Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine



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Miss Jennifer Wells +44 (0)20 7594 3328




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  • Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Award: ACCEA platinum award, Department of Health, 2008

External Positions

  • Committee member, UK Biobank Strategic Oversight Committee (replaced Steering Committee 2021), UK Biobank, 2021
  • Member, British Heart Foundation Chairs and Programme Grants Committee, British Heart Foundation, 2020
  • Committee member, UKRI MRC Strategic Priorities Fund Multimorbidity Steering Committee, UKRI and Medical Research Council, 2020
  • Member, IHCC Steering Commitee, International HundredK+ Cohorts Consortium (IHCC), 2019
  • Member, Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR) Health Informatics Sub-Group., Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR), 2018
  • Joint chair, Medical Research Council Multimorbidity Workshop, Medical Research Council, 2018 - 2018
  • Member, Medical Sciences Recognition of Distinction Committee, University of Oxford, 2018 - 2018
  • Joint Chair, Natural Environmental Research Council & Medical Research Council Expert Meeting on UK Public Health Impact of Volcanic Emissions., NERC & MRC, 2018
  • Member, Health Data Research UK London Executive Committee, Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), 2018
  • Member, U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Commission Review Group on the Report by the Committee to Review the U.S. Dietary References Intakes for Sodium and Potassium., U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine, 2018
  • Chair, Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. Sub Panel 2 Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care., Higher Education Funding Council, 2018
  • Chairperson, GCRF Foundation Awards Review Panel, Medical Research Council, 2016
  • Member, NERC-MRC-CSO Improving Health With Environmental Data review panel, NERC-MRC-CSO, 2016 - 2016
  • Member, PHE Employer Based Clinical Excellence Awards Review Panel, Public Health England, 2016 - 2016
  • Member of peer review panel, EPSRC Peer Review Panel Urban Living call for proposals, EPSRC, 2016 - 2016
  • Chairperson, Population Systems Medicine Board (PSMB), Medical Research Council, 2016
  • Member, Systematic Review on the Effects of Dietary Sodium and Potassium Intake on Health sponsored by US National Institutes of Health and US Centers for Disease Control, RAND Southern California Evidence-Based Practice Center (SCEPC) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2015 - 2017
  • Member, MRC Discovery Awards Review Panel, Medical Research Council, 2015 - 2015
  • Member, Health Data Programme External Reference Group, Department of Health, 2015 - 2017
  • Member by invitation, World Hypertension League International Coalition Sodium Expert Group, World Hypertension League, 2015
  • Member by invitation, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Emergency Preparedness and Response Independent Advisory Board, King's College London, 2015
  • Chairperson, UK Biobank Enhancements Working Group, UK Biobank, 2014
  • Member, Wellcome Trust Genetics, Genomics and Population Research Expert Review Group, Wellcome Trust, 2013 - 2016
  • Member, ICBP Steering Committee, International Consortium on Blood Pressure (ICBP), 2013
  • Member, HPA-MRC Joint Committee on Radiological and Toxicological Sciences, Health Protection Agency, 2012 - 2014
  • Member of the Review Committee and Chair of the Systems Sub Group, Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Government's Blackett Review on Biodetection, Government Office for Science, 2012 - 2013
  • Member, Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) Expert Advisory Group, Clinical Practice Research Datalink, 2012 - 2015
  • Member by invitation, AHA Writing Group on Methodologic Assessment of Cohort Studies Linking Sodium Intake to Clinical Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes, American Heart Association, 2012 - 2013
  • Member, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource Committee, National Institute for Health Research
  • Member, LIFE Study Scientific Steering Committee, University College London Institute of Child Health, 2011 - 2015
  • Member, National Information and Governance Board for Health and Social Care, National Health Service - independent body, 2011 - 2013
  • Member by invitation, German National Cohort Scientific Review Board, German National Cohort, Central Executive Office, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011
  • Member, Governance Board of the EU FP7 BioSHaRE consortium project, EU BioSHaRE project coordination at University of Groningen Netherlands, 2011 - 2016
  • Member, Research and Development Advisory Committee, The George Institute of International Health, 2008 - 2012
  • Member, Twins UK Steering Committee, Wellcme Trust, 2008 - 2011
  • Member, OSCHR E-Health Board and NHS CfH Research Capability Programme External Reference Group, Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research, 2007 - 2009
  • Member, Steering Committee for the MRC National Programme for Training and Capacity Building for Integrative Toxicology, Medical Research Council, 2007 - 2011
  • Chair, UK Biobank Sample Enhancements Sub Group, UK Biobank, 2007 - 2012
  • Member, DEFRA Science Advisory Council, DEFRA, 2006 - 2008
  • Member, Sub Committee on Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards, Health Protection Agency, 2005 - 2010
  • Member, Populations and Public Health Strategy Committee, Wellcome Trust, 2004 - 2007
  • Member, Population and Systems Medicine Board (previously known as the Physiological Systems and Clinical Sciences Board), Medical Research Council, 2004 - 2009
  • Member, Royal Society Working Group on Pharmacogenetics, The Royal Society, 2004 - 2005
  • Member, UK Biobank Steering Committee, UK Biobank, 2003
  • Honorary member, Expert Advisory Panel for The National Focus for Chemical Incidents, 2002 - 2006
  • Committee Member, Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme Management Committee, Department of Health/Department of Trade and Industry, 2000 - 2008
  • Specialist Advisor, Select Committee on Science and Technology;Sub-Committee on Human Genetic Databases, House of Lords, 2000 - 2001

Membership of Professional Bodies


  • Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences, 2000
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians, 1998
  • Fellow of Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, 1995