Institute of Population Health Sciences (IPHS)

Centre for Global Public Health

Queen Mary’s Global Public Health Unit was established in 2011, and is rooted in the various disciplines of public health and social medicine.

CYvonne Carter Building reflected in Blizard Buildingentre Lead: Professor David McCoy

We are a multi-disciplinary Centre with health equity, social justice and comprehensive Primary Health Care at the heart of our work.

We offer innovative world-class teaching on a range of onsite and online MSc and undergraduate BSc programmes. Our teaching is inter-disciplinary, promotes critical thinking, and covers the biological, social, political, economic and ecological dimensions of health across high and low-income settings.

Our research is diverse and eclectic, covering a wide range of health issues and utilising diverse methodologies. Our growing research programme is supported by grants from research councils (MRC, ESRC, the MRC-Newton Fund) and other funders (the British Council, the Drake Foundation, Oxfam).

Civic and public engagement is an important part of our Centre. We work with a range of civil society organisations, public sector agencies and other stakeholders including Hackney and Tower Hamlets local authorities, the World Health Organisation and the Peoples Health Movement.