Older pedestrians at risk when crossing the road

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.

Where you live in your 20s affects when you retire...

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.

New World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre at UCL

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.”

Spotlight: Dr Fiona Stevenson

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).

The Dr Gillian Stoltman and Dr Joseph Stoltman prizes

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.

Active travel evidence published

Evidence from ICLS research on active travel has been published as part of a House of Commons Transport Committee inquiry. The submission brings together 12 published pieces of research looking at:

Social Media Evidence

ICLS Director Yvonne Kelly has given evidence to an All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into social media and young people's wellbeing.

Seven Questions with Aliza Ayaz

Aliza is a second year undergrad studying Population Health. She is also President of the UCL Climate Action Society (CAS). CAS was founded on the principle of Global Goal 13 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Take urgent action to combat climate change.

Despite drop in emergency cancer diagnoses, little progress on inequalities by age and deprivation

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.

Spirit of SLMS Winner (Scientific Excellence & Leadership): Andrea Smith

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.

Spotlight: Eleonra Iob

This month IEHC talks to Eleonora Iob, PhD Student within IEHC's Research Department of Behavioural Science and Health. 

Spotlight: Dr Anne Peasey

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