People

Professor David Pevalin

Honorary Professor
Department of Sociology
Professor
Department of Sociology
Honorary Professor
Department of Sociology
Professor David Pevalin

Profile

Biography

Honorary Professor and Project Director (part time) from January 2017. Principal Investigator on a multi-phase project to rebase the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for the 2021 Census funded by the Office for National Statisitcs. David's primary interest lies in social inequalities in health and how life events and conditions influence health. He concentrates on using quantitative methodologies and the analysis of large-scale datasets, especially panel and cohort studies. He has previously worked on the construction and validation of the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification, social capital and health, and the long-term consequences of teenage births. He was a co-investigator on a SSHRC of Canada funded project on pre-adolescent antisocial behaviour and education. David was the Principal Investigator on a British Academy funded project - The Dynamics of Unhealthy Housing and a Co-investigator on a European Union (FP6) funded project - ESEC: A European Socio-economic Classification. In 2006 he was an ESRC Placement Fellow at the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. He has also been a Partner Investigator on an Australian Research Council funded project on housing and health with colleagues at the Universities of Adelaide and Melbourne.

Qualifications

  • PhD Applied Social and Economic Research University of Essex, (2003)

  • MA Sociology University of Calgary, (1998)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Honorary Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Essex (1/1/2017 - present)

  • Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education, University of Essex (1/1/2015 - 31/12/2016)

  • Professor, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex (1/10/2013 - 31/12/2016)

  • Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Essex (1/11/2012 - 31/7/2013)

  • Reader, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex (1/10/2011 - 30/9/2013)

  • Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Essex (1/8/2010 - 31/10/2012)

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex (1/10/2007 - 30/9/2011)

  • Lecturer, School of Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex (1/10/2003 - 30/9/2007)

  • Senior Research Officer, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex (1/4/1999 - 30/9/2003)

Other academic

  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (1/4/2013 - present)

  • Visiting Fellow, University of Adelaide (1/1/2014 - 1/7/2015)

Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Marc Steven Connor
Marc Steven Connor
Thesis title: Continuity of Care for DrUG Misusing People Released From Prison: A Quantitative Analysis of the Systems Approach
Degree subject: Public Health
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/11/2017
Franklin Norvi Glozah
Franklin Norvi Glozah
Thesis title: Exploring the Impact of Perceived Social Support and Stress on the Health and Academic Success of Adolescents in Ghana: A Mixed Methodological Strategy
Degree subject: Health Studies
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 9/12/2011

Publications

Journal articles (53)

Musa, AS., Pevalin, DJ. and Al Khalaileh, MAA., (2018). Spiritual Well-Being, Depression, and Stress Among Hemodialysis Patients in Jordan. Journal of Holistic Nursing. 36 (4), 354-365

Glozah, FN. and Pevalin, DJ., (2017). Association between psychosomatic health symptoms and common mental illness in Ghanaian adolescents: Age and gender as potential moderators. Journal of Health Psychology. 22 (11), 1376-1386

Glozah, FN. and Pevalin, DJ., (2017). Psychometric Properties of the Perceived Social Support from Family and Friends Scale: Data from an Adolescent Sample in Ghana. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 26 (1), 88-100

Rees-Evans, D. and Pevalin, DJ., (2017). Using the Principle Based Model to Improve Well-Being in School: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study. SAGE Open. 7 (2), 215824401771621-215824401771621

Baker, E., Beer, A., Lester, L., Pevalin, DJ., Whitehead, C. and Bentley, R., (2017). Is Housing a Health Insult?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14 (6), creators-Pevalin=3ADavid_J=3A=3A

Pevalin, DJ., Reeves, A., Baker, E. and Bentley, R., (2017). The impact of persistent poor housing on mental health: A longitudinal population-based study. Preventive Medicine. 105, 304-310

Musa, AS. and Pevalin, DJ., (2016). Development of the Arabic Spiritual Care Intervention-Provision Scale. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25 (15-16), 2275-2284

Musa, AS., Pevalin, DJ. and Shahin, FI., (2016). Impact of Spiritual Well-Being, Spiritual Perspective, and Religiosity on the Self-Rated Health of Jordanian Arab Christians. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 27 (6), 550-557

Bentley, R., Pevalin, DJ., Baker, E., Mason, K., Reeves, A. and Beer, A., (2016). Housing Affordability, Tenure and Mental Health in Australia and the United Kingdom: A Comparative Panel Analysis. Housing Studies. 31 (2), 208-222

Glozah, FN. and Pevalin, DJ., (2015). Factor structure and psychometric properties of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) among Ghanaian adolescents. Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health. 27 (1), 53-57

Rumble, C., Pevalin, DJ. and O’Moore, É., (2015). Routine testing for blood-borne viruses in prisons: a systematic review. The European Journal of Public Health. 25 (6), 1078-1088

Glozah, FN. and Pevalin, DJ., (2015). Perceived social support and parental education as determinants of adolescents’ physical activity and eating behaviour: a cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 27 (3), 253-259

Glozah, FN. and Pevalin, DJ., (2014). Social support, stress, health, and academic success in Ghanaian adolescents: A path analysis. Journal of Adolescence. 37 (4), 451-460

Musa, AS. and Pevalin, DJ., (2014). Psychometric Evaluation of the Arabic Version of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale on a Sample of Jordanian Arab Christians. Journal of Psychology and Theology. 42 (3), 293-301

Burchill, J. and Pevalin, DJ., (2014). Demonstrating cultural competence within health-visiting practice: Working with refugee and asylum-seeking families. Diversity and Equality in Health and Care. 11 (2), 151-159

Rumble, C. and Pevalin, DJ., (2013). Widening inequalities in the risk factors for cardiovascular disease amongst men in England between 1998 and 2006. Public Health. 127 (1), 27-31

Musa, AS. and Pevalin, DJ., (2012). An Arabic Version of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. 22 (2), 119-134

Burchill, J. and Pevalin, D., (2012). Barriers to effective practice for health visitors working with asylum seekers and refugees. Community Practitioner. 85 (7), 20-23

Pevalin, DJ., (2009). Housing repossessions, evictions and common mental illness in the UK: results from a household panel study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. 63 (11), 949-951

Pevalin, DJ., Taylor, MP. and Todd, J., (2008). The Dynamics of Unhealthy Housing in the UK: A Panel Data Analysis. Housing Studies. 23 (5), 679-695

Backman, G., Hunt, PH., Khosla, R., Jaramillo-Strouss, C., Fikre, BM., Rumble, C., Pevalin, DJ., P�ez, DA., Pineda, MA., Frisancho, A., Tarco, D., Motlagh, M., Farcasanu, D. and Vladescu, C., (2008). Health systems and the right to health: an assessment of 194 countries. The Lancet. 372 (9655), 2047-2085

Pevalin, DJ. and Robson, K., (2007). Social determinants of health inequalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Public Health. 121 (8), 588-595

Pevalin, DJ., (2007). Socio-economic inequalities in health and service utilization in the London Borough of Newham. Public Health. 121 (8), 596-602

Flores, A. and Pevalin, DJ., (2007). Glove use and compliance with hand hygiene.. Nursing times. 103 (38), 46-48

TAYLOR, MP., PEVALIN, DJ. and TODD, J., (2007). The psychological costs of unsustainable housing commitments. Psychological Medicine. 37 (7), 1027-1036

Todd, JM., (2007). Biographical disruption associated with multiple sclerosis: Using propensity scoring to assess the impact. Social Science & Medicine. 65 (3), 524-535

Robson, K. and Pevalin, DJ., (2007). Gender differences in the predictors and socio-economic outcomes of young parenthood in Great Britain. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility. 25 (3), 205-218

Patel, SS., Pevalin, DJ., Prosser, R. and Couchman, A., (2007). Comparison of detergent-based cleaning, disinfectant-based cleaning, and detergent-based cleaning after enhanced domestic staff training within a source isolation facility. British Journal of Infection Control. 8 (3), 20-25

Taylor, MP., Pevalin, DJ. and Todd, J., (2007). The psychological costs of unsustainable housing commitments. Psychological Medicine. 37 (7), 1027-1036

Cairney, J., Pevalin, DJ., Wade, TJ., Veldhuizen, S. and Arboleda-Florez, J., (2006). Twelve-Month Psychiatric Disorder among Single and Married Mothers: The Role of Marital History. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 51 (10), 671-676

Flores, A. and Pevalin, DJ., (2006). Healthcare workers' compliance with glove use and the effect of glove use on hand hygiene compliance. British Journal of Infection Control. 7 (6), 14-19

Flores, A. and Pevalin, DJ., (2006). Healthcare workers' knowledge and attitudes to glove use. British Journal of Infection Control. 7 (5), 18-22

Pahl, R. and Pevalin, DJ., (2005). Between family and friends: a longitudinal study of friendship choice. The British Journal of Sociology. 56 (3), 433-450

Wade, T. and Pevalin, D., (2005). Adolescent Delinquency and Health. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 47 (4), 619-654

Todd, J., Green, G., Pevalin, DJ., Ikuesan, BA., Harrison, M., Self, C. and Baldacchino, A., (2005). Service uptake in a sample of substance misuse and community mental health service clients: A case control study. Journal of Mental Health. 14 (2), 95-107

Ermisch, J. and Pevalin, DJ., (2005). Early motherhood and later partnerships. Journal of Population Economics. 18 (3), 469-489

Todd, J., Green, G., Harrison, M., Ikuesan, BA., Self, C., Pevalin, DJ. and Baldacchino, A., (2004). Social exclusion in clients with comorbid mental health and substance misuse problems. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 39 (7), 581-587

Ermisch, J., Francesconi, M. and Pevalin, DJ., (2004). Parental partnership and joblessness in childhood and their influence on young people's outcomes. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society). 167 (1), 69-101

Wade, TJ. and Pevalin, DJ., (2004). Marital Transitions and Mental Health. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 45 (2), 155-170

PEVALIN, DJ. and ERMISCH, J., (2004). Cohabiting unions, repartnering and mental health. Psychological Medicine. 34 (8), 1553-1559

Ermisch, J. and Pevalin, DJ., (2004). Early childbearing and housing choices. Journal of Housing Economics. 13 (3), 170-194

Pevalin, DJ. and Ermisch, J., (2004). Cohabiting unions, repartnering and mental health. Psychological Medicine. 34 (8), 1553-1559

Pevalin, DJ., Wade, TJ. and Brannigan, A., (2003). Precursors, consequences and implications for stability and change in pre-adolescent antisocial behaviors. Prevention Science. 4 (2), 123-136

PEVALIN, DJ. and GOLDBERG, DP., (2003). Social precursors to onset and recovery from episodes of common mental illness. Psychological Medicine. 33 (2), 299-306

Pevalin, DJ., Wade, TJ. and Brannigan, A., (2003). Parental assessment of early childhood development: biological and social covariates. Infant and Child Development. 12 (2), 167-175

WADE, TJ., CAIRNEY, J. and PEVALIN, DJ., (2002). Emergence of Gender Differences in Depression During Adolescence: National Panel Results From Three Countries. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 41 (2), 190-198

Brannigan, A., Gemmell, W., Pevalin, DJ. and Wade, TJ., (2002). Self-control and social control in childhood misconduct and aggression: The role of family structure, hyperactivity, and hostile parenting. Canadian Journal of Criminology. 44 (2), 119-142

Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., (2002). The National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification: unifying offical and sociological approaches to the conceptualisation and measurement of social class in the United Kingdom. Societes Contemporaines. 45/46 (1), 75-106

Pevalin, DJ., Wade, TJ., Brannigan, A. and Sauve, R., (2001). Beyond biology: The social context of prenatal behaviour and birth outcomes. Sozial- und Präventivmedizin SPM. 46 (4), 233-239

Pevalin, DJ., (2000). Multiple applications of the GHQ-12 in a general population sample: an investigation of long-term retest effects. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 35 (11), 508-512

Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., (2000). Social class differences in mortality using the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification — too little, too soon: a reply to Chandola. Social Science & Medicine. 51 (7), 1121-1127

WADE, TJ., PEVALIN, DJ. and VINGILIS, E., (2000). Revisiting student self-rated physical health. Journal of Adolescence. 23 (6), 785-791

Wade, TJ., Pevalin, DJ. and Brannigan, A., (1999). The clustering of severe behavioural, health and educational deficits in Canadian children: Preliminary evidence from the national longitudinal survey of children and youth. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 90 (4), 253-259

Books (5)

Robson, K. and Pevalin, DJ., (2016). Multilevel Modeling in Plain Language. Sage. 9780857029164

Pevalin, DJ. and Robson, K., (2009). The Stata Survival Manual. Open University Press. 9780335223886

Rose, D., Pevalin, DJ. and O'Reilly, K., (2005). The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification: origins, development and use. Palgrave Macmillan. 1403996482

Pevalin, DJ. and Rose, D., (2003). Social capital for health: investigating the links between social capital and health using the British Household Panel Survey. Health Development Agency. 184279129X

Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., (2002). A researcher's guide to the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification. SAGE. 0761973222

Book chapters (8)

Rose, D., Harrison, E. and Pevalin, DJ., (2009). The European Socio-economic Classification: A Prolegomenon. In: Social Class in Europe: An introduction to the European Socio-economic Classification. Editors: Rose, D. and Harrison, E., . Routledge. 9780415534239

Rose, D., Harrison, E. and Pevalin, DJ., (2009). The European Socio-economic Classification: a prolegomenon. In: Social Class in Europe: an Introduction to the European Socio-Economic Classification. Editors: Rose, D. and Harrison, E., . Routledge. 978-0-415-45801-6

Pevalin, DJ., (2004). Intra-household differences in neighbourhood attachment and their associations with health. In: Social Capital for Health: Issues of Definition, Measurement and Links to Health. Editors: Morgan, A. and Swann, C., . Health Development Agency. 69- 82

Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., (2003). The NS-SEC Described. In: A Researcher's Guide to the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification. Editors: Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., . SAGE Publications. 6- 27. 9780761973225

Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., (2003). The NS-SEC Explained. In: A Researcher's Guide to the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification. Editors: Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., . SAGE Publications Ltd. 28- 44. 9780761973225

Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., (2003). The NS-SEC: overview and conclusions. In: A Researcher's Guide to the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification. Editors: Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., . SAGE Publications. 261- 267. 9780761973225

Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., (2003). The Problem of Lower Sales, Services and Clerical Occupations. In: A Researcher's Guide to the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification. Editors: Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., . SAGE Publications. 246- 260. 9780761973225

Pevalin, DJ., (2003). Social Class and the Incidence of Low Weight Births. In: A Researcher's Guide to the National Statistics Socio-economic Classification. Editors: Rose, D. and Pevalin, DJ., . SAGE Publications. creators- Pevalin=3ADavid_J=3A=3A. 9780761973225

Conferences (1)

Hawes, R., Wade, T., Pevalin, D. and Cairney, J., (2005). A longitudinal analysis of antisocial behaviour in Canadian children: Methodologies and consequences for health.

Other (4)

Pevalin, DJ., (2009).Book Review: Challenging Health Inequalities: From Acheson to `Choosing Health' Edited by Elizabeth Dowler and Nick Spencer. Published by The Policy Press, Bristol, 2007. Paperback 256pp. Price £24.99. ISBN 978-1-86134-899-9. Perspectives in Public Health. 129(1),SAGE Publications

Pevalin, DJ., (2008).Book review. Public Health. 122(11),Elsevier BV

Sjöberg, RL. and Lindholm, T., (2003).Decision-making and euthanasia. British Journal of Psychiatry. 182(2),Royal College of Psychiatrists

Pevalin, D., (2003).More to social capital than Putnam. British Journal of Psychiatry. 182(2),Royal College of Psychiatrists

Grants and funding

2017

National Statistics Socio-economic Classification

Office Of National Statistics

2015

Evaluation of consultation The Big Care Decision: Care Closer to Home / Urgent Care

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group

2011

Extending the use of former measures of social class beyond 2011

The British Academy

Contact

pevalin@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873540

Location:

2S2.5.11, Colchester Campus