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Department of Population Health

Head of Department
Department Manager
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator
Department Research Degree Co-ordinator

Tel: +44 (0)20 7958 8110

The Department of Population Health aims to bring important benefits to global population health and health equity by generating, evaluating and disseminating effective interventions, treatments and policies. It is a centre of excellence in the determinants and consequences of population change.

Our research involves epidemiology, drug trials, complex intervention development and trials, demography, research on the mechanisms of disease, treatments and interventions, qualitative research and systematic reviews of evidence, and evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities globally. We work on some of the largest public health issues in the world including: climate change and planetary health, Covid-19, demography, emergency care, global mental health, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), nutrition, non-communicable disease and sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The Department of Population Health has strong links with the Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), the MRC unit the Gambia, international agencies and a large network of overseas research collaborators. The Co-Heads of Department are Professor Caroline Free and Professor Jim Todd.

Publications by department staff can be viewed in the School’s online repository.  

Department staff & research students