British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for NCD Prevention, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Medical Sciences Division, University of Oxford (UO)
The British Heart Foundation Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention carries out research that has the highest methodological quality, and aims to have the greatest possible influence on public health policy and practice, which relates to population approaches for the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), i.e cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and lung diseases.
The Centre’s research has three themes:
- The burden of NCDs
- The primary prevention of NCDs
- The relationship between NCD prevention and environmental sustainability
We were also designated a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre in April 2014. We have 4 research programmes (Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Diet and Nutrition, Physical Activity and NCD Modelling and Environmental Sustainability) under which we have a variety of research projects currently running.