The Division of Epidemiology aims to contribute to improving the health of individuals and populations, locally, nationally and internationally through research that is relevant to public health, the health services and health policy.
Led by Professor Alistair Hall, we conduct large scale multi-centre population-based and clinical studies. A particular focus is on understanding the role of environmental exposures, genetic susceptibility and the joint effects of gene and environment on chronic diseases, including cancer and diabetes in both children and adults.
Our research activity can be summarised into three main themes; Coronary Artery Disease, Molecular Epidemiology, and Paediatric Epidemiology. Within those themes, major research strengths are found in paediatric epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, and translational epidemiology (including identifying and evaluating biomarkers of exposure and disease).
Learning and teaching activities are integrated into the work of the Division, with a strong portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training.
To see a full list of the staff within the Division of Epidemiology please click here.