World Health Organization (WHO), Berlin, Germany
Philip is an epidemiologist and public health informatician, passionate about creative and cross-disciplinary ways to enhance public health practice and capacity. With over 20 years of experience in the health domain, he currently leads and manages an interdisciplinary team within WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme, building and strengthening public health intelligence around the globe. This includes the flagship Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources (EIOS) initiative which is a cornerstone of the WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence. Prior to joining WHO, Philip co-directed the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program and worked extensively with the Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN) at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Philip’s work has almost always been in the context of emergency preparedness and response activities…including trying to raise two young (mostly adorable) children with his lovely wife from down under. Philip holds a PhD in Public Health Informatics awarded jointly by the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter in the UK, as well as a Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Epidemiology and Community Health and an Honours BSc with a specialization in Human Biology, both from the University of Toronto, Canada.