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

Susan Smillie

position: Research Assistant

Contact Details

phone: 0141 353 7635


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

Biography and Interests

Susie studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and graduated with a Bachelor of Medical Science in 2002. After a diversion working in the live music industry for a number of years, she went on to gain a First Class Honours BSc in Psychology from Open University in 2009. Susie joined the SPHSU in 2010 as a survey assistant on the DASH (Determinants of Adolescent Social wellbeing and Health) study, Gay Men’s Sexual Health Survey and later as a team leader on the FFIT (Football Fans in Training) study and project manager on the GoEast survey (part of the GoWell study). She began working as a research assistant on the SEED (Social and Emotional Education and Development) study in September 2012.

Susie has previously worked in the NHS as an assistant psychologist in community mental health services and as a supervisor for the NSPCC. She has research interests in health behaviour and child and adolescent psychological development, particularly in relation to attachment and gender identity.



Hunt K, Gray CM, Maclean A, Smillie S, Bunn C, Wyke S. Do weight management programmes delivered at professional football clubs attract and engage high risk men? A mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health 2014;14:50

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MacLean A, Hunt K, Gray C, Smillie S, Wyke S. How do men’s female relatives feature in their accounts of changing eating practices during a weight-management programme delivered through professional football clubs?. International Journal of Men’s Health 2014;13:121-138