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Anne Kouvonen

Dr Anne Kouvonen


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Health policy; sociology of health and illness; social epidemiology; public health; occupational health; health behaviour; obesity; mental health

Research Statement

Anne was appointed as Lecturer in Sociology/Social Policy (Health) in January 2012. She is also one of the Co-Investigators at the Centre of Excellence for Public Health (NI) ( Before joining QUB she worked as Research Fellow in the School of Community Health Sciences in the University of Nottingham ( Anne is a social epidemiologist whose research primarily focuses on the relationship between social environment and health. In particular, she has been looking at the links between psychosocial work environment and health behaviours. Her other interests regard the investigation of socio-economic and psychosocial determinants of obesity and type 2 diabetes; determinants of occupational injury; and national trends in morbidity. She is also interested in migrant health. Her research involves the application of social epidemiological methods and record linkage, and she has conducted secondary analyses in a number of large longitudinal and record linkage datasets, most notably in the Finnish Public Sector Study ( Anne has published over 70 original articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals. She is involved in a number of on-going national and international collaborations with colleagues from the UCL (, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (, University of Turku (, and University of California, Davis ( and she is Docent of Public Health in the University of Turku, Finland.


SPY3012 Health and Social Care Policy (convenor); SOC2002 Society and Social Inequality (convenor); SPY1001 Finding out About Social Policy (contributing lecturer); Masters in Applied Social Studies (Systemic Psychotherapy) (contributing lecturer) 

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