Founding Director, United Kingdom FETP
Dr Samantha (Sam) Bracebridge is a Public Health physician who developed the UK Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) in 2010, starting the discipline of formal field epidemiology training across the four countries of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. She is passionate about providing excellence in training, and the programme was one of the first to receive TEPHINET Accreditation in 2015.
Her interest in education led to the development of the UK Scientist Training Programme in Applied Epidemiology, which includes a Masters in Applied Epidemiology.
From 2003-2010 Sam worked as Regional Epidemiologist for the East of England where she led the development of a chlamydia surveillance system which was later adopted nationally, and worked internationally supporting countries strengthen their response to public health. She was interim Regional Director of the Health Protection Agency from 2006-7, and national lead for international surveillance during the H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009-10.
Sam holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry & MBBS from the University of London, and an MPH (Distinction) from the University of Cambridge. She is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.