Claire Bayntun is a clinical consultant in global public health and the Director of Global Leadership Programmes and Assistant Professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is also an honorary consultant at Public Health England.

She qualified in psychology at the University of York and went on to complete her master's in the political economy of development, conflict and human rights at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Claire also has qualifications in public health (Imperial College London), and medicine and surgery (University of London).

She has worked with WHO Collaborating Centres and as a regional NGO Manager in West Africa. Her consultancy work includes leading projects for Médecins Sans Frontières, the United Nations, Chatham House and also as a strategic advisor for Public Health England, where she is working to strengthen African national public health systems.

Claire is a trained mentor and is accredited as an Executive Coach and assessor of emotional intelligence. She coaches health leaders from around the world to achieve personal and professional impact and effectiveness in areas such as policy and programme implementation, and supporting those working in health at the front-line.

Her work at the Royal Society of Medicine includes chairing the Education Committee and leading the development of the RSM COVID-19 Series of webinars.