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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Professor Lijing Yan, The George Institute for International Health, China Centre, Clinical trial in China

Professor Philip Greenland, Northwestern University Chicago USA, EU FP7 COMBI-BIO project

Professor Nilesh Samani, University of Leicester, UK Cardiometabolic Consortium

Professor Martyn Smith, University of California Berkeley USA, Exposome

Professor Adrian Burgess, Aston University, TETRA cognitive study - part of AIRWAVE study

Professor Ronald Stolk, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands, EU FP7 BIOSHARE project

Professor Peter Diggle, CHICAS University of Lancaster, MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health; Biostatistics research theme

Professor Rory Collins, University of Oxford, UK Biobank study

Professor Jaspal S Kooner, National Heart and Lung Institute; Imperial College London; Ealing Hospital NHS Trust, LOLIPOP cohort study of South Indian Asians

Professor Carol Dezateux, MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health;Institute of Child Health, LIFE COHORT Study

Professor Martin Tobin, University of Leicester, International Consortium for Blood Pressure Genome-wide Association Studies

Professor John Henderson, University of Bristol, Pollution and respiratory health in the ALSPAC birth cohort

Professor Gunter Schumann, King's College London, GWAS analyses of alcohol intake

Professor Frank Kelly, King's College London, MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health

Professor Anders Ahlbom, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, COSMOS study of mobile phone use and health

Professor Asma Ali Althani, Qatar University, Qatar Biobank

Professor Mark Caulfield, Queen Mary University of London, ICBP Consortium

Professor Jeremiah Stamler, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, INTERMAP study of diet and blood pressure

Guest Lectures

The Royal Society COVID-19 Series. Long-COVID: An Unfolding Story Discussion Panel. Discussion panellist., The Royal Society, Virtual event, London, United Kingdom, 2021

The Turing AI 2021. AI UK: IS THERE A POST PANDEMIC AI PANACEA?Discussion panellist. Host Professor Brian Cox., The Turing Institute, Virtual web conference United Kingdom, 2021

SynbiTECH 2020 Virtual Conference, Session on COVID and Beyond – testing, monitoring and vaccines. The REACT (Real-time Assessment of Community Transmission) Programme, Hosted by the UK Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Synthetic Biology SynbiCITE- Imperial College London, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London UK, 2020

Webinar on The UK Testing Programme for Covid-19 – a Cross Sector Collaboration. The importance of surveillance testing in the National Programme, Department for International Trade and the British Consulate-General São Paulo Brazil, Jointly hosted online webinar UK & Brazil, 2020

Webinar on Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 in TurkmenistanCommunity surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 infection: The Real Time Community Assessment Transmission (REACT) studies, Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, Turkmenistan (online webinar event), 2020

Future Industry Engagement Online Webinar Innovation :The Real Time Community Assessment Transmission (REACT) 1 Study, UK Government Cabinet Office, London, UK, 2020

Keynote Richard D Remington Methodology Lecture on The Exposome: Challenges and Opportunities, American Heart Association, AHA EPI | Lifestyle 2020 Scientific Sessions, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2020

AHSC Seminar Series : Challenging the Myths and Misconceptions of Radiation, Imperial College London Academic Health Sciences Centre, Faculty of Medicine, St Mary's campus, London, UK, 2020

The Exposome in Health and Disease. Unilever Global and Personal Care Macro Spaces Event., Unilever and Sputnik Inc., Unilever Pitch Hub in Woodbridge House, 30 Aylesbury St, Farringdon, London EC1R 0ER, 2019

The Funder's Perspective: Multimorbidity and Translating Basic Science into the Best Clinical Trials. Royal College of Physicians Symposium on Cardiovascular, Metabolic and Kidney Disease: Cross-cutting Science and Best Practice in Multi-morbidity., Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrew's Place Regent's Park, London NW1 4LE, 2019

Exploiting The Metabolome in Cardiovascular Disease. BHF: Bench To Bedside: Towards New Treatments and Biomarkers Scientific Session. British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference, British Cardiac Society, Manchester Central Convention Complex, Windmill Street, Manchester, 2019

Multimorbidity: An MRC Perspective. Academy of Medical Sciences and Association of Physicians Symposium on Multimorbidity: A Global Health Research Priority, Academy of Medical Sciences and Association of Physicians, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow G51 4TF, 2019

Opportunities for Collaboration Between the Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre and the Whole Systems Integrated Care (WSIC), Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, South Kensington SW7 2~AZ, 2019

Preventing and Treating High Blood Pressure. Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre Seminar Series., Imperial AHSC, Imperial College London, St Mary's campus London W2 1PG, 2019

Air Pollution and Dementia Roundtable Discussion - invited discussant, Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer's Society London office, 43-44 Crutch Friars, London, 2019

CATO Masterclass on Public Health Research, Imperial College London, Julian Bloom Lecture Theatre, Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, London, 2019

Medical Research Council: An Update. Obesity Action Campaign - Guy's & St Thomas' Conference Series., Obesity Action Campaign (charity), Guy's Hospital, London, 2018

An Update on UK Biobank. Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Investigator Meeting., CHARGE Consortium - Rotterdam, Hilton Rotterdam, Weena 10, 3012 CM Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2018

Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report 2017: Health Impacts of Air Pollution: What Do We Know?. NIHR Health Protection Research Unit of Environmental Hazards Annual Meeting 2018., National Institute for Health Research, Public Health England Training Centre, Harwell campus, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon, UK, 2018

The Impact of the Environment on Heart Health. Academic Health Sciences Centre Seminar Series., Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre, Royal Brompton Hospital London, 2018

Exposome: Challenges and Opportunities in the study of Non-Communicable Diseases. International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Annual Meeting 2018., International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), Fairmont Southampton in Southampton Bermuda, 2018

Big Data, Small Area International Symposium in Celebration of Thirty Years of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit, Imperial College London, The Royal Geographical Society London, 2017

Keynote MRC Lecture on Exposome and Metabolic Profiling, Society of Toxicology (SOT) 56th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo Congress, Baltimore Washington, USA, 2017

Epidemiology of high blood pressure, Cambridge Cardiovascular Disease Forum Seminar Series, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2017

International Studies of Blood Pressure, Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk at Symposium I: Environmental Causes of Chronic Diseases Studied in International Cohorts., The Eighth Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress (PC VIII)Environmental Health: Inter-linkages among the Environment, Chemicals and Infectious Agents., Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-17 November 2016, 2016

Application of metabolic phenotyping to epidemiological studies at the Wellcome Trust Retreat to discuss “Defining the UK Roadmap for Biomedical Metabolic Phenotyping”, Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2016

Keynote Lecture on Future Directions and Opportunities in Metabolomicsat the BHF Centre of Research Excellence Annual Research Symposium, The Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2016

Epidemiological Perspectives on the Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic at the Christ’s College Medical Allumni Association Meeting, , 9-10 April 2016, Yusuf Hamied Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2016

UK Biobank and Opportunities for Big Data Approaches to Personalised Medicine at the Second UK-China Innovation Forum on Personalised Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK, 2016

XIX Lipid Meeting Leipzig 2015. Guest Lecture on "Metabolome-wide Association Studies in Cardiometabolic Disease"., Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics, University of Leipzig, BioCity, Leipzig, Germany, 2015

38th Annual Meeting of The Japanese Society of Hypertension. Keynote Lecture on "Use of Omic Approaches to Investigate Associations with Blood Pressure in Epidemiological Studies"., The Japanese Society of Hypertension, Himegin Hall (Ehime Prefecture Residents' Culture Hall, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan, 2015

38th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Hypertension Society. Keynote Lecture on "Raised Blood Pressure: A Risk Factor for Dementia, is Preventable by Lifestyle and Dietary Modification.", The Japanese Hypertension Society, Himegin Hall (Ehime Prefecture Residents' Culture Hall, Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan, 2015

Imperial College London HPC (High Performance Computing) Summer School 2015. Lecture on "UK MED-BIO: A new platform for the analysis of omic data.", Imperial College London, Imperial College London, 2015

Conference on "Population Health in the UK". Lecture on "The Small Area Health Statistics Unit: Approaches to Small Area Studies of Environment and Health"., Imperial College London School of Public Health, Hosted at The Royal Society, London, 2015

Qatar Biobank in the Context of Large National and International Population Cohort Studies. Qatar Biobank Inaugural Conference on “Biobanking and Personalized Health Care” in Session on "Biobanks, Information Generation and Management", Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar, 2015

MRC Medical Bioinformatics Award: UK MED-BIO. Presentation to the Medical Research Council Strategic Meeting on "Challenges in Health and Biomedical Informatics in the U.K.", Medical Research Council, Saville Court Hotel, Windsor, Surrey, 2015

The Work of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit and the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health. Public Health England Research Seminar., Public Health England Regional Head Quarters, PHE Didcot, Chilton, OXON, 2014

The Exposome Approach to the Study of Exposure-Disease Associations. Plenary Lecture to the "Frontiers in Air Quality Science International Symposium: 21 Years of the Environmental Research Group", King's College London, King's College London, United Kingdom, 2014

Sir Richard Doll Seminar in Epidemiology and Public Health on "Diet, Blood Pressure and the Metabolome"., University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Old Road campus Oxford UK, 2013

Center for Epidemiologic Research in Asia (CERA) Institute Opening Symposium 2013. Keynote Lecture on Methodology and Accomplishment of International Collaborative Epidemiologic Research: INTERSALT and INTERMAP., CERA Institute at the Shiga University of Medical Science, Shiga, Otsu, Japan, 2013

American Society of Nutrition Experimental Biology Symposium 2013. Guest Lecture on Estimating 24-hour Sodium Excretion from Casual Urinary Sodium Excretion in Session on Assessing U.S. sodium intake through dietary data and urine biomarkers., American Society of Nutrition, Boston Convention & Exposition Center, Boston, MA, USA, 2013

Aircraft Noise and Cardiovascular Disease Near Heathrow Airport in London: Small Area Study, Queens University of Belfast, Belfast, Ireland, 2013

Technical Aspects of Salt Intake Monitoring in Various Settings"., Bloomberg Philanthropies Expert Consultation Meeting on Population Approaches to Reducing High Blood Pressure, Bloomberg Philanthropies, New York, U.S.A., 2013

World Health Organisation Technical Meeting on Salt Reduction and Iodine Fortification Strategies in Public Health. Co-Chair of Session on Collaboration to Ensure Maximum Efficacy of Salt Reduction and Iodisation, World Health Organisation, Adina Apartment Hotel Conference Centre, Sydney, Australia, 2013

Metabolic phenotyping in epidemiology and the metabolome-wide association study (MWAS), UK Molecular Epidemiology Group and ECNIS2 sponsored workshop on the Desgin of Future Molecular Epidemiology Studies and New Biomarkers, Waterloo Conference Centre London UK, 2012

Spatial epidemiology: Perspectives, opportunities and challenges, Frontiers in Spatial Epidemiology Symposium to celebrate 25 years of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit, The Natural History Museum, London UK, 2012

Application of large-scale sequencing to disease areas: defining the experiment and selection of subjects: Metabolic Disease, UK Biobank Workshop on the Stratetic Use of the UK Biobank DNA Resource, Academy of Medical Sciences London UK, 2012

Relationship between 24-hour urinary sodium potassium excretion and blood pressure and arterial stiffness in hypertesnion patients, International Society of Hypertension Annual Conference: Hypertension 2012, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia, 2012

Blood pressure differences associated with DASH-like lower sodium compared with typical American higher sodium nutrient profile: INTERMAP USE, International Society of Hypertension Annual Conference: Hypertension Sydney 2012, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia, 2012

A nutrient wide association study on blood pressure, International Society of Hypertension Annual Conference: Hypertension Sydney 2012, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia, 2012

Making use of the population laboratory: the resources available, CRICK Seminar "The Population Laboratory", Wellcome Trust London Uk, 2012

Cardiovascular Disease: From Therapy to Mechanism, CRICK Seminar "The Population Laboratory", Wellcome Trust London, UK, 2012

Salt reduction and longevity, World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions: Symposium on Healthy Diet for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease from the East and the West, Dubai International Convention and Exhibilition Centre, Dubain, UAE, 2012

Why do we need to measure individual exposomes?, Medical Research Council Workshop on Tackling the Effect of Environmental Exposure to Chronic Disease, Academy of Medical Sciences London UK, 2012

Why we need to measure individual exposomes, National Academies of Science Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Measuring Individual Exposomes., House of Sweden, Washington DC, USA, 2011

Biobanking., NIHR Imperial Biomedical Research Centre Inaugural Research Festival, Wolfson Conference Centre, Hammersmith Hospital, London, 2011

President's Lecture: Personalised medicine: an epidemiological perspective.Seminar: Genetic Epidemiology: implications for clinical practice., Swiss Society of Internal Medicine 2011 Conference, Palais de Beaulieu, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2011

Further Enhancements to the Resource, UK Biobank Frontiers meeting: Launch to the Scientific Community, Wellcome Trust, London, UK, 2011

Nutrition and blood pressure, Erasmus Research Seminar, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2010

Population-Based Epidemiology, Opening of the Masters Curriculum at HMGU Institute of Epidemiology, Munich, Germany, 2010

Epidemiological Aspects of Ageing, Lifelong Health Project Mini Summer Symposium on Diseases in Ageing, Imperial College London, London, 2010

The benefits of epidemiological approaches to understanding toxicology mechanisms and risks to humans., ITTP Symposium on ‘Multidisciplinary approaches to toxicology’, British Toxicology Society Annual Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2010

International cohort study on mobile phone use and health (COSMOS), Second Scientific Conference of the Fondation Sante et Radiofrequencies; Epidemiology Round Table Discussion, Telecom Paris Tech Conference Centre, Paris, France, 2009

Salt intake and blood pressure: worldwide variations and impacts on public health., World Health Summit on the Evolution of Medicine, Berlin, Germany, 2009

Nutrition, Blood Pressure and Cardio-Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Mediterranean Eating Style for the 21st Century. 40th Anniversary of the Second Ten Day International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, Pioppi, September 1969., Pioppi, Italy, 2009

Nutrition and Blood Pressure: Findings from the INTERSALT and INTERMAP Studies, International Symposium on Nutrition and Health in Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Biwako Hotel, Otsu, Shiga, Japan, 2009

Small Area Studies of Environment and Health, Lancaster University School of Health & Medicine Colloquium on "Environment and Health", Lancaster University, Lancaster, 2009

Deprivation and Regional Variation of Cardiovascular and All Cause Mortality across England: A Small Area Comparison, American Heart Association Joint 49th Conferenceon Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention – and – Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, Palm Harbor, Florida, 2009

Epidemiological Approaches to Uncover Environmental Hazards, Joint MRC/NERC Workshop of Environment and Health, Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, Stamford St, London SE1, 2009

Seminar on "Econometrics and Epidemiology: Exploring the Interface", Department of Health, Department of Health, Wellington House, London SE1, 2009

Small Area Studies of Environment and Health. The John Pemberton Lecture, Annual Conference of The Society of Social Medicine, University of Southampton, 2008

Physical Measurements, UK Biobank 2nd Annual Regional Collaborators Meeting, CTSU, University of Oxford, 2008

The Small Area Health Statistics Unit: The First Twenty Years, SAHSU 20th Jubilee Conference, Imperial College London, Imperial College London, London, 2007

Case-control study of cancer incidence in early childhood and proximity to mobile phone base stations, Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme Workshop on Mobile Phones and Children's Health, Royal Society, London, 2007

Lessons about cancer from cluster analysis, Royal Society of Medicine, Jephcott Symposium 'Towards Prevention of Cancer', Royal Society of Medicine, London, 2007

Nutritional factors and blood pressure. Nutritional Sciences Division Seminar Series, Kings College London, Kings College London, 2007

Cardiovascular disease: the worldwide status, British Hypertension Society Clinical Education Meeting for Primary Care, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2007

Mobile phones and health: scope and results of MTHR-1 programme. Proposals for future research in MTHR-2, International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES), Technical Committee TC-95, Mobile phone operators association meeting facility, London, 2007

Baseline physical measures, UK Biobank Annual Regional Collaborators Meeting, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2007

Spatial epidemiology: Challenges and opportunities, Royal Statistical Society Environmental Statistics Section Meeting, Royal Statistical Society, London, 2006

Salt intake around the world, World Health Organisation Technical Forum and Meeting on Reducing Salt Intake in Populations, Agence Francaise de Securite Sanitaire des Aliments, Paris, France, 2006

The work of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit, DEFRA Science Seminar, Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2006

Small area studies: rationale and design considerations, SAHSU-CDC Spatial Epidemiology Conference, Royal Statistical Society, London, 2006

Socio-economic determinants of cardiovascular disease, International Society of Hypertension Meeting on Prevention of Hypertension., Kremlin Palace Hotel Conference Centre, Antalya, Turkey, 2006

Pharmacogenetics and personalised medicines:new era or false dawn?, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Physics, Institute of Biology Seminar on 'Science and Health: Advancing prevention, diagnosis and treatment, The Royal Society, London, 2006

Biomarkers and large-scale epidemiological studies, Medical Research Council Conference on 'Disease, Drugs and Patient Benefit - Can Biomarkers Deliver?, Royal College of Surgeons, London, 2006

1. Case control study of cancer incidence in early childhood and proximity to mobile phone base stations. 2. The International Cohort Study., Department of Health Mobile Telecommunications Research Programme Annual Research Seminar, Health Protection Agency, 2005

Assessment of sample stability by measurement of biochemical and haematological parameters in blood and urine, UK Biobank Research Seminar 'Laboratory Aspects of Biobanking', 2005

UK Biobank, Open Lecture Series, Institute of Child Health, 2005

Salt and blood pressure, Nutrition Advice: Debating the Science Behind the Politics. Joint Conference of The Society of Food Hygiene Technology and The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005

Airwave TETRA health monitoring, Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme Annual Research Seminar, 2004

Dietary factors and blood pressure, Bradford Hill Seminar Series, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, UK, 2004

High blood pressure - etiology and prevention, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2004

Airwaves health surveillance. The effects of use by emergency services personnel, Police Federation Health and Safety Conference, Telford, UK, 2004

UK Biobank Research Program, Royal College of Pathologists. Scientific meeting on Research practice in Laboratories for Evidence based Medicine, Royal College of Pathologists, London, UK, 2003

Non-pharmacological approaches to blood pressure control, London Society of Cardiovascular Disease and Ageing, Medical Society of London, UK, 2003

Spatial epidemiology in public health, EUROHEIS Conference: A European Health and Environment Information System for Disease and Exposure Mapping and Risk Assessment. Östersund, Sweden, 2003

Protein intake and blood pressure in cardiovascular disease., Nutrition Society Summer Meeting ‘The Food Chain – Plants, Animals, Man’. Macronutrient Metabolism Group Symposium, University of Leeds, UK, 2002

INTERSALT and INTERMAP studies. Health Aspects of Salt Consumption., International Conference of The French Food Safety Agency, Paris, France, 2002

Urinary dietary biomarkers and blood pressure: population studies, UK Molecular Epidemiology Group Meeting on Epidemiology and Biomarkers for Diet-related Diseases, London, UK, 2001

INTERMAP study of macronutrients, Joint Conference of The Society for Social Medicine and The International Epidemiological Association European Group, Oxford, UK, 2001

After INTERSALT, 5th International Conference on Preventive Cardiology - Plenary Session, Osaka, Japan, 2001

Relation of dietary protein intake of individuals (total, animal, vegetable) to their blood pressure. Findings from the INTERMAP Study, 5th International Conference on Preventive Cardiology, Osaka, Japan, 2001

Salt and diet: Too much or too little?, Joint meeting of The Foundation for Science & Technology and Academy of Medical Sciences, London, UK, 2001

Research Student Supervision

Aljuraiban,G, Association of eating patterns with blood pressure and body mass index: The INTERMAP Study.

Brown,IJ, Carbohydrate intake and blood pressure: INTERMAP study

Bullard,J, Methods for describing localised variation in disease risk and application to childhood respiratory symptoms and road traffic in Sheffield

Campanella,G, Multivariate visualisation and projection of large-scale metabolic phenotyping data.

Chan,Q, The relationship of alcohol to blood pressure

Ferrier,H, The probabilistic assessment of consumer exposure to pesticides: An analysis of uncertainty

Lauren,L, Relation of early life factors to cardiovascular disease risk, morbidity and mortality.

Loo,RL, Development of combined chemometric and NMR spectroscopic methods to enhance molecular biomarker discovery in human populations

Nelson,P, Geographical epidemiology of hypospadias: small area study of birth prevalence

Posma,J, Novel statistical and bioinformatics tools for identifying predictive metabolic biomarkers in molecular epidemiology studies

Shaddick,G, Statistical methodological aspects of modelling relationships between air pollution, temperature and health

Toledano,MB, Chlorination by-products and adverse human birth outcomes: A retrospective semi-ecologic study in three regions in England

Zabaneh,D, Quantitative genetic analysis of metabolic syndrome and component phenotypes through family and population studies