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Fatai Ogunlayi

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Job Title
Honorary Fellow
WMS - Health Sciences

Research interest

  • Non-communicable diseases behavioural risk factors
  • Socioeconomic inequalities
  • Intersectionality
  • Health Policy
  • Public health workforce development


I am a public health specialist (Consultant in Public Health) and Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health. I have an honorary fellowship at Warwick Medical School where I'm also co-module lead for International Health Policy on the MPH programme. I hold an honorary contract with UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) within the Global Operations (Public Health) team.

I completed my advanced public health specialist training (CCT) in 2023 in the UK West Midlands deanery working between the National Health Service, Academia, Local government, Health protection team, Department for Health and Social Care and UKHSA.

I have a keen interest in public health workforce development (globally and nationally) and I'm currently supporting efforts by WHO and partner organisations in the development and implementation of a global public health workforce strategy. I'm also an Assessor for the UK Public Health Register.

I have a background in Quality Improvement and Large Scale Change programme with over a decade of experience of working in NHS (local acute hospitals, regional NHS organisations and Academic Health Science Network).

I have a Master’s in Public Health (University of Birmingham), Healthcare Leadership (Manchester Business School and University of Birmingham) and Bioinformatics (Birkbeck College, University of London).

Post-graduate qualifications

  • Fellow, Faculty of Public Health
  • MPH, University of Birmingham
  • MSc, Healthcare Leadership, Manchester Business School and University of Birmingham University
  • MSc, Bioinformatics, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Senior Healthcare Leadership, NHS Leadership Academy
  • NHS Vanguard Leadership Programme
  • PRINCE 2 Practitioner