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Professor David Taylor-Robinson PhD MSc (Distinction) FFPH MRCPCH MPH (Distinction) MB ChB (Hons) BSc (Hons) DTM&H PGCert (Distinction)

Professor of Public Health and Policy, Honorary Consultant in Child Public Health Public Health, Policy & Systems

    Research

    Addressing inequalities in child health

    My research aims to improve child public health and reduce inequalities.

    I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students. Current work focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of health inequalities in children and assessing the impact of interventions and policies to interrupt the generation of inequalities in health across the life course.

    Areas of interest: Health inequalities. Child health. Social determinants of health. Natural experiments. Lifecourse epidemiology. Causal mediation analysis. Resource allocation. Recession/austerity and health. Research to inform policy. Child poverty. Cystic Fibrosis. Asthma. Cohort and longitudinal data analysis. Applied statistics. Evidence synthesis and dissemination. Systematic review methods. Soil-transmitted helminths. Qualitative methods. Health in low and middle income countries. Malaria treatment. Cardiovascular disease and food policy

    Research Grants

    Evaluating the health impact and cost-effectiveness of Ways-to-Wellbeing, a whole system approach to mitigate poverty over the life course

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

    April 2021 - March 2024

    RESTORE - Research for Equitable SySTem RespOnse and REcovery

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

    May 2021 - April 2023

    Addressing inequalities in ‘Children in Need’: A population linkage study to inform policy

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

    November 2020 - November 2022

    Mental Health and Substance use in Children and Families Experiencing Adversity or OveRcoming Adverse ChiLdhood Experiences (ORACLE)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

    February 2020 - January 2025

    Children Growing up in Liverpool (C-GULL)

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 2020 - September 2025

    NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR), LCCG - LIVERPOOL CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP (UK)

    October 2019 - September 2024

    From data to decisions: embedding a Real-world Intervention Causal Evaluation (RICE) tool in the decision-making process

    THE HEALTH FOUNDATION (UK)

    October 2019 - March 2023

    Evaluating the impacts of universal policies on child health inequalities: how best can we exploit the predictive value of the integrated pre-school checks?

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

    February 2017 - March 2019

    Liverpool and Lancaster Universities Collaboration for Public Health Research (LiLaC 2)

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

    April 2017 - March 2022

    Tackling inequalities in child health: Harnessing data to improve lives.

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    November 2017 - September 2022

    From Policy to Inequality: Assessing the effects of policy interventions on inequalities in child health using natural experiments.

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    May 2015 - April 2016

    Cystic Fibrosis Epidemiological Network (CF-EpiNet) – Harnessing Data to Improve Lives.

    CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST (UK)

    October 2015 - March 2021

    Clinical Exploitation of Data Produced by the Pseudomonas International Genomics Consortium.

    CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST (UK)

    October 2013 - September 2016

    The effect of socioeconomic status on outcomes people with cystic fibrosis: A longitudinal study.

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    September 2009 - December 2014

    IMPACT: developing and evaluating economic models for planning optimal cardiovascular disease prevention strategies.

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    May 2010 - May 2014

    Research Collaborations

    Professor Simon Capewell

    Internal

    Professor Paul Garner, International Health Group

    Internal

    WHO Malaria Guidelines - Evidence

    Professor Peter Diggle

    External: Lancaster University

    MRC Fellowship

    Professor Rosalind Smyth

    Internal

    MRC Fellowship supervisor

    Professor Margaret Whitehead

    Internal

    Professor Finn Diderichsen

    External: University of Copenhagen

    MRC Fellowship