UCL Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health

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We are a friendly, thriving multi-disciplinary research department located in Central London. Staff aim to develop a better understanding of health and prevention of ill health through vigorous research and the development of research methodology.

This knowledge is applied via undergraduate and graduate teaching, contributions to national and international health policy and contributions to the wider public understanding on health.

The Department sits within the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care and Faculty of Population Health Sciences.

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Isolation and health

Engaging with the policy making community

With the relationship of health and well-being with social isolation and loneliness being increasingly recognised Professor Amanda Sacker, Director of the ESRC International Centre of Lifecourse studies in Society and Health and colleagues hosted a policy seminar in June on Isolation and Health in later life. Four short paper drew on the findings extracted from ELSA and Understanding Society Datasets. Dr Payne from the Campaign to End Loneliness commented on the policy implications of the findings. Representatives from ILC-UK, Age-UK, Social Finance, Social Care Institute, Ageing Better, Local Government and Social Prescribing Network join in this discussions. Transcripts of all the paper presented will be available soon from the ICLS website. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/icls/policy-seminars/isolation_and_health/ More...

Published: Jul 7, 2017 12:04:00 PM

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Epidemiology and Public Health Senior Promotions 2016/17

UCL's Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is extremely pleased to announce Senior Promotions for 2016-17.  These promotions reflect excellent contributions in teaching, research, development of others and real world impact, recognising the dedication of many EPH staff. Congratulations to the following on their well-deserved promotions: 
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Published: Jun 22, 2017 5:37:00 PM

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New modelling study based on ELSA forecasts fast growing increase in the number of over 65s in need of social care

A new public health policy model has been developed by the Whitehall II/Liverpool University research collaboration, funded by the British Heart Foundation. The first results were published in Lancet Public Health on 24th May. We find the ageing population in England & Wales with care needs is set to grow by 25% within a decade. The IMPACT-BAM probabilistic Markov model simulates ageing of the population from 35 to 100, through 10 health states. To download, go to: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpub/article/PIIS2468-2667(17)30091-9/fulltext?elsca1=tlpr More...

Published: May 31, 2017 12:30:00 PM

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Faculty of Population Health Sciences Virtual Open Day -7th Dec 2016

The Faculty of Population Health Sciences will be holding a virtual open day on 7th December 2016 from 12-2pm (GMT).  More...

Published: Nov 25, 2016 12:18:15 PM

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UCL Postgraduate Open Day 2016

On Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 2-7pm in the Wilkins Building you'll be able to come and see what makes UCL the UK’s number 1 university for graduate study* and why we consistently rank in the World Top 20. With nearly 700 graduate programmes, there is plenty to chose from. Register for the UCL Graduate Open Day More...

Published: Oct 20, 2016 12:14:38 PM

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