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Prof Jenny Mindell
HSSRG, Dept Epidemiology & Public Health
1-19 Torrington Place
Tel: 020 7679 1269
Fax: 020 7813 0242
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  • Professor of Public Health
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
Prof 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).  She is also involved in work across Europe and Latin America to compare health examination surveys and their findings and how these are and can be used by policy-makers.  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; transport and health; tobacco control; health impact assessment (HIA); and reports and briefings aimed at a range of audiences.

She is the theme lead for health for UCL's Transport Institute. Prof Mindell was 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 the Bartlett Faculty of the built Environment.  She started the Faculty of Public Health's transport and health network, was co-organiser of the first International conference on Transprot and Health (held at UCL July 2015), and is a member of the executive 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, award-winning Journal of Transport and Health.

In 2019, she will be a visiting Professor at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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 was subsequently involved at a national level, both as a Trustee of ASH, Action on Smoking and Health, and for the Faculty of Public Health.
Research Summary

Dr Mindell's main research areas are:

  • Transport and health
  • Health examination survey methodology
  • Health & inequality impacts of policies outside the health services
  • Behavioural risk factors for chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease and cancers
Teaching Summary
Prof 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 undergraduates on the Population Health BSc and MBBS courses, as well as teaching on epidemiology and public health to postgraduate students. She also supervises PhD and MSc students on a range of topics. 

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.

12-FEB-2019 – 15-APR-2019 Visiting Professor   University of Otago, New Zealand
Academic Background
2007   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
2002   Doctor of Philosophy Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1980   Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery University of London
1977   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of London
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