Daniel Holman

Daniel Holman
The University of Sheffield | Sheffield · Department of Sociological Studies

PhD Sociology

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October 2018 - present
The University of Sheffield
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  • Research Associate
November 2014 - September 2018
The University of Sheffield
Position
  • Research Associate
April 2012 - October 2014
University of Cambridge
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  • Research Associate

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Publications (45)
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Background The concept of “intersectionality” is increasingly employed within public health arenas, particularly in North America, and is often heralded as offering great potential to advance health inequalities research and action. Given persistently poor progress towards tackling health inequalities, and recent calls to reframe this agenda in the...
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Intersectionality has received an increasing amount of attention in health inequalities research in recent years. It suggests that treating social characteristics separately—mainly age, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic position—does not match the reality that people simultaneously embody multiple characteristics and are therefore potentially s...
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Chronic diseases and their inequalities amongst older adults are a significant public health challenge. Prevention and treatment of chronic diseases will benefit from insight into which population groups show greatest risk. Biomarkers are indicators of the biological mechanisms underlying health and disease. We analysed disparities in a common set...
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Objectives Increasing life expectancy has led governments to implement reforms aimed at delaying retirement. Chronic conditions are an important barrier to this given their association with pain, functional limitations, depression and ultimately lower life expectancy. Chronic diseases are gendered in terms of these characteristics, as well as their...
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Background Intersectionality theory suggests that multiple forms of inequality need to be considered simultaneously. The extent to which intersectionality has been used within interventional health research has not been systematically examined. This scoping review explores the use of intersectionality when designing and implementing interventions t...
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While social and spatial determinants of biomarkers have been reported, no previous study has examined both together within an intersectional perspective. We present a novel extension of quantitative intersectional analyses using cross-classified multilevel models to explore how intersectional positions and neighbourhood deprivation are associated...
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Background: The concept of ‘intersectionality’ is increasingly employed within public health arenas, particularly in North America, and is often heralded as offering great potential to advance health inequalities research and action. Given persistently poor progress towards tackling health inequalities, and recent calls to reframe this agenda in th...
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The concept of 'intersectionality' is increasingly employed within public health arenas, particularly in North America, and is often heralded as offering great potential to advance health inequalities research and action. Given persistently poor progress towards tackling health inequalities, and recent calls to reframe this agenda in the UK and Eur...
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Background: The concept of ‘intersectionality’ is increasingly employed within public health arenas, particularly in North America, and is often heralded as offering great potential to advance health inequalities research and action. Given persistently poor progress towards tackling health inequalities, and recent calls to reframe this agenda in th...
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The concept of ‘intersectionality’ is increasingly employed within public health arenas, particularly in North America, and is often heralded as offering great potential to advance health inequalities research and action. Given persistently poor progress towards tackling health inequalities, and recent calls to reframe this agenda in the UK and Eur...
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Background: The concept of ‘intersectionality’ is increasingly employed within public health arenas, particularly in North America, and is often heralded as offering great potential to advance health inequalities research and action. Given persistently poor progress towards tackling health inequalities, and recent calls to reframe this agenda in th...
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Since the early 1990s, the European service sector has been growing and employment in this sector has risen. Within the service sector the Health and Care Sector (HCS) plays a dominant role – as part of the social protection system but also in economic terms. Against this background, the HCS has particular relevance: it is not only the ageing of so...
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Objective People with type 2 diabetes and increased systolic blood pressure (SBP) are at high risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). We aimed to investigate the association between CVD related hospital payments and SBP and test whether it is influenced by diabetes peer-support. Methods Two cohorts comprising people with type 2 diabetes were includ...
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Objectives Previous research has shown that poor physical and mental health are important risk factors for early work exit. We examined potential differences in this association in older workers (50+) across educational levels. Methods Coordinated analyses were carried out in longitudinal data sets from four European countries: the Netherlands (Lo...
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Background: The health and social care sector (HCS) is currently facing multiple challenges across Europe: against the background of ageing societies, more people are in need of care. Simultaneously, several countries report a lack of skilled personnel. Due to its structural characteristics, including a high share of part-time workers, an ageing w...
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Background: Educational inequalities in health have been widely reported. A low educational level is associated with more adverse working conditions. Working conditions, in turn, are associated with health and there is evidence that this association remains after work exit. Because many countries are raising the statutory retirement age, lower edu...
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Objectives: We report on the experiences of peer support facilitators and study nurses who participated in a large trial of peer support for type 2 diabetes. The support was led by volunteer peer support facilitators, who were trained in overcoming barriers to diabetes care, motivational interviewing, listening skills and setting up and running gr...
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Multilevel models have recently been used to empirically investigate the idea that social characteristics are intersectional such as age, sex, ethnicity, and socioeconomic position interact with each other to drive outcomes. Some argue this approach solves the multiple-testing problem found in standard dummy-variable (fixed-effects) regression, bec...
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This study examined whether the association between work characteristics and health remains after work exit and whether individual factors mediate this association. Longitudinal datasets from three countries were used: Netherlands (LASA), Denmark (DLSA) and England (ELSA). The association between pre-retirement work characteristics (physical demand...
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As a response to the ageing population, the United Kingdom (UK) government, like many others, has increased the State Pension Age. This has involved equalising women’s State Pension Age with men’s, raising it from 60 to 65, with further increases already underway. It has been argued that a key issue with how this change has been implemented is the...
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Aims: Cerebrovascular disease is one of more typical reasons for hospitalisation and re-hospitalisation in people with type 2 diabetes. We aimed to derive and externally validate two risk prediction algorithms for cerebrovascular hospitalisation and re-hospitalisation. Methods: Two independent cohorts were used to derive and externally validate...
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Social quality focusses on the nature of ‘the social’, arguing that people are realised as social beings through interacting with a range of collectives, both from the formal world of systems and the informal lifeworld. Four conditional factors are necessary for this to occur, which at the same time are assumed to influence health and well-being: s...
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Total cholesterol to high density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (TC/HDL) is an important prognostic factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study used restricted cubic spline modelling to investigate the dose-response associations between TC/HDL and both CVD hospitalisation and CVD re-hospitalisation in two independent prospective cohorts. Th...
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Multilevel models have recently been used to uncover socio-demographic intersectional effects – interactions between e.g. age, sex, ethnicity, socioeconomic position etc. Some argue this approach solves the multiple-testing problem found in standard dummy-variable (fixed-effects) regression, because the intersections are automatically shrunk toward...
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Aim To investigate the impact of a low‐cost diabetes peer‐support intervention, aimed at reducing inpatient and outpatient care utilization and healthcare payments, by conducting a cohort study that followed up a randomized controlled trial. Methods A total of 1121 adults with Type 2 diabetes were recruited through general practices in Cambridgesh...
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While the nature of gambling practices is contested, a strong evidence base demonstrates that gambling can become a serious disorder and have a range of detrimental effects for individuals, communities and societies. Over the last decade, football in the UK has become visibly entwined with gambling marketing. To explore this apparent trend, we trac...
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Context Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a common and costly reason for hospitalisation and re-hospitalisation among patients with type 2 diabetes. Objective This study aimed to develop and externally validate two risk prediction models for cardiovascular hospitalisation and cardiovascular re-hospitalisation. Design Two independent prospective coh...
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Background Diabetes peer support, where one person with diabetes helps others, may improve diabetes management. The objective of this study was to perform a cost analysis of peer support strategies used in RAndomized controlled trial of Peer Support in type 2 Diabetes. Methods We performed a 2×2 factorial randomized cluster controlled trial in Eng...
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Population aging is threatening the financial long-term sustainability of pension systems. The UK government has reacted by bringing the state pension age for women in line with that of men, raising it from 60 to 65, over the 2010–2020 period. This will have differential implications for women’s health and wellbeing depending on their awareness of...
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In recent years, health behaviour interventions have received a great deal of attention in both research and policy as a means of encouraging people to lead healthier lives. The emphasis of such interventions has varied over time, in terms of level of intervention (e.g. individual vs community) and drawing on different disciplinary perspectives. Re...
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Health-related behaviours are a concern for contemporary health policy and practice given their association with a range of illness outcomes. Many of the policies and interventions aimed at changing health-related behaviours assume that people are more or less free to choose their behaviour and how they experience health. Within sociology and anthr...
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Diabetes peer support, where one person with diabetes helps guide and support others, has been proposed as a way to improve diabetes management. We have tested whether different diabetes peer support strategies can improve metabolic and/or psychological outcomes. People with type 2 diabetes (n = 1,299) were invited to participate as either 'peer' o...
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The relationship between social class and mental illness stigma has received little attention in recent years. At the same time, the concept of mental health literacy has become an increasingly popular way of framing knowledge and understanding of mental health issues. British Social Attitudes survey data present an opportunity to unpack the relati...
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Talking treatments are underused in England by working-class people: their higher rates of common mental disorders compared with their middle-class counterparts are not matched by an increased use of these treatments. Given that, overall, talking treatments are effective in tackling depression and anxiety, understanding their underuse is important....

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The main aim of this ESRC funded project is to investigate the intersectional complexity of later life (50+) chronic diseases, specifically type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity, thereby furthering knowledge and understanding of inequalities in healthy ageing. This complexity lies in how the fine-grained socio-demographic inequalities in these long-term conditions, as measured via biomarker data, result from dis/advantage over the lifecourse. Under this overall aim the project has a number of specific objectives: 1) To pursue a highly novel, biosocial approach to chronic disease and healthy ageing inequalities; to advance UK social science knowledge on this topic. 2) To map intersectional inequalities in diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, and related health/functional ageing outcomes. This will involve identifying the intersectional deprivations at particular risk, which will serve as a point of departure for the rest of the project. 3) To analyse the lifecourse and health practice factors that contribute to intersectional inequalities and their later life trajectories. 4) To produce evidence that can be used to inform approaches to tackling healthy ageing inequalities. 5) To promote a conceptual shift in how inequalities of healthy ageing and chronic disease are understood among non-academic stakeholders. This will draw attention to particularly disadvantaged 'social locations', as a matter of social justice and fairness. Further details can be found here: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=ES/R00921X/1
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The main goal of this Action is to advance scientific knowledge about the gendered impacts of extended working life on the health and economic well-being of older workers in Europe and to support informed gender-sensitive future policy, explicitly considering the differential needs of women and men. The Early Career Investigator forum aims to integrate ECIs into the COST Action and facilitate networking and collaboration.