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Nana is the Director of Research at the Department of Clinical Sciences within the College of Health and Life Sciences.

Nana's work on Economics of Physical Activity has been used by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to formulate three national public health guidelines on exercise referral schemes, and brief advice for adults in primary care.

He has quantified how time and money prices influence behaviour change.

Having won the Walduck Prize for Research Impact, Nana’s work further secured prestigious UK Department of Health funding to conduct the first ever English general population survey on the economics of physical activity.

His interests in public health are wide-ranging. How primary care can improve health outcomes; whether financial incentives improve maternal and child health; and what the link between shopping vouchers and breastfeeding may be, are some of the public health questions Nana is keen to answer.

As an ardent gym goer himself, his quest for knowledge led him to investigate whether physical activity was any more independent from sedentary behaviour.

Nana is a member of the Africa Research Excellence Fund (AREF) College of Experts. As Institute of Leadership and Management certified coach and mentor and a former broadcast journalist, Nana is passionate about communicating research and supporting research careers through podcasts – the Research Life, which he co-founded with colleagues.

Nana has a PhD in Health Economics (Brunel), an MSc in Environmental Resources Management from Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany) and, a BA in Economics and Sociology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana).

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Departmental Director of Research, Clinical Sciences

Course Director, MSc Public Health and Health Promotion

Module Lead: CM5821 (Dissertation) in MSc Public Health and Health Promotion

Newest selected publications

O'Connell, NE., Smith, KJ., Peterson, MD., Ryan, N., Liverani, S., Anokye, N., et al. (2019) 'Incidence of osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases in adults with cerebral palsy: a population-based cohort study.'. BONE, 125. pp. 30 - 35. ISSN: 8756-3282 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ryan, JM., Peterson, MD., Matthews, A., Ryan, N., Smith, KJ., O'Connell, NE., et al. (2019) 'Non-communicable disease among adults with cerebral palsy: A matched cohort study.'. Neurology. ISSN: 0028-3878

Journal article

Fernanades, R., Mantovani, A., Codnogo, J., Turi-Lynch, B., Pokhrel, S. and Anokye, N. (2019) 'Relationship between lifestyle and costs related to medicine use in adults'. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia, 112. ISSN: 0066-782X Open Access Link

Journal article

Anokye, NK., Ingram, W., Taylor, R. and Taylor, A. (2019) 'The short-term and long-term cost-effectiveness of an augmented exercise referral scheme: A within-trial analysis and beyond-trial modelling'.5th AfHEA Biennial Scientific Conference.  [unpublished]

Conference paper

Anokye, NK., Ingram, W., Taylor, R. and Taylor, A. (2019) 'Incorporating demand in economic evaluation of public health interventions: case study of an augmented exercise referral scheme using web-based behavioural support'.5th AfHEA Biennial Scientific Conference.  [unpublished]

Conference paper
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