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The AFTERnow  team have published two books and several papers:


The future public health

Phil Hanlon, Sandra Carlisle, Margaret Hannah, Andrew Lyon, Open University Press, McGraw-Hill Education, Maidenhead, UK (2012), ISBN 978-033524355-6

The Future Public Health‘This excellent book could not be more timely....The authors set out a vision of a future in which we ahve rebalanced uor relationship with the world around us. They give us a sense of purpose and reason for hope that, together, we might be able to attain.

Professor Martin McKee CBE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

‘This book grounds the new approach to public health in systems thinking, challenges mantras of modernity and prioritizes sustainability and well-being. Read it and take the third public health revolution the next step forward.

Professor Ilona Kickbusch, Director – Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.

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‘Afternow – what’s next for a healthy Scotland’

Phil Hanlon, Sandra Carlisle. Argyll Publishing, Argyll, Scotland (2012). ISBN 978  1 908931 05 4.

This book takes the Afternow themes and ideas and applies them to Scotland. It is part of a series entitled ‘Postcards from Scotland’. The series is edited by Carol Craig from the Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing and comprises short books designed to stimulate and communicate new thinking and ways of living in a changing Scotland.

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  1. Contributor to a multi-authored report, ‘The Possible Scot’.
    Scottish Council Foundation, Edinburgh 1999.
  2. Postcards from a New Century. A new GP for a New Society.
    Hanlon P.
    British Journal of General Practice 2000: 50 ; 1020 – 1021
  3. Chasing the Scottish Effect: Why Scotland needs a step-change in health if it is to catch up with the rest of Europe.
    Hanlon P, Walsh D, Buchanan D, Redpath A, Bain M, Brewster D, Cahalmers J, Muir R, Samlls M, Willis J, Wood R.
    Public Health Institute of Scotland, November 200
  4. Editorial. Scotland’s Health – why is it so poor and what should be done to improve it? The
    Hanlon P.
    Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2002; 32: 237 – 238.
  5. The Health of Scotland
    Hanlon P Walsh D, Whyte B.
    In: Scotland’s Health and Health Services, Eds Woods K and Carter D
    The Nuffield Trust 2003
  6. The Fifth Wave
    Lyon A. With contribution others who have contributed to this website
    Scottish Council Foundation 2003
  7. A Big Problem
    Budewig K, Crawford F, Hamlet N, Hanlon P, Muirie J, Ogilvie D.
    Public Health News, November, 2004
  8. Why is mortality higher in Scotland than in England and Wales? Decreasing influence of socio-economic deprivation between 1981 and 2001 supports the existence of a ‘Scottish Effect.’
    Hanlon P, Lawder R S, Buchaanan A, Redpath A, Walsh D, Wood R, Bain M, Brewster D H, Chalmer J.
    Journal of Public Health 2005; Vol 27, No 2: 199 – 204.
  9. Does health care improve health? (Editorial)
    Craig N, Wright B, Hanlon P, Galbraith S.
    Journal of Health Services Research and Policy 2006; Volume 11, Number 1: 1 – 2.
  10. Let Glasgow Flourish, a comprehensive report on health and its determinants in Glasgow and West Central Scotland.
    Hanlon P, Walsh D Whyte B.
    Glasgow Centre for Population Health 2006
  11. Getting Strategic about Environment and Health
    Morris G P, Beck S A, Hanlon P, Robertson R B.
    Public Health, 2006; 120 : 889 - 907.
  12. Bringing about social change: implications for Health.
    Hanlon P. (book chapter)
    In, An Public Health Evidence: changing the health of the public.
    Killoran, Swann and Kelly (Eds), OUP, 2007
  13. The complex territory of well-being: contestable evidence, contentious theories and speculative conclusions.
    Carlisle S. and Hanlon P.
    Journal of Public Mental Health 2007; Volume 6, Issue 2: 8 – 13.
  14. Wellbeing in a consumer culture
    Carlisle S. and Hanlon P.
    Health Promotion International 2007; Vol 22 No 3: 261 – 268
  15. Status, taste and distinction in consumer culture: acknowledging the symbolic dimensions of inequality.
    Carlisle S, Hanlon P and Hannah MB
    Public Health 2008; 122: 631 – 637.
  16. Will Glasgow Flourish? Regeneration and Health in Glasgow: Learning from the past, analysing the present and planning for the future.
    Crawford F, Beck S and Hanlon P.
    Glasgow Centre for Population Health, November 2007.
  17. What can the emerging science of well-being tell the established discipline of psychiatry? (And why might psychiatry listen?)"
    Carlisle S. and Hanlon P.
    Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 2008; 14 : 312 – 319.
  18. The Aftershock of Deindustrialisation. Trends in mortality in Scotland and other parts of post-industrial Europe.
    Walsh D, Taulbut M and Hanlon P.
    Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 2008.
  19. Peak Oil: Will it be public health’s greatest challenge?
    Hanlon P and McCartney G.
    Public Health 2008; 122 : 647 – 652.
  20. Climate change and rising energy costs: A threat but also an opportunity for a healthier future.
    Hanlon P and McCartney G.
    Public Health 2008; 122: 653 - 656.
  21. Climate Change and Rising Energy Costs will change everything: A new mindset and action plan for 21st Century Public Health.
    McCartney G, Hanlon P and Romanes F.
    Public Health 2008: 122: 658 – 663.
  22. Is it conceivable that market mechanisms will prevent economic collapse?
    Hanlon P and McCartney G.
    Public Health 2008; 122: 669 - 670.
  23. ‘Well-being’ as a focus for public health? A critique and defence.
    Carlisle S, Hanlon P. Critical
    Public Health 2008; 18 : 263 – 270.
  24. Do we face a third revolution in human history? If so, how will public health respond?
    Hanlon P, Carlisle S.
    Journal of Public Health 2008: 30; 355 – 361.
  25. Global health equity and self preservation – but only at a price.
    Hanlon P.
    Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2008; 38 : 290 – 291.
  26. Is ‘modern’ culture bad for well-being? Reflections from Scotland.
    Carlisle S, Hanlon P.
    Global Health Promotion 2009: 16 : 27 – 34.
  27. Wellbeing as a collateral casualty of modernity?
    Carlisle S, Henderson G. and Hanlon P.
    Social Science and Medicine 2009: 69 : 1556 – 1560.
  28. ‘Is Modern Culture bad for our well-being?’
    Hanlon P. and Carlisle S.
    Global Health Promotion 2009; 16(4): 27–34.
  29. The aftershock of deindustrialization – trends in mortality in Scotland and other parts of post-industrial Europe.
    Walsh D, Taulbut M and Hanlon P
    The European Journal of Public Health 2010; 20: 58-64.
  30. Understanding wellbeing in the context of modern culture.
    Carlisle S. Hanlon P. Turner S. Henderson G.
    British Journal of Wellbeing 2010; 1 : 18 – 24.
  31. It’s not “just deprivation”: why do equally deprived UK cities experience different health outcomes?
    Walsh D, Bendel N, Jones R, and Hanlon P.
    Public Health 2010 : 124 (9) : 487 – 495.
  32. Making the case for a Fifth Wave in Public Health.
    Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Hannah M, Reilly D, Lyon A .
    Public Health 2011: 125 : 30 – 36.
  33. Re-orienting public health: rhetoric, challenges and possibilities for sustainability.
    Hanlon P and Carlisle S
    Critical Public Health, 2010; 20: 3, 299-309.
  34. Enabling well-being in a time of radical change: Integrative public health for the 21st century.
    Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Reilly D, Lyon A, Hannah M
    Public Health 2010; 124 : 305-312.
  35. Health, culture and society: a Scottish-Nordic conversation. Hanlon P. and Ulvestad K. In, Radical Scotland: Argument for Self-Determination.
    Hassan G and Islett R. (Eds.)
    Bell and Bain Ltd., Glasgow, 2011.
  36. Learning our way into the future public health: a proposition.
    Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Hannah M, Lyon A, Reilly D.
    Journal of Public Health 2011; Vol 33 No3: 335 - 342.
  37. A perspective on the future public health practitioner.
    Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Hannah M, Lyon A, Reilly D.
    Perspectives in Public Health 2012; Vol 132 No 5; 235 – 239
  38. A Perspective on the Future Public Health: An Integrative and Ecological Framework.
    Hanlon P, Carlisle S, Hannah M, Lyon A, Reilly D.
    Perspectives in Public Health 2012 132(6):313-319.
  39. Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing: connecting individual, social and global levels of wellbeing.
    Hanlon P and Carlisle S In (Eds.) Lee Nifton and Neil Quinn.
    Public Mental Health: International Perspectives. Buckingham, Open University Press. January 2013.
  40. Is ‘Modern Culture’ Bad for Our Wellbeing? Views from ‘elite’ and ‘excluded’ Scotland.
    Carlisle S, Hanlon P, Reilly D, Lyon A and Henderson G.
    In (Eds.) Sarah Atkinson, Sara Fuller and Joe Painter. Wellbeing and Place. Ashgate: July 2012.