Gillian has a background in physiology, epidemiology and statistics, and has many years of experience researching the epidemiology of acute and chronic health problems. Her main research interests are the causes, trajectories and health impacts of childhood obesity, and the application of statistical methods for analysing exposures and outcomes across the life course.

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Young J, Green J, Godfrey M, Smith J, Cheater F, Hulme C, Collingson M, Harley S, Anwar S, Fletcher M, Santorelli G, Meads D, Hurst K, Siddiq N, Brooker D, Teale E, Brown A, Forster A, Farrin A, Inouye S, (2021). The Prevention of Delirium system of care for older patients admitted to hospital for emergency care: the POD research programme including feasibility RCT. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 9(4), DOI: 10.3310/pgfar09040,
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Gillian Santorelli, Jane West, Tiffany Yang, John Wright, Maria Bryant, D.A.Lawlor, (2021). Differences in total and regional body fat and their association with BMI in UK-born White and South Asian children: findings from the Born in Bradford birth cohort [version 1; peer review: 1 approved with reservations]. Wellcome Open Research DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16659.1,
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Gillian Santorelli; Michael McCooe; Trevor Sheldon; John Wright; Tom Lawton. , (2021). Ethnicity, pre-existing comorbidities, and outcomes of hospitalised patients with COVID-19 [version 1; peer review: 1 not approved]. Wellcome Open Research DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16580.1,
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Sergio Souza da Cunha, Gillian Santorelli, Neil Pearce, John Wright, Sam Oddie, Emily Petherick, Lucy Pembrey, (2021). Evidence for causal associations between prenatal and postnatal antibiotic exposure and asthma in children, England. Clinical & Experimental Allergy DOI: 10.1111/cea.13999, PMID: 34363720,
Nida Ziauddeen, Paul Roderick, Gillian Santorelli, John Wright, Nisreen Alwan. , (2020). Childhood overweight and obesity at the start of primary school: external validation of pregnancy and early-life prediction models. J Epidemiol Community Health DOI: 10.1136/jech-2020-SSMabstracts.54,
WD Thompson, RN Beaumont, A Kuang, NM Warrington, Y Ji, J Tyrrell, AR Wood, D Scholtens, BA Knight, DM Evans, WL Lowe, G Santorelli, R Azad, D Mason, AT Hattersley, TM Frayling, H Yaghootkar, MC Borges, DA Lawlor, RM Freathy, (2020). Higher maternal adiposity reduces offspring birth weight if associated with a metabolically favourable profile. medRxiv DOI: 10.1101/2020.05.25.20112441,
Alison Bruce, Neema Ghorbani, Gillian Santorelli, (2020). Association of anthropometric measures across the life-course with refractive error and ocular biometry at age 15 years. BMC Ophthalmology DOI: 10.1186/s12886-020-01480-3,
Gillian Santorelli; Trevor Sheldon; Jane West; Chris Cartwright; John Wright, (2020). COVID-19 in-patient hospital mortality by ethnicity. Wellcome Open Research
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Charles Jonathan Peter Snart, Diane Erin Threapleton, Claire Keeble, Elizabeth Taylor, Dagmar Waiblinger, Stephen Reid, Nisreen A. Alwan, Dan Mason, Rafaq Azad, Janet Elizabeth Cade, Nigel A. B. Simpson, Sarah Meadows, Amanda McKillion, Gillian Santorelli, Amanda H. Waterman, Michael Zimmermann, Paul M. Stewart, John Wright, Mark Mon-Williams, Darren Charles Greenwood & Laura J. Hardie , (2020). Maternal iodine status, intrauterine growth, birth outcomes and congenital anomalies in a UK birth cohort. BMC Medicine DOI: 10.1186/s12916-020-01602-0,
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Solène Cadiou, Mariona Bustamante, Lydiane Agier, Sandra Andrusaityte, Xavier Basagaña, Angel Carracedo, Leda Chatzi, Regina Grazuleviciene, Juan R. Gonzalez, Kristine B. Gutzkow, Léa Maitrebcd, Dan Mason, Frédéric Millot, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Eleni Papadopoulou, Gillian Santorelli, Pierre-Jean Saulnier, Marta Vives, John Wright, Martine Vrijheid, Rémy Slamaa, (2020). Using methylome data to inform exposome-health association studies: An application to the identification of environmental drivers of child body mass index. Environment International DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105622,
Gillian Santorelli, Jane West, Dan Mason, Chris Cartwright, Leena Inamdar, Caroline Tomes, John Wright, (2020). Factors associated with the uptake of the UK routine childhood immunization schedule in a bi-ethnic population. European Journal of Public Health, 30(4), 697-702. DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckaa069,
J. Bobbett, M Mohd, M Hale, G Santorelli, A Clegg, O Todd. , (2019). Does Frailty affect the association between falls and independence?. Age and Ageing DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afz059.09,
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Gillian Santorelli, Debbie A. Lawlor, Jane West, Derek Tuffnell & Diane Farrar , (2019). Population reference and healthy standard blood pressure range charts in pregnancy: findings from the Born in Bradford cohort study. Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-55324-2,
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John Wright, Andrew C. Hayward, Jane West, Kate E. Pickett, Rosie M. McEachan, Mark Mon-Williams, Nicola Christie, Laura Vaughan, Jess Sheringham, Muki Haklay, Laura Sheard, Josie Dickerson, Sally Barber, Neil Small, Richard Cookson, Philip Garnett, Tracey Bywater, Nicholas Pleace, Eric J. Brunner, Claire Cameron, Marcella Ucci, Steve Cummins, Daisy Fancourt, Jens Kandt, Paul Longley, Steve Morris, George Ploubidis, Robert Savage, Robert W. Aldridge, Dan Hopewell, Tiffany Yang, Dan Mason, Gillian Santorelli, Richard Romano, Maria Bryant, Liam Crosby, Trevor Sheldon, (2019). ActEarly: a City Collaboratory approach to early promotion of good health and wellbeing. Wellcome Open Research
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Jane West, Gillian Santorelli, Paul Collings, Daniel Bingham, Peter Whincup, Naveed Sattar, Tom Norris, John Wright, Debbie A. Lawlor, (2019). Associations of cord leptin and cord insulin with adiposity and blood pressure in White British and Pakistani children aged 4/5 years. Wellcome Open Research
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Diane Farrar, Gillian Santorelli, Debbie A. Lawlor, Derek Tuffnell, Trevor A. Sheldon, Jane West & Corrie Macdonald-Wallis, (2019). Blood pressure change across pregnancy in white British and Pakistani women: analysis of data from the Born in Bradford cohort. Scientific Reports
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Matthew D Hale, Gillian Santorelli, Caroline Brundle, Andrew Clegg, (2019). A cross-sectional study assessing agreement between self-reported and general practice-recorded health conditions among community dwelling older adults. Age and Ageing DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afz124,
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Lesley Brown, John Young, Elizabeth Teale, Gillian Santorelli, Andrew Clegg, (2019). A Cross-Sectional Study of the Impact of Pain in Older People with Frailty: Findings from the Community Ageing Research 75+ (CARE75+) Study. Advances in Geriatric Medicine and Research DOI: 10.20900/agmr20190002,
Ford GA, Bhakta BB, Cozens A, Hartley S, Holloway I, Meads D, Pearn J, Ruddock S, Sackley CM, Saloniki EC, Santorelli G, Walker MF, Farrin AJ, (2019). Safety and efficacy of co-careldopa as an add-on therapy to occupational and physical therapy in patients after stroke (DARS): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurol
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Gillian Santorelli, Donald Whitelaw, Diane Farrar, Jane West, Debbie A Lawlor, (2019). Associations of maternal vitamin D, PTH and calcium with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and associated adverse perinatal outcomes: Findings from the Born in Bradford cohort study. Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-37600-9,
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West J, Kelly B, Collings P, Santorelli G, Mason D, Wright J, (2018). Is small size at birth associated with early childhood morbidity in White British and Pakistani origin UK children aged 0-3?. BMC Pediatrics , 18(1), DOI: 10.1186/s12887-018-0987-0,
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West J.; Kelly B.; Collings P.J.; Santorelli G.; Mason D.; Wright J., (2018). Is small size at birth associated with early childhood morbidity in white British and Pakistani origin UK children aged 0-3? Findings from the born in Bradford cohort study. BMC Pediatrics, 18(1), DOI: 10.1186/s12887-018-0987-0,
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West J.; Santorelli G.; Farrar D.; Collings P.; Wright J.; Lawlor D.A.; Whincup P.H.; Smith L.; Sattar N.A.; Cameron N., (2018). Association of maternal exposures with adiposity at age 4/5 years in white British and Pakistani children: findings from the Born in Bradford study. Diabetologia, 61(1), 242-252. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-017-4457-2,
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Rembielak AI, Jain P, Jackson AS, Green MM, Santorelli G, Whitfield G, Crellin A, Garcia-Alonso A, Radhakrishna G, Cullen J, Taylor B, Swindell R, West CM, Valle J, Saleem A, Price PM, (2017). Phase II Trial of Cetuximab and Conformal Radiotherapy Only in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer with Concurrent Tissue Sampling Feasibility Study1. Translational Oncology, 7(1), 55-64. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1593/tlo.13724,
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Farrar D.; Santorelli G.; Tuffnell D.; Sheldon T.; Lawlor D.; Macdonald-Wallis C., (2017). The influence of ethnicity on blood pressure trajectories in pregnancy: Analysis using data from the born in bradford cohort. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 13. DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.14585,
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McEachan RR, Santorelli G, Bryant M, Sahota P, Farrar D, Small N, Akhtar S, Sargent J, Barber S, Taylor N, Richardson G, Farrin AJ, Bhopal RS, Bingham DD, Ahern SM, Wright J, (2016). The HAPPY (Healthy and Active Parenting Programmme for early Years) feasibility randomised control trial: acceptability and feasibility of an intervention to reduce infant obesity.. BMC public health, 16(1), 211. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2861-z, PMID: 26931491,
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Collings P, Ball HL, Santorelli G, West J, Barber SE, McEachan RRC, Wright J, (2016). Sleep Duration and Adiposity in Early Childhood: Evidence for Bidirectional Associations from the Born in Bradford Study. Sleep, 40(2), zsw054. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsw054,
Bruce A, Santorelli, G, (2016). Prevalence and Risk Factors of Strabismus in a UK Multi-ethnic Birth Cohort. Strabismus, 24(4), 153-160. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09273972.2016.1242639,
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Bingham D, Collings P, Clemes SA, Costa S, Santorelli G, Griffiths P, Barber SE, (2016). Reliability and Validity of the Early Years Physical Activity Questionnaire (EY-PAQ). Sport, 4(30), DOI: 10.3390/sports4020030,
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Wright J, Fairley L, McEachan RRC, Bryant M, Petherick E, Sahota P, Santorelli G, Barber SE, Lawlor DA, Taylor N, Bhopal R, Cameron N, West J, Hill A, Summerbell C, Farrin A, Ball H, Brown T, Small N, (2016). Development and evaluation of an intervention for the prevention of childhood obesity in a multiethnic population: the Born in Bradford applied research programme. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 4(6),
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Farrar D.; Santorelli G.; Lawlor D.; Macdonald-Wallis C.; Tuffnell D.; Sheldon T., (2016). Antenatal blood pressure change by BMI category: Analysis using data from the Born in Bradford cohort. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 34. DOI: 10.1136/jech-2016-208064.217,
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Farrar D.; Santorelli G.; Lawlor D.; Macdonald-Wallis C.; Tuffnell D.; Sheldon T., (2016). Blood pressure change across pregnancy in white European and south Asian women: Analysis using data from the born in Bradford cohort. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 22.
Bryant M, Sahota P, Santorelli G, Hill A., (2015). An exploration and comparison of food and drink availability in homes in a sample of families of White and Pakistani origin within the UK.. Public Health Nutrition, 18(7), 1197-205. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980014000147, PMID: 24607149,
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West J, Santorelli G, Lennon L, O'Connell K, Corkett J, Wright J, Brierley S, Whincup P, Cameron N, Lawlor DA., (2015). Beyond height and weight: a programme of school nurse assessed skinfold measurements from white British and South Asian origin children aged 4-5 years within the Born in Bradford cohort study.. BMJ Publishing Group Limited, 5(11), DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008630, PMID: 26610758,
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Farrar D, Fairley L, Santorelli G, Tuffnell D, Sheldon TA, Wright J, van Overveld L, Lawlor DA., (2015). Association between hyperglycaemia and adverse perinatal outcomes in south Asian and white British women: analysis of data from the Born in Bradford cohort.. The lancet. Diabetes and Endocrinology, 3(10), 795-804. DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00255-7, PMID: 26355010,
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Bryant M, Santorelli G, Fairley L, Petherick ES, Bhopal R, Lawlor DA, Tilling K, Howe LD, Farrar D, Cameron N, Mohammed M, Wright J., (2015). Agreement between routine and research measurement of infant height and weight.. archives of disease in childhood, 100(1), 24-9. DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2014-305970, PMID: 25266076,
Prescott M, Ford G, Bhakta B, Cozens A, Hartley S, Holloway I, Meads D, Ruddock S, Santorelli G, Sackley C, Walker M, Farrin A, (2015). How much, how often, when and where? A description of NHS routine occupational and physical therapy from the DARS trail. International Journal of Stroke 57.
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Cabieses B, Cookson R, Espinoza M, Santorelli G, Delgado I, (2015). Did Socioeconomic Inequality in Self-Reported Health in Chile Fall after the Equity-Based Healthcare Reform of 2005? A Concentration Index Decomposition Analysis. PLoS ONE, 10(9), DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138227,
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Young, J, Cheater, F, Collinson, M, Fletcher, M, Forster, A, Godfrey, M, Green, J, Anwar, S, Hartley, S, Hulme, C, Inouye, SK, Meads, D, Santorelli, G, Siddiqi, N, Smith, J, Teale, E, Farrin, AJ, (2015). Prevention of delirium (POD) for older people in hospital: study protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial. Trials DOI: 10.1186/s13063-015-0847-2,
Fairley L, Santorelli G, Lawlor DA, Bryant M, Bhopal R, Petherick E, Sahota P, Greenwood DC, Hill AJ, Cameron N, Ball H, Barber SE, Wright J, (2015). The relationship between early life modifiable risk factors for childhood obesity, ethnicity and body mass index at age 3 years: findings from the Born in Bradford birth cohort study. BMC Obesity, 2(9), DOI: 10.1186/s40608-015-0037-5,
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West J, Santorelli G, Lennon L, O'Connell K, Corkett J, Wright J, Brierley S, Whincup P, Cameron N, Lawlor DA, (2015). Beyond height and weight: a programme of school nurse assessed skinfold measurements from white British and South Asian origin children aged 4–5 years within the Born in Bradford cohort study. BMJ Open, 5(11), DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008630, PMID: 26610758,
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Cabieses B, Waiblinger D, Santorelli G, McEachan RR., (2014). What factors explain pregnant women’s feeding intentions in Bradford, England: a multi-methods, multi-ethnic study.. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14(1), 50. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-50, PMID: 24472414,
B Cabieses, L Fairley, E Uphoff, G Santorelli, E Petherick, S Prady, T Croudace, J West, (2014). Household Typology and Family Social Capital Among White British and Pakistani Women in Bradford, England. Current Women's Health Reviews, 10(1), 9-15. DOI: 10.2174/1573404810666140702170258,
Santorelli G, Fairley L, Petherick ES, Cabieses B, Sahota P., (2014). Ethnic differences in infant feeding practices and their relationship with BMI at 3 years of age – results from the Born in Bradford birth cohort study.. The British journal of nutrition, 111(10), 1891-7. DOI: 10.1017/S0007114514000099, PMID: 24513174,
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Bryant M, Santorelli G, Lawlor DA, Farrar D, Tuffnell D, Bhopal R, Wright J., (2014). A comparison of South Asian specific and established BMI thresholds for determining obesity prevalence in pregnancy and predicting pregnancy complications: findings from the Born in Bradford cohort.. International journey of obesity, 38(3), 444-50. DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2013.117, PMID: 23797188,
Cabieses B, Fairley L, Uphoff E, Santorelli G, Petherick E, Prady S, Croudace T, West J, (2014). Household Typology and Family Social Capital Among White British and Pakistani Women in Bradford, England. Current Women's Health Reviews, 10(1), 9-15.
Santorelli G, Petherick E, Waiblinger D, Cabieses B, Fairley L., (2013). Ethnic differences in the initiation and duration of breast feeding–results from the born in Bradford Birth Cohort Study.. Pediatric and perinatal epidemiology , 27(4), 388-92. DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12052, PMID: 23772941,
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Santorelli G, Petherick ES, Wright J, Wilson B, Samiei H, Cameron N, Johnson W., (2013). Developing prediction equations and a mobile phone application to identify infants at risk of obesity.. PloS One, 8(8), e71183. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071183, PMID: 23940713,
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Cabieses B, Faba G, Espinoza M, Santorelli G, (2013). The Link Between Information and Communication Technologies and Global Public Health: Pushing Forward. Telemedicine and e-Health, 19(11), 879-887. DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2012.0232,
McEachan RRC, Cabieses B, Waiblinger D, Santorelli G, (2013). Ethnic differences in the initiation and duration of breast feeding–results from the born in Bradford Birth Cohort Study. Psychology and Health, 27(4), 388-392. DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12052,
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Bryant M, Santorelli G, Fairley L, West J, Lawlor DA, Bhopal R, Petherick E, Sahota P, Hill A, Cameron N, Small N, Wright J, (2013). Design and characteristics of a new birth cohort, to study the early origins and ethnic variation of childhood obesity: the BiB1000 study. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 4(2), 119-135. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14301/llcs.v4i2.221,
Santorelli G, Petherick E, Waiblinger D, Cabieses B, Fairley L, (2013). Ethnic differences in the initiation and duration of breast feeding – Results from the born in bradford birth cohort study. Paediactric and perinatal epidemiolody, 27(4), 388-92. DOI: 10.1111/ppe.12052, PMID: 23772941 ,