Our multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Food Policy Research Programme pursues world class research using cutting edge methodologies to analyse, interpret and promote effective and cost-effective policy interventions to promote health and prevent non-communicable diseases.
- development of a range of quantitative models to help explain past cardiovascular disease (CVD) trends, and compare future mortality projections under contrasting policy scenarios
- exploring diverse modelling methodologies, including discrete event simulations, cell-based, Markov and econometric models, and microsimulation.
- examining potential associations between social inequalities, prevention policies, healthy eating interventions and population-level outcomes
- using qualitative and quantitative approaches to explore UK, US and European perspectives on the most effective & cost-effective public health nutrition options to prevent non-communicable diseases
- developing policy tools to assess the implementation of public health nutrition policies
- developing effective, feasible and cost-saving cardiovascular prevention strategies
- examining nutritional interventions from different perspectives including policy decision makers, professionals, and the wider public.