Born in Bradford: From epidemiology to intervention - how a research project can change a city

We’ll be joined by Dr Rosie McEachan, Programme Director for the Born in Bradford programme will be delivering a session on ‘Born in Bradford.

Bradford is the 6th largest city in the UK, with a multi-ethnic population of more than 500,000 people. However, Bradford suffers from high levels of deprivation as well as having some of the highest rates of childhood illness in the UK. Based at Bradford Institute for Health Research within Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Born in Bradford is helping to unravel the reasons for this ill health and bring new scientific discovery to the world. It is also providing a catalyst for communities to work with the NHS and local authority to improve child health and wellbeing. Born in Bradford hosts two family birth cohort studies (Born in Bradford, and Born in Bradford’s Better Start) involving over 30,000 Bradford residents, along within an internationally recognized applied health research programme.

Rosie McEachan is the Programme Director for Born in Bradford, and co-Director of the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub. Rosie is an experienced behavioural scientist with particular research interests in: the development and evaluation of complex interventions, environmental determinants of health, green space, and applied health research. She is also a visiting Associate Professor with the School of Psychology at the University of Leeds. She has a twitter presence, and tweets from @drrosiemc

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