I'm an MRC Population Health Scientist Fellowship (September 2009 to March 2013), exploring pathways to health inequalities in children, and will take up an MRC Centenary Award in April 2013 to continue this work, involving a placement at the Institute for Child Health, UCL.
Prior to taking up the fellowship I was a Clinical Lecturer in Public Health and a Specialist Registrar on the Mersey Deanery Public Health Training scheme. Before this I trained in paediatrics at Alder Hey in Liverpool, and subsequently worked as a research fellow at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, developing the evidence base to inform the WHO malaria treatment guidelines. My MRC Doctoral Fellowship project involves exploring pathways to health inequalities by undertaking a longitudinal analysis of the UK and Danish Cystic Fibrosis Registers. This has involved undertaking training in applied social statistics at Lancaster University (MSc in Applied Stats). I am also involved in the IMPACT CVD modelling project exploring how CVD policymakers make decisions. I also undertake systematic review work with the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at LSTM on soil-transmitted helminths and malaria. As a member of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Policy Research on Social Determinants of Health, I am contributing to knowledge exchange initiatives including the development of guidance on methods for evaluating the health equity impacts of universal policies.