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Professor Rosalind Raine

Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL

Professor Rosalind Raine BSc, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FFPH, FMedSci is Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL, a public health medicine doctor, Director of NIHR* ARC North Thames (Europe’s largest partnership of world leading applied health and care researchers) and Vice Director of NIHR Cancer Policy Research Unit.

She is recognised as a world leading applied researcher with expertise in the evaluation of major health service/ public health change and of determinants of widespread implementation of evidence based care. She integrates diverse techniques including complex data analysis and ethnography to examine the impact of health/public health interventions on health outcomes, with a particular focus on equity in health and in access to services.

Rosalind advises on health policy internationally, including collaborating with WHO on the development of measurement indicators; and has conducted research in Sarawak, Brazil and South Africa.


She is an elected member of NIHR Strategy Board; sat on the influential Lancet Commission on The Future of the NHS; chaired the UK Heads of Academic Departments of Public Health (representing Departments at over 30 universities) and sat on the HEFCE Research Excellence Framework Panel (whose recommendations inform the distribution of Government funding to UK universities).

She was elected to the internationally prestigious UK Academy of Medical Sciences, selected as an NIHR Senior Investigator and as one of the countries ‘leading edge scientists’ by NIHR. She was also selected by the British Medical Association as one of 29 national role models in academic medicine and has spearheaded innovations in teaching for front line health care/public health workers.

*NIHR is the largest health research funder in the UK
** MRC = Medical Research Council