Nick Townsend

BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE, PGDip, PhD, FHEA, Dr

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20092020

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Research interests

Nick joined the Department for Health at the University of Bath in 2018 as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Public Health Epidemiology. His research focuses on the development and implementation of evidence based policy, with a particular focus on population level approaches to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This research covers the key areas of policy development and implementation, including the identification of health needs and appropriate policies or interventions, adaptation of policies or interventions to local contexts, implementation of policies or interventions and their scale-up and long-term sustainability. He is particularly interested in the wider/social determinants of health and multi-sectoral approaches to health promotion. Nick’s research has a global focus, with a particular interest in health in low and middle-income countries. He has worked with a number of intergovernmental organisations, national and international NGOs, academic institutions and policy makers including the WHO, the World Bank and the European Society of Cardiology.

Keywords

  • Public health
  • Non Communicable Diseases
  • Implementation
  • Global
  • Policy
  • Epidemiology
  • Multisectoral

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