Dr Sheena Ramsay
Clinical Senior Lecturer
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: Institute of Health & Society
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AX
Sheena qualified as a dental surgeon and has specialized in Public Health. She has strong research interests in ageing, chronic disease epidemiology and prevention with a focus on health inequalities and improving the oral health of older people. She has been successful in obtaining MRC Fellowships that have allowed her to develop these research areas. As part of her Specialist Training in Public Health in London, Sheena has worked on projects with a Primary Care Trust, Local Authority, Health Protection Unit and a tertiary hospital. Sheena has a particular interest in linking research and practice of Public Health.
Sheena is Vice Chair of the Academic & Research Committee of the Faculty of Public Health and Chair of the Mid-Careers’ Researcher’s group of the Society for Social Medicine.
Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health 2014
Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Public Health 2013
PhD in Public Health & Epidemiology, University College London (UCL), London 2009
Member of the Faculty of Public Health 2007
MSc in Public Health, Nottingham, University 2003-2004
Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Baba Farid University, Punjab, India 2000
UK General Dental Council
UK Faculty of Public Health
UK Public Health Specialist Register
MRC Population Health Scientist Fellow & Academic Consultant in Public Health – UCL, London 2013-2016
Specialty Registrar in Public Health – London, Kent, Surrey & Sussex Training Programme 2010-2013
MRC Health of the Public Research Fellow – UCL, London 2006-2010
Research Fellow in Public Health – UCL, London 2005-2006
General Dental Surgeon – Christian Dental College & Hospital, Ludhiana, India 2000-2003
Faculty of Public Health
Society for Social Medicine
International Association of Dental Research
Research interests include ageing conditions such as disability and frailty, health inequalities in chronic diseases, oral health of older people.
NIHR School of Primary Care Research 2015 (Co-I) £52,000
Public Engagement Award, NIHR BRC (PI) £3000
Dunhill Medical Trust (Co-I) 2015 £65, 523
Dunhill Medical Trust (PI) 2014 £49, 873
NIHR BRC Pump Priming Grant (Co-I) 2013 £52, 903
MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship (2013) £499,289
MRC Fellowship in Health of the Public (2006-2010) £224, 354
Training of academic Public Health Trainees.
Supervisor of NIHR School of Public Health Research PhD Studentship.
- Papachristou E, Wannamethee SG, Lennon LT, Papacosta O, Whincup PH, Iliffe S, Ramsay SE. Ability of Self-Reported Frailty Components to Predict Incident Disability, Falls, and All-Cause Mortality: Results From a Population-Based Study of Older British Men. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2017, 18(2), 152-157.
- Ramsay SE, Papachristou E, Watt RG, Tsakos G, Lennon LT, Papacosta AO, Moynihan P, Sayer AA, Whincup PH, Wannamethee SG. Influence of Poor Oral Health on Physical Frailty: A Population-Based Cohort Study of Older British Men. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2017, epub ahead of print.
- Hawkesworth S, Silverwood RJ, Armstrong B, Pliakas T, Nanchahal K, Sartini C, Amuzu A, Wannamethee G, Atkins J, Ramsay SE, Casas JP, Morris RW, Whincup PH, Lock K. Investigating the importance of the local food environment for fruit and vegetable intake in older men and women in 20 UK towns: A cross-sectional analysis of two national cohorts using novel methods. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017, 14, 128.
- Liljas AEM, Carvalho LA, Papachristou E, De Oliveira C, Wannamethee SG, Ramsay SE, Walters K. Self-Reported Hearing Impairment and Incident Frailty in English Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A 4-Year Follow-Up Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2017, 65(5), 958-965.
- Zonoozi S, Ramsay SE, Papacosta O, Lennon L, Ellins EA, Halcox JPJ, Whincup PH, Wannamethee SG. Self-reported sleep duration and napping, cardiac risk factors and markers of subclinical vascular disease: Cross-sectional study in older men. BMJ Open 2017, 7(6), e016396.
- Liljas AEM, Carvalho LA, Papachristou E, De Oliveira C, Wannamethee SG, Ramsay SE, Walters KR. Self-reported vision impairment and incident prefrailty and frailty in English community-dwelling older adults: findings from a 4-year follow-up study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2017, 71(11), 1053-1058.
- Liljas AEM, Wannamethee SG, Whincup PH, Papacosta O, Walters K, Iliffe S, Lennon LT, Carvalho LA, Ramsay SE. Hearing impairment and incident disability and all-cause mortality in older British community-dwelling men. Age and Ageing 2016, 45(5), 661-666.
- Welsh P, Hart C, Papacosta O, Preiss D, McConnachie A, Murray H, Ramsay S, Upton M, Watt G, Whincup P, Wannamethee G, Sattar N. Prediction of Cardiovascular Disease Risk by Cardiac Biomarkers in 2 United Kingdom Cohort Studies: Does Utility Depend on Risk Thresholds for Treatment?. Hypertension 2016, 67(2), 309-315.
- Liljas AEM, Wannamethee SG, Whincup PH, Papacosta O, Walters K, Iliffe S, Lennon LT, Carvalho LA, Ramsay SE. Sensory impairments and cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality in older British community-dwelling men: A 10-year follow-up study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2016, 64(2), 442-444.
- Liljas AEM, Wannamethee SG, Whincup PH, Papacosta O, Walters K, Iliffe S, Lennon LT, Carvalho LA, Ramsay SE. Socio-demographic characteristics, lifestyle factors and burden of morbidity associated with self-reported hearing and vision impairments in older British community-dwelling men: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Public Health 2016, 38(2), e21-e28.
- Papachristou E, Ramsay SE, Papacosta O, Lennon LT, Iliffe S, Whincup PH, Wannamethee SG. The Test Your Memory cognitive screening tool: Sociodemographic and cardiometabolic risk correlates in a population-based study of older British men. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2016, 31(6), 666-675.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Watt RG, Tsakos G, Papacosta AO, Lennon LT, Wannamethee SG. Burden of poor oral health in older age: Findings from a population-based study of older British men. BMJ Open 2015, 5(12), e009476.
- Ramsay SE, Arianayagam DS, Whincup PH, Lennon LT, Cryer J, Papacosta AO, Iliffe S, Wannamethee SG. Cardiovascular risk profile and frailty in a population-based study of older British men. Heart 2015, 101(8), 616-622.
- Lennon LT, Ramsay SE, Papacosta O, Shaper AG, Wannamethee SG, Whincup PH. Cohort Profile Update: The British Regional Heart Study 1978-2014: 35 years follow-up of cardiovascular disease and ageing. International Journal of Epidemiology 2015, 44(3), 826a-826g.
- Atkins JL, Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Morris RW, Lennon LT, Wannamethee SG. Diet quality in older age: The influence of childhood and adult socio-economic circumstances. British Journal of Nutrition 2015, 113(9), 1441-1452.
- Ramsay SE, Morris RW, Whincup PH, Subramanian SV, Papacosta AO, Lennon LT, Wannamethee SG. The influence of neighbourhood-level socioeconomic deprivation on cardiovascular disease mortality in older age: Longitudinal multilevel analyses from a cohort of older British men. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2015, 69(12), 1224-1231.
- Papachristou E, Ramsay SE, Lennon LT, Papacosta O, Iliffe S, Whincup PH, Wannamethee SG. The relationships between body composition characteristics and cognitive functioning in a population-based sample of older British men. BMC Geriatrics 2015, 15(1), 172.
- Ramsay SE, Bartley A, Rodger AJ. Determinants of assault-related violence in the community: Potential for public health interventions in hospitals. Emergency Medicine Journal 2014, 31(12), 986-989.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Papacosta O, Morris RW, Lennon LT, Goya Wannamethee S. Inequalities in heart failure in older men: Prospective associations between socioeconomic measures and heart failure incidence in a 10-year follow-up study. European Heart Journal 2014, 35(7), 442-447.
- Ramsay SE, Morris RW, Whincup PH, Papacosta AO, Lennon LT, Wannamethee SG. Time trends in socioeconomic inequalities in cancer mortality: Results from a 35 year prospective study in British men. BMC Cancer 2014, 14(1), 474.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Lennon LT, Morris RW, Wannamethee SG. Longitudinal associations of socioeconomic position in childhood and adulthood with decline in lung function over 20 years: Results from a population-based cohort of British men. Thorax 2011, 66(12), 1058-1064.
- Ramsay SE, Morris RW, Whincup PH, Papacosta AO, Thomas MC, Wannamethee SG. Prediction of coronary heart disease risk by Framingham and SCORE risk assessments varies by socioeconomic position: Results from a study in British men. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2011, 18(2), 186-193.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Hardoon SL, Lennon LT, Morris RW, Wannamethee SG. Social class differences in secular trends in established coronary risk factors over 20 years: A cohort study of british men from 1978-80 to 1998-2000. PLoS ONE 2011, 6(5), e19742.
- Ramsay SE, Morris RW, Whincup PH, Papacosta O, Rumley A, Lennon L, Lowe G, Wannamethee SG. Socioeconomic inequalities in coronary heart disease risk in older age: Contribution of established and novel coronary risk factors. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis 2009, 7(11), 1779-1786.
- Ramsay SE, Morris RW, Lennon LT, Wannamethee SG, Whincup PH. Are social inequalities in mortality in Britain narrowing? Time trends from 1978 to 2005 in a population-based study of older men. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2008, 62(1), 75-80.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Morris RW, Lennon LT, Wannamethee SG. Extent of Social Inequalities in Disability in the Elderly: Results From a Population-based Study of British Men. Annals of Epidemiology 2008, 18(12), 896-903.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Morris R, Lennon L, Wannamethee SG. Is socioeconomic position related to the prevalence of metabolic syndrome? Influence of social class across the life course in a population-based study of older men. Diabetes Care 2008, 31(12), 2380-2382.
- Ramsay S, Lowe GDO, Whincup PH, Rumley A, Morris RW, Wannamethee SG. Relationships of inflammatory and haemostatic markers with social class: Results from a population-based study of older men. Atherosclerosis 2008, 197(2), 654-661.
- Ramsay S, Ebrahim S, Whincup P, Papacosta O, Morris R, Lennon L, Wannamethee SG. Social Engagement and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality: Results of a Prospective Population-Based Study of Older Men. Annals of Epidemiology 2008, 18(6), 476-483.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Morris RW, Lennon LT, Wannamethee SG. Are childhood socio-economic circumstances related to coronary heart disease risk? Findings from a population-based study of older men. International Journal of Epidemiology 2007, 36(3), 560-566.
- Neal KR, on behalf of the Trent Hepatitis C Study Group, Ramsay S, Thomson BJ, Irving WL. Excess mortality rates in a cohort of patients infected with the hepatitis C virus: a prospective study. Gut 2007, 56(8), 1098-1104.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Wannamethee SG, Papacosta O, Lennon L, Thomas MC, Morris RW. Missed opportunities for secondary prevention of cerebrovascular disease in elderly British men from 1999 to 2005: A population-based study. Journal of Public Health 2007, 29(3), 251-257.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Lawlor DA, Papacosta O, Lennon LT, Thomas MC, Ebrahim S, Morris RW. Secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in older patients after the national service framework: Population based study. British Medical Journal 2006, 332(7534), 144-145.
- Ramsay SE, Whincup PH, Shaper AG, Wannamethee SG. The relations of body composition and adiposity measures to ill health and physical disability in elderly men. American Journal of Epidemiology 2006, 164(5), 459-469.
- Ramsay SE, Morris RW, Papacosta O, Lennon LT, Thomas MC, Whincup PH. Secondary prevention of coronary heart disease in older British men: Extent of inequalities before and after implementation of the National Service Framework. Journal of Public Health 2005, 27(4), 338-343.