Environmental Determinants of Public Health in Scotland (EDPHiS)
Ellaway is a collaborator in the recently funded EDPHiS project, a multidisciplinary collaborative research project (involving social and environmental scientists) which aims to support the development of public policy in Scotland, working closely with the Strategic Framework for Environment and Health (SFEH) in Scotland. Work will focus on obesity, unintentional injury, mental health and wellbeing and asthma, in children, at ages up to 8 years. EDPHiS will summarise the evidence linking policy, environment, exposure and health and, where practicable, (i) develop a quantitative model of these relationships (ii) link the model with data on demography, environment, health and other factors in Scotland, to predict the public health consequences of proposed actions that, intentionally or not, may affect health via people's interaction with their environments. Particular attention will be given to initiatives and actions of the Scottish Government's work to understand and underpin Sustainable Places.
Osei-Assibey G, Dick S, Macdiarmid JI, Semple S, Reill J, Ellaway A, Cowie H, McNeill G. The influence of the food environment on overweight and obesity in young children: a systematic review. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001538open access
McNeill G, Osei-Assibey G, Dick S, Macdiarmid J, Semple S, Reilly J, Ellaway A, Cowie H. Obesity case study phase II summary report. Environmental Determinants of Public Health in Scotland [EDPHiS], Edinburgh, 2010open access
Osei-Assibey G, McNeill G, Macdiarmid J, Semple S, Reilly J, Ellaway A. Obesity case study: phase one scoping report. Edinburgh, 2009open access
Vohera S, Hurley F, Christopher Y, Ellaway A, Tedon P, Sabel C, McCollam A, Crawford J. Mental health and wellbeing case study scoping report. Edinburgh, 2009open access