Andrea is an Austrian-British student who completed her PhD in 2018 in the Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health investigating the genetic and environmental origins of food and drink preferences and their relationship with adiposity, under the supervision of Dr Clare Llewellyn. She is now working as a postdoctoral researcher in the new UCL-based NIHR Obesity Policy Research Unit.
This month IEHC talks to Dr Anne Peasey, IEHC Director of Education, Institute Graduate Tutor (Taught) and Director of the MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology programme
A new Lifecourse Podcast episode in which the CEO of the Royal Society for Public Health and Yvonne Kelly at ICLS discuss the negative impacts of heavy social media use on young people’s mental health and happiness. They also talk about the RSPH #ScrollFreeSeptember campaign and the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into the issue. https://soundcloud.com/icls/taking-time-out-to-scroll-free
Led by Public Health England, and co-produced with University of Sheffield and the UCL Institute of Health Equity, this report aims to inform local and national action by PHE and other bodies.
Rising demand and costs have put the NHS and workforce under immense strain – improving health and reducing inequalities is more important than ever. And, of course, improving health equity is central to the mission and work of the NHS and all those working in it.
The Executive Summary Report of the Commission of the Pan American Health Organisation on Equity and Health inequalities in the Americas
To address the need to reduce inequalities in health, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) created the Commission on Equity and Health Inequalities in the Americas in 2016, to assess the best evidence and propose actions to improve inequalities in health outcomes of the people in the Americas.
A diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, plant-based food and fish, typical of a traditional Mediterranean diet, could help lower depression risk, according to new research from UCL.
Dr Daisy Fancourt (Behavioural Science and Health) has been successful in securing funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), following their recent announcement to invest £8 million in new mental health research networks.
Professor Rosalind Raine (Applied Health Research), Professor Robert West (Behavioural Science and Health) and Dr Jo Waller (Behavioural Science and Health) have case studies featured in The UCL Cancer Domain. This UCL domain underpins UCL’s distinctive cross-disciplinary approach to cancer research, bringing researchers together to advance our understanding of cancer and develop improved diagnostics and treatments.
Eight new Mental Health Networks have been announced by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today, Thursday 06 September 2018, to bring researchers, charities and other organisations together to address important mental health research questions.
This month IEHC talks to Floriana Bortolotti, Administrative Assistant and Green Champion within the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.
Leonard Cheshire and the Department for International Development (DFID) has launched a disability data portal at the Global Disability Summit on 24th July 2018. The Leonard Cheshire Disability portal will tackle gaps in data and provide detailed and high-quality information related to a range of specific disabilities. For the first-time, disaggregated data from multiple and diverse sources across 16 development indicators in 40 countries will be pooled together in one resource and cross-country comparisons can be made. Data around key development themes including inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology/innovation and stigma/discrimination is now available. The portal will help the global community to identify and understand the lives of people with disabilities around the world and specific measures and strategies can therefore be implemented accordingly. https://www.disabilitydataportal.com/
The Leonard Cheshire Research Centre is excited to be part of the £10m research grant awarded to the Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub at UCL from the Department for International Development (DfiD). This grant aims to widen access to assistive technology for disabled people; the funding will support the AT:2030–Life Changing Assistive Technology for All and will support six distinct projects. For example, the funding will help to create an Innovation Hub in east Africa led by the Government of Kenya and the University of Nairobi, to test and trial new ideas. The AT:2030 project aims to achieve at least 10 disruptive technologies with potential for life-changing impact, six innovative service delivery models and to reach at least 3 million people by the end of the project.
UCL has risen from 7th to 6th place in the world for Public Health in ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, retaining its position as one of only two UK universities in the top 10 worldwide.
We are extremely happy to report that Senior Promotions for 2017-18 have been announced and that the dedication of many staff across IEHC has been recognised (effective 1st October 2018). These promotions reflect excellent contributions in teaching, research, development of others and real world impact. Please join me in congratulating the following staff on their well-deserved promotion:
UCL held it's Undergraduate Open Day on Friday 29th June and Saturday 30th June. The event was fully booked and IEHC's BSc Population Health team welcomed potential students to help them to get to know us, our campus and surroundings, and enable them to decide if UCL is the right place for them to study.
Five modifiable risk factors present in a person’s 50s that could indicate whether or not they will be fit and healthy into retirement and beyond have been uncovered by UCL scientists.
This month IEHC talks to Richard Marsh, Institute Manager for UCL's Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care (IEHC)