Putting public health into practice for nearly five years as a Specialty Registrar in Thames Valley has been the highlight of my career as a physician. I have had the opportunity to undertake a Master’s degree in Global Health Science; which provided the foundation for my public health practice. My training placements working within local government providing leadership on system change and experience of working on policy within central government (DFID) have proved valuable for my current role as an Assistant Director of Public Health within Camden and Islington.