Philip Milton

Country of originPhilip Milton
United Kingdom

What did you most enjoy about your course?
Epidemiology is intrinsically an incredibly diverse subject, with scales ranging from the molecular level to whole populations and ecosystems. The course provides an excellent foundation in the core training to understand the basics of epidemiology, with optional modules spanning the subjects diversity allowing me to specialise in the field of my choosing. By the end of the course, I was able to understand and critically assess epidemiology research with the skills to produce cutting edge, novel research of my own.

What did you most appreciate about the Faculty/College?
Imperial is renowned worldwide as a leader in scientific research. This is exemplified at the School of Public Health; aggregating experts from diverse areas such as the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology or Biostatistics. The teaching throughout the course is carried out by experts in their respective fields with genuine enthusiasm and desire to improve population health that can be motivational as a student.

How did it feel to receive the Dean's Prize?
Surprised, but proud that my hard work paid off.

What are you doing now/What do you plan on doing after graduation?
After completing the course, I will be continuing at the College as a Research Assistant working on mathematical modelling neglected tropical diseases, and with fingers crossed will be starting a PhD on this topic the following year.