Protecting the Public’s Health
This research area covers important contemporary aspects of health and wellbeing, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This is an interdisciplinary group, including public health scientists, radiographers, medical physicists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, exercise and health scientists, psychologists and sociologists. Our research spans specific health issues (e.g. breast imaging, behaviour change, physical activity, alcohol misuse) within different settings (particularly workplaces, schools or communities) using a range of intervention and evaluation methods (e.g. making use of digital/technology; optimisation in medical imaging). On the prevention side, we specialise in applying and evaluating evidence-based health practice aimed at improving health (e.g. through diagnostic imaging) and health related behaviour (e.g. reducing alcohol consumption or smoking). Informed by the evidence base our research group designs, develops and evaluates a broad range of contemporary health interventions. Our treatment focus includes improving health outcomes for those who have been made, or become ill, for example through work, alcohol or smoking.
Our research is organised into the following themes: