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 Myles-Jay Linton

Myles-Jay Linton

PhD Student

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+44 (0)1392 725565

South Cloisters 1.11

Myles-Jay is a behavioural scientist working within the Health Economics Research Group, with a specific interest in the measurement of well-being. Within his PhD he is using econometric methods in order to understand the determinants of subjective well-being, and discrete choice methods to examine preferences for life satsifaction.

Prior to moving to Exeter, he undertook a Research Placement at the University of Cambridge as a member of The Psychometrics Centre. There he used structural equation modelling (SEM) and data gathered through Facebook in order to investigate the relationship between life satisfaction, personality traits and health status. 

His PhD is supervised by Dr Antonieta Medina-Lara and Professor Paul Dieppe.

Broad specialisms:

Well-being, multivariate statistics and data visualisation

Qualifications

2013 BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Surrey)

Research

Research interests

Health services research, behavioural economics and health psychology.

Research projects

Recommendations for Country Profiles of Well-Being in the Context of Highlights on Health - World Health Organisation (2015 - 2016)

Barriers to the scale-up of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) and the syndromic management of curable STIs/RTIs - Malaria Medicines Venture/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2014 - Present)

PhD: Meaning, Measurement and Determinants of Subjective well-being - University of Exeter Medical School (2013 - Present)

Publications:

Linton MJ, Dieppe P, Medina-Lara A. A review of 99 self-report measures for assessing well-being in adults: Exploring dimensions of well-being and developments over time. BMJ Open; 2016; 6:e010641; doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010641.

International conferences:

Chico RM, Wamoyi J, Linton MJ, Bunga C, Soori N, Changalucha J, Chandramohan D, Medina-Lara A. A cross-sectional survey of perceptions related to symptoms of malaria, curable reproductive tract infections, and associated treatments among pregnant women at health facilities in Tanzania. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta Nov 13-17, 2016

Chico RM, Wamoyi J, Linton MJ, Bunga C, Soori N, Changalucha J, Chandramohan D, Medina-Lara A. A cross-sectional survey of knowledge and perceptions related to prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnancy among health care providers at health facilities in Tanzania. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta Nov 13-17, 2016

Chico RM, Wamoyi J, Linton MJ, Bunga C, Soori N, Changalucha J, Chandramohan D, Medina-Lara A. Curable reproductive tract infections: A cross-sectional survey of perceptions related to symptoms and associated treatments among health-care providers at health facilities in Tanzania. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Atlanta Nov 13-17, 2016

Linton MJ, Dieppe P, & Medina-Lara A. Measuring well-being: Psychometrics, conceptual consistency and the plausibility of a gold standard. International Society of Quality of Life Research Conference, Berlin Oct 15-18, 2016

National conferences and invited talks:

Linton MJ, Dieppe P, & Medina-Lara A. Determinants of subjective well-being in adulthood. Annual University of Exeter Medical School Research Event, Devon 2016

Linton MJ, Dieppe P, & Medina-Lara A. Determinants and differences in well-being. Annual University of Exeter Medical School Research Event, Devon 2016

Linton MJ, Dieppe P, & Medina-Lara A. The good news and the bad news about well-being. 
South West Health Economists' Meeting, Devon 2015

Linton MJ, Dieppe P, & Medina-Lara A. An Anatomy of Well-being: Exploring the concepts central to its measurement. University of Exeter Medical and Health Research Showcase, Devon 2014
    
Linton MJ, Dieppe P, & Medina-Lara A. How well are we able to measure well-being? Annual University of Exeter Medical School Research Event, Devon 2014

Linton MJ, Does perceived health status predict life satisfaction? A structural equation modelling study. University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, Cambridge 2013

Linton MJ, Personality, perceived health and well-being:  A Facebook study. British Psychological Society undergraduate and postgraduate conference, Bournemouth 2013

Mental health, statistics and health psychology.

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