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14 Oct 2014

The smoking ban in work places has been one of the major public health interventions in Ireland in the past years that gained international attention. Tobacco control remains one of the major research foci of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Researchers examine the sustained effect of the ban on health, smoking behaviour and ‘smoking careers’ as well as smoking risk perceptions among Bar workers, General Pract...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators are Kevin Balanda (IPH) and Ivan Perry (UCC).

Overview

This research cluster aims to use findings from the Centre’s research programme to develop population-based health models that can be used to inform policy and practice as well as help guide future research and data collection. The work of this cluster will be carried out primarily in collaboration wi...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators are Cecily Kelleher and Fionnuala McAuliffe at UCD

Overview

Birth weight has increased in Ireland over the past 30 years (Mahony 2003) and mothers are now 10kg heavier in pregnancy than 20 years ago. The increasing birth weight seen in Ireland in recent decades is a potential cause for concern, not only because of its association with increased instrumental delivery an...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators are Ivan Perry and Catherine Phillips at UCC, with Co-Principal Investigators Kevin Cashman (UCC) and Albert Flynn (UCC)

Overview

In 1998 the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at UCC completed the first phase of the Cork & Kerry Heart Disease and Diabetes Study under the supervision of IJ Perry (P.I. on current application). The Cork and Kerry Study is...

14 Oct 2014

Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators are Cecily Kelleher (UCD) and Donal O’Shea (St Vincent’s University Hospital , St Columcilles Hospital, and UCD).

Overview

This Research Cluster will establish a Clinical Obesity Research Network to develop and co-ordinate the research activity on obesity management in Ireland.

Objectives

The primary objectives for this research cluster are to establish a national obesity cohort based on a database of severely obese adult an...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigators Mary McCarthy (UCC) and Patrick Wall (UCD). Overview

Irish people have experienced a unique set of circumstances over the past fifteen years, given the rapid growth of the Irish economy and the resulting dramatic changes (both positive and negative) in the lifestyle of Irish people. These changes range from increased disposable income for children, adolescents and adults, increased commuting and worki...

14 Oct 2014
Abstract

Background

The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in developed countries appears to be levelling off. As trends in childhood obesity prevalence have not been examined over the past decade in the Republic of Ireland, this systematic review aims to compile and synthesise all available information on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in primary school aged children between 2002 and 2012.

Methods

Systematic review of published and grey literature c...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigator: Professor Ivan J Perry

Lead Investigator: Ms. Fiona Geaney

Dietary intakes of fat (especially saturated fat and trans fat), sugar and salt play a critical role in the development of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and other diseases. There is a need to develop effective interventions to promote dietary chan...

14 Oct 2014
Principal Investigator -Dr Janas Harrington

The Digital Imaging and Dietary Assessment Study (DIDAS) is a pilot study funded by the Translational Research Access Programme in the School of Medicine, UCC

The aim of this project is to validate, in a pilot study, the use of digital photography as a method of dietary intake assessment in adults, with a parti...

14 Oct 2014

‌Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study continues with strong community support.

Ms Eimear Keane, Professor Ivan Perry, Dr Janas Harrington, and Ms Elaine Kennedy of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCC

A study which aims to investigate the wellbeing, diet and exercise levels of Cork children continues, with strong support from children, parents, schools and the community. The Children’s Lifestyle Study...

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