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Professor Laurence Moore

Professor Laurence Moore

‌Director of the MRC / CSO Social & Public Health

‘At Glasgow, we are dedicated to championing rigorous multidisciplinary research that impacts on public health policy to improve health and reduce health inequalities.’

Professor Moore is Director of the MRC / CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow. Prior to taking up this position in October 2013, he was founding Director of DECIPHer, a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence.

He is a social scientist and statistician with a particular interest in the development and evaluation of complex interventions to improve public health, underpinned by frameworks such as the socio-ecological model of health and an awareness of the complex interdependencies between individual, social, environmental and economic determinants of health. Working in multidisciplinary teams and in collaboration with policy makers, practitioners and the public, he has completed mixed methods evaluations of diverse interventions and programmes, which have then had a direct impact on policy and practice.

These include randomised trials of the strengthening families programme, national exercise referral scheme, fruit tuck shops, peer-led smoking prevention (the ASSIST trial), and the free school breakfast initiative in Wales and smoking cessation in pregnancy.

Find out more about Professor Moore.