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Biography

Parth is a research fellow at IPPR

Parth’s research in the Work and Welfare State team focusses on reducing health inequalities and improving public services. He is interested in systems thinking in public health.  He also works on democracy and politics at IPPR and is interested in the relationship between democratic representation, electoral politics and policy change. 

Parth is a regular commentator on TV and radio, and has appeared on BBC News, ITV News, Channel 4 News and Sky News. His research has generated front-page headlines and he has written for a range of newspapers and journals, including the New Statesman, ProspectLancet and British Medical Journal

In addition to his role at IPPR, Parth is a clinical research fellow at the UCL Institute of Health Informatics where he tries to make sense of complex data to understand what drives race and class health inequalities. He is part of the research team on Virus Watch, a £3.2 million cohort study of Covid-19 epidemiology.   

Parth previously worked full-time as a junior doctor in the NHS and was working in Accident and Emergency during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. He holds degrees in Natural Sciences and Medicine from the University of Cambridge.

Parth on Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News cover a report from IPPR and the Runnymede Trust think tanks on the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on ethnic minorities in the UK and what the government should be doing about it