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Ms Chantal Edge
1-19 Torrington Place
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  • Honorary Clinical Lecturer
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Research Summary

Chantal is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at UCL and a qualified Consultant in Public Health. She specialises in Health and Justice and currently holds a Consultant position with the national Public Health England Health and Justice team, and a specialist clinical advisory role with the national NHS England and NHS Improvement Health and Justice Team.  

She recently completed her NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship supervised by Professor Andrew Hayward, within the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care. Her fellowship centred on researching the implementation and evaluation of telemedicine within prisons. 

As part of pandemic response, she supported the national NHSE/I Health and Justice team to rollout telemedicine to every secure and detained setting in England. She has also co-authored a SAGE report on COVID -19 transmission in prisons and contributed to numerous podcasts and publications related to prison health.

Other notable works include the development of a short animated film based on qualitative data collection in prisons, to engage hospital clinicians in the issues prisoners experience when accessing secondary care appointments. This work can be viewed here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IDag_RFus8

Chantal’s primary research centres within the field of health and justice but she also has a strong interest in the wider field of inclusion health and healthcare public health. Prior to joining the public health training scheme she worked for eight years as an influenza scientist at the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, where she was involved in provision of information to WHO to aid in seasonal influenza vaccine strain selection.

Teaching Summary

Chantal currently leads a module on an integrated BSc for medical students entitled Population Perspectives in Primary Care. She teaches about prison health on the UCL Homeless and Inclusion Health module/short course, and on foundation doctor training programmes at several NHS trusts. She is currently developing a multi-disciplinary UCL short course on prison health.

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