Poster presentations 2016


  1. Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 and hearing impairment in older adults: results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Camille Lassale
  2. Vision impairment doubles the risk of frailty over 4 years: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Ann Elizabeth Margaretha Liljas
  3. Physical activity in older people: A review of systematic reviews of interventions and context, Olawale Olanrewaju
  4. Lifestyle factors, cognitive reserve and cognitive function: results from a population-based cohort, the Cognitive Function and Ageing Study Wales (CFAS Wales), Yu-Tzu Wu
  5. Life course adiposity and biological ageing: A cross-sectional study, Wahyu Wulaningsih
  6. Dementia case-finding in acute hospitals: qualitative study of hospital clinicians’ and GPs’ perspectives, Anne-Marie Burn


  1. Factors associated with public support for alcohol policy in England: a population-based survey, Penny Buykx
  2. Alcohol in older people: systematic reviews of interventions and context, Sarah Kelly
  3. Alcohol misuse and injury outcomes in young people aged 10-24: A cohort analysis using linked primary and secondary data in England, Louise Lester
  4. Assessing the feasibility of using health information in alcohol licensing decisions: A case study of seven English local authorities, John Daniel Mooney
  5. Do cumulative impact zones reduce alcohol availability in UK high streets? Evaluating a natural experiment introducing a new licencing policy, Triantafyllos Pliakas 


  1. Evaluating the Number of Offspring and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease among Men and Women to Distinguish the Role of Shared Lifestyle Characteristics, Maria Christine Magnus
  2. Explaining differences in cardiovascular disease mortality between local authorities in England: an ecological analysis, Prachi Bhatnagar
  3. Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Psoriasis, Psoriatic and Rheumatoid Arthritis: A prospective study using routinely collected health data held in the SAIL Databank, Roxanne Cooksey
  4. Childhood maltreatment and biomarkers for cardiometabolic disease in mid-adulthood: associations and potential explanations, Snehal Pinto Pereira
  5. Is post-stent clopidogrel stopped on time? A prescribing audit in primary care, Katherine Maskell
  6. Reducing US cardiovascular disease inequalities through dietary policy, Piotr Bandosz 

Child and Adolescent Health

  1. Body-mass index and incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in UK children and young adults, Ali Abbasi
  2. NAP SACC UK: a feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial to adapt a US environmental intervention in UK nurseries to increase physical activity and healthy eating in 2-4 year olds, Rowan Brockman
  3. Parental influences on children’s physical self-perceptions, body composition and physical activity levels, William Thompson Bezant Eddolls
  4. Exploring the case for investing in Early Years in Wales: A health economics perspective, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards
  5. Methods of ascertainment of children and young people living with diabetes mellitus: a mapping exercise of the NHS diabetic eye screening programmes, Maria Ibanez Bruron 

Ethnicity and Migration

  1. Migration and Health: A Policy Review to Support Inter-Sectoral Actions and Joint-Policy Interventions in Low and Middle Income Countries Across Regions, Anjali Bhaskar Borhade
  2. Health needs of unaccompanied children seeking asylum – a descriptive analysis of the physical and mental health needs of unaccompanied children, Rachel Margaret Coyle
  3. Body mass index adjustments to increase the validity of body fatness assessment in UK black African and South Asian children, Mohammed T Hudda
  4. Exploring determinants of overweight and obesity in South Asian Adolescents in England, Gurnam Singh Johal
  5. Perceived barriers to accessing mental health services amongst the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities: A qualitative study in southeast England, Anjum Memon 

Health Protection

  1. Seasonal influenza vaccination in healthcare workers: exploring the influence of consultants on the uptake of vaccination by medical students and early career doctors, Rhiannon Louise Edge
  2. Public attitudes toward research participation during an infectious disease pandemic: a qualitative study across four European countries, Nina Gobat
  3. Estimating the burden of admissions due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in children <5 years of age in England using linked laboratory surveillance and hospital data, Rachel Melanie Reeves
  4. Winter burden of hospital bed closures due to acute gastroenteritis in England, 2010/11-2015/16: a population-based observational study using routinely collected data, Frank G Sandmann
  5. Barriers and facilitators to HIV testing in people age 50 and above: a systematic review, Elaney Youssef

Implementation research

  1. Systematic review of public-targeted communication interventions to improve antibiotic use, Robert Tolfree
  2. Inferring the intervention effect of local alcohol licensing polices on hospital admission and violent crime: a natural experiment using a novel Bayesian synthetic control method, Frank de Vocht
  3. Modelling the long-term epidemiological and cost impact of a multi-component lifestyle intervention and a sugar-sweetened beverage tax in the EU: results from the EConDA project, Laura Pimpin
  4. Achieving the 2025 WHO Global Health BMI Targets: Progress of 53 WHO-Europe region countries, a modelling study, Elisa Pineda
  5. Improving population levels of physical activity through integration into everyday life: a pre-post analysis of the Cycling Cities and Towns (CCTs) programme, Glenn Stewart

Maternal and Child Health

  1. Mam-Kind Study: A Novel Peer Support Intervention Using Motivational Interviewing for Breastfeeding Maintenance: a UK Feasibility Study, Lauren Copeland
  2. Adversity and risk of poor birth and infant outcomes for young mothers: a population-based data linkage cohort study, Katie Harron
  3. A systematic review of interventions that enhance health professional contact with parents and infants to improve child development and social-emotional wellbeing in the early years in high-income countries, Lisa Hurt
  4. Prenatal alcohol exposure and pregnancy and childhood outcomes: a systematic review of alternative analytical approaches, Loubaba Mamluk
  5. Systematic review of infant and young children complementary feeding practices in South Asian families, Logan Manikam
  6. Providing the Best Medicine: The Use of Evidence to Support Breastfeeding/breast milk feeding in Neonatal Units (NNUs) in Scotland, Kate Woodman 

Mental Health (1)

  1. A national cross-sectional survey of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their association with health-harming behaviours and mental well-being in the Welsh adult population, Kathryn Ashton
  2. Barriers and facilitators for lowering cardiovascular disease risk in people with severe mental illnesses: Evidence from a systematic review and focus group study, Alexandra Burton
  3. Meditation in Humanitarian Aid – an action research, Jivana Hunt
  4. Recent trends in diagnosis and psychotropic prescribing for children and young people- a series of e-cohort studies, Ann John

Mental Health (2)

  1. Cost effectiveness of a befriending intervention to improve the wellbeing and reduce loneliness of older women, Lesley Owen
  2. Mental health and wellbeing trends among children and young people in the UK 2000-2014: repeated cross-sectional study. Jackie Pitchforth
  3. Generalized anxiety disorder and excess cancer deaths: findings from a large, longitudinal population study, Sarah Kelly and Olawale Olanrewaju
  4. Evaluation of an Asset-based Community Development project: Does it promote health and well-being?, Emily van de Venter
  5. Improving mental health through the regeneration of deprived neighborhoods: A prospective controlled quasi-experimental study, James White

New Methods and Tools 

  1. Reporting of narrative synthesis in systematic reviews of public health interventions: a methodological assessment, Mhairi Campbell
  2. Using a Discrete Choice Experiment (DCE) approach to elicit patients’ preferences for hip fracture rehabilitation services as part of a feasibility study, Joanna Mary Charles
  3. The UK Secure eResearch Platform for public health research: a case study, Kerina Helen Jones
  4. Cost Analysis of Standard Sanger Sequencing (SSS) versus Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) in ICONIC: Infection Response through Virus Genomics, Nishma Patel
  5. Vitamin D levels in relation to gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia: a Mendelian Randomization Analysis, Maria Christine Magnus 

Obesity, Diet, Physical activity and other Behavioural Interventions (1)

  1. Poverty and non-communicable disease behavioural risk factors in low- and lower-middle income countries: A systematic review, Luke Allen
  2. How much do people spend on physical activity in England: the first nationwide cross- sectional survey of expenditure in England, Nana Kwame Anokye
  3. A Secondary Analysis of Data in the ‘Welsh Health Survey for Children’ to Identify Risk Factors Associated with Childhood Obesity in Wales, Claire Beynon
  4. Examining the interplay of fast food exposure and income on diet and obesity: A cross-sectional study in UK Biobank, Thomas Burgoin
  5. Sugar Sweetened Beverages Coverage in the British Media – An Analysis of Public Health Advocacy versus Pro-Industry Messaging, Simon Capewell

Obesity, Diet, Physical activity and other Behavioural Interventions (2)

  1. Home cooking experiences, perceptions and practices: a qualitative study using interviews with photo-elicitation, Susanna Mills
  2. A systematic review of concepts and mechanisms linking environmental change and changes in physical activity, Jenna Panter
  3. Association of the Food Environment and Obesity: A Systematic Review of Geographic and Statistical Methods, Elisa Pineda
  4. Determinants in early adulthood of leisure-time physical inactivity stability and change in mid-life: findings from a prospective cohort, Snehal M Pinto Pereira
  5. Associations between energy drink consumption and school attendance, academic attainment, and problem behaviour: A cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis, Gareth Richards

Population Healthcare and Screening

  1. Is the timing of the first antenatal visit associated with adverse birth outcomes? Analysis from a population-based birth cohort, Nisreen A Alwan
  2. The relationship between GP Practice funding and practice achievement: a cross-sectional study, Veline L’Esperance
  3. A grounded theory study of participation in cervical screening for young women: Sexual association the hidden issue, Mabel Okoeki
  4. Understanding barriers to cervical screening uptake in transmen: an exploratory qualitative analysis, Joanna Semlyen
  5. Cancer stigma and cancer screening attendance: a population-based survey in England, Charlotte Vrinten
  6. Understanding factors influencing vaccination acceptance during pregnancy in Hackney, London, Rose Wilson

Sexual and Reproductive Health

  1. Finding Sexual partners online: prevalence and associations with sexual behaviour and sexual health outcomes using a British national probability survey, Melissa Cabecinha
  2. A discrete choice experiment involving 1,230 young people across England to identify attributes which might influence young people’s preferences for emerging technologies for Chlamydia testing and treatment, Sue Eaton
  3. Perceptions of HPV and attitudes towards HPV vaccination amongst men who have sex with men: a qualitative analysis, Tom Nadarzynski
  4. A realist evaluation of the provision of positive sexual health services for young people, Katie Shearn


  1. Models for Access to Maternal Smoking cessation Support MAMSS): results from a quasi-experiment to increase the engagement of pregnant women who smoke in NHS Stop Smoking Services, Lorna Bennett
  2. The Causal Effects of Varenicline on Adverse Outcomes: an Observational Cohort Study Using Electronic Medical Records, Neil Martin Davies
  3. The Costs of Disinvesting from Stop Smoking Services: an economic evaluation based on the NICE Tobacco Return on Investment model, Lesley Owen
  4. The effectiveness of varenicline versus nicotine replacement therapy on long-term smoking cessation in primary care, Neil Martin Davies
  5. Smoke responsibly: A qualitative study of student and staff beliefs about smoking in further education institutions, Micky Willmott

 Social Determinants of Health (1)

  1. Understanding social inequalities in childhood hospital admissions: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, Melisa Campbell
  2. Socioeconomic indicators and sociobehavioural mediators of high mental wellbeing despite low physical capability: Findings from the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Theodore David Cosco
  3. Associations between different measures of child poverty, healthcare utilisation and health outcomes: observational study of nationally representative English data, Dougal S Hargreaves
  4. Does intergenerational social mobility affect general health, oral health and physical function among older adults in England?, Alejandra Letelier
  5. A Small Area Estimation Model of Comorbidity for England, Karyn Morrissey

Social Determinants of Health (2)

  1. Child maltreatment and living standards in adulthood: findings from a prospective birth cohort, Snehal M Pinto Pereira
  2. The short-term health and social impacts of energy-efficiency investments in low-income communities: A controlled field study, Wouter Poortinga
  3. Poverty and development interventions which address behavioural risk factors of non-communicable diseases in low- and lower-middle income countries: a systematic review, Jessica Pullar
  4. A natural experiment evaluating the impact of the built environment on self-rated health and well-being, and other health behaviours: baseline characteristics of participants from social, affordable and market-rent accommodation, Bina Ram
  5. Public Health Data Science: using the Global Burden of Disease methodology to estimate disease burden due to air pollution in England, Jurgen Carlo Schmidt
  6. Effect of internal migration on inequalities in mortality in Wales: an e-cohort study, Andrea Gartner


  1. The short and long-term cost-effectiveness of a pedometer based intervention in primary care: results of a within trial analysis and beyond trial modelling, Nana Kwame Anokye
  2. Evaluating youth mentoring for young people at risk of exclusion from secondary school: results from a feasibility randomised control trial study, Heide Busse
  3. Text-message Reminders in Colorectal Cancer Screening (TRICCS): a non-clinical randomised controlled trial, Yasemin Hirst
  4. Message framing in cervical screening invitation letters: A randomised controlled trial, Sarah Huf
  5. National Cancer Registration Service prostate cancer registry validation utilising data from the Cluster randomised triAl of PSA testing for Prostate cancer (CAP) study, Sam Merriel