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Associate Professor Psychobiology and Epidemiology, UCL

Dr Daisy Fancourt is Associate Professor of Psychobiology & Epidemiology and a Wellcome Research Fellow at University College London. Her research focuses on the effects of social factors on health, including loneliness, social isolation, social & community assets, arts and cultural engagement, and social prescribing. Her work has been recognised with awards from the British Science Association, Leverhulme Trust, Wellcome Trust, British Academy, British Federation of Women Graduates, American Psychosomatic Society, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Royal Society for Public Health and NHS England, amongst others. Daisy is a consultant to the World Health Organisation, recently publishing an evidence synthesis of 3,500 studies on arts and health that was named the Global Aesthetic Achievement of 2019. Daisy has also been named a BBC New Generation Thinker and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Daisy is leading a team running the UK's largest study into the psychological and social impact of the virus and directing the international COVID-MINDS Network: an international network of over 130 longitudinal studies exploring the global mental health impact of the pandemic.


  • –present
    Associate Professor Psychobiology & Epidemiology, UCL