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New Population Health publication

26 January 2012

The offices of the Vice Provost (Health) and the Vice Provost (Research) launched an exciting new document this week, showcasing UCL's expertise in Population Health Sciences.

New Population Health publication

Sir John Tooke, Vice Provost (Health) said: "Collectively UCL Population Health Sciences represents one of the strongest groupings worldwide dedicated to this research.  A key unifying concept that informs the School of Life and Medical Sciences activity in this area is the life course." 

"Our research seeks to elucidate the biological, behavioural and socio-economic processes that operate across an individual's life, and across generations, that affect the development of disease.  This brochure presents some of our most impactful research in individuals, communities and whole populations, and shows how UCL and its School of Life and Medical Sciences is at the forefront of innovative science in this field".

Professor David Price, Vice Provost (Research) said: "Our Population Health research reflects UCL's commitments to the Grand Challenges that face society, nationally and internationally. Population health is at the heart of the Grand Challenges of Global Health, Human Wellbeing, Intercultural Interaction and Sustainable Cities." 

"UCL's population health scientists are working with colleagues in engineering, the built environment, social and political sciences, humanities and laws to generate solutions to these problems as part of our efforts as London's Global University.  I welcome this opportunity to highlight the achievements of the School of Life and Medical Sciences within this broader agenda."

The Population Health Sciences publication is the first in a series. Others to be published this year will showcase the School of Life and Medical Sciences' research in Neuroscience, Experimental Medicine, and Life Sciences. There will also be a publication focusing on Education. This will highlight SLMS educational excellence and innovation in training and continuing professional development for this and future generations of doctors, health professionals and clinical scientists.