Current research work in the department is focused on nutritional epidemiology with particular reference to the causes and prevention of Obesity, Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease, suicide epidemiology, tobacco control and health services research. The Department is involved in major national research and doctoral level teaching programmes including:
- SLAN 07 (National Health & Lifestyle Survey)
- HRB Centre for Health and Diet Research
- TILDA (The Irish Longitudinal Study of Ageing)
- National Self Harm Registry
- Health Research Board PhD Scholar Programme in Health Services Research
- Sphere PhD Programme
The Department has close links including joint appointments with the National Cancer Registry and the National Suicide Research Foundation. The Department of Epidemiology & Public Health is one of the founding members (with the Royal College of Surgeons and Trinity College Dublin) of the Irish Health Services Research Consortium.
The Report of the Research Quality Review 2015 is now available to view for each unit/Department/School heads. The Department's report from the Research Quality Review 2015 can be accessed here: Research Quality Review 2015 (1,459kB).
One of the most positive elements of the review was the high degree of praise for academic staff throughout the University. There are repeated references to the impressive levels of research performance, cooperation and collegiality, above all in the context of extreme staffing and resource limitations over the past seven years.
Overall the 2015 RQR points towards an upward trajectory in the quality of research activity at UCC and the publication of these reports on websites throughout the university will facilitate the dissemination of this positive message for UCC.