UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


Research Department of Population Science and Experimental Medicine 

The Research Department of Population Science and Experimental Medicine comprises clinicians and scientists with expertise in various aspects of cardiometabolic disease and aging. It includes the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL  -  the home of the National Survey of Health and Development (the 1946 Birth Cohort), the Hypertension Research Group, the Centre for Translational Genomics and the Multimorbidity Mechanisms and Therapeutics Collaborative (MMTRC). Activities in the department range from discovery science, through detailed cardiometabolic phenotyping, to policy. Current research in the department includes the investigation of genetic variation influencing risk of disease, causal mechanisms responsible for cardiometabolic disease and drug target validation using genetic approaches, characterization of cardiometabolic and other phenotypes in the population and their relationship to exposures over the life course, the identification of biological and social factors affecting lifelong health, ageing and chronic disease risk, and research in hypertension, with particular expertise in early and later phase clinical trials.

Our Department includes the following groups: