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School of Geography

Form and function of health interventions

Staff at Kangulumira health centre in eastern Uganda discuss admissions and caseloads at a visit of the Ugandan Parliamentary Health Committee (Credit: Kerry Holden).
Staff at Kangulumira health centre in eastern Uganda discuss admissions and caseloads at a visit of the Ugandan Parliamentary Health Committee (Credit: Kerry Holden).

Form and function of health interventions examines, as well as contributes to, the development of public health and global health interventions, policies and practices. Peter Congdon has pioneered Bayesian and spatial statistical approaches to the analysis and visualization of health data. Involving multiple collaborations (e.g. with public health agencies in northeast London and the US-based National Minority Quality Forum), this research has enhanced practitioners’ strategic capacity to identify and mitigate area-based health needs. Tim Brown’s collaborative research (MRC; with Kavita Datta and Andrew Prendergast (PI), Blizard Institute) into severe acute malnutrition in Zimbabwe is helping to shape the direction of future nutritional, behavioural and environmental interventions by identifying the importance of mobility within caring networks to children’s recovery.