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Dr Elizabeth Cecil  good bye and promotion

Wonderful evening with colleagues turning out to congratulate Dr Elizabeth Cecil on her promotion to lecturer and wish her well in her new role at Kings  College London. We will miss you!lizzie@imperial_chu@imperial_pcph@imperial_sph



2500 children from 45 schools got together to run in Battersea Park Thursday 20 June 2019

At the event Prof Saxena’s DETAIL– Daily Mile Evaluation Team at Imperial  received an award from Elaine Wyllie of The Daily Mile Foundation

Elaine Wyllie MBE, founder of The Daily Mile said: “We’ve seen the positive impact of The Daily Mile for the 8,890 schools and nurseries across the world that are already taking part. This has been backed by initial studies and anecdotal evidence from schools worldwide. We are very excited to work with Imperial College London to really understand the physical, mental and social benefits.”

Professor Sonia Saxena of Imperial College London said: “The Daily Mile is a great example of a simple, free inclusive intervention that has built in sustainability because it has grown from grass roots. The potential lifelong health benefits of investing in daily physical activity are immense but need strong science to support its implementation. We look forward to working closely with the Foundation over the coming years.”



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PCPH Seminar series timetable



The Department's Seminars are generally held at Wednesday lunchtime during term time from 12:30 to 13:30. The Seminars are an open forum, and we regularly welcome participation in the audience from outside our department.

During the pandemic the Virtual Lectures are taking place every Wednesday at 12.30-13.00 with a 20 minute presentation followed by a 10 minute Q&A session.‌

‌If you would like to attend, please contact Pirkko Carmack advance by email.

Past seminar recordings


DateSeminar DetailsVideoPowerPoint/PDF
13 January Title: Tobacco industry monitoring and highlights from the UK Tobacco Industry Index
Speaker: Dr. Raouf Alebshehy
Dr. Raouf Alebshehy Video Not available
20 January Title: WHO/EMRO Primary Health Care Measurement and Improvement Initiative (PHCMI)
Ms Hagar Azab
Ms Hagar Azab Video Not available
03 February Title: WHO National Quality Policy and Strategy (NQPS) initiative by the WHO Headquarters
Dr Matthew Neilson, Quality Team, WHO-HQ
Dr Matthew Neilson Video Not available
10 February Title: Ethnicity, social function and psychological treatment outcomes in patients with common mental disorders: a large retrospective naturalistic cohort analysis
Federica Amati, PhD ANutr
Federica Amati Video Not available
17 February Title: The journey towards decision science: challenges and opportunities
Dr Haitham Shoman
Dr Haitham Shoman Video Not available
24 February Title: COVID-19 & obesity: turning a moment of crisis into an opportunity - World Obesity Federation
Margot Neveux
Margot Neveux Video Not available
17 March Title: Physical activity, social isolation and Covid-19
Dr David Salman & Dr Thomas Beaney
Dr David Salman & Dr Thomas Beaney Video  Not available
21 April Title: A systematic review of community-based interventions for improving mental health of refugee children
Fatima Soltan
Fatima Soltan Video Not available
28 April Title: Ultra-processed food consumption and adiposity trajectories from childhood
Kiara Chang
Kiara Chang Video  Not available
05 May Title: Tobacco prices, tobacco control and child health
Filippos Filippidis
Filippos Filippidis Video  Not available
12 May Title: The impact of the Universal Infant Free School Meal policy on dietary quality
Jennie Parnham
Jennie Parnham Video  Not available
19 May Title: CCopeY: Co-producing with young people to examine youth mental health in the UK
Lindsay Dewa with the participation of Elisabeth Choong
Lindsay Dewa Video  Not available
9 June Title: Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease - From genetics, risk prediction to novel therapies and implementation research
Speaker: Professor Kausik Ray
Kausik Ray Video  Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease (PDF)
27 Oct Title: Implementation Strategies in Action
Speaker: Dr Celia Laur
Celia Laur Video Not available
03 November Title: The long-term effects of parental unemployment
Speaker: Mario Martinez-Jimenez
Mario Martinez-Jimenez Video Not available
17 November Title: The role of nutrition in COVID-19
Speaker: Professor Martin Kohlmeier
Professor Martin Kohlmeier Video Not available
08 December Title: TfL's Active People Target
Chris Billington
Chris Billington Video Not available
15 December Title: Geographic Inequities in Infrastructure of Growth Monitoring & Promotion Services in Nepal
Lucy McCann
Lucy McCann Video Not available
Summary of the table's contents


DateSeminar DetailsVideoPowerPoint/PDF
29 January Title: Youth smoking: towards a tobacco-free generation, but only for some?
Speaker: Dr Michael Green
Michael Green Video Youth smoking: towards a tobacco-free generation, but only for some? (PDF)
5 February Title: Medical Tourism and Ethics
Speaker: Anil Gayan QC
Anil Gayan Video Medical Tourism and Ethics (PDF)
26 February Title: The TARGET antibiotic Toolkit
Dr Donna Lecky
Donna Lecky Video The TARGET antibiotic Toolkit (PDF)The TARGET antibiotic Toolkit (PDF)
15 July Title: An analysis of community provision to support the mental health of young people (0-25 years) of the African Diaspora
Speaker: YHFF, Raymond, Shahini & Adi

YHFF Video

 Not Available
22 July Title: Developing as an anchor institution
Hannah Fontana

Hannah F Video

Not Available
5 August Title: Community Voices: Stories for Change
Meerat Kaur

Meerat Video

Community Voices: Stories for Change (PDF)
12 August Title: Exploring Self-Care and Lifestyle Medicine Synergies
Dr Chee Yeen Fung and Dr Neil Bindemann

Self-Care Video

Not Available
19 August Title: Changes in hospital ED visits & admissions since lockdown
Professor Alex Bottle, Puji Faitna and Violeta Balinskaite

Alex Bottle Video

Not Available
26 August Title: MEdIC's coaching theme
Dr Arti Maini

Arti Maini Video

Not Available
23 September Title: COVID community action projects between communities and medical students, and the impact
Bethany Golding

Beth Video

Not Available
 21 October Title: Community interventions to improve public mental health among adults from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
Shamini Gnani & Cleo Baskin

Shamini Video

Community Interventions (PDF)
4 November Title: Digital information: delivering efficiency and self-care
Richard Haines

Richard Haines Video

Not Available
11 November Title: Grief, loss and bereavement in the time of Covid-19
Dr Paquita De Zulueta

Dr Paquita Video

Grief, loss and bereavement in the time of Covid-19 (PDF)
18 November Title: Journal of a plague year – self-care in the time of coronavirus
Peter Smith

Peter Smith Video

Not Available
25 November Title: Long Covid: where do we start?
Dr Nisreen Alwan

Dr Nisreen Video

Not Available
Summary of the table's contents


DateSeminar DetailsVideoPowerPoint/PDF
22 May

Title: Self-Care for 21st Century Living
Speaker:  Dr Austen El-Osta


PowerPoint slides not available

 12 June

Title: Osteoarthritis: a systemic and metabolic disease of primary care
Speaker:  Dr David Salman

 Video Osteoarthritis: a systemic and metabolic disease of primary care (PDF)
 26 June

Title: Epidemic processes in time-varying networks: Commutator and concurrency
Speaker:  Dr Naoki Masuda

 Video  PowerPoint slides not available
 30 October

Title: NWL Diabetes- A Transformational Learning
Speaker:  Dr Buchi Reddy


NWL Diabetes- A Transformational Learning Part 1 (PDF)

NWL Diabetes- A Transformational Learning Part 2 (PDF)

6 November

Title: Do practice characteristics explain the impact of a financial incentive on antibiotic prescribing? An evaluation of the English Quality Premium Initiative
Speaker:  Dr Philip Anyanwu

Title: Evaluating a digital sepsis alert in a multi-site hospital: a natural experiment
Speaker:  Dr Kate Honeyford


 Philip Anyanwu Seminar (PDF)

Kate Honeyford Seminar (PDF)

20 November

Title: The L.I.F.E.S.T.Y.L.E First Method®: to unlock the potential for a life of optimal health and wellbeing through self-care
Speaker:  Dr Alka Patel


 PowerPoint slides not available

27 November

Title: Markov Multiscale Community Detection to Redefine Catchment Areas in Healthcare
Speaker:  Dr Jonathan Clarke

 Video Markov Multiscale Community Detection to Redefine Catchment Areas (PDF)
 4 December

Title: Active travel and Sustrans’ approach to implementing this in communities by combining behaviour change, collaborative design and infrastructure
Speaker:  Ruth Chiat

 Video Active travel and Sustrans’ approach to implementing this in communities (PDF)