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Cambridge Public Health

Research assistant

Andy has worked at the University since 2011 on a variety of research projects including the CanTest Collaborative, DACHA (Developing resources And minimum data set for Care Homes’ Adoption), EPIC (European Prospective Investigation in Cancer), the Hospice at Home Evaluation and on a series of systematic reviews on frailty, dementia and disability for NICE and Public Health England. He is presently working on an Age-Friendly Community (AFCC) project using a Social Return on Investment (SROI) framework.

Previously a magazine editor/publisher, he writes MOJO’s jazz column and is the author of B-Side: A Flipsided History of Pop, published by Headpress in July 2023.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2024 (Accepted for publication)

  • Lee, C., Lhussier, M., Buswell, M., Coker, J., Buckner, S. and Cowan, A., 2024 (Accepted for publication). Addressing health inequalities in times of austerity: implementation of a place-based approach in multi-tiered local government. Perspectives in Public Health,
  • 2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kelly, S., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Outcome measures from international older adult care home intervention research: a scoping review Age and Ageing,
  • 2023

  • Papavasiliou, E., Sills, VA., Calanzani, N., Harrison, H., Snudden, C., di Martino, E., Cowan, A., Behiyat, D., Boscott, R., Tan, S., Bovaird, J., Stewart, GD., Walter, FM. and Zhou, Y., 2023. Diagnostic Performance of Biomarkers for Bladder Cancer Detection Suitable for Community and Primary Care Settings: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cancers (Basel), v. 15
  • 2021 (Accepted for publication)

  • Lee, C., Parker, G., Buckner, S., Mattocks, C., Barnes, A., Oliver, E., Cowan, A. and Lafortune, L., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Neighbourhood planning, rural ageing and public health policy in England: A case of Policy Myopia? Town Planning Review,
  • Kelly, S., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Contextual factors influencing complex intervention research processes in care homes: a systematic review and framework synthesis Age and Ageing,
  • Zijlstra, G., Baskin, C., McGrath, M., Lee, C., Duncan, F., Oliver, EJ., Osborn, D., Kaner, E., Lafortune, L., Walters, K., Kirkbride, J., Shamini, G. and Cowan, A., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Community-centred interventions for improving public mental health among adults from minority ethnic populations in the United Kingdom: a scoping review BMJ Open,
  • Lee, C., Kuhn, I., McGrath, M., Remes, O., Cowan, A., Duncan, F., Baskin, C., Oliver, EJ., Osborn, DPJ., Kaner, E., Walters, K., Gnani, S. and Lafortune, L., 2021 (Accepted for publication). A systematic scoping review of community-based interventions for the prevention of mental ill-health and the promotion of mental health in older adults in the UK Health and Social Care in the Community,
  • 2020

  • Lee, C., Burgess, G., Kuhn, I., Cowan, A. and Lafortune, L., 2020. Community exchange and time currencies: a systematic and in-depth thematic review of impact on public health outcomes. Public Health, v. 180
  • 2018 (Accepted for publication)

  • Moynihan, P., Tanner, L., Holmes, R., Hillier-Brown, F., Mashayekhi, A., Kelly, S. and Craig, D., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Systematic review of evidence pertaining to factors that modify risk of early childhood caries JDR Clinical & Translational Research,
  • 2017 (Accepted for publication)

  • Kelly, S., Olanrewaju, O., Cowan, A., Brayne, C. and Lafortune, L., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Alcohol and older people: a systematic review of barriers, facilitators and context of drinking in older people and implications for intervention design PLoS ONE,
  • 2017

  • Kelly, SAM., Olanrewaju, O., Cowan, A., Brayne, C. and Lafortune, L., 2017. Interventions to prevent and reduce excessive alcohol consumption in older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis Age and Ageing,
  • 2016

  • Kelly, S., Martin, S., Kuhn, I., Cowan, A., Brayne, C. and Lafortune, L., 2016. Barriers and Facilitators to the Uptake and Maintenance of Healthy Behaviours by People at Mid-Life: A Rapid Systematic Review
  • Lafortune, L., Martin, S., Kelly, S., Kuhn, I., Remes, O., Cowan, A. and Brayne, C., 2016. Behavioural Risk Factors in Mid-Life Associated with Successful Ageing, Disability, Dementia and Frailty in Later Life: A Rapid Systematic Review PLoS ONE,
  • Olanrewaju, O., Kelly, S., Cowan, A., Brayne, C. and Lafortune, L., 2016. Physical Activity in Community Dwelling Older People: A Systematic Review of Reviews of Interventions and Context PLoS One, v. 11