Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Officer







Charing Cross HospitalCharing Cross Campus






Claire Bayntun is a medical doctor who currently works between Imperial College and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine ECOHOST WHO Collaborating Centre as a Post-Graduate Research Fellow specialising in the assessment of Health Systems. Claire is an Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health at Imperial College and the Lead for the Global Health Module for the MPH.


Claire has co-ordinated NGO activity in West Africa, acted as a Management Consultant for the Third Sector and has been trained by Medecins Sans Frontiere. She has a MSc from SOAS specialising in the Political Economy of Development, Conflict and Human Rights. As part of her medical experience, Claire has worked in the Major Trauma Unit of Johannesburg General Hospital, and has written for the Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes. She served as President of the Catastrophes and Conflict Forum of The Royal Society of Medicine. Claire has a strong commitment to building resilient health systemsto allow improved medical management of populations in the face of environmental and civil disasters.



• Bayntun C. 
(2014) The role of health system levers in response, recovery and rebuilding to protect population health, in Third Edition of Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine: A practical Guide, Ed Ryan, J. et al.

• Bayntun C. (2012) A health system approach to all-hazards disaster management: A systematic review. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2012 Aug 22.

• Bayntun C, Rockenschaub G, Murray V. (2012) Developing a health system approach to disaster management: A qualitative analysis of the core literature to complement the WHO Toolkit for assessing health-system capacity for crisis management. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2012 Aug 22.

• Wright Chris, Bayntun Claire, Finlay Sarah, McCloskey Brian, Murray Virginia, Osman Aya, Rockenschaub Gerald, Simpson John, Soomaroo Lee, Stanke Carla.  Assessment of health-system crisis preparedness: England - December 2011 World Health Organization 2012.
• Bayntun, C. (2012) Health Information and Climate Change: Getting the message across. Health Protection Agency Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report, Issue 21:44.

• Bayntun, C. (2005) What are we capable of? The Motivations of Perpetrators in South Africa during the Apartheid Era, Journal of Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 21(1): 3-18.​  
• Bayntun, C. (2004) Learning Medical Ethics - Innovative Teaching MethodsBulletin of Medical Ethics 201: 13-18.