Frances Butcher

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, NHS England and Public Health England. I am a winner of the 2018 Next Gen for Biosecurity Competition, alongside colleagues from Uganda and Argentina, and a 2019 Fellow on the John Hopkins Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity scheme. From October 2019, I am undertaking a DPhil exploring ethical dimensions of global health security at the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford, supported by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship for Health Professionals.