Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Research Postgraduate







Building E - Sir Michael UrenWhite City Campus





Munira Elmi is a London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) DTP funded PhD student collaborating with Guy’s and St. Thomas Charity (GSTT).

Munira is a PhD student within the Environmental Research Group. She will be working on the WellHome (Imperial) study and the Impact on Urban Health (GSTT) programme. Munira will investigate the perceptions in marginalised communities of the relationship between indoor-outdoor air pollution, the associated health effects, and how this relationship has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Munira is a public health specialist with experience in infectious disease epidemiology, health protection, global health, and disease control programmes. She has a background in multidisciplinary research with an interest in social research methods. Munira holds an MSc in the Control of Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

This project is supervised by Dr Benjamin Barratt (Imperial), Dr Heather King (King’s College London) and Dr Diana Varaden (Imperial).


Elmi M, Logan L et al. 2018, National HIV Self-Sampling Service: November 2015 to October 2017, Report Number 2017888, London, Public Health England

Thelwall S, Nsonwu O, Wasti S, Elmi M et al. 2016, Annual Epidemiological Commentary Mandatory MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and C. difficile infection data 2015/16, Report Number 2016135, London, Public Health England