The Centre’s research activities are organized into three broad themes:
- Impacts of globalisation on NCD risk factor profiles
This research area encompasses policy analysis, ecological studies, time series studies and case studies. It links geographic and secular trends in risk factor distributions with the underlying political, social, trade, agriculture, migration and economic pressures to understand how globalisation is both benefiting and harming health with regards to NCDs.
- Pathways to NCDs
Exploring the complex causal pathways to NCDs from genetic, epigenetic and -omics of NCDs through to social determinants and individual risk prediction. Specific sub-themes include population ageing and NCDs, and infection and NCDs.
- Improving public health and health care for NCDs
The evaluation of public health and health care interventions, health systems, access to health care, health workforce, and implementation research. Major sub-themes are the primary care agenda and unifying services for infectious diseases and NCDs.
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