Professor Mark Petticrew
Professor Mark Petticrew is Professor of Public Health Evaluation in the Department of Social and Environmental Health Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is Director of the Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC), and is also involved in the Policy Innovation Research Unit (PIRU), both of which are funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme.
Mark is editor of the new Cochrane Public Health Review Group, and is closely involved in the Cochrane/Campbell Health Equity Field. He is also an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne School of Population Health and an Honorary Researcher at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow.
Mark’s main research interests are in evidence-based policymaking, systematic reviews, and the evaluation of the health effects of social policies. Current research involves systematic reviews in the areas of tobacco control, housing and regeneration, and employment policy, and primary research on the health impacts of investment in social housing in the UK. He is involved in systematic reviews carried out as part of the Campbell Collaboration and the Cochrane Collaboration.
Involvement in the Public Health Research Consortium
- Director of the Consortium and Chair of the PHRC Consortium Management Group, 2011-
- Chair of the PHRC Project Management Group, 2011-
- Co-Investigator: Multiple risk behaviours and interventions to reduce multiple risk behaviours – what do we know?
- Co-Investigator: In what circumstances can parental employment improve child health?
- Co-Investigator: Is control in the living environment important for health and wellbeing?
- Co-Investigator: Systematic reviews of interventions tackling multiple risk behaviours: filling evidence gaps
- Member of the PHRC Consortium Management Group, 2005-2011
- Member of the PHRC Project Management Group, 2005-2011
- Principal Investigator: Shiftwork and health: a systematic review
- Principal Investigator: Tackling inequalities through the social determinants of health: Building the evidence base