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CHILL: connected for cognitive health in later life
Extensive experience in research, evaluation and monitoring of initiatives focusing on disadvantaged groups and regions with a genuine commitment to community involvement and engagement. I completed a scoping review of social care initiatives for older prisoners, and beginning a community based participatory research project around improving cognitive health. I have also been involved in researching arts-based approaches to improving preparation for transitions in adolescent mental health.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles


  • Lee, C. and Hammant, C., 2023. Corporate social and community-oriented support by UK food retailers: a documentary review and typology of actions towards community wellbeing. Perspect Public Health, v. 143
    Doi: 10.1177/17579139221095326
  • Baxter, S., Barnes, A., Lee, C., Mead, R. and Clowes, M., 2023. Increasing public participation and influence in local decision-making to address social determinants of health: a systematic review examining initiatives and theories Local Government Studies, v. 49
    Doi: 10.1080/03003930.2022.2081551
  • 2021 (Accepted for publication)

  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 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,
  • 2021

  • McGrath, M., Duncan, F., Dotsikas, K., Baskin, C., Crosby, L., Gnani, S., Hunter, RM., Kaner, E., Kirkbride, JB., Lafortune, L., Lee, C., Oliver, E., Osborn, DP., Walters, KR., Dykxhoorn, J. and School for Public Health Research Public Mental Health Programme, , 2021. Effectiveness of community interventions for protecting and promoting the mental health of working-age adults experiencing financial uncertainty: a systematic review. J Epidemiol Community Health, v. 75
    Doi: 10.1136/jech-2020-215574
  • Lee, C., Bassam, ERW. and Kuhn, I., 2021. Community-oriented actions by food retailers to support community well-being: a systematic scoping review. Public Health, v. 201
  • Duncan, F., Baskin, C., McGrath, M., Coker, JF., Lee, C., Dykxhoorn, J., Adams, EA., Gnani, S., Lafortune, L., Kirkbride, JB., Kaner, E., Jones, O., Samuel, G., Walters, K., Osborn, D. and Oliver, EJ., 2021. Community interventions for improving adult mental health: mapping local policy and practice in England. BMC Public Health, v. 21
  • 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
  • Salway, S., Holman, D., Lee, C., McGowan, V., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Saxena, S. and Nazroo, J., 2020. Transforming the health system for the UK's multiethnic population. BMJ, v. 368
  • Baxter, S., Barnes, A., Lee, C., Mead, R. and Clowes, M., 2020. Increasing Public Participation and Influence in Local Decision-making to Address Social Determinants of Health During Times of Resource Constraint: A Systematic Review Examining Initiatives and Theories
  • Duncan, FH., McGrath, M., Baskin, C., Osborn, D., Dykxhoorn, J., Kaner, EFS., Gnani, S., LaFortune, L., Lee, C., Walters, KR., Kirkbride, J., Fischer, L., Jones, O., Pinfold, V., Stansfield, J., Oliver, EJ. and NIHR SPHR Public Mental Health Programme., , 2020. Delivery of community-centred public mental health interventions in diverse areas in England: a mapping study protocol. BMJ Open, v. 10
  • Wang, H., Lee, C., Hunter, S., Fleming, J., Brayne, C. and CC75C Study Collaboration, , 2020. Longitudinal analysis of the impact of loneliness on cognitive function over a 20-year follow-up. Aging Ment Health, v. 24
  • 2019

  • Lee, C., Treacy, S., Haggith, A., Wickramasinghe, ND., Cater, F., Kuhn, I. and Van Bortel, T., 2019. A systematic integrative review of programmes addressing the social care needs of older prisoners. Health Justice, v. 7
  • 2018 (Accepted for publication)

  • Lee, C., Mellor, T., Dilworth-Anderson, P., Young, T., Brayne, C. and Lafortune, L., 2018 (Accepted for publication). Opportunities and challenges in public and community engagement: the connected for cognitive health in later life (CHILL) project. Res Involv Engagem, v. 4
  • 2017

  • Martin, S., Chinnock, P., Perales, J., Lee, HY., Lee, CY., Wu, YT. and Mavrodaris, A., 2017. Self-management interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, v. 2017
  • Fleming, J., Brayne, C., Calloway, R., Perrels, A., Farquhar, M., Barclay, S. and CC75C Cambridge City over-75s Cohort, , 2017. Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia in different care settings – a representative "older old" population study BMC Geriatrics, v. 17
  • 2016 (Accepted for publication)

  • Lee, CY., Van Bortel, T., Mann, N., Haggith, A., Eden, B. and Kuhn, I., 2016 (Accepted for publication). Older prisoners and the Care Act 2014: An examination of policy, practice and models of social care delivery Prison Service Journal,
  • 2016

  • Buswell, M., Lumbard, P., Prothero, L., Lee, C., Martin, S., Fleming, J. and Goodman, C., 2016. Unplanned, urgent and emergency care: what are the roles that EMS plays in providing for older people with dementia? An integrative review of policy, professional recommendations and evidence. Emerg Med J, v. 33
  • Lee, C., 2016. Preparing transition from child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS): evaluating a creative participatory approach Social Research Practice, v. 2
  • 2015

  • Buswell, M., Martin, S., Lee, C., Lumbard, P. and Prothero, L., 2015. Unplanned, urgent and emergency care: what are the roles ems provide for older people with dementia? A literature review and narrative synthesis. Emerg Med J, v. 32
  • 2014 (Published online)

  • Martin, S., Chinnock, P., Perales, J., Lee, H-Y., Lee, CY., Wu, Y-T. and Mavrodaris, A., 2014 (Published online). Self-management interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS
    Doi: 10.1002/14651858.cd008731.pub2
  • 2014

  • Martin, S., Chinnock, P., Perales, J., Lee, HY., Lee, CY., Wu, YT. and Mavrodaris, A., 2014. Self-management interventions for people living with HIV/AIDS Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, v. 2014