Population Health Domain
This domain encompasses the Institute’s epidemiological and public health groups, spanning clinical diabetes and obesity, genomics and systems biology, physical activity, population health and behavioural epidemiology.
The researchers in this domain are examining the trends in diabetes and obesity prevalence and incidence, novel risk factors at a population level, and new therapeutic approaches to preventing and treating diabetes, heart disease and obesity. These include behavioural change interventions, especially those aimed at reducing sedentary time, as well as new drugs and management strategies.
The work of this domain is helping to inform policy guidelines, to influence chronic disease management, to offer new evidence-based therapies for health professionals and inform government and health authorities about the scale of these health problems.
This domain is led by diabetes physician and researcher, Professor Jonathan Shaw, Head of Clinical Diabetes and Epidemiology.