Peter Tennant

Peter Tennant

University Academic Fellow in Healthcare Research

+44 (0)113 343 1460

Location: School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Baines Wing (Room 1.11), Leeds, LS2 9JT, United Kingdom

Overview

Discipline: 

  • Applied Statistical Epidemiology
Research interests: 
  • Obesity & Diabetes
  • Maternal & Perinatal Health  
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Causal Inference

Top 5 Most-Cited Publications:

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Grants:

  • Salotti J, Tennant PWG, Windebank K, Rankin J. (2012) Histiocytic disorders in children with congenital anomalies; a population-based record linkage study. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, £14,899

  • Tennant PWG, Glinianaia SV, Rankin J. (2011) Investigating the epidemiology of partial urorectal septum malformation sequence: a population-based study using data from the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR). Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, £14,956

  • Pearce MS, Gibson GJ, Tennant PWG. (2008) Lifecourse predictors of respiratory function and the link to systemic inflammation: a follow-up at age 61 years. Breathe North (now British Lung Foundation North Region), £24,761

Presentations:

  • 'Maternal obesity and adverse pregnancy outcomes: Potential mechanisms' at Association for the Study Obesity 3rd UK Congress of Obesity (Nottingham, 2016).

  • 'Risk of recurrent congenital anomaly in the second pregnancy: a population-based registry study from the North of England' at Society for Social Medicine 60th Annual Scientific Meeting (York, 2016).

  • 'Childhood Infectious Disease and Risk of Premature Death from Cancer: A Prospective Cohort Study' at Society for Social Medicine 58th Annual Scientific Meeting (Oxford, 2014).

  • 'Childhood Infectious Disease and Risk of Premature Death from Cancer: A Prospective Cohort Study' at Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting (London, 2012).

  • 'The complex association between blood glucose concentration and birth weight in women with pre-gestational diabetes' at Medical Research Council Population Health Methods and Challenges Conference (Birmingham, 2012).

  • 'Maternal obesity and the absolute risks of stillbirth and infant death' at Medical Research Council Population Health Methods and Challenges Conference (Birmingham, 2012).

  • 'Impact of maternal obesity on stillbirth and infant death: absolute risk and temporal trends' at XIX International Epidemiology Association World Congress of Epidemiology (Edinburgh, 2011)

  • 'Predictors of survival in children born with Down syndrome' at British Isles Network of Congenital Anomalies Registers Biennial Scientific Conference (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2010)

  • 'Predictors of survival in children born with Down syndrome' at Society of Social Medicine 54th Annual Scientific Meeting (Belfast, 2010)

  • 'Increased risk of fetal loss and infant death in obese women' at British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 14th Annual Conference (Gateshead, 2010)

  • 'Maternal age and the risk of structural congenital anomalies' at British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 14th Annual Conference (Gateshead, 2010)

  • 'Twenty-year survival of children born with congenital anomalies' at Society of Social Medicine 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2009)

  • 'Prevalence and outcome for individuals with Down syndrome, 1985-2003' at British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society 13th Annual Conference (Liverpool, 2009)

Other Esteem Indicators:

    • Abstracts: Over 40 published abstracts, published in:

      ▪ J Epidemiol Community Health

      ▪ Eur J Epidemiol

      ▪ Arch Dis Child (Fetal Neonatal Ed)

      ▪ Diabetic Med

      ▪ Diabetes

      ▪ Obes Rev

      ▪ J Dev Orig Health Dis

      ▪ Int J Obes

    • Executive Positions:

      ▪ Honorary Secretary of Society for Social Medicine (2016-2020)

      ▪ Chair of SSM Early Career Research Subcommittee (2012)

    • Committee Memberships:

      ▪ Society for Social Medicine Main committee (2012; 2015-2020)

      ▪ SSM Early Career Research subcommittee (2011-2013)

    • Invited journal peer-reviewer:

      ▪ BMC Medicine

      ▪ Chest

      ▪ Lancet Psychiatry

      ▪ Obesity Facts

      ▪ Pediatrics

      ▪ Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol

      ▪ Prev Med

      ▪ Thorax

    • Conference abstract reviewer:

      ▪ Society for Social Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting (2011-2013; 2015-2020)

    • Prizes & Awards:

      ▪ Third Prize in Poster Session A at Society for Social Medicine 57th Annual Scientific Meeting (2013)

      ▪ Top-ten highest scoring abstract at the Society for Social Medicine 56th Annual Scientific Meeting (2012)

      ▪ Early career researcher bursary to attend the Medical Research Council (MRC) Population Health Methods and Challenges Conference (2012)

      ▪ Young Investigator Award for Best Poster Presentation in Theme 'Other' at the XIX International Epidemiology Association (IEA) World Congress of Epidemiology (2011)

      ▪ Runner up best presenter at the Institute of Health & Society / Institute of Neuroscience Joint Research Day (2011)

      ▪ Highest-scoring abstract from a pre-doctoral early career researcher at the Society for Social Medicine 54th Annual Scientific Meeting (2010)

    Engagement Activities:

    • Twitter: My professional account (@PWGTennant) has nearly 2,000 followers
    • Public engagement: 'Eight minutes of avoidance'. Comedy routine for 'Bright Club' engagement event. Originally delivered to an audience of ≈150 at the Stand Comedy Club (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) on 26 November 2013. YouTube video has received nearly 500 views.