The Applied Epidemiology research theme contributes to the understanding, prevention and treatment of chronic non-communicable disease across the life course, both within the UK and internationally.
Our work is multidisciplinary engaging with colleagues in public health, clinical medicine, sociology, anthropology, health economics, medical physics, statistics, epigenetics and with the public. We adopt a broad range of methodological approaches including: epidemiology; demographic methods; modelling disease trends; systematic reviews; genetic epidemiology; spatio-temporal analyses; and longitudinal and intervention studies. We also strive to build research capacity and to inform national and international policy.
Members of the theme work closely with the other IHS research themes and methodological groups, with colleagues in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIRES) and clinical colleagues from a number of specialties. We also have strong collaborations both nationally and internationally.
We have built research programmes around the high quality surveys we work closely with including those held at the Regional Maternity Survey Office in Newcastle, the Newcastle Thousand Families Study (a birth cohort established in 1947), and the North of England Young Persons’ Malignant Disease Register.
We provide supervision and training to medical and biomedicine undergraduates and students at master’s and doctoral levels. To find out more about us please contact one of the research theme leads.