BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCS MRCGP MPhil SFHEA
DPhil Student& Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in Maternal Child Health
I am a primary care physician with a special interest in global maternal child health. I completed a degree in medical anthropology before training as a surgeon, specialising in paediatric surgery. After working for a few months in Malawi, I experienced first-hand the importance of the social determinants of health. I returned to the UK to re-train as an academic primary care physician, conducting health services research at the University of Cambridge, where I completed my MPhil in Primary Care Research Methods.
During my time as a clinician and medical educator, I have worked closely with rural communities and community healthcare workers in low resource-settings in India and Malawi. I am passionate about providing high quality, evidence-based care to rural populations.
My DPhil project involves adopting a life-course approach to women's health and the prevention of non-communicable diseases. I am performing research into the development of a complex intervention using mHealth technology in the context of rural India to screen, refer and manage women with high-risk pregnancies in the postpartum period.
My supervisors are Professor Stephen Kennedy, Professor Robyn Norton, Dr Jane Hirst and Dr Lisa Hinton.
My research interests include: global maternal child health, women's health, community health care workers, innovative technology and medical education.