Benjamin is an obstetrician and gynaecologist with a specific interest in how to respond to the sexual and reproductive health needs of populations living in remote, resource-poor and humanitarian-emergency settings. He has also completed post-graduate studies in epidemiology and statistics, and the political economy of violence, conflict and development. Benjamin has worked with academic, international and local organisations in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
Benjamin has worked in disease outbreaks, conflict zones and with displaced populations in Asia and Africa. He has assisted on the Thai-Burmese Border, East Timor, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Namibia and the Central African Republic. He also worked in the response to the West African Ebola epidemic from 2014 – 2016. Benjamin is a co-author of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Humanitarian Medicine. He teaches courses for Médecins Sans Frontières and advises the UK’s worldwide deployable emergency medical teams while continuing clinical work in the NHS. More info at www.benjamin-black.com, Twitter: @benjamblack.