The Wolfson Institute of Population Health delivers internationally renowned research from six academic centres. We have more than 400 interdisciplinary staff including clinicians; epidemiologists; health service researchers; qualitative researchers; psychologists; ethnographers; behavioural scientists; statisticians; health economists; policy researchers; and trial managers. We have a long track record of worldwide research impact: an example is the widely-used Tyrer-Cuzick calculator for breast cancer risk assessment.
Research is supported by charity, industrial and government funding, and includes centres of excellence such as the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Cancer Awareness, Screening and Early Diagnosis, the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Dementia and Neurodegeneration, and the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research. The Institute also plays a leading role in various national and international collaborations such as the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Service Development and the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.
The Institute has established cross-cutting themes to facilitate collaborative work in key areas:
We are working in partnership with the Centre for Public Engagement (CPE) and the QMUL Civic University Agreement. Recent research has generated substantial findings on the health and wellbeing of our local community, including the challenges they face and the kinds of solutions and actions they would like realised by work with QMUL.