Public Health Registrars

The Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR) is one of three training locations within the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care in the UCL Medical School’s Faculty of Population Health Sciences. 

Three departments:

  1. the Department of Applied Health Research (DAHR);
  2. the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH);
  3. the Research Department of Infection and Population Health (IPH);

work together to form a combined training location but have separate Public Health training educational supervisors:

The academic staff listed below meet the Faculty of Public Health requirements for project supervisors / attachment trainers, as specified on www.fph.org.uk/training/trainers/project_supervisor.asp.

Dr Nora Pashayan (ES) Clinical Senior Lecturer +44 (0)20 3108 3255 n.pashayan@ucl.ac.uk
Professor Rosalind Raine Head of Dept and Professor of Health Services Research +44 (0)20 7679 1713 r.raine@ucl.ac.uk

Each trainer

  • is a consultant in public health or a public health specialist of equivalent experience;
  • is committed to providing high quality training e.g. by using a learning contract;
  • provides supervision with regular feedback on work in their related field;
  • is familiar with Faculty requirements and understands the roles and responsibilities involved in training in public health;
  • has experience in training and supervision of projects.

Post OSPHE Public Health training: Public Health registrars will choose an academic placement, in most cases, to fulfil specific needs, such as using complex datasets, to have the experience of a period of in-depth academic research or to publish a peer-reviewed paper. Registrars will arrive with a limited number of RITA/ARCP competencies they wish to address during the attachment. Research competencies relating to communicable disease control and reproductive and sexual health may be attained during an attachment to IPH. Most other competencies can be addressed in either department. The attachment trainer, registrar, and educational supervisor will need to clarify early on realistic objectives for the placement, such as to learn certain specific competencies, or (ideally) to write a paper for publication, or a mixture of the two. Registrars and their supervisors will need to negotiate a planned work programme that, as far as possible, is likely to meet these agreed objectives, is of interest to the registrar, and is linked appropriately to research in the Institute. 

Individuals wishing to enquire about public health training with the department please e-mail Nora Pasyahan.

Current Specialty Registrars

Dr Helen Barratt

Click here for an outline of the UCL Public Health Training Policy

The Faculty of Public Health has produced a guide to Public Health training "Public Health: Specialise in the 'Bigger Picture' and provides information about considering a career in public health whether from a medical, other clinical or non-clinical background. You can download this publication or order a hardcopy from the FPH website.

Presentations from September 2013 open day on academic public health specialty training opportunities in London:

The presentations cover general introduction to academic training in public health and opportunities available in UCL, LSHTM, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London, UCL Partners, Farr Institute and Improvement Science London