Centre for Public Health Research

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The Centre for Public Health Research undertakes multi-disciplinary partnership working to provide world leading, high quality, practical research solutions to real world problems. Our research is aligned with national and international priorities, with cross cutting research themes addressing:

  • behaviour change
  • children and young people's health
  • e-health
  • knowledge exchange
  • nursing
  • nutrition and dietetics
  • obesity and obesogenic environments
  • oral health
  • physical activity
  • the clustering of risky behaviours

This is underpinned by our strong methodological expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, systematic reviewing, service evaluation, social marketing, intervention development, co-production and embedded research.

Research within the centre is embedded within the University's grand challenge themes and teaching programmes. We work collaboratively across the other research centres and actively encourage and support co-produced multi-disciplinary research. We are privileged to have long standing collaborations with Public Health England, and a number of local authorities and third sector organisations, such as the Institute for Local Governance and Involve North East. In addition to many established UK collaborations, we also have excellent international collaborations, which include the World Health Organisation, the Joanna Briggs Institute, the European Association for the Study of Obesity, the University of Newcastle Australia, University of Sao Paulo (Bauru) in Brazil, Indiana University in the US and Erasmus MC in the Netherlands.

We are an integral part of Fuse, the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, which is a UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) funded Public Health Centre of Excellence and a member of the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR).

The public health research centre is led by a team of internationally recognised topic experts supported by a strong research team. Academic staff and researchers working in centre have an extensive publication and funding portfolio.

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Fluorides Medicine & Life Sciences
Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
England Medicine & Life Sciences
Weights and Measures Medicine & Life Sciences
Alcohols Medicine & Life Sciences
Diet Medicine & Life Sciences
Pediatric Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 2003 2020

The Impact of Nutrition and Diet on Oral Health.

Zohoori, V. & Duckworth, R. M., 2020, Basel: Karger Publishers. (Monographs in Oral Science; vol. 28)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Oral Health
Mouth Diseases

Acceptability, Feasibility and Preliminary Evaluation of a Novel, Personalised, Home based Physical Activity Intervention for Chronic Heart Failure (Active-at-Home-HF): A Pilot Study

Okwose, N., Avery, L., O'Brien, N., Cassidy, S., Charman, S., Bailey, K., Velicki, L., Olivotto, I., Brennan, P., MacGowan, G. & Jakovljevic, D., 24 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Sports Medicine - Open.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
82 Downloads (Pure)

A comparison of simple analytical methods for determination of fluoride in microlitre-volume plasma samples

Zohoori, F., Maguire, A., Martinez-Mier, E. A., Buzalaf, M., Sanderson, R. & Eckert, G. J., 2019, In : Caries Research. 53, 3, p. 275-283

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Plasma Volume
Analysis of Variance

Student theses

Systematic reviews of interventions to treat and prevent obesity

Author: Brown, T., 14 Sep 2009

Supervisor: Batterham, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Expression of hypoxia Inducible Factor 1α as a prognostic indicator in oesophageal cancer

Author: Munipalle, P., 16 Mar 2012

Supervisor: Viswanath, Y. (External person) (Supervisor), Wilson, M. (Supervisor), Ali, J. (External person) (Supervisor), Summerbell, C. (External person) (Supervisor) & Ells, L. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Factors associated with the occurrence of developmental defects of enamel and dental fluorosis among 4 and 8 year old Nigeria children

Author: Ibiyemi, O., 2015

Supervisor: Maguire, A. (External person) (Supervisor), Valentine, R. (External person) (Supervisor) & Zohoori, V. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis