Dr Alice Walker
Dr Alice Walker is the Mental Health research fellow for the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST). Alice initially trained in clinical medicine, before specialising as a public health consultant. Alice completed her MSc in Public Health at LSHTM, and she has an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University College London. As part of her public health training, Alice worked for Médecins Sans Frontieres, the Department for International Development and Public Health England, working primarily on programme design and evaluation, policy development and implementation. Before joining the RST, Alice practiced as a public health consultant in a London local authority, leading on community development and strategic intelligence during the early COVID-19 response.
Alice is currently working on the “Strengthening Public mental health in Africa in response to the COVID-19 Epidemic” (SPACE) project for the UK-PHRST, in collaboration with PHE, CGMH, WHO AFRO, Africa CDC and the West African Health Organisation (WAHO). The project will be delivered over 9 months and combines research, capacity building and engagement activities in order to better understand and support the mental health response to the current COVID-19 pandemic in 25 African countries.
Email: Alice [dot] walker2 [at] lshtm [dot] ac [dot] uk