PASSION FOR HEALTH
I am a medical doctor specialised in population health and wellbeing from a sustainable development perspective. I qualified in medicine from Cambridge University in 2002 and devoted my career to understanding how to improve the health and wellbeing of populations particularly through reducing the psychosocial stress of socioeconomic inequalities.
After gaining clinical experience as a doctor in a range of medical specialities and in different countries including in South Sudan with Médecins Sans Frontières, I completed a Master's in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2008; and a PhD on the social epidemiology of obesity in women in low- and middle-income countries with Professor Sir Michael Marmot at UCL in 2013.
I have worked recently with the United Nations, the UK Department of Health and Chatham House (the Royal Insitute for International Affairs) on shaping public health policy at national and international levels. I specialise in technical writing on the United Nations post-2015 agenda - particularly disaster risk reduction and sustainable living to prevent non-communicable diseases.
I publish regularly in scientific journals and am an invited speaker at national and international conferences. I teach on the Social Determinants of Global Health course of the UCL Master's in Social Epidemiology and am an Honorary Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Global Health, a Consultant at Chatham House and a Fellow at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence.