The PublicHealth@Cambridge network is a multi-disciplinary community for public health research across Cambridge.

“Public health is the science and art of promoting and protecting the health and well-being of whole populations, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society.”


Mapping Morality in Global Health Conference 26-27 June

A two-day conference that brings together experts from across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, epidemiology, history, politics, philosophy and theology to discuss some of the most interesting and pressing questions of morality arising in contemporary global health. 26 – 27 June Alison Richard Building 7 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DT

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Shot of a volunteer doctor giving checkups to underprivileged kids

Sustainable Health Manifesto published

This manifesto attempts to summarize the Sustainable Health Symposium that was held in Cambridge in July, 2017. The symposium included conversations on the transformative shift from sickness to wellness, from products to services, towards innovative and frugal technological solutions that support people, communities, the planet, and a new health operating system. What we have learned […]

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Report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement” out

John Clarkson, Deputy Chair of the PublicHealth@Cambridge Network, is first author of the report “Engineering better care: a systems approach to health and care design and continuous improvement”. There have been numerous calls to implement a more holistic systems approach to transform health and care to address the needs of a changing patient population. Engineers routinely […]

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Challenges of experimental government seminar series

Randomised Control Trials, behavioural insights and ‘nudge’ style policy interventions have become popular in government, development policy, academia and business. There is, however, a lack of information and evidence on the challenges of setting up and implementing these complex social interventions and experimental evaluations particularly documenting when things go wrong and why. This seminar series […]

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Is late-life dependency increasing or not? Researchers working with CFAS data shed further light on this question

How much care are we likely to need in our older years, and for how long? Will future generations of older people spend much of their time completely dependent on carers? Will they require low levels of care much of the time, or will they remain largely independent?  The answers to these questions are important.  […]

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Ageing well: How our researchers are working with policymakers to help you age better

We are living longer than ever before and many of us are not enjoying good health in older age.1 Longer life expectancy does not necessarily come with more healthy years.2 As a consequence, ageing well has become a critical public health issue and an increasing focus for policymakers. So, how is our government currently working […]

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