Epidemiology and public health approaches to prevention Epidemiology and public health approaches to prevention

As societies age, preventing and managing chronic disease are increasingly important health priorities. Chronic disease prevention is possible at any stage of life, from childhood through to older ages. Researchers have access to increasing amounts of data to help understand the causes, trajectories and consequences of chronic disease. 

Epidemiology, the study of health in populations, is essential to successfully design and implement public health interventions. Our group has interests in the epidemiology of cognitive impairment and dementia, mental health and wellbeing, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, diabetes, and potentially inappropriate prescribing to older people. Our public health research includes community, school and workplace environments. 

Interested in joining us?

We have a solid track record in building the capacity of, and supporting, aspiring clinicians from non-medical professions. We welcome inquiries from patients and their families, as well as prospective postgraduate students, researchers and healthcare professionals and collaborators. For more information, contact Andrew Atkin and Kristy Sanderson.

Theme members:

Andrew Atkin (Theme Lead)

Kristy Sanderson (Theme Lead)

Clare Aldus

Stamatina Cheilari

Lucy Clark

Emma English

Carlota Grossi Sampedro

Stephanie Howard Wilsher

Andy Jones

Sirikanok Klankhajhon

Katharina Mattishent

Jane McCulloch

Jamie Murdoch

Eduwin Pakpahan

Bryony Porter

Kathryn Richardson

George Savva