Research at Leeds Beckett
Professor Anne-Marie Bagnall
About Professor Anne-Marie Bagnall
Anne-Marie Bagnall is Professor of Health & Wellbeing Evidence and Director of the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett University.
With a strong background in systematic review methodology, Anne-Marie delivers training to internal and external learners on how to use and produce systematic reviews and meta-analyses. She is also an Associate Lecturer for Cochrane UK Learn & Teach Faculty, and a member of the What Works for Wellbeing Centre's Methods Advisory Group. With over 20 years’ experience of evidence synthesis and evaluation, her interests lie in developing and using innovative methods to determine “what works, for whom and in what circumstances” to improve people's health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.
Anne-Marie supervises students undertaking PhDs in health promotion and health service research, and contributes to Research Methods and Dissertation modules in the MSc in Public Health - Health Promotion.
Over the last few years, Anne-Marie's research has focused on community engagement and community wellbeing, producing large scoping reviews to map the evidence in these underexplored areas, as well as more focused systematic reviews and evaluations of community based interventions. She is particularly interested in exploring and working in the gap between research and practice, and between individual level and community level interventions and outcomes (e.g. individual social isolation versus community social relations). Recent work includes a NIHR-funded systematic review of peer interventions in prison settings, a systematic scoping review and case studies to inform the 2016 NICE Community Engagement guidance update, a systematic scoping review of proposed explanations for excess mortality for NHS Health Scotland; and a review of reviews to underpin the Public Health England/ NHSE 2015 report "Community-centred approaches to public health".
Anne-Marie is a member of the Communities of Place evidence synthesis programme for the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and, as part of this, has recently led a scoping review of “What Works to boost social relations?”, a scoping review of UK indicators of community wellbeing and a systematic review of community infrastructure (places and spaces) to boost social relations and community wellbeing.