Simon Cathcart



RSTMH Past President

Simon trained at Cardiff University School of Medicine and became interested in tropical infectious diseases during his elective in Blantyre, Malawi, clinical placement at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica and his wider travels in South East Asia and Central America.

On his return to the UK, he undertook the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine where he was introduced to and joined RSTMH. Later, on settling in London, he worked at the Wellcome Trust, developing teaching materials for resource-poor settings.

He undertook specialist public health training and a Masters in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and then became a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.

He joined the Health Protection Agency in 1997 and then became a consultant in health protection with Public Health England where he worked with the local Health Protection Team in tackling infectious diseases in North East London.

He is currently working part time with the Faculty of Public Health and focusing on supporting RSTMH deliver their 2017-2022 strategy.

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