Ike Anya is a consultant in public health medicine and co-founder of Nigeria Health Watch www.nigeriahealthwatch.com) and EpiAfric (www.epiafric.com) He was until recently a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, and Deputy Director of Public Health for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in the Triborough Public Health Service covering Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham.
He is an honorary lecturer in public health at Imperial College. He has over 15 years of experience in clinical medicine and public health in Nigeria and the UK. He has worked as a clinician in the private and public health sector in Nigeria (National Hospital Abuja, General Hospital, Gwarzo, Lagos University Teaching Hospital and Ruz Medical Centre Abuja. In the UK, he worked as specialist registrar in public health medicine at Bristol Primary Care Trust, the Health Protection Agency and University College London. A Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, he has taught at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College, University College London, the University of the West of England and Bristol University.
He has served on the Board of Knightstone Housing Association and the Postgraduate Medical Education & Training Board in the U.K. From 2010-2014, he was Lead Partner for the General Medical Council chairing registration panels. A past secretary of the Black & Ethnic Minority Health and Epidemiology & Public Health Section Councils at the Royal Society of Medicine; he also served as member of the Advisory Committee for Medecins Du Monde’s Project: London. He has been Vice-Chair of the Trainee Members Committee at the Faculty of Public Health and a member of the BMA committee on public health and community medicine. He is co-founder of the Abuja Literary Society, the Public Health Foundation of Nigeria, and is a TED Global Fellow and cofounder of TEDxEuston.