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Amy Paterson


DPhil Student

Amy is a current DPhil student in the Epidemic diseases clinical research group (ERGO). Her research focuses on stigma associated with emerging infectious diseases with the aim of developing an adaptable cross-outbreak stigma assessment tool. She is supervised by Professor Piero Olliaro, Dr Amanda Rojek, Dr Nina Gobat, and Dr Ashleigh Cheyne. Her work is supported by a Rhodes Scholarship.

Amy is a South African medical doctor by training. She worked as a clinician for three years in the public health sector in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, including as the clinical lead of a rural neonatal unit, before joining the University of Oxford. Amy holds an MSc Med in Global Surgery from the University of Cape Town for which she completed a large risk-adjusted analysis of surgical outcomes for women in Africa.

Amy is a passionate advocate for equitable and person-centred healthcare.

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