I am coming to the end of a year in the US where I have been
looking at how accountable care organisations work to address population
health needs and improve preventive care services. This is a Harkness
Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, funded by the US foundation, the
Commonwealth Fund. I joined the training scheme in 2011 as an Academic Clinical Fellow
(ACF) and in
my first year completed the MSc in Global Health Sciences. My
dissertation (as well as subsequent work) aimed to estimate the
effect on health of incorporating the societal cost of
greenhouse gas emissions into the price of food. I have completed placements at the Thames Valley Health Protection
Unit (now PHE SE), Oxfordshire PCT, and
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Work at OUHFT included helping to set up a new Trust public health function, called Here
for Health, resulting in a Trust public health strategy and
health improvement advice centre.
As an ACF I worked on modelling the possible effects on health
of a soft drink tax in the UK and in Ireland. I have continued this
work and am currently part of the team funded by NIHR to evaluate the impact
of the UK Soft Drink Industry Levy. I also spent time
as an ACF working as a collaborator for the Global Burden of Disease project.
Following my ACF, I took three years out of programme to complete a DPhil at
the Nuffield Department of Population Health (NDPH) exploring the
cost-effectiveness of public health policies affecting diet and physical
activity, funded by The Wellcome Trust.
Finally, I have been lucky enough to continue teaching throughout my
training including having a placement as a teaching fellow at NDPH where I completed a
Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGDipLATHE).
I have regularly taught on the 5th year medical student public health course
and the NDPH MSc in Global Health Science. I have also run an Evidence Based
Healthcare course for nurses and allied health professionals, and
have been a Junior Research Fellow teaching clinical medicine to medical
students at Lady Margaret Hall, one of the Oxford Colleges.
I started public health training in August 2016. Prior to this I studied medicine at
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, with an intercalated degree at King's
College London in Medical Ethics and Law. I completed the Academic
Foundation Programme for junior doctors at North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of
Bristol between 2013 and 2015, before taking a year out of clinical practice
to pursue research interests. In this year I undertook an MA in
Bioethics and Society with a focus on the ethics of genomic research, and a
job as a research worker in perinatal mental health, both at King's College London.
Since joining the public health training programme, I have completed an MSc in Global Health Science
at the University of Oxford and had placements at the University of Oxford,
Oxfordshire County Council and Public Health England South East. As I
progress through training I hope to pursue further training in health
protection alongside developing my academic interest in public health
I joined the Public Health training programme in 2015 after
finishing my second year as a Foundation Doctor in the Oxford deanery. I’ve
always been interested in the wider determinants of health and previously spent
an elective placement with Pathway – an integrated healthcare model for single
homeless people in London. During that time I was invited to a Public Health
conference exploring the health care needs of vulnerable groups and became
increasingly inspired by the people I met, ultimately motivating me to apply for
the PH training programme. I completed the Oxford MSc in
Global Health Sciences with a final dissertation investigating the burden of
hypertension in Cuba, based on data from a large prospective study, then worked with the Thames Valley Health Protection
Team prior to my placement at Oxfordshire County Council.
the Public Health Training Programme in August 2015, coming from a
background in medicine and medical education. After completing my
medical degree at the University of Cambridge, I went on to finish
the Foundation Programme in the East of England. I then studied for
my Masters in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Hong Kong as
a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, earning a Distinction for the degree
and the Professor Anthony Headley Scholarship for Master of Public
Health. My MPH dissertation assessed the prevalence and healthcare
usage of people with Trisomy 21 in Hong Kong. I returned to the UK
to join the Paediatrics Training Programme in Health Education
England Thames Valley. I then went on to obtain a Postgraduate Certificate
in Medical Education from the University of Bedfordshire, whilst
working as a Clinical Educator at the University of Buckingham
Medical School, where I taught first year medical students. I am
currently working at Milton Keynes Council, where I am working on a
health needs assessment of children with disability, a clinical
audit of C.diff, and a wellbeing hub pilot.
I will be an Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) in Public Health from August
2017. My main interests are in global health and infectious diseases
which affect vulnerable populations, a motivation that probably dates back
to my first visit to Kenya in 2001 (aged 12!). I completed my medical
training and BSc in International Health at UCL. During medical
school, I led a malaria epidemiological study in central Myanmar, a hot-spot
for emerging drug-resistant malaria, which I published during my academic
foundation training. I have also held research positions at LSHTM and
Imperial College Institute for Global Health, and interned at Chatham House,
the World Health Organisation and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on
Global Health. Last year, I took time out to work in Cambodia as an
NHS 'Improving Global Health through Leadership Development' Fellow I
hope to spend part of my ACF working in Southeast Asia again through
Oxford's tropical medicine research network.
Coming directly from medical training, via a brief time as a systematic
reviewer for the NICE National Clinical Guideline Centre, I joined the
training programme at the Oxford School of Public Health in 2014. My
first year was spent completing the Masters in Global
Health Science, with my dissertation project focusing on
international trade agreements on population health in Mexico.
since had opportunity to explore a variety of topics, working with teams
across the breadth of public health functions; from local authority health
improvement initiatives, to regional screening and immunisation
commissioning, to outbreak response with the health protection team and most
recently policy development within PHE's national team and the Faculty of
Public Health, the latter offering opportunity for me to revist the topic of
trade and health.
Wherever I have been placed throughout my time on
the training programme I have found innovative projects and inspiring public
health leaders, all working towards the shared goals of improving health and
wellbeing, and reducing inequalities. The only trouble now is deciding
where to focus!
I am currently in my final year of training and have just commenced a
role 'acting up' as a Consultant at Luton Borough Council. My
background is based in health service management, with a strong focus on
public health topics. I started my career working on a project to
embed evidence-based medicine into the commissioning of healthcare services
and subsequently managed and commissioned cancer services, maternity &
women's health and health services for children and young people.
joined the training scheme in 2011 and have appreciated that I have been
supported to work part-time. I completed the MSc in Global Health and
then spent some time with the emerging NHS England planning the
commissioning of public health services for 0-5 year olds. I enjoyed
health protection placements, largely as they were such a change from my
previous experience. I chose to undertake a number of placements
in this area, including working in environmental hazards. I am
currently based in a local authority, delivering health protection projects
and working with the CCG to provide healthcare public health input.
am passionate about teaching and have been fortunate to develop modules and
teach public health to undergraduate medical students in two medical
schools: Oxford and Buckingham, as well as various Master-level courses.
I devised and deliver a programme to support Registrars to pass the Part B
examination and act as a mentor and assessor to the Practitioner Programme
of the UKPHR.
Spending much of my adult life in London, where I
completed my medical degree at King’s College London and an intercalated
degree in Management at Imperial College London, I was able to witness
first-hand the effect of the wider determinants on health outcomes. During
this time I became interested in methods of healthcare service delivery
that could bridge gaps for those with unequal access to healthcare.
Following completion of two years as a Foundation Doctor in Hampshire, I
joined the Public Health Training Programme in August 2016.
As a Public Health Registrar, I have spent my
first placement working on the RHAPSODY project investigating the challenges
and opportunities for decision modelling from the onset of pre-diabetes
onwards at the University of Oxford Health Economics Research Centre. As
well as being an excellent introduction to academic Public Health, this was
a great opportunity to work with world-class researchers who have been
instrumental mentors to me.
Currently, I am studying for an MSc in Global
Health Sciences at the University of Oxford with my dissertation examining
the risk factors for major bleed and implications for aspirin use in
cardiovascular prevention in China.
I joined the Oxford
Public Health training scheme in 2014, coming from a science
background in HIV and Hepatitis research. During my specialty
training I have worked on a diverse range of health protection, health
improvement and health promotion projects at local, regional, national and
international levels. Placements have included: NHS England;
Public Health England; Buckinghamshire County Council; Oxford University
Nuffield Department of Population Health; Oxford University Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust and The Commonwealth Secretariat. I have had the
opportunity to work in Sierra Leone as part of the Ebola outbreak response,
and with an international team on the Zika Public Health Emergency of
International Concern. The training scheme has been an excellent
opportunity for me to expand my skills and knowledge in new areas of
Public Health, whilst allowing me to pursue my interests and develop these
Prior to joining the
training scheme I undertook a PhD in Infectious Diseases (HIV
molecular biology) at King’s College London. I did my post-doc at
Harvard School of Public Health working between Boston and Botswana
with the Harvard AIDS Initiative. I then gained my Masters in
Public Health and worked at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical
Medicine on qualitative research looking at HCV testing among people
who inject drugs in London.
I qualified as a medical doctor from Cardiff University in 2011, having
intercalated with a BSc in Public Health during my undergraduate studies.
During my intercalated degree I had the opportunity to complete a
dissertation on maternal mortality and health services in Sierra Leone,
which, at the time (post-civil war, pre-Ebola) had the highest rate of
maternal mortality in the world. Since then, I have maintained an
interest and passion for maternal health research. After completing my
foundation years in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, I joined the Oxford
training scheme as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF), linked to the
National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU).
As part of my training,
I complete the MSc in Global Health Sciences at Oxford University
(2013-2014), and completed a thesis on severe sepsis in pregnancy. As
part of my ACF, I have spent 25% of my training time on maternal health
research with the NPEU, using data from established UK surveillance systems.
During the rest of my training, I have worked with the public health
team at Oxfordshire County Council, the hospital management team at NHS
England and the regional health protection team at the Thames Valley Public
Health England Centre.
I am currently doing a placement with the
Global Public Health Division of Public Health England and with the Centre
for Global Health Security at Chatham House. With both, I am working
on projects related to global health security and the International Health
Regulations, with a focus on data indicators, monitoring and evaluation.
I came into the
Public Health training programme following foundation training and a
further two years out contributing to research projects in South Africa.
During my first two years in training I completed the MSc in Global
Health Sciences, placements in two local authorities, health
protection and a short academic placement at the National Department of
Population Health. I have a strong interest in public mental health as
well as issues around ethnicity and migration, and am hoping to explore
these interests through further academic work, and potentially a DPhil in
I am a nurse by background, and having worked in a variety of areas, my
role prior to joining the training scheme was to programme manage the roll
out of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme in Oxfordshire. Whilst
working in this role I also undertook an MSc in Public
Health at Oxford Brookes University.
I applied to the training programme so that I could broaden my
knowledge and experience of Public Health from my starting point of
nursing and screening. I have worked in a variety of
placements covering the usual 'service public health' placements as well as
undertaking academic and policy work on the health needs of older people.
I am currently working in a national role with NHS England's Public Health
commissioning team and start my final year of training in August 2018.
I am also currently the chair of the local Specialty Registrar Committee.
I have found the training scheme to be both a challenging and also
rewarding experience. It has certainly given me plenty of scope to
explore a variety of elements of public health practice and I have developed
a broad range of skills along the way. I look forward to finishing the
scheme in 2019 and developing my career as a Public Health Consultant.
I joined the Public Health Training Scheme in 2018 and will be
completing the MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology in my first
year. I obtained my medical degree from Bristol University in 2012 and
subsequently completed my Foundation Training in Kent and London. I
then moved to Australia for two years and worked primarily as an Emergency
Medicine Doctor, which was a great experience of working in a different
healthcare system. On my return to the UK in 2016 I joined the
Diabetes Trials Unit at Oxford University as a Clinical Research Fellow and
gained valuable research experience by working on large scale multi-national
clinical trials run by the Unit, and by contributing to other novel projects
which included developing a cardiovascular disease risk prediction tool
exclusively for use in people with type 2 diabetes.
I joined the Public Health Specialty Training
Programme after undertaking a Masters in Public Health at
Imperial College London. Prior to this I had spent several years
working as a business consultant in the health services and healthcare IT
sectors, including projects with the Department of Health. Earlier in my
career I worked as a
Physiotherapist, both in New Zealand and the UK. I feel
exceptionally lucky to have joined the training programme given the breadth and
variety of interesting and challenging opportunities it offers for Registrars. As
part of my training I have worked in a Primary Care Trust Public
Health team on topics ranging from homeless healthcare services to
maternity care and HIV; I have worked in research groups at Oxford
University and more recently in the Behavioural Insights Team at Public Health England.
I am currently starting a DPhil in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care
Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, funded through a Health Education
for England Fellowship.
I undertook my Medical Degree and Foundation Training in Liverpool, taking time out to complete an MSc
in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in
2011. My developing interest in public health led me to found the
student group Rural Health Education Appeal, with the aim of
improving health issues in isolated areas of India and Africa. The
group raised considerable funds and was able to co-ordinate delivery
of essential medical equipment to women’s health projects in Africa
and India. I also chaired the Liverpool Conflict and Health Conference,
the first student-led conference on healthcare in humanitarian
settings in the North West.
I have a keen interest in the health
of vulnerable populations and have undertaken projects in this area
with Medact, Public Health Action Support Team, the North West
Public Health Observatory and Royal College of Psychiatrists. I
have spent time in Malawi and southern India gaining practical
knowledge of the healthcare challenges faced by remote populations.
I have also worked as part of a research group at Oxford University
focussing on innovating novel methods for studying infectious
disease outbreaks. During my Foundation years I was selected for a
TV documentary series following junior doctors during their first
three months as qualified doctors, an experience I found
Before commencing my current post as
an Academic Clinical Fellow, I worked as a National Medical
Director’s Clinical Fellow under Professor Steve Field at the Care
Quality Commission. I spent the year developing policy, training and
operational tools for regulating healthcare in prisons, youth
offending institutions and immigration removal centres.
I am looking forward to developing my
research interests further and hope to complete a DPhil at Oxford
University. Since joining the Oxford School of Public Health I have
undertaken exciting placements with Oxfordshire County Council, the local
NHS Foundation Trust and Public
Health England working on projects such as improving local needle
exchange provision, increasing uptake of seasonal flu vaccination, and
the implementation of latent TB screening in prisons.
My first public health exerience came before medical school, when I
worked in a cancer registry analysing breast cancer recurrence data.
After that, my career included studying graduate-entry medicine at the
University of Birmingham, an academic foundation programme in
Stoke-on-Trent, and trust grade junior doctor jobs including intensive care
and infectious diseases.
I joined the public health training
programme in 2017. My first placement was with the Health Economics
Research Centre, where I completed a systematic review of enhanced recovery
following hip and knee replacements. This was followed by the MSc in
Global Health Science at the University of Oxford. For my dissertation
I developed a severity score for people admitted to hospital with acute
respiratory infection. I am working to get this score validated and
I have started the second year of the programme with a
placement in the Thames Valley health protection team. In addition to
time in the 'duty room' responding to notifications of infectious disease, I
am conducting an audit of tuberculosis in the region. After this, I am
looking forward to splitting my time between Milton Keynes Council and
working on antimicrobial resistance at the University of Oxford.
I joined the Public Health Training Scheme in Oxford in 2012, initially
undertaking an academic placement and then starting the MSc in Global Health
Science at the University of Oxford in 2013 after returning from maternity
leave. Prior to this, I had graduated from Imperial College School of
Medicine in 2005, first undertaking Foundation Training and then joining the
Paediatric Training Scheme in Oxford in 2007, attaining membership of the
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2009. I moved into
Public Health training due to an interest in tackling chlld health from a
wider perspective, in particular addressing health inequalities and
While on the training scheme, I have been
fortunate to undertake a number of interesting placements including health
protection training and working in local authorities on projects including
developing a healthy lifestyle programme for the under 5s to run in
children's centres, a media campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of
high blood pressure and a health needs assessment on young carers in
Berkshire. I have had two papers published including a systematic
review on Smoking in Pregnancy and Childhood Obesity. I am currently
based in the Health and Wellbeing Team at Public Health England South East
working with local authorities to evaluate their provision against Best
Start in Life and undertaking a mapping project on School Readiness across
the South East.
I started public
health training 6 years after gaining my undergraduate medical
degree and intercalated degree in Pharmacology at the University of
Birmingham. I completed foundation and core medicine training in
Birmingham, gaining MRCP in 2011 before moving to Cardiff to work as
a research fellow on a cancer vaccine trial and as a medical
registrar. After some time out doing some extensive travelling, I
joined the Public Health training programme in Oxford, studying for
the MSc in Global Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, with
a particular interest in population approaches to the prevention of
non-communicable disease. I have since completed membership exams
for the Faculty of Public Health, and a 12-month placement at
Buckinghamshire County Council where I led a needs assessment
investigating approaches to prevent or delay older adults becoming
dependent and requiring social care, audited the effectiveness of
the NHS Health Check Outreach Service, and helped with the baseline community engagement for the
Active Bucks physical activity programme. I now go on to health protection training with Public Health England.
joined the Oxford training scheme as an Academic Clinical Fellow in
2013 and started by completing the Masters in Global Health Sciences
at Oxford University. I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research
Training Fellowship in 2017 and I am currently taking time out of training
to complete my PhD with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
I am conducting a longitudinal study that is investigating HIV-associated
musculoskeletal disease in children and adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe.
I am a physician by background and graduated from Bristol University in 2009.
Prior to joining the training scheme, I worked for the National Health Service
(NHS) in Cambridgeshire
for four years and attained Membership of the Royal College of
Whilst on the training scheme, I have had a variety of interesting
placements. For example, I have had the opportunity to work on
projects addressing the prevention of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy
in the UK at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit. I have
conducted a health equity audit of the
regional Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening programme with NHS
England and written a
quality assurance report for the Oxfordshire NHS Health Check
programme. I have also had the opportunity to
regularly teach Oxford University medical students and am a Fellow
of the Higher Education Academy. After I complete my PhD, I hope to
build on these experiences when I return to complete my final year of
My background is in health service management, with a focus on healthcare
improvement and implementing new models of care. I started my career
through the NHS Graduate Management Scheme and subsequently worked across
cardiology, emergency medicine and services for children and young people in
a number of busy teaching hospitals.
Prior to joining the Public Health Training Programme in 2018, I managed
a programme of work to upscale testing and treatment for hepatitis C, in
support of the World Health Organisation goals for elimination of viral
hepatitis. This gave me the opportunity to work across additional
services, prisons and services for the homeless population. I also
undertook a research project, using primary care datasets to understand the
burden of liver disease in an inner-city London borough.
I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and
experience in a variety of public health settings through the training
programme. I hope to pursue interests in the wider determinants of
health and improving health in vulnerable populations.
I am currently completing a research placement at the Nuffield Department
of Population Health, prior to studying for the Masters in Global Health
Science & Epidemiology at Oxford University during my first year of