Dr Nick Townsend
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BSc MSc PGCE Dip PhD
Senior Researcher and Programme Lead for Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, CPNP
Nick is the lead on the British Heart Foundation (BHF) funded cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemiology research programme. Research within this programme includes modelling the future burden of CVD, investigations into regional, social, ethnic and temporal trends in CVD and improving estimates of the incidence and other aspects of the burden of CVD.
Nick also has a particular interest in the determinants of obesity, health promotion in schools and community interventions and has developed a number of research programmes in these areas. He has recently published a book with Elsevier providing a comprehensive guide to obesity for public health workers and researchers and he is developing research programmes focusing on community interventions, with a particular interest in low and middle income countries. This includes the World Bank funded Integrating Nutrition Promotion And Rural Development (INPARD) project, taking place in Sri Lanka for which Nick is the research lead. This project involves close collaboration with a number of international partners, in particular the University of Colombo and government departments including the Sri Lankan Ministries of Health and Economic Development.
Trends in the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the United Kingdom
Bhatnagar P. et al, (2016), Heart, 102, 1945 - 1952
Use of new guidance to profile 'equivalent minutes' of aerobic physical activity for adults in England reveals gender, geographical, and socio-economic inequalities in meeting public health guidance: A cross-sectional study.
Roberts D. et al, (2016), Prev Med Rep, 4, 50 - 60
Contribution of healthy and unhealthy primary school meals to greenhouse gas emissions in England: linking nutritional data and greenhouse gas emission data of diets.
Wickramasinghe KK. et al, (2016), Eur J Clin Nutr, 70, 1162 - 1167
The physical activity profiles of South Asian ethnic groups in England.
Bhatnagar P. et al, (2016), J Epidemiol Community Health, 70, 602 - 608
Age-related comparisons by sex in the domains of aerobic physical activity for adults in Scotland.
Strain T. et al, (2016), Prev Med Rep, 3, 90 - 97