Dr Sharif Ismail is a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health Medicine, and a Specialist Registrar in Public Health. He divides his time between academic research at Imperial and service public health work - most recently in health protection at Public Health England.
His academic interests lie primarily in health policy and systems research in the UK and internationally, with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Previous work has included analyses of the role of system-level factors in determining presentations at, and unscheduled admissions from, Accident & Emergency departments in England and Wales. He has a particular interest currently in understanding how health systems adapt (or otherwise) to acute and chronic stressors arising from armed conflict - including large-scale population movements. The main contexts for this work are the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen.