Professor Christine Power
Professor Christine Power is based at the MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health within the UCL Institute of Child Health where she leads the Life-course and Intergenerational epidemiology theme. For over twenty years, Christine has contributed to the design and content of the 1958 birth cohort and was recently Principal Investigator for the biomedical assessment of the cohort. Christine has a broad interest in a life-course perspective, with a particular focus on long-term outcomes of early life exposures, social factors and health, growth and the development of obesity and its associated risk factors. She works within the DoH-funded Public Health Research Consortium to strengthen the evidence base for interventions to improve health and reduce socioeconomic inequalities.
Involvement in the Public Health Research Consortium
- Member of the PHRC Project Management Group, 2011-
- Principal Investigator: Informing prevention strategies on obesity and sedentary lifestyles
- Principal Investigator: Childhood maltreatment and adult life-chances: informing strategies to prevent poor health and well-being into mid-adulthood
- Co-Investigator: Multiple risk behaviours and interventions to reduce multiple risk behaviours – what do we know?
- Co-Investigator: Obesity and Alcohol use: Is there a role for dually focused intervention in young adults (18-25) to tackle unhealthy eating and heavy drinking and effectively reduce future health inequalities?
- Co-Investigator: Systematic reviews of interventions tackling multiple risk behaviours: filling evidence gaps
- Member of the PHRC Project Management Group, 2005-2011
- Principal Investigator: What scope is there for averting the adverse health effects of obesity? Investigating the role of physical activity