UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health



With staff as diverse as they are skilled, the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health brings together people at the top of their field to work together to improve the health and well-being of children and the adults they will become.Our staff bring a range of experience to help students grasp the realities of child health work at national and international levels. We collaborate with many partners throughout the world - other national and international academic, NHS, charitable, governmental and non-governmental organisations.

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    ICH Academic Role Models

    As part of our Athena SWAN Silver Award commitment, a selection of staff at ICH talk about the challenges of developing research careers and the importance of their own role models.


    Senior Management Team

    Institute DirectorRosalind Smyth
    Deputy Director (Education)Helen Bedford & Angie Wade (job share)
    Deputy Director (NHS Liaison)David Goldblatt
    Deputy Director (Strategy & Partnerships)Catherine Law
    Institute ManagerTansy Jones

    Education Management

    Co-Director Education (Clinical Academic Training)Despina Eleftheriou
    Departmental Postgraduate Tutor (Research)Claire Thorne
    Departmental Postgraduate Tutor (Taught Courses)Jane Simmonds
    Education Administration ManagerLeigh Kilpert 

    Academic Programme Management

    Developmental Biology & Cancer Programme

    Head of ProgrammeJP Martinez-Barbera
    Deputy Head of ProgrammeJohn Anderson
    Programme ManagerLouise Loughlin
    Programme Support Services teamich.dbc.programme@ucl.ac.uk

    Developmental Neurosciences Programme

    Head of ProgrammeHelen Cross
    Deputy Head of ProgrammeTorsten Baldeweg
    Programme ManagerRebecca Sibley
    Programme Support Services teamich.dn.programme@ucl.ac.uk

    Genetics & Genomic Medicine Programme 

    Head of ProgrammePaul Gissen
    Deputy Head of ProgrammeStephen Hart
    Programme ManagerChris Thalasselis
    Programme Support Services teamich.ggm.programme@ucl.ac.uk

    Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Programme

    Head of ProgrammeAdrian Thrasher
    Deputy Head of ProgrammeLucy Wedderburn
    Programme ManagerVania de Toledo
    Programme Support Services teamich.iii.programme@ucl.ac.uk

    Population, Policy & Practice Programme

    Head of ProgrammeMonica Lakhanpaul
    Deputy Head of ProgrammeDavid Skuse
    Programme ManagerJana Varma
    Programme Support Services teamich.ppp.programme@ucl.ac.uk


    BRC Director

    BRC DirectorThomas Voit

    Professional Services team leads

    Deputy Institute ManagerSerife Dervish
    Education Administration ManagerLeigh Kilpert
    Executive OfficerNicole Hofmans
    Finance ManagerRachel Smith
    Head of Laboratory ManagmentKate Thornton
    HR ManagerLudi Capelan
    ICH Events Manager 
    IT ManagerTrudi Anderson
    Manager Satellites EstatesColin Boekbinder


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