Parth leads IPPR’s work on democracy and politics.
He also works on public health and inequality. Parth’s research includes studying the sway of underpowered communities over the course of public policy, the contours of social democracy in the 21st century and policies to reduce health inequality.
His research has generated front-page headlines and is often cited in parliamentary debates and committees. Parth is a regular commentator on TV and radio, appearing on BBC News, ITV News, Channel 4 News, Sky News and LBC, and writes for several periodicals, including the New Statesman, Prospect and the British Medical Journal.
Parth is also a doctor in the NHS and was working full-time in an accident and emergency department during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. He also is a clinical fellow at University College London where he tries to make sense of complex data to better understand race and class inequalities during the pandemic. Parth holds degrees in natural sciences and medicine from the University of Cambridge.
Watch: Dr Parth Patel speaks to Kay Burley about the NHSDr Parth Patel speaks to Kay Burley on Sky News about the current state of the NHS and potential strikes.
Dr Parth Patel on Sky News with Kay Burley discussing the Covid inquiry
Dr Parth Patel on BBC Politics Live discussing HS2, private schools, drugs and immigration