“The science and art of promoting and protecting health and well-being, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society” (WHO definition of Public Health).
We are led by an academic Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Professor Corri Black, and consist of a multidisciplinary group of researchers. We also work closely with Public Health Consultants and specialists from NHS Grampian.
Our work encompasses a number of research topics, with particular focus on healthcare evidence synthesis, multimorbidity, cohorts and healthy ageing. We offer a range of skills in data science, analysis of longitudinal studies, epidemiology and teaching. We are an outward facing group with a number of local and international collaborations.
The University of Aberdeen has recently developed a Master of Public Health programme, of which more information is available here. Our team contribute to teaching Public Health to both Masters and MBChB students.
Public Health related research is also carried out by most, if not all, research groups in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences. Please visit specific research group web pages for more information.