Imperial College London

Dr Richard J Pinder

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 clinical senior lecturer and experienced public health physician with a special interest in health care and health system management. He leads the Undergraduate Public Health Education (UGPH) unit within Imperial's School of Public Health. The UGPH team delivers world-leading education, training and research across primary care and population health sciences with a focus on translation and practice.

Richard is the lead for population health and epidemiology within Imperial College School of Medicine and has established the UK's first core undergraduate medicine course in Lifestyle Medicine. Richard is also the course director of Imperial’s Global Health BSc programme, as well as the lead for the Foundations of Public Health Practice modules in the School of Public Health’s MPH and Global MPH (online) programmes. He is the GMC-accredited specialty educational supervisor for the School of Public Health. 

Richard worked for seven years as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the London Borough of Southwark leading public health portfolios on integrated care, mental health and substance misuse. During the COVID-19 pandemic he led the local contact tracing programme alongside a wide range of other senior health protection duties.

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. He has 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), population health management, and the application of data science to research and practice. He holds honorary consultant roles at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (collaborating with Evelina Children’s Hospital, London).

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Williams R, Alessi C, Alexander G, et al., 2021, New dimensions for hospital services and early detection of disease: a Review from the Lancet Commission into liver disease in the UK., The Lancet, Vol:397, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:1770-1780

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