Professor Anne Ludbrook
Chair in Health Economics
Anne is Theme Leader for the Health Behaviours and Inequalities theme. She is a graduate of the University of York. After working at Grampian Health Board, she joined HERU in 1983. Since then she has been involved in a range of research activities and in consultancy work. Her current research interests are focussed around the use of economics in health improvement, with a particular interest in alcohol, obesity and smoking. She led the review of the health and economic impacts of smoking in public places that supported the introduction of smokefree legislation in Scotland. Other recent studies have focussed on minimum unit pricing for alcohol; inequalities in the distribution of alcohol related harms; economic factors influencing food choice; and the use of incentives for quitting smoking.
Contributions to Journals
- Bestwick, C., Douglas, FCG., Allan, JL., MacDiarmid, J., Ludbrook, A. & Carlisle, S. (2013). 'A perspective on the strategic approach to the complexity and challenges of behaviour change in relation to dietary health'. Nutrition Bulletin, vol 38, no. 1, pp. 50-56.
[Online] DOI: 10.1111/nbu.12007
- Eberth, B., Olajide, D., Craig, P. & Ludbrook, A. (in press). 'Smoking related disease risk, area deprivation and health behaviours'. Journal of Public Health.
[Online] DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdt031
- Douglas, FCG., Greener, J., Van Teijlingen, E. & Ludbrook, A. (2013). 'Services just for men? Insights from a national study of the well men services pilots'. BMC Public Health, vol 13, 425.
[Online] DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-425
- Ludbrook, A., Petrie, D., McKenzie, L. & Farrar, S. (2012). 'Tackling alcohol misuse: purchasing patterns affected by minimum pricing for alcohol'. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, vol 10, no. 1, pp. 51-63.
[Online] DOI: 10.2165/11594840-000000000-00000
- Olajide, D. & Ludbrook, A. (2012). 'Diet, risk of obesity, and socioeconomic circumstances of individuals in the UK: A seemingly unrelated approach'. Nordic Journal of Health Economics, vol 1, no. 2, pp. 99-118.
- The BeWEL Team (2012). 'Understanding the potential and challenges of adenoma treatment as a prevention opportunity: insights from the BeWEL study'. Preventive Medicine, vol 54, no. 1, pp. 95-101.
[Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.10.017
- Johnstone, M., Ludbrook, A. & Jaffray, M. (2012). 'Inequalities in the distribution of the costs of alcohol misuse in Scotland: A cost of illness study'. Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol 47, no. 6, pp. 725-731.
[Online] DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/ags092
- Macdiarmid, JI., Loe, J., Douglas, F., Ludbrook, A., Comerford, C. & McNeill, G. (2011). 'Developing a timeline for evaluating public health nutrition policy interventions: What are the outcomes and when should we expect to see them?'. Public Health Nutrition, vol 14, no. 4, pp. 729-739.
[Online] DOI: 10.1017/S1368980010002168
- Craigie, A., Caswell, S., Paterson, C., Treweek, S., Belch, J., Daly, F., Rodger, J., Thomson, J., Kirk, A., Ludbrook, A., Stead, M., Wardle, J., Steele, R. & Anderson, A. (2011). 'Study protocol for BeWEL: The impact of a BodyWEight and physicaL activity intervention on adults at risk of developing colorectal adenomas'. BMC Public Health, vol 11, pp. 184.
[Online] DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-184
- Ludbrook, A. (2010). 'Asking the Right Questions about Substitution and Complementarity: A Comment on Moore's Paper'. Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol 45, no. 5, pp. 412-413.
[Online] DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agq054
- Jarl, J., Gerdtham, U-G, Ludbrook, A. & Petrie, D. (2010). 'On measurement of avoidable and unavoidable cost of alcohol: An application of method for estimating costs due to prior consumption'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol 7, no. 7, pp. 2881-2895.
[Online] DOI: 10.3390/ijerph7072881
- Reid, GD., van Teijlingen, ER., Douglas, F., Robertson, L., Ludbrook, A. & Robertson, LM. (2009). 'The reality of partnership working when undertaking an evaluation of a national Well Men's Service'. Journal of Men’s Health, vol 6, no. 1, pp. 36-49.
[Online] DOI: 10.1016/j.jomh.2008.09.007
- Hoddinott, P., Britten, J., Prescott, GJ., Tappin, D., Ludbrook, A. & Godden, DJ. (2009). 'Effectiveness of policy to provide breastfeeding groups (BIG) for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in primary care: cluster randomised controlled trial'. British Medical Journal, vol 338, no. -, a3206.
[Online] DOI: 10.1136/bmj.a3026
[Online] AURA: BIG%20BMJ%20a3026%20Jan%202009.pdf
- Robertson, LM., Douglas, F., Ludbrook, A., Reid, G. & van Teijlingen, E. (2008). 'What works with men?: A systematic review of health promoting interventions targeting men'. BMC Health Services Research, vol 8, pp. 141.
[Online] DOI: 10.1186/1472-6963-8-141
- Ludbrook, A. & Porter, KM. (2004). 'Do interventions to increase income improve the health of the poor in developed economies and are such policies cost-effective?'. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, vol 3, no. 2, pp. 115-120.
[Online] DOI: 10.2165/00148365-200403020-00008
- Ludbrook, A. (2009). 'Minimum Pricing of Alcohol'. Health Economics, vol 18, no. 12, pp. 1357-1360.
[Online] DOI: 10.1002/hec.1558
Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings
- Ludbrook, A. (2010). 'Fiscal Policy and Health Related Behaviours'. in A Killoran & M Kelly (eds), Evidence Based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency. Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 313-326.
- Ludbrook, A., Theodossiou, I. & Gerova, V. (2005). 'Health and deprivation'. in In: Changing Scotland (eds. Ermisch,J.F.;Wright,R.E.), Policy Press, Bristol. In: Changing Scotland (eds. Ermisch,J.F.;Wright,R.E.), Policy Press, Bristol.
- Ludbrook, A. & Cohen, D. (2003). 'Economics of health and health improvement'. in A Scott, A Maynard & R Elliott (eds), In: Advances in health economics (eds. Scott,A.;Maynard,A.;Elliot,R.). Chichester. Wiley.. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, In: Advances in health economics (eds. Scott,A.;Maynard,A.;Elliot,R.). Chichester. Wiley.
[Online] DOI: 10.1002/0470867922
Books and Reports
- Ludbrook, A. (2010). 'Purchasing patterns for low price off sales alcohol: evidence from the Expenditure and Food Survey'. Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
- Ludbrook, A., Bird, S. & van Teijlingen, E. (2005). 'International review of the health and economic impact of the regulation of smoking in public places'. NHS Health Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.