The Department of Epidemiology covers population, clinical and translational aspects of epidemiology within a strong quantitative research environment. We aim to elucidate important preventable causes of common chronic disorders and their complications, particularly diabetes, hypertension, acute coronary syndromes and heart failure, gastric cancer, HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis. We want to understand how health determinants intertwine in individuals and populations to result in different disease experiences and outcomes, with a focus on diverse modes of healthcare delivery. We are particularly interested in the interplay of causes acting at different stages of the life course, from before conception through old age. Understanding the causes of disorders and evaluating interventions at appropriate stages in the life course, we produce robust and timely evidence to inform policies.


The department has five main areas of research:

  • Perinatal Epidemiology and Life Course Research
  • Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions Epidemiology
  • Cancer Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases Epidemiology