John Mooney

Senior Lecturer in Public Health & Registered Public Health Specialist


local alcohol policies, community intervention studies, local and national public health policy evaluation

Having gained Fellowship of the Faculty of Public Health through completing accredited training and membership exams in 2009, I combine my teaching and research interests with working part-time with the public health consultant team at Sunderland City Council. Having previously worked at the Universities of Edinburgh (MRC Fellowship) and Sheffield (Alcohol Research Group), my principle areas of interest have been in policy interventions to tackle chronic disease risk factors such as obesity and alcohol misuse.

BSc; MPH; FFPH; PGCE(H.Ed) Details: BSc Hons (1st Class) Biochemistry & Pharmacology University of Strathclyde, 1989. MPH (Carnegie Scholarship, University of Glasgow. 1996) MFPH Part A Faculty Membership Exam (2007) MFPH Part B Faculty Membership Exam (2009) FFPH Fellowship of Faculty of Public Health Registered Public Health Specialist (Reg. no. FR0511) PGCE (Higher Education), University of Sunderland.

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  1. Allan, Chris, Mooney, John and Ling, Jonathan (2018) Social deprivation as a marker for alcohol harms, and implications for local harm reduction policies in England: an ecological study. The Lancet, 292 (S15). s15. ISSN 0140-6736
  2. Ihedike, Christabel, Price, Monica and Mooney, John (2018) The Effect of Photochemical Smog on Respiratory Health Patients in Abuja Nigeria: 11th International Conference on Air Quality: Science & Application: Barcelona 12th-16th March 2018. In: 11th International Conference on Air Quality Science and Application, 12-16 Mar 2018, Barcelona.
  3. Ihedike, Christabel, Mooney, John and Price, Monica (2018) The Effect of Photochemical Smog on Respiratory Health Patients in Abuja Nigeria: ICAPC 2018 : 20th International Conference on Air Pollution and Control. In: ICAPC 2018: 20th International Conference on Air Pollution and Control, 19-20 Feb 2018, Paris, France.
  4. Mooney, John, Imarhiagbe, Michael and Ling, Jonathan (2018) Should UK Pneumococcal Vaccine Eligibility Criteria Include Alcohol Dependency in Areas with High Alcohol-Related Mortality? Vaccines, 6 (2). pp. 25-29. ISSN 2076-393X
  5. Mooney, John and Anderson, Annie (2014) Incentivising “healthier” workplace vending options using price discounting: A multi-site study in central Scotland. Obesity Facts, 7 (s1). p. 126.
  6. Crawford, Fiona, Mackison, Dionne, Mooney, John and Ellaway, Anne (2017) Observation and assessment of the nutritional quality of ‘out of school’ foods popular with secondary school pupils at lunchtime. BMC Public Health, 17 (887). ISSN 1471-2458
  7. Mooney, John, Holmes, John, Gavens, Lucy, de Vocht, Frank, Hickman, Matt, Lock, Karen and Brennan, Alan (2017) Investigating local policy drivers for alcohol harm prevention: a comparative case study of two local authorities in England. BMC Public Health, 17 (825). ISSN 1471-2458
  8. Gavens, Lucy, Holmes, John, Buykx, Penny, de Vocht, Frank, Egan, Matt, Grace, Daniel, Lock, Karen, Mooney, John and Brennan, Alan (2017) Processes of local alcohol policy-making in England: Does the theory of policy transfer provide useful insights into public health decision-making? Health and Place. ISSN 1353-8292
  9. Mooney, John, Frank, John and Anderson, A. S. (2013) Workplace dietary improvement initiatives ought not to be discouraged by modest returns from low-intensity interventions. European Journal of Public Health, 23 (2). pp. 193-194. ISSN 1101-1262
  10. Mooney, John, Sattar, Zeibeda, de Vocht, Frank, Smolar, Maria, Nicholls, James and Jonathan, Ling (2016) Assessing the feasibility of using health information in alcohol licensing decisions: a case study of seven English local authorities. The Lancet, 388 (S79). ISSN 0140-6736