Dr Kate Mason BA/BSc(Hons), MPH, PhD

Research Associate Public Health, Policy & Systems

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Associations between fast food and physical activity environments and adiposity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank (Journal article - 2018)
  2. Housing affordability, tenure and mental health in Australia and the United Kingdom: a comparative panel analysis (Journal article - 2016)
  3. Housing affordability and mental health: Does the relationship differ for renters and home purchasers? (Journal article - 2013)
  4. Fruit and vegetable purchasing and the relative density of healthy and unhealthy food stores: evidence from an Australian multilevel study (Journal article - 2013)

2021

Geographical heterogeneity across England in associations between the neighbourhood built environment and body mass index (Journal article)

Mason, K. E., Pearce, N., & Cummins, S. (2021). Geographical heterogeneity across England in associations between the neighbourhood built environment and body mass index. HEALTH & PLACE, 71. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102645

DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102645

Impact of cuts to local government spending on Sure Start children’s centres on childhood obesity in England: a longitudinal ecological study (Journal article)

Mason, K. E., Alexiou, A., Bennett, D. L., Summerbell, C., Barr, B., & Taylor-Robinson, D. (n.d.). Impact of cuts to local government spending on Sure Start children’s centres on childhood obesity in England: a longitudinal ecological study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. doi:10.1136/jech-2020-216064

DOI: 10.1136/jech-2020-216064

Age-Adjusted Associations Between Comorbidity and Outcomes of COVID-19: A Review of the Evidence From the Early Stages of the Pandemic (Journal article)

Mason, K. E., Maudsley, G., McHale, P., Pennington, A., Day, J., & Barr, B. (n.d.). Age-Adjusted Associations Between Comorbidity and Outcomes of COVID-19: A Review of the Evidence From the Early Stages of the Pandemic. Frontiers in Public Health, 9. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2021.584182

DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.584182

Local government funding and life expectancy in England: a longitudinal ecological study (Journal article)

Alexiou, A., Fahy, K., Mason, K., Bennett, D., Brown, H., Bambra, C., . . . Barr, B. (2021). Local government funding and life expectancy in England: a longitudinal ecological study. LANCET PUBLIC HEALTH, 6(9), E641-E647. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00110-9

DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(21)00110-9

Alcohol and tobacco consumption: What is the role of economic security? (Journal article)

Bentley, R., Baker, E., Martino, E., Li, Y., & Mason, K. (2021). Alcohol and tobacco consumption: What is the role of economic security?. ADDICTION, 116(7), 1882-1891. doi:10.1111/add.15400

DOI: 10.1111/add.15400

2020

Genetic risk of obesity as a modifier of associations between neighbourhood environment and body mass index: an observational study of 335 046 UK Biobank participants. (Journal article)

Mason, K. E., Palla, L., Pearce, N., Phelan, J., & Cummins, S. (2020). Genetic risk of obesity as a modifier of associations between neighbourhood environment and body mass index: an observational study of 335 046 UK Biobank participants.. BMJ nutrition, prevention & health, 3(2), 247-255. doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000107

DOI: 10.1136/bmjnph-2020-000107

Trends in inequalities in Children Looked After in England between 2004 and 2019: a local area ecological analysis. (Journal article)

Bennett, D. L., Mason, K. E., Schlüter, D. K., Wickham, S., Lai, E. T., Alexiou, A., . . . Taylor-Robinson, D. (2020). Trends in inequalities in Children Looked After in England between 2004 and 2019: a local area ecological analysis.. BMJ open, 10(11), e041774. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041774

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041774

Trends in inequalities in looked after children in England 2004-2019: a local area ecological analysis (Journal article)

Bennett, D., Mason, K., Schlueter, D., Wickham, S., Lai, E., Alexandros, A., . . . Taylor-Robinson, D. (2020). Trends in inequalities in looked after children in England 2004-2019: a local area ecological analysis. BMJ Open. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041774

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-041774

COVID-19 and the Northern Powerhouse (Report)

Bambra, C., Munford, L., Alexiou, A., Barr, B., Brown, H., Davies, H., . . . Wickham, S. (n.d.). COVID-19 and the Northern Powerhouse. Newcastle.

CUTS TO SPENDING ON SURE START CHILDREN'S CENTRES AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY: EVIDENCE FROM A NATIONAL, LONGITUDINAL ECOLOGICAL STUDY IN ENGLAND (Conference Paper)

Mason, K. E., Alexiou, A., Bennett, D., Barr, B., & Taylor-Robinson, D. (2020). CUTS TO SPENDING ON SURE START CHILDREN'S CENTRES AND CHILDHOOD OBESITY: EVIDENCE FROM A NATIONAL, LONGITUDINAL ECOLOGICAL STUDY IN ENGLAND. In JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH Vol. 74 (pp. A70). doi:10.1136/jech-2020-SSMabstracts.150

DOI: 10.1136/jech-2020-SSMabstracts.150

Do neighbourhood characteristics act together to influence BMI? A cross-sectional study of urban parks and takeaway/fast-food stores as modifiers of the effect of physical activity facilities (Journal article)

Mason, K. E., Pearce, N., & Cummins, S. (2020). Do neighbourhood characteristics act together to influence BMI? A cross-sectional study of urban parks and takeaway/fast-food stores as modifiers of the effect of physical activity facilities. Social Science & Medicine, 261, 113242. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113242

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113242

Reducing inequities in health across the life-course - Early years, childhood and adolescence (Report)

Pearce, A., Mason, K., Fleming, C., Whitehead, M., & Taylor-Robinson, D. (2020). Reducing inequities in health across the life-course - Early years, childhood and adolescence: Reducing inequities in health across the life-course: early years, childhood and adolescence. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2020. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO. Retrieved from https://www.euro.who.int/

Reducing inequities in health across the life-course. Early years, childhood and adolescence (Journal article)

Pearce, A., Mason, K., Fleming, K., Taylor-Robinson, D., & Whitehead, M. (n.d.). Reducing inequities in health across the life-course. Early years, childhood and adolescence. WHO.

Mental health and prolonged exposure to unaffordable housing: a longitudinal analysis (Journal article)

Baker, E., Lester, L., Mason, K., & Bentley, R. (2020). Mental health and prolonged exposure to unaffordable housing: a longitudinal analysis. SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY, 55(6), 715-721. doi:10.1007/s00127-020-01849-1

DOI: 10.1007/s00127-020-01849-1

Age-adjusted associations between comorbidity and outcomes of COVID-19: a review of the evidence (Journal article)

Mason, K., McHale, P., Pennington, A., Maudsley, G., Day, J., & Barr, B. (2020). Age-adjusted associations between comorbidity and outcomes of COVID-19: a review of the evidence. doi:10.1101/2020.05.06.20093351

DOI: 10.1101/2020.05.06.20093351

2019

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN NEIGHBOURHOOD ENVIRONMENTS AND HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOR CVD ARE MODIFIED BY SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY USING UK BIOBANK (Conference Paper)

Mason, K. E., Pearce, N., & Cummins, S. (2019). ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN NEIGHBOURHOOD ENVIRONMENTS AND HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOR CVD ARE MODIFIED BY SOCIOECONOMIC FACTORS: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY USING UK BIOBANK. In JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH Vol. 73 (pp. A51-A52). doi:10.1136/jech-2019-SSMabstracts.108

DOI: 10.1136/jech-2019-SSMabstracts.108

Food environment, income and obesity: a multilevel analysis of a reality of women in Southern Brazil. (Journal article)

Backes, V., Bairros, F., Cafruni, C. B., Cummins, S., Shareck, M., Mason, K., . . . Olinto, M. T. A. (2019). Food environment, income and obesity: a multilevel analysis of a reality of women in Southern Brazil.. Cadernos de saude publica, 35(8), e00144618. doi:10.1590/0102-311x00144618

DOI: 10.1590/0102-311x00144618

Precariously placed: housing affordability, quality and satisfaction of Australians with disabilities (Journal article)

Aitken, Z., Baker, E., Badland, H., Mason, K., Bentley, R., Beer, A., & Kavanagh, A. M. (2019). Precariously placed: housing affordability, quality and satisfaction of Australians with disabilities. DISABILITY & SOCIETY, 34(1), 121-142. doi:10.1080/09687599.2018.1521333

DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2018.1521333

2018

Associations between fast food and physical activity environments and adiposity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank (Journal article)

Mason, K. E., Pearce, N., & Cummins, S. (2018). Associations between fast food and physical activity environments and adiposity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank. LANCET PUBLIC HEALTH, 3(1), E24-E33. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30212-8

DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30212-8

2016

Does employment security modify the effect of housing affordability on mental health? (Journal article)

Bentley, R., Baker, E., LaMontagne, A., King, T., Mason, K., & Kavanagh, A. (2016). Does employment security modify the effect of housing affordability on mental health?. SSM - population health, 2, 778-783. doi:10.1016/j.ssmph.2016.09.003

DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2016.09.003

Neoliberalism, economic restructuring and policy change: Precarious housing and precarious employment in Australia (Journal article)

Beer, A., Bentley, R., Baker, E., Mason, K., Mallett, S., Kavanagh, A., & LaMontagne, T. (2016). Neoliberalism, economic restructuring and policy change: Precarious housing and precarious employment in Australia. URBAN STUDIES, 53(8), 1542-1558. doi:10.1177/0042098015596922

DOI: 10.1177/0042098015596922

Housing affordability, tenure and mental health in Australia and the United Kingdom: a comparative panel analysis (Journal article)

Bentley, R. J., Pevalin, D., Baker, E., Mason, K., Reeves, A., & Beer, A. (2016). Housing affordability, tenure and mental health in Australia and the United Kingdom: a comparative panel analysis. HOUSING STUDIES, 31(2), 208-222. doi:10.1080/02673037.2015.1070796

DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2015.1070796

2015

Measuring Housing Affordability: A Longitudinal Approach (Journal article)

Baker, E., Mason, K., & Bentley, R. (2015). Measuring Housing Affordability: A Longitudinal Approach. URBAN POLICY AND RESEARCH, 33(3), 275-290. doi:10.1080/08111146.2015.1034853

DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2015.1034853

2014

Rebuttal to: Letter to the Editor by Robert Burton, in response to doi:10.1007/s10549-013-2794-5 (Journal article)

Nickson, C., Mason, K. E., & Kavanagh, A. M. (2014). Rebuttal to: Letter to the Editor by Robert Burton, in response to doi:10.1007/s10549-013-2794-5. BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, 145(2), 565-566. doi:10.1007/s10549-014-2952-4

DOI: 10.1007/s10549-014-2952-4

Exploring the Bi-directional Relationship between Health and Housing in Australia (Journal article)

Baker, E., Mason, K., Bentley, R., & Mallett, S. (2014). Exploring the Bi-directional Relationship between Health and Housing in Australia. URBAN POLICY AND RESEARCH, 32(1), 71-84. doi:10.1080/08111146.2013.831759

DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2013.831759

Breast cancer screening of women aged 70-74 years: results from a natural experiment across Australia (Journal article)

Nickson, C., Mason, K. E., & Kavanagh, A. M. (2014). Breast cancer screening of women aged 70-74 years: results from a natural experiment across Australia. BREAST CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT, 143(2), 367-372. doi:10.1007/s10549-013-2794-5

DOI: 10.1007/s10549-013-2794-5

2013

Housing affordability and mental health: Does the relationship differ for renters and home purchasers? (Journal article)

Mason, K. E., Baker, E., Blakely, T., & Bentley, R. J. (2013). Housing affordability and mental health: Does the relationship differ for renters and home purchasers?. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 94, 91-97. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.06.023

DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.06.023

Fruit and vegetable purchasing and the relative density of healthy and unhealthy food stores: evidence from an Australian multilevel study (Journal article)

Mason, K. E., Bentley, R. J., & Kavanagh, A. M. (2013). Fruit and vegetable purchasing and the relative density of healthy and unhealthy food stores: evidence from an Australian multilevel study. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 67(3), 231-236. doi:10.1136/jech-2012-201535

DOI: 10.1136/jech-2012-201535

The Mental Health Effects of Housing Tenure: Causal or Compositional? (Journal article)

Baker, E., Bentley, R., & Mason, K. (2013). The Mental Health Effects of Housing Tenure: Causal or Compositional?. URBAN STUDIES, 50(2), 426-442. doi:10.1177/0042098012446992

DOI: 10.1177/0042098012446992

2012

Leave entitlements, time off work and the household financial impacts of quarantine compliance during an H1N1 outbreak (Journal article)

Kavanagh, A. M., Mason, K. E., Bentley, R. J., Studdert, D. M., McVernon, J., Fielding, J. E., . . . LaMontagne, A. D. (2012). Leave entitlements, time off work and the household financial impacts of quarantine compliance during an H1N1 outbreak. BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 12. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-311

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-311

Cumulative exposure to poor housing affordability and its association with mental health in men and women (Journal article)

Bentley, R., Baker, E., & Mason, K. (2012). Cumulative exposure to poor housing affordability and its association with mental health in men and women. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 66(9), 761-766. doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200291

DOI: 10.1136/jech-2011-200291

Mammographic Screening and Breast Cancer Mortality: A Case-Control Study and Meta-analysis (Journal article)

Nickson, C., Mason, K. E., English, D. R., & Kavanagh, A. M. (2012). Mammographic Screening and Breast Cancer Mortality: A Case-Control Study and Meta-analysis. CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY BIOMARKERS & PREVENTION, 21(9), 1479-1488. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-0468

DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-0468

2011

Association between housing affordability and mental health: a longitudinal analysis of a nationally representative household survey in Australia. (Journal article)

Bentley, R., Baker, E., Mason, K., Subramanian, S. V., & Kavanagh, A. M. (2011). Association Between Housing Affordability and Mental Health: A Longitudinal Analysis of a Nationally Representative Household Survey in Australia REPLY. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 174(7), 753-760. doi:10.1093/aje/kwr161

DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwr161

Recommendations for and compliance with social restrictions during implementation of school closures in the early phase of the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 outbreak in Melbourne, Australia (Journal article)

McVernon, J., Mason, K., Petrony, S., Nathan, P., LaMontagne, A. D., Bentley, R., . . . Kavanagh, A. (2011). Recommendations for and compliance with social restrictions during implementation of school closures in the early phase of the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 outbreak in Melbourne, Australia. BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 11. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-257

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-257

Sources, perceived usefulness and understanding of information disseminated to families who entered home quarantine during the H1N1 pandemic in Victoria, Australia: a cross-sectional study (Journal article)

Kavanagh, A. M., Bentley, R. J., Mason, K. E., McVernon, J., Petrony, S., Fielding, J., . . . Studdert, D. M. (2011). Sources, perceived usefulness and understanding of information disseminated to families who entered home quarantine during the H1N1 pandemic in Victoria, Australia: a cross-sectional study. BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 11. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-2

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-2