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2024

Papers

29 May 2024
Assessing the effectiveness of policies and interventions that promote purchasing and consumption of minimally processed foods (pdf)

PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews
Disha Dhar, Lucy Karwatowska, Jessica Packer, Oliver Mytton, Clare Stansfield, Simon Russell


10 May 2024
Quantifying the health and social impacts of obesity during childhood (pdf)
PROSPERO: International prospective register of systematic reviews

Olubunmi Kolawole, Christina Vogel

29 February 2024
Healthy Weight Policy Research Unit WP1: Quantifying the health and social impacts of obesity during childhood (pdf)
Protocol for phase 1: scoping review
Jessica Packer, Simon Russell, Russell Viner, Oliver Mytton


Archive Obesity PRU Publications


Below are the publications relating to the Obestity PRU publications. 

2024

Reports

 Steven Hope, Simon Russell, Joana Da Cruz, Bianca De Stavola, Mortiz Herle, Russell Viner


Longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dietary purchasing choices of British households Britta Augsburg, Christine Farquharson, Andrew McKendrick


 Jessica Packer, Disha Dhar, Semina Michalopoulou, Joana Cruz, Simon Russell


 Charlotte Gallagher Squires, Olubunmi Kolawole, Anna Isaacs, Christina Vogel 


 Simon Russell, Semina Michalopoulou, Aswathikutty Gireesh, Jessica Packer, Disha Dhar, Russell Viner, Oliver Mytton Inclusion criteria, flow chart and tables of included studies 

Papers

Assessing the impact of obesity interventions in the early years: a systematic review of UK-based studies 
Semina Michalopoulou, Maria Sifaki, Jessica Packer, Julie Lanigan, Clare Stansfield, Russell Viner, Simon Russell 

2023

Reports

 Florence Sheen, Rana Conway, Andrew Steptoe


 Semina Michalopoulou, Maria Sifaki, Jessica Packer, Julie Lanigan, Clare Stansfield, Russell Viner, Simon Russell 


 Britta Augsburg, Laura van der Erve 


 Steven Hope, Simon Russell, Joana Da Cruz, Bianca De Stavola, Mortiz Herle, Maria Sifaki, Sarah Crozier, Janis Baird, Keith Godfrey, Russell Viner


Papers

Nov 2023 - Estimating the effects of preventive and weight-management interventions on the prevalence of childhood obesity in England: a modelling study
Simon Russell, Oliver Mytton, Russell Viner 


Jan 2023 - Content analysis of on-package formula labelling in Great Britain: use of marketing messages on infant, follow-on, growing-up and specialist formula
Rana Conway, Sara Esser, Andrew Steptoe, Andrea Smith, Clare Llewellyn 

2022

Abstracts

OP13 Content analysis of on-package labelling of breast milk substitutes in GB to assess use of messaging relating to breastfeeding
Rana Conway, Sara Esser, Andrew Steptoe, Andrea Smith, Clare Llewellyn 


Reports 

 Jessica Packer, Claire Stansfield, Maria Sifaki, Semina Michalopolou, Russell Viner, Simon Russell


 Jessica Packer, Helen Croker, Anne-Lise Goddings, Claire Stansfield, Emma Boyland, Maria Sifaki, Russell Viner, Simon Russell 


 Semina Michalopoulou, Maria Sifaki, Jessica Packer, Julie Lanigan, Britta Augsburg, Clare Stansfield Russell Viner, Simon Russell 


 Simon Russell, Jessica Packer, Russell Viner


 Rana Conway, Sara Esser, Andrew Steptoe, Andrea Smith, Clare Llewellyn 


 Paul Coleman, Kimberley Neve, Anna Isaacs, Corinna Hawkes


 Charlotte Gallagher Squires, Paul Coleman, Anna Isaacs, Corinna Hawkes


 Britta Augsburg Rachel Griffith


Papers

Dec 2022 - Why do parents use packaged infant foods when starting complementary feeding? Findings from phase one of a longitudinal qualitative study 
Anna Isaacs, Kimberley Neve, Corinna Hawkes 


Dec 2022 - Advertising and Young People’s Critical Reasoning Abilities: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Jessica Packer, Helen Croker, Anne-Lise Goddings, Emma Boyland, Claire Stansfield, Russell Viner, Simon Russell


Dec 2022 - The Impact on Dietary Outcomes of Celebrities and Influencers in Marketing Unhealthy Foods to Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 
Jessica Packer, Simon Russell, Gabriela Siovolgyi, Katie McLaren, Claire Stansfield, Russell Viner, Helen Croker


Sept 2022 - From healthy food environments to healthy wellbeing environments: Policy insights from a focused ethnography with low-income parents’ in England 
Anna Isaacs, Joel Halligan, Kimberley Neve, Corinna Hawkes


Mar 2022 - The Impact on Dietary Outcomes of Licensed and Brand Equity Characters in Marketing Unhealthy Foods to Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 
Jessica Packer, Simon Russell, Gabriela Siovolgyi, Katie McLaren, Claire Stansfield, Russell Viner, Helen Croker


Jan 2022 - Is it possible to model the impact of calorie-reduction interventions on childhood obesity at a population level and across the range of deprivation: Evidence from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) 
Simon Russell, Steven Hope, Helen Croker, Jessica Packer, Russell Viner

2021

Abstracts 

Oct 2021 - Similarities across packaging of infant formula, follow-on formula and formula labelled as food for special medical purposes available in mainland GB
Rana Conway, Sara Esser, Andrea Smith, Andrew Steptoe, Clare Llewellyn 


Reports 

 Jessica Packer, Simon Russell, Deborah Ridout, Steven Hope, Anne Conolly, Curtis Jessop, Russell Viner, Helen Croker


 Britta Augsburg, Rachel Griffith, Rebecca Stroud


Anna Isaacs, Kimberley Neve, Corinna Hawkes 


 Anna Isaacs, Kimberley Neve, Corinna Hawkes 


Anna Isaacs, Charlotte Gallagher Squires, Corinna Hawkes 


Anna Isaacs, Charlotte Gallagher Squires, Corinna Hawkes


Papers

Feb 21 - Assessing the Effectiveness of Front of Pack Labels: Findings from an Online Randomised-Controlled Experiment in a Representative British Sample Jessica Packer, Simon Russell, Deborah Ridout, Steven Hope, Anne Conolly, Curtis Jessop, Oliver Robinson, Sandro Stoffel, Russell Viner, Helen Croker


Feb 21 - Modeling the impact of calorie‐reduction interventions on population prevalence and inequalities in childhood obesity in the Southampton Women's Survey Simon Russell, Steven Hope, Helen Croker, Sarah Crozier, Jessica Packer, Hazel Inskip, Russell Viner 

2020

Anna Issacs, Kimberley Neve, Joel Halligan, Corinna Hawkes


Anna Issacs, Kimberley Neve, Joel Halligan, Corinna Hawkes  


Anna Isaacs, Kimberley Neve, Joel Halligan, Corinna Hawkes


Anna Isaacs, Kimberley Neve, Joel Halligan, Corinna Hawkes


Simon Russell, Steven Hope, Helen Croker, Jessica Packer, Russell Viner


Papers 

Sept 2020 - Obesity prevention in the early years: A mapping study of national policies in England from a behavioral science perspective
Helen Croker, Simon Russell, Aswathikutty Gireesh, Aida Bonham, Corinna Hawkes, Helen Bedford, Susan  Michie, Russell Viner  


May 2020 - Front of pack nutritional labelling schemes: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of recent evidence relating to objectively measured consumption and purchasing
Helen Croker, Jessica Packer, Simon Russell, Claire Stansfield, Russell Viner


April 2020 - The acceptability and feasibility of using a 3D body size scale to initiate conversations about weight in toddlerhood: a mixed-methods study
Kristiane Tommerup, Andrea D Smith, Elizabeth Evans, Helen Croker, Andrew Steptoe, Martin J Tovee, Alison Fildes, Clare Llewellyn

2019

Abstracts 

Helen Croker, Simon Russell, Jessica Packer, Anne Lisa Goddings, Claire Stansfield, Emma Boyland, Russell Viner


Sept 2019 - Exploring engagement with the food provisioning in areas of deprivation: findings from three ethnographic case studies
Anna Isaacs, Joel Halligan, Corinna Hawkes


Sept 2019 - Critical reasoning and advertising in children and adolescents: a narrative synthesis from a systematic review
Helen Croker, Simon Russell, Jessica Packer, Anne Lisa Goddings, Claire Stansfield, Emma Boyland, Russell Viner


Sept 2019 - Effects of advertising on children's understanding and attitudes: use of public and patient involvement to understand young people's response to a systematic review
Jessica Packer, Simon Russell, Stephanie Smith, Russell Viner, Helen Croker


Sept 2019 - Systematic review of brief interventions aimed at promoting energy balance behaviours delivered during antenatal care
Andrea Smith, Kristiane Tommerup, Helen Croker, Alexandra Rhodes, Clare Llewellyn 


Reports

Rachel Griffth, Martin O'Connell, Kate Smith, and Rebekah Stroud 


The evidence of the effects of soft drinks taxes
Rachel Griffth, Martin O'Connell, Kate Smith, and Rebekah Stroud 

2018

Abstracts

November 2018 - Reducing excessive maternal weight gain: use of public and patient involvement to inform development of an infographic to promote healthy eating during pregnancy
Charis Bridger Staatz, Clare Llewellyn, Andrea Smith, Helen Croker


30 August 2018 Quantifying the effect of screen advertising on dietary intake in children [O1.2]
Simon Russell, Helen Croker, Russell Viner


30 August 2018 - Mapping policy actions and risk factors for obesity onto the current prevention landscape [O1.5]
Helen Croker, Aida Bonham, Simon Russell, Helen Bedford, Corinna Hawkes, Susan Michie, Russell Viner


Reports 

Rachel Griffith, Martin O’Connell, Kate Smith, Rebekah Stroud

 

Papers

The effect of screen advertising on children’s dietary intake: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Simon Russell, Russell Viner, Helen Croker


Simon Russell, Russell Viner, Helen Croker

2017

Reports

Corinna Hawkes, Simon Russell, Anna Isaacs, Harry Rutter, Russell Viner

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