Populations & Lifelong Health

About Us

About Us

UCL encompasses arguably the greatest concentration of biomedical science and population health expertise in Europe. The Domain brings together over 450 Researchers with an interest in population health from across the university, who conduct world-leading work.

Our researchers generate 10% of the country’s contribution to the most highly cited publications in public, occupational and environmental health, and in the last five years the citations of the ten most highly cited researchers exceeded 180,000.

Populations and lifelong health is a strategic priority for UCL, with research in this field accounting for almost 20% of UCL’s entire research income. Our success is built not just on world-class infrastructure but fundamentally on the people who make up the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain community. Our vision is to build upon our existing excellence by supporting and investing in cross-disciplinary research teams, to become the world’s leading institution focussed on populations and lifelong health.

In addition to the six Institutes that form the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences, the Domain brings together activity in five research Themes. These Institutes and Themes reflect the strength of research in populations and lifelong health at UCL.

Our work ranges from studies that measure the burden of disease in populations, through to cross-sectional and longitudinal studies which seek to understand the relative influences of environmental, socio-economic, behavioural, biological and genetic factors on disease and lifelong health. We undertake clinical, behaviour change and health service interventions in community, primary and secondary care settings nationally and globally to evaluate their benefits to health in populations.

The health of populations is influenced by a wide range of factors including law, economics, culture and the environment. A key objective of the Domain is to bring together researchers across the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences (SLMS) and beyond, whose work has a bearing on populations and lifelong health e.g. lawyers, health economists, geographers, philosophers, ethicists, anthropologists, mathematicians and those working on the built environment. We aim to build capacity by bringing together researchers working across a broad range of disciplines, and developing strategic initiatives to build the academic community and further developing novel research. We also aim to disseminate UCL’s research and support interaction with key opinion formers and practitioners to translate research into policy and practice.

Join the UCL Populations Health & Lifelong Health Domain

If you are a member of UCL research staff and would like to join the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain community, simply select the UCL IRIS Populations & Lifelong Health Theme when you complete/update your IRIS profile.

About Us - UCL

Our vision is to build upon our existing excellence by supporting and investing in cross-disciplinary research teams, to become the world’s leading institution focussed on populations and lifelong health.