Research and Reports

At Real World Health our experts are active in the areas of academic research, conference presentations, publishing and education. Below is a list of our research activity.

Academic Publications

Philips C, Hajat C, Stein E, Polosa R. Critical analysis of common methodology flaws in e-cigarette surveys. Qeios, Article, April 30, 2021.

Hasan A, Klintworth K, Hajat C. Wearable technology and health improvement. Occup Med (Lond). 2021 Apr 9;71(2):53-55. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqaa178. PMID: 33836090.

Hajat C, Sein E, Ramstrom L, Shantikumar S, Polosa R. The Health Impact of Smokeless Tobacco Products: A Systematic Review. Centre for Open Science 2021; DOI 10.31219/

Hajat C, Stein E, Shantikumar S, Niaura R, Ferrara P, Polosa R. The Health Impact of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: A Systematic Review. medRxiv; 2020. DOI: 10.1101/2020.10.07.20208355.

Hajat C, Siegal Y, Adler-Waxman A. Clustering and Healthcare Costs With Multiple Chronic Conditions in a US Cross-Sectional Study. Frontiers in Public Health. 2021;8:978.

Hajat C, Attwood S. Communication of Covid-19 risk: room for improvement. Center for Open Science.

Attwood S, Hajat C. How will the COVID 19 pandemic shape the future of meat consumption? Public Health Nutr. 2020 Aug 12:1-15. doi: 10.1017/S136898002000316X. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32782062.

Hajat C, Stein E, Kotzen D, Yach D. Physical activity is associated with improvements in other lifestyle behaviours. BMJ Open Sports Exerc Med. 2019 Nov 28;5(1):e000500. doi: 10.1136/bmjsem-2018-000500.

Majumdar UB, Hunt C, Doupe P, Baum AJ, Heller DJ, Levine EL, Kumar R, Futterman R, Hajat C, Kishore SP. Multiple chronic conditions at a major urban health system: a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of frequencies, costs and comorbidity patterns. BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 15;9(10):e029340. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029340.

Hajat C, Hasan A, Subel S, Noach A. The impact of short-term incentives on physical activity in a UK behavioural incentives programme. Nature Digit Med. 2019 Sep 16;2:91. doi: 10.1038/s41746-019-0164-3.

Hajat C, Stein E. The Global Burden of Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Narrative Review. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Oct 19;12:284-293. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.10.008. eCollection 2018 Dec. Review.

Hajat C, Kishore SP. The case for a global focus on multiple chronic conditions. BMJ Global Health 2018;3:e000874.

Pronk N, Malan D, Christie G, Hajat C, Yach D. Health and Well Being metrics in Business: The Value of Integrated Reporting. JOEM 2017. DOI 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001167.

Hajat C, Selwyn A, Harris M, Yach D. Preventive Interventions for the Second Half of Life: A Systematic Review. Am J Health Promot. 2017 Jan 1:890117117712355. doi: 10.1177/0890117117712355.

Kunkle S, Christie G, Hajat C, Yach D. The Role of the Private Sector in Tilting Health Systems Toward Chronic Disease Prevention. Glob Heart. 2016 Dec;11(4):451-454. doi: 10.1016/j.gheart.2016.10.011.

Stuckler D, Segal D, Hajat C, Yach D. Time-preference and lifestyle behaviours. Submitted for publication.

Hajat C. The Resurgence of the Tobacco Pipe in the Gulf Region. The Resurgence of the Tobacco Pipe in the Gulf Region. Hajat C. Health Care Current Reviews 2017, 5:1 DOI: 10.4172/2375-4273.1000181.

Hajat C. Tackling Chronic Disease in the Gulf Region: Swings and Roundabouts. Glob Heart. 2016 Dec;11(4):447-450. doi: 10.1016/j.gheart.2016.10.003.

The DISCOVERY Investigators. Opportunistic Screening for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: The Dubai Shopping for Cardiovascular Risk Study (DISCOVERY) Global Heart. Global Heart. 2015 Aug 11. pii: S2211-8160(15)00150-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gheart.2015.04.008.

Koornneef E, Robben P, Hajat C, Ali A. The development, implementation and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: a systematic review of literature. J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Mar 10. doi: 10.1111/jep.12337.

Vupputuri S, Hajat C, et al. on behalf of the United Arab Emirates Tobacco Control Research Collaborative. Midwakh/dokha tobacco use in the Middle East: much to learn. Tob Control. 2014 Oct 23. pii: tobaccocontrol-2013-051530. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2013-051530.

Hajat C, Shather Z. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and prediction of diabetes using IDF versus ATPIII criteria in a Middle East population. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 Nov 7. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2012.09.037.

Hajat C, Harrison O, Shather Z,. A profile and approach to chronic disease in Abu Dhabi. Globalization and Health 2012, 8:18 doi:10.1186/1744-8603-8-18.

Sabih W, Taher J, El Jaberi C, Hajat C, Adib S, Harrison O. Barriers to Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment among Women in Abu Dhabi. Ethnicity & Health. 2012 Spring;22(2):148-54.

Al-Houqani M, Ali R, Hajat C. Tobacco Smoking Using Midwakh Is an Emerging Health Problem – Evidence from a Large Cross-Sectional Survey in the United Arab Emirates. PLoS ONE 2012; 7(6): e39189. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039189.

Hajat C, Harrison O, Al Siksek Z. Weqaya: A Population-Wide Cardiovascular Screening Program in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Am J Public Health. 2012. 102 (5), 909-914. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2011.300290.

Hajat C, Harrison O, Al Siksek Z. Diagnostic Testing for Diabetes Using HbA1c in the Abu Dhabi Population. Weqaya: the Abu Dhabi Cardiovascular Screening Program. Diabetes Care 2011 34:1–3; doi:10.2337/dc11-0284.

Oliver Harrison, Cother Hajat, Cary Cooper, Gustavo Averbuj & Peter Anderson. Communicating Health Through Health Footprints, Journal of Health Communication 2011, 16:sup2,158-174.

Hajat C, Heuschmann PU, Coshall C, Padayachee S, Chambers J, Rudd AG, Wolfe CDA. Incidence of Aetiological Subtypes of Stroke in a Multi-Ethnic population based study: the South London Stroke Register‏. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2010 82(5):527-33.

Hajat C, Harrison O. The Abu Dhabi Cardiovascular Program: The Continuation of Framingham. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 2010;53 (1): 28-38.

Samani NJ, Braund PS, Erdmann J, Götz A, Tomaszewski M, Linsel-Nitschke P, Hajat C, Mangino M, Hengstenberg C, Stark K, Ziegler A, Caulfield M, Burton PR, Schunkert H, Tobin MD. The novel genetic variant predisposing to coronary artery disease in the region of the PSRC1 and CELSR2 genes on chromosome 1 associates with serum cholesterol. J Mol Med. 2008 Nov;86(11):1233-41.

Tobin MD, Kähönen M, Braund P, Nieminen T, Hajat C, Tomaszewski M, Viik J, Lehtinen R, Ng GA, Macfarlane PW, Burton PR, Lehtimäki T, Samani NJ. Gender and effects of a common genetic variant in the NOS1 regulator NOS1AP on cardiac repolarization in 3761 individuals from two independent populations. Int J Epidemiol. 2008 Oct;37(5):1132-41.

Tobin MD, Tomaszewski M, Braund PS, Hajat C, Raleigh SM, Palmer TM, Caulfield M, Burton PR, Samani NJ. Common variants in genes underlying monogenic hypertension and hypotension and blood pressure in the general population. Hypertension. 2008 Jun;51(6):1658-64.

Wallace C, Newhouse SJ, Braund P, Zhang F, Tobin M, Falchi M, Ahmadi K, Dobson RJ, Marçano AC, Hajat C, Burton P, Deloukas P, Brown M, Connell JM, Dominiczak A, Lathrop GM, Webster J; The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, Farrall M, Spector T, Samani NJ, Caulfield MJ, Munroe PB. Genome-wide Association Study Identifies Genes for Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease: Serum Urate and Dyslipidemia. Am J Hum Genet. 2008 Jan 10;82(1):139-149.

Hajat C, Tilling K, Stewart JA, Lemic-Stojcevic N, Wolfe CDA. Ethnic Differences in Risk Factors for Ischemic Stroke: A European Case-Control Study. Stroke 2004;35:1562-1567.

Jerrard-Dunne P, Evans E, McGovern R, Hajat C, Kalra L, Rudd AG, Wolfe CD, Markus HS. Ethnic differences in markers of thrombophilia: implications for the investigation of ischemic stroke in multiethnic populations: the South London Ethnicity and Stroke Study. Stroke 2003;34(8):1821-6.

Wraige E, Hajat C, Jan W, Pohl KRE, Wolfe CDA, Ganesan V. Ischaemic stroke subtypes in children and adults. Dev Med & Child Neurol 2003;45:229-232.

Wolfe C, Rudd A, Howard R, Coshall C, Stewart J, Lawrence E, Hajat C, Hillen T. Incidence and case fatality rates of stroke subtypes in a multi-ethnic population: The South London Stroke Register. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2002 Feb;72(2):211-6.

Hajat C, Dundas R, Stewart J, Lawrence E, Rudd A, Howard R, Wolfe C. Cerebrovascular risk factors and stroke subtypes: differences between ethnic groups. Stroke 2001 32: 37-42.

Hajat C, Coshall C, Rudd AG, Patel M, Bhalla A, Howard R, Wolfe CDA The inter and intra-observer reliability of a new classification system for Ischaemic Stroke: The South London Stroke Register. J Neurol Sci. 2001 Sep 15;190(1-2):79-85.

Hajat C, Sharma P. Acute Ischaemic Stroke: An update on Therapeutic Strategies – Part 1. Medical Progress 2001; 28 (3): 27-33.

Hajat C, Sharma P. Acute Ischaemic Stroke: An update on Therapeutic Strategies – Part 2. Medical Progress 2001; 28 (4): 17-23.

Hajat C, Hajat S, Sharma P. The effects of post-stroke pyrexia on stroke outcome: a meta-analysis of studies in patients. Stroke 2000;31:410-414.

Book Chapters

Hajat C. Critical Issues in Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf Cooperation Council States. Chapter: A Non-Communicable Disease Profile for the Gulf Region. Georgetown University Press (October 18, 2017). ISBN-10: 1626165009.

Hajat C. An Introduction to Epidemiology. A Chapter in: Methods Mol Biol. 2011;713:27-39. Humana Press Inc.

Selection of Editorials & Other Publications

Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Global State, Hajat C, Stein E, Yach D. A white paper presented at the World Economic Forum Impact meeting of the UN General Assembly (available at

Vitality’s programme to increase physical activity and improve lifestyle behaviours. In Human-Centric Health: Behaviour change and the prevention of Noncommunicable Disease. A White Paper World Economic Forum. In Collaboration with Willis Towers Watson. Jan 2017. Recognised as a leading health innovative programme:

Prevention of Chronic Disease. Derek Yach, Gillian Christie, Cother Hajat. TEDxMonteCarlo 2016. Available at: and

Multiple Chronic Conditions. The Economist Intelligence Unit In Press. C Hajat et al.

Diagnosing Healthcare in the GCC: A Preventative Approach. The Economist Intelligence Unit 2016. C Hajat et al.

Diabetes in the Gulf: The Policy Challenge. The Economist Intelligence Unit December 2015. C Hajat et al.

Why do women gain weight in the workplace? Women’s Health Magazine. In press C Hajat.

Are Women Less Healthy Than Men in the Workplace? Hajat C. Corporate Wellness. Available at:

Health: Our Business II. C Hajat & D Yach. Report of the Global Chief Medical Officer Network. Available at:

Physician, Heal Thyself. C Hajat & D Yach. Mail & Guardian. 7th August 2015. 08-06-physician-exercise-thyself

Placing the Power of Prevention in the Hands of Doctors. C Hajat. Linkedin Pulse. 13th August 2015.

Life Expectancy: What to Expect. C Hajat. Linkedin Pulse. 31st March 2016. Available at:

Universal Healthcare and Informal Workplaces. Hajat C. 2016. Available at:

Women’s Health and the Workplace. Hajat C. 2016. Available at

If Patients Don’t take care of their health, who will? C Hajat, J Fikree The National. 2nd Jan 2013.

Do you want a 12-12-12 baby or how about a natural delivery? J Fikree, C Hajat. The National. 12th Dec 2012

Lunchboxes are the gateway to a life of healthy eating. C Hajat, J Fikree. The National

Parents are key to good habits even before children are born. J Fikree, C Hajat. The National

Platform Presentations

Hajat C. The use of Incentives to Increase Physical Activity in Vitality Members. UK Active National Summit. Oct 2019. Panel Session.

Hajat C. Multiple Chronic Conditions - drivers for cost and health outcomes. World Economic Forum Meeting. Davos, Jan 2018. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Global State. United Nations General Assembly, World Economic Forum Impact Meeting. New York, September 2017. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Global State. World Health Assembly side-event. Geneva, May 2017. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C, Scarpetti G, Alsheikh Ali A, Yusufali A. Body Habitus and Diabetes Risk amongst Ethnic Groups in the UAE. World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes. Atlanta, Dec 2016.

Hajat C. Cardiovascular Risk in the GCC. International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk Conference. Dubai, June 2016. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Cardiovascular Risk in Women. 2nd Middle East Public Health Conference, Dubai Jan 2015. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Smoking in the Middle East. Emirates Cardiac Society Conference. Dubai November 2014. Keynote Speaker and Chair.

Hajat C. The Rising Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in the UAE. American College of Cardiology Conference, Washington D.C., March 2014. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Chronic Disease and Behaviour Change. Insurance Summit, Arab Health, Dubai Jan 2014. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Cardiovascular Disease in the UAE: A Societal Perspective. Emirates Cardiac Society Conference, Dubai, Nov 2013. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Healthcare Reform to Stem the Tide of Chronic Disease in the Gulf Region. Kuwait Social Infrasructure Conference, Kuwait City, Dec 2012. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. The Solution to the Obesity Epidemic. Cleveland Clinic Obesity Symposium, Abu Dhabi, Oct 2012. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. A Case-study for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. Hong Kong Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Factors - East Meets West symposium. Hong Kong, Oct 2012. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Weqaya: a Population based Screening and Intervention. Post NCD Summit Meeting at the World Cardiology Congress, Dubai April 2012. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. The Abu Dhabi Cardiovascular Programme. World Cardiology Congress, Dubai April 2012. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Regional differences in Cardiovascular Risk. World Cardiology Congress, Dubai April 2012. Oral Presentation.

Hajat C. The epidemiology of Obesity. World Cardiology Congress, Dubai April 2012. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Epidemiology for policy Development; Global Challenges in Health stream. World Diabetes Congress, Dubai, Dec 2011. Invited Chair.

Hajat C, Nelson D, Bouziane S, Harrison O, Curtis B. A cross-cultural comparison of hypertension prevalence and management in diabetic patients. Accepted as oral presentation at World Diabetes Congress, Dubai, Dec 2011.

Hajat C. The Weqaya Programme: Screening and Results. World Diabetes Congress, Dubai Dec 2011. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C L. Handlos, P Jain,O.Henriksen. The validity of HbA1c in diagnosing prediabetes in Abu Dhabi: the WEQAYA cardiovascular program. Accepted as oral presentation at World Diabetes Congress, Sharjah, Dec 2011.

Hajat C, L. Handlos, P Jain, O.Henriksen. A risk score for diabetes: the WEQAYA cardiovascular programme. Accepted as oral presentation at World Diabetes Congress, Sharjah, Dec 2011.

Hajat C. A Case study of Cardiovascular Disease in the UAE. Health Information Management Conference. 2011. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Obesity: the problem in the UAE. Cleveland Clinic Obesity Symposium. Abu Dhabi 2011. Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. The role of government in implementing policy change. Meed Public Health Forum. Sept 2011, Keynote Speaker.

Hajat C. Chronic Disease Management. World Healthcare Congress. Dec 6th 2010, Invited Speaker.

Hajat C. Health Measures and Public Health: The Role of Primary Care. Abu Dhabi Medical Congress. Oct 2010, Invited Speaker.

Hajat C. Implementation Science. The Abu Dhabi Case Study. Dubai Harvard Medical Research Foundation. June 2010, Invited Speaker.

Hajat C. UAE response to the global challenge of chronic disease. Oxford Health Alliance Summit, New Delhi, India. June 2010, Invited Speaker.

El-Adhami W, Shafey O, Hajat C, Harrison O. Regulation of Genomic Research in Abu Dhabi. 3rd Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference. Dubai March 2010.

Harrison O, Hajat C. A new paradigm for health. UAE University Global Health conference, Jan 2010.

Hajat C, Taher J, Sabih W, Harrison O. Dramatic Improvements in Breast Cancer Screening Rates in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 15th International Breast Symposium, Cairo, Oct. 2009.

Awarded the Breast Journal Award.

Hajat C. Obesity in the UAE: epidemic proportions. The A-Z of Obesity Treatment, 16 May 2009, Abu Dhabi. Invited Speaker.

Hajat C. Prevalence and Considerations of Public Health Consequences of Diabetes in the Arab World. Abu Dhabi Medical Congress, 11-13 October 2009, Invited Speaker.

Hajat C, J Gracey, T Smith, PW Macfarlane, A Ng, PR Burton, MD Tobin, NJ Samani. Heritability of the QTc interval in a population based study. British Cardiovascular Society Conference, Glasgow, June 2007.

Hajat C, Coshall C, McGovern R, Padayachee S, Chambers J, Rudd A, Wolfe CDA. The incidence of aetiological subtypes of stroke: the South London Stroke Register. European Stroke Conference, Glasgow, May 2000.

Awarded the European Stroke Association Young Investigator Award.

Hajat C, Coshall C, McGovern R, Rudd A, Wolfe CDA. The incidence and case fatality rates of stroke in a multi ethnic population. The South London Stroke Register. Centre for Caribbean Medicine. July 2000.

Hajat C, Coshall C, McGovern R, Rudd A, Wolfe CDA. The incidence of stroke in South London: ethnic differences in subtype using a prospective stroke register. Association of British Neurologists, April 2000.

Hajat C, Hajat S, Sharma P. The effects of post-stroke pyrexia on stroke outcome: a meta-analysis of studies in patients. British Association of Stroke Phsicians Sept. 1999.

Hajat C, Jenkins H. Evidence for long-lived amino acid and monosaccharide pools in the mouse eye: a cautionary note for radiolabelling studies of axonal transport in the optic nerve. The Physiological Society, November 1991.

Dr. Sophie Attwood


Attwood S, Blondin S, Vennard D. (20th April 2021). World Resources Institute Blog. “Youth Say They Want Climate-friendly Diets. Let’s Help Them Step Up”.

Parkin B, Attwood S. (2021). Menu design approaches to promote sustainable vegetarian food choices when dining out. Under Review. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

Attwood S, Hajat C. (2021). Communication of Risk in Covid-19: An Urgent Need for Clarity. OSF Preprints, 21 Feb. 2021.

World Economic Forum. Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good. Panel Presentation. How Food Service Companies Can Drive Food Systems Transformation. November 2020

Mashable. Food for the Future. Panel Presentation. November 2020

Ghent: Eating the Gap. Keynote Speech. ‘Shifting Diners Towards Plant-Based Choices: Tools and Techniques for Food Service’. November 2020

Humane Society International. Food Forward Leadership Summit. Panel Presentation. Looking Forward: Changing Food Choices. October 2020.

Oslo Vegfest. Keynote Speech. ‘How to get diners to eat more plant rich foods’. September 2020.

Attwood S, Hajat C. (2020). How will the COVID 19 Pandemic Shape our Future Diets? Public Health Nutrition. 1-15. doi: 10.1017/S136898002000316X

Culinary Institute for America and Harvard University. Menus of Change Virtual Series. Oral Presentation. ‘Purchasing through the Lens of Climate Change: Strategies and Best Practices’. July 2020.

Culinary Institute for America. 2020 Global Plant-Forward Virtual Culinary Summit. Oral Presentation. ‘Behavioral Science and Sustainable Diets’. June 2020.

Gavrieli A, Attwood S, Stillman P, Putnam-Farr E, Wise J, Upritchard J, Hanson C, Bakker M. (2020). The Impact of Appealing Dish Names on Plant-Based Food Choices in Corporate Cafes: A Field Study. Current Developments in Nutrition, 4 (Issue Supplement_2), Page 1302,

Attwood S, Wise J, Vennard D. (April 2020). Diets and desire - how language can shape demand for plant-based food. Sight and Life. 33(2).

World Resources Institute. Global Commission on Adaptation Podcast. ‘Empowering people and strengthening institutions to foster environmentally sound, socially equitable decision-making’. February 2020.

Attwood S, Chesworth SL, Parkin BL. (2020). Menu Engineering to Encourage Sustainable Food Choices when Dining Out: An Online Trial of Priced-Based Decoys. Appetite. .

Attwood S. (6th January 2020). World Resources Institute Blog. “23 Behavior Change Strategies to Get Diners to Eat More Plant-Rich Food”.

Attwood S, Voorheis P, Mercer C, Davies K, Vennard D. (2020). Playbook for Guiding Diners toward Plant-Rich Dishes in Food Service. World Resources Institute.

Attwood S. (2019). How Behavioral Science Can Support Long-Term Public Health and Environmental Strategies. World Resources Institute.

Attwood S, Holzer J, Vennard D (26th August 2019). World Resources Institute Blog. “Will Anyone Eat a Plant-based Big Mac? Behavioral Science Says Yes”.

Sallis A, Attwood S, Harper H, Larsen J, Berry D, Vlaev I, Sanders M, Chadborn T. (2019): A randomised trial of the effect of appearance versus health-framed messages on engagement with an online brief screening and alcohol reduction Intervention. Psychology & Health. DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2019.1579911

Bacon L, Wise J, Attwood S, Vennard D. (2019). The language of sustainable diets: a field study exploring the impact of renaming vegetarian dishes on U.K. café menus. World Resources Institute.

Vennard D, Park T, Attwood S. (2019). The language of sustainable diets: two online trials exploring the impact of renaming vegetarian dishes on menus. World Resources Institute.

Kelly B, Attwood S, Staniford L, Penney T, Austin T, Deniszczyc D, Wall S, Hendry E, Powell S. (2018) Improving wellbeing in schools - Evidence and recommendations from a ‘Head of Wellbeing’ pilot. Nuffield Health.

Attwood S, Penney TL, O’Leary R, Klahn C, Kelly BM. (2018). Defining and measuring wellbeing in a healthcare setting: a qualitative study of staff and service user perspectives. Applied Research in Quality of Life.

Innes A, Attwood S, Cutts M, Doyle J, Deniszczyc D, Kelly BM. (2018). A Healthier Workplace. How employers can reduce physical inactivity. A Nuffield Health White Paper commissioned by Sport England.

Attwood S, Parke H, Larsen J, Morton KL. (2017). Using a mobile health application to reduce alcohol consumption: A mixed-methods evaluation of the Drinkaware Track & Calculate Units application. BMC Public Health, 17:394:DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4358-9

Attwood S. (27th May 2017). BMC Series Blog. “How apps can support people to moderate their drinking”.

Attwood S. (23rd February 2017). Online Article for Nuffield Health. “Breaking unhealthy habits - 4 tips from a behaviour expert”.

Attwood S. (27th January 2017). Online Article for Nuffield Health. “How to break 4 bad eating habits”.

Attwood S, Morton KL, Mitchell J, Van Emmenis M, Sutton S, on behalf of the VBI Programme Team. (2016). Reasons for non-participation in a primary-care based physical activity trial: a qualitative study. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e011577

Attwood S, van Sluijs E, Sutton S. (2016). Exploring equity in primary-care based physical activity interventions using PROGRESS-Plus: a scoping review and evidence synthesis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 201613:60 DOI: 10.1186/s12966-016-0384-8

Attwood S, Morton KL, Sutton S. (2015). Exploring equity in uptake of the NHS Health Check and a nested physical activity intervention trial. Journal of Public Health: 1-9; DOI: 101093.

Marteau TM, French DP, Griffin SJ, Prevost AT, Sutton SR, Watkinson C, Attwood S, Hollands G. (2010) Effects of communicating DNA-based disease risk estimates on risk-reducing behaviours. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Issue 10; Art. No CD007275. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007275.pub2.

Van den Heuvel A, Chitty L, Dormandy E, Newson A, Deans Z, Attwood S, Haynes S, Marteau T M. (2010). Will the introduction of non-invasive prenatal diagnostic testing erode informed choices? An experimental study of health care professionals. Patient Education and Counseling: 78(1; 24-28.

Van den Heuvel A, Chitty L, Dormandy E, Newson A, Attwood S, Ma R, Masturzo B, Pajkrt E Marteau T M. (2009). Informed choice in prenatal testing universally valued? A population-based survey in Europe and Asia. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: 116; 1–6.

Platform Presentations

Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference. Oral Presentation ‘Shifting Consumer Demand for Plant-Rich Foods: An Intervention Playbook for the Food Service Sector’. December 2019. Oxford, UK.

Future Food Tech. Conference Keynote Presentation for session ‘The Language of Sustainable Diets: Applying Insights from Research to Restaurants’. October 2019. London, UK.

Champions 12.3. Public event expert panellist for session ‘Tackling food waste close to the consumer’. September 2019. New York, USA.

Behavioral Exchange. Conference expert panellist for session ‘Can sustainable diets ever be palatable?’ September 2019. London, UK.

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Webinar. Expert Panellist. ‘The Future of Giving’. May 2019.

University College London and Association for Project Management. Guest Speaker for event ‘Saving the planet, project by project’. March 2019. London, UK.

London School of Economics and Political Science. Guest Lecturer on MSc Behavioural Science ‘From Theory into Practice’ Seminar series. February 2019. London, UK.

Low Carbon City Webinar. Expert Panellist ‘Changing Behaviors for a Changing Climate’.

Dr. Kirsty Lawton


Allen D., Picknell G., Lawton K., Nicholson G & Al Shehhi M (2017). A review of a holistic health intervention for improving the health status of obese National Service recruits. Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy, DOI: 10.4172/2165-7904-C1-051

Al Shehhi M., Picknell G., Nicholson G., Allen D., & Lawton K. (2016). Marching in the right direction: reporting on the benefits of a holistic healthy lifestyle intervention for Emirati National Service recruits.

Loney, T., Lawton, K., Allen, D., & Carter, J.M. (2010). SIZE MATTERS! Effect of a school canteen portion-size intervention on weight loss in obese Emirati adolescents. Obesity Reviews, 11(1), S239