Mark Petticrew BA PhD

Professor of Public Health Evaluation

Background

 

I am Director of the Public Health Research Consortium (funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme: http://phrc.lshtm.ac.uk/). I have co-authored a book which provides guidance on how to do systematic reviews in public health:

Petticrew M, Roberts H (2006) Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences: A practical guide. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

I am also a member of PIRU  - the Policy Innovation Research Unit at LSHTM (http://www.piru.ac.uk/home), and Karen Lock and I co-direct the NIHR School for Public Health Research at LSHTM: http://sphr.lshtm.ac.uk

I am an Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool.

New research papers:

Petticrew M. Time to rethink the systematic review catechism? Moving from 'what works' to 'what happens': See:

http://www.systematicreviewsjournal.com/content/4/1/36

We have also recently published papers on the Responsibility Deal evaluation, relating to the alcohol network, and the food network: see:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25808244

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25807862

Affiliation

Centres

Teaching

I currently teach on the MSc Public Health (Health Promotion Stream), among others, and co-organise the Health Promotion Approaches and Methods module.

Research

A main interest is in the evaluation of complex interventions.

One of the papers has been made freely available by J Clin Epi:

"Complex interventions and their implications for systematic reviews:
a pragmatic approach":

http://download.journals.elsevierhealth.com/pdfs/journals/0895-4356/PIIS089543561300245X.pdf

The Responsibility Deal Evaluation is described here (with details of publications):

http://www.piru.ac.uk/projects/current-projects/public-health-responsibility-deal-evaluation.html

Other research has investigated tobacco industry funding of psychological research - e.g. the research of Hans Selye (see:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20466961), and research on Type A Behaviour and CHD (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22994187).

We have published a new paper in the American J of Public Health on Islam and the tobacco industry:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25880961

The Guardian did a nice piece on this:

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/apr/20/tobacco-firms-tried-undermine-muslim-countries-smoking-ban

Research areas

  • Alcohol
  • Complex interventions
  • Food
  • Health inequalities
  • Public health
  • Research : policy relationship
  • Systematic reviews

Disciplines

  • Epidemiology
  • Policy analysis
  • Psychology

Other interests

  • Advertising
  • Alcohol Policy
  • Alcohol policy in developing countries
  • MARCH
  • alcohol use
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