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Dr Oliver Johnson


Oliver-johnson2Visiting Lecturer 

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Oliver is a Visiting Lecturer at King’s Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships, having previously worked in Freetown as Programme Director of the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership. Oliver studied Medicine at King’s College London and International Health at UCL. Oliver led the long-term institutional partnership between King’s Health Partners and key health institutions in Sierra Leone, including Connaught Hospital, the College of Medicine & Allied Health Sciences and three directorates in the Ministry of Health & Sanitation.

He has previously worked as Director of Strategy and Teaching Fellow at the King’s Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships, and co-led the Health Systems & Policy and Poverty & International Development i-BSc modules in 2011-2012. Oliver led the development of the Centre’s Phase 1 and Phase 2 Global Health SSCs, the intercalated-BSc and MSc programmes in global health.

Oliver was recruited by Lord Crisp in 2011 to help set up the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health in the UK Parliament and worked as the group’s Policy Director until 2012. This involved advising parliamentarians, coordinating in-depth reviews on topical global health issues and acting as an interface with government departments and related academic and civil society groups. He previously managed the DFID-funded THET International Citizens Service youth volunteering programme at King’s in 2011 and co-chaired the board of the charity Medact in 2011-2012.

Selected Publications

Johnson, O., Youkee, D., Brown, C. S., Lado, M., Wurie, A., Bash-Taqi, D., Hall, A., Hanciles, E., Kamara, I., Kamara, C., Kamboz, A., Seedat, A., Thomas, S., Kamara, T. B., Leather, A. J., & Kargbo, B. (2016). Ebola Holding Units at government hospitals in Sierra Leone: evidence for a flexible and effective model for safe isolation, early treatment initiation, hospital safety and health system functioning. BMJ Global Health, 1(1), e000030.

Walker NF, Brown CS, Youkee D, Baker P, Williams N, Kalawa A, Russell K, Samba AF, Bentley N, Koroma F, King MB, Parker BE, Thompson M, Boyles T, Healey B, Kargbo B, Bash-Taqi D, Simpson AJ, Kamara A, Kamara TB, Lado M, Johnson O, Brooks T. Evaluation of a point-of-care blood test for identification of Ebola virus disease at Ebola holding units, Western Area, Sierra Leone, January to February 2015. Euro Surveill. 2015;20(12):pii=21073. 

Lado M, Walker N, Baker P, Haroon S, Brown C, Youkee D, Studd N, Kessete Q, Maini R, Boyles T, Hanciles E, Wurie A, Kamara TB, Johnson O, Leather A. Clinical features of patients isolated for suspected Ebola virus disease at Connaught Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2015; 15(9)

Rowson M, Smith A, Hughes R, Johnson O, Maini A, Martin S, Martineau F, Miranda JJ, Wake R, Willott C and Yudkin JS.  The evolution of global health teaching in undergraduate medical curricula. Globalization and Health 2012; 8(35)

Johnson O, Bailey SL, Willott C, Jessop V, Crocker-Buque T, Birch M, Ward H, Yudkin J. Global Health Learning Outcomes for Medical Students in the UK. Lancet 2012; 379(9831): 2033-2035

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