Professor Graham Moore
Social Network Analysis and System Evaluations
Graham’s substantive research interests are in health inequalities, primarily focused on inequalities in childhood and adolescence. This includes emphasis on understanding causes of health inequalities to inform policy and intervention, the implementation of policies and social interventions, and impacts of these on health and health inequalities. His current research includes a focus on equity impacts of universal interventions, and on interventions specifically targeting vulnerable populations, such as children in local authority care or children exposed to domestic violence, mostly focusing on interventions outside of the health sector itself. He is interested in school environments, and their role in reducing or amplifying socioeconomic inequalities in health, as well as how their interaction with family environments shape health and wellbeing. He was deputy lead of the School Health Research Network in Wales from 2015-20, playing a major role in overseeing the expansion of its biennial survey to reach whole population coverage, longitudinal capability and linkage to routine data, enhancing its ability to capture inequalities in health needs and evaluate equity impacts of policies and interventions. As a major contributor to the inter-generational reproduction of inequalities, he also has a strong interest in tobacco use, tobacco policy, and the de-normalisation of smoking. He has led a number of studies focused on children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in private and public spaces. He led some of the UK’s first papers on youth e-cigarette use, attracting worldwide media and policy attention. He is am a member of the board of trustees for the charity ASH Wales.