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.
I have 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 when I CCT in August 2019!