Who We Are

National SOT Co-ordinator

RCSI

Charlotte Myers

Charlotte Myers  is a doctoral scholar within the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland within the Population Health and Health Services Research education. Her thesis will examine the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients in Ireland in regard to the social determinants of health. Charlotte’s background is in public health and she holds  a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a master’s degree from Baylor University (USA).

Contact her at : CharlotteMyers@rcsi.ie

Student Representatives: 2020/21

DCU

Kym Myles

I am a final year Health and Society student in DCU. I’m hoping to go on and become a secondary school biology teacher after completing my degree. I have a strong interest in global health and I’m really looking forward to being involved in the Irish Global Health Student Outreach Team and working with others within the field.  

Contact her at: kym.myles2@mail.dcu.ie

DCU

Jade Sleator - DCU

I am a final year Health and Society student in DCU. I am hoping to study medicine after my degree. Global Health lectures in college have sparked my interest in the subject and I hope to broaden my knowledge through the Student Outreach Team. I am delighted to be part of the team and I am looking forward to working with everyone. 

Contact her at: jade.sleator3@mail.dcu.ie

Technological University Dublin

John Rowe - TU Dublin

John is a third-year Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences student at TU Dublin. After carrying out a case study on water quality his findings helped develop his interest in global health. His main interests lie in water-related diseases and the impact they have on our communities and also in NCD’s, especially the way in which they are more prevalent in socioeconomically disadvantaged countries. As a member of the Student Outreach Team he hopes to create further awareness of global health issues to his fellow peers and the general public. 

Contact him at: johnalphonsusrowe@gmail.com

University of Limerick

Kimberly Davy - University of Limerick

Kim is in her first year of medical school at the University of Limerick. Her passion for improving health equity was enhanced while working and living in Uganda, Malawi and Bangladesh on various health initiatives from the grassroots to the United Nations level. Kim has completed a master’s in public health with a speciality in Epidemiology, during which time she learned about, and worked on, alleviating health inequity issues in Canada, specifically in the Indigenous population.  Kim looks forward to working with health professionals in Ireland, and globally, to spread awareness of global health issues, tackle injustice and improve health equity. 

Contact her at: kimberlymdavy@gmail.com

University of Limerick

Elena Koskinas - UL

Elena is a first-year Canadian medical student at the University of Limerick. Prior to medical school, she worked for a Canadian non-profit organization that supported individuals with hearing loss while volunteering at rural clinics and hospitals. These experiences cultivated Elena’s passion for equity and accessibility of healthcare. She holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science and has been employed as an athletic therapist since 2016. Elena looks forward to the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from fellow healthcare students and professionals to improve healthcare on a global scale. She hopes to use her new knowledge and experiences to create a greater equitable practice. Elena is delighted to be a part of the Student Outreach Team

Contact her at  eakoskinas@gmail.com 

Trinity College Dublin

Aidan Desjardins - Trinity College Dublin

Aidan is a second-year microbiology student at Trinity College Dublin. He first became interested in global health after participating in a research project investigating antimicrobial resistance. He hopes to engage his peers and members of the general public to advocate for greater awareness of global health issues. His primary interests are advocacy for planetary health policies, expansion of healthcare access, and the eradication of neglected tropical diseases.

Contact him at: desjarda@tcd.ie 

Trinity College Dublin

Ander Santamarta - Trinity College Dublin

Ander Santamarta is currently in his first year of his postgrad degree in Midwifery at TCD.  He was first introduced to Global Health topics by passionate professors during his Bachelor’s degree, and since then, he has developed a special interest in Sexual and Reproductive Health, especially in HIV and STI prevention and LGTB+ & Women’s Health.

He is looking forward to networking with students and professionals that are just as passionate about Global Health, and to work towards greater awareness to tackle health inequities. 

Contact him at: andersanta1@gmail.com

RCSI

Evani Patel – RCSI

Evani Patel is a first year Canadian medical student at RCSI’s Graduate Entry Program. Before moving to Dublin, she completed an Honours Bachelors’ of Science in Global Health at the University of Toronto. Her interest in Global Health grew as a result of her involvement with the NGO, Partners In Health.

During her time in Toronto, she was involved with research on refugee and migrant health, which soon led her to a trip to Greece where she was able to learn about solidaric health systems and the importance of equity in community partnerships.

As a future physician, Evani hopes to reinforce principles of Global Health at all levels of patient care, and work within the field of social medicine across the globe.

Contact her at: evanipatel@rcsi.ie

Queen's University Belfast

Allister McCord – Queen's University Belfast

Allister is currently intercalating in MSc Global Health at Maastricht University. In September, Allister will enter his fourth year of Dentistry at Queens University Belfast. Allister has a wide variety of interests in global health which have stemmed primarily from always taking an interest in the wider social determinants of health and how to manage the health of populations.

These interests encouraged Allister to pursue a masters in Global Health, which has allowed him to strengthen his knowledge about some of the key aspects of global health. Some of the areas which Allister is passionate about are policy making, advocating for a more prevention driven focus throughout all of healthcare and society, as well as greater collaboration between all areas of healthcare to reduce health inequities.

Contact him at: allistermccord@gmail.com

National University of Ireland, Galway

Audrey Bicknell - National University of Ireland, Galway

Audrey Bicknell is a Canadian medical student in her 3rd year at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her interest in global health stemmed from volunteering in rural hospitals in Uganda and Tanzania. Audrey has a particular interest in women’s health and equal access to health services, she gained invaluable experience on her maternity placement in Kagando, Uganda. Audrey worked for Reproductive Health Uganda at their clinics assisting with sexual and reproductive health services. She is excited to be a part of Irish Global Health Network and hopes to continue learning about international health equity.

Contact her at: a.bicknell1@nuigalway.ie

University College Cork

Christopher Michael Arkless - University College Cork

Christopher is from Thornbury, Canada (England originally) and is currently a medical student at University College Cork. He has previously completed a bachelor of life sciences at McMaster University. One of his interests in global health involves climate change and how it impacts the spread of disease and access to healthcare.

Hobbies: He loves cooking! His favourite activities are hiking, skiing, and sailing!

Interesting fact: He worked in South Korea for a year as an English Teacher.

Contact him at: 118104300@umail.ucc.ie

University College Cork

Vijay Gupta - University College Cork

Vijay is from Toronto and is currently a medical student at University College Cork. He has previously completed a bachelor of medical science and a master’s of global health systems at Western University. Having worked in many developing countries in Africa, he has seen the barriers to health access and treatment that are prevalent in rural, developing communities. His interest in global health stems from learning how to deliver healthcare in a sustainable way to these communities.

Hobbies: He eats, breathes, and sleeps ice hockey. He loves spending time with friends, playing any sport, traveling, painting, and doing anything outdoors.

Interesting fact: He has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

Contact him at: 118104254@umail.ucc.ie

SOT Partners

If you have ideas for the group or would like to apply to serve as the representative for a university not listed, please email: info@globalhealth.ie.

 

 

 

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