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Dr Robert Aldridge
  • Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellow and Consultant in Public Health
  • Institute of Health Informatics
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Rob Aldridge is a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow at the Institute of Health Informatics. He qualified in medicine from University College London in 2007, gained an MSc in Epidemiology at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2010 and completed his PhD at University College London in 2015. Prior to studying medicine, he studied Mechanical Engineering at The University of Nottingham and worked in management consultancy for several years. 

Research Summary

Rob’s current research focuses on establishing the burden of disease and health inequalities faced by vulnerable, and often invisible populations including migrants, homeless, prisoners and individuals with substance use disorders.  Rob’s unique training in engineering, medicine and epidemiology allow him to carry out research using a range of methods including mathematical modelling of infectious disease, observational, interventional and cost-effectiveness studies.

Teaching Summary

Rob is module lead for The Population Perspective Module on the intercalated degree in Primary Health Care at UCL. He developed and is co-lead of an MSc module on Infectious disease epidemiology and global health policy, Institute for Global Health, University College London.

28-AUG-2015 – 27-AUG-2017 NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer Public Health Informatics Institute of Health Informatics, United Kingdom
28-AUG-2012 – 28-AUG-2015 Research Training Fellow Department of Infection & Population Health Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research, United Kingdom
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