Dr Moushumi Baruah graduated from University College London. She holds diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sexual Health and a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Education. Since completing her membership with the Royal College of General Practitioners, she has worked in both the private and public sector. Most recently, she has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.
She is currently a portfolio GP, working as a GP Partner and Trainer in a large NHS practice supervising junior doctors. She has worked with the Londonwide Local Medical Committee and Department of Public Health to win a British Heart Foundation grant for development of an innovative system to detect and prevent hypertension through lifestyle changes for local residents.
Dr Baruah is a certified Health Coach with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and has led workshops in the U.K. and abroad in this area. She is passionate about empowering patients to optimise lifestyle factors for better health outcomes, using various tools to help with goal setting and behaviour change. As a Director of Culinary Medicine UK, she has helped to build an online educational platform to train qualified healthcare professionals in how to help themselves and patients with making sustainable, affordable, equitable and healthy food choices. Culinary Medicine UK’s teaching programs are incorporated in various medical schools’ undergraduate curricula to educate tomorrow’s doctors in nutrition.