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

Peter Craig

position: Senior Research Fellow/co-leader, Informing Healthy Public Policy programme/Co-Director, What Works Scotland

Contact Details

email:
phone: 0141 353 7559

Address

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

Biography and Interests

Peter Craig studied social policy at the Universities of Leeds and Bristol, and epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh. He worked for the UK and Scottish Governments as a research manager from 1998-2014, and from 2006-11 combined this role with managing the MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network. His own research interests are in the evaluation of population health interventions. He is the lead author of the MRC guidance on the development and evaluation of complex interventions, and on the use of natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions. As well as co-leading the Informing Healthy Public Programme at SPHSU, he is the Unit's lead on Knowledge Transfer and Exchange, a co-Director and leader of the evaluation workstream for What Works Scotland, and a member of the Cross-Whitehall Trials Advice Panel.

Publications

2017

Craig P. A new CONSORT extension should improve the reporting of randomized pilot and feasibility trials. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2017;[epub ahead of print]

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2016

Craig P, Dundas R, Leyland AH, Popham F. How successful was the English teenage pregnancy strategy? Response to Wellings K, Palmer MJ, Gear RS et al. Changes in conceptions in women younger than 18 years and the circumstances of young mothers in England in 2000-12: an observational study [letter]. The Lancet 2016;388:2604

Craig P, Katikireddi SV, Leyland A, Popham F. Natural Experiments: An Overview of Methods, Approaches, and Contributions to Public Health Intervention Research. Annual Review of Public Health 2016;38

Eldridge SM, Coleman CL, Campbell MJ, Bond CM, Hopewell S, Thabane L, Lancaster GA, on behalf of the FAPS Group, Altman D , Bretz F, Campbell M, Cobo E, Craig P, Davidson P, Groves T, Gumedze F, Hewison J, Hirst A, Hoddinott P, Lamb S, Lang T, McColl E, O'Cathain A, Shanahan D, Sutton C, Tugwell P. CONSORT 2010 Statement: extension to randomised pilot and feasibility trials. BMJ 2016;355:i5239

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Eldridge SM, Coleman CL, Campbell MJ, Bond CM, Hopewell S, Thabane L, Lancaster GA, on behalf of the FAPS Group, Altman D , Bretz F, Campbell M, Cobo E, Craig P, Davidson P, Groves T, Gumedze F, Hewison J, Hirst A, Hoddinott P, Lamb S, Lang T, McColl E, O'Cathain A, Shanahan D, Sutton C, Tugwell P. CONSORT 2010 statement: extension to randomised pilot and feasibility trials. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016;2:64

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McCartney G, Bouttell J, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Lewsey J, McAdams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M, Walsh D, Beeston C. Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland 1991–2011 (II): policy, social norms, the alcohol market, clinical changes and a synthesis. Public Health 2016;132:24–32

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McCartney G, Bouttell J, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Lewsey J, McAdams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M., Walsh D, Beeston C. Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland, 1991-2011 (I): the role of incomes, effects of socio-economic and political adversity and demographic change. Public Health 2016;2016:13-23

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2015

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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Craig P. Synthetic controls: a new approach to evaluating interventions. What Works Scotland, Working Paper, Glasgow, 2015

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Craig P. Foreword. In: Richards D, Rahm Hallberg I, editors Complex interventions in health: an overview of research methods. Routledge, 2015.

Pinnock H, Epiphaniou E, Sheikh A, Griffiths C, Eldridge S, Craig P, Taylor S. Developing standards for reporting implementation studies of complex interventions (StaRI): a systematic review and e-Delphi. Implementation Science 2015;10:42

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Treweek S, Altman DG, Bower P, Campbell M, Chalmers I, Cotton S, Craig P, Crosby D, Davidson P, Devane D, Duley L, Dunn J, Elbourne D, Farrell B, Gamble C, Gillies K, Hood K, Lang T, Littleford R, Loudon K, McDonald A, McPherson G, Nelson A, Norrie J, Ramsay C, Sandercock P, Shanahan DR, Summerskill W, Sydes M, Williamson P, Clarke M. Making randomised trials more efficient: report of the first meeting to discuss the Trial Forge platform. Trials 2015;16:261

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Wimbush E, Geddes R, Woodman K, Craig P, Jepson R. Evaluability assessment of the Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland. Edinburgh, 2015

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2014

Beaton M, Craig P, Katikireddi SV, Jepson R, Williams A. Evaluability assessment of Free School Meals for all children in P1 to P3. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh, 2014

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Eberth B, Olajide D, Craig P, Ludbrook A. Smoking-related disease risk, area deprivation and health behaviours. Journal of Public Health 2014;36:72-80

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Katikireddi SV, McKee M, Craig P, Stuckler D. The NHS reforms in England: four challenges to evaluating success and failure. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2014;107:387-392

2013

Craig P, Petticrew M. Developing and evaluating complex interventions: reflections on the 2008 MRC guidance. International Journal of Nursing Studies 2013;50:585-7

2012

Craig P, Cooper C, Gunnell D, Haw S, Lawson K, Macintyre S, Ogilvie D, Petticrew M, Reeves B, Sutton M, Thompson S. Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions: new Medical Research Council guidance. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2012;66:1182-1186

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2011

Craig P, Cooper C, Gunnell D, Haw S, Lawson K, Macintyre S, Ogilvie D, Petticrew M, Reeves B, Sutton M, Thompson S. Using natural experiments to evaluate population health interventions. Glasgow, 2011

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2010

Bond L, Craig P, Egan M, Skivington K, Thomson H. Health improvement programmes: really too complex to evaluate? [letter]. BMJ 2010;340ID - 615:c1332

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Bond L, Craig P, Egan M, Skivington K, Thomson H. MRC guidelines and the evaluation of health improvement programmes: are health improvement programmes really too complex to assess their effectiveness? [rapid response]. BMJ 2010;340ID - 614:c185

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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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2009

Ogilvie D, Craig P, Griffin S, Macintyre S, Wareham N. A translational framework for public health research. BMC Public Health 2009;9:116

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2008

Craig P, Dieppe P, Macintyre S, Michie S, Nazareth I, Petticrew M. Developing and evaluating complex interventions: new guidance. London, 2008

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Craig P, Dieppe P, Macintyre S, Michie S, Nazareth I, Petticrew M. Developing and evaluating complex interventions: the new Medical Research Council guidance. BMJ 2008;337:a1655

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