Epidemiological contribution to primary and secondary prevention of diabetes and obesity

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge

Abstract

The prevalence of both obesity and diabetes is growing at an alarming rate. These conditions and their consequences probably represent the greatest public health challenge of this century. The goal of this programme is to contribute to efforts aimed at preventing the growing burden of diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders. To do this we are translating epidemiological knowledge into preventive action, and assessing the effectiveness of different preventive approaches. These approaches range from primary prevention, through earlier detection via screening, to the development and evaluation of interventions for those with the conditions.|The programme has a broad remit. It combines basic research to inform the development of future interventions. To better understand why some people are more active than others and to see how this relates to current health policy. This is illustrated by the following description of two of the research themes. Firstly, our work has demonstrated that higher levels of everyday physical activity reduce risk of diabetes. We are examining individual and environmental influences on physical activity in children and adults (2000 children and 15,000 middle aged adults Norfolk). They are assessed by using geographical information systems and questionnaires, as well as precise measurement of physical activity by accelerometers (measures movement & acceleration). At the same time we are evaluating different interventions to promote physical activity among people with diabetes and those at risk of developing diabetes and the effect of providing individuals with information about their levels of physical activity.|Earlier work from Unit colleagues confirmed that up to half of all people with type 2 diabetes remain undiagnosed. Many patients already have evidence of complications at diagnosis. Consequently, a key question for the health service in the UK and other countries is whether population screening for diabetes would be a cost-effective use of limited healthcare resources. We reviewed the evidence for and against screening on behalf of the National Screening Committee. We developed and tested simple methods of identifying those at high risk of having diabetes that utilise information routinely held in general practice computer records. We then incorporated this method into a trial of screening among 150,000 middle-aged residents of Cambridgeshire and surrounding counties. Preliminary results suggest that screening does not cause anxiety or depression, and patients detected by screening have high levels of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors which are reduced one year later, particularly in general practices being supported to provide intensive treatment.

Technical Summary

The growing burden of disease associated with diabetes and obesity represents one of the critical public health challenges of this century. There are significant areas of uncertainty that limit the development of potential solutions. However it is clear that prevention strategies will need to incorporate individual and population-based approaches. In the first quinquennium we established projects spanning this broad prevention agenda from the environmental influences on physical activity and dietary behaviour to intensive multifactorial treatment of people with newly diagnosed diabetes. We identified individual and collective factors associated with physical activity across the life course, synthesised the literature on interventions to promote activity in young people and developed a theory-based intervention to promote activity among individuals at particular risk of the consequences of sedentary behaviour due to their family history of diabetes. In a randomised trial incorporating objective measurement we demonstrated that this intensive intervention was no more effective than brief advice and that relatively small feasible changes in activity were associated with metabolic benefits. We modelled the key uncertainties concerning screening for T2DM and established an international multi-centre trial to resolve them. We developed practical strategies to identify people with undiagnosed diabetes, quantified the cardiovascular risk among screen-detected patients and the potential for reduction of this risk, established that screening was not associated with harmful effects and described the reduction in modelled cardiovascular risk associated with intensive treatment among screen-detected patients.||In the next quinquennium, our studies of the collective, population-level influences on diet and physical activity form the basis of our contribution to UKCRC Public Health Centre of Excellence in Diet and Activity Research through our planned programme on population approaches to diet and physical activity behaviour change. Moving forward, research in the prevention programme will focus on identifying individuals at increased risk of diabetes and its complications, the individual determinants that confer this risk, and the development and evaluation of primary and secondary prevention interventions. The overall goal of this programme is to translate epidemiological knowledge into action to prevent T2DM and related metabolic disorders and to assess the cost-effectiveness of different approaches to disease prevention. Specifically, we aim to:|develop and evaluate effective ways to communicate information about health behaviours, risk factors and disease risk|identify important modifiable individual factors influencing disease risk|develop primary and secondary prevention interventions targeting one or more of these factors and to evaluate their cost-effectiveness.

Publications

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Allen JT (2015) Experiences of a commercial weight-loss programme after primary care referral: a qualitative study. in The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners

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Atkin AJ (2013) Bedroom media, sedentary time and screen-time in children: a longitudinal analysis. in The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

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Berkemeyer K (2016) The descriptive epidemiology of accelerometer-measured physical activity in older adults. in The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity

 
Description Cambridge Diabetes Managed Care Network
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Guideline Title US Preventive Services Task Force: Draft Recommendation Statement-Abnormal Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults: Screening
Description Citation in Clinical Guidelines
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
Impact Quantitative information regarding the benefits and harms associated with screening and treatment of type 2 diabetes
URL http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org
 
Description Data Monitoring and Ethics Committee, intl clinical trial
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description DfT SRE (DO)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description EASO OMTF Teaching Course - Malta (AA)
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Dr Ahern helped provide training on weight management for 75 healthcare professionals (multi-disciplinary) and commissioners (Day 1) and 30 General Practitioners (Day 2).
 
Description McKinsey's 'How the world could better fight obesity'
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/economic_studies/how_the_world_could_better_fight_obesity
 
Description Member of NHS England Scientific Advisory Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Member of WHO expert panel on screening
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description NICE Public Health Programme Development Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description PHE guidance on Uptake and retention in group-based weight-management services (AA)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Dr Ahern's papers provided evidence for PHE for the guideline: "Uptake and retention in group-based weight-management services", a literature review and behavioural analysis designed to identify how weight management programmes can maximise uptake and retention.
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7259...
 
Description RCGP essentials course
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/diabetes-mellitus-type...
 
Description Sedentary Behaviour NICE Topic Advisory Workshop
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Seminars for Vocational Trainees in General Practice
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description U.S. Preventive Services Task Force - diabetes screening
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Guideline Title Weight Loss to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Adults: Behavioral Interventions
Description USPSTF Guidance: Preventing Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
URL https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/obesity-in-adults-int...
 
Description What works in schools and colleges to increase physical activity?
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/469703/What_works_in_schoo...
 
Description Capital Award
Amount £157,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 4050373855 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Characterising patterns and changes in physical activity in older (LLHWB)
Amount £526,069 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/K025147/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 05/2016
 
Description EPIC-CVD: individualised CVD risk assessment tailoring targeted and cost-effective approaches to Europe's diverse populations
Amount € 752,115 (EUR)
Funding ID 279233 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2015
 
Description NIHR HTA (Glint)
Amount £193,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 09/01/48 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 11/2015
 
Description Public Health Research Centres of Excellence UK (CEDAR 2)
Amount £2,037,278 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/K023187/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2018
 
Description Scalable behavioural weight management programmes for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Amount £1,984,164 (GBP)
Funding ID RP-PG-0216-20010 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 04/2022
 
Title GWAS summary statistics for risk-taking 
Description Risk-taking propensity is a trait of significant public health relevance but few specific genetic factors are known. Here we perform a genome-wide association study of self-reported risk-taking propensity amongst 436,236 white European UK Biobank study participants. We identify genome wide associations at 26 loci (P<5 x10-8), 24 of which are novel, implicating genes enriched in the GABA and GABA receptor pathways. Modelling the relationship between risk-taking propensity and BMI using Mendelian randomisation shows a positive association (0.25 approximate SDs of BMI (SE: 0.06); P =6.7 x10-5). The impact of individual SNPs is heterogeneous, indicating a complex relationship arising from multiple shared pathways. We identify positive genetic correlations between risk-taking and WHR, childhood obesity, ever-smoking, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, alongside a negative correlation with women's age at first birth. These findings highlight that behavioural pathways involved in risk-taking propensity may play a role in obesity, smoking, and psychiatric disorders 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Research data supporting: Genome-wide association study for risk taking propensity indicates shared pathways with body mass index 
Description Here, we provide the summary statistics for our GWAS of self-reported risk-taking propensity amongst 436,236 white European participants of the UK Biobank (UKB) study, measured by the question: "Would you describe yourself as someone who takes risks?". GWAS testing for associations between SNPs and self-reported risk-taking was performed using a linear mixed model (LMM) implemented in BOLT-LMM. Sex, age and genotyping array were included as covariates. SNPs were filtered based on info >0.5 and minor allele frequency >1%. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Research data supporting: Genome?wide association study for risk taking propensity indicates shared pathways with body mass index 
Description Here, we provide the summary statistics for our GWAS of self-reported risk-taking propensity amongst 436,236 white European participants of the UK Biobank (UKB) study, measured by the question: ?Would you describe yourself as someone who takes risks??. GWAS testing for associations between SNPs and self-reported risk-taking was performed using a linear mixed model (LMM) implemented in BOLT-LMM. Sex, age and genotyping array were included as covariates. SNPs were filtered based on info >0.5 and minor allele frequency >1%. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Title Risk-taking summary statistics UK Biobank 
Description Here, we provide the summary statistics for our GWAS of self-reported risk-taking propensity amongst 436,236 white European participants of the UK Biobank (UKB) study, measured by the question: ?Would you describe yourself as someone who takes risks??. GWAS testing for associations between SNPs and self-reported risk-taking was performed using a linear mixed model (LMM) implemented in BOLT-LMM. Sex, age and genotyping array were included as covariates. SNPs were filtered based on info >0.5 and minor allele frequency >1%. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
 
Description IDMC 
Organisation Hamilton Health Sciences
Country Canada 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes (REWIND) Independent Data Monitoring Committee: Study H9X-MS-GBDJ- The Effect of Dulaglutide on Major Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Collaborator Contribution The primary goal of the IDMC is to ensure the safety of all participants randomised in the trial. The IDMC reviews safety and efficacy data periodically. The IDMC also reviews the progress of the trial with respect to randomisation, adherence to the protocol and follow up rates.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2011
 
Description IDMC 
Organisation McMaster University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Researching Cardiovascular Events with a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes (REWIND) Independent Data Monitoring Committee: Study H9X-MS-GBDJ- The Effect of Dulaglutide on Major Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Collaborator Contribution The primary goal of the IDMC is to ensure the safety of all participants randomised in the trial. The IDMC reviews safety and efficacy data periodically. The IDMC also reviews the progress of the trial with respect to randomisation, adherence to the protocol and follow up rates.
Impact None yet
Start Year 2011
 
Description Lifelong Health & Wellbeing (LLHW) 
Organisation European Prospective Investigation of Cancer Norfolk
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator.
Collaborator Contribution The EPIC-Norfolk management committee meets every two weeks to oversee the conduct of the study and discuss release of datasets to approved analysts. This project is sponsored by the University of Cambridge and conducted in collaboration with co-applicants from the University of East Anglia under the terms of a formal data-sharing and collaboration agreement. The EPIC team manage the data in accordance with University policies concerning secure data storage. The University and MRC Epidemiology Unit have a generic agreement covering the exchange of datasets for EPIC-Norfolk which is a joint project. The different components of this project are directed by a committee of the principal investigator (PI) and co-applicants meeting twice yearly, to which academic collaborators will be invited as appropriate and researchers will report; and will be managed in the Epidemiology Unit via an operational meeting (initially monthly) chaired by the PI. The CEDAR Centre Management Group oversee scientific and operational management. The CEDAR International Strategic Advisory Group (ISAG) provide independent strategic advice.
Impact Multi-disciplinary collaboration
Start Year 2013
 
Description Lifelong Health & Wellbeing (LLHW) 
Organisation UK Clinical Research Collaboration
Department Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator.
Collaborator Contribution The EPIC-Norfolk management committee meets every two weeks to oversee the conduct of the study and discuss release of datasets to approved analysts. This project is sponsored by the University of Cambridge and conducted in collaboration with co-applicants from the University of East Anglia under the terms of a formal data-sharing and collaboration agreement. The EPIC team manage the data in accordance with University policies concerning secure data storage. The University and MRC Epidemiology Unit have a generic agreement covering the exchange of datasets for EPIC-Norfolk which is a joint project. The different components of this project are directed by a committee of the principal investigator (PI) and co-applicants meeting twice yearly, to which academic collaborators will be invited as appropriate and researchers will report; and will be managed in the Epidemiology Unit via an operational meeting (initially monthly) chaired by the PI. The CEDAR Centre Management Group oversee scientific and operational management. The CEDAR International Strategic Advisory Group (ISAG) provide independent strategic advice.
Impact Multi-disciplinary collaboration
Start Year 2013
 
Description Lifelong Health & Wellbeing (LLHW) 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Principal Investigator.
Collaborator Contribution The EPIC-Norfolk management committee meets every two weeks to oversee the conduct of the study and discuss release of datasets to approved analysts. This project is sponsored by the University of Cambridge and conducted in collaboration with co-applicants from the University of East Anglia under the terms of a formal data-sharing and collaboration agreement. The EPIC team manage the data in accordance with University policies concerning secure data storage. The University and MRC Epidemiology Unit have a generic agreement covering the exchange of datasets for EPIC-Norfolk which is a joint project. The different components of this project are directed by a committee of the principal investigator (PI) and co-applicants meeting twice yearly, to which academic collaborators will be invited as appropriate and researchers will report; and will be managed in the Epidemiology Unit via an operational meeting (initially monthly) chaired by the PI. The CEDAR Centre Management Group oversee scientific and operational management. The CEDAR International Strategic Advisory Group (ISAG) provide independent strategic advice.
Impact Multi-disciplinary collaboration
Start Year 2013
 
Description NIHR Clinical Research Network: Diabetes 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research
Department NIHR Diabetes Research Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Discussion of Eastern CRN activity and portfolio, the new CRN model, research support and infrastructure for diabetes, communication between sites and with primary care, and to look at future plans.
Collaborator Contribution Diabetes Specialty Leads Meeting
Impact None yet
Start Year 2015
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution ScHARR led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme. University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. Weight Watchers International will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Oviva will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Cauldron will support the development of a new intervention. Cambs and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and pubic engagement and stakeholder engagement.
Impact NIHR PGfAR award
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation Cauldron Group Inc.
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution ScHARR led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme. University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. Weight Watchers International will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Oviva will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Cauldron will support the development of a new intervention. Cambs and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and pubic engagement and stakeholder engagement.
Impact NIHR PGfAR award
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution ScHARR led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme. University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. Weight Watchers International will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Oviva will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Cauldron will support the development of a new intervention. Cambs and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and pubic engagement and stakeholder engagement.
Impact NIHR PGfAR award
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation University of Leeds
Department Institute of Transport Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution ScHARR led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme. University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. Weight Watchers International will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Oviva will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Cauldron will support the development of a new intervention. Cambs and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and pubic engagement and stakeholder engagement.
Impact NIHR PGfAR award
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution ScHARR led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme. University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. Weight Watchers International will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Oviva will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Cauldron will support the development of a new intervention. Cambs and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and pubic engagement and stakeholder engagement.
Impact NIHR PGfAR award
Start Year 2016
 
Description Scalable Behavioural Weight Management Interventions for Diabetes 
Organisation Weight Watchers International
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Led the development of a 5-year programme of research on the development and evaluation of scalable behavioural interventions for the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution ScHARR led the development on the economic modelling component of this programme. University of Leeds contributed expertise on the development of weight management interventions. Weight Watchers International will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Oviva will provide interventions that will be evaluated. Cauldron will support the development of a new intervention. Cambs and Peterborough CCG will support recruitment of participants and the collection of data, delivery of control interventions and patient and stakeholder engagement. NHS North Norfolk CCG will support patient and pubic engagement and stakeholder engagement.
Impact NIHR PGfAR award
Start Year 2016
 
Description UEA 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Department School of Environmental Sciences UEA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have led the development, prosecution and reporting of studies.
Collaborator Contribution Developed protocols, co-wrote grant applications and papers.
Impact Publications: 19014571, 19465403, 18573196, 19906555, 19776141, 21936970, 21131863, 21481505, 21474361, 21609441, 21467592, 21406273, 21270356, 21143901, 20837590, 20854106, 20435506, 20082745, 20171528, 20117551, 19465403, 22436840. Disciplines: Environmental Science, Nutrition.
 
Description UEA Med 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Department School of Medicine UEA
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Led the development of protocol, data collection, data analysis and writing of reports and papers.
Collaborator Contribution Collaborated on development of protocol, data collection, data analysis and wiritng of reports and papers.
Impact Publications: 19465403, 19776141, 19767350, 19615073, 19000850, 19014571, 18573196
Start Year 2006
 
Description University of Umeå 
Organisation Umea University
Department Faculty of Medicine
Country Sweden 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution GHL is first author on one completed project examining the population-level distribution of CVD risk factors over time (in review in AJPM). GHL will be first author on two further cohort analyses looking at the association between the achievement of healthy lifestyle behaviour goals and future risk of diabetes.
Collaborator Contribution Access to ongoing prospective study data.
Impact Publication in press.
Start Year 2012
 
Description 'Fit For Life' Media Interview, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact interviewed by Wolfson Press Fellow on the subconscious cues that influence obesity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.star2.com/living/viewpoints/2015/12/06/losing-weight-personal-willpower-or-environmental-...
 
Description ADDITION Spring Meeting 2017 - 10 year follow up 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Simon Griffin presented at the ADDITION Spring Meeting 2017 - 10 year follow up. His talk was very well received and he spoke to many academic peers throughout the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ADDITION paper wins award 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited to awards awards dinner to accept prize of BMJ Research Paper of the Year.


As a result we are now working with Public Health England (NW advisor)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Appointments panel for Associate Professor of General Practice, Oxford University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Griffin was invited to be on the Appointments Panel for the Associate Professor of General Practice position at the Nuffield Dept of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Article on MRC Insight blog (SG, AC, GL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article on MRC Insight Blog discussed Unit papers "Do improvements in dietary behaviour contribute to cardiovascular risk factor reduction over and above cardio-protective medication in newly diagnosed diabetes patients?" by Andrew Cooper et al. in The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (PMID:24801371) and Long GH et al. "Healthy Behavior Change and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic Patients: A Cohort Analysis of the ADDITION-Cambridge Study" in Diabetes Care (PMID:24658389).

Article on MRC Insight blog received over 1,000 views. http://www.insight.mrc.ac.uk/2014/06/12/lifestyle-and-type-2-diabetes-%E2%80%95-small-changes-substantial-impact/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.insight.mrc.ac.uk/2014/06/12/lifestyle-and-type-2-diabetes-%E2%80%95-small-changes-substa...
 
Description Article: Ny studie: Viktstabilitet minskar förekomsten av typ 2-diabetes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article "Ny studie: Viktstabilitet minskar förekomsten av typ 2-diabetes" in Swedish news magazine Dialäsen which is aimed at kidney and transplant medicine professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Ask an Academic - JB 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact James Black Interviewed by Cambridge News for 'Ask an academic'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC 3 Documentary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Three documentary about younger people experiencing diseases of older people because of their lifestyles (Simon was consulted on the physical activity aspects of the programme)


TBD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBC Look East - Atrial fibrillation trial 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviewed on BBC Look East on launch of new trial of screening for atrial fibrillation. Pre-recorded interview on BBC Look East main evening news, with longer live interview on BBC Look East (West) main evening news.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b60j00/look-east-west-late-news-14062018
 
Description BBC News Online - Takeaways in deprived areas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Paper "Associations between exposure to takeaway food outlets, takeaway food consumption, and body weight in Cambridgeshire, UK: population based, cross sectional study" mentioned in online article on fast food outlet number in deprived areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44642027
 
Description BBC News Website interview 25/09/14 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC News website interview concerning the potential adverse impact of staying indoors for two years, including sedentary behaviour and reduced levels of Vitamin D following news announcement that Julian Assange (Wikileaks founder) was due to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London imminently.

increased public knowledge of impact of sedentary behaviour on vitamin D.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-28834466
 
Description BBC Radio 4 - The Food Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Research on take away location and obesity referred to by Rosie Boycott, who advises the Mayor of London on food and is Chair of the London Food Board, during discussion on how food choices and habits are shaped, and how they can be changed http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0709v4f
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0709v4f
 
Description BBC Radio 4 - The Food Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Research on take away location and obesity referred to by Rosie Boycott, who advises the Mayor of London on food and is Chair of the London Food Board, during discussion on how food choices and habits are shaped, and how they can be changed http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0709v4f
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0709v4f
 
Description Burgoine et al Takeaway Press Release (PM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release on Burgoine et al "Associations between exposure to takeaway food outlets, takeaway food consumption, and body weight in Cambridgeshire, UK: population based, cross sectional study.2 BMJ (2014)

Coverage in UK National Media, Web only media & blogs & and other local, national and international press
The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/14/takeaways-twice-likely-obese-study?CMP=twt_fd
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/10696261/Living-near-glut-of-takeaways-doubles-changes-of-obesity.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/study-highlights-link-between-readily-available-fast-food-and-obesity-9190887.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/blog/takeaway-obesity-link/
 
Description CamHealth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact invited to talk to CamHealth Diabetes specialist GPs across region about Diabetes in General Practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge Big Weekend 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Cambridge Big weekend - Fun Lab. Unit volunteers ran the "Sugar cube challenge" exercise bike activity and displayed posters about sugar and health and physical activity. The Fun lab was open to the pubic from 12 noon until 5pm, and approximately 250 people visited the stand, with 120 taking in the "Sugar Cube Challenge".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge Clinical School medical student careers fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Cambridge Clinical School medical student careers fair


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cambridge News Q&A (JB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact JB Submitted Q & A to Cambridge News Why do diabetes sufferers get heart disease? Meet the Cambridge student trying to find out.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/diabetes-sufferers-heart-disease-Meet-Cambridge/story-26576661-detai...
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hands on stand at Cambridge Science Festival for approximately 300 members of the public and their children.

Raise awareness of unit's research, create interest for volunteering for future studies. Inquiries from school teachers and members of the public for further information. Excellent feedback from visitors and consistently good attendance at the stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.cam.ac.uk/science-festival
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival - A healthier you in a digital future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand "A healthier you in a digital future"at Cambridge Science festival hands-on event at Cambridge Guildhall, including adults only session on the evening of Saturday 18th. Posters on factors influencing food choice, wearable fitness trackers and their research counterparts, and use of antibodies in our research. Activities included the "Things can only get Bitter" bitter taste test, the Race to 20,000 steps challenge using fitness monitors, and making antibodies out of play-doh and magnets. More than 500 visitors, including more than 300 children, attended our stand over the two days, and participated in activities and talked with Unit staff. The response was very positive. We also gave away over 150 copies of a MRC Cambridge colouring book and flyers for the MRC Festival in June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/healthier-you-high-tech-future
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival - A healthier you in a digital future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stand "A healthier you in a digital future"at Cambridge Science festival hands-on event at Cambridge Guildhall, including adults only session on the evening of Saturday 18th. Posters on factors influencing food choice, wearable fitness trackers and their research counterparts, and use of antibodies in our research. Activities included the "Things can only get Bitter" bitter taste test, the Race to 20,000 steps challenge using fitness monitors, and making antibodies out of play-doh and magnets. More than 500 visitors, including more than 300 children, attended our stand over the two days, and participated in activities and talked with Unit staff. The response was very positive. We also gave away over 150 copies of a MRC Cambridge colouring book and flyers for the MRC Festival in June.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/healthier-you-high-tech-future
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival - Guildhall stand (SG & NI) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Science Festival Stand "It takes a village to build a healthier future" at the 2-day Guildhall hands-on event for families https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/it-takes-village-build-healthier-future. Stand included information on physical activity quidelines for children and tips on how families can be more active, as well as the Little Snackington and Great Snackington games http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/snackington/, and the "Catch your 5-a-day" and hula-hoop challenges.

The stand was visited by about 250 families across the two days. More than 200 copies of the Great Snackington and Little Snackington leaflet were handed out, and 200 copies of the Cambridge MRC Activity book were also taken by visitors to our stand. Saturday was not as busy as Sunday though this allowed stand volunteers to have good conversations with visitors to the stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/it-takes-village-build-healthier-future
 
Description Cambridge University Press release - Type 2 diabetes remission possible with 'achievable' weight loss 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cambridge University Press release "Type 2 diabetes remission possible with 'achievable' weight loss" on Diabetic Medicine paper "Behaviour change, weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes: a community based prospective cohort study" by Dambha-Miller, H et al. Press release was issued after paper had been published on 27/09/19.
Hajira Dambha-Miller interview requests from Daily Mail, Guardian, Telegraph and Sun. Covered by The Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/reversing-type-2-diabetes-no-need-to-crash-diet-xvrn3k6lh, Telegraph , Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7518265/Losing-weight-best-way-combat-type-2-diabetes-diagnosis-new-research-reveals.html and ITV News Online, The Times of India, Gulf News and about 50 other online specialist, regional and international news outlets . Reported in Cambridge and Peterborough CGC GP News on 6 December 2019. Call arranged for 02/10/19 with Richard Westcott of BBC Look East to discuss follow-up item that might also cover actively recruiting studies. Good discussion on twitter, the paper was tweeted by about 200 accounts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/type-2-diabetes-achievable-weight-loss/
 
Description Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact "Around the world, there is a drive towards the use of evidence in the design, implementation and review of policies. With Government funding of research in the UK under threat, and with only the minority of MPs having any form of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) background, it is vital that current STEM researchers engage with policymakers and politicians. In addition, a career in science policy is growing in popularity as a destination for PhD and postdoctoral researchers. From inside academia, the policy world can seem complicated, ideological and confusing. The professional development workshops offered by CUSPE will equip you with the information and skills you need to engage with or be involved in science policy work in your future career.

Want to find out more about science and evidence in policymaking?

Our first professional development workshop of the year will give PhD and postdoctoral researchers in Cambridge the opportunity to hear about the world of science policy first-hand from the policy professionals involved. Topics covered by talks and in small discussion groups will include:
•The importance of advocacy for research, researchers and evidence in policymaking
•How the policymaking process in Westminster works
•The role that learned bodies and arms-length organisations play in influencing policymaking
•How researchers can contribute to and influence policymaking"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Chair of Poster session at EASD 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Griffin was the Chair for the Poster session: "Cost effectiveness in diabetes therapies". There were nine posters discussed at the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.easd.org/annual-meeting/easd-2018
 
Description Child Obesity - Parental Perception 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact London School of Hygine and Tropical Medicine press release on paper Child obesity cut-offs as derived from parental perceptions: cross-sectional questionnaire http://bjgp.org/content/65/633/e234. The research was conducted while James Black was at LSHTM and funded by the NIHR.
//
Covered by BBC One Breakfast show, ITV News and Radio 5 live, and in more than 50 print and online news reports including Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Scotsman, Mirror, Huffington Post. James Black spoke to Daily Mail reporter, but was not quoted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/mar/30/parents-of-obese-children-unable-to-recognise-child-i...
 
Description Coleridge School Science Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Adina Feldman and Barbora Silarova gave 45 min presentation entitled ""Epidemiology is Everywhere"" at Coleridge School Science Week, followed by a 30 minute practical exercise, attended by 28 year 10 students
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Presentation was positively received, and they were invited back again next year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Colorado School of Public Health 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Rebecca Simmons - invited presentation at Colorado School of Public Health


N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Conversation article - Type 2 diabetes: losing even a small amount of weight may lower heart disease risk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conversation article "Type 2 diabetes: losing even a small amount of weight may lower heart disease risk" published https://theconversation.com/type-2-diabetes-losing-even-a-small-amount-of-weight-may-lower-heart-disease-risk-116566.. Discusses new Diabetologia paper
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-019-4886-1. Republished on MRC Epidemiology Unit website on 13 May 2019. Republished by Business Standard, Yahoo!, Foreign Affairs, and MENAFN.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://theconversation.com/type-2-diabetes-losing-even-a-small-amount-of-weight-may-lower-heart-dise...
 
Description Conversation article - Type 2 diabetes: small reduction in alcohol, big reduction in heart disease risk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conversation article by Jean Strelitz "Type 2 diabetes: small reduction in alcohol, big reduction in heart disease risk" https://theconversation.com/type-2-diabetes-small-reduction-in-alcohol-big-reduction-in-heart-disease-risk-121226 on Cardiovascular Diabetologia paper "Changes in behaviors after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and 10-year incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality". Republished on Unit website http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/type-2-diabetes-small-reduction-in-alcohol-big-reduction-in-heart-disease-risk/ Submitted to School of clinical Medicinne newsletter.
Article was republished by seven online news outlets, including Yahoo News https://uk.news.yahoo.com/type-2-diabetes-small-reduction-110207710.html and MedicalXpress https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-08-diabetes-small-reduction-alcohol-big.html. Article in University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine newsletter on 20 Sept 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://theconversation.com/type-2-diabetes-small-reduction-in-alcohol-big-reduction-in-heart-diseas...
 
Description DAFNEplus Programme Steering Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Independent Chair for this Working Group. (This is a large-scale, multi-disciplinary, collaborative research grant awarded to Professor Simon Heller at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and managed by the Clinical Trials Research Unit at the University of Sheffield, with input from ten other academic and clinical partners.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description DO Leicester 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact DO at Conference on Active Travel, Leicester + NICE guidence on Walking & Cycling published with good news coverage

good news coverage
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Diabetes Radio interview 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Rebecca Simmons - Diabetes Radio interview on screening and podcast

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.optimalclinical.com/Sign_in?l=1&r=%2FHow-much-does-screening-bring-forward-the-diagnosis-...
 
Description Diabetes Screening - ADDITION Cambridge press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Simon Griffin reviewed and revised journal media briefing note for paper "Long-term effect of population screening for diabetes on cardiovascular morbidity, self-rated health, and health behavior." published in Annals of Family Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25755036
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Diabetologia Press release - Diabetes Screening and Mortality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Diabetologia Press release "Large studies find screening reduces mortality for those with detectable type 2 diabetes but not for general population" for three Unit papers - two from ADDITION, one from VIP evaluating diabetes screening and subsequent health and mortality. Umea University also issued a press release for the VIP paper ? RS provided comment by email to Reuters. Shared on the Unit website and social media channels. Covered in nine national and international online medical news outlets including MedicalXpress and Aerzteblatt.de. Shared by more than 50 twitter accounts. Evidence of impact https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-08-large-screening-mortality-diabetes-population.html, https://www.aerzteblatt.de/nachrichten/77834/Typ-2-Diabetes-Welchen-Nutzen-hat-ein-Screening-der-Bevoelkerung, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/319144.php, http://www.thedailystar.net/health/health-tips/detectable-type-2-diabetics-screening-reduces-mortality-1454518.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/large-studies-find-screening-reduces-mortality-detectable-type-2-...
 
Description EASD Lisbon 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Rebecca Simmons - EASD Conference, Lisbon. Interview and podcast - Sep-11


N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://easd.conference2web.com/content/1136
 
Description EPMC Writing Competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Grainne Long's article "Pregnancy complications expose future disease risk" was selected for inclusion in the Europe PubMed central Access to Understanding science writing competition.

TBD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://europepmc.org/ScienceWritingCompetition
 
Description East of England Wellbeing Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MRC Epidemiology Stand and talk by Nick Wareham at East of England Well Being Show http://www.eastofenglandwell-beingshow.org.uk/ attended by approximately 1,000 members of the public. Our stand included promotional material for studies that are now recruiting, and an activity to see how exercise affects heart rate.

To be determined
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.eastofenglandwell-beingshow.org.uk/
 
Description Fenland 2: Look East 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Look East TV interview (SG and SB) re the launch of Fenland Study 2, following up 12000 middle-aged residents of the Fenland area. Reporter also filmed and interviewed members of the study team and a study participant at the testing centre in Ely.

Report broadcast on BBC Look East. In the working days following the broadcast there was a sharp increase in phone inquiries from participants concerning phase 2, and about 20 people sent in the response to their invitation, including several from Ely where the response rate had previously been low.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/phase-2-of-fenland-study-launches/
 
Description Fenland Study Participant Feedback meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Speaking at the Fenland Study Participant Feedback meeting - 14/06/2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Fenland Study Public Meetings - Cambridge, Ely, Wisbech 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Public Meetings for Fenland Study participants in Cambridge, Ely, and Wisbech. The event consisted of a poster display & meet and greet session (30 minutes), followed by a presentation (20 minutes) and panel discussion with audience Q&A (40 minutes). The three meetings were well attended, with about 550 people in total, and there was a very high level of audience engagement, with many excellent questions and good feedback after the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description How do I keep the doctor at bay? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact "Cited in ""How do I keep the doctor at bay?"" in The Guardian
Peter Walker, Friday 5 February 2016 10.11 GMT
//
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/05/how-do-i-keep-the-doctor-at-bay"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/05/how-do-i-keep-the-doctor-at-bay
 
Description Independent Data Monitoring Committee member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Independent external reviewer - international collaborators
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presentation: Are changes in glycaemic control associated with quality of life and health status? Four year follow-up of screen-detected patients. 2-6 December 2013

ongoing scientific collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.idf.org/
 
Description International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Oral presentation: Effect of population screening for type 2 diabetes and CVD risk factors on moprtality: parallel cohort study of 1946061 Danish adults
2-6 December 2013

membership of who advisory panel on diabetes screening.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.idf.org/
 
Description Interview (News-Medical.Net) 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Simon Griffin - interview about diabetes screening

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.news-medical.net/news/20121012/Type-2-diabetes-screening-an-interview-with-Dr-Simon-Griff...
 
Description Interview panel for GP Academic Clinical Fellow 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview panel for GP Academic Clinical Fellow


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interview/media coverage, Canadian news station 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Invited for interview with Canadian (CBC) news on diabetes screening.

Resulted in Input into Canadian Health Technology Assessment of screening for diabetes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/04/08/diabetes-screening.html
 
Description Invited lecture (Newcastle University) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact talk: Controlling the diabetes epidemic. Is screening the way forward? by RS.
12:45PM - 2:00PM Baddiley Clark Seminar Room
13th June 2013

increased awareness and ongoing scientific collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/noticeboard/month.php?m=June%202013
 
Description Keynote talk at Association of Departments of General Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk at Association of Departments of General Practice, Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting 'NHS Health Checks - evidence for best practice', Queen's University, Belfast.


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lecture on screening for type 2 diabetes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Post-graduate teaching MPhil Epidemiology/Public Health - Lecture on screening for type 2 diabetes.


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lilly-CHINA NCNCD diabetes/CVD risk factor model study program 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Study on risk evaluation model of major chronic diseases in China: The National Center for Chronic and Non-communicable Disease Control and Prevention (NCNCD), China CDC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description London International Youth Science Forum 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact London International Youth Science Forum visit to the Biomedical campus. 10 students visited for introductory talk on Unit's research from PB, talk on Diabetes prevention research by AF, and visit to laboratory with DL. Very successful, students found the visit very informative and relevant to their future career intentions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Losing Weight: Diet vs Exercise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview with Wolfson Press Fellowship journalist for the Malaysia Star's 'Fit for Life' section.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.star2.com/living/viewpoints/2015/12/13/losing-weight-diet-versus-exercise/
 
Description MHRA CARDIOVASCULAR, DIABETES, RENAL, RESPIRATORY & ALLERGY Expert advisory group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact on behalf of the assessment team at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), who are currently assessing a product for prediabetes, discussed at the teleconference of the Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Renal, Respiratory & Allergy Expert Advisory Group (CDRRAEAG).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MPhil teaching - 'report back' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Student 'report back' from group discussion + Lecture: What is the evidence on approaches to reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MRC Open Day (2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Attendance approx 80, with about half attending a laboratory tour of testing facilities.

feedback forms from approx. 10% of visitors. Comments included increased awareness and intention to volunteer for studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meaning of Success (SG - RS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Rebecca Simmons featured in a book "The Meaning of Success: Insights from Women at Cambridge." and was invited to give talk at launch event for the book. This event was introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, and hosted by BBC newsreader Jane Hill.

To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cam.ac.uk/women-at-cambridge
 
Description Medwire article - Benefits of early intensive type 2 diabetes treatment persist after 10 years 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Medwire article "Benefits of early intensive type 2 diabetes treatment persist after 10 years" on Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology paper "Long-term effects of intensive multifactorial therapy in individuals with screen-detected type 2 diabetes in primary care: 10-year follow-up of the ADDITION-Europe cluster-randomised trial"
Article tweeted more than 40 times https://www.altmetric.com/details/70837455
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.medwirenews.com/diabetes/benefits-of-early-intensive-type-2-diabetes-treatment-persist/1...
 
Description NHS Health Checks - Evidence for Best Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote lecture
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Neighbourhood takeaways and social inequalities - AJCN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact University of Cambridge Press Release "Neighborhoods with more takeaways amplify social inequalities in unhealthy eating and obesity" on AJCN paper PubMed:27169835. Also Conversation article "Local takeaways create a double burden for obesity". BBC Radio Cambridgeshire interview - Breakfast Show - TB - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03s87g8 (Starts 1:20:00). Online article in Daily Express http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/669230/living-near-takeaway-obese-or-overweight, Medical Xpress, Western Daily Press, Medical News Today and 2 blogs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Griffin is a member of the Research Selection Committee, and attended the Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting on 18th January 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Opinion: Studying change in behaviour and body weight over time 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Unit blog post "Opinion: Studying change in behaviour and body weight over time has increased our understanding of the causes and possibilities for prevention of type 2 diabetes"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/studying-change-in-behaviour-for-prevention-diabetes/
 
Description PLOS Medicine Press Release - NHS Health Check program 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact PLOS Medicine Press Release 'Estimating lives saved by England's NHS Health Check program' https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/p-els022718.php on PLOS Medine paper. MRC Epid News blog post "England's NHS Health Check Programme Saving Lives" http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/englands-nhs-health-check-programme-saving-lives/.

Covered by online outlets Boots WebMD https://www.webmd.boots.com/heart-disease/news/20180306/nhs-health-checks-working, Medicalxpress https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-03-england-nhs-health.html and ScienceDaily.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/p-els022718.php
 
Description Podcast for BMJ online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact SG lead author on the BMJ Research Paper of the Year on Screening for type 2 diabetes and population mortality over 10 years. (Lancet, 2012)

asked to participate in podcast in response to award.
See URL http://doc2doc.bmj.com/forums/open-clinical_diabetes_doc2doc-podcast-professor-simon-griffin-lead-author-bmj-research-paper-of-year-2013

increased awareness of our research findings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://doc2doc.bmj.com/forums/open-clinical_diabetes_doc2doc-podcast-professor-simon-griffin-lead-au...
 
Description Post-graduate teaching MPhil Epidemiology/Public Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Post-graduate teaching MPhil Epidemiology/Public Health - Module on Clinical trials.


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Press release - Personalised diabetes risk - PLOS Medicine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact PLOS Medicine Press Release "Education on personalized diabetes risk doesn't motivate behavior change", MRC limited release to selected journalists, news blog post on Unit website on paper "Lifestyle Advice Combined with Personalized Estimates of Genetic or Phenotypic Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, and Objectively Measured Physical Activity: A Randomized Controlled Trial" Job G. Godino et al. PLOS Medicine 29 Nov 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002185 PubMed:27898672. Job Godino interviewed by Reuters, New York Times and KPBS (San Diego) http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/dec/06/study-gene-testing-didnt-lead-more-exercise-or-hea/, SG interviewed by the Times. Commentary in BMJ www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i6444?etoc, and reports in New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/02/well/live/does-gene-testing-spur-healthier-habits-maybe-not.html?_r=0, Fox News Online (via Reuters) http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/11/30/knowing-personalized-risk-for-diabetes-may-not-change-lifestyles.html and about 20 other mainstream and specialist online news outlets. Very high level of engagement on twitter. Reported in University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine Newsletter on 08/12/2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bmj.com/content/355/bmj.i6444?etoc
 
Description Primary Care Unit blog post - Mobile health apps may help older adults to get more active' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Primary Care Unit blog post 'Mobile health apps may help older adults to get more active' for paper 'Effects of Mobile Health App Interventions on Sedentary Time, Physical Activity, and Fitness in Older Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis' https://doi.org/10.2196/14343. Tweeted by Primary Care Unit and MRC Epidemiology Unit, and shared on the MRC Epidemiology Unit Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
Reported in Cambridge and Peterborough Clinical commissioning Group GP News on 6 December 2019. Altmetric score of 27 on 18/12/19 https://www.altmetric.com/details/70160083
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.phpc.cam.ac.uk/pcu/mobile-health-apps-may-help-older-adults-to-get-more-active/
 
Description Public Meetings - Fenland study 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact in total over 400 people attended over the two public meetings on 3/9/13 and 20/3/13.

Received excellent feedback and several follow up requests for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description RS featured as case study 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact RS featured as case study of Careers in Research on the RCUK website.

as a result of this engagement RS was also featured in a book about women in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ResearchCareers/percase/biology/Pages/Simmons.aspx
 
Description Radio Interview (Canada 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview and media coverage in Canadian (CBC) news on diabetes screening

Input into Canadian Health Technology Assessment of screening for diabetes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.cbc.canews/health/story/2012/04/08/diabetes-screening.html
 
Description Research celebration event for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker: Professor Simon Griffin, Professor of General Practice, University of Cambridge/GP - Diabetes research in general practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Researching Cardiovascular Events With a Weekly Incretin in Diabetes (REWIND) DMC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact United States - Independent member of Data Monitoring Committee
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/showNCT01394952
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01394952
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/showNCT01394952
 
Description Royal College of Physicians 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact clinical update designed specifically for practising UK consultant diabetologists, providing practical guidance across a wide range of topics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Seminar teaching for Cambridge Stage 1 Clinical course students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar teaching for Cambridge Stage 1 Clinical course students


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Speaker at Postgraduate Clinical Education meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Speaker at Postgraduate Clinical Education meeting 'Clinical Conundrums for Diabetologists' at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk for Wolfson College Science Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Simon's outstanding research on the epidemiology of modern diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic disorders, together with his emphasis on preventive approaches to these diseases has caught the attention of several members of the Wolfson Science Society. Simon was therefore invited to give a talk on this basis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Conversation - Maintaining the same weight as you age may prevent diabetes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Conversation Article "Maintaining the same weight as you age may prevent diabetes - even if you're overweight to begin with" was published online. Shared by MRC Epidemiology Unit and University of Cambridge websites, and republished by eight online news outlets, including Yahoo News, Business Insider and Health Medicine Network. Also mentioned in a Daily Mail online article on 18 May. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/discussion/opinion-maintaining-the-same-weight-as-you-age-may-prevent-diabetes-even-if-youre-overweight-to
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/maintaining-the-same-weight-as-you-age-may-prevent-diabetes-even-if-your...
 
Description The Meaning of Success (Book) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact RS featured in a book "The Meaning of Success: Insights from Women at Cambridge" and talk at launch event for the book. This event will be introduced by the Vice-Chancellor, hosted by BBC newsreader Jane Hill. 05/03/14


TBD
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cam.ac.uk/women-at-cambridge/introduction/achievement
 
Description The Winton Series of Career Conversations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact In the first talk of this series our panel will explore their own career paths and how they progressed from their STEMM degree to their chosen career either in academia or industry.

The panel discussion will be hosted by Professor Dame Athene Donald, University Gender Equality Champion and will include;

Rebecca Simmons, MRC Epidemiology Unit, Saba Hinrichs, RAND Europe, Anne-Marie Imafidon, Stemettes

tbc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/50875
 
Description The postdoc experience: hopes and fears 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact AF interviewed by Times Higher Education, following request by Paul Holland, Communications Officer for University and Colleges at the University of Cambridge.
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Quoted in article The postdoc experience: hopes and fears in Times Higher education
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/the-postdoc-experience-hopes-and-fears
 
Description The rise of the takeaway press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release: The rise of the takeaway: Number of takeaways in deprived areas increases substantially over two decades
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Coverage in national and regional media, including 6 national newspapers, Radio 5 Live, numerous regional radio stations, BBC Look East. Tom Burgoine & Pablo Monsivais did upwards of 15 interviews. Authors approached by member of the public supporting Newcastle City Council's opposition to the opening of a McDonalds, appealing for support.
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/the-rise-of-the-takeaway
 
Description UG General Practice Seminar and Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited to speak to undergrad students (UG General Practice Seminar and Lecture) in Cambridge
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description University of cambridge Press Release - Patients with an 'empathic' GP at reduced risk of early death 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cambridge University Press Release for paper "Association Between Primary Care Practitioner Empathy and Risk of Cardiovascular Events and All-Cause Mortality Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study" by Dambha-Miller, H et al. Annals of Family Medicine; 8 July 2019. https://doi.org/10.1370/afm.2421. Published on Unit Research blog http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/patients-with-an-empathic-gp-at-reduced-risk-of-early-death/
Reported in the Telegraph https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/07/08/caring-gps-do-prolong-life-medication-study-shows/, Daily Mail https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7225337/A-doctor-good-bedside-manner-HALVE-risk-dying-10-years-diabetes-patients.html and at least 12 online medical and science news outlets. Paper was tweeted more than 200 times by more than 179 twitter accounts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/blog/patients-with-an-empathic-gp-at-reduced-risk-of-early-death/
 
Description UoM + CAM press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact University of Michigan and University of Cambridge Press Releases Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes may reduce heart disease and mortalityon William H. Herman et al. Early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality: A simulation of the results of the Anglo-Danish-Dutch Study of Intensive Treatment in People with Screen-Detected Diabetes in Primary Care (ADDITION-Europe). Diabetes Care (2015)

Will Herman interviwed by Michigan Radio (NPR). Report in Cambridge news and 4 medical news outlets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Early-diabetes-detection-study-welcomed-charity/story-26573844-detai...
 
Description VIPCAM study - press release 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release from Umea University 'Study highlights importance of weight stability in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes' for paper BMC Medicine paper 'Impact of weight maintenance and loss on diabetes risk and burden: A population based study in 33,184 participants' PubMed:28166764. Adina Feldman did phone or email interviews with 8 journalists, including the Daily Mail, and 8 outlets contacted us to request copies of the manuscript PDF. Reported in more than 50 print and online news reports, both mainstream and specialist, including the Daily Mail www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4198170/Putting-just-half-stone-raise-diabetes-risk.html and BMJ "Preventing weight gain in all adults may cut diabetes by a fifth, study shows". Also included in University of Cambridge Clinical School Newsletter on 27/02/2017. Follow-up interview requests from Dagens Nyheter, Lakartidningen and NY based freelancer in March 2017. Adina Feldman published a Conversation Article on this paper on 17 May 2017 https://theconversation.com/maintaining-the-same-weight-as-you-age-may-prevent-diabetes-even-if-youre-overweight-to-begin-with-75733, which was also published on the University of Cambridge and MRC Epidemiology Unit research news blogs. Conversation article republished by eight online news outlets, including Yahoo News, Business Insider and Health Medicine Network. Also mentioned in a Daily Mail online article on 18 May. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4198170/Putting-just-half-stone-raise-diabetes-risk.html
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://theconversation.com/maintaining-the-same-weight-as-you-age-may-prevent-diabetes-even-if-your...
 
Description Winton Career Conversations (SG - RS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The Winton Series of Career Conversations - RS invited to talk to University of Cambridge students as part of a series of career conversations.

To be determined.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://athena-swan.medschl.cam.ac.uk/event/winton-series-career-conversations/
 
Description Workshop on 'Physical activity research' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on 'Physical activity research', Association of Departments of General Practice, Ireland Annual Scientific Meeting, Queen's University, Belfast.


Not known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description World Diabetes Congress 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact session title:Session title: Is screening for type 2 diabetes justified based on current evidence? Debate & presentation within the Public Health & Epidemiology stream
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015