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Research Groups

The Department of Population Health is home to five major research groups: 

  • Nutrition Group: addressing major nutrition and food-related problems that affect human development, with expertise in under-nutrition, immunity & infection, nutritional genetics, nutrition-related chronic diseases, and agriculture & health; 
  • Global Mental Health: conducting research and capacity building in policy, prevention, treatment and care for people living with mental, neurological & substance use disorders; 
  • Maternal & Child Health Intervention Research: conducting intervention trials to improve maternal, new born & child survival, and child growth development; 
  • Clinical Trials Unit: a fully registered CTU under UK Clinical Research Collaboration, co-ordinating and conducting clinical trials in low, middle and high income countries;
  • Population Studies Group: conducting research in reproductive & sexual health, the demographic impact of AIDS in Africa, fertility transition, family demography, health & ageing, and methodological work on measurement of health and technical demographic analysis.

The department hosts the network for Analysis of Longitudinal, Population-based data on HIV/AIDS in Africa (ALPHA), the Cochrane Injuries Group, and the Transport & Health Group, and has strong links with many overseas research groups. 

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