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

Linsay Gray

Linsay Grayposition: Senior Investigator Scientist

Contact Details

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phone: 0141 353 7540

Address

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

Biography and Interests

Dr Linsay Gray is a Senior Investigator Scientist and co-leader of the Enhancing cohort, survey and routine data sources theme at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit and currently a Visiting Scholar at the Epidemiology Department of Columbia University, New York. She is on the editorial board of the Archives of Diseases in Childhood journal, is a member of the Royal Statistical Society local group and is on the Scottish Government project board of the Scottish Health Survey.

Linsay graduated from the University of Glasgow with a BSc (Hons) in Statistics and undertook the MSc in Medical Statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She was appointed as a research fellow at the Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and BiostatisticsUniversity College London (UCL), and completed her PhD. She taught epidemiology and statistics to medical MSc and PhD students.
 
In 2004, Linsay joined the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, and has worked with the Social Patterning of Health over the Lifecourse and Ethnicity and Health teams, as well as the Measuring Health programme. Research interests include development of methodology for post-hoc addressing of non-participation in population-based studies, assessing national and international inequalities within the context of health surveys and major cohort studies, lifecourse epidemiology and novel use of record-linked data. Linsay leads and participates in a variety of collaborations with groups in Europe, the US (Harvard) and the UK. She is principal investigator on a programme of methodological work on longitudinal record-linked survey data funded by the MRC. She teaches multilevel modelling, lifecourse epidemiology and health inequalities, and convenes the 'Health in its social context' course of the Global Health MSc

Publications

2017

Gorman E, Leyland AH, McCartney G, Katikireddi SV, Rutherford L, Graham L, Robinson M, Gray L. Adjustment for survey non-representativeness using record-linkage: refined estimates of alcohol consumption by deprivation in Scotland. Addiction 2017;[epub ahead of print]

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2016

Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 2: General health and multiple conditions. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Rutherford L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2015: Volume 1 - Main Report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2016.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 4: Alcohol Consumption. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Rutherford L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2015: Volume 1 - Main Report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2016.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 5: Smoking. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Rutherford L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2015: Volume 1 - Main Report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2016.

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Gray L. The importance of post hoc approaches for overcoming non-response and attrition bias in population-sampled studies [invited commentary]. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Journal 2016;51:155–157

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2015

Christensen AI, Ekholm O, Gray L, Glümer C, Juel K. Response to Fergusson & Boden (2015): The importance of considering the impacts of survey non-participation. Addiction 2015;110:1514–1515

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Christensen AI, Ekholm O, Gray L, Glumer C, Juel K. What is wrong with non-respondents? Alcohol, drug and smoking related mortality and morbidity in a 12-year follow-up study of respondents and non-respondents in the Danish Health and Morbidity Survey. Addiction 2015;110:1505-12

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 2: Alcohol consumption. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2014 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2015.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 3: Smoking. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2014 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2015.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 9: Inequalities in health risks. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2014 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2015.

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Robison O, Kearns A, Gray L, Bond L, Henderson M. Mixed tenure communities as a policy instrument for educational outcomes in a deprived urban context?. Urban Research & Practice 2015;9:131-157

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2014

Gorman E, Leyland AH, McCartney G, White IR, Katikireddi SV, Rutherford L, Graham L, Gray L. Assessing the representativeness of population-sampled health surveys through linkage to administrative data on alcohol-related outcomes. American Journal of Epidemiology 2014;180 :941-948

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 4: Smoking. In: Rutherford L, Hinchliffe S, Sharp C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2013 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2014.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 5: Alcohol consumption. In: Rutherford L, Hinchliffe S, Sharp C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2013 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2014.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 8: General health, mental wellbeing and caring. In: Rutherford L, Hinchliffe S, Sharp C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2013 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2014.

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2013

Gray L, Leyland AH, Benzeval M, Watt GCM. Explaining the social patterning of lung function in adulthood at different ages: the roles of childhood precursors, health behaviours and environmental factors. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;67:905-91

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 4: Smoking. In: Rutherford L, Sharp C, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2012 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2013.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 7: Obesity. In: Rutherford L, Sharp C, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2012 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2013.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 8: Long-term conditions. In: Rutherford L, Sharp C, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2012 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2013.

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Gray L, White IR, McCartney G, Katikireddi SV, Rutherford L, Gorman E, Leyland AH. Use of record-linkage to handle non-response and improve alcohol consumption estimates in health survey data: a study protocol. BMJ Open 2013;3:e002647

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Mackay DF, Gray L, Pell JP. Impact of smoking and smoking cessation on overweight and obesity: Scotland-wide, cross-sectional study on 40,036 participants. BMC Public Health 2013;348

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2012

Gray L, Lee IM, Sesso HD, Batty GD. Association of body mass index in early adulthood and middle-age with future site-specific cancer mortality: the Harvard Alumni Health Study. Annals of Oncology 2012;23:754-9

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 3: Diet. In: Rutherford L, Sharp C, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2011 volume 2: children. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2012:62-85.

Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 5: obesity. In: Rutherford L, Sharp C, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2011 volume 2: children. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2012:101-115.

Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 7: obesity. In: Rutherford L, Sharp C, Bromley C, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2011 volume 1: adults. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2012:185-205.

Gray L, Merlo J, Mindell J, Hallqvist J, Tafforeau J, O'Reilly D, Regidor E, Næss Ø, Kelleher C, Helakorpi S, Lange C, Leyland AH. International differences in self-reported health measures in 33 major metropolitan areas in Europe. European Journal of Public Health 2012;22:40-7

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Gray L, Smith GD, McConnachie A, Watt GCM, Hart CL, Upton MN, Macfarlane PW, Batty GD. Parental height in relation to offspring coronary heart disease: examining transgenerational influences on health using the west of Scotland Midspan Family Study. International Journal of Epidemiology 2012;41:1776-85

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Hotchkiss J W, Davies C, Gray L, Bromley C, Capewell S, Leyland AH. Trends in cardiovascular disease biomarkers and their socioeconomic patterning among adults in the Scottish population 1995 to 2009: cross-sectional surveys. BMJ Open 2012;2:e000771

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Popham F, Gray L, Bambra C. Employment status and the prevalence of poor self rated health: findings from UK individual level repeated cross-sectional data from 1978 to 2004. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001342

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2011

Gray L, Lee IM, Sesso H D, Batty GD. Blood pressure in early adulthood, hypertension in middle-age, and future cardiovascular disease mortality: the Harvard Alumni Health Study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2011;58:2396-403

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Gray L, Lee IM, Sesso H D, Batty GD. Body weight in early and mid-adulthood in relation to subsequent coronary heart disease mortality: 80 years follow-up in the Harvard Alumni Study [research letter]. Archives of Internal Medicine 2011;171ID - 275:1768-70

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 5: fruit and vegetable consumption. In: Bromley C, Bradshaw P, Given L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2010 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2011.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 7: adult and child obesity. In: Bromley C, Given L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2010 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2011.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 8: respiratory health and lung function. In: Bromley C, Given L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2010 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: 2011.

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Hotchkiss J W, Davies C, Gray L, Bromley C, Capewell S, Leyland AH. Trends in adult cardiovascular disease risk factors and their socio-economic patterning in the Scottish population 1995-2008: cross-sectional surveys. BMJ Open 2011;1:e000176

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2010

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

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Gray L, Hart C L, Smith DG, Batty GD. What is the predictive value of established risk factors for total and cardiovascular disease mortality when measured before middle-age? pooled analyses of two prospective cohort studies from Scotland. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation 2010;17:106-112

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 5: diet. In: Bromley C, Given L, Ormston R, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2009 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2010.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 7: adult obesity. In: Bromley C, Given L, Ormston R, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2009 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2010.

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2009

Gray L, Leyland AH. A multilevel analysis of diet and socio-economic status in Scotland: investigating the 'Glasgow effect'. Public Health Nutrition 2009;12:1351-8

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 4: smoking. In: Bromley C, Bradshaw P, Given L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2008 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2009:101-136.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 5: fruit and vegetable consumption. In: Bromley C, Bradshaw P, Given L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2008 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2009:137-156.

Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 7: obesity. In: Bromley C, Bradshaw P, Given L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2008 volume 1: main report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2009:191-228.

Gray L, Leyland AH. Is the 'Glasgow effect' of cigarette smoking explained by socio-economic status? A multilevel analysis. BMC Public Health 2009;9:245

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2008

Batty GD, Kivimäki M, Gray L, Smith DG, Marmot MG, Shipley MJ. Cigarette smoking and site-specific cancer mortality: testing uncertain associations using extended follow-up of the original Whitehall study. Annals of Oncology 2008;19:996-1002

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Overweight status and psychological wellbeing in adolescent boys and girls: a multilevel analysis. European Journal of Public Health 2008;18:616-621

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Gray L. Comparisons of health-related behaviours and health measures between Greater Glasgow with other regional areas of Europe. Glasgow, 2008

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2007

Gray L, Harding S, Reid A. Evidence of divergence with duration of residence in circulatory disease mortality in migrants to Australia. European Journal of Public Health 2007;17:550-554

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Gray L, Harding S, Reid A. Lower circulatory disease mortality among Australian South Asians [e-letter]ID - 1379. European Journal of Public Health 2007

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Gray L. Comparisons of health-related behaviours and health measures between Glasgow and the rest of Scotland. Glasgow, 2007

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2006

Fiore S, Newell ML, Trabattoni D, Thorne, Gray L, Savasi V, Tibaldi C, Ferrazzi E, Clerici M. Antiretroviral therapy-associated modulation of Th1 and Th2 immune responses in HIV-infected pregnant women. Journal of Reproductive Immunology 2006;70:143-150

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Harding S, Maynard M, Cruickshank K, Gray L. Anthropometry and blood pressure differences in Black Caribbean, African, South Asian and White adolescents: the MRC DASH study. Journal of Hypertension 2006;24:1507-1514

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2005

Gray L, Leyland AH. General and psychosocial health. In: Bromley S, Shelton N, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2003 volume 3: children. Edinburgh: The Scottish Executive Department of Health, 2005:129-168.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. General health, psychosocial health and use of services. In: Bromley C, Sproston K, Shelton N, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2003 volume 2: adults. Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2005:191-254.

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2004

Gray L, Cortina-Borja M, Newell M L. Modelling HIV RNA viral load in vertically infected children. Statistics in Medicine 2004;23:769-781

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Gray L, Newell ML, Cortina-Borja M, Thorne C. Gender and race do not alter early-life determinants of clinical disease progression in HIV-1 vertically infected children. AIDS 2004;18:509-16

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2003

Gray L, Newell ML, Cortina-Borja M, Thorne C, Peckham C, for the European Collaborative Study. Are there gender and race differences in cellular immunity patterns over age in infected and uninfected children born to HIV-infected women?. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 2003;33:635-41

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Gray L. Clinical and biological disease progression in children with vertically-acquired HIV-1 infection in Europe: statistical determinations [PhD], Institute of Child Health 2003.

Gray L. Clinical and biological disease progression in vertically acquired paediatric HIV infection. Med Wieku Rozwo [Developmental Period Medicine] 2003;7:437-48

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HIV Paediatric Prognostic Markers Collaborative Study Group . Short-term risk of disease progression in HIV-1-infected children receiving no antiretroviral therapy or zidovudine monotherapy: a meta-analysis. The Lancet 2003;362:1605-1611

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Thorne C, Gray L, Newell ML, for the European Collaborative Study . Management of vertically HIV-infected children in Europe. Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica 2003;92:246-250

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2002

Newell ML, Gray L, Thorne C, Cortina-Borja M, Peckham C, for the European Collaborative Study . Level and pattern of HIV-1-RNA viral load over age: differences between girls and boys?. AIDS 2002;16:97-104

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2001

Gray L, Newell ML, Thorne C, Peckham C, Levy J, for the European Collaborative Study. Fluctuations in symptoms in human immunodeficiency virus-infected children: the first 10 years of life. Pediatrics 2001;108:116-122

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Ioannidis JP, Abrams EJ, Ammann A, Bulterys M, Goedert JJ, Gray L, Korber BT, Mayaux MJ , Mofenson LM, Newell ML, Shapiro DE, Teglas JP, Wilfert CM. Perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 by pregnant women with RNA virus loads <1000 copies/ml. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2001;183:539-45

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Thorne C, Newell ML, Gray L, Fiore S, Peckham C. HIV-infected pregnant women and vertical transmission in Europe since 1986: European collaborative study. AIDS 2001;15:761-770

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2000

Ometto L, Zanchetta M, Mainardi M, De Salvo GL, Garcia-Rodriguez MC, Gray L, Newell ML, Chieco-Bianchi L, De Rossi A. Co-receptor usage of HIV-1 primary isolates, viral burden, and CCR5 genotype in mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission. AIDS 2000;14:1721-1729

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Thorne C, Rudin C, Newell ML, Kind C, Hug I, Gray L, for the European Collaborative Study and the Swiss Mother and Child HIV Cohort Study . Combination antiretroviral therapy and duration of pregnancy. AIDS 2000;14:2913-20

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