The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (GOS ICH) is part of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences within the School of Life and Medical Sciences.
The Faculty aims to deliver outstanding research and teaching for improved human health. The unifying concept that informs its scholarship and educational activity is the life course.
The Faculty's research elucidates the biological, behavioural and psychosocial processes that operate across an individual's life, and across generations, that affect the development of disease in populations. This research informs undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational teaching. The Faculty comprises Institutes and Divisions that together represent each life-stage, from conception, birth, childhood, adolescence into adulthood, older age and death. The Faculty also undertakes studies that inform the development of services, interventions and policies that address health disparities that occur as a consequence of exposures throughout the life course.
Working with other Faculties and through the Domains and UCL Partners, and with neighbouring academic and health service colleagues, the Faculty of Population Health Sciences aims to realise the translational vision expressed in the structure of the School of Life and Medical Sciences. In this way it can serve the needs of local, national and international communities.
The school is one of the largest and most prestigious aggregations of academics in biomedicine in Europe today and staff and former students have included 20 Nobel Prize winners.