Research

The Centre's public health research spans cancer, diabetes, physical activity, nutrition, mental health and wellbeing, education, and economics to name but a few. 

Aligned to the Centre are a number of major initiatives and awards, leveraged by the investigators, including the ADRC, a six million, 5yr ESRC investment into Data linkage, a one million MRC award (The PARC study) following the rejuvination of the Connswater Greenway in East Belfast, assessing the levels of physical activity and community wellbeing this is bringing to the area, the hosting of the All Ireland Methodology Hub, the NICOLA longitudinal study (recruiting 8,000 subjects for a study into ageing), and the The Wellcome Trust-Wolfson Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility, a partnership with the Health and Social Care, Queens University and the University of Ulster.

Click on the highlighted names below for a short video from each of our partners and colleagues on why it has been so important to be aligned to the UKCRC CoENI over the past ten years, both personally and professionally:

Dr Mary Black
Assistant Director, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland

Dr Aideen Maguire
Lecturer, Centre for Public Health, Queens University Belfast and former UKCRC CoENI funded PhD student and Research Fellow

Mrs Joanne Morgan
Director, the Community Development and Health Network (CDHN), Newry

Professor Anne Kouvonen
Professor of Social Policy, University of Helsinki
Honorary Lecturer in Social Epidemiology, UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast (UK)
Research Associate Professor in the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wroclaw, Poland

Mr Chris Farrington
Innovation Project Manager, Innovation Lab, Department of Finance NI

Dr Eimear Barrett
Research Impact Officer, Queen's University Belfast and former UKCRC funded Public Health Intelligence Officer