Professor Deborah Ashby
Director, School of Public Health
Professor Ashby holds the Chair in Medical Statistics and Clinical Trials at Imperial College London, where she is Director of the School of Public Health and formerly Co-Director of Imperial Clinical Trials Unit. Her research interests are in clinical trials, risk-benefit decision making for medicines, and the utility of Bayesian approaches in these areas.
Professor Paul Elliott
Head, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Head, MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health
Professor Elliott holds the Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine and is Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Paul Elliott is also Director of the MRC-PHE Centre for Environment and Health and of the Small Area Health Statistics Unit (SAHSU), and co-Director of the MRC-NIHR National Phenome Centre. He is an honorary consultant in public health medicine in the Directorate of Primary Care and Public Health of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the academic lead for the Biobanking research theme for the Imperial NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. He was recently appointed as the Academic Health Sciences Centre's (AHSC) Director of Information Governance.
Professor Neil Ferguson
Head, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Director, MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling and Health Economics and Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics
Professor Ferguson is the Head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and leads the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling and Health Economics, and J-IDEA, , which are all hosted within the Department.
His research aims to improve understanding of the epidemiological factors and population processes shaping infectious disease spread in human and animal populations. A key focus is the analysis and optimisation of intervention strategies aimed at reducing transmission and diseases burden. Much of his work is applied, informing disease control policymaking by public and global health institutions.
Professor Azeem Majeed
Head, Department of Primary Care and Public Health
Professor Majeed joined Imperial as Professor of Primary Care and Head of the Department of Primary Care and Public Health in 2004. He also leads the Directorate of Primary Care and Public Health of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training. Professor Majeed’s research focuses on chronic disease management, health policy and the organisation and delivery of health care, the use of information for policy, planning and research, and the use of new technology to improve health care.
Dr Victoria Cornelius
Director, Imperial Clinical Trials Unit
Dr Victoria Cornelius is the Director of the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU). Previously Head of Statistics at ICTU, Victoria has worked in healthcare research as a statistician for over 20 years and specialising in trials research since 2011. She established the NIHR Statistics Group which she co-led till 2017, and founded the ICTU Methodology Group StatsCI in 2018. She leads the Child Health trial portfolio and undertakes trials in critical care, vaccines, mental health, asthma, and allergy
Professor Miia Kivipelto
Director, Ageing Epidemiology Research Unit
Professor Kivipelto holds the Chair of Neuroepidemiology and is Director of the Ageing Epidemiology Research Unit. She is also Professor of Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Professor Kivipelto's research focuses on early diagnosis and prevention of dementia and related diseases.
Dr Filippos Filippidis
Director of Education, School of Public Health
Dr Filippidis is Director of Education for the School of Public Health and leads the development and delivery of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education across the School. Before taking on the role of Director of Education Dr Filippidis was a Course Director on the School's Master of Public Health programme. Dr Filippidis is a Senior Lecturer in the Department for Primary Care and Public Health where his current research is focused on the epidemiology of tobacco use and the evaluation of tobacco control policies in Europe and other countries. His research interests also include social and economic determinants of health, health services and health-related behaviours.