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Opportunities in life-course epidemiology and methods, complex public health interventions and decision sciences.

1993 …2024

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Personal profile

Research Focus

Professor Kee is the Director of the Centre for Public Health in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, and previously directed one of the UKCRC Centres of Excellence for Public Health Research (2008-2018). 

He currently serves on a number of UKRI scientific advisory and funding panels including the MRC Career Development Awards and Fellowship panel, the Better Methods for Better Research Panel and the Longitudinal Studies Panel, having previously served on the MRC Population and Systems Medicine panel and the Public Health Intervention Development Panel.

He previously chaired the NIHR Public Health Funding Board (until 2019) and sits on the Advisory Board for the NIHR School of Public Health. 

Research Interests

Professor Kee’s interests span a wide range of subjects in epidemiology, public health, health services research and complexity science and in finding better ways to evaluate the impact of our academic endeavours, both methodologically and in terms of knowledge mobilisation that can impact policy and practice.

Research Statement

Professor Kee maintains active collaborations with international cardiovascular epidemiology consortia and with a range of methodologists developing novel methods for evaluation of complex systems and complex interventions in public health.



Research Funding: 

Professor Kee’s research has been supported by a range of funders including MRC, ESRC, NIHR, Wellcome Trust and UKCRC.

Accepting Students:

Professor Kee has supervised over 30 doctoral students covering a wide range of topics in epidemiology, health services research, public health, trials, health economics and mixed methods. His students have come from a wide range of non-clinical and clinical backgrounds.

Expertise related to 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. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • 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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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