Frances Butcher

Frances Butcher, Green Templeton College student profileDPhil Population Health

I’m a public health registrar (junior doctor) undertaking a DPhil in Population Health at the Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health. This will be exploring ethical dimensions of global health security and is supported by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship for Health Professionals. Prior to this I studied medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, with an intercalated degree at King’s College London in Medical Ethics and Law.

I completed the Academic Foundation Programme for junior doctors at North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol between 2013 and 2015, before taking a year out of clinical practice to pursue research interests. In this year I undertook an MA in Bioethics and Society with a focus on the ethics of genomic research, and a job as a research worker in perinatal mental health, both at King’s College London.

Since starting public health specialty training in Oxford in 2016, I have completed an MSc in Global Health Science at the University of Oxford and worked at the University of Oxford, Oxfordshire County Council, NHS England and Public Health England. I am a winner of the 2018 Next Gen for Biosecurity Competition, alongside colleagues from Uganda and Argentina, and a 2019 Fellow on the John Hopkins Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity scheme.