Journal Articles

  1. Roberts, S., Thorne, K., Thapar, N., Broekaert, I., Benninga, M., Dolinsek, J., Mas, E., Miele, E., Orel, R., Pienar, C., Ribes-Koninckx, C., Thomson, M., Tzivinikos, C., Morrison-Rees, S., John, A., Williams, J. A systematic review and meta analysis of paediatric inflammatory bowel disease incidence and prevalence across Europe (in press) Journal of Crohn's and Colitis
  2. White, J., Greene, G., Farewell, D., Dunstan, F., Rodgers, S., Lyons, R., Humphreys, I., John, A., Webster, C., Phillips, C., Fone, D. Improving Mental Health Through the Regeneration of Deprived Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment American Journal of Epidemiology 186 4 473 480
  3. Demmler, J., Brophy, S., Marchant, A., John, A., Tan, J. Shining the light on eating disorders, incidence, prognosis and profiling of patients in primary and secondary care: national data linkage study The British Journal of Psychiatry 216 2 105 112
  4. Gunnell, D., Caul, S., Appleby, L., John, A., Hawton, K. The incidence of suicide in University students in England and Wales 2000/2001–2016/2017: Record linkage study Journal of Affective Disorders 261 113 120
  5. Rees, S., Akbari, A., Collins, H., Lee, S., Marchant, A., Rees, A., Thayer, D., Wang, T., Wood, S., John, A. Developing a standardised approach to the aggregation of inpatient episodes into person-based spells in all specialties and psychiatric specialties BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 19 1
  6. Roberts, S., John, A., Lewis, K., Brown, J., Lyons, R., Williams, J. Weekend admissions and mortality for major acute disorders across England and Wales: record linkage cohort studies BMC Health Services Research 19 1
  7. Wood, S., Marchant, A., Allsopp, M., Wilkinson, K., Bethel, J., Jones, H., John, A., Wood, R. Epidemiology of eating disorders in primary care in children and young people: a Clinical Practice Research Datalink study in England BMJ Open 9 8 e026691
  8. Johns, G., Taylor, B., John, A., Tan, J. Current eating disorder healthcare services – the perspectives and experiences of individuals with eating disorders, their families and health professionals: systematic review and thematic synthesis BJPsych Open 5 4
  9. Watkins, A., John, A., Bradshaw, C., Jones, J., Jones, M. Schizophrenia in high risk opioid users: A short communication on an autopsy study Psychiatry Research 276 112 114
  10. Khouja, J., Munafò, M., Tilling, K., Wiles, N., Joinson, C., Etchells, P., John, A., Hayes, F., Gage, S., Cornish, R. Is screen time associated with anxiety or depression in young people? Results from a UK birth cohort BMC Public Health 19 1
  11. Roberts, S., John, A., Brown, J., Napier, D., Lyons, R., Williams, J. Early and late mortality following unscheduled admissions for severe liver disease across England and Wales Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics 49 10 1334 1345
  12. Rees, N., Porter, A., Rapport, F., Hughes, S., John, A. Paramedics’ perceptions of the care they provide to people who self-harm: A qualitative study using evolved grounded theory methodology PLOS ONE 13 10 e0205813
  13. John, A., McGregor, J., Jones, I., Lee, S., Walters, J., Owen, M., O'Donovan, M., DelPozo-Banos, M., Berridge, D., Lloyd, K., Lee, S. Premature mortality among people with severe mental illness — New evidence from linked primary care data Schizophrenia Research 199 154 162
  14. Rahme, E., Thibodeau, L., Lachaud, J., Pelletier, É., Rochette, L., John, A., Reneflot, A., Lloyd, K., Lesage, A. Status report - Individual, programmatic and systemic indicators of the quality of mental health care using a large health administrative database: an avenue for preventing suicide mortality Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada 38 7/8 295 304
  15. DelPozo-Banos, M., John, A., Petkov, N., Berridge, D., Southern, K., Lloyd, K., Jones, C., Spencer, S., Travieso, C. Using Neural Networks with Routine Health Records to Identify Suicide Risk: Feasibility Study JMIR Mental Health 5 2 e10144
  16. Paranjothy, S., Evans, A., Bandyopadhyay, A., Fone, D., Schofield, B., John, A., Bellis, M., Lyons, R., Farewell, D., Long, S. Risk of emergency hospital admission in children associated with mental disorders and alcohol misuse in the household: an electronic birth cohort study The Lancet Public Health 3 6 e279 e288
  17. Davis, K., Coleman, J., Adams, M., Allen, N., Breen, G., Cullen, B., Dickens, C., Fox, E., Graham, N., Holliday, J., Howard, L., John, A., Lee, W., McCabe, R., McIntosh, A., Pearsall, R., Sudlow, C., Ward, J., Zammit, S., Hotopf, M. Mental health in UK Biobank: development, implementation and results from an online questionnaire completed by 157 366 participants BJPsych Open 4 03 83 90
  18. Bowden, B., John, A., Trefan, L., Morgan, J., Farewell, D., Fone, D. Risk of suicide following an alcohol-related emergency hospital admission: An electronic cohort study of 2.8 million people PLOS ONE 13 4 e0194772
  19. John, A., Glendenning, A., Marchant, A., Montgomery, P., Stewart, A., Wood, S., Lloyd, K., Hawton, K. Self-Harm, Suicidal Behaviours, and Cyberbullying in Children and Young People: Systematic Review Journal of Medical Internet Research 20 4 e129
  20. John, A., Hawton, K., Okolie, C., Dennis, M., Price, S., Lloyd, K. Means restriction for the prevention of suicide: generic protocol Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  21. Gorton, H., Webb, R., Carr, M., del Pozo Banos, M., John, A., Ashcroft, D. Risk of Unnatural Mortality in People With Epilepsy JAMA Neurology
  22. Brophy, S., Kennedy, J., Fernandez-Gutierrez, F., John, A., Potter, R., Linehan, C., Kerr, M. Characteristics of Children Prescribed Antipsychotics: Analysis of Routinely Collected Data Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 28 3 1 12
  23. Rahman, M., Todd, C., John, A., Tan, J., Kerr, M., Potter, R., Kennedy, J., Rice, F., Brophy, S. School achievement as a predictor of depression and self-harm in adolescence: linked education and health record study The British Journal of Psychiatry 212 4 215 221
  24. Peters, E., John, A., Bowen, R., Baetz, M., Balbuena, L. Neuroticism and suicide in a general population cohort: results from the UK Biobank Project BJPsych Open 4 02 62 68
  25. Russ, T., Woelbert, E., Davis, K., Hafferty, J., Ibrahim, Z., Inkster, B., John, A., Lee, W., Maxwell, M., McIntosh, A., Stewart, R. How data science can advance mental health research Nature Human Behaviour
  26. DelPozo-Banos, M., Travieso, C., Alonso, J., John, A., del Pozo Banos, M. Evidence of a Task-Independent Neural Signature in the Spectral Shape of the Electroencephalogram International Journal of Neural Systems 28 01 1750035
  27. Marchant, A., Hawton, K., Stewart, A., Montgomery, P., Singaravelu, V., Lloyd, K., Purdy, N., Daine, K., John, A. A systematic review of the relationship between internet use, self-harm and suicidal behaviour in young people: The good, the bad and the unknown PLOS ONE 12 8 e0181722
  28. Rees, N., Rapport, F., Snooks, H., John, A., Patel, C., Snooks, H., John, A. How do emergency ambulance paramedics view the care they provide to people who self harm?: Ways and means International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 50 61 67
  29. Okolie, C., Dennis, M., Simon Thomas, E., John, A. A systematic review of interventions to prevent suicidal behaviors and reduce suicidal ideation in older people International Psychogeriatrics 29 11 1801 1824
  30. Roberts, S., John, A., Kandalama, U., Williams, J., Lyons, R., Lloyd, K., Roberts, S., Williams, J., Lyons, R., John, A. Suicide following acute admissions for physical illnesses across England and Wales Psychological Medicine 1 14
  31. Dennis, M., Shine, L., John, A., Marchant, A., McGregor, J., Lyons, R., Brophy, S. Risk of Adverse Outcomes for Older People with Dementia Prescribed Antipsychotic Medication: A Population Based e-Cohort Study Neurology and Therapy
  32. Atkinson, M., Kennedy, J., John, A., Lewis, K., Lyons, R., Brophy, S., Demmler, J., Akbari, A. Development of an algorithm for determining smoking status and behaviour over the life course from UK electronic primary care records BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 17 1
  33. Demmler, J., Hill, R., Rahman, M., Bandyopadhyay, A., Healy, M., Paranjothy, S., Murphy, S., Fletcher, A., Hewitt, G., John, A., Lyons, R., Brophy, S. Educational Attainment at Age 10–11 Years Predicts Health Risk Behaviors and Injury Risk During Adolescence Journal of Adolescent Health
  34. McIntosh, A., Stewart, R., John, A., Smith, D., Davis, K., Sudlow, C., Corvin, A., Nicodemus, K., Kingdon, D., Hassan, L., Hotopf, M., Lawrie, S., Russ, T., Geddes, J., Wolpert, M., Wölbert, E., Porteous, D. Data science for mental health: a UK perspective on a global challenge The Lancet Psychiatry 3 10 993 998
  35. Ahmed, N., John, A., Islam, S., Jones, R., Anderson, P., Davies, C., Khanom, A., Harris, S., Huxley, P. Investigating the feasibility of an enhanced contact intervention in self-harm and suicidal behaviour: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial delivering a Social support and Wellbeing Intervention following Self Harm (SWISH) BMJ Open 6 9 e012043
  36. Brown, M., O'Neill, N., van Woerden, H., Eslambolchilar, P., Jones, M., John, A. Gamification and Adherence to Web-Based Mental Health Interventions: A Systematic Review JMIR Mental Health 3 3 e39
  37. John, A., Okolie, C., Porter, A., Moore, C., Thomas, G., Whitfield, R., Oretti, R., Snooks, H. Non-accidental non-fatal poisonings attended by emergency ambulance crews: an observational study of data sources and epidemiology BMJ Open 6 8 e011049
  38. Brown, M., Hoon, A., Glendenning, A., John, A., Glendenning, A. Effectiveness of Web-Delivered Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Relation to Mental Health and Well-Being: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Journal of Medical Internet Research 18 8 e21
  39. John, A., Hawton, K., Gunnell, D., Lloyd, K., Scourfield, J., Jones, P., Luce, A., Marchant, A., Platt, S., Price, S., Dennis, M. Newspaper Reporting on a Cluster of Suicides in the UK Crisis 1 9
  40. John, A., McGregor, J., Fone, D., Dunstan, F., Cornish, R., Lyons, R., Lloyd, K., McGregor, J. Case-finding for common mental disorders of anxiety and depression in primary care: an external validation of routinely collected data BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 16 1
  41. Cornish, R., John, A., Boyd, A., Tilling, K., Macleod, J. Defining adolescent common mental disorders using electronic primary care data: a comparison with outcomes measured using the CIS-R BMJ Open 6 12 e013167
  42. John, A., Marchant, A., Fone, D., McGregor, J., Dennis, M., Tan, J., Lloyd, K., Lloyd, K., Dennis, M., McGregor, J., John, A., Marchant, A. Recent trends in primary-care antidepressant prescribing to children and young people: an e-cohort study Psychological Medicine 46 16 3315 3327
  43. Okolie, C., Evans, B., John, A., Moore, C., Russell, D., Snooks, H. Community-based interventions to prevent fatal overdose from illegal drugs: a systematic review protocol: Table 1 BMJ Open 5 11 e008981
  44. Lloyd, K., McGregor, J., John, A., Craddock, N., Walters, J., Linden, D., Jones, I., Bentall, R., Lyons, R., Ford, D., Owen, M. A national population-based e-cohort of people with psychosis (PsyCymru) linking prospectively ascertained phenotypically rich and genetic data to routinely collected records: Overview, recruitment and linkage Schizophrenia Research 166 1-3 131 136
  45. John, A., Marchant, A., McGregor, J., Tan, J., Hutchings, H., Kovess, V., Choppin, S., Macleod, J., Dennis, M., Lloyd, K., Hutchings, H., Lloyd, K., Dennis, M., McGregor, J., John, A., Tan, J., Marchant, A. Recent trends in the incidence of anxiety and prescription of anxiolytics and hypnotics in children and young people: An e-cohort study Journal of Affective Disorders 183 134 141
  47. Zhou, S., Lyons, R., Bodger, O., John, A., Brunt, H., Jones, K., Gravenor, M., Brophy, S., Gravenor, M. Local Modelling Techniques for Assessing Micro-Level Impacts of Risk Factors in Complex Data: Understanding Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Childhood Educational Attainments PLoS ONE 9 11 e113592
  48. Mckechnie, P., John, A., John, A. Anxiety and depression following traumatic limb amputation: A systematic review Injury
  49. Jones, K., Jones, P., Middleton, R., Tuite-Dalton, K., Lockhart-Jones, H., Peng, J., Lyons, R., John, A., Noble, J., Ford, D. Physical Disability, Anxiety and Depression in People with MS: An Internet-Based Survey via the UK MS Register PLoS ONE 9 8 e104604
  50. Brophy, S., Jones, K., Rahman, M., Zhou, S., John, A., Atkinson, M., Francis, N., Lyons, R., Dunstan, F. Response to Fujita et al. The American Journal of Gastroenterology 109 1 138 139
  51. John, A., Hawton, K., Lloyd, K., Luce, A., Platt, S., Scourfield, J., Marchant, A., Jones, P., Dennis, M., Jones, P., Dennis, M. PRINTQUAL – A Measure for Assessing the Quality of Newspaper Reporting of Suicide Crisis 35 6 431 435
  52. White, J., Greene, G., Dunstan, F., Rodgers, S., Lyons, R., Humphreys, I., John, A., Webster, C., Palmer, S., Elliott, E., Phillips, C., Fone, D., Phillips, C., Rodgers, S., Humphreys, I., Lyons, R., John, A. The Communities First (ComFi) study: protocol for a prospective controlled quasi-experimental study to evaluate the impact of area-wide regeneration on mental health and social cohesion in deprived communities BMJ Open 4 10 e006530 e006530
  53. John, A., Dennis, M., Kosnes, L., Gunnell, D., Scourfield, J., Ford, D., Lloyd, K., Lloyd, K., Kosnes, L., Dennis, M., Ford, D., John, A. Suicide Information Database-Cymru: a protocol for a population-based, routinely collected data linkage study to explore risks and patterns of healthcare contact prior to suicide to identify opportunities for intervention BMJ Open 4 11 e006780 e006780
  54. Reindl, M., Jones, K., Ford, D., Jones, P., John, A., Middleton, R., Lockhart-Jones, H., Peng, J., Osborne, L., Noble, J., Noble, G. How People with Multiple Sclerosis Rate Their Quality of Life: An EQ-5D Survey via the UK MS Register PLoS ONE 8 6 e65640
  55. Brophy, S., Jones, K., Rahman, M., Zhou, S., John, A., Atkinson, M., Francis, N., Lyons, R., Dunstan, F. Incidence of Campylobacter and Salmonella Infections Following First Prescription for PPI: A Cohort Study Using Routine Data The American Journal of Gastroenterology 108 7 1094 1100
  56. Farroha, A., McGregor, J., Paget, T., John, A., Lloyd, K. Using Anonymized, Routinely Collected Health Data in Wales to Estimate the Incidence of Depression After Burn Injury Journal of Burn Care & Research 34 6 644 648
  57. Jones, P., Gunnell, D., Platt, S., Scourfield, J., Lloyd, K., Huxley, P., John, A., Kamran, B., Wells, C., Dennis, M., Jones, P. Identifying Probable Suicide Clusters in Wales Using National Mortality Data PLoS ONE 8 8 e71713
  58. Reindl, M., Jones, K., Ford, D., Jones, P., John, A., Middleton, R., Lockhart-Jones, H., Osborne, L., Noble, J., Noble, G. A Large-Scale Study of Anxiety and Depression in People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Survey via the Web Portal of the UK MS Register PLoS ONE 7 7 e41910
  59. John, A. Self-harm: treating people differently, intervening early Mental Health today Mar/Apr 18 19
  60. John, A. Commentary: Following self-harm, there are shared and differing risk factors for subsequent suicide death or accidental death Evidence Based Mental Health 15 4 101
  61. Rodgers, S., Heaven, M., Lacey, A., Poortinga, W., Dunstan, F., Jones, K., Palmer, S., Phillips, C., Smith, R., John, A., Davies, G., Lyons, R., Phillips, C., Davies, G., Rodgers, S., Jones, K., Lacey, A., Lyons, R., John, A. Cohort Profile: The Housing Regeneration and Health Study International Journal of Epidemiology
  62. Turner, S., Arthur, G., Lyons, R., Weightman, A., Mann, M., Jones, S., John, A., Lannon, S., Brophy, S. Modification of the home environment for the reduction of injuries Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  63. Lyons, R., John, A. Modification of the home environment for the reduction of injuries Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3600
  64. Lyons, R., John, A., Brophy, S., Jones, S., Johansen, A., Kemp, A., Lannon, S., Patterson, J., Rolfe, B., Sander, L., Weightman, A. Cochrane review: Modification of the home environment for the reduction of injuries. Evidence-Based Child Health A Cochrane Review Journal 2 2 899 928
  65. Fone, D., Dunstan, F., John, A., Lloyd, K., Lloyd, K., John, A. Associations between common mental disorders and the Mental Illness Needs Index in community settings: Multilevel analysis The British Journal of Psychiatry 191 2 158 163
  66. John, A., Williams, D., Lloyd, B. Early detection and primary prevention of type 2 diabetes: what's happening in your locality?. Practical Diabetes International
  67. Jones, S., Lyons, R., John, A., Palmer, S., Lyons, R., John, A. Traffic calming policy can reduce inequalities in child pedestrian injuries: database study Injury Prevention 11 3 152 156


  1. John, A., Heatman, B., Humphreys, C., Price, L., Lloyd, K. Thematic review of deaths of children and young people through probable suicide, 2006-2012. Public Health Wales NHS Trust

Book Chapters

  1. Williams, R., John, A. Non-communicable Diseases, Injuries, Suicide and Self-harm (Ed.), Global Health 142 158 Sage
  2. D.R.R., W., John, A., Ramachandran, S., Snehalata, C. Delivering care to the population (Ed.), The Evidence Base for Diabetes Care 438

Other Research Outputs

  1. Hawton, K., Lascelles, K., Stewart, A., John, A., Mathieson, J., Haw, C., Saunders, K. Identifying and responding to suicide clusters and contagion Public Health England
  2. Price, S., Knight, T., John, A. Research evidence review report for Child Death Review: Deaths of children through suicide
  3. Waugh, N., Scotland, G., McNamee, P., Gillett, M., Brennan, A., Goyder, E., Williams, R., John, A. Screening for type 2 diabetes: literature review and economic modelling Health technology assessment (Winchester, England) 11 17
  4. Brophy, S., Mannan, S., John, A., Cheung, W., Lyons, R., Weston, C., Williams, D. Risk of Further Acute Vascular Events Following an Initial Myocardial Infarction or Stroke Road Safety Research Report No. 65 Department for Transport: London