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Mr Chris Patterson
Chris is a research assistant at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. Chris joined the unit in 2010, having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Psychology & Sociology from Edinburgh Napier University and an MSc in Social Research at the University of Edinburgh.
In his role within the Informing Healthy Public Policy programme, Chris has developed a body of work looking at how the public, practitioners and policymakers understand and use health research, and particularly what role the media play in those processes.
Research and Teaching Interests
Public health. Mass media representations of health issues. Health policy debates. Critical appraisal of health research.
- Institute of Health and Wellbeing