Paul Elliott is a clinical professor of epidemiology and public health medicine in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, and an honorary consultant in public health at the Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust. His research program focuses on improving the understanding of the role of environmental and genetic factors in human health. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and recently awarded CBE for services to public health.
Paul Elliott is Director of the MRC Centre for Environment and Health at Imperial, a major international collaborative centre for environmental sciences research and training, and Director of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Chemical and Radiation Threats & Hazards. He is an associate director of Health Data Research UK London, a founding member of the UK Biobank and a UKDRI Professor at the Imperial College Dementia Research Institute leading a programme in molecular epidemiology.
He is director of the REal time Assessment of Community Transmission (REACT), a national programme of home testing for COVID-19 to track the progress of SARS-CoV-2 viral infections across England. He is also PI of two related studies: REACT-GE study “Multi-omics to identify biological pathways underlying severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection” working in collaboration with Genomics England”; and the REACT-Long COVID (REACT-LC) study, which is recruiting participants from REACT for follow-up to investigate variations in health, symptoms and experiences and testing samples for genetic and biological markers.