Recent publications by CCSR researchers (in bold). Click on the article’s title for more information.


Bécares, L. Nazroo, J., Jackson, J., & Heuvelman, H. (2012). Ethnic density effects among Caribbean people in the US and England: a cross-national comparison. Social Science & Medicine, 75(12), 2107-2115.

Bécares, L., Shaw, R., Nazroo, J., Stafford, M., Atkin, K., Albor, C., Kiernan, K., Wilkinson, R., & Pickett, K. (2012). Ethnic density effects on physical morbidity, mortality and health behaviors: A systematic review of the literature. American Journal of Public Health, 102(12), e33-e66

Kelly, Y., Bécares, L., & Nazroo, J. (2012). Associations between maternal experiences of racism and early child health and development: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200814   

Shaw, R., Atkin, K., Bécares, L., Albor, C., Stafford, M., Kiernan, K., Nazroo, J., Wilkinson, R., & Pickett, K. (2012). Impact of ethnic density on adult mental disorders: narrative review. British Journal of Psychiatry, 201, 11-19.

Das-Munshi, J., Bécares, L., Boydell, J., Dewey, M., Morgan, C., Stansfeld, S., & Prince, M. (2012). Ethnic density as a buffer for psychotic experiences: findings from a national survey (EMPIRIC). British Journal of Psychiatry, 201, 282-290.

Bécares, L., Nazroo, J., Albor, C., Chandola, T., & Stafford, M. (2012). Examining the differential association between self-rated health and area deprivation among white British and ethnic minority people in England. Social Science & Medicine, 74, 616-624.

Smith, N.R., Kelly, Y.J. and Nazroo, J.Y. (2012). The effects of acculturation on obesity rates in ethnic minorities in England: evidence from the Health Survey for England. The European Journal of Public Health, Aug;22(4):508-13, doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckr070


Agyemang, C., Kunst, A.E., Bhopal, R., Anujuo, K., Zaninotto, P., Nazroo, J., Nicolaou, M., Unwin, N., van Valkengoed, I., Redekop, K. and Stronks, K. (2011). Diabetes Prevalence in Populations of South Asian Indian and African Origins: A Comparison of England and The Netherlands.Epidemiology, 22, 4, 563-567

Agyemang, C., Kunst, A.E., Bhopal, R., Zaninotto, P., Nazroo, J., Nicolaou, M., Unwin, N., van Valkengoed, I., Redekop, K. and Stronks, K. (2011). Dutch versus English advantage in the epidemic of central and generalised obesity is not shared by ethnic minority groups: comparative secondary analysis of cross-sectional data. International Journal of Obesity, Oct;35(10):1334-46, doi: 10.1038/ijo.2010.281

Bécares, L., Nazroo, J., & Stafford, M. (2011). The ethnic density effect on alcohol use among ethnic minority people in the UK. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65, 20-25.

Bhui, K.S., Dinos, S., Ashby, D., Nazroo, J., Wessely, S. and White, P.D. (2011). Chronic fatigue syndrome in an ethnically diverse population: the influence of psychosocial adversity and physical inactivity. BMC Medicine, 9, 26, doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-26

Chandola, T., Plewis, I., Morris, J., Mishra, G., & Blane, D. (2011). Is adult education associated with reduced coronary heart disease risk? International Journal of Epidemiology, 40(6), 1499-509. 

Howden-Chapman, P., Chandola, T., Stafford, M., & Marmot, M. (2011). The effect of housing on the mental health of older people: the impact of lifetime housing history in Whitehall II. BMC Public Health 11: 682.

Ki, M., Sacker, A., Kelly, Y. and Nazroo, J. (2011). Health selection operating between classes and across employment statuses. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65, 1132-1139.


Agyemang, C., Kunst, A.E., Bhopal, R., Zaninotto, P., Unwin, N., Nazroo, J., Nicolaou, M., Redekop, K. and Stronks, K. (2010). A cross-national comparative study of blood pressure and hypertension between English and Dutch South Asian and African origin populations. American Journal of Hypertension, 23, 6, 639-648.

Agyemang, C., Stronks, K., Tromp, N., Bhopal, R., Zaninotto, P., Unwin, N., Nazroo, J., and Kunst, A.E. (2010). A cross-national comparative study of smoking prevalence and cessation between English and Dutch South Asian and African origin populations: the role of national context. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 12, 6, 557-66.

Das-Munshi, J., Bécares, L., Stansfeld, S., & Prince, M. (2010). Understanding the ethnic density effect on mental health: Multi-level investigation of survey data from England. British Medical Journal, 341, c5367.

Forde, I., Chandola, T., Raine, R., Marmot, M., & Kivimaki, M. (2010). Socioeconomic and ethnic differences in use of lipid-lowering drugs after deregulation of simvastatin in the UK: The Whitehall II prospective cohort study. Atherosclerosis, 21, 223-228.

Jokela, M., Ferrie, J., Gimeno, D., Chandola, T., Shipley, M., Head, J., Vahtera, J., Westerlund, H., Marmot, M., & Kivimäki, M. (2010). From midlife to early old age: health trajectories associated with retirement. Epidemiology, 21, 284-290.

Karlsen, S and Nazroo, J.Y. (2010). Religious and ethnic differences in health: evidence from the Health Surveys for England 1999 and 2004. Ethnicity and Health, 15, 6, 549-568.

Lahelma, E., Lallukka, T., Laaksonen, M., Martikainen, P., Rahkonen, O., Chandola, T., Head, J., Marmot, M., Kagamimori, S., Tatsuse, T., & Sekine, M. (2010). Social class differences in health behaviours among employees from Britain, Finland and Japan: the influence of psychosocial factors. Health & Place, 16, 61-70.

Salavecz, G., Chandola, T., Pikhart, H., Dragano, N., Siegrist, J., Jöckel, K-H., Erbel, R., Pajak, A., Malyutina, S., Kubinova, R., Marmot, M., Bobak, M., & Kopp, M. (2010). Work stress and health in Western European and post-communist countries: an East-West comparison study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 64, 57-62.

Sekine, M., Chandola, T., Martikainen, P., Marmot, M., & Kagamimori, S. (2010). Sex differences in physical and mental functioning of Japanese civil servants: Explanations from work and family characteristics. Social Science & Medicine, 71, 2091-2099.

Williams, E.D., Nazroo, J.Y., Kooner, J.S. and Steptoe, A. (2010). Subgroup differences in psychosocial factors relating to coronary heart disease in the UK South Asian population. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69, 4, 379-38.


Bécares, L., Nazroo, J., & Stafford (2009). The buffering effects of ethnic density on experienced racism and health. Health & Place, 15, 670-678.

Bécares, L., Stafford, M., & Nazroo, J. (2009). Fear of racism, employment and expected organizational racism: their association with health. European Journal of Public Health, 19(5), 504-510.

Brunner, E., Shipley, M., Spencer, V., Kivimaki, M., Chandola, T., Gimeno, D., Singh-Manoux, A., Guralnik, J., & Marmot, M. (2009). Social inequality in walking speed in early old age in the Whitehall II study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 64, 1082-1089.

Heraclides, A., Chandola, T., Witte, D., & Brunner, E. (2009) Psychosocial stress at work doubles the risk of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged women: evidence from the Whitehall II study. Diabetes Care, 32, 2230-2235.

Higgins, V., & Dale, A. (2009). Ethnic Differences in Physical Activity and Obesity. CCSR Working Paper 2009-5.

Kelly, Y., Panico, L., Bartley, M., Marmot, M., Nazroo, J. and Sacker. A. (2009). Why does birthweight vary among ethnic groups in the UK? Findings from the Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Public Health, 31, 1, 131-137.

Kivimäki, M., Shipley, M., Ferrie, J., Singh-Manoux, A., Batty, G., Chandola, T., Marmot M., & Smith, G. (2009). Best-practice interventions to reduce socioeconomic inequalities of coronary heart disease mortality in UK: a prospective occupational cohort study. Lancet, 372(9650), 1648-1654.

McMunn, A., Nazroo, J. and Breeze, E. (2009). Inequalities in health at older ages: a longitudinal investigation of onset of illness and survival effects in England. Age and Ageing, 38, 181 – 187.

Nazroo, J., Falaschetti, E., Pierce, M. and Primatesta, P. (2009). Ethnic inequalities in access to and outcomes of healthcare: Analysis of the Health Survey for England. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63, 12, 1022-1027.

Pikhartova, J., Chandola, T., Kubinova, R., Bobak, M., Nicholson, A., & Pikhart, H. (2009). Neighbourhood socioeconomic indicators and depressive symptoms in the Czech Republic: a population based study. International Journal of Public Health, 54, 283-293.

Stafford, M., Bécares, L., & Nazroo, J. (2009). Objective and perceived ethnic density and health: findings from a UK general population survey. American Journal of Epidemiology, 170(4), 484-493.


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