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Tamara Mulenga Willows

Tamara Mulenga Willows

Tamara Mulenga Willows


Research Assistant

Tamara is a medical doctor and global health researcher who currently provides research support to the Health Systems Collaborative unit at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford. In her current role she has provided research analysis support to the ‘Avoiding preventable deaths through the Provision of Essential Treatment in Critical Illness in the COVID-19 pandemic (POETIC-COVID)’ project alongside teams in Kenta and Tanzania and participated in developing other research ideas.

Before working on the Health Systems Collaborative Unit, Tamara worked as a junior doctor in the NHS as well as a Health Behaviour Change Fellow at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, as part of the Global Health Corps Fellowship. During this period she led her team on a qualitative research study focused on influencers of birth delivery location among peri-urban women in Lusaka.

Tamara is also interested in improving the engagement ethnic minorities in England in various aspects of health. Alongside Oxford City Councillors, CEPI, Oxford-Astra-Zeneca Vaccine Researchers and the Zambians Together civil organisation, she participated in digital workshops about the COVID-19 vaccines for ethnic minorities and African diaspora groups in the UK, US and Zambia.