I studied applied psychology at the University of Surrey, where I was awarded a prestigious ESRC fellowship for my PhD into innovations in predictive genetic testing for adult onset diseases. Current work is grounded in public policy change and innovation, focusing on access to healthcare interventions for migrants and BAME groups - and most recently the impact of COVID-19 pandemic.
I have led consortia on transformational change initiatives which include the world's largest trial of remote care, a ministerial led programme call the 'Whole System Demonstrator'; the £10m North West London Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research (CLAHRC), and the £7m Health and Care Infrastructure Research Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC). This work included evaluating the strategic planning and change management attached to new build hospitals in the USA, UK and Canada.
Most recently, I was interested in policy-making and practice around migrant's access to healthcare interventions, and healthcare screening, and was awarded a grant of £398,000 from the National Institute of Health Research. More recently I have been awarded a grant of £371,000 from UKRI to investigate how to manage the risk of COVID-19 in BAME groups. I recently gave a cabinet office presentation on this topic, see https://www.brunel.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/articles/How-to-engage-with-Black-Asian-and-minority-ethnic-communities-most-at-risk-during-the-pandemic