Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > News from the Worthian Network > Working on the front line of public health

Working on the front line of public health

Scientist Sophie Nash StM'11 has worked through the pandemic with Public Health England

Having done the IB at Worth I went on to Queen Mary University in London to take a degree in Biology. My love of the subject them took me to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to complete my Masters in Public Health.

For the last 4 years I have been working at Public Health England in the HIV team, assessing the quality of care delivered, ensuring that there are no disparities, and helping to produce outputs to aid with the UK’s effort to eliminate HIV transmission.

In the middle of February last year I started working on the COVID-19 response. The work was extremely varied to say the least, but I primarily worked in the clinical guidance team where we were responsible for answering queries and producing guidance for health professionals, ranging from what PPE should be worn to what alcohol content hand sanitiser should have to be most effective. One day that stands out in particular was when we were asked to review both the guidance for face coverings and contact tracing within a few hours before it was due to be announced publicly – only a tiny bit stressful!

Although sometimes rather hectic and intense, I work with some fantastic people who are all extremely passionate and dedicated in their efforts to defeat COVID-19. 

Sophie Nash StM'11

 

Similar stories

Daniel Grace F'05 awarded for virtual Covid-response work More...

Philip Barnes StB'73 relaunches the Fairmont Century Plaza in LA More...

Chris Coxall R'02 with wife Lindsey at Star Wars Premiere

Chris Coxall R'02 named Head of PR for Lucasfilm More...

Nikki Chaudhuri StA'16 tells BBC Sport how she learnt to play cricket More...

Michael Bernard C'77 reminds Annie Nightingale of her visit to Worth More...

Most read

Philip Barnes StB'73 relaunches the Fairmont Century Plaza in LA More...

Chris Coxall R'02 with wife Lindsey at Star Wars Premiere

Chris Coxall R'02 named Head of PR for Lucasfilm More...

Daniel Grace F'05 awarded for virtual Covid-response work More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech