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Dr Jenny Mindell
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HSSRG, Dept Epidemiology & Public Health
1-19 Torrington Place
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: 020 7679 1269
Fax: 020 7813 0242
Appointment
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Biography
Dr Mindell is a public health physician with experience in epidemiological research, teaching, general practice, and health promotion.  She leads the UCL team dealing with the Health Survey for England (HSE) and other national diet & nutrition and health examination surveys in the UK.  She is also involved in work across Europe to develop comparable health examination surveys.  A major interest is in policies that affect determinant of health and inequalities. She has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals, particularly on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors; tobacco control; transport and health; health impact assessment (HIA); and reports and briefings aimed at a range of audiences.

She is principal investigator of a large cross-research council grant to develop tools to measure community severance at the individual, street, and area level, working with colleagues in UCL's Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering Faculty and Bartlett Graduate School.  She started the Faculty of Public Health's transport and health network and is co-chair (Science) of the Transport and Health Study Group (THSG), leading the work to revise and update its seminal report Health on the Move.  She is Editor-in-chief of the new Journal of Transport and Health.

Before coming to UCL, she was Deputy Director of the London Health Observatory.She has also worked in the Clinical Trials Unit in Oxford and in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Imperial College London.

She led a two-year cancer prevention programme in Oxford, where she developed extensive expertise in health promotion, particularly tobacco control, in which she has since been involved at a national level, both as a Trustee of ASH, Action on Smoking and Health, and for the Faculty of Public Health, on whose Non-Communicable Disease Advisory Group she sits.
Research Summary

Dr Mindell's main research areas are:

  • Transport and health
  • Survey methodology
  • Health & inequality impacts of policies outside the health services
  • Behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease and cancers
Teaching Summary
 Dr Mindell became a member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education in 2001 and joined the Higher Education Academy's Register of accredited practitioners at its inception in 2004, becoming a Fellow of the HEA in 2007. She teaches postgraduates in epidemiology and public health, including supervising PhD and MSc students. She also teaches undergraduate medical students and examines their final exams.

She is the Educational Supervisor for the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL for higher specialist training in Public Health. She was the academic representative on the Board of the London Deanery's School of Public Health, and the public health representative on the London Deanery's Academic Forum.

Academic Background
2002 PhD Doctor of Philosophy Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1980 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery University of London
1977 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of London
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