Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Principal Investigators

Professor Mika Kivimaki
Chair of Social Epidemiology
Whitehall II Study Director
Email: m.kivimaki@ucl.ac.uk

Professor Kivimaki is an epidemiologist with special interests in risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and functional decline in old age.

He is the Director of the Whitehall II Study and the Principal Investigator of the IPD-Work consortium of 17 European cohort studies.

A detailed biographical interview is available in Circulation 2012; 126 (Oct 23); f97-f102 "Spotlight European Scientist in Cardiology".

Mika Kivimaki
Professor David Batty
Professor of Epidemiology
Email: david.batty@ucl.ac.uk

An epidemiologist, the focus of David's research is to understand how social, psychological, biological, behavioural and genetic factors from across the life course, and between generations, influence the risk of chronic diseases of major public health importance in adulthood, such as cardiovascular disease, selected cancers, and mental health problems.

The ultimate aim of this research is disease prevention.

David Batty
Professor Annie Britton
Professor of Epidemiology
Email: a.britton@ucl.ac.uk

Professor Britton's research focuses on the health consequences of alcohol consumption, with a particular emphasis on drinking across the life course. 

She uses data from several large cohort studies, including Whitehall II, with repeat measures of alcohol consumption to investigate how these relate to outcomes such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and mortality.

Annie is also the Graduate Tutor (Research) for the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.

Annie Britton
Professor Eric Brunner
Professor of Social and Biological Epidemiology
Email: e.brunner@ucl.ac.uk
Professor Brunner leads a programme of research titled "Vascular risk and functional decline in old age" which is supported by the British Heart Foundation.

He is the UCL partner of the MooDFOOD EU FP7 Research Consortium on dietary approaches to prevention of depression.
Eric Brunner
Professor Jenny Head
Professor of Medical and Social Statistics
Email: j.head@ucl.ac.uk
Professor Head's research on Whitehall II focusses on determinants of healthy ageing and healthy life expectancy.

Her interests include working conditions and health; causes and consequences of sickness absence; determinants of mental health in later life; and analysis of longitudinal data in ageing cohorts.

She is Principal Investigator on the Research on Extending Working Lives (renEWL) consortium.
Jenny Head
Professor Meena Kumari
Professor of Biological and Social Epidemiology, Essex University
Honorary Professor, UCL
Email: mkumari@essex.ac.uk
Research interests: Ageing; Cardiovascular genetics; Life course health and wellbeing; Social determinants of healthy ageing; Work stress.
Meena Kumari
Professor Sir Michael Marmot
Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Email: m.marmot@ucl.ac.uk

Sir Michael Marmot has led research groups on health inequalities for 40 years. He founded the Whitehall II Study in 1985 and is currently implementing the Whitehall II findings in policy all over the world. In 2000 he was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen, for services to epidemiology and the understanding of health inequalities.

Sir Michael Marmot is now focusing his work in the new UCL Institute of Health Equity (IHE). Together with his IHE team he will build on his work to tackle inequalities in health through action on the social determinants of health.

More information on Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Michael Marmot
Professor Archana Singh-Manoux
Research Director, INSERM
Honorary Professor, UCL
Email: a.singh-manoux@ucl.ac.uk

Professor Singh-Manoux leads the cognitive ageing programme of the Whitehall II study. The core focus of her research is on the associations of social, behavioural and biological factors with cognitive decline and risk of dementia using data spanning 30 years.

She heads a research team entitled "Epidemiology of ageing and neurodegenerative diseases" at INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. @epiageing

Archana Singh-Manoux