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Professor Gopalakrishnan Netuveli

Professor of Public Health, Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD)

    Gopalakrishnan’s background is in natural and clinical sciences with research interests in epidemiology, public health, health services, social epidemiology and social policy.


    Expertise/research interests

    Welfare state comparisons
    Life Course theory
    Longitudinal and quantitative methods


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    de Vries R, Blane D, Netuveli G. Long-term exposure to income inequality: implications for physical functioning at older ages. Eur J Ageing DOI 10.1007/s10433-013-0285-5. Netuveli G. "Thinking fast and slow in pneumonia" Primary Care Respiratory Journal 2013

    Lostao L, Regidor E, Gimeno D, Netuveli G, Blane D. Socioeconomic patterns in health services use in Great Britain and Spain before and after the health system reforms of the 1990s. Health & place 2011;17(3):830-5.

    Rooney LK, Bhopal R, Halani L, Levy ML, Partridge MR, Netuveli G, et al. Promoting recruitment of minority ethnic groups into research: qualitative study exploring the views of South Asian people with asthma. J Public Health (Oxf) 2011.

    Pillas D, Hoggart CJ, Evans DM, O'Reilly PF, Sipilä K, Lähdesmäki R, Millwood IY, Kaakinen M, Netuveli G, Blane D, Charoen P, Sovio U, Pouta A, Freimer N, Hartikainen AL, Laitinen J, Vaara S, Glaser B, Crawford P, Timpson NJ, Ring SM, Deng G, Zhang W, McCarthy MI, Deloukas P, Peltonen L, Elliott P, Coin LJ, Smith GD, Jarvelin MR. Genome-wide association study reveals multiple loci associated with primary tooth development during infancy. PLoS Genetics  2010;6:e1000856. Correction: PLoS Genetics. 2010;6(3). doi: 10.1371/annotation/e2a4252d-f903-4d2a-8acf-95d30a32a76c.

    Webb E, Blane D, McMunn A, Netuveli G. Proximal predictors of rate of change in quality of life in older age. Journal of  Epidemiology and Community Health doi:10.1136/jech.2009.101758 doi:10.1136/jech.2009.101758.

    Bambra C, Netuveli G, Eikemo TA. Welfare state regime life courses: The development of Western European welfare state regimes and age related patterns of educational inequalities in self-reported health.  International Journal of Health Services 2010; ; 40:399-420.

    Blane D, Stone J, Netuveli G.  Lo sviluppo dell’epidemiologia del life course.  Salute e Societa 2009; 8:171-189.

    Platts LG, Netuveli G, Webb E, Zinsef M, Goldberg M, Blane D & Wahrendorf M. "Physical occupational exposures during working life and quality of life after labour market exit: results from the GAZEL study." Aging & Mental Health 2013 DOI:10.1080/13607863.2013.781120

    Wu T-Y, Chie W-C, Kuo K-L, Wong W-K, Liu J-P, Chiu S-T, Cheng Y-H, Netuveli G, Blane D. "Quality of life (QOL) among community dwelling older people in Taiwan measured by the CASP-19, an index to capture QOL in old age" Archives of Gerontology 2013; 57: 143-150.

    Netuveli G, Bartley M (2012) Perception is reality: Effect of subjective versus objective socio-economic position on quality of life. Sociology 46:1208-1215.

    Netuveli G, Pikhart H, Bobak M, Blane D (2012) Generic quality of life predicts all-cause mortality in the short term: evidence from British Household Panel Survey. Journal of epidemiology and community health. doi:10.1136/jech-2011-200310

    Smith JJ, Netuveli G, Sleight SP, Das P, Tekkis PP, Gabe SM, Clark SK, Nicholls RJ (2012) Development of a social morbidity score in patients with chronic ulcerative colitis as a potential guide to treatment. Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland 14 (5):e250-257. doi:10.1111/j.1463-1318.2012.02880.x

    Webb E, Netuveli G, Millett C (2012) Free bus passes, use of public transport and obesity among older people in England. Journal of epidemiology and community health 66 (2):176-180. doi:10.1136/jech.2011.133165

    Lee JT, Netuveli G, Majeed A, Millett C (2011) The effects of pay for performance on disparities in stroke, hypertension, and coronary heart disease management: interrupted time series study. PloS one 6 (12):e27236. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027236

    Stirland L, Halani L, Raj B, Netuveli G, Partridge M, Car J, et al. Recruitment of South Asians into asthma research: qualitative study of UK and US researchers. Primary care respiratory journal : journal of the General Practice Airways Group 2011;20(3):282-90.





    Gopalakrishnan is currently supervising three PhD students.