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

Marcia Gibson

Marcia Gibsonposition: Research Associate

Contact Details

email:
phone: 0141 353 7554

Address

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

Biography and Interests

Marcia graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in Sociology and subsequently pursued a PhD with the University's Department of Urban Studies. She took up her current research post with the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in 2006.

Marcia has led on a CSO-funded Cochrane review of trials evaluating the health impacts of welfare to work interventions on lone parents and their children, and acted as PI on a systematic review of qualitative studies of welfare to work for lone parents. She is currently collaborating on a funding bid for a mixed method study of the health impacts of Lone Parent Obligations in the UK.

Her research interests include: the pursuit of a robust evidence base to inform the development of effective public policy and the health and health inequalities impacts of complex social interventions which target ‘upstream’ determinants of health. This underlies her interest in the impact of welfare reform and of welfare to work interventions on specific groups such as lone parents.

Publications

2016

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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Gibson M. Case study of public health. In: Biondi-Zoccai G, editor Umbrella Reviews: Evidence Synthesis with Overviews of Reviews and Meta-Epidemiologic Studies. Switzerland: Springer, 2016.

Taulbut M, Davis M, Egan J, Gibson M, Scobie G, Campbell S. Lone parents in Scotland: work, income and child health, in-work progression and the geography of lone parenthood. 2016

2012

Gibson M, Thomson H, Banas K, Bambra C, Fenton C, Bond L. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on health and well-being of lone parents and their children [protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012:CD009820

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2011

Gibson M, Banas K, Thomson H, Bambra C, Bond L, McKee MJ, Lutje V, Fenton C. Welfare to work interventions and their effects on the health and well-being of lone parents and their children. Chief Scientist's Office, Edinburgh, 2011

Gibson M, Petticrew M, Bambra C, Sowden AJ, Wright KE, Whitehead M. Housing and health inequalities: a synthesis of systematic reviews of interventions aimed at different pathways linking housing and health. Health & Place 2011;17:175-184

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Gibson M, Thomson H, Kearns A, Petticrew M. Understanding the psychosocial impacts of housing type: qualitative evidence from a housing and regeneration intervention. Housing Studies 2011;26:555-73

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2010

Bambra C, Gibson M, Sowden A, Wright K, Whitehead M, Petticrew M. Tackling the wider social determinants of health and health inequalities: evidence from systematic reviews. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2010;64:284-91

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2009

Bambra C, Gibson M, Sowden A, Wright K, Whitehead M, Petticrew M. Working for health? Evidence from systematic reviews on the effects on health and health inequalities of organisational changes to the work environment. Preventive Medicine 2009;48:454-61

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2008

Bambra C, Gibson M, Petticrew M, Sowden A, Whitehead M, Wright K. Tackling the wider social determinants of health and health inequalities: evidence from systematic reviews. York, 2008

open access  

Gibson M, Thomson H, Petticrew M, Kearns A. Health and housing in the SHARP study: qualitative research findings. Edinburgh, 2008

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Petticrew M, Kearns A, Hoy C, Gibson M, Mason P. The SHARP study: objectives, design and methodology. Edinburgh, 2008

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Petticrew M, Kearns A, Hoy C, Mason P, Gibson M, Whitley E. The SHARP study: findings of a controlled study of the effects of housing and neighbourhood change on health and well-being. Scottish Government Research Findings 18, Edinburgh, 2008

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2007

Gibson M. Social exclusion and ICT: barriers and incentives to ICT use [PhD], Department of Urban Studies 2007.

Hills D, Elliott E, Kowarzik U, Sullivan F, Stern E, Platt S, Boydell L, Popay J, Williams G, Petticrew M, McGregor E, Russell S., Wilkinson E, Rugkasa J, Gibson M, McDaid D. The evaluation of the Big Lottery Fund Healthy Living Centres programme: Final Report. London, 2007

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2006

Gibson M, Petticrew M. Healthy living centre evaluation report on managers’ survey. London, 2006

Gibson M, Petticrew M. Healthy living centre evaluation report on stakeholders’ survey. London, 2006