Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

Research Projects

Research groups within the Institute conduct large scale randomised prevention trials, screening research projects and epidemiological studies into the causation of disease.

In REF2014 90% of outputs in clinical medicine (UoA1) and 80% in health services (UoA2) were classified as 4*/3* with overall grade point averages of 3.28 and 3.29 respectively.

Below is a list of all current and past research projects undertaken by the Institute.

Project TitleProject InvestigatorCentre
Access to chemoprevention drugs in the NHS Dr Sam Smith Centre for Cancer Prevention
A model for good health-Modelling the effect of salt reduction on future burdens of disease in 30 countries Graham MacGregor Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Analysis and modelling of cancer statistics Peter Sasieni Centre of Cancer Prevention
A school based education programme to reduce salt intake in children and their families Graham MacGregor Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Automated text messaging trial to improve the use of medication David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
BEST3 Professor Peter Sasieni Centre for Cancer Prevention
British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR) Joan Morris Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Brain in Pain II – The quantitative assessment of pain phenotypes in chronic fatigue syndrome (Bourke, White) Dr Julius Bourke Centre for Psychiatry
Brain in Pain III – The neurophysiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (Bourke, White) Dr Julius Bourke Centre for Psychiatry
Brain in Pain IV – The neurophysiology of chronic idiopathic pain (Bourke, White) Dr Julius Bourke Centre for Psychiatry
European randomised trial of screening for prostate cancer Professor Sue Moss Centre of Cancer Prevention
Chronic viral hepatitis B & C in ethnic migrants: a controlled randomised cross-sectional cluster trial to assess the impact of identifying, screening, and treating immigrants with viral hepatitis Graham Foster Centre for Psychiatry
Multinational study assessing the acceptability and determinanets of compliance to HPV vaccination to women in screening ages 24 to 45 years Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Combination of NRT and varenicline to increase cessation of tobacco Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) Joan Morris Centre for Environmental and Preventive Medicine
E-Cigarette - Potential toxins and nicotine delivery in users Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
EPICure@19 - the extremely preterm young adult Joan Morris Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
The Depression in South Asians with Renal Failure:rfpb Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies Joan Morris Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Evaluation of Fresh Start Programme (Obesity) Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Pilot study of a randomised trial of a guided e-learning health promotion intervention for managers based on management standards for the improvement of employee wellbeing and reduction of sickness absence (GEM Study – Guided E-Learning for Managers) Stephen Stansfeld Centre for Psychiatry
GETSET Trial Peter White Centre for Psychiatry
IBIS-1 Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
IBIS-3 Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
IBIS-II Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Interact Trial Dr David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
International Smoking Cessation Education Collaboration Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Long term follow up of RCT of annual mammographic screening from age 40 Professor Sue Moss Centre for Cancer Prevention
The validation of interim outcome measures for the evaluation of interventions promoting increased cancer awareness and early detection Professor Sue Moss Centre for Cancer Prevention
Natural history estimation for screening evaluation and planning Stephen Duffy Centre of Cancer Prevention
Nicotine Content & Consistency of its delivery Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
ORANGE Study Dr Peter MacCallum Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Evaluating of the impact of Olympic-led urban regeneration on young people and their families – The ORiEL (Olympic Regeneration in East London) study Neil Smith Centre for Psychiatry
Pace Trial Peter White Centre for Psychiatry
PANTERA Professor Peter Sasieni Centre for Cancer Prevention
Policy Research Unit on cancer awareness, screening and early diagnosis Stephen Duffy Centre of Cancer Prevention
PolyPill trials David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Predictors studies Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Preventive Angioplasty in myocardial infarction trial David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
PROVENT Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Public health centre of excellance Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Radicalisation, extremist violence and public health: developing a suitable measure of radicalisation to assess sympathies towards terrorist actors and vulnerability to radicalisation Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
Ramdomised trial of nicotine patch preloading for smoking cessation Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Rate of nicotine metabolism project & topography project Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Reducing Suicidal Thoughts among Turkish Migrants in the Netherlands and in the UK: Effectiveness of an Online Intervention Ozlem Eylem Centre for Psychiatry
The Depression in South Asians with Renal Failure:rfpb Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
Role of low penetrance SNPs in risk assessment of breast cancer Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Safety of medication use in pregnancy (EUROmediCAT) Joan Morris Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
SOUTH ASIAN VOICES ENABLING DEMENTIA CARE (SAVE-D) Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
Smoking Cessation Service 2013 - 2030 Peter Hajek London Borough of Hackney
Statistical research for cancer screening Peter Sasieni Centre of Cancer Prevention
Statistical research for clinical trials Peter Sasieni Centre of Cancer Prevention
Study of child-parent screening for familial hypercholesterolaemia David Wald Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Study on dual users: people who smoke and vape Professor Peter Hajek Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
Study on e-cigarettes Professor Peter Hajek Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
Long-term Anastrozole vs. Tamoxifen Treatment Effects (LATTE) Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
SUrivors’ Rehabilitation Evaluation after CANcer (SURECAN) Peter White Centre for Psychiatry
Nicotine delivery and user reaction to IQOS and different types of e-cigarettes Project Investigator: Dr Dunja Przulj Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
Tailoring varenicline to individual needs (TVIN study) Peter Hajek Centre of Environmental and Preventive Medicine
Prognostic Factors in Prostate Cancer for Patients Treated by Watchful Waiting conducted by the Transatlantic Prostate Group (TAPG) Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
How does dual use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes change over time? Professor Peter Hajek Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
Therapeutic communication in black and minority ethnic populations Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
TransATAC Professor Jack Cuzick Centre for Cancer Prevention
Understanding the Increasing Rate of Involuntary Admission in NHS Mental Health Care: TheEnglish National Study of Compulsory Admissions (ENSCA) Kamaldeep Bhui Centre for Psychiatry
Helping people cope with temptations to smoke to reduce relapse: A factorial randomised controlled trial? Professor Peter Hajek Health and Lifestyle Research Unit
A study to investigate the association between selective uptake of cervical cancer screening and all-cause mortality. Professor Peter Sasieni Centre for Cancer Prevention