Dr Ali Leversha

Dr Ali Leversha is a Community Paediatrician working at Starship Hospital.

There are many parts to her role: from seeing children with developmental and behavioural difficulties or advising on planning and funding in the hospital on child health, to setting up school health clinics in primary schools and running several projects looking at how our current health and education systems are, or are not, working for our most vulnerable populations.

Dr Leversha’s research focuses on inequalities, health literacy and health conditions that disproportionately affect socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, such as skin infections, rheumatic fever, hearing loss, dental decay etc. She is interested in the big picture view across the health system and other sectors, as well as the interplay between health, community cohesion, education and social disadvantage.

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Dr Ali Leversha

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