Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care

Prof Anne McMunn

Prof Anne McMunn

Professor of Social Epidemiology

Epidemiology & Public Health

Institute of Epidemiology & Health

Joined UCL
21st Jan 1998

Research summary

Anne McMunn's research is concentrated on the social determinants of health within a life courseepidemiological framework. More specifically, she investigates the influence onhealth and wellbeing of family care, work and social relationships characteristics. She is also interested in how gender and socioeconomic position structure these associations. Professor McMunn is currently PI of the EUROCARE international consortium investigating the impact of providing adult care at different stages of the life course across European countries in different care regimes and Co-I on a Nuffield-funded project with Becca Lacey (PI) investigating the health and wellbeing of young carers. She is Deputy Director of the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society & Health (ICLS) and currently Head of the UCL Research Department of Epidemiology & Public Health.

Teaching summary

Professor McMunn is currently a Deputy Director of the ESRC-BBSRC flagship Centre for Doctoral Training in Biosocial Reserch. She has previously held leadership roles in ESRC and MRC Doctoral Training Partnerships, and was Graduate Tutor for the Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care for seven years. She is currently supervising ten PhD students, and has supervised 25 to successful completion. She lectures, leads modules and acts as dissertation supervisor and personal tutor on the MSc in Social Epidemiology, the MSc in Population Health, and the BSc in Population Health.


Anne graduated from UCLA in Los Angeles in 1991 and moved to the Republic of Yemen where she spent several years as a Peace Corps volunteer and became interested in public health. She returned to UCLA to complete an MPH degree and then moved to London where she joined a Research Unit attached to the Genitourinary Medicine Department of King's College London. From there she joined the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health at UCL in January 1998 where she studied for her PhD part-time while working on the Health Surveys for England and Scotland and helping to establish the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. She completed her PhD at UCL in 2004 and has worked in the ESRC International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society & Health since its inception in 2008.