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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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Research Output

A Systems Approach to Preventing and Responding to COVID-19

Bradley, D., Mansouri, M., Kee, F. & Garcia, L., 13 Mar 2020, (Accepted) In : EClinicalMedicine - published by THE LANCET.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Mechanisms of physical activity behavior change in an incentive-based intervention: Mediation analysis

Murray, J. M., French, D. P., Kee, F., Gough, A., Tang, J. & Hunter, R. F., 2020, In : Health Psychology. 39, 4, p. 281-297 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 55 Downloads (Pure)

    Peer social network processes and adolescent health behaviors: a systematic review

    Montgomery, S. C., Donnelly, M., Bhatnagar, P., Carlin, A., Kee, F. & Hunter, R. F., Jan 2020, In : Preventive Medicine. 130, 19 p., 105900.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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. E., Van Sluijs, E. M. F., Tully, M. A. & Hunter, R. F., 17 Nov 2019, In : Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 5, 1, 15 p., 132.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    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
  • Activities

    Measuring liveability and active living – the adaptation and implementation of MAPS-Full.

    Claire Cleland (Presenter), Sara Ferguson (Contributor), Frank Kee (Contributor), Ruth Hunter (Contributor)
    27 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    QUB Global Health Symposium 2019

    Paul Murphy (Organiser), Frank Kee (Organiser), Lynne Lohfeld (Organiser), Nathan Congdon (Organiser), Chris Jenkins (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

    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

    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


    The Global Monitoring of Cardiovascular Disease

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

    Impact: Health Impact


    A Feasibility Study and a Pilot Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of the PAX ‘Good Behaviour Game’ in Disadvantaged Schools

    Author: O'Keeffe, J., Jul 2019

    Supervisor: Thurston, A. (Supervisor), Kee, F. (Supervisor) & O'Hare, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Nutrition, Inflammation and Lung Function in Middle-aged Men

    Author: Cullen, K., Jul 2010

    Supervisor: Elborn, S. (Supervisor), Kee, F. (Supervisor) & Young, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    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