CBBC presenter, Dr Xand van Tulleken flaunts a pretty remarkable portfolio. But do you know his future wife Dr Dolly Theis has equally contributed to the medical field?
Keep scrolling to learn all about Xand van Tulleken’s future wife.
Meet Dr Dolly Theis, Dr Xand van Tulleken Wife
While some have flowers and fireworks on their marriage proposal, Dr Xand van Tulleken chose to do it after a tandem ride with his future wife Dr Dolly Theis.
“We got in a tandem and cycled all over London, it was like a Richard Curtis movie playing in my head permanently,” Xand recalled whilst sharing the news about his engagement on BBC morning live in Sept 2022.
Later, the presenter also took to his Twitter to share the good news, saying, “We’re engaged! The *official* announcement was of course on BBC Morning Live. Could not be happier! I’m here for everyone’s proposal stories. I HIGHLY recommend traveling anywhere by tandem (If you’ve met the one).”
Likewise, Dolly shared some pics from the engagement on her Twitter captioned, “Indescribable levels of happiness!! We are floating & have been blown away by all the loveliest messages.” She then added, “Heart is BURSTING. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my time with my best friend, my One, my perfect human I love you to a star & back.”
Prior to Dolly, Xand was in a short relationship with his ex-girlfriend who’s a medical worker as well. The two first met as medical emergency aid workers while responding to a cyclone in Burma. A few months later, after they broke up Xand’s ex-girlfriend then made her way to North Korea. But to their surprise, Xand’s ex-girlfriend was already pregnant with their son!
Fortunately, as they parted ways on great terms, Xand got the opportunity to be a part of his son’s childhood. “It would have been easy for her to never even have told me what had happened, but instead, she made every effort to include me; to let me be a father,” Xand explained.
Dr Dolly Theis Age
Dr Dolly Theis was 32 years of age in 2022.
She is 12 years younger than her future husband Xand.
Dr Dolly Theis Job And Career
In 2022, Dr Dolly Theis was working as a “Research Associate” at the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge for almost a year.
There, her research examined government policy processes and evidence use in England. Specifically, she looked at how policy entrepreneurs and policymakers influence policy processes to achieve policy change, including what information and framing they use to make their case, and how they understand, engage with, and use public health and epidemiological research in the process.
Her research was supervised by Professor Martin White and Dr Dennis Grube.
Before joining the MRC Epidemiology Unit, Dolly worked as a “Policy Researcher” at the Centre for Social Justice for a year and a month. Her work there was to establish the link between childhood obesity and social deprivation.
Also, from Dec 2010 to Oct 2013, Dolly took the job of a “Parliamentary Researcher” at the UK House of Lords.
Besides this, Dolly has also volunteered for several companies including Forward Assist Charity, Big Tent Ideas Festival, Tempus Novo, 50:50 Parliament, Top Tier Impact, and Evening Standard.
Is Dr Dolly Theis On Instagram And Facebook?
Sadly, we couldn’t find her on Instagram or Facebook.
But here’s her Twitter @dollytheis.
Dr Dolly Theis Ethnicity
Dr Dolly Theis flaunts mixed ethnicity. She’s half British, half Pakistani.
Proud of her heritage, Dolly celebrated Pakistan’s 72nd birthday on her Twitter captioned, “The country that produced this little legend👇🏽my grandfather ❤️I couldn’t be prouder of my heritage & wish all other Pakistanis the most excellent Independence Day celebrations today!!”
Dr Dolly Theis Family
Dr Dolly Theis comes from a family of at least four.
Her parents, Soraya Khan and Patrick Theis are award-winning architects who designed beautiful and practical buildings at TheisandKhan. They first met at Canterbury Art College, where both were doing architecture. Soon falling in love, the two then exchanged vows on July 3, 1986Patrick
In 2022, Soraya and Patrick were 63 and 60 years of respectively.
As for Dolly’s siblings, she has an elder brother named Hugo
Sadly, Dolly’s grandfather Awais Khan (the kindest & the funniest) passed away in Feb 2022, at the age of 94.
Trivia: Dolly’s father is a huge QPR fan. Especially, he loves Rodney Marsh.
Where Is Dr Dolly Theis From?
She hails from London, England.
When Is Dr Dolly Theis Birthday?
Dolly celebrates her birthday on June 14 and is of the Gemini zodiac.
Where Did Dr Dolly Theis Recieve Her Education?
Dolly received her “Bachelor of Arts – BA, Politics and East European Studies” from UCL in 2014. Then she earned her “MPhil in Epidemiology and Public Health” from the University of Cambridge in 2018. And finally, in 2022, she completed her Ph.D. at the same university under the supervision of Professor Martin White and Dr Dennis Grube.
Her thesis “Is Obesity Policy in England Fit for Purpose? Analysis of Government Strategies and Policies, 1992–2020. Dolly R. Z. Theis, Martin White. The Milbank Quarterly 2021” was published on “online library.wiley.”