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Research interests: cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology; decision sciences; public health interventions; complexity and network analysis.

Research Statement

Currently I direct the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health Research (NI) and am Deputy Director for the Centre for Public Health in Queens University. The Centre of Excellence, one of five in the UK, is multidisciplinary and spans three Faculties in the University and a range of external stakeholders. Its research scope embraces determinants of public health from molecules to populations, as well as public health interventions. It was set up deliberatley with a outward looking vision to connect academics to the practitioner and policy making communities. Its partners, represented in the management Executive and Board, include the DHSSPSNI, the Public Health Agency, the Public Health Institute for Ireland and the Community Development and Health Network.


Programme Director for Masters in Public Health at QUB.


Currently I coordinate and deliver the "Populations" elements of the Concepts in People and Populations modules for first year medical students (Module Code Med 1020) and second year medical students (Module Code Med 2015).

I serve on the Phase Two Teaching Committee for the medical undergraduate curriculum and the School Teaching and Learning Committee (for the medical Undergraduate pathway).

I Chair the Phase One and Two Quality Assurance Committee.

I deliver a small number of lectures in the Mastrers in Public Health course.

Using the School formulae, I deliver 430 hours teaching contribution. 

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Projects 2006 2018

Research Output 2000 2020

A feasibility study of ‘The StepSmart Challenge’ to promote physical activity in adolescents

Corepal, R., Best, P., O'Neill, R., Kee, F., Badham, J., Dunne, L., Miller, S., Connolly, P., Cupples, M., van Sluijs, E. M. F., Tully, M. & Hunter, R. F., 17 Nov 2019, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 5, 15 p., 132.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Feasibility Studies
Social Support
Northern Ireland

A loyalty scheme to encourage physical activity in office workers: a cluster RCT

Hunter, R., Gough, A., Murray, J., Tang, J., Brennan, S., Chrzanowski-Smith, O., Carlin, A., Patterson, C., Longo, A., Hutchinson, W. G., Prior, L., Tully, M., French, D., Adams, J., McIntosh, E., Xin, Y. & Kee, F., Aug 2019, In : Public Health Research. 7, 15, 114 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Open Access
Quality-Adjusted Life Years
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Waiting Lists
7 Citations (Scopus)

Application of high-sensitivity troponin in suspected myocardial infarction

Neumann, J. T., Twerenbold, R., Ojeda, F., Sörensen, N. A., Chapman, A. R., Shah, A. S. V., Anand, A., Boeddinghaus, J., Nestelberger, T., Badertscher, P., Mokhtari, A., Pickering, J. W., Troughton, R. W., Greenslade, J., Parsonage, W., Mueller-Hennessen, M., Gori, T., Jernberg, T., Morris, N., Liebetrau, C. & 34 othersHamm, C., Katus, H. A., Münzel, T., Landmesser, U., Salomaa, V., Iacoviello, L., Ferrario, M. M., Giampaoli, S., Kee, F., Thorand, B., Peters, A., Borchini, R., Jørgensen, T., Söderberg, S., Sans, S., Tunstall-Pedoe, H., Kuulasmaa, K., Renné, T., Lackner, K. J., Worster, A., Body, R., Ekelund, U., Kavsak, P. A., Keller, T., Lindahl, B., Wild, P., Giannitsis, E., Than, M., Cullen, L. A., Mills, N. L., Mueller, C., Zeller, T., Westermann, D. & Blankenberg, S., 27 Jun 2019, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 380, 26, p. 2529-2540 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myocardial Infarction
Troponin I
Hospital Emergency Service
Troponin T
1 Citation (Scopus)
school grade
arms control

Activities 2005 2019

QUB Global Health Symposium 2019

Paul Murphy (Organiser), Frank Kee (Organiser), Lynne Lohfeld (Organiser), Nathan Congdon (Organiser)
02 May 201903 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Can Ireland’s colorectal screening programme save more lives, save money and live within existing colonoscopy capacity limits? Findings from the MISCAN microsimulation model

Ethna McFerran (Advisor), James F. O'Mahony (Contributor), Duncan McVicar (Advisor), Iris Lansdorp_Vogelaar (Advisor), Frank Kee (Advisor)
11 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

How Ireland’s Colorectal Screening Programme Could SAVE MORE LIVES, SAVE MONEY & Stay Within Existing Colonoscopy Capacity Limits: Evidence From The MISCAN Microsimulation Model

Ethna McFerran (Advisor), James F. O'Mahony (Contributor), Duncan McVicar (Advisor), Ann Zauber (Advisor), Frank Kee (Advisor), Iris Lansdorp_Vogelaar (Advisor)
16 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

My Follow UP – Patient Preference study in Colorectal Adenoma Follow Up Results

Ethna McFerran (Advisor), Marco Boeri (Advisor), Duncan McVicar (Advisor), Frank Kee (Advisor)
06 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Health, Planning and the Built Environment: Insights from recent European projects

Deepti Adlakha (Invited speaker), Geraint Ellis (Invited speaker), Frank Kee (Invited speaker)
06 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The Global Monitoring of Cardiovascular Disease

Frank Kee (Participant), Alun Evans (Participant), Evelyn Gardner (Participant)

Impact: Health Impact


Physical activity interventions in socio-economically disadvantaged communities

Author: Cleland, C., Apr 2013

Supervisor: Cupples, M. (Supervisor), Kee, F. (Supervisor), Tully, M. (Supervisor) & Hunter, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy