Anna is a PhD Candidate in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. As President for the Cambridge Branch, Anna oversees the recruitment, policy and logistical operations. She previously led a project on mental health interventions in the gig economy as an editor. She hopes to go into the fields of epidemiology and global health in the future.
Ollie is a 3rd year Medical Student with a BA in Sociology based at the University of Cambridge. He is passionate about policy-level change in medicine and wishes to work on healthcare infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa in the future. As Secretary, he ensures smooth communication between the branch and the central committee.
Mark is a 2nd 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.
Anamay is a 4th year Medical student at the University of Cambridge, currently intercalating in bioengineering. He has previously done research with computational biology groups looking at polygenic risk stratification and classification of cis-regulatory peaks in prostate cancer. He is also interested in the politics of global health and efforts to implement universal health care. He was a researcher with Polygeia in 2018 – looking at reforms to UK surrogacy laws – and he is keen to use this experience to support teams as a branch editor.
Haowen is a 5th year medical student at the University of Cambridge. He is interested in healthcare management on a global and population level and has experience working on healthcare projects at a management consultancy. He has previously worked with Polygeia as a researcher and Sponsorship Officer. As Branch Editor, he will manage research teams.
Emma is an MPhil Therapeutic Sciences student at the University of Cambridge. She is passionate about giving young people a voice in policymaking and co-founded an online journalism initiative. She also has experience in the management consultancy sphere, with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry. As Branch Editor, she will be managing research teams. She hopes to stimulate change at a global level to increase access to medicines, in the future.
Cidalia is a Master's student in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is also an Intensive Care Nurse at St. Bartholomew's Hospital London. As Secretary, she is responsible for smooth communication between the London branch and the central committee. She hopes to work in the field of health systems and nursing policy in the future, with a view to pursue a doctoral programme in Public Health.
Laraib is a Business Operations Manager based in a technology startup out of London, with an MSc in Microbiology from the University of East Anglia. Her unique background has allowed her to introduce novel ways of approaching data within the Global Health sphere to researchers. As President for the London Branch, Laraib oversees the recruitment, policy and logistical operations. Her interest in Global Health has been longstanding, and currently writes a blog on health related issues for lay audiences.
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Ka Yan is a 5th year Medical student based at Imperial College London. She has previously held publicity roles in student organisations. She is passionate about paediatrics and public health, and wants to be involved with policymaking in the future. As Marketing Officer, she is responsible for spreading the word about our activities and projects across London.
Dhruti is a PhD student in Immunology at King’s College London. She is passionate about global health and also volunteers with MSF, focusing on health interventions in resource-poor settings. As Training Officer, she is responsible for scheduling training sessions for the London branch.
Sally is a PhD Student at the St. George's/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine researching on the relationship between psychosocial stress, immune function, and tuberculosis risk among migrants. She has previously completed an MSc in Public Health at LSHTM., and a BA in Human Sciences at the University of Oxford. Sally hopes to pursue an academic career at the intersection of biological and social sciences
Orla is a 4th year Medical student based at Imperial College London. She has undertaken medical research placements including time at a neuroimmunology lab at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Being involved in a number of social projects, she believes that research should align with human needs. As Branch Editor, Orla oversees projects in London, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams. Orla hopes to go into research, surgery or global health policy. She would also like to lead the WHO one day!
Siddharth is a 5th year Medical student at Imperial College London, having completed an intercalated BSc in Global Health. He spent a year in Japan under the Tokyo Medicine and Dentistry Exchange programme, where he worked on an independent research project. He has also authored multiple peer-reviewed publications. As Branch Editor, Siddharth oversees projects in London, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams.
Hannah is a Graduate Medicine student based at King's College London. Previously, she has completed an MSc in Infectious Disease Control at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as a BSc in Biology from the University of York. Hannah has worked both with WHO and Public Health England in the past.
As Branch Editor, Hannah oversees projects in London, providing ongoing supervision and support to these research teams.
Hampton is a BA Human Sciences Undergraduate based at the University of Oxford. He worked with Polygeia as an Editor last year, researching on microplastics and their effect on health. As President, Hampton oversees the recruitment, policy and logistical operations. He hopes to go into the field of epidemiology in the context of global health policy in the future.
Theo is a 2nd year Human Sciences undergraduate student based at the University of Oxford. He has previously worked as a web developer and is currently a digital freelancer. As Marketing Officer, he is responsible for spreading the word about our activities and projects around Oxford. Theo hopes to be involved in PsychTech/MedTech startups in the future.
Rebecca is a Human Sciences undergraduate student at the University of Oxford. She has extensive experience acting as a liaison between research, funding and information dissemination across various organisations. She has a strong interest in research and public policy, and hopes to work in the field of epidemiology and/or public health in a non-profit/government setting. As Branch Editor, she will be overseeing and supporting research teams.
Henna is a 4th year Medical Student at the University of Oxford with a BA in Medical Sciences. She has experience with global health-related policy writing and has been involved in student-led global health organisations on both a local and international level. She believes that just as we have evidence-based medicine we equally need an evidence base for global health interventions. As a branch editor, she will oversee the management of research teams. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in public/global health and drive policy making to tackle health inequities.