Population Health Sciences is now the UCL Faculty with the highest level of research funding, with research income having risen from £48m in 2011 to £85m in 2014-15. The role of the Vice-Dean Research, Professor Nish Chaturvedi, is to help drive our overarching research strategy, which seeks to deliver significant impact for population health on a global scale - utilising our health informatics, clinical and community cohort studies; and create pathways to ensure that transformative gene and stem cell treatments translate into population health gains, taking lessons learned from rare to common diseases, and using our expertise in clinical trials.

Strategic priorities identified for the Faculty for the period 2013-18 include:

  • Translational potential of stem-cell treatments
  • Translational pharmacogenetics
  • Big Data
  • Citizen science and population science

Research Excellence Framework 2014

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We encourage our researchers to think creatively about how their work intersects with the world outside academia, and provide mechanisms to bring their wealth of knowledge, creativity and insight to the people and organisations who need it most.

Population Health Sciences Case Studies