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Dr Yu-Tzu Wu

Research Fellow


 South Cloisters 1.36


South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK


I am an epidemiologist/statistician working on the Improving the Experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life (IDEAL) project, a longitudinal cohort focusing on quality of life and wellbeing in people with dementia and their carers across the UK. I am interested in exploring environmental determinants of health and wellbeing in later life.

Broad research specialisms:

Epidemiology; Public health; Observational study; Dementia; Healthy ageing; Environment


PhD Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology, University College London
BSc Public Health, National Taiwan University


Research Associate, University of East Anglia: Medical Research Council 'Characterising patterns and changes in physical activity in older people'
Systematic reviewer, King’s College London: 'World Alzheimer Report 2015: The global impact of dementia: an analysis of prevalence, incidence, cost and trends'



Research interests

  • Epidemiology of dementia
  • Environment, active and healthy ageing
  • Mental health in later life
  • Public health and ageing

Research projects

Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life: the IDEAL study (


Supervision / Group

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