Research

Theme 2: Living a long & healthy life

Health professionals, policy makers and individuals can potentially improve the chances of having a healthier life by addressing the complex interactions between genetics, development, and life events and lifestyles. In the fields of genetics and genomics, population sciences and in tailoring interventions to individual needs, there are opportunities for research aimed at determining how these factors influence the quality and length of life.

Objectives:

Molecular datasets and disease

To use genetics, imaging and biological indicators to understand predispositions to disease, and target treatments to disease subtypes.

Life course perspective

To drive forward interdisciplinary population-based research into health and wellbeing from childhood to older age.

Lifestyles affecting health

To inform the development of effective strategies for promoting healthy behaviour and tackling lifestyles that lead to disease.

Environment and health

To explore the impact of our environment on health and wellbeing.