Centre for Chronic Conditions

We are a group of multidisciplinary researchers seeking to improve understanding of and responses to chronic conditions in low, middle and high-income country settings through research, policy and public engagement and teaching.

Centre for Global Chronic Conditions

We seek to improve understanding of and responses to chronic conditions in low, middle and high-income country settings through research, policy and public engagement and teaching.

The Centre fosters collaboration and communication between researchers across a range of settings and disciplines. We have skills in epidemiology, economics, social and political sciences; and with a strong focus on health systems.

We address chronic non communicable diseases (NCDs), and also their interaction with other chronic conditions – in particular mental health, and chronic communicable diseases such as TB and HIV/AIDS.

Seminar 15 Jan 2018: Risks of harming oneself vs. harming other people associated with adverse childhood experiences: recent evidence from Denmark

Summary: Self-harm and interpersonal violence have overlapping aetiologies, and yet researchers and clinicians tend to focus narrowly on one of these two harmful behaviours. From an ongoing European Research Council-funded programme conducted using Danish national registers, we report on: Relationships between an array of childhood environmental exposures and risks of self-harm and violent criminality from mid-adolescence to early middle age Risk of dying prematurely among young adults with histories of self-harm as well as interpersonal violence

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Martin McKee talk: The Quest for a Successful Brexit

Join us on the 23rd January 2018 for Martin McKee's talk on Brexit. The talk will highlight four main threats to health: no money; no workers (health, agriculture and others); government failure; and civil disorder related to increasing xenophobia and nationalism. It will challenge several fundamental misconceptions that are prevalent in the UK media and political discourse. The event is free and open to all but registration is required.

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Short course, 9 - 13 April 2018: Global issues in non-communicable diseases, from research to policy

The primary aim of this short course is to train public health professionals in the interdisciplinary approaches to NCD prevention, treatment and care. Specifically, the course aims to expose participants to key theoretical and empirical knowledge in NCD research from a range of disciplines, including epidemiology, public health, economics and health systems highlighting the commonalities and differences in approaches.

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Research Themes

1. Quantifying the problem

2. Explaining the problem

3. Acting on the problem

 

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European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

The Centre is a WHO Collaborating Centre and hosts the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. Our work supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe.