Dr Linda Cobiac
Linda first joined the CPNP in 2014 to work on the EU-funded SUSDIET project on implementing sustainable diets in Europe and the PROMISE study evaluation of the World Health Organization’s 25 x 25 goals in the UK.
Linda now leads a theme of research in CPNP on modelling the impact of population changes in behavioural risk factors on the burden of non-communicable diseases, health care costs, social care costs and other wider societal costs.
Linda has a PhD from the University of Queensland (2010) and she has broad international experience in building models for evaluating population health impacts of preventive policies and in modelling cost-effectiveness of interventions to address smoking, alcohol misuse, physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and obesity.
Prospective impact of tobacco eradication and overweight and obesity eradication on future morbidity and health-adjusted life expectancy: simulation study.
Blakely T. et al, (2020), J Epidemiol Community Health, 74, 354 - 361
Modelling the health impact of food taxes and subsidies with price elasticities: The case for additional scaling of food consumption using the total food expenditure elasticity.
Blakely T. et al, (2020), PLoS One, 15
Achieving Healthy and Sustainable Diets: A Review of the Results of Recent Mathematical Optimization Studies.
Wilson N. et al, (2019), Adv Nutr, 10, S389 - S403
Restricting tobacco sales to only pharmacies combined with cessation advice: a modelling study of the future smoking prevalence, health and cost impacts.
Petrović-van der Deen FS. et al, (2019), Tob Control, 28, 643 - 650
Cost-effectiveness of raising alcohol excise taxes to reduce the injury burden of road traffic crashes.
Cobiac LJ. et al, (2019), Inj Prev, 25, 421 - 427