John is a global health professional who has worked in the government, university, and charity sectors. He brings extensive experience in health policy development and research and program implementation in the Global South. Before joining IDRC, John led population policy development, implementation, and review for the UK Government’s Department of Health and Social Care. His global health experience ranges from infectious diseases, including COVID-19, to maternal, sexual, and reproductive health, to non-communicable diseases, tobacco control, and physical activity, among other subjects.
John previously taught and researched at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK and at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He holds a MSc from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Liverpool.