Dr Janis Baird MBBS, PhD, FFPH
Associate Professor of Public Health Medicine, Honorary Consultant in Public Health
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Dr Janis Baird is Associate Professor of Public Health Medicine within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
Janis Baird is Associate Professor of Public Health Medicine at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton. Her research focuses on the translation of evidence of the developmental origins of health and disease into public health policy and practice.
After graduating in medicine from Cardiff in 1987, she trained in General Practice before entering Public Health Medicine in 1993. She was a research fellow at the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit (EEU) between 1994 and 1997 during which time she carried out her doctoral studies exploring the environmental and genetic origins of blood pressure and glucose tolerance in a cohort of adult twins. Having completed specialist training in Public Health Medicine she returned to the MRC EEU in 2001. In 2002 she was awarded an MRC Special Training Fellowship in Health of the Public Research during which she carried out a series of linked systematic reviews to explore the association of infant growth with health and well-being across the life course and to assess the implications of this evidence for public health policy.
Currently, Janis co-leads a series of complex intervention studies which aim to improve the health and nutrition of women of childbearing age, with a particular focus on reducing inequalities. As well as having extensive experience of systematic review, she also has an interest in process evaluation and between 2011 and 2014 Janis chaired a group of researchers, funded by the Medical Research Council, who developed guidance on process evaluation within complex intervention studies.
MB BS, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff (1987)
DCH Royal College of Paediatrics (1992)
DRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (1993)
MFPH, Faculty of Public Health (2001)
PhD Epidemiology, University of Southampton (2001)
FFPH, Faculty of Public Health (2007)
Associate Professor of Public Health Medicine 2014-
Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine 2012-14
Senior Research Fellow 2006-11
Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Southampton University Hospital Trust 2006-
MRC Special Training Fellow in Health Service and Health of the Public Research 2002-06