Aliko Ahmed

Dr Aliko Ahmed


He is an accomplished and outcome-focussed 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

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Thinking Against Babylon, One Beat at a Time: Black Music as Radical, De-colonial Epistemology

29/11/2022 at 17.30

What is radical and de-colonial about Black music as an instrument for radical thought? 

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Wolfson in Singapore

29/11/2022 at 19.00

Join Sian Cook, Director of Networks, for our Wolfson in Singapore events

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Music and Madeira: Festive Fun with Cambridge University Brass Band

29/11/2022 at 21.00

A recital following Formal Hall with the Cambridge University Brass Band performing seasonal music.

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Sustainability Thinking Space

30/11/2022 at 17.30

A free, interactive sustainability education and thinking space open to all Wolfson members, providing a guided space to develop your sustainability thinking, action and development.

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Science Student Research Series

02/12/2022 at 17.45

Join the Science Society for their new Science Student Research Series: friendly and engaging talks given by PhD students from Wolfson College about their research.