Recent publications

2020

Law, C., Cornelsen, L., Adams, J., Pell, D., Rutter, H., White, M., Smith, R., 2020. The Impact of UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy on Manufacturers’ Domestic Turnover. Econ. Hum. Biol. 100866. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2020.100866

Berger, N., Lewis, D., Quartagno, M., Njagi, E., Cummins, S., 2020. Longitudinal associations between neighbourhood trust, social support and physical activity in adolescents: evidence from the Olympic Regeneration in East London (ORiEL) study. J. Epidemiol. Community Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2019-213412

Law, C., Cornelsen, L., Adams, J., Penney, T., Rutter, H., White, M., Smith, R., 2020. An analysis of the stock market reaction to the announcements of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy. Econ. Hum. Biol. 100834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2019.100834

Scarborough, P., Adhikari, V., Harrington, R.A., Elhussein, A., Briggs, A., Rayner, M., Adams, J., Cummins, S., Penney, T., White, M., 2020. Impact of the announcement and implementation of the UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy on sugar content, price, product size and number of available soft drinks in the UK, 2015-19: A controlled interrupted time series analysis. PLOS Med. 17, e1003025. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1003025

2019

Berger, N., Lewis, D., Quartagno, M., Njagi, E.N., Cummins, S., 2019. Longitudinal associations between perceptions of the neighbourhood environment and physical activity in adolescents: evidence from the Olympic Regeneration in East London (ORiEL) study. BMC Public Health 19, 1760. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-8003-7

Shareck, M., Benmarhnia, T., Berger, N., Smith, N.R., Lewis, D., Cummins, S., 2019. Does the neighborhood food environment contribute to ethnic inequalities in fast-food intake? findings from the ORiEL study. Prev. Med. Reports 16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2019.100998

Scheelbeek, P.F.D., Cornelsen, L., Marteau, T.M., Jebb, S.A., Smith, R.D., 2019. Potential impact on prevalence of obesity in the UK of a 20% price increase in high sugar snacks: modelling study. BMJ 366, l4786. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4786

Berger, N., Cummins, S., Smith, R.D., Cornelsen, L., 2019. Recent trends in energy and nutrient content of take-home food and beverage purchases in Great Britain: an analysis of 225 million food and beverage purchases over 6 years. BMJ Nutr. Prev. Heal. bmjnph-2019-000036. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjnph-2019-000036

Nightingale, C.M., Limb, E.S., Ram, B., Shankar, A., Clary, C., Lewis, D., Cummins, S., Procter, D., Cooper, A.R., Page, A.S., Ellaway, A., Giles-Corti, B., Whincup, P.H., Rudnicka, A.R., Cook, D.G., Owen, C.G., 2019. The effect of moving to East Village, the former London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Athletes’ Village, on physical activity and adiposity (ENABLE London): a cohort study. Lancet Public Heal. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30133-1

Berger, N., Lewis, D., Quartagno, M., Njagi, E.N., Cummins, S., 2019. Associations between school and neighbourhood ethnic density and physical activity in adolescents: Evidence from the Olympic Regeneration in East London (ORiEL) study. Soc. Sci. Med. 112426. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.SOCSCIMED.2019.112426

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112362

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112361

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.04.003

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2019.05.007

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.11.008

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/geoj.12285

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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-018-0765-2

2018

Cornelsen, L., Smith, R.D., 2018. Soda taxes–Four questions economists need to address. Food Policy 74, 138–142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.12.003

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12339

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30212-8

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2017-209791

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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018001477

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019788

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.11.019

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2018.05.136

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.030

2017

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2017-209947

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. https://doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.117.161547

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.01.054

2016

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kww073

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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-016-0109-z

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppw010

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(16)00053-X

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(16)30006-8

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2015.1089353