London school of hygiene and tropical medicine Dean

London school of hygiene and tropical medicine Dean

London school of hygiene and tropical medicine Dean

Adam Kucharski lecture on 2014 Ebola outbreak

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Dean of Faculty
John Edmunds
PA to Dean of Faculty/Faculty Administrator
Deborah Curle
Faculty Operating Officer
Lindsay Melling
Research Degrees Director
Suzanne Filteau
Research Degrees Director
Simon Cousens
Taught Course Director
Craig Higgins

Tel: +44 (0)20 7927 2482 Fax: +44 (0)20 7436 4230

The Faculty expands the limits of epidemiology and addresses some of the largest public health problems in the world. We are home to the largest grouping of epidemiologists in Europe with research expertise ranging from clinical trials, statistical analysis genetic epidemiology, large-scale observational studies and field trials through to the design and evaluation of clinical and public health interventions in low, middle and high-income countries. We aim to inform the biological understanding of diseases and provide evidence for decision making in public health using methodologically rigorous  and innovative approaches.

The Faculty has around 300 academic staff and 150 research students. They work in more than 20 countries on a range of diseases from HIV and cardiovascular disease to mental health. We run a range of popular and respected master’s degree programmes, specialist CPD and short courses.

The Faculty is fully committed to the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a bronze award.

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Department of Medical Statistics
Department of Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology
Department of Population Health
 Juliana Tucker looking at Taenia saginata (tapeworm)
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Dean of Faculty
Brendan Wren
Faculty Operating Officer
Gemma Donaldson
Administrative Assistant
Zoe Hope
Research Degrees Director
Ron Behrens
Research Degrees Director
Jayne Webster
Taught Course Director
Graham Clark
Research Degrees Administrator
Helen White

Tel: +44 (0)20 7927 2637 Fax: +44 (0)20 7927 2739

The Faculty includes all the laboratory-based researchers at the School, and many clinicians working in the field of infectious diseases. We work to:

  • understand the biology of pathogens, their interactions with their hosts, and the diseases that they cause
  • discover and develop – through to proof of concept – tools for treatment, prevention and control of infectious disease
  • design and implement interventions for treatment, prevention and control
  • deploy and evaluate interventions to inform policy and practice

The Faculty has around 270 academic staff and 150 research students. Our main research interests are broadly defined as vector-borne diseases, especially malaria; respiratory diseases including tuberculosis and bacterial pneumonia; enteric infections; HIV and other sexually transmitted infections; neglected tropical diseases including trachoma, leishmaniasis and trypanosomiasis; and the prevention of blindness and disability.

Our position at the interface between laboratory science, clinical medicine and population health, and our close links with colleagues and collaborators in more than 100 countries, ensure that our research is focussed on problems of major public health importance and that the results of our research can be rapidly translated into policy and practice.

The Faculty runs a number of specialised medical and laboratory-based MSc programmes, as well as a popular distance learning programmes and a rnage of shourt courses and CPD.

We have major strengths in the genome sciences, and we exploit this expertise to better understand drug-resistance, disease transmission and pathogenic mechanisms. The Faculty provides a framework which promotes biomedical and technology advances and translates that knowledge to develop new drugs, vaccines, diagnostic reagents and disease control strategies.

These innovations are widely disseminated through our global network. Partner institutions in disease endemic countries are key collaborators in this research. In the UK, we have strong links with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and UCL.

The Faculty is fully committed to the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a bronze award.

Facilities & units

Genome Resource Facility
Wolfson Cell Biology Facility
Teaching and Diagnostic Unit
Department of Clinical Research
Department of Disease Control
Immunology and Infection Department
Department of Pathogen Molecular Biology
Anne Mills Women in Health lecture 2016

Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Dean of Faculty

Richard Smith

PA to Dean of Faculty/Faculty Administrator
Ela Gohil
Faculty Operating Officer
Niki Jones
Faculty Office Administrator
Nicola Fagg
Research Degrees Director
Simon Cohn
Taught Course Director
Hannah Babad

Tel: +44 (0)20 7927 2700 Fax: +44 (0)20 7927 2701

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

The Faculty is focussed on the improvement of health throughout the UK and worldwide. We do this through research, teaching and the provision of advice in the areas of health policy, health systems and services, and individual, social and environmental influences on health. Interests and activities embrace the health needs of people living in countries at all levels of development. We run a range of popular and highly respected MSc courses, short courses and CPD.

The Faculty has around 250 academic staff and 140 research students. We are the largest multi-disciplinary public health group in Europe. We use multidisciplinary and multi-method approaches to generate new knowledge for specific contexts and test transferability to different settings, and engage with policymakers and providers of health care to ensure research is relevant and translated into practice.

Multi-disciplinarity is the hallmark of our research, teaching and engagement. We encompass the disciplines of epidemiology, public health medicine, economics, political science, international relations, anthropology, sociology, history, psychology, statistics and mathematics. We have one of the world’s largest global groupings of social scientists working on health – read our social sciences publication to find out more.

Around 100 of our staff and students undertake health economics research and our economists have a wealth of experience in advising UK and other national governments, international agencies and organisations – read our health economics publication to find out more.

The Faculty is fully committed to the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a silver award.

Department of Global Health and Development
Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Department of Social and Environmental Health Research