I work with the UKRI GCRF Accelerate Hub, and spend my time based between the Department of Social Policy and Intervention in Oxford and the UNDP HIV and Health team in New York. I am a Research Officer responsible for United Nations Policy Engagement.
Together with our partners, the Accelerate Hub team aims to improve the lives of millions of adolescent across Africa. Leading on policy engagement, I work to turn the Hub's evidence into impact by engaging stakeholders and policymakers who have vested interest in the region.
I was previously medical doctor in hospitals in the outskirts of Khartoum, and a sociomedical officer in a humanitarian aid 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.
I studied International Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford – a course that focuses mainly on the multiple dimensions of health in lower-middle income settings. I’m interested specifically in the social determinants of health in post-conflict areas, and in cross-sectoral collaberation. I am always up for a good chat!