Nick Townsend

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

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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.


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

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Nutrition through Modernizing Agriculture in Sri Lanka (INMAS)

Wickramasinghe, K., Townsend, N., Abeykoon, Rajapaksa-Hewageegana, Alagiyawana, Katulanda, P., Kongalaliyanage, Kongalaliyanage, Surenthirakumaran, Arulanandem & Friel, S.


Project: Research-related funding

European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Atlas of Cardiology

Townsend, N.

1/12/16 → …

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Alcohol Frontiers: Understanding the role of alcohol in post-war transitions

Walton, O., Copestake, J., Bloomfield, M., Townsend, N., Gilmore, A., Karn, S., Lokuge, G. & Subedi, M.


Project: Research-related funding

Research Output

Double Burden of Underweight and Overweight among Women in South and Southeast Asia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Biswas, T., Magalhaes, R. J. S., Townsend, N., Das, S. K. & Mamun, A., 1 Jan 2020, In : Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.). 11, 1, p. 128-143 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

European Society of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2019 (Executive Summary)

Atlas Writing Group, ESC Atlas of Cardiology is a compendium of cardiovascular statistics compiled by the European Heart Agency, a department of the European Society of Cardiology. & Developed in collaboration with the national societies of the European Society of Cardiology member countries, 1 Jan 2020, In : European Heart Journal. Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes. 6, 1, p. 7-9 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

European Society of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2019

European Society of Cardiology , 1 Jan 2020, In : European Heart Journal. 41, 1, p. 12-85 74 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Trends in the prevalence of overweight among Bangladeshi children aged 24–59 months (2004–2014) by sex and socioeconomic status

Shawon, M. S. R., Hossain, F. B., Thomson, B., Adhikary, G., Chowdhury, A., Chowdhury, R. & Townsend, N., 1 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Obesity. 44, 3, p. 664-674

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Association between socioeconomic status and prevalence of non-communicable diseases risk factors and comorbidities in Bangladesh: Findings from a nationwide cross-sectional survey

Biswas, T., Townsend, N., Islam, M. S., Islam, M. R., Das Gupta, R., Das, S. K. & Mamun, A. A., 13 Mar 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 3, e025538.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)