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I am a Clinical Reader in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. I have worked as an inner city GP since 1995 and practise at Chartfield Surgery in Putney. My research is aimed at finding better ways to prevent, detect and treat childhood illness from birth into adulthood using epidemiological birth cohort studies. I lead a team of researchers in the Child Health Unit with funding support from NIHR Programme Development Grants and fellowships on 3 research areas:

1) Measuring impact of primary care quality improvement on child health
2) Epidemiology and treatment of conditions in children and young people
3) Child obesity and early cardiovascular risk

To date, I have published over 80 original articles and obtained over £4 million in personal grant funding for research and contributed to 3 major infrastructure grants including the national Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC) programme grant and a £2m NIHR programme grant. I have established international collaborations with the University of Southern Carolina (US), University of Mauritius and the University of Hong Kong since 2006.
I am a member of the UK Department of Health’s Child Death Review Panel and the UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Teaching and training roles include 3 PhD students, Masters in Public Health lecturer and national and international academic postgraduate training activity for NIHR academic clinical fellowship training