Dr Arpana Verma MBChB, MPH, PhD, FFPH

Photograph of Arpana Verma

Senior Clinical Lecturer and Hon. Consultant in Public Health - MUCH

Director, Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health

Centre for Epidemiology 

Director for Undergraduate Studies for Institute of Population Health
Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre
Room 2.523 Stopford Building
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PT

Role

I am Director of the Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health, in the Centre for Epidemiology in the Institute of Population Health. I am principle investigator (PI) of the European Urban Health Indicator System project (EURO-URHIS 2) funded by DG Research under the FP7 programme (http://www.urhis.eu/ http://results.urhis.eu/). I am president of the European Public Health Association section on Urban Health. I am PI on a number of health service research project primarily in hepatitis C and blood borne virus prevention, infection control, immunisation including MMR and HPV vaccine. Many of these projects involve data linkage of health indicators, risk factors and the wider determinants of health to help understand the urban challenges to health both within the UK and globally. Our recent EU grant consists of investigating health ageing in cities. I have been very lucky in being asked to be an expert for WHO, which has led to several publications (http://www.who.int/kobe_centre/publications/urban_metrics2011/en/index.html  http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/172509/Developing-indicators-for-the-Health-2020-targets-Eng.pdf )

Recently, I was appointed as Director for Undergraduate Studies for the Institute of Population Health and I am part of the Community Based Medical Education team at the Manchester Medical School. I am lead for public health on the undergraduate programme and teach on a number of other degrees. I also run training events for public health professionals including the Public Health Grand Rounds, Festival of Public Health and with MAHSC, the 11th International Conference on Urban Health 2014 (http://www.festivalofpublichealth.co.uk/ http://www.icuh2014.com/)

I also hold an honorary consultant post at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

British Thoracic Society (BTS)
Diabetes UK
Faculty of Public Health
Public Health Educators in Medical Schools (PHEMS)
European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
International Society of Urban Health (ISUH)
American Association of Public Health (APHA)
Manchester Medical Society

 

Research

Urban Health

Hepatitis C

Infection control and immunisation needs assessment

HPV programme

MMR

COPD

Cystic Fibrosis

Methodological Knowledge

Running large scale multinational urban health monitoring projects

Health needs assessments

Health equity audits

Strategic needs assessments

Strategy development

Teaching

Undergraduate medical curriculum

Organised Manchester Medical Society Public Health Forum events

Set up a journal club at the PCTs and within research team

Run tutorials for MFPH Part A/OSPHE teaching for trainees as well as running a mock exams

Post-graduate training for public health professionals

Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Study Day 2008 

11th International Hepatitis C Conference 2009 (Lowry Hotel, Salford)

On organising committee for EUPHA conferences

Postgraduate Education

Supervising 6 MD/PhDs 

Internal assessor/examiner MDs and PhDs for University of Manchester

Teach/taught on MSc/MPH courses (virology, infection, infection control, dietetics and nutrition etc.) for the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University

Examiner for University of Sheffield MPH

External examiner for University of Birmingham

Biography

I qualified as a doctor from the University of Manchester in 1995. Prior to this I worked at the Manchester Adult Cystic Fibrosis Centre, South Manchester University NHS Trust and in Respiratory Medicine. 
 

I thoroughly enjoy teaching and currently teach undergraduates and postgraduates from a variety of backgrounds. My research interestes include urban health, hepatitis C and blood borne viruses. I set up the Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health which is part of the Centre for Epidemiology. More information regarding all our projects can be found on the intranet.

 

 

Qualifications

MBChB University of Manchester 1995

MPH (Distinction) University of Manchester 2006

MFPH Faculty of Public Health 2007 (by examination)

PhD University of Manchester 2011

FFPH Faculty of Public Health 2011 (through nomination)

Collaborators and affiliated staff

EURO-URHIS 2 partners can be found on www.urhis.eu

6 PhD students

1 research fellow

1 research associate

3 research assistants

1 project manager

1 database manager

2 project assistants

Publications

2014

  • Bourke M, Whittaker P, Verma A. (2014). Are dietary interventions effective at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption amongst overweight children? A systematic review. J E C H, 68(5), 485-490. eScholarID:223856 | DOI:10.1136/jech-2013-203062
  • Rosenkötter N, Brand H, McKee M, Riley N, Verma A, Verschuuren M. (2014). The realisation of a European health information system – time to get the politicians involved. E J P H, 24(2), 184-185. eScholarID:223859 | DOI:10.1093/eurpub/cku012
  • Spencer AM, Roberts SA, Brabin L, Patnick J, Verma A. (2014). Sociodemographic factors predicting mother’s cervical screening and daughter’s HPV vaccination uptake. J E C H, ePUB, eScholarID:223858 | DOI:10.1136/jech-2013-202629
  • (2014). Green Cities, Healthy People. Barcelona: PHENOTYPE. eScholarID:223868
  • Peter Achterberg, Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Jane Barrett, Romina Boarini, Robert A Cummins, Marleen De Smedt, Nick Fahy, Mike Gissler, Paulo Gomes, Mag Robert Griebler, Matilde Leonardi, Jutta Lindert, Hugh Markowe, Bosse Pettersson, Karen Scott, Alessandro Tinto, Coen van Gool, Arpana Verma, Marieke Verschuuren, Miroslaw Wysocki, Mark Jackson, Daniel O'Connor, Nils Fietje, Enrique Loyola, Claudia Stein, Marco Martuzzi, Somnath Chatterji. (2014). World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Second joint meeting of experts on targets and indicators for health and well-being in Health 2020. Copenhagen, Denmark: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. eScholarID:228970

2013

  • Joseph F, Photiou V, Verma A, Goenka N, Davies J, Clement-Jones M, Casson I. (In-press). Identifying women with persistent abnormal glucose metabolism following gestational diabetes mellitus: changing times, changing populations and changing needs. Diabetes and Vascular Disease, eScholarID:186455
  • Spencer (nee Pilkington) Angela M, Brabin L, Verma A, Roberts, Stephen A. (2013). Mothers’ screening histories influence daughters’ vaccination uptake: An analysis of linked cervical screening and human papillomavirus vaccination records in the North West of England. E J C, 49(6), 1264-1272. eScholarID:186086 | DOI:10.1016/j.ejca.2012.12.001
  • Verma A et al. (2013). EURO-URHIS 2 FInal Report. eScholarID:223873

2012

  • Angela Pilkington, Brabin L, Roberts S, Verma A. (2012). Is there Equity in HPV vaccination and Cervical Screening in the North West of England? : A Study of Mothers and Daughters. Presented at Festival of Public Health UK. University of Manchester, UK. eScholarID:186789
  • James Higgerson, Arpana Verma. (2012). Alcohol and the EURO-URHIS 2 data. Presented at EURO-URHIS 2 Final Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands. eScholarID:186266
  • James Higgerson, Arpana Verma. (2012). Healthy Life Expectancy Using the EURO-URHIS 2 dataset. Presented at EURO-URHIS 2 Final Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands. eScholarID:186265
  • Pilkington A, Brabin L, Roberts S, Verma A. (2012). Is there Equity in HPV vaccination and Cervical Screening in the North West of England? : A Study of Mothers and Daughters. Presented at EURO-URHIS-2 Final Conference. Amsterdam, UK. eScholarID:186792
  • Stephanie Steeles, Arpana Verma. Developing urban health indicators for low income countries: Vietnam, a case study. Presented at MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network: Public Health Research - Methods and Challenges. Birmingham UK. eScholarID:186804
  • Stephanie Steels. (2012). Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and citizen-authority engagement: applying developing world solutions to Europe. Presented at IGU Commission on Geography of Governance Annual Conference 2012. Lisbon, Portugal. eScholarID:186800
  • Verma, A. & Williams, G (2012). Festival of Public Health UK 2012. Presented at Festival of Public Health UK. Stopford Building, University of Manchester: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:175345
  • Arpana Verma1, Annie Harrison1, Perihan Torun1, Jørgen Vestbo2, Richard Edwards3, Judith Thornton1. (2012). Are Pharmacists reducing COPD's impact through Smoking Cessation and assessing inhaled steroid use? Respir Med, 106, 230-234. eScholarID:129105 | DOI:10.1016/j.rmed.2011.08.011
  • Oliver K, Everett M, Verma A, de Vocht F. (2012). The human factor: Re-organisations in public health policy. Health Policy, 106(1), 97-103. eScholarID:186467 | DOI:10.1016/j.healthpol.2012.03.009
  • (2012). Developing indicators for the Health 2020 targets. http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/172509/Developing-indicators-for-the-Health-2020-targets-Eng.pdf: WHO Euro. eScholarID:223863
  • , . (2012). Health Profile: Oberhausen, Germany. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171837 | DOI:10.3927/171837
  • , . (2012). Health Profiles: Bistrița, Romania. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171675 | DOI:10.3927/171675
  • Koster, Emmy, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171657 | DOI:10.3927/171657
  • Koster, Emmy, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Birmingham, United Kingdom. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171670 | DOI:10.3927/171670
  • Koster, Emmy, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Bordeaux, France. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171684 | DOI:10.3927/171684
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Bratislava, Slovakia. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171688 | DOI:10.3927/171688
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Cardiff, United Kingdom. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171700 | DOI:10.3927/171700
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Craiova, Romania. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171716 | DOI:10.3927/171716
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Glasgow, United Kingdom. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171717 | DOI:10.3927/171717
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171719 | DOI:10.3927/171719
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Iași, Romania. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171721 | DOI:10.3927/171721
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Kaunas, Lithuania. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171723 | DOI:10.3927/171723
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Köln, Germany. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171784 | DOI:10.3927/171784
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Košice, Slovakia. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171785 | DOI:10.3927/171785
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Liepāja, Latvia. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171790 | DOI:10.3927/171790
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Ljubljana, Slovenia. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171793 | DOI:10.3927/171793
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Maribor, Slovenia. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171800 | DOI:10.3927/171800
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Merseyside, United Kingdom. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171802 | DOI:10.3927/171802
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Montpellier, France. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171835 | DOI:10.3927/171835
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Oslo, Norway. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171838 | DOI:10.3927/171838
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Riga, Latvia. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171840 | DOI:10.3927/171840
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Šiauliai, Lithuania. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171841 | DOI:10.3927/171841
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Skopje, Macedonia. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171843 | DOI:10.3927/171843
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Tetovo, Macedonia. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171844 | DOI:10.3927/171844
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Tromsø, Norway. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:171845 | DOI:10.3927/171845
  • van Ameijden, Erik, Emmy Koster, Rianne de Gelder, Laurens van Buren, and Arpana Verma. (2012). Health Profile: Utrecht, The Netherlands. Manchester, UK: The University of Manchester. eScholarID:172084 | DOI:10.3927/172084
  • Verma A et al. (2012). EURO-URHIS 2 Interim report. eScholarID:223870

2011

  • Morton W, Elton P, Berne S, Verma A. (2011). Using peer educators to tackle inequalities in cancer diagnosis in an urban setting. Presented at 10th International Conference on Urban Health. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. eScholarID:186261
  • Morton W, Elton P, Blandamer W, Karney P, Verma A. (2011). National versus urban health metrics: how valid are the data utilised to influence tobacco control policy?. Presented at 10th International Conference on Urban Health. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. eScholarID:186262
  • Morton W, Elton P, Karney P, Verma A. (2011). National estimates of local smoking prevalence: who to believe?. Presented at 4th European Public Health Conference: Public Health and Welfare. Copenhagen, Denmark. eScholarID:186259
  • Pilkington A, Brabin L, Roberts S, Verma A. (2011). Is there Equity in HPV vaccination and Cervical Screening in the North West of England? : A Study of Mothers and Daughters. Presented at European Public Health Association Annual Conference - Public Health and Welfare. Copenhagen, Denmark. eScholarID:186790
  • Pilkington A1, Brabin L2, Roberts S3, Verma A4. (2011). Is there Equity in HPV vaccination and Cervical Screening in the North West of England? : A Study of Mothers and Daughters. Presented at 10th International Conference on Urban Health. Belo Horizonate. eScholarID:186787
  • Stephanie Steeles, Arpana Verma. (2011). Developing Urban Health Indicators for Low Income Countries. Presented at Manchester University Methods Faire. Manchester, UK. eScholarID:186806
  • William Morton, Angela Pilkington, Arpana Verma. (2011). Which urban policies will help deal with the inequity of testing for Hepatitis C in migrant populations in our cities: a case study. Presented at 10th International Conference on Urban Health. Belo Horizonte, Brazil. eScholarID:186260
  • Arpana Verma, Perihan Torun, Elizabeth Harris, Richard Edwards, Isla Gemmell, Roger A. Harrison, Iain E. Buchan, Lisa Davies, Lesley Patterson, Richard F. Heller. (2011). Population Impact Analysis: a framework for assessing the population impact of a risk or intervention. J Public Health (Oxf), 34(1), 83-89. eScholarID:123502 | DOI:10.1093/pubmed/fdr026
  • de Vocht F, Higgerson J, Oliver K, Verma A. (2011). Incorporating uncertainty in aggregate burden of disease measures: an example of DALYs-averted by a smoking cessation campaign in the UK. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 65(9), 751-756. eScholarID:110494 | DOI:doi:10.1136/jech.2010.119842
  • Megacity & Global Health, Chapter 5 Megacity Metrics. eScholarID:115884
  • (2011). WHO Urban Metrics Report. Kobe, Japan: WHO. eScholarID:223866
  • WHO Kobe Centre. (2011). Report of Consultation Meeting on Urban Health Metrics Research. eScholarID:129106

2010

  • (2010). EU Gastein: Urban Health. eScholarID:110525
  • James Higgerson, Arpana Verma. (2010). Urban health metrics. Presented at 9th International Conference on Urban Health. New York, USA. eScholarID:186267
  • Kathryn Harrison1*, Isla Gemmell2, Perihan Torun1, Annie Harrison1, Emma Morgan1, Rosemary McCann3, Sam Ghebrehewet4, Ken Lamden5, Arpana Verma1. (2010). Evaluation of human papillomavirus vaccine programme in the North West: a retrospective population-based study. Presented at Health Protection Agency 2010 conference. eScholarID:115877
  • Verma A, Verhoeff A.P., van Ameijden E., Birt C., Higgerson J. (2010). European Urban Health Metrics: Concepts and Monitoring to Inform Policy. Presented at International Conference on Urban Health. New York. eScholarID:114349
  • Verma A. (2010). EURO-URHIS 2. Presented at I2SARE Conference. eScholarID:114358
  • Verma A. (2010). EURO-URHIS Projects. Presented at University of Manchester IHS Conference. eScholarID:114359
  • Verma A. (2010). The Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Strategy needs assessments and equity audit of BBV prevention services in Greater Manchester: summary of key findings. Presented at Health Protection Agency 2010 conference. eScholarID:115883
  • Verma A. (2010). Urban Health Indicators. Presented at UNIPHE Conference. Bucharest. eScholarID:114357
  • Verma A. (2010). Urban Health Monitoring and Analysis to inform policy. Presented at EU Gastein. Gastein. eScholarID:114348
  • William Morton, Arpana Verma. (2010). Migrant health and hepatitis C: the case for enhanced case-finding for hepatitis C in immigrants to Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Presented at 3rd European Public Health Conference - Integrated Public Health. Amsterdam, Netherlands. eScholarID:186257
  • Agboado G, Michel E, Jackson E, Verma A. (2010). Factors associated with breastfeeding cessation in nursing mothers in a peer support programme in Eastern Lancashire. BMC Pediatrics, 10, 3. eScholarID:1d21638 | DOI:10.1186/1471-2431-10-3
  • Angela Pilkington, Dr Katy Harrison, Dr Erika Duffell, Dr Arpana Verma. (2010). Hepatitis C Teaching and Training Needs Assessment for Greater Manchester. Manchester, UK: eScholarID:186781
  • RULER. (2010). Roundtable for Urban Living Environment Research (RULER) v.2. eScholarID:129107
  • Verma, A on behalf of the the EURO-URHIS 2 steering group. (2010). EURO-URHIS 2 First Interim Report. eScholarID:110511
  • Verma, A. (2010). EU Gastein: Summary for Urban Health Session. eScholarID:110512

2009

  • England H, Harrison K, Duffell E, Verma A. (2009). Is it fair? Health equity in hepatitis C services. Presented at 11th Hepatitis C International Conference. eScholarID:114338
  • Harrison K, Pilkington A, Duffell E, Verma A. (2009). Programme evaluation of the Hepatitis C Dried Blood Spot Testing Initiative across Greater Manchester. Presented at 11th Hepatitis C International Conference. eScholarID:114337
  • Harrison K, Pilkington A, Duffell E, Verma A. (2009). Programme evalutaion of the Hepatitis C Dried Blood Spot Testing Initiative across Greater Manchester. Presented at 11th Hepatitis C International Conference. eScholarID:114340
  • Higgerson J, Pilkington A, Wisely C, Duffell E, Verma A, Harrison K. (2009). Getting the message across: Preliminary evaluation of a DVD for raising awareness of the need to be tested in former IDUs. Presented at 11th Hepatitis C International Conference. eScholarID:114341
  • Verma A. (2009). European Urban Health: Past, Present and Future. Presented at EUPHA. eScholarID:114356
  • Verma A. (2009). EURO-URHIS 2. Presented at Health Impact Assessment Conference. Rotterdam. eScholarID:114351
  • Verma A. (2009). Setting policy: the use of population impact measures. Presented at EUPHA 2009. eScholarID:114354
  • Verma A. (2009). The use of data in urban health policy making: A qualitative study. Presented at EUPHA. eScholarID:114355
  • Verma A. (2009). Urban Health Metrics. Presented at American Public Health Association: Megacity Session. Philadelphia. eScholarID:114347
  • Verma A. (2009). Workshop: International Urban Health: Concepts and Monitoring. Presented at European Public Health Association Conference. eScholarID:114352
  • William Morton, Katy Harrison, Arpana Verma. (2009). Blood borne virus prevention in Manchester: A healthcare needs assessment. Presented at 11th International Hepatitis C Conference 2009. Manchester, UK. eScholarID:186256
  • Torun P, Heller RF, Verma A. (2009). Potential population impact of changes in heroin treatment and smoking prevalence rates: using Population Impact Measures. Eur J Public Health, eScholarID:1d21651 | DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckn103
  • A. Halliday, P. Morgan, A. Verma. (2009). A Health Needs Assessment of Vaccinations in NHS Manchester and Strategy to Improve Immunisation Rates. eScholarID:84905
  • K.L. Harrison, A. Pilkington, A. Halliday, A. Verma. (2009). Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Dried Blood Spot Programme Evaluation. eScholarID:84889
  • K.L. Harrison, A. Pilkington, A. Verma. (2009). Hepatitis C Teaching and Training Needs Assessment for Greater Manchester. eScholarID:84880
  • K.L. Harrison, A. Pilkington, A. Verma. (2009). Teaching and Training Hepatitis C Consultants. eScholarID:84882
  • K.L. Harrison, A. Pilkington, A. Verma. (2009). Teaching and Training Hepatitis C Specialist Nurses. eScholarID:84887
  • P. Morgan, A. Halliday, A. Verma. (2009). Health Needs Assessment of Infection Control in NHS Manchester and a Strategy for the Prevention on Healthcare Acquired Infections. eScholarID:84892
  • W. Morton, K.L. Harrison, A. Verma. (2009). Manchester Blood Borne Virus Prevention Health Care Needs Assessment. eScholarID:84877

2008

  • Harrison KL, Morton W, Patterson L, O'Brien S, Verma A. (2008). The DNA Study: Why do individuals not attend for Hepatitis C screening and referrals and what means can be introduced to increase service uptake within Manchester?. Presented at 10th Hepatitis C International Conference. eScholarID:114324
  • Heller RF, Verma A. (2008). The potential population impact of increasing the use of methadone on heroin-user deaths and of reducing cigarette smoking on asthma events. eScholarID:2d2254
  • Morton W, Harrison KL, O'Brien S, Patterson L, Verma A. (2008). A pilot case control study of drug related behaviour in hepatitis C positive and negative injection drug users in Manchester, UK. Presented at 10th Hepatitis C International Conference. eScholarID:114326
  • Morton W, Harrison KL, Patterson L, Clough G, Verma A. (2008). Partnership working to meet urban health challenges in the UK: The Manchester Blood Borne Virus Research Team. Presented at International Conference on Urban Health. eScholarID:114328
  • Morton W, Harrison KL, Patterson L, O'Brien S, Verma A. (2008). Mind the gap: are new injection drug users at greater risk of hepatitis C? Using service users in research. Presented at 10th Hepatitis C International Conference. eScholarID:114325
  • Tackling inequalities in health protection: The Manchester Blood Borne Virus Research Partnership. Presented at The 10th International Hepatitis C Conference. Derby, UK. eScholarID:186253
  • Torun P, Heller RF, Verma A. (2008). The potential population impact of increasing the use of methadone on heroin-user deaths and of reducing cigarette smoking on asthma events. Presented at ICUH. eScholarID:114329
  • van Ameijden E, Verma A. (2008). EURO-URHIS 2. Presented at WHO Healthy Cities. eScholarID:114316
  • Verma A, Harrison KL, Morton W, Patterson L, O'Brien S. (2008). Tackling inequalities in health promotion: The Manchester Blood Borne Virus research partnership. Presented at 10th Hepatitis C International Conference. eScholarID:114320
  • Verma A, O'Brien S, Morton W, Harrison K, Patterson L, Millar T, Duffell E, Morgan P, Ciliento C, Deasha I, Mantle J, Tyrie C, Vilar J, Carr D. (2008). The Manchester Blood Borne Virus Research Partnership, Manchester, UK. Presented at European Public Health Association Conference. eScholarID:114330
  • Verma A, van Amerijden E. (2008). EURO-URHIS 1. Presented at WHO Healthy Cities 2008. eScholarID:114315
  • Verma A. (2008). Development of an urban health section in EUPHA. eScholarID:2d2157
  • Verma A. (2008). Urban Health Indicator System in Europe: The EURO-URHIS project. eScholarID:2d2594
  • Verma et al. (2008). Urban Health Indicator System in Europe: The EURO-URHIS project. Presented at ICUH. eScholarID:114318
  • W. Morton, K.L. Harrison, L. Patterson, G. Clough, A. Verma. (2008). Partnership working to meet urban health challenges in the UK: The Manchester blood borne virus research team. Presented at The 7th International Conference on Urban Health. Vancouver, Canada. eScholarID:186252
  • Richard F. Heller, Arpana Verma, Islay Gemmell, Roger Harrison, Judy Hart, Richard Edwards. (2008). Critical appraisal for public health: A new checklist. Public Health, 122(1), 92-98. eScholarID:1d21647 | DOI:10.1016/j.puhe.2007.04.012
  • Thornton J; Torun P; Edwards R; Harrison A; Kelly SP; Harrison RA; Verma A. (2008). Smoking cessation support in community pharmacies: is the association of smoking and eye disease an additional tool to increase uptake? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 16, 251-256. eScholarID:1d21633 | DOI:10.1211/ijpp.16.4.0007
  • Ameijden EJC, Verma A. EURO-URHIS 2, WHO. World Health Organisation. eScholarID:19d176
  • Verma A. EURO-URHIS 1, WHO. World Health Organisation. eScholarID:19d175
  • EURO-URHIS Project Management Group. (2008). EURO-URHIS Final Report. Manchester, UK: eScholarID:186775

2007

  • Verma et al. (2007). European Health Indicators (EURO-URHIS project). Presented at ASPHER conference proceedings. eScholarID:114307
  • Verma et al. (2007). Teaching Medical Microbiology Workshop. Presented at ASPHER Conference proceedings. eScholarID:114308
  • Ward C, Duffell E, O'Brien S, Verma A. (2007). Respiratory Etiquette in a UK City. Presented at 5 Nations Conference Proceedings. eScholarID:114305
  • Allen D, Verma A. (2007). Management and the GMC. Urology News, eScholarID:1d21632
  • Gemmell,I.; Verma,A.; Harrison,R.A. (2007). Should we encourage over-the-counter statins? A population perspective for coronary heart disease prevention. Am.J.Cardiovasc.Drugs, 7(4), 299-302. eScholarID:83239 | DOI:10.2165/00129784-200707040-00007
  • Verma A, Bolton FJ, Fiefield D, Lamb P, Woloschin E, Smith N, McCann R. (2007). An outbreak of E.coli 0157 associated wit a swimming pool - an unusual vehicle of transmission. Epidem Infection, 135(6), 989-992. eScholarID:1d14526 | DOI:10.1017/S0950268807007947

2006

  • Kirkpatrick A, Reid A, Fiefield D, Kempster J, McCann R, Verma A. (2006). An outbreak of Giardia in a swimming pool. Presented at HPA conference proceedings. eScholarID:114302
  • A. Verma. (2006). A HEALTHCARE NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR ADULT CYSTIC FIBROSIS SERVICES IN THE NORTH WEST : A MODELLING STUDY. Manchester: University of Manchester. eScholarID:84893
  • Kirkpatrick A, Bell C, Petrovic M, Woodhead M, Barrett A, Duffell E, Verma A, Reynolds F. (2006). Investigation of a tuberculosis cluster at a job centre in Manchester, United Kingdom. Eurosurveillance, 11(11), 273-275. eScholarID:1d14527
  • Patterson L, Jarvis P, Verma A, Harrison RA, Buchan I. (2006). Measuring children and monitoring obesity: surveys of English Primary Care Trusts 2004-06. J Public Health (Oxf), 28( 4), eScholarID:1d14525
  • Verma A. (2006). Academic Public Health 2006. March Issue Faculty of Public Health, eScholarID:1d21644
  • G. Bandesha, J. Hart, Verma A. (2006). Academic Public Health. Faculty of Public Health, eScholarID:114335

2005

  • Verma A, Gemmell IM, DaviesL, HellerR.F. (2005). Using population impact measures in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for prioritisation of resources in Trafford. eScholarID:2d1954
  • Verma A, MatesG, FrancoC, DaviesL, HellerR.F, LeahyB. (2005). Healthcare needs assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease services in Trafford. eScholarID:2d2300
  • Verma A. (2005). Training Innovations 2005. September Issue Faculty of Public Health, eScholarID:1d33055

2004

  • Verma A, BiestyJ, CloughD, RedfernJ, McKennaD, WebbA.K. (2004). A re-audit of the use of intravenous pamidronate in an adult cystic fibrosis centre. eScholarID:2d2509
  • Verma A, DaviesL.A, HellerR.F. (2004). Number of admissions prevented by increasing the uptake of influenza vaccination in the Trafford over 65 years population. eScholarID:2d1931
  • Cystic Fibrosis Trust CFRD Working Group. (2004). Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes Consensus Statement. eScholarID:5d271

2002

  • Verma A, ClaridgeA, HavelockT, BiestyJ, McMennaD, WebbA.K. (2002). Re-audit of the screening protocol for cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD) in an adult centre. eScholarID:2d2012

2001

  • Verma A, CloughD, McKennaD, DoddM, WebbA.K. (2001). Smoking and cystic fibrosis. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 94 Suppl 40, 29-34. eScholarID:1d13379

2000

  • Verma A, DoddM.E, HaworthC.S, WebbA.K. (2000). Holidays and cystic fibrosis. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 93 Suppl 38, 20-26. eScholarID:1d13378

  • O'Brien SJ, Verma A. Respiratory Etiquette in a UK City 5 Nations conference proceedings 2007. eScholarID:2d2148
  • Verma, A. EU Gastein: Urban Health Report. eScholarID:110524

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