The Confidence Interval is an occasional podcast from MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge – talking science, people and public health. Subscribe on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-confidence-interval/id1445038632?mt=2
The Confidence Interval - Episode 3 - Dr Jean Adams
Oliver Francis talks to Dr Jean Adams from the Dietary Public Health team at the Unit and Centre for Diet and Activity Research about how we might improve the nation's diet, the politics of what we eat, moving from medicine to public health and what motivates her scientific inquiry.
The Confidence Interval - Episode 1 - Dr Felix Day
Dr Felix Day in the Growth and Development programme at the MRC Epidemiology Unit talks to Oliver Francis about genetics, puberty and unusual career trajectories.
The Confidence Interval - Episode 4 - Dr David Ogilvie
Dr David Ogilvie talks about physical activity and health, evaluation of complex interventions, approaches to evidence synthesis, and broader public health lessons of the Covid pandemic response. https://www.mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk/news/podcast/
The Confidence Interval - Episode 2 - More Freedom or More Control?
This episode of The Confidence Interval features a recording of the Festival of Ideas event "Improving our Diets - More Freedom or More Control?". Governments try to improve our diets by labelling, taxes and manipulating what shops are on the high street. The right approach is not just a matter of what works, but involves questions about government and personal rights and responsibilities. Public health and policy experts explore the role of evidence and ethics in helping us decide how and when to intervene.