About the Book
Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and Efficiency continues the themes raised in Public Health Evidence: Tackling Health Inequalities. Written by the same author team, this book is a comprehensive reference to evidence-based approaches in public health. It covers the context and role of evidence-based public health in England, frameworks for evaluating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of public health policies and interventions; diversity, vulnerability, and risk a a focus for understanding the role of social context in influencing health-related behaviors, approaches and methods to generate and synthesize evidence of what works to improve health and tackle health inequalities; current best available evidence on the effectiveness of a diverse range of interventions, and the role of evidence-based guidance and standards in changing policy and practice. This book is essential reading for all those concerned with advancing an evidence-based approach to public health and tackling public health inequalities, including academics, researchers, policy makers, postgraduate students in public health, and anyone involved across different sectors of public health, including local government, health, and education.
About the Author:
Dr Amanda Killoran is a Public Health Analyst at the Centre for Public Health Excellence at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Dr Killoran has worked at national level on public health policy, research and evaluation over many years (previously at the Health Development Agency, and Health Educational Authority). Currently Dr Killoran has technical responsibilities for the development of evidence-based public health guidance covering a wide range of areas (such as sexual health, emotional and social wellbeing of children, spatial planning, and mental wellbeing at work), and contributes to methodological developments relating to review of public health evidence. She is Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and holds voluntary registration, and also has an honorary lectureship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr Killoran also contributes to national evaluation programmes as a Visiting Fellow in Health Policy Analysis at the King's Fund.
Professor Mike Kelly is Director of the Centre of Public Health Excellence at NICE. He originally graduated in Social Science from the University of York, holds a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Leicester, and undertook his PhD in the Department of Psychiatry in the University of Dundee. Before joining new NICE he was Director of Evidence and Guidance at the Health Development Agency. Professor Kelly has held posts at the Universities of Leicester, Dundee, Glasgow, Greenwich and Abertay. He now has an honorary chair in the Department of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health. At NICE Professor Kelly has led the development of the public health portfolio since 2005. This has included the public health guidance on the prevention and management of obesity, behaviour change, maternal and child health, community engagement and physical activity and the