Management Structure

EpiMigrant Project Management Structure
In order to reflect the truly collaborative nature of the EpiMigrant Project, the management structure has been designed to effectively balance the competing priorities for flexibility for consortium participants, with the needs for robust reporting and project delivery.  

To this end the project will be delivered according to the structure set out on the right.

Project Lead
The Project Lead is Dr John Chambers at Imperial College London. The role of Project Lead is to maintain the overall strategic direction of the project, in concert with the Work Package Leads, and supported by the Project Management Team. 

Work Package Leads
The Work Package Leads are as follows:


Work package title

Lead participant

Lead investigator


Project coordination, management and scientific management

Imperial College (Imperial)



Epigenome-wide scans amongst non-migrant and migrant South Asians

University of Oxford (UOXF)



Replication testing of epigenetic markers in non-migrant and migrant South Asians

University of Milan (UMIL)



Analysis of epigenome-wide scans and replication assays

University of Oulu (OULU)



Contribution of epigenetic and other risk factors to T2D amongst South Asians in different settings

University of Helsinki (UH)


Project Management Team
The Project Management Team is based in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Imperial College London), and includes people with established expertise in managing a range of grants and awards from a variety of funding bodies. The Project Management Team comprises:
  • EPI-MIGRANT Project Coordinator – Gray Elkington, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • EPI-MIGRANT Data Controller - Gray Elkington, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Departmental Manager - Jay Singh Sangha, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Senior Project Coordinator - Ahlam Khamliche, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Independent Ethics Advisor - Dr Karen Melham, HeLEX, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford