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Dr. Raouf Alebshehy is a public health consultant with a background in medicine and healthcare reform. He currently manages the Tobacco Tactics team, part of the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath and a partner in the global watchdog network STOP. In this role, he leads a team dedicated to enhancing the effectiveness of tobacco control policies by monitoring and countering the influence of the tobacco industry.

Dr. Alebshehy has extensive experience in international public health policy, having worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. His expertise spans planning, managing, monitoring, and evaluating health programs across various domains, including communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), health systems development, health promotion, and quality management. He also has hands-on experience as a primary healthcare physician and has coordinated health projects with public sector entities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and UN agencies.

Academically, Dr. Alebshehy holds several degrees relevant to his field, including qualifications in medicine, quality management, public health, research ethics, and nutrition. His education was acquired from prestigious institutions in Egypt, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany.

Dr. Alebshehy's contributions to public health and tobacco control have been widely recognized. He received the WHO World No Tobacco Day Award in 2024 and the WHO Director-General Special Award as part of the TCRG team in 2021. Additionally, he was honored with the Recognising Excellence Award from the University of Bath in both 2022 and 2023 and was highly commended for the Vice-Chancellor's Engage Awards for Public Engagement in 2023. Earlier in his career, he was awarded the John Griffith Prize from the University of Leeds in 2016.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Certificate Degree in Research Ethics, University of Maryland

20182021

Award Date: 1 Dec 2021

Postgraduate Certificate in Nutrition, National Nutrition Institute

2019

Award Date: 1 Jul 2019

Master of Public Health, University of Leeds

20152016

Award Date: 1 Sept 2016

Postgraduate Diploma in Total Quality Management for Healthcare Reform, The American University in Cairo

20112012

Award Date: 1 Apr 2012

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Alexandria University

20042010

Award Date: 1 Oct 2010

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