Introducing Dr. Josie Reynolds, BMP's First Medical Doctor Serving as a Year-Long BMP Medical Ambassador
Dr. Josie Reynolds has worked in clinical positions in trauma & orthopaedics, endocrine & transplant surgery, geriatrics, otolaryngology, general practice and acute medicine.
She has a long-term interest in reducing barriers to healthcare and improving social determinants of health for disadvantaged populations. This has led to voluntary work in sexual health education, advocacy and activism for HIV & AIDS charities and educational support for Somalian refugees.
She is co-founder and trustee of Irise International, a research group working to reduce the impact of poor menstrual hygiene management on women and girls in East Africa. She established a nationwide student support group Friends of Irise and developed a cascade-based education program, training students to teach global gender equality lessons in local schools.
She is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield and has been involved in academic educational activities for undergraduates and masters students at the School of Health and Related Research since 2012. She holds a First-class honours degree for research investigating early identification of stroke-risk in diabetic patients using MRI techniques.
She has extensive travelling experience and has held voluntary roles in clinical work, education and research in Kenya, Uganda, Madagascar and India. Dr. Reynolds and her husband Joe will be moving to Hagley Gap in late 2015.