Senior Visiting Fellow
PhD, FRCP (Hon), FRCPE, FFPH
Professor Kelly is Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge and a member of St John’s College, Cambridge. Between 2005 and 2014 he was the Director of the Centre for Public Health at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) where he led the teams producing public health guidelines. While at NICE he appeared regularly on the Today Programme and BBC, ITV and Sky Television. He has advised the House of Commons Health Select Committee and been a witness before parliamentary committees on a number of occasions. He has chaired committees for MRC/ESRC, the Foods Standards Agency and recently visited Sydney to advise the Sax Institute there.
From 2005 to 2007 he directed the methodology work stream for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. This body of work was the first time that a properly evidence based approach to dealing with health inequalities had been attempted by WHO. He has a continuing interest in health inequalities and is pursuing a programme of research in Cambridge on this topic.
He read Sociology and Economics at the University of York. He undertook post graduate training in Sociology at the University of Leicester before taking his PhD in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Dundee. He has held academic appointments at the Universities of Leicester, Dundee, Abertay, Greenwich, Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford and Sheffield, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and UCL as well as Cambridge. He had an academic career lasting twenty seven years before moving into the National Health Service to lead the Research Team at the Health Development Agency and then moving on to NICE.
His research interests include the methods and philosophy of evidence based medicine, prevention of CVD, health inequalities, health related behaviour change,the causes of non-communicable disease, end of life care, dental public health and the sociology of chronic illness.
KELLY, M.P. Digital technologies and disease prevention, American Journal of Preventive Medicine 51: 861-863. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.06.012 doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2016.06.012 http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1TtTR2gOwFoiOu
MCNAMEE, P., MURRAY, E., KELLY, M.P., BOJKE, L., CHILCOTT, J., FISCHER, A., WEST, R., YARDLEY, L. (2016) Designing and undertaking a Health Economics study of digital health interventions, American Journal of Preventive Medicine 51: 852–860. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2016.05.007
GUELL, C., OGILVIE, D., KELLY, M. (2016) Physical activity as social practice: the lessons from tobacco, Public Health Today, Summer 2016, p7
SZRETER, S., KINMONTH, A.L., KRIZNIK, N.M., KELLY, M.P. (2016) Health and welfare as a burden on the state? The dangers of forgetting history, The Lancet, 388: 2734-35. http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(16)32429-1.pdf
MICHIE, S CAREY, R., JOHNSTON, M, ROTHMAN, A., de BRUIN, M., KELLY, M.P., CONNELL, L. (2016) From theory-inspired to theory-based interventions: A protocol for developing and testing a methodology for linking behaviour change techniques to theoretical mechanisms of action, Annals of Behavioral Medicine; doi:10.1007/s12160-016-9816-6 http://rdcu.be/nitY https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305218366_From_Theory-Inspired_to_Theory-Based_Interventions_A_Protocol_for_Developing_and_Testing_a_Methodology_for_Linking_Behaviour_Change_Techniques_to_Theoretical_Mechanisms_of_Action
HOLMES, B., BEST, A., DAVIES, H., HUNTER, D., KELLY, M.P., MARSHALL, M., RYCROFT-MALONE, J. Mobilizing knowledge in complex health systems: A call to action. Evidence and Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/174426416X14712553750311
GIBSON, L.A., HERNANDEZ, M., CAMPBELL, M.C., KELLY, M.P. The Effects of Breastfeeding on Childhood BMI: A Propensity Score Matching Approach, Journal of Public Health. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fwd093 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303652969_The_Effects_of_Breastfeeding_on_Childhood_BMI_A_Propensity_Score_Matching_Approach http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/10/11/pubmed.fdw093.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=I3cwJCxNbN4yOF
WILBERFORCE, M. CHALLIS, D., DAVIES, L., KELLY, M.P (2016) Evaluating the Experiential quality of older people’s community care: a concept mapping approach to instrument design, Value in Health, 19(7): A616 · November 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.09.1553 DOI: 10.1016/j.jval.2016.09.1553
MICHIE, S., WEST, R., JOHNSTON, M., MAC AONGHUSA, P., THJOMAS, J., KELLY M., SHAWE-TAYLOR, J. (2016) The Human Behaviour Change Project: Digitising the knowledge base on effectiveness of behaviour change interventions, Frontiers in Public Health, http://www.frontiersin.org/Journal/FullText.aspx?f=70&name=public_health&ART_DOI=10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2017.03.00008 DOI=10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2017.03.00008 http://www.frontiersin.org/10.3389/conf.FPUBH.2017.03.00008/event_abstract
KELLY, M.P., ATKINS, L., LITTLEFORD, C., LENG, G., MICHIE, S., (2017) Evidence-based medicine meets democracy: The role of evidence-based public health guidelines in local government, Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx002