Nick Townsend

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

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20092020
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2018

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
34 Citations

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

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., Jan 2018, In : Global Public Health. 3, 1, 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

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

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
2017
1 Citations

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
4 Citations
Open Access
Cardiovascular Diseases
Regression Analysis
Mortality
Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
1 Citations

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., Apr 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 4, p. e013840

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
England
Meals
Food
Gases
Nutritive Value

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
6 Citations

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
29 Citations

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
8 Citations

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
202 Citations

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

6 Citations

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
3 Citations

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
2 Citations

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

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
18 Citations

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
2 Citations
Open Access
England
Public Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Economics
Exercise
6 Citations

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
27 Citations

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
9 Citations

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
30 Citations

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
1 Citations

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
3 Citations
Multilevel Analysis
Lunch
Cross-Sectional Studies
Students
Wales
9 Citations

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
96 Citations

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
294 Citations

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
15 Citations
Open Access
Uganda
Physical Fitness
Sports
Observational Studies
Mental Health
2013
188 Citations

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
24 Citations

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
19 Citations

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
149 Citations

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
Multilevel Analysis
Pediatric Obesity
Body Mass Index
Students
Pupil
4 Citations

Evaluating the evidence that the prevalence of childhood overweight is plateauing

Townsend, N., Rutter, H. & Foster, C., 1 Oct 2012, In : Pediatric Obesity. 7, 5, p. 343-346 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Citations

Green space and physical activity: an observational study using Health Survey for England data

Mytton, O. T., Townsend, N., Rutter, H. & Foster, C., 1 Sep 2012, In : Health & Place. 18, 5, p. 1034-1041 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Gardening
Recreation
health survey
physical activity
Health Surveys
2011
44 Citations

Age-related differences in physical activity profiles of English adults

Bélanger, M., Townsend, N. & Foster, C., 1 Mar 2011, In : Preventive Medicine. 52, 3-4, p. 247-249 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exercise
Sports
Walking
Leisure Activities
Health Surveys
18 Citations

The more schools do to promote healthy eating, the healthier the dietary choices by students

Townsend, N., Murphy, S. & Moore, L., 1 Oct 2011, In : Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 65, 10, p. 889-895 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Lunch
Fruit
Healthy Diet
Multilevel Analysis
4 Citations

Variations in data collection can influence outcome measures of BMI measuring programmes

Townsend, N., Rutter, H. & Foster, C., Oct 2011, In : International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 6, 5-6, p. 491-498 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pupil
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Multilevel Analysis
Weights and Measures
England
2010
10 Citations

Implementing a social-ecological model of health in Wales

Rothwell, H., Shepherd, M., Murphy, S., Burgess, S., Townsend, N. & Pimm, C., 1 Oct 2010, In : Health Education. 110, 6, p. 471-489 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wales
Health
health
school
charter