Professor Mhairi Mackenzie
- Professor of Public Policy (Urban Studies)
- Professor of Public Policy (School of Health & Wellbeing)
- Public health policy
- Inequalities in access to, and utilisation of, public services
- Evaluation methodologies for complex health and social interventions
- Gender based violence
Elected member of the Social Policy & Society Editorial Board (from Jan 2015)
Member of the Chief Scientist Office Academic Fellowship Award Committee
Member of the Social Policy Association
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)
Mackenzie, M. , Gannon, M., Stanley, N., Cosgrove, K. and Feder, G. (2019) ‘You certainly don't go back to the doctor once you've been told, “I'll never understand women like you.”’ Seeking candidacy and structural competency in the dynamics of domestic abuse disclosure. Sociology of Health and Illness, 41(6), pp. 1159-1174. (doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.12893) (PMID:31001866)
Mackenzie, M. , Collins, C., Connolly, J., Doyle, M. and McCartney, G. (2017) Working-class discourses of politics, policy and health: 'I don't smoke; don't drink. The only thing wrong with me is my health'. Policy and Politics, 45(2), pp. 231-249. (doi: 10.1332/030557316X14534640177927)
McCartney, G., Collins, C. and Mackenzie, M. (2013) What (or who) causes health inequalities: theories, evidence and implications? Health Policy, 113(3), pp. 221-227. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.05.021)
Mackenzie, M. , Conway, E., Hastings, A. , Munro, M. and O'Donnell, C. (2013) Is ‘candidacy’ a useful concept for understanding journeys through public services? A critical interpretive literature synthesis. Social Policy and Administration, 47(7), pp. 806-825. (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9515.2012.00864.x)
Current and recently completed grants
Chantler, K (PI), McCarry, M, Mackenzie, M, Scottish Women’s Aid, Shakti Women’s Aid, Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid. Understanding Forced Marriage in Scotland. The Scottish Government: £40,000. 2015-2016.
Mackenzie, M & Burman, M. Assisting the Police to Learn from Process - Knowledge Exchange and the Implementation of 'Clare's Law'. Police Scotland. 2015.
Wu, Abrams, Cooper, Govan, Grieve, Hawkins, Langhorne, Mackenzie, Stott, Sutton, Thomson, Quinn. Complex Reviews Research Support Unit. £1,979,825. National Institute for Health Research; June 2015-May 2020.
Wyke S, Mercer S, Mackenzie M, O'Donnell CA. Evaluation of the Links Worker Programme in 'Deep End' Practices in Glasgow. £336,537. NHS Health Scotland; August 2014-Oct 2016.
Mackenzie M, Stanley N, Feder, G, Cosgrove K,Barton D.Police to Primary Care: Testing the feasibility and acceptability of a high risk domestic abuse notification pilot. CSO: £182,584. May 2014- Jan 2016.
Mackenzie M, Hastings A, Watt G & Simpson S. Proportionate Universalism – testing concept and methods. University of Glasgow Adam Smith Research Foundation; £1,898. 2013.
Hastings A, Watt G, Mackenzie M. Studentship: Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Studentship: ‘When push comes to shove: getting primary care practitioners and patients on board for ‘proportionate universalism’ in the age of austerity’ Sept 2012 -Sept 2016.
Kearns A, Mackenzie M. Studentship: Scottish Government/ESRC Studentship: Expanding Horizons? Investigating the Commonwealth Games 2014 Legacy for Young People in the East End ofGlasgow Sept 2012 - Sept 2015
Mackenzie M, Hastings A, Munro M, O’Donnell CA. A critical interpretive review of the applicability of ‘candidacy’ as a concept in understanding access to public services. University of Glasgow Adam Smith Research Foundation/Urban Studies Research Fund; £3,851. May-July 2011.
Mackenzie, M, O’Donnell CA, McCartney G. Studentship: Testing the applicability of realist synthesis in the context of the Commonwealth Games.Glasgow Centre for Population Health; £54,500. 1 August 2011 – 31 July 2014.
O’Donnell CA, Mackenzie M, Mair F. Tackling health inequalities in primary care: can performance indicators be a sustainable part of the solution? CSO Healthcare Improvement; £74,995. 1 August 2010 – 31 March 2010.
O’Donnell CA, Mackenzie M, Sridharan S, Platt S. National evaluation of Keep Well.
NHS Health Scotland; £1,051,679. 1 April 2007 – 30 September 2010.
O’Donnell CA, Mackenzie M, Sridharan S, Platt S. National evaluation of Keep Well: Patient and practice experience. NHS Health Scotland; £59,227. 1 March 2008 – 30 September 2010.
McGregor A, Beaumont P, Fischbacher M, Mackenzie M, Stewart S. Evaluation of the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives Workplace Services and Award Programme. NHS Health Scotland; £231,000. 1 June 2009 – 31 March 2012.
Hankey C, Leslie W, Lean, M, Mackenzie M. Food Choices and Changes in Body Weight and Shape in those attempting Smoking Cessation. Food Standards Agency; £660,850. 1 September 2007 – 28 February 2010.
David Baruffati (joint supervision with Sharon Wright & Gerry McCartney): Getting Under the Skin: An urban ethnography exploring the links between deprivation and health within a working-class Glasgow community.
ESRC Open Award (1+3): 2016-2020
Jenn Glinski (joint supervision with Oona Brooks, Jon Minton and Scottish Women’s Aid): ‘Careful calculus’ in its structural and policy context: what does it cost to leave an abusive relationship?
ESRC Collaborative Award (1+3): 2016-2020
Sue Laughlin (Joint supervision with Moira Munro): How fair is the city? The impact of equality legislation on city life: a Glasgow Case Study.
Sarah Ward (joint supervision with Prof Ken Gibb): Assets approaches to community health and wellbeing.
What Works Scotland/NHS Ayrshire & Arran (+3): 2015-2018
Carole Anderson: Negotiating infant feeding in private and public: an exploratory study of women’s experiences 2011
Anna Cunningham: Testing the applicability of realist synthesis in the context of the Commonwealth Games. 2016
Colleen Kerr: Health and wellbeing in mixed communities. 2011
Steve Rolfe: Assessing the outcomes of community involvement in local government. 2016
Sharon Greenwood (joint supervision with Lucy Pickering and Joy Barlow): 'I try hard not to blame my dad’: a sociological interpretation of the ‘problem’ with parental problem substance use'. 2016
James Kaufman (joint supervision with Sharon Wright): The welfare racket: conditionality and marketised activation in street-level welfare-to-work . 2016
Gillian Fergie: Understanding young adults' online engagement and health experiences in the age of social media: exploring diabetes and common mental health disorders (University of Glasgow, 2014)
Billy Gazard: Individuals and Institutions: Structural Adversity and Health in South East London (King’s College London, 2016)
Gerry McCartney: How will the Commonwealth Games impact on Glasgow’s health and how will we know? (University of Glasgow, 2010)
Elizabeth McKenzie: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of access and pathways to health care among BME community residing in Ayrshire (Queen Margaret University, 2017)
Kate Munro: Developing a dialogue on health: user involvement in health and health services (University of Glasgow, 2008)
David Ogilvie: Shifting towards healthier transport? From systematic review to primary research (University of Glasgow, 2007)
Nicholas Sharrer: The Impact of Social Housing on Health: Glasgow and Baltimore in the Twentieth Century (University of Glasgow, 2016)
- Co-ordinator, Understanding Health Policy (Masters in Global Health)
- Co-ordinator of Health Policy and Health Services (Honours)
- Teach on Level 1A/1B
- Teach on Level 2B
From June 2017 I am interim Director of the Scottish Graduate School and from October 2017 resume role as Deputy Director for Studentships.