Dr Olivia Hamilton

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

email: Olivia.Hamilton@glasgow.ac.uk

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

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5874-0058

Biography

Olivia is a Research Associate at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. She currently works across two different projects employing both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate inequalities in health.

As part of the team delivering an NIHR development grant exploring options for radical reform of the Scottish welfare system, Olivia works with a range of stakeholders to theorise the relationship between income supplementation and health, and to identify which policy options are of most importance to policymakers, decision-makers from the third sector, and those with lived experience of income insecurity.

Alongside this work, Olivia analyses longitudinal cohort data and linked administrative datasets as part of the National Core Studies - a programme of research established to inform the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Olivia has a diverse research background; before joining the SPHSU in August 2021, Olivia gained her PhD in Translational Neuroscience at The University of Edinburgh (supported by the Wellcome Trust). Her thesis aimed to advance current understanding of the cognitive changes associated with cerebrovascular dysfunction in older age, specifically those associated with cerebral small vessel disease, a disease that causes approximately 20% of strokes worldwide and contributes to all major forms of dementia.

Previously, Olivia completed a BA in English Language at Cardiff University, before gaining an MSc in Language Sciences (with specialisation in Linguistics with Neuroscience) at University College London. Prior to starting her PhD, Olivia worked as a research assistant on the MARQUE project, carrying out structured interviews to investigate the quality of life of people with dementia living in care homes and implementing a staff training intervention for the management of agitation in residents with dementia.

Research interests

Research interests: Health inequalities, social determinants of health, brain health

Expertise: Qualitative and participatory methods (including participatory systems mapping, structured interviews, focus groups); quantitative methods (including structural equation modelling, analysis of large cohort and linked datasets)

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017
Number of items: 25.

2024

Clancy, U. et al. (2024) Incident infarcts in patients with stroke and cerebral small vessel disease: frequency and relation to clinical outcomes. Neurology, (Accepted for Publication)

Jochems, A. C.C. et al. (2024) Impact of long-term white matter hyperintensity changes on mobility and dexterity. Brain Communications, 6(3), fcae133. (doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcae133) (PMID:38715716) (PMCID:PMC11074793)

2023

de Kort, F. A.S. et al. (2023) White matter hyperintensity volume and poststroke cognition: an individual patient data pooled analysis of 9 ischemic stroke cohort studies. Stroke, 54(12), pp. 3021-3029. (doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.044297) (PMID:37901947) (PMCID:PMC10664782)

Exalto, L. G. et al. (2023) Sex differences in post-stroke cognitive impairment: a multicenter study in 2343 patients with acute ischemic stroke. Stroke, 54(9), pp. 2296-2303. (doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.042507) (PMID:37551589) (PMCID:PMC10453354)

Shaw, R. , Rhead, R., Zhu, J., Wels, J., Silverwood, R., Demou, E. , Hamilton, O. , Pattaro, S. , Boyd, A. and Katikireddi, V. (2023) The Relationship Between Testing Positive for COVID-19 and Economic Activity and Employment Status: Evidence from Five Longitudinal Studies Linked to English NHS Testing Data. SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2023, Newcastle University, UK, 6-8 September 2023. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-SSMabstracts.283)

Green, M. A., McKee, M., Hamilton, O. K.L. , Shaw, R. J. , Macleod, J., Boyd, A., The LH&W NCS Collaborative, and Katikireddi, S. V. (2023) Associations between self-reported healthcare disruption due to covid-19 and avoidable hospital admission: evidence from seven linked longitudinal studies for England. British Medical Journal, 382, e075133. (doi: 10.1136/bmj-2023-075133) (PMID:37468148) (PMCID:PMC10354595)

Wels, J. et al. (2023) Home working and social and mental wellbeing at different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: evidence from 7 longitudinal population surveys. PLoS Medicine, 20(4), e1004214. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004214) (PMID:37104282) (PMCID:PMC10138202)

Cheetham, N. J. et al. (2023) Antibody levels following vaccination against SARS-CoV-2: associations with post-vaccination infection and risk factors in two UK longitudinal studies. eLife, 12, e80428. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.80428) (PMID:36692910) (PMCID:PMC9940912)

2022

Conte, F. P., Okely, J. A., Hamilton, O. K. , Corley, J., Page, D., Redmond, P., Taylor, A. M., Russ, T. C., Deary, I. J. and Cox, S. R. (2022) Cognitive change before old age (11 to 70) predicts cognitive change during old age (70 to 82). Psychological Science, 33(11), pp. 1803-1817. (doi: 10.1177/09567976221100264) (PMID:36113037)

Wielgoszewksa, B., Booth, C., Green, M. J. , Hamilton, O. K.L. and Wels, J. (2022) Association between home working and mental health by key worker status during the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence from four British longitudinal studies. Industrial Health, 60(4), pp. 345-359. (doi: 10.2486/indhealth.2022-0081) (PMID:35584949)

Hamilton, O. K. and Wardlaw, J. M. (2022) Response to Schroeter ML, Letter, Small vessel disease and social cognition. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 18(2), pp. 380-381. (doi: 10.1002/alz.12402) (PMID:34156150)

Biesbroek, J. M. et al. (2022) Network impact score is an independent predictor of post-stroke cognitive impairment: a multicenter cohort study in 2341 patients with acute ischemic stroke. NeuroImage: Clinical, 34, 103018. (doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2022.103018) (PMID:35504223) (PMCID:PMC9079101)

Jochems, A. C. C. et al. (2022) Associations of peak-width skeletonized mean diffusivity and post-stroke cognition. Life, 12(9), 1362. (doi: 10.3390/life12091362)

2021

Jiménez-Sánchez, L., Hamilton, O. K. L. , Clancy, U., Backhouse, E. V., Stewart, C. R., Stringer, M. S., Doubal, F. N. and Wardlaw, J. M. (2021) Sex differences in cerebral small vessel disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Neurology, 12, 756887. (doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.756887)

Hamilton, O.K.L. et al. (2021) Associations between total MRI-visible small vessel disease burden and domain-specific cognitive abilities in a community-dwelling older-age cohort. Neurobiology of Aging, 105, pp. 25-34. (doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2021.04.007) (PMID:34022536)

Hamilton, O. K. L. et al. (2021) Cerebral small vessel disease burden and longitudinal cognitive decline from age 73 to 82: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. Translational Psychiatry, 11, 376. (doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01495-4) (PMID:34226517) (PMCID:PMC8257729)

Weaver, N. A. et al. (2021) Strategic infarct locations for post-stroke cognitive impairment: a pooled analysis of individual patient data from 12 acute ischaemic stroke cohorts. Lancet Neurology, 20(6), pp. 448-459. (doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(21)00060-0) (PMID:33901427)

Hamilton, O. K.L. , Backhouse, E. V., Janssen, E., Jochems, A. C. C., Maher, C., Ritakari, T. E., Stevenson, A. J., Xia, L., Deary, I. J. and Wardlaw, J. M. (2021) Cognitive impairment in sporadic cerebral small vessel disease: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 17(4), pp. 665-685. (doi: 10.1002/alz.12221) (PMID:33185327)

Clancy, U. et al. (2021) Rationale and design of a longitudinal study of cerebral small vessel diseases, clinical and imaging outcomes in patients presenting with mild ischaemic stroke: Mild Stroke Study 3. European Stroke Journal, 6(1), pp. 81-88. (doi: 10.1177/2396987320929617) (PMID:33817338) (PMCID:PMC7995323)

2020

Jochems, A. C.C. et al. (2020) Relationship between venules and perivascular spaces in sporadic small vessel diseases. Stroke, 51(5), pp. 1503-1506. (doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029163) (PMID:32264759) (PMCID:PMC7185057)

Davies, C., Hamilton, O. K.L. , Hooley, M., Ritakari, T. E., Stevenson, A. J. and Wheater, E. N.W. (2020) Translational neuroscience: the state of the nation (a PhD student perspective). Brain Communications, 2(1), fcaa038. (doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcaa038) (PMID:32671338) (PMCID:PMC7331125)

2019

Weaver, N. A. et al. (2019) The Meta VCI Map consortium for meta‐analyses on strategic lesion locations for vascular cognitive impairment using lesion‐symptom mapping: design and multicenter pilot study. Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, 11(1), pp. 310-326. (doi: 10.1016/j.dadm.2019.02.007) (PMID:31011619) (PMCID:PMC6465616)

Hamilton, O. K.L. et al. (2019) An epigenetic score for BMI based on DNA methylation correlates with poor physical health and major disease in the Lothian Birth Cohort. International Journal of Obesity, 43(9), pp. 1795-1802. (doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0262-3) (PMID:30842548) (PMCID:PMC6760607)

2018

Rapaport, P., Livingston, G., Hamilton, O. , Turner, R., Stringer, A., Robertson, S. and Cooper, C. (2018) How do care home staff understand, manage and respond to agitation in people with dementia? A qualitative study. BMJ Open, 8(6), e022260. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022260) (PMID:29961036) (PMCID:PMC6042579)

2017

Robertson, S., Cooper, C., Hoe, J., Hamilton, O. , Stringer, A. and Livingston, G. (2017) Proxy rated quality of life of care home residents with dementia: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(4), pp. 569-581. (doi: 10.1017/S1041610216002167) (PMID:28088926) (PMCID:PMC5964456)

This list was generated on Mon Jul 15 23:06:58 2024 BST.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

Clancy, U. et al. (2024) Incident infarcts in patients with stroke and cerebral small vessel disease: frequency and relation to clinical outcomes. Neurology, (Accepted for Publication)

Jochems, A. C.C. et al. (2024) Impact of long-term white matter hyperintensity changes on mobility and dexterity. Brain Communications, 6(3), fcae133. (doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcae133) (PMID:38715716) (PMCID:PMC11074793)

de Kort, F. A.S. et al. (2023) White matter hyperintensity volume and poststroke cognition: an individual patient data pooled analysis of 9 ischemic stroke cohort studies. Stroke, 54(12), pp. 3021-3029. (doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.044297) (PMID:37901947) (PMCID:PMC10664782)

Exalto, L. G. et al. (2023) Sex differences in post-stroke cognitive impairment: a multicenter study in 2343 patients with acute ischemic stroke. Stroke, 54(9), pp. 2296-2303. (doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.123.042507) (PMID:37551589) (PMCID:PMC10453354)

Green, M. A., McKee, M., Hamilton, O. K.L. , Shaw, R. J. , Macleod, J., Boyd, A., The LH&W NCS Collaborative, and Katikireddi, S. V. (2023) Associations between self-reported healthcare disruption due to covid-19 and avoidable hospital admission: evidence from seven linked longitudinal studies for England. British Medical Journal, 382, e075133. (doi: 10.1136/bmj-2023-075133) (PMID:37468148) (PMCID:PMC10354595)

Wels, J. et al. (2023) Home working and social and mental wellbeing at different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK: evidence from 7 longitudinal population surveys. PLoS Medicine, 20(4), e1004214. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1004214) (PMID:37104282) (PMCID:PMC10138202)

Cheetham, N. J. et al. (2023) Antibody levels following vaccination against SARS-CoV-2: associations with post-vaccination infection and risk factors in two UK longitudinal studies. eLife, 12, e80428. (doi: 10.7554/eLife.80428) (PMID:36692910) (PMCID:PMC9940912)

Conte, F. P., Okely, J. A., Hamilton, O. K. , Corley, J., Page, D., Redmond, P., Taylor, A. M., Russ, T. C., Deary, I. J. and Cox, S. R. (2022) Cognitive change before old age (11 to 70) predicts cognitive change during old age (70 to 82). Psychological Science, 33(11), pp. 1803-1817. (doi: 10.1177/09567976221100264) (PMID:36113037)

Wielgoszewksa, B., Booth, C., Green, M. J. , Hamilton, O. K.L. and Wels, J. (2022) Association between home working and mental health by key worker status during the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence from four British longitudinal studies. Industrial Health, 60(4), pp. 345-359. (doi: 10.2486/indhealth.2022-0081) (PMID:35584949)

Hamilton, O. K. and Wardlaw, J. M. (2022) Response to Schroeter ML, Letter, Small vessel disease and social cognition. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 18(2), pp. 380-381. (doi: 10.1002/alz.12402) (PMID:34156150)

Biesbroek, J. M. et al. (2022) Network impact score is an independent predictor of post-stroke cognitive impairment: a multicenter cohort study in 2341 patients with acute ischemic stroke. NeuroImage: Clinical, 34, 103018. (doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2022.103018) (PMID:35504223) (PMCID:PMC9079101)

Jochems, A. C. C. et al. (2022) Associations of peak-width skeletonized mean diffusivity and post-stroke cognition. Life, 12(9), 1362. (doi: 10.3390/life12091362)

Jiménez-Sánchez, L., Hamilton, O. K. L. , Clancy, U., Backhouse, E. V., Stewart, C. R., Stringer, M. S., Doubal, F. N. and Wardlaw, J. M. (2021) Sex differences in cerebral small vessel disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Neurology, 12, 756887. (doi: 10.3389/fneur.2021.756887)

Hamilton, O.K.L. et al. (2021) Associations between total MRI-visible small vessel disease burden and domain-specific cognitive abilities in a community-dwelling older-age cohort. Neurobiology of Aging, 105, pp. 25-34. (doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2021.04.007) (PMID:34022536)

Hamilton, O. K. L. et al. (2021) Cerebral small vessel disease burden and longitudinal cognitive decline from age 73 to 82: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. Translational Psychiatry, 11, 376. (doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01495-4) (PMID:34226517) (PMCID:PMC8257729)

Weaver, N. A. et al. (2021) Strategic infarct locations for post-stroke cognitive impairment: a pooled analysis of individual patient data from 12 acute ischaemic stroke cohorts. Lancet Neurology, 20(6), pp. 448-459. (doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(21)00060-0) (PMID:33901427)

Hamilton, O. K.L. , Backhouse, E. V., Janssen, E., Jochems, A. C. C., Maher, C., Ritakari, T. E., Stevenson, A. J., Xia, L., Deary, I. J. and Wardlaw, J. M. (2021) Cognitive impairment in sporadic cerebral small vessel disease: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Alzheimer's and Dementia, 17(4), pp. 665-685. (doi: 10.1002/alz.12221) (PMID:33185327)

Clancy, U. et al. (2021) Rationale and design of a longitudinal study of cerebral small vessel diseases, clinical and imaging outcomes in patients presenting with mild ischaemic stroke: Mild Stroke Study 3. European Stroke Journal, 6(1), pp. 81-88. (doi: 10.1177/2396987320929617) (PMID:33817338) (PMCID:PMC7995323)

Jochems, A. C.C. et al. (2020) Relationship between venules and perivascular spaces in sporadic small vessel diseases. Stroke, 51(5), pp. 1503-1506. (doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.029163) (PMID:32264759) (PMCID:PMC7185057)

Davies, C., Hamilton, O. K.L. , Hooley, M., Ritakari, T. E., Stevenson, A. J. and Wheater, E. N.W. (2020) Translational neuroscience: the state of the nation (a PhD student perspective). Brain Communications, 2(1), fcaa038. (doi: 10.1093/braincomms/fcaa038) (PMID:32671338) (PMCID:PMC7331125)

Weaver, N. A. et al. (2019) The Meta VCI Map consortium for meta‐analyses on strategic lesion locations for vascular cognitive impairment using lesion‐symptom mapping: design and multicenter pilot study. Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, 11(1), pp. 310-326. (doi: 10.1016/j.dadm.2019.02.007) (PMID:31011619) (PMCID:PMC6465616)

Hamilton, O. K.L. et al. (2019) An epigenetic score for BMI based on DNA methylation correlates with poor physical health and major disease in the Lothian Birth Cohort. International Journal of Obesity, 43(9), pp. 1795-1802. (doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0262-3) (PMID:30842548) (PMCID:PMC6760607)

Rapaport, P., Livingston, G., Hamilton, O. , Turner, R., Stringer, A., Robertson, S. and Cooper, C. (2018) How do care home staff understand, manage and respond to agitation in people with dementia? A qualitative study. BMJ Open, 8(6), e022260. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022260) (PMID:29961036) (PMCID:PMC6042579)

Robertson, S., Cooper, C., Hoe, J., Hamilton, O. , Stringer, A. and Livingston, G. (2017) Proxy rated quality of life of care home residents with dementia: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(4), pp. 569-581. (doi: 10.1017/S1041610216002167) (PMID:28088926) (PMCID:PMC5964456)

Conference or Workshop Item

Shaw, R. , Rhead, R., Zhu, J., Wels, J., Silverwood, R., Demou, E. , Hamilton, O. , Pattaro, S. , Boyd, A. and Katikireddi, V. (2023) The Relationship Between Testing Positive for COVID-19 and Economic Activity and Employment Status: Evidence from Five Longitudinal Studies Linked to English NHS Testing Data. SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2023, Newcastle University, UK, 6-8 September 2023. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2023-SSMabstracts.283)

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Professional activities & recognition

Selected international presentations

  • 2020: British Pharmacological Society Annual Conference: Pharmacology 2020 (Online due to COVID-19)
  • 2019: Joint World Stroke Organisation/European Stroke Organisation Conference (Milan, Italy)