Recent publications


Berger, N., Kaufman, T.K., Bader, M.D.M., Rundle, A.G., Mooney, S.J., Neckerman, K.M., Lovasi, G.S., 2019. Disparities in trajectories of changes in the unhealthy food environment in New York city: A latent class growth analysis, 1990–2010. Soc. Sci. Med. 112362.

Cornelsen, L., Berger, N., Cummins, S., Smith, R., 2019. Socio-economic patterning of expenditures on ‘out-of-home’food and non-alcoholic beverages by product and place of purchase in Britain. Soc. Sci. Med.

Cornelsen, L., Mazzocchi, M., Smith, R.D., 2019. Fat tax or thin subsidy? How price increases and decreases affect the energy and nutrient content of food and beverage purchases in Great Britain. Soc. Sci. Med. 230, 318.

Law, T.W., Green, R., Kadiyala, S., Bhavani, S., Knai, C., Brown, K., Dangour, A., Cornelsen, L., 2019. Purchase trends of processed foods and beverages in urban India. Glob. Food Sec. 23, 191–204.

Pistoll, C.T., Cummins, S., 2019. Exploring changes in active travel uptake and cessation across the lifespan: Longitudinal evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Survey. Prev. Med. Reports 13, 57–61.

Thompson, C., Reynolds, J., 2019. Reflections on the go‐along: How “disruptions” can illuminate the relationships of health, place and practice. Geogr. J. 185, 156–167.

Thompson, C., Smith, D., Cummins, S., 2019. Food banking and emergency food aid: expanding the definition of local food environments and systems. Int. J. Behav. Nutr. Phys. Act. 16, 2.


Cornelsen, L., Smith, R.D., 2018. Soda taxes–Four questions economists need to address. Food Policy 74, 138–142.

Knai, C., Petticrew, M., Mays, N., Capewell, S., Cassidy, R., Cummins, S., Eastmure, E., Fafard, P., Hawkins, B., Jensen, J.D., 2018. Systems thinking as a framework for analyzing commercial determinants of health. Milbank Q. 96, 472–498.

Mason, K.E., Pearce, N., Cummins, S., 2018. Associations between fast food and physical activity environments and adiposity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank. Lancet Public Heal. 3, e24–e33.

Quirmbach, D., Cornelsen, L., Jebb, S.A., Marteau, T., Smith, R., 2018. Effect of increasing the price of sugar-sweetened beverages on alcoholic beverage purchases: an economic analysis of sales data. J Epidemiol Community Heal. 72, 324–330.

Shareck, M., Lewis, D., Smith, N.R., Clary, C., Cummins, S., 2018. Associations between home and school neighbourhood food environments and adolescents’ fast-food and sugar-sweetened beverage intakes: findings from the Olympic Regeneration in East London (ORiEL) Study. Public Health Nutr. 21, 2842–2851.

Smith, R.D., Cornelsen, L., Quirmbach, D., Jebb, S.A., Marteau, T.M., 2018. Are sweet snacks more sensitive to price increases than sugar-sweetened beverages: analysis of British food purchase data. BMJ Open 8, e019788.

Thompson, C., Milton, S., Egan, M., Lock, K., 2018. Down the local: A qualitative case study of daytime drinking spaces in the London Borough of Islington. Int. J. Drug Policy 52, 1–8.

Thompson, C., Ponsford, R., Lewis, D., Cummins, S., 2018. Fast-food, everyday life and health: A qualitative study of ‘chicken shops’ in East London. Appetite 128, 7–13.

Thompson, C., Smith, D., Cummins, S., 2018. Understanding the health and wellbeing challenges of the food banking system: A qualitative study of food bank users, providers and referrers in London. Soc. Sci. Med. 211, 95–101.


Cornelsen, L., Mytton, O.T., Adams, J., Gasparrini, A., Iskander, D., Knai, C., Petticrew, M., Scott, C., Smith, R., Thompson, C., 2017. Change in non-alcoholic beverage sales following a 10-pence levy on sugar-sweetened beverages within a national chain of restaurants in the UK: interrupted time series analysis of a natural experiment. J Epidemiol Community Heal. 71, 1107–1112.

Cummins, S., Clary, C., Shareck, M., 2017. Enduring challenges in estimating the effect of the food environment on obesity. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 106, 445–446.

Thompson, C., Lewis, D.J., Greenhalgh, T., Smith, N.R., Fahy, A.E., Cummins, S., 2017. “I don’t know how I’m still standing” a Bakhtinian analysis of social housing and health narratives in East London. Soc. Sci. Med. 177, 27–34.


Clary, C., Lewis, D.J., Flint, E., Smith, N.R., Kestens, Y., Cummins, S., 2016. The local food environment and fruit and vegetable intake: a geographically weighted regression approach in the ORiEL Study. Am. J. Epidemiol. 184, 837–846.

Cornelsen, L., Alarcon, P., Häsler, B., Amendah, D.D., Ferguson, E., Fèvre, E.M., Grace, D., Dominguez-Salas, P., Rushton, J., 2016. Cross-sectional study of drivers of animal-source food consumption in low-income urban areas of Nairobi, Kenya. BMC Nutr. 2, 70.

Cornelsen, L., Mazzocchi, M., Green, R., Dangour, A.D., Smith, R.D., 2016. Estimating the relationship between food prices and food consumption—methods matter. Appl. Econ. Perspect. Policy 38, 546–561.

Flint, E., Cummins, S., 2016. Active commuting and obesity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank. lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 4, 420–435.

Flint, E., Webb, E., Cummins, S., 2016. Change in commute mode and body-mass index: prospective, longitudinal evidence from UK Biobank. Lancet Public Heal. 1, e46–e55.

Thompson, C., Cummins, S., Brown, T., Kyle, R., 2016. Contrasting approaches to ‘doing’family meals: a qualitative study of how parents frame children’s food preferences. Crit. Public Health 26, 322–332.