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dr frances butcher

dr frances butcher

Frances Butcher

BMBS MA MSc MFPH


Clinical Research Fellow in Public Health and DPhil Student

  • Wellcome Trust Research Fellow

Frances is a Specialty Registrar in Public Health undertaking a DPhil at the Ethox Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, supported by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship for Health Professionals in Humanities and Social Science.  Her research, which is supervised by Professor Mike Parker and Associate Professor Patricia Kingori, explores ethical dimensions of global health security.

Frances has a medical degree from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, with an intercalated BSc from King’s College London in Medical Ethics and Law.  She also holds a MA in Bioethics and Society from King’s College London and an MSc in Global Health Science from the University of Oxford.  She completed the Academic Foundation Programme for junior doctors at North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol between 2013 and 2015, and started the Oxford School of Public Health training scheme in 2016.  In her role as a Public Health Registrar, Frances has worked in varied roles including at the University of Oxford, Oxfordshire County Council, NHS England and Public Health England.

She is a winner of the 2018 Next Gen for Biosecurity Competition alongside colleagues from Uganda and Argentina, a judge at the 2019 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, and a 2019 Fellow on the John Hopkins Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Programme.