Student Outreach Team Podcast Series: Young Professionals Talk Global Health

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Welcome to the podcast archive by the Student Outreach Team of the Irish Global Health Network: Get Global – Young Professionals Talk Global Health. Use the links below to navigate to an episode of your choice.

For those interested in global health, the Irish Global Health Network also hosts an organisational monthly podcast series: Global Health Talks that can be accessed at this link.  

Get Global - Young Professionals Talk Global Health

Student Outreach Team Podcast Series

Episode 3: Decolonisation, Power Asymmetries and Movements with Ngozi Elobuike

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Welcome to Season 2 of our Student Outreach Team Podcast!

We are delighted to welcome you back to our podcast with this third episode in the series, we welcome Ngozi Elobuike. A global scholar and cultural broker, Ngozi has an insatiable taste for examining power asymmetries, strategic problem solving and developing human potential. Currently, she is a Race, Migration and Decolonial Studies M.A. student at University College Dublin and has a B.S. in Biology from Howard University and a M.S.c. in Global Health and Development from University College London. To add, she is a trained activist that has travelled far to lead a grassroots project in Malawi, Africa around youth development but has also brought her project management skills to community organising in her hometown of Stockton, California. As a champion of critical thought, decolonial DEI and community centred praxis are her forte.

Episode 2: Community Action Projects, Social Enterprise and Global Health with Glenn Curtin

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Welcome to Season 2 of our Student Outreach Team Podcast!

Following an extended break we are delighted to bring back our podcast with this second episode in the series, we welcome Glenn Curtin. Glenn Curtin is a 23 year old UCC medicine graduate and Quercus UCC Active Citizenship scholar. He has been involved in leadership & management roles since his early teens performing a number of Community Action Projects. Since starting Medicine in at UUC in 2017, Glenn represented Ireland as delegate lead of medical students from UCC, NUI Galway, and UCD to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations 69th General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda to advocate for greater health equity worldwide. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Glenn created Vampire Cup; a national blood donor recruitment strategy that gets young adults donating blood and saving lives through an intervarsity competition.

Episode 1: Vaccine Equity, Student Activism and Global Health with Maya Tsapayi

Welcome to Season 2 of our Student Outreach Team Podcast!

In this first episode back, we welcome Maya Tsapayi. Maya is an Irish-Zimbabwean currently working on her masters in Global Health at Trinity College Dublin. She has a passion for international health, development, and gender. She achieved a BA in Gender and Diversity in Germany, with most of her experience being in the sphere of sexual health. Her time so far on the Global Health course has allowed her to branch out from gender and discover new passions and causes she wants to actively fight for such as vaccine equity.

Episode 12: Líbhan Collins

In this episode, we speak to Líbhan Collins. Líbhan currently works in pharmaceutical clinical trials. She has a degree in Health and Society from Dublin City University and a masters in Immunology and Global Health from Maynooth University. She undertook her MSc. thesis in Maastricht University where she did collaborative research on vaccine programmes and hesitancy. She did an internship with Gorey-Malawi Health Partnership and has done volunteering in various capacities. She is passionate about the use of evidence-based and locally led interventions in disease prevention.

Episode 11: Shubhangi Karmakar

In this episode, we speak to Shubhangi Karmakar! Shubhangi (she/they) holds a medical degree and a MSc in Molecular Medicine from Trinity College Dublin. She has particular interests in psychiatry, science communication, and advocacy for underrepresented groups, such as disabled persons and those in the LGBTQ+ community. She is currently working as an academic intern at St. James’ Hospital.

Episode 10: Rosie Jervase

In this episode, we welcome Rosie Jervase to the podcast! Rosie holds a Master’s degree in Global Health from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Development from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is passionate about conducting research in global health, which was enhanced through her experience evaluating the capacity built among Malawi’s Community Rehabilitation Officers working in mental health. Rosie currently works with the Aga Khan Foundation as a Global Data and Insights Officer, and contributes to improving the organisation’s ability to work as an evidence-driven international development organisation and improve programming for the communities it serves across Central Asia, the Middle East and Eastern and Southern Africa.

Episode 9: Deirdre Mangaoang

In this episode, we speak to Deirdre Mangaoang, a Programme Director of Operations at the RCSI Institute of Global Surgery. Her background is in the education and medical-humanitarian aid sectors mainly with Médecins Sans Frontières, the Red Cross, and Educate Together. She has worked in Myanmar, in South Sudan and carried out short assignments in Jordan, India and across Africa. In 2020 she was awarded a Professional Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Law Society of Ireland.

Episode 8: Chris Jenkins

In this episode, we speak to Chris Jenkins, a young professional with over ten years of experience working in the field of global health. Most recently he worked for Queen’s University Belfast supporting research on increasing access to breast cancer services in Vietnam. He has additionally worked in Switzerland, Thailand, and helped to co-found a primary health care NGO in Uganda in 2008, with whom he remains an active volunteer. Chris now works as a Research Manager with Ipsos MORI.

Episode 7: Eunice Phillip

In this episode, we welcome Eunice Phillip to the podcast! Eunice is a healthcare professional with over ten years of experience in emergency nursing, childhood immunization, care and reducing stigma in tuberculosis and HIV care in West Africa. She is currently a global health PhD researcher with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and also serves as a global health guest lecturer on the undergraduate public health module at the University College of Cork and on the STAND educational development programme. She was awarded the Jacqueline Horgan Bronze Medal award from the Royal Academy of Medicine- Ireland in 2018 for her research on household air pollution from cooking fuel and anaemia in women and children in six sub-Saharan African countries.

Episode 6: Viveka Guzman

In this episode, we welcome Viveka Guzmán to the podcast. Viveka is a medical doctor from Mexico with a MSc in Global Health from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Population Health and Health Services Research at RCSI. She is passionate about planetary health and is also very interested in science communication, and co-participatory approaches.

Episode 5: Shuranjeet Singh

In this episode, we speak to Shuranjeet Singh, a current DPhil student at Oxford University and the founder and director of Taraki, a movement working with Punjabi communities to reshape approaches to mental health which focuses on improving mental health awareness, education, social support and research.

Episode 4: Rosemary James


In this episode, we spoke with Rosemary James. Rosemary holds a medical degree from NUI Galway and an MSc in Global Health from Maastricht University. She has a particular interest in migration health and has completed a number of public-health internships including with WHO Europe. Rosemary is currently working as an Academic Junior Doctor for NHS England.

Episode 3: Ellen Corby

Ellen Corby who is a Global Citizenship Education & Engagement Officer with GOAL Global, based in Dublin. She completed her Masters in Global Health, majoring in Sexual and Reproductive Health, at the Institute for Global Health and Development in Queen Margaret University Edinburgh. With an academic background in Drama and Modern Irish, Ellen is passionate about using experiential learning methods to explore complex topics with people of all ages.

Episode 2: Ciarán Mooney

In this episode we spoke with Ciarán Mooney, a recent QUB medical school graduate who is passionate about global health. After completing a masters in global health at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, he became inspired to incorporate global health into his clinical work.

Episode 1: Dr Sadhbh Lee

In this episode we invited Dr Sadhbh Lee, Obstetric and Gynaecology registrar in Ireland’s the National Maternity Hospital, to discuss the interconnected nature of health and the environment. As a founding member of Irish Doctors for the Environment, she described how the organisation came to be and provided valuable advice on how to contribute to environmental initiatives.



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