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Programme Directors

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Dr Helen Bedford

Email: h.bedford [at] ucl.ac.uk

Helen Bedford trained and practised as a nurse and a health visitor before joining ICH in 1986. The subject of her PhD, awarded in 2000, was the long term outcome of bacterial meningitis in children under one year.

As a senior lecturer in children’s health at UCL ICH she has two main roles: research and teaching.

Helen was involved in the MSc in Community Paediatrics, one of the first masters courses of its type, from its inception in the late 1980s. Over the years it has gradually changed from a one year full time course to the flexible modular course now on offer to better cater for the needs of students with improved learning opportunities.

Helen’s research interests focus on child public health issues. She has a particular interest in the epidemiology of childhood vaccination uptake and has conducted landmark studies on this topic. Other work includes issues around the Healthy Child Programme, the universal public health programme offered to all children in the UK.

Dr Paul Winyard

Email: p.winyard [at] ucl.ac.uk

Dr Paul Winyard

Paul Winyard is a Reader in Paediatric Nephrology and Head of the Nephro-Urology Unit at the UCL Institute of Child Health. He trained in Paediatrics at diverse centres including Charing Cross, Guy's, Oxford, Queen Elizabeth's Hackney and Great Ormond Street in the UK and Duke University and Philadelphia in the USA. Concurrently, he completed a PhD on the Molecular Biology of Renal Malformations.

Paul developed and ran the largest UK programme for paediatric academic trainees with 52 fellow and lecturer posts over 5 years; he is a founder member of the RCPCH Academic CSAC and is the current Academic Training Programme Director for the London Specialty School of Paediatrics. He divides his remaining time between research on dysplastic and polycystic kidneys, with clinical work on fetal renal malformations, and education via the recently merged MSc and new intercalated BSc in Paediatrics and Child Health.

Programme Administrator:

Carole Davies

Email: carole.davies [at] ucl.ac.uk

Ms Carole Davies


Carole Davies is a member taught course administration team at the UCL Institute of Child Health. She has been the administrator for MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health and some of the previous incarnations of the programme since 1998 as well as being the administrator for the MRes in Biomedicine. Before this she worked for 16 years in the Careers Service as a Special Needs Careers assistant.

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