I work in public health because I hope to help understand how the natural and social environment affects human health, and to use this understanding as a basis for advocacy and action. My motivation to do this originated during my interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Human Sciences in Oxford (2002-2005). It has since been reinforced by my time at LSHTM completing an MSc in Epidemiology (2005-2006) and a PhD in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health (2006-2009).
I am very concerned about the threats which social inequality and the current ecological crisis pose to human health and well-being. I therefore plan to specialise in the intersection between public health, health equity and environmental sustainability. I am currently pursuing this through a range of collaborations, including an MRC and a ERC grant led by Cambridge University