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Global Public Health Unit

QMUL’s Global Public Health Unit was established in 2011, and is rooted in the various disciplines of public health and social medicine. It has a strong orientation towards the social aims of equity, justice and sustainability; as well as towards health systems that are universal, comprehensive and operating in the public interest.

The Unit is mainly built around the delivery of a Global Health teaching programme which consists of five MSc programmes and an undergraduate BSc in Global health.

All taught programmes are multi-disciplinary, and cover the biological, environmental, social, political and economic dimensions of the challenges we face in securing a healthier world, in low- as well as high-income settings.

The Unit also has a small but growing research programme, with its eleven academic staff also engaging in policy debates and public health programmes both locally and internationally.



Academic staff

Professor David McCoy

Dr Megan Clinch

Dr Elias Kondilis

Dr Doreen Montag

Dr Valentina Gallo 

Dr Jonathan Kennedy

Dr Adrienne Milner

Dr Giuliano Russo

Dr Andrew Harmer

Dr Sajida Ally


Teaching Fellow

 Dr Jonathan Filippon 


Administrative staff

Emily Mclean-Inglis

Ezinne Chukuka



Arianna Rotulo


"The GPHU currently offers a variety of multi-disciplinary graduate and undergraduate taught programs, tailored for high- as well as low-income country students”




PhD Program

We welcome new applications for PhD study which closely match our research themes from students from high-, middle and low-income countries. If you are thinking of applying for a PhD in the Unit, you should make an informal inquiry to Unit Director Professor David McCoy.

As a multi-disciplinary unit, we conduct research across a range of topics. Key areas include: health systems policy research, with an emphasis on health financing & human resources; global health governance and politics; migration and health; neuro-epidemiology; race, gender, sexuality and health; and research into the methodological challenges of evaluating complex interventions. 

Centre for Primary Care and Public Health
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Yvonne Carter Building
58 Turner Street
E1 2AB 

Unit Administrator
Ezinne Chukuka
020 7882 2310

Unit Manager
Emily Mclean-Inglis
020 7882 2541


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