Understanding determinants of health throughout the lifespan
- What factors promote and reduce health outcomes among populations living in developing or transitional countries?
- How can we optimally assess and treat eating disorders and feeding problems among children, adults and athletes?
- In what ways can exercise influence the inflammatory processes of athletes and those with chronic disease and how can these effects be optimised to improve health and performance?
- How can we optimally screen for cognitive impairment to enable early detection and to aid access to required intervention?
The three research entities within the Biomedical Sciences theme utilise a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the determinants of health through research on maternal and child health, eating behaviour, the performance of the immune system, and cognitive performance in the elderly.