INRICH Member Profile Card

Catherine Law

Catherine Law

University College of London

Catherine Law trained in paediatrics in London, UK and epidemiology and public health in Baltimore, USA. She then worked at the MRC Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, UK, and with regional and national Government. She is now Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology at the UCL Institute of Child Health. She is also Chair of the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee of NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and Programme Director for the National Institute of Health Research’s Public Health Research Programme.

Type of member: Regular

Telephone: 0044 207 905 2304

Email Address:

Mailing Address: UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford St, London WC1N 1EH, UK

Collaborative Projects

I work with a number of members of the network based at UCL (UK) and elsewhere in London and through the Public Health Research Consortium, based at the University of York, UK.

Current research interests
Child public health, especially as it relates to policy. The use of evidence in policymaking. Physical growth.

Research priorities
Pathways and mechanisms: Cumulative and additive social risk exposures (e.g. transient v. persistent poverty). | Methodological issues: Need to study social gradients as well as poverty. | Other:

Developing research which has utitlity in policymaking

Selected publications

Pearce, A., Law, C., Elliman, D., Cole, T. J., & Bedford, H. (2008). The Millennium Cohort Study Child Health Group. Factors associated with uptake of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) and use of single antigen vaccines in a contemporary UK cohort: prospective cohort study. British Medical Journal, 336, 754-7.

Hawkins, S. S., Lamb, K., Cole, T. J., & Law, C. (2008). Influence of moving to the UK on maternal health behaviours: prospective cohort study. British Medical Journal, 336(7652), 1052-1055. doi:10.1136/bmj.39532.688877.25