Joe Freer

I’m an NIHR In-Practice Fellow at the Wolfson Institute of Population Health, Queen Mary University of London. I divide my time between academic work in child public health, postgraduate study in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and clinical practice as a General Practitioner in east London. I graduated in medicine from Imperial College London and in philosophy from King’s College London, after which I undertook postgraduate training in tropical medicine at LSHTM. I have worked in public health roles with UK Parliament, WHO and the Department of Health in Cape Town, alongside research investigating overlapping areas of maternal and child health. In 2017, I was awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship, which I used to co-develop a growth and development screening pilot programme in east London, in addition to research investigating relationships between poverty and growth.