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Lifecourse Epidemiology and Population Oral Health

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The Lifecourse Epidemiology and Population Oral Health research programme is a multi-disciplinary team led by Professor Andy Ness.

The programme conducts research within four main themes:

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Further information

  • Research funded by the American Diabetes Association; Australian National Health and Medical Research Council; Medical Research Council (MRC); National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA; National Institute for Health Research (NIHR); Wellcome Trust.

Publication highlights

  • Waylen AE, Leary SD, Ness AR, Tanski SE, Sargent JD. Cross-sectional association between smoking depictions in films and adolescent tobacco use nested in a British cohort study. Thorax. 2011;66(10):856-861
  • Appleton KM, Rogers PJ, Ness AR. Updated systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on depressed mood. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2010;91(3):757-770.
  • Kay EJ, Northstone K, Ness A, Duncan K, Crean SJ. Is there a relationship between birth weight and subsequent growth on the development of dental caries at 5 years of age? A cohort study. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.2010; 38(5):408-414.
  • Ponduri S, Bradley R, Ellis PE, Brookes ST, Sandy JR, Ness AR. The management of otitis media with early routine insertion of grommets in children with cleft palate-a systematic review. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 2009; 46(1): 30-38.
  • Riddoch, CJ, Leary, SD, Ness, A, Blair, SN, Deere, KC, Mattocks, CG, Griffiths, AE, Davey Smith, G, Tilling, K. Prospective associations between objective measures of physical activity and fat mass in 12-14 year old children: the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), British Medical Journal. 2009; 339 (7731):1-9.
  • Brion MJ, Leary SD, Lawlor DA, Davey Smith G, Ness AR. Modifiable maternal exposures and offspring blood pressure: A review of epidemiological studies of maternal age, diet and smoking. Pediatric Research. 2008; 63(6):593-598.
  • Rogers PJ, Appleton KM, Kessler D, Peters TJ, Gunnell D, Hayward RC, Heatherley SV, Christian LM, McNaughton SA, Ness AR. No effect of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (EPA and DHA) supplementation on depressed mood and cognitive function: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition. 2008;99(2):421-431.
  • Thomas SJ, Atkinson C, Hughes C, Revington P, Ness AR. Is there an epidemic of admissions for surgical treatment of dental abscesses in the UK? British Medical Journal. 2008; 336(7655):1219-1220.
  • Thomas SJ, Harris R, Ness AR, Taulo J, Maclennan R, Howes N, Bain CJ. Betel quid not containing tobacco and oral leukoplakia: A report on a cross-sectional study in Papua New Guinea and a meta-analysis of current evidence. International Journal of Cancer. 2008; 123(8):1871-1876.
  • Thomas SJ, Bain C, Battistutta D, Ness AR, Paissat D, Maclennan R. 2007. Betel quid not containing to tabacco and oral cancer: a report on a case-control study in Papua New Guinea and a meta-analysis of current evidence. International Journal of Cancer. 2007; 120(6): 1318-1323


Group members coordinate various aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the school, including units 1-5 of Personal and Professional Development (Dr Melissa Ke, Dr Sam Leary, Dr Andrea Waylen, Dr Beate St Pourcain, and Dr Angela Hague).

For further details regarding postgraduate opportunities, please refer to the Postgraduate Prospectus.