UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health



Our research and teaching interests include aspects of general and adolescent paediatrics, mental health and palliative care, with a focus on improving policy and practice

Myra Bluebond-Langner

Michelle Heys

Monica Lakhanpaul

Celine Lewis

Helen Roberts

Andreas Roposch

Roz Shafran

David Skuse

Terence Stephenson

Alastair Sutcliffe

Russell Viner


Research Groups



MICE Mental Health Intervention for Children with Epilepsy

Improving the treatment of mental health problems in young people with epilepsy

Obesity Policy Research Unit

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Building the evidence base to help reduce the prevalence and burden of obesity


 Strengthening Health, Education, Environment and Engineering Linkages

Inter-disciplinary MRC (Medical Research Council) funded study, designed to bring together partners from the UK (UCL) and India (SCI, IIT Delhi and JNU) to explore the Health-Education-Engineering-Environment factors that influence Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) practices and nutrition in India

Palliative Care


The conduct of well co-ordinated, high quality, collaborative studies which will inform practice; and the development and implementation of educational and training programs which will meet the needs of professionals serving children and young people with palliative care needs in the UK and across the world


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The PROMISE Programme aims to improve the assessment and treatment of childhood obesity through research addressing key gaps in the evidence base supporting the NICE childhood obesity treatment pathway and to build a coherent programme of clinical and public health research that significantly contributes towards improving the treatment of childhood obesity in the NHS

Learning Together


Learning Together is a new school-based intervention which uses an innovative whole-school restorative approach to address youth bullying and aggression with the aim of improving young people’s health and well-being at a population-level and reducing health inequalities. 


The Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition (NEON)


The Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition (NEON) study is a multi-phase project that aims to optimise feeding, care and dental hygiene practices in South Asian children in East London using participatory learning and action (PLA) cycles facilitated by a multi-lingual community facilitator.

Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Study


The objectives of the Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) study are to address health in inequalities across peri-urban slums whilst aligning with local Non-governmental Organisation’s infection priority goals (e.g. Stop Diarrhoea Initiative) while further collaborating between different institutions, organisations and individual researchers all around the globe. 



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IMAGINE ID stands for: Intellectual Disability and Mental Health: Assessing the Genomic Impact on Neurodevelopment. The programme of research encompasses IMAGINE-1 (2015-2020) and IMAGINE-2 (2020-2024).


General Health & Hospital Admissions in Children Born after ART: A Population Based Linkage Study

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This retrospective UK population based cohort study aims to investigate hospital admissions and diagnoses made in children born after assisted reproduction. This will be achieved by linking data from the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) database to the Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES). 





Mental Health Admissions to Paediatric Wards Study (MAPS)

Mental Health Admissions to Paediatric Wards Study (MAPS)
 Mental Health Admissions to Paediatric Wards Study (MAPS): Prospective admissions data and qualitative Interviews