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Peter Aspinall

Emeritus Reader in Population Health



Peter is a social scientist who has worked over the last thirty years in a range of research areas, including urban and regional analysis, geriatric medicine, health services research, and, during the last decade, in public health, ethnicity terminology and classifications, and ethnicity and health. He has a broad breadth of experience of research within regional and district health authorities, London Boroughs and universities. He has been a member of the Health Services Advisory Group on the Census since 1994 and was the Office for National Statistics National Convenor for the working group on cultural background questions for the 2001 Census.

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Aspinall, P. (2019). The Sri Lankan community of descent in the UK: a neglected population in demographic and health research. South Asian Diaspora [Online] 11:51-65. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/19438192.2018.1505065.
Aspinall, P. (2018). What kind of mixed race/ethnicity data is needed for the 2020/21 global population census round: the cases of the UK, USA, and Canada. Ethnic and Racial Studies [Online] 41:1990-2008. Available at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2017.1346267.
Aspinall, P. (2018). Measuring the health patterns of the 'mixed/multiple' ethnic group in Britain: data quality problems, reporting issues, and implications for policy. International Journal of Social Research Methodology [Online] 21:359-371. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2017.1399623.
Aspinall, P., Jacobson, B. and Castillo-Salgado, C. (2016). Establishing and sustaining health observatories serving urbanized populations around the world: scoping study and survey. European Journal of Public Health [Online] 26:681-686. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckw007.
Aspinall, P. and Mitton, L. (2014). Smoking prevalence and the changing risk profiles in the UK ethnic and migrant minority populations: implications for stop smoking services. Public Health [Online] 128:297-306. Available at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2013.12.013.
Aspinall, P. and Song, M. (2013). Is race a 'salient' or 'dominant identity' in the early 21st century. The evidence of UK survey data on respondents' sense of who they are. Social Science Research [Online] 42:547-561. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2012.10.007.
Aspinall, P. (2012). Do the 'Asian' categories in the British censuses adequately capture the Indian sub-continent diaspora population?. South Asian Dispora [Online] 5:179-195. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19438192.2013.740226.
Aspinall, P. (2012). Answer formats in British census and survey ethnicity questions: Does open response better capture 'superdiversity'?. Sociology [Online] 46:354-364. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038511419195.
Song, M. and Aspinall, P. (2012). Is racial mismatch a problem for young 'mixed race' people in Britain? The findings of qualitative research. Ethnicities [Online] 12:730-753. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468796811434912.
Aspinall, P. (2011). The utility and validity for public health of ethnicity categorisation in the 1991, 2001 and 2011 British censuses. Public Health [Online] 125:680-687. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2011.05.001.
Aspinall, P. and Chinouya, M. (2011). Determining the identity of 'black Africans' in UK population and health policy contexts: ethical issues and challenges. Social Identities [Online] 17:255-270. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2011.558378.
Aspinall, P. (2011). The health and healthcare of vulnerable migrant children. Poverty [Online]:13-14. Available at: http://www.cpag.org.uk/sites/default/files/CPAG_Poverty138_HealthVulnerableMigrantChildren.pdf.
Aspinall, P. (2011). Who is 'Black African' in Britain? Challenges to official categorisation of the sub-Saharan African origin population. African Identities [Online] 9:33-48. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14725843.2011.530443.
Aspinall, P. and Hashem, F. (2011). Responding to minority ethnic groups' language support needs in Britain. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal [Online] 30:145-162. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02610151111116526.
Aspinall, P. (2010). Concepts, terminology and classifications for the "mixed" ethnic or racial group in the United Kingdom. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health [Online] 64:557-560. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2009.088294.
Aspinall, P. and Hashem, F. (2010). Are our data on teenage pregnancy across ethnic groups in England fit for the purpose of policy formulation, implementation and monitoring?. Critical Public Health [Online] 20:47-70. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581590902763257.
Chinouya, M. and Aspinall, P. (2010). Ethical Issues in Targeted HIV Prevention Work among 'Black African' Migrants in London. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care [Online] 6:20-33. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5042/ijmhsc.2011.0151.
Aspinall, P. (2010). Does the British state's categorisation of 'mixed race' meet public policy needs?. Social Policy and Society [Online] 9:55-69. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746409990194.
Aspinall, P. and Song, M. (2013). Mixed Race Identities. [Online]. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137318893.
Aspinall, P. and Mitton, L. (2011). The Migration History, Demography, & Socio-Economic Position of the Somali Community in Britain. New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Book section
Aspinall, P. (2014). Measuring Race/Ethnicity for Health. In: Cockerham, W. C., Dingwall, R. and Quah, S. R. eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118410868.
Song, M. and Aspinall, P. (2012). 'Mixed race' young people's differential responses to misrecognition in Britain. In: Edwards, R., Ali, S., Caballero, C. and Song, M. eds. International Perspectives on Racial Mixing and Mixedness. Routledge, pp. 125-140.
Aspinall, P. (2011). Suicide amongst Britain's Immigrant Population: Data Sources, Analytical Approaches, and Main Findings. In: Sher, L. and Vilens, A. eds. Immigration and Mental Health: Stress Psychiatric Disorders and Suicidal Behaviour Among Immigrants and Refugees. New York: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 71-86.
Research report (external)
Aspinall, P. and Jacobson, B. (2010). Candidate Indicators to Monitor the Impact of the Recession on Public Health: Rapid Scoping Study. London Health Observatory.
Aspinall, P. and Watters, C. (2010). Refugees and Asylum Seekers: A Review from an Equality and Human Rights Perspective. Research Report 52. Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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