"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights"
I’m a doctor specialising in public health medicine, currently undertaking a PhD in the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Immunisation at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I have special interests in communicable disease control, vaccine programmes and global health.
In 2010 I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a medical degree and a master’s in medical education. I undertook Foundation Programme jobs at Whipps Cross University Hospital and The Royal London Hospital, rotating through general medicine, general surgery, GP, sexual health and A&E. On completion I worked as a Research Assistant to Prof. Allyson Pollock at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at Queen Mary University of London and entered the postgraduate medical training programme in public health medicine in August 2013.
I have since undertaken placements at Tower Hamlets Local Authority Public Health Department and in the North East and Central London Health Protection Team at Public Health England. I have also since completed a MSc in Public Health and LSHTM and become a Member of the Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) by examination.
I combine my day job with voluntary roles with a number of charitable organisations, including as a Trustee of Step Forward, a charity in Bethnal Green offering advice, support and sexual health services to young people living in east London, and am leading on the development of a partnership between Aksum University Medical School in Ethiopia and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, funded by the Tropical Health Education Trust and the UK Department of International Development.