Dr Emily Phipps | University of Oxford

Dr Emily Phipps

Academic Clinical Fellow, Nuffield Department of Population Health


Dr Phipps studied medicine at the University of Liverpool and holds a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. After qualifying, she took part in a BBC TV documentary series following junior doctors during their first three months as doctors.

Before commencing her current post as an Academic Clinical Fellow at Oxford University, Emily worked as a National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow developing policy, training and operational tools for regulating healthcare in prisons, youth offending institutions and immigration removal centres.

She has previously worked with local, national and international organisations on research and policy topics such as the impacts of the Iraq war on mental health and responses to the SARS and H1N1 epidemics. She is currently researching how infectious diseases affect the most vulnerable members of society, both in the UK and abroad.


  • Infectious diseases
  • Refugee health
  • Prison health
  • Community health
  • TB
  • Flu

Media experience

Dr Phipps has worked with the BBC on a fly on the wall documentary.