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I am a Professor of Global Child health and honorary consultant in Public Health.

I qualified from the University of Manchester and worked in clinical paediatrics in the UK and New Zealand and then with Medecins Sans Frontieres in Pakistan, South Sudan and Myanmar. I was appointed as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow and then NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Public Health in UCL. I completed a masters in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD from UCL, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

I am Director of the Centre for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents in UCL and chair of ICHG, a special interest group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. I was a commissioner and steering group member of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health and am currently child and adolescent health lead in Lancet Migration. I led the Lancet series on 'racism, xenophobia, discrimination and health', am director and founder of Race & Health, and chair of The Lancet commission on racism and child health. 

My interests are in child and adolescent health, in particular: conflict and violence; migration, racism and xenophobia; the environment; and nutrition. My current research focuses on climate and racial justice in Brazil, the Philippines and Uganda. I am committed to public engagement and advocacy to improve health.

This website has more of my creative stuff. For my UCL academic page click here.

Places of Work

UCL Institute for Global Health

Director, Centre for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents

Race & Health

Race & Health

Founder and Director

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