Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Associate



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Philip is an infectious diseases epidemiologist with a specific interest in antimicrobial-resistant infections. Philip is part of the Global Digital Health Unit; his work involves health policy evaluation using population-level healthcare and routinely collected data. His research is primarily focused on investigating the mechanism of impact of social and public health interventions.

Philip obtained his master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Sunderland where he was later awarded a PhD. His doctoral research, which focused on patients’ treatment experiences and behaviours, investigated the contributory role of socioeconomic factors in determining the adoption of antimalarial drug use behaviours that can promote the development and spread of drug resistance.

Philip is currently a research associate in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, and part of the Global Digital Health unit at the Imperial College London. He is part of a multidisciplinary research group working on Improving the uptake and SusTainability of Effective interventions to promote Prudent antibiotic Use in Primary care (STEP-UP). He joined Imperial College in 2018 from the MRC/CSO SPHSU, University of Glasgow.



Anyanwu PE, Craig P, Katikireddi SV, et al., 2020, Impact of UK Tobacco Control Policies on Inequalities in Youth Smoking Uptake: A Natural Experiment Study., Nicotine Tob Res, Vol:22, Pages:1973-1980

Alturkistani A, Greenfield G, Greaves F, et al., 2020, Patient portal functionalities and uptake: a systematic review protocol, Jmir Research Protocols, Vol:9, ISSN:1929-0748

Anyanwu PE, Pouwels K, Walker A, et al., 2020, Investigating the mechanism of impact and differential effect of the Quality Premium scheme on antibiotic prescribing in England: a longitudinal study, Bjgp Open, Vol:4, ISSN:2398-3795, Pages:1-12

Laverty A, Hone T, Vamos EP, et al., 2020, Impact of banning smoking in cars with children on exposure to second-hand smoke: a natural experiment in England and Scotland, Thorax, Vol:75, ISSN:0040-6376, Pages:345-347

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