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DR CARINA TYRRELL MA MB BChir MPhil

Tyrrell is a British-Swiss public figure, medical doctor, model, and former Miss United Kingdom at Miss World.

On 16 June 2014, Tyrrell was crowned Miss England, and on 14 December 2014 she placed in the top 5 and was crowned Miss United Kingdom at Miss World at the ExCeL London. Tyrrell was studying medicine at Cambridge University at the time of competing, and remains the most successful Miss England contestant; winning 4 of the 10 qualifying rounds in the finals of the competition, including the charity and swimwear rounds.

Tyrrell practiced medicine at Oxford University and research at the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) at the World Health Organization, where she authored international policy documents on data sharing, research, and innovation, and published work on emerging respiratory viruses.

Working with government agencies, Cambridge University, and industry, Tyrrell has worked to develop health policy and improve healthcare delivery through the use of digital healthcare technologies.

Tyrrell has co-founded a company and works across the global health policy, technology, and life sciences investment sectors. She continues to publish, sit on panels, and give talks and interviews on these subject areas where she is a philanthropist and an ambassador for multiple charities.

Tyrrell studied at Cambridge University where she graduated with a first-class undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences (MA), a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BChir), and a Master of Public Health (MPH) with distinction.

Research

  • Tyrrell has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals including the British Medical Journal and Elsevier Medicine.
  • Research interest areas include healthcare policy, virology, microbiology, oncology, medtech and digital health.
  • Tyrrell has undertaken pioneering research at the World Health Organization, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University College London, Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, and National Institute for Health Research.

Philanthropy

  • Tyrrell has helped raised millions in funding for women and children, health, and innovation causes.
  • An ambassador for homeless charities, Tyrrell slept rough on the streets of Cambridge during the Miss World competition to raise awareness of homelessness.
  • Tyrrell has undertaken global health research and humanitarian projects in different countries around the world, including India, Brazil, Côte d’Ivoire Ghana, and Rwanda.

Interests

  • Tyrrell learned to ski in the Swiss alps, a qualified ski instructor, bilingual in English and French.
  • Tyrrell is passionate about the arts, having published poetry, created a clothing line, and exhibited art at Prangins Castle, Switzerland.
  • A sports enthusiast, Tyrrell has gymnastics, swimming, running, and tap dancing awards, and enjoys water-skiing as much as skiing.
  • Tyrrell has held membership roles, including the Royal Society of Medicine Public Health Council, Faculty of Public Health, and President of the Cambridge University Global Health Society.

Selected research publications

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