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The Population Health Research Institute uses routine health statistics, together with the results of health surveys and controlled trials, to measure the burden of disease in communities, to explore causes of ill-health, to inform policies for prevention and to improve the delivery of healthcare.

Our research on the health of populations involves researchers from a wide range of backgrounds, including epidemiologists, statisticians, mental health researchers, nutritionists, social scientists and health psychologists. We have clinical researchers with backgrounds in primary care, paediatrics, psychiatry, medicine and public health, which provide links to St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the South West London Mental Health Trust.

Members of the institute are active participants in many international partnerships, including some with global coverage. There are also formal links within the University of London, with the Medical Research Council Centre for Environment and Health, based at Imperial College and King’s College, and with the British Regional Heart Study team, based at University College London.

Contact details

Institute Director

Professor Peter Whincup
Tel: 020 8725 5577
Email pwhincup

Institute Manager

Cheryl Watson
Tel: 0208 725 5601
Email cwatson


Staff Profiles

Professor Christopher G Owen - Deputy Institute Director

Professor Tess Harris- Deputy Institute Director

Professor Richard Atkinson

Professor Derek Cook

Professor Julia Critchley

Professor Joan Morris

Professor Pippa Oakeshott

Professor Alicja Rudnicka

Professor David Strachan

Professor Michael Ussher

Dr Iain Carey

Dr Christopher Cates

Dr Emma Dennett

Dr Angela Donin

Dr Rebecca Fortescue

Dr Peijue Huangfu

Mohammed Hudda

Dr Claire Nightingale

Dr Mohammad Razai

Emma Stovold

Dr Sarah White



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