Dr Rob Hughes

Clinical Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & CEO, TANDEM

Rob Hughes is a doctor and public health professional specialising in child health, development, and wellbeing. He trained in clinical medicine at Bristol University, holds a BSc in Global Health from UCL, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Kennedy Scholar. Rob previously worked with the UK Department for International Development in various roles across Pakistan, Yemen, Whitehall, and Zambia, and later served as a Senior Fellow at the Children's Investment Fund Foundation in London.

Currently, Rob is a Clinical Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), focusing on how changing urban environments affect children and young people. Rob's research addresses the impact of care settings and childcare provision on urban early childhood development in low- and middle-income countries, as well as the effects of climate change on child health and wellbeing. He has also explored the impacts of COVID-19 on child health and is investigating the use of digital technologies in research and interventions.

He also recently co-founded TANDEM, an innovative tech startup developing digital tools to support child development and wellbeing. He had consulted for the Clean Air Fund, Google X, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, WHO, and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

In addition to his research, Rob is involved in teaching at and beyond LSHTM, organising and delivering lectures on epidemiology, policy and global health. Outside of work, Rob enjoys time with his three children who constantly teach him about the importance of play.

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Dr Rob Hughes

Clinical Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine & CEO, TANDEM

Rob Hughes is a doctor and public health professional specialising in child health, development, and wellbeing. He trained in clinical medicine at Bristol University, holds a BSc in Global Health from UCL, and earned a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Kennedy Scholar. Rob previously worked with the UK Department for International Development in various roles across Pakistan, Yemen, Whitehall, and Zambia, and later served as a Senior Fellow at the Children's Investment Fund Foundation in London.

Currently, Rob is a Clinical Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), focusing on how changing urban environments affect children and young people. Rob's research addresses the impact of care settings and childcare provision on urban early childhood development in low- and middle-income countries, as well as the effects of climate change on child health and wellbeing. He has also explored the impacts of COVID-19 on child health and is investigating the use of digital technologies in research and interventions.

He also recently co-founded TANDEM, an innovative tech startup developing digital tools to support child development and wellbeing. He had consulted for the Clean Air Fund, Google X, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, WHO, and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

In addition to his research, Rob is involved in teaching at and beyond LSHTM, organising and delivering lectures on epidemiology, policy and global health. Outside of work, Rob enjoys time with his three children who constantly teach him about the importance of play.

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