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The Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) addresses a wide range of population health conditions (cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, infectious diseases, eye disease, respiratory and allergic diseases, mental illness) and their determinants across the lifecourse.

There is expertise in the effects of environmental exposures on health and wellbeing; the safety of medicines in pregnancy; the rehabilitation of long-term conditions including COVID; complex behavioural interventions for smoking cessation and physical activity; preventive medicine, and ethnic and social health inequalities.

PHRI comprises of 60 staff, led by Professor Charlotte Clark, PHRI Institute Director. Research activities are organised within three Sections:

Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Prevention, Healthcare and Rehabilitation

Environmental and Social Epidemiology



Contact details

Institute Director

Professor Charlotte Clark

Institute Manager

Thuy Vuong
Phone: 0208 725 5601

Head of Section: Prevention, Health Care and Rehabilitation

Dr Michael Perkin

Head of Section: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Professor Christopher Owen

Head of Section: Environmental and Social Epidemiology

Professor John Gulliver

Staff Profiles

Professor Richard Atkinson

Professor Lindsay Bearne

Dr Iain Carey

Dr Christopher Cates

Professor Derek Cook

Professor Julia Critchley

Dr Angela Donin

Dr Rebecca Fortescue

Professor Tess Harris

Dr Peijue Huangfu

Dr Mohammed Hudda

Professor Fiona Jones

Dr Becca Lacey

Dr Fiona Leggat

Professor Joan Morris

Professor Pippa Oakeshott

Dr Michael Perkin

Dr Mohammad Razai

Professor Alicja Rudnicka

Professor David Strachan

Professor Michael Ussher

Professor Peter Whincup

Dr Sarah White
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