At the Unit, we are building research, clinical and public health pathways for the application of our work. This means collaborating with other institutions to add to scientific knowledge, developing new approaches for healthcare, and informing population approaches to disease prevention and public health promotion.
Our approach to knowledge exchange is informed by the translational framework for public health research which we developed on behalf of the MRC Population Health Science Research Network. This framework identifies that there are many routes that evidence takes towards improving health – through media and public opinion, professional practice, health surveillance and development of basic science.
Within public health, we work with practitioners as part of our studies, and with policymakers at a local, regional and national level to share our research and to develop understanding of policy perspectives. This includes collaborating with the Centre for Science and Policy. A large amount of our public health policy work is developed through the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), which is based in the Unit. You can read more about working with CEDAR here.
- Our research regularly receives national and international press coverage. Many of our news stories have direct relevance to practice and policy: www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/news
- Follow us on Twitter @MRC_Epid and @CedarUK
- The majority of our scientific publications are Open Access: www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/research/research-papers. CEDAR publications can also be searched at www.cedar.iph.cam.ac.uk/publications/
- Evidence Briefs and data visualisations. Succinct summaries of our research findings for policymakers and practitioners, developed in collaboration with our partners.
- Evidence submissions to policy bodies and guidance producing organisations.
If you have questions about this area of our work, please contact Oliver Francis.