Journal Team

Brian Wong

Co-Head of Publications

Brian is a final-year PhD candidate in Cardiovascular Science at University College London also undertaking Harvard Medical School’s Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) Program. Brian’s background is in global health, epidemiology (MSc at LSHTM), biomedical science and music (Bachelor’s at uOttawa). He has done research with WHO’s Department of Ageing and Life Course. Brian has a strong passion for meaningful youth engagement/empowerment in global health, which led him to found LonWHO, the UK’s first ModelWHO simulation in 2017. He has also had the opportunity to take part in several high-level engagements such the World Health Assembly and the Executive Board Meeting of the WHO. At Polygeia, he will facilitate the co-founding of our new Peer-reviewed Online Global Health Journal which will allow students from all over the world to submit short articles around current topics. 

studentjournal@polygeia.com

Nicholas Geringer

Co-Head of Publications

Nicholas is concluding his Master of Public Administration at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He is now completing his policy co-op placement with the Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat, after having worked for the province’s Ministry of Health and largest hospital network. Nicholas has also worked with an organization that places medical students and residents in under-serviced rural regions across Ontario, and was Senior Research Editor at the Journal of Young Investigators, the oldest undergraduate, multi-disciplinary journal in the world. Following his MPA and work experience with the Ontario Public Service, he hopes to pursue a Juris Doctor and career in health law. At Polygeia, he will facilitate the co-founding of our new Peer-reviewed Online Global Health Journal which will allow students from all over the world to submit short articles around current topics. 

studentjournal@polygeia.com

Brian Wong

Co-Head of Publications

Brian is a final-year PhD candidate in Cardiovascular Science at University College London also undertaking Harvard Medical School’s Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) Program. Brian’s background is in global health, epidemiology (MSc at LSHTM), biomedical science and music (Bachelor’s at uOttawa). He has done research with WHO’s Department of Ageing and Life Course. Brian has a strong passion for meaningful youth engagement/empowerment in global health, which led him to found LonWHO, the UK’s first ModelWHO simulation in 2017. He has also had the opportunity to take part in several high-level engagements such the World Health Assembly and the Executive Board Meeting of the WHO. At Polygeia, he will facilitate the co-founding of our new Peer-reviewed Online Global Health Journal which will allow students from all over the world to submit short articles around current topics. 

studentjournal@polygeia.com

Nicholas Geringer

Co-Head of Publications

Nicholas is concluding his Master of Public Administration at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He is now completing his policy co-op placement with the Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat, after having worked for the province’s Ministry of Health and largest hospital network. Nicholas has also worked with an organization that places medical students and residents in under-serviced rural regions across Ontario, and was Senior Research Editor at the Journal of Young Investigators, the oldest undergraduate, multi-disciplinary journal in the world. Following his MPA and work experience with the Ontario Public Service, he hopes to pursue a Juris Doctor and career in health law. At Polygeia, he will facilitate the co-founding of our new Peer-reviewed Online Global Health Journal which will allow students from all over the world to submit short articles around current topics. 

studentjournal@polygeia.com

Molly Gilmour

Research Editor

Molly is a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Glasgow. She has experience of working with aid organisations, both in Head Office and in the field, which has fuelled her passion to speak out against injustices and has carved her career path which focuses on approaches and techniques to address these problems. Ultimately she wishes to work as a Humanitarian Affairs researcher, drawing on her skillset in qualitative research, community engagement alongside my passion for languages to find ways in which humanitarian medical care can be made more effective and culturally appropriate. 

molly.gilmour@polygeia.com

Emily Canner

Managing Copy Editor

Emily is a MSc Global Health Policy student at the London School of Economics. Her research and career goals are grounded in the idea of resilience: how can individuals, communities, and governments prepare and respond to mitigate the impact of a health or climate-induced emergency. With a background in legislative affairs, communications, and public diplomacy management, my focus is on policy development and communication campaigns to integrate health across policy areas and strengthen health system resilience. 

emily.canner@polygeia.com

Stuti Chakraborty

Copy Editor

Stuti has completed her BSc in Occupational Therapy and is currently pursuing an MSc in Psychology from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. She wishes to pursue graduate studies in the field of neuroscience in the near future.

stuti.chakraborty@polygeia.com

Anna Tran

Research Editor

Anna has completed her BSc (Honours) in Life Sciences at McMaster University, Canada and Human, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge.She hopes to pursue a Doctor of Medicine while continuing my work in clinical research and volunteer work in the non-profit sector to lead meaningful change for youth empowerment, environmental advocacy, and mental health awareness. 

anna.tran@polygeia.com

Raina Jia

Research Editor

Raina is currently an MPhil (Research) student at University of Cambridge focusing on using genetic data to study the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. She has a passion for reading broadly on topics of global health, real-world evidence and health policy. She is interested in a future career in publishing and science communication.

raina.jia@polygeia.com

Joshua Obarombi

Copy Editor

Joshua is a final year Medical student at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is interested in the fields of medical research, global health policy and surgery. He intends to pursue further studies in public health & epidemiology and utilise my experience to stimulate policy changes that encourage clinical practice in underserved communities in Nigeria and improve overall access to healthcare in Africa.

joshua.obarombi@polygeia.com

Arif Jalal

Copy Editor

Arif is a MBBS student at University College London, pursuing an intercalated BSc in Cardiovascular Science. He has also been involved in one of the Polygeia London research teams. In the future he hopes to be able to contribute to public health and health systems development through a career in research and academia, alongside clinical practice.

arif.jalal@polygeia.com

Aoife O'Mahony

Research Editor

Aoife is a PhD candidate in Psychology from Cardiff University. She has also completed a BSc. in Health Studies and an MSc. in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience: Psychopathology. Her current research focuses on initiatives to promote rigour and transparency of research in academic journals. She is also interested in open science practices and improvement of research quality across disciplines, particularly in psychology and health research. In the future she aims to combine working in evidence synthesis of health research with promoting open science practices, and communicating science to the public.

aoife.omahony@polygeia.com

Eyad Abuelgasim

Research Editor

Eyad is a medical student based at Imperial College London. He has a particular interest in research and education and hope to pursue an Academic Foundation Programme in the near future. He hopes that his time with the journal will provide him with a better understanding of how medical research works. He also has great interest in becoming a global health doctor in a few years continuing from my current work in public health.

eyad.abuelgasim@polygeia.com

Kaitlyn Green

Copy Editor

Kaitlyn is a MSc Global Health Policy student from LSHTM. She would like to learn more about the research publication process during her time with the journal and eventually become a research editor. She has previous experience working with the European Student Thinktank as an editor and also with a humanitarian aid organisation in a grantwriter capacity. She hopes to build a career as a global health policy advisor in the future.

kaitlyn.green@polygeia.com

Ashvin Kuri

Copy Editor

Ashvin is a medical student based at Barts & The London, Queen Mary University of London. Through his role in the journal, he aims to engage with interesting research and gain insight into multiple areas within global health. He hopes to pursue a career as an academic-clinical doctor with a significant interest in health policy and global health.

ashvin.kuri@polygeia.com

Orla Woodward

Copy Editor

Orla is a PhD candidate in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. Orla aims to improve health of individuals worldwide through enabling effective evidence-informed policy development, translation of research into real-world solutions and promoting international collaboration between academics, policy makers and the public. Orla aims to work at the interface between academia, industry and policy to advance projects working to tackle global health challenges.

orla.woodward@polygeia.com

Charlotte Rendina

Copy Editor

Charlotte graduated in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Milan in 2019 and is currently pursuing an MSc in One Health from the University of Edinburgh. She is particularly interested in incorporating the One Health approach in the control of zoonotic and transboundary animal diseases and in exploring how the role of veterinarians in the global health field can be strengthened. In future, she looks forward to being able to apply the knowledge and skills she is gaining through her MSc by being involved in One Health projects both locally and globally.

charlotte.rendina@polygeia.com

Ameerah Parvez

Copy Editor

Ameera is a medical student based at University College London. During her time with the editorial team, she hopes to grasp critical appraisal tools necessary to pursue her own health policy research relatively early in her career. She has also worked extensively with other student-led journals in both an editorial and reviewer capacity. She wishes to pursue research in all things machine learning, health policy, and neuroscience.

ameerah.parvez@polygeia.com

Marselia Tan

Copy Editor

Marselia is a researcher at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre and is currently completing an MSc in Global Health Policy at LSE. She is an editor at the Journal of Health Policy and Economics. Marselia has previously worked in market access and real-world research in Asia Pacific, consulting mainly for global pharmaceutical and medical devices companies. Her recent research has focused on mental health and long-term care policy, ageing, and health system strengthening in LMICs. She hopes to pursue a doctorate degree and direct her career from commercial research and consulting to roles related to global health policy research and advocacy.

marselia.tan@polygeia.com

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