Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Director of Undergraduate Public Health Education



+44 (0)20 7594 0789richard.pinder




313Reynolds BuildingCharing Cross Campus





Richard is a consultant public health physician with a special interest in health care and health system management. He is the population health lead within Imperial College School of Medicine and course director of Imperial’s Global Health BSc programme. Richard also leads the Foundations of Public Health Practice modules on the School of Public Health’s MPH and Global MPH (online) programmes.

In his clinical role, Richard is academic lead consultant in the London Borough of Southwark, where he is also a postgraduate educational supervisor for higher specialty and foundation training. He is also on the national Recruitment Executive Group for Public Health Medicine specialty training selection.

Richard trained at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine. Completing the academic foundation programme at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Psychiatry, he moved to Imperial College London as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health Medicine in 2010. He completed his higher specialty training in 2015 having held a wide range of roles across the NHS, local government, national government and private sector including as Senior Policy Advisor to the Department of Health and Social Care.

Richard provides consulting and advisory services on a range of population health topics including pharmaceutical medicine (including cancer drugs), health systems financing, NHS reform, population health management, health policy and the application of data science to research and practice.



Sharpe CA, Poots A, Watt H, et al., An observational study to examine how Cumulative Impact Zones influence alcohol availability from different types of licensed outlets in an inner London Borough, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055

Green K, Cooke O'Dowd N, Watt H, et al., 2019, Prescribing trends of gabapentin, pregabalin and oxycodone; a secondary analysis of primary care prescribing patterns in England, Bjgp Open, ISSN:2398-3795

Dick A, Pinder R, Ember T, et al., 2019, Reducing allogenic blood transfusion in paediatric scoliosis surgery – reporting fifteen years of a multidisciplinary, evidence based quality improvement project, Global Spine Journal, ISSN:2192-5682


Boshari T, Sharpe C, Poots A, et al., 2018, Public health and alcohol licensing policy in local government: an observational study of licensed premises and alcohol-related violence in London, UK, Public Health Science 2018, Elsevier, Pages:S12-S12, ISSN:0140-6736

Sharpe C, Tang S, Hogan G, et al., 2018, Developing the role of public health in responding to mental health and wellbeing needs after mass casualty incidents: experience at London Bridge and Borough Market, June, 2017, Public Health Science 2018, Elsevier, Pages:S14-S14, ISSN:0140-6736

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