About University

Imperial College London

About Imperial College London

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is unique in the UK as the only university to focus solely on science, engineering, medicine and business.

Consistently ranked amongst the top 10 universities in the world, Imperial is home to a global community of scientists, engineers, medics and business experts. They are using their diverse talents to find solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges – like fighting infectious diseases, curing cancer, and addressing the health issues posed by obesity.

This research-led approach shapes the way we educate our students through teaching that opens everything up to question. It’s a style of learning that relies on learning by discovery, preparing graduates who can bring fresh perspectives to the ever-evolving landscape of global health and wellbeing challenges.

  • Top 10 University in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2019)
  • Top 5 for most international university in the UK (Times Higher Education 2017)
  • 1st in UK for most innovative university (Reuters)

About the School

About the School

This postgraduate programme is delivered by Imperial’s School of Public Health. Its goal is to achieve a healthier population through:

  • Strengthening the public health science base
  • Training the next generation of public health leaders
  • Influencing health policies and programmes around the world

Its activities contribute to our top five world ranking for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health subjects in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings by Subject 2019 league. Cancer, obesity, heart disease, dementia, and infectious and parasitic diseases are among the global health challenges that the School is working to address through its world leading research programme.

Featured Faculty

Professor Helen Ward

Professor Helen Ward

Professor of Public Health, Course Co-Director

Professor Helen Ward is Clinical Professor in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Director of Education in the School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Global Master of Public Health degree. She proposed the Global Master of Public Health degree with the aim of improving global access to public health education. She will co-lead the Global Disease Masterclass specialisation and lead the Participatory Methods in Public Health and Social Epidemiology specialisations.

Professor Paul Aylin

Professor Paul Aylin

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Course Co-Director

Professor Paul Aylin is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of Postgraduate Taught Courses in the School of Public Health. He is also co-lead on the Global Master of Public Health degree. His research uses routinely collected clinical and administrative data to examine variations in quality and safety in healthcare. Paul will be leading on the research portfolio elements of the degree.

Dr Alex Bottle

Dr Alex Bottle

Reader in Medical Statistics

Dr Bottle is a Reader in Medical Statistics in the School of Public Health where his research focuses on measuring and explaining variations in the quality and safety of healthcare using large databases. He teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses and supervises research students working in diverse areas such as surgery, cardiovascular risk and digital health.

Dr Filippos Filippidis

Dr Filippos Filippidis

Lecturer in Public Health

Dr Filippidis is Lecturer in Public Health and the specialisation lead for Epidemiology for Public Health as well as Co-Director of the on-campus Masters in Public Health. Filippos is also co-leading the introductory Epidemiology module for the on-campus postgraduate courses of the School of Public Health. His current research is focused on the epidemiology of tobacco use and the evaluation of tobacco control policies in Europe and other countries.

Dr Richard Pinder

Dr Richard Pinder

Director of Undergraduate Public Health Education

Dr Pinder is a consultant public health physician with a special interest in health care and health system management. He is the population health lead within Imperial College School of Medicine and course director of Imperial’s Global Health BSc programme. In his clinical / service role, Richard is academic lead consultant in the London Borough of Southwark. Richard is leading the Foundations of Public Health practice specialisation.

Kat Collet

Kat Collet

Senior Teaching Fellow

Kat is the Senior Teaching Fellow on the Global Master of Public Health team. Her role sits between the coordination and teaching of the program. Kat has been involved in a number of the specializations, supporting curriculum development and delivery. Kat’s background is in public health in the field, primarily working in sub-Saharan Africa, on a wide range of research and programmatic projects. Most recently, spending a few years living in Sierra Leone, working on projects studying and addressing risk and resilience, particularly among young people.

Dr Christina Atchison

Dr Christina Atchison

Clinical Academic Lead

Dr Atchison is Principal Clinical Academic Fellow in Public Health, the Clinical Academic Lead for the Global Master of Public Health and the specialisation lead for Global Health Governance and Challenges. Christina also leads the Global Health Challenges module for the on-campus degree. Her research interests include the evaluation of child and adolescent public health programmes.

Professor Tim Hallett

Professor Tim Hallett

Professor of Global Health

Professor Hallett is Professor of Global Health and has been working within the School of Public Health since graduating from the Master of Epidemiology course run by the School. He works on major global infectious diseases (especially HIV, hepatitis and TB) and health system modelling. Tim strives to create work as relevant as possible to the real questions that are being grappled with at the moment in many parts of the world by implementers, program managers, researchers and funders.

Dr Sondus Hassounah

Dr Sondus Hassounah

Senior Teaching Fellow in Public Health

Dr Hassounah a Senior Teaching Fellow in Public Health and the specialisation lead for Health Systems Development. She also leads the Health Systems Development module for the on-campus postgraduate course and teaches on the BSc in Global Health. Sondus’ main research focus is geared towards Health System Strengthening and Universal Health Coverage.

Dr Matthew Harris

Dr Matthew Harris

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health

Dr Harris is Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine and a Consultant in Public Health in the UK. Matt is a Co-Director of the on-campus Masters in Public Health, for which he also leads the Global Health Innovations module. His research is on Reverse Innovation, adopting innovations from low-income countries into the UK, something you will learn all about in the course, amongst many other things to do with Innovation!

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