Primary Care and Public Health team at Imperial College London

Achieving better health through high-quality research


Our department has a combination of GP educators (involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education) and researchers in public health and primary care. We collaborate extensively with NHS partners in the UK, industry, overseas governments and universities.

Our core mission

  • to achieve better health by high-quality research and publications
  • to train the next generation of NHS general practitioners, primary care professionals and public health specialists to become health leaders
  • to influence health policies and programmes around the world

our Research interests

  • Chronic disease management, particularly diabetes and cardiovascular disorders
  • Active travel and sustainable transport systems
  • Tobacco control
  • Financial protection in health systems
  • Health policy
  • Using data to monitor local risk factor prevalences
  • The use of new technology to improve health care

Areas of work

A medical student at Imperial College London


We offer extensive postgraduate research training, including overseeing the Imperial College Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme. We also direct the Imperial GP Specialty Training Scheme and offer academic placements to doctors who are undertaking speciality training in general practice and public health.