Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, the new MP for Tooting, met St George’s staff and students on a packed visit to the campus on Wednesday August 24.

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Dr Allin-Khan, who was elected in June, worked as an A&E doctor in St George’s Hospital before becoming an MP. She first toured the Institute of Infection and Immunity, seeing some of the research facilities and hearing about the institute’s work, particularly with its global trials to refine the treatment of tuberculosis.

She also heard from Peter Whincup, head of the Population Health Research Institute, about the Enable project in East London. This long-term study is investigating whether the housing provided by the former Athlete’s Village in the 2012 Olympic Games will affect physical activity patterns in adults and children living there.

Later she met Corey Briffa, Student Union President and other members of the Student Union Executive, and heard from them about the many student societies and activities going on at St George’s.

Dr Allin-Khan expressed a desire to return to St George’s to hear more about the pioneering research being done at the Institutes, and is also interested in the ongoing Spotlight on Science series of public talks.

Principal Jenny Higham said: “The snapshot we provided was a very positive one and she was impressed with all the activities, both research and education, going on at the University”.