Health Sciences

Ann Bowling

BSc, MSc, PhD

Primary position:
Professor of Health Sciences

Background

The University of Southampton

Key Research Interests

Evaluating the effectiveness of health, social and voluntary sector interventions

Developing measures grounded in people's own priorities, as well as assessing theoretical relevance, to assess patient outcomes and experiences

Assessing equity of access to services

Contributing to evidence based public policy by active dissemination of research

Additional aim is to stimulate the development of research skills and scholarship activities

Advisory Groups Membership

Abbeyfield Research Grants Panel (2013+)

Member EPSRC & Joint Research Councils workshop on Lifelong Health and Well-being: Enhancing mobility and independence in an ageing population (2012).

Associate Editor International Journal of Ageing and Human Development (2012+ - previously member of editorial board)

Editorial board member of Ageing Research and Health Expectations (2010+).

Management group of UCL MRC Crucible Centre on Lifelong Health and Well-being (2008-10).

Member NIHR Research for Patient Benefit London Region Committee (2006-10)

Member MRC workshop on Patient reported outcome measures - PROMS: Identifying UK research priorities (2009).

Member of Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 Sub-Panel 07 Health Services Research (2006-8)

Member of NIHR  Health Technology Assessment (HTA)  Commissioning Board (2004-8)

Collaborations

2012-14 Understandings of satisfaction questionnaires by ethnic group: carers (stroke), co-applicant, PI: Dr. Nan Greenwood, SGUL.

2012-14 Homelessness and demenia. co-applicant, PI: Prof Jill Manthorpe (Kings).

2011-14. Well-being in older people (RCT telephone support), co-applicant, PI: Prof. Gail Mountain, University of Sheffield.

2009-12 Women's British Regional Heart Study follow-up, co-applicant, PI: Prof. Shah Ebrahim. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

2008-11 Promoting physical activity in the over 65s, co-applicant, PI  Prof. Steve Iliffe PI, UCL.

2010-11 International Longevity Centre www.ilcuk.org.uk dissemination of Older People's Quality of Life Questionnaire.  

Presentations and Prizes

2012: AgeUK & Campaign to End Loneliness. International conference (Gulbenkian Foundation) on Loneliness and well-being. Invited plenary presentation: ‘What do we know about well-being, how to measure it, and what influences it.' Mansfield College, Oxford, July, 2012.

2011: Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland - CARDI conference, invited plenary presentation on Measuring Quality of Life. Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 7 June 2011.

2011: International Longevity Centre national event for policy makers, academics, lay people, practitioners: invited plenary presentation of OPQOL, Institute of Actuaries, ILC-UK and the Actuarial Profession in partnership with ESRC Joint Debate: Measuring Quality of Life, Institute of Actuaries,  Holborn, May 10 2011.

2011: Greater London Older People's Forum Kensington, invited presentation on Measuring Quality of Life, alongside Laura Ferguson of the Campaign to End Loneliness and Cllr Robert Freeman, Kensington and Chelsea BC, Kensington town Hall, 27th May 2011.

2011: Cambridge Older People's Enterprise (COPE), invited presentation on Measuring Quality of Life,  Guildhall, Cambridge, 27th July 2011.

2011: Derby 50+ forum - older people's Forum, invited presentation on Measuring Quality of Life,  Assembly Rooms, Derby, 28th July 2011.
 
2010: AgeUK Policy meeting, invited presentation on Measuring Quality of Life, AgeUK, Pentonville Rd London N1, 29th July, 2010.

2008: International Cadenza Conference on Successful Ageing: invited plenary presentation ‘Successful ageing', University of Hong Kong, November 2008.

2008: NICE lay member meeting: invited presentation on; quality of life concepts and measurement, NICE, Holborn, London, 2008.

Other international conference presentations:

Presentation on quality of life to British Gerontology Society, Plymouth, 5th July 2011.

Presentation on quality of life  to VII International Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology European Congress, Bologna, Italy April 15th 2011.

 

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"I am a quantitative social scientist, with a history of research on ageing, funded by research councils and government bodies."

Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Bowling, Ann, Hankins, Matthew , Windle, Gill, Bilotta, Claudio and Grant, Robert (2013) A short measure of quality of life in older age: the performance of the brief Older People's Quality of Life questionnaire (OPQOL-brief). Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 56, (1), 181-187. (doi:10.1016/j.archger.2012.08.012). (PMID:22999305).
Dale, C.E., Bowling, Ann, Adamson, J., Kuper, H., Amuzu, A., Ebrahim, S., Casas, J.P. and Nuesch, E. (2013) Predictors of patterns of change in health-related quality of life in older women over 7 years: evidence from a prospective cohort study. Age and Ageing, 42, (3), 312-318. (10.109/ageing/aft029). (PMID:23537589).
Choi, M., Prieto-Merino, D., Dale, C., Nuesch, E., Amuzu, A., Bowling, Ann, Ebrahim, S. and Casas, J.P. (2013) Effect of changes in moderate or vigorous physical activity on changes in health-related quality of life of elderly British women over seven years. Quality of Life Research, 22, (8), 2011-2020. (doi:10.1007/s11136-012-0332-2). (PMID:23242939).
Bowling, Ann, Rowe, G., Lambert, N., Waddington, M., Mahtani, K. R., Kenten, C., Howe, A. and Francis, S. A. (2012) The measurement of patients’ expectations for health care: a review and psychometric testing of a measure of patients’ expectations. Health Technology Assessment, 16, (30), 1-516. (doi:10.3310/hta16300). (PMID:22747798).
Dale, C., Prieto-Merino, D., Kuper, H., Adamson, J., Bowling, Ann, Ebrahim, S. and Casas, J.P. (2012) Modelling the association of disability according to the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) with mortality in the British Women's Heart and Health Study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 66, (2), 170 - 175. (doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200078 ). (PMID:22012963).
Bilotta, Claudio, Bowling, Ann, Nicolini, Paola, Casè, Alessandra and Vergani, Carlo (2012) Quality of life in older outpatients living alone in the community in Italy. Health & Social Care in the Community, 20, (1), 32-41. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.2011.01011.x). (PMID:21718376).
Victor, C.R. and Bowling, Ann (2012) A longitudinal analysis of loneliness among older people in Great Britain. The Journal of Psychology, 146, (3), 313-331. (doi:10.1080/00223980.2011.609572). (PMID:22574423).
Bilotta, Claudio, Bowling, Ann, Nicolini, Paola, Casè, Alessandra, Pina, Gloria, Rossi, Silvia and Vergani, Carlo (2011) Older People's Quality of Life (OPQOL) scores and adverse health outcomes at a one-year follow-up. A prospective cohort study on older outpatients living in the community in Italy. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 9, (1), 72. (doi:10.1186/1477-7525-9-72). (PMID:21892954).
Bowling, Ann (2011) Commentary: Trends in activity limitation. International Journal of Epidemiology, 40, (4), 1068-1070. (doi:10.1093/ije/dyr069). (PMID:21493696).
Bowling, Ann, Reeves, Barnaby C. and Rowe, Gene (2011) Do treatment preferences for patients with angina change? An 18-month follow-up study. Health Expectations (doi:10.1111/j.1369-7625.2011.00680.x). (PMID:21726362).
Mak, Benise, Woo, Jean, Bowling, Ann, Wong, Florens and Chau, Pui Hing (2011) Healthcare prioritization in ageing societies: influence of age, education, health literacy and culture. Health Policy, 100, (2-3), 219-233. (doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.08.015). (PMID:20850194).
Stenner, Paul, McFarquhar, Tara and Bowling, Ann (2011) Older people and 'active ageing': subjective aspects of ageing actively. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, (3), 467-477. (doi:10.1177/1359105310384298). (PMID:21224334).
Bowling, Ann and Iliffe, Steve (2011) Psychological approach to successful ageing predicts future quality of life in older adults. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 9, (13) (doi:10.1186/1477-7525-9-13). (PMID:21388546).
Bowling, Ann and Stenner, Paul (2011) Which measure of quality of life performs best in older age? A comparison of the OPQOL, CASP-19 and WHOQOL-OLD. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65, (3), 273-280. (doi:10.1136/jech.2009.087668).
Hutson, Suzanne, Lim, Soo Ling, Bentley, Peter J., Bianchi-Berthouze, Nadia and Bowling, Ann (2011) Investigating the suitability of social robots for the wellbeing of the elderly. [in special issue: Affective computing and intelligent interaction] Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6974, 578 - 587. (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24600-5_61).
Bowling, A., Reeves, B. and Rowe, G. (2010) The patients preferences questionnaire for angina treatment: results and psychometrics from 383 patients in primary care in England. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 19, (6), e9 . (doi:10.1136/qshc.2008.029975). (PMID:20211958).
Kenten, Charlotte, Bowling, Ann, Lambert, Nigel, Howe, Amanda and Rowe, Gene (2010) A study of patient expectations in a Norfolk general practice. Health Expectations, 13, (3), 273-284. (doi:10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00603.x). (PMID:20550590).
Bowling, Ann and McKee, Martin (2010) Editorial. Unequal access to health care in England. British Medical Journal, 341, (c3726), 411-412. (doi:10.1136/bmj.c3726).
Bilotta, Claudio, Bowling, Ann, Casè, Alessandra, Nicolini, Paola, Mauri, Sabrina, Castelli, Manuela and Vergani, Carlo (2010) Dimensions and correlates of quality of life according to frailty status: a cross-sectional study on community-dwelling older adults referred to an outpatient geriatric service in Italy. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 8, (56) (doi:10.1186/1477-7525-8-56). (PMID: 20529325).
Bowling, Ann, Ilife, Steve, Kessel, Anthony and Higginson, Irene J. (2010) Fear of dying in an ethnically diverse society: cross-sectional studies of people aged 65+ in Britain. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 86, (1014), 197 - 202. (doi:10.1136/pgmj.2009.084020 ). (PMID:20354041).
Bowling, A. (2009) Book review. Active aging: the contribution of psychology, by Rocio Fernández-Ballesteros. [in special issue: 6 (Discourse, identity and change in mid-to-late life: inter-disciplinary perspectives on language and ageing)] Ageing and Society, 29, 998 - 999. (doi:10.1017/S0144686X09008757).
Bowling, Ann and Grundy, Emily (2009) Differentials in mortality up to 20 years after baseline interview among older people in East London and Essex. Age and Ageing, 38, (1), 51 - 55. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afn220). (PMID:18974236).
Bowling, Ann, Reeves, Barnaby and Rowe, Gene (2008) Patient preferences for treatment for angina: an overview of findings from three studies. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 13, supplement 3, 104 - 108. (doi:10.1258/jhsrp.2008.008012). (PMID:18806200).
Bowling, Ann, Culliford, Lucy, Smith, David, Rowe, Gene and Reeves, Barnaby C. (2008) What do patients really want? Patients' preferences for treatment for angina. Health Expectations, 11, (2), 137 - 147. (doi:10.1111/j.1369-7625.2007.00482.x). (PMID:18494958).
Adamson, Joy, Donovan, Jenny, Ben-Shlomo, Yoav, Chaturvedi, Nish and Bowling, Ann (2008) Age and sex interaction in reported help seeking in response to chest pain. British Journal of General Practice, 58, (550), 318 - 323. (doi:10.3399/bjgp08X279670). (PMID:18482485).
Bowling, Ann (2008) Enhancing later life: how older people perceive active ageing? Aging & Mental Health, 12, (3), 293 - 301. (doi:10.1080/13607860802120979). (PMID:18728941).
Bowling, Ann and Windsor, J. (2008) The effects of question order and response-choice on self-rated health status in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 62, (1), 81 - 85. (doi:10.1136/jech.2006.058214). (PMID:18079338).
Bowling, Ann and Gabriel, Zahava (2007) Lay theories of quality of life in older age. Ageing & Society, 27, (6), 827 - 848. (doi:10.1017/S0144686X07006423).
Bowling, A. (2007) Honour your father and mother: ageism in medicine. British Journal of General Practice, 57, (538), 347 - 348. (PMID:17504581).
Bowling, Ann, Seetai, Sharon, Morris, Richard and Ebrahim, Shah (2007) Quality of life among older people with poor functioning. The influence of perceived control over life. Age and Ageing, 36, (3), 310 - 315. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afm023 ). (PMID:17387124).
Ayis, S.A., Bowling, A., Gooberman-Hill, R. and Ebrahim, S. (2007) The effect of definitions of activities of daily living on estimates of changing ability among older people. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 30, (1), 39 - 46. (doi:10.1097/MRR.0b013e328013dafb). (PMID:17293719).
Harries, Clare, Forrest, Damien, Harvey, Nigel, McClelland, Alastair and Bowling, Ann (2007) Which doctors are influenced by a patient's age? A multi-method study of angina treatment in general practice, cardiology and gerontology. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 16, (1), 23 - 27. (doi:10.1136/qshc.2006.018036 ). (PMID:17301199).
Bowling, A. (2007) Aspirations for older age in the 21st century: What is successful aging? The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 64, (3), 263 - 297. (PMID:17503689).
Wallace, Paul, Bowling, Ann and Roberts, Jennifer A. (2006) Editorial. Better services and more choice in the NHS. BMJ, 333, (7558), 56 - 57. (doi:10.1136/bmj.333.7558.56). (PMID:16825207).
Wallace, Paul, Bowling, Ann and Roberts, Jennifer A. (2006) Better services and more choice in the NHS: leaders should not ignore the pitfalls and benefits of bringing services to the doorstep. BMJ, 333, (7558), 56 - 57. (doi:10.1136/bmj.333.7558.56). (PMID:16825207).
Ayis, S., Gooberman-Hill, R., Bowling, Ann and Ebrahim, S. (2006) Predicting catastrophic decline in mobility among older people. Age and Ageing, 35, (4), 382 - 387. (doi:10.1093/ageing/afl004).
Bowling, Ann, Harries, Clare, Forrest, Damien and Harvey, Nigel (2006) Variations in cardiac interventions: doctors' practices and views. Family Practice, 23, (4), 427 - 436. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmi125). (PMID:16611650).
Victor, Christina R., Scambler, Sasha J., Marston, Louise, Bond, John and Bowling, Ann (2006) Older people's experiences of loneliness in the UK: does gender matter? Social Policy and Society, 5, (1), 27 - 38. (doi:10.1017/S1474746405002733).
Bowling, Ann, Barber, J., Morris, R. and Ebrahim, S. (2006) Do perceptions of neighbourhood environment influence health? Baseline findings from a British survey of aging. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 60, (6), 476 - 483. (doi:10.1136/jech.2005.039032 ).
Bowling, Ann and Dieppe, P. (2005) What is successful ageing and who should define it? BMJ, 331, (7531), 1548 - 1551.
Bowling, Ann and Rowe, Gene (2005) "You decide doctor". What do patient preference arms in clinical trials really mean? Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 59, (11), 914 - 915. (doi:10.1136/jech.2005.035261 ). (PMID:16234414).
Bowling, Ann (2005) Mode of questionnaire administration can have serious effects on data quality. Journal of Public Health, 27, (3), 281 - 291. (doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdi031 ). (PMID:15870099).
Rowe, Gene, Lambert, Nigel, Bowling, Ann, Ebrahim, Shah, Wakeling, Ian and Thomson, Richard (2005) Assessing patients' preferences for treatments for angina using a modified repertory grid method. Social Science & Medicine, 60, (11), 2585 - 2595. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2004.10.019). (PMID:15814183).
Bowling, Ann (2005) Just one question: if one question works, why ask several? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 59, (5), 342 - 345. (doi:10.1136/jech.2004.021204). (PMID:PMC1733095).
Victor, Christina R., Scambler, Sasha J., Bowling, Ann and Bond, John (2005) The prevalence of and risk factors for, loneliness in later life: a survey of older people in Great Britain. Ageing and Society, 25, (6), 357- 375. (doi:10.1017/S0144686X04003332).
Victor, Christina R., Scambler, Sasha J., Bowling, Ann and Bond, John (2005) The prevalence of, and risk factors for, loneliness in later life: a survey of older people in Great Britain. Ageing & Society, 25, (6), 357 - 375. (doi:10.1017/S0144686X04003332).
Bowling, Ann, See-Tai, S., Ebrahim, S., Gabriel, Z. and Solanki, P. (2005) Attributes of age-identity. Ageing & Society, 25, (4), 479 - 500. (doi:10.1017/S0144686X05003818).
Gabriel, Zahava and Bowling, Ann (2004) Quality of life from the perspectives of older people. Ageing and Society, 24, (5), 675 - 691. (doi:10.1017/S0144686X03001582).
Bowling, Ann (2004) Socioeconomic differentials in mortality among older people. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 58, (6), 438 - 440. (doi:10.1136/jech.2003.017582 ).
Wettergren, L., Bjorkholm, M., Axdorph, U., Bowling, A. and Langius-Eklof, A. (2003) Individual quality of life in long-term survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma - a comparative study. Quality of Life Research, 12, (5), 545 - 554. (doi:10.1023/A:1025024008139 ). (PMID:13677499).
Blackman, I.C., Bond, M., Bowling, Ann, Banning, A., Dudley, N., Elder, A., Martin, A. and Rai, G.S. (2003) Age and sex do not bias the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in acute myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 51, (4), 572 - 573. (doi:10.1046/j.1532-5415.2003.51172.x).
Bowling, Ann, Gabriel, Z., Banister, D. and Sutton, S. (2003) Older people's views on quality of life and its enhancement. Nursing and Residential Care, 5, (11), 539 - 541.
Bond, M., Bowling, A., McKee, D., Kennelly, M., Banning, A.P., Dudley, N., Elder, A. and Martin, A. (2003) Does ageism affect the management of ischaemic heart disease? Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, 8, (1), 40 -47. (PMID:12683433).
Bowling, Ann, Gabriel, Z., Dykes, J., Dowding, L.M., Evans, O., Fleissig, A., Banister, D. and Sutton, S. (2003) Let's ask them: a national survey of definitions of quality of life and its enhancement among people aged 65 and over. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 56, (4), 269 - 306.
Bowling, Ann, Rowe, G., Lambert, N., Ebrahim, S., Thomson, R., Laurence, M. and Dalrymple, J. (2003) Patients' preferences need thinking through for the NHS. BMJ, 327, (7412), p.450 . (doi:10.1136/bmj.327.7412.450).
La Torre, G., Boccia, A., Damiani, G., D'Errico, M.M., Farinaro, E., Gregorio, P., Nante, N., Sante, P., Siliquini, R., Bowling, A., McKee, D., McClay, M., Dickinson, E. and Ricciardi, G. (2002) Age related policy in cardiology: comparison of health care provision in UK and Italy. European Journal of Public Health, 12, (4), supplement Supplement I, 71 - 71. (doi:10.1093/eurpub/12.suppl_1.35).
Bowling, A., Bannister, D., Sutton, S., Evans, O. and Windsor, J. (2002) A multidimensional model of the quality of life in older age. Aging and Mental Health, 6, (4), 355 - 371. (doi:10.1080/1360786021000006983). (PMID:12425770).
Bowling, A. (2002) An "inverse satisfaction law"? Why don't older patients criticise health services? Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 56, (7), 482 -482. (doi:10.1136/jech.56.7.482-a ). (PMID:12080150).
Bowling, Ann, Mariotto, Aldo and Evans, Olga (2002) Are older people willing to give up their place in the queue for cardiac surgery to a younger person? Age and Ageing, 31, (3), 187 - 192. (doi:10.1093/ageing/31.3.187). (PMID:12006307).
Dudley, Nigel J., Bowling, Ann, Bond, Matthew, McKee, Dorothy, Scott, Marie McClay, Banning, Adrian, Elder, Andrew T., Martin, A. Tony and Blackman, Iva (2002) Age and sex-related bias in the management of heart disease in a district general hospital. Age and Ageing, 31, (1), 37 - 42. (doi:10.1093/ageing/31.1.37). (PMID:11850306).
Victor, Christina, Scambler, Sasha, Bond, John and Bowling, Ann (2002) Loneliness in later life: preliminary findings from the Growing Older Project. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 3, (1), 34-41. (doi:10.1108/14717794200200006).
Walker, A., Scharf, T., Phillipson, C., Smith, A., Kingston, P., Tester, S., Hubbard, G., Downs, M., Victor, C., Scambler, S., Bond, J., Bowling, A., Gabriel, Z., Banister, D. and Sutton, D. (2002) Extending quality of life: findings from a major UK research programme. [in special issue: Special Issue II] The Gerontologist, 42, 7-7. (doi:10.1093/geront/42.Special_Issue_II.1).
Bowling, A., Banister, D., Sutton, S., Evans, O. and Windsor, J. (2002) A multidimensional model of the quality of life in older age. Aging & Mental Health, 6, (4), 355 - 371. (doi:10.1080/1360786021000006983). (PMID:12425770).
Pettit, T., Livingston, G., Manela, M., Kitchen, G., Katona, C. and Bowling, A. (2001) Validation and normative data of health status measures in older people: the Islington study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16, (11), 1061 - 1070. (doi:10.1002/gps.479). (PMID:11746652).
Bowling, A. and Ebrahim, S. (2001) Measuring patients' preferences for treatment and perceptions of risk. Quality Health Care, 10, supplement 1, i2-i8. (doi:10.1136/ghc.0100002..). (PMID:11533430).
Kennelly, C. and Bowling, A. (2001) Suffering in deference: a focus group study of older cardiac patients' preferences for treatment and perceptions of risk. Quality in Health Care, 10, supplement 1, i23 -i28. (doi:10.1136/qhc.0100023). (PMID:11533434).
Bowling, A., Bond, M., McKee, D., McClay, M., Banning, A.P., Dudley, N., Elder, A., Martin, A. and Blackman, I. (2001) Equity in access to exercise tolerance testing, coronary angiography, and coronary artery bypass grafting by age, sex and clinical indications. Heart, 85, (6), 680 - 686. (doi:10.1136/heart.85.6.680). (PMID:11359752).
Bowling, A. and Ebrahim, S. (2001) Glossaries in public health: older people. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 55, (4), 223 - 226. (doi:10.1136/jech.55.4.223). (PMID:11238575).
Bowling, Ann and Bond, Matthew (2001) A national evaluation of specialists' clinics in primary care settings. British Journal of General Practice, 51, (465), 264 - 269. (PMID:11458477).
Bowling, Ann and Windsor, Joy (2001) Towards the good life: a population survey of dimensions of quality of life. Journal of Happiness Studies, 2, (1), 55 - 82. (doi:10.1023/A:1011564713657).
Bowling, A. (2000) Letter. A good death. Research on dying is scanty. BMJ, 320, (7243), 1205 - 1206. (doi:10.1136/bmj.320.7243.1205). (PMID:10836822).
Redfern, Judith and Bowling, Ann (2000) Efficiency of care at the primary-secondary interface: variations with GP fundholding. Health & Place, 6, (1), 15 - 23. (doi:10.1016/S1353-8292(99)00026-X). (PMID:10685021).
Bowling, Ann and Redfern, Judith (2000) The process of outpatient referral and care: the experiences and views of patients, their general practitioners, and specialists. British Journal of General Practice, 50, (451), 116 - 120. (PMID:10750208).
Bond, M., Bowling, A., Abery, A., McClay, M. and Dickinson, E. (2000) Evaluation of outreach clinics held by specialists in general practice in England. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 54, (2), 149 - 156. (doi:10.1136/jech.54.2.149). (PMID:10715749).
Victor, Christina, Scambler, Sasha, Bond, John and Bowling, Ann (2000) Being alone in later life: loneliness, social isolation and living alone. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 10, (4), 407 - 417.
Bowling, Ann (1999) Ageism in cardiology. BMJ, 319, (7221), 1353 - 1355. (doi:10.1136/bmj.319.7221.1353). (PMID:10567146).
Bowling, A., Ricciardi, G. and La Torre, G. (1999) The effect of age on the treatment and referral of older people with cardiovascular disease. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 53, p.658 .
Bowling, A. (1999) Social networks, morbidity and mortality risk in older people. Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie , 32, (2), p.20 .
Black, N.A., Bowling, A., Griffiths, J.M., Pope, C. and Abel, P.D. (1998) Impact of surgery for stress incontinence on the social lives of women. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 105, (6), 605 - 612. (doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1998.tb10174.x). (PMID:9647150).
Bowling, Ann (1998) Concepts and background: measuring health related quality of life. Medical Outcomes Trust Monitor, 18, 9-10.
Bowling, A. and Grundy, E. (1998) The association between social networks and mortality in later life. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 8, (4), 353 - 361.
Bowling, Ann (1998) Quality of life in mental disorders. Aging & Mental Health, 2, (2), p.156 . (doi:10.1080/13607869856858).
Griffiths, Joanne M., Black, Nicholas A., Pope, Catherine, Stanley, Jenny, Bowling, Ann and Abel, Paul D. (1998) What determines the choice of procedure in stress incontinence surgery? The use of multilevel modeling. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 14, (3), Summer Issue, 431 - 445. (doi:10.1017/S0266462300011417). (PMID:9780530).
Bowling, Ann (1998) Measuring health related quality of life among older people. Aging & Mental Health, 2, (1), 5 - 6. (doi:10.1080/13607869856867).
Black, Nick, Griffiths, Joanne, Pope, Catherine, Bowling, Ann and Abel, Paul (1997) Impact of surgery for stress incontinence on morbidity: a cohort study. BMJ, 315, (7121), 1493 - 1498. (doi:10.1136/bmj.315.7121.1493 ). (PMID:9420489).
Bowling, Ann, Stramer, Katia, Dickinson, Edward, Windsor, Joy and Bond, Matthew (1997) Evaluation of specialists' outreach clinics in general practice in England: Process and acceptability to patients, specialists, and general practitioners. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 51, (1), 52 - 61. (PMID:9135789).
Bowling, Ann (1997) Book review. AIDS in the UK: the making of policy, 1981-1994, by Virginia Berridge. Drugs Education, Prevention, Policy, 4, (1), 96 - 97.
Bowling, Ann (1997) Letter. The rationing debate: rationing healthcare by age. BMJ, 314, 1902 - 1902.
Black, N. A., Griffiths, J. M., Pope, C., Stanley, J., Bowling, A. and Abel, P. D. (1996) Sociodemographic and symptomatic characteristics of women undergoing stress incontinence surgery in the UK. British Journal of Urology, 78, (6), 847 - 855. (doi:10.1046/j.1464-410X.1996.02607.x). (PMID:9014707).
Abrey, Alison, Bond, Matthew, Bowling, Ann, McClay, Marie and Pope, Gerard (1996) Evaluation of specialists' outreach clinics in primary care in England. Quality of Life Newsletter, (16), 7 - 8.
Bowling, Ann (1996) The effects of illness on quality of life: findings from a survey of households in Great Britain. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 50, (2), 149 - 155. (doi:10.1136/jech.50.2.149 ). (PMID:8762379).
Bowling, A (1996) Health care rationing: the public's debate. BMJ, 312, (7032), 670 - 674. (doi:10.1136/bmj.312.7032.670). (PMID:8597733).
Houghton, Anita, Bowling, Ann, Jones, Ian and Clarke, Kim (1996) Appropriateness of admission and the last 24 hours of hospital care in medical wards in an East London Teaching Group Hospital. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 8, (6), 543 - 553. (doi:10.1093/intqhc/8.6.543 ). (PMID:9007604).
Bowling, A. (1995) The concept of quality of life in relation of health. Metodologia e Didattica Clinica, 7, (3), 99 - 103. (PMID:11623492).

Book

Bowling, Ann (2005) Ageing well: quality of life in old age, Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press, 288pp.
Bowling, Ann and Ebrahim, Shah (eds.) (2005) Handbook of health research methods: investigation, measurement and analysis, Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press
Bowling, Ann (2004) Measuring health: a review of quality of life measurement scales. Third edition, Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press, 224pp.
Bowling, Ann (2004) Measuring health, Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press, 224pp.
Bowling, Ann (2004) Measuring health. A review of quality of life measurement scales. Third edition, London, GB, Open University Press, 224pp.
Bowling, A., Banister , D. and Sutton, S. (2003) Adding quality to quantity: older people's views on quality of life and its enhancement, London, GB, Age Concern England (End of Award Report).
Bowling, Ann (2002) Research methods in health: investigating health and health services. 2nd edition, Buckingham, GB, Open University Press, 479pp.
Bowling, A. (2002) Research methods in health. Second edition, Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press
Bowling, Ann (2001) Measuring disease. Second edition, Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press, 424pp.
Bowling, Ann, Grundy, E. and Farquhar, M. (1997) Living well into old age: three studies of health and well-being among older people in East London and Essex, London, GB, Age Concern, 42pp.

Book Section

Bowling, Ann (2013) Quality of life. In, Beard, John (ed.) Improving Later Life 2. Understanding the Oldest Old. London, GB, AgeUK . (WHO-AgeUK Policy Volume).
Bowling, Ann (2013) Quality of life. In, WHO-AgeUK policy volume: Improving later life 2. Understanding the oldest old. , WHO Geneva. AgeUK.
Bowling, Ann (2011) Implications for ageing well in the twenty-first century. In, Katz, J., Peace, S. and Spur, S. (eds.) Adult Lives: A Life Course Perspective. Bristol, GB, Policy Press.
Bowling, A. (2009) Quality of life in healthcare decisions. In, Rai, Gurcharan S. (ed.) Medical Ethics and the Elderly. Third Edition. Milton Keynes, GB, Radcliffe Publishing.
Bowling, A. (2007) Health status assessment. In, Ayers, Susan, Baum, Andrew, McManus, Chris, Newman, Stanton, Wallston, Kenneth and West, Robert (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. 2nd edition. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press, 266 - 267. (doi:10.2277/ 0521605105).
Bowling, A (2007) Quality of life assessment. In, Ayers, Susan, Baum, Andrew, McManus, Chris, Newman, Stanton, Wallston, Kenneth, Weinman, John and West, Robert (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine. 2nd edition. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press, - . (doi:10.2277/ 0521605105).
Bowling, Ann (2007) Quality of life in older age - what older people say. Are we measuring the right things? In, Mollenkopf, Heidrun and Walker, Alan (eds.) Quality of Life in Old Age. Heidelberg, DE, Springer, 15 - 30. (Social Indicators Research Series, 31).
Bowling, Ann (2005) Measuring health outcomes from the patient's perspective. In, Bowling, Ann and Ebrahim, Shah (eds.) Handbook of Health Research Methods: Investigation, Measurement and Analysis. Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press, 428-444.
Gilhooly, M., Gilhooly, K. and Bowling, A. (2005) Quality of life: Meaning and Measurement. In, Walker, Alan (ed.) Understanding Quality of Life in Old Age. Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press.
Bowling, Ann (2005) Quantitative social science: the survey. In, Bowling, Ann and Ebrahim, Shah (eds.) Handbook of Health Research Methods: Investigation, Measurement and Analysis. Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press, 190-214.
Bowling, Ann (2005) Techniques of questionnaire design. In, Bowling, Ann and Ebrahim, Shah (eds.) Handbook of Health Research Methods: Investigation, Measurement and Analysis. Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press.
Gabriel, Zahava and Bowling, Ann (2004) Quality of life in older age from the perspectives of older people. In, Hagan Hennessey, Catherine and Walker, Alan (eds.) Growing Older. Quality of Life in Old Age. Maidenhead, GB, Open University.
Victor, Christina R., Scambler, Sasha J., Bond, John and Bowling, Ann (2004) Loneliness in later life. In, Hagan Hennessy, Catherine and Walker, Alan (eds.) Growing Older. Quality of Life in Old Age. Maidenhead, GB, Open University Press.
Bowling, Ann (2004) Quality of life. In, Rai, Gurcharan S. (ed.) Medical Ethics and the Elderly. Second Revised Edition. Oxford, GB, Harwood Academic Publishers.
Bowling, A. (2002) Current state of the art in quality of life measurement. In, Carr, Alison, Higginson, Irene and Robinson, Peter (eds.) Quality of Life. Chichester, GB, BMJ Books.
Bowling, Ann (2002) Current state of the art in quality of life measurement. In, Carr, Alison, Higginson, Irene and Robinson, Peter (eds.) Quality of Life. London, GB, BMJ Books.
Bowling, Ann (1999) Individual quality of life and population studies. In, Joyce, C.R.B., O'Boyle, Ciaran A. and McGee, Hannah (eds.) Individual Quality of Life. Approaches to Conceptualisation and Assessment. Amsterdam, NL, Harwood Academic Publishers, 175-184.
Bowling, Ann (1999) Quality of life in healthcare decisions. In, Rai, Gurcharan S. (ed.) Medical Ethics and the Elderly a Practical Guide. Amsterdam, NL, Harwood Academic Publishers, 105-112.
Bowling, Ann and Normand, C. (1998) Definition and measurement of outcome. In, Swash, Michael (ed.) Outcomes in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press , 14-34. (doi:10.1017/CBO9780511526947.003).
Bowling, Ann and Normand, C. (1998) Cost benefit and analysis. In, Swash, Michael (ed.) Outcomes in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press, 35-46. (doi:10.1017/CBO9780511526947.004).
Bowling, Ann, Stramer, K., Dickinson, E., Windsor, J., Bond, M. and Abery, A. (1997) Outreach clinics in rheumatology, ENT and gynaecology. In, Roland, Martin and Shapiro, Jonathan (eds.) Specialist Outreach Clinics in General Practice. London, GB, Radcliffe Medical Press. (National Primary Care Research and Development Centre Series).

Conference or Workshop Item

Harries, C., Forrest, D., Harvey, N., Bowling, A. and Hemingway, H. (2003) The role of physician decision making in age-related inequalities in healthcare. In, 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Chicago Ridge, US,
 

Research

Research Interests

Questionnaires development & psychometrics

Patients' experiences

Quality of life in older age

Equity of access to health care

Social gerontology.

As PI

2010-11 £29,263 ESRC. Follow-on funding to disseminate OPQOL: Promotion of quality of life in older age and active ageing.

2009-11 £ 63,253 HTA. Measurement of patients' expectations for health care continuation.

2007-9 £308,173 ESRC (New Dynamics of Ageing Programme). Psychometric testing of the multidimensional Older People's QoL questionnaire and the causal model of QoL under-pinning it.

2009 £6000 UCL Crucible MRC Lifelong Health and Well-being Centre. Can social robots reduce loneliness and improve psychological well-being? (PI; other co-applicants from UCL Computer Science Peter Bentley, Nadia Berthouze). Pump priming funds.

2007-10 £214,422 HTA. Measurement of patients' expectations for health care.

Collaborations

2013-2014 (Start: 01-01-2013) £198,091.78 from ESRC (ES/K004077/1). Loneliness in later life: a longitudinal analysis using the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. (Co-applicant with PI: Prof. Christina Victor, Brunel University.

2012-14 £400,000 approx. from NIHR SDO. Homelessness and dementia with PI: Prof Jill Manthorpe Kings College London

2011-14. £813,433 from NIHR, PHRb. Well-being in older people (RCT telephone support) with PI: Prof. Gail Mountain, University of Sheffield.

2012-14 £350,000 approx. from NIHR ISCE Ethnicity and satisfaction carers Stroke with PI: Nan Greenwood, SGUL.

2008-11 £1,349,765 from HTA.  Promoting physical activity in the over 65s with PI: Professor Steve Iliffe PI

2009-12 £530,000 from DoH. Women's British Regional Heart Study follow-up with PI: Prof. Shah Ebrahim LSHTM/WHO India et al.

2009 <£3000 from UCL Crucible Centre. Measuring well-being with UCL Museums, Biology Dept. Helen Chatterjee, Joy Morris, Linda Thomson and Guy Noble.  Pump priming funds.

Primary research group: Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care

Research projects

Measurement of patients' expectations for health care continuation

Quality of Life in older age: Psychometric testing of the multidimensional Older People's Quality of Life (OPQOL)

Teaching Responsibilities

Measuring broader quality of life outcomes

Quality of life measures in older age and psychometrices

Contact

Professor Ann Bowling
Email: a.bowling@southampton.ac.uk

Room Number: 45/2026