I am professor of health services research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine where I have spent the last 35 years studying and teaching about health care policy, evaluation of services and how to improve them. I have extensive experience of writing non-fiction - research papers, editorials and policy pieces and several textbooks. I learnt to write when co-authoring eight books on Health & Disease for the Open University. This proved to be the second most popular course they ever produced (after the nineteenth century novel). I am well-known nationally and internationally in the world of health policy and health care. (https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/black.nick)
One of my passions has always been history and this culminated in a book ' Walking London’s Medical History', published in 2006 with a second edition in 2012 (CRC Press). It received good reviews and won two national awards.
I have now turned to fiction with a historical novel based on true events.