Rachel Thompson has a background in humanitarian work, international development and public health research. Rachel has previously worked with the Red Cross Movement and several NGOs, including significant time in the field in Africa and Asia. She has conducted research on a range of global health topics including family planning in Somalia, Kenya and India, malaria in Tanzania and the Greater Mekong Sub-region, the Ebola response in Sierra Leone, and universal health coverage in Ghana. At Chatham House she focuses on issues around healthcare in conflict, and non-communicable diseases, leading the Centre on Global Health Security’s work in these areas. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and two Masters degrees in Development Studies and Public Health, all from the University of London.