Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine



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Miss Jennifer Wells +44 (0)20 7594 3328




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  • Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Award: ACCEA platinum award, Department of Health, 2008

External Positions

  • Chairperson, GCRF Foundation Awards Review Panel, Medical Research Council, 2016
  • Member, Improving Health With Environmental Data review panel, NERC-MRC-CSO, 2016 - 2016
  • Member, PHE Employer Based Clinical Excellence Awards Review Panel, Public Health England, 2016 - 2016
  • Member of peer review panel, EPSRC Peer Review Panel Urban Living call for proposals, EPSRC, 2016 - 2016
  • Chairperson, Population Systems Medicine Board (PSMB), Medical Research Council, 2016
  • Member, Systematic Review on the Effects of Dietary Sodium and Potassium Intake on Health sponsored by US National Institutes of Health and US Centers for Disease Control, RAND Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center (SCEPC) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2015
  • Member, Discovery Awards Review Panel, Medical Research Council, 2015 - 2015
  • Member, Health Data Programme External Reference Group, Department of Health, 2015 - 2017
  • Member by invitation, World Hypertension League International Coalition Sodium Expert Group, World Hypertension League, 2015
  • Member by invitation, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Emergency Preparedness and Response Independent Advisory Board, King's College London, 2015
  • Member, WHL International Coalition Sodium Expert Group, World Hypertension League, 2015
  • Chairperson, UK Biobank Enhancements Working Group, UK Biobank, 2014
  • Member, Wellcome Trust Genetics, Genomics and Population Research Expert Review Group, Wellcome Trust, 2013 - 2016
  • Member, HPA-MRC Joint Committee on Radiological and Toxicological Sciences, Health Protection Agency, 2012 - 2014
  • Member of the Review Committee and Chair of the Systems Sub Group, Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Government's Blackett Review on Biodetection, Government Office for Science, 2012 - 2013
  • Member, Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) Expert Advisory Group, Clinical Practice Research Datalink, 2012 - 2015
  • Member by invitation, AHA Writing Group on Methodologic Assessment of Cohort Studies Linking Sodium Intake to Clinical Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes, American Heart Association, 2012 - 2013
  • Member, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource Committee, National Institute for Health Research
  • Member, LIFE Study Scientific Steering Committee, University College London Institute of Child Health, 2011 - 2015
  • Member, National Information and Governance Board for Health and Social Care, National Health Service - independent body, 2011 - 2013
  • Member by invitation, German National Cohort Scientific Review Board, German National Cohort, Central Executive Office, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011
  • Member, Governance Board of the EU FP7 BioSHaRE consortium project, EU BioSHaRE project coordination at University of Groningen Netherlands, 2011 - 2016
  • Member, Research and Development Advisory Committee, The George Institute of International Health, 2008 - 2012
  • Member, Twins UK Steering Committee, Wellcme Trust, 2008 - 2011
  • Member, OSCHR E-Health Board and NHS CfH Research Capability Programme External Reference Group, Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research, 2007 - 2009
  • Member, Steering Committee for the MRC National Programme for Training and Capacity Building for Integrative Toxicology, Medical Research Council, 2007 - 2011
  • Chair, UK Biobank Sample Enhancements Sub Group, UK Biobank, 2007 - 2012
  • Member, DEFRA Science Advisory Council, DEFRA, 2006 - 2008
  • Member, Sub Committee on Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Health Protection Agency, 2005 - 2010
  • Member, Populations and Public Health Strategy Committee, Wellcome Trust, 2004 - 2007
  • Member, Population and Systems Medicine Board (previously known as the Physiological Systems and Clinical Sciences Board), Medical Research Council, 2004 - 2009
  • Member, Royal Society Working Group on Pharmacogenetics, The Royal Society, 2004 - 2005
  • Member, UK Biobank Steering Committee, UK Biobank, 2003
  • Honorary member, Expert Advisory Panel for The National Focus for Chemical Incidents, 2002 - 2006
  • Committee Member, Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme Management Committee, Department of Health/Department of Trade and Industry, 2000 - 2008
  • Specialist Advisor, Select Committee on Science and Technology;Sub-Committee on Human Genetic Databases, House of Lords, 2000 - 2001

Membership of Professional Bodies


  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians, 1998
  • Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences, 2000
  • Fellow of Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, 1995