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.

Our two main research themes are modelling cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention policy, particularly food.