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Wolfson Institute of Population Health

Global Public Health Unit


A local market with stalls of vegetables

Unit Lead Megan Clinch

The Global Public Health Unit's research and teaching activity is focused on understanding and acting on the social determinants of health in a global context. It aims to be socially engaged and is rooted in a commitment to social justice. We are a truly interdisciplinary team which includes anthropology, medicine, sociology, political and international relations, epidemiology, economics, and public health. We run a vibrant programme of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees and conduct research and consultancy work funded by organisations including the Medical Research Council and the Newton Fund, National Institute of Health Research, Wellcome Trust, European Union, United National Population Fund, UK Climate Resilience Programme and Barts Charity. We also seek to support our local population and health system through a range of education, research, and impact activities.

  • Research, taught postgraduate (onsite and online) and undergraduate degrees in Global Public Health.

  • Health Systems, Policies and Programs: Focusing on global health policies and the 'pillars' of health systems worldwide – health financing, human resources, pharmaceutical markets.

  • Planetary Health: Social determinants of climate adaptation/resilience, international cooperation on climate change, research with communities facing environmental change, sexual & reproductive rights.

  • Community Engagement and Action: Often in collaboration with our students, research and evaluation support for local organisations, a commitment to learning with the public to act on health inequalities.

  • Exploring approaches to modify the ‘upstream’ determinants of health in order to improve the health and prospects of children and reduce inequalities.



Alashek, Wiam

Clinch, Megan

Ecija, Maria Berta

Harmer, Andrew

Filippon, Jonathan

Kennedy, Jonathan

McMullen, Heather

Montag, Doreen

Oyewole-Omodara, Damilola

Randall, Jennifer

Russo, Giuliano

Sheldon, Trevor

Zenner, Dominik




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