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Global Health Careers - Working Internationally
Tue 21 March 2017, 17:30 – 19:30 GMT
Your Career in Global Health
Our annual event will this year welcome guest speakers Paul Johnston and Claire Donald to the University of Glasgow to talk about their careers and experiences of working in the field of Global Health and in a variety of organisations.
Our speakers will introduce their careers, backgrounds and the various organisations they have worked for. They will discuss how their degrees have aided their career journey, the various skills and experiences they obtained at university and the challenges they have faced in their career trajectories. They will also talk about their day to day activities, giving examples of projects they have worked on and things that inspire/excite them in their career.
After the talks, there will be a Q&A session.
This event is run alongside Global Health Careers - Working in the UK
Introducing our speakers:
Paul Johnston - Tearfund
Paul studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at Queens University Belfast and after visiting Rwanda on a summer trip with Tearfund decided to do his Master’s project on water treatment. Having worked in both the private sector and with a number of charities, Paul now works for Tearfund in their Glasgow office supporting the Scottish Government funded projects in Malawi, Rwanda and Pakistan. He has worked internationally as a WASH programme manager and advisor in several of the most recent humanitarian crises including the Ebola response in West Africa, the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the civil war in South Sudan. He remains passionate about Global Health initiatives particularly WASH and hopes to continue travelling and learning from others.
Dr Claire Donald - Centre For Virus Research, MRC - Glasgow University
Claire first started working on mosquito transmitted viruses during a lab placement as part of her master’s degree. This then developed into a PhD project which began at the University of Edinburgh in Dr Alain Kohl’s group before the lab relocated to the University of Glasgow in 2011. Her PhD research focused primarily on the mosquito and investigated the interactions between viruses and the mosquito’s immune system. Since completing her PhD Claire’s research now focuses on Zika virus. She is working with collaborators in Brazil to understand why a virus previously thought to be innocuous has recently led to large scale outbreaks in a number of countries and has been associated with neurological syndromes not observed in the past.