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Biography

Cristina is a registered nurse and midwife with more than thirteen years of experience in a wide range of clinical settings from Europe to East Africa. She is a PRINCE2 Practitioner and holds a Diploma in Tropical Nursing and a Master in Public Health. Before joining the Department of Women and Children's Health at King's, Cristina worked in clinical research in infectious and tropical diseases at University College London, the TB clinic and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases. Under the supervision of Prof Sandall, she is now working on a pilot collaboration trial of a complex organisational intervention to implement and test a model of maternity care for women at increased risk of preterm birth. She is also one if the cofounders of the UK Chagas Hub, an initiative to raise awareness of Chagas disease among the Latin American community in London and those working with them. Cristina is a technical advisor for the WHO CC for nursing and midwifery public health, a volunteer worker at Doctors of the World UK, a mentor at King’s Somaliland Partnerships and a reviewer for the “Midwifery” journal. Her main interests include public and global health particularly within the area of maternal health services, implementation and policy research, and migrant health.