Steven Allender

Summary

Affiliation: University of Oxford
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi Life-change events and participation in physical activity: a systematic review
    Steven Allender
    Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Rosemary RueBuilding, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Health Promot Int 23:160-72. 2008
  2. doi 'Tell us something we don't already know or do!' - The response of planning and transport professionals to public health guidance on the built environment and physical activity
    Steven Allender
    Public Health, University of Oxford, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX37LF, UK
    J Public Health Policy 30:102-16. 2009
  3. doi Relative deprivation between neighbouring wards is predictive of coronary heart disease mortality after adjustment for absolute deprivation of wards
    Steven Allender
    Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:803-8. 2012
  4. doi Policy change to create supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating: which options are the most realistic for local government?
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Room 303, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Health Promot Int 27:261-74. 2012
  5. ncbi Competing discourses of workplace health
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, UK
    Health (London) 10:75-93. 2006
  6. pmc Quantification of urbanization in relation to chronic diseases in developing countries: a systematic review
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, Rosemary Rue Building, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Urban Health 85:938-51. 2008
  7. doi The burden of smoking-related ill health in the UK
    S Allender
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, UK
    Tob Control 18:262-7. 2009
  8. ncbi The burden of overweight and obesity-related ill health in the UK
    S Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Obes Rev 8:467-73. 2007
  9. pmc The burden of physical activity-related ill health in the UK
    Steven Allender
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:344-8. 2007
  10. pmc Moving beyond 'rates, roads and rubbish': How do local governments make choices about healthy public policy to prevent obesity?
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 6:20. 2009

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. doi Life-change events and participation in physical activity: a systematic review
    Steven Allender
    Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Rosemary RueBuilding, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Health Promot Int 23:160-72. 2008
    ..A list of possible life events which might effect participation in PA is presented. This paper represents a first step towards a detailed programme of work on life-change events and PA...
  2. doi 'Tell us something we don't already know or do!' - The response of planning and transport professionals to public health guidance on the built environment and physical activity
    Steven Allender
    Public Health, University of Oxford, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX37LF, UK
    J Public Health Policy 30:102-16. 2009
    ..Evidence-based health guidance could be a powerful driver affecting planning practice, but other legislated planning guidance may take priority for planning and transport professionals...
  3. doi Relative deprivation between neighbouring wards is predictive of coronary heart disease mortality after adjustment for absolute deprivation of wards
    Steven Allender
    Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:803-8. 2012
    ....
  4. doi Policy change to create supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating: which options are the most realistic for local government?
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Room 303, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Health Promot Int 27:261-74. 2012
    ..g. mandate the promotion of healthy eating environments). For local government to have a role in the promotion of healthy food environments, regulatory change and suitable funding are required...
  5. ncbi Competing discourses of workplace health
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, UK
    Health (London) 10:75-93. 2006
    ..Competition between discourses both constricts and opens spaces for alternative understandings of health in the workplace. The implications of this competition for workplace health policy and practice are discussed...
  6. pmc Quantification of urbanization in relation to chronic diseases in developing countries: a systematic review
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, Rosemary Rue Building, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    J Urban Health 85:938-51. 2008
    ..Further work is needed to develop a measure of urbanization that treats urbanization as a process and which is sensitive enough to track changes in "urbanicity" and subsequent emergence of chronic disease risk factors and mortality...
  7. doi The burden of smoking-related ill health in the UK
    S Allender
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, UK
    Tob Control 18:262-7. 2009
    ..This paper quantifies the current health and economic burden of smoking in the UK. It provides comparisons with previous studies of the burden of smoking in the UK and with the costs for other chronic disease risk factors...
  8. ncbi The burden of overweight and obesity-related ill health in the UK
    S Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Obes Rev 8:467-73. 2007
    ..Public health initiatives are required to address the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity and reduce associated healthcare costs...
  9. pmc The burden of physical activity-related ill health in the UK
    Steven Allender
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:344-8. 2007
    ..This paper provides an estimate of the economic and health burden of disease related to physical inactivity in the UK. These estimates are examined in relation to current UK government policy on physical activity...
  10. pmc Moving beyond 'rates, roads and rubbish': How do local governments make choices about healthy public policy to prevent obesity?
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 6:20. 2009
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  11. pmc Level of urbanization and noncommunicable disease risk factors in Tamil Nadu, India
    Steven Allender
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road, Oxford, OX3 7LF, England
    Bull World Health Organ 88:297-304. 2010
    ..To investigate the poorly understood relationship between the process of urbanization and noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) through the application of a quantitative measure of urbanicity...
  12. ncbi Understanding participation in sport and physical activity among children and adults: a review of qualitative studies
    Steven Allender
    Public Health, University of Oxford, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Oxford, UK
    Health Educ Res 21:826-35. 2006
    ..Challenges to identity such as having to show others an unfit body, lacking confidence and competence in core skills or appearing overly masculine were barriers to participation...
  13. pmc Patterns of coronary heart disease mortality over the 20th century in England and Wales: Possible plateaus in the rate of decline
    Steven Allender
    Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:148. 2008
    ..Recent work suggests that the rate of change in some groups has begun to decrease and may be starting to plateau or even reverse...
  14. doi The North-South gap in overweight and obesity in England
    Peter Scarborough
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Br J Nutr 100:677-84. 2008
    ..07 (1.00, 1.14) to 1.21 (1.13, 1.30). Widening geographical inequalities in overweight and obesity rates in women could lead to widening inequalities in cardiovascular and other diseases...
  15. doi Increased energy intake entirely accounts for increase in body weight in women but not in men in the UK between 1986 and 2000
    Peter Scarborough
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, UK
    Br J Nutr 105:1399-404. 2011
    ....
  16. pmc Contribution of climate and air pollution to variation in coronary heart disease mortality rates in England
    Peter Scarborough
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e32787. 2012
    ..The results suggest that the climate has a small but significant independent association with CHD mortality rates in England...
  17. doi The burden of alcohol-related ill health in the United Kingdom
    Ravikumar Balakrishnan
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 31:366-73. 2009
    ..This study presents a method for estimating the health and economic burden of alcohol consumption to the UK National Health Service (NHS)...
  18. doi Validation of model-based estimates (synthetic estimates) of the prevalence of risk factors for coronary heart disease for wards in England
    Peter Scarborough
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Health Place 15:596-605. 2009
    ..Model-based estimates of the prevalence of smoking, low fruit and vegetable consumption, obesity, hypertension and raised cholesterol are found to be valid...
  19. ncbi Occupational health provision in UK universities
    Katherine M Venables
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:162-8. 2007
    ..Very few studies have been done of occupational health provision across an entire employment sector and universities are particularly understudied. The British government published updated guidance on university occupational health in 2006...
  20. doi Quality of occupational health provision: two rating scales and their determinants
    Katherine M Venables
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 58:439-42. 2008
    ..To develop quality scales for occupational health services (OHSs) and describe and explain variation in quality across the UK university sector...
  21. ncbi Occupational and nonoccupational physical activity and the social determinants of physical activity: results from the Health Survey for England
    Steven Allender
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Dept of Public Health, University of Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK
    J Phys Act Health 5:104-16. 2008
    ..This article aims to examine the relative contribution of occupational activity to English adults' meeting of government recommendations for physical activity (PA)...
  22. ncbi Values underlying the National Service Framework for coronary heart disease in England: a discourse analysis
    Mike Rayner
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group
    J Health Serv Res Policy 11:67-73. 2006
    ..Its prescriptions are partly based on what is known about coronary heart disease and partly on its underlying 'values'. This paper seeks to identify those values...
  23. pmc Occupational health needs of universities: a review with an emphasis on the United Kingdom
    K M Venables
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Occup Environ Med 63:159-67. 2006
    ....
  24. pmc An index of unhealthy lifestyle is associated with coronary heart disease mortality rates for small areas in England after adjustment for deprivation
    P Scarborough
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK
    Health Place 17:691-5. 2011
    ....
  25. pmc Quantifying urbanization as a risk factor for noncommunicable disease
    Steven Allender
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, UK
    J Urban Health 88:906-18. 2011
    ..92; 95% CI, 2.41-3.55), and diabetes mellitus (OR = 2.10; 95% CI, 1.58 - 2.80). There is a clear relationship between urbanicity and common modifiable risk factors for chronic disease in a representative sample of Sri Lankan adults...
  26. ncbi Symptoms, ill-health and quality of life in a support group of Porton Down veterans
    Steven Allender
    University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 56:329-37. 2006
    ..There has been a Human Volunteer Programme at the British chemical weapons research facility at Porton Down since the First World War, in which some of the participants were exposed to chemical warfare agents...
  27. ncbi What determines the size of occupational health services in UK universities?
    Katherine M Venables
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Occup Med (Lond) 57:210-3. 2007
    ..There is wide, largely unexplained, variation in occupational health (OH) provision between UK employers...
  28. pmc The incidence of all stroke and stroke subtype in the United Kingdom, 1985 to 2008: a systematic review
    Prachi Bhatnagar
    Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LF, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:539. 2010
    ..We aimed to study geographic and temporal trends in relation to equivalent mortality trends...
  29. doi Associations between activity-related behaviours and standardized BMI among Australian adolescents
    Steven Allender
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia
    J Sci Med Sport 14:512-21. 2011
    ..To examine the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and body mass index (BMI) among a sample of Australian adolescents...
  30. doi Urban living and obesity: is it independent of its population and lifestyle characteristics?
    Carukshi Arambepola
    Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Trop Med Int Health 13:448-57. 2008
    ..We aimed to identify and quantify the magnitude of this relationship in a Sri Lankan population...
  31. doi Foreword
    Simona Giampaoli
    European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation EACPR Section Prevention and Health Policy
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:S1. 2007
  32. doi Cardiovascular surveys: manual of operations
    Paola Primatesta
    University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 14:S43-61. 2007
    ..This manual of operations is intended for health professionals and policy makers and provides a standardized and simple model for the implementation of a CVD survey...
  33. pmc Improving the uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD: qualitative study of experiences and attitudes
    David Harris
    Killamarsh Medical Practice, Killamarsh, Sheffield
    Br J Gen Pract 58:703-10. 2008
    ..Some patients who are eligible for pulmonary rehabilitation may not accept an offer of it, thereby missing an opportunity to improve their health status...