Published research papers
Wade, A., Hobbs, M., & Green, M. A. Investigating the relationship between multimorbidity and dental attendance: a cross-sectional study of UK adults. BDJ volume 226, pages 138–143 (25 January 2019)
Hobbs, M., Griffiths, C., Green, M. A., Jordan, H., Saunders, J., Christensen, A., McKenna, J. Fast-food outlet availability and obesity: Considering variation by age and methodological diversity in 22,889 Yorkshire Health Study participants. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology 28 (2019) 43–53
Hobbs, M. Griffiths, C.Green, MA. Christensen, A. Examining longitudinal associations between the recreational physical activity environment, change in body mass index, and obesity by age in 8864 Yorkshire Health Study participants. Social Science & Medicine, 2018 
Holding, E. Relton, C. Roberts, K. Oliver, E. First aid intervention in the adult population: the Yorkshire Health Study and it's implications for first aid education. International Journal of First Aid Education, 2017
Viksveen, P. Relton, C. Depressed patients’ experiences with and perspectives on treatment provided by homeopaths. A qualitative interview study embedded in a trial. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 2017
Deakin PJ, Tsai J. Who buys herbal medicines and what products are they using? Secondary analysis of a cross-sectional health database in Yorkshire, UK. Dissertation BSc Herbal Medicine, 2017
Viksveen P, Relton C, Nicholl J.Depressed patients treated by homeopaths: a randomised controlled trial using the “cohort multiple randomised controlled trial” (cmRCT) design, Trials, 2017
Viksveen P, Relton C, Nicholl J.Benefits and challenges of using the cohort multiple randomised controlled trial design for testing an intervention for depression, Trials, 2017
Hobbs M, Griffiths C, Green MA, Jordan H, Saunders J, McKenna J. How different data sources and

definitions of n eighbourhood influence the association between food outlet availability and body mass index: a cross-sectional study, Perspectives in Public Health, 2016.

Green MA, Little E, Strong M, Cooper R, Relton C, Understanding the socio-economic factors that influence usage of prescribed and non-prescribed medicine using a large population cohort, BMJ Open, 2016.

Li J, Green MA, Kearns B, Holding E, Smith C, Haywood A, Cindy C, Strong M, Relton C, Patterns of multi-morbidity and their association with health outcomes within Yorkshire, England: baseline results from the Yorkshire Health StudyBMC Public Health, 2016

MA Green, M Strong, F Razak, SV Subramanian, C Relton, P Bissell, Who are the obese? A cluster analysis exploring subgroups of the obese, Journal of Public Health, 2015

Everson-Hock, E.S., Green, M.A., Goyder, E.C., Copeland, R.J., Till, S.H., Heller, B. and Hart, O. 'Reducing the impact of physical inactivity: evidence to support the case for targeting people with chronic mental and physical conditions, Journal of Public Health., 2015

Clegg A, Relton C,  Young J, Witham M, Improving recruitment of older people to clinical trials: use of the cohort multiple randomised controlled trial design, Age and Aging, 2015




Green MA, Li J, Relton C, Strong M, Kearns B, Wu M, Bissell P, et al, Cohort Profile: The Yorkshire Health Study, International Journal of Epidemiology, 2014, 1–6.

Relton C, Li J, Strong M, Holdsworth M, Cooper R, Green M, Bissell P, Deprivation, clubs and drugs: results of a UK regional population-based cross-sectional study of weight management strategies, BMC Public Health 2014, 14:444. 

Viksveen P, Relton C. Depression treated by homeopaths: a study protocol for a pragmatic cohort multiple randomised controlled trial.Homeopathy. 2014 April, 103(2):147-52.

Wu M, Brazier JE, Kearns B, Relton C, Smith C, Cooper CL. Examining the impact of 11 long-standing health conditions on health-related quality of life using the EQ-5D in a general population sample. The European Journal of Health Economics, 2014.



Kearns B, Ara R, Young T, Relton C. Association between body mass index and health-related quality of life, and the impact of self-reported long-term conditions - cross-sectional study from the South Yorkshire Cohort dataset. BMC Public Health, 2013, 13, 1009.

Brown I, Deighton M. A Decision Aid Intervention to Improve Decisions about Weight Management Referral in Primary Care: Development and Feasibility Study. Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy, 2013, 3 (6)

Viksveen P. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatment by homoepaths in addition to usual care for depressed patients. 2013 BioMed Central DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN02484593​



Brown I, McClimens A. Ambivalence and obesity stigma in decisions about weight management: A qualitative study. Health, 2012, 4 (12A), 1562-1569

Relton C, O'Cathain A, Nicholl J. A pilot 'cohort multiple randomised controlled trial' of a treatment by a homeopath for women with menopausal hot flushes. Contemporary Clinical Trials 2012 33:5, 853-859​



Relton C, Bissell P, Smith C, Blackburn J, Tod A, Copeland R, Young T, Cooper CL, Nichol J, Loban A, et al.South Yorkshire Cohort: a 'cohort trials facility' study of health and weight - protocol for the recruitment phase. BMC Public Health 2011:640 2011



Relton C, O'Cathain A, Nicholl J, Torgerson D. Rethinking pragmatic randomised controlled trials: Introducing the "cohort multiple randomised controlled trial" design. 2010 BMJ Online 340(7753):963-967



Conference presentations and posters
Hobbs M, Griffiths C, Green M, Jordan H, McKenna J. Associations between the physical activity and food environment and obesity: a cross sectional study of UK adults - Poster
Ben Kearns poster presentation on the The association between having a long-term condition and uptake of population-based screening for colorectal cancer, for the 16th Biennial European Conference, June 12 - 14, 2016
Clare Relton presented at the 2015 3rd International Clinical Trials Methdology Conference held in Glasgow on the Trials within Cohorts (TwiCs): review of an innovative approach to practical trials: the 'cohort multiple RCT' design. Poster attached here.
Ellie Holding presented at the 2015 Health Services Research Network (HRSN) Symposium held in Nottingham on the Yorkshire Health Study as a recruitment and research facility. 
Clare Relton presented at the 2014 Dementia conference held in Copenhagen on the Yorkshire Health Study as a research platform for facilitating Dementia RCT's. Title of talk: Facilitating dementia trials: Innovative trial design  +  UK research platform



Clare Relton was invited Key Note Speaker at the Population Studies Research Network workshop in Toronto, Canada (Funded by Cancer Care Ontario).Title of talk: ‘Design options for intervention studies in cohorts’. (The South Yorkshire Cohort)



Clare Relton talk Title 'Cohort multiple RCT design: a review of practice’.

‘RCTS in the Social Sciences conference’, University of York. September 2012.


Clare Relton presented at the TWiC's Symposium held in November 2014 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the Cm RCT approach to trial design and the Yorkshire Health Study. Title of talk: What are TwiCs?


Clare Relton with Professor Jon Nicholl from the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield led a national workshop on the cmRCT design (using the South Yorkshire Cohort as an examplar).