Director of Public Health, London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Somen is currently Co-Director of Public Health. He has lived and worked in Tower Hamlets while completing his specialist registrar training in public health in Oxford. During his training, he gained wide experience working in public health with the World Health Organisation, Department of Health, NICE, Public Health observatories and the British Heart Foundation Academic Unit in Oxford University as well as working across a number of primary care trusts (PCTs) in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
He did his medical training at Guys Hospital and before starting his public health training worked in the spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and also spent a year as a GP registrar in Somerset. He also has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.