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Our aim is to carry out multidisciplinary research that enhances the ability of emergency services and public health agencies to minimise the public health impacts of emergencies.
Our work focuses on seven priority themes:
- Theme 1: Protecting wellbeing during and after a major incident
- Theme 2: Improving the behavioural impact of communications
- Theme 3: Enhancing syndromic surveillance for early detection of incidents
- Theme 4: Improving the evidence base for risk assessment and risk reduction
- Theme 5: Improving the operational effectiveness of skin decontamination in exposure to toxic chemicals
- Theme 6: Biomarkers in detection and triage
- Theme 7: Enhancing emergency preparedness through improved exercises and training
We are also a lead partner on the National Study on Flooding and Health.