Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Honorary Research Associate



+44 (0)20 3315 5966g.sathyamoorthy




Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus






Ganesh Sathyamoorthy is Assistant Director for Partnerships and Business Development for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Northwest London (NWL) and Deputy Director Ethnicity & Health Unit, Imperial College London.  Ganesh has also been a Trustee of the Sickle Cell Society since 2016.

Ganesh joined Imperial College London and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS FT in 2009 as Head of Operations and Delivery for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership & Applied Health Research (CLAHRC) NWL.  The CLAHRC programme developed into the ARC NWL programme in 2019, where Ganesh continues to work as Assistant Director.

Ganesh was a senior member of the CLAHRC NWL team that developed this cutting-edge research and improvement programme: the aim of which was to conduct high quality research and identify new techniques for improving healthcare.  Rapidly translating these findings into benefits for patients and the wider health and social care system.  I led the partnership development between CLAHRC NWL and all Universities (including Imperial College London) and NHS Trusts operating in Northwest London.   The CLAHRC programme produced 430 peer reviewed publications and generated £8 million in additional grant funding.

Ganesh and Professor Mala Rao established the Ethnicity & Health Unit in January 2021, initially as response to the disproportionate impact COVD-19 had on Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities.  Ganesh delivered several virtual presentations encouraging BAME NHS staff and BAME communities in general to take the COVID vaccine reaching over 250 people.  The Ethnicity Health Unit has now grown to take on wide ranging research issues that impact on health inequalities experienced by BAME communities including:

Ganesh was pivotal in the development of CLAHRC NWL partnership between the Sickle Cell Society (SCD), and the Picker Institute commissioning the first nationwide survey of patient experiences of SCD care in the UK.  Developing the first Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) for SCD in the UK. The PREM was identified as a key requirement for evaluation of services. With three audience-tailored surveys (children, parents and adults), the PREM collected over 700 responses nationwide.  Key findings were disseminated through an award winning info graphic.

Throughout Ganesh career he has consistently focused on working with BAME Communities to reduce the health inequalities they face, volunteering in the following roles:

  • Mentored BAME primary school boys in Brent at risk of exclusion (2002 - 2004)
  • Vice Chair of Cancer Black Care (2002 - 2003)
  • Member of MIND Policy Committee, advising on BAME issues (1999 - 2001)

In the Early part of Ganesh's career he worked as a Researcher Associate for the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health (1994 - 2001).  Leading on the development of research projects that involve the evaluation of the mental health needs of BAME groups and the Development of the Culturally sensitive audit tool.   

Areas of  specific interest include: BAME Health Inequalities, Quality Improvement & Mental Health 



Pinder R, Bury F, Sathyamoorthy G, et al., 2023, Differential attainment in specialty training recruitment in the United Kingdom: an observational analysis of the impact of psychometric testing assessment in Public Health postgraduate selection, Bmj Open, Vol:13, ISSN:2044-6055, Pages:1-9

Hofer S, Njoku C, Sathyamoorthy G, 2023, The role of accelerator programmes in supporting the adoption of digital health technologies: a qualitative study of the perspectives of small and medium-sized enterprises, Digital Health, Vol:9, ISSN:2055-2076, Pages:1-10

Nakubulwa MA, Greenfield G, Pizzo E, et al., 2022, To what extent do callers follow the advice given by a non-emergency medical helpline (NHS 111): A retrospective cohort study, Plos One, Vol:17, ISSN:1932-6203

Powell RA, Njoku C, Elangovan R, et al., 2022, Tackling racism in UK health research, Bmj: British Medical Journal, Vol:376, ISSN:0959-535X, Pages:1-4

Marinova M, Sathyamoorthyr G, Singhal P, et al., 2021, Equality and diversity in health governance systems: are we getting it right and are there lessons from COVID-19?, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Vol:51, ISSN:1478-2715, Pages:407-413

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