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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Public Health in Queen's University Belfast is a group of multidisciplinary researchers with interests in Epidemiology (including Genetics), Nutrition and Metabolism, Nephrology and Ageing. Some of our colleagues are also associated with the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health, Northern Ireland,  the Centre for Health Improvement and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry.  Our research takes place on the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Belfast City Hospital sites.
Our research interests are focussed on health and common chronic disease, with the aim of generating scientific knowledge that can be translated into improvements in the health of our population, patient care and public policy. Education of future clinical and scientific research leaders is also a core objective. 

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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  • Identifying patients and families at risk of inherited high cholesterol

    Shirley Heggarty (Participant), Colin Graham (Participant), Wyatt Wright (Participant), Ian Young (Participant), Patricia M Hart (Participant), Maurice O'Kane (Participant), Paul Nicholls (Participant) & Norman Nevin (Participant)

    Impact: Health Impact

  • Identifying Patients with Rare Forms of Erythrocytosis

    Mary McMullin (Participant), Terence Lappin (Participant) & Anne Hughes (Participant)

    Impact: Health Impact, Quality of Life Impact

  • Implementation of HPV-specific testing in addition to assessment of p16 expression in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

    Stephanie Craig (Participant), Lesley Anderson (Participant), Andrew Schache (Participant), Michael Moran (Participant), Laura Graham (Participant), Keith Currie (Participant), Keith Rooney (Participant), Max Robinson (Participant), Navdeep Upile (Participant), Rachel Brooker (Participant), Mina Mesri (Participant), Victoria Bingham (Participant), Kate Cuschieri (Participant), Stephen McQuaid (Participant), Terry Jones (Participant), Dennis McCance (Participant), Manuel Salto-Tellez (Participant), Simon McDade (Participant) & Jacqueline James (Participant)

    Impact: Health Impact, Quality of Life Impact