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

Mhairi Campbell

Mhairi Campbellposition: Investigator Scientist

Contact Details

phone: 0141 353 7601


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

Biography and Interests

Mhairi graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MPhil in Social Science Research Methods in 1999 and has a MA (Hons) in Philosophy, also from the University of Glasgow.  Before joining the Unit she worked at the Transport Research Institute at Napier University and the Centre for Transport and Society at the University of the West of England. She then held the post of Researcher in Evidence-based Child Public Health in the Paediatric Epidemiology and Community Health (PEACH) Unit at the University of Glasgow. Funded by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, her remit was to generate relatively rapid evidence to inform decisions being made concerning child public health services.

Since joining the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit as an Investigator Scientist in 2012, she has been lead reviewer on a review of theories on how income relates to health for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and on a qualitative systematic review of the health and wellbeing impacts for lone parents in welfare to work. She is also involved in the TIDieR-PHP project to adapt reporting guidelines for population health and policy interventions.

Her interests are in understanding health inequalities, and in the potential for mixed methods synthesis incorporating systematic review methods to produce timely and useful information on how interventions do, or do not, work.



Campbell M, Thomson H, Fenton C, Gibson M. Lone parents, health, wellbeing and welfare to work: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health 2016;16:188

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Skivington K, Vojt G, Thomson H, Fenton C, Campbell M, Sweeting H. Systematic literature review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood [systematic review protocol]. MRC/CSO Public and Health Sciences Unit, 2016

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Vojt G, Thomson H, Campbell M, Fenton C, Sweeting H, McQueen J, Skivington K. Health, happiness and wellbeing for adolescents transitioning to adulthood: a systematic review of individual-level interventions for adolescents from vulnerable groups. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional paper no. 26, Glasgow, 2016



Campbell M, Thomson H, Katikireddi SV, Sowden A. Assessing reporting of narrative synthesis of quantitative data in public health systematic reviews [protocol]. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, 2015

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Campbell M, Watson N, Watters N. The cost of school holidays. What Works Scotland, Literature Review, Glasgow, 2015

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Craig P, Campbell M. Evaluability assessment: a systematic approach to deciding whether and how to evaluate programmes and policies. What Works Scotland, Working Paper, Glasgow, 2015

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Benzeval M, Bond L, Campbell M, Egan M, Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Popham F. How does money influence health?. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, 2014

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Campbell M, Egan M, Lorenc T, Bond L, Popham F, Fenton C, Benzeval M. Considering methodological options for reviews of theory: illustrated by a review of theories linking income and health. Systematic Reviews 2014;3:114

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Campbell M, Reynolds L, Cunningham J, Minnis H, Gillberg C. Autism in Glasgow: referrals to Glasgow cumulative incidence and the effects of referral age, deprivation and geographic location. Child: Care, Health and Development 2013;39:688-694

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Campbell M, Reynolds L. Referrals to Greater Glasgow Community Autism Team. PEACH Paper No. 25, Glasgow, 2011


Campbell M, Lyons G. Wayfinding in unfamiliar urban environments. In: 40th Universities Transport Study Group Conference Portsmouth, 2008

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Stradling SG, Martin L, Campbell M. Effects of speed cameras on driver attitude and behaviour. In: Underwood G, editor Traffic and transport psychology: theory and application: proceedings of the ICTTP 2004. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2005:513–520.


Stradling SG, Martin L, Rae C, Campbell M. Symptoms of driver fatigue on long car journeys and recent collision involvement. In: DfT Behavioural Studies Seminar. Esher: Department of Transport, 2004.

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Campbell M, Stradling SG. Factors influencing driver speed choices. Behavioural Research in Road Safety XIII. London, 2003

Stradling SG, Campbell M, Allen IA, Gorell RSJ, Hill JP, Winter MG, Hope S. The speeding driver: who, how and why?. Research Findings No. 170/2003, Edinburgh, 2003

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Campbell M, Stradling SG. The general deterrent effect of speed camera housings. Behavioural Research in Road Safety XI. London, 2002

Campbell M, Stradling SG. The impact of speeding tickets on speeding behaviour. Behavioural Research in Road Safety XII. London, 2002