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I have extensive experience of applied social research and policy evaluation. Before joining LSHTM in 2011, I worked at the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in the UK for over 20 years, largely in the fields of health research and survey methods.
I currently 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 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), the largest repeated survey on sexual behaviour in the world. Results from Natsal-3 will be published in November 2013. I lead on a methodological project which compares results obtained from a number of volunteer web panel surveys with those from the main Natsal CAPI/CASI survey to determine the representativeness of UK web panels.
- Health services research
- Public health
- Sexual health
- Social Policy
- Social Sciences
- United Kingdom
- sexual behaviour
- survey methods
Attitudes and first heterosexual experiences among Indians and Pakistanis in Britain: evidence from a national probability survey
Griffiths, C.; Johnson, A.M.; Fenton, K.A.; Erens, B.; Hart, G.J.; Wellings, K.; Mercer, C.H.
International Journal of Std & AIDS, 2011; 22(3):131-139
The effect of survey method on survey participation: analysis of data from the Health Survey for England 2006 and the Boost Survey for London.
Mindell, J.S. ; Tipping, S. ; Pickering, K. ; Hope, S. ; Roth, M.A. ; Erens, B. ;
BMC Med Res Methodol, 2010; 10:83
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
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
Ethnic variations in sexual behaviour in Great Britain and risk of sexually transmitted infections: a probability survey
Fenton, K. A.; Mercer, C. H.; McManus, S.; Erens, B.; Wellings, K.; MacDowall, W.; Byron, C. L.; Copas, A. J.; Nanchahal, K.; Field, J.; Johnson, A. M.
Lancet, 2005; 365(9466):1246
Effect of computer-assisted self interviews on reporting of sexual HIV risk behaviours in a general population sample: a methodological experiment
Johnson, A. M.; Copas, A. J.; Erens, B.; Mandalia, S.; Fenton, K.; Korovessis, C.; Wellings, K.; Field, J.
Aids, 2001; 15(1):111-115
Measuring sexual behaviour: methodological challenges in survey research.
Fenton, K.A. ; Johnson, A.M. ; McManus, S. ; Erens, B. ;
Sex Transm Infect, 2001; 77(2):84-92
Sexual behaviour in Britain: partnerships, practices, and HIV risk behaviours
Johnson, A. M.; Mercer, C. H.; Erens, B.; Copas, A. J.; McManus, S.; Wellings, K.; Fenton, K. A.; Korovessis, C.; MacDowall, W.; Nanchahal, K.; Purdon, S.; Field, H.
Lancet, 2001; 358(9296):1835-1842
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