Research within this theme is determining disease aetiology and health outcomes, including the role of the environment and genes, and using such knowledge to inform the design and evaluation of population-based or clinical interventions to prevent or treat conditions of population health importance.
Work is focused in three main areas. Research studies are being undertaken in behavioural medicine relating to smoking, obesity, exercise and sexual health. Several groups under research related to particular stages of life: maternal and infant health, occupational and environmental medicine, and end of life care. Other major research programmes are focused on key disease areas.
It also encapsulates research theme covering the topics of patient safety, quality of care, service design and delivery including lay health workers, alternative and complementary medicine and the Quality Outcomes Framework
Primary Care, Population Health and Epidemiology Research Groups
Other research groups associated with the Primary Care, Population Health and Epidemiology theme