MRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Population Health Interventions
Current work & interests
Richard’s research interests include evaluating the effects of policy interventions and changes to the environment on physical activity and active travel. This involves work using the Commuting and Health in Cambridge Study in addition to other routinely collected data.
Background and experience
Richard has studied public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (MSc) and Imperial College London (PhD). His doctorate investigated the physical activity-related health-effects of public transport use, using large quantitative datasets from the National Travel Survey and the Office for National Statistics – Longitudinal Survey.
- Patterson, R., Webb, E., Hone, T., Millett, C., Laverty, A. Associations of public transport use with cardio-metabolic health: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Epidemiology (2019) 188(4): p. 785-795.
- Patterson, R., Webb, E., Mindell, JS., Millett, C., Laverty, A. Ethnic group differences in impacts of free bus passes in England: A national study. Journal of Transport & Health, (2018) 11: p. 1-14.
- Patterson, R., Webb, E., Millett, C., Laverty, A. Physical activity accrued as part of public transport use in England. Journal of Public Health (2018) fdy099.
- Patterson, R., McNamara, E., Tainio, M, de Sa, TH., Smith, AD., Sharp, SJ., Edwards, P., Woodcock, J., Brage, S., Wijndaele, K. Sedentary behaviour and risk of all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality, and incident type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and dose response meta-analysis. European Journal of Epidemiology (2018) 33(9): p. 811-829.
- Laverty, AA., Webb, E., Patterson, R., Mindell, JS., Millett, C. Health benefits of providing free bus travel to older people in England – end of project report. (2018)