School of Public Health staff on an away day

Strengthening, influencing and training the next generation of public health leaders

The School of Public Health aims to achieve better health in the population through strengthening the public health science base, training the next generation of public health leaders and influencing health policies and programmes around the world.

Obesity, cancer, heart disease, dementia and infectious and parasitic diseases are among today's major global public health challenges. Imperial’s School of Public Health, under the Directorship of Professor Neil Ferguson, is committed to improving health in populations throughout the world.

The School of Public Health is unique in combining world-class research at local, national and international level with translational work within the Academic Health Science Centre in the Imperial College Healthcare Trust and translates science and epidemiology into policy, health education and primary care. Together with its research, teaching and evidence-led policy work, the School of Public Health aims to address the major public health challenges of the twenty-first century.

Our mission


Schistosomiasis Control Initiative researchers modelling the disease in Africa

Excellence in research

As the UK's top institution for world-leading public health research, in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, the school carries out ground-breaking research throughout its departments.

Based across several of Imperial’s central London campuses the School of Public Health has close links with the Imperial College Academic Health Sciences Centre and the Imperial College Healthcare Trust.

Dr Anna Hansell teaching students

Training the next generation

With a reputation for excellence in teaching, the School of Public Health currently has students enrolled on PhD, Masters, BSc programmes and professional short courses.

All academic and research staff working at the cutting edge of their research areas are engaged in teaching and training the next generation of leaders in public health.

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Influencing policy

The School of Public Health provides a strong voice in the development of health policies. It is in an ideal position to carry out world-class research and to translate this into improvements in healthcare and health policy at local, national and international levels across the globe.