Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Imperial College London is among the top 10 academic institutions in the world (Times Higher Education, 2015). Imperial is internationally renowned for research excellence and translation of research to improve the quality of life and the environment. In terms of child public health, it focuses on preventive care and health services research.

Professor Mitch Blair

Reader in Paediatrics and Child Public Health, Consultant paediatrician and specialist in child public health working from Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow. Prof Blair’s primary research interests are in preventive child health programmes, child health indicators, and complementary medicine usage in children. He directs a multi-professional group developing e-learning for the Department of Health in the UK.

Professor Michael Rigby

Visiting Professor. Prof Rigby has 45 years’ experience in innovation in child health preventive services and 25 years’ experience of EU projects, 15 of them in project management and work package leadership roles. He is Fellow of the British Computer Society, Chartered IT Professional, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Member of the European Public Health Association and Member of the Society for Social Medicine. Prof Rigby has a particular focus on child public health information and other public health projects in Europe, and was the creator and project coordinator of the Child Health Indicators of Life and Development (CHILD) project (2000-02). He also worked with the World Health Organisation on the Child and Adolescent Health and Development Strategy 2005.

Dr Denise Alexander

Researcher. Dr Denise Alexander has worked on many large EU funded projects including RICHE, TACTICS, PHASE, The Scientific Platform Project on Lifestyle Determinants of Obesity, and Supported Socialisation for People with Serious Mental Illness. Denise Alexander has produced literature reviews, report writing, editing for final reports; provided analysis and interpretation of report results and synthesis of evidence; devised the taxonomy to inform the database for a large European Research project (RICHE), and managed the database in conjunction with an IT Web Hosting company.

Professor Azeem Majeed

Professor of Primary Care and Head of the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College since 2004. Prof Majeed’s main research interests are:

  • chronic disease management, particularly diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.
  • health policy and the organisation and delivery of health care
  • the use of information for policy, planning and research
  • developing innovative methodologies for primary care and public health research using clinical and administrative databases
  • the use of new technology to improve healthcare

Ms Christine Chow

Christine joined the MOCHA project as Project Manager in October 2015.  She has over 10 years of experience successfully managing and delivering research projects in a range of healthcare settings and in a diversity of health topics including:

  • Patient experience and involvement
  • Integration of health systems
  • Translating evidence-based research into policy
  • Molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases
  • Clinical trials and performance evaluations