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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)


As a multi-disciplinary centre, we conduct research across a range of topics. Key areas include: health systems policy research, with an emphasis on health financing & human resources; global health governance and politics; migration and health; neuro-epidemiology; race, gender, sexuality and health; and research into the methodological challenges of evaluating complex interventions; and TB immunology and molecular microbiology.

Ongoing research grants include (funder in parenthesis):

  • Examining the scale, scope and type of donor-private sector health partnerships (Oxfam GB)
  • Strengthening Policy And Research Capacities (SPARC) on Migration, Rights And Global Health (British Council)
  • The impact of economic crisis on health system and human resources for health in Brazil (MRC-Newton Fund)
  • Cohort study of iron adaptive homeostasis, growth and development in Peruvian regions (MRC-Newton Fund)
  • Psychological Support for patients with Long Term Conditions in General Practice (NELCRAD)
  • Brain Health and Healthy Ageing in retired Rugby players (Drake Foundation)
  • Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acquisition of latent tuberculosis infection in schoolchildren (Medical Research Council)
  • Influence of vitamin D on non-communicable disease outcomes in South African schoolchildren (Medical Research Council)
  • Health and Ageing Data IN the Game of football (Drake Foundation)
  • Diet in early childhood and later asthma (Rosetrees Trust)
  • Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (Asthma UK)
  • Assessing burden and risk factors of Parkinson’s disease in in Uganda (LIDC)