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

Dr Zara Quigg

Dr Zara Quigg

Violence and Nightlife Research Manager


areas of expertise

Zara Quigg is lead researcher for violence and nightlife health for the Public Health Institute. The Institute is a WHO collaborating centre for violence prevention and her role involves working at a local,national and international level to promote a public health approach to violence prevention. Zara also conducts original research on violence and nightlife health, particularly youth violence in recreational settings, and works with partner agencies to evaluate interventions (e.g. the use of polycarbonate glassware in bars) and services (e.g. the Specialist Domestic Violence Court Programme, Making WAVES). Having developed the North West Trauma and Injury Intelligence Group (TIIG) injury surveillance system (www.tiig,info), a key part of her role involves working with local and national partners to promote the use of local health data in violence and injury prevention activity (e.g. use of A&E data in licensing reviews). She is also helping to develop the LJMU paramedicine network research programme. Before joining the Institute, she studied for her BSc Public Health (HONS) degree at Liverpool John Moores University and in 2008, obtained an MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics from the University of Manchester.