Centre for Public Health

Liverpool John Moores University

Public Health Institute - Liverpool John Moores University

World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention

Part of the Liverpool John Moores University

Professor Karen Hughes

Professor Karen Hughes

Professor of Behavioural Epidemiology


areas of expertise

Professor Karen Hughes is a Professor of Behavioural Epidemiology at the Centre for Public Health. Her research focuses on violence prevention and health and behaviour in nightlife environments. Karen leads the Centre’s work programme as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention, developing intelligence on the extent and impacts of violence; reviewing the evidence base for what works to prevent violence; and increasing access to the knowledge and skills required to implement effective prevention. Karen collaborates in a series of European research networks and projects examining nightlife behaviours, evaluating interventions and synthesising evidence of effective prevention. She has published a wide range of peer reviewed journal articles and reports and has acted as an expert advisor to the World Health Organization and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.