Senior Investigator Profile

First NameRona
Award StatusTerm 1
Current PostProfessor of Public Health Research
DepartmentSocial Medicine
Telephone+44 117 928 7363
InstitutionUniversity of Bristol
NHS TrustNHS Bristol CCG
Region NameSouth West
Primary Research FieldPublic Health - Preventive Medicine
Secondary Research FieldPublic Health - Health Care Sciences & Services
BiographyRona Campbell is Professor of Public Health Research and leads the Centre for Public Health within the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol. She is the Director of the UKCRC DECIPHer (Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public health Improvements) Centre in Bristol and the lead for Bristol within the NIHR School for Public Health Research. Rona leads programmes of research concerned with multiple risk behaviour in adolescence and health promotion in schools. She is involved in conducting a number of systematic reviews including Cochrane Reviews of the WHO Health Promoting School Framework and of interventions to prevent multiple risk behaviours in children and young people. Rona has a strong interest in methodological research, including, how to use qualitative methods alongside quantitative approaches, how to synthesis qualitative research findings and how to make better use of social and behavioural theory in public health research. She is involved in a number of randomised trials of health improvement interventions for children and young people. Rona enjoys teaching and supervising doctoral students and has the privilege of mentoring early career researchers and watching them develop into independent researchers committed to improving public health. Rona has published over 200 scientific works. For more information please see

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