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Dr David Bann
UCL Institute of Education
University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Associate Professor in Population Health
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

PhD in Epidemiology (passed without revisions, UCL), Master of Research in Evolutionary Biology and Systematics (Distinction, University of Glasgow), BSc Dual Honours in Biology and Psychology (2.1, University of Stirling)

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Research Summary

I conduct research relating to population health (epidemiology) and am broadly interested in how society (and its change) influences the different dimensions of health. This includes comparative research across time (within the UK) and across country. Specific recent interests have included obesity, physical activity, mental health, and (in ongoing work) the changing importance of socioeconomic and genetic factors. I have been supported by funding from the ESRC (ongoing), Academy of Medical Sciences (2017-20) and the Medical Research Council (New Investigator Award, 2020-23).

I have made ongoing contributions to the continued running and scientific development of cohort studies housed at UCL, currently as co-investigator of the 1958 British birth cohort study (NCDS).

Teaching Summary

David leads the Health, Wellbeing & Society module on the BSc Social Sciences degree at UCL. This aims to provide social science students with a single-module introduction to this interdisciplinary field (epidemiology/population health/health of the public etc). PhD students are welcome to get in touch.

Academic Background
2013   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2007   Master of Research University of Glasgow
2006   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Stirling
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