Dr Richard Pinder
Director of Undergraduate Public Health Education
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health Medicine

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Primary Care and Public Health

Richard is a consultant public health physician and clinical academic with an interest in health systems and epidemiology. He leads Imperial's Undergraduate Public Health (UGPH) Education team as the senior lead for Population Health, Epidemiology, Global Health and Lifestyle Medicine courses within the Faculty.  

Richard is passionate about developing future leaders in public health and global health. Starting with the Lifestyle Medicine and Population modules, Imperial's future doctors are rooted in Public Health from their first days as a medical student. The School of Public Health’s Global Health BSc programme is a central means of developing those future leaders. By the end of our programmes, our students wil be able to handle ambiguity and critically analyse the wicked problems we face. Richard’s vision is that the programme is the first step on these students’ journey to achieve better, more equal health outcomes across populations and national boundaries.

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Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention Team

Christopher James HarveyDr Christopher-James Harvey
Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow
Head of Academic Tutoring for Phase 1 Medicine
Sleep Topic Lead, Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Primary Care & Public Health

As a Strategic Senior Teaching Fellow, my main focus is the design and delivery of Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention (LMAP). I hold a PhD in Psychological Medicine with a background in cognitive neuroscience. I am also interested in public engagement and have worked with various artists, educational, media and industry partners on developing innovative ways to facilitate the public and policy makers in considering the importance of sleep.


Dr Florence Mutlow
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention, 2021-22

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Primary Care & Public Health

Florence joined the Undergraduate Public Health Education team in 2021, having just completed her foundation training across East Sussex and South London. She holds an intercalated degree in International Health and has an interest in Global Health and Health Equity. Through LMAP, Florence hopes students will become clinicians with a passion to address lifestyle factors at their root cause, with an appreciation for health inequalities at a local, national and global scale. Florence enjoys designing clinically relevant teaching that challenges students’ attitudes and ideas. She believes that embedding Lifestyle Medicine and Population Health within the medical curriculum provides students with practical tools and knowledge to promote the health of both themselves and their future patients.

Dr Hannah Wright
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention, 2021-22

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Primary Care & Public Health

Hannah joined the Undergraduate Public Health Education team in 2021, after completing a year working as a National Medical Director's Clinical Fellow at HQIP. Prior to this, she completed Foundation and Core Medical training in London, including a placement working at King's College London School of Medicine. She has recently become certified as a Health Coach and feels passionately about personalised care and patient empowerment.

Hannah believes that learning about Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention from the outset of medical school equips students with the attitude, skills and knowledge required to drive a transformation in the way we deliver healthcare to a system that prioritises health promotion and illness prevention. She also believes that learning about lifestyle medicine empowers students to focus on their own wellbeing, a crucial skill for our clinicians of tomorrow.

Dr Amy BannermanDr Amy Bannerman
Strategic Clinical Teaching Fellow
Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention, 2019-21

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine

Amy is a specialty registrar in Public Health Medicine and has a special interest in the role of physical activity. She developed much of the innovative Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention modules at Imperial College School of Medicine. During this time, she has been involved with designing and delivering the brand-new module including the lifestyle tracking study which is currently in its second year. She is passionate about empowering students to use the learning from the module in their own lives as well as in their clinical practice and is now an advocate of student partnerships through the College's Student Shapers' programme.


Dr Edward MaileDr Edward Maile
Module Development Co-Lead
Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention, 2018-21

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health

Ed is a General Practitioner and former NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice combining frontline clinical work with health policy research and teaching. He worked as the module development lead for the Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention course and continues in an advisory capacity. He has a keen interest in public health, health policy and healthcare innovation. He formerly worked in national health policy at NHS England and held tutoring roles at Oxford and Harvard. He has degrees in medicine, genetics, and public health. Away from work he enjoys hiking, music and is an enthusiastic but inept surfer.


Dr Lucy RyanDr Lucy Ryan
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention, 2020-21

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Primary Care & Public Health

Lucy has returned to the Undergraduate Public Health Education team after initially participating in LMAP teaching as a foundation year 2 doctor whilst rotating through the Department of Primary Care and Public Health. She completed her foundation training in North West London in August 2020 and is currently a registrar in Histopathology.

Lucy finds the development and delivery of LMAP content the most interesting and enjoyable. LMAP enables Lucy to promote evidence-based approaches and stimulate students’ interest in how to utilise lifestyle interventions for better health outcomes for their future patients, community and themselves.

Lucy believes that embedding Lifestyle Medicine within the medical curriculum will help shape changes in lifestyle that are needed to curb the burden of multi-morbidity and burnout within healthcare professionals.


Dr Vinitha SoundararajanDr Vinitha Soundararajan
Clinical Teaching Fellow
Lifestyle Medicine and Prevention, 2020/21

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Primary Care & Public Health

Vinitha completed foundation training in South London and is completing her core training in psychiatry. She holds an MSc in Public Health and has an interest in psychiatry and global health. As a clinical teaching fellow, Vinitha enjoys working on curriculum design and delivery. Vinitha is passionate about the promotion of physician well-being and aims to use her role within LMAP to create a relatable learning environment for students by drawing on her own clinical experiences. She believes that lifestyle medicine and global health are prime areas for healthcare innovation and believes that the LMAP module provides a foundation to enable students to explore solutions for better physician and patient health in the future.


Global Health BSc Team

Dr Mariam SbaitiDr Mariam Sbaiti
Senior Teaching Fellow, Global Health
Deputy Director & Module 1 Lead, Global Health BSc

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health

Mariam is passionate about collaborative approaches to education and using these to support students to develop critical thinking skills and develop more dynamic and authentic approaches to global health education. I am currently working on an innovative global health education project where I invited a range of partners to design and deliver the curriculum collaboratively. Over the last 2 years, my team worked with students and with colleagues who have professional and lived experiences of healthcare in the Syrian conflict to design authentic learning and assessment activities around this issue. I am passionate about student experience and recently completed a qualitative research project on students’ experiences of global health education which highlighted a discontent with the Western perspectives pervasive in global health resources and teaching. 

Location: G39, Medical School Building, St Mary's Campus

ShyamDr Shyam Sundar Budhathoki
Senior Teaching Fellow in Global Health
Module Co-ordinator & Module 2b Lead, Global Health BSc

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Primary Care & Public Health

Shyam is a medical doctor specialised in Community Medicine and Tropical diseases trained in China and Nepal. He has extensive experiences leading public health teaching and placements for undergraduate health sciences students for home and international students in Nepal. Shyam coordinates the Global Health BSc course and leads the Community Group Placements (CGP) scheme in the Science in Context (SiC) module of the course. Shyam believes that the CGP partnership between Imperial College and community based organisations in its true sense is an experiential learning partnership to mutually share expertise and strengthen the critical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills of global health students. Shyam has a wide range of research experience in health literacy, health promotion, sexual and reproductive health, child health and health systems research focusing in underprivileged population and LMIC settings. With a passion for contributing to scientific community, Shyam performs roles as Academic Editor for PLoS One Journal and Associate Editor for BMC Women’s Health.



Ambar QaviAmbar Qavi
Teaching Fellow & BMB Module Lead, Global Health

Affiliations: School of Public Health, Primary Care & Public Health

Ambar is a Teaching Fellow in the school of Public Health and works across three public health degree programmes; GMPH, MPH and the BSc Global Health. Ambar is also the module lead for the Global Health short course delivered in the BMB degree programme.

Ambar has research experience in the field of health systems development, access to medicines and HIV.  She has worked alongside organisations such as WHO, UNITAID and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). Ambar is keen to help students understand global health issues through the lens of disparate disciplines such as economics, medicine, epidemiology and anthropology.


Dr Thomas HoneDr Thomas Hone
Research Fellow & Module 2a Lead, Global Health BSc

Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health, Public Health Policy Evaluation Unit

Thomas is a Research Fellow at Imperial. His research focuses on health systems and public health policy in LMICs. He has a particular focus on Latin America, Primary Healthcare, health system financing, and health inequalities. He has a PhD in Public Health and has an emphasis on quantitative and quasi-experimental methods in his research.

Thomas is keen to help students maximize their skills as future consumers and producers of evidence for global health. Module 2a is great opportunity to build skills in reviewing and critiquing studies, balancing conflicting evidence, and producing policy-relevant and informative outputs.

Location: Reynolds Building, Charing Cross Campus

Undergraduate Public Health Education course administrator

Beatrix RozsaMs Beatrix Rozsa
Undergraduate Education Administrator

Affiliations: School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Beatrix is responsible for administering the planning and delivery of all operational aspects of the BSc Global Health course (MBBS Year 4) since May 2016.

Previous roles are at Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust as Course administrator (CYAF courses) and Administrator supervisor. Beatrix is dedicated to help the education of the next generation of healthcare workers and to enhance student journey.

Location: Room 169, St Mary’s Campus