I trained in medicine and obtained a PhD in Epidemiology from the LSHTM. I joined the LSHTM as a Clinical Lecturer in 2012. My major research interests are in non communicable diseases (NCD) in sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and among Africans in Europe. I am particularly interested in diabetes and cardiovascular disease and the ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in their risk. We have recently completed a multi-centre study (RODAM Study) examining the interplay between genetics and the environment in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in African migrants in Europe compared to Africans in SSA. I am currently on secondment with the GSK’s Africa NCD Open Lab providing input into research proposals from African scientists interested in NCD in SSA.