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.
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.
Nadia D’Alton, University College Dublin
Nadia is in charge of leading the Programme Office which provides the primary mechanism for the provision of administrative support to academic programmes and is the primary point of contact for students within the School of medicine. She has extensive experience in Health Sciences Education, with strong student experience focus. Nadia represents the School of Medicine 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.
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.
Grahame Pope, University of Nottingham
Jessica Lees, University of Melbourne
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.
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.
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.