Ben joined Public Health Wales in November 2014 as Public Health Data Coordinator. Ben has a number of responsibilities in his role, the main being the assistance with evaluation of programmes within other directorates of Public Health Wales whilst also actively pursuing research opportunities that are aligned to the strategic objectives of the organisation.
Ben’s research interests include impacts of employment on health and wellbeing, cardiometabolic health, prison health and opportunities using linked or existing data.
Ben has presented at a number of conferences, both nationally and internationally including the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference, ADA Scientific Sessions, Public Health Science, and the Oxford TB Meeting.
Recent Selected Publications
1) BJ Gray, SE Perrett, B Gudgeon, AG Shankar. (2019) Investigating the prevalence of latent Tuberculosis infection in a UK remand prison. J Public Health (Oxf). 2019 Jan 4. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdy219. [Epub ahead of print].
2) L Green, BJ Gray, N Edmonds, L Parry-Williams (2019) Development of a quality assurance review framework for health impact assessments. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal 37, 107-113.
3) BJ Gray, ER Barton, AR Davies, SJ Long, J Roderick, MA Bellis (2017) A shared data approach more accurately represents the rates and patterns of violence with injury assaults. J Epidemiol Community Health 71, 1218-1224.
4) BJ Gray, JW Stephens, D Turner, M Thomas, SP Williams, K Morgan, M Williams, S Rice, RM Bracken (2017). A non-exercise method to determine cardiorespiratory fitness identifies females predicted to be at ‘high risk’ of type 2 diabetes. Diab Vasc Dis Res 14, 47-54.
A full list of Ben’s research history and publications is available at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Benjamin_Gray3