Clinical sciences

G.J. Melendez-Torres

Member since 2023

Occupation: Professor of Clinical and Social Epidemiology at University of Exeter

My goal is to develop and deliver greater and higher levels of impact through interdisciplinary fora that standard research funding mechanisms remain ill-placed to deliver.


G.J. leads a programme of research that is methodologically intensive and policy relevant. This research addresses some of the most intractable modern issues our health systems face: resource allocation in the NHS, supporting evidence-based, economically efficient adoption of new technologies; child and adolescent health, addressing growing inequities in children’s life chances arising from unequally healthy school environments; and domestic violence, providing evidence for strategies to address the major driver of gendered inequalities in health, which costs the NHS £66 billion annually. G.J. is a registered nurse by education and vocation, and has been at the University of Exeter since March 2019 as Professor of Clinical and Social Epidemiology. At Exeter, he leads the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group and the School for Public Health Environments Research at Exeter, in addition to an extensive portfolio of postgraduate teaching.


  • EDI process improvements
  • Education, ages 5-11
  • Engaging under-represented audiences
  • Public Health messaging
  • Research culture
  • Research translation
  • Social change