Helen Ward

I am a Professor of Public Health at Imperial College London with three decades of experience in research, education and applied public health and clinical work focusing on the epidemiology and control of sexually transmitted infections and HIV. I am Director of Education in the School of Public Health, and co-Director of the Global Master of Public Health online degree.

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Public Involvement in Research (Coursera)

Oct 20th 2021
Public Involvement in Research (Coursera)
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This course focuses on participatory approaches in research, known as 'public involvement' in the UK. You'll specifically, consider why citizens and patients would be involved in research and explore participatory approaches across and within the research cycle in more detail, diving into questions such as: What kinds of participation [...]
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Applying Participatory Approaches in Public Health Settings (Coursera)

Oct 18th 2021
Applying Participatory Approaches in Public Health Settings (Coursera)
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This course specifically explores approaches and tools and how to apply them in public health settings. Students will learn how to critically analyse the power dynamics present between multidisciplinary stakeholders and appreciate the need for reciprocity between those delivering and those receiving health care; between both those conducting [...]
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Introduction to Participatory Approaches in Public Health (Coursera)

Oct 18th 2021
Introduction to Participatory Approaches in Public Health (Coursera)
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This course will introduce you to participatory approaches to public health. You will learn about the history of participatory health research and why it is essential to solving contemporary public health challenges. The course will help you to understand the social and cultural context of public health, before introducing [...]
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Global Disease Masterclass: Non-communicable Diseases (Coursera)

Welcome to this course on the aetiology, epidemiology and interventions for non-communicable diseases of the Global Diseases Masterclass. We’ve selected four disease areas and will go through each in turn. The diseases we’ve chosen are: Colorectal Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), Dementia, and Diabetes. We have selected these non-communicable diseases [...]
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Global Disease Masterclass: Communicable Diseases Epidemiology, Intervention and Prevention (Coursera)

This course is all about infectious diseases. We’ve selected four disease areas — HIV, Malaria, Emerging Infectious Diseases (Ebola and Zika), and TB — and we will go through each in turn. We’ve selected these diseases because they span a range of different types of disease and allow us [...]
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Global Disease Masterclass: Global Disease Distribution (Coursera)

The Global Diseases Masterclass is part of the full-degree Masters of Public Health that the School of Public Health. By the end of this specialisation, our aim is that students will be able to critically apply epidemiological concepts to major global diseases and be able to appraise and recommend [...]
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Science Matters: Let's Talk About COVID-19 (Coursera)

Welcome to ‘Science Matters: Let's Talk about COVID-19’, from the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College London. What is the economic impact? What’s the role of social media and local communities in the epidemic response?
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