IEHC's BSc Population Health student Aliza Ayaz was recently recognised by the House of Lords for her efforts to build momentum for declaring "a state of climate emergency" in the UK. Read more
A joint study led by Professor Jenny Mindell (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care) and the charity Living Streets has found that millions of elderly people are at risk when crossing the road, because traffic lights don’t take account of their slower walking speed.
Dr Emily Murray (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Public Health) writes about her new research, which shows that the link between local unemployment and retirement age actually depends on where people live as young adults.
Nearly one in 10 heart attacks and strokes in England and Wales could be prevented if routine check-ups were better targeted, according to a study by UCL and the University of Helsinki.
The UCL Dental Public Health Group based within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health has been designated a WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Inequalities and Public Health. The UCL team will be working with colleagues at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva supporting the preparation of the forthcoming Global Oral Health Report. Professor Richard Watt, Director of the new WHO Collaborating Centre, said “This is a very exciting opportunity for our group to become more involved in supporting WHO global policy on oral health inequalities and is recognition of our research and policy work over the last 30 years.”
Women who work more than 55 hours a week are at a higher risk of depression but this is not the case for men, according to a new UCL-led study with Queen Mary University of London.
This month IEHC talks to Dr Fiona Stevenson, who recently took over as Head of the Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health (PCPH).
Girls are twice as likely to show signs of depressive symptoms linked to social media use compared to boys at age 14, according to new UCL research.
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the Dr Gillian Stoltman and Dr Joseph Stoltman prizes for 2018. Gillian and Joseph Stoltman set up the prize in order to support outstanding students with a real passion for Public health, who will be able to use the money to further fund their public health opportunities. A prize worth £500 is awarded for each of the courses below.
ICLS Director Yvonne Kelly has given evidence to an All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into social media and young people's wellbeing.
The large inequalities in risk of an emergency cancer diagnosis by age and deprivation have barely changed in the past decade, according to new research from UCL’s Epidemiology of Cancer and Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO), in collaboration with Public Health England. The study, published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, analysed cancer registry data on over 2 million patients diagnosed with one of 33 different cancers in 2006-13.
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 Eleonora Iob, PhD Student within IEHC's Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health.
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.