UCL Grand Challenges


UCL Health of the Public Annual Symposium 2024

16 April 2024, 10:30 am–5:00 pm

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Join us on Tuesday 16 April to explore some of our biggest public health challenges.

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Daisy Harvey – UCL Health of the Public


Kennedy Lecture Theatre
238: ICH, Wellcome Trust Building
30 Guildford Street
United Kingdom

Hear from leading experts in mental health and wellbeing, and infection, as we discuss what needs to be done to improve health for all, beyond disciplinary borders.

Our expert panel will be discussing how to break boundaries and unlock the benefits of interdisciplinary working.

We have an excellent line-up of speakers from across UCL and beyond including:

  • Prof Ibrahim Abubakar - Pro-Provost (Health) for UCL and Dean, UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences
  • Prof Susan Hopkins - Chief Medical Advisor, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
  • Prof Peter Fonagy - Head of the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
  • Jason Strelitz - Director of Adults & Health, London Borough of Newham
  • Dr Dalia Iskander - Associate Professor, UCL Anthropology
  • Prof James Wilsdon - Director, Research on Research Institute (RoRI), STEaPP
  • Prof Essi Viding - Pro Vice Provost, Mental Health and Wellbeing Grand Challenge
  • Dr Rochelle Burgess - Associate Professor, UCL Institute for Global Health
  • Prof Nigel Field - Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL Infection & Population Health
  • Prof Alison Rodger - Professor of Infectious Diseases, UCL Institute for Global Health
  • Prof Alison Park - Deputy Executive Chair of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Prof Christina Pagel - Professor of Operational Research, Clinical Operational Research Unit 

Click here to access the full programme.

To secure your place, please complete the short Eventbrite registration form. Registration is essential in order to receive the joining instructions for the event.