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

Michael Green

Michael Greenposition: Research Associate

Contact Details

email:
phone: 0141 353 7519

Address

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

Biography and Interests

Michael obtained a B.Sc. in Psychology and then an M.A. in Social Research at the University of Leeds. He joined the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow in July 2006 to work on the longitudinal Twenty-07 Study where the focus of his work has been on social inequalities in health, especially mental health, across the life course.

More recently, Michael completed a CSO funded doctoral fellowship (2011-2014) looking at the influence of socioeconomic factors in how problems with smoking, drinking and mental health develop over the transition to adulthood, and is now working as a Research Associate on the Measurement and Analysis of Socio-economic Inequalities in Health programme at the MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit. He also acts as co-convenor for the unit’s lunchtime seminar series.

Publications

[in press]

Green MJ, Popham F. Lifecourse models: improving interpretation by consideration of total effects. International Journal of Epidemiology [in press]

2017

Green MJ, Espie CA, Popham F, Robertson T, Benzeval M. Insomnia Symptoms as a Cause of Type 2 Diabetes Incidence: a 20 year Cohort Study. BMC Psychiatry 2017;17:94

open access  

2016

Green MJ, Leyland AH, Sweeting H, Benzeval M. Adolescent smoking and tertiary education: opposing pathways linking socioeconomic background to alcohol consumption. Addiction 2016;111:1457–1465

open access  

Green MJ, Leyland AH, Sweeting H, Benzeval M. Socioeconomic position and early adolescent smoking development: evidence from the British Youth Panel Survey (1994-2008). Tobacco Control 2016;25:203-210

open access  

Green MJ. Pathways linking social class to smoking, drinking and psychiatric distress. In: Furlong A, editor Handbook of Youth and Young Adulthood. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016.

Sweeting H, Green M, Benzeval M, West P. The emergence of health inequalities in early adulthood: evidence on timing and mechanisms from a West of Scotland cohort. BMC Public Health 2016;16:41

open access  

2014

Green MJ, Espie CA, Benzeval M. Social class and gender patterning of insomnia symptoms and psychiatric distress: a 20-year prospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry 2014;14:152

open access  

Green MJ. Latent class analysis was accurate but sensitive in data simulations. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2014;67:1157–1162

open access  

Shaw RJ, Green MJ, Popham F, Benzeval M. Differences in adiposity trajectories by birth cohort and childhood social class: evidence from cohorts born in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s in the West of Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2014;68:550–556

open access  

2013

Benzeval M, Green MJ, Macintyre S. Does perceived physical attractiveness in adolescence predict better socioeconomic position in adulthood? Evidence from 20 years of follow up in a population cohort study. PLoS One 2013;8:e3975

open access  

Green MJ, Benzeval M. The development of socioeconomic inequalities in anxiety and depression symptoms over the lifecourse. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2013;48:1951-1961

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Green MJ, Leyland AH, Sweeting H, Benzeval M. Socioeconomic position and adolescent trajectories in smoking, drinking and psychiatric distress. Journal of Adolescent Health 2013;53:202-08

open access  

2012

Der G, Batty GD, Benzeval M, Deary IJ, Green MJ, McGlynn L, McIntyre A, Robertson T, Shiels PG. Is telomere length a biomarker for aging: cross-sectional evidence from the West of Scotland?. PLoS One 2012;7:e45166

open access  

Ellaway A, Benzeval M, Green M, Leyland AH, Macintyre S. 'Getting sicker quicker': does living in a more deprived neighbourhood mean your health deteriorates faster?. Health & Place 2012;18:132-7

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Green MJ, Espie CA, Hunt K, Benzeval M. The longitudinal course of insomnia symptoms: inequalities by gender and occupational class among two different age cohorts followed for 20 years in the West of Scotland. Sleep 2012;35:815-23

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Robertson T, Batty GD, Der G, Green MJ, McGlynn LM, McIntyre A, Shiels PG, Benzeval M. Is telomere length socially patterned? Evidence from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. PLoS One 2012;7:e41805

open access  

2011

Benzeval M, Green MJ, Leyland AH. Do social inequalities in health widen or converge with age? Longitudinal evidence from three cohorts in the West of Scotland. BMC Public Health 2011;11:947

pubmed  open access  

Fuller N, Green MJ, Benzeval M. The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: health in the community - the use of bioimpedance analysis for the measurement of body composition in Wave 5. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 28, Glasgow, 2011

Green MJ, Benzeval M. Aging, social class and common mental disorders: Longitudinal evidence from three cohorts in the West of Scotland. Psychological Medicine 2011;41:565-74

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2010

Lorimer K, Green M, Shipton D, Benzeval M. The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: health in the community - wave 5 fieldwork report, 2007/8. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 26, Glasgow, 2010

2007

Benzeval M, Green M, Ferrell C, Macdonald L, Wilson R, Der G, Ellaway A, Hunt K, Sweeting H, West P, Macintyre S. The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: health in the community - wave 5 fieldwork protocol. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 20, Glasgow, 2007