Cambridge University

Professor Mike Kelly

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Department:
Department of Public Health and Primary Care

My research interest are the prevention of non-communicable disease, living with chronic illness, health inequalities, health related behaviour change, end of life care, dental public health, improving rates of physical activity, the relationship between evidence and policy and the methods and philosophy of evidence based medicine.

Research pillars
  • Health inequalities

Publications

Key publications: 

• KRIZNIK, N.M., KINMONTH, A.L., LING, T., KELLY, M.P. (2018) Moving beyond individual choice in policies to reduce health inequalities: the integration of dynamic with individual explanations, Journal of Public Health. 40 (4): 764–775, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdy045
• KELLY, M.P. & BARKER, M. (2016) Why is changing health related behaviour so difficult? Public Health, 136: 109-116 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.03.030
• KELLY, M.P. & KELLY, R.S. (2018) Quantifying social influences throughout the life course: action, structure and ‘omics’, in, (eds), Meloni M., Cromby, J., Fitzgerald, P., Lloyd, S. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society, London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp 587-609. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1057%2F978-1-137-52879-7
• ISBN 978-1-137-52878-0
• KELLY, M.P. & RUSSO, F. (2018) Causal narratives in public health: the difference between mechanisms of aetiology and mechanisms of prevention in non-communicable diseases. Sociology of Health and Illness. 40 (1): 82–99. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9566.12621/pdf
• KELLY, M.P. (2019) Cognitive biases in public health and how economics and sociology can help overcome them. Public Health. 169: 163-72.

News and Events

CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities
CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities - 26 Nov 2021

People are living longer. Yet for many, the opportunities afforded by a longer life – to themselves and society – are lost due to poor health and difficulty remaining involved in society. This is exacerbated by socioeconomic disadvantage, and associated with increasing social and economic costs. The balance between the ‘burden’ and the benefits of an ageing population can thus be tipped either way. One promising approach is to design enabling ‘ageing-friendly’ environments that support people to live well.

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Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam
Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam

For several decades, malaria has caused the deaths of tens of millions of people especially in sub-Saharan Africa. It caused 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths globally in 20191. In fact, every 2 minutes, a child dies from malaria accounting for about 67% of all malaria deaths worldwide1.