MBBChir, MRCP, MD, FMedSci

Academic background

After undergraduate studies at University of Cambridge and the Royal London Hospital I completed training in General Paediatrics, taking a three-year break to do an MD (University of Cambridge) based on work in Kenya. I was Elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2013.

Research interests

My research concerns newborn, child and adolescent health within global health, with a focus on health systems research, and on implementation science and complex clinical interventions.

Featured publications

Mike English, Jacinta Nzinga, Jacquie Oliwa, Michuki Maina, Dorothy Oluoch, Edwine Barasa, Grace Irimu, Naomi Muinga, Charles Vincent, Jacob McKnight. Improving facility-based care: eliciting tacit knowledge to advance intervention design. BMJ Global Health 2022;7:e009410. https://gh.bmj.com/content/7/8/e009410.citation-tools

English M, Irimu G, Akech S, Aluvaala J, Ogero M, Isaaka L, Malla L, Tuti T, Gathara D, Oliwa J, Agweyu A. Employing learning health system principles to advance research on severe neonatal and paediatric illness in Kenya. BMJ Global Health. 2021 Mar;6(3):e005300. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-005300.

Mike English, David Gathara, Jacinta Nzinga, Pratap Kumar, Fred Were, Osman Warfa, Edna C Tallam, Mary Nandili, Alfred Obengo, Nancy Abuya, Debra Jackson, Sharon Brownie, Sassy Molyneux, Caroline Jones, Georgina A. V. Murphy, Jacob McKnight. Lessons from a Health Policy and Systems Research Programme exploring quality and coverage of newborn care in Kenya. BMJ Global Health. 2020;5:e001937. https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/1/e001937

Other interests and activities

I enjoy cycling and croquet.