Academic Background

After undergraduate studies at University of Cambridge and the Royal London Hospital I completed training in General Paediatrics, taking a 3 years break to do an MD (University of Cambridge) based on work in Kenya. Elected as a Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences in 2013.

Research Interests

Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health within Global Health, with a focus on Health Systems Research / Implementation Science and Complex Clinical Interventions


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


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