the project / study 1
Ecological analysis of patterns of risk using historical data
In this study, we will combine case records held by Public Health England with data on a variety of social and environmental risk factors.
We will develop and apply spatial statistical methods to analyse these, and other, data-sets in order to investigate the following research hypotheses.
- Spatio-temporal variation in the incidence of human Campylobacter cases is determined by interaction between seasonal patterns of livestock husbandry and weather that increases environmental contamination and exposure.
- Seasonal variation in the incidence of Campylobacter depends on the seasonal pattern of contaminated chicken consumption, socio-economic status of consumers and colonisation of chicken by Campylobacter.