Public health

Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health (MUCH)

MUCH is part of the Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Unit in the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group. Our mission is to perform world-class research applicable to populations locally, nationally and globally. We have a number of international and local projects as well as contributing to the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.

For further details, see: MUCH website

European Urban Health Indicators (EURO-URHIS) Parts 1 and 2

EURO-URHIS 1 and 2 are an EU-funded project investigating public health indicators specific to urban areas across Europe. At Manchester, we are the principal investigating team, managing and conducting the projects. EURO-URHIS 1 was completed under DG SANCO in July 2008 and EURO-URHIS 2 commenced under DG Research in January 2009.

These projects are co-funded by the European Commission.

For further details, see: EURO-URHIS website

Respiratory health research

Professor Jorgen Vestbo of University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust funded projects in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), which includes population impact measures, primary care audits and smoking-related research projects.

There are two Health Care Needs Assessments for Adult Cystic Fibrosis and Cystic Fibrosis related Diabetes (CFRD) underway with the Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust.