Academic Publications

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Md Nazmul Hasan and Krista Bondy (March 2024), Reframing Informal Institutional Voids as the Attempted Remaking of Contested Social Spaces: Evidence from England, Journal of Management Inquiry

Eleanor Eaton, Alistair Hunt and Daniel Black (March 2024), Developing and testing an environmental economics approach to the valuation and application of urban health externalities, Frontiers in Public Health e-book

Michael Chang, Neil Carhart and Rosalie Callaway (February 2024), Spatial Plans as a Critical Intervention in Improving Population Health. A Discourse Arising from a Health Census Review of the State of Current Local Planning Policy in England Journal of Planning Literature


Janet Ige-Elegbede, Jane Powell and Paul Pilkington (December 2023), A systematic review of the impacts of extreme heat on health and wellbeing in the United Kingdom Cities and Health

Edward Kirton-Darling (November 2023) Death, social reform and the scrutiny of social welfare provision: the role of the contemporary inquest Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law

Geoff Bates, Md Nazmul Hasan, Andrew Barnfield, Krista Bondy (October 2023) Urban policies and the creation of healthy urban environments: A review of government housing and transport policy documents in the United Kingdom Journal of Urban Affairs.

Pablo Newberry, Neil Carhart (September 2023) Constructing causal loop diagrams from large interview data sets System Dynamics Review.

Sarah Ayres, Andrew Barnfield, Geoff Bates, Anna le Gouais and Nick Pearce (July 2023) What needs to happen to ‘level up’ public health? Contemporary Social Science.

Cecilia Wong, Kathy Pain, Heeseo Rain Kwon and Caglar Koksal (June 2023) Urban Planning and Public Health. Built Environment special edition editorial.

Caglar Koksal and Cecilia Wong (June 2023) Urban Planning and Public Health Beyond Public Health, Beyond Spatial Planning Boundary-Spanning Policy Regime of Urban Health in England. Built Environment.

Heeseo Rain Kwon and Kathy Pain (June 2023) Searching for Health and Wellbeing Commercial Real Estate Actor Encounters with Planning in the Urban Decision-Making ‘Black Box’ . Built Environment.

Amy Burnett and Kathy Pain (June 2023) Linking Environmental and Human Health in English Urban Development Decision-Making: The Human Health Literacy of Environmental Policy. Built Environment.

Ijeoma Jane Emeghe and Kathy Pain (June 2023) Mental Wellbeing, Housing Provision and Social Valuation in a United Kingdom Context: a Planning Issue?. Built Environment.

Sian Peake Jones and Anna le Gouais (June 2023) Meaningful Engagement an Approach to Healthier Urban Development and Planning. Built Environment.

Black, D., Bates, G., et al. (June 2023) Operationalising a large research programme tackling complex urban and planetary health problems: a case study approach to critical reflection. Sustainability Science.

Md Nazmul Hasan, Caglar Koksal, Lisa Montel, Anna Le Gouais, Andrew Barnfield, Geoff Bates and Heeseo Rain Kwon (June 2023), Developing shared understanding through online interdisciplinary collaboration: Reflections from a research project on better integration of health outcomes in future urban development practice. Futures in Science Direct.

Geoff Bates, Sarah Ayres, Andrew Barnfield, and Charles Larkin (May 2023), What types of health evidence persuade policy actors in a complex system? Policy and Politics.

Anna Le Gouais, Geoff Bates, Rosalie Callway, Heeseo Rain Kwon, Lisa Montel, Sian Peake-Jones, Jo White, Md Nazmul Hasan, Caglar Koksal, Andrew Barnfield, Krista Bondy, Sarah Ayres (April 2023), Understanding how to create healthier places: A qualitative study exploring the complex system of urban development decision-making. Health and Place. 

Andrew Barnfield (March 2023), How value is enacted by public actors within urban development funding and the implications for levelling up in England. Environment and Planning.

Callway, R., Le Gouais, A., Bird, E., Chang, M. and Kidger, J. (2023) Integrating Health into Local Plans: A Comparative Review of Health Requirements for Urban Development in Seven Local Planning Authorities in England. Environmental Research and Public Health. Available from:

Eaton, E., Hunt, A. and Black, D. (2023) Developing and testing an environmental economics approach to the valuation and application of urban health externalities. Frontiers in Public Health. Available from:

Montel, L. (2023) ‘Harnessing the power of the law’: a qualitative analysis of the legal determinants of health in English urban planning and recommendations for fairer and healthier decision-making. BMC Public Health. Available from:

Bates, G., Le Gouais A., Barnfield, A., Callway, R., Md Nazmul, H., Kwon, H. R., Peake-Jones, S., White, J., Bondy, K., Ayres, S. (2023) Balancing Autonomy and Collaboration in Large-Scale and Disciplinary Diverse Teams for Successful Qualitative Research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Available from: 



Daniel Black, Sarah Ayres, Krista Bondy, Rachel Brierley, Rona Campbell, Neil Carhart, John Coggon, Eleanor Eaton, Eleonora Fichera, Andy Gibson, Eli Hatleskog, Matthew Hickman, Ben Hicks, Alistair Hunt, Kathy Pain, Nick Pearce, Paul Pilkington, Ges Rosenberg, Gabriel Scally (2022) Tackling Root Causes Upstream of Unhealthy Urban Development (TRUUD): Protocol of a five-year prevention research consortium  Wellcome Open Research.

Montel, L. (2022) The social determinants of health, law, and urban development: using human rights to address structural health inequalities in our cities. Medical Law Review. Available from:

Beshir, H., & Fichera, E. (2022). “And Breathe Normally”: The Low Emission Zone impacts on health and well-being in England. (09 ed.) Health Econometrics Data Group, University of York.

Le Gouais A., Peake-Jones S., (2022) Researchers-in-Residence to facilitate co-production: the TRUUD project. Perspectives in Public Health. Available from:


Scally G., Black D., Pilkington P., Williams B., Ige J., Prestwood E., (2021) The Application of ‘Elite Interviewing’ Methodology in Transdisciplinary Research: a Record of Process and Lessons Learned during a 3-year Pilot in Urban Planetary Health Research. Journal of Urban Health. Available from:

Black D., Pilkington P., Williams B., Ige J., Prestwood E., Hunt A., Eaton E., Scally G., (2021) Overcoming Systemic Barriers Preventing Healthy Urban Development in the UK: Main Findings from Interviewing Senior Decision-Makers During a 3-year Planetary Health Pilot. Journal of Urban Health. Available from:

Adams J., Coggon J., (2021) Let them choose not to eat cake…’: Public health ethics, effectiveness, and equity in government
obesity strategy. Future Healthcare Journal. Available from:



Ige-Elegbede, J., Pilkington, P., Orme, J., Williams, B., Prestwood, E., Black, D. and Carmichael, L., (2020) Designing healthier neighbourhoods: a systematic review of the impact of the neighbourhood design on health and wellbeing. Cities & Health, pp.1-16. Available from:

Carmichael, L., Prestwood, E., Marsh, R., Ige, J., Williams, B., Pilkington, P., Eaton, E. and Michalec, A. (2020) Healthy buildings for a healthy city: Is the public health evidence base informing current building policies?. Science of the Total Environment, 719, p.137146. Available from:

Black, D., Bates, G., Gibson, A., Hatleskog, E., Fichera, E., Hatchard, J., Nazmul, Hasan Md., Rosenberg, G., Larkin, C., Brierley, R., Kidger, J., Bondy, K., Hickman, M., Pain, K., Hicks, B., Scally, G., Verma, A., Carhart, N., Pilkington, P., Hunt, A., and Ireland, P. (2020) Pandemics, vulnerability, and prevention: time to fundamentally reassess how we value and communicate risk? Cities & Health. Available from:

Coggon, J., Gostin, LO. (2020) Global Health with Justice: Controlling the Floodgates of the Upstream Determinants of Health through Evidence-Based Law. Public Health Ethics. Available from:

Coggon, J. (2020) Legal, Moral and Political Determinants within the Social Determinants of Health: Approaching Transdisciplinary Challenges through Intradisciplinary Reflection. Public health Ethics. Available from:

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