St George's Hospital Medical School
St George’s University of London is an independent higher education and research institution focusing on medicine and health sciences. The medical school shares a site with St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, one of the busiest hospitals in the NHS. Its mission is to promote, by excellence in teaching, clinical practice and research, the prevention, treatment and understanding of disease. The institution is extremely active in research and has an especially high reputation in the science and clinical practice associated with problems of infection and immunity.
Julia Critchley is Professor of Epidemiology and her expertise is cardiovascular disease (CHD) and diabetes modeling. She is a PrincipaI Investigator in the ongoing FP7 project MEDCHAMPS (Mediterranean studies of Cardiovascular disease and Hyperglycaemia: Analytical Modelling of Population Socio-economic transitions), and a co-investigator in the recently started RESCAPMED EC FP7 capacity building project in the . With Prof Simon Capewell, she developed the original IMPACT CHD mortality model (UK), which has since been applied in the US, Finland and China. She has considerable expertise in research synthesis, including systematic reviews of diagnostic tests, and risk scores for diabetes. She is a visiting professor at Newcastle University, where she also developed a programme of research to investigate associations between infectious and non-communicable diseases, particularly TB and Diabetes (ARCH-Epi Research Group; 2006-2010).