Dr Matt Egan PhD

Associate Professor

About Matt Egan

Matt Egan is an associate professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with an interest in evaluating the health impacts of complex social interventions.

Background

Much of Matt’s work is connected to the School of Public Health Research at LSHTM (SPHR@L). Established in April 2012, SPHR@L forms part of the wider NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR), comprising eight UK universities and research centres of excellence. Its research aims are to strengthen evidence and understanding for better decision-making on the social and environmental factors that determine public health. Areas of interest include health inequalities, alcohol, area based initiatives, local public health policy and practice, knowledge translation, public and practitioner involvement. SPHR@L is based within the Health Services and Research Policy department within LSHTM.

Previously, Matt has worked as a senior investigator scientist at MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow; and as a senior public health advisor at NHS Health Scotland. His research interests include evidence for policy and practice; natural experiments; systematic reviews and primary studies of complex public health interventions; the impact of transport, workplace, housing and neighbourhood regeneration interventions on health and well-being; and the history of medicine in Scotland.

 

Affiliation

Centres

Teaching

Matt teaches Issues in Public Health. He teaches and joint co-ordinates Reviewing the Literature at LSHTM. 

Research

Matt is now working on a series of studies and programmes associated with the NIHR School of Public Health Research. Previous research includes evaluating the health effects of urban regeneration in Glasgow (the GoWell Programme); evaluating the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games (GoEast); and systematic reviews of complex social interventions.

Previous Publications

Bond L, Egan M, Kearns A, Tannahill C. GoWell: The challenges of evaluating regeneration as a population health intervention. Preventive Medicine 2013;57:941-947

Egan M, Katikireddi SV, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Kalacs M, Bond L. Health effects of neighborhood demolition and housing improvement: a prospective controlled study of 2 natural experiments in urban renewal. American Journal of Public Health 2013;103:e47-53

Kearns A, Whitley E, Bond L, Egan M, Tannahill C. The psychosocial pathway to mental well-being at the local level: investigating the effects of perceived relative position in a deprived area context. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;67:87-94

Maclean A, Sweeting H, Egan M, Der G, Adamson J, Hunt K. How robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in physical morbidity between childhood and adolescence? Results of a systematic literature review and meta-analyses. Social Science & Medicine 2013;78:96-112

Neary J, Egan M, Bond L, Keenan PJ, Lawson L. Damned if they do, damned if they don’t: negotiating the tricky context of anti-social behaviour and keeping safe in disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods. Journal of Youth Studies 2013;16:118-134

Bond L, Egan M, Kearns A, Clark J, Tannahill C. Smoking and intention to quit in deprived areas of Glasgow: is it related to housing improvements and neighbourhood regeneration because of improved mental health?. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2012;67:299-304

Egan M, Beck S, Bond L, Coyle J, Crawford F, Kearns A, Lawson L, Mason M, Tannahill C, Sautkina E, Thomson H, Walsh D, on behalf of the GoWell Team. Protocol for a mixed methods study investigating the impact of investment in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal on the health and wellbeing of residents: the GoWell programme. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2010;10:41.

Egan M, Bambra C, Petticrew M, Whitehead M. Reviewing evidence on complex social interventions: appraising implementation in systematic reviews of the health effects of organisational-level workplace interventions. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2009;63:4-11

Bambra C, Egan M, Thomas S, Petticrew M, Whitehead M. The psychosocial and health effects of workplace reorganisation 2: a systematic review of task restructuring interventions. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2007;61:1028-1037

Egan M, Bambra C, Thomas S, Petticrew M, Whitehead M, Thomson H. The psychosocial and health effects of workplace reorganisation 1: a systematic review of organisational-level interventions that aim to increase employee control. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2007;61:945-954

Egan M, Petticrew M, Ogilvie D, Hamilton V, Drever F. Profits before people? A systematic review of the health and safety impacts of privatising public utilities and industries in developed countries. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2007;61:862-870

Ogilvie D, Egan M, Hamilton V, Petticrew M. Systematic reviews of health effects of social interventions 2: best available evidence: how low should you go?. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2005;59:886-892

Ogilvie D, Hamilton V, Egan M, Petticrew M. Systematic reviews of health effects of social interventions 1: finding the evidence: how far should you go?. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2005;59:804-808

Ogilvie D, Egan M, Hamilton V, Petticrew M. Promoting walking and cycling as an alternative to using cars: systematic review. British Medical Journal 2004;329:763-6

Petticrew M, Whitehead M, Macintyre S, Graham H, Egan M. Evidence for public health policy on inequalities: 1: the reality according to policymakers. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2004;58:811-816

Whitehead M, Petticrew M, Graham H, Macintyre S, Bambra C, Egan M. Evidence for public health policy on inequalities 2: assembling the evidence jigsaw. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2004;58:817-821

Egan M, Petticrew M, Ogilvie D, Hamilton V. New roads and human health: a systematic review. American Journal of Public Health 2003;93:1463-1471

Research areas

  • Alcohol
  • Complex interventions
  • Evidence use
  • Health inequalities
  • Housing
  • Impact evaluation
  • Implementation research
  • Inequalities
  • Mixed methods
  • Public health
  • Qualitative methods
  • Social and structural determinants of health
  • Systematic reviews

Disciplines

  • Social Sciences

Disease and Health Conditions

  • Addiction
  • Mental health
  • Obesity

Regions

  • Euro area

Countries

  • United Kingdom

Other interests

  • community participation
  • complexity and systems thinking
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