Professor of Global Public Health, Queen Mary University of London

I am a medical doctor by training. After five years in clinical medicine, I moved into the broader field of public health.

This included seven years in South Africa where I worked on the post-apartheid transformation of the country's health systems as well as numerous public health programmes. On return to the UK, I have worked variously as a public health practitioner and academic - both in the NHS, and on the global health terrain.

I have a doctorate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

I currently also work as the Director of a UK-based public health charity called Medact.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer Global Health, Queen Mary University of London


  • 1989 
    Southampton University, Medicine