Pia Hardelid is one of the principal investigators in the UCL Child Health Informatics Group, co-lead for the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre Applied Child Health Informatics Theme and Associate Director of the HDR UK Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Driver Programme.

Pia’s primary research interest is in how linked, administrative data can be used for research into the epidemiology of respiratory infections in children, and how physical environment impacts child health.

Pia was a Co-I on the VirusWatch study, a UK community cohort study of COVID-19, and lead the England analyses for VERDI, a Horizon Europe funded consortium focusing on the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnant women and children.

Increasingly, Pia’s work is focused on the impact of the physical environment on children’s health and development. Pia is the principal investigator for the MRC-funded Air Pollution, housing and respiratory tract Infections in Children: NatIonal birth Cohort study (PICNIC) study and for the Kids’ Environment and Health Cohort, funded by Administrative Data Research-UK.