Dr Ben Gascoyne

Ben is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care at the School of Social Sciences and Professions.

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Ben has a background in social epidemiology, and experience working in global health, disability research and public health policy. Before joining London Met he worked at the WHO Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Well-being at Public Health Wales, where his research focused on the effects of cold homes on health.

Module leader for Health Project (Health and Social Care BSc)

Ben's primary interest is understanding the impacts of urban housing conditions on health, particularly among people with disabilities. He has worked on a wide range of projects including observational and experimental studies in epidemiology and implementation research, and has used mixed-methods and participatory designs to produce evidence to inform public health policy. He is a member of the Centre for Primary Health and Social Care.

Janssen H, Ford K, Gascoyne B, Hill R, Roberts M, Bellis MA, Azam S. Cold indoor temperatures and their association with health and well-being: a systematic literature review. Public Health. 2023 Oct 9;224:185-194. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37820536.
Gascoyne B, Jolley E, Penzin S, Ogundimu K, Owoeye F, Schmidt E. Vision impairment and self-reported anxiety and depression in older adults in Nigeria: evidence from a cross-sectional survey in Kogi State. Int Health. 2022 Apr 6;14(Suppl 1):i9-i16. PMID: 35385870; PMCID: PMC8986359.
Buttan S, Gascoyne B, Das S, Schmidt E. Piloting targeted glaucoma screening: experiences of eye care services in Ganjam district, Odisha state, India. Int Health. 2022 Apr 6;14(Suppl 1):i29-i36. PMID: 35385872; PMCID: PMC8986354.
Sanders R, Gascoyne B, Appleby P, Rashida SA, Jolley E. Eye Health Service Uptake among People with Visual Impairment and Other Functional Difficulties in Bangladesh: A Cross-Sectional Study with Short-Term Follow Up. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Aug 27;18(17):9068. PMID: 34501657; PMCID: PMC8431586.
Bechange S, Jolley E, Gascoyne B, Smith K, Griffiths A, Ngorok J, Schmidt E. Livelihood outcomes in a cohort of youth with disabilities following participation in an economic empowerment programme in rural Uganda. Disabil Health J. 2021 Jul;14(3):101069. Epub 2021 Feb 6. PMID: 33653672.
Dr Ben Gascoyne
Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care