Prevention Science Group

About us

The Prevention Science Group is an interdisciplinary research team dedicated to investigating the development and impact of prevention efforts for physical and psychological health and wellbeing.

We carry out high quality national and international research studies into the causes, consequences, and prevention of poor physical and mental health. The focus of the group is to promote healthy behaviours with a view to preventing or mitigating lifestyle risks to health and wellbeing. The scope of the group spans the harms associated with substance misuse (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs), lifestyle behaviours (e.g. poor diet, lack of exercise), and poor mental health.

Our research has been supported by grants from the MRC, ESRC, NIHR, CRUK, JRF, the EC and the AHMRC, with over £8 million of funding awarded for research projects and knowledge exchange activities.