Professor Tony Gatrell

Professor

Research Overview

I am a geographer by training and my research interests lie in the geography of health and ‘medical geography’. In brief, this means looking at the connections between space, place and health. More specifically, I have interests in: the geographical dimensions of health inequalities; spatial epidemiology; and the geography of health care provision. More recently I have become interested in the links between movement and health, including walking and well-being. Some of this work has been summarised in my latest book, on ‘Mobilities and Health’ (Ashgate, 2011). I have been pleased to collaborate with many health professionals in the past, including those working in: palliative care; public health; neurology; cardiology; and paediatrics.

“We don't snack”: attitudes and perceptions about eating in-between meals amongst caregivers of young children
Jacquier, E., Gatrell, A.C., Bingley, A.F. 01/2017 In: Appetite. 108, p. 483-490. 8 p.
Journal article

Choices, choices, choices: the use of dietary rules and routines in the feeding of toddlers and preschoolers
Jacquier, E., Gatrell, A.C. 07/2016
Meeting abstract

“We Don’t Snack”: the routine behavior of feeding children and 10 o’clock and 4 o’clock
Jacquier, E., Gatrell, A.C. 07/2016
Meeting abstract

Geographies of health: an introduction
Gatrell, A., Elliott, S. 2015 3rd ed. John Wiley. ISBN: 9780470672877.
Book

Therapeutic mobilities: walking and 'steps' to wellbeing and health
Gatrell, A.C. 07/2013 In: Health and Place. 22, p. 98-106. 9 p.
Journal article

Variation in geographic access to specialist inpatient hospices in England and Wales
Gatrell, A.C., Wood, D.J. 07/2012 In: Health and Place. 18, 4, p. 832-840. 9 p.
Journal article

Mobilities and health
Gatrell, A. 2011 Farnham : Ashgate. 229 p. ISBN: 9781409419921. Electronic ISBN: 9781409419938.
Book

Place and space: geographic perspectives on death and dying
Gatrell, A., Payne, S. 2011 In: Death, dying, and social differences. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 32-44. 13 p. ISBN: 9780199599295.
Chapter

Digging deep: Using diary techniques to explore the place of health and well-being amongst older people
Milligan, C., Bingley, A., Gatrell, A. 11/2005 In: Social Science and Medicine. 61, 9, p. 1882-1892. 11 p.
Journal article

Complexity theory and geographies of health: a critical assessment.
Gatrell, A.C. 06/2005 In: Social Science and Medicine. 60, 12, p. 2661-2671. 11 p.
Journal article

Healing and Feeling: the place of emotions for older people
Milligan, C., Bingley, A., Gatrell, A. 2005 In: Emotional Geographies. Aldershot : Ashgate Publishing p. 49-62. 13 p. ISBN: 978-0-7546-7107-7.
Chapter

Equity of access to adult hospice inpatient care within north-west England.
Wood, D.J., Clark, D., Gatrell, A.C. 09/2004 In: Palliative Medicine. 18, 6, p. 543-549. 7 p.
Journal article

Mapping the determinants of health inequalities in social space: can Bourdieu help us?
Gatrell, A.C., Popay, J., Thomas, C. 09/2004 In: Health and Place. 10, 3, p. 245-257. 13 p.
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'Cultivating health' : therapeutic landscapes and older people in northern England.
Milligan, C., Gatrell, A., Bingley, A. 05/2004 In: Social Science and Medicine. 58, 9, p. 1781-1793. 13 p.
Journal article

Cultivating health and mental well-being among older people
Milligan, C., Bingley, A., Gatrell, T. 2004 In: Growth Point. March 2004
Journal article

GIS and Spatial Analysis in Veterinary Science
Durr, P., Gatrell, T. 2004 Wallingford : CABI. 336 p. ISBN: 9780851996349.
Book

Historical data for health inequalities research: a research note.
Mallinson, S.L., Popay, J.M., Elliott, E., Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Gatrell, A.C., Thomas, C., Williams, G. 11/2003 In: Sociology. 37, 4, p. 771-780. 10 p.
Journal article

A proper place to live: health inequalities, agency and the normative dimensions of space.
Popay, J.M., Thomas, C., Williams, G., Bennett, S., Gatrell, A.C., Bostock, L. 1/07/2003 In: Social Science and Medicine. 57, 1, p. 55-69. 15 p.
Journal article

Spatial clustering of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Finland at place of birth and place of death.
Sabel, C.E., Boyle, P.J., Löytönen, M., Gatrell, A.C., Jokelainen, M., Flowerdew, R., Maasilta, P. 05/2003 In: American Journal of Epidemiology. 157, 10, p. 898-905. 8 p.
Journal article

Contacting your GP when the surgery is closed: issues of location and access.
Pooley, C., Briggs, J., Gatrell, T., Mansfield, T., Cummings, D., Deft, J. 03/2003 In: Health and Place. 9, 1, p. 23-32. 10 p.
Journal article

Place of death : analysis of cancer deaths in part of North West England.
Gatrell, A.C., Harman, J.C., Francis, B.J., Thomas, C., Morris, S.M., McIllmurray, M. 03/2003 In: Journal of Public Health Medicine. 25, 1, p. 53-58. 6 p.
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Beyond "beer, fags, egg and chips"? : exploring lay understandings of social inequalities in health.
Popay, J., Bennett, S., Thomas, C., Williams, G., Gatrell, A.C., Bostock, L. 01/2003 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 25, 1, p. 1-23. 23 p.
Journal article

Place of death in the Morecambe Bay area : patterns and preferences for place of final care and death among terminally ill cancer patients and their carers.
Thomas, C., Morris, S.M., Gatrell, A.C. 2003 Lancaster : University of Lancaster.
Book

Theorising inequalities in health : the place of lay knowledge.
Popay, J., Williams, G., Thomas, C., Gatrell, A.C. 2003 In: Health and Social Justice : politics, ideology, and inequality in the distribution of disease. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass/Wiley p. 385-409. 25 p.
Chapter

The relationship between socio-demographic characteristics and dental health knowledge and attitudes of parents with young children.
Williams, N.J., Whittle, J.G., Gatrell, A.C. 12/2002 In: British Dental Journal. 193, 11, p. 651-654. 4 p.
Journal article

Variations in use of tertiary cardiac services in part of North-West England
Gatrell, A., Lancaster, G., Chapple, A., Horsley, S., Smith, M. 09/2002 In: Health and Place. 8, 3, p. 147-153. 7 p.
Journal article

Can physical trauma cause breast cancer?
Morris, J.A., Rigby, J., Stewart, M., Lavelle, J., Gatrell, A.C. 2002 In: European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 11, p. 7-11. 5 p.
Journal article

Geographies of health : an introduction.
Gatrell, A.C. 2002 Oxford : Blackwell.
Book

Impact of community neonatal services : a multicentre survey.
Langley, D., Hollis, S., Friede, T., MacGregor, D., Gatrell, A.C. 2002 In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 87, p. 204-208. 5 p.
Journal article

Mortality from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in Finland, 1986-1995.
Maasilta, P., Jokelainen, M., Loytonen, M., Sabel, C.E., Gatrell, A.C. 10/2001 In: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. 104, 4, p. 232-235. 4 p.
Journal article

Do area-level population change, deprivation and variations in deprivation affect individual-level self-reported limiting long-term illness?
Boyle, P.J., Gatrell, A.C., Duke-Williams, O. 09/2001 In: Social Science and Medicine. 53, 6, p. 795-799. 5 p.
Journal article

Geographies of primary health-care : perspective and introduction.
Gatrell, A.C. 09/2001 In: Health and Social Care in the Community. 9, 5, p. 263-265. 3 p.
Journal article

Modelling exposure opportunities : estimating relative risk for motor neurone disease in Finland.
Sabel, C.E., Gatrell, A.C., Löytönen, M., Maasilta, P., Jokelainen, M. 04/2000 In: Social Science and Medicine. 50, 7-8, p. 1121-1137. 17 p.
Journal article

The geography of survival from colo-rectal cancer.
Kim, Y., Gatrell, A.C., Francis, B.J. 04/2000 In: Social Science and Medicine. 50, 7-8, p. 1099-1107. 9 p.
Journal article

Spatial patterns in breast cancer incidence in north-west Lancashire.
Rigby, J.E., Gatrell, A.C. 03/2000 In: Area. 32, 1, p. 71-78. 8 p.
Journal article

Understanding health inequalities: Locating people in geographical and social spaces
Gatrell, A.C., Thomas, C., Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Popay, J., Williams, G., Shahtahmasebi, S. 2000 In: Understanding health inequalities. Buckingham : Open University Press p. 156-169. 14 p.
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GIS and health : from spatial analysis to spatial decision support.
Gatrell, A.C. 1999 In: Geographic information research : trans-Atlantic perspectives. London; Bristol, Pennsylvania : Taylor and Francis p. 143-158. 16 p. ISBN: 0748408010.
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Health and healthcare applications.
Gatrell, A.C., Senior, M.L. 1999 In: Geographical information systems : principles and applications. New York : John Wiley p. 925 -938. ISBN: 0471321826.
Chapter

Location, Health and Deprivation: The Geography of Inequalities.
Gatrell, A., Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Popay, J., Thomas, C., Williams G., G. 1999
Conference paper

Multi-level modelling, Multi-level explanations.
Popay, J., Gatrell, A., Thomas, C., Williams, G., Bostock, L., Bennett, S. 1999
Conference paper

Public Health in Social and Geographical Context: The Place of Lay Knowledge
Bostock, L., Bennett, S., Gatrell, A., Popay, J., Thomas, C., Williams, G. 1999
Poster

The place is all right, it’s just the people that I can’t stand. (Dis)associating with people and place.
Bostock, L., Bennett, S., Gatrell, A., Popay, J., Thomas, C., Williams, G. 1999
Conference paper

Understanding Health Inequalities: People, place and time
Gatrell, T., Thomas, C. 1999
Conference paper

What's the point? Assessing disease risk using data on residential mobility.
Gatrell, A.C., Sabel, C.E., Mitchell, J.D. 1999 In: Statistics for the environment 4 : health and the environment. Chichester; New York : John Wiley p. 175-192. 18 p. ISBN: 0471976458.
Chapter

The geographical epidemiology of residence of motor neurone disease patients in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Mitchell, J.D., Gatrell, A.C., Al-Hamad, A., Davies, R.B., Batterby, G. 12/1998 In: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 65, p. 842-847. 6 p.
Journal article

Placing the people’s health in the context of social and geographical spaces.
Bostock, L., Bennett, S., Gatrell, A., Popay, J., Thomas, C., Williams, G. 1998
Conference paper

Theorising Inequalities in Health: The Place of Lay Knowledge
Popay, J., Williams, G., Thomas, C., Gatrell, T. 1998 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 20, 5, p. 619-644. 26 p.
Journal article

Theorising inequalities in health: the place of lay knowledge.
Popay, J., Williams, G., Thomas, C., Gatrell, A. 1998 In: The sociology of health inequalities. Oxford : Blackwell p. 59-83. 25 p. ISBN: 0631209298.
Chapter

Understanding health inequalities: Mapping health and ‘risk’ within and between differing localities
Bennett, S., Bostock, L., Gatrell, A., Popay, J., Thomas, C., Williams, G. 1998
Conference paper

Universities and health in the twenty-first century.
Abercrombie, N., Gatrell, A., Thomas, C. 1998 In: Health promoting universities : concept, experience and framework for action. Copenhagen : World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe p. 29-34. 6 p. ISBN: 9289012854.
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Involvement of deprivation and environmental lead in neural tube defects: a matched case-control study.
Bound, J.P., Harvey, P.W., Francis, B.J., Awwad, F., Gatrell, T. 02/1997 In: Archives of Disease in Childhood. 76, 2, p. 107-112. 6 p.
Journal article

MND risk factors: an epidemiological study in the north west of England.
Mitchell, J.D., Davies, R.B., Al-Hamad, A., Gatrell, A.C., Batterby, G. 03/1995 In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 129, Supple, p. 61-64. 4 p.
Journal article

Spatial point process modelling in a GIS environment.
Gatrell, A., Rowlingson, B. 1994 In: Spatial Analysis and GIS. Taylor and Francis ISBN: 0748401032.
Chapter

Geographic influences on the uptake of infant immunisations: 1: concepts, models and aggregate analyses.
Senior, M.L., New, S.J., Gatrell, T., Francis, B.J. 1993 In: Environment and Planning A. 25, 3, p. 425-436. 12 p.
Journal article

Geographic influences on the uptake of infant immunisations: 2: disaggregate analyses.
Senior, M.L., New, S.J., Gatrell, T., Francis, B.J. 1993 In: Environment and Planning A. 25, 4, p. 467-479. 13 p.
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