I am a Paediatric Surgery Registrar based in London. In 2004/5, I undertook an intercalated BSc in International Health in The Gambia. I have just completed an MSc in Global Health with Global Surgery at King's Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships and a Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship. This involved establishing a collaboration of 220 surgeons and anaesthetists across sub-Saharan Africa to undertake the largest prospective cohort study of paediatric surgery in the region.
In October 2017, I started a Wellcome Trust Clinical PhD in Global Health. This will involve two projects: 1) a multi-centre interventional study aimed at improving survival from gastroschisis in Ghana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania, and 2) a global prospective cohort study comparing the management and outcomes of neonates born with a congenital anomaly in low-, middle- and high-income countries.