The Campaign for Imperial College London School of Public Health
Technological innovation, big data and advances in scientific knowledge hold great potential for addressing some of our most intractable health challenges, from the containment of deadly infectious disease, to the prevention of childhood malnutrition and obesity and the treatment of dementia and other age-related conditions.
Researchers from our world-leading School of Public Health are pushing these new frontiers, working with local communities, the National Health Service and local authorities, colleagues from across Imperial and organisations around the world. At the same time, Imperial College London is re-imagining the university at its White City Campus, through deep relationships with its neighbours and a thriving ecosystem for collaboration across disciplinary boundaries.
The campaign for the School of Public Health will create a state-of-the art hub for health and wellbeing research, outstanding education and community engagement at White City. It will support our academic leaders and degree programmes, and allow us to expand our research into current and emerging challenges.
In August 2018, Imperial announced a landmark gift of £25 million from Imperial alumna Marit Mohn. This gift will establish the Mohn Centre for Children’s Health and Wellbeing within the new School for Public Health and Wellbeing, which will advance pioneering research, education, and community engagement that will improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of childhood illness on both a local and global scale.
The £100 million campaign for the School of Public Health will enable us to deliver a state-of-the-art building at White City, and transform and amplify our work in four areas:
Disease knows no borders. Taking a global view, we are combining advanced data science and medical expertise to treat, control and prevent disease, and reduce health inequality around the world.
Food is fundamental. By understanding how diet and nutrition overlay with biology, psychology, politics and economics, we are tackling the greatest challenges surrounding one of the most intrinsic, yet complex, aspects of our lives.
Communities are at the heart of public health. From White City to West Africa, from the young to the elderly, we are devising and delivering tailored care, education and prevention programmes to support all communities across the life course.
All children deserve the best chances in life. By preventing chronic disease and infection in the early years of life, we are ensuring future generations have every opportunity to thrive and succeed.