This research theme contributes to the understanding, prevention and treatment of chronic non-communicable disease across the life course.
Our work is multidisciplinary, with relevance across the UK and internationally.
We work closely with the Institute's other research themes, and with colleagues in the Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Institute for Sustainability. We also have strong collaborations both nationally and internationally.
We engage with colleagues in:
- public health
- clinical medicine
- health economics
- medical physics
We adopt a broad range of methodological approaches including:
- demographic methods
- modelling disease trends
- systematic reviews
- genetic epidemiology
- spatio-temporal analyses
- longitudinal and intervention studies
We strive to build research capacity and to inform national and international policy.
We've built research programmes around high quality surveys, including those held at the Regional Maternity Survey Office, the Newcastle Thousand Families Study 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.
Current research projects within the Applied Epidemiology research theme.
A lifecourse investigation of ethnic group and pregnancy weight in the development of short and long term health outcomes
Project Leader(s): Dr Nicola Heslehurst
Project Dates: From September 2013 to September 2017
Can the KIDSCREEN questionnaire be used to measure quality of life in children born with congenital anomalies?
Project Leader(s): Professor Judith Rankin
Factors Associated with Recurrence and Length of Survival Following Relapse in Patients with Neuroblastoma: A pilot study
Project Leader(s): Dr Richard J.Q. McNally (PI), Professor Deborah Tweddle (Co-I), Dr Richard Feltbower (University of Leeds, Co-I), Dr Guy Makin (University of Manchester, Collaborator), Professor Andrew Pearson (Royal Marsden, Collaborator)
Project Dates: From April 2011 to June 2012
Improving pregnancy outcome in obese pregnant women: the UPBEAT programme
Project Leader(s): Dr Ruth Bell, Professor Steve Robson (ICM)
Improving screening and management of gestational diabetes in sub Saharan Africa
Project Leader(s): Dr Eugene Sobngwi, Dr Ruth Bell
Project Dates: From November 2008 to April 2012
Long-term sequelae of radiation exposure due to computed tomography in children and young people
Project Leader(s): Dr Mark Pearce
Survival and predictors of survival in children born with congenital heart defects.
Project Leader(s): Professor Judith Rankin, Ms Kate Best
The development and rehearsal pilot of a guideline implementation intervention for the management of maternal obesity by midwives
Project Leader(s): Dr Nicola Heslehurst, Professor Judith Rankin, Professor Elaine McColl
Project Dates: From July 2012 to September 2016
The epidemiology of osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma in children and adults aged 0-49 years: further investigations of aetiology and survival
Project Leader(s): Dr Richard J.Q. McNally (PI), Dr Richard Feltbower (Co-I, University of Leeds), Dr Roger Parslow (Co-I, University of Leeds)
Project Dates: From September 2011 to November 2012
The Newcastle Thousand Families Birth Cohort
Project Leader(s): Dr Mark Pearce
Project Dates: From May 1947
The following members of staff work within the Applied Epidemiology research theme.
Dr Ruth Bell
Senior Lecturer/Honorary NHS Consultant
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8769
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5673
Dr Rebecca Brown
Dr Svetlana Glinyanaya
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5891
Dr Louise Hayes
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5711
Dr Nicola Heslehurst
Lecturer/NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3823
Dr Peter James
Dr Raghu Lingam
Clinical Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant
Dr Richard McNally
Reader in Epidemiology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 1356
Dr Colin Muirhead
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Telephone: +44 (0)191 208 3699
Professor Mark Pearce
Professor of Applied Epidemiology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 1355