Journal articles

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Kearns A, Mason P. 
Entering and leaving employment in deprived neighbourhoods undergoing area regeneration.
Local Economy 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0269094218795595

Curl A, Kearns A, MacDonald L, Mason P, Ellaway A.
Can walking habits be encouraged through area-based regeneration and relocation? A longitudinal study of deprived communities in Glasgow, UK.
Journal of Transport and Health 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.jth.2018.06.004

Lawson L and Kearns A.
Changing contexts, critical moments and transitions: interim outcomes for children and young people living through involuntary relocation.
Housing Studies 2018.
DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2018.1468418

MacLeod MA, Curl A, Kearns A.
Understanding the prevalence and drivers of food bank use: evidence from deprived communities in Glasgow.
Social Policy and Society 2018. DOI: 10.1017/S1474746418000064


Sawyer ADM, Jones R, Ucci M, Smith L, Kearns A, Fisher A. Cross-sectional interactions between quality of the physical and social environment and self-reported physical activity in adults living in income-deprived communitiesPLoS ONE 2017;12(12):e0188962. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188962

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Kearns A and Whitley E. Perceived neighbourhood ethnic diversity and social outcomes: context-dependent effects within a postindustrial city undergoing regeneration.  Journal of Urban Affairs 2017.  DOI: 10.1080/07352166.2017.1343632.

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Curl A, Clark J, Kearns A. Household car adoption and financial distress in deprived urban communities: A case of forced car ownership? Transport Policy 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.01.002
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Allik M, Kearns A. "There goes the fear”: feelings of safety at home and in the neighbourhood: the role of personal, social and service factors. Journal of Community Psychology 2016. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21875
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Curl A, Kearns A. Housing improvements, fuel payment difficulties and mental health in deprived communities. International Journal of Housing Policy 2016 DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2016.1248526.

Mason P, Curl A, Kearns A. Domains and levels of physical activity are linked to adult mental health and wellbeing in deprived neighbourhoods: A cross-sectional study. Mental Health and Physical Activity 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.mhpa.2016.07.001

Kearns A, Whitley E, Egan M, Tabbner C, Tannahill C.'Healthy Migrants in an Unhealthy City?  The Effects of Time on the Health of Migrants Living in Deprived Areas of Glasgow.Journal of International Migration and Integration 2016. DOI: 10.1007/s12134-016-0497-6 
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Cleland,C., Kearns, A., Tannahill,C. and Ellaway, A. ‘The impact of life events on adult physical and mental health and wellbeing: longitudinal analysis using the GoWell Health and Well-being Survey’,  BMC Research Notes, 9:470.  DOI 10.1186/s13104-016-2278-x.
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Baba C, Kearns A, McIntosh E, Tannahill C and Lewsey J.‘Is empowerment a route to improving mental health and wellbeing in an urban regeneration (UR) context?’, Urban Studies 2016.   DOI: 10.1177/0042098016632435.  

Lawson L and Kearns A.‘"Power to the (Young) People"?   Children and Young People's Empowerment in the Relocation Process Associated with Urban Re-Structuring’. International Journal of Housing Policy 2016 DOI:

Clark J, Kearns A, Cleland C. 'Spatial scale, time and process in mega-events: the complexity of host community perspectives on neighbourhood change'. Cities, 2016;53:87-97 
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Clark J, Kearns A. 'Going for gold: A prospective assessment of the economic impacts of the Commonwealth Games 2014 upon the East End of Glasgow'. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2016 DOI:10.1177/0263774X15624923

Egan M, Kearns A, Katikireddi SV, Curl A, Lawson K, Tannahill C. 'Proportionate universalism in practice? A quasi-experimental study (GoWell) of a UK neighbourhood renewal programme's impact on health inequalities', Social Science & Medicine 2016;152: 41-49
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Curl A, Kearns A. 'Can housing improvements cure or prevent the onset of health conditions over time in deprived areas?', BMC Public Health 2015 DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2524-5
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Clark J, Kearns A. 'Pathways to a physical activity legacy: Assessing the regeneration potential of multi-sport events using a prospective approach'Local Economy 2015;30(8):888-909.
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Cleland C, Kearns A, Tannahill C & Ellaway A. 'Home truths: Are housing-related events more important for residents’ health compared with other life events?', Housing Studies 2015 DOI:10.1080/02673037.2015.1094565
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Robison O, Kearns A, Gray L, Bond L & Henderson M. 'Mixed tenure communities as a policy instrument for educational outcomes in a deprived urban context?', Urban Research and Practice 2015 DOI:10.1080/17535069.2015.1095349
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Egan M, Lawson L, Kearns A, Conway E, Neary J. 'Neighbourhood demolition, relocation and health. A qualitative longitudinal study of housing-led urban regeneration in Glasgow, UK', Health and Place 2015 DOI:10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.02.006

Kearns A, Whitley E. 'Getting There? The Effects of Functional Factors, Time and Place on the Social Integration of Migrants'Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 2015 DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2015.1030374
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Lawson L, Kearns A, Egan M and Conway E. '“You Can't Always Get What You Want…”? Prior-Attitudes and Post-Experiences of Relocation from Restructured Neighbourhoods', Housing Studies 2015 DOI:10.1080/02673037.2014.994199

Kearns A, Mason P. 'Regeneration, relocation and health behaviours in deprived communities', Health & Place 2015 DOI:10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.12.012
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Curl A, Kearns A. 'Financial Difficulty and Mental Wellbeing in an Age of Austerity: The Experience in Deprived Communities', Social Policy and Society 2014. DOI:10.1017/S1474746414000475.

Kearns A, Whitley E, Tannahill C, Ellaway A. ‘Lonesome town’? Is loneliness associated with the residential environment, including housing and neighbourhood factors? Journal of Community Psychology 2014 43(7), pp. 849-867. Doi:10.1002/jcop.21711
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Curl A, Kearns A, Mason P, Egan M, Tannahill C, Ellaway A. 'Physical and mental health outcomes following housing improvements: evidence from the GoWell study'Epidemiology & Community Health 2014 DOI:10.1136/jech-2014-204064

Kearns A, Whitley E, Tannahill C and Ellaway A. 'Loneliness, social relations and health and well-being in deprived communities', Psychology, Health and Medicine 2014, DOI:10.1080/13548506.2014.940354

Lawson L, Kearns A. 'Rethinking the purpose of community empowerment in neighbourhood regeneration: the need for policy clarity'Local Economy, 2014;29(1-2):65-81 DOI: 10.1177/0269094213519307

Livingston M, Galster G, Kearns A and Bannister J. ‘Criminal neighbourhoods: Does the density of prior offenders in an area encourage others to commit crime?' Environment and Planning A, 46(10), 2469-2488


Kearns A, McKee M, Sautkina E, Weeks G, Bond L. 'Mixed tenure orthodoxy: practitioner reflections on policy effects', Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research 2013; Volume 15, Number 2.
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Bond L, Egan M, Kearns A, Tannahill C. 'GoWell: The challenges of evaluating regeneration as a population health intervention', Preventive Medicine 2013; 57(6): 941-947 

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Mason P, Kearns A. 'Physical activity and mental wellbeing in deprived neighbourhoods', Mental Health and Physical Activity 2013; 6(2): 111-117

Lawder R, Walsh D, Kearns A, Livingston M. 'Healthy Mixing? Investigating the associations between neighbourhood housing, tenure mix and health outcomes for urban residents', Urban Studies, 2014:51(2):264-283 DOI: 10.1177/0042098013489740 

Kearns A, McKee MJ, Sautkina E, Cox J, Bond L. 'How to mix? Spatial configurations, modes of production and resident perceptions of mixed tenure neighbourhoods', Cities; 35: 397-408

Mason P, Kearns A, Livingston M. '"Safe Going": The influence of crime rates and perceived crime and safety on walking in deprived neighbourhoods', Social Science and Medicine 2013; 91: 15-24

Egan M, Katikireddo VS, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Kalacs M, Bond L. 'Health effects of neighborhood demolition and housing improvement: A prospective controlled study of natural experiments in urban renewal', American Journal of Public Health 2013;103(6):47-53 DOI:10.2105/AJPH.2013.301275 
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Kearns A, Kearns O, Lawson L.  'Notorious places: image, reputation, stigma. the role of newspapers in area reputations for social housing estates'Housing Studies, 2013;28(4):579-598 DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2013.759546
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Kearns A, Mason P. 'Defining and measuring displacement: is relocation from restructured neighbourhoods always unwelcome and disruptive?', Housing Studies 2013; 28(2): 177-204 
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Kearns A, Whitley E, Bond L, Egan M, Tannahill C.  ‘The psychosocial pathway to mental wellbeing at the local level: investigating the effects of perceived relative position in a deprived area context',Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013; 67(1): 87-94   

Livingston M, Kearns A, Bannister J.  'Neighbourhood structures and crime: The influence of tenure mix and other structural factors upon local crime rates', Housing Studies 2014;29(1):1-25 DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2014.848267 


Bond L, Egan M, Kearns A, Clark J, Tannahill C. 'Smoking and intention to quit in deprived areas of Glasgow: is it related to housing improvements and neighbourhood regeneration because of improved mental health?Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2012; 64(4):299-304 
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Clark J, Kearns A. 'Housing improvements, perceived housing quality and psychosocial benefits from the home'Housing Studies 2012; 27(7): 915-939

Egan M, Neary J, Keenan PJ, Bond L. 'Perceptions of antisocial behaviour and negative attitudes towards young people: focus group evidence from adult residents of disadvantage urban neighbourhoods'Journal of Youth Studies, 2013;16(5);612-627 DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2012.733809

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Kearns A, Whitley E, Bond L, Tannahill C. 'The residential psychosocial environment and mental wellbeing in deprived areas'International Journal of Housing Policy 2012; 12(4): 413-438  

Neary J, Egan M, Keenan PJ, Lawson L, Bond, L. 'Damned if they do, damned if they don't: negotiating the tricky context of anti-social behaviour and keeping safe in disadvantaged urban neighbourhoods'Journal ofYouth Studies 2012; 16(1): 118-134 
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Sautkina E,  Bond L, Kearns A. 'Mixed evidence on mixed tenure effects: findings from a systematic review of UK Studies, 1995-2009'Housing Studies 2012; 27(6): 748-782  
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Kearns A, Whitley, E, Bond L. 'Living the high-life? Residential, social and psychosocial outcomes for high-rise occupants in a deprived contextHousing Studies 2012; 27(1):  97-126 
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Bond L, Kearns A, Mason P, Tannahill C, Egan M. 'Exploring the relationships between housing, neighbourhoods and mental wellbeing for residents of deprived areasBMC Public Health 2012; 12: 48
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Egan M, Bond L, Kearns A, Tannahill, C. 'Is concern about young people's anti-social behaviour associated with poor health? Cross-sectional evidence from residents of deprived urban neighbourhoods'BMC Public Health 2012; 12:217 
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Mason P, Kearns A, Bond L. 'Neighbourhood walking and regeneration in deprived communitiesHealth & Place 2011; 17(3): 727-737

Bond L, Kearns A, Sautkina E. 'Mixed messages about mixed tenure: do reviews tell the real story?Housing Studies 2011; 26(1): 69-94 
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Beck S, Hanlon P, Tannahill C, Crawford F, Ogilvie R, Kearns A. 'How will area regeneration impact on health? Learning from the GoWell studyPublic Health 2010;124(3): 125-130

Egan M, Kearns A, Mason P, Tannahill C, Bond L, Coyle J, Beck S, Crawford F, Hanlon P, Lawson L, McLean J, Pettigrew M, Sautkina E, Thomson H, Walsh D. 'Protocol for a mixed methods study investigating the impact of investment in housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal on the health and wellbeing of residents: the GoWell programmeBMC Medical Research Methodology 2010;10:14 
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Lawson L, Kearns A. 'Community empowerment in the context of the Glasgow housing stock transferUrban Studies 2010; 47(7): 1459-1478

Lawson L, Kearns A. 'Community engagement in regeneration: are we getting the point?Journal of Housing and the Built Environment 2010; 25(1): 19-36 
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Kearns A, Tannahill C, Bond L. 'Regeneration and health: conceptualising the connectionsJournal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal 2009; 3(1): 56-76

Kearns A, Lawson L. '(De)constructing a policy "failure": housing stock transfer in GlasgowEvidence and Policy 2009; 5(4): 449-470 


Kearns A, Lawson L. 'Housing stock transfer in Glasgow - the first five years. A study of policy implementation'. Housing Studies 2008; 23(6): 857-878 
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