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Luke Allen

Academic Clinical Fellow

Luke is a British physician and global health analyst who has worked for a number of international public health organisations including WHO Europe, the Harvard Health Systems Cluster, Public Health England, and the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network.

Luke studied both 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 at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. He completed his MPH in Global Health and Certificate in Public Health Leadership at Harvard in 2014.

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 Global Health, New Scientist, BJGP, 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 Global Coordination Mechanism on Non-Communicable Diseases. He is an editorial board member at the British Journal of General Practice.