David Ogilvie qualified in medicine from Cambridge and subsequently trained in general practice in Suffolk and then in public health medicine in the west of Scotland. He was a research fellow at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow before joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit in 2007.
Current work and interests
David leads the Physical Activity and Public Health research programme, which explores population-level approaches to the promotion of active living by evaluating the effects of environmental and policy interventions and understanding related patterns and mechanisms of behaviour change. His methodological interests lie in the design of population-level intervention studies and in evidence synthesis. He specialises in the relationships between transport, the environment, physical activity and health and leads an interdisciplinary group of researchers working in this area, particularly on the design and analysis of natural experimental studies such as the Commuting and Health in Cambridge, iConnect and M74 studies. David also leads the evidence synthesis programme for the Behaviour and Health Research Unit.
For more information on grants, studies and publications please visit: www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/people/leads/david-ogilvie