Imperial College London

Dr Jack Olney

Business School

Executive Director - CHEPI



+44 (0)20 7594 6833jack.olney




419City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Executive Director at the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation.

My role covers all aspects of strategy and business development, including:

  • Centre leadership (30 faculty and research staff)
  • Direct all operational activities (15 active research projects)
  • Lead the development and implementation of growth and impact strategies (grant revenue of >£13M)
  • Lead fundraising efforts through mixed portfolio of grants and contracts
  • Manage research programme and data assets
  • Manage project and centre budgets
  • Ensure ethical, financial, funder, and data compliance
  • Chair key management groups and operational committees
  • Establish links with external organisations, including academic partners and policy experts
  • Line management of professional and research staff
  • Lead the delivery of communication, dissemination and exploitation strategies
  • High-level ambassador for the Centre at external meetings and events

Previously worked on mathematical models of infectious diseases, in particular the allocation of investment in resource-limited settings afflicted with HIV for the HIV Modelling Consortium.

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Graff H, Webber L, Huerta C, et al., 2022, The impact of ill-health on social mobility: a qualitative study, Ssm - Qualitative Research in Health, Vol:2, ISSN:2667-3215, Pages:100101-100101

Case K, Pineda E, Olney J, et al., 2022, The ‘sugar tax’ in Bermuda: a mixed methods study of general population and key stakeholder perceptions, Bmc Public Health, Vol:22, ISSN:1471-2458

Segal A, Olney J, Case K, et al., 2022, The benefits and challenges of taxing sugar in a small island state: an interrupted time series analysis, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Vol:19, ISSN:1479-5868


Chambers T, Olney J, Sassi F, 2019, Use of academic funding to engage the food industry in innovations to improve public health: a descriptive analysis of applications for academic-industry partnerships, National Conference on Public Health Science Dedicated to New Research in UK Public Health, ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, Pages:9-9, ISSN:0140-6736

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