Job summary

Imperial College London and The George Institute for Global Health are inviting applications for the role of Executive Director for The George Institute in the UK.

In 2020, Imperial College London and The George Institute for Global Health embarked on a new partnership to drive the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative and sustainable solutions to some of the world’s greatest health challenges. The George Institute in the UK is now seeking an exceptional academic leader to help us increase our academic outputs, further our excellence in both research and people development, and grow the impact of our research on global policy and practice.

Founded over 20 years ago in Australia, and now with other centres in China, India and the UK, the mission of The George Institute for Global Health is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide by finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems; by transforming primary health care to support better health for more people; and by harnessing the power of governments, markets and communities to improve population health. To deliver this mission, The George Institute UK will focus its research in the three key areas of health systems, women’s health and multimorbidity, as well as supporting collaborative initiatives in clinical trials and planetary health. 

The Executive Director of The George Institute UK will lead The George Institute’s collaboration with Imperial and support the missions of both organisations. As well as conducting your own programme of research, you will develop and implement a vision and strategic plan for the long-term growth of The George Institute UK at Imperial College London. As the Executive Director you will lead strategic planning, people strategy and development, and revenue generation. You will also be central to the recruitment of three senior professorial-level academics who will lead The George Institute UK’s programmes in health systems, women’s health and multimorbidity research. As a member of the global Senior Management Group of The George Institute, you will be responsible for supporting the achievement of The George Institute’s overarching strategic plan (Strategy 2025) and contribute to the development and implementation of a vision and plan for the next phase of growth for the global organisation (Strategy 2030).

We offer a competitive salary, negotiable, depending on experience. The successful applicant may be employed by either The George Institute UK or Imperial College London, subject to discussion, and will be a tenured Imperial Professor. The George Institute and Imperial strongly encourage applications from those with a diverse range of backgrounds and from under-represented groups.

For more information about The George Institute visit the web site: https://www.georgeinstitute.org/ and for Imperial College’s Faculty of Medicine, visit https://www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/.

Further information

Full information on duties, responsibilities and criteria can be found in the Job Description.

For further information about the college and benefit available to staff, please see the Further Particulars on our website.

For informal discussions about the post, please contact the Professor Robyn Norton, AO FAHMS. Principal Director, The George Institute for Global Health Professor of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney Chair of Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, email:

For information about the application process, please contact Maria Monteiro, Senior Appointments Manager, Email:

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/

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