I studied my undergraduate Medical Degree at the University of Liverpool and Masters Degree in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. During my undergraduate training I undertook numerous public health projects with organisations such as Medact, Public Health Action Support Team, the North West Public Health Observatory and Royal College of Psychiatrists. I spent time in Malawi and Southern India gaining practical knowledge of the healthcare challenges faced by remote populations. During my Clinical Foundation Training in Liverpool, I took part in a BBC TV documentary series following junior doctors during their first three months as qualified doctors.
In 2014/15 I held the position of National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow with the Care Quality Commission, developing policy, training and operational tools for regulating healthcare in prisons, youth offending institutions and immigration removal centres. Between 2015-19 I completed my Public Health Specialty Training in the Thames Valley Deanery, as an NIHR funded Academic Clinical Fellow. I focussed my training on communicable disease control, undertaking placements with local authority organisations, NHS Trusts and Public Health England teams including Health and Justice, PHE South East, and the National Infection Service. During my training I published numerous academic papers in the field of health protection, authored local and national policy and guidance, and worked on the acute response to significant health protection incidents at a national level. I have now secured a position as a Consultant Epidemiologist with the National Infection Service, leading specifically on Hepatitis C control.