Dr Minha Rajput-Ray, Rising Festival Committee Member
Medical Director, NNEdPro
Dr Minha Rajput-Ray is Medical Director of NNEdPro, an Occupational and Disability Physician holding registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) and a UK Registered Osteopath. Following osteopathic studies in London and gaining a first class honours degree, she obtained her undergraduate degree and basic medical training in Dundee and then held an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in rheumatology and general medicine at the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge and its associated teaching hospitals. She then took further qualifications in occupational and disability medicine.
Within the NNEdPro medical director role, Dr Rajput-Ray assists to develop and deliver grassroots nutrition education research projects both in the UK and overseas; as aligned to the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, Dr Rajput-Ray provides clinical/medical advisory input with a specific emphasis on inter-professional patient focussed learning (bringing together medical students, junior doctors and allied health professions in the community).
She also has lead responsibility within NNEdPro, for wellbeing and performance. Dr Rajput-Ray also heads the wellbeing at work initiative with a focus on nutrition and hydration in promoting healthier workplaces, reducing sickness absence and improving staff performance. She is an elected Wolfson College Research Associate/Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Dr Rajput-Ray was awarded the 2015 Mobbs Corporate Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians Faculty of Occupational Medicine and the Golden Jubilee Fellowship of the Society for Occupational Medicine and serves as Chair of the Scientific Committee on (Unemployment, Job Insecurity and Health) of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)