Professor Steven Cummins, a geographer (BSc) with training in epidemiology (MSc) and public health (PhD), joined LSHTM in 2012 after holding posts at Queen Mary, University of London and the MRC Social & Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow.

Steven’s research interests include the social and environmental determinants of population health and health inequalities; evaluation of complex population health interventions, complex systems thinking, use of natural experiments in evidence-based policy, and the research-policy interface. Much of this work focuses on improving diet and increasing physical activity; reducing obesity and diabetes; and improving psychological wellbeing.

Externally he serves on: The Movember Foundation Global Men’s Health Advisory Committee, Health & Social Care Northern Ireland Doctoral Fellowships Panel (Chair), NordForsk Scientific Advisory Board on Health & Welfare, NIHR Doctoral Fellowships Programme Panel and the Cancer Research UK Expert Review Panel on Prevention. He also serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

AT LSHTM, he is Co-Director of the Population Health Innovation Lab (PHI-Lab), Chair of the MRC Strategic Skills Development Fellowships Scheme, Member of the Management Group of the NIHR School of Public Health Research@LSHTM (SPHR@L) and Theme Lead for Complex Public Health Interventions, LSHTM-SGUL MRC Doctoral Training Partnership. He also sits on the LSHTM REF2021 Strategic Advisory Group.

Steven’s research has been supported by a wide range of funders including ESRC, Department of Health, MRC, NIHR, NIH, The Leverhulme Trust and The Wellcome Trust. His work has been recognised by the award of Phillip Leverhulme Prize and the Association for the Study of Obesity Young Achiever Award.