Centre for Population Health and Public Health Research

People and projects in the CPHPHR

Nine staff from the Faculty are currently located within CPHPHR. These include:

One impact research fellow (Dr Gemma Ryde) also has strong interests in physical activity and Public Health and works across the CPHPHR programmes.

Core staff elsewhere in the Faculty have major Public Health interests as well as others in the Institute for Social Marketing, in Mental Health, in Physiology, Exercise and Nutrition, Sports Policy and NMAHP-RU. In addition, a number of research fellows and post-doctoral research staff are working with the core staff on a range of projects.

All the above staff are research active. Publications, research projects and research grants for full-time staff can be found on the RMS web page links. CPHPHR staff have received 15 major grants from funders including MRC, ESRC, NIHR, CSO, Research Councils UK, Canadian and Australian funders, Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, non-governmental organisations and charities. Grants, in some instances with other institutions, now total over £10 million.

We also have ten visiting or honorary researchers working with us in the UK, Canada and Australia.

Visiting Researchers: -

  • Dr Jim Brophy (PhD Stirling) Canada
  • Dr Margaret Keith (PhD Stirling) Canada      
  • Dr Michael Gilbertson (PhD Stirling) Canada
  • Dr Ewan McDonald (PhD Stirling) Australia  
  • Helen Lynn England
  • Dr Anne Raynal MB ChB MFOM England   
  • Tommy Gorman Scotland
  • Jim McCourt Scotland

Research students

There are nine PhD students currently working directly on public health topics. They come from the UK and Europe and other PhD students have significant public health interests. Six other students have already completed their PhDs successfully in the last four years on public health topics. We have recruited PhD students in recent years from Scotland, elsewhere in the UK, Canada, the Middle East, Indonesia, and the Caribbean.  For further information about studying for a PhD in these topics, contact josie.evans@stir.ac.uk

The public health-related topics of PhD students in the Faculty include: -

  • Public health solutions to child neglect (Impact studentship)
  • Drug treatment, prisons, Indonesia
  • Drug policy in Greece/Scotland (Impact studentship)
  • Mediterranean diet in Cyprus
  • Salt reduction in prisons
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Role of pharmacies in Public Health
  • Breast screening in Malta
  • Suicide prevention
  • Smoking cessation in school children
  • Digital marketing of alcohol
  • Post-natal depression in Nigeria
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