UK Branches

CAMBRIDGE BRANCH

Anis Barmada

President

Anis is an MPhil Genomic Medicine student at the University of Cambridge with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Illinois-Chicago. His ambition is to become a physician-scientist involved in social and policy change. As President, Anis oversees the branch’s recruitment, policy, and logistical operations.

 

cambridgepresident@polygeia.com

Anamay Shetty

Branch Editor

Anamay is a medical student at the University of Cambridge with a BA in bioengineering. He has an interest in the politics of global health and past experience in Polygeia as a researcher and editor, and hopes to pursue a clinical academic career in medicine. As Branch Editor, Anamay oversees projects in Cambridge, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams.  

anamay.shetty@polygeia.com

London BRANCh

Javier Bautista
Training Officer

Javier is currently a Neuroscience PhD candidate at University College London; his research focuses on frontotemporal dementia. As Training Officer, he is responsible for scheduling and organising training sessions for London branch members. He hopes to work in consultancy, global health policy and strategy in the future. 

londontraining@polygeia.com

Apurva Lunia

President

Apurva is a junior doctor in South London undertaking Internal Medicine Training. She has previous experience in a variety of settings, including rural communities and tertiary care centres in India, and in hospitals in Oxford and Sweden. Her interests lie in the confluence between clinical medicine and MedEd, public health, and journalism. She hopes to be a clinical immunologist in the future.

londonpresident@polygeia.com

Fernanda is currently undertaking a PhD in Molecular, Genetic, and Lifecourse Epidemiology at the University of Bristol. It is her ambition to work in academia as an epidemiologist in order to contribute to the prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases. As Branch Editor, Fernanda oversees London branch projects, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams.  

 

fernanda.morales-bernstein@polygeia.com

Pallabi Deb
Branch Editor

Pallabi is a graduate of a Masters in Statistics and she currently works at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle. Her current plans revolve around undertaking a Doctor of Public Health focusing on global health policy and evaluation. Pallabi's research interests lie in evidence-informed policy and evaluation frameworks to positively impact global health objectives.

pallabi.deb@polygeia.com

Fernanda Morales-Berstein
Branch Editor

Emilie Finch
Branch Editor

Emilie is a PhD candidate in Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She hopes to pursue a career in infectious disease epidemiology and outbreak control in the future.

emilie.finch@polygeia.com

Oxford BRANCh

Rebecca Perez

President​

Rebecca is a BA Human Sciences student at the University of Oxford. She is greatly interested in public health and epidemiological research and particularly hopes to use her background in Human Sciences bring an interdisciplinary perspective to pressing health issues such as infectious disease and maternal mortality. As President, Rebecca oversees the branch’s recruitment, policy, and logistical operations.

oxfordpresident@polygeia.com

Henna Reddy

Branch Editor

Henna is a medical student at the University of Oxford with a BA in Medical Sciences. She is dedicated to global health education and advocacy to reduce disease burden and promote health equity worldwide and intends to pursue a career in public or global health in the future. As Branch Editor, Henna oversees Oxford branch projects, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams.  

henna.reddy@polygeia.com

edinburgh BRANCh

Adith Srinivasan

President​

Adith is an MA Philosophy and Politics student at the University of Edinburgh. As President, Adith oversees the branch’s recruitment, policy and logistical operations. In the future, he hopes to channel his experiences to address the legal, ethical, and policy implications of medical advancements as a lawyer, specialising in the industry of health and medicine.

edinburghpresident@polygeia.com

Marina Leonidou

Secretary

Marina is a medical student in her 3rd  year at the University of Edinburgh. She is eager to learn more about global health issues and policy by collaborating with like-minded individuals. As Secretary, Marina ensures smooth communication between the Edinburgh branch and the central committee.

edinburghsecretary@polygeia.com

Camila Ramos Da Silva

Marketing Officer

Camila is an MSc Digital Society student and current Chevening Scholar at the University of Edinburgh. It is her aim to help create a better society via the development and application of technology. As Marketing Officer, Camila is responsible for raising awareness about Polygeia, our activities, and our projects in Edinburgh.

edinburghmarketing@polygeia.com

Rossana Boni

Training Officer

Rossana is a PhD Candidate in Precision Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. As Training Officer, she is responsible for scheduling training sessions for the Edinburgh branch. Her ambition for the future is to combine her interests in engineering and medicine with her passion for health policy.

edinburghtraining@polygeia.com

Şükrü Kağan Sürücü

Branch Editor​

Şükrü is an LLM International Law student at the University of Edinburgh and holder of a BA in International Relations from Bilkent University. He intends to pursue a PhD in Law in the future, then later work both as an academic, and in international development or human rights. As Branch Editor, Şükrü oversees projects in Edinburgh, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams.  

surucu.kagan@polygeia.com

Theresa Schoepp

Branch Editor

Theresa is a PhD Candidate in Stem Cell Research at the University of Edinburgh. Her goal is to contribute positively to the health sector and always maintain the curiosity of a basic researcher. As Branch Editor, Theresa oversees projects in Edinburgh, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams.  

theresa.schoepp@polygeia.com

bristol BRANCh

Matt Richardson
President​

Matt is a final-year Law student at the University of Bristol. He hopes to work within law and policy relating to global health, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals in the future. As President, Matt oversees the branch’s recruitment, policy and logistical operations.

bristolpresident@polygeia.com

Tushar Rakhecha
Branch Editor

Tushar is a second-year medical student at the University of Bristol. As Branch Editor, Tushar oversees Bristol branch projects, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams. He is keenly interested in clinical research and its broader application to populations.    

tushar.rakhecha@polygeia.com

Emily Girvan-Dutton
Branch Editor

Emily is a second-year Law student at the University of Bristol. Her aim for the future is to become a clinical negligence barrister, specialising in either maternity healthcare or mental health law. As Branch Editor, Emily oversees London branch projects, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams.  

emily.girvan-dutton@polygeia.com