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Public Health

Public Health

World-class research

We aim to improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

Our research focuses on policy and practice interventions with regards to:

  • development
  • evaluation
  • translation
  • related theory and methods

Our mission is to improve health and well-being. We also aim to reduce health inequalities through our world-class research.

Our research areas

Applied public health

This research area focuses on:

  • evaluating nutrition
  • obesity
  • alcohol
  • substance misuse
  • mental health policies and interventions

Social determinants of health

This research area focuses on understanding the determinants of health and health inequalities.

This covers the following contexts:

  • social
  • commercial
  • political
  • economic
  • cultural
  • behavioural
  • environmental

Health policy and health services delivery

This research area evaluates the delivery of effective and fair policies and interventions. The research relates to clinical practice and health and social care systems.

Interdisciplinary research

Our interdisciplinary research theme encompasses clinical and non-clinical colleagues with interests in:

  • public health
  • epidemiology
  • economics
  • clinical medicine
  • health services
  • pharmacy practice
  • dentistry
  • geography
  • law
  • history
  • sociology
  • anthropology
  • social policy
  • political science