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Dr Patrick Tobi

Principal Research Fellow in Public Health Director of Research, Institute for Health and Human Development

    Patrick's interests lie at the interface between health interventions and the wider health and social systems in which they operate


    Patrick is Director of Research within UEL’s Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD). His expertise/research interests include:

    Health systems
    Health service evaluation
    Wider determinants of health
    Mixed methods designs

    Recently completed and current projects

    Well London Phases I & II
    Evaluation of Barts Health NHS Trust merger
    Development of an Assets model for the Greenwich Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
    Health and social care needs assessment of Eastern Europeans in Barking and Dagenham
    Evaluation of the NHS Health Check Pilot Programme in Tower Hamlets


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    Selected publications

    de la Rie S, Tobi P, Spierings F, Sheridan K (2013). Neighbourhood deprivation monitoring in Rotterdam and London: exploring barriers to evidence-based policy and practice, Journal of Social Intervention: Theory and Practice, 22(2):93-112.

    Watts P, Phillips G, Petticrew M, Hayes R, Bottomley C, Yu G, Schmidt E, Tobi P, Moore D, Frostick C, Lock K, Renton A (2013). Physical activity in deprived communities in London: examining individual and neighbourhood-level factors, PLoS ONE, 8(7), e69472.

    Phillips G, Renton A Moore D, Bottomley C Schmidt E, Lais S, Yu G, Wall M, Tobi P, Frostick C, Clow A, Lock K, Petticrew M, Hayes R (2012). The Well London programme - a cluster randomized trial of community engagement for improving health behaviours and mental wellbeing: baseline survey results. Trials, 13:105.

    Sampson A, Harden A, Tobi P, Renton A (2012). Promoting a healthy legacy for the Olympic Park: findings from a pre-games study. Perspectives in Public Health 132: 64.

    Tobi P, Estacio EV, Renton A, Yu G, Foster N (2012). Who stays, who drops out? Biosocial predictors of adherence in participants attending a longer term exercise referral scheme in the UK. BMC Public Health 12:347.





    Dissertation supervision




    Factors influencing women’s and families access to maternity- related health services through early years settings: a mixed methods study in an ethnically diverse urban setting in the UK.




    A qualitative study of the knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding Tuberculosis (TB) treatment among Nepalese Immigrants living in the London Borough of Greenwich.


    A systematic literature review of the awareness, prevalence and risk factors associated with rickets in developing countries.


    Partnership working for health: a case study of the Health Trainers Scheme in Tower Hamlets.


    A user oriented assessment of the effectiveness of the Health Trainers Scheme in Tower Hamlets

    MSc Public Health (Global health and health systems, Economic evaluation in Public Health, Quantitative research methods, Ethical dilemmas in health promotion practice).