Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Dean of Faculty
Faculty Operating Officer
Associate Dean for Research
Research Degrees Director
Taught Programme Director
Faculty Research Degree Manager
Faculty Executive Officer
Faculty Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)20 7927 2700

Address: 15-17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH

The Faculty of Public Health and Policy (PHP) aims to improve health in the UK and worldwide. We do this through research, teaching and consultancy in the areas of health policy, health systems and services, and public health. We run a range of popular and respected MSc courses, research degrees, short courses and CPD.

The faculty has over 250 academic staff and 250 doctoral students. We are the largest multi-disciplinary public health group in Europe, and one of the largest groups world-wide of social scientists working on health. We use multidisciplinary and multi-method approaches to generate new knowledge to improve health in specific contexts and inform transferability of approaches across contexts. We engage with people, policymakers and service providers to ensure our research is inclusive, relevant, and informs policy and practice. 

Our research, teaching and consultancy are inter-disciplinary, encompassing anthropology, economics, epidemiology, geography, history, international relations, mathematics political science, psychology, public health medicine, sociology and statistics.

We actively work to embed the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within Faculty practice, policies and processes. 

PHP is comprised made up of three departments:

  • Department of Global Health and Development which focuses on health policy and systems research, economic evaluation, gender violence and violence in childhood, and medical humanitarianism, all primarily in low and middle income settings.
  • Department of Health Services, Research and Policy which focuses on improving the quality, organisation and management of health services and systems.
  • Department of Public Health, Environments and Society which focuses on the social and environmental influences on health and how these are addressed.