Our Team

Dr. Paul Watts

University of East London

Dr Paul Watts is a senior lecturer in public health at the University of East London, specialising in social epidemiology. His research focuses on healthy ageing and the impact of income and socioeconomic status on health outcomes including frailty in older adults, and the benefits of sport and physical activity for all age groups. Relevant publications include research on the costs of healthy living for older adults and the link between minimum income for healthy living and frailty in older adults in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Paul often uses advanced quantitative methods in his research utilising cohort study data as well as mixed methods approaches, especially when evaluating complex health interventions.

Prof Gopal Netuveli

University of East London

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Prof Gopalakrishnan Netuveli is Professor of Public Health at the University of East London. Professor Gopalakrishnan’s background is in natural and clinical sciences with research interests in epidemiology, public health, health services, social epidemiology and social policy. His research expertise covers subjects including: Health Ageing; Wellbeing; Welfare state comparisons; Life Course theory; Longitudinal and quantitative methods

Dr Laura Vanderbloemen

University of East London

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Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Global Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Her recent research focuses on applications of artificial intelligence for Public Health, including predictive analytics for Healthy Living Costs and related policy, development of software tools to improve remote care in Physiotherapy and work with NHS staff and patients to support development of useful Digital Health tools. She has won research funding and awards from MICCAI (Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society) ActiveSG, Sport Singapore, Cancer Research UK, the Worshipful Society of Curriers and VinUni in Vietnam. She also recently led the development of a large scale, population-based cohort study of adult employees in Vietnam together with Vietnam’s largest healthcare provider and currently leads related projects leveraging AI for improvements in healthcare.