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Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)


Digital graphic of people interacting with various electronic devices displaying medical information Major boost to train the next generation of trials methodologists
9 July 2021

A partnership to train the next generation of trials methodologists has been awarded funding by the Medical Research Council through their Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) competition.

Kimberly Anderson and Stefan Priebe Q&A: Concepts of resilience in adolescent mental health research
9 June 2021

Strengthening the resilience of adolescents is central to promoting long-term mental health outcomes, but resilience is a widely used term, often applied in different ways. In this Q&A, Professor Stefan Priebe and Dr Kimberley Anderson discuss how they conducted a systematic review to understand how the term “resilience” is understood in the adolescent mental health literature, and how they developed a framework that synthesises the core characteristics of different resilience concepts.

Mental Health IPHS researcher, Sandra Jumbe, has blog on depression in Malawi published on LIDC website.
22 April 2021

Primary fieldwork poses many stumbling blocks, from transport and weather conditions, to political landscape and cultural differences, and it wouldn’t be wrong to presume that language barriers, in an increasingly globalised world, are less of a problem. However even when overseas research is carried out by a bilingual team, not everything translates easily.


Foods high in Vitamin A Research Q&A: Dietary vitamin A and lung function
7 April 2021

In this Q&A, Professor Seif Shaheen and Dr Mohammad Talaei from the Institute of Population Health Sciences discuss their new research, published in the European Respiratory Journal, which finds that optimising intake of preformed vitamin A as late as mid-childhood may have a beneficial impact on subsequent lung function in adolescence.

Pregnant woman COVID-19 risks to pregnant women and their babies outlined in global research review
31 March 2021

Pregnant women remain at increased risk of severe COVID-19, and their risk of being admitted to intensive care or needing invasive ventilation is higher than non-pregnant reproductive aged women with the virus, an ongoing global study has found.

Consuming omega-3 fatty acids could prevent asthma
25 February 2021

New research suggests that a higher dietary intake of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in childhood may reduce the risk of developing subsequent asthma, but only in children carrying a common gene variant. The study, led by Queen Mary University of London, is in collaboration with the University of Bristol and University of Southampton, UK, and the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

Hospital workers with patient on trolley Research Q&A: The effect of recessions on health workers
8 January 2021

A new study by Institute of Population Health Sciences researchers, published in the journal Health Policy and Planning, has looked at the impact of economic crises on health workers. In this Q&A with the lead author of the study, Giuliano Russo suggests that austerity measures need to be avoided at all costs to prevent harm to health workers.

Digital graphic of a crowd wearing masks New risk model estimates likelihood of death or hospitalisation from COVID-19
21 October 2020

A model that can calculate a person’s risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England, in new research involving Queen Mary University of London.

Vitamin D capsules Clinical trial to investigate whether vitamin D protects against COVID-19
13 October 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London, funded by Barts Charity, have launched a new clinical trial to investigate whether taking vitamin D could protect people from COVID-19.

Pregnant woman in hospital Pregnant women with COVID-19 less likely to have symptoms, may be more likely to need intensive care and give birth early
10 September 2020

Pregnant women seen in hospital with COVID-19 are less likely to show symptoms, and seem to be at increased risk of needing admission to an intensive care unit than non-pregnant women of similar age, according to a study involving researchers from the Blizard Institute and Institute of Population Health Sciences at Queen Mary University of London.

Award of a prestigious THIS Institute Fellowship to Stamatina Iliodromiti
24 July 2020

Matina has been awarded a prestigious THIS Institute Fellowship for two years proposing work on creating learning maternity systems from the lessons learnt from COVID-19


Recharting the History of Economic Thought – book launch
25 June 2020

Kevin Deane (Centre for Global Health) has co-edited a new textbook on the History of Economic Thought with Elisa Van Waeyneberge (SOAS). 

Dr Sara Caldéron Awarded Bursary
24 June 2020

IPHS PhD student and Tower Hamlets GP, Dr Sara Caldéron, has been awarded the Curriers’ Company Millennium Healthcare Bursary

Man using laptop Meet the superusers who hold together health social media
23 June 2020

New research by a multidisciplinary collaboration between Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research (AUKCAR): Queen Mary and Edinburgh, eHealth Interdisciplinary Group: Edinburgh, University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge and charity Asthma UK, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, looks at the characteristics of superusers who are actively engaged in the Asthma UK online community and Facebook group to help healthcare professionals better understand the role they play in supporting the management of long-term conditions.

Ethnicity and Outcomes from COVID-19: The ISARIC CCP-UK Prospective Observational Cohort Study of Hospitalised Patients
17 June 2020

In the largest study of its kind (~35,000), South Asians in hospital with COVID-19 were 19% more likely to die. Higher rates of diabetes may explain part of this. All Ethnic Minority groups more likely to need intensive care and ventilation. 

Adrian Martineau recognised for Covid-19 related research
27 May 2020

Professor Adrian Martineau was featured in Queen Mary People for his research, COVIDENCE UK, a national study collecting data from volunteers around the UK to answer scientific questions surrounding Covid-19. 


COVIDENCE UK study launches
1 May 2020

The study, lead by Professor Adrian Martineau, will use data from volunteers around the UK to answer scientific questions surrounding Covid-19.


Coronavirus Modelling: QMUL academic publishes article in The Guardian.
21 April 2020

'Faith in coronavirus modelling is no substitute for sound political judgment': Professor Dave McCoy has published an article in The Guardian oultining the importance of political judgement and warning of over reliance on modelling.

The Future of Health: Queen Mary academic appears on BBC Radio 4 health programme.
21 April 2020

Dr Jess Potter appeared on BBC Radio 4's, The Future of Health, in which she and a panel of other experts discussed the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on global health and healthcare.

Corona Virus Advice and Updates
13 March 2020

Information and guidance for Queen Mary University of London staff, students and visitors regarding Coronavirus. 

Queen Mary academics receive honours from the Queen
28 December 2019

Academics from Queen Mary University of London have been recognised in the New Year Honours list for 2020.

Queen Mary academic receives fellowship for leading research in social psychiatry
4 November 2019

Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa, a Queen Mary University of London Doctoral Research Fellow, has received a Fellowship from the World Association of Social Psychiatry.

Health data professional consulting with colleague over data on computer Queen Mary celebrates successful bid for Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Science: Health Data in Practice
21 October 2019

Academics from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £5.5 million to deliver an innovative ‘Health Data in Practice' PhD Programme, with the first intake of students planned for October 2020.

Statin tablets European guidelines on lipid control advocate “lower is better” for cholesterol levels
27 September 2019

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) launched new guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias at the ESC meeting 1–4 September 2019 with the guidelines concurrently published in the European Heart Journal. Professor Borislava Mihaylova, Chair in Health Economics at the Institute for Population Health Sciences, is a member of the guidelines Taskforce.

Laura Jørgensen and baby Magnus who took part in the clinical trial Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain
24 July 2019

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Warwick.

New stillbirth risk figures help women’s decisions on timing delivery
2 July 2019

With every week that a pregnancy continues past term (37 weeks), the risk of stillbirth increases, according to an analysis of more than 15 million pregnancies led by Queen Mary University of London.