Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine

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The three centres that make up the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine have a staff of about 180 and are active in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Research groups within the Institute conduct large scale randomised prevention trials, screening research projects and epidemiological studies into the causation of disease.

We are responsible for teaching epidemiology, psychiatry and medical statistics within the medical school.  

We are a training centre in medical screening, and have earned an international reputation for our research and teaching in epidemiology and preventive medicine.

The Institute is home to the following research centres:

Environmental and Preventive Medicine

We conduct research and teach in all areas of chronic disease epidemiology, medical screening and public health. Our research is often linked to laboratory studies with a focus on elucidating the causes and prevention of disease.

Cancer Prevention

We conduct research into the prevention of cancer with particular focus on preventive therapy and screening.


We carry out research on a range of issues in epidemiological and cultural psychiatry, forensic mental health, and social and community psychiatry and provide undergraduate and postgraduate education.

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