Nursing in the East End of London led Jane to health politics and fighting inequalities – including those between health professionals. Her health development work with WHO, Medact and others has focused primarily on the countries of central and eastern Europe, Central Asia and Iraq. Through articles and pioneering books like The Politics of Nursing she is also a widely read commentator on health issues.
Dr Henry Dowlen
Henry works as a Doctor in Emergency Medicine, and as a National Lead for Health Informatics. He has served with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, mainly concentrated in Afghanistan where he worked alongside the Afghan Government in assisting the reconstruction of community medical provision. He is currently a Deployable Civilian Expert for the UK's Stabilisation Unit and an officer in the Royal Marines Reserves.
Aeesha is an ophthalmology doctor currently working at Moorfields Eye Hospital. She has worked as a Clinical Advisor to the NHS Medical Director at the Department of Health.
Her health policy work has included analysis and publications on variation in healthcare (including the NHS Atlas of Variation) and improving value. She has also worked on developing policy on the UN Non Communicable Diseases Summit with the Department of Health and the Department of International Development.
Sudeep is Global Health Fellow at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. A medical doctor, he has experience in management, public health, research and policy development , including advisory roles with Save the Children in Nigeria, the World Health Organization in Geneva and the Department of Health in England. His writing covers a broad range of issues in health systems and international relations, most recently the role of non-communicable disease.
Julia is a Chartered Accountant working on innovative financing for global health at University of Cambridge. She has worked at the intersection of science and business on four continents and has worked on public sector secondments to WHO and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations (GAVI Alliance).
Colin is currently attached to the Health Protection Agency through the NHS Medical Director’s Clinical Fellows Scheme. He joins the HPA from an MRC-funded Epidemiology MSc at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and holds an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at King’s College London, through which he researched TB-HIV service integration in South Africa. Colin has had roles with the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, helps lead Alma Mata, and is a Trustee for the Tropical Health & Education Trust.
Mike Rowson is senior teaching fellow and director of education at UCL’s Institute for Global Health. He was formerly executive director of global health charity Medact, where he undertook advocacy and education on a range of health issues related to conflict, poverty and the environment. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of health policy and systems, the relationship between economic change and health, and conflict and humanitarian work.
Dr Johanna Riha
She holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge funded by the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Previously Johanna worked as Lead of Information Management for the National Chlamydia Screening Programme. She also holds a an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Birmingham.