The Centre of Excellence for Public Health (Northern Ireland)

Lead Research Organisation: Queen's University of Belfast
Department Name: Medicine Dentistry and Biomedical Sci

Abstract

Abstracts are not currently available in GtR for all funded research. This is normally because the abstract was not required at the time of proposal submission, but may be because it included sensitive information such as personal details.

Publications

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Alberini A (2009) Valuing the Cultural Monuments of Armenia: Bayesian Updating of Prior Beliefs in Contingent Valuation in Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space

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Appleton KM (2013) Depression and mortality: artifact of measurement and analysis? in Journal of affective disorders

 
Title Inside out: What you don't see - {RMB} 
Description 'Inside Out: What You Don't See' was an exhibition held at the Naughton Gallery, Queen's University Belfast. It consisted of fifteen pieces of art produced by prisoners in HMP Maghaberry who attended the Donard Day Centre (a mental health facility). The artwork explores issues of mental health and how prison impacts on the well-being of prisoners and their families. The project was a collaboration between the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS), the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHCT), Prison Arts Foundation and Queen's University Belfast. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The project helped to highlight the benefits of creative interventions for prisoners. This has led to an increased level of provision of art interventions in the Donard Day Centre and in other parts of the Northern Ireland prison estate. The exhibition also helped to increase public awareness of the public health implications of imprisonment. 
 
Description Dr Ruth Hunter and Professor Frank Kee have been invited to sit on a regional policy group devising the next Physical Activity and Sports strategy for Northern Ireland
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description DEL PhD studentship to study the Good Behaviour Game in Primary Schools (Joanne Mulgrew)
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Northern Ireland 
Department Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland (DELNI)
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description Santander mobility scholarship - {RMB}
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation Santander Bank 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 05/2014 
End 07/2014
 
Description National Cancer Institute - {AKu} 
Organisation National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Dr Andrew Kunzmann conducted statistical analyses and is currently in the process of producing two manuscripts regarding the associations between dietary fibre and fruit and vegetable intakes and risk of colorectal neoplasms.
Collaborator Contribution They have provided guidance via teleconferences and have provided access to the data.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2012
 
Description Careers in international health : what next? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact CoE Seminar Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreofExcellenceforPublicHealthNorthernIreland/SeminarSeries...
 
Description Cork metropolitan area : smarter travel area national competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Event: HIA forum : how HIA can support local govt and health promotion action on sustainable travel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.publichealth.ie/files/file/HIA/Ian%20Winning%20Smarter%20Travel%20Area%20national%20compe...
 
Description Death and its determinants 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at seminar organised by the Centre of Excellence for Public Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Ethnic variations in developmental experiences in children 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact CoE Seminar Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreofExcellenceforPublicHealthNorthernIreland/SeminarSeries...
 
Description Expert panel discussion on mental health in prisons - {RMB} 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Panel discussion involving the mental health commissioner for the Public Health Agency, the director of offender policy and operations (Northern Ireland Prison Service), a former prisoner who works as an outreach worker for a charitable organisation, and a retired art therapist who previously worked for the Probation Board Northern Ireland. 91 people attended 20 from an academic background, 56 from the public sector, and 15 from the 3rd sector. Question and answer session with panel and audience surrounding the themes of mental health in prison, the benefits of arts based interventions and the need for greater public debate regarding public health in prisons.

Provided platform for networking between university staff and students with public sector and 3rd sector stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Getting whole populations to move more 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact CoE Seminar Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description HIA concepts & opportunities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact HIA training course
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Introduction to health impact assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact HIA introductory session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Introduction to the obesity hub 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at regional launch of the obesity hub
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network (PHSRN) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Guest speaker at the Centre of Excellence for Public Health Northern Ireland away day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.med.qub.ac.uk/review/Peter_Craig_MRC_PHSRN/player.html
 
Description Pharmacoepidemiology : an application of epidemiological methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact CoE Seminar Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Presentations made by members of the NICOLA scientific team at the launch of the report of the initial findings of the 1st Wave of the NICOLA CAPI survey. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The NICOLA Scientific team presented the initial findings of the 1st wave of the CAPI survey. The Commissioner for Older people also joined with the NICOLA scientific team in highlighting the importance of the findings and a senior civil servant (Ms Bernie Rooney, Head of the Social Inclusion Unit at the Department for Communities) and the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Health (Professor Young) made responses to the findings and highlighted the importance of the study to policy making.Professor Kee on behalf of the NICOLA team gave two broadcast interviews ((BBC Northern Ireland and Radio Foyle) higlighting some of the findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Report of the commission on social determinants of health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact CoE Seminar Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Stemnet : what is stemnet? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research or patient groups
Results and Impact W5 is the regional contract holder for delivery of Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Programmes in Northern Ireland and Chief Executive, Dr Sally Montgomery will give an overview of STEMNET at 11:00hrs on the 2nd of September 2011, 2nd floor seminar room ICSB, RVH. http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/events/CurrentEvents/EventStore/Name,250289,en.html

http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/events/CurrentEvents/EventStore/Name,250289,en.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/home/events/CurrentEvents/EventStore/Name,250289,en.html
 
Description The SPHERE study secondary prevention of heart disease in general practice : a cluster RCT of tailored practice and patient care plans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact for the SPHERE study team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description The effect of socioeconomic status on outcomes in cystic fibrosis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Studies across the world have consistently shown that people from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds experience worse health than those in more socio-economically advantaged positions. In the UK and internationally policies are being implemented to try to reduce these inequalities, with limited success. In order to develop more effective interventions we need a better understanding of how these health differences are generated and maintained. This study aims to investigate the effect of socioeconomic status on clinical outcomes, healthcare use and employment opportunities in people with cystic fibrosis. Because cystic fibrosis is genetically determined, this offers an opportunity to investigate the impact of socioeconomic status on health and social outcomes, in a chronic condition without a socioeconomic gradient in incidence. Using longitudinal modeling techniques, I am analysing the national cystic fibrosis registers from the UK and Denmark to investigate relationships with health inequalities. For example, are there differences in lung function, access to healthcare, survival, educational attainment and employment, for people living in different socio-economic circumstances? These insights will inform the development of policies to improve public health and patient care for people with cystic fibrosis and more generally. David Taylor-Robinson is a Clinical Lecturer in Public Health, and an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool. His Fellowship project involves exploring pathways to health inequalities by undertaking a longitudinal analysis of the UK and Danish Cystic Fibrosis Registers. Previously he trained in paediatrics at Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, and is broadly interested in issues of child public health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description The future of medical publishing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact CoE Seminar Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/CentreofExcellenceforPublicHealthNorthernIreland/SeminarSeries...
 
Description The relationship between policy and research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://coe.qub.ac.uk/index.php/seminar-series.html
 
Description Undertaking a health impact assessment on the cardiovascular service framework 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at launch of the health impact assessment of the Northern Ireland cardiovascular service framework
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description What can biomarkers tell us about cardiovascular disease and death 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact CoE Seminar Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.publichealth.ie/events/external