UCL Population Health Sciences



Our research spans the whole life course, from conception, birth and childhood to adolescence, adulthood, older age and death.

UCL research in the area of population health received outstanding results in the Research Excellence Framework 2021. With a submission rate of 96% of eligible staff, UCL was ranked first in the UK for research power in Medicine, and first among the Russell Group for Public Health.

Key themes

  • Cohort studies
  • Data science for health
  • Global health

Our institutes and centres

Browse our Institute and centre websites for details on specific research and approaches.

Research impact

Read a selection of research impact case studies from across the Faculty.

Populations and lifelong health

Population health at UCL

UCL Health of the Public is a virtual School that brings together UCL researchers working on health and disease in populations.

Our work with the NHS

Researchers across our faculty work closely with clinical partners to improve health care and outcomes for patients. Watch three researchers discussing their links with the NHS below:


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