From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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Staff Member Biography

Catherine Stewart

Catherine Stewartposition: Investigator Scientist

Contact Details

phone: 0141 353 7538


MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,
University of Glasgow,
Top floor,
200, Renfield Street
G2 3QB

Biography and Interests

Catherine is a research associate within the Inequalities: Measurement and Analysis of Socio-economic Inequalities in Health (MASH) programme. Her current work aims to improve the use of linked data by considering and reducing bias introduced during the data linkage process.

Catherine graduated in 2005 with a BSc (Hons) in Statistics from the University of Glasgow. She joined the unit's Measuring Health programme in the same year to undertake a 4-year studentship, completing the Master of Public Health course at the University of Glasgow in 2006. Her doctoral research focused on developing multilevel event history models for large datasets. Following her PhD she worked as an Investigator Scientist within the same programme examining the association between air pollution, deprivation and mortality in Scotland. Catherine completed a 4-year MRC Career Development Fellowship in August 2015 where she was investigating the patterning of health outcomes of young adults by education through novel linkage of education, morbidity and mortality records for all publicly-funded school leavers in Scotland. This work remains an important focus of Catherine’s current post.

Catherine also tutors Statistics on the MSc Advanced Practice in Health Care course and is a former lecturer of Statistics 1Z in the School of Mathematics and Statistics.


[in press]

Stewart CH, Dundas R, Leyland AH. The Scottish School Leavers Cohort: linkage of education data to routinely collected records for mortality, hospital discharge and offspring birth characteristics. BMJ Open [in press]


Stewart CH, Berry P, Przulj D, Treanor C. Cancer-related health behaviours of young people not in education, employment or training ('NEET'): a cross-sectional study. BMC Cancer 2017;17:165

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Gray L, Batty GD, Craig P, Stewart C, Whyte B, Findlayson B, Leyland AH. Cohort profile: the Scottish Health Surveys Cohort - linkage of study participants to routinely collected records for mortality, hospital discharge, cancer and offspring birth characteristics in three nationwide studies. International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;39:345-50

pubmed  open access  

Stewart CH. Multilevel modelling of event history data: comparing methods appropriate for large datasets [PhD], MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow 2010.

open access