Engaging populations to improve health

Dr Ellen Brooks Pollock
PHSI Director

The Population Health Science Institute is a leading centre of expertise supporting interdisciplinary population health science research; a key priority for our city, our region and worldwide.  The PHSI builds on Bristol’s internationally-leading reputation for research in the determinants and consequences of ill-health.

Research within the PHSI ranges from basic discovery science in molecular and genetic epidemiology to innovative clinical trials and policy-influencing. Our multi-disciplinary community spans across several Schools and Faculties within the University

Our population health research involves a broad range of experts, including epidemiologists, statisticians, mental health researchers, nutritionists, social scientists and health psychologists. Our clinical researchers have expertise in primary care, paediatrics, psychiatry, medicine and public health.  These specialists provide links to Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucester CCG and we have links with Bristol City Council.

Our mission

Bristol-PHSI was founded to support the growth of, and give greater visibility to, a world-leading specialised programme of research in population health sciences at the University of Bristol. Research in the Bristol-PHSI aligns with the aspirations of the Academy of Medical Sciences Report (2016) for ‘Improving the Health of the Public by 2040’ to take ‘a broader view of the drivers of health and the types of evidence we need to intervene – now and in the future – for the promotion of health and the prevention of disease’.  We offer training and career development at all levels including a variety of research and postgraduate opportunities.

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