I obtained my BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of Nottingham (2013-2016), followed by an MSc in International Public Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (2016-2017).
During both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies my interest in the social determinants of health developed, leading me into the social sciences field; and working as a health policy analyst for a year at a non-for-profit organisation in London.
I started the MRC Doctoral Training Partnership in October 2018 and look forward to working on my project in health research capacity strengthening in low income and middle-income countries. My experience in both the academic and industrial sector has aided my understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political factors that impact health systems.
In additional to research, I have a keen interest on using film and the arts to promote public health engagement, education and empowerment. In 2016, I was commissioned by Channel 4, Random Acts to curate a short film exploring mental health in the BME community. I hope to use my interest in filmmaking whilst completing my PhD at LSTM. In my spare time, I enjoy spoken word, creating digital illustrations and volunteering at a local asylum seeker and refugee charity.