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Cai Heath

MSci (hons), MSc


Researcher in Health Ethics and DPhil Candidate

  • Equitable research design
  • Global health ethics
  • Policy engagement in health research

Cai Heath is a global health ethics researcher with over fifteen years of experience in LMIC-based health research, community development, and capacity building. He has worked in a range of both research and research management roles at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London on large-scale operational health research and capacity-building programmes funded by the World Bank, the Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust.

Cai is currently researching the impact of stakeholder engagement during women's health research globally as well as reading for a doctorate in Population Health, investigating the ethical and equal involvement of LMIC governments in global health research. He recently spent six months seconded into the UK's Department for Health and Social Care focusing on evidence and evaluation workstreams. Cai's background is in social science, particularly the institutional dynamics of community development in LMICs, he received an MSc in International Development from the University of Birmingham in 2010.

He has worked, volunteered and researched extensively in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, India, Nepal and Kenya over the past 15 years as well as engaging in shorter project work in Ethiopia, Myanmar and Uganda.

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