Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, Paola Dey, has spent her career forging close functional links with academics from various disciplines, health professionals and policymakers to address a variety of health challenges. In her Inaugural Lecture, Paola reflects on the challenges, joys and benefits of working across disciplines in health research, considering what makes these collaborations successful.
Drawing on her experiences, Paola discusses her interest of the interface between individual and population perspectives, particularly in relation to healthcare intervention. Her research has centred upon cancer, stroke and musculoskeletal health, with extensive experience undertaking large-scale studies and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Professor Paola Dey joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edge Hill University in 2016. Initially trained as a doctor specialising in public health medicine, she was seconded to the Centre for Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Manchester, where she established the Prevention Trials Unit and became Deputy Director. Deciding to pursue an academic career, she then founded the Applied Public Health and Epidemiology Research Group and UCLAN Cancer Studies Centre, while helping set up the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit.
Arrival from 5.30pm
Lecture at 6pm