Michael Shepherd Independent Researcher

Recent Publications, Conference Presentations and Reports to policy makers


Shepherd M The Health and wellbeing impact of waste management technologies: A guide to practice in Wales. Report for Wales Health Impact Support Unit. (Forthcoming)

Shepherd M. 2011 Social Analysis of policy options from addressing health impacts of climate change in Europe. Paper for WHO

Shepherd M. Report of the Health Impact Assessment of Proposed Changes to Mental Health Services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Report to Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan Local Health Board. 2011  http://www.apho.org.uk/resource/item.aspx?RID=111321

Shepherd M, Grimstead I, Davidson G, Owen R. TXT2 Public: using digital communications technology to engage excluded communities. Creating Publics, London July 2011

Shepherd M, Chadderton C . ‘Local Voices’: the potential for HIA in raising the bar on public participation. International Health Impact Assessment Conference. Granada, Spain. April 2011

Elliott E, Harrop, E., Rothwell, H, Shepherd, M. and Williams, G. Working Paper 134: The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Health in Wales: A Review and Case Study, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, November (2010), ISBN 978-1-904815-97-6, 2010 http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/socsi/resources/wp134.pdf

Shepherd M. Thinking upstream: the challenge of health inequalities in Wales in Social Exclusion in Wales Winckler V ed, Cardiff, Bevan Foundation. 2010  http://www.bevanfoundation.org/publications/poverty-and-social-exclusion-in-wales-2/ 

Anderson E, Shepherd M, Salisbury C. “Taking off the suit”: engaging the community in primary health care decision-making. Health Expectations, 9(1) 70-80, 2006  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1369-7625.2006.00364.x/abstract

Shepherd M, Addis S Audit of NHS Continuing and Long term Care in Wales. AWARD/Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics.  2007

Shepherd M A review of the evidence on health inequities and community cohesion with recommendations for strengthening the health assets approach. 2012  resources/Inequalities%20brief%20interventions.pdf

Shepherd M Assessing the contribution that different approaches to training of health and social service staff can make to reducing health inequities: A review of evidence. 2012  resources/Assets%20report.pdf

Shepherd M Every Contact Counts: A review of evidence. 2012  resources/Every%20contact%20counts.pdf

Elliott E, Byrne E, Shirani F, Gong Y, Henwood K, Morgan H, Shepherd M, Palmer S, Williams G. A review of theories, concepts and interventions relating to community-level strengths and their impact on health and well being. Connected Communities Programme , London, Arts & Humanities Research Board 2012

Chadderton C; Elliott E; Hacking N; Shepherd M; Williams G 2012 Health impact assessment in the UK planning system: the possibilities and limits of community engagement. Health Promotion International 2012; doi: 10.1093/heapro/das031