Kirstin Engel

Kirstin is one of our Programmes Managers at the David Nott Foundation, working with partners to deliver surgical training to doctors working in environments affected by conflict and catastrophe, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa 

She has a dual honours, BSc in Politics Sciences and Community and Public Health and an MSc in International Rural Development. This educational background and her lived experience of growing up in South Africa and time spent with family across several other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, is what drives her interest and passion for supporting the sustainable growth and development of the surgical, and wider healthcare systems in across the globe.  

Kirstin spent 3 years working with The Royal College of Surgeons of England coordinating a skills-share programme which supported the development of surgeons working in Low and Middle Income Countries. She joins from the British Pharmacological Society, where she worked as Education and Training Manager.   

In her free time, Kirstin enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, walking through the green spaces in south west London and trying new bars and restaurants.