Sakaria Ali

I joined the Hall to read Public Policy as a graduate student on a Technology scholarship from the Blavatnik School of Government. Oxford offered an intellectually rigorous and diverse vision of policymaking. It really was the best training

My time at the Hall was marked by late night readings in the intimate Hall library, discussions in the MCR, some of the best Formals at Oxford and many friends idly hanging out by the Front Quad. It is all these wonderful experiences and the lifelong friends I made there that I will always be grateful for.

I gained a First class Honours International Heath BSc from the University of Leeds before completing my medical degree at the University of York. After this I did my post-graduate medical training in London and I currently work as a Paediatrician with specialist interest in Epilepsy at Great Ormond Street hospital.

Alongside my clinical work I have maintained a mix of public policy work and humanitarian work that have taken to East Africa and the Middle East. More recently, I have been involved in optimising public services by integrating technology in the NHS. To this end, my studies at Oxford have been invaluable.

I also sit on a number of charity boards as a trustee and I find this very rewarding.

Photograph by John Cairns