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.



Coukan F, Sullivan A, Mitchell H, et al., 2024, Impact of national commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) on equity of access in England: a PrEP-to-need ratio investigation, Sexually Transmitted Infections, ISSN:1368-4973

Hampshire A, Azor A, Atchison C, et al., 2024, Cognition and memory after Covid-19 in a large community sample, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol:390, ISSN:0028-4793, Pages:806-818

Atchison C, Davies B, Cooper E, et al., 2023, Long-term impact of COVID-19 among 242,712 adults in England, Nature Communications, Vol:14, ISSN:2041-1723

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