European Summer School in Evidence-Based Public Health

The EBPH Consortium


Dr Daniel Pope

BSc, MSc, PhD


Dr Eva Rehfuess

BA, MA(Oxon), PhD


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Eva is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology at the University of Munich and affiliated with the Pettenkofer School of Public Health and the Munich Center for International Health ( Her primary research interests are methods for evidence-based public health and environmental and child health in developing countries with a focus on household air pollution. She is currently involved with the development of several WHO guidelines and Cochrane public health reviews. Eva is responsible for a module on global public health under the Master of Public Health ( and Master of Science in Epidemiology ( courses at the University of Munich.


Dr Daniel Pope


Daniel is a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health and Policy at The University of Liverpool and an honorary Senior Research Fellow at The University of Manchester.  His primary research interests are in environment and maternal and child health in low income countries and in global urban health ( He is currently an expert reviewer for the Comparative Risk Assessment Group for household air pollution and contributed to The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Project.  He is also involved in the development of WHO Guidelines for air quality in relation to health. He leads epidemiology and statistics modules for the Masters in Public Health programmes at The University of Liverpool (


Professor Mark Petticrew


Mark Petticrew is Professor of Public Health Evaluation in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research has involved primary research on the health effects of housing, urban regeneration, transport and employment interventions. He has also worked on systematic reviews of the effects on health and health inequalities of employment, housing, transport and tobacco control policies.  He is currently involved in the evaluation of the Public Health Responsibility Deal, and the Well London RCT: ( He is one of the convenors of the Cochrane/Campbell Health Equity Group, and is Director of the Public Health Research Consortium (  One of his main interests is in the use of research evidence in policymaking.


Dr David Taylor-Robinson


David started an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship in September 2009. This project involves exploring pathways to health inequalities by undertaking a longitudinal analysis of the UK and Danish Cystic Fibrosis Registers. He is currently registered for a part-time PhD and have recently completed the taught component of an MSc in applied social statistics at Lancaster University. He is also involved in the IMPACT CVD modelling project exploring how CVD policymakers make decisions, and a number of other collaborations with a focus on child health. Prior to taking up the fellowship David was a Clinical Lecturer in Public Health and a Specialist Registrar on the Mersey Deanery Public Health Training scheme. Before this he trained in paediatrics at Alder Hey in Liverpool, and subsequently worked as a research fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, developing the evidence base to inform the WHO malaria treatment guidelines.


Professor Paul Garner


For the last 18 years, Professor Garner, a medical epidemiologist specialist and international leader in research synthesis, has been instrumental in bringing research synthesis to tropical diseases, mainly through the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group.

He has extensive experience in developing and managing global research networks and is currently Director of the Effective Health Care Research Consortium committed to preparing and updating systematic reviews relevant to middle- and low-income countries, and using this research to promote evidence-based health policy and practice.






Dr Greg Irving


Greg is a GP and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Health Services Research. He currently working on a personal NIHR doctoral research fellowship (PhD) award exploring how best to tailor health care interventions to individual patients with advanced heart failure at the end-of-life.

Dr Arpana Verma

Arpana is Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Public Health at the University of Manchester and Salford Royal Foundation Trust. She is also the Director of the Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health ( Arpana was the PI of the European Urban Health Indicator System Part 2 project (EURO-URHIS 2) funded by DG Research under the FP7 programme ( and She is the president of the European Public Health Association section on Urban Health and is also PI on a number of health service research projects primarily in hepatitis C and blood borne virus prevention, infection control, and immunisation including MMR and HPV vaccine. Many of these projects involve data linkage of health indicators, risk factors and the wider determinants of health to help understand the urban challenges to health both within the UK and globally. Arpana’s recent EU grant consists of investigating healthy ageing in cities. Arpana also runs teaching events including the annual Festival of Public Health UK (, the 11th International Conference on Urban Health ( and the Public Health Grand Rounds. She is an expert for multiple international bodies including the WHO.

Professor Nigel Bruce


Nigel's main research interests are in social and environmental health determinants, defining risks, evaluating interventions, and supporting the development and implementation of policy. This work falls within the remit of the Liverpool-based WHO Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on Social Determinants of Health, led by Professor Margaret Whitehead. Much of Nigel’s work over the last 20 years has been focused on addressing health risks associated with household energy use in developing countries, through reduction of household air pollution (HAP), prevention of burns, and related links to development and climate change. He was co-chair of the HAP expert group contributing to the recent Global Burden of Disease (2010) study. Since October 2009, Nigel has worked (approximately 50%) with the World Health Organisation (Geneva) supporting the programme on household energy, air pollution, health and climate change, and leading the development of new WHO Guidelines for household fuel combustion. In the UK context, he is working as part of the Liverpool-Lancaster (LiLaC) collaboration for the NIHR School of Public Health Research (SPHR), leading the development of a project focused on age-friendly cities in Liverpool in collaboration with the University of Cambridge and other SPHR partners, and with other cities across the UK.




3rd European Summer School in Evidence-Based Public Health


4th to 8th JULY 2016


Pettenkofer School of Public Health, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Munich