UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


CHAMPP: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Palliative Care and Paediatrics

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

Children playing basketball in park 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

Louis-Dundas 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


Chlid on swingThe 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

A_girl_studyingLearning 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)

NEONThe 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 <2 in East London using participatory learning and action (PLA) cycles facilitated by a multi-lingual community facilitator.

Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Study

CHIPThe 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. We believe CHIP will allow encouraging interdisciplinary research innovation and implementation towards addressing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for i) no poverty; ii) zero hunger; iii) good health & wellbeing; iv) clean water & sanitation; v) affordable and clean energy; vi) reduced inequalities and vii) sustainable city environments (goals 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 10 & 11).