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Matilda Allen Specialty Registrar

Organisation: Health Education England

  • Harkness Fellowship
Matilda Allen

About me

Matilda Allen is a 2021–22 UK Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice. 

She is a Public Health Specialist with 10 years of experience in academic research and local government implementation. She is currently a Specialty Registrar with Health Education England, a role in which she has worked with the London Borough of Hackney Public Health Team and the North West London Health Protection Team. Prior to this, Matilda spent a year working for the London Borough of Waltham Forest, and was a Research Fellow in the University College London’s Institute of Health Equity from 2009 to 2015.

Matilda is passionate about tackling health inequalities through action on the social determinants of health and aims to do this by influencing national policy through academic research and delivering public health interventions for local populations.

During her Harkness Fellowship, Matilda will examine how health systems are implementing, evaluating and engaging communities in 'anchor institution' strategies. Anchor institutions are organisations that use their position to improve the health of local populations by changing how they hire, procure and use their material and financial assets.

Matilda holds a master’s degree in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and another in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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