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  • Associate Professor (Teaching)
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

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Research Summary

My current research interests focus on the determinants of health in an ageing cohort in Central and Eastern Europe (the HAPIEE study). In collaboration with colleagues in Czech Republic, Lithuania, Poland and Russia, a total of approx. 35,000 people have been followed for between 6 and 11 years. Data collected includes a baseline medical examination, demographic, behavioural, health and economic questions, and mortality and CVD morbidity follow-up.

Teaching Summary

I am Director of Education / Graduate Tutor for Taught programs for the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care (IEHC), and lead on enhancing teaching and learning through peer dialogue in the Institute. As Director of the MSc Health and Society: Social Epidemiology I am admission tutor, and am involved teaching, academic/personal tutoring and assessment, including module lead for Epidemiology module, Research Methods for Social Epidemiology module and Health Inequalities over the Life Course Epidemiology module, and tutor/assessor for Social Determinants of Global Health module. I also develop teaching and assessment materials for MBBS students and am academic/personal tutor for BSc students.

Summer schools: UCL Summer School:Social Determinants of Health (Co-director 2014-), UCL Undergraduate Sumer School in Population Health (2016-2017, Co-director 2018-), UCL Summer school in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Prague 2011, UCL Summer school in Epidemiological methods& analysis, Krakow 2008

Teaching-related responsibilities: Member of:  EPH Teaching Committee (2013-), IEHC Board (2017-), IEHC Undergraduate TC (2014-), Chair of IEHC Graduate TC (2015-), MSc Population Health Steering Committee, Board of Examiners for MSc Health and Society (2014-2017) and MSc Dental Public Health (2015-2017), IEHC BoE (2018-), Faculty of Population Health Sciences Extenuating Circumstances Panel (2015-), UCL Academic Board (2014-), UCL Connecting Assessment and Feedback Working Group (2015-)

01-OCT-2018 Principal Teaching Fellow Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care UCL, United Kingdom
01-AUG-2016 Senior Teaching Fellow in Social Epidemiology Epidemiology and Public Health UCL, United Kingdom
01-SEP-2013 – 31-JUL-2016 Teaching Fellow in Social Epidemiology Epidemiology and Public Health UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1988   Master of Science University of York
    ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
    ATQ09 - Other UK accreditation or qualification in teaching in the higher education sector  
2015   Professional Certification Institute of Education
2000   Doctor of Philosophy London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1987   Bachelor of Science University of Aberdeen
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