Nick Townsend

BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE, PGDip, PhD, FHEA, Dr

  • 1 WEST 5.102

Accepting PhD Students

20092020
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Research Output 2009 2019

2019

Iron deficiency in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Beale, A. L., Warren, J. L., Roberts, N., Meyer, P., Townsend, N. P. & Kaye, D., 1 Apr 2019, In : Open Heart. 6, 1, e001012.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
2018

Clinical News

Garstang, J. & Townsend, N., 2 Sep 2018, In : British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005). 79, 9, p. 490-493 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Epidemiology of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Townsend, N., 2018, The Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine. Vasan, R. & Sawyer, D. (eds.). 2018 ed. Elsevier, p. 248-257 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Citations (Scopus)

Epidemiology report: trends in sex-specific cerebrovascular disease mortality in Europe based on WHO mortality data

Shah, R., Wilkins, E., Nichols, M., Kelly, P., El-Sadi, F., Wright, F. L. & Townsend, N., 14 Aug 2018, In : European Heart Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Epidemiology
Stroke
Mortality
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
81 Citations (Scopus)

European Society of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2017

Atlas Writing Group, 14 Feb 2018, In : European Heart Journal. 39, 7, p. 508-579 72 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiology
Mortality
Atlases
Cause of Death
4 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of research on interventions aligned to WHO 'Best Buys' for NCDs in low-income and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review from 1990 to 2015

Allen, L. N., Pullar, J., Wickramasinghe, K. K., Williams, J., Roberts, N., Mikkelsen, B., Varghese, C. & Townsend, N., 19 Feb 2018, In : BMJ Global Health. 3, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., e000535.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Polypharmacy
Mass Media
United Nations
Taxes
Tobacco Use

Facilitating and limiting factors of workplace health promotion at Rhodes University, South Africa

Chigumete, T. G., Townsend, N. & Srinivas, S. C., 30 Apr 2018, In : Work. 59, 4, p. 599-606 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

South Africa
Health Promotion
Workplace
Focus Groups
Interviews
1 Citation (Scopus)

Socioeconomic status and alcohol use in low- and lower-middle income countries: A systematic review

Allen, L. N., Townsend, N., Williams, J., Mikkelsen, B., Roberts, N. & Wickramasinghe, K., 1 Aug 2018, In : Alcohol. 70, p. 23-31 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Class
social status
alcohol
Alcohols
income
3 Citations (Scopus)

The impact of poverty reduction and development interventions on non-communicable diseases and their behavioural risk factors in low and lower-middle income countries: A systematic review

Pullar, J., Allen, L., Townsend, N., Williams, J., Foster, C., Roberts, N., Rayner, M., Mikkelsen, B., Branca, F. & Wickramasinghe, K., 23 Feb 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 2, e0193378.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
noninfectious diseases
systematic review
Poverty
poverty
income

What national and subnational interventions and policies based on Mediterranean and Nordic diets are recommended or implemented in the WHO European Region, and is there evidence of effectiveness in reducing noncommunicable diseases?

Renzella, J., Townsend, N., Jewell, J., Breda, J., Roberts, N., Rayner, M. & Wickramasinghe, K., 2018, Copenhagen: World Health Organisation. (Health Evidence Network Synthesis Reports; no. 58)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)

Barriers to healthy dietary choice amongst students in Sri Lanka as perceived by school principals and staff

Townsend, N., Williams, J., Wickramasinghe, K., Karunarathne, W., Olupeliyawa, A., Manoharan, S. & Friel, S., 1 Feb 2017, In : Health Promotion International. 32, 1, p. 91-101 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sri Lanka
nutrition
principal
Students
staff

Challenges of research recruitment in a university setting in England

Vadeboncoeur, C., Foster, C. & Townsend, N., 20 May 2017, In : Health Promotion International. p. 1 - 9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

England
university
Research
Students
Health Promotion
7 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Cardiovascular Diseases
Regression Analysis
Mortality
Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Environmental and nutrition impact of achieving new School Food Plan recommendations in the primary school meals sector in England

Wickramasinghe, K., Rayner, M., Goldacre, M., Townsend, N. & Scarborough, P., 5 Apr 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 4, p. 1-7 7 p., e013840.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
England
Meals
Food
Gases
Nutritive Value

European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2017

Wilkins, E., Wilson, L., Wickramasinghe, K., Bhatnagar, P., Leal, J., Luengo-Fernandez, R., Burns, R., Rayner, M. & Townsend, N., 15 Feb 2017, Brussels: European Heart Network.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
Cardiovascular Diseases
Publications
Organizations
Morbidity
Costs and Cost Analysis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Knowledge, attitudes and perception on dietary salt reduction of two communities in Grahamstown, South Africa

Mushoriwa, F., Townsend, N. & Srinivas, S., 1 Mar 2017, In : Nutrition and Health. 23, 1, p. 33-38 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

South Africa
Salts
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Food Legislation
Recommended Dietary Allowances
9 Citations (Scopus)

Quantifying the global distribution of premature mortality from non-communicable diseases

Allen, L., Cobiac, L. & Townsend, N., 1 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Public Health. 39, 4, p. 698-703 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Premature Mortality
Mortality
United Nations
Developing Countries
Conservation of Natural Resources
48 Citations (Scopus)

Socioeconomic status and non-communicable disease behavioural risk factors in low-income and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review

Allen, L., Williams, J., Townsend, N., Mikkelsen, B., Roberts, N., Foster, C. & Wickramasinghe, K., Mar 2017, In : The Lancet. Global Health. 5, 3, p. e277-e289 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Class
Tobacco Use
Alcohols
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Diet
2016
12 Citations (Scopus)

Age-related comparisons by sex in the domains of aerobic physical activity for adults in Scotland

Strain, T., Fitzsimons, C., Foster, C., Mutrie, N., Townsend, N. & Kelly, P., Jun 2016, In : Preventive Medicine Reports. 3, p. 90-97 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Scotland
Exercise
Age Groups
Walking
Sports
286 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular disease in Europe: epidemiological update 2016

Townsend, N., Wilson, L., Bhatnagar, P., Wickramasinghe, K., Rayner, M. & Nichols, M., 7 Nov 2016, In : European Heart Journal. 37, 42, p. 3232-3245 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Contribution of healthy and unhealthy primary school meals to greenhouse gas emissions in England: linking nutritional data and greenhouse gas emission data of diets

Wickramasinghe, K. K., Rayner, M., Goldacre, M., Townsend, N. & Scarborough, P., 22 Jun 2016, In : European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 70, 10, p. 1162-1167 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

England
Meals
Gases
Lunch
Diet
6 Citations (Scopus)

Freshman 15 in England: a longitudinal evaluation of first year university student's weight change

Vadeboncoeur, C., Foster, C. & Townsend, N., 3 Nov 2016, In : Obesity. 2016, 3, 9 p., 45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
England
Students
Weights and Measures
Weight Gain
North America
3 Citations (Scopus)

Participant Experience Using GPS Devices in a Food Environment and Nutrition Study

Williams, J., Townsend, N., Duncan, G. & Drewnowski, A., 2 Jul 2016, In : Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 11, 3, p. 414-427 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geographic Information Systems
nutrition
food
Food
Equipment and Supplies
3 Citations (Scopus)

The physical activity profiles of South Asian ethnic groups in England

Bhatnagar, P., Townsend, N., Shaw, A. & Foster, C., Jun 2016, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 70, 6, p. 602-8 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ethnic Groups
England
Exercise
Walking
Sports
33 Citations (Scopus)

Trends in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the UK

Bhatnagar, P., Wickramasinghe, K., Wilkins, E. & Townsend, N., 15 Dec 2016, In : Heart. 102, 24, p. 1945-1952 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Diseases
Mortality
Coronary Disease
Northern Ireland
3 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
England
Public Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Economics
Exercise
7 Citations (Scopus)

Variation in university research ethics review: Reflections following an inter-university study in England

Vadeboncoeur, C., Townsend, N., Foster, C. & Sheehan, M., 1 Oct 2016, In : Research Ethics. 12, 4, p. 217-233 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

university research
research ethics
university
moral philosophy
Ethics Review
2015
38 Citations (Scopus)

A meta-analysis of weight gain in first year university students: is freshman 15 a myth?

Vadeboncoeur, C., Townsend, N. & Foster, C., 28 May 2015, In : Obesity. 2, 22.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Weight Gain
Meta-Analysis
Students
Weights and Measures
Obesity
10 Citations (Scopus)

Associations between Food Outlets around Schools and BMI among Primary Students in England: A Cross-Classified Multi-Level Analysis

Williams, J., Scarborough, P., Townsend, N., Matthews, A., Burgoine, T., Mumtaz, L. & Rayner, M., 17 Jul 2015, In : PLoS ONE. 10, 7, p. e0132930

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
England
students
fast foods
Students
Food
37 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular disease in Europe 2015: epidemiological update

Townsend, N., Nichols, M., Scarborough, P. & Rayner, M., 21 Oct 2015, In : European Heart Journal. 36, 40, p. 2673-2674 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cardiovascular Diseases
Mortality
Coronary Disease
Stroke
Population

Cardiovascular disease statistics, 2015

Bhatnagar, P., Wilkins, E., Wickramasinghe, K., Rayner, M. & Townsend, N., 8 Dec 2015, London: British Heart Foundation.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Improvements in the data quality of a national BMI measuring programme

Townsend, N., Rutter, H. & Foster, C., 1 Sep 2015, In : International Journal of Obesity. 39, 9, p. 1429-1431 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Body Mass Index
Pupil
Students
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Multilevel Analysis

Physical Activity Statistics 2015

Townsend, N., Wickramasinghe, K., Williams, J., Bhatnagar, P. & Rayner, M., 28 Jan 2015, London: British Heart Foundation.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)
Multilevel Analysis
Lunch
Cross-Sectional Studies
Students
Wales
10 Citations (Scopus)

Studying the consumption and health outcomes of fiscal interventions (taxes and subsidies) on food and beverages in countries of different income classifications; a systematic review

Alagiyawanna, A., Townsend, N., Mytton, O., Scarborough, P., Roberts, N. & Rayner, M., 14 Sep 2015, In : BMC Public Health. 15, 887.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Food and Beverages
Taxes
Health
Food
Literature
123 Citations (Scopus)

The epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the UK 2014

Bhatnagar, P., Wickramasinghe, K., Williams, J., Rayner, M. & Townsend, N., Aug 2015, In : Heart. 101, 15, p. 1182-9 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Epidemiology
Cardiovascular Diseases
Mortality
England
Scotland
2014
332 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular disease in Europe 2014: epidemiological update

Nichols, M., Townsend, N., Scarborough, P. & Rayner, M., 7 Nov 2014, In : European Heart Journal. 35, 42, p. 2950-9 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coronary Disease
Cardiovascular Diseases
Mortality
Stroke
Ukraine

Cardiovascular disease statistics, 2014

Townsend, N., Williams, J., Bhatnagar, P., Wickramasinghe, K. & Rayner, M., 2014, London: British Heart Foundation.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Integrating Nutrition Promotion and Rural Development (INPARD) Sri Lanka

Wickramasinghe, K., Karunarathne, W., Senevirathne, C., Liyanage, I., Pathirana, A., Townsend, N., Friel, S. & Manoharan, M., 2014, Colombo: The World Bank.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
File
15 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Uganda
Physical Fitness
Sports
Observational Studies
Mental Health

Public Health Mini-Guides: Obesity

Townsend, N., 2014, Churchill Livingstone.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

2013
202 Citations (Scopus)

Cardiovascular disease in Europe: epidemiological update

Nichols, M., Townsend, N., Scarborough, P. & Rayner, M., 14 Oct 2013, In : European Heart Journal. 34, 39, p. 3028-3034 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Disease
Stroke
Delivery of Health Care

Children and young people statistics 2013

Townsend, N., Bhatnagar, P., Wickramasinghe, K., Williams, J., Vujcich, D. & Rayner, M., 12 Aug 2013, London: British Heart Foundation.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
26 Citations (Scopus)

Developing and applying a socio-ecological model to the promotion of healthy eating in the school

Townsend, N. & Foster, C., 1 Jun 2013, In : Public Health Nutrition. 16, 6, p. 1101-1108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Multilevel Analysis
Food
Wales
Healthy Diet
22 Citations (Scopus)

The physical activity profile of active children in England

Payne, S., Townsend, N. & Foster, C., 16 Dec 2013, In : International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 2013, 10, 136.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
England
Exercise
Social Class
Sports
Health Surveys
160 Citations (Scopus)

Trends in age-specific coronary heart disease mortality in the European Union over three decades: 1980-2009

Nichols, M., Townsend, N., Scarborough, P. & Rayner, M., 14 Oct 2013, In : European Heart Journal. 34, 39, p. 3017-27 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
European Union
Coronary Disease
Age Groups
Mortality
Obesity
2012
13 Citations (Scopus)
Multilevel Analysis
Pediatric Obesity
Body Mass Index
Students
Pupil

Coronary heart disease statistics 2012

Townsend, N., Wickramasinghe, K., Bhatnagar, P., Smolina, K., Nichols, M., Leal, J., Luengo-Fernandez, R. & Rayner, M., 13 Dec 2012, London: British Heart Foundation.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2012

Nichols, M., Townsend, N., Luengo-Fernandez, R., Leal, J., Gray, A., Scarborough, P. & Rayner, M., 14 Nov 2012, European Heart Network.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access