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Dr Niamh Thompson

Policy Advisor

Niamh is a Policy Advisor in the Health and Wellbeing Cluster. She graduated with an MBChB from the University of Glasgow in 2017 where she was awarded the ‘History of Medicine’ prize for her policy analysis of the barriers to care for survivors of torture in the UK. Prior to joining BIT, she worked in the NHS for five years as a doctor, with front-line experience in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care during the pandemic. She has worked in clinical research in The Gambia, West Africa and is currently finalising an MSc in Tropical medicine and International Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

She believes in the role of robust, empirical policies and good governance to tackle health inequalities. Niamh’s experiences providing healthcare to disadvantaged communities in Glasgow and London inform her approach to intervention design, and the application of behavioural insights to create workable policy solutions.