Imperial College London

Dr Bob Klaber

Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Medicine Centre

Professor of Practice (Population Health)



+44 (0)20 3312 6908r.klaber




Paediatrics (Room 109)The Bays, South Wharf RdSt Mary's Campus





Bob Klaber is a Consultant General Paediatrician & Director of Strategy, Research & Innovation at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Bob trained as an educationalist alongside his postgraduate paediatric training in London and has a strong interest in individual and systems learning, quality improvement, digital innovation, behavioural insights work, leadership development and kindness. He has completed a mixed methods MD researching leadership approaches in healthcare.

In 2015 Bob set up a team who continue to drive an ambitious project to create a culture of continuous quality improvement across Imperial, has worked as Deputy Medical Director and has led work on the development and implementation of the Trust’s new organisational strategy. In his current director role he is responsible for strategy, research, innovation and improvement across Imperial College Healthcare, and within this role works closely with the senior leadership team with the Faculty of Medicine and Imperial College.

Bob is also a strong advocate for child health and co-leads the Connecting Care for Children (CC4C) integrated child health programme in North West London , which is focused on developing whole population integrated care models of care and learning within paediatrics and child health.



Klaber R, Mountford J, Allwood D, 2024, Kindness in healthcare: why it matters and why BMJ Leader will focus on it., Bmj Lead

Mendelsohn E, Honeyford K, Brittin A, et al., 2023, The impact of atypical intrahospital transfers on patient outcomes: a mixed methods study, Scientific Reports, Vol:13, ISSN:2045-2322

Louiset M, Allwood D, Bailey S, et al., 2023, Let's reconnect healthcare with its mission and purpose by bringing humanity to the point of care, Bmj Leader

Frich JC, Allwood D, Busari JO, et al., 2023, Looking back, leading forward: <i>BMJ Leader</i> 5 years on, Bmj Leader, Vol:7, Pages:1-2

Roland D, Wolfe I, Klaber RE, et al., 2022, Final warning on the need for integrated care systems in acute paediatrics, Archives of Disease in Childhood, Vol:107, ISSN:0003-9888

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