Nick Riches

Wellcome Trust clinical PhD fellow

Nick is a Public Health registrar based in Manchester. After graduating in Medicine he completed an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in General Practice before entering Public Health training. In 2017-18 he spent a year working as a Public Health research fellow in rural Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), delivering research interventions focused on strengthening the management of chronic diseases within routine primary care and HIV programmes across the Lubombo Region. On his return from Eswatini he worked at the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, investigating opportunities to integrate surveillance for Lymphatic Filariasis within routine health systems in Malawi. He is particularly interested in clinical epidemiology (including interactions between infectious and non-infectious diseases); infectious disease surveillance and control; and the design and delivery of population-level interventions.

He is currently conducting PhD research on chronic liver epidemiology in Malawi, based at the Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU).