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Dr Elizabeth McGill

BA MSc PhD FHEA

Assistant Professor
in Public Health

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I am an Assistant Professor in Public Health with the NIHR School for Public Health Research at LSHTM. My research focuses on systems-level evaluative approaches and evaluating strategies to reduce health inequalities. I have an undergraduate degree in International Development Studies from McGill University and both an MSc and PhD in Public Health from LSHTM. 

Affiliations

Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

I am a seminar leader on the Principles of Social Research module, a tutor on the MSc in Public Health and I sit on the MSc Public Health Programme Committee. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Research

I am interested in evaluation methods and the application of systems thinking and complexity science to public health evaluation. I led on the development of a complex systems approach to process evaluation (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003368) and was the lead researcher on the NIHR SPHR Systems Evaluation Guidance for local practioners.

I have a particular interest in the commercial determinants of health and have conducted systems-level process evaluations of local alcohol interventions.

I am also interested in the broader social determinants of health and much of my recent research has focussed on how strategies, policies and interventions are designed to influence place-based determinants of health in local environments. 

My previous research was conducted with a programme of work entitled 'Evidence Beyond the Health Sector' that looked into attitudes to, and views and understandings of, research and evidence among practitioners and policy-makers in policy fields relevant to the urban built environment.

I have extensive systematic review experience and contributed to a series of reviews to inform the development of NICE Public Health guidance on tuberculosis.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health inequalities
Health policy
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Social and structural determinants of health
Substance abuse
Systematic reviews
Alcohol
Evaluation
Evidence use
Inequalities
Qualitative methods
Substance use
Discipline
Development studies
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Tuberculosis
Country
United Kingdom

Selected Publications

Evaluation of public health interventions from a complex systems perspective: A research methods review.
McGill E; Er V; Penney T; Egan M; White M; Meier P; Whitehead M; Lock K; Anderson de Cuevas R; Smith R
2021
Social Science & Medicine
NIHR SPHR Guidance on Systems Approaches to Local Public Health Evaluation. Part 1: Introducing systems thinking.
Egan M; McGill E; Penney T; Anderson de Cuevas R; Er V; Orton L; Lock K; Popay J; Savona N; Cummins S
2019
NIHR SPHR Guidance on Systems Approaches to Local Public Health Evaluation. Part 1: Introducing systems thinking.
NIHR SPHR Guidance on Systems Approaches to Local Public Health Evaluation. Part 2: What to consider when planning a systems evaluation.
Egan M; McGill E; Penney T; Anderson de Cuevas R; Er V; Orton L; White M; Lock K; Cummins S; Savona N
2019
Trading quality for relevance: non-health decision-makers' use of evidence on the social determinants of health.
McGill E; Egan M; Petticrew M; Mountford L; Milton S; Whitehead M; Lock K
2015
BMJ open
Cultures of evidence across policy sectors: systematic review of qualitative evidence.
Lorenc T; Tyner EF; Petticrew M; Duffy S; Martineau FP; Phillips G; Lock K
2014
European journal of public health
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