Leading the way

The School was rated joint top nationally in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in the “Public Health, Health Services & Primary Care” Unit of Assessment, with 91% of our research rated as "world-leading or internationally excellent".

Imperial College’s School of Public Health aims to improve population health by strengthening the public health science base, training the next generation of public health leaders, and influencing health policies and programmes around the world. 

The School of Public Health provides a coherent academic identity and home for the broad range of multi- and interdisciplinary research we believe is essential for delivering scientific innovation in public health. Our mission is to deliver world-class research at the local, national and international level, translating scientific advances into improvements in health policy, prevention and treatment of major infectious and chronic diseases, health services and primary care.

We house two Medical Research Council Centres and the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU), now fully accredited by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration. We have five departments and units across several of the College’s medical campuses which span infectious disease epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, primary care and public health, clinical trials and evaluation, neuroepidemiology and ageing.