Please find links to the work of the key correspondents who write for the Irish Global Health Network. Our key correspondents come from all over the globe and have a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. This adds to the interest and the large variety of topics that IGHN covers in its articles.
- High Time for Big Pharma to Join the Conversation
- Before the post-conference blues settle in: Looking back and forwards from the Global Health Exchange
- Reflections on global health conferences after Global Health Exchange 2018
- “This leaving no-one behind thing sounds great! Can I contribute?”- Insights from the GHE Conference
Viveka Guzman is a medical doctor from Mexico and is currently pursuing a PhD in Population Health and Health Services Research at RCSI. Before moving to Dublin, she worked in diverse rural and urban health care settings and completed a master’s degree in Global Health at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She is currently involved with human rights and climate change advocacy, and is passionate about urban health, sustainability and health communication.
Megan is a registered nurse from Long Island, New York. She completed her MSc in Global Health at Trinity College Dublin and is interested in how conflict impacts health and health systems. She currently volunteers with the American Red Cross as a Disaster Health Nurse. She is very excited to be working with the Irish Global Health Network as a citizen journalist to highlight key issues in global health.
Eunice Tolu Phillip
Eunice Tolu Phillip
- Life versus Luxury
- Game of Transparency: the inequality of living with a disease and access to medicine
- Inequality, Democratic Collapse and Climate Change: The Trial of Global Health Issues
- My Right to Clean Air: A Child-Protection Dilemma in Humanitarian Settings
Eunice Phillip is a health professional with over 10 years’ experience in emergency nursing, TB & HIV management, mostly in developing countries and among vulnerable populations. She holds MPH from the University College of Cork and currently works in mental health and perinatal mortality research in the School of Public Health (UCC) and at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (CUMH). Her current advocacy work through the Irish Global Health Network, critically examine the health inequalities from climate change and air pollution, with a primary focus on the most vulnerable in the developing countries. Her research on the impact of air pollution from fuel used for cooking and anaemia in women and children in sub-Saharan African countries was awarded the Jacqueline Horgan Bronze Medal award in 2018. She is of the conviction that, we cannot win the war against ill-health and inequalities if we lose the battle against the adverse effect of climate change.
- ENDING HIV – COMMUNITIES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
- On the Right Path: Clean Cooking
- Power to the People – A Case Study on Hep C Treatment Access
- A Way Out for Patients Held Hostage
- Health for All: How Do We Get There?
- A Surgical “college without walls”
- Self-Stigma As a Barrier to Tuberculosis Elimination
Líbhan Collins is a Clinical Research Assistant who is passionate about disease prevention and science communication. She holds a BSc. in Health and Society from DCU and an MSc. in Immunology and Global Health from Maynooth University. She carried out her MSc. thesis at Maastricht University where she explored the standardisation of immunisation programmes, comparing Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany and Kenya. Líbhan aspires to further progress in the field of global health research and to use evidence-based and locally-led interventions in reducing preventable diseases and in influencing health policy.
Bianca van Bavel
Bianca van Bavel
- Resolving the Contradictions of Growth and Capabilities: A rights-based approach to health
- Is the desire for Innovation substituting the need for Evidence?
- Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Story of Promise
- WORLD TOILET DAY: it’s not just about Sh*t
- Motherhood in Childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy
Jane O’Flynn is a Health Promotor on the island of Saba where she strives to work with the community, government and local stakeholders to promote a healthy way of living. Her goal is to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Trained initially as a paediatric nurse her interest in global health and health promotion evolved throughout her bachelor study and staff nurse position, ultimately resulting in her undertaking a Master in Global Health in the Netherlands, during this time she conducted reproductive health research on the island of Curaçao. Jane returned to Ireland and completed a nine-month internship with the Irish Global Health Network where she developed and honed the skills necessary for a career in the field of Global Health, a career she is now excitedly embarking upon.
Rosie Jervase is a Canadian post-graduate student currently undertaking the 2019 – 2020 Masters in Global Health at Trinity College Dublin. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, with a major in International Development and a minor in French from the University of Waterloo in Canada. Over the previous two and a half years, Rosie has worked with international NGOs in Ghana and Kenya. Through roles in Monitoring and Evaluation and Research, she explored the impact of mental health on Kenyan adolescents, Kenyan women’s health in mining and the prevalence of child abuse in rural areas of Ghana. Rosie is looking forward to pursuing a career in Global Health to tackle health inequities in developing countries, including her home country, South Sudan.
Clare Murphy is an experienced health professional with a background in primary, emergency, occupational and remote healthcare. Clare has worked across a wide range of industry, inclusive of aviation, offshore, remote and conservation environments. A career change prompted a successful undertaking of Master’s in International Public Health at UCD with the objective of pivoting into a Global Health role. She lived in New Zealand for 10 years, and is a keen open water swimmer.
Ellen Corby, MSc.
Ellen Corby, MSc.
- “We need to put health before profits, access before patents, transparency of price before trade secrets…” – An overview of Access to Medicine’s Live Conference 2020
- “WE ALL OWN HEALTH”: 4TH ANNUAL ESTHER IRELAND PARTNERSHIP FORUM
Ellen is a graduate of MSc Sexual and Reproductive Health course with the Institute of Global Health and Development at Queen Margaret University, Scotland. As part of this degree, she designed and conducted a research project designed around Sexual Wellbeing and Relationships Education for young adults.
After completing her undergraduate degree in Drama Studies/Modern Irish at Trinity College Dublin and working in a variety of areas, she decided to pursue her interest in public health and health education.
She is passionate about all aspects of Global Health. She fulfilled the role of Communications Intern/Communications Consultant with the Irish Global Health Network from November 2019 to July 2020. She now works as a Development Education Officer with GOAL Global.
- Webinar Series 2: ‘Donor and Funding Challenges for LMICs and Hospital Readiness in the Time of COVID-19’
- Webinar Week 3 Summary: North-South Partnerships in the Context of COVID19: How Best to Respond
- Webinar Series Week 4 Summary: Lessons learned from HIV, Ebola and other epidemics & how can behavioral research help us respond to COVID-19
- AMI Live Web Conference 2020 – Speaker Summaries
- Women at the Core of HIV Advocacy and Women’s Rights
- SURVIVING SURVIVAL: A PLEA TO BETTER THE LIVES THAT ARE BEING SAVED, AFTER THEY ARE SAVED
Ashley Scott is an Occupational Therapist from Johannesburg, South Africa. She received a BSc Occupational Therapy in 2013. After graduating, she worked in a rural area in the Mpumalanga province, providing OT services to the district hospital, surrounding clinics and visiting patients in their homes. In 2016, she returned to Johannesburg to work for a multidisciplinary practice focused on providing holistic therapy to teens and adults suffering with neurological impairments. In 2017 as well as continuing with her clinical case load, she became the operational manager of a multidisciplinary team which focused on coordination of health care professionals and community stakeholders. She is currently studying the MSc. Global Health at Trinity College Dublin.
- From Taboo to Transformative: A call to action to recognize proper sexual and reproductive health as a human right
Camille Rich is currently a Masters of Global Health student at Trinity College Dublin. Raised in San Francisco, California, she attended Georgetown University for her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Biology of Global Health. This sparked her interest in population health across the world. For the past few years she has worked as an EMT at a local fire department and an HIV tester with an organization called One Tent Health, doing HIV outreach in low-income neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. In her free time she loves to scuba dive, bake and go for hikes. She is thrilled to be a key correspondent for IGHN and looks forward to expanding her experience in global health.
Dr. Sebastian Kevany, MA MPH PhD
Dr. Sebastian Kevany, MA MPH PhD
- COVID-19: The Learnings for Humanity
- Information Sharing on COVID: Risks and Benefits
- The Case for a ‘Fortress Ireland’ as Second Wave Eases Closer
- Public Health to Serve as Powerful Force in 21st Century Ireland
- Key Considerations for Ireland’s Future Epidemic Preparedness
- Epidemic Control Equals Health Security: What Developing Countries Can (Still) Learn from the Global North
- Enabling the sharing of original, timely and creative macro-and micro-level response concepts, systems, and ideas
Dr. Sebastian Kevany has conducted over one hundred missions to developing, conflict, and post-conflict countries in Africa, the Middle East, the South Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Asia with a focus on international relations, infections disease control, health security, health diplomacy, and public health emergency, crisis and disaster management. Sebastian holds BA and MA degrees from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); an MPH degree from the University of Cape Town (South Africa); is a former adjunct assistant professor of Trinity College Dublin; is an affiliate of the University of California (U.S.A.); and holds a doctorate in global health security and diplomacy from the University of Westminster (United Kingdom).
Ellen will begin her third year of General Nursing in University College Cork this September.
Ellen’s interest in global health stemmed from her experience volunteering in a social pharmacy in Katerini, Northern Greece. There, she worked with an NGO providing medical supplies and food packages to local refugee camps and people in the community, who were badly affected by the economic crisis. She has a particular interest in health advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers and is currently on the committee of the UCC Fáilte Refugees Society.
She is also interested in the impact of air pollution on health. Ellen plans to study global health for her masters degree. In the meantime, she would like to learn more about global health issues and become involved in research.