. J. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Hilton, S. and Skivington, K. (2022) Development processes for e-cigarette public health recommendations lacked transparency in managing conflicts of interest. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 152, pp. 80-88. (doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2022.09.006) (PMID:36122822)

Carters-White, L., Hilton, S. , Skivington, K. and Chambers, S. (2022) Children’s, parents’ and professional stakeholders’ views on power concerning the regulation of online advertising of unhealthy food to young people in the UK: A qualitative study. PLoS ONE, 17(6), e0268701. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0268701) (PMID:35696387) (PMCID:PMC9191734)

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)

Carters-White, L., Chambers, S. , Skivington, K. and Hilton, S. (2021) Whose rights deserve protection? Framing analysis of responses to the 2016 committee of advertising practice consultation on the non-broadcast advertising of foods and soft drinks to children. Food Policy, 104, 102139. (doi: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2021.102139) (PMID:34720343) (PMCID:PMC8547229)

Skivington, K. et al. (2021) A new framework for developing and evaluating complex interventions: update of Medical Research Council guidance. British Medical Journal, 374, n2061. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.n2061) (PMID:34593508)

Skivington, K. et al. (2021) Framework for the development and evaluation of complex interventions: gap analysis, workshop and consultation-informed update. Health Technology Assessment, 25(57), (doi: 10.3310/hta25570) (PMID:34590577)

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)

Mackenzie, M. , Skivington, K. and Fergie, G. (2020) "The state they're in": unpicking fantasy paradigms of health improvement interventions as tools for addressing health inequalities. Social Science and Medicine, 256, 113047. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113047) (PMID:32460096) (PMCID:PMC7306155)

Vojt, G., Skivington, K. , Sweeting, H. , Campbell, M. , Fenton, C. and Thomson, H. (2018) Lack of evidence on mental health and well-being impacts of individual-level interventions for vulnerable adolescents: systematic mapping review. Public Health, 161, pp. 29-32. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2018.04.003) (PMID:29859375) (PMCID:PMC6085115)

Skivington, K. , Smith, M., Chng, N. R. , Mackenzie, M. , Wyke, S. and Mercer, S. W. (2018) Delivering a primary care-based social prescribing initiative: a qualitative study of the benefits and challenges. British Journal of General Practice, 68(672), e487-e494. (doi: 10.3399/bjgp18X696617) (PMID:29784868) (PMCID:PMC6014416)

Katikireddi, S. , Skivington, K. , Leyland, A. H. , Hunt, K. and Mercer, S. W. (2017) The contribution of risk factors to socioeconomic inequalities in multimorbidity across the lifecourse: a longitudinal analysis of the Twenty07 cohort. BMC Medicine, 15, 152. (doi: 10.1186/s12916-017-0913-6) (PMID:28835246) (PMCID:PMC5569487)

Mustard, C. A., Skivington, K. , Lay, M., Lifshen, M., Etches, J. and Chambers, A. (2017) Implementation of a disability management policy in a large healthcare employer: a quasi-experimental, mixed-method evaluation. BMJ Open, 7(6), e014734. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014734) (PMID:28624757) (PMCID:PMC5541574)

Skivington, K. , Lifshen, M. and Mustard, C. (2016) Implementing a collaborative return-to-work program: lessons from a qualitative study in a large Canadian healthcare organization. Work, 55(3), pp. 613-624. (doi: 10.3233/WOR-162437) (PMID:27792035) (PMCID:PMC5147494)

van Eerd, D. et al. (2016) Effectiveness of workplace interventions in the prevention of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and symptoms: an update of the evidence. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2016(73), pp. 62-70. (doi: 10.1136/oemed-2015-102992) (PMID:26552695) (PMCID:PMC4717459)

Popham, F. , Skivington, K. and Benzeval, M. (2013) Why do those out of work because of sickness or disability have a high mortality risk? Evidence from a Scottish cohort. European Journal of Public Health, 23(4), pp. 629-635. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cks164)

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K. and Thomson, H. (2010) Health improvement programmes: really too complex to evaluate? British Medical Journal, 340(mar10), c1332-c1332. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.c1332)

Bond, L., Craig, P., Egan, M., Skivington, K. and Thomson, H. (2010) MRC guidelines and the evaluation of health improvement programmes: are health improvement programmes really too complex to assess their effectiveness? [rapid response]. British Medical Journal, 340ID(614), c185.

Skivington, K., McCartney, G., Thomson, H. and Bond, L. (2010) Challenges in evaluating welfare to work policy interventions: would an RCT design have been the answer to all our problems? BMC Public Health, 10, 254. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-254) (PMID:20478022) (PMCID:PMC2882350)

Research Reports or Papers

Vojt, G., Thomson, H. , Campbell, M. , Fenton, C. , Sweeting, H. , McQueen, J. and Skivington, K. (2016) Health, Happiness and Wellbeing for Adolescents Transitioning to Adulthood: A Systematic Review of Individual-Level Interventions for Adolescents from Vulnerable Groups. Other. University of Glasgow, MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow.

Skivington, K. , Vojt, G., Thomson, H. , Fenton, C. , Campbell, M. and Sweeting, H. (2016) Systematic literature review of interventions to improve Health, Happiness and Wellbeing in the Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood. Other. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.

Smith, M. and Skivington, K. (2016) Community Links: Perspectives of Community Organisations on the Links Worker Programme Pilot and on Collaborative Working with Primary Health Care: A Sub-Project of the Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in ‘Deep End’ General Practices in Glasgow Final Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

Robertson, T., Estradé, M., Jepson, R., Muir, G. and Skivington, K. (2015) The Nature of Employment and Excess Mortality in Glasgow and Scotland. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

Mckenna, J. and Skivington, K. (2014) Religiously Aggravated Offending in Scotland 2013-14. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh.

Skivington, K. and Mckenna, J. (2014) Charges Reported Under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 in 2013-14. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research, Edinburgh.

Conference or Workshop Item

Baillie, A., Skivington, K. , Fergie, G. and Mackenzie, M. (2022) Participatory and Deliberative Processes in the UK Related to Income Insecurity: a Scoping Review. Public Health Science 2021. Lancet 400(Supplement 1). S18, 26 Nov 2021. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(22)02228-0)

Skivington, K. , Matthews, L. , Craig, P. , Simpson, S. and Moore, L. (2018) Developing and evaluating complex interventions: updating Medical Research Council guidance to take account of new methodological and theoretical approaches. The Lancet 392(S2):S2. Meeting abstract: Public Health Science 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 23 Nov 2018. (doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32865-4)

This list was generated on Sat Dec 3 12:40:32 2022 GMT.

Grants

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

  • Future updates & dissemination of MRC Complex Intervention Guidance
    Medical Research Council
    2021 - 2021
     
  • A systems approach to exploring syndemic health and social condition clustering among individuals who experience a drug-related death: developmental work for co-produced intervention(s)
    Chief Scientist Office
    2020 - 2022
     
  • Quinquennial Funding for Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
    Medical Research Council
    2020 - 2025
     
  • Rapid Review of the Relationships between Adolescents' Screen Time, Sleep and Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Scottish Government
    2019 - 2019
     
  • Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions
    Medical Research Council
    2017 - 2018
     
  • Updating the MRC guidance on complex interventions
    Department of Health
    2017 - 2017
     
  • Systematic review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood - individual interventions
    The Royal Society of Edinburgh
    2016 - 2016
     
  • Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in 'Deep End' general practices in Glasgow
    NHS Health Scotland
    2014 - 2017
     
  • MRC SPHSU/GU Transfer Fellowships
    Medical Research Council
    2013 - 2021
     

Supervision

Kathryn welcomes supervision requests related to recent projects and research interests.

  • Christie, Anthony
    An exploration of the relationship between social networks, contemporary treatment and service availability for groups experiencing alcohol and other drug dependence
  • Duan, Yuejiao
    Economic evaluation of drug-related harm reduction programs

Dr Lauren Carters-White (completed, 2021): Understanding the policy and public debate surrounding the regulation of online advertising of high in fat, sugar and salt food and beverages to children

 

 

 

 

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2006: Pre-doctoral studentship (MRC)
  • 2009: Doctoral Fellowship (CSO)
  • 2014: Fellowship (MRC)

Research fellowships

  • 2014 - 2021: MRC/GU Fellowship

Professional & learned societies

  • 2018 - 2019: Chair, ECR committee, Society for Social Medicine and Population Health