Centres and initiatives
The department hosts or collaborates on a number of international recognised research centres and projects. Find out more using the links below:
Centres and initiatives
MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health
The MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health exists to undertake the highest quality research in the fields of environment and health, in order to inform health policy and the understanding of key issues affecting society. The Centre will achieve this by bringing together the best researchers from all areas of public health, encouraging novel cross-disciplinary approaches, and providing the highest quality training to new and existing researchers in these fields.
The UK Medical Bioinformatics partnership programme (UK Med-Bio) (Elliott, PI), funded by the MRC, brings together a group of leading multidisciplinary teams in medical, chemical, metabolic, statistical and computational sciences from across Imperial College London (ICL, lead institution) and its partners.
Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research
The Centre aims to initiate and foster research that improves health, and reduces inequalities in health and healthcare, through the generation and deployment of knowledge that can lead to more effective and equitable prevention and treatment of illness, and to promoting positive health over the life course.
WCRF Continuous Update Project
The Continuous Update Project is an ongoing programme to analyse global research on how diet, nutrition, physical activity and weight affect cancer risk and survival. Among experts worldwide it is a trusted, authoritative scientific resource, which underpins current guidelines and policy for cancer prevention.
NIHR-HPRU in Health Impact of Environmental Hazards
Our strategy is to investigate the impact of exposure to exogenous environmental chemicals and other pollutants, to gain greater understanding of the mechanism of their interaction with human systems and hence generate new knowledge on health risks to the human population.
BRC - Discovery Programme
The Imperial Population BioResource Tissue Bank is part of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiative to facilitate biomedical research in industry, academia, and the NHS. The main objective of this project is to create a resource of healthy volunteers and patients from the general population who are willing to be approached to take part in research studies.