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Raghib grew up in Bedford and went on to study medicine at the University of Cambridge in 1994, where he was only one of a handful of students on free school meals in the entire university.

He then moved to the University of Oxford in 2000 where he completed his postgraduate training and has been an Honorary Consultant in Acute Medicine at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust since 2009.

He has also been awarded postgraduate degrees from the Universities of Oxford and London and the Diploma of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2013. 

He is also Adjunct Associate Professor in Public Health and Population Health at New York University and a Senior Clinical Research Associate at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge.

His main research interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, particularly in neglected populations. He has published over 100 papers with over 45,000 citations.

He is a parent governor at the Royal Grammar School High Wycombe and a founder of the Wycombe Coronovirus Mutual Aid and Bucks Education Aid Groups. He is passionate about social mobility and ensuring that all children - whatever their background and means - have the same opportunities that he did.

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