Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Principal Clinical Academic Fellow







Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





I am a Principal Clinical Academic Fellow at Imperial College London. After qualifying in Medicine from Cambridge University in 2002, I worked for several years rotating through clinical specialties including general medicine, paediatric surgery, emergency medicine, anaesthetics and clinical microbiology. Subsequently, I completed the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and obtained my PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2011.

I have an interest in public health education and training. I am currently the Clinical Academic Lead for the Global Master in Public Health, a fully online degree programme offered by the School of Public Health. My research interests include the evaluation of child and adolescent public health programmes.

Public Health training in London

Before joining Imperial, I completed my public health specialist training and have worked as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine for Local Government, the NHS and Public Health England.



Elliott P, Whitaker M, Tang D, et al., 2023, Design and implementation of a national SARS-CoV-2 monitoring programme in England: REACT-1 Study, American Journal of Public Health, ISSN:0090-0036

Atchison C, Whitaker M, Donnelly C, et al., 2023, Characteristics and predictors of persistent symptoms post COVID-19 in children and young people: a large community cross-sectional study in England, Archives of Disease in Childhood, ISSN:0003-9888

Atchison C, Moshe M, Brown J, et al., 2023, Validity of self-testing at home with rapid SARS-CoV-2 antibody detection by lateral flow immunoassay, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol:76, ISSN:1058-4838, Pages:658-666

Eales O, Page AJ, Tang SN, et al., 2023, The use of representative community samples to assess SARS-CoV-2 lineage competition: Alpha outcompetes Beta and wild-type in England from January to March 2021., Microb Genom, Vol:9

Cooper E, Lound A, Atchison CJ, et al., 2023, Awareness and perceptions of Long COVID among people in the REACT programme: early insights from a pilot interview study, Plos One, Vol:18, ISSN:1932-6203

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