Epidemiology, Occupational and Environmental Health
The work of this group focuses on the use of epidemiological data – particularly secondary data – to evaluate strategies to prevent illness and to guide the management of patients with disease.
Recent projects include:
Self-monitoring behaviour in type 2 diabetes;
Health after a diagnosis of cancer;
Anticipatory care and institutionalization; and
Routes to diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and outcomes
Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety is also a particular focus of this group, especially in the industrial and agricultural sectors. The group is multi-disciplinary and combines conventional epidemiological approaches with innovative research methodologies such as risk mapping, lay and community epidemiology, and participatory research methods. Topics including: pesticides; industrial carcinogens; air pollution; food pollution; environmental health.
Our research aims to develop the evidence base available to health care workers and policy makers. Through active engagement with these groups, our research has a direct impact on health policy and practice.