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Central Committee

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Catherine Dominic
Executive Director​

Catherine Dominic is a 4th year medical student at Barts and the London, QMUL, with a Masters in the Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM. She was previously Head of Policy for 2 years, setting up numerous projects and partnerships in this time. She hopes to pursue a career in academic public health and epidemiology, with a focus on communicable diseases. As Executive Director she will be in charge of high level strategy and decision making, and overseeing all teams.

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Mark Cheng


Mark is a 3rd year Medical Student based at the University of Cambridge. He has previously led projects in student global health organisations and medtech initiatives. He is fascinated by the operational and financial aspects of healthcare systems and academical institutes, and will work with Polygeia to spread the word about our activities and projects across Cambridge. His interests include Epidemiology and Public Health, Healthcare and MedTech management and consultancy.


Muhammad Hasan
Growth Lead

Hasan is a third year medical student from University of Leeds. He is passionate about global health as it is of the foremost importance to us as an international community and Polygeia enables students to get involved and help in projects that could shape global health policy. 


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Julia Jäger
Events Lead

Julia has a master in Immunology from the University of Vienna and several years of experience working in the area of infectious diseases in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. Currently she is doing her PhD while studying for her second master in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Julia hopes to pursue a career at the interface of global health and international development.

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Zixuan Wang
Conference Officer

Zixuan is an MSc Global Health Policy student at LSE, having previously completed a BSc in Global Health and Social Medicine from King’s College London. She developed a keen interest in global health policy-making and improving health outcomes for people and addressing the complex health emergencies around the world. She hopes to collaborate with individuals with the same goal. As Conference officer, Zixuan ensures smooth process of organising the Annual Global Health Policy Conference

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Amit Mehto
Deputy Policy Head

Amit is currently studying MSc Health Policy, Planning and Financing at London School of Economics. He is a medical doctor with six years of experience in clinical care, public health, and leadership. He is interested in Global Health Financing and issues around agenda setting at Global and National level. At Polygeia, his work is mainly concerned with contacting external commissioners for projects and initiating internal projects.


Sasha Vieira

Press Officer

 Sasha is a recent graduate of the MSc Medical Microbiology program from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Currently based in Lisbon, she is working on PhDs applications in virology and is hoping to pursue a career in infectious diseases and public health policy. As Press Officer, she is responsible for increasing Polygeia’s exposure and making its research heard.

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Alice Kim
Training Officer

Alice is completing her MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she attained her BScH in Life Sciences and Global Development and Mandarin Chinese certificate at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and has worked in various professional and academic roles in Canada, South Korea, France and the United Kingdom. Alice's international experience sparked her interest in examining international health system resiliency and risk management in the context of infectious disease spread. Through her consultancy work, Alice hopes to one day lead and direct infectious disease policy at the national, regional and global levels. As a training officer for Polygeia, Alice will be organising various workshops and seminars for members throughout her term and her main goal is to create events with tangible and practical takeaways to support her global health colleagues.


Shiyu Chen
Social Media Officer

Shiyu is studying Global Health Officer at London School of Economics and Political Science, having completed a BA in Social Work and Social Administration at Hong Kong Baptist University. She is passionate in impact of welfare ideology on health policy decision making, political power and civil society in shaping mental health policy and global health governance. Also, she is interested in systematic review and comparative case study analysis.


Alya Akbar
Health Journalist

Alya is from Bahrain and Yemen, but I live in Dubai. I recently graduated from the University of Sussex where I studied International Relations and International Development. I study Health and International Development at LSE. My interest in health is a longstanding one that I’ve honed over years of interacting with the healthcare system as a Type 1 Diabetic. In particular, I am interested in the provision of accessible and affordable medication for people with non-communicable diseases.

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