Leonard Thomas LimAlumni | Intercalating | Philippines
MSc Demography & HealthContact Leonard Thomas Lim
I am an intercalating medical student from the University of the Philippines. As a medical student, I have worked in the Department of Health Philippines, the Philippine Red Cross, Social Innovation in Health Initiative, the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, and a digital health startup called Dashlabs.ai. Currently, I am a youth editorial board member of a Wiley journal called Public Health Challenges, coordinator of the SOTA Care in Conflicts and Disasters Working Group of the G4 Alliance, and student liaison officer of the Global Health Economics Centre of LSHTM. I also lead data collection in the Philippines for an ASEAN-wide study on surgical burden of disease, under the National University of Singapore.
Research interests or career goals
I have amassed research experience across a wide range of public health issues, including mental health, vaccinations, and global surgery. Among these, I am most interested in labour migration and health human resources. After intercalating, I plan to finish medical school and then to work as a public health researcher and consultant within ASEAN.
Why I chose LSHTM/my programme
LSHTM was my top choice because I have witnessed first-hand the competence of its graduates and faculty through previous engagements. I chose MSc Demography & Health because of my interest in migration that stemmed from living in the largest exporter of nurses in the world and from research I have done on the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangements and on the mental health of Filipino migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong.