Alice Rutter

Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs Award, University of Minnesota - Policy Analysis

Since graduating from Sheffield University Medical School in 2014, Alice has learnt that the true art of medicine lies in understanding what is important to the person in front of her and how she can help them achieve that. Working as an NHS doctor in anaesthetics and intensive care in Scotland, this is something she puts at the heart of every patient interaction. Through a Master’s in Public Health, Alice will investigate how policy impacts on health, safety and wellbeing; offers opportunities to improve the lives of many if we get it right; and address the issues that matter in people’s lives. In her work as a Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow, she has helped develop policy to improve healthcare workforce wellbeing with the General Medical Council and is now developing policy for the COVID-19 pandemic response with the Chief Medical Officer’s Team. The Master’s in Public Policy at the Humphrey School, University of Minnesota will help Alice develop her understanding of how policy works in other settings and disciplines. Through this, she hopes she will be better able to contribute to health policy in the UK and to improve the lives of more patients as well as the wider population on her return.