Quantifying the problem (Theme Lead: Melanie Morris)
Epidemiology of chronic conditions.
Explaining the problem (Theme Lead: Harry Rutter)
Modifiable upstream determinants and socioeconomic impacts related to chronic conditions.
Acting on the problem (Theme Lead: Adrianna Murphy)
Policies, health systems response, and implementation science for addressing chronic conditions.
The key approaches followed by the Centre include:
- Multi-disciplinary research to examine the challenges posed by global chronic conditions, including complex intervention evaluation and complex systems thinking.
- A comprehensive scope from aetiology and prevention to management of chronic conditions.
- Improving the quality of data related to chronic conditions.
- International comparisons and collaborations to promote transnational learning across low, middle and high-income countries; including promotion of South-to-South collaboration.
- Promotion of research and learning across chronic conditions, including mental health and chronic communicable diseases.
- Focus on particularly vulnerable groups such as migrant populations and those affected by humanitarian crises and large-scale social change.
- Promotion of innovation across Centre activities (with a particular focus on the use of information and communication technology, or eHealth).