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MPH Dissertation Presentations 2013-14

The presentation of 2013-14 MPH student dissertations took place on Tuesday 23 September 2014. We heard an excellent set of presentations from a very committed group of students. The diversity of projects illustrates the wide range of research, public health and policy carried work out in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

The prize for the best overall performance in the MPH was awarded to Bryony Simmons. This prize is given to the student who obtains the highest overall mark on the MPH course. The prize for the best dissertation  was awarded to Miranda Trevor (Was the Great Recession associated with changes in self-rated health in Europe) and Shaon Lahiri (Effect of Humanitarian Crises on Social Functioning Among Civilians in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review).

The titles of the 40 student presentations are listed below.
  1. Effectiveness of design features within mHealth interventions for supporting the self-management of long-term conditions – A series of systematic reviews
  2. Associations Between Measures of Urban Green and Blue Space and Birth Outcomes in Greater London
  3. Objectives of telecare implementation and its effectiveness: a systematic review.
  4. Evaluation of policy instruments for knowledge translation in the English NHS: The case of CLAHRC
  5. Effectiveness of design features within mHealth interventions for supporting the self-management of long-term conditions – A series of systematic reviews
  6. Patient level factors influencing antibiotics prescribing at Urgent Care Consultations
  7. The effectiveness of home tele-monitoring devices for the clinical management of older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease- a systematic review
  8. Potential risk factors of IgE sensitisation to different classes of food allergens in European children
  9. The association of asthma, allergic disease and atopy with rheumatoid arthritis in adults.
  10. Is active commuting associated with improved health? Cross sectional and longitudinal findings from a large panel survey in the United Kingdom
  11. Would community based approach using Bilicheck help in reducing re-admission of Jaundiced neonates into NICU?
  12. Systematic review and meta-analysis of HPV vaccine protection in different risk populations
  13. Blood pressure fall on standing in the very elderly, impact and role of antihypertensive medication
  14. eLearning for undergraduate and post-registration health professional education A series of systematic reviews
  15. Obesity subphenotypes (metabolically healthy obese, unhealthy lean) and incident cardiovascular diseases (CVD)
  16. Dietary patterns and cardiovascular risk prediction models" to "A pro-vegetarian food pattern and mortality
  17. Integrated Child Health - understanding the GP Child Health Hub population
  18. Access to Primary Care and the Utilisation of Acute Hospital Services in England
  19. Dietary patterns and colorectal cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  20. The Association of Socioeconomic Position with Levels of Blood-Based Biomarkers, Dietary Patterns, and Obesity
  21. Determinants of suicide, depression and bullying among youth in the United States
  22. Urban neighbourhood characteristics and road traffic accidents
  23. The market for Community Health Workers in Mali
  24. Perceived corruption and safety of European health systems
  25. Is there an association between antenatal common mental health disorders and child health outcomes in low and middle income countries. A systematic review
  26. A survey of GPs’ and TB specialist teams’ attitudes towards primary care based latent TB management for healthy adult migrants
  27. Lung development in Xhosa children living in two environments
  28. Mapping of Schistosomiasis and Soil-transmitted helminths in Yemen, and the push for elimination
  29. Barriers to reverse innovation: A pilot study to detect cognitive bias in evidence interpretation in young health professionals.
  30. Genetic signatures of disease transmission
  31. Effectiveness of design features within mHealth interventions for supporting the self-management of long-term conditions – A series of systematic reviews
  32. Do HIV Trends In Antenatal Surveillance Data Reflect Trends In The General Population? A Case Study from Eastern Zimbabwe
  33. Patterns of HIV infection in stable couples in Manicaland, Zimbabwe
  34. Cost effectiveness and feasibility of introducing direct acting antivirals for hepatitis C in Thailand
  35. The use of Internet for Public Health purposes: Google Trends and seasonal variation of interest in health-related lifestyle changes 
  36. Was the Great Recession associated with changes in self-rated health in Europe
  37. Does differential pricing of user fees influence a patient’s choice of provider in a tiered healthcare setting? – a systematic review
  38. Effect of Humanitarian Crises on Social Functioning Among Civilians in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review.
  39. Factors associated with support for tobacco control policies among school personnel in Asian countries
  40. Systematic review of impact of discharge planning on hospital readmission rates and health outcomes

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