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Andrew Hayward

Prof Andrew Hayward

Co-Director

Professor Andrew Hayward trained in medicine and subsequently as an epidemiologist and Public Health Physician.  His early research focussed on epidemiology and control of infections of public health importance including tuberculosis, influenza and antibiotic resistance. A major part of this work has been in close collaboration with the UCLH Find&Treat Service to support the development and evaluation of effective interventions for Inclusion Health Groups such as People Experiencing Homelessness, drug users and prisoners. Andrew has extensive experience of supporting junior researchers to obtain competitive research fellowships and was recently awarded the UCL student choice award for PhD supervision.  Andrew is an Educational Supervisor for public health Trainees on attachment to UCL. He was co-director of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics where his research group has now formed the UCL Centre for Public Health Data Science. He left this Institute to direct the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care in 2017. Andrew has an Honorary Consultant Contract with Central and North-West London NHS Community Trust.

In recent years Andrew focused on Inclusion Health.  In partnership with Dr Alistair Story (Honorary Associate Professor and lead of the UCLH Find&Treat service), Andrew has co-founded and co-directs the UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health.  Andrew is happy to be approached by anyone who is seeking a placement at the Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health or who wishes to develop a fellowship or research proposal in this area.

Al Story

Dr Al Story

Co-Director

Dr Al Story is the founder and Clinical Lead of the pan-London UCLH Find&Treat Service. Working in partnership with Professor Andrew Hayward, they have a 20 year track record of translational research and health service innovation with excluded and marginalised populations. His research interests include Inclusion Health, Health Service models - integrated outreach, point of care diagnostics, peer led interventions, and using mobile digital technologies to promote engagement and treatment continuity. He was elected Fellow by Distinction to the Faculty of Public Health in 2015 and is an original member of the UK Faculty for Homeless and Inclusion Health and the Pathway Team. He is UCL Associate Professor of Inclusion Health (honorary) and co-founded and co-directs the UCL Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health with Professor Andrew Hayward.

Al is happy to be approached by anyone interested in inclusion health.

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Rob Aldridge

Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellow and Consultant in Public Health

Rob uses data and digital technologies to investigate and improve the health of the public. Rob’s research interests are broad, but he has a particular focus on making invisible populations visible by establishing the burden of disease in migrants, homeless, prisoners, sex workers and individuals with substance use disorders. Rob has validated methods to link and analyse large health and social care datasets to evaluate public health interventions targeted at these populations. Rob also has a keen interest in the development and testing of new interventions, including a recent randomised controlled trial of a mobile phone app to improve treatment outcomes for people with experience of homelessness who have tuberculosis.

Janine-Doughty

Janine Doughty

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow/ Dentist

Janine qualified in dentistry from the University of Bristol in 2010. Her most recent post was as a Special Care Dentistry Academic Clinical Fellow at the Eastman Dental Hospital. In the latter part of 2017, after 18 months of speciality training, Janine was awarded funding to undertake an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF). The DRF award has enabled her to take three years out of her speciality training programme to complete a PhD: the HIVDENTAL study is an acceptability and feasibility study implementing HIV testing in dental settings in London.  Janine has achieved numerous awards including the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry Oral Health Promotion Prize, SAAD Essay Prize, British Association of Oral Surgery Senior House Officer Open Paper Prize, finalist for Barts Health Hero award, and in 2018 she was honoured to receive the British Dental Association award for contributions to the association.

Chantal Edge

Chantal Edge

NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow/Public Health Speciality Registrar

Chantal is a Specialty Registrar in Public Health (St4) on the South West London, Surrey and Sussex NHS training scheme. She is currently based at UCL within the CCIH to undertake an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship supervised by Professor Andrew Hayward. Her fellowship centres on the implementation and evaluation of telemedicine for secondary care appointments within prisons in Surrey. Chantal also holds a grant from the Wellcome Trust to develop a short animated film based on qualitative data collection in prisons, to inform hospital clinicians of the issues prisoners experience when accessing secondary care appointments, to encourage them to design improved services for this traditionally underserved population.

Chantal’s primary research centres within the field of health and justice but she also has a strong interest in the wider field of inclusion health and healthcare public health.

Cassie Fairhead

Cassie Fairhead

UCL Medical Student 

Cassie studied medicine at the University of Cambridge. Whilst in Cambridge she joined Polygeia, a student-led multi-university global health think-tank. As a researcher, editor, and finally editor-in-chief of Polygeia she undertook research commissioned by charities such as MedicMobile, focusing on public and reproductive health. Cassie also had the opportunity to undertake an internship researching immune responses to the rotavirus vaccine at the Wellome Trust Research Laboratory in Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

Cassie joined UCL to complete her medical training and was inspired by the ability of patients to manage their health despite facing significant barriers to medical care. She was greatly inspired by the refugee and asylum-seeking women she collaborated with during the  UCL Grand Challenges project ‘Pathways to Education’, when she co-led a group of women as part of a course based on “Women in Education/ Women in London”. She is now in her final year of medical school and is working on research projects at the Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health.

Zana Khan

Zana Khan

Inclusion Health GP

Dr. Zana Khan is a GP specialising in the care of homeless and inclusion health groups (IHGs).  Zana’s research and clinical interests include managing complex health, care and overlapping needs in IHGs, Inclusion Health service design, implementation and evaluation, complex service interventions in Inclusion Health and education of health and wider staff in Inclusion Health. She worked as a portfolio and inner-city GP in primary care and urgent care before joining the Kings Health Partners Pathway Homeless Team as GP Clinical Lead in 2013, implementing the first Pathway Homeless Team in a Mental Health Trust at SLaM and the largest Pathway Homeless Team at GStT.

Zana contributes to research and steering groups for projects including the Viraemic Hep C study, Burdett Foundation nurse leadership grant, Oak Foundation End of Life in homeless study and Serena Luchenski’s NIHR doctoral study in preventative healthcare in homeless people.

Emma King

Emma King

Public Health Specialty, Registrar

Emma King is a Public Health Registrar passionate about inclusion health and improving the lives of those most vulnerable in society. Across 10 years experience of working in Public Health, Emma has worked on projects around improving mental wellbeing, prison health, assessing health needs of young offenders and improving end of life care for homeless people. She is currently on placement with the Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health at UCL, and developing research about Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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Professor Monica Lakhanpaul

Professor of Integrated Community Child Health/ Consultant Paediatrician

Professor Lakhanpaul gained her doctorate in Paediatrics and Child Health in 2003. In 2012, she joined the UCL GOS Institute of Child Heath (ICH) as Professor of Integrated Community Child Health. In 2016, she was appointed Head of Population, Policy and Practice Department in the ICH and in October 2018 was appointed Pro Vice Provost South Asia.

Professor Lakhanpaul now leads a multi-disciplinary translational research group. Her research falls under four main themes: 1) Applied Translation of Evidence Into Policy and Practice; 2) Improvement Science with a particular focus on partnership production with parents, patients and health professionals as well as co-production with communities to develop tailored health interventions); 3) Conditions including asthma, the acutely sick child, nutrition and disability); and 4) Inequalities in Health. She conducts research programs with a cross-sector, multi-disciplinary, structured and collaborative approach from clinical trials to participatory methods including public engagement and working with the arts and humanities to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and transform services for patients both in the United Kingdom and India.

She co-founded the cross-sector HEEE Platform (Health Education Engineering and Environment) and was Program Director for Children and Young People, UCL Partners Academic Health Sciences Network. She also holds posts as Deputy Theme Lead for Collaborations in Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care – North Thames and has been recognised as the founding clinical director for the National Collaborating Centre of Women and Children’s Health and was awarded Asian Women of Achievement Award.

Dan Lewer

Dan Lewer

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow/Public Health Specialty Registrar

Dan is a public health registrar and an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow at the Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health. His research focuses on how the NHS can provide better care for physical health problems in people who use heroin and crack cocaine. He uses ‘real world data’ (such as electronic health records of hospitals and GPs) to show how health services can be improved.

Serena Luchenski

Serena Luchenski

NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow/Consultant in Public Health

Serena Luchenski studied biology at the University of Victoria and then epidemiology at McGill University, Canada. She moved to London in 2008 and worked as an epidemiologist prior to joining the North London public health training scheme in 2011.  During her registrar training, Serena’s passion for reducing health inequalities flourished, particularly among people with experience of homelessness, drug use and other forms of social exclusion. She was awarded a 1-year CMO-funded Academic Public Health Fellowship to develop her interests in Inclusion Health in the UK.  She worked at UCL and led a review of ‘what works’ for Inclusion Health populations, published in the Lancet.

In 2017 Serena began an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship to work to prevent health problems and early mortality among people experiencing homelessness.  She simultaneously completed her public health training and became an Honorary Public Health Consultant working with the Pathway Charity and Inclusion Health services at University College London Hospital.

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Diana Margot Rosenthal

UCL PhD Student, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health/Population, Policy and Practice

Diana studied international health policy and management at the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and demography at the London School of Hygiene and Medicine. She has coordinated many international research projects with a focus on health inequalities, health policy, health behavior, health promotion, shared-decision making, patient-provider interactions, mental health and cardiovascular diseases. Her current research interests are an extension of her previous work, but also include child health, health inclusion, vulnerable communities, mixed-methods approaches, citizen science, co-production of interventions, public engagement and sustainability. She joined UCL in Fall 2018 for her PhD research: “The Health of Homeless Children Under-5: Barriers and Facilitators to the Access and Utilization of Health Care Services” based in Newham, London supervised by Professor Monica Lakhanpaul. Her aim is to work collaboratively across sectors including the arts with an interdisciplinary approach to improve health outcomes. 

Binta Sultan

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Binta Sultan

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow/Consultant in HIV

Binta trained in medicine at UCL and in public health at Harvard. She completed specialist training in HIV and sexual health in 2015 and works as a consultant in HIV medicine in London. She also works as a forensic medical examiner for the Havens, sexual assault referral centres in London, providing medical care to victims of sexual assault. Binta’s research interests are improving access to health for excluded populations using innovative methods, social justice methodologies and co-production of research. She is based across two UCL centres, the Centre for Research in Infection and Sexual Health and the Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health. Binta’s clinical and research experience led her to develop a study to improve hepatitis C linkage to care in people who experience homelessness, using novel technologies. In 2018, Binta was awarded an NIHR doctoral research fellowship to implement and evaluate this study.

 

 

 

Ines Campos Matos

Ines Campos-Matos is a public health consultant and head of Migration Health in Public Health England (PHE). She has worked in several public health roles both in England and in Portugal, including in local and national bodies, government and academia. In her current role Ines developed and now heads PHE’s national work on migration health, collaborating with other government departments, academic institutions and non-government organisations to protect and promote the health of migrants and other inclusion health groups in England.

Ines holds a medical degree from the University of Porto, a master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD in International Health from the Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Nova University of Lisbon. She worked as a visiting scholar at the Harvard School of Public Health under a Fulbright scholarship, doing research on the contextual determinants of health and health inequalities in Europe, the topic of her PhD.