SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Prof Penny Cook
Prof Penny Cook
postal addressAllerton Building (L812d), Salford, UK, M6 6PU.
email addressP.A.Cook@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 2804
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health Sciences
From June 2012 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centres for Health Sciences Research
From September 2015 to present.
From June 2012 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

Prior to joining the University of Salford in June 2012, Penny was a Reader in Public Health Epidemiology at Liverpool John Moores University’s Centre for Public Health, researching in sexual health and alcohol harm. Recent projects included an investigation of the public's attitude to alcohol, ‘the Big Drink Debate’, which attracted the opinions of nearly 30,000 people. She is currently carrying out a study that uses non-invasive blood tests to screen for alcohol-related liver damage in primary care and workplaces. Penny is particularly interested in the overlap between alcohol and sexual health, and has carried out Department of Health funded research on the overlap between population-level indicators of alcohol use, teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in teenagers. Sexual health projects have included managing regional surveillance of HIV, and used data from this system to demonstrate inequalities in health and healthcare in people with HIV. She has evaluated the impact of a pilot sex and relationships education programme in schools, evaluated a programme of dual testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in young people, and carried out many sexual health needs assessments and service evaluations. She has also carried out research contributing to the National Centre for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance on HIV and sexual health.

Key Qualifications
1992
1996
Key Projects
2018
Jun
PhD Studentship
Tameside Sports Trust, £7,069.00.
Principal Investigator: M Coffey (50%). Co-Investigators: P Cook (25%), A Robins (25%).
2018
May
Evaluation of the Salford 'Swap to Stop' e-cigarette provision: Service Providers
Salford City Council, £4,962.00.
Principal Investigator: M Coffey (34%). Co-Investigators: A Cooper-Ryan (33%), P Cook (33%).
2018
May
Evaluation of the Salford 'Swap to Stop' e-cigarette provision: Service Users
Salford City Council, £9,923.00.
Principal Investigator: M Coffey (34%). Co-Investigators: A Cooper-Ryan (33%), P Cook (33%).
2017
Mar
Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) programme: Evaluation of community alcohol champions in Greater Manchester
National Institute for Health Research, £773,500.00.
Principal Investigator: P Cook (60%). Co-Investigators: M Coffey (20%), E Burns (20%).
2017
Mar
Nature and nurture in arsenic induced toxicity of Bihar, India
UK-India Education and Research Initiative, £47,043.00.
Principal Investigator: D Mondal (50%). Co-Investigators: H Matthews (15%), P Cook (20%), M Danson (15%).
2016
Nov
Green Infrastructure to Promote Heatlh & Wellbeing in an Ageing Population (GHIA)
NERC, £35,094.00.
Principal Investigator: P James (50%). Co-Investigator: P Cook (50%).
2016
Jun
European Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) 2016
Alcohol Research UK, £3,000.00.
Principal Investigator: P Cook (100%).
2015
Nov
PhD Studentship
Active Tameside, £82,310.00.
Principal Investigator: M Coffey (50%). Co-Investigators: A Robins (25%), P Cook (25%).
2012
Oct
Prescribing drugs for people with HIV
Greater Manchester Public Health Network, £2,541.00.
Principal Investigator: P Cook (100%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Reports for External Bodies