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Professor Mark Petticrew

BA PhD

Professor
of Public Health Evaluation

Room
SEHR, Room 243

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

Tel.
+44 (0)207 927 2009

I am Director of the Public Health Research Consortium (funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme: http://phrc.lshtm.ac.uk/).

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 in Public Health at the University of Liverpool.

Some recent research papers:

What does the alcohol industry mean by 'Responsible drinking'? A comparative analysis

Community Alcohol Partnerships with the alcohol industry: what is their purpose and are they effective in reducing alcohol harms?

Alcohol advertising and public health: systems perspectives versus narrow perspectives: see: http://jech.bmj.com/content/jech/early/2016/10/27/jech-2016-207644.full.pdf

Diageo's 'Stop Out of Control Drinking' Campaign in Ireland: An Analysis.

We have also recently published papers on the Responsibility Deal evaluation, relating to the alcohol, food, physical activity and health at work networks. See:

http://www.piru.ac.uk/projects/current-projects/public-health-responsibility-deal-evaluation.html#t3

 

I have also 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.

Affiliations

Department of Social and Environmental Health Research

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

I currently teach on the MSc Public Health, among others, and co-organise the Health Promotion Approaches and Methods module. I am Chair of the MSc Public Health examinations board.

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/PII…

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

http://www.piru.ac.uk/projects/current-projects/public-health-responsib…

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-und…

 

See the "Background" section for links to recent publications on alcohol and public health.

Research Area
Complex interventions
Health inequalities
Public health
Research : policy relationship
Systematic reviews
Alcohol
Food
Discipline
Epidemiology
Policy analysis
Psychology

Selected Publications

In search of social equipoise.
Petticrew, M. ; McKee, M. ; Lock, K. ; Green, J. ; Phillips, G. ;
BMJ
Synthesizing evidence on complex interventions: how meta-analytical, qualitative, and mixed-method approaches can contribute.
Petticrew, M. ; Rehfuess, E. ; Noyes, J. ; Higgins, J.P. ; Mayhew, A. ; Pantoja, T. ; Shemilt, I. ; Sowden, A. ;
J Clin Epidemiol
To RCT or not to RCT: deciding when 'more evidence is needed' for public health policy and practice.
Petticrew, M.; Chalabi, Z.; Jones, D.R.;
J Epidemiol Community Health
ASSESSING THE EVALUABILITY OF COMPLEX PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS: FIVE QUESTIONS FOR RESEARCHERS, FUNDERS AND POLICYMAKERS
Ogilvie, D.; Cummins, S.; Petticrew, M.; White, M.; Jones, A.; Wheeler, K.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
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