Conference Presentations

Tuesday 24th April



  • Professor Rory Collins, The potential for very large scale studies to improve understanding of population health

Parallel Session A - Measuring and Understanding behaviour a) Environment and activity

  • Jenna Panter, Why do people combine walking or cycling with other modes of transport? Measuring and understanding active travel on the journey to work A2
  • Esther Van Slujis, Descriptive epidemiology and behavioural correlates of sedentary time A3
  • Christina Black, Dietary quality of women of childbearing age; do grocery stores have an influence? A4


 Parallel Session A - Measuring and Understanding behaviour b) Risky behaviours

  • Clare Beeston, Using retail sales data to measure alcohol consumption and price A6
  • Sadie Boniface, A glass (close to) half empty: implications of under-reporting for alcohol consumption in England A7
  • Rona Campbell, A quantitative exploration of multiple risk behaviours in adolescence using data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) cohort A8


 Parallel Session A - New approaches to evidence synthesis a) Population studies

  • Felix Achana, Including Baseline Risk as a Covariate in Network Meta-analysis: Adjusting for Population Differences Across Studies A9
  • Laurence Moore, Beyond pragmatic: proposing realistic trials of complex interventions A10
  • Hilary Thomson, Data distillation: methods to promote transparency and utility of narrative synthesis of highly heterogeneous data A11
  • Frank Van Lenthe, Synthesizing evidence of differential effectiveness of obesity interventions by socioeconomic position: suitability of harvest plots A12 


Parallel Session A - Improving casual inferences from observations a) Explaining data

  • Linda Ng Fat, Are we overestimating the beneficial effects of alcohol in later life – the case of young non-drinker A14
  • David Walsh, What explains different health outcomes in identically deprived post-industrial UK cities? A15
  • Noemi Kreif, Combining propensity score and regression approaches in economic evaluation – simulation and case study A16