Senior Clinical University Teacher & Consultant in Communicable Disease Control, University of Sheffield

I qualified in medicine from the University of Edinburgh. Following paediatric and tropical medicine training, I then worked overseas running primary health care and tuberculosis control programmes in Afghanistan. I am dual trained in general practice and public health in the UK, and have previously worked as a Public Health Consultant in Nottingham City. I joined the Section of Public Health in February 2008 and am a part time Senior Clinical University Tutor. In addition, I am currently a Consultant in Communicable Disease Control at Public Health England.

My research interests are in the field of health protection (disaster response and emergency planning, control of communicable diseases), international health as well as health service management.

I teach on global health issues, humanitarian aid, health service management and communicable disease control. I currently lecture on international health needs assessment, disaster planning and impact evaluation on the MPH course. I also developed and teach on three MPH modules: Communicable Disease Control, Leadership and Management in Health, and Disaster and Emergency Management. In addition, I teach on the undergraduate medical programme, and on the Executive MBA programme at City College, Thessaloniki, Greece. I have worked as a trainer on orientation courses for relief workers, and delivered training to healthcare workers abroad as well as to health professionals in the UK.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Clinical University Lecturer, University of Sheffield

Education

  • 2009 
    Faculty of Public Health, MFPH
  • 2007 
    Royal College of General Practitioners, MRCGP
  • 2005 
    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, MSc (dist)
  • 2003 
    Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, MRCPCH
  • 2003 
    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, DTM&H
  • 2002 
    Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, DCH
  • 1999 
    University of Edinburgh, MB ChB

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Identifying the knowledge gap: factors influencing health care access for Hepatitis B in high prevalence groups. A study of knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes about Hepatitis B among Chinese and Far East Asian residents of South Yorkshire and factors restricting appropriate risk evaluation, testing, preventative activities and referral for treatment
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Department of Health
  • 2012
    Pandemic Influenza triage in the emergency department (PAINTED)
    Role:
    Collaborator
    Funding Source:
    National Institute for Health Research
  • 2010
    EMERGENCY PLANNING IN HEALTH: Scoping study of the international literature, local information resources and key stakeholders.
    Role:
    Researcher & Project Manager
    Funding Source:
    National Institute for Health Research