Aliko Ahmed

Dr Aliko Ahmed


He is an accomplished and outcome-focused public health physician with extensive strategic and management experiences nationally and internationally. Excellent track record of board-level leadership and delivery of major public health programmes. Sound technical knowledge and skills in public health and clinical practice. Humble and collaborative with an interdependent mindset.  

Aliko Ahmed

Aliko Ahmed is the Regional Director of Public Health for East of England, and previously the Director of Public Health for Staffordshire NHS and County Council. He qualified in clinical medicine and received specialist training in epidemiology and public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Cambridge and the NHS.

Currently, he leads and oversees the strategic responsibilities and programmes aim to protect and improve the health of the people in the East of England and to reduce health inequalities in the region. This includes delivery of specialist health protection services and the provision of technical advice and support to local governments and the National Health Service to improve quality and population health outcomes. 

He has almost three decades of experience working as a clinician, academic and public health practitioner in health systems across low and high-income countries. His clinical work has been mainly in infectious and communicable diseases including STIs and HIV programmes. His academic interest is in translational research to inform policy, and is involve in many academic-service-based collaborative research partnerships across the UK and globally. He maintains a special interest in global health especially in collaborative approaches for sustainable health solutions in Africa.

He is a Senior Fellow at Centre on Universal Health @Chatham House – where he convenes the Public Health Africa Policy Forum. He co-chairs the Global Health Bridge programme @Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge, Chairs the Faculty of Public Health Africa Group and is the Co-Convener of the Better Health for Africa Initiative UK.

  • Translational research to support public health policy development
  • Africa in Global Health History - contributions, aspirations and solutions
  • Optimising faith assets for sustainable health outcomes

What's on

Inger Mewburn

Kicking the can down the road: How to create research impact in seven (not so easy) steps

06/06/2023 at 17.30

We hear terms like ‘research impact’ and ‘engagement’ all the time, but what does ‘impact’ and ‘engagement’ actually look like in practice?

selection of books written by Professor Inger Mewburn

Productivity workshops for researchers with Prof. Inger Mewburn aka The Thesis Whisperer

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Join Professor Inger Mewburn, also known online as the Thesis Whisperer, for one or both workshops to help increase your productivity: Getting sh!t done and Building a second brain (for writing)

'You' by Gavin Fry

Art Exhibition: 'Things Put Differently'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Things Put Differently' featuring Gavin Fry and works by Anthony Green and Mary Cozens-Walker.

Photo of artist Gurpran Rau holding a piece of her artwork

Art Exhibition: 'Patterns of Renewal'

10/06/2023 at 10.00

We're delighted to be the first to display Gurpran Rau's latest exhibition 'Patterns of Renewal', featuring a series of paintings created during lockdown inspired by her walks in the woods of Cambridgeshire.