Professor Deborah Ashby
Director, School of Public Health
Professor Ashby holds the Chair in Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials at Imperial College London, where she is Director of the School of Public Health and formerly Co-Director of Imperial Clinical Trials Unit. Her research interests are in clinical trials, risk-benefit decision making for medicines, and the utility of Bayesian approaches in these areas.
Professor Helen Ward
Director of Education, School of Public Health
Professor Ward is Director of Education for the School of Public Health and leads the development and delivery of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education across the School as well as being course director for the intercalated BSc in Global Health. She also leads the Graduate Hub of EIT-Health, a major new European partnership promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in healthy living and active ageing. Professor Ward is a Clinical Professor of Public Health in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and heads the Imperial Patient Experience Research Centre which leads on patient and public involvement for the Imperial Biomedical Research Centre and researches participatory approaches to improving health care quality.
Professor Paul Elliott
Head, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Head, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health
Professor Elliott holds the Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine and is Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Paul Elliott is also Director of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health and of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), and co-Director of the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre. He is an honorary consultant in public health medicine in the Directorate of Primary Care and Public Health of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the academic lead for the Biobanking research theme for the Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. He was recently appointed as the Academic Health Sciences Centre's (AHSC) Director of Information Governance.
Head, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Director, MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling and Health Economics and Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics
Professor Ferguson is the Head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and leads the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling and Health Economics, and J-IDEA, , which are all hosted within the Department.
His research aims to improve understanding of the epidemiological factors and population processes shaping infectious disease spread in human and animal populations. A key focus is the analysis and optimisation of intervention strategies aimed at reducing transmission and diseases burden. Much of his work is applied, informing disease control policymaking by public and global health institutions.
Professor Azeem Majeed
Head, Department of Primary Care and Public Health
Professor Majeed joined Imperial as Professor of Primary Care and Head of the Department of Primary Care and Public Health in 2004. He also leads the Directorate of Primary Care and Public Health of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training. Professor Majeed’s research focuses on chronic disease management, health policy and the organisation and delivery of health care, the use of information for policy, planning and research, and the use of new technology to improve health care.
Professor Neil Poulter
Co-Director, Imperial Clinical Trials Unit
Professor Poulter is Professor of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine and Co-Director of the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit. His research has focused heavily on hypertension, lipids and diabetes. Professor Poulter is also appointed to Imperial’s National Heart and Lung Institute.
Professor Miia Kivipelto
Director, Ageing Epidemiology Research Unit
Professor Kivipelto holds the Chair of Neuroepidemiology and is Director of the Ageing Epidemiology Research Unit. She is also Professor of Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Professor Kivipelto's research focuses on early diagnosis and prevention of dementia and related diseases.