Ian Pope


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Personal profile


Dr Ian Pope is a Emergency Medicine Doctor and Co-Chief investigator of the Cessation of Smoking Trial in the Emergency Department (COSTED) an NIHR funded trial of a smoking cessation intervention delivered to patients in the Emergency Department. He has a research interest in opportunistic behaviour change interventions and smoking cessation in under served populations. 

Dr Pope completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of East Anglia. He intercalated to a Master of Public Health at King's College London with dissertation research into how data impacts global policy making, conducted at the World Health Organisation in Geneva.

He then undertook a Public Health Academic Foundation Programme in East London. During this time he conducted a multi-centre mixed method research project examining the causes of admissions from the Emergency Department.

He subsequently underwent emergency medicine training at Homerton University Hospital and the Royal London Hospital. Dr Pope then did a Master of Health Policy, Planning and Financing jointly between the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr Pope has completed a PGCert in Medical Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. He has previously led a review of the MBBS curriculum at UEA and is currently module lead for the Emergency Medicine module on the MSc Physician Associate studies. 

Academic Background

Master of Health Policy, Planning and Financing (London School of Economics and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)- 2018

Diploma in Legal Medicine (Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine)

Membership of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Diploma in Medical care of Catastrophes (Society of Apothecaries)

MBBS (University of East Anglia)

Master of Public Health (King's College London)



January 2019 Onwards- Clinical Lecturer in Medical Education (Norwich Medical School)

August 2018 Onward- Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital)

August 2018 – January 2019- Clinical Teaching Fellow (Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

August 2016- July 2017- ST3 in Emergency Medicine (Royal London Hospital)

August 2015 – July 2016- Acute Common Care Stem Trainee (Homerton University Hospital)

August 2013 – August 2014- Visiting Academic Foundation Doctor (Queen Mary University of London)

August 2013- July 2014- Foundation Year 2 Doctor (Royal London Hospital & Tower Hamlets Council)

August 2012 – July 2013- Foundation Year 1 Doctor (Whipps Cross University Hospital)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, University of London

1 Sep 20171 Sep 2018

Award Date: 1 Sep 2018

Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Award Date: 1 Dec 2016

The Society of Apothecaries

1 May 20141 May 2015

Award Date: 1 May 2015

Master of Public Health, King's College London

1 Sep 20111 Sep 2012

Award Date: 1 Sep 2012

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of East Anglia

1 Sep 20061 Jul 2012

Award Date: 1 Jul 2012

External positions

Public Health Special Interest Group member, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

1 Jan 2021 → …

Payment System Advisory Group member, NHS Improvement

1 Feb 20191 Jan 2022

Specialty Doctor in Emergency Medicine, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1 Sep 2018 → …

Informatics committee, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

1 Apr 2018 → …


  • Public Health, Health Services & Primary Care
  • Behaviour Change
  • Medicine (general)

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