Dr Matt Egan
15-17 Tavistock Place
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 focuses on generating evidence to inform policy and practice. Methodological interests include evaluations of natural experiments; research synthesis and developing approaches for understanding public health systems. Topic interests include housing, urban regeneration, community empowerment, food and alcohol availability, and local government. Matt's educational background includes a PhD on the history of special needs education in Scotland.
Matt teaches Issues in Public Health. He teaches and joint co-ordinates Reviewing the Literature at LSHTM.
Matt is now working on a series of studies and programmes associated with the NIHR School of Public Health Research (SPHR). Previous research includes evaluating the health effects of urban regeneration in Glasgow (the GoWell Programme).
Matt is also LSHTM lead and co-PI on two major evaluations funded by NIHR.
ExILEnS: Exploring the impact of alcohol licensing in England and Scotland.
Communities in Control: What are the health and health inequalities impacts of the Big Local community empowerment initiative in England?
Matt is also a panel member on the NIHR Public Health Research Board.
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