Dr Matthew Harris

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Dr Matthew Harris (HF 2014-15 ) DPhil MBBS BSc MSc PGCertEd FFPH is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, jointly appointed between the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, and the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, and he is an Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine in the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Before the Harkness Fellowship, Matthew worked in global public health and research and for several years as a Primary Care physician in Brazil, as a WHO Polio Consultant in Ethiopia and as an HIV Technical Consultant in Mozambique. He then completed a PhD at Oxford University, became a Public Health Consultant in the NHS and was a Global Health Advisor to the UK Department of Health. During his Harkness Fellowship he was based at New York University researching ‘Reverse Innovation’, particularly how to unlock the creative potential of developing countries to benefit developed country health systems. Matthew is now co-director of the Masters in Public Health programme at Imperial College London and an Educational Supervisor for Public Health Registrars in the NHS. He has also been appointed an Honorary Advisor to the Tropical Health Education Trust, and has been invited to be a Commissioner on the special inquiry on diffusion of innovation in healthcare and public services, by Baroness Greengross.