I am a Research Officer at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford. I specifically work with the GCRF Adolescents Accelerate Hub. The Hub seeks to improve adolescent lives around Africa with the help of national governments, NGO’s, funding entities and African adolescent groups. I’m responsible for the UN policy engagement; I aim to influence the UN policy makers’ agenda with the evidence provided by the Hub’s research activities.
I previously worked as a medical doctor in hospitals in the outskirts of Khartoum, and as a medical volunteer in a local NGO in Gaberona village in Sudan. Seeing the disparities in health between urban and rural areas- and especially in internally displaced population- led me to pursue a career in research.
In 2018, I studied International Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford- a course that focuses mainly on health in lower-middle income settings. I’m interested specifically in the social determinants of health and health system strengthening in post-conflict areas, specifically in Central and East Africa.