Professor Gerard McCartney

  • Professor of Wellbeing Economy (Sociology)
  • Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

Biography

Gerry McCartney graduated from medicine at the University of Glasgow and did his GP vocational training in Paisley. Whilst working as a junior doctor he completed an honours degree in Economics and Development at the University of London. After this he entered the Public health training scheme, based initially at NHS Argyll and Clyde and then at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. During this time he worked on the 2007 E.coli outbreak in Paisley, performed needs assessments for communities in the east end of Glasgow and did his MD at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit (SPHSU) on the impacts of the Commonwealth Games. He also worked at the Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) where he produced the first synthesis of the causes of the excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow. In 2010 he took up post as Head of the Scottish Public Health Observatory (ScotPHO) at NHS Health Scotland and then Public Health Scotland. In September 2021 he took up post as Professor of Wellbeing Economy at the University of Glasgow.

Research interests

  • Wellbeing economies: how to redesign economic systems in service of health, equity, ecology and social outcomes
  • Population health: understanding the causes of stalled mortality trends, excess mortality in Scotland, and health inequalities
  • Political economy and health: understanding the causal relationships 
  • Evaluation of public policy

Publications

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Number of items: 67.

2024

Shimonovich, M. , Campbell, M. , Thomson, R. M. , Broadbent, P., Wells, V. , Kopasker, D. , McCartney, G. , Thomson, H. , Pearce, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2024) Causal assessment of income inequality on self-rated health and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Milbank Quarterly, 102(1), pp. 141-182. (doi: 10.1111/1468-0009.12689) (PMID:38294094)

Gibbs, E. , McCartney, G. and Phillips, J. (2024) The fundamentals of public ownership: learning from UK historical experience and recent Scottish policy. Political Quarterly, (doi: 10.1111/1467-923X.13348) (Early Online Publication)

2023

Timpson, K., McCartney, G. , Walsh, D. and Chabanis, B. (2023) What is missing from how we measure and understand the experience of poverty and deprivation in population health analyses? European Journal of Public Health, 33(6), pp. 974-980. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckad174) (PMID:37862435) (PMCID:PMC10710332)

McCartney, G. , O’Connor, J., Olma, S., Hill OConnor, C. , Harroun, L. and Morel, K. (2023) Culture as an objective for, and a means of achieving, a Wellbeing Economy. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 10, 718. (doi: 10.1057/s41599-023-02240-6)

Richardson, E., McCartney, G. , Taulbut, M., Douglas, M. and Craig, N. (2023) Population mortality impacts of the rising cost of living in Scotland: scenario modelling study. BMJ Public Health, 1(1), e000097. (doi: 10.1136/bmjph-2023-000097)

McCartney, G. , Hoggett, R., Walsh, D. and Lee, D. (2023) How important is it to avoid indices of deprivation that include health variables in analyses of health inequalities? Public Health, 221, pp. 175-180. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.06.028) (PMID:37473649)

Zhang, A. , Gagné, T., Walsh, D. , Ciancio, A. , Proto, E. and McCartney, G. (2023) Trends in psychological distress in Great Britain, 1991-2019: evidence from three representative surveys. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 77(7), pp. 468-473. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219660) (PMID:37188500)

Baral, S. and McCartney, G. (2023) Health inequalities: responding to the challenge. Public Health, 219, pp. 165-166. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.04.012) (PMID:37248159)

Broadbent, P., Thomson, R. , Kopasker, D. , McCartney, G. , Meier, P. , Richiardi, M., McKee, M. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2023) The public health implications of the cost-of-living crisis: outlining mechanisms and modelling consequences. Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 27, 100585. (doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2023.100585) (PMID:37035237) (PMCID:PMC10068020)

Krech, R., Abdelaziz, F. B., McCartney, G. , Myers, S. S., Boarini, R., Valentine, N., de Leeuw, E., Smith, J. A., Herriot, M. and Williams, C. (2023) The Geneva Charter—realising the potential of a well‐being society. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34(2), pp. 272-275. (doi: 10.1002/hpja.735) (PMID:37104508)

McCartney, G. and Hoggett, R. (2023) How well does the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation identify income and employment deprived individuals across the urban-rural spectrum and between local authorities? Public Health, 217, pp. 26-32. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.01.009) (PMID:36841036)

McCartney, G. , Hoggett, R., Walsh, D. and Lee, D. (2023) How well do area-based deprivation indices identify income- and employment-deprived individuals across Great Britain today? Public Health, 217, pp. 22-25. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.01.020) (PMID:36841035)

McCartney, G. and Walsh, D. (2023) Stalled improvements in mortality and life expectancy predate the pandemic. British Medical Journal, 380, p493. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.p493)

Kelly-Irving, M., Ball, W. P., Bambra, C., Delpierre, C., Dundas, R. , Lynch, J., McCartney, G. and Smith, K. (2023) Falling down the rabbit hole? Methodological, conceptual and policy issues in current health inequalities research. Critical Public Health, 33(1), pp. 37-47. (doi: 10.1080/09581596.2022.2036701)

2022

Walsh, D. , Dundas, R. , McCartney, G. , Gibson, M. and Seaman, R. (2022) Bearing the burden of austerity: how do changing mortality rates in the UK compare between men and women? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(12), pp. 1027-1033. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219645) (PMID:36195463) (PMCID:PMC9664129)

McCartney, G. , McMaster, R. , Popham, F. , Dundas, R. and Walsh, D. (2022) Is austerity a cause of slower improvements in mortality in high-income countries? A panel analysis. Social Science and Medicine, 313, 115397. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115397) (PMID:36194952)

Walsh, D. , Tod, E., McCartney, G. and Levin, K. A. (2022) How much of the stalled mortality trends in Scotland and England can be attributed to obesity? BMJ Open, 12(12), e067310. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-067310) (PMID:36517089) (PMCID:PMC9756156)

Whitley, E. , McCartney, G. , Bartley, M. and Benzeval, M. (2022) Examining the impact of different social class mechanisms on health inequalities: a cross-sectional analysis of an all-age UK household panel study. Social Science and Medicine, 31, 115383. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115383) (PMID:36155357)

Walsh, D. , Wyper, G. M.A. and McCartney, G. (2022) Trends in healthy life expectancy in the age of austerity. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(8), pp. 743-745. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219011) (PMID:35667853) (PMCID:PMC9279837)

Wyper, G. M.A. , Fletcher, E., Grant, I., Harding, O., de Haro Moro, M. T., McCartney, G. and Stockton, D. L. (2022) Widening of inequalities in COVID-19 years of life lost from 2020 to 2021: a Scottish Burden of Disease Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(8), pp. 746-749. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219090) (PMID:35613856)

Thomson, R. M. , Igelstrom, E. , Purba, A. K., Shimonovich, M. , Thomson, H. , McCartney, G. , Reeves, A., Leyland, A. , Pearce, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2022) How do income changes impact on mental health and wellbeing for working-age adults? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Public Health, 7(6), e515-e528. (doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00058-5) (PMID:35660213) (PMCID:PMC7614874)

Fischbacher, C. M., Lewsey, J. , Muirie, J. and McCartney, G. (2022) A critical reflection on the use of improvement science approaches in public health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 50(3), pp. 389-394. (doi: 10.1177/1403494821990245) (PMID:33596733)

McCartney, G. , Walsh, D. , Fenton, L. and Devine, R. (2022) Resetting the course for population health: evidence and recommendations to address stalled mortality improvements in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Documentation. Glasgow Centre for Population Health/University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

McCartney, G. , McMaster, R. , Shipton, D., Harding, O. and Hearty, W. (2022) Glossary: economics and health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(5), pp. 518-524. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-218244) (PMID:35121627)

McCartney, G. (2022) Putting economic policy in service of "health for all". British Medical Journal, 377, o1075. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.o1075) (PMID:35487531) (PMCID:35487531)

Tod, E. et al. (2022) What is the potential for plural ownership to support a more inclusive economy? A systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 11, 76. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-022-01955-y) (PMID:35461257) (PMCID:PMC9034259)

Wyper, G. M.A. et al. (2022) Measuring disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to COVID-19 in Scotland, 2020. Archives of Public Health, 80, 105. (doi: 10.1186/s13690-022-00862-x) (PMID:35365228) (PMCID:PMC8972687)

Shimonovich, M. , Pearce, A. , Thomson, H. , McCartney, G. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2022) Assessing the causal relationship between income inequality and mortality and self-rated health: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews, 11, 20. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-022-01892-w) (PMID:35115055) (PMCID:PMC8815171)

2021

Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. , Minton, J. , Parkinson, J., Shipton, D. and Whyte, B. (2021) Deaths from ‘diseases of despair’ in Britain: comparing suicide, alcohol-related and drug-related mortality for birth cohorts in Scotland, England and Wales, and selected cities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(12), pp. 1195-1201. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-216220) (PMID:34045325)

Shipton, D., Sarica, S., Craig, N., McCartney, G. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Roy, G. , McGregor, P. and Scobie, G. (2021) Knowing the goal: an inclusive economy that can address the public health challenges of our time. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(11), pp. 1129-1132. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-216070) (PMID:34158408) (PMCID:PMC8515097)

Shipton, D., McCartney, G. and McMaster, R. (2021) Population health post-pandemic: critiquing the economic approach to recovery. Public Health in Practice, 2, 100098. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2021.100098) (PMID:33686382) (PMCID:PMC7923851)

Wyper, G. M. A. . , Fletcher, E., Grant, I., Harding, O., Teresa de Haro Moro, M., Stockton, D. L. S. and McCartney, G. (2021) COVID-19 and prepandemic all-cause inequalities in disability-adjusted life-years due to multiple deprivation: a Scottish Burden of Disease study. Lancet, 398, S94. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02637-4) (PMID:PMC8617316)

Sayer, A. and McCartney, G. (2021) Economic relationships and health inequalities: improving public health recommendations. Public Health, 199, pp. 103-106. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2021.08.017) (PMID:34583201)

Wami, W. , Walsh, D. , Hennig, B. D., McCartney, G. , Dorling, D., Galaea, S., Sampson, L. and Dundas, R. (2021) Spatial and temporal inequalities in mortality in the USA, 1968-2016. Health and Place, 70, 102586. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102586) (PMID:34010784)

McCartney, G. , Craig, N., Myers, F., Hearty, W. and Barclay, C. (2021) What are the implications of applying equipoise in planning Citizens Basic Income pilots in Scotland? Public Health Ethics, 14(1), pp. 109-116. (doi: 10.1093/phe/phab001) (PMID:34234843) (PMCID:PMC8254643)

McCartney, G. , Leyland, A. , Walsh, D. and Dundas, R. (2021) Scaling COVID-19 against inequalities: should the policy response consistently match the mortality challenge? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(4), pp. 315-320. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-214373) (PMID:33144334) (PMCID:PMC7958082)

Richardson, E., Taulbut, M., Robinson, M., Pulford, A. and McCartney, G. (2021) The contribution of changes to tax and social security to stalled life expectancy trends in Scotland: a modelling study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(4), pp. 365-370. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-214770) (PMID:33082131) (PMCID:PMC7958084)

Hanlon, P. et al. (2021) COVID-19 – exploring the implications of long-term condition type and extent of multimorbidity on years of life lost: a modelling study. Wellcome Open Research, 5, 75. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15849.3) (PMID:33709037) (PMCID:PMC7927210)

McCartney, G. , Dickie, E., Escobar, O. and Collins, C. (2021) Health inequalities, fundamental causes and power: towards the practice of good theory. Sociology of Health and Illness, 43(1), pp. 20-39. (doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13181) (PMID:33222244) (PMCID:PMC7894306)

McCartney, G. , Douglas, M., Taulbut, M., Katikireddi, V. and McKee, M. (2021) Tackling population health challenges as we build back from the pandemic. British Medical Journal, 375, e066232. (doi: 10.1136/bmj-2021-066232) (PMID:34876411)

Wyper, G. M. A. , Fletcher, E., Grant, I., Harding, O., de Haro Moro, M. T., Stockton, D. L. and McCartney, G. (2021) Inequalities in population health loss by multiple deprivation: COVID-19 and pre-pandemic all-cause disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in Scotland. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20, 214. (doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01547-7) (PMID:34565406) (PMCID:PMC8474788)

2020

McCartney, G. , Fenton, L., Morris, G. and Mackie, P. (2020) ‘Superpolicies’ and ‘policy-omnishambles’. Public Health in Practice, 1, 100003. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2020.100003)

Walsh, D. , Lowther, M., McCartney, G. and Reid, K. (2020) Can Scotland achieve its aim of narrowing health inequalities in a post-pandemic world? Public Health in Practice, 1, 100042. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2020.100042) (PMID:34173576) (PMCID:PMC7558242)

Wami, W. , McCartney, G. , Bartley, M., Buchanan, D., Dundas, R. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Mitchell, R. and Walsh, D. (2020) Theory driven analysis of social class and health outcomes using UK nationally representative longitudinal data. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19, 193. (doi: 10.1186/s12939-020-01302-4) (PMID:33115485) (PMCID:PMC7594287)

Ramsay, J., Minton, J. , Fischbacher, C., Fenton, L., Kaye-Bardgett, M., Wyper, G. M.A. , Richardson, E. and McCartney, G. (2020) How have changes in death by cause and age group contributed to the recent stalling of life expectancy gains in Scotland? Comparative decomposition analysis of mortality data, 2000–2002 to 2015–2017. BMJ Open, 10(10), e036529. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036529) (PMID:33033012) (PMCID:PMC7542937)

Minton, J. , Fletcher, E., Ramsay, J., Little, K. and McCartney, G. (2020) How bad are life expectancy trends across the UK, and what would it take to get back to previous trends? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 74(9), pp. 741-746. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-213870) (PMID:32385127) (PMCID:PMC7577090)

Wraw, C., Minton, J. , Mitchell, R., Wyper, G. M.A. , Campbell, C. and McCartney, G. (2020) Can changes in spending on health and social care explain the recent mortality trends in Scotland? A protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open, 10(7), e036025. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036025) (PMID:32690513) (PMCID:PMC7371127)

Gray, L. , Gorman, E., White, I. R., Katikireddi, S. V. , McCartney, G. , Rutherford, L. and Leyland, A. H. (2020) Correcting for non-participation bias in health surveys using record-linkage, synthetic observations and pattern mixture modelling. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 29(4), pp. 1212-1226. (doi: 10.1177/0962280219854482) (PMID:31184280) (PMCID:PMC7188518)

McCartney, G. , Fenton, L., Minton, J. , Fischbacher, C., Taulbut, M., Little, K., Humphreys, C., Cumbers, A. , Popham, F. and McMaster, R. (2020) Is austerity responsible for the recent change in mortality trends across high-income nations? A protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open, 10(1), e034832. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034832) (PMID:31980513) (PMCID:PMC7044814)

2019

Tod, E., McCartney, G. , Fischbacher, C., Stockton, D., Lewsey, J. , Grant, I., Wyper, G. M.A. , Mesalles-Naranjo, O., McFadden, M. and Dobbie, R. (2019) What causes the burden of stroke in Scotland? A comparative risk assessment approach linking the Scottish Health Survey to administrative health data. PLoS ONE, 14(7), e0216350. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216350) (PMID:31283778) (PMCID:PMC6613691)

McCartney, G. , Popham, F. , McMaster, R. and Cumbers, A. (2019) Defining health and health inequalities. Public Health, 172, pp. 22-30. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.03.023) (PMID:31154234) (PMCID:PMC6558275)

Katikireddi, S. V. et al. (2019) Evaluating possible intended and unintended consequences of the implementation of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland: a natural experiment protocol. BMJ Open, 9(6), e028482. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028482) (PMID:31221890) (PMCID:PMC6596978)

McCartney, G. , Hearty, W., Arnott, J., Popham, F. , Cumbers, A. and McMaster, R. (2019) Impact of political economy on population health: a systematic review of reviews. American Journal of Public Health, 109(6), e1-e12. (doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305001) (PMID:31067117) (PMCID:PMC6507992)

McCartney, G. , Bartley, M., Dundas, R. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Mitchell, R. , Popham, F. , Walsh, D. and Wami, W. (2019) Theorising social class and its application to the study of health inequalities. SSM - Population Health, 7, 100315. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.10.015) (PMID:31297431) (PMCID:PMC6598164)

2018

Mesalles-Naranjo, O., Grant, I., Wyper, G. M.A. , Stockton, D., Dobbie, R., McFadden, M., Tod, E., Craig, N., Fischbacher, C. M. and McCartney, G. (2018) Trends and inequalities in the burden of mortality in Scotland 2000–2015. PLoS ONE, 13(8), e0196906. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196906) (PMID:30067740) (PMCID:PMC6070167)

Naven, L. et al. (2018) Right Here Right Now (RHRN) pilot study: testing a method of near-real-time data collection on the social determinants of health. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 14(2), pp. 301-321. (doi: 10.1332/174426417X14987303892451) (PMID:29973958) (PMCID:PMC6027954)

Parkinson, J., Minton, J. , Lewsey, J. , Bouttell, J. and McCartney, G. (2018) Drug-related deaths in Scotland 1979-2013: evidence of a vulnerable cohort of young men living in deprived areas. BMC Public Health, 18, 357. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5267-2) (PMID:29580222) (PMCID:PMC5870372)

Robinson, M., Bouttell, J. , Lewsey, J. , Mackay, D. , McCartney, G. and Beeston, C. (2018) The short-term impact of the alcohol act on alcohol-related deaths and hospital admissions in Scotland: a natural experiment. Addiction, 113(3), pp. 429-439. (doi: 10.1111/add.14019) (PMID:28876499)

Pulford, A., Gordon, R., Graham, L., Lewsey, J. , McCartney, G. and Robinson, M. (2018) Do patients who die from an alcohol-related condition ‘drift’ into areas of greater deprivation? Alcohol-related mortality and health selection theory in Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72, pp. 109-112. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2017-209790) (PMID:29217645) (PMCID:PMC5800349)

2017

Parkinson, J., Minton, J. , Lewsey, J. , Bouttell, J. and McCartney, G. (2017) Investigating Age-Period-Cohort Effects Using Lexis Diagrams and Intrinsic Estimator Regression Modelling to Understanding Scotland’s ‘Excess Mortality’. Lancet Public Health Science Conference, London, UK, 24 Nov 2017.

Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. , Collins, C., Taulbut, M. and Batty, G.D. (2017) History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow. Public Health, 151, pp. 1-12. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.05.016)

McCartney, G. , Popham, F. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Walsh, D. and Schofield, L. (2017) How do trends in mortality inequalities by deprivation and education in Scotland and England & Wales compare? A repeat cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 7(7), e017590. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017590) (PMID:28733304) (PMCID:PMC5642664)

2016

Taulbut, M., Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. and Collins, C. (2016) Excess mortality and urban change: Investigating similarities and differences in the extent of urban change in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester and their surrounding regions from 1945, and the extent to which this might be part of the excess mortality explanation. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. , Collins, C., Taulbut, M. and Batty, G. D. (2016) History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

2014

Shipton, D., McCartney, G. , Whyte, B., Walsh, D. , Craig, N. and Beeston, C. (2014) Alcohol-Related Deaths In Scotland: Do Country-Specific Factors Affecting Cohorts Born in the 1940s and Before Help Explain the Current Trends in Alcohol-Related Trends? 7th European Public Health Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19-22 Nov 2014. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku163.055)

2013

Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. , McCullough, S., van der Pol, M., Buchanan, D. and Jones, R. (2013) Exploring potential reasons for Glasgow’s ‘excess’ mortality: results of a three-city survey of Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

2011

McCartney, G. , Collins, C., Walsh, D. and Batty, D. (2011) Accounting for Scotland's Excess Mortality: Towards a Synthesis. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

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Articles

Shimonovich, M. , Campbell, M. , Thomson, R. M. , Broadbent, P., Wells, V. , Kopasker, D. , McCartney, G. , Thomson, H. , Pearce, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2024) Causal assessment of income inequality on self-rated health and all-cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Milbank Quarterly, 102(1), pp. 141-182. (doi: 10.1111/1468-0009.12689) (PMID:38294094)

Gibbs, E. , McCartney, G. and Phillips, J. (2024) The fundamentals of public ownership: learning from UK historical experience and recent Scottish policy. Political Quarterly, (doi: 10.1111/1467-923X.13348) (Early Online Publication)

Timpson, K., McCartney, G. , Walsh, D. and Chabanis, B. (2023) What is missing from how we measure and understand the experience of poverty and deprivation in population health analyses? European Journal of Public Health, 33(6), pp. 974-980. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckad174) (PMID:37862435) (PMCID:PMC10710332)

McCartney, G. , O’Connor, J., Olma, S., Hill OConnor, C. , Harroun, L. and Morel, K. (2023) Culture as an objective for, and a means of achieving, a Wellbeing Economy. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 10, 718. (doi: 10.1057/s41599-023-02240-6)

Richardson, E., McCartney, G. , Taulbut, M., Douglas, M. and Craig, N. (2023) Population mortality impacts of the rising cost of living in Scotland: scenario modelling study. BMJ Public Health, 1(1), e000097. (doi: 10.1136/bmjph-2023-000097)

McCartney, G. , Hoggett, R., Walsh, D. and Lee, D. (2023) How important is it to avoid indices of deprivation that include health variables in analyses of health inequalities? Public Health, 221, pp. 175-180. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.06.028) (PMID:37473649)

Zhang, A. , Gagné, T., Walsh, D. , Ciancio, A. , Proto, E. and McCartney, G. (2023) Trends in psychological distress in Great Britain, 1991-2019: evidence from three representative surveys. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 77(7), pp. 468-473. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219660) (PMID:37188500)

Baral, S. and McCartney, G. (2023) Health inequalities: responding to the challenge. Public Health, 219, pp. 165-166. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.04.012) (PMID:37248159)

Broadbent, P., Thomson, R. , Kopasker, D. , McCartney, G. , Meier, P. , Richiardi, M., McKee, M. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2023) The public health implications of the cost-of-living crisis: outlining mechanisms and modelling consequences. Lancet Regional Health - Europe, 27, 100585. (doi: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2023.100585) (PMID:37035237) (PMCID:PMC10068020)

Krech, R., Abdelaziz, F. B., McCartney, G. , Myers, S. S., Boarini, R., Valentine, N., de Leeuw, E., Smith, J. A., Herriot, M. and Williams, C. (2023) The Geneva Charter—realising the potential of a well‐being society. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34(2), pp. 272-275. (doi: 10.1002/hpja.735) (PMID:37104508)

McCartney, G. and Hoggett, R. (2023) How well does the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation identify income and employment deprived individuals across the urban-rural spectrum and between local authorities? Public Health, 217, pp. 26-32. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.01.009) (PMID:36841036)

McCartney, G. , Hoggett, R., Walsh, D. and Lee, D. (2023) How well do area-based deprivation indices identify income- and employment-deprived individuals across Great Britain today? Public Health, 217, pp. 22-25. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2023.01.020) (PMID:36841035)

McCartney, G. and Walsh, D. (2023) Stalled improvements in mortality and life expectancy predate the pandemic. British Medical Journal, 380, p493. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.p493)

Kelly-Irving, M., Ball, W. P., Bambra, C., Delpierre, C., Dundas, R. , Lynch, J., McCartney, G. and Smith, K. (2023) Falling down the rabbit hole? Methodological, conceptual and policy issues in current health inequalities research. Critical Public Health, 33(1), pp. 37-47. (doi: 10.1080/09581596.2022.2036701)

Walsh, D. , Dundas, R. , McCartney, G. , Gibson, M. and Seaman, R. (2022) Bearing the burden of austerity: how do changing mortality rates in the UK compare between men and women? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(12), pp. 1027-1033. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219645) (PMID:36195463) (PMCID:PMC9664129)

McCartney, G. , McMaster, R. , Popham, F. , Dundas, R. and Walsh, D. (2022) Is austerity a cause of slower improvements in mortality in high-income countries? A panel analysis. Social Science and Medicine, 313, 115397. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115397) (PMID:36194952)

Walsh, D. , Tod, E., McCartney, G. and Levin, K. A. (2022) How much of the stalled mortality trends in Scotland and England can be attributed to obesity? BMJ Open, 12(12), e067310. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-067310) (PMID:36517089) (PMCID:PMC9756156)

Whitley, E. , McCartney, G. , Bartley, M. and Benzeval, M. (2022) Examining the impact of different social class mechanisms on health inequalities: a cross-sectional analysis of an all-age UK household panel study. Social Science and Medicine, 31, 115383. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115383) (PMID:36155357)

Walsh, D. , Wyper, G. M.A. and McCartney, G. (2022) Trends in healthy life expectancy in the age of austerity. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(8), pp. 743-745. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219011) (PMID:35667853) (PMCID:PMC9279837)

Wyper, G. M.A. , Fletcher, E., Grant, I., Harding, O., de Haro Moro, M. T., McCartney, G. and Stockton, D. L. (2022) Widening of inequalities in COVID-19 years of life lost from 2020 to 2021: a Scottish Burden of Disease Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(8), pp. 746-749. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2022-219090) (PMID:35613856)

Thomson, R. M. , Igelstrom, E. , Purba, A. K., Shimonovich, M. , Thomson, H. , McCartney, G. , Reeves, A., Leyland, A. , Pearce, A. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2022) How do income changes impact on mental health and wellbeing for working-age adults? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Public Health, 7(6), e515-e528. (doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(22)00058-5) (PMID:35660213) (PMCID:PMC7614874)

Fischbacher, C. M., Lewsey, J. , Muirie, J. and McCartney, G. (2022) A critical reflection on the use of improvement science approaches in public health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 50(3), pp. 389-394. (doi: 10.1177/1403494821990245) (PMID:33596733)

McCartney, G. , McMaster, R. , Shipton, D., Harding, O. and Hearty, W. (2022) Glossary: economics and health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 76(5), pp. 518-524. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2021-218244) (PMID:35121627)

McCartney, G. (2022) Putting economic policy in service of "health for all". British Medical Journal, 377, o1075. (doi: 10.1136/bmj.o1075) (PMID:35487531) (PMCID:35487531)

Tod, E. et al. (2022) What is the potential for plural ownership to support a more inclusive economy? A systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 11, 76. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-022-01955-y) (PMID:35461257) (PMCID:PMC9034259)

Wyper, G. M.A. et al. (2022) Measuring disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) due to COVID-19 in Scotland, 2020. Archives of Public Health, 80, 105. (doi: 10.1186/s13690-022-00862-x) (PMID:35365228) (PMCID:PMC8972687)

Shimonovich, M. , Pearce, A. , Thomson, H. , McCartney, G. and Katikireddi, S. V. (2022) Assessing the causal relationship between income inequality and mortality and self-rated health: protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews, 11, 20. (doi: 10.1186/s13643-022-01892-w) (PMID:35115055) (PMCID:PMC8815171)

Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. , Minton, J. , Parkinson, J., Shipton, D. and Whyte, B. (2021) Deaths from ‘diseases of despair’ in Britain: comparing suicide, alcohol-related and drug-related mortality for birth cohorts in Scotland, England and Wales, and selected cities. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(12), pp. 1195-1201. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-216220) (PMID:34045325)

Shipton, D., Sarica, S., Craig, N., McCartney, G. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Roy, G. , McGregor, P. and Scobie, G. (2021) Knowing the goal: an inclusive economy that can address the public health challenges of our time. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(11), pp. 1129-1132. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-216070) (PMID:34158408) (PMCID:PMC8515097)

Shipton, D., McCartney, G. and McMaster, R. (2021) Population health post-pandemic: critiquing the economic approach to recovery. Public Health in Practice, 2, 100098. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2021.100098) (PMID:33686382) (PMCID:PMC7923851)

Wyper, G. M. A. . , Fletcher, E., Grant, I., Harding, O., Teresa de Haro Moro, M., Stockton, D. L. S. and McCartney, G. (2021) COVID-19 and prepandemic all-cause inequalities in disability-adjusted life-years due to multiple deprivation: a Scottish Burden of Disease study. Lancet, 398, S94. (doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02637-4) (PMID:PMC8617316)

Sayer, A. and McCartney, G. (2021) Economic relationships and health inequalities: improving public health recommendations. Public Health, 199, pp. 103-106. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2021.08.017) (PMID:34583201)

Wami, W. , Walsh, D. , Hennig, B. D., McCartney, G. , Dorling, D., Galaea, S., Sampson, L. and Dundas, R. (2021) Spatial and temporal inequalities in mortality in the USA, 1968-2016. Health and Place, 70, 102586. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102586) (PMID:34010784)

McCartney, G. , Craig, N., Myers, F., Hearty, W. and Barclay, C. (2021) What are the implications of applying equipoise in planning Citizens Basic Income pilots in Scotland? Public Health Ethics, 14(1), pp. 109-116. (doi: 10.1093/phe/phab001) (PMID:34234843) (PMCID:PMC8254643)

McCartney, G. , Leyland, A. , Walsh, D. and Dundas, R. (2021) Scaling COVID-19 against inequalities: should the policy response consistently match the mortality challenge? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(4), pp. 315-320. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-214373) (PMID:33144334) (PMCID:PMC7958082)

Richardson, E., Taulbut, M., Robinson, M., Pulford, A. and McCartney, G. (2021) The contribution of changes to tax and social security to stalled life expectancy trends in Scotland: a modelling study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 75(4), pp. 365-370. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-214770) (PMID:33082131) (PMCID:PMC7958084)

Hanlon, P. et al. (2021) COVID-19 – exploring the implications of long-term condition type and extent of multimorbidity on years of life lost: a modelling study. Wellcome Open Research, 5, 75. (doi: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15849.3) (PMID:33709037) (PMCID:PMC7927210)

McCartney, G. , Dickie, E., Escobar, O. and Collins, C. (2021) Health inequalities, fundamental causes and power: towards the practice of good theory. Sociology of Health and Illness, 43(1), pp. 20-39. (doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13181) (PMID:33222244) (PMCID:PMC7894306)

McCartney, G. , Douglas, M., Taulbut, M., Katikireddi, V. and McKee, M. (2021) Tackling population health challenges as we build back from the pandemic. British Medical Journal, 375, e066232. (doi: 10.1136/bmj-2021-066232) (PMID:34876411)

Wyper, G. M. A. , Fletcher, E., Grant, I., Harding, O., de Haro Moro, M. T., Stockton, D. L. and McCartney, G. (2021) Inequalities in population health loss by multiple deprivation: COVID-19 and pre-pandemic all-cause disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in Scotland. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20, 214. (doi: 10.1186/s12939-021-01547-7) (PMID:34565406) (PMCID:PMC8474788)

McCartney, G. , Fenton, L., Morris, G. and Mackie, P. (2020) ‘Superpolicies’ and ‘policy-omnishambles’. Public Health in Practice, 1, 100003. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2020.100003)

Walsh, D. , Lowther, M., McCartney, G. and Reid, K. (2020) Can Scotland achieve its aim of narrowing health inequalities in a post-pandemic world? Public Health in Practice, 1, 100042. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhip.2020.100042) (PMID:34173576) (PMCID:PMC7558242)

Wami, W. , McCartney, G. , Bartley, M., Buchanan, D., Dundas, R. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Mitchell, R. and Walsh, D. (2020) Theory driven analysis of social class and health outcomes using UK nationally representative longitudinal data. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19, 193. (doi: 10.1186/s12939-020-01302-4) (PMID:33115485) (PMCID:PMC7594287)

Ramsay, J., Minton, J. , Fischbacher, C., Fenton, L., Kaye-Bardgett, M., Wyper, G. M.A. , Richardson, E. and McCartney, G. (2020) How have changes in death by cause and age group contributed to the recent stalling of life expectancy gains in Scotland? Comparative decomposition analysis of mortality data, 2000–2002 to 2015–2017. BMJ Open, 10(10), e036529. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036529) (PMID:33033012) (PMCID:PMC7542937)

Minton, J. , Fletcher, E., Ramsay, J., Little, K. and McCartney, G. (2020) How bad are life expectancy trends across the UK, and what would it take to get back to previous trends? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 74(9), pp. 741-746. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-213870) (PMID:32385127) (PMCID:PMC7577090)

Wraw, C., Minton, J. , Mitchell, R., Wyper, G. M.A. , Campbell, C. and McCartney, G. (2020) Can changes in spending on health and social care explain the recent mortality trends in Scotland? A protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open, 10(7), e036025. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036025) (PMID:32690513) (PMCID:PMC7371127)

Gray, L. , Gorman, E., White, I. R., Katikireddi, S. V. , McCartney, G. , Rutherford, L. and Leyland, A. H. (2020) Correcting for non-participation bias in health surveys using record-linkage, synthetic observations and pattern mixture modelling. Statistical Methods in Medical Research, 29(4), pp. 1212-1226. (doi: 10.1177/0962280219854482) (PMID:31184280) (PMCID:PMC7188518)

McCartney, G. , Fenton, L., Minton, J. , Fischbacher, C., Taulbut, M., Little, K., Humphreys, C., Cumbers, A. , Popham, F. and McMaster, R. (2020) Is austerity responsible for the recent change in mortality trends across high-income nations? A protocol for an observational study. BMJ Open, 10(1), e034832. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034832) (PMID:31980513) (PMCID:PMC7044814)

Tod, E., McCartney, G. , Fischbacher, C., Stockton, D., Lewsey, J. , Grant, I., Wyper, G. M.A. , Mesalles-Naranjo, O., McFadden, M. and Dobbie, R. (2019) What causes the burden of stroke in Scotland? A comparative risk assessment approach linking the Scottish Health Survey to administrative health data. PLoS ONE, 14(7), e0216350. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0216350) (PMID:31283778) (PMCID:PMC6613691)

McCartney, G. , Popham, F. , McMaster, R. and Cumbers, A. (2019) Defining health and health inequalities. Public Health, 172, pp. 22-30. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2019.03.023) (PMID:31154234) (PMCID:PMC6558275)

Katikireddi, S. V. et al. (2019) Evaluating possible intended and unintended consequences of the implementation of minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland: a natural experiment protocol. BMJ Open, 9(6), e028482. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028482) (PMID:31221890) (PMCID:PMC6596978)

McCartney, G. , Hearty, W., Arnott, J., Popham, F. , Cumbers, A. and McMaster, R. (2019) Impact of political economy on population health: a systematic review of reviews. American Journal of Public Health, 109(6), e1-e12. (doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305001) (PMID:31067117) (PMCID:PMC6507992)

McCartney, G. , Bartley, M., Dundas, R. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Mitchell, R. , Popham, F. , Walsh, D. and Wami, W. (2019) Theorising social class and its application to the study of health inequalities. SSM - Population Health, 7, 100315. (doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2018.10.015) (PMID:31297431) (PMCID:PMC6598164)

Mesalles-Naranjo, O., Grant, I., Wyper, G. M.A. , Stockton, D., Dobbie, R., McFadden, M., Tod, E., Craig, N., Fischbacher, C. M. and McCartney, G. (2018) Trends and inequalities in the burden of mortality in Scotland 2000–2015. PLoS ONE, 13(8), e0196906. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196906) (PMID:30067740) (PMCID:PMC6070167)

Naven, L. et al. (2018) Right Here Right Now (RHRN) pilot study: testing a method of near-real-time data collection on the social determinants of health. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 14(2), pp. 301-321. (doi: 10.1332/174426417X14987303892451) (PMID:29973958) (PMCID:PMC6027954)

Parkinson, J., Minton, J. , Lewsey, J. , Bouttell, J. and McCartney, G. (2018) Drug-related deaths in Scotland 1979-2013: evidence of a vulnerable cohort of young men living in deprived areas. BMC Public Health, 18, 357. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-018-5267-2) (PMID:29580222) (PMCID:PMC5870372)

Robinson, M., Bouttell, J. , Lewsey, J. , Mackay, D. , McCartney, G. and Beeston, C. (2018) The short-term impact of the alcohol act on alcohol-related deaths and hospital admissions in Scotland: a natural experiment. Addiction, 113(3), pp. 429-439. (doi: 10.1111/add.14019) (PMID:28876499)

Pulford, A., Gordon, R., Graham, L., Lewsey, J. , McCartney, G. and Robinson, M. (2018) Do patients who die from an alcohol-related condition ‘drift’ into areas of greater deprivation? Alcohol-related mortality and health selection theory in Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 72, pp. 109-112. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2017-209790) (PMID:29217645) (PMCID:PMC5800349)

Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. , Collins, C., Taulbut, M. and Batty, G.D. (2017) History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow. Public Health, 151, pp. 1-12. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.05.016)

McCartney, G. , Popham, F. , Katikireddi, S. V. , Walsh, D. and Schofield, L. (2017) How do trends in mortality inequalities by deprivation and education in Scotland and England & Wales compare? A repeat cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 7(7), e017590. (doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017590) (PMID:28733304) (PMCID:PMC5642664)

Research Reports or Papers

McCartney, G. , Walsh, D. , Fenton, L. and Devine, R. (2022) Resetting the course for population health: evidence and recommendations to address stalled mortality improvements in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Documentation. Glasgow Centre for Population Health/University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Taulbut, M., Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. and Collins, C. (2016) Excess mortality and urban change: Investigating similarities and differences in the extent of urban change in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester and their surrounding regions from 1945, and the extent to which this might be part of the excess mortality explanation. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. , Collins, C., Taulbut, M. and Batty, G. D. (2016) History, politics and vulnerability: explaining excess mortality in Scotland and Glasgow. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

Walsh, D. , McCartney, G. , McCullough, S., van der Pol, M., Buchanan, D. and Jones, R. (2013) Exploring potential reasons for Glasgow’s ‘excess’ mortality: results of a three-city survey of Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

McCartney, G. , Collins, C., Walsh, D. and Batty, D. (2011) Accounting for Scotland's Excess Mortality: Towards a Synthesis. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow.

Conference or Workshop Item

Parkinson, J., Minton, J. , Lewsey, J. , Bouttell, J. and McCartney, G. (2017) Investigating Age-Period-Cohort Effects Using Lexis Diagrams and Intrinsic Estimator Regression Modelling to Understanding Scotland’s ‘Excess Mortality’. Lancet Public Health Science Conference, London, UK, 24 Nov 2017.

Shipton, D., McCartney, G. , Whyte, B., Walsh, D. , Craig, N. and Beeston, C. (2014) Alcohol-Related Deaths In Scotland: Do Country-Specific Factors Affecting Cohorts Born in the 1940s and Before Help Explain the Current Trends in Alcohol-Related Trends? 7th European Public Health Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19-22 Nov 2014. (doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku163.055)

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Supervision

PhD proposals

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in any area covered by my research interests.  

Current PhD students

David Baruffati: Getting Under the Skin: An urban ethnography exploring the links between deprivation and health across two socioeconomically contrasting Glasgow communities. 

Elaine Feeney: Power as a Social Determinant of Health: a collective autoethnography of Scottish policy and academic elites.

Heather Davis: Genealogy Tells: Older Women’s Experiences of Health Inequity and Mortality across a Scottish / Appalachian Diaspora. 

 

 

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    Evaluating the gender-based health inequalities in the post-industrial French department: Pas-de-Calais

 

Anna Cunningham, Testing the applicability of realist synthesis in the context of the Commonwealth Games, University of Glasgow (2011 - 2016).

Katharine Timpson, Regional and urban policy, vulnerability and capacity: using archival sources and a comparison with Liverpool to contribute to the explanation of Glasgow’s excess mortality. University of the West of Scotland (2012 - 2018).

 

Professional activities & recognition

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2021 - ongoing: NIHR School for Public Health Research, Public Health Research Programme

Editorial boards

  • 2016 - ongoing: Public Health

Professional & learned societies

  • 2012 - ongoing: Fellow, Faculty of Public Health
  • 2021 - ongoing: Part A Examiner, Faculty of Public Health

Selected international presentations

  • 2021: 10th Global Conference on Health Promotion (Geneva/remotely)