The Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) is studying the population-level influences on what we eat and how much physical activity we do. We are developing and evaluating public health interventions, and helping shape public health practice and policy.
Led by the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, we work with a number of other leading research organisations in the UK and beyond.
CEDAR draws on the expertise of a wide range of scientific disciplines, and we collaborate with public health organisations, schools, charities and policy bodies.
CEDAR’s research looks at how the world in which we live shapes our behaviours, and therefore how we might target whole populations and systems to bring about a positive shift in our health. Read more.
Practice and policy collaboration
Our research is being used to develop and evaluate public health interventions, and is guided by the needs of public health practice. We work with public health organisations, schools, charities and a range of policy bodies. Read more.
CEDAR research draws on the expertise of a range of scientific disciplines, including behavioural science, biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, health geography, and nutrition research. Our research is supported by specialist expertise in data management, study coordination and communications. Read profiles of all our staff.
Work at CEDAR
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Our latest news
By building capacity and capability in public health research, a report out today shows how the a UK-wide network of…
Rachel Aldred (University of Westminster), Anna Goodman (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine), James Woodcock (CEDAR / MRC Epidemiology…
Calling all working in and with local authorities: take part in our study to help evidence-informed policyAt CEDAR we are…
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a two Research Study Assistants to play an important role in supporting the department’s…
Rebecca Love, PhD student at the MRC Epidemiology Unit, writes in The Conversation about the lack of success in efforts…