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Louisa Remedios, Chair, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Louisa Remedios has been an active member of the SDG strategic group since 2012 and stepped into the role of chair in September 2018.

Louisa is an experienced and committed educator, curriculum designer and program coordinator in physiotherapy education. She led the curriculum development of the Doctor of Physiotherapy program, and subsequently the fully online, international, interprofessional, post qualification Masters programs at the University of Melbourne. She serves on multiple national and international professional committees and consults internationally on education and quality assurance activity. She has published extensively, supervises PhD students and sits on several PhD advisory committees.

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Gillian Webb, University of Melbourne

Gillian has been involved with the U21 SDG group since its inception as the MDG committee and part of the core group in developing the Case studies used for educating health professional students about the MDGs/SDGs. A physiotherapy academic, Gillian’s major interests are in health professional education, curriculum development, interprofessional practice and global health. Gillian has been the lead person for the three iterations of the Global Learning Partnership in Nepal which is focused around the SDGs. Gillian is passionate about ensuring that health professional students have an understanding of the importance of the SDGs in their practice both globally and locally.

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Nadia D’Alton, University College Dublin

Nadia has recently been appointed Director of Strategic Initiatives – Sustainable Development Goals in the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences. She has extensive experience in Health Sciences Education, with strong student experience focus. Nadia represents the College in a number of Committees of UCD and is also a member of the European Association for International Educators and sits on the Access and Inclusion Expert Community Group within the EAIE which is concerned with achieving the equal participation of students and staff with disabilities in all aspects of higher education, especially international mobility. She has been a member of the U21 HSG Sustainable Development Goals strategic group for the past 5 years

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Sandra Cardenas, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Sandra Cardenas is a pediatrician that has had the opportunity to teach since she graduated in 2008. She did a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (2014) and a fellowship in Emergency Medicine Simulation (2015). She is currently involved in teaching a Global Health course to medical students and Pediatric Simulation to medical students and pediatric residents.

Other interests she has is photography, traveling and outdoors activities. She is excited and grateful to be part of Universitas 21 and to have the opportunity to learn and share information that can help students and teachers around the world.

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Susanne Brokop, Lund University

Former Programme Director 2003-2018 and Senior lecturer of  the Physiotherapy programme, Lund university, Sweden. Chair of the University Programme International Committee. Engaged in the U21 SDG group since 2012 and been involved as a facilitator and also arranged SDG workshops for students from the European U21 HSG universities. Led the project group  and was the main course leader when Lund university hosted the U21 Summer School on the theme of Climate Change and Global Health in 2018. Created two new courses for the Physiotherapy programme in Lund in which the SDG´s are incorporated in the learning outcomes.

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Carolyn Cracknell, University of Melbourne

Carolyn is a physiotherapist currently working within the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) program. As a subject coordinator Carolyn oversees the Healthcare in Context module, which develops student skills in health promotion and cultural competencies through community engagement; and a Leadership and Management subject that aims to broaden students understanding of the scope of physiotherapy and ability to influence the wider context of healthcare. Carolyn has a strong interest in health promotion and advocacy and is the current project officer for U21 SDG initiative, Global Learning Partnership.

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Grahame Pope, University of Nottingham

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Rahul Kalia, University of Birmingham

Rahul first became involved with U21 HSG as a dental student when attending voluntary events held by the U21 Global Goals society at the University of Birmingham, such as homeless feeding projects. Rahul always wanted to help to make a difference on a larger scale and the Global Learning Partnership 2018 programme in Nepal provided an entirely unique and invaluable opportunity to do this. The interprofessional collaboration, the exposure to a variety of international cultures, the focus on sustainability and research-based focus of the intervention were particular highlights. Since then, Rahul has been part of the U21 Health Sciences Group student committee and developed a special interest in interprofessionalism within health care.

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Jessica Lees, University of Melbourne

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Vuong Phan, Medical Student, University of Melbourne

Vuong is studying medicine at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with special interests in emergency medicine and public health. As a U21 HSG initiative, Vuong led an interdisciplinary team of students to orchestrate the 2019 UN SDG Awareness Week at the University of Melbourne. Vuong is also a fierce advocate for social justice, writing project proposals and mentoring under-represented students for the United Nations Association of Somalia, writing policy to represent Australia’s medical student body, as well as organising visits to the Broadmeadows Immigration Detention Centre. Vuong loves swimming, seafood buffets and traveling.

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Dr Vikki Burns, University of Birmingham

Dr Vikki Burns is a Reader in Science Education at the University of Birmingham, UK.  She became involved in the SDG strategic group after developing an interest in international development through the advocacy charity RESULTS UK.  Since then, she has developed Study 4 Global Goals.  This movement aims to embed the Global Goals into every degree programme in the world, by providing an introductory level workshop that can be delivered in any discipline by non-specialists.  Beyond this work, Vikki specialises in how we can support students to become effective, educated citizens, using experiential learning, innovative assessments, and extracurricular activities. 

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Camille Huser, University of Glasgow

Camille Huser is a lecturer in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing at the University of Glasgow, teaching primarily in the early years of the medical curriculum. She is also the Deputy Director of the postgraduate Health Professions Education Programme. Camille has had a proactive role in giving students opportunities to join global health projects such as the Global Learning Partnership in Nepal, and the European SDG student workshop in Dublin. In her education research, Camille has a strong interest in student-staff partnerships. Camille joined the SDG team in 2019, and is looking forward to increasing her engagement in promoting global health and sustainability through collaborations with students and staff worldwide.