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Research

DAHR (Department of Applied Health Research)

  • The ASCEND study: Strategies to Reduce the Social Gradient in Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary teams for patients with chronic diseases
  • Approaches to improving the standard of decision-making about the organisation and delivery of acute care in the absence of ‘gold standard’ evidence
  • An economic analysis of vertical equity in the delivery of health care in England
  • Investigating socioeconomic variations in access to chlamydia testing in young people in England
  • Academic input into the review of proposals to downgrade acute services at Chase Farm Hospital, North London
  • The processes of dissemination and implementation of NICE workplace health and wellbeing guidance in three NHS acute Trusts
  • An economic analysis of the contribution of health care to health inequalities
  • Prevalence and predictors of psychological morbidity and quality of life after discharge from Intensive Care
  • Contribution of health care and behavioural change to mortality risk
  • Equity of use of specialist palliative care
  • Equitable use of reproductive health services in South Africa
  • Evaluation of the extent to which people with severe mental illness receive primary prevention and how this varies by socio-economic groups, age and gender
  • Examining socio-economic inequalities in chlamydia screening and infection in young people

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EPH (Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health)

  • Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour 
  • (including Weight Concern)Central and Eastern Europe
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Dental Public Health
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Global Health Equity
  • Health and Social Surveys including English Longitudinal Study on Ageing, ELSA, and Health Survey for England, HSE.)
  • Health Care Evaluation
  • International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health (including the ESRC Priority Network: Capability and Resilience Research)
  • Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development
  • MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing & MRC National Survey of Health and Development
  • Psychobiology
  • Public Health Research
  • Whitehall II Study Special Programmes, Networks & Affiliated Groups
  • UCL International Institute for Society & Health
  • Commission for Social Determinants of Health
  • Medical and Social Statistics Network

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IPH (Infection & Population Health)

  • Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research
  • Health Psychology & Social Sciences
  • HIV Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Group

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PCPH (Research Department of Primary Care & Population Health)

  • British Regional Heart Study
  • Centre for Ageing Population Studies
  • Open Learning
  • Primary Care E-Health
  • Primary Care Educational
  • Primary Care Mental Health
  • Primary Care Nursing Affiliated Groups
  • General Practice Research Framework
  • NoCLoR
  • Qualitative Researcher's Group

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MRC LHA

  • Investigate age-related change in physical and cognitive capability, that is, the capacity to undertake physical and mental tasks of daily living.
  • Investigate the body systems on which capability depends, and the underlying biological, psychological and social processes throughout life that drive changes in these systems. 
  • Assess how ageing impacts on independence, quality of life and survival. 
  • Undertake comparative and cross-cohort research with life course and ageing cohorts to assess similarities and differences in ageing processes and their determinants by time and place. 
  • Encourage the safe and secure use of NSHD resources by the scientific community maintaining a critical mass of biomedical and social expertise.
  • Develop an e-science capability that facilitates working with shared scientific data and resources, including inter-cohort studies. 
  • Enrich the NSHD by collecting, with expert collaborators, new high quality data on quantitative ageing traits, markers of underlying biological mechanisms, social and physical environmental exposures, and experiences of ageing. 
  • Maintain and further develop the study’s high profile among participants to ensure continued high response rates. 
  • Train early career researchers in a life course approach to ageing and to become primary investigators of cohort studies. 
  • Ensure that knowledge gained from the research is transferred in accessible and timely ways to research users to improve public understanding of the science of healthy ageing, and to increase the likelihood of research findings being translated into opportunities across life to promote healthy ageing.

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