J Head

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Is attachment style a source of resilience against health inequalities at work?
    Mel Bartley
    University College London, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 64:765-75. 2007
  2. pmc Use of self-administered instruments to assess psychiatric disorders in older people: validity of the General Health Questionnaire, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale and the self-completion version of the revised Clinical Interview Sch
    J Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Psychol Med 43:2649-56. 2013
  3. pmc Can social support protect bullied adolescents from adverse outcomes? A prospective study on the effects of bullying on the educational achievement and mental health of adolescents at secondary schools in East London
    Catherine Rothon
    Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Old Anatomy Building, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ, UK
    J Adolesc 34:579-88. 2011
  4. pmc Influence of change in psychosocial work characteristics on sickness absence: The Whitehall II Study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:55-61. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Effort-reward imbalance and relational injustice at work predict sickness absence: the Whitehall II study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 63:433-40. 2007
  6. pmc The psychosocial work environment and alcohol dependence: a prospective study
    J Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Occup Environ Med 61:219-24. 2004
  7. pmc Diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a predictor of mortality: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London
    BMJ 337:a1469. 2008
  8. pmc Diagnosis-specific sickness absence and all-cause mortality in the GAZEL study
    J E Ferrie
    International Institute for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:50-5. 2009
  9. pmc Injustice at work and incidence of psychiatric morbidity: the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, UK
    Occup Environ Med 63:443-50. 2006
  10. pmc Low medically certified sickness absence among employees with poor health status predicts future health improvement: the Whitehall II study
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Occup Environ Med 65:208-10. 2008

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Is attachment style a source of resilience against health inequalities at work?
    Mel Bartley
    University College London, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 64:765-75. 2007
    ..As it is not strongly related to parents' social class, it can be argued that attachment style has acted as a source of upward social mobility which is also likely to reinforce better health in later life...
  2. pmc Use of self-administered instruments to assess psychiatric disorders in older people: validity of the General Health Questionnaire, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale and the self-completion version of the revised Clinical Interview Sch
    J Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, UK
    Psychol Med 43:2649-56. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the validity of three self-completion measures of depressive disorder and other psychiatric disorders in older people against an interviewer-administered instrument...
  3. pmc Can social support protect bullied adolescents from adverse outcomes? A prospective study on the effects of bullying on the educational achievement and mental health of adolescents at secondary schools in East London
    Catherine Rothon
    Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Old Anatomy Building, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ, UK
    J Adolesc 34:579-88. 2011
    ..Support from friends and family was not sufficient to protect adolescents against mental health difficulties that they might face as a result of being bullied. More active intervention from schools is recommended...
  4. pmc Influence of change in psychosocial work characteristics on sickness absence: The Whitehall II Study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:55-61. 2006
    ..To study the influence of change in self perceived psychosocial work characteristics on subsequent rates of sickness absence...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effort-reward imbalance and relational injustice at work predict sickness absence: the Whitehall II study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 63:433-40. 2007
    ..We studied the impact of relational justice and effort-reward imbalance on subsequent rates of sickness absence...
  6. pmc The psychosocial work environment and alcohol dependence: a prospective study
    J Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Occup Environ Med 61:219-24. 2004
    ..To examine whether a stressful psychosocial work environment predicts alcohol dependence...
  7. pmc Diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a predictor of mortality: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Jenny Head
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London
    BMJ 337:a1469. 2008
    ..To investigate whether knowing the diagnosis for sickness absence improves prediction of mortality...
  8. pmc Diagnosis-specific sickness absence and all-cause mortality in the GAZEL study
    J E Ferrie
    International Institute for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:50-5. 2009
    ..This study aims to examine diagnosis-specific sickness absence as a risk marker for all-cause mortality...
  9. pmc Injustice at work and incidence of psychiatric morbidity: the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, UK
    Occup Environ Med 63:443-50. 2006
    ..Previous studies of organisational justice and mental health have mostly examined women and have not examined the effect of change in justice...
  10. pmc Low medically certified sickness absence among employees with poor health status predicts future health improvement: the Whitehall II study
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Occup Environ Med 65:208-10. 2008
    ..High sickness absence is associated with poor health status, but it is not known whether low levels of sickness absence among people with poor health predict future health improvement...
  11. pmc Sickness absence as a prognostic marker for common chronic conditions: analysis of mortality in the GAZEL study
    M Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Occup Environ Med 65:820-6. 2008
    ..To determine whether sickness absence is a prognostic marker in terms of mortality among people with common chronic conditions...
  12. doi request reprint Trends in obesity among adults in England from 1993 to 2004 by age and social class and projections of prevalence to 2012
    P Zaninotto
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:140-6. 2009
    ..Repeated cross-sectional surveys were carried out of representative samples of the general population living in households in England conducted annually (1993 to 2004)...
  13. pmc The association of cognitive performance with mental health and physical functioning strengthens with age: the Whitehall II cohort study
    M Jokela
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Psychol Med 40:837-45. 2010
    ..We examined whether cognitive performance predicted mental and physical health from midlife to early old age...
  14. doi request reprint Maternal separation in childhood and diurnal cortisol patterns in mid-life: findings from the Whitehall II study
    M Kumari
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Psychol Med 43:633-43. 2013
    ..Evidence for an association of the diurnal cortisol rhythm with maternal separation in humans is equivocal...
  15. pmc A comparison of self-reported sickness absence with absences recorded in employers' registers: evidence from the Whitehall II study
    J E Ferrie
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, UK
    Occup Environ Med 62:74-9. 2005
    ..To compare self-reported sickness absence days in the last 12 months with recorded absences from the employers' registers for the same period...
  16. ncbi request reprint A follow-up study of effects of chronic aircraft noise exposure on child stress responses and cognition
    M M Haines
    Department of Psychiatry, St Bartholomew s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 30:839-45. 2001
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  17. pmc Occupation and mental health in a national UK survey
    Stephen Alfred Stansfeld
    Centre for Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, EC1M 6BQ, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 46:101-10. 2011
    ..To measure the prevalence of common mental disorder (CMD) by occupation in a representative sample of Great Britain and to identify occupations with increased and decreased risk of CMD...
  18. pmc Biological and behavioural explanations of social inequalities in coronary heart disease: the Whitehall II study
    M G Marmot
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Diabetologia 51:1980-8. 2008
    ..We determined the degree to which metabolic syndrome components, inflammation and health behaviours account for the social gradient in CHD...
  19. doi request reprint Cultural identity, clothing and common mental disorder: a prospective school-based study of white British and Bangladeshi adolescents
    K Bhui
    Centre for Psychiatry, Barts and the London Medical School, Queen Mary s University of London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:435-41. 2008
    ..This paper investigates the influence of different cultural identities on the risk of common mental disorders among Bangladeshi and white British pupils...
  20. doi request reprint Time trends in childhood and adolescent obesity in England from 1995 to 2007 and projections of prevalence to 2015
    E Stamatakis
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, WC1E 7HB London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:167-74. 2010
    ..The aim was to examine the 1995-2007 childhood and adolescent obesity trends and project prevalence to 2015 by age group and social class...
  21. doi request reprint Longitudinal risk factors for persistent fatigue in adolescents
    Russell M Viner
    General and Adolescent Paediatrics Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, England
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:469-75. 2008
    ..To examine whether sedentary behavior, obesity, smoking, and depression are risk factors for persistent fatigue in adolescents...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects on blood pressure do not explain the association between organizational justice and coronary heart disease in the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychosom Med 70:1-6. 2008
    ..Previous studies suggest lower blood pressure (BP) and reduced risk of CHD among employees with high organizational justice (the perception of being treated fairly by supervisors)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hypertension is not the link between job strain and coronary heart disease in the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Hypertens 20:1146-53. 2007
    ..Hypertension is assumed to be one of the mechanisms through which job strain (a combination of high work demands and low job control) increases coronary heart-disease risk. However, direct tests of this hypothesis are lacking...
  24. ncbi request reprint Non-linear models for the relation between cardiovascular risk factors and intake of wine, beer and spirits
    Gareth Ambler
    Department of Statistical Science, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Stat Med 22:363-83. 2003
    ..However, having clarified these issues, the apparent benefit of consuming wine instead of other alcoholic beverages may be relatively small...
  25. ncbi request reprint Socio-demographic predictors of quitting smoking: how important are household factors?
    Tarani Chandola
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Addiction 99:770-7. 2004
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint BMI, obesity, and sickness absence in the Whitehall II study
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1554-64. 2007
    ..To study BMI and change in BMI from age 25 as predictors of sickness absence...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of social and other risk factors for incidence of type 2 diabetes in the Whitehall II study
    Meena Kumari
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, England
    Arch Intern Med 164:1873-80. 2004
    ..Social inequalities in the incidence of type 2 diabetes and the relation of health behaviors and psychosocial factors to the incidence of type 2 diabetes are not well established...
  28. pmc Diagnosis-specific sick leave as a risk marker for disability pension in a Swedish population
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:915-20. 2007
    ..To investigate diagnosis-specific sick leave as a risk marker for subsequent disability pension...
  29. doi request reprint Deprivation and the development of obesity a multilevel, longitudinal study in England
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Prev Med 39:130-9. 2010
    ..Evidence indicates that the rising trend in overweight and obesity may be stronger for people from more socioeconomically advantaged backgrounds...
  30. pmc Non-response to baseline, non-response to follow-up and mortality in the Whitehall II cohort
    Jane E Ferrie
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:831-7. 2009
    ..Little is known about the associations between non-response to follow-up surveys and mortality, or differences in these associations by socioeconomic position in studies with repeat data collections...
  31. doi request reprint Psychiatric morbidity and social functioning among adults with borderline intelligence living in private households
    A Hassiotis
    UCL, Department of Mental Health Sciences, Bloomsbury Campus, Charles Bell House, London, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 52:95-106. 2008
    ..Approximately one-eighth of the population will have DSM-IV borderline intelligence. Various mental disorders and social disability are associated with it...
  32. ncbi request reprint Social support, ethnicity and mental health in adolescents
    Emily Klineberg
    Centre for Psychiatry, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, Old Anatomy Building, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 41:755-60. 2006
    ..In this study, we explored whether social support varied with ethnic group in young people, and if it explained ethnic differences in prevalence of psychological distress...
  33. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, socio-economic status, overweight and underweight in East London adolescents
    Stephanie J C Taylor
    Centre for General Practice and Primary Care, Institute of Community Health Sciences, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
    Ethn Health 10:113-28. 2005
    ..An understanding of the prevalence of obesity and overweight in these populations is important since some ethnic groups may be particularly vulnerable to the adverse health effects associated with obesity...
  34. ncbi request reprint Body mass, weight control behaviours, weight perception and emotional well being in a multiethnic sample of early adolescents
    R M Viner
    Department of Paediatrics, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:1514-21. 2006
    ..To investigate weight perception, dieting and emotional well being across the range of body mass index (BMI) in a population-based multiethnic sample of early adolescents...
  35. pmc From midlife to early old age: health trajectories associated with retirement
    Markus Jokela
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Epidemiology 21:284-90. 2010
    ..Previous studies report contradictory findings regarding health effects of retirement. This study examines longitudinally the associations of retirement with mental health and physical functioning...
  36. ncbi request reprint Exposure-effect relations between aircraft and road traffic noise exposure at school and reading comprehension: the RANCH project
    Charlotte Clark
    Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 163:27-37. 2006
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint A comparison of socio-economic differences in long-term sickness absence in a Japanese cohort and a British cohort of employed men
    Yuko Morikawa
    Department of Public Health, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada machi, Kahoku gun, Ishikawa, Japan
    Eur J Public Health 14:413-6. 2004
    ..To assess the effects of self-rated health and behavioural risk factors on sickness absence in the two cohorts, and whether they explain socio-economic differences in sickness absence within and between cohorts...
  38. pmc Working while ill as a risk factor for serious coronary events: the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Psychology, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    Am J Public Health 95:98-102. 2005
    ..Although sick, some people take no time off work, a phenomenon called "sickness presenteeism." This study examined the association between sickness presenteeism and incidence of serious coronary events...
  39. pmc Cultural identity, acculturation, and mental health among adolescents in east London's multiethnic community
    Kamaldeep Bhui
    Centre for Psychiatry, Institute of Community Health Sciences, Queen Mary, London E1 4NS, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:296-302. 2005
    ..To investigate cultural identity as a risk factor for mental health problems among adolescents...
  40. pmc Organisational justice and change in justice as predictors of employee health: the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:931-7. 2004
    ..This article studied the justice of interpersonal treatment by supervisors (the relational component of organisational justice) as a predictor of health...
  41. ncbi request reprint Justice at work and reduced risk of coronary heart disease among employees: the Whitehall II Study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Arch Intern Med 165:2245-51. 2005
    ..Justice is a fundamental value in human societies, but its effect on health is poorly described. We examined justice at work as a predictor of coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  42. doi request reprint Social position, early deprivation and the development of attachment
    Stephen Stansfeld
    Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Old Anatomy Building, Charterhouse Square, London EC1 6QM, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 43:516-26. 2008
    ..Despite the methodological shortcomings of retrospective childhood data the results suggest material and emotional adversity influence the development of attachment through parental style, notably parental warmth...
  43. ncbi request reprint Why is evidence on job strain and coronary heart disease mixed? An illustration of measurement challenges in the Whitehall II study
    Mika Kivimaki
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Psychosom Med 68:398-401. 2006
    ..However, previous studies have typically assessed job strain at one point in time only. We examined whether the failure of such measurement to reflect long-term job strain could contribute to false null findings...
  44. ncbi request reprint Psychological symptoms and physical health and health behaviours in adolescents: a prospective 2-year study in East London
    Charlotte Clark
    Centre for Psychiatry, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and The London, Queen Mary s School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London, UK
    Addiction 102:126-35. 2007
    ..To examine whether physical health and health-risk behaviours in young people are risk factors for psychological distress and depressive symptoms over a 2-year period...
  45. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic circumstances and common mental disorders among Finnish and British public sector employees: evidence from the Helsinki Health Study and the Whitehall II Study
    Elina Laaksonen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Int J Epidemiol 36:776-86. 2007
    ..We examine the associations between various socioeconomic circumstances and common mental disorders among middle-aged Finnish and British public sector employees...
  46. doi request reprint Impact of coronary heart disease on health functioning in an aging population: are there differences according to socioeconomic position?
    Amanda Sacker
    Institute for Social and Economic Research ISER University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
    Psychosom Med 70:133-40. 2008
    ..As outcomes improve for those with CHD, it is important to know how their health is affected in the long term...
  47. doi request reprint Associations of job strain and working overtime with adverse health behaviors and obesity: evidence from the Whitehall II Study, Helsinki Health Study, and the Japanese Civil Servants Study
    Tea Lallukka
    Department of Public Health, P O Box 41 Mannerheimintie 172, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Soc Sci Med 66:1681-98. 2008
    ..In conclusion, job strain and working overtime had some, albeit mostly weak and inconsistent, associations with adverse health behaviors and obesity in these middle-aged white-collar employee cohorts from Britain, Finland, and Japan...
  48. pmc Sickness absence as a global measure of health: evidence from mortality in the Whitehall II prospective cohort study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 aA, FIN 00250 Helsinki, Finland
    BMJ 327:364. 2003
    ..To examine the association between sickness absence and mortality compared with associations between established health indicators and mortality...