Andrew O’Shaughnessy

Andrew O’Shaughnessy
Dr Andrew O’Shaughnessy is a Consultant in Public Health in Bradford & Airedale and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds School of Medicine. His main interests are Mental Health, Alcohol & Substance Abuse and Health Economics. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.


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Measuring treatment effects in dementia studies: towards a consistent approach


It is now well accepted across the health and social care communities that the incidence of dementia is rising as people continue to live longer. The projected prevalence of dementia over the next ten to twenty years is causing widespread concern at all levels of policy making and care provision. There is a very real [read the full story…]

Nature vs. nurture: the case of depression. How do your genetic make up and life experiences affect your chances of developing depression?

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One of the first lectures I attended at Medical School was an introduction to the “nature vs. nurture” debate. I recall the general consensus was a bit of both, however it wasn’t until many years later and well into my public health career that I began to see the value of this perspective in improving [read the full story…]