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Bob Erens's Background
I have over 25 years experience of applied social research and policy evaluation, with a particular focus on research and evaluation methods. Before joining LSHTM in 2011, I worked at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in the UK, largely in the fields of health research and survey methods.
Bob Erens's Affiliation
Bob Erens's Research
I work with Prof Nick Mays and other colleagues from LSHTM, LSE, and Imperial College London in the Department of Health funded Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU). PIRU brings together experts in health and social care research and evaluation methodolgy to improve evidence-based policy-making and its implementation across the NHS, public health and social care (www.piru.ac.uk/). Recent projects include evaluations of the Integrated Care Pioneers, the National Cold Weather Plan for England and the GP Patient Choice Scheme.
With colleagues from LSHTM, UCL and NatCen, I am a co-applicant on the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3), the largest repeated survey on sexual behaviour in the world. First results from Natsal-3 were published in The Lancet in November 2013. I lead a methodological project which compares results obtained from several volunteer web panel surveys with those from the main Natsal CAPI/CASI survey to determine the representativeness of UK web panels. A paper comparing results from Natsal-3 with four web surveys was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in December 2014.
- Health services research
- Public health
- Sexual health
- Social Policy
- Social Sciences
- United Kingdom
- Health Research
- Health Service Integration
- Health Survey Methods
- Health Surveys
- sexual behaviour
- survey methods
Methodology of the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)
Erens, B.; Phelps, A.; Clifton, S.; Mercer, C.H.; Tanton, C.; Hussey, D.; Sonnenberg, P.; Macdowall, W.; Field, N.; Datta, J.; Mitchell, K.; Copas, A.J.; Wellings, K.; Johnson, A.M.;
Sexually Transmitted Infections, 2014; 90(2):84-9
Determinants of the choice of GP practice registration in England: Evidence from a discrete choice experiment.
Lagarde, M. ; Erens, B. ; Mays, N. ;
Health Policy, 2014;
Potential impact of removing general practice boundaries in England: A policy analysis.
Mays, N. ; Tan, S. ; Eastmure, E. ; Erens, B. ; Lagarde, M. ; Wright, M. ;
Health Policy, 2014;
Nonprobability web surveys to measure sexual behaviors and attitudes in the general population: a comparison with a probability sample interview survey.
Erens, B. ; Couper, M.P. ; Conrad, F. ; Clifton, S. ; Tanton, C. ; Phelps, A. ; Datta, J. ; Mercer, C.H. ; Sonnenberg, P. ; Prah, P. ; Mitchell, K.R. ; Wellings, K. ; Johnson, A.M. ; Copas, A.J. ;
J Med Internet Res, 2014; 16(12):e276
Changes in sexual attitudes and lifestyles in Britain through the life course and over time: findings from the National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).
Mercer, C.H.; Tanton, C.; Prah, P.; Erens, B.; Sonnenberg, P.; Clifton, S.; MacDowall, W.; Lewis, R.; Field, N.; Datta, J.; Copas, A.J.; Phelps, A.; Wellings, K.; Johnson, A.M.
The effect of mode and context on survey results: analysis of data from the Health Survey for England 2006 and the Boost Survey for London.
Tipping, S. ; Hope, S. ; Pickering, K. ; Erens, B. ; Roth, M.A. ; Mindell, J.S. ;
BMC Med Res Methodol, 2010; 10:84
Measuring sexual behaviour
Mercer, C.; McManus, S.; Erens, B.
in 'Social measurement through social surveys: an applied approach' Bulmer, M; Gibbs, J; Hyman, L(2010) Ashgate (Aldershot)
Mistreatment of older people in the United Kingdom: findings from the first National Prevalence Study.
Biggs, S. ; Manthorpe, J. ; Tinker, A. ; Doyle, M. ; Erens, B. ;
J Elder Abuse Negl, 2009; 21(1):1-14
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