Ms Gill Mein

Ms Gill Mein

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Research Fellow


Phone: +44 (0)20 8725 4642

Location: St George's, University of London


Gill is a senior lecturer and senior research fellow. Previously she worked as a health visitor and midwife before moving into higher education. She has also worked overseas for non-governmental organisations in primary healthcare development projects and on emergency healthcare programmes, and in 1993 she obtained an MSc from the Department of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Gill currently teaches on the MSc in Rehabilitation and the BSc in Physiotherapy. She is the module leader for the postgraduate module Critical Practice.

Gill has considerable research experience and is currently involved in several studies. She is a co-applicant on a research project examining the dissatisfaction of carers of stroke patients with social care services. Ongoing work from the Whitehall II study is examining retirement from work and health inequalities and participant participation in longitudinal studies. Her research interests include participation in longitudinal studies, ageing, retirement, exercise interventions in longitudinal illnesses, and the satisfaction of carers of stroke survivors with social care.

Gill is also a senior facilitator for Teens and Toddlers, a successful organisation working with teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds and on preventing teenage pregnancies.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PgCert, Teaching
  • MSc, Health Promotion, Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • PgDip, Health Visiting - North London Polytechnic
  • Registered midwife, , Kings College London
  • Registered nurse, , Kings College London

Research interests

Participation in longitudinal studies; ageing; retirement; exercise interventions in long-term illnesses; the satisfaction of carers of stroke survivors with social care.

Grants and funding

  • 2012
    NIHRSSCR £269,887 (co-applicant). A qualitative exploration of ethnic differences in satisfaction with social care amongst older carers of stroke survivors
  • 2008
    Atlantic Philanthropies. £76,000 (co-applicant) Retention of Older participants in Longitudinal Studies
  • 2004
    Nuffield Foundation £70,000 (co-applicant) Study of predictors and early exit from the work force


Number of items: 21.


Dewhurst, Sarah, Tigue, Ruth, Sandsund, Cathy, Mein, Gill and Shaw, Clare (2018) Factors influencing people's ability to maintain their activity levels during treatment for soft tissue sarcoma : a qualitative study. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, ISSN (print) 0959-3985 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Mein, Gill and Grant, Robert (2018) A cross-sectional exploratory analysis between pet ownership and sleep, exercise, health and neighborhood perceptions : The Whitehall II cohort study. BMC Geriatrics, 18(176), ISSN (online) 1471-2318

Malcolm, Lorna, Mein, Gill, Jones, Alison, Talbot-Rice, Helena, Maddocks, Matthew and Bristowe, Katherine (2016) Strength in numbers : patient experiences of group exercise within hospice palliative care. BMC Palliative Care, 15(97), ISSN (online) 1472-684X

Greenwood, Nan, Holley, Jess, Ellmers, Theresa, Mein, Gill and Cloud, Geoffrey (2016) Qualitative focus group study investigating experiences of accessing and engaging with social care services: perspectives of carers from diverse ethnic groups caring for stroke survivors. BMJ Open, 6, e009498. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Groeneveldt, Lara, Mein, Gill, Garrod, Rachel, Jewell, Andrew P, Van Someren, Ken, Stephens, Richard, D’Sa, Shirley P and Yong, Kwee L (2013) A mixed exercise training programme is feasible and safe and may improve quality of life and muscle strength in multiple myeloma survivors. BMC Cancer, 13(1), e31-e31. ISSN (online) 1471-2407

Mein, Gill, Seale, Clive, Rice, Helen, Johal, Suneeta, Ashcroft, Richard E, Ellison, George and Tinker, Anthea (2012) Altruism and participation in longitudinal health research? Insights from the Whitehall II study. Social Science & Medicine, 75(12), pp. 2345-2352. ISSN (print) 0277-9536

Mein, Gill, Johal, Suneeta, Grant, Robert L, Seale, Clive, Ashcroft, Richard and Tinker, Anthea (2012) Predictors of two forms of attrition in a longitudinal health study involving ageing participants: An analysis based on the Whitehall II study. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12(164), ISSN (online) 1471-2288

Ramdharry, Gita, Thornhill, Anna, Mein, Gill, Reilly, Mary and Marsden, Jonathan (2012) Exploring the experience of fatigue in people with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Neuromuscular Disorders, 22(S3), S208-S213. ISSN (print) 0960-8966

Tinker, Anthea, Mein, Gill, Bhamra, Suneeta, Ashcroft, Richard and Seale, Clive (2009) Retaining older people in longitudinal research studies: some ethical issues. Research Ethics Review, 5(2), pp. 71-74. ISSN (online) 2047-6094

Bhamra, Suneeta, Tinker, Anthea, Mein, Gill, Ashcroft, Richard and Askham, Janet (2008) The retention of older people in longitudinal studies: a review of the literature. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 9(4), pp. 27-35. ISSN (print) 2044-1827

Mein, Gill and McDowell, Andrew (2007) Parent prevention. Community Care(1654), pp. 30-31. ISSN (print) 0307-5508

Mein, Gill and Ellison, G.T.H (2006) The impact of early retirement on perceptions of life at work and at home: qualitative analyses of British civil servants participating in the Whitehall II Retirement Study. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 63(3), pp. 187-216. ISSN (print) 0091-4150

Mein, Gill K., Shipley, Martin J., Hillsdon, Melvyn, Ellison, George T.H. and Marmot, Michael G. (2005) Work, retirement and physical activity: cross-sectional analyses from the Whitehall II study. European Journal of Public Health, 15(3), pp. 317-322. ISSN (print) 1101-1262

Hyde, Martin, Ferrie, Jane, Higgs, Paul, Mein, Gill and Nazroo, James (2004) The effects of pre-retirement factors and retirement route on circumstances in retirement: findings from the Whitehall II study. Ageing and Society, 24(2), pp. 279-296. ISSN (print) 0144-686X

Higgs, Paul, Mein, Gill, Ferrie, Jane, Hyde, Martin and Nazroo, James (2003) Pathways to early retirement: structure and agency in decision-making among British civil servants. Ageing and Society, 23(6), pp. 761-778. ISSN (print) 0144-686x

Mein, Gill, Martikainen, P., Hemingway, H., Stansfeld, S. and Marmot, M. (2003) Is retirement good or bad for mental and physical health functioning? Whitehall II longitudinal study of civil servants. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 57(1), pp. 46-49. ISSN (print) 0143-005X

Mein, Gill, Martikainen, Pekka, Stansfeld, Stephen A., Brunner, Eric J., Fuhrer, Rebecca and Marmot, Michael G. (2000) Predictors of early retirement in British civil servants. Age and Ageing, 29(6), pp. 529-536. ISSN (print) 0002-0729

Mein, G., Higgs, P., Ferrie, J. and Stansfeld, S.A. (1998) Paradigms of retirement: the importance of health and ageing in the whitehall II study. Social Science & Medicine, 47(4), pp. 535-545. ISSN (print) 0277-9536

Conference or Workshop Item

Witty-Merrin, Adam, Joshi, Miraj, Dawes, Jo and Mein, Gill (2018) Impact of bicycle provision on the health of refugees in London : a qualitative study. In: Public Health Science 2018 : A National Conference Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health; 23 Nov 2018, Belfast, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Gray, C, Cole, M and Mein, G (2016) Occupational therapy : a vital role in rehabilitation with patients having a circular frame. In: College of Occupational Therapists 40th Annual Conference & Exhibition; 28-30 Jun 2016, Harrogate, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Mein, Gill, Brent, Maria, Byford, Ian, Hall, Nigel, Kahraman, Ayfer and Lindsay, Jane (2015) A review of Public Health Services for older people in the Royal Borough of Kingston: the perspectives of service users and residents. (Project Report) Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London. 50 p. (Unpublished)

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