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