Miss Afifah Rahman-Shepherd


Research Fellow
Research Fellow

Keppel Street
United Kingdom

At the School, Afifah is a part-time Research Fellow examining conflict of interest in the delivery and quality of private healthcare in Pakistan. She is also a Consultant at the Global Health Programme, Chatham House, leading a research project on global solidarity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Afifah is the Partnerships Manager for Project Zambezi, an innovative health tech start-up to deliver essential medicines when and where they are needed.

Prior to joining the School, Afifah spent a year in the private sector, consulting the biotech and life sciences industry. She has previously held positions at Chatham House as a Research Associate managing the Global Health Programme's health security portfolio; the Centre for Global Health and Education, Institut Pasteur, as a research intern; the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health in Singapore and the Asia Pacific Office of The Union Against TB and Lung Disease, as a research intern; and the National University Health Systems in Singapore, as a Junior Research Assistant and Study Coordinator. Afifah is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.

She holds a BSc in Biomedical Science from University College London and an MSc in the Control of Infectious Diseases from LSHTM.


Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Global Health and Development


Research Area
Health inequalities
Health policy
Health systems
Infectious disease policy
Disease control
Global Health
Qualitative methods
Policy analysis
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Pandemic diseases
Zoonotic disease

Selected Publications

Variations in regulations to control standards for training and licensing of physicians: a multi-country comparison.
Aftab W; Khan M; Rego S; Chavan N; Rahman-Shepherd A; Sharma I; Wu S; Zeinali Z; Hasan R; Siddiqi S
Human resources for health
Improving National Intelligence for Public Health Preparedness: a methodological approach to finding local multi-sector indicators for health security.
Erondu NA; Rahman-Shepherd A; Khan MS; Abate E; Agogo E; Belfroid E; Dar O; Fehr A; Hollmann L; Ihekweazu C
BMJ global health
Decolonising global health in 2021: a roadmap to move from rhetoric to reform.
Khan M; Abimbola S; Aloudat T; Capobianco E; Hawkes S; Rahman-Shepherd A
BMJ global health
Conflicts of interest: an invisible force shaping health systems and policies.
Rahman-Shepherd A; Balasubramaniam P; Gautham M; Hutchinson E; Kitutu FE; Marten R; Khan MS
The Lancet. Global health
Using critical information to strengthen pandemic preparedness: the role of national public health agencies.
Khan MS; Dar O; Erondu NA; Rahman-Shepherd A; Hollmann L; Ihekweazu C; Ukandu O; Agogo E; Ikram A; Rathore TR
What can motivate Lady Health Workers in Pakistan to engage more actively in tuberculosis case-finding?
Khan MS; Mehboob N; Rahman-Shepherd A; Naureen F; Rashid A; Buzdar N; Ishaq M
BMC public health
How can we improve priority-setting for investments in health research? A case study of tuberculosis.
Khan MS; Rahman-Shepherd A; Painter H; Fletcher H
Health Research Policy and Systems
Is the current surge in political and financial attention to One Health solidifying or splintering the movement?
Spencer J; McRobie E; Dar O; Rahman-Shepherd A; Hasan N; Hanefeld J; Khan M
BMJ Global Health
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