Institute for Global Health


UCL Centre for Molecular Epidemiology and Translational Research

The Centre for Molecular Epidemiology and Translational Research aims to drive transdisciplinary global health research through high-impact whole systems epidemiological approaches, incorporating molecular and 'omics' technologies into large-scale population and clinical studies.

Strategic Priorities
  • To provide a focal point for transdisciplinary research in infection by catalysing collaboration between population health researchers, microbiologists, clinicians, basic scientists and computational biologists
  • To support existing and develop new large-scale epidemiological studies which combine sociodemographic, clinical and environmental information with data from molecular and 'omics' technologies
  • To undertake research to improve our understanding of the transmission, natural history and progression of infectious diseases by combining epidemiological and 'omic' approaches
  • To develop population-health expertise in microbiota studies
  • To provide evidence to support the development of interventions against infectious disease using innovative technologies, including those targeted at the most disadvantaged populations
  • To act as a training centre for postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in infectious disease epidemiology
Nigel Field (Director)Ibrahim AbubakarAnne Johnson
Molebogeng X. RangakaHelen StaggCordelia Coltart
Lara GosceJulian Surey Marie Francis 
Vanessa Hack Kay Musonda Joanne Winter 
Rishi Gupta Holly MitchellKaty Town

Affiliated members of the centre:

Fiona BurnsAlessandro Cozzi-LepriDavid Dunn
Esther FearnhillCarina KingSarah Pett
Alison RodgerCaroline Sabin Pamela Sonnenberg 
Oliver Stirrup Anna Tostevin  

Affiliated honorary members of the centre:

Simon HarrisGwenda Hughes 
Research Projects