Causes, Consequences and Modification of Health Behaviours

Programme Overview

The overarching aim of this programme is to understand relationships between health behaviours and both physical and mental health outcomes, in order to develop a better understanding of the mechanistic pathways that underline these relationships and identify targets for novel individual and population level interventions.

Aims and Objectives 

Our specific aims include: To identify novel genetic instruments relevant to health behaviours for use in Mendelian randomisation (MR) analyses. To understand the network of causal relationships between health behaviours and a range of physical and mental health outcomes. To interrogate the mechanistic pathways that underlie causal relationships between behaviour and health and identify targets for intervention.

Research Outcomes 

This programme will provide a flow of work that will provide mechanistic insight into causal relationships between health behaviours and both physical and mental health outcomes, and support subsequent intervention development and testing, through existing relationships with other major research groupings and industry partners.

 

Research Highlights 

Professor Marcus Munafò
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