SAFER Uclh Team Members Biography

Professor Andrew Hayward

Professor Andrew Hayward

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Professor Hayward is an NIHR Senior Investigator. He qualified in Medicine at United Medical and Dental Schools London. He was a lecturer in public health at University of Nottingham before moving to UCL as Senior Lecturer to establish the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Population Health, He established a successful group focusing on acute respiratory infections, tuberculosis, hospital-acquired infection, antimicrobial prescribing and resistance and infections in hard to reach groups. He became UCL Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Inclusion Health in 2014. In 2015 he established a new Department of Infectious Disease Informatics in the new UCL Institute of Health Informatics, this move enabled his group to take advantage of the highly multidisciplinary world-class research environment and outstanding opportunities in Big Data research. In 2016 Professor Hayward was appointed as Deputy Director of the Institute of Health Informatics with responsibility for Learning Health Systems and Public Health.

In January 2017 Professor Hayward became interim Director of the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care and was confirmed as substantive Institute Director in June 2017. Founded the UCL CCIH Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health which he Co-directs with Professor Alastair Story, in 2019, looking at improving the health care outcomes and quality of life for hard to reach groups.

Professor Hayward plays an active role in Policy and Guideline Development through membership of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation Influenza Subgroup and since its inception on the New and Emerging Respiratory Threats Advisory Group NERVTAG. He chaired the NICE national guideline development group for Tuberculosis in Underserved Groups and co-chaired the 2014-16 NICE group revising all national tuberculosis guidance. He is a trustee of the Pathway Homeless Health Charity and member of the Research Advisory Board of the Groundswell Homeless Health Peer Advocacy charity. He is an active member of the IEHC equality action group EAG advocating inclusion, equality and diversity across the Institute.