Dr Marisa Miraldo, Assistant Professor in Economics
Marisa has developed expertise in public policy and pharmaceutical economics by having participated in research projects commissioned by the Department of Health focusing on topics such as competition and regulation in secondary and primary care, competition between public and private providers and the impact of public policy on Pharmaceutical firms' strategies. She is particularly interested in regulation and competition in the health care sector and, more generally, in the public sector.
Jeremy Fernando, Senior Teaching Fellow
Jeremy is a Senior Teaching Fellow, specialising in Financial & Management Accounting and is both a qualified accountant and a qualified teacher. Having obtained a degree in Accounting from the University of Kent at Canterbury, Jeremy started his career working in the City with Kidsons Impey completing his training as a Chartered Accountant, and worked for a variety of clients including Arsenal FC, L'Oreal, Nissan and the NHS. Having decided on a career in teaching, Jeremy then obtained his Post Graduate Certificate in Education (adult education) and has now been teaching Accounting for 20 years, at the University of London (Birkbeck College), City University, Kingston University, London School of Economics and Helsinki School of Economics.
Professor Franco Sassi, Professor of International Health Policy & Economics
Franco Sassi holds a Chair in International Health Policy and Economics and is the Director of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation. He is also a Senior Health Economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - OECD, Paris (on leave) - where he developed and was responsible for the Organisation's Public Health Programme. His work has been aimed at assessing the impacts of public policies to tackle major chronic diseases and their predisposing risk factors, including poor nutrition, physical inactivity, alcohol and tobacco use, and a range of environmental and social exposures. Prior to joining the OECD, Franco was a senior lecturer in health policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and director of the graduate programme in Health Policy, Planning and Financing.
Dr Pedro Rosa Dias, Associate Professor of Health Economics
Pedro Rosa Dias works on health economics in developing countries, inequalities in health and healthcare and the effects of educational policy on health outcomes. Before joining Imperial College London he held academic positions at the Universities of Sussex and York. Pedro has a PhD in Economics from the University of York and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Dr Harpreet Sood, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer, NHS England
Harpreet Sood is currently NHS England’s Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer and a practicing NHS doctor. Previously he was Senior Fellow to the CEO of NHS England. Harpreet trained as a clinical doctor at King’s College London and Imperial College Business School and practiced as a doctor in East London. Following this he did a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) at Harvard University where he focused on international health policy and co-founded a digital health start-up. Post MPH, Harpreet was a Deland Fellow in health policy and management at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a large academic medical centre in Boston. Harpreet’s current work at NHS England includes leading on the NHS Digital Academy and working on the Global Digital Exemplar Programme.
Dr Melek Somai, Research Fellow
Melek is a fellow at the Neuro-Epidemiology and Ageing Research Unit at Imperial College. Melek is a physician, biostatistician, and public health professional with expertise in clinical informatics and global health innovation. His research integrates clinical informatics, clinical computing and data modelling. Dr Melek is also a visiting research fellow at Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation at Imperial Business School; where he is the instructor of the course Health Informatics and Management for the MSc in International Health Management and Intercalated BSc. He is also the associate director of the centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering at Imperial College and focuses on applying Distributed Ledger Technologies in Healthcare and Life Sciences.