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Population Health Fellowship

Our national Population Health Fellowship for NHS healthcare staff in England aims to develop and grow a workforce of professionals who will incorporate population health into their everyday jobs. 

Our third cohort started in September 2022, you can see an overview of our current fellows and their work further down this page.

You can also listen to our recent podcast: "Empowering healthcare professionals to innovate at a population level" to hear more about the fellowship, or download the Population Health Fellowship brief overview flyer.

For a flavour of the work undertaken by our previous cohorts you can read the below summaries, blogs and interview:

 - 2020 fellows' project summaries.
 - Blog by Regional Health Equity Improvement Manager Dr Yeyenta Osasu
 - Blog by Physiotherapist Kelly Holehouse
 - Blog by Orthotist Carolyn Royse
 - Blog by GP and Specialty Trainee in Rehabilitation Medicine Ahmad Saif. 
 - Blog by Johnson Yan Ning Neo
 - Interview with Anna Moore

The fellowship is currently closed for applications. Check this page regularly for information about future cohorts. You can also read the Rough Guide for more details about the fellowship.  

If you are an organisation that would be interested in hosting a fellow, or would just like further information about the fellowship, you can contact the relevant region:

Midlands and East


North West


South West




North East and Yorkshire


South East


East of England


Population Health Fellowship

Third cohort

Population Health is an approach aimed at improving the health of an entire population. It is about improving the physical and mental health outcomes and wellbeing of people, while reducing health inequalities within and across a defined population. It includes action to reduce the occurrence of ill-health, including addressing wider determinants of health, and requires working with communities and partner agencies. (Source: PHE Multi-agency Stakeholder Forum 2019)

Fellows have been recruited from a wide range of backgrounds including nursing, pharmacy, medicine, speech and language therapy, dietetics, orthotics and physiotherapy. They are seconded part-time (for two days per week) to the fellowship, alongside their permanent post, and will experience a mixture of blended and experiential learning. The aim is to encourage and support the development of population health strategies and approaches within the NHS and wider community. For more information email: populationhealthfellows@hee.nhs.uk

Our work on Population Health and Prevention

Celebrating our 2022 fellows.

About Muhammad

My name is Dr.Muhammad Ahmed, I am GPST2 , currently training in West Midlands (Birmingham and Solihull VTS).

I completed my graduation and foundation equivalence in Pakistan and I moved to the UK in 2019. My first job was with Cambridge University Hospital in Urology for 10 months. After which I moved to Pennine Acute NHS Trust and worked in Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine along with Acute medical on calls for total of around 1 and half year. I joined GP training in 2021 and so far have rotated in A&E, GP, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and currently on my Psychiatry rotation.

I have limited experience and knowledge of population health but aim to learn and address health inequalities along with implementing preventive measures.

About Kelly

Kelly Ameneshoa is an Emergency Medicine Doctor working across South London and Surrey, in the later stages of her training to be a Consultant in Emergency Medicine. Having worked in emergency departments across the country, Kelly was particularly struck by the wide health inequalities present across the population and became interested in practical actions that she as a doctor could take through her role to tackling this. Kelly is particularly interested in improving children and young people’s mental and physical health.

Her quality improvement projects have led Kelly to help improve care given to young people in the emergency department and streamline referrals to mental health services. She led a project to improve the end-of-life care planning for patients with end stage liver failure. Throughout her career, Kelly has also worked internationally for several non-governmental organisations.

From August 2022, Kelly joins us as The King’s Fund and Health Education England National Population Health Fellow for one year.

About Ramla

I am a GP trainee in Bradford and was born and brought up in Bradford. I am passionate about medicine and primary care and enjoy working with the public.

I have a keen interest in Population Health following a role as a Public health GP trainee. I wish to perhaps pursue a dual role in public health and primary care which I feel will help bridge this gap and reduce health inequalities in inner city Bradford and beyond.

In my spare time my husband and I are kept busy with my 3-year-old and enjoy this immensely!

About Alexandra


About Joseph

I graduated from the University of Leeds in 2016 with a degree Medicine. I have always had an interest in Public Health, and during my time at Leeds I completed an intercalated BSc in International Health.  I undertook my foundation training in West Yorkshire, and during my F2 year completing a rotation in Public Health. Here I was able to further develop my understanding of the wider picture of population health. 

Since 2020 I have been a GP trainee in Manchester and I am now in my ST3 year. I love general practice, but I have maintained an interest in the determinants of health and the many external factors that influence the people and their conditions that I see in clinic.  The population health fellowship programme has given me an opportunity to pursue both these passions simultaneously.

About Victoria

I am a Physiotherapy working in an acute and rehabilitation stroke ward, my clinical role as a band 6 physiotherapist is to deliver a therapy service to stroke in-patients.

As Allied Health Professionals, we have an opportunity to embed healthy lifestyles, and make a difference to stroke awareness and prevention and address health inequalities.

Project Summary

My Fellowship year is based at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust investigating stroke pathways.

The aim of the project is to improve stroke pathways to identify populations with higher rates of stroke admission and develop preventative methods.

I will be working with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust to identify community providers and develop collaborative working. This sits alongside the NHS long term plan in providing upstream prevention of avoidable illnesses such as stroke.

About Thomas

Originally from Blackpool, I studied medicine at The University of Bristol and I am now training to be a GP in Manchester. Although my job as a doctor can be difficult and sometimes frustrating given the challenges we face working in the NHS, I absolutely love my work and can’t see myself doing anything different. However, I also enjoy thinking about healthcare (and life) from a bird’s eye view, and I believe that taking a step back and thinking in this way can help us to improve the NHS and with it the health of all of us who rely upon it.

I completed a Master’s in Public Health at The University of York in 2020 and can’t wait to develop the knowledge and skills I have learnt. I’m also looking forward to pursuing my interest in Oncology working alongside a team at the Christie. I was enlivened by an audit I conducted in BRCA testing and my Masters dissertation investigated the rates of incidental findings in Lung Cancer Screening. I’ve also enjoyed working at the Christie during my clinical training and hope my year as a Fellow can bring together and develop these skills and interests.

About Jasmine

I’m an academic GP trainee in Bristol. I completed my medical degree and foundation years in London.

Throughout training I’ve sought experiences to explore how multidisciplinary teams go beyond delivering individual care to consider the populations which they serve and how best to adapt services to meet the needs of the population. During my academic foundation placement I worked on a project which mapped the demographics and needs of children and young people within a local primary care network to support a Trust’s wider integration strategy.

In 2020/21, I completed the National Medical Director Clinical Fellowship with the Health & Social Care Committee, House of Commons and National Audit Office. Completing the fellowship during the pandemic emphasised the importance of population health and reducing health inequalities. It was an opportunity to develop my leadership and management skills working on national projects considering the safety of maternity services and the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. I established an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare system, including the responsibilities of organisations across the health, social care and voluntary sector.

I’m looking forward to developing a strong population health approach during the fellowship and embedding this into my practice before qualifying as GP.

About Seán

Currently, I work as a gastroenterology and nutrition support dietitian at University Hospitals Sussex and have been a registered dietitian for over six years. My role has a strong focus on nutrition support and preventing malnutrition and I work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that delivers parenteral nutrition to patients. Additionally, I have been employed as an e-tutor at the Robert Gordon University for the last academic year to support their dietetics programmes.

Prior to this I held roles in clinical and market research following completion of my undergraduate degree in biomedical science in 2011. My interest in population health was initially established whilst working for an NGO (self-help Africa) in 2014 and carrying out research on sanitation, nutrition, and infectious diseases for communities in Zambia.

Within my current clinical role, I am increasingly aware of the impact that health inequalities have on our local communities. My interest in recent years has shifted towards population health and supporting health improvement by promoting disease prevention. Through the population health fellowship my aim is to put this focus into practice, and I am excited to develop skills as a public health practitioner and broaden my knowledge in public health.

About Kemi

I am a Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist working with Devon Integrated Care Board. I have volunteered in a variety of roles, including being an active member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Primary Care Expert Advisory Board, whereby I champion workforce wellbeing and inclusivity.

I am also a representative member for UK Black Pharmacist Association at the Improving Practice and Engagement Group, whereby I identify, share, and promote examples of good practice of how pharmacists have engaged with their local communities to help improve their health, and address inequalities that we commonly witness – particularly among those from ethnically diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds.

I am keen to understand the intricacies of the impacts of wider determinants of health and how to use data to understand the needs & gaps of the populations, and develop population health approaches to tackle health inequalities and improve health outcomes within my locality.

About Kate

I am a Senior Clinical Academic Physiotherapist at the Liver Unit at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Associate Lecturer at Newcastle University and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University. I completed my PhD on physical activity, exercise and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and have taken a lead role in the NAFLD clinics looking at how to optimise incorporation of lifestyle interventions into patient care. My research programme focusses on lifestyle interventions in liver disease, with my NIHR Clinical Lectureship funding the development of the first evidence-based digital lifestyle intervention for people with NAFLD.

I am excited to undertake this Fellowship as my research skills/clinical experience translate well to the field of population health. Using lifestyle changes to decrease health risks has individual, societal and financial benefits and I am experienced in designing interventions in partnership with people who have complex medical needs. I am interested in how behaviour change techniques can maximise success in managing long-term conditions (LTCs) and how we can reduce health inequalities as many of our local population have low socioeconomic status placing them at greater risk of LTCs. I am interested in how we can scale-up interventions ensuring they are accessible and acceptable to people from a diverse range of backgrounds to prevent widening the gap in access to health and social care.

About Camilla

I am a GP trainee in Sussex, having graduated from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2013. Prior to this I obtained a degree in Law and a Masters in International Relations.

I am passionate about working towards the reduction of health inequalities. Throughout my medical career I have been involved in a range of service improvement projects tackling health inequalities across multidisciplinary teams, in medicine, surgery and A+E departments. I have a strong interest in women's health and have valuable hospital experience working in obstetric and gynaecology departments across the South East, as well as working on public health initiatives focussing on women's health in the community. Additionally, I have worked as a health care provider outside the UK looking into public health concerns, including anaemia caused by helminth infections in children.

I am particularly focussed on primary prevention and healthy lifestyles, and working in general practice gives me the opportunity to influence this every day. As a member of Cohort 3 of the Population Health Fellowship, I will use my developing GP knowledge and experience to help build a national workforce of professionals working together for the improvement of health at the population level.

About Mo

Mo is a multi-award winning physician and tech enthusiast. He loves a challenge that invariably involves data analysis. He has a reputation for implementing innovations and efficiencies within a peri-operative setting by streamlining pathways using lean principles. His vision is to create system-wide change to improve patient journey and staff experience.

He has an extensive background in caring for patients undergoing elective and emergency surgery. He has a particular sub-interest in peri-operative patient blood management. He has reduced post-operative transfusion by introducing intravenous iron pathways in both elective and trauma orthopaedics.

He is interested in reducing health inequality for elderly patients peri-operatively as well as bridging the gap between primary and secondary care. He is fascinated by technology and has successfully rolled out a patient journey app for those undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery at North Tees or Hartlepool Hospitals.

Mo loves teaching and has recently embarked upon training within General Practice.

About Rob

I am a GP specialty trainee in Exeter. Prior to GP training I had a varied career within medical specialties. I worked in deprived urban areas in London and Melbourne and have seen first-hand the impacts of inequality and deprivation on health.

I have an interest in inclusion health and am currently working in a GP practice for clients experiencing homelessness. I intend to include this work in my GP portfolio once qualified. I have just completed my MSc in Population Health at UCL which focused on health inequalities. I am a visiting lecturer and tutor in the MSc Health in Urban Development at UCL. I have a research interest in housing and welfare policy and their impacts on homelessness and health.

About Lauren

I am an Allied Health Professional (AHP) Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner and have been a registered Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) since 2011. I attended the University of Reading from 2012-2015 to study BSc Microbiology, and after working in theatres across the South of England, I have since made the move to the role of Infection Prevention & Control Practitioner, first at an acute NHS Trust and now with Herts & West Essex Integrated Care System.

I applied to the Population Health Fellowship Programme to follow my interests of public/population health and health inequalities and am very excited to develop my skills alongside colleagues at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Trust (CPFT) and Health Education England (HEE). I hope to participate in work that improves services for all members of our local population, and plan to study population/public health further in the future.

I am passionate about widening opportunities for AHPs and am very grateful for the opportunity to undertake this fellowship.

About Walla

I am an IMG originally from Sudan who has practiced medicine both in Sudan and in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia). My passion for public health and population medicine started in my early medical school days where I worked with the IFMSA on multiple projects that helped tackle health inequalities at the time. I was involved in projects such as vaccination programs, malaria prevention and increasing awareness and breaking the stigma on HIV/AIDS. Having had the opportunity to practice medicine in different parts of the world widened my insight on health systems. In addition, my GP training has allowed me to complete a public health post which helped me gain an inside look on how public health works in the UK. I do strongly believe that they key in living long, healthy and full-filled lives depends on addressing health inequalities at a population level. I am looking forward to my population health fellowship as I am sure it will be an invaluable asset in my learning journey and hopefully a tool that will enable me to assist in delivering holistic care to populations.

Interests and possible future projects: Asylum and refugee wellbeing

About Sanjana

My name is Sanjana, and I come from India having grown up in Singapore and completed my MBChB at the University of Edinburgh in 2016. I have dedicated my medical career in pursuing my interest in child health and gaining insight in providing compassionate and equitable care to patients and their families, especially with an interest in Type I Diabetes and disability. This has been in settings of the UK, USA and Southeast Asia. I have since completed my MRCPCH in 2021 and now a ST4 Paediatric registrar based in Liverpool Mersey trust. I undertook a Masters in Global Health at Harvard TH Chan during the past year, having been privy to inequalities and disparities in the care of children and adolescents in the NHS and wider global space. I envisage myself working both as a paediatrician and public health professional both in the UK and with further interest in the non-profit humanitarian sector.

Through the fellowship I look forward to pursuing my passion in enhancing population health measures in children and adolescents with disabilities and working with fellow colleagues to implement effective program changes for this population whilst raising awareness about the importance of population health in clinical practice.

About Marianne

About Rekel

My journey to becoming Head of Physiotherapy and Orthotics at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has seen me work with a wide and interesting variety of people, across the whole life-course, in both civilian and military settings.

Passionate about how EDI impacts on individuals, teams, and organisations, I have a particular interest in non-clinical factors that influence patient care and health outcomes. In my role as Health Inequalities Lead for the Children’s Hospitals Alliance (CHA) I am working to identify and address the health inequalities experienced by children and young people, and exacerbated by the pandemic.

Throughout my career I have sought to increase the scale on which I can improve health – moving from caring for a single patient as a practising physiotherapist, to thinking more about the health of the wider community within which that individual might live. I am really looking forward to using my fellowship time to further develop my networks, knowledge, and skills around improving the health and wellbeing of population

About Anne

I became interested in epidemiology and use of medical records to investigate health at the population level while working at the Department of Community Medicine and Epidemiology in Haifa, Israel. During the time I worked there, a population health screening program for early detection of cancer was being established. Using multiple sources of medical records I developed a system to monitor the effectiveness of the screening programs in the population.

I went on to work in academic public health at University of Tennessee, working on topics such as health disparities and ways of taking into account a multitude of environmental variables.

I currently work as a higher trainee in older age psychiatry and completed an academic clinical fellowship. I used CPFT data to examine the rate of death and dementia in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, recurrent depression and anxiety disorders in older patients referred into services. I have recently worked on analysis of a cohort of patients referred into CPFT services with dementia linked to national mortality data to investigate the reasons for a higher mortality rate in dementia with Lewy Body versus Alzheimer’s dementia.

My main interest in in use of medical informatics to improve population health.

About Dale

I am an Emergency Medicine ST4 in the North-west of England, fairness and equality between people and within society are my motivating forces. I was the first EMTA Secretary focusing on improving our internal governance, communications, and transparency to improve our effectiveness when achieving or core function of trainee representation. I have long-standing interests in quality improvement, education and leadership and am the current Co-Chair of the Quality Assurance and Improvement subcommittee, part of the Quality in Emergency Care Committee (QECC) for RCEM focused on strategy and enhanced collaboration across College objectives. I am currently leading the development of the next iteration of the EMTA survey 2021-24 using GMC data and past Survey results to inform it for greater granularity. I have also developed the EMTA fellowship app to improve access to fantastic educational opportunities around the UK.

Previously I was the Chair and Deputy Chair of the BMA North-West Junior Doctors Committee during the height of the dispute, part of the National Committee of Sexpression:UK (Charity) leading communications and branding and established a highly active local branch teaching Leicester pupils and fundraising for local LGBT/HIV charities.

My project

I am part of a team that is currently leading on the design and building of a new highly sophisticated data system architecture across the North-west. This requires significant stakeholder engagement, relationship building and technical understanding in a space that feels fair removed from the clinical frontline. Current work and actions are being taken to achieve NHS digital's and the #datasaveslives visions of formation of Secure Data Environments (SDE) and Trusted Research Environments (TRE) to power population health management and big data research. Integrating people's health data, with social care and other data held across government comes with inherent privacy risks which need to be balanced against creating systems of the future that can provide more realtime insights, analytics, predictions and discoveries to inform interventions and policy for the betterment of the public, but especially the most disadvantaged. I am developing the narrative argument for such work to help secure additional funding as well as improve public engagement and understanding of why and how their data will be used and for what. The first part of my work will be building a website and helping write the expression of interest for funding necessary to scale and build our first functioning TRE.

About Thron

I am a GP trainee in the West Midlands with a growing interest in Health Inequalities.

Whilst studying graduate entry medicine at the University of Nottingham, I was passionate about improving healthcare for patients. This motivated me to work with the British Islamic Medical Association to spearhead projects such as 'BIMA Lifesavers', which teaches Basic Life Support at mosques and community centres throughout the country. I also co-developed the 'BIMA Ramadan Education Initiative', a national project focused on training clinicians on how to optimize care for fasting patients. These projects developed my communication and leadership skills and provided me with my first experiences of tackling health inequalities.

Prior to training as a GP, I worked as an Intensive Care doctor in the midst of the COVID pandemic. I saw first-hand how the impact of health inequality resulted in poorer outcomes for COVID patients. This was the catalyst I required to refocus my career ambitions, and to move back towards improving care in the community.

I’m excited to undertake this fellowship. I hope to develop my skills in Public Health, and take the first steps in closing the gap in health inequality for BAME communities.

About Pamela

My name is Pamela. I am a GPST1 trainee, currently placed in Aintree Hospital. My proudest Moment is Winning the ‘Young Investigator Prize’ at the British Nuclear Medicine Society Conference in Oxford. I am looking forward to putting together a great project, making an impact (a positive one) and meeting new teammates!

About Amy

(Specialist Stroke and Neurological Physiotherapist)

I am a senior physiotherapist, working in Stroke and Neurology in the NHS in York. Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2016, I have worked in healthcare and community settings across Yorkshire and seen the multiple dimensions of inequality that exist in our communities. I am passionate about making changes to health services that are driven by care for the community, and ultimately have a direct impact on people’s lives and wellbeing.

What I value most about physiotherapy is its focus on quality of life and genuine person-led goal setting. My work in the voluntary sector has shown me the importance of engaging closely with communities of people every step of the way. Drawing on this experience, my project aims to connect those in the health service with a wider network of people providing care in communities to develop integrated and joined up ways of working. More than anything, I plan to build an approach to service change that is driven by listening to people, hearing what they want and empowering them to achieve it.

About Joanna

I am a paediatric registrar currently working at Kingston Hospital in Southwest London. I have previously worked in Essex and East London, before moving South for paediatric training. I completed my undergraduate degree at King’s College London, intercalating at Imperial College London in Medical Sciences with Gastroenterology and Hepatology. I am currently completing an MSc in Genomic Medicine, at Queen Mary, University of London.

I am particularly interested in neonatal medicine and population based medicine, and hope to combine these interests in a consultant role in the future. I am currently a lead trainee for the NeoTRIPs group, a trainee-led research group focussing on large scale neonatal projects to standardise and improve care across neonatal units throughout the country.

I am passionate about reducing health inequalities and improving healthcare for women and children. As part of the fellowship, I am working with the City & Hackney Public Health Team to increase accessibility to long-acting reversible contraception, and I look forward to applying my passion and existing skillset to this project.

About Jennifer

My ultimate aim is to narrow the gender gap in health, provide evidence and suggest implementation strategies’ that diffuse into our healthcare system to empower and advocate for women and families.

Gender in the 21st century should not be a social determinant of health.

Passionate about how community development theory can increase optimal health and wellbeing using community assets instead on focusing on deficit's.

My ethos is that empowerment, knowledge, and advocacy are the key requisites of all health care professionals and as such must be at the forefront the facilitation of care.

I am a community midwife/ continuity of care midwife based at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust- Stepping Hill Hospital. I am also due to graduate with a master’s in Public Health from The University of Manchester.

I have worked in all aspects of the maternity care system, including being a pioneer in digital platforms for women and families accessing care. I have worked in areas with large populations suffering social determinants of health that affect one’s own wellbeing to thrive, which only propagates my desire to build a fairer and equitable health system for all.

I am also a founding member of SHERA; a research collaboration with interest in offering support to those who are victims of domestic abuse and family court abuse/proceedings.

My forwarding statement is an insight into my where my passion and enthusiasm lie; my MPH study has broadened my knowledge base, and desire to covert/propose alternative ways we can deliver care in the 21st century.

About Danielle

I work as a service improvement manager in the Maternity Team at NHS Gloucestershire (ICB). Prior to starting in this role in May 2019, I was a project manager in a different field for 10 years, and a primary school teacher before that. In my current role I manage a number of different projects which nearly all involve looking at health inequalities. The largest project I am working on at present is around equity and equality in maternity, which has involved looking at the data of our local population and identifying where risk factors are highest and outcomes are poorest. I am part of our Local Maternity and Neonatal System which is system-wide, and I enjoy working with a wide range of services and people, including service users.

About Katrina

I’m a Paediatric Registrar training in Yorkshire and Humber. I studied Medicine at Southampton University, passing with distinction and have a BSc (2:1) in Anatomical Science from University of Bristol. Before settling in the Peak District with my family I worked in the Severn and Kent deaneries and spent a period of time in Nepal. 

My clinical interest is Emergency Medicine and I’m a staunch advocate for ‘making every contact count’. I’ve been awarded a funded Masters place to carry out a research proposal I designed that looks to utilise emergency department attendances to address obesity in children.  

I sought this fellowship opportunity to develop my understanding of the wider determinates of health and improve my ability to identify and respond to the needs of the communities I serve.  Joining Derby City Council my role will include sitting on a recently formed Serious Violence Board. This opportunity builds on a hospital audit I led looking at tackling serious violence.

I look forward to working across organisations and professional boundaries, taking a collaborative population health approach to violence, to understand and identify the causes and drivers and help develop an evidence-based response to violence for our County.   

About Fareeha

I graduated from the UHS and currently work as GP Registrar in Solihull. I am Vice chair HEE of the Ait committee, RCGP associate in trainee representative for BSOL, VTS trainee representative and sit in AGPEC meetings. 

I also represent GP school in Health Education England LTEF forum. 

Recently, I was part of the panel for associate dean interviews for GP school. 

I reside in Solihull and mum of 3 young daughters. I actively participate in colleague well being activities and enjoy my free time with family.

About Jessica

My fellowship is hosted by HEE East of England alongside my clinical work at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

I have been working as a Scientist in Neurophysiology for 12 years, providing a variety of highly specialist investigations to a broad range of patients. Alongside professional qualifications I undertook an MSc in neuroscience research, with my research focused on cognition and mental health being published. As a senior member of the team, I enjoy mentoring and supervising colleagues, continually improving services and contributing to research. Over the years I have often been confronted with the various challenges the NHS faces and I have developed a strong desire to help improve services, work towards reducing health inequalities and promote preventative measures.

The fellowship is an exciting opportunity to develop my knowledge of population health and build upon leadership skills. I am particularly looking forward to collaborating with a wide range of like-minded professionals dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of our population.

About Lucy

I graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Masters in Pharmacy in 2012. Working as a pharmacist for the past ten years I have gained a solid grounding in many aspects of pharmacy practice and the wider healthcare system. I have experience working in community pharmacy, intermediate care, hospital pharmacy and within the pharmacy hub which provides links between GP practices and hospital services. Currently I work as a prescribing pharmacist within the specialty older people’s medicine.   

I grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it was not until returning to the area after living away for ten years that I began to fully appreciate the ‘North-South’ divide. It was then that my interest in the health of the local population developed, and I became aware of profound inequalities existing across the region. Inequalities which have been further highlighted and magnified during the coronavirus outbreak. Addressing these issues will determine the future direction of the NHS. My enthusiasm for this fellowship stems from a desire to utilise my understanding of epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention to complete a project which addresses health and social disadvantage.   

About Layla

Layla Siebert is a Lead PCN and Respiratory Clinical Pharmacist working for the Northern Care Alliance, and is based in General Practice in Salford. She has been working within this role for 6 years. Prior to this, Layla worked for 11 years in various clinical pharmacy roles in secondary care, including as a specialist pharmacist in acute medicine and a lead pharmacist for infection and antimicrobials. Layla’s work in general practice has sparked a keen interest in population health approaches to healthcare. She has an interest in active travel and in particular schoolstreets and clean air initiatives. Layla is keen to promote the message and be involved as a healthcare professional in work around the climate emergency being a healthcare emergency. Outside of work, Layla is a mum to two children aged 6 and 9. Extracurricular activities include cycling and running, and live music

About Tom

I am a paediatric registrar, based in the Southwest UK. I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011 and have studied and worked in diverse settings including Belgium, Sierra Leone, and South Sudan. A particularly formative experience for me was building a diabetes service from scratch in a refugee camp setting. Alongside clinical work I have completed an online Master of Public Health at the University of Liverpool, with a global health focus.

My professional interests are adolescent medicine, diabetes & obesity as well as childhood poverty. I am regularly struck by the impact of deprivation on health outcomes for young people, and how well-intended interventions often fail to meet populations most in need. In complex health systems, it is only through partnership working with service users and agencies outside of the hospital setting that we will achieve meaningful change.

This fellowship will enable me to combine both clinical experience and public health interest into a more integrated role that focuses on the broader social determinants of health and underlying inequalities, for children and families. I hope that this will in turn empower me to think more strategically about quality improvement in health services affecting children and young people.

About Jon

I live and work in Dorset and run and co-founded #HelpAndKindness; a project which seeks to enable people to “get help, give help, and work together”.

#HelpAndKindness links together all kinds of support services and organisations from all sectors, helping people to access them, support them and improve the quality of life for all Dorset’s residents. #HelpAndKindness facilitates Dorset’s Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Assembly which works with the whole VCS and is the VCS’ representative body within Dorset’s Integrated Care Partnership.

I contribute to many public sector boards, programmes and workstreams to integrate VCS services in the development, design and delivery of support at all levels, from face-to-face at the grass roots, through Place and county, to system strategy and service design.

My passion is making connections, finding out things, and linking people together.

Recently, I’ve worked on two PHM programmes, one looking at elective care waiting lists and “waiting well”, and one focused on the wider determinants of health; specifically poverty and food insecurity.

I am fascinated by the opportunity for broad community engagement as a means to provide personalised, scalable support and care of all kinds, with particular sensitivity to inequity and inequality, and a focus on inclusion.

About Verity

I am currently a Mental Health Commissioner working within an Integrated Care System in East Riding of Yorkshire, however my workstreams often require working collaboratively across place and organisations. I had a front line and operational background working in VSCE Substance Misuse, Respiratory Health and Mental Health Services before joining a Clinical Commissioning Group in 2020. My experience so far has exposed me to a working with a diverse cohort of individuals, mostly with complex health and social care needs to face barriers in accessing the care and support they require due to health inequalities.

Having a non-clinical background whilst working very closely with clinicians has helped me to consider medical and non-medical interventions when collaborating on commissioning projects. My time working in VCSE has helped me to develop a passion for tackling health inequalities and supporting those most effected to access meaningful support. I hope to use the skills learnt in the Population Health Fellowship to help bring some of the ideas raised within my current role come to life, in order to better serve the population that I am employed to support.

About Alice

I am a year 6 Paediatric Registrar in the North-West deanery. I graduated from UCL in 2012 with an MBBS and an intercalated BSc in History of Medicine (1st class). After moving to Manchester for Foundation training I fell in love with the surrounding hills so stayed for Paediatric training.

My interests are in respiratory medicine, global health and medical education. Living in Rwanda 2017-18 I worked with the RCPCH Global Links project to help reduce neonatal mortality. Following this I continue to lecture on the Liverpool Diploma of Tropical Medicine. I completed a PGCE (distinction) in medical education in 2021.

I love the breadth of General Paediatrics: seeing patients from 0-18 with acute and chronic conditions. All children need to be considered in the context of their social setting, and this is particularly apparent in my current role as a Respiratory registrar where many conditions (such as asthma and TB) are directly affected by social determinants of health.

I am therefore delighted to be working within Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership to help implement the Building Back Fairer report targeting health inequality. I believe this experience will equip me to better support children and families as a Consultant paediatrician.