Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Research in the school is collaborative and multi-disciplinary, with staff coming from a wide range of academic disciplines and clinical specialities.

The school's world class research was recognised in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise which ranked our expertise in the top ten nationally.

  • 80% of Health Services Research rated 3* or 4* (world leading or internationally excellent)
  • 70% of Primary Care research rated 3* or 4* (world leading or internationally excellent)
  • 60% of Psychiatry research rated 3* or 4* (world leading or internationally excellent)
  • 35% of Epidemiology and Public Health research rated 4* (world leading)

Our multidisciplinary team of clinical and research scientists tackle many key public health and health care issues facing high and low income countries, such as obesity, AIDS, mental illness, child health, cancer detection and treatment using epidemiological, statistical and social science methods. Many of our academics provide health policy advice to government and international bodies and work in partnership with colleagues in India, Chile, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Norway, Belarus, Australia, Denmark, Taiwan and the USA.

There are several major research themes and research projects within the school. Most notable of these are the MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology (CAiTE) and the world-renowned Children of the 90s study.

The school is also a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and the NIHR School for Public Health.


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Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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  • 100 ancient genomes show repeated population turnovers in Neolithic Denmark

    Allentoft, M. E., Sikora, M., Fischer, A., Sjögren, K-G., Ingason, A., Macleod, R., Rosengren, A., Schulz Paulsson, B., Jørkov, M. L. S., Novosolov, M., Stenderup, J., Price, T. D., Fischer Mortensen, M., Nielsen, A. B., Ulfeldt Hede, M., Sørensen, L., Nielsen, P. O., Rasmussen, P., Jensen, T. Z. T., Refoyo-Martínez, A., & 48 othersIrving-Pease, E. K., Barrie, W., Pearson, A., Sousa da Mota, B., Demeter, F., Henriksen, R. A., Vimala, T., McColl, H., Vaughn, A., Vinner, L., Renaud, G., Stern, A., Johannsen, N. N., Ramsøe, A. D., Schork, A. J., Ruter, A., Gotfredsen, A. B., Henning Nielsen, B., Brinch Petersen, E., Kannegaard, E., Hansen, J., Buck Pedersen, K., Pedersen, L., Klassen, L., Meldgaard, M., Johansen, M., Uldum, O. C., Lotz, P., Lysdahl, P., Bangsgaard, P., Petersen, P. V., Maring, R., Iversen, R., Wåhlin, S., Anker Sørensen, S., Andersen, S. H., Jørgensen, T., Lynnerup, N., Lawson, D. J., Rasmussen, S., Korneliussen, T. S., Kjær, K. H., Durbin, R., Nielsen, R., Delaneau, O., Werge, T., Kristiansen, K. & Willerslev, E., 10 Jan 2024, In: Nature. 625, 7994, p. 329-337 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

    Open Access
    7 Citations (Scopus)
  • 42.Mendelian Randomization

    Gormley, M., Faber, B. G. & Davey Smith, G., 21 Mar 2024, (Accepted/In press) Vogel and Motulsky's Human Genetics: Problems and Approaches . Springer Nature

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • A Behaviorally Informed Mobile App to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Grocery Shopping (SwapSHOP): Feasibility Randomized Controlled Trial

    Piernas, C., Lee, C., Hobson, A., Harmer, G., Riches, S. P., Noreik, M. & Jebb, S. A., 11 Jan 2024, In: JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 12, 1, e45854.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)peer-review

    Open Access