Luke Allen

GP Academic Clinical Fellow

Luke is a British physician and global health analyst who has worked for a number of international public health organisations including the World Health Organisation, the Harvard Health Systems Cluster, and Public Health England.

Luke studied medicine and international health at the University of Bristol and earned his PGCE in clinical education from Plymouth University whilst working as a junior doctor. He completed his MPH in Global Health and Certificate in Public Health Leadership at Harvard in 2015.

He has worked broadly on the political economy of non-communicable diseases with an emphasis on socioeconomic inequalities. He has lobbied elected representatives locally, at the Houses of Parliament, the European Parliament, and US Senate and Congress. He has published widely in the popular and peer-reviewed literature with work in the Lancet, BMJ, New Scientist, British Journal Of General Practice, PLoS Global Health blog, and the Economist. His work has been covered by BBC radio, the International Business Times and a number of other news outlets.

His research at the department focuses on reorienting General Practice towards local-population level primary prevention. He continues to work as an advisor on this topic to WHO Europe, and the WHO primary care team. He is an editorial board member at the British Journal of General Practice and a board member of the RCGP Thames valley faculty.


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