UCL Health of the Public


UCL Health of the Public Internal Launch Event

On 8 September 2020, we hosted a virtual event to celebrate the launch of UCL Health of the Public, a major new strategic initiative supported by the Provost.

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At UCL Health of the Public (UHoP), we want to bring the UCL community together to tackle public health challenges from every angle and the launch event was a great opportunity to share our vision.
The launch was a celebration of public health research and showcased the breadth of multidisciplinary research and education at UCL with relevance to the health of the public. The event was also an opportunity to launch the UCL Health of the Public Small Grants Scheme and the UCL Health of the Public Communities.


We began with an introduction by Prof Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost), Prof Dame Anne Johnson and Prof Graham Hart (UHoP Co-Directors) who spoke about UCL and UHoP's commitment to cross-disciplinary collaborations and research.

Research Showcase

In this session, Chaired by Prof Christoph Lindner (Dean, The Bartlett) we heard seven short 4-minute presentations from early and mid-career to well-established researchers communicating exciting cross-disciplinary health of the public research from across the university.

Speakers included: Dr Lena Ciric (Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering), Dr Ian Hamilton (Energy Institute), Professor Imran Rasul (Department of Economics), Dr Gillian Stokes (IOE), Dr Robert Aldridge (Institute of Health Informatics), Dr Daisy Fancourt (Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care), Prof Ama de-Graft Aikins (Institute of Advanced Studies).

Getting Involved

In this session, Chaired by Prof Becky Shipley (Director, Institute of Healthcare Engineering), Prof Dame Anne Johnson launched two exciting UHoP initiatives: the UCL Health of the Public Small Grants Scheme and the UCL Health of the Public Communities. We also heard from Mike Rowson (Vice-Dean Education, UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences) who provided an overview of the School’s proposed educational offer. Dr Dorina Cadar (Co-Chair, UHoP Early Careers Network) also presented in this session and gave an overview of the UHoP Early Careers Network.

Virtual networking

The event ended with a virtual networking session on Remo. This session gave attendees the opportunity to network informally with colleagues from across UCL. Each virtual table was facilitated by a member of the working group, who asked a series of ‘icebreaker questions’ to lead the discussions.