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Mr Michael Head
Room 667, 1st floor
Research Department of Infection & Population Health
UCL, Royal Free Campus
Tel: 0207 794 0500 Extn: 38822
  • Network Manager - Infectious Diseases Research Network
  • Infection & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Population Health Sciences

I completed an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2000, then worked in health insurance before moving to the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust in 2002 running their postgraduate training courses. In December 2004, I was appointed as the manager of the IDRN. Since being in post, I have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology, by distance learning with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). I have also completed a short course on Health Policy at LSHTM

Research Summary

I work on the Infectious Disease Research Network (IDRN, www.idrn.org), a Department of Health-funded project to increase the capacity of infectious disease research in the UK. 

I am also leading on a large analysis of UK research investments in infectious disease with colleagues Joseph Fitchett (LSHTM), Rifat Aun (Imperial), Mary Cooke and Fatima Wurie (UCL). See http://www.researchinvestments.org for more information. 

One further project I am collaborating on is a study investigating scabies outbreaks in residential care. This is with collaborators from Brighton & Sussex Medical School and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

As well as the publications listed, I have also written for scientific magazines such as The Microbiologist (Society for Applied Microbiology) and Nursing Standard, as well as occasional blog-posts for internet sites such as The 21st Floor (http://www.thetwentyfirstfloor.com/?tag=mike-head). 

Academic Background
2008 P.Grad Dip Postgraduate Diploma London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2000 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Portsmouth
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